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Boredom: The academic plague of first-year students

Author(s): Aldridge, M., & Delucia, R. C.

Citation: Aldridge, M., & Delucia, R. C. (1989). Boredom: The academic plague of first-year students. Journal of The Freshman Year Experience, 1(2), 43-56.



Many first-year students experience academic boredom, which hinders learning and academic integration. Through an understanding of factors that cause boredom, institutions can confront this problem through various policies and programs.


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