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Students' Attributions of Academic Success.  

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A study of 150 college students' attribution of academic success examined the relative importance of 12 categories of factors: study habits, course content, teacher, social factors, interest, motivation, ability, domestic security, peers, luck, financial security, and health. (MSE)

Fontana, David; And Others

1986-01-01

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Predicting First Year University Students' Academic Success  

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Introduction: Premature withdrawal from university due to academic failure can present problems for students, families and educators. In an effort to widen the understanding regarding factors predicting academic success in higher institutions, prior academic achievement measures (preparatory school grade average point (GPA), aptitude test scores,…

Olani, Aboma

2009-01-01

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Assessing Factors Influencing Student Academic Success in Law School  

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The literature on student academic success of law students is limited to mostly single institution studies, and as such, a nationwide, multi-institutional empirical study of the factors that predict student academic success is greatly needed by higher education scholars, law school admission officers, faculty, and administrators. This dissertation…

Detwiler, Robert R.

2011-01-01

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Personal Factors that Influence Deaf College Students' Academic Success  

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Research tells us that academic preparation is key to deaf students' success at college. Yet, that is not the whole story. Many academically prepared students drop out during their first year. This study identified entering deaf college students' personal factors as assessed by their individual responses to both the "Noel-Levitz College Student

Albertini, John A.; Kelly, Ronald R.; Matchett, Mary Karol

2012-01-01

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A Conceptual Model of Academic Success for Student-Athletes  

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Concern over the academic talent development of Division I student-athletes has led to increased research to explain variations in their academic performance. Although a substantial amount of attention has been given to the relationship between student-athletes and their levels of academic success, there remain critical theoretical and analytical…

Comeaux, Eddie; Harrison, C. Keith

2011-01-01

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Academic Success Factors: An IT Student Perspective  

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Numerous studies have identified causal factors for academic success. Factors vary from personal factors, such as cognitive style (McKenzie & Schweitzer, 2001), to social factors, such as culture differences (Aysan, Tanriogen, & Tanriogen, 1996). However, in these studies it is re-searchers who theorized the causal dimensions and hypothesized the…

Zhang, Aimao; Aasheim, Cheryl L.

2011-01-01

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Personal factors that influence deaf college students' academic success.  

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Research tells us that academic preparation is key to deaf students' success at college. Yet, that is not the whole story. Many academically prepared students drop out during their first year. This study identified entering deaf college students' personal factors as assessed by their individual responses to both the Noel-Levitz College Student Inventory Form B and the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory, second edition (LASSI). Entering students in 3 successive cohorts (total n =437) participated in this study. Results show that in addition to entry measurements of reading and mathematic skills, personal factors contributed to the academic performance of students in their first quarter in college. The Noel-Levitz provided the comparatively better predictive value of academic performance: Motivation for Academic Study Scale (e.g., desire to finish college). The LASSI also showed statistically significant predictors, the Self-Regulation Component (e.g., time management) and Will Component (e.g., self-discipline), but accounted for relatively less variability in the students' initial grade point averages. For this group of underprepared students, results show that personal factors can play a significant role in academic success. Deaf students' personal factors are discussed as they relate to other first-year college students and to their subsequent academic performance and persistence. PMID:21558157

Albertini, John A; Kelly, Ronald R; Matchett, Mary Karol

2012-01-01

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Academic, Affective, and Personal Attributes of Successful Student Teachers.  

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The influences of students' (N=152) academic, affective, and personal attributes on their success in student teaching (as measured by university supervisors' ratings) were examined in this study. It was found that the following student attributes were related to their student teaching performance: (1) their total university and their education…

Pigge, Fred L.; Marso, Ronald N.

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Academic Pathways that Promote Student Access and Success. In Brief  

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This brief describes the Academic Pathways to Access and Student Success (APASS) project, a research initiative that identifies and disseminates information about existing and emerging academic pathways that extend from high school to college. Drawing upon the results of a 50-state survey, an extensive review of literature and consultation with…

Kim, Eunyoung

2006-01-01

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Perceptions of Campus Climate, Academic Efficacy and Academic Success among Community College Students: An Ethnic Comparison  

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The present study examined whether there are ethnic differences in perceptions of campus climate, social support, and academic efficacy among community college students, and whether student perceptions were associated with academic success. A total of 475 community college students completed a questionnaire that measured students' perceptions of…

Edman, Jeanne L.; Brazil, Brad

2009-01-01

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A Plan for Academic Success: Helping Academically Dismissed Students Achieve Their Goals  

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This article describes a unique process which allows a select few students who have been dismissed for academic deficiency the opportunity to create a Plan for Academic Success (Plan), which, if accepted, reverses the academic dismissal for one semester. If the Plan is accepted, the individual student assumes responsibility for taking action to…

Cherry, Lynn; Coleman, Lindy

2010-01-01

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Perceptions of campus climate, academic efficacy and academic success among community college students: an ethnic comparison  

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The present study examined whether there are ethnic differences in perceptions of campus climate, social support, and academic\\u000a efficacy among community college students, and whether student perceptions were associated with academic success. A total\\u000a of 475 community college students completed a questionnaire that measured students’ perceptions of cultural congruity, college\\u000a environment, mentoring, peer social life and academic self efficacy. Ethnic

Jeanne L. Edman; Brad Brazil

2009-01-01

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The Academic Success Inventory for College Students: Scale Development and Practical Implications for Use with Students  

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The Academic Success Inventory for College Students (ASICS) is a newly-developed, self-report instrument designed to evaluate academic success in college students. The 50-item instrument has 10 factors that measure general academic skills, career decidedness, internal and external motivation, anxiety, concentration, socializing, personal…

Prevatt, Frances; Li, Huijun; Welles, Theresa; Festa-Dreher, Desaree; Yelland, Sherry; Lee, Jiyoon

2011-01-01

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Academic Success of Suspended Students. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.  

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Cohorts of entering freshmen were tracked over time to determine whether the suspension policy at Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman was having the intended effect on academic success, defined as degree completion. The university's current policy requires students to be suspended after receiving grade point averages (GPAs) of lower than 2.00…

Howard, Richard D.; Borland, Ken; Johnson, Cel; Baker, Larry J.

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What Every Student Affairs Professional Should Know: Student Study Activities and Beliefs Associated with Academic Success.  

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Describes academic profiles of 1,379 college students, diverse in ethnicity, prior college experience, and academic goals. Discusses relationships between demographic characteristics, study habits, beliefs about academic success, and four indices of success: GPA, perseverance, task involvement, and teacher rapport. Discussion focuses on ways to…

Strage, Amy; Baba, Yoko; Millner, Steven; Scharberg, Maureen; Walker, Ethel; Williamson, Rhea; Yoder, Marian

2002-01-01

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Introductory laboratory science courses at a community college: Identifying early strategies to predict students' academic success  

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To improve student retention in introductory laboratory science courses at one community college, this study investigated whether strategies could be identified to predict early in the semester students' academic success. To determine the relationship between academic success and three predictor variables, institutional data were analyzed for students enrolled in science courses during the fall semester of 2004. No relationship was found between the variables and students' academic success.

Goad, Katherine D.

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Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students' Retention and Academic Success  

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Academic libraries, like other university departments, are being asked to demonstrate their value to the institution. This study discusses the impact library usage has on the retention and academic success of first-time, first-year undergraduate students at a large, public research university. Usage statistics were gathered at the University of…

Soria, Krista M.; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane

2013-01-01

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Maslow's hierarchy of needs and student academic success  

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This study was designed to identify the factors contributing to student nurse success. This study examined the relationships between needs being met and student success and looked at attributes contributing to student success. Students identified categories of “physiological” and “psychosocial” needs. They recognized that meeting these needs was important but they were not always able to meet them.

Frances Anne Freitas; Lora J. Leonard

2011-01-01

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Factors Associated with the Academic Success of First Year Health Science Students  

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The academic success of students is a priority for all universities. This study identifies factors associated with first year academic success (performance and retention) that can be used to improve the quality of the student learning experience. A retrospective cohort study was conducted with a census of all 381 full time students enrolled in the…

Mills, Christina; Heyworth, Jane; Rosenwax, Lorna; Carr, Sandra; Rosenberg, Michael

2009-01-01

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"Your Thrust Is to Understand"--How Academically Successful Students Learn  

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The article sets out to understand how academically successful students learn. Self-regulated learning theory is used as a lens to explicate the learning strategies adopted by a cohort of academically successful dentistry students. Data were collected from self-report interviews, observations of individual student's learning in a quasi-realistic…

McMillan, Wendy Jayne

2010-01-01

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U-Pace: Facilitating Academic Success for All Students  

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Because the transition to a knowledge-based economy requires an educated workforce, colleges and universities have made retention of students--particularly those who are academically underprepared--an institutional priority. College completion leads to economic and social advancement for students and is also critical to the nation's economic and…

Reddy, Diane M.; Fleming, Raymond; Pedrick, Laura E.; Ports, Katie A.; Barnack-Tavlaris, Jessica L.; Helion, Alicia M.; Swain, Rodney A.

2011-01-01

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The Effect of Learning Style on Academic Student Success  

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The problem addressed in this study was that little was known about the impact on student academic achievement, when grouped by learning style, in a multiple intelligence based science curriculum. The larger problem was that many students were frequently unengaged and, consequently, low achieving in their science courses. This quantitative study…

Stackhouse, Omega N.

2009-01-01

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Barriers to Transfer Student Academic Success and Retention  

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The Transition to College Inventory (TCI) designed to identify patterns of noncognitive factors related to academic performance and persistence was adapted and validated for use with first-year transfer students in a university setting. In this study, 369 entering transfer students were surveyed during Transfer Preview, an orientation program for…

Duggan, Molly H.; Pickering, J. Worth

2008-01-01

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Improving Student Academic Success through the Promotion of Listening Skills.  

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This action research project implemented and evaluated a program for improving listening skills in order to improve academic achievement. The targeted population consisted of sixth- and eighth-grade students of three upper/middle class communities located near a large Midwestern city. The problem of poor listening skills was observed when students

Owca, Sally; Pawlak, Emmie; Pronobis, Melanie

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Response to "Predictors of Success for Academically Dismissed Students Following Readmission."  

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A university academic advising coordinator responds to a study of readmission among academically dismissed students, suggesting that while objective measures of success are important, they should not be the sole basis for readmission. Student attitudes, quality of advisor-student interactions, and individual student circumstances are seen as…

Arndt, J. Richard

1995-01-01

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Achievement Motivation, Anxiety and Academic Success in First Year Master of Nursing Students.  

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A study of 41 graduate nursing students found they had high achievement motivation and academic ability. Trait anxiety was the only valid predictor of academic success. Academic ability and inherent anxiety had greater potential for predicting students who would succeed. (Author/SK)

McEwan, Lynn; Goldenberg, Dolly

1999-01-01

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The Effect of Class Size on Inclusion Student Academic Success  

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The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 is based on the principle that setting high academic expectations and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education. Under NCLB, states are required to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students in certain grades if those states are to receive federal…

Arico, Anthony, III

2011-01-01

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Thoughtful Homework or Busy Work: Impact on Student Academic Success  

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Over the years the amount of homework and what kind of homework students are completing on a nightly basis has changed dramatically. From the early 1900s when homework was abolished because it was considered a violation of child labor laws to today when after No Child Left Behind was enacted in 2002, the focus has moved to evaluating academic

Tokarski, Jennifer E.

2011-01-01

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Factors That Affect the Academic Success of Foreign Students at Cardinal Stritch University  

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There are limited studies in the literature on the factors that affect the academic success of foreign students in the United States. This ex post facto mixed method study investigated the factors that affect the academic success of foreign students at Cardinal Stitch University (CSU), a medium size, private university located in the Midwestern…

Annor, Peter

2010-01-01

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Predicting Academic Success and Psychological Wellness in a Sample of Canadian Undergraduate Students  

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Introduction: University students need to cope with a complex new life role and to achieve academic success. This article explores the academic performance and psychological well-being among university students in a western Canadian city. Method: Using a convenience sample, a total of 501 undergraduate students in Regina, Saskatchewan took part in…

Chow, Henry P. H.

2010-01-01

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Urban High School Students' Academic Communities and Their Effects on Mathematics Success  

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This article reports findings from a study exploring the roles of peer influences in cultivating urban high school students' academic success in mathematics. While the literature describing family/school influences on the academic achievement of students of color is compelling, much of it suggests that urban students' peer groups do not support…

Walker, Erica N.

2006-01-01

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Creating a Successful Academic Climate for Urban Students  

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Teaching students in the inner city has been likened to hugging a porcupine--teachers nudge them toward success while getting pricked along the way. Many urban students perform below proficiency level and are difficult to manage. Their apathy toward completing class assignments, let alone homework, compounds the problem. As a whole, educators do…

Slaughter, Terri

2009-01-01

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Predictors of Academic Success for University Students in Special Programs.  

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The purpose of this study was to examine intellectual (standardized tests and high school grades) and nonintellectual (attitudes, personality, and the like) predictors of success for students in special programs for culturally different students. Ninety-five freshmen enrolled in a special program at the University of Maryland, 90 of whom were…

Sedlacek, William E.; Brooks, Glenwood C., Jr.

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Predicting the Academic Success of Mexican American and White College Students  

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This study examined whether the addition of college variables to a model consisting only ofprecollege variables would improve the prediction of the academic success of Mexican American and White college students. Participants were 225 Mexican American and 83 White first-year college students. A multiple regression analysis, which controlled for differences in high school academic background, indicated that three college variables

Norma Rodriguez

1996-01-01

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Factors Promoting Academic Success among African American and White Male Community College Students  

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This study seeks to isolate factors associated with academic success, operationalized as grade point average (GPA) and course completion, among two male student populations within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD): African American and white men. In order to determine the factors that are associated with academic success, two…

Perrakis, Athena I.

2008-01-01

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Intellectual ability, learning style, personality, achievement motivation and academic success of psychology students in higher education  

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This study is directed towards an integration of intellectual ability, learning style, personality and achievement motivation as predictors of academic success in higher education. Correlational analyses partly confirmed and partly disconfirmed our expectations in a sample of 409 first-year psychology students. Consistent with the literature, intellectual ability and achievement motivation were associated positively with academic success. For the meaning directed,

Vittorio V Busato; Frans J Prins; Jan J Elshout; Christiaan Hamaker

2000-01-01

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Attributional Choices for Academic Success and Failure by Intellectually Gifted Students  

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This study emerges from the lack of empirical research on gifted students' attributions about academic success and failure in multiple subject areas and school in general. We explored differences in top attributional choices between boys and girls for success and failure in general academics, language arts, science, and mathematics. Gifted…

Assouline, Susan G.; Colangelo, Nicholas; Ihrig, Damien; Forstadt, Leslie

2006-01-01

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Contributions of Ecological School Mental Health Services to Students' Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes an ecological framework for school mental health services that differs in important ways from existing service delivery models. The model is based on research describing ecological frameworks underlying students' school success. Ecological characteristics of schools and classrooms that promote academic success are described and used to support the case that students' school success is integrally related to

Beth Doll; Rob Spies; Allison Champion

2012-01-01

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Multivariate Prediction of Academic Success of Transfer Students. II: Evaluation of the Predictor Equations.  

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A response to a previous article on predicting academic success of transfer students at the School of Pharmacy, University of Wyoming, is presented. Posits that a multivariate predictor of a student's final grade point average would be a successful predictor tool. Presents an evaluation of those predictor equations. (MLW)

Palmieri, Anthony, III

1979-01-01

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The Impact of Surface and Reflective Teaching and Learning on Student Academic Success.  

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The impact of surface and reflective teaching and learning on students' academic success was studied with 178 students in grades 6 through 8 at a middle school in Tennessee. Students were surveyed to determine their experiences in the classroom with regard to surface or reflective teaching in their Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social…

Smith, Wade; Sekar, Sharada; Brandon, Kiuleia

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Sensory Response Patterns of Academically Successful and Unsuccessful Ninth-grade Students of English.  

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Testing Marshall McLuhan's thesis that the educational system favors the visually oriented student and militates against the audile-tactile youngster, this pilot study attempted to discover whether or not academically successful ninth-grade English students have a different sensory response pattern than unsuccessful ninth-grade English students.…

LaRocque, Geraldine E.

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Successful African-American Mathematics Students in Academically Unacceptable High Schools  

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This study sought to determine the reasons why successful mathematics students have been able to thrive in schools labeled "academically unacceptable" and why they have chosen to stay in these "academically unacceptable" schools despite having the option to leave. Qualitative methods including group interviews, individual interviews, and…

Sheppard, Peter

2006-01-01

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Collegiate Student-Athletes' Academic Success: Academic Communication Apprehension's Impact on Prediction Models  

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This dissertation study examines the impact of traditional and non-cognitive variables on the academic prediction model for a sample of collegiate student-athletes. Three hundred and fifty-nine NCAA Division IA male and female student-athletes, representing 13 sports, including football and Men's and Women's Basketball provided demographic…

James, Kai'Iah A.

2010-01-01

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Social support networks, stress, sense of coherence and academic success of university students with learning disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study evaluated the extent to which 191 university students with learning disabilities (LD) differed from 190\\u000a students without disabilities in terms of their perceived social support, stress and sense of coherence. The study also investigated\\u000a students’ perceptions of their academic success at university as compared with their rating of their struggles and failures.\\u000a Findings indicated that students with

Tali Heiman

2006-01-01

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Non-Traditional Students: Perceptions of Problems Which Influence Academic Success.  

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A questionnaire was used to measure the nature, strength, generality and persistence of students' perceived problems with academic success. Subjects were Black students (N=90) at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa). The results are compared with a study conducted at the University of Zambia in 1984. (Author/MLW)

Agar, David

1990-01-01

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The Relationship among Parenting Styles Experienced during Childhood, Anxiety, Motivation, and Academic Success in College Students  

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The current study examined the relationships among parenting styles experienced in childhood, anxiety, motivation, and academic success in college students. Results suggested that fathers' authoritative parenting was related to decreases, whereas mothers' authoritarian parenting was related to increases, in college students' anxiety. Further,…

Silva, Marc; Dorso, Erin; Azhar, Aisha; Renk, Kimberly

2008-01-01

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Exploring the Impact of Work Experience on Part-Time Students' Academic Success in Malaysian Polytechnics  

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The study explored the influence of work experience on adult part-time students' academic success as defined by their cumulative grade point average. The sample consisted of 614 part-time students from four polytechnic institutions in Malaysia. The study identified six factors to measure the perceived influence of work experiences--positive…

Ibrahim, Norhayati; Freeman, Steven A.; Shelley, Mack C.

2012-01-01

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Predicting Student Retention and Academic Success at New Mexico Tech  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Focusing on new, incoming freshmen, this study examines several variables to see which can provide information about retention and academic outcome,after three semesters. Two parametric classification models and one non-parametric classification model were used to predict various outcomes,based upon persistence and academic standing. These classification models were: Logistic Regression, Discriminant Analysis, and Classification and Regression Trees (CART). In addition,

Julie Luna

2000-01-01

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The Effect of Student Evaluations on Academic Success  

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This article uses longitudinal student-level data from the American University of Sharjah, a large comprehensive university in the Middle East, to examine the relationship between student evaluations of teachers and current and future student achievement. Our model strategies control for the observed and unobserved heterogeneity of students and…

Artz, Benjamin; Welsch, David M.

2013-01-01

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Academic Success among Poor and Minority Students: An Analysis of Competing Models of School Effects.  

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Based on national data from Prospects: The Congressionally Mandated Study of Educational Growth and Opportunity, researchers identified individual characteristics that distinguished academically successful, or resilient, third grade students from minority and low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds from their less successful, or nonresilient,…

Borman, Geoffrey D.; Rachuba, Laura T.

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Contributions of Ecological School Mental Health Services to Students' Academic Success  

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This article describes an ecological framework for school mental health services that differs in important ways from existing service delivery models. The model is based on research describing ecological frameworks underlying students' school success. Ecological characteristics of schools and classrooms that promote academic success are described…

Doll, Beth; Spies, Rob; Champion, Allison

2012-01-01

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Predictors of Attrition and Academic Success of Medical Students: A 30-Year Retrospective Study  

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Aim To determine attrition and predictors of academic success among medical students at University of Split, Croatia. Methods We analysed academic records of 2054 students enrolled during 1979–2008 period. Results We found that 26% (533/2054) of enrolled students did not graduate. The most common reasons for attrition were ‘personal’ (36.4%), transfer to another medical school (35.6%), and dismissal due to unsatisfactory academic record (21.2%). Grade point average (GPA) and study duration of attrition students were significantly associated with parental education. There were 1126 graduates, 395 men and 731 women. Their average graduation GPA was 3.67±0.53 and study duration 7.6±2.44 years. During 5-year curriculum only 6.4% (42/654) of students graduated in time, and 55% (240/472) of students graduated in time after curriculum was extended to 6 years. Variables predicting whether a student will graduate or not were high school grades, entrance exam score and year of enrollment. Significant predictors of graduation grades were high school grades and entrance exam score. Entrance exam score predicted length of studying. Conclusion Preadmission academic qualifications and year of enrollment predict academic success in medical school. More attention should be devoted to high attrition.

Maslov Kruzicevic, Silvija; Barisic, Katarina Josipa; Banozic, Adriana; Esteban, Carlos David; Sapunar, Damir; Puljak, Livia

2012-01-01

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Partnering with IT to Help Disadvantaged Students Achieve Academic Success  

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This case study will describe how the Stony Brook University Libraries instruction program partnered with another student support service (student computing office) to nurture a relationship with the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) over several years to provide their students with the library research and computer skills needed to succeed…

Clarke, Janet H.

2012-01-01

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Class and Cleats: Community College Student Athletes and Academic Success  

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This article examines the impact of athletic participation on community college students through reflective commentaries provided by current and former community college student athletes. The author begins this exploration with a brief review of the literature on this topic, discusses the sample and methods used in the analysis of data, and then…

Horton, David, Jr.

2009-01-01

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SIRIUS Academics: A Multidimensional Initiative to Improve Student Retention and Success  

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SIRIUS Academics is a partnership of educators, technical experts, and corporate sponsors assembled to produce a highly interactive textbook replacement model for use in all course delivery modes. The model promotes student retention and success by integrating learning and motivation research, embedded assessments, and enriched multimedia content…

Green, Donald W.

2008-01-01

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Academically Successful Students with Serious Mental Health Difficulties: A Psychodynamic Developmental Perspective  

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This article examines some common assumptions made by clinicians about the relationship between intelligence and mental health difficulties. Drawing on work by Thomas Ogden (1976) and Alex Coren (1997) on academically successful students who present with serious mental health concerns, it aims to provide a psychodynamic, developmental…

Nath, Sanjay R.

2008-01-01

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The Effects of Self-Efficacy on Academic Success of First-Generation College Sophomore Students  

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of self-efficacy on academic success of first-generation college sophomore students. The participants in the study consisted of college sophomores from 5 of the 23 California State University campuses. An online College Self-Efficacy Inventory was employed to measure participants' self-efficacy…

Vuong, Mui; Brown-Welty, Sharon; Tracz, Susan

2010-01-01

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The Effects of Classroom Management Beliefs/Ideologies on Student Academic Success  

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This study was undertaken to explore how classroom management is currently being used by teachers in classrooms and to examine if classroom management practices have any effect on student academic success. The study took place in two Fresno County school districts. The study consisted of a 15 minute voluntary survey being sent out to fourth and…

Brannon, Teneecia Shaa

2010-01-01

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French College Students' Sports Practice and Its Relations with Stress, Coping Strategies and Academic Success  

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College students at university have to face several stress factors. Although sports practice has been considered as having beneficial effects upon stress and general health, few studies have documented its influence on this specific population. The aim of this comparative study was to determine whether the intensity of the college students’ sports practice (categorized into three groups: rare, regular, or intensive) would influence their levels of stress and self-efficacy, their coping strategies, and their academic success/failure. Three self-completion questionnaires were administered to 1071 French freshmen during their compulsory medical visit at the preventive medicine service of the university. Results indicated that students with intensive sport practice reported lower scores of general stress, academic stress, and emotion-focused coping strategies, and higher scores of self-efficacy than those with rare practice. However, the proportion of successful students did not differ significantly between the three groups of sports practice.

Decamps, Greg; Boujut, Emilie; Brisset, Camille

2012-01-01

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The Effects of Self-Efficacy on Academic Success of First-Generation College Sophomore Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of self-efficacy on academic success of first-generation college sophomore students. The participants in the study consisted of college sophomores from 5 of the 23 California State University campuses. An online College Self-Efficacy Inventory was employed to measure participants’ self-efficacy levels. The study explored four areas: the relationship between self-efficacy scores

Sharon Brown-Welty Mui Vuong; Susan Tracz

2010-01-01

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The Effects of Self-Efficacy on Academic Success of First-Generation College Sophomore Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of self-efficacy on academic success of first-generation college sophomore students. The participants in the study consisted of college sophomores from 5 of the 23 California State University campuses. An online College Self-Efficacy Inventory was employed to measure participants’ self-efficacy levels. The study explored four areas: the relationship between self-efficacy

Mui Vuong; Sharon Brown-Welty; Susan Tracz

2010-01-01

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From Strain to Success: A Phenomenological Study of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male Community College Students  

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For many African American college students, the challenges to achieve academic success are overwhelming. The disproportionate number of African American male students enrolled in the community college system is of substantial concern because community colleges have not traditionally been successful in producing African American male graduates and…

Mosby, John R.

2009-01-01

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Predicting Success of Academically Dismissed Undergraduate Students Using Quality Point Status  

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This study explored the outcome of academically dismissed students reinstated the semester following academic dismissal at a medium-size Midwestern University. Logistic regression was utilized to identify predictors that may assist academic administrators in making decisions regarding future reinstatement activities. The overall model correctly…

Cogan, Michael F.

