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Bengtsson, E. & Teleman, B. (2019). Motivation, Learning Strategies and Performance among Business Undergraduates at University Colleges in Sweden. Business, Management and Education, 17(2), 111-133
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motivation, Learning Strategies and Performance among Business Undergraduates at University Colleges in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Business, Management and Education, ISSN 2029-7491, E-ISSN 2029-6169, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 111-133Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This paper brings new material to the understanding of interlinkages between motivation, learning and performance in academic contexts. By investigating these interlinkages in a new context – students of business and management at a Swedish university college – it seeks to answer the following research questions: How do students’ degree and type of motivation relate to their learning strategies?; how do students’ degree and type of motivation and learning strategies relate to their academic success?; and how do student characteristics in terms of experience and gender influence the nature and strength of these relationships?

Research methodology – The data used in this paper is based on student surveys and a centralised system of reporting and archiving academic results. The latter contains information on the academic performance of individual students, whereas the surveys gathered information on the students’ background characteristics (experience and gender), their motivation for pursuing academic studies and their learning strategies. The difference in proportion tests and OLS regressions were then applied to investigate differences between student groups and relationships between the different variables.

Findings – The findings reveal that business students are more extrinsically than intrinsically motivated; that deep learning approaches lead to higher grades for particular examination forms, and that female students are typically more intrinsically motivated, engage more in deep learning approaches and perform better than their male counterparts.

Practical implications – The findings suggest that practitioners in higher education involved with the business and/or university college students have good reasons to stimulate motivation generally, and intrinsic motivation in particular. However, this must be accompanied by examination forms that promote deep learning.

Originality/Value – In contrast to most research, this paper focuses on the interlinkages between motivation, learning and performance among business students in a university college setting. This contrasts most research on this topic which tends to be focused on university students, particularly in the US, in other fields of study or accounting. Moreover, this paper also takes student characteristics into account and uses a variety of measures to operationalise academic performance. Copyright © 2019 Bengtsson & Teleman. Published by VGTU Press

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vilnius: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press, 2019
Keywords
academic performance, university college, business students, learning approaches, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40957 (URN)10.3846/bme.2019.10512 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-11-15 Created: 2019-11-15 Last updated: 2019-11-28
Bengtsson, E., Grothe, M. & Lepers, E. (2018). Home, safe home: Cross-country monitoring framework for vulnerabilities in the residential real estate sector. Journal of Banking & Finance
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Home, safe home: Cross-country monitoring framework for vulnerabilities in the residential real estate sector
2018 (English)In: Journal of Banking & Finance, ISSN 0378-4266, E-ISSN 1872-6372Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

This paper presents and assesses a framework for monitoring vulnerabilities related to the residential real estate sector, which can be easily employed for policy purposes. The framework provides intuitive and transparent early warning signals through a composite vulnerability measure, which aggregates indicators in a model-free way across three dimensions of real estate sector vulnerabilities (i.e. valuation, household indebtedness and the bank credit cycle). Our vulnerability measure proves to be a significant predictor of historical real estate crises, with a better forecasting performance than the majority of advantageously in-sample calibrated model-based measures. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Real estate vulnerabilities, Real estate crises, Early warning models, Risk monitoring
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36600 (URN)10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.12.006 (DOI)2-s2.0-85041678590 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-11 Created: 2018-04-11 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, E., Holmberg, U. & Jönsson, K. (2013). Identifying systemically important banks in Sweden – what do quantitative indicators tell us?. Sveriges Riksbank economic review (2), 50-71
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identifying systemically important banks in Sweden – what do quantitative indicators tell us?
2013 (English)In: Sveriges Riksbank economic review, E-ISSN 2001-029X, no 2, p. 50-71Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The global nancial crisis has led to an increased focus on identifying systemically-important nancial institutions and on assessing to what extent they contribute to risks in the nancial system. However, producing an identi cation method is complicated and associated with several dif cult choices. This article provides some guidance on how to design methods for identifying systemically-important banks in Sweden. Both simple and advanced indicators are used. One conclusion is that the systemic importance of the four major Swedish banks varies considerably over time. It is also apparent that the different indicators can provide different results for the ranking of systemically- important banks, despite the fact that each indicator in itself provides a rather constant ranking over time. The different indicators of systemic importance should therefore be able to complement each other to a great degree. This suggests that several different indicators may be needed when assessing the risks in individual banks and the system as a whole.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Swedish National Bank, 2013
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35956 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-22 Created: 2017-12-22 Last updated: 2018-03-21Bibliographically approved
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