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Webb, Thomas James

Works: 3 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Thomas James Webb
Evolutionary causes and consequences of rarity by T. J Webb( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of academic counselling by T. J Webb( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study investigated the influence of academic counselling on secondary school students. It focused on areas of students' schooling that were influenced by academic counselling and examined which components of academic counselling were responsible for that influence. The study also investigated whether students with varying levels of prior achievement were influenced differently by academic counselling. The research followed an explanatory sequential mixed methods design with a questionnaire generating the quantitative data and interviews generating the qualitative data. Overall, academic counselling was found to have a small positive influence on students. Students agreed that academic counselling had a positive influence on all of the aspects of their schooling that were tested and, in particular, on their motivation and their understanding of the national assessment system they were taking part in. The study also found that students with different levels of prior achievement were influenced differently by academic counselling with middle achieving students being the most influenced followed by low achieving students and high achieving students were influenced the least. There was also greater variation in the responses from the students from the high achieving students to the questions about this influence. There were more extreme responses of agreement and disagreement from the high achievers about the influence of academic counselling. Middle and low achieving students tended to be more neutral in their perception of the influence of academic counselling on them. The findings suggest that when academic counselling is working well it can have a strong influence on student outcomes. But that influence is dependent on the quality of the counselling provided by the academic counsellors. Therefore, there needs to be much greater support and development of academic counsellors so that they are able to provide the academic counselling in the best way possible and there needs to be a focus on building relationships, setting goals and monitoring of achievement information during academic counselling
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Alternative Names
Webb, Thomas James 1975-

Webb, Tom 1975-