2011-01-01

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The Academic Success of First-Generation African American Male College Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education  

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A quantitative, correlational design was utilized in this study to examine the relationship between academic self-efficacy, racial identity, and the academic success of first-generation African American male college students at Predominantly White Institutions of higher education. The study comprised 89 first-generation African American male…

Hewing, Venus

2011-01-01

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Transfer students in STEM majors at a Midwestern University: Academic and social involvement factors that influence student success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is soon-to-be a shortage of qualified U.S. workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As a result, many science-related jobs are being filled by technically-skilled foreign workers. If the U.S wants to maintain its global economic leadership, then it must ensure a continuous growth of highly-trained individuals in STEM disciplines. Therefore, American institutions of higher education, including community colleges, must identify potential factors that contribute to the lack of interest in STEM majors, as well as the low rate of success of students who enter STEM majors but struggle to finish their degrees. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of community college transfer students who are pursuing bachelor degrees in STEM majors at Iowa State University (ISU). What were their transfer experiences and what influenced their academic success in STEM. Participants were encouraged to share their transfer experiences while at the community college as well as their experiences on the ISU campus. They were also asked about their level of academic involvement, their relationships with faculty, and their participation in peer group activities prior to and after transferring. The research design included both quantitative and qualitative components, which provided an in-depth look at the experiences of STEM non-engineering and engineering students. Quantitative data include students' background characteristics, demographic information, and college activities at the community college and ISU. Qualitative data were used to illuminate students' overall transfer experience and their successful journey in STEM fields. The combination of quantitative and qualitative methods allowed a better understanding of the strategies students put into practice once they transfer from a community college to a four-year institution in pursuit of a STEM bachelor's degree. The results of this study suggest that there is an association among the background characteristics, community college experiences, university experiences, and the overall adjustment and cumulative GPA of transfer students from STEM non-engineering and engineering majors. In addition, students reported how their early experiences in science and mathematics inspired them to pursue a career in STEM. Even though students chose to go into STEM areas at the community college and university level due to prior interest, the role of academic advisors and faculty were crucial to the adjustment process. Thus, it is vital for academic advisors and faculty to assist students in researching the transfer process to four-year institutions because students need to understand why this is essential to their academic and social adjustment process. The results indicate that it is important to encourage students to interact inside and outside the classroom with other students and instructors. Also, students should become more involved in academic and social groups since these are important factors in enhancing their academic and social adjustment.

Lopez, Carlos

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Efficacy of a midcurricular examination for predicting nursing student academic success.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the HESI midcurricular examination in identifying at-risk students earlier in their nursing career. This study used quantitative measures to examine the relationship between the HESI midcurricular examination and the student's success in the nursing program and their performance on the HESI-E2 and the NCLEX-RN. In logistic regression models, the score attained on the HESI midcurricular examination was a significant predictor of academic and NCLEX-RN success, with significant differences in scores between those who were and were not successful. Statistically significant correlations were found between the HESI midcurricular examination score and the score on the HESI-E2 and their performance in the capstone nursing courses. An analysis of the data supported the belief that the HESI midcurricular examination was a useful predictive tool that can identify students at risk for nonsuccess prior to the senior year of nursing so that measures to ensure success can be implemented. PMID:21273903

Harding, Mariann; Rateau, Margaret; Heise, Joyce Lyne

2011-10-01

67

African-American Male Business Students' Perspective of Academic Advising: A Retention and Success Strategy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic advising is an essential component of any institution of higher education. Advisors and advisees work together to make an individual academic plan based on each student's weaknesses, strengths, and goals. The advising relationship is an on-going communication that transcends course selection and should attempt to assist students as they…

Abghari, Siavash

2007-01-01

68

Undergraduate African American females in the sciences: A qualitative study of student experiences affecting academic success and persistence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Given the lack of literature on Undergraduate African American females in the sciences (UAAFS), this study sought to explicate their experiences at one large, predominantly White, Research I institution in the southwestern United States. In particular, the purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect the academic success and persistence of Black females in the natural and physical sciences. Data was collected via in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 15 Black female science majors. Findings from this study identified several supportive mechanisms for academic success: family, religion, teaching assistants and friends. Also identified were seven barriers to academic success: employment, lack of diversity, cultural dissonance, unwelcoming Research I environment, faculty, advisors, classmates, and lab groups. Further, an analysis of students' responses revealed numerous instances of racial and gender micro-aggressions. Recommendations are provided to address factors identified as affecting student academic success and persistence as well as a culture of micro-aggressive behavior.

Essien-Wood, Idara R.

69

Academic Standards and Students with Disabilities: School Practitioners' Perspectives of Pedagogical Strategies and Systemic Practices Leading to Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study investigated evidence-based teaching strategies and systemic practices that support positive academic outcomes for students with disabilities. Equity in educating students with disabilities is paramount and reflected in the legislation of the past five decades. The Institute of Education Sciences in partnership with special…

O'Neill, Sharon M.

2011-01-01

70

Investigating Sense of Community and Academic Success in First Year College Students in the Department of Natural Resources Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the relationship between sense of community, factors that influence sense of community, and the effect of academic success of first year students in the Natural Resources Management Department at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. An adapted version of the sense of community index was used to collect data from first year students (n=90) in the

Kenneth Michael Hackman

2008-01-01

71

The Effect of Method of Evaluation on Student Aspiration of Success, Academic Self-Concept and Test Anxiety.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of three methods of evaluation (norm-referenced, regulated criterion-referenced, and negotiated criterion-referenced) on academic self-concept (ASC), test anxiety, and aspiration of success were studied for 73 college students (71 females and 2 males) from a large midwestern research university. Students were given a limited amount of…

Conley, Carolyn S.; Barnes, Laura L. B.

72

"English Is the Vehicle to Communicate!" International Graduate Students' Perceptions of the Connection between Language Proficiency and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study was conducted at a large four year institution of higher education located in southern California. The purpose was to answer the question, "What are international graduate students' perceptions of the connection between English language proficiency and academic success?" The participants were six international graduate students

Rawjee, Roopa

2010-01-01

73

Engineering students' and faculty perceptions of teaching methods and the level of faculty involvement that promotes academic success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Student academic success is a top priority of higher education institutions in the United States and the trend of students leaving school prior to finishing their degree is a serious concern. Accountability has become a large part of university and college ratings and perceived success. Retention is one component of the accountability metrics used by accreditation agencies. In addition, there are an increasing number of states allocating funds based in part on retention (Seidman, 2005). Institutions have created initiatives, programs, and even entire departments to address issues related to student academic success to promote retention. Universities and colleges have responded by focusing on methods to retain and better serve students. Retention and student academic success is a primary concern for high education institutions; however, engineering education has unique retention issues. The National Science Board (2004) reports a significant decline in the number of individuals in the United States who are training to become engineers, despite the fact that the number of jobs that utilize an engineering background continues to increase. Engineering education has responded to academic success issues by changing curriculum and pedagogical methods (Sheppard, 2001). This descriptive study investigates the perception of engineering students and faculty regarding teaching methods and faculty involvement to create a picture of what is occurring in engineering education. The population was the engineering students and faculty of Colorado State University's College of Engineering. Data from this research suggests that engaging teaching methods are not being used as often as research indicates they should and that there is a lack of student-faculty interaction outside of the classroom. This research adds to the breadth of knowledge and understanding of the current environment of engineering education. Furthermore, the data allows engineering educators and other higher education professionals to gain insight into the teaching methods currently being utilized in engineering and reinforces the importance of student-faculty interaction and thus facilitating the creation of programs or initiatives to improve student academic success.

Karpilo, Lacy N.

74

The Freshman Seminar and Academic Success of At-Risk Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goals of increasing student retention and developing effective learning communities led the College of Business and Economics faculty to experiment with freshmen learning communities. In this study we investigate the effects of combining academic cohorts with a freshman seminar. Academic performance and retention of this group are compared to…

Potts, Glenn; Schultz, Brian

2008-01-01

75

The Impact of an Early Literacy Initiative on the Long Term Academic Success of Diverse Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary goal of the Words Work (WW) early literacy initiative was to prepare diverse students to become successful learners in school. Four groups of students were followed over 6 years: students from traditional Head Start (HS) centers, students from augmented HS centers (WW students), students eligible for HS but not enrolled (waitlist or WL), and a random sample of

Stella SiWan Zimmerman; Michael C. Rodriguez; Kirsten L. Rewey; Sandra L. Heidemann

2008-01-01

76

Programming Students for Academic Success: The PLS--An Alternative to Traditional Tracking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past, attempts to explain the disparity in academic achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged students have generally focused on the ability, aptitude and motivation of the youth themselves. Some theorists have even suggested that heritable differences in intelligence among students from different social origins may account for this…

Ansalone, George; Ming, Charlotte

2006-01-01

77

A Model for Academic Success: The School and Home Environment of East Asian Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the academic achievement of East Asian and White elementary school students in relation to sociocultural and interpersonal factors. Finds a positive correlation between the East Asian students' high achievement and the values that they share with their parents, the home learning activities in which families participate, and the…

Schneider, Barbara; Lee, Yongsook

1990-01-01

78

Integration Factors Related to the Academic Success and Intent to Persist of College Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite increased enrollment, outcomes such as grade point average (GPA), persistence, and graduation rates for college students with learning disabilities (LD) continue to lag behind those of their nondisabled peers. Reasons for the differences vary but may include academic and social integration, factors identified as important to the success of…

DaDeppo, Lisa M. W.

2009-01-01

79

The Architecture of Peer Assessment: Do Academically Successful Students Make Good Teammates in Design Assignments?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the relationship between architecture and construction management students' overall academic abilities (as measured by Weighted Average Marks [WAMs]), their peer ratings for contributions to team design assignments (as measured by an online Self-and-Peer-Assessment [SAPA] tool), and their specific abilities as building…

Tucker, Richard

2013-01-01

80

Benchmarking the Habits and Behaviours of Successful Students: A Case Study of Academic-Business Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student success and retention is a primary goal of higher education institutions across the world. The cost of student failure and dropout in higher education is multifaceted including, amongst other things, the loss of revenue, prestige, and stakeholder trust for both institutions and students. Interventions to address this are complex and…

Archer, Elizabeth; Chetty, Yuraisha Bianca; Prinsloo, Paul

2014-01-01

81

Focus and Motivation: Two Contributing Factors That Lead a Student to Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to determine whether or not a student's focus and motivation during a lesson is a contributor in their educational success rate. Six fifth grade students in an enrichment room from Cambria Elementary School, in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, participated in the study that spanned through April to June of 2011. These students

McQuown, Adrienne

2011-01-01

82

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in the Academic Success of United Arab Emirates University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Psycho-educational researchers have often suggested that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is critical to academic success (Drago, 2004; La Civita, 2003), yet there is hardly any research that has ever addressed the question in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between EI as conceptualized by Mayer…

Ahammed, Shaima; Abdullah, Abdullah S.; Hassane, Sofoh H.

2011-01-01

83

An Analysis of Student Success Rates for Academic and Workforce Programs at a Large Texas Community College: Examining Fall 2009 to Spring 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student success rates for academic track and workforce track students were examined for thousands of students at a large urban Texas Community College. The study covered fall 2009 through spring 2011, a two year period. Data were collected from the institution's data base regarding students who successfully completed the courses in which they were…

High, Clennis F.

2012-01-01

84

Promoting Academic Success Among Latino Youth  

PubMed Central

This article describes results from the Oregon Latino Youth Survey, which was designed to identify factors that promoted or hindered academic success for Latino middle- and high-school youngsters. The study samples included a total of 564 Latino and non-Latino students and parents. Analyses showed that Latino students reported a high frequency of discriminatory experiences and institutional barriers at school, and that they and their parents were more likely to experience institutional barriers compared to non-Latinos. Further, Latino students and parents reported that they/their youngsters were more likely to dropout of school compared to non-Latinos. Path models showed lower acculturation and more institutional barriers were related to less academic success for Latino students. More parent academic encouragement and staff extracurricular encouragement were associated with better academic outcomes for Latino students. Finally, family socioeconomic disadvantage had an indirect effect on Latino youngster academic success, through effects on parent monitoring and school involvement.

Martinez, Charles R.; DeGarmo, David S.; Eddy, J. Mark

2009-01-01

85

Promoting Academic Success Among Latino Youth.  

PubMed

This article describes results from the Oregon Latino Youth Survey, which was designed to identify factors that promoted or hindered academic success for Latino middle- and high-school youngsters. The study samples included a total of 564 Latino and non-Latino students and parents. Analyses showed that Latino students reported a high frequency of discriminatory experiences and institutional barriers at school, and that they and their parents were more likely to experience institutional barriers compared to non-Latinos. Further, Latino students and parents reported that they/their youngsters were more likely to dropout of school compared to non-Latinos. Path models showed lower acculturation and more institutional barriers were related to less academic success for Latino students. More parent academic encouragement and staff extracurricular encouragement were associated with better academic outcomes for Latino students. Finally, family socioeconomic disadvantage had an indirect effect on Latino youngster academic success, through effects on parent monitoring and school involvement. PMID:20011681

Martinez, Charles R; Degarmo, David S; Eddy, J Mark

2004-05-01

86

First-Year Math Students: Using Study Skills and Motivation to Predict Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is part of Kwantlen's Counselling, First Year Experience, and Math Departments ongoing work to increase the success and retention of first year math students. The study measured the study skills and learning strategies of over 300 first year math students in the fall of 2004, specifically in Math 0093, 1112, and 1120 classes to determine particular study skills

Deborah MacNamara; Kurt Penner

87

High Enrollment Course Success Factors in Virtual School: Factors Influencing Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a study of success factors in high enrollment courses in a K-12 virtual school learning environment. The influence of variables: time student spent in the learning management system (LMS), number of times logged into the LMS, teacher comment, participation in free or reduced lunch programs, student status in the virtual school…

Liu, Feng; Cavanaugh, Cathy

2011-01-01

88

Think, feel, act: motivational and emotional influences on military students' online academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study employed a social-cognitive view of self-regulated learning to examine how several personal factors relate to academic\\u000a success in an online course. Service academy undergraduates (N = 481) completed a survey that assessed their motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and task value); negative achievement emotions\\u000a (boredom and frustration); and several outcomes that included their use of self-regulated learning strategies (elaboration\\u000a and metacognition), course

Anthony R. Artino

2009-01-01

89

Academic Achievement Programs. Student Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This University of Maryland, College Park student handbook is intended as a reference to help academic achievement program (AAP) students successfully navigate the campus and the academic services available. Sections of the handbook cover the history, philosophy, and mission of the AAP; describe a summer transitional program; list the five program…

Maryland Univ., College Park.

90

Supporting Geoscience Students at Two-Year Colleges: Career Preparation and Academic Success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two-year colleges play an important role in developing a competent and creative geoscience workforce, teaching science to pre-service K-12 teachers, producing earth-science literate citizens, and providing a foundation for broadening participation in the geosciences. The Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) project has developed web resources for geoscience faculty on the preparation and support of students in two-year colleges (2YCs). Online resources developed from two topical workshops and several national, regional, and local workshops around the country focus on two main categories: Career Preparation and Workforce Development, and Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges. The Career Preparation and Workforce Development resources were developed to help faculty make the case that careers in the geosciences provide a range of possibilities for students and to support preparation for the geoscience workforce and for transfer to four-year programs as geoscience majors. Many two-year college students are unaware of geoscience career opportunities and these materials help illuminate possible futures for them. Resources include an overview of what geoscientists do; profiles of possible careers along with the preparation necessary to qualify for them; geoscience employer perspectives about jobs and the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes they are looking for in their employees; employment trends in sectors of the economy that employ geoscience professionals; examples of geotechnician workforce programs (e.g. Advanced Technological Education Centers, environmental technology programs, marine technician programs); and career resources available from professional societies. The website also provides information to support student recruitment into the geosciences and facilitate student transfer to geoscience programs at four- year colleges and universities, including sections on advising support before and after transfer, research opportunities, and 2YC-4YC collaborations. Improving student success is an important priority at most 2YCs, and is especially challenging because students who enroll at a 2YC arrive with a wide range of abilities, preparation, and goals. Web resources that build on research from education, cognitive science, and psychology address topics such as stereotype threat, solo status, the affective domain, and effective teaching approaches. Other materials describe how to work with various student populations (e.g., English-language learners, students with disabilities, veterans), approaches to strengthening students' ability to monitor their own learning, and other strategies for supporting student success. Programs that support student success in general are important for the more specific goal of developing the geoscience workforce.

McDaris, J. R.; Kirk, K. B.; Layou, K.; Macdonald, H.; Baer, E. M.; Blodgett, R. H.; Hodder, J.

2013-12-01

91

From access to success in science: An academic-student affairs intervention for undergraduate freshmen biology students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first year experience is known to present an array of challenges for traditional college students. In particular, freshmen who major in a STEM discipline have their own unique set of challenges when they transition from high school science and math to college science and math; especially chemistry. As a result, students may encounter negative experiences which lower academic and social confidence. This project was designed as a pilot study intervention for a small group of freshmen biology students who were considered academically at-risk due their math SAT scores. The study occurred during the fall semester involving an enhanced active learning component based on the Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) general chemistry supplemental pedagogy model, and a biology-focused First Year Experience (FYE). PLTL workshops took place in freshmen residence halls, creating a live-n-learn community environment. Mid-term and final chemistry grades and final math grades were collected to measure academic progress. Self-reporting surveys and journals were used to encourage participants to reconstruct their experiences and perceptions of the study. Descriptive analysis was performed to measure statistical significance between midterm and final grade performance, and a general inductive qualitative method was used to determine academic and social confidence as well as experiences and perceptions of the project. Findings of this project revealed a statistically significant improvement between chemistry midterm and final grades of the sample participants. Although academic confidence did not increase, results reveal that social confidence progressed as the majority of students developed a value for studying in groups.

Aldridge, Jacqueline Nouvelle

92

University Choice: What Influences the Decisions of Academically Successful Post-16 Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The questionnaire survey reported in this paper is part of an ongoing evaluation of the effect of a bursary scheme on recruitment to Cambridge University. It sought to identify factors that encouraged or discouraged highly successful A Level students from applying to Cambridge. Findings reveal three main dimensions associated with the decision to…

Whitehead, Joan M.; Raffan, John; Deaney, Rosemary

2006-01-01

93

The Link between Reading and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is based on a qualitative study that explored the impact reading had on the lives of two female students who attained exemplary results in their final year of high school. The reading practices of these two high achieving students provided data rich information. Both students were academically successful in completing their Victorian…

Horbec, Deb

2012-01-01

94

Academic buoyancy: Towards an understanding of students' everyday academic resilience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic buoyancy is developed as a construct reflecting everyday academic resilience within a positive psychology context and is defined as students' ability to successfully deal with academic setbacks and challenges that are typical of the ordinary course of school life (e.g., poor grades, competing deadlines, exam pressure, difficult schoolwork). Data were collected from 598 students in Years 8 and 10

Andrew J. Martin; Herbert W. Marsh

2008-01-01

95

The influence of study methods and knowledge processing on academic success and long-term recall of anatomy learning by first-year veterinary students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes the outcomes of a research study conducted with veterinary students that investigated the impact of active and passive learning on academic achievement and long term learning. The article delves into alternate explanations for their outcomes and explains how study habits have a large contribution on measures of academic success and recall.

Dr. Peter J Ward (West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Structural Biology)

2008-03-01

96

Predicting the Academic Success of Black Students Attending the Historically Black Colleges. Part 2 of the Research Program on Problems Relating to the Desegregation of Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the predictive strength of standardized test scores and selected non-traditional indices of academic success in relation to the academic performance of black students attending historically black colleges. The sample consisted of 364 graduating seniors from eleven historically black colleges. American College Test composite…

Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.

97

Methodology for the Prediction of Pharmacy Student Academic Success. I: Preliminary Aspects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demographic factors, prepharmacy academic performance, and Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores were considered in relation to academic performance as measured by the first-professional-year grade point average at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Prepharmacy GPA was the best single predictor. (LBH)

Liao, Winston C.; Adams, Jack P.

1977-01-01

98

Strategies and Success in Technical Vocabulary Learning: Students' Approaches in One Academic Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recognizing the importance of lexis and vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) in academic studies, this article presents a descriptive case study of technical vocabulary learning in English over one academic term in an intact, required first year course in a graduate school of theology in Canada. After outlining background information and…

Lessard-Clouston, Michael

2008-01-01

99

Strategies and Success in Technical Vocabulary Learning: Students' Approaches in One Academic Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recognizing the importance of lexis and vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) in academic studies, this article presents a descriptive case study of technical vocabulary learning in English over one academic term in an intact, required first year course in a graduate school of theology in Canada. After outlining background information and describing the research methods, the article discusses the vocabulary learning

MICHAEL LESSARD-CLOUSTON

2008-01-01

100

Cooling Out in the Community College: What is the Effect of Academic Advising on Students’ Chances of Success?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Burton Clark’s proposition concerning the cooling out of underprepared students in community colleges has a controversial history and remains a point of contention. Central to\\u000a Clark’s description of the cooling out process is the academic counselor, whose job it is to dissuade underprepared students from goals perceived to be overambitious\\u000a and ease these students into lesser, presumably better-fitting academic trajectories.

Peter Riley Bahr

2008-01-01

101

Promoting Academic Success among Latino Youths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes results from the Oregon Latino Youth Survey, which was designed to identify factors that promote or hinder academic success for Latino middle school and high school youngsters. The study samples included a total of 564 Latino and non-Latino students and parents. Analyses showed that Latino students reported a high frequency…

Martinez, Charles R., Jr.; DeGarmo, David S.; Eddy, J. Mark

2004-01-01

102

Bridging the Gap: Academic Preparation and Postsecondary Success of First Generation Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report examines the high school preparation and postsecondary persistence of first generation students-those students whose parents had no education beyond high school and compares them with students whose parents went to college. Previous research h...

A. M. Nunez C. D. Carroll E. C. Warburton R. Bugarin

2001-01-01

103

The Role of Social Networks in the Adjustment and Academic Success of International Students: A Case Study of a University in the Southwest  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is a qualitative investigation of the role that social networks play in the adjustment and academic success of international students. With large numbers of international students enrolled on US campuses, it is important for practitioners to prepare, understand and address their dynamic needs. Based on social network, social capital and…

Kisang, Benjamin

2010-01-01

104

Investigating University Students' Attitudes towards Physics Lesson, Their Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Burnout Levels for the Prediction of Their Academic Success in Physics Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to find out whether university students' attitudes towards physics lesson, their self-efficacy beliefs and burnout levels predict their academic success in physics lessons. The research group consists of 641 university students of which 307 are girls (47.1%) and 334 boys (52.9%). The research data were collected…

Capri, Burhan

2013-01-01

105

Work in progress — Modeling academic success of female and minority engineering students using the student attitudinal success instrument and pre-college factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Female enrollment in engineering in the United States has remained at or below 20% for decades. Enrollment of students from traditionally underrepresented groups has also remained below desired level for years. A systematic understanding of important factors leading to persistence and success in undergraduate engineering programs for female and underrepresented minority students would be very valuable for recruiting, retaining and

Joe J. Lin; P. K. Imbrie; Kenneth J. Reid; Junqiu Wang

2011-01-01

106

Connecting Students to Schools to Support Their Emotional Well-Being and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' sense of belonging to school communities decreases as they progress through primary and secondary education. In fact, approximately half (40%-60%) of students are chronically disengaged from school by the time they reach high school. A lack of school engagement negatively affects millions of students, and efforts to connect students to…

Sulkowski, Michael L.; Demary, Michelle K.; Lazarus, Philip J.

2012-01-01

107

Striving for Success: A Qualitative Exploration of Competing Theories of High-Achieving Black College Students' Academic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on the academic performance of Black students has focused on low-achievers, framing their academic motivation as maladaptive and driven by externally (e.g., competition or compliance) rather than internally (e.g., love of learning) generated forces. This qualitative study challenges this mono-dimensional deficit framework, examining the…

Griffin, Kimberly

2006-01-01

108

The Academic Success of East-Asian–American Students—An Investment Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous empirical studies have long noted the existence of an “Asian effect” on students' math and science performance. Yet, few studies have developed a conceptual model that explains why Asian-American students outperform students from other race-ethnic backgrounds. In this study, I incorporate the concepts of financial, human, cultural, and social capital into an investment model to study racial differences in

Yongmin Sun

1998-01-01

109

The Relation of Self Variables to Transfer Student Success as Measured by Academic, Psychological, and Career Functioning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has suggested that transfer students experience difficulty in many domains however limited research has examined the variables associated with transfer student success. The present study examined transfer student success using a sample of 163 first-year transfer students at a large mid-Atlantic university. The mean age of the participants…

Ling, Thomson Joseph

2006-01-01

110

Wrestling with Online Learning Technologies: Blind Students' Struggle to Achieve Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the usability challenges and emotional reactions of blind college students in their attempts to access online educational materials and to communicate with colleagues through online technologies. A case study approach was adopted. Five students were interviewed regarding their online learning experiences using Blackboard, a…

Muwanguzi, Samuel; Lin, Lin

2010-01-01

111

A Model for Multivariate Prediction of Academic Success of "Transfer Students" in Pharmacy School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A model for the systematic and rapid evaluation of transfer students is presented. Transfer students are defined as having completed organic chemistry and other basic courses and are ready to enter the first professional year in a standard 2:3 program. Data for the predictor equations are from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. (LBH)

Palmieri, Anthony, III

1977-01-01

112

A Phenomenological Investigation of Student Achievement: Perceptions of Academic Success as Told by Single African American and Hispanic Mothers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of factors seem to contribute to low student achievement in the organization of education. Some of these factors exist prior to children reaching school age. It seems as though a vast quantity of minority students struggle academically. Research supports the belief that socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and single-parent families have an…

Stewart, Shawn M.

2010-01-01

113

Academic Success Of NonTraditional Students: Factors Affecting Performance In An Upper-Division Undergraduate Accounting Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many assessment activities are conducted within the context of AACSB International reaffirmation of business programs. Central to the AACSB evaluation process is assurance of learning standards. Learning goals vary among institutions because of differences in mission, faculty expectations, and student body composition. The objective of this research is to determine the factors that influence the academic performance of students in

Susan A. Lynn; Ida Robinson-Backmon

2006-01-01

114

Voices of Well Doctoral Students: A Case Study Exploration into the Possibilities of Academic and Personal Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the experiences of 12 self-identified well doctoral students at a mid-size, western university in the U.S. to develop an understanding of the positive approaches doctoral students take to their academic pursuits. With an attrition rate of up to 50 percent in doctoral education, exploring…

Witkowsky, Patricia Anne

2010-01-01

115

"Cooling out" in the Community College: What Is the Effect of Academic Advising on Students' Chances of Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Burton Clark's proposition concerning the "cooling out" of underprepared students in community colleges has a controversial history and remains a point of contention. Central to Clark's description of the "cooling out" process is the academic counselor, whose job it is to dissuade underprepared students from goals perceived to be overambitious and…

Bahr, Peter Riley

2008-01-01

116

Relationships of Personality, Affect, Emotional Intelligence and Coping with Student Stress and Academic Success: Different Patterns of Association for Stress and Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The associations of personality, affect, trait emotional intelligence (EI) and coping style measured at the start of the academic year with later academic performance were examined in a group of undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh. The associations of the dispositional and affect measures with concurrent stress and life…

Saklofske, Donald H.; Austin, Elizabeth J.; Mastoras, Sarah M.; Beaton, Laura; Osborne, Shona E.

2012-01-01

117

The Hathaway Scholarship and Academic Preparation: A Study of Perceptions of Academic Preparation and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the implementation of the Hathaway scholarship in the state of Wyoming, questions arose regarding the effectiveness of a prescribed set of high school courses (the Success Curriculum) in preparing students for success in college. This research sought to determine the perceptions of academic preparation of students who earned the Hathaway…

Aagard, Tammy Lindsay

2010-01-01

118

How to Succeed with Academically Underprepared Students: A Catalog of Successful Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Program descriptions, articles, an annotated bibliography, and a survey report on programs and services for students who are underprepared for college work as freshmen are presented. The survey report considers program design and delivery strategies at about 300 colleges, and the program descriptions concern: advising, basic skills instruction and…

Noel, Lee, Ed.; Levitz, Randi, Ed.

119

College-Bound Students with Learning Disabilities: Assessment of Readiness for Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This model for assessing the readiness for college of high school students with learning disabilities offers a life-span developmental perspective. It identifies life-event stressors, mediating variables (abilities and attitudes), the social-psychological adaptation process, and adaptive/maladaptive outcomes. (DB)

Synatschk, Katherine

1995-01-01

120

Joining Forces for Student Success: The Emergence of State and Local Policies to Support the Recognition of Academic Credit for CTE Coursework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Throughout the United States, administrators and teachers in American high schools face mounting pressure to increase the academic rigor of their curriculum in an effort to prepare students for postsecondary education and workforce success. Career and technical education (CTE) courses have often been overlooked in the public debate about making…

Meeder, Hans; Hebert-Giffen, Michelle

2009-01-01

121

Using the Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) Group Model to Promote Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement for English as a Second Language (ESL) Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) group model is used to promote self-esteem and academic performance of English as a second language (ESL) students. The findings from the preliminary data indicated that the participants' self-esteem was significantly improved after participation in the group. There was no significant improvement in the total…

Shi, Qi; Steen, Sam

2012-01-01

122

Maryland's Plan for Family, School, and Community Involvement: Recommendations for Reaching Academic Success for All Students through Family, School, and Community Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Maryland Plan for Family, School, and Community Involvement addresses the importance of families, schools, and communities working together to reach academic success for all students. To continuously improve public education in Maryland so that each learner from birth through the completion of high school acquires the skills and knowledge…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2003

2003-01-01

123

Self-Efficacy and Academic Success Among Ethnically Diverse First-Generation Community College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A longitudinal analysis of self-efficacy for education and sociodemographic characteristics was conducted among an ethnically diverse sample of first-generation college students (FGS) attending an urban community college. Baseline rates of self-efficacy for education and first-generation immigrant status significantly predicted increased cumulative grade point average at 1-year follow-up. These findings suggest that self-efficacy for education is an important cognitive resource among

John M. Majer

2009-01-01

124

Prediction of Academic Success Using Selected Variables: 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After 1 year in the Auburn University School of Pharmacy, 77 students were analyzed to determine: what variables may reliably predict academic success, with success being defined as grade point average; what effect the PCAT has on predicting academic success; and whether a quantitative formula should be used to calculate probable success. (SW)

Belmonte, Albert A.; Strickland, E. Inga

1978-01-01

125

Standardized Tests, the California High School Exit Exam, and the Academic Success of Students in the California Partnership Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in academic achievement on the California Standards Tests (CSTs) in English and mathematics of students enrolled in the California Partnership Academy compared to the nonacademy population. A second purpose was to analyze the percentage of first-time passage…

Guzzetta, Tammy Marie

2009-01-01

126

Academic Success for Students of Color . . . At What Cost? The Importance of School Context at Birch High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kiara, an African American rising freshman, has aspirations to become a medical doctor. She enrolls at Birch High School because of the reputation of the principal, Mr. Brown, whose vision for academic excellence permeates every corner of the school. Kiara graduates from high school with top honors, but realizes her success may have come at a…

Chambers, Terah T. Venzant; Tabron, Lolita A.

2013-01-01

127

Secondary School Ethos and the Academic Success of Urban Minority Students. ERIC/CUE Fact Sheet Number 14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research often defines educational goals narrowly by reading levels or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and equally narrowly correlates student success in these areas with the content of the curriculum or time spent in learning. According to Rutter et al., secondary schools with a good ethos create students who perform well…

Ascher, Carol

128

Academic dishonesty among nursing students.  

PubMed

Student cheating on college campuses is believed to be a common occurrence, but academic dishonesty among nursing students is a source of legitimate concern to nursing faculty members because of its potential effect on present and future professional practice. Strategies are outlined that can promote academic honesty in the nursing program through moral and character development of nursing students, teaching moral decision-making skills, role-modeling of honest academic behavior, and developing and enforcing an appropriate academic integrity policy. PMID:9362877

Gaberson, K B

1997-01-01

129

Academic Enrichment Project for Disadvantaged Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the project is to facilitate academically disadvantaged nursing students' success in a baccalaureate nursing program. The program's three main components are student support services, faculty development, and peer tutoring. Student services include diagnostic testing, group sessions, individual tutoring as needed, special workshops…

Burris, Berlean M.

130

Theme: Teaching Academically Disadvantaged Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes "Will We Serve the Academically Disadvantaged?" (Iverson); "Using Centers of Learning to Reach Academically Disadvantaged Students" (Gentry); "Georgia's Special Lamb Project Adoption Program" (Farmer); "Teacher Expectations" (Powers); "Providing Instruction for Special Populations" (Jewell); and "The Educational Reform Movement and…

Iverson, Maynard J.; And Others

1993-01-01

131

Student Success. January 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Student Success" is EPI's occasional e-magazine dedicated to the discussion of retaining students in higher education. In this issue: (1) Seven Guiding Questions for Student Retention (Watson Scott Swail); (2) Interview: George Kuh and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE); (3) The Review: Student Success looks at a new book edited by…

Online Submission, 2006

2006-01-01

132

Student Success. March 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Student Success" is EPI's occasional e-magazine dedicated to the discussion of retaining students in higher education. Over the course of the next issues of "Student Success," the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) will explore three questions about retention on our college campuses. Part I will look at the barriers to student retention, both…

Online Submission, 2006

2006-01-01

133

The Relationship between Gender and Academic Success Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distance learning may pose challenges to students in terms of satisfaction and academic success. This study examined the relationship between the final grade received in a distance learning course and the student characteristic of gender. Examined were differences in online course achievement between male and female students through the lens of…

Kupczynski, Lori; Brown, Michelle; Holland, Glenda; Uriegas, Brian

2014-01-01

134

Motivation of Academically Gifted Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to describe the impact of implementing different strategies on fifth grade academically gifted students in order to motivate them to perform to their full potential. My research project is based on the motivation of gifted students in the general education classroom. I will study eight academically gifted fifth…

Rush, Emily

2012-01-01

135

Student Success. February 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Student Success" is EPI's occasional e-magazine dedicated to the discussion of retaining students in higher education. This edition features an interview with Stedman Graham about his efforts to help students succeed in life. As well, EPI President Watson Scott Swail discusses Campus Climate and Students of Color, and the Best Practice showcases…

Online Submission, 2007

2007-01-01

136

Academic dishonesty among nursing students.  

PubMed

This quantitative study identified sociodemographic and situational conditions that affected 336 nursing students' engagement in academic dishonesty, their attitudes regarding various forms of academic dishonesty, and the prevalence of academic dishonesty in which they engaged and witnessed. More than half of the participants reported cheating in the classroom and in the clinical settings. A positive relationship was found between the frequency of cheating in classroom and clinical settings. Results revealed differences in frequency of engagement in and attitudes toward academic dishonesty by gender, semester in the program, and ethnicity. Relationships were also found among peer behavior, personal beliefs and values, and frequency of engaging in academic dishonesty. PMID:24444011

Krueger, Linda

2014-02-01

137

The Role of Academic Discourse in Minority Students' Academic Assimilation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many minority students enter the university without the discursive ''codes of power" that they need both to find academic success and to self-identify as scholars. High schools and college preparatory programs too often ignore the role that academic language and literacy play in success at the college level. Even when academic

White, John W.; Ali-Khan, Carolyne

2013-01-01

138

Academic Course Engagement during One Semester Forecasts College Success: Engaged Students Are More Likely to Earn a Degree, Do It Faster, and Do It Better  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to assess the relation of academic course engagement and subsequent college success over a 5- to 6-year period. In the present study, the authors defined college success as degree attainment, time to degree, and academic performance (final cumulative GPA). This study reports on follow-up data from participants…

Svanum, Soren; Bigatti, Silvia M.

2009-01-01

139

Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Perceptions of Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although there are a number of anecdotal reports on demographic characteristics and academic success of accelerated nursing students, few empirical studies have been undertaken to examine these students' success, despite this type of programs' existence for more than a decade, and only three studies have sought to examine the perspective of the…

Blozen, Barbara B.

2010-01-01

140

Student Success. September 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Student Success" is EPI's occasional e-magazine dedicated to the discussion of retaining students in higher education. This is the third of three parts in the Institutional Strategies Series. The first article in the March issue outlined the barriers to student retention, both from the extant literature and also from interviews and surveys…

Online Submission, 2006

2006-01-01

141

Student Success. May 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Student Success" is EPI's occasional e-magazine dedicated to the discussion of retaining students in higher education. This is the second of three parts in the Institutional Strategies Series. The first article in the March issue outlined the barriers to student retention, both from the extant literature and also from interviews and surveys that…

Online Submission, 2006

2006-01-01

142

Teacher Expectations as Predictors of Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Follows up previous study of social and psychological effects of orthodontic treatment upon children. Reports that teachers' ratings of student attractiveness correlated significantly with judgments of children's sociability, popularity, academic achievement, and leadership. Concludes that teachers' estimations of academic capability was a good…

Keneal, Pamela; And Others

1991-01-01

143

SUCCESS@Seneca: Facilitating Student and Staff Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

SUCCESS@Seneca has teamed up with the General Arts and Science programs at Seneca's Newnham campus. The design of an integrated service delivery model addresses numerous student success and retention related activities by providing the essential connection between academics and college resources. The program focuses on the promotion and support of…

Fishman, Steve; Decandia, Lisa

2006-01-01

144

Gender Differences in Perceived Value of a Program to Promote Academic and Career Success for Students with Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the results of a retrospective survey of participants in an exemplary transition program for college-bound youth with disabilities. The study compared how male and female participants perceived changes in themselves in the areas of academic skills, social skills, Internet skills, levels of preparation for college and employment, levels of awareness of career options, and personal characteristics during

Sheryl Burgstahler; Chuan Chang

2007-01-01

145

Surviving Academic Isolation: Strategies for Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents strategies for success which enable young family science scholars to continue to develop as researchers and professionals. Claims academic isolation is serious hazard to professional development of family scientist. Discusses comentoring, research, and locating funding sources. (ABL)

Norrell, J. Elizabeth; Ingoldsby, Bron

1991-01-01

146

Students' Motivation to Access Academic Advising Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interrelationships between motivation for choosing a program of study, intention to access academic advisors, academic difficulty, and actual appointments with academic advisors were based on student self-reports of motivation and intentions. In addition, academic achievement measures and data on student access to academic advisors were…

Henning, Marcus A.

2009-01-01

147

Confidence and Academic Success in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A dropout rate can be used to determine student's ability to fulfill their perspective program of study, as well as the college's ability to qualify the right students for the completion of their academic degree. College advertisement can also play a significant role when it comes to dropout rates as it can be viewed as ineffective if the learners…

Telbis, Miky

2010-01-01

148

The Impact of Late Registration on Academic Success and Persistence of Students at a Community and Technical College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Affordable education and retraining are essential to maintain a skilled workforce. Community and technical colleges are positioned to meet these needs. Open access and late enrollment may be linked to student retention and attrition. This study examined the enrollment records of 7317 first time credit-seeking students between 2005 and 2007.…

Cornille, Keith T.

2009-01-01

149

The Effects of Reading Fluency Instruction on the Academic and Behavioral Success of Middle School Students in a Self-Contained EBD Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used two reading programs with three students in a self-contained class for children with emotional and/or behavior disorders. Results indicated that when instruction sets students up to succeed on a daily basis and monitor their own progress, positive academic and social outcomes are likely. Single subject research results and…

Scott, Terrance M.; Shearer-Lingo, Amy

2002-01-01

150

Attributions to Sexual Minority Women's Academic Success.  

PubMed

Narratives from 33 sexual minority women were examined to discover what factors contributed to their ability to acquire academic success, and what, if any, attributions are evident in some sexual minority women's experiences that provide the ability to persist and graduate. Coping strategies the participants used to gain the resiliency and persistence necessary to acquire academic success are discussed. Intrinsic themes were work ethic values, altruism, and self-efficacy. Extrinsic themes were mentors, family, and friends. Sexual minority women identified the complexity of intrinsic and extrinsic attributions that were used to successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree in the United States. PMID:24328892

McCleaf, Kathy J

2014-06-01

151

Recreation Center Participation and Its Relationship to Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many colleges and universities are engaged in developing enrollment strategies in higher education that focus on student retention. Using concepts based on Astin's (1993) theory of involvement and Tinto's (1975) theory of social interaction, this study focused on how participation in recreation center activities is related to the academic success

Knepp, Douglas S.

2011-01-01

152

Student Academic Optimism: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This research aims to add to the literature on Academic Optimism, a composite measure composed of teacher perceptions of trust in students, academic press, and collective efficacy by exploring a similar set of constructs from the student perceptive. The relationships between student trust in teachers, student perceptions of academic

Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Bankole, Regina A.; Mitchell, Roxanne M.; Moore, Dennis M., Jr.

2013-01-01

153

THE IMPACT OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ON THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anchored in national longitudinal data analyzed through hierarchical linear and non-linear modeling, this study found that\\u000a African-American students have a similar probability of obtaining a BA degree whether they attended a historically Black college\\u000a or university (HBCU) or a historically White college or university (HWCU). Among African-Americans, females are more likely\\u000a to obtain a baccalaureate degree than males. Especially given

Mikyong Minsun Kim; Clifton F. Conrad

2006-01-01

154

Celebrating Successful Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Machine Tool Program at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas, is preparing students to become future leaders in the machining field, and the school recognizes the importance of sharing and celebrating those stories of success with the public to demonstrate the effectiveness of career and technical education (CTE) programs. Cowley College is…

Squires, Dan; Case, Pauline

2008-01-01

155

African American Males in the Community College: Towards a Model of Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many scholars have noted the dismal persistence rates of Black male students in community colleges, as well as their poor academic success outcomes. This study sought to further the literature on academic success by exploring student perspectives in one southwestern community college. The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of…

Wood, Jonathan Luke

2010-01-01

156

Hardiness and Anxiety as Predictors of Academic Success in First-Year, Full-Time and Part-Time RN Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A personal-views survey and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory were completed by 25 full-time and 16 part-time nursing students. They reported moderately high levels of hardiness and low anxiety, but these characteristics did not correlate with academic achievement. (SK)

Patton, Tracey J. F.; Goldenberg, Dolly

1999-01-01

157

The Influence of Study Methods and Knowledge Processing on Academic Success and Long-Term Recall of Anatomy Learning by First-Year Veterinary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this investigation was to quantitatively and qualitatively identify the study methods and learning strategies that veterinary students used to study anatomy during their first year of professional school and to correlate these with their academic achievement and long-term recall of information. It was surmised that active study…

Ward, Peter J.; Walker, James J.

2008-01-01

158

International Academic Success: Institutional Planning & Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was requested by the Senate International Affairs Committee. The research questions included: (1) What factors affect the cumulative GPA (CGPA) of International students at TRU?; (2) What factors affect the retention of International students at TRU?; and (3) Are Student Success Courses among the significant factors for GPA and…

Hamilton, Kristen; Kennedy, Matthew; Crespin-Mueller, Dorys

2010-01-01

159

Psychosocial Factors Predicting First-Year College Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study made use of a model of college success that involves students achieving academic goals and life satisfaction. Hierarchical regressions examined the role of six psychosocial factors for college success among 579 first-year college students. Academic self-efficacy and organization and attention to study were predictive of first semester…

Krumrei-Mancuso, Elizabeth J.; Newton, Fred B.; Kim, Eunhee; Wilcox, Dan

2013-01-01

160

Academic Buoyancy and Academic Outcomes: Towards a Further Understanding of Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Students without ADHD, and Academic Buoyancy Itself  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Academic buoyancy is students' capacity to successfully overcome setback and challenge that is typical of the ordinary course of everyday academic life. It may represent an important factor on the psycho-educational landscape assisting students who experience difficulties in school and schoolwork. Aims: This study investigated the…

Martin, Andrew J.

2014-01-01

161

Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library use is strongly linked with student persistence in higher education, and Latino students have lower rates of academic library use and proficiency than other racial/ethnic groups of students. This study explores Latino undergraduate students' perceptions of the academic library and library staff and identifies the conditions which impede or…

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

162

Undisciplined beginnings, academic success, and discursive psychology.  

PubMed

This paper reflects on the conditions under which Discourse and social psychology, Common knowledge, and the author's Arguing and thinking were written. These books, which were independently conceived, were not specifically written as contributions to 'discursive psychology', for discursive psychology did not exist at that time. Their authors were rejecting conventional approaches to doing psychological research. The paper discusses what it takes for a new academic movement, such as discursive psychology, to be successfully established in the current climate of 'academic capitalism'. Two requirements are particularly mentioned: the necessity for a label and the necessity for adherents to be recruited. Of the three books, only Discourse and social psychology was outwardly recruiting its readers to a new way of doing social psychology. Arguing and thinking, with its celebration of ancient rhetoric, was much more ambiguous in its aims. It was turning away from present usefulness towards the past. By claiming to be 'an antiquarian psychologist' the author was rejecting disciplinary thinking. The paper also considers the intellectual costs of establishing a new specialism or sub-discipline. The 'first generation' may have freedom, but success can bring about a narrowing of perspectives and the development of orthodoxies for subsequent academic generations. This applies as much to the development of experimental social psychology as to discursive psychology. These processes are particular enhanced in the present socio-economic situation of contemporary universities, which make it more difficult for young academics to become, in the words of William James, 'undisciplinables'. PMID:22283746

Billig, Michael

2012-09-01

163

Clicking Your Way to Student Success!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the authors, their field has been in a constant state of change and evolution, from manual arts to vocational education to career and technical education (CTE). In a recent effort to increase academic and occupational achievement and success for all CTE students through targeted improvement plans, the state of Pennsylvania implemented…

Bostwick, Dianna; Foster, John; Bloomfield, Amie; Rutledge, Paul

2013-01-01

164

Predicting student success in General Chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of this research was to determine the predictors of student success in college level General Chemistry. The potential predictors were categorized as cognitive, non-cognitive, affective, or demographic factors. A broader goal of the study was to provide a reference for academic personnel to better judge the prerequisite skills, knowledge and attitudes that students should attain before enrolling in General Chemistry. Therefore, the study is relevant to chemical educators who are attempting to matriculate candidates for the scientific workforce and to chemical education researches who are interested in student success, student retention and curricular reform. The major hypotheses were that several factors from each category would emerge as significant predictors and that these would differ for students enrolled at three different post-secondary institutions: a community college, a private university and a public university. These hypotheses were tested using multiple regression techniques to analyze grade, student survey and post-test data collected from General Chemistry students at the three institutions. Over-all, twelve factors (six demographic, three cognitive and three affective) emerged as strong, significant predictors of student success. In addition, there were marked differences in which factors emerged based on the type of institution and on how student success was defined. Thus, the major hypotheses of the study were supported. Over-all, this study has significant implications for educational policy, theory, and practice. With regard to policy, there is a need for institutions and departments that offer General Chemistry to provide support for a diverse population of students. And, at the community college level, in particular, there is a need for better academic advising and more institutional support for underprepared students. In the classroom, the professor plays a critical role in influencing students' academic self-concept, which in turn affects student success. Thus, it is very important that General Chemistry professors use pedagogical methods, such as active learning, that are known to increase student success. Finally, continuing research efforts which add to the body of knowledge in the area of student success will ultimately further the broader goal of preparing college students for entry into, and success in, the scientific workforce.

Figueroa, Daphne Elizabeth

165

Factors Associated with Students' Academic Motivation in Agricultural Economics Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of undergraduates at Texas A&M University, Purdue University, and the University of Florida reveals that students viewing grades as a contributor to career success tend to be more academically motivated. Several measures of academic motivation are examined by means of general linear and also nonlinear models. Electronic entertainment, socializing, and time spent working are all negatively associated with

John Siebert; Kerry Litzenberg; Richard Gallagher; Christine Wilson; Frank Dooley; Al Wysocki

2006-01-01

166

Predictors of Academic Success in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program  

PubMed Central

Objectives To evaluate the correlation between specific prepharmacy college variables and academic success in the Texas Tech doctor of pharmacy degree program. Methods Undergraduate and pharmacy school transcripts for 424 students admitted to the Texas Tech doctor of pharmacy degree program between May 1996 and May 2001 were reviewed in August of 2005. Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS Release 11.5. The undergraduate college variables included prepharmacy grade point-average (GPA), organic chemistry school type (2- or 4-year institution), chemistry, biology, and math courses beyond required prerequisites, and attainment of a bachelor of science (BS), bachelor of arts (BA), or master of science (MS) degree. Measurements of academic success in pharmacy school included cumulative first-professional year (P1) GPA, cumulative GPA (grade point average of all coursework finished to date), and graduation without academic delay or suspension. Results Completing advanced biology courses and obtaining a BS degree prior to pharmacy school were each significantly correlated with a higher mean P1 GPA. Furthermore, the mean cumulative GPA of students with a BS degree was 86.4 versus cumulative GPAs of those without a BS degree which were 84.9, respectively (p = 0.039). Matriculates with advanced prerequisite biology coursework or a BS degree prior to pharmacy school were significantly more likely to graduate from the doctor of pharmacy program without academic delay or suspension (p = 0.021 and p = 0.027, respectively). Furthermore, advanced biology coursework was significantly and independently associated with graduating on time (p = 0.044). Conclusions Advanced biology coursework and a science baccalaureate degree were significantly associated with academic success in pharmacy school. On multivariate analysis, only advanced biology coursework remained a significant predictor of success.

McCall, Kenneth L.; Allen, David D.; Fike, David S.

2006-01-01

167

Academic procrastination, emotional intelligence, academic self-efficacy, and GPA: a comparison between students with and without learning disabilities.  

PubMed

Academic procrastination has been seen as an impediment to students' academic success. Research findings suggest that it is related to lower levels of self-regulated learning and academic self-efficacy and associated with higher levels of anxiety, stress, and illness. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to assess, regulate, and utilize emotions and has been found to be associated with academic self-efficacy and a variety of better outcomes, including academic performance. Students with learning disabilities (LD) are well acquainted with academic difficulty and maladaptive academic behavior. In comparison to students without LD, they exhibit high levels of learned helplessness, including diminished persistence, lower academic expectations, and negative affect. This study examined the relationships among academic procrastination, EI, and academic performance as mediated by academic self-efficacy in 287 LD and non-LD students. Results indicated that the indirect effect of EI on academic procrastination and GPA was stronger in LD students than in non-LD students. In addition, results indicated that LD students scored lower than non-LD students on both EI and academic self-efficacy and higher on academic procrastination. No difference was found in GPA. PMID:22442254

Hen, Meirav; Goroshit, Marina

2014-01-01

168

Academic dishonesty among high school students.  

PubMed

Research on academic dishonesty has generally relied on survey techniques, which may fail to capture students' true feelings about cheating. The present investigation used focus group discussions to gain a fuller understanding of students' beliefs about academic dishonesty. The results suggest that, in regard to their cheating, students generally place the blame on others. PMID:10730693

McCabe, D L

1999-01-01

169

Academic Resilience Among Undocumented Latino Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the academic resilience of undocumented immigrant Latino students. It was hypothesized that due to their legal and social marginalization, students who experienced high risk accompanied by high levels of both personal and environmental protective factors would have higher academic outcomes than students with lower levels of these protective resources. The results from regression and cluster analyses (N

William Perez; Roberta Espinoza; Karina Ramos; Heidi M. Coronado; Richard Cortes

2009-01-01

170

Parent Perceptions of Barriers to Academic Success in a Rural Middle School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In focus groups, parents of both academically successful seventh-grade students and at-risk students (i.e., failing one or more classes, numerous behavioral referrals, and/or suspensions) in a rural middle school identified perceived barriers to student success as well as school and community resources for overcoming those barriers. Qualitative…

Griffin, Dana; Galassi, John P.

2010-01-01

171

Factors Affecting the Success of Hmong College Students in America  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores barriers and success factors of Hmong students in American colleges by interviewing five Hmong graduate students from refugee families in the US. Emerging themes revolve around academic, cultural and financial barriers. Professors, advisors, classmates, academic support programmes, family, financial aid and their own…

Xiong, Soua; Lam, Sarah K. Y.

2013-01-01

172

Online: The Student Success Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has digitalized student transcripts, and will create a Student Success Network (SSN) that will provide (1) online Individual Educational Plans for students; (2) electronic student portfolios to facilitate early identification of "at risk" students; and (3) a Counselor Web Portal for online advising.…

Griffin, Robert

2000-01-01

173

Promoting Successful Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Study of One Private University's Capacity to Build a Responsive Academic Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of the full-time and associate faculty members at one private university in California about the institution's capacity to meet the needs of an increasing population of students with learning disabilities seeking admission to the university. Methodology: Descriptive research…

Horton, Olivia

2012-01-01

174

Enhancing Student Learning with Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the student affairs profession developed, expanded, and specialized over the last century, a disconnect occurred between student affairs professionals and academics. Despite that separation, the literature on student affairs in higher education supports the need for movement towards collaboration and integration of academic affairs and student

Frost, Robert A.; Strom, Stephen L.; Downey, JoAnna; Schultz, Deanna D.; Holland, Teresa A.

2010-01-01

175

Using structured academic controversy with nursing students.  

PubMed

Nurse educators use a variety of strategies to foster critical thinking in undergraduate and graduate students. Structured academic controversy, although used by other disciplines, offers a novel approach for nurse educators. The author describes structured academic controversy and its use in a graduate course in gerontological nursing. The article also presents a rubric developed to grade the structured academic controversy assignment. PMID:17828023

Bull, Margaret J

2007-01-01

176

Latino adolescents' academic success: the role of discrimination, academic motivation, and gender.  

PubMed

Guided by the academic resilience perspective, the current longitudinal study examined whether academic motivation mediated the relation between Latino adolescents' (N=221) experiences with discrimination and their academic success. The potential moderating role of gender was also examined. Using multiple group analysis in structural equation modeling, findings indicated that perceived discrimination at Wave 2 significantly predicted academic motivation at Waves 2 and 3 for boys but not girls. Additionally, for boys, academic motivation significantly mediated the relation between perceived discrimination and academic success. Findings underscore the importance of considering the long-term implications of discrimination for Latino boys' academic success. Furthermore, findings encourage moving beyond the examination of gender differences in specific academic outcomes (e.g., academic success) and focusing on how the processes leading to academic success vary by gender. PMID:18973937

Alfaro, Edna C; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J; Gonzales-Backen, Melinda A; Bámaca, Mayra Y; Zeiders, Katharine H

2009-08-01

177

Academic Motivation and the Student Athlete.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the achievement motivation of 361 university student athletes. The relationship of motivational orientation to academic performance and identification was investigated based on self-worth theory. Fear of failure plays an important role in academic motivation in both nonrevenue and revenue student athletes. (Author/GCP)

Simons, Herbert D.; Van Rheenen, Derek; Covington, Martin V.

1999-01-01

178

Building Academic Vocabulary Student Notebook, Revised Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We've changed our BAV (Building Academic Vocabulary) student materials to a sturdy bound notebook to give you a lower price and a more durable format. Instead of using loose-leaf pages, teachers can now give each student this colorful notebook that follows the 6-step method for teaching academic vocabulary. There is space for more terms, and…

Marzano, Robert J.; Pickering, Debra

2008-01-01

179

Academic Resilience in Mathematics among Poor and Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on national data from the Prospects study, we identified the individual characteristics that distinguished academically successful, or resilient, elementary school students from minority and low-socioeconomic-status (SES) backgrounds from their less successful, or nonresilient, counterparts. We also formulated and tested 4 models of the risk…

Borman, Geoffrey D.; Overman, Laura T.

2004-01-01

180

Latino adolescents' academic success: The role of discrimination, academic motivation, and gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

Guided by the academic resilience perspective, the current longitudinal study examined whether academic motivation mediated the relation between Latino adolescents' (N=221) experiences with discrimination and their academic success. The potential moderating role of gender was also examined. Using multiple group analysis in structural equation modeling, findings indicated that perceived discrimination at Wave 2 significantly predicted academic motivation at Waves 2

Edna C. Alfaro; Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor; Melinda A. Gonzales-Backen; Mayra Y. Bámaca; Katharine H. Zeiders

2009-01-01

181

Academic Freedom and Indentured Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of academic freedom usually focuses on faculty, and it usually refers to speech. That is the gist of the 1915 "General Report of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure," appearing in the inaugural AAUP "Bulletin" as a kind of mission statement. Given the conditions of the American system of higher education--decentralized…

Williams, Jeffrey J.

2012-01-01

182

Utilizing Modality Theory to Achieve Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education accompanied by social mobility is the cornerstone of the American dream. Yet, each year scores of children, especially those from the underprivileged class, fail to meet even the most modest academic expectations and subsequently never reach their academic potential. This research rejects earlier explanations of academic failure and…

Lister, Dena; Ansalone, George

2006-01-01

183

The Impact of Stress Management Training on the Academic Performance of Low-Achieving College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessed the impact of stress management training as part of an academic skills training program upon students' (N=22) self-reported symptoms of stress and academic performance. Results indicated that success-stress management treatment was more effective in reducing stress and increasing academic performance than success treatment alone. (LLL)

Williams, John M.; And Others

1983-01-01

184

Using Emotional and Social Factors To Predict Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College academic success and retention have traditionally been predicted using demographic and academic variables. This study moved beyond traditional predictors. A survey of 218 undergraduate students revealed that emotional and social factors (e.g., stress, frequency of alcohol consumption) related to GPA and emotional factors (e.g.,…

Pritchard, Mary E.; Wilson, Gregory S.

2003-01-01

185

The effects of required\\/sequenced preparatory courses on academic success and retention at a community college  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation had two purposes: first, to analyze how required sequenced college preparatory courses in mathematics, reading, and writing affect students' academic success and, second, to add to a theoretical model for predicting student retention at a community college. Grade point average, number of degree credits earned, and re-enrollment rate were measured as determinants of academic success. The treatment group

Elizabeth Andrews Brady

1994-01-01

186

Academic Dishonesty: Are Business Students Different from Other College Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors investigated academic dishonesty and how business students stand on the issue as compared with other college students. They found in their study that nonbusiness students are more likely to cheat than are business students. In general, students who are members of Greek social organizations, undergraduates, male, and…

Iyer, Rajesh; Eastman, Jacqueline K.

2006-01-01

187

Motivation and academic achievement in medical students  

PubMed Central

Background: Despite their ascribed intellectual ability and achieved academic pursuits, medical studentsacademic achievement is influenced by motivation. This study is an endeavor to examine the role of motivation in the academic achievement of medical students. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional correlational study, out of the total 422 medical students, from 4th to final year during the academic year 2007–2008, at School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 344 participated in completion of the Inventory of School Motivation (ISM), comprising 43 items and measuring eight aspects of motivation. The gold standard for academic achievement was their average academic marks at pre-clinical and clinical levels. Data were computer analyzed by running a couple of descriptive and analytical tests including Pearson Correlation and Student's t-student. Results: Higher motivation scores in areas of competition, effort, social concern, and task were accompanied by higher average marks at pre-clinical as well as clinical levels. However, the latter ones showed greater motivation for social power as compared to the former group. Task and competition motivation for boys was higher than for girls. Conclusion: In view of our observations, studentsacademic achievement requires coordination and interaction between different aspects of motivation.

Yousefy, Alireza; Ghassemi, Gholamreza; Firouznia, Samaneh

2012-01-01

188

Academic Success in Rural America: Family Background and Community Integration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the academic success of children from farm and non-farm families in the rural midwest United States, with a focus on community integration as an important factor for academic achievement. Found that children from farm families showed the highest levels of academic performance, owing largely to the high levels of parental involvement and…

Russell, Stephen; Elder, Glen H., Jr.

1997-01-01

189

Partners in Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When Kansas changed the admission requirements for resident high school students to attend one of the six public institutions in the state, Pittsburg State University (PSU) and Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) saw an opportunity. Although cooperative programs between four-year and two-year institutions in Kansas had been rare because of…

Tatro, Clayton N.; Hodson, J. Bradford

2011-01-01

190

Why GPA Isn't Predictive: Student Perceptions of Success or Failure in an Associate Degree Nursing Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to identify the factors that students attending a Midwestern community college perceived contributed to their academic success or failure in an Associate Degree nursing program. A review of student academic records revealed that many students with weak academic records were successful while students with strong…

Sall, James

2009-01-01

191

Black Students: Psychosocial Issues and Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection examines the history and current status of the economic, political, social, and psychological factors that influence the academic achievement of low-income African Americans. The introduction, "Afro-American Students and Academic Achievement" (J. K. Asamen), outlines the historical development of black education and previews the…

Berry, Gordon LaVern, Ed.; Asamen, Joy Keiko, Ed.

192

An Evaluative Study of the Academic Achievement of Homeschooled Students versus Traditionally Schooled Students Attending a Catholic University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study was designed to provide a formal evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students compared to traditionally schooled students attending a Catholic university located in South Florida. In addition, this study offers empirical data for all those interested in the academic success of homeschooled students in higher…

Snyder, Marc

2013-01-01

193

Modeling student success in engineering education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order for the United States to maintain its global competitiveness, the long-term success of our engineering students in specific courses, programs, and colleges is now, more than ever, an extremely high priority. Numerous studies have focused on factors that impact student success, namely academic performance, retention, and/or graduation. However, there are only a limited number of works that have systematically developed models to investigate important factors and to predict student success in engineering. Therefore, this research presents three separate but highly connected investigations to address this gap. The first investigation involves explaining and predicting engineering students' success in Calculus I courses using statistical models. The participants were more than 4000 first-year engineering students (cohort years 2004 - 2008) who enrolled in Calculus I courses during the first semester in a large Midwestern university. Predictions from statistical models were proposed to be used to place engineering students into calculus courses. The success rates were improved by 12% in Calculus IA using predictions from models developed over traditional placement method. The results showed that these statistical models provided a more accurate calculus placement method than traditional placement methods and help improve success rates in those courses. In the second investigation, multi-outcome and single-outcome neural network models were designed to understand and to predict first-year retention and first-year GPA of engineering students. The participants were more than 3000 first year engineering students (cohort years 2004 - 2005) enrolled in a large Midwestern university. The independent variables include both high school academic performance factors and affective factors measured prior to entry. The prediction performances of the multi-outcome and single-outcome models were comparable. The ability to predict cumulative GPA at the end of an engineering student's first year of college was about a half of a grade point for both models. The predictors of retention and cumulative GPA while being similar differ in that high school academic metrics play a more important role in predicting cumulative GPA with the affective measures playing a more important role in predicting retention. In the last investigation, multi-outcome neural network models were used to understand and to predict engineering students' retention, GPA, and graduation from entry to departure. The participants were more than 4000 engineering students (cohort years 2004 - 2006) enrolled in a large Midwestern university. Different patterns of important predictors were identified for GPA, retention, and graduation. Overall, this research explores the feasibility of using modeling to enhance a student's educational experience in engineering. Student success modeling was used to identify the most important cognitive and affective predictors for a student's first calculus course retention, GPA, and graduation. The results suggest that the statistical modeling methods have great potential to assist decision making and help ensure student success in engineering education.

Jin, Qu

194

The Academic Achievement of Students in a New Zealand University: Does It Pay to Work?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is growing concern about the detrimental effect of term-time employment on university students' academic success. We report results from an online survey of 1837 students of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, whose responses were later matched to their academic records for a semester. The majority of employed students reported…

Richardson, Jessica J.; Kemp, Simon; Malinen, Sanna; Haultain, Steve A.

2013-01-01

195

Academic Attribution of Secondary Students: Gender, Year Level and Achievement Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is concerned with the attribution of secondary students. Causal interpretations for academic success and failure were analysed to investigate the effect of gender, year level and achievement level on students' academic attributions in Hong Kong, a Confucian Heritage Culture. The sample for the study comprised 14,846 students currently…

Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Kennedy, Kerry John; Moore, Phillip John

2011-01-01

196

Finding and using evidence in academic assignments: The bane of student life  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within schools of nursing, students are expected to produce academic assignments which demonstrate their abilities, to find, appraise and apply research findings in clinical practice. The main objective of academic education is to develop lifelong learning skills in the student (Jerlock et al., 2003) with lecturers being expected to educate students who are competent, knowledgeable, and able to successfully complete both

Debbie Roberts; Karen Ousey

2011-01-01

197

The Role of Emotion Regulation in Children's Early Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the role of emotion regulation in children's early academic success using a sample of 325 kindergarteners. A mediational analysis addressed the potential mechanisms through which emotion regulation relates to children's early academic success. Results indicated that emotion regulation was positively associated with teacher…

Graziano, Paulo A.; Reavis, Rachael D.; Keane, Susan P.; Calkins, Susan D.

2007-01-01

198

Partners in a Community of Learners: Student and Academic Affairs at Small Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The successful small college dean of students must develop and maintain an effective partnership between student and academic affairs, built on a shared educational philosophy, a mutual commitment to collaboration, and common linking issues and tasks.

Colwell, Bruce W.

2006-01-01

199

Latino Adolescents' Academic Success: The Role of Discrimination, Academic Motivation, and Gender  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guided by the academic resilience perspective, the current longitudinal study examined whether academic motivation mediated the relation between Latino adolescents' (N = 221) experiences with discrimination and their academic success. The potential moderating role of gender was also examined. Using multiple group analysis in structural equation…

Alfaro, Edna C.; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Gonzales-Backen, Melinda A.; Bamaca, Mayra Y.; Zeiders, Katharine H.

2009-01-01

200

Learning Style, Academic Belief Systems, Self-report Student Proficiency and Academic Achievement in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both learning style and academic belief systems have been identified as significant factors contributing to academic achievement. This paper evaluates the efficacy of teaching and learning in higher education by investigating the relationship between students assessment of their own academic proficiency (in this case Research Methods Proficiency [RMP]), learning style, academic locus of control, academic self-efficacy and academic achievement. First

Simon Cassidy; Peter Eachus

2000-01-01

201

Determinants of Academic Success within Classrooms in Trinidad and Tobago: Some Personal and Systemic Variables.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes academic success among 992 secondary school students in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Finds students in traditional schools scored higher in traditional curriculum areas and girls scored higher than boys. Results confirm school expansion did not increase educational quality except in the new curriculum area of social studies. (NL)

Jules, Vena; Kutnick, Peter

1990-01-01

202

School Resources and the Academic Achievement of Canadian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study estimates the impact of schools' physical resources and teachers' academic press on students' academic achievement in mathematics and reading when a number of important student variables are controlled. Academic press is defined as teachers' emphasis on academic excellence and upholding academic standards (McDill, Natriello, & Pallas,…

Wei, Yichun; Clifton, Rodney A.; Roberts, Lance W.

2011-01-01

203

Student Attitudes on Academic Integrity Violations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cheating is a continual dilemma on university campuses, and academic integrity violations have reached epidemic proportions according to current literature. The rapid growth of computer technologies and their application in education has provided unethical students, and otherwise ethical students, with new tools for their cheating activities.…

Baker, Russell K.; Berry, Priscilla; Thornton, Barry

2008-01-01

204

Serving Academically Gifted Students in Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study to identify special programs for academically gifted students developed by community colleges in the 19-state North Central region is described. Barriers to program development, program characteristics, program management, faculty, student admission and maintenance requirements, program size and services, marketing and recruitment, and…

Piland, William E.; And Others

1987-01-01

205

Do Student Growth Scores Measure Academic Growth?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated convergent validity evidence for student growth scores with high school course grades. The Measures of Academic Progress and Educational Planning and Assessment System growth scores for approximately 1,800 ninth-grade students over 2 years were related to language, arts, and mathematics course grades for developmental,…

Pomplun, Mark R.

2009-01-01

206

Guidelines for response to student requests for academic considerations: support versus enabling.  

PubMed

Nursing faculty have a vested interest in student success, and the emphasis on caring that is inherent in the nursing profession presents opportunities and challenges in dealing with the spectrum of requests from students for academic considerations or official disability-related accommodations. This article presents contemporary examples of requests for academic consideration or notification of disability-related accommodation from nursing students in academic or clinical endeavors and provides suggestions for best practice. PMID:24743179

Meloy, Faye; Gambescia, Stephen F

2014-01-01

207

Male-Female Attitudes toward Female Academic Success and Failure in Masculine versus Feminine Occupational Fields.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Male and female college students wrote stories about Anne or John in success or failure situations. Analysis showed that fewer men than women anticipate negative results of female success. Positive consequences of academic achievement were more often seen by females. Evidence suggests a trend toward flexible sex roles for women. (Author/BEF)

Bustamante, Ana; Chang, Alice F.

1979-01-01

208

Gendered Academic Careers: Specializing for Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we take a longitudinal perspective to analyze gender differences in academic career attainment. We improve upon prior research both theoretically and methodologically. Theoretically, we incorporate the extent of research specialization as a form of professional capital that potentially improves productivity and visibility,…

Leahey, Erin; Crockett, Jason Lee; Hunter, Laura Ann

2008-01-01

209

Motivational Correlates of Academic Success in an Educational Psychology Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The variables of class attendance and the institution-wide Early Alert Grading System were employed to predict academic success at the end of the semester. Classroom attendance was found to be statistically and significantly related to final average and accounted for 14-16% of the variance in academic performance. Class attendance was found to…

Herman, William E.

2011-01-01

210

A comparison of the enrollment and academic success of dual credit and non-dual credit students at Des Moines Area Community College  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of the community college is multi-faceted and provides expanded access and opportunities to numerous students at all levels. Post-secondary institutions, primarily community colleges throughout the United States, have recently expanded their partnerships with secondary schools to create opportunities which provide students to be enrolled in college course while still enrolled in high school. These high school students are

Randy Alan Mead

2009-01-01

211

Bridging the Gap: Academic Preparation and Postsecondary Success of First-Generation Students. Statistical Analysis Report. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the high school preparation and postsecondary persistence of first-generation students, those whose parents had no education beyond high school, and compares them with students whose parents went to college. The purpose of the study was to examine whether first-generation students who were otherwise equally prepared…

Warburton, Edward C.; Bugarin, Rosio; Nunez, Anne-Marie

212

An Examination of the Relationship between SkillsUSA Student Contest Preparation and Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) assert they are assisting students in developing leadership, teamwork, citizenship, problem solving, communication, and academic skills for workplace success, but with limited research on their outcomes, are these empty claims? With integration of academics being a major Career and Technical…

Threeton, Mark D.; Pellock, Cynthia

2010-01-01

213

Assessment of Academic Literacy Skills: Preparing Minority and LEP (Limited English Proficient) Students for Postsecondary Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addressing the problem of the language-related barriers to successful postsecondary education for underprepared college students, an assessment of academic language proficiency and a curriculum to help students improve their academic language skills were developed. The nature of the language tasks required in the undergraduate curriculum was…

Kuehn, Phyllis

214

The relationship between college experience and academic performance among minority students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A number of factors have been identified as important to the retention and success of minority students in American higher education. Foremost among these factors are college experience variables like academic integration and social integration. The purpose of this study was to model the relationship between college experience and academic performance for minority students enrolled in an American institution of

T. Irvine Saenz; George A. Marcoulides; Ellen N Junn; Ray Young

1999-01-01

215

Developing Academic Self-Efficacy: Strategies to Support Gifted Elementary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Self-efficacy is the belief in one's capacity to perform and accomplish goals. Specifically, academic self-efficacy refers to a student's perception of their ability to engage and successfully complete academic tasks. Self-efficacy affects students' behavioral choices, motivation, thought patterns and responses, perception of control, and…

Merriman, Lauren

2012-01-01

216

Sessional Academic Success: A Distributed Framework for Academic Support and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With approximately half of Australian university teaching now performed by Sessional Academics, there has been growing recognition of the contribution they make to student learning. At the same time, sector-wide research and institutional audits continue to raise concerns about academic development, quality assurance, recognition and belonging…

Hamilton, Jillian; Fox, Michelle; McEwan, Mitchell

2013-01-01

217

Student Success Factors: Identifying Key Predictors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors' main aim in this study was to identify key predictors of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students' academic performance. The authors measured performance by the students' cumulative grade point average achieved, using data from the Students Information Systems and Application database. The authors found that a student's…

Sulaiman, Ainin; Mohezar, Suhana

2006-01-01

218

The Effectiveness of an Undecided Decision-Making, Goal-Setting Workshop on the Academic Success of College Students Who Have Not Declared a Major  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of an Undecided Decision-Making, Goal-Setting Workshop through an examination of changes in grade point averages (GPAs) among participating community college students. The method: To investigate this problem, 98 EOPS undecided students were asked to attend an Undecided…

Mushegyan, Anaid

2010-01-01

219

A Study of the Relationship between the Developmental Assets Framework and the Academic Success of At-Risk Elementary to Middle School Transitioning Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The transitional period between elementary and middle school remains an area of concern for educators. Many middle schools are plagued with retention issues, core class failures, increased discipline problems, and decreased attendance rates among students during their transitional period. The issues increase for students labeled as at-risk…

Jackson, Courtney

2010-01-01

220

Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief paper summarizes the literature on academic accommodations for students with psychiatric disabilities. A definition of psychiatric disability precedes a brief summary of the following specific psychiatric diagnoses: depression, bipolar affective disorder; borderline personality disorder; schizophrenia; and anxiety disorders. Also noted…

Souma, Alfred; Rickerson, Nancy; Burgstahler, Sheryl

221

The New Academic Library and Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic library in the 21st Century must find innovative ways to remain central to the mission of the institution that it represents, and the people that it serves. Some of those ways involve what traditionally has been the province of student services. After hours events with music and art, poetry slams, and electronic gaming are a few of…

Morris, Jim

2007-01-01

222

Academic Dishonesty: Perceptions of Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dishonest behavior at the college level, particularly by business students, is an ethical issue of concern to the academic and business communities. Corporate scandals and federal legislation have brought additional attention to the ethical behavior of business leaders and the role of higher education in training the leaders of tomorrow. If…

Rakovski, Carter C.; Levy, Elliott S.

2007-01-01

223

Gifted Student Academic Achievement and Program Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gifted academic achievement has been identified as a major area of interest for educational researchers. The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether there was a relation between the quality of gifted programs as perceived by teachers, coordinators and supervisors of the gifted and the achievement of the same gifted students in 6th and 7th…

Jordan, Katrina Ann Woolsey

2010-01-01

224

Does Involvement Really Matter? Indicators of College Student Success and Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Theories of involvement and quality of effort posit that student engagement in academic activities is critical to success. College officials invest substantial resources in activities and facilities to encourage student involvement, yet some reports find that many students study few hours per week and commit little time to academic activities. A…

Webber, Karen L.; Krylow, Rebecca Bauer; Zhang, Qin

2013-01-01

225

Legitimizing Black Academic Failure: Deconstructing Staff Discourses on Academic Success, Appearance and Behaviour  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The continued lower academic attainment of Black (especially Black Caribbean) pupils is now well established. Yet, to date there has been no single coherent national Government strategy that has successfully closed the gap in educational attainment between either Black and White pupils or between Black pupils and the national average. Academic and…

Rollock, Nicola

2007-01-01

226

Predicting early academic success: HESI Admissions Assessment Exam.  

PubMed

Student retention is a major challenge for undergraduate nursing programs, with the highest attrition occurring in the first year of the nursing curriculum. Admission criteria have been studied extensively but usually as related to end-of-program outcomes such as National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses success. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between HESI Admission Assessment (A(2)) scores and academic performance in the 2 first-semester nursing courses of an associate degree program, Nursing-1 and Nursing-2. Findings indicated that the composite A(2) scores were strongly correlated with both Nursing-1 and Nursing-2 final course grades. Of the scores on the 4 component A(2) exams completed by the sample students (basic math skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary/general knowledge, and grammar), vocabulary/general knowledge scores had the strongest relationship to final course grades in both nursing courses. The authors concluded that A(2) scores facilitated evidence-based admission decisions. PMID:23566503

Knauss, Parry J; Willson, Pamela

2013-01-01

227

PASSwrite: Recalibrating Student Academic Literacies Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concern about student retention and success remains paramount in universities both in Australia and overseas, especially in the light of the ongoing massification of higher education, yet current strategies are not necessarily dealing successfully with the changing demographics of student populations. This is particularly so in the realm of…

Williamson, Frances; Goldsmith, Rosalie

2013-01-01

228

Changes in College Student Health:Implications for Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the longitudinal associations of health perceptions and behaviors with subsequent academic performance among college students. Multiple health perceptions and behaviors were assessed for 203 college students both at the beginning and end of an academic year. Students' academic performance was also measured at the end of the…

Ruthig, Joelle C.; Marrone, Sonia; Hladkyj, Steve; Robinson-Epp, Nancy

2011-01-01

229

A Model of Academic Self-Concept: Perceived Difficulty and Social Comparison among Academically Accelerated Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic self-concept predicts students' future goals and is affected by a student's relative success compared with his or her peer group. This exploratory study used structural equation modeling to examine the contributions of the perceived level of difficulty of the curriculum, in addition to the contributions of social comparison and…

Wilson, Hope E.; Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy; Little, Catherine A.; Reis, Sally M.

2014-01-01

230

Student Collaborative Networks and Academic Performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undergraduate physics students commonly collaborate with one another on homework assignments, especially in more challenging courses. However, there currently exists a dearth of empirical research directly comparing the structure of students' collaborative networks to their academic performances in lower and upper division physics courses. We investigate such networks and associated performances through a mandated collaboration reporting system in two sophomore level and three junior level physics courses during the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. We employ social network analysis to quantify the structure and time evolution of networks involving approximately 140 students. Analysis includes analytical and numerical assignments in addition to homework and exam scores. Preliminary results are discussed.

Schmidt, David; Bridgeman, Ariel; Kohl, Patrick

2013-04-01

231

Effect of Instructional Design on Academic Success of Adult Basic Education Learners: Individualized versus Group Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many adult basic education (ABE) programs do not achieve a high success rate in meeting student academic needs. Rooted in Knowles' theory of andragogy and Bandura's theory of modeling, this quantitative causal comparative study examined the effects of individualized instruction (IGI) and of facilitated, participatory group programs (SPOKES) on the…

Frazier Varner, Debrah

2010-01-01

232

Nonintellective Predictors of Academic Success in the Introductory College-Level Speech Communication Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from 212 students were collected as part of a study of factors that contribute to academic success in introductory college-level speech communication courses. Nine noncognitive predictor variables were included: speech experience, absence of speech anxiety, four indicators of aspiration/performance consistency, and three demographic…

Hayes, Daniel T.; Morganstern, Barry F.

233

Culture Counts: Improving Non-Cognitive Assessment for Predicting Retention and Academic Success in a Sample of African American College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the current study was to explore the effects of non-cognitive variables in predicting GPA, institutional commitment, and retention in a sample of African American college students. Specifically, the researcher examined the validity in measuring and utilizing culture specific factors in identifying and intervening with first-year college…

Caldwell, Taisha L.

2010-01-01

234

The Role of Motivation, Parental Support, and Peer Support in the Academic Success of Ethnic Minority First-Generation College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of personal motivational characteristics and environmental social supports in college outcomes was examined in a longitudinal study of 100 ethnic minority first-generation college students. Personal/career-related motivation to attend college in the fall was a positive predictor and lack of peer support was a negative predictor of college…

Dennis, Jessica M.; Phinney, Jean S.; Chuateco, Lizette Ivy

2005-01-01

235

Examining Financial Literacy among Transfer and Nontransfer Students: Predicting Financial Well-Being and Academic Success at a Four-Year University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the data collected through the Financial Literacy project conducted in the fall semester of 2010 at a land grant research university in the Midwest. A survey instrument, which includes 43 items that measure constructs such as parental influence, financial knowledge and behaviors, and working experience of students while…

Starobin, Soko S.; Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina; Chen, Yu

2013-01-01

236

A Model for Accelerating Academic Success of Community College Remedial English Students: Is the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Effective and Affordable? CCRC Working Paper No. 21  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the findings from a quantitative analysis of the Community College of Baltimore County's Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). Under ALP, students placed into upper-level developmental writing are "mainstreamed" into English 101 classes and simultaneously enrolled in a companion ALP course (taught by the same instructor) that…

Jenkins, Davis; Speroni, Cecilia; Belfield, Clive; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Edgecombe, Nikki

2010-01-01

237

Development and Validation of a Measure of Academic Entitlement: Individual Differences in Students' Externalized Responsibility and Entitled Expectations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four studies present the validation of a self-report scale capturing "academic entitlement," which is defined as the tendency to possess an expectation of academic success without a sense of personal responsibility for achieving that success. The Academic Entitlement scale possesses a 2-factor structure (Study 1); 10 items measure students'…

Chowning, Karolyn; Campbell, Nicole Judice

2009-01-01

238

Academic Invulnerability Among Mexican-American Students: The Importance of Protective Resources and Appraisals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the characteristics of a cohort of Mexican-American tenth-grade students to determine why some Mexican-American students are academically successful and others are not, despite sharing a similar sociocultural background. Based on current work on invulnerable children, the purpose of this study was to examine the role of protective resources and appraisals in the academic success or invulnerability of

Sylvia Alatorre Alva

1991-01-01

239

Academic and Family Conditions Associated with Intrinsic Academic Motivation in Japanese Medical Students: A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Intrinsic academic motivation is one of the most important psychological concepts in education, and it is related to academic outcomes in medical students. This study examined the relationships between academic and family conditions and intrinsic academic motivation. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: The study group consisted of…

Tanaka, Masaaki; Watanabea, Yasuyoshi

2012-01-01

240

The Effects of Academic Optimism on Student Academic Achievement in Alabama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the research was to determine the effects of academic optimism on student academic achievement through measuring the individual and collective effects of academic emphasis, collective efficacy, and faculty trust in clients. Data for this study were obtained from the School Academic Optimism Scale and the reading section of the…

Bevel, Raymona King

2010-01-01

241

Keeping Students on Course: An Impact Study of a Student Success Course at Guilford Technical Community College. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving the success of academically underprepared students who are in need of developmental (or remedial) education is a key challenge facing community colleges today. Many of these students enter college with little awareness of these institutions' expectations or a clear model for how to make effective decisions about their academic careers.…

Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Cullinan, Dan; Welbeck, Rashida

2012-01-01

242

Keeping Students on Course: An Impact Study of a Student Success Course at Guilford Technical Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving the success of academically underprepared students who are in need of developmental (or remedial) education is a key challenge facing community colleges today. Many of these students enter college with little awareness of these institutions' expectations or a clear model for how to make effective decisions about their academic careers.…

Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Cullinan, Dan; Welbeck, Rashida

2012-01-01

243

School-Based Health Centers and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poor academic outcomes and high dropout rates are major concerns of educators, policy makers, and parents alike--and poor health severely limits a child's motivation and ability to learn. Recent research confirms that "health disparities affect educational achievement". Improving students' health is integral to education reform. "School-Based…

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2012

2012-01-01

244

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Success in Community Colleges: A Conceptual Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career and technical education (CTE) students pursuing occupational associate's degrees or certificates differ from students seeking academic majors at 2-year institutions in several ways. This article examines several theoretical models of student persistence and offers a conceptual model of student success focused on CTE students in community…

Hirschy, Amy S.; Bremer, Christine D.; Castellano, Marisa

2011-01-01

245

Systematic reinforcement: academic performance of underachieving students.  

PubMed

The effect of contingent tangible and social reinforcement on academic performance was investigated in an experimental classroom of 25 selected underachieving students. Measures were taken of both teacher and child behavior during a baseline and two experimental treatment periods. During Treatment I, a point system with tangible backup reinforcers was combined with contingent social reinforcers dispensed by the teaching staff to assess the effects on three measures of academic performance (i.e., per cent of time at work, work output per minute, and accuracy). During Treatment II, the contingencies for the tangible reinforcers were terminated while social reinforcement was continued to see if the positive effects of Treatment I on academic performance would persist. The results show that with combined tangible and social reinforcers, students' work time, rate of output per hour, and accuracy in all activities substantially increased. After termination of the tangible reinforcers, the students maintained their high rates of output per hour and accuracy for the remaining period of the study while the total amount of time at work returned to the baseline level. PMID:16795308

Chadwick, B A; Day, R C

1971-01-01

246

Gender, student perceptions, institutional commitments and academic dishonesty: who reports in academic dishonesty cases?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The academic dishonesty literature generally focuses on the causes of academic dishonesty, and outlines deterrence strategies, as well as the punishment methods used in formal sanction. Student self-monitoring techniques are becoming a more visible alternative that places greater emphasis on proactive prevention methods as opposed to reactive punishment policies. Increasing the formal level of student responsibility in deterring academic dishonesty

Christopher A. Simon; Jim R. Carr; Sesi M. Mccullough; Sally J. Morgan; Ted Oleson; Maggie Ressel

2004-01-01

247

Chinese International Students' Academic Stressors in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No empirical research has focused on understanding the academic stress of Chinese international students in the United States. This qualitative inquiry examines the most stressful aspects of their academic lives in the U.S., how they characterize their academic stress, and what conditions they believe tend to account for their academic stress.…

Yan, Kun; Berliner, David C.

2009-01-01

248

Academic Choice for Included Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students with emotional disturbances present with behavioral and academic deficits that often limit their participation in general education settings. As an antecedent intervention, academic choice provides multiple choices surrounding academic work promoting academic and behavioral gains. The authors examined the effects of assignment choice with…

Skerbetz, Mandi Davis; Kostewicz, Douglas E.

2013-01-01

249

A Taxonomic Key for Academic Exploration Students & Advisors. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A "taxonomic key"--a manual that provides a systematic approach to academic decision-making for college students--is presented. The key is used to help students who enroll in the Academic Exploration Program at Bardley University to decide on a college major and a career. The key can assist the student and adviser by: helping clarify the student's…

Zarvell, Ray K.

250

Perceived Academic Preparedness of First-Generation Latino College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First-generation Latino college students may be characterized as underprepared for college. Research points to low performance on placement tests. However, students may not perceive themselves as academically underprepared for college. This study explored first-generation Latino students' perceptions of their academic preparedness. Seven students

Boden, Karen

2011-01-01

251

Exploring the Relationship between Time Management Skills and the Academic Achievement of African Engineering Students--A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poor academic success by African engineering students is currently experienced in many higher educational institutions, contributing to lower financial subsidies by local governments. One of the contributing factors to this low academic success may be the poor time management skills of these students. This article endeavours to explore this…

Swart, Arthur James; Lombard, Kobus; de Jager, Henk

2010-01-01

252

Re-Framing Student Academic Freedom: A Capability Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The scholarly debate about academic freedom focuses almost exclusively on the rights of academic faculty. Student academic freedom is rarely discussed and is normally confined to debates connected with the politicisation of the curriculum. Concerns about (student) freedom of speech reflect the dominant role of negative rights in the analysis of…

Macfarlane, Bruce

2012-01-01

253

Identifying Gaps in Academic Writing of ESL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is growing evidence that the lack of competence of university ESL (English as a second language) students in academic writing affects their overall academic performance. Olivas and Li (2006) connected low second-language proficiency levels in English to poor academic performance of international students studying at both university and…

Giridharan, Beena

2012-01-01

254

The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students  

PubMed Central

Background Educational institutions play an important role in encouraging student engagement, being necessary to know how engaged are students at university and if this factor is involved in student success point and followed. To explore the association between academic engagement and achievement. Methods Cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 304 students of Health Sciences. They were asked to fill out an on-line questionnaire. Academic achievements were calculated using three types of measurement. Results Positive correlations were found in all cases. Grade point average was the academic rate most strongly associated with engagement dimensions and this association is different for male and female students. The independent variables could explain between 18.9 and 23.9% of the variance (p?students being analyzed. Conclusions Engagement has been shown to be one of the many factors, which are positively involved, in the academic achievements of college students.

2013-01-01

255

College Student Ratings of Student Academic Support: Frequency, Importance, and Modes of Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests that student academic support plays a vital role at the college level as students often view communication with peers as their primary source of academic support (Thompson, 2008). This research advances the Student Academic Support Scale (SASS) as a method of assessing the frequency, importance, and mode of communicating academic

Thompson, Blair; Mazer, Joseph P.

2009-01-01

256

Student Success: Institutional and Individual Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines measures of student success, with a focus on how they apply to community colleges. A conceptual framework is presented as a way of facilitating thinking about and accurately grounding discussions of student success. The article closes with an examination of emerging concepts related to the measurement of student success in…

Mullin, Christopher M.

2012-01-01

257

Perceived Academic Preparedness of First-Generation Latino College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

First-generation Latino college students may be characterized as underprepared for college. Research points to low performance on placement tests. However, students may not perceive themselves as academically underprepared for college. This study explored first-generation Latino students’ perceptions of their academic preparedness. Seven students were interviewed with the following four themes to emerge—personal education planning, guides, academic skills, and personal impetus.

Karen Boden

2011-01-01

258

How Students' Beliefs about Their Intelligence Influence Their Academic Performance. Information Capsule. Volume 1012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' academic success may be influenced not only by their actual ability, but also by their beliefs about their intelligence. Studies have found that students enter a classroom with one of two distinct conceptions of their intellectual ability: some students believe their intelligence is expandable (growth mindset), while others believe their…

Blazer, Christie

2011-01-01

259

Predicting Student Nurse Academic Failures: An Analysis of Four Baccalaureate Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was done of pre-admission or early performance predictors of persistence versus academic failure among baccalaureate program nursing students. As part of a larger longitudinal research project, 155 students from four successive classes of students admitted to the program were studied, using multiple predictor and criterion variables. The…

Wold, Jean E.; Worth, Charles

260

Admission/Continuance Standards as Predictors of Academic Performance of Business Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College entrance examination scores, sophomore grade point average (GPA), and GPA for prerequisite courses were compared for 483 accounting, management, and economics students. All correlated with academic success, but test scores were less significant than GPAs. Only GPAs demonstrated significant results in predicting academic difficulty. (SK)

Pharr, Steven; And Others

1993-01-01

261

Diamonds in the Rough: Examining a Case of Successful Black Male Student Athletes in College Sport  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ailing academic performances of Black male student athletes have been an impetus for a search of recourse by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Amid the volume of these academic underperformances, particularly in revenue-generating sports, there are Black male student athletes who achieve a level of success in the classroom that rivals…

Bimper, Albert Y., Jr.; Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Clark, Langston

2013-01-01

262

First-Generation Student Success: The Role of Faculty Interaction in Service Learning Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Do service learning courses offer the opportunity for first-generation students to experience academic and social integration and ultimately, academic success? Our study answered this question by exploring the quality of interaction between first-generation students and faculty that characterizes service learning pedagogy, and by revealing ways in…

McKay, Valerie C.; Estrella, Jeremy

2008-01-01

263

A Successful Retention Program for Suspended Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally at Mississippi State University (MSU), students who are placed on academic suspension are required to stay out of school one regular semester. As an alternative, the university designed a program for early readmission for suspended students who agree to follow the requirements outlined in the "Learning Skills Support Program" (LSSP).…

Dill, Anna L.; Gilbert, Jerome A.; Hill, Jennifer P.; Minchew, Sue S.; Sempier, Tracie A.

2011-01-01

264

Promote Student Success during Independent Seatwork  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students with learning and behavioral disorders often lack the requisite academic skills and behavioral self-control to remain engaged during passive seatwork activities. Because independent seatwork composes a large portion of the instructional time in general education classrooms and teachers expect students to demonstrate self-control in these…

Rock, Marcia L.; Thead, Beth K.

2009-01-01

265

Institutionalizing College Networks for Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores concepts of college "networking" in the context of improving student retention and success, including student-to-student networks, faculty-to-faculty networks, faculty-to-student networks, institution-to-student networks, institution-to-faculty/staff networks, and institution-to-local community networks. Considers the need to address…

Calder, William B.; Gordon, William

1999-01-01

266

Academic and Social Support Critical to Success in Academically Rigorous Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To ensure that more American students attend college and are prepared to participate in a global economy, secondary schools have increased academic rigor and raised standards. By emphasizing vertical alignment of courses from preschool through college, secondary schools can help close the expectation gap that exists between high school and college…

Campbell, Melissa

2010-01-01

267

Community College Student Success Courses: The Student Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores student success courses from the student perspective to answer three questions: What topics do students find the most useful? What teaching methods do the students find most helpful? How can these courses be customized to better serve the students? The purpose of this study is to interview students from a number of community…

Duggan, Molly H.; Williams, Mitchell R.

2011-01-01

268

Faculty and Student Classroom Influences on Academic Dishonesty  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the influence that faculty and students have on academic dishonesty. Results showed that instructors who employ more safeguards against academic dis- honesty and who discuss plagiarism, collaboration, and source attribution are more likely to observe students engaging in aca- demic dishonesty behaviors. This study also found that students are less likely to report engaging in serious plagiarism

Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post

2008-01-01

269

Effect of Breakfast Consumption on Academic Performance of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

LEARNING OUTCOME: To determine effect of breakfast consumption and content on academic performance of college students.The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of breakfast consumption and content on academic performance of college students. Data were collected from 132 college students from three university classes. Over a four week period subjects recorded their breakfast intake. Food intake was

V. K. Fekete; M. K. Head

1997-01-01

270

Student learning and perceptions of the academic environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the effects of the organisation of curricula, teaching, and assessment on student learning and looks at the different demands which different academic environments make on their students. After a brief review of research into learning contexts in higher education, data from a course perceptions questionnaire are presented. The principal dimensions which students themselves use to characterise academic

Paul Ramsden

1979-01-01

271

Interviews with Students Enrolled in Academic CPR Workshops, Summer 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on students enrolled in academic CPR workshops in the summer of 2002. The goal of the study is to examine changes in the population of students with academic problems. The CPR workshops are a requirement for students that are subject to dismissal. The study was conducted in the summer of 2003 on the telephone with a random…

Maple, Chelley

272

Business School Deans on Student Academic Dishonesty: A Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While students and, to a lesser extent, faculty have been surveyed about the student academic dishonesty issue, deans have been virtually ignored. This paper reports the results of an online survey of business school deans on the issue. Deans' perceptions of the level of student academic dishonesty in their schools were much lower than the levels…

Brown, Bob S.; Weible, Rick J.; Olmosk, Kurt E.

2010-01-01

273

The Full Extent of Student-College Academic Undermatch  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper quantifies the extent of student-college "academic undermatch," which occurs when a student's academic credentials permit them access to a college or university that is more selective than the postsecondary alternative they actually choose. Using a nationally representative dataset, we find that 41 percent of students undermatch in…

Smith, Jonathan; Pender, Matea; Howell, Jessica

2013-01-01

274

Academic and Nonacademic Student Life at Stony Brook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the first of three reports designed to provide information on the student at Stony Brook. The academic and nonacademic student life at Stony Brook is discussed in relationship to the entering students; academic life; the social and psychological dimensions; the residences; the services and peer helping; women undergraduates;…

Bess, James L.; And Others

275

Improving Student Engagement in Social and Academic Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kindergarten and third-grade students in two suburban communities located in northern Illinois participated in the implementation of a program for improving student's engagement in social interactions and academic activities. The problem documentation indicated a need for teacher's intervention in order to improve student's social academic

Kinzig, Karen; Nakai, Janet

276

Academic Dishonesty among Gifted and High-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gifted high school students are essentially absent in the research concerning academic integrity; however, over the past few years, educators of gifted students have noticed an increase in the occurrences of academic dishonesty among students in gifted classrooms (Abilock, 2009). This research may be analyzed to provide some insight into the…

Geddes, Kimberly A.

2011-01-01

277

Academically at-risk students' perceptions of a constructivist high school biology pedagogy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Successful completion of the Living Environment, one state's high school biology course, is a state graduation requirement. The academically at-risk students enrolled in one suburban public high school had been disproportionately unsuccessful at achieving a passing grade in this course. In response, a constructivist biology curriculum was created to address the needs of at-risk students in a heterogeneous ability classroom. There is a gap in current research on students' perceptions of their learning experiences; consequently, the purpose of this phenomenological study was to obtain at-risk students' perceptions of a constructivist-based curriculum and to clarify what aspects of the Living Environment course assisted in their success. Eight academically at-risk students who successfully passed the Living Environment course were surveyed to seek their perceptions of the curricular and pedagogical change. These data were analyzed using the typological method with the inclusion of both inductive and predetermined categories. The students stated a preference for group work and active engagement. They also found that the binder system introduced in the course kept them better organized and helped them increase academic performance. Students perceived that effort was required but was rewarding. Findings derived from this study may contribute to social change by assisting teachers in tailoring curriculum and pedagogical decisions. This study provided a voice for the academically at-risk student and, in doing so, may contribute to social change by providing insight to teachers and administrators that can help students succeed academically, increase graduation rates, and enhance employment opportunities.

Sweeney, Heidi

278

Self-Mention and the Projection of Multiple Identity Roles in TESOL Graduate Student Presentations: The Influence of the Written Academic Genres  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study is to shed some light on the subtle interplay between oral and written academic genres in the context of graduate student academic presentations. The analysis was based on a corpus of successful TESOL graduate student academic presentations (n = 20) with a focus on the genre identity roles students encode in their…

Zareva, Alla

2013-01-01

279

ATE Student Success Stories: Christina's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In Texas City, Texas, Christina Smith is going back to school to study process technology at College of the Mainland. Learn more about Christina's new career path, her success in providing for her young daughter, and the role of ATE in helping her move forward.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-11-01

280

ATE Student Success Stories: Josiah's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Josiah Roberts successfully completed a two-year program at Naugatuck Valley Community College and is now transferring into a four-year mechanical engineering degree program at a local university. The ATE collaborative wheelchair project he worked on during his time at Naugatuck helped convince him that engineering was the field for him.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-11-01

281

Fostering Student Success in Hard Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A few years ago, in "Student Success in College (SSiC)," the authors profiled twenty colleges and universities that were unusually effective in fostering student engagement and success, defined as better-than-predicted scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and better-than-predicted graduation rates. These schools are exemplars…

Kuh, George D.; Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H.; Whitt, Elizabeth J.

2011-01-01

282

Using a student response system to reduce academic cheating.  

PubMed

Communication technologies have increased academic integrity violations in nursing programs. Previous methods to reduce cheating may not be sufficient to circumvent the technology-savvy student. Teaching outcomes have improved using technology such as the student response system. The author discusses how the use of a student response system reduced academic integrity violations during examinations, improved student interest and participation in class, and reduced faculty workload when evaluating student performance. PMID:20339331

Roberson, Donna W

2009-01-01

283

First Generation College Students: Motivation, Integration, and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study reported in this article investigated motivation and integration dimensions that influence college academic achievement of first-generation students compared to nonfirst-generation students. Participants consisted of 277 ethnically diverse students who were attending a community college. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses revealed that motivation and integration dimensions contributed significantly to academic achievement for first-generation students, but not for nonfirst-generation students.

Moisés Próspero; Shetal Vohra-Gupta

2007-01-01

284

First-generation students' academic engagement and retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates differences in academic engagement and retention between first-generation and non-first-generation undergraduate students. Utilizing the Student Experience in the Research University survey of 1864 first-year students at a large, public research university located in the United States, this study finds that first-generation students have lower academic engagement (as measured by the frequency with which students interacted with faculty,

Krista M. Soria; Michael J. Stebleton

2012-01-01

285

The Impact of Intrusive Advising on Academic Self Efficacy Beliefs in First-Year Students in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

First-year retention rates have seen minimal gains as high numbers of first-year students are leaving college due to insufficient academic skills and inability to adjust to the academic and social life of college. Programs that provide strategies to improve the transition from high school to college and that help develop skills to facilitate academic success are needed. This study presents

Lauren Kemner Miller

2010-01-01

286

Adjustment to university and academic performance among disadvantaged students in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adjustment to the university environment is regarded as an important factor in predicting university outcomes. This study explores the pathways taken by adjustment and other psychosocial variables (help?seeking, academic motivation, self?esteem, perceived stress, and perceived academic overload), in relation to the success of economically and educationally disadvantaged students at university. Participants were 194 first?year students on need?based financial aid at

Johann Louw; Kitty Dumont

2009-01-01

287

Peer Mentoring Styles and Their Contribution to Academic Success among Mentees: A Person-Oriented Study in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of our study was to explore peer mentoring styles and examine their contribution to academic success among mentees. Data were collected as part of a comprehensive evaluation of a peer mentoring program. The sample consisted of 49 mentors (advanced students) who supported 376 mentees (first year students) in small groups. Indicators for…

Leidenfrost, Birgit; Strassnig, Barbara; Schabmann, Alfred; Spiel, Christiane; Carbon, Claus-Christian

2011-01-01

288

Peer Mentoring Styles and Their Contribution to Academic Success Among Mentees: A Person-Oriented Study in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of our study was to explore peer mentoring styles and examine their contribution to academic success among mentees. Data were collected as part of a comprehensive evaluation of a peer mentoring program. The sample consisted of 49 mentors (advanced students) who supported 376 mentees (first year students) in small groups. Indicators for peer mentoring styles were constructed using

Birgit Leidenfrost; Barbara Strassnig; Alfred Schabmann; Christiane Spiel; Claus-Christian Carbon

2011-01-01

289

Examining Pre-College Academic Variables: Investigating Future College Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study looked at the success rate of first-year students in a new program for conditionally admitted students. Logistic regression was used to determine the impact of several pre-college variables, such as high school grade point average and ACT scores, and orientation generated variables, specifically placement test results, on the dependent…

Donnelly, Patrick James

2010-01-01

290

Is Alcohol Consumption Associated with Poor Academic Achievement in University Students?  

PubMed Central

Background: We assessed associations between educational achievement and alcohol consumption. Methods: We employed five alcohol consumption measures (length of time of and amount consumed during most recent drinking occasion, frequency of alcohol consumption, heavy episodic drinking, problem drinking); and three educational achievement indicators (students’ subjective importance of achieving good grades, students’ appraisal of their academic performance in comparison with peers, students’ actual module mark). Results: Males were positively associated with all five alcohol consumption measures. Age was negatively associated with three alcohol consumption measures. While students´ importance of good grades was negatively associated with three alcohol consumption measures, academic performance in comparison with peers was negatively associated with heavy episodic drinking. Actual module mark was not associated with any alcohol consumption measure. Conclusions: Alcohol consumption showed negative associations with motivation for and subjectively achieved academic performance. University alcohol prevention activities might have positive impact on studentsacademic success.

El Ansari, Walid; Stock, Christiane; Mills, Claire

2013-01-01

291

Measurement of Academic Self-Concept in College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic self-concept has been viewed by numerous investigators as an important facet of general self-concept. The Academic Self-Concept Scale (ASCS) was developed as a measure of academic self-concept in college students. The initial item pool consisted of 59 items worded to conform to a four-pont Likert-type response format. On the basis of…

Reynolds, William M.; And Others

292

Academic Clustering and Major Selection of Intercollegiate Student-Athletes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although journalists and reporters have written about academic clustering among college student-athletes, there has been a dearth of scholarly analysis devoted to the subject. This study explored football players' academic major selections to determine if academic clustering actually existed. The seasons 1996, 2001, and 2006 were selected for…

Schneider, Ray G.; Ross, Sally R.; Fisher, Morgan

2010-01-01

293

Breakup Effects on University Students' Perceived Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Problem: Problems that might be expected to affect perceived academic performance were studied in a sample of 283 university students. Results: Breakup Distress Scale scores, less time since the breakup and no new relationship contributed to 16% of the variance on perceived academic performance. Variables that were related to academic

Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

2012-01-01

294

Biculturalism and Academic Achievement of African American High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biculturalism was examined as a factor that may positively affect the academic achievement of African American high school students, beyond cultural identity and self-esteem. Hierarchical regression analyses determined that cultural identity and academic self-esteem were important factors for academic achievement, but not biculturalism.…

Rust, Jonathan P.; Jackson, Margo A.; Ponterotto, Joseph G.; Blumberg, Fran C.

2011-01-01

295

Metacognitive Knowledge Monitoring and Self-Regulated Learning: Academic Success and Reflections on Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past decade the relationship of self-regulated learning (SRL) to academic success has been extensively explored but the impact of metacognition in this process has not been thoroughly examined. This study examined the relationship of metacognitive knowledge monitoring (MKM) to classroom performance. Eighty-four undergraduate students in an introductory educational psychology class completed ten weekly in-class tests in which they

Randy M. Isaacson; Frank Fujita

2006-01-01

296

Adolescents' Fear of Social Consequences of Academic Success as a Function of Age and Sex.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Fear of Success Consequence Scale was used to assess early and mid-adolescents' fears of potential social consequences of academic success. Results indicated that fear of academic success decreased through adolescence and girls generally had a greater fear of academic success. (DWH)

Ishiyama, F. Ishu; Chabassol, David J.

1985-01-01

297

Helping Students Take Control: A Model of Advising. Student Success Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook presents Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's (North Carolina) model of academic advising as embodied by its Student Success Center. Divided into seven parts, this handbook contains the following sections: a mission statement, Early Alert forms, evaluation tool, forms section, organizational chart of pre-college program, brochure, and…

Moon, Brenda G.; Boland, Reginald

298

Recruiting, Training and Motivating Student Assistants in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the history of student academic library employees and reviews the related literature on the changing role of library student assistants. Highlights include changes in libraries' organizational structures; and administrative issues concerning recruitment, interviewing, training, motivation, and employee retention. (LRW)

Constantinou, Constantia

1998-01-01

299

Holding back and holding behind: grade retention and students’ non?academic and academic outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the implications of grade retention (repeating a grade) and social promotion (automatic promotion to the next grade each year) for high school studentsacademic and non?academic outcomes. Based on data from 3261 high school students, structural equation modeling demonstrated that, after controlling for interactions with other factors, demographic covariates and ability, there were significant (p <

Andrew J. Martin

2010-01-01

300

Relationships among Properties of College Students' Self-Set Academic Goals and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement, using multiple theoretical perspectives. Using a personal goal-based research methodology, college students enrolled in a learning-to-learn course (N = 130) were asked to list 20 of their…

Acee, Taylor W.; Cho, Yoonjung; Kim, Jung-In; Weinstein, Claire Ellen

2012-01-01

301

Student Success: A Matter of Choice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses Delgado Community College's new approach to student services, which has aligned the college's fundamental academic testing and placement functions with expanded career advisement and job placement services to create a logical progression of services. Highlights the roles of the Developmental Studies and Human Development Department and…

Wright, Frank W.; And Others

1984-01-01

302

A Predictive Model for MSSW Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tested a hypothetical model for predicting both graduate GPA and graduation of University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) students entering the program during the 2001-2005 school years. The preexisting characteristics of demographics, academic preparedness and culture shock along with…

Napier, Angela Michele

2011-01-01

303

Longitudinal Effects of Teacher and Student Perceptions of Teacher-Student Relationship Qualities on Academic Adjustment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The shared and unique effects of teacher and student reports of teacher-student relationship quality (TSRQ) in second and third grade on academic self-views, behavioral engagement, and achievement the following year were investigated in a sample of 714 academically at-risk students. Teacher and student reports of teacher-student support and…

Hughes, Jan N.

2011-01-01

304

The Impact of Interpersonal Interaction on Academic Engagement and Achievement in a College Success Strategies Course with a Blended Learning Instructional Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quasi-experiment was carried out in a college success strategies course to evaluate the impact of structured interpersonal interaction on undergraduate students' Academic Engagement and Academic Achievement. The course, EPL 259: Individual Learning and Motivation, employs a blended learning instructional model that requires students to spend the…

Mosser, Brent Steven

2010-01-01

305

Live It, Learn It: The Academic Club Methodology for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improve school success for students who have learning disabilities and ADHD with "Academic Clubs," the proven learning-by-doing approach presented in this energizing guidebook. Sally Smith--the highly respected founder of the Lab Schools, where 95% of students with learning problems go on to college--shows elementary school educators how to…

Smith, Sally L.

2004-01-01

306

Evaluating the Effects of Basic Skills Mathematics Placement on Academic Outcomes of Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main objective of the authors' proposed study is to evaluate the effectiveness of math placement policies for entering community college students on these students' academic success in math, and their transfer and graduation rates. The main research question that guides the proposed study is: What are the effects of various basic skills…

Melguizo, Tatiana; Bo, Hans; Prather, George; Kim, Bo

2011-01-01

307

School-Community Partnerships: Using Authentic Contexts to Academically Motivate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The opportunities school-community partnerships pose for students' learning continue to generate the attention of educational stakeholders. Children learn through a variety of social and educational contexts, and the goals for student academic success are best achieved through the cooperation and support of schools, families, and communities. The…

Willems, Patricia P.; Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.

2012-01-01

308

Graduate-Entry Medical Student Variables that Predict Academic and Clinical Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

A hypothetical model was formulated to explore factors that influenced academic and clinical achievement for graduate-entry medical students completing their third year of university studies. Nine latent variables were considered including the students' background, previous successes with their undergraduate and postgraduate studies and their assessed ability to study graduate-entry medicine based on their scholastic aptitude and their interview selection scores.

Ian Blackman; I Gusti; Ngurah Darmawan

2004-01-01

309

Academic English Reading for International College Students: The Role of Metacognitive Reading Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the authors examined the impact of metacognitive reading strategies on international college students' academic success by correcting the Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS) instrument with (a) grade point averages (GPAs) and (b) the English language proficiency levels, categorized by beginning (students at the English Language…

Iwai, Yuko; Filce, Hollie; Ramp, Ellen

2011-01-01

310

Can We Relate Conceptions of Learning to Student Academic Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the conceptions of learning held by second-year medical students in South Africa in relation to their academic achievement. Found that students with a good academic record expressed more transformative conceptions of learning than did their lower-achieving peers, who appeared to rely on memorization and recall. (EV)

McLean, Michelle

2001-01-01

311

Linking Academic Entitlement and Student Incivility Using Latent Means Modeling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic entitlement has been theoretically linked with uncivil student behavior; however, this relationship has not been tested. To address this gap in the literature, the authors used latent means modeling to estimate the relationship between the Academic Entitlement Questionnaire and uncivil student behavior. The authors gathered scores on the…

Kopp, Jason P.; Finney, Sara J.

2013-01-01

312

Theoretical Perspectives on Factors Affecting the Academic Performance of Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whilst the government, higher education authorities and institutions, academics, academic development practitioners, researchers etc. recognize that there is an increasing number and diversity of students accessing higher education, do the stake-holders really know who these students are before even thinking of enhancing their learning and…

Jama, M. P.; Mapesela, M. L. E.; Beylefeld, A. A.

2008-01-01

313

Students as Spectators: Their Academic and Social Integration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is extensive research literature addressing the impact that the college experience has on students, linking the campus environment to their persistence and graduation, satisfaction, sense of community, academic and social integration, and academic performance. Researchers have yet to fully address the connection between students identifying…

Clopton, Aaron

2009-01-01

314

Historically Black vs. White Institutions: Academic Development among Black Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using national longitudinal data, compared the academic development among African American students attending historically Black and White institutions of higher education. Found no significant differences on self-reported academic ability, writing, and mathematics. However, students at Black institutions tend to be more socio-economically…

Kim, Mikyong Minsun

2002-01-01

315

Academic Advisement And Student Retention: Empirical Connections & Systemic Interventions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research reviewed in this manuscript strongly suggests that there is much need for, and room for, improvement in the quality of academic advisement and the rate of student retention in higher education. The research also suggests that improvement in the former is associated with improvement in the latter. However, to promote extensive and enduring gains in student retention, academic advisement

Joe Cuseo

316

Student Alienation, Academic Achievement, and WebCT Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current investigation sought to understand the relationships between college student alienation, academic achievement, and use of WebCT. Fifty-three students enrolled in an undergraduate educational psychology course provided three types of data: 1) self-rating of eight Likert scale alienation items, 2) academic achievement measured with four…

Johnson, Genevieve Marie

2005-01-01

317

Issues and Trends in Academic Engaged Time of Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of research relating to academic engaged time from the perspective of the special services provider indicated that academic engaged time is related to student achievement, and recommended that teachers provide greater supervision and monitoring, limit disruptions, provide feedback, use the direct instruction model, and encourage student

Gettinger, Maribeth

1986-01-01

318

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students face a myriad of pressures and challenges in the academic environment as they seek to maintain optimal performance or even to remain in the academic program. In 2002, it was reported that more than 30% of first-year students did not return for their second year of college (Smith), and only 40% are reported to actually compete…

Mansfield, Phylis M.; Pinto, Mary Beth; Parente, Diane H.; Wortman, Thomas I.

2009-01-01

319

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students face a myriad of pressures and challenges in the academic environment as they seek to maintain optimal performance or even to remain in the academic program. In 2002, it was reported that more than 30% of first-year students did not return for their second year of college (Smith), and only 40% are reported to actually compete…

Mansfield, Phylis M.; Pinto, Mary Beth; Parente, Diane H.; Wortman, Thomas I.

2004-01-01

320

Academic Work, the Internet and U.S. College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to explore, based on a nationally representative sample, U.S. college students' uses of the Internet in their studies and their perceptions of academic life online, and changes in both perception and use since a 2002 report on the topic. Findings show that overall Internet use for academic purposes has increased. Students

Jones, Steve; Johnson-Yale, Camille; Millermaier, Sarah; Perez, Francisco Seoane

2008-01-01

321

Student Competencies Emphasized by Faculty in Disparate Academic Environments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the relative emphasis placed on different student competencies by 248 faculty members in disparate theory-based clusters of academic departments. Findings suggest that faculty create distinctive academic environments inclined to require, reinforce, and reward their preferred patterns of student abilities and interests in a manner…

Thompson, Michael D.; Smart, John C.

1999-01-01

322

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education is highly valued in Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC) countries such as China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea but the expectations of parents, teachers and students themselves to excel academically can also be a source of intense stress for many students. The "Academic Expectations Stress Inventory" (AESI), developed by Ang…

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

323

Publication metrics and success on the academic job market.  

PubMed

The number of applicants vastly outnumbers the available academic faculty positions. What makes a successful academic job market candidate is the subject of much current discussion [1-4]. Yet, so far there has been no quantitative analysis of who becomes a principal investigator (PI). We here use a machine-learning approach to predict who becomes a PI, based on data from over 25,000 scientists in PubMed. We show that success in academia is predictable. It depends on the number of publications, the impact factor (IF) of the journals in which those papers are published, and the number of papers that receive more citations than average for the journal in which they were published (citations/IF). However, both the scientist's gender and the rank of their university are also of importance, suggesting that non-publication features play a statistically significant role in the academic hiring process. Our model (www.pipredictor.com) allows anyone to calculate their likelihood of becoming a PI. PMID:24892909

van Dijk, David; Manor, Ohad; Carey, Lucas B

2014-06-01

324

Laptops + Challenging Curriculum = Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Modern day education reform, impacted by the No Child Left Behind Act, is dominated by accountability and results. At Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, student results are front and center. Students participating in a laptop and online curriculum initiative have documented astonishing achievement gains. Prior to the 2004 school…

Andrews, Geoffrey

2006-01-01

325

College Affordability and Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College--whether with a vocational or liberal-arts bent--gives students an opportunity to test areas of interest, to follow their passions, or perhaps to find passions that they didn't know they had. The question for the nation is how to provide college "opportunity" more broadly. That means a system that makes it possible for students--rich or…

Shireman, Robert

2009-01-01

326

Understanding Disabilities & Online Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online learning has been growing at an exponential rate over the past decade, providing new opportunities for students seeking quality courses and programs offered through flexible formats. However, as higher education continues to expand online offerings, services must be expanded simultaneously to support all students. This article focuses on…

Betts, Kristen; Welsh, Bill; Pruitt, Cheryl; Hermann, Kelly; Dietrich, Gaeir; Trevino, Jorge G.; Watson, Terry L.; Brooks, Michael L.; Cohen, Alex H.; Coombs, Norman

2013-01-01

327

Academic self-concept, learning motivation, and test anxiety of the underestimated student.  

PubMed

BACKGROUND. Teachers' judgments of student performance on a standardized achievement test often result in an overestimation of students' abilities. In the majority of cases, a larger group of overestimated students and a smaller group of underestimated students are formed by these judgments. AIMS. In this research study, the consequences of the underestimation of students' mathematical performance potential were examined. SAMPLE. Two hundred and thirty-five fourth grade students and their fourteen mathematics teachers took part in the investigation. METHOD. Students worked on a standardized mathematics achievement test and completed a self-description questionnaire about motivation and affect. Teachers estimated each individual student's potential with regard to mathematics test performance as well as students' expectancy for success, level of aspiration, academic self-concept, learning motivation, and test anxiety. The differences between teachers' judgments on students' test performance and students' actual performance were used to build groups of underestimated and overestimated students. RESULTS. Underestimated students displayed equal levels of test performance, learning motivation, and level of aspiration in comparison with overestimated students, but had lower expectancy for success, lower academic self-concept, and experienced more test anxiety. Teachers expected that underestimated students would receive lower grades on the next mathematics test, believed that students were satisfied with lower grades, and assumed that the students have weaker learning motivation than their overestimated classmates. CONCLUSION. Teachers' judgment error was not confined to test performance but generalized to motivational and affective traits of the students. PMID:21391968

Urhahne, Detlef; Chao, Sheng-Han; Florineth, Maria Luise; Luttenberger, Silke; Paechter, Manuela

2011-03-01

328

Student involvement and retention in higher education: the case for academic peer mentoring programmes for first-years  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to highlight the extent to which support for first years, such as an academic peer mentoring programme can play a positive role in studying successfully. The article also focuses on the many factors influencing student success in completing their studies. Factors such as academic unpreparedness (as a pre-enrolment factor) and adjustment at university (as

AGJ Loots

2009-01-01

329

Assessing Conditions to Enhance Student Success: How Six Campuses Got Started  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Inventory for Student Engagement and Success (ISES) is a self-guided framework for conducting a comprehensive, systematic analysis of the properties and conditions for student success that are present at an institution. It can be used to assess an entire institution; units within an institution, such as a school or department or an academic or…

Whitt, Elizabeth J.; Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H.; Kuh, George D.

2008-01-01

330

Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Classroom interactions provide learning opportunities for understanding others and developing agency in a community of learners. Student learning identities were measured using a survey instrument targeting physics learning self-efficacy, expectations of classroom roles, and attitude toward social learning as components of physics learning identity. From a selection of students who scored relatively high or low on the survey sub scales, an academically successful student in an introductory physics course using an active engagement curriculum was selected to examine identity development. Findings indicate he didn't develop a sense of agency, nor did he feel a need to alter his participation, although there were ample opportunities to do so in the learning community. These results suggest that being a successful physics student in the traditional sense doesn't necessarily mean the student is successful at adopting meta-goals which are the non-content course goals of learning to think like a physicist. This student was prompted to engage meaningfully but didn't feel it was required for success which suggests that structural alignment is required to motivate students to achieve meta-goals.

Li, Sissi L.; Demaree, Dedra

2014-02-01

331

Physics learning identity of a successful student: A plot twist  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Classroom interactions provide learning opportunities for understanding others and developing agency in a community of learners. Student learning identities were measured using a survey instrument targeting physics learning self-efficacy, expectations of classroom roles, and attitude toward social learning as components of physics learning identity. From a selection of students who scored relatively high or low on the survey sub scales, an academically successful student in an introductory physics course using an active engagement curriculum was selected to examine identity development. Findings indicate he didn't develop a sense of agency, nor did he feel a need to alter his participation, although there were ample opportunities to do so in the learning community. These results suggest that being a successful physics student in the traditional sense doesn't necessarily mean the student is successful at adopting meta-goals which are the non-content course goals of learning to think like a physicist. This student was prompted to engage meaningfully but didn't feel it was required for success which suggests that structural alignment is required to motivate students to achieve meta-goals.

Li, Sissi L.; Demaree, Dedra

2013-01-01

332

Gleanings: The Minority Student Success Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Minority Student Success Project (MSSP) initiated in 1989 was designed to improve the recruitment and retention of minority students on campuses in the state of Washington. The results of a questionnaire on minority students administered to all of Washington's community colleges, and data from follow-up interviews, were used to design working…

Smith, Barbara Leigh; MacGregor, Jean

333

Getting Students to be Successful, Independent Investigators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Middle school students often struggle when writing testable problems, planning valid and reliable procedures, and drawing meaningful evidence-based conclusions. To address this issue, the author created a student-centered lab handout to facilitate the inquiry process for students. This handout has reduced studentsâ frustration and helped them become more independent and successful investigators.

Thomas, Jeffery D.

2010-02-01

334

Alternative School Students' Concepts of Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes a study that elicited students' responses regarding their perceptions of success in 21 alternative-learning-environment (ALE) programs throughout Arkansas. Students overwhelmingly favored ALE over regular program characteristics regarding teachers, class size, student/teacher relationships, expectations, atmosphere, courses, building,…

Castleberry, Sue E.; Enger, John M.

1998-01-01

335

Successful Community College Transfer Students Speak Out  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The community college as the entranceway into the baccalaureate degree is becoming a prevalent choice for students. This study was a qualitative approach to understanding attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge acquisition by successful community college transfer students. University students who transferred from a community college and were making…

Ellis, Martha M.

2013-01-01

336

Student writing in higher education: An academic literacies approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article addresses the issue of student writing in higher education. It draws on the findings of an Economic and Social Research Council funded project which examined the contrasting expectations and interpretations of academic staff and students regarding undergraduate students' written assignments. It is suggested that the implicit models that have generally been used to understand student writing do not

Mary R. Lea

1998-01-01

337

The Effect of Student Time Allocation on Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a large literature on the influence of institutional characteristics on student academic achievement. In contrast, relatively little research focusses on student time allocation and its effects on student performance. This paper contributes to the literature by investigating the effect of student time allocation on the average grade of…

Grave, Barbara S.

2011-01-01

338

Arts Integration and the Success of Disadvantaged Students: A Research Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Does arts integration contribute to student success for disadvantaged student populations? The introduction to this article compares students' academic performance and arts education in countries outperforming the United States on the recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading…

Robinson, A. Helene

2013-01-01

339

Reading Relationship Study: Success/Failure Rate of First Semester College Students Identified as Poor Readers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to measure the academic success/failure rate of students reading below the ninth grade level, all freshmen students entering Cosumnes River College were given the Nelson-Denny Reading Test during college registration in August 1974. Of the approximately 650 students tested, 113 (17 percent) scored 41 or below; this score corresponds to a…

Chadwick, Robert; Walters, Henry

340

Literacy Success: Fifty Students from Areas throughout the United States Share Their Stories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students from low-socioeconomic areas participated in this multiple-case study, which sought to unveil how they succeeded in developing literacy skills and academic success along with recommendations they had for future students. The students in this study received a full college scholarship through the Ron Brown Scholar Program, and as a result…

Martinez, Gilda

2011-01-01

341

Provisional Admission Practices: Blending Access and Support to Facilitate Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines provisional admission as an initiative that can expand four-year college access and success for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Provisional admission policies and programs enable students to enroll at an institution under specific conditions. Students are often required to meet certain academic

Nichols, Andrew Howard; Clinedinst, Melissa

2013-01-01

342

An expert performance approach to examining factors contributing to academic success in organic chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Successful completion of the introductory course in organic chemistry is a prerequisite for many graduate and professional science programs, yet the failure rate for this course is notoriously high. To date, there have been few studies examining factors contributing to academic success in organic chemistry. This study demonstrates that the online, longitudinal methods used by investigations of expert performance can examine and successfully identify factors contributing to academic success at the college level. Sixty-four students enrolled in introductory organic chemistry during the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 semesters completed motivation questionnaires, interviews, diaries, and think-aloud reading and problem-solving tasks at three different points across a semester. Measures of spatial ability, general ability, and background preparation were also collected. Each measure was analyzed to determine significant differences between groups differing in grade-point average (GPA) prior to the start of the course and to identify predictors of organic chemistry grade. Variables measuring background preparation, problem-solving strategies and studying strategies were found to be the best predictors of academic success in organic chemistry. Implications for instruction in organic chemistry and effective studying behaviors are discussed.

Nandagopal, Kiruthiga

343

The academic success of GIS in geography: Problems and prospects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The success of GIS has in some ways proved to be a mixed blessing to academic geography. While quantitative geography has developed as a disciplinary specialism over a long period of time, the infusion of GIS has been more rapid and applications-led. Geography has been a consumer, not producer, of mainstream GIS software, and as such GIS may even contribute towards accelerated de-skilling of the discipline. The technology nevertheless provides a crucial means of dealing with the current proliferation of digital data, and has important implications for the future development of geography.

Longley, Paul A.

344

Losing Sleep over Student Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past year, a number of journals have reprised many of the questions plaguing higher education--providing a full year's worth of sleepless nights. While each of these issues justifies considerable dialogue and attention, the one issue on which parents, students, the public, and educators can agree is the importance--and the challenge--of…

Cordova, France A.

2006-01-01

345

A pilot study of nursing student's perceptions of academic dishonesty: a generation Y perspective.  

PubMed

As a result of the proliferation of technology, academic dishonesty in colleges and universities is becoming a major global problem of higher education. Unfortunately, it is documented in published research that today's student appears to normalize academic dishonest behaviors. This paper reports on a pilot study that tested an instrument that explored the perceptions of cheating in undergraduate nursing students. The instrument explored scenarios that represented dishonest behaviors in examination situations; dishonest behaviors relevant to classroom assignments; and scenarios that represented dishonest behaviors towards practical laboratory experiences. The participants in this study were quite clear on the definition of academic dishonesty in examination situations but had difficulty identifying academic dishonest behaviors during classroom and laboratory assignments. This paper further discusses these findings from the unique point of view of the characteristics of Generation Yers and the resulting implications for successful strategies that may curtail academic dishonesty. PMID:19278183

Arhin, Afua O

2009-01-01

346

Academic Dishonesty: Are More Students Cheating?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty, with Internet plagiarism as one of the most common forms, is a concern on college and university campuses more than ever before. Many institutions of higher education have adopted academic honesty policies, instituted academic integrity tutorial completion prerequisites for next term registration, and acquired plagiarism…

Jones, Dorothy L. R.

2011-01-01

347

Strategies to Increase Online Student Success for Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online learning provides extensive opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enroll in degree and certificate programs. However, accessibility must be central to online course development since this can have a profound effect on student engagement, academic performance, and completion rates. This article provides a unique perspective on…

Betts, Kristen; Cohen, Alex H.; Veit, Daniel P.; Alphin, Henry C., Jr.; Broadus, Chanel; Allen, Dan

2013-01-01

348

Impact of Parent Educational Achievement on First-Generation Student Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies indicate that college enrollment, student achievement, and retention are directly related to the educational achievement levels of students' parents. First-generation college students, those whose parents have not attended post-secondary education, are at a unique disadvantage in terms of academic preparedness and college success. Characteristics of first-generation students are often similar to those of non-traditional students and others of minority

Heather M. Eggsware

349

Living–Learning Programs and First-Generation College StudentsAcademic and Social Transition to College  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the role of living–learning (L\\/L) programs in facilitating first-generation students’ perceived academic\\u000a and social transition to college. Using a sample of 1,335 first-generation students from 33 4-year institutions who participated\\u000a in the National Study of Living–Learning Programs during Spring 2004, the results of the study show that first-generation\\u000a students in L\\/L programs reported a more successful academic

Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas; Zaneeta E. Daver; Kristen E. Vogt; Jeannie Brown Leonard

2007-01-01

350

Exploring Determinants of Relationship Quality between Students and their Academic Department: Perceived Relationship Investment, Student Empowerment, and Student-Faculty Interaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the increasing need for the retention of satisfied and successful students, the purpose of this study was to explore the factors that influence the perceived quality of relationships formed between students and their academic departments. Based on the extensive review of interdisciplinary literature, the study proposed three…

Cho, Moonhee; Auger, Giselle A.

2013-01-01

351

Understanding Academic Performance of International Students: The Role of Ethnicity, Academic and Social Integration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 3 million students study outside their home country, primarily at a Western university. A common belief among educators is that international students are insufficiently adjusted to higher education in their host country, both academically and socially. Furthermore, several groups of international students experience considerable amounts…

Rienties, Bart; Beausaert, Simon; Grohnert, Therese; Niemantsverdriet, Susan; Kommers, Piet

2012-01-01

352

Academic Achievement in First Generation College Students: The Role of Academic Self-Concept  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined whether verbal and math self-concepts could help explain the academic performance of first generation college students. Participants were 167 ethnically diverse students at an inner city, commuter, open-enrollment, four-year university in the southwestern United States. Results indicated that students with lower verbal and…

DeFreitas, Stacie Craft; Rinn, Anne

2013-01-01

353

Effects of Peer Academic Reputation on Achievement in Academically At-Risk Elementary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

664 relatively low achieving first grade children were recruited into a longitudinal study. Measures of peer academic reputation (PAR), peer acceptance, teacher-rated academic engagement and achievement, and reading and math achievement were obtained in Year 2, when the majority of students were in second grade, and 1 year later. Measures of…

Hughes, Jan N.; Dyer, Nicole; Luo, Wen; Kwok, Oi-Man

2009-01-01

354

Academic Self-Concept and Learning Strategies: Direction of Effect on Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the prediction of academic self-concept (English and Mathematics) and learning strategies (deep and surface), and their direction of effect, on academic achievement (English and Mathematics) of 8,354 students from 16 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Two competing models were tested to ascertain the direction of effect: Model A…

McInerney, Dennis M.; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Lam, Amy Kwok Hap

2012-01-01

355

English Academic Language Skills: Perceived Difficulties by Undergraduate and Graduate Students, and Their Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An English for academic purposes needs survey conducted at a Canadian university among first-year Bachelor's and Master's level students reveals native speakers (NS) and nonnative speakers (NNS) of English perceive that the language skills necessary for academic study are of different levels of difficulty. English language difficulties appear to…

Berman, Robert; Cheng, Liying

2001-01-01

356

First-Generation Students' Academic Engagement and Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates differences in academic engagement and retention between first-generation and non-first-generation undergraduate students. Utilizing the Student Experience in the Research University survey of 1864 first-year students at a large, public research university located in the United States, this study finds that first-generation…

Soria, Krista M.; Stebleton, Michael J.

2012-01-01

357

Academic Content, Student Learning, and the Persistence of Preschool Effects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little research has examined the relationship between academic content coverage in kindergarten and student achievement. Using nationally representative data, we examine the association between reading and mathematics content coverage in kindergarten and student learning, both overall and for students who attended preschool, Head Start, or…

Claessens, Amy; Engel, Mimi; Curran, F. Chris

2014-01-01

358

Motivation Predictors of College Student Academic Performance and Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College student retention and performance in higher education are important issues for educational institutions, educators, and students. The purpose of this study was to determine if student needs for achievement, affiliation, autonomy, and dominance measured by the Needs Assessment Questionnaire (Heckert et al., 2000) could predict academic

Friedman, Barry A.; Mandel, Rhonda G.

2012-01-01

359

First Generation College Students: Motivation, Integration, and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study reported in this article investigated motivation and integration dimensions that influence college academic achievement of first-generation students compared to nonfirst-generation students. Participants consisted of 277 ethnically diverse students who were attending a community college. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses…

Prospero, Moises; Vohra-Gupta, Shetal

2007-01-01

360

Academic Eligibilty Requirements for Student Athletes: Two Points of View.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses opposing views on minimum academic standards for student athletes. Can schools require of athletes what is not required of other students? Unintended outcomes such as student athletes taking easier course loads may result. Conversely, minimum standards should not penalize those wanting to participate in sports. Schools with minimum…

Harper, Thomas; Ruffin, Santee C., Jr.

1986-01-01

361

Academically Deficient Readmitted Students: Are They Really a High Risk?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A process was developed to intensively and intrusively counsel students who were readmitted to the College of Charleston with academic deficiencies. The process included counseling to assess the students' attitudes toward returning followed by a contract to be signed by the students. (MLW)

Taylor, David V.; And Others

1987-01-01

362

Levels of Stress and Academic Performance in Baccalaureate Nursing Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparison of 39 nursing students in an old program with 62 in the first year of a new baccalaureate program showed the former experienced more stress and did not perceive the program as challenging. Academic gains of new-program students were not as significant as those of old-program students. (SK)

Gwele, Nonthandazo Sylvia; Uys, Leana Ria

1998-01-01

363

Academic, Career and Personal Needs of Nigerian University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic, career and personal needs of students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Nigeria were surveyed. A total of 920 undergraduates participated in this study. The results of the study revealed that irrespective of students' residential status, gender, age and relationship status, the students ranked time-management as the most pressing…

Aluede, Oyaziwo; Imhonde, Henry; Eguavoen, Agatha

2006-01-01

364

Difficulties in Quality Doctoral Academic Advising: Experiences of Korean Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines difficulties encountered by international students in establishing strong and supportive academic advising relationships, with a special focus on Korean doctoral students in the USA. Interviews about barriers, experienced and perceived, to quality advising interactions were conducted with eight Korean international students

Kim, Youngjoo

2007-01-01

365

Academic Progress of Students across Inclusive and Traditional Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effects of inclusive school settings for students in six Indiana school corporations were investigated. Results reveal that students without disabilities educated in inclusive settings made significantly greater academic progress in mathematics and reading. For students with disabilities, there were no significant differences in reading and math…

Cole, Cassandra M.; Waldron, Nancy; Majd, Massoumeh

2004-01-01

366

Essex County College's Academic Preparation: Transfer Students' Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to ascertain how well Essex County College (ECC) prepared its transfer students for upper-division academic coursework at transfer institutions, students who transferred to four-year institutions in the terms beginning January 1974 and September 1974 were surveyed. Responses were received from 413 students. Among the findings were: (1)…

Jackson, Edison O.; Drakulich, J. Scott

367

The Other Side of Academic Dishonesty: The relationship between faculty scepticism, gender and strategies for managing student academic dishonesty cases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student academic ethics is a serious concern for colleges and universities. The literature dealing with student academic ethics, however, focuses little attention on the possible connection between organizational characteristics and the efforts made by faculty to deter student academic ethics violations. In this case study analysis of faculty at a medium-sized university in the western USA, we found that the

CHRISTOPHER A. SIMON; JIM R. CARR; SESI M. McCULLOUGH; SALLY J. MORGAN; TED OLESON; MARGRET RESSEL

2003-01-01

368

Small Research Grants and Academic Fellowships: How Students Can Compete.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents recommendations for securing academic fellowships and small research grants. Recommendations are based in part on combined experiences of authors as doctoral students in search of academic fellowships and small research grants. Includes annotated bibliography of sources of grants and fellowships. (Author/NB)

Heath, D. Terri; And Others

1993-01-01

369

Affective Benefits from Academic Competitions for Middle School Gifted Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic competitions have long been an aspect of programming for the gifted. These competitions can facilitate a learning environment that presents gifted students the academic challenge that often is difficult to create in a single classroom or school. They can offer the types of experiences that foster the development of productive attitudes…

Ozturk, Mehmet A.; Debelak, Charles

2008-01-01

370

Registers in the Academic Writing of African American College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examines the development of the registers of academic writing by African American college-level students through style and grammar: indirection inherent in the oral culture of the African American community and the paratactic functions of "because." Discourse analysis of 74 samples of academic writing by 20 African American undergraduate…

Syrquin, Anna F.

2006-01-01

371

Academic Literacy Skills and Progression Rates Amongst Pharmacy Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article addresses relationships between academic literacy skills and progress in a university degree program. Academic literacy skills of enrolling cohorts of pharmacy students were measured on four criteria. Correlations were calculated between these literacy measures; the time taken to reach graduation; the Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER); and each final first?year course mark. Results indicate that almost half the enrolling

Gerald M. Holder; J. Jones; R. A. Robinson; I. Krass

1999-01-01

372

Understanding Factors That Influence Academic Performance in Tenth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines factors contributing to the poor academic performance of tenth grade high school students. Throughout my eight years teaching experience at this grade-level, the one constant from class to class and year-to year is the academic decline. This decline typically starts at the end of ninth grade, becomes obvious and serious in…

Smith, Denise

2011-01-01

373

Malaysian University Students' Attitudes to Academic Dishonesty and Business Ethics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty is believed to have predictive ability for subsequent behaviours in the workplace. This study adds to the literature by investigating Malaysian business students' attitudes to academic dishonesty and their attitudes to ethics issues in business. This study also explores the association between these two constructs. The form of…

Ahmad, Zauwiyah; Simun, Maimun; Mohammad, Junaini

2008-01-01

374

Dimensions of Academic Contingencies among African American College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing from existing literature, the authors conceptualized a two-dimensional framework of African American students' academic contingencies of self-worth. The results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses with a sample of African American college freshmen (N = 330) supported this prediction. Self-Worth Dependent academic

Griffin, Tiffany Monique; Chavous, Tabbye; Cogburn, Courtney; Branch, LaToya; Sellers, Robert

2012-01-01

375

The Effects of Student Choices on Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an overview of the empirical effects of students' academic choices on academic performance (e.g., amount, quality, and rate of work). Twenty-nine separate experiments within 26 publications were included in the review. The choices involved performance goals and standards, the nature of assignments, instructional support…

von Mizener, Briana H.; Williams, Robert L.

2009-01-01

376

A Longitudinal Analysis of Latina/o Students' Academic Persistence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This was a 4.5-year follow-up study of university persistence involving 71 Latina/o students, who were initially surveyed as 1st-semester freshmen. Academic (high school grade point average [GPA], entrance exam scores, and college GPA) and nonacademic (self-beliefs, social support, and academic persistence decisions) factors were examined to…

Bordes-Edgar, Veronica; Arredondo, Patricia; Kurpius, Sharon Robinson; Rund, James

2011-01-01

377

PASS--Placement/Advisement for Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1985-86, Northern Michigan College (NMC) used funds received from the United States Department of Education to develop a system of assessment, advisement, and placement--Placement/Advisement for Student Success (PASS), an integrated system designed to improve student retention. PASS currently consists of three components: summer orientation,…

Shreve, Chuck; Wildie, Avace

378

Six Pathways to Healthy Child Development and Academic Success: The Field Guide to Comer Schools in Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children and adolescents who enjoy healthy growth and development along six primary pathways are the students who learn well and achieve success in school and in life. But children from poorly functioning families and impoverished social networks too often find themselves without adequate preparation and support for the academic challenges that…

Comer, James P., Ed.; Joyner, Edward T., Ed.; Ben-Avie, Michael, Ed.

2004-01-01

379

Effective Management of Student Employment: Organizing for Student Employment in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to provide a foundation in the principles of supervision and to serve as a handbook for the day-to-day problems that arise in supervising student employees in academic libraries. Chapters 1-3 describe the role of student employees in the academic library, the role of the student employee supervisor, and basic principles of…

Baldwin, David A.; Wilkinson, Frances C.; Barkley, Daniel C.

380

Predicting Student-Athlete Success: An Analysis of Graduation Using Precollege and College Experience Variables  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student-athletes are a highly visible subgroup of students whose performance and visibility can influence the formation of an institution’s image (Zimbalist, 1999). Research must continue to advance understanding of the variables that lead to student-athlete academic success in order to enhance opportunities for student-athletes, improve institutional performance, and address important national priorities for intercollegiate athletics and higher education. The purpose

Shanna Lei Autry

2010-01-01

381

Imparting Social Capital to Educationally Disadvantaged Students: A Study of the Early Academic Outreach Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the process of an academic preparation program, also known as an outreach program, imparting social capital to educationally disadvantaged students. The particular form of social capital to be examined will be the college knowledge needed to successfully prepare for college admission. The theoretical…

Jackson, Nicole Korgie

2010-01-01

382

The Relationship of High School Students in Inclusive Settings: Emotional Health and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic success has become increasingly important in determining future quality of life. Many educational programs and institutions at various levels stress the need for students to score well on standardized tests and other methods of evaluation, in order to demonstrate their knowledge of various concepts and skills. The relationship between…

Wilson, Carolyn H.; Stith-Russell, Lafawndra S.

2010-01-01

383

Sources of Academic Stress: The Case of First Year Jewish and Arab College Students in Israel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of sociocultural and gender differences in Arab (n=209) and Jewish (n=184) first-year college students' perceptions of major sources of academic stress, and relationship with achievement, found cultural group background the most salient background predictor of success, followed by social class and gender, with noninteractive effects. A…

Zeidner, Moshe

1992-01-01

384

The Relative Effects of University Success Courses and Individualized Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little is known about the relative effects of post-secondary learning services for students with learning disabilities. We compared outcomes for students with learning disabilities who selected to: (1) take an academic learning success course (course-intervention), (2) have regular individual interventions (high-intervention) or (3) use services…

Reed, Maureen J.; Kennett, Deborah J.; Lewis, Tanya; Lund-Lucas, Eunice; Stallberg, Carolyn; Newbold, Inez L.

2009-01-01

385

College 101 Courses for Applied Learning and Student Success. CCRC Working Paper No. 49  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College 101 courses--also called student success, introduction to college, orientation to college, or freshman experience courses--provide students with information about college and campus services, assistance with academic and career planning, and techniques to improve study habits and personal skills. This study investigated College 101 courses…

Karp, Melinda Mechur; Bickerstaff, Susan; Rucks-Ahidiana, Zawadi; Bork, Rachel Hare; Barragan, Melissa; Edgecombe, Nikki

2012-01-01

386

Family Involvement: Impacts on Postsecondary Educational Success for First-Generation Appalachian College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First-generation college students face a number of barriers to academic success and completion of their degrees. Using Bronfenbrenner's (1989) ecological theory as a framework, qualitative research was used to examine the experiences of 10 first-generation Appalachian Kentucky university students (mean age = 21 years) and factors they attributed…

Bryan, Elizabeth; Simmons, Leigh Ann

2009-01-01

387

Social support, stress, health, and academic success in Ghanaian adolescents: A path analysis.  

PubMed

The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the role psychosocial factors play in promoting the health and academic success of adolescents. A total of 770 adolescent boys and girls in Senior High Schools were randomly selected to complete a self-report questionnaire. School reported latest terminal examination grades were used as the measure of academic success. Structural equation modelling indicated a relatively good fit to the posteriori model with four of the hypothesised paths fully supported and two partially supported. Perceived social support was negatively related to stress and predictive of health and wellbeing but not academic success. Stress was predictive of health but not academic success. Finally, health and wellbeing was able to predict academic success. These findings have policy implications regarding efforts aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing as well as the academic success of adolescents in Ghana. PMID:24793393

Glozah, Franklin N; Pevalin, David J

2014-06-01

388

Individual differences and undergraduate academic success: the roles of personality, intelligence, and application  

Microsoft Academic Search

The roles of intelligence and motivation in predicting academic success are well established. Evidence is, however, mixed concerning the role of personality traits in predicting such success. The current study attempted to overcome various methodological limitations associated with many previous studies to examine the potency of the traits of the ‘five factor model of personality’ in predicting academic success up

Tom Farsides; Ruth Woodfield

2003-01-01

389

Seamless Transitions? Institutional, Demographic, and Course-Specific Effects on Transfer Student Success in Next-In-Sequence Coursework  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are multiple measures of success for transfer students. Initially, it is the number and percent of academic credits successfully transferred in. Ultimately, it is whether or not they complete their degree. This study examines the intermediate, but no less vital, measure of success for students who transfer in credit for one class (e.g., Calculus I) expecting that they are

Leonard S. Goldfine

390

Strategies to promote a climate of academic integrity and minimize student cheating and plagiarism.  

PubMed

Student academic misconduct is a growing problem for colleges and universities, including those responsible for preparing health professionals. Although the implementation of honor codes has had a positive impact on this problem, further reduction in student cheating and plagiarism can be achieved only via a comprehensive strategy that promotes an institutional culture of academic integrity. Such a strategy must combine efforts both to deter and detect academic misconduct, along with fair but rigorous application of sanctions against such behaviors. Methods useful in preventing or deterring dishonest behaviors among students include early integrity training complemented with course-level reinforcement, faculty role-modeling, and the application of selected testing/assignment preventive strategies, including honor pledges and honesty declarations. Giving students more responsibility for oversight of academic integrity also may help address this problem and better promote the culture needed to uphold its principles. Successful enforcement requires that academic administration provide strong and visible support for upholding academic integrity standards, including the provision of a clear and fair process and the consistent application of appropriate sanctions against those whose conduct is found to violate these standards. PMID:17036675

Scanlan, Craig L

2006-01-01

391

A grounded theory study on the academic success of undergraduate women in science, engineering, and mathematics fields at a private, research university  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This grounded theory study revealed the common factors of backgrounds, strategies, and motivators in academically successful undergraduate women in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM) fields at a private, research university in the West. Data from interviews with 15 women with 3.25 or better grade point averages indicated that current academic achievement in their college SEM fields can be attributed to previous academic success, self awareness, time management and organizational skills, and maintaining a strong support network. Participants were motivated by an internal drive to academically succeed and attend graduate school. Recommendations are provided for professors, advisors, and student affairs professionals.

Hroch, Amber Michelle

392

The Characteristics of Schools and Classrooms Attended by Successful Minority Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from the Prospects study ("Prospects: The Congressionally Mandated Study of Educational Growth and Opportunity"), the individual characteristics that distinguish academically successful, or resilient, elementary school students of minority and low-socioecononmic status (SES) backgrounds from their less successful, nonresilient…

Borman, Geoffrey D.; Rachuba, Laura T.

393

Measuring the Success of an Academic Development Programme: A Statistical Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses statistical analysis to estimate the impact of first-year academic development courses in microeconomics, statistics, accountancy, and information systems, offered by the University of Cape Town's Commerce Academic Development Programme, on students' graduation performance relative to that achieved by mainstream students. The data…

Smith, L. C.

2009-01-01

394

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parenting styles have always been a crucial factor in influencing all aspects of a person's development. The purpose of this study is to test the structural equation model of academic achievement among the students using parenting styles as a moderator. The sample comprised 493 students from eight schools. Parenting styles are determined using the…

Ishak, Zahari; Low, Suet Fin; Lau, Poh Li

2012-01-01

395

Implications of High School Student Use of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic librarians report that use by increasingly large numbers of high school students is creating pressures in budgets, staff, and materials. Indications are that these demands will increase: students are increasingly sophisticated in their information needs; they are mobile; and school library media centers' collections have been weakened by…

Miller, Rosalind; Russell, Ralph

396

Exploratory Honors Students: Academic Major and Career Decision Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this qualitative study, we investigated the academic major and career decision-making processes of honors college students who were declared as "exploratory" students in their freshman year at a large, public, midwestern university. We used semistandardized interviews and document analysis as primary data collection methods to answer four…

Carduner, Jessie; Padak, Gary M.; Reynolds, Jamie

2011-01-01

397

Student Beliefs and Attitudes about Authorial Identity in Academic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Authorial identity is the sense a writer has of themselves as an author and the textual identity they construct in their writing. This article describes two studies exploring psychology students' authorial identity in academic writing. A qualitative focus group study with 19 students showed that authorial identity was largely unfamiliar to…

Pittam, Gail; Elander, James; Lusher, Joanne; Fox, Pauline; Payne, Nicola

2009-01-01

398

Academic, Racial and Mathematics Identities of African American College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed-methods study examined the experiences of African American community college mathematics students' in the Nyame Scholars Program at Promise Community College. The purpose of the study was to identify through narrative analysis what aspects of the program impact students' racial, academic, and mathematics identities. A comparison group…

Moore, A'kilah Tienda

2011-01-01

399

Internet Plagiarism: Developing Strategies to Curb Student Academic Dishonesty  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of computers has made academic dishonesty easier. Powerful word processing programs allow students to easily “cut and paste” ideas from information they find on the Internet or other electronic media. It is difficult for faculty to document these sources or know whether the information is legitimate. Faculty can learn several techniques for identifying student papers that were plagiarized

M. Jill Austin; Linda D. Brown

1999-01-01

400

Students' Perceptions of Parental Bonding Styles and Their Academic Burnout  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated how parental bonding style affects academic burnout in Korean adolescents. Participants were 447 middle school students, who completed the Parental Bonding Instrument and the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey. MANCOVA results confirmed that adolescents reporting the optimal bonding parental style, for both mother and…

Shin, Hyojung; Lee, Jayoung; Kim, Boyoung; Lee, Sang Min

2012-01-01

401

Economy Affects Students' Academic Performance as Well as Spending Decisions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like many Americans caught up in the economic downturn, college students are worried about money. Now research indicates that financial worries may affect their academic performance. The author presents the results of this year's National Survey of Student Engagement. The survey reveals that more than a third of seniors and more than a quarter of…

Sander, Libby

2012-01-01

402

Student Impressions of Academic Cell Phone Use in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cell phones have become ubiquitous in society, but they are typically seen as a problem in the classroom. This study was designed to assess the perspective of students regarding the use of cell phones as academic tools in the classroom. The author encouraged students to use their cell phones in an environmental issues course to find data and other…

Tessier, Jack

2013-01-01

403

A Comparison of Student Academic Motivations across Three Course Disciplines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations of undergraduate students enrolled in human anatomy and physiology, physics, and nutrition courses were explored with course discipline-specific adapted versions of the Academic Motivation Scale. Information on students' study habits and efforts, and final course grades were also collected. Results revealed…

Maurer, Trent W.; Allen, Deborah; Gatch, Delena Bell; Shankar, Padmini; Sturges, Diana

2013-01-01

404

Exploring Students' Perceptions of Academically Based Living-Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study employed focus group interviews to explore students' perceptions of three well established academically based living-learning communities at a large, land-grant university in the Midwest. Three themes merged that illustrated students' perceptions of a culture that promoted seamless learning, a scholarly environment, and an…

Wawrzynski, Matthew R.; Jessup-Anger, Jody Elizabeth; Stolz, Katherine; Helman, Cynthia; Beaulieu, Jacqueline

2009-01-01

405

Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have been challenged to go beyond socioeconomic status in the search for school-level characteristics that make a difference in student achievement. The purpose of the present study was to identify a new construct, academic optimism, and then use it to explain student achievement while controlling for socioeconomic status, previous…

Hoy, Wayne K.; Tarter, John C.; Hoy, Anita Woolfolk

2006-01-01

406

The National Dialogue on Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and American College Personnel Association involvement in fostering student and academic affairs partnerships. Summarizes work of national organizations to foster this movement and suggests future directions for partnerships. Contains a reprint of "Powerful Partnerships," which…

Bourassa, Donna M.; Kruger, Kevin

2001-01-01

407

Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and Academic Achievement of Business Administration Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: This study investigated the extent to which the level of creativity and emotional intelligence influenced the level of academic achievement of Higher National Diploma HND business administration students of Polytechnics in the South Western States of Nigeria. Method: Three instruments; Student Cumulative Grade Point (CGPA)…

Olatoye, R. Ademola; Akintunde, S. O.; Yakasai, M. I.

2010-01-01

408

Enhancing academic climate: doctoral students as their own developers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study describes a collaborative initiative with doctoral students to create an academic climate more conducive to fostering interaction across disciplinary groups in a faculty of education in North America. The project attempted to ensure that these students had a voice in creating practices, structures, and policies in the faculty that would enhance their doctoral experience. The evidence suggests that

Lynn McAlpine; Anila Asghar

2010-01-01

409

Counseling Needs of Academically Talented Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School counselors work individually and with other educators to meet the developmental needs of all students, including those with special needs or disabilities. In this article, the results of qualitative research are summarized involving comparative case studies of university students who were both academically talented and learning disabled.…

Reis, Sally M.; Colbert, Robert

2004-01-01

410

Promoting Physical Activity through Student Life and Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: A physical activity passport (PAP) was developed to increase student's physical activity through the collaboration of student life and academics. The purpose was to measure the effectiveness of the PAP. Design: The research design used was a quantitative, descriptive, quasi-experimental design with experimental and control groups.…

McDaniel, Tyler; Melton, Bridget F.; Langdon, Jody

2014-01-01

411

Threshold Practices: Becoming a Student through Academic Literacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student transitions into the university are often conceived of via an apprentice-type model, or as entrance into a "community of practice". This paper disputes the applicability of these models to the indeterminate and opaque nature of student experiences of academic writing, and proposes that emotional destabilization and struggles around…

Gourlay, Lesley

2009-01-01

412

Predictors of Student Academic Performance in the Introductory Marketing Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For marketing students (n=349), grade point average was the most important predictor of academic performance; transfers from community college and students with heavy work commitments performed less well; and gender, age, and extracurricular activities were unrelated to performance. These characteristics explained 40% of variance in performance.…

Borde, Stephen F.

1998-01-01

413

Personality Characteristics Associated with Academic Achievement among Developmental College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to identify the personality characteristics of high achieving developmental, or remedial, students and to discover how personality characteristics relate to academic performance among high-achieving developmental and non-developmental college students to determine if a correlation exists between personality and…

Hill, Allan B.

414

Writing Apprehension and Academic Achievement among Undergraduate Honors Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between writing apprehension and academic achievement among undergraduate honors students at the University of Alabama. A total of 75 male honors students completed Daly and Miller's Writing Apprehension Test and self-reported their grade point averages (GPA). The test measured apprehension or anxiety and fear…

Boening, Carl H.; Anderson, Lara A.; Miller, Michael T.

415

Predictors of black medical student success.  

PubMed Central

This study identifies those variables, cognitive and noncognitive, that relate significantly to the successful completion of the combined BA/MD degree program. The study sample included 69 black students who entered at year one, directly from high school, between 1972 and 1981. The Student's t-test identified statistically significant differences in the means of selection variables of successful and nonsuccessful black students. Single order correlations between predictor variables and the criterion of graduation were determined. This was followed by a stepwise regression procedure. The same predictor variables were correlated with grade point average (GPA) at the end of year one, and a further analysis added year one GPA to the predictors of graduation in a stepwise regression procedure. The same statistical analyses were carried out on a stratified sample of 69 nonminority students. Predictors of graduation for black students were parents' level of education, admission test score, self-evaluation, and council index (average vote of all committee members on an applicant). Year one GPA was a strong predictor of success for both cohorts of students. This study supports the inclusion of noncognitive information when considering black applicants for medical school. In particular, parents' levels of education and applicants' self-appraisals, along with admission test scores, showed a significant relationship to graduation 6 years later with the MD degree.

Calkins, E. V.; Willoughby, T. L.

1992-01-01

416

The Relationships among Academic Attitudes, Psychological Attitudes, and the First-Semester Academic Achievement of First-Year College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationships among academic and psychological attitudes and academic achievement of first-year students. The College Resilience Scale, the Academic Motivation Scale, the College Self-Efficacy Inventory, and the University Environment Scale were administered to 164 first-year undergraduate students enrolled at a large RU/VH…

Reynolds, Amy L.; Weigand, Matthew J.

2010-01-01

417

An Investigation of Academic Self-Concept and Its Relationship to Academic Achievement in African American College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined academic self-concept in African American college students attending historically black and predominantly white colleges, noting institutional, gender, and class status differences and factors predicting academic self-concept. Student surveys indicated that grade point average was the best predictor of academic self-concept at…

Cokley, Kevin

2000-01-01

418

Honor among Students: Academic Integrity and Honor Codes at State-Assisted Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the relationship between institutional honor codes and student attitudes and behavior related to academic dishonesty. Results reveal that an academic honor code is only a mild deterrent to academic dishonesty; faculty, student affairs staff, and students differ in their views as to why students cheat; and students are more likely to cheat…

Hall, Teresa L.; Kuh, George D.

1998-01-01

419

ATE Student Success Stories: Llew's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Llew Powell worked at a succession of unsatisfying jobs, but he knew he liked problem solving and fixing things. Those skills have come in handy since he started his program at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology working on hybrid vehicles; now he feels more engaged in his day-to-day work and prepared for a career in the automotive industry.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-12-04

420

Factors influencing nursing students' academic and clinical performance and attrition: an integrative literature review.  

PubMed

Predicted workforce shortages have resulted in government initiatives to increase student numbers in preregistration nursing education. In tandem schools of nursing need to ensure students' progress and complete. The aim of this review was to identify factors that influence preregistration nursing students' academic performance, clinical performance and attrition. An integrative review of both quantitative and qualitative literature was conducted using validated appraisal checklists. The review included studies published from 1999 to 2011 in the databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Proquest nursing, Proquest Education (via Proquest 5000), ERIC, Journals@Ovid, PsychINFO and ScienceDirect. Studies were categorised according to their impact on academic progression, clinical progression and attrition. Forty four studies were found; most used quantitative methodologies. The review identified that few studies explored factors that impact on students' clinical performance. The four categories that potentially impact on nursing students' academic performance and attrition were: demographic, academic, cognitive and personality/behavioural factors. The challenge for universities committed to students' success is to develop strategies aimed at addressing these factors that are appropriate to specific contexts and student cohorts. PMID:22595612

Pitt, Victoria; Powis, David; Levett-Jones, Tracy; Hunter, Sharyn

2012-11-01

421

Minority Student Success in College: What Works. Minority Student Success Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Washington State Board for Community College Education and the Washington Center for Undergraduate Education undertook a national review of minority student success programs in 1990. Information was solicited from program directors, deans of instruction and student services, national organizations, state higher education boards, students,…

Brewer, Carolyn

422

GPS: Shaping Student Success One Conversation at a Time  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing instructor-student interactions and improving support personnel interventions with students positively affects their academic performance, retention, and graduation rates. This article discusses the Grade Performance Status (GPS) which is Northern Arizona University's new online, academic early alert tool for increasing instructor…

Star, Mikhael; Collette, Lanita

2010-01-01

423

Beneficial academic orientations and self-actualization of college students.  

PubMed

This study tested the prediction that individual differences in self-actualization would be associated with six academic orientations which influence college students' adjustment to their studies. Volunteer undergraduates, solicited from courses in the sciences and liberal arts and invited to complete internet measures of the academic orientations and self-actualization were 137 men and 311 women (M age=21.1, SD=4.8). Statistically significant bivariate correlations obtained between scores on self-actualization with all six orientations: creative expression, reading for pleasure, academic efficacy, and, inversely, structure dependence, academic apathy, and mistrust of instructors. Regression analysis showed that four orientations were independently related to self-actualization scores. The role of these four orientations in actualizing students' adjustment was discussed, and implications were drawn about the interpretation of scores on the four orientations. PMID:17564237

Davidson, William B; Bromfield, Jeffrey M; Beck, Hall P

2007-04-01

424

An Investigation of Students' Satisfaction with Academic Advising and Students' Impressions of Academic Advisors at a Rural Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was the first attempt to evaluate the college's career/technical current advising practices. The purpose of this study was to investigate career/technical students' satisfaction with academic advising at a rural community college and to investigate whether there were any relationships between students' satisfaction and various…

Johnson-Dedeaux, Vanessa Massalyn

2011-01-01

425

Rochester Institute of Technology: Analyzing Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

RIT Online Learning courses have an overall course completion rate of 94%. For lower-division courses the rate is 92%, undergraduate 93%, and graduate 96%. In this case study we will share additional measurements we have used to monitor student success and describe strategies we have used to promote online discussion as a key component of…

Fasse, Richard; Humbert, Joeann; Rappold, Raychel

2009-01-01

426

Academic achievement and formal thought in engineering students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Introduction. Research on university-level academic ,performance ,has significantly linked failure and dropping out to formal ,reasoning deficiency. We have ,not found any papers on formal thought in Argentine university students, in spite of the obvious shortcomings ob- served in the classrooms. Thus, the main objective of this paper was exploring the relation between formal operational thought level and academic,performance,in

Stella Maris Vázquez; Hilda Difabio de Anglat

2009-01-01

427

BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS AS PREDICTORS OF ACADEMIC SELF-CONFIDENCE AND ACADEMIC SELF-EFFICACY AMONG GRADUATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses data from the 1995-96 Graduate Experience Project to explore differences among, and possible predictors of, academic self-confidence, academic self-efficacy, and outcome expectations of entering graduate students in science and engineering. The results suggest that at time of entry, women and U.S. minority graduate students entered with similar academic credentials and academic expectations as their Anglo male peers.

Anna M. Santiago; Marne K. Einarson

1998-01-01

428

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Parenting styles have always been a crucial factor in influencing all aspects of a person's development. The purpose of this study is to test the structural equation model of academic achievement among the students using parenting styles as a moderator. The sample comprised 493 students from eight schools. Parenting styles are determined using the Parental Authority Questionnaire (Buri in J Pers Assess 57:110-119, 1991). Academic achievement is measured based on the students' performance in the Lower Secondary Assessment. Data were analyzed using structural equation modelling. Results demonstrated that model of authoritative and model of authoritarian fit the data of this study well. Both authoritative and authoritarian parenting styles are the most common practice of the parents. Parenting styles have been found to be a moderator of this study. The results indicated that parenting styles moderated the effect of academic self-concept on academic achievement. The impact of academic self-concept on academic achievement is found to be greater for the authoritative than the authoritarian parenting style.

Ishak, Zahari; Low, Suet Fin; Lau, Poh Li

2012-08-01

429

Academic Writing: Supporting Faculty in a Critical Competency for Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

All faculty regardless of discipline or school need to be highly competent at writing for an academic audience. The "publish or perish" pressure is alive and well for academic advancement, publications, and external grant funding. Yet few faculty, particularly in the health professions and sciences, receive formal training on the craft of writing.…

Dankoski, Mary E.; Palmer, Megan M.; Banks, Julianna; Brutkiewicz, Randy R.; Walvoord, Emily; Hoffmann-Longtin, Krista; Bogdewic, Stephen P.; Gopen, George D.

2012-01-01

430

Family Involvement: Impacts on Post-secondary Educational Success for First-Generation Appalachian College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

First-generation college students face a number of barriers to academic success and completion of their degrees. Using Bronfenbrenner’s (1989) ecological theory as a framework, qualitative research was used to examine the experiences of 10 first-generation Appalachian Kentucky university students (mean age = 21 years) and factors they attributed to their educational success. Content analysis was used to analyze the data.

Elizabeth Bryan; Leigh Ann Simmons

2009-01-01

431

Academic misconduct: results of faculty and undergraduate student surveys.  

PubMed

Educators in health-related fields are particularly sensitive to academic misconduct because undergraduate students who falsify academic work in such fields can go on to endanger the health and well being of the very people they are meant to assist. This paper presents the results of a survey of 104 faculty and 314 undergraduate students regarding their experience with academic misconduct. Faculty and student definitions of misconduct are compared, the incidence of cheating within each category is reported, and the projected efficacy of methods for controlling misconduct are examined. Major findings include the following: faculty and students differed significantly in their definitions of 24 of the 36 described behaviors, 82% of the surveyed undergraduate students admitted to engaging in some form of academic misconduct during their college careers, few differences in cheating patterns were related to year in school (class) or gender, and faculty and students differed on the impact that changes in environment and procedure were expected to have on cheating. PMID:3721993

Stern, E B; Havlicek, L

1986-05-01

432

Using School-Wide Data To Advocate for Student Success.  

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Examines the academic trajectories of a cohort of grade 8 students. Results showed that students are most likely to drop out during the first three months of the calendar year, which indicates that this is a critical time for students that demands a collaborative response across schools to support students as they make the transition from middle…

Hayes, Richard L.; Nelson, Judi-Lee; Tabin, Melissa; Pearson, George; Worthy, Charles

2002-01-01

433

Prediction of Academic Success with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). AIR Forum 1981 Paper.  

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The relationship between personality characteristics and academic success of college freshmen at a predominantly female campus was studied, using the Myers-Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) to measure personality and first-year grade point average to measure academic success. The comparative effectiveness of the MBTI and the traditional predictors…

Hengstler, Dennis D.; And Others

434

The "Thriving Quotient": A New Vision for Student Success  

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The qualitative difference in the "success" of college students raises question of how educators envision student success. Although in "Student Success in College," George Kuh, Jillian Kinzie, John H. Schuh, Elizabeth J. Whitt define student success broadly as "satisfaction, persistence, and high levels of learning and personal development," the…

Schreiner, Laurie A.

2010-01-01

435

The Relationship between First-Generation Students' Educational Background and Selected Academic and Non-Academic Variables  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The door to college is open for increasing numbers of students for whom adapting to college may be a great challenge (Kamphoff, Hutson, Amundsen, & Atwood, 2007). Hansen (1998) noted that the overall academic preparation level has declined for students entering college and that academic disengagement in college has increased among many students.…

Summerville, Bernadette M.

2009-01-01

436

Latino and Caucasian Students' Academic and Non-Academic Characteristics as Predictors of Educational Outcomes, High School and Beyond  

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The pathway to a postsecondary education is challenging for many students, including students from the growing Latino population in the United States. This research project focused on Latino and Caucasian students' academic and non-academic characteristics as predictors of educational outcomes, high school and beyond. The introduction to the…

Sanchez, Jafeth Evelyn

2010-01-01

437

Admissions Policies Governing the Declaration of Academic Major and Academic Advising Models Relating to Student Outcomes in Higher Education  

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The purpose of this study was to analyze admissions policies pertaining to the declaration of academic majors for incoming students and structures of academic advising at American universities and how they relate to student outcomes. The student outcomes considered for the study were first to second year retention rates and graduation rates. …

Workinger, Heather A.

2011-01-01

438

Academic Self-Concept and Academic Achievement of African American Students Transitioning from Urban to Rural Schools  

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The relationship between academic self-concept and academic achievement in African American students who have experienced geographic mobility was the focus of this study. Specifically, this study used quantitative methods to assess African American students from counties in Iowa to obtain information about the students' relocation from urban to…

Bacon, La Shawn Catrice

2011-01-01

439

Evaluation of an Academic Reinforcement Program for Health Science Students  

PubMed Central

An Academic Reinforcement Program has been used for three years at the University of Texas Medical Branch to assist health science students with test taking, note taking, memorization, labeling, charting, and time-scheduling techniques. An evaluation indicated that the majority of students who have learned the techniques improved their academic grades with less expenditure of study time, learned to deal with some problems which affected their studies, and gained self-confidence through the encouragement and support of the staff who taught the techniques.

Fuentes, Raymond G.; Bruhn, John G.; Trevino, Fernando M.

1979-01-01

440

Baccalaureate student nurse success prediction: a replication.  

PubMed

The use of group testing that predicts success in understanding and using the nursing process suggests a tempting solution to a vexing problem: selecting those students from an applicant pool who have the potential to successfully complete a nursing program. Failure to replicate or extend previous studies has been recognized as a major limitation in nursing research (Brown, Tanner, & Padrick, 1984). The purpose of this research was to replicate a study using a set of four short test instruments identified as being successful predictors (Kissinger & Munjas, 1982). As part of a larger research project, four successive classes of students admitted to the school of nursing (N = 155) were tested and followed over a 4 1/2-year period with 100% participation. The results were not supportive of the findings in the previous study. The importance of cross validation of prediction studies, as well as the need for periodic sampling of previously validated prediction batteries due to changing elements in selection programs, was demonstrated. The study's outcome and the nursing literature suggest that some configuration of prerequisite grade point average, with all of its limitations and student manipulations, and a required verbal SAT/ACT score may still be the most efficient predictors available to admission committees in schools of nursing. PMID:2154568

Wold, J E; Worth, C

1990-02-01

441

Student perceptions of stress, coping, relationships, and academic civility: a longitudinal study.  

PubMed

Academic incivility can increase student stress, jeopardize learning, damage relationships, and negatively impact the academic environment. This 3-year longitudinal study measured a cohort of prelicensure nursing students' progressive perceptions of stress, coping, student-student and faculty-student relationships, and levels of academic civility. While civility scores remained mild to moderately high overall, there was a slightly declining trend over the 3-year period. Perceived stressors and coping strategies and ways to improve academic civility are identified and discussed. PMID:24813939

Clark, Cynthia M; Nguyen, Danh T; Barbosa-Leiker, Celestina

2014-01-01

442

Literature Update on Academic Performance of Minority Baccalaureate Nursing Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report reviews the literature on minority nursing students including the identification of high risk students, admission policies, evaluation methods and prediction of success of nursing students since the mid-1980s. The review finds that many variables have been used in research studies to identify at-risk students, to predict nursing…

Fearing, Arleen D.

443

A multidiscipline exploration of college students' perceptions of academic dishonesty: are nursing students different from other college students?  

PubMed

As a result of the proliferation of technology, academic dishonesty in colleges and universities is on the rise and is a global issue. The problem of cheating behaviors in students is so pervasive that it is almost commonplace. Most students do not see their cheating actions as out of the ordinary or morally wrong. The process of neutralization is a major concern when students incorporate cheating into "normal" student culture. In a Gallup poll conducted in 2006, nursing was perceived to be the most honest of 23 professions and the one with highest ethical standards (Saad, L., 2006. Nursing tops the list of most honest and ethical professions. The Gallup Poll. www.galluppoll.com/content/?ci=25888&pg=1 (retrieved 30.07.08.)). With such a high ethical expectation of the profession, one would assume that academic dishonesty would be nonexistent in nursing programs. Yet it has been documented that nursing students engage in academically dishonest behaviors that they do not perceive as such. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and attitudes of academic dishonesty in undergraduate students and to determine whether undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of academic dishonesty were different from undergraduate students majoring in other disciplines. Results of the study revealed clear differences in student perceptions of academic dishonesty by disciplines they were majoring in. Students majoring in nursing most frequently recognized academic dishonest behaviors compared to the other students sampled in this study. PMID:19342132

Arhin, Afua Ottie; Jones, Karin A

2009-10-01

444

Motivating Student Learning To Enhance Academic Progress.  

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This action research project implemented and evaluated a 12-week program using cooperative learning and Multiple Intelligences to increase student motivation for learning. The targeted population consisted of elementary and middle school students in a low-socioeconomic community in northern Illinois. The problem of motivation was documented in the…

Cialdella, Keri; Herlin, Christine; Hoefler, Alecia

445

Assessment as an Equity Issue in Higher Education: Comparing the Perceptions of First Year Students, Course Coordinators, and Academic Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessment practices that aim to promote both quality and equity may be compromised in a higher education market where students are consumers and grades the currency exchanged for measures of success. In such a climate, academics report feeling pressured to make course content and assessment less challenging in order to obtain positive student

Goos, Merrilyn; Gannaway, Deanne; Hughes, Clair

2011-01-01

446

The Relationship Between Nelson-Denny Test Scores and Academic Performance of Educational Opportunity Program Students. EAC Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship of Nelson-Denny Reading Test scores and an English course placement recommendation to academic success of Educational Opportunity Program students at the University of Washington was studied. The placement recommendation was based on a writing sample and test scores. The 207 freshmen students who entered in either 1976 or 1978…

Yamagishi, Midori; Gillmore, Gerald M.

447

Summer Program in Mathematics and Computer Science for Academically Oriented Students, June 24-July 26, 1991, Washington, DC.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1991 summer intervention program in mathematics and computer science for academic oriented students was one of our most successful. The five-week program provided intensive and rigorous study for thirty-six mainly ninth and tenth grade students from t...

B. Barnes

1991-01-01

448

The Impact of Pell Grants on Academic Outcomes for Low-Income California Community College Students. MPR Research Brief  

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This study examines whether financial aid, specifically federal Pell grants, is associated with academic success for low-income community college students in California. Previous studies in this series of MPR Research Briefs have examined transfer patterns and the types of financial aid typically received by students in this sector. This report…

Woo, Jennie H.

2009-01-01

449

An ecological perspective of science and math academic achievement among African American students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), path analytic procedures were performed to test an ecological model of the effects of family, individual and school characteristics on the academic African American students. A distinctive study is the inclusion of school computer use in the model. The study results show that several of the variables directly or indirectly affected 12th grade academic achievement. Furthermore, most of the individual influence variables were directly related to 12 th grade achievement. Two surprising findings from this study were the insignificant effects of family income and school computer use on 12 th grade achievement. Overall, the findings support the notion that family, individual, and school characteristics are important predictors of academic success among African American students.

Stewart, Endya Bentley

450

Correlation of admissions criteria with academic performance in dental students.  

PubMed

Our purpose was to compare admissions criteria as predictors of dental school performance in underachieving and normally tracking dental students. Underachieving dental students were identified by selecting ten students with the lowest class grade point average following the first year of dental school from five classes, resulting in a pool of fifty students. Normally tracking students served as a control and were randomly selected from students who had completed their first year of dental school not in the underachieving group. Admission measures of college grade point average (GPA), science grade point average (SGPA), academic average (AA), Perceptual Ability Test (PAT), college rigor, and academic load in college were evaluated with descriptive statistics, correlation, and regression analysis with first-year and graduating GPA as the dependent variables. Admissions criteria were generally weak predictors of first-year and graduating GPA. However, first-year dental school GPA was a strong predictor (R(2)=0.77) of graduating GPA for normally tracking students and a moderate predictor (R(2)=0.58) for underachieving students. Students who completed the first year of dental school having a low GPA tended to graduate with a low GPA. Therefore, remediation and monitoring would be important during the dental school experience for these students. PMID:17923709

Curtis, Donald A; Lind, Samuel L; Plesh, Octavia; Finzen, Frederick C

2007-10-01

451

"It's a Whole New World": A Qualitative Exploration of College Students' Definitions of and Strategies for College Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used focus group interviews to explore 22 students' definitions of and strategies for college success. Students' narratives revealed their definitions of success were multifaceted and encompassed how they were doing academically, their degree of social integration, and their perceived ability to navigate the college environment. In…

Yazedjian, Ani; Toews, Michelle L.; Sevin, Tessara; Purswell, Katherine E.

2008-01-01

452

Do Pre-Entry Interventions Such as "Aimhigher" Impact on Student Retention and Success? A Review of the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the potential impact of pre-entry widening access interventions on student retention and success in higher education. It thus addresses two contemporary policy concerns: What is the impact of pre-entry widening access interventions; and how can we improve student retention and success? A review of academic and practitioner…

Thomas, Liz

2011-01-01

453

Acculturative and Psychological Predictors of Academic-Related Outcomes Among Cambodian American High School Students  

PubMed Central

This study examined the acculturative and psychosocial predictors of academic-related outcomes among Cambodian American high school students from an urban school district in the state of Massachusetts. Student participants (N = 163) completed an anonymous survey that assessed demographic characteristics, acculturative experiences, intergenerational conflict, depression, and academic-related outcomes. The main results indicated that acculturative and psychosocial variables were significant predictors of academic-related outcomes. Specifically, students' Cambodian cultural orientation was positively associated with their beliefs about the utility of education and sense of school membership, while students' Anglo/White cultural orientation was positively associated with their grade point average, educational aspirations, and sense of school membership. Results also indicated that Cambodian cultural orientation was negatively associated with intergenerational conflict, which in turn was associated with depression. This study provides important information to developers of school-based and family-based prevention and intervention programs by highlighting the acculturative challenges and how academic success can be fostered for Cambodian American students.

Dinh, Khanh T.; Weinstein, Traci L.; Kim, Su Yeong; Ho, Ivy K.

2009-01-01

454

The Relationship between Academic Writing Experience and Academic Publishing for Graduate Physics Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing for scientific publication represents an opportunity to interact with colleagues and make a positive contribution to the academic community. However, there is a growing concern regarding the ability of graduate students' to transfer writing skill sets learned at the graduate and undergraduate levels into professional settings. The main…

Hess, Steven Timothy Michael

2012-01-01

455

Mentoring urban Black Middle-School Male Students: Implications for Academic Achievement  

PubMed Central

Researchers have called for innovative and culturally responsive intervention programs to enhance male, African American middle school studentsacademic achievement. Mentoring has received considerable attention as a novel remedy. Although anecdotal evidence supports the positive role of mentoring on academic achievement, these results are not consistent. The Benjamin E. Mays Institute (BEMI) builds on the ideals of mentoring to counter the effects academic underachievement among adolescent Black males by building a model that is Afro-centric, uses pro-social modeling, and emphasizes cultural strengths and pride, and single-sex instruction in a dual-sex educational environment. Sixty-one middle-school Black males were enrolled (BEMI: n=29; Comparison: n=32) in this study. Results revealed that students in the BEMI program had significantly greater academic attachment scores and academic success than their non-mentored peers. Additionally, racial identity attitudes of immersion/emersion and internalization and identification with academics were also significantly associated with standardized achievement tests and GPA. Policy and practice implications are discussed.

Gordon, Derrick M.; Iwamoto, Derek; Ward, Nadia; Potts, Randolph; Boyd, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

456

An Examination of the Relationship between Exclusionary Discipline and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools traditionally have held students accountable for misbehavior with the use of disciplinary measures such as: detention, suspension and expulsion as consequences of breaking school rules. Intuitively, many educators believe that excluding a student from classroom instruction places that student at an academic disadvantage. This study…

Tardieu, Greg

2010-01-01

457

Standards of Academic Progress: Changes in Student Outcomes since 1994. Information Capsule 99-06C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report provides a historical perspective of the Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) performance and compares changes in fall term 1994 and fall term 1998 at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida). The Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) monitor student academic performance in order to identify students in need of academic intervention. Two…

Baldwin, Anne

458

Probability-Makers for Student Success: A Multilevel Logistic Regression Model of Meeting the State Learning Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine what, or part of what, makes academic success probable or improbable for a student. The core research question was, Which practices, characteristics, and circumstances of students, families, schools, school districts, and communities tend to give Maine students a higher probability of meeting state…

Sloan, James E.

2006-01-01

459

Intrinsic Motivation to Learn: The Nexus between Psychological Health and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intrinsic motivation (IM) to learn, if cultivated, can lead to many academic and social/emotional improvements among K-12 students. This article discusses intrinsic motivation to learn as it relates to Self Determination Theory and the trouble with relying solely on extrinsic motivators. The academic benefits of IM in the specific subject areas of…

Froiland, John Mark; Oros, Emily; Smith, Liana; Hirchert, Tyrell

2012-01-01

460

25 CFR 36.90 - What recreation, academic tutoring, student safety, and health care services must homeliving...  

...academic tutoring, student safety, and health care services must homeliving programs provide...academic tutoring, student safety, and health care services must homeliving programs provide...academic tutoring, recreation, and health care services for their students, as...

2014-04-01

461

Improving the Quality of Students' Academic Writing: An Intervention Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An intervention aimed at improving academic writing--in particular, synthesis writing - was conducted with 52 undergraduate students of psychology of the University of Padua (Italy). Before and after the intervention, which lasted 12 weeks, participants were administered a questionnaire on beliefs about writing and a synthesis writing task. During…

Boscolo, Pietro; Arfe, Barbara; Quarisa, Mara

2007-01-01

462

Academic Optimism and Student Achievement in Urban Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this study was two-fold: to demonstrate a general construct of schools called academic optimism and to show it was related to student achievement in urban elementary schools, even controlling for socioeconomic factors, and school size. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 99 urban elementary schools in Texas…

Smith, Page A.; Hoy, Wayne K.

2007-01-01

463

Helping Students Meet the Challenges of Academic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shares strategies that educators can use to assist students in meeting the challenges of academic writing more effectively. In order to foreground an understanding of struggling writers, the text begins with a brief review of composition theory and history related to basic writers and identity. It goes on to examine classroom…

Fernsten, Linda A.; Reda, Mary

2011-01-01

464

Motivational Systems Theory and the Academic Performance of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the validity of the Motivational Systems Theory (MST) as a measure of performance of college students pursuing business degrees and the level of academic performance attained across gender and race lines. This goal is achieved by investigating the relationships between motivational strategies, biological factors, responsive…

Campbell, Michael M.

2007-01-01

465

Student Attrition for Academic Reasons--What Should It Be?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Veterinary student attrition has declined from 14 percent in 1963 to 3.1 percent in 1974. The current attrition rate for academic reasons is ascertained and theoretical bases are explored. Also presented are some attrition data from allied professions. (LBH)

Crawford, Lester M.

1978-01-01

466

Parent Involvement and Student Academic Performance: A Multiple Mediational Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent involvement in a child's education is consistently found to be positively associated with a child's academic performance. However, there has been little investigation of the mechanisms that explain this association. The present study examines two potential mechanisms of this association: the child's perception of cognitive competence and the quality of the student–teacher relationship. This study used a sample of

David R. Topor; Susan P. Keane; Terri L. Shelton; Susan D. Calkins

2010-01-01

467

Meeting the Academic Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we discuss ways for teachers to address the academic needs of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (i.e., have a language background other than English) in inclusive classrooms through the modification of science instruction. We provide an example of a lesson plan showing specific suggestions and offer multiple strategies for modifying science instruction to promote \\

Silvana M. R. Watson; Lynne E. Houtz

2002-01-01

468

Academic Achievement and Formal Thought in Engineering Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: Research on university-level academic performance has significantly linked failure and dropping out to formal reasoning deficiency. We have not found any papers on formal thought in Argentine university students, in spite of the obvious shortcomings observed in the classrooms. Thus, the main objective of this paper was exploring the…

Vazquez, Stella Maris; de Anglat, Hilda Difabio

2009-01-01

469

Academic Library Use of Facebook: Building Relationships with Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A content analysis was conducted of status messages posted by academic libraries on seventeen Facebook pages. In addition to being informational, libraries attempt to engage and establish rapport with students through Facebook. The university setting not only creates a context for messages, but also offers a mutual set of experiences and values…

Phillips, Nancy Kim

2011-01-01

470

Exploring Faculty Perceptions toward Working with Academically Vulnerable College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is an exploratory study of faculty members' knowledge and perceptions toward of with academically vulnerable college students who are specifically experiencing reading and writing difficulties. Data were gathered from 174 college faculty at six higher education institutions throughout northwestern Pennsylvania via an online…

Quick, Robin L.

2013-01-01

471

Multivariate Prediction of Academic Performance by Hong Kong University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Verbal intelligence, English-language skills, personality, and attitude scales were used as predictors of academic performance in students at the University of Hong Kong. A series of bivariate, multiple, and canonical correlation analyses were performed. Results indicate that verbal intelligence and attitudes, except study orientation, were not…

Ho, David, Y. F.; Spinks, John A.

1985-01-01

472

College Students' Time Management: Correlations with Academic Performance and Stress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationships between time management of college students and self-reported academic performance and various affective measures of stress were explored for 123 undergraduates. The study indicates that self-reported time management is multidimensional and that there are important relationships among time management, performance, and stress.…

Macan, Therese Hoff; And Others

1990-01-01

473

Academic Experiences of War-Zone Students in Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined educational outcomes and experiences of late adolescent immigrant students who entered the Canadian educational system following residence in global war-zone regions or areas of extreme civil unrest. Data from a Statistics Canada data-set of 18- to 20-year-old respondents (N = 658) were used to compare the academic

Stermac, Lana; Elgie, Susan; Clarke, Allyson; Dunlap, Hester

2012-01-01

474

Academically Gifted Students' Perceived Interpersonal Competence and Peer Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perceptions of the interpersonal competence and peer relationships of 1,526 gifted adolescents who had previously participated in academic gifted programs at the Center for Talent Development were examined, using an online survey. Major findings included that the gifted students had generally positive perceptions of their abilities to initiate,…

Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Thomson, Dana Turner

2012-01-01

475

Integrating Identities: Ethnic and Academic Identities among Diverse College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Students of Color continue to be underrepresented at the undergraduate level. Recent research has demonstrated the importance of non-academic psychosocial factors for understanding college experiences. One factor, identity, is a broad, multidimensional construct that comprises numerous distinct domains, including political,…

Walker, Lovey H. M.; Syed, Moin

2013-01-01

476

Understanding Job Satisfaction and its Relationship to Student Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a direct correlation between the variables of teacher job satisfaction and student academic achievement (Brookover & Lezotte, 1979; Mertler, 2002; Wynne, 1980). One would assume that schools that are not making AYP are doing everything possible to be removed from this status. One may also hypothesize that teacher job satisfaction is…

Knox, Jeffrey A.; Anfara, Vincent A., Jr.

2013-01-01

477

Academic misconduct among students in medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan  

PubMed Central

Objective: To determine the trends of academic misconduct in undergraduate students of different private and government section medical institutes. Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at three medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan. The students were evaluated by giving a self reported questionnaire containing various questions assessing their educational dishonesty and cheating behaviors. Results: A total of 274 students from different years completed the questionnaire. Mean age was 21.48 ± 1.89 years. Most of the students were in 4th year (n=86; 31.3%). There were 182 (66.5%) females and 92 (33.5%) males. Majority of the students (n=155; 55.1%) accepted that they have cheated at least once. There was no significant difference regarding acceptance of cheating among different years of study (p=0.23) however females were found to accept cheating more as compared to males (p=0.036). First year students were found more to ask teachers for answers during OSCE (p=0.01). A large number of students accepted that they mark proxy for their friends (85.7%) and also ask their friends to mark proxy for them (85.03%). Nearly half (44.02%) of the students rotating in wards also admitted to write fake histories. Conclusion: A large number of medical students admitted cheating and involvement in other academic misconduct. We need to improve our educational system, formally add professional session and strict disciplinary action should be taken against those who are found guilty.

Hafeez, Kamran; Laiq-uz-Zaman Khan, Muhammad; Jawaid, Masood; Haroon, Saroona

2013-01-01

478

Academic integrity violations: a national study of dental hygiene students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of academic integrity violations reported by a national sample of dental hygiene students as compared to general undergraduate students. This study also examined the influence of student variables such as gender, age, and level of education, along with honor codes and other contextual factors, on academic integrity. A total of 2,050 surveys were mailed to a random selection of the schools with dental hygiene degree programs in each of the twelve American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) districts. A total of 794 usable surveys were returned for an overall response rate of 39 percent. The respondents were predominantly twenty to twenty-nine years of age (85 percent), and 97.7 percent were female. The largest percentage of respondents (38.5 percent) had completed four or more years of undergraduate education at the time of the survey, with the majority of the coursework taken in a community college setting (39 percent). Approximately 53 percent were from associate programs and 47 percent from baccalaureate programs. Of those responding, 11.3 percent reported cheating during their dental hygiene program, and 30.2 percent were aware of someone cheating in their program. A comparison of academic violations for dental hygiene students to students in other undergraduate programs reveals that a smaller proportion of dental hygiene students report violations. PMID:20203325

Honny, Jean M; Gadbury-Amyot, Cynthia C; Overman, Pamela R; Wilkins, Kristi; Petersen, Floyd

2010-03-01

479

Structure of Black Male Students Academic Achievement in Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Educational policies and practices have been largely unsuccessful in closing the achievement gap between Black and White students "Schwartz, 2001". This achievement gap is especially problematic for Black students in science "Maton, Hrabrowski, - Schmitt, 2000. Given the fact that the Black-White achievement gap is still an enigma, the purpose of this article is to address the Black female-Black male academic achievement gap in science majors. Addressing barriers that Black male students may experience as college science and engineering majors, this article presents marketing strategies relative to politics, emotional intelligence, and issues with respect to how science teaching, and Black male students' responses to it, are different. Many Black male students may need to experience a paradigm shift, which structures and enhances their science achievement. Paradigm shifts are necessary because exceptional academic ability and motivation are not enough to get Black males from their first year in a science, technology, education, and mathematics "STEM" major to a bachelor's degree in science and engineering. The conclusions focus on the balance of truth-slippery slopes concerning the confluence of science teachers' further ado and Black male students' theories, methods, and values that position their academic achievement in science and engineering majors.

Rascoe, Barbara

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Impact of the Inclusion of Students with Autism on the Academic Achievement of General Education Students  

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The impact of inclusion on general education students has barely been mentioned in the professional literature. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine impact of inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the academic achievement of the general education students in inclusive classes using an independent measures…

Quinn, James P., Jr.

2011-01-01

481

Student Experiences with Media Resources: Results of an Academic Media Center Student Patron Survey  

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This article presents the results of a survey designed to assess students' experiences with media resources as a means to better understanding academic media center student patron needs and as a first step towards assessing student levels of media literacy, an important but often overlooked component of information literacy. Results indicate a…

Laskowski, Mary S.

2005-01-01

482

Student Affairs Administrators: Building Collaborations with Students and Academic Affairs for Institutional Improvement. National Roundtable Series.  

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During the 2002-2003 academic year, six roundtables were held to explore uses of the data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for improvement of student learning. This paper describes the roundtable discussion held in St. Louis, Missouri, in March 2003. Participants were student affairs administrators from a range of institutions…

Kezar, Adrianna

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Learning Strategies of Successful and Unsuccessful University Students  

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The purpose of this study was to assess the most commonly used learning strategies of undergraduate students and how these strategies were related to their academic performance. Toward this purpose, a 60 item Likert scale was administered to a sample of 278 undergraduate students. The students were selected based on their cumulative…

Simsek, Ali; Balaban, Jale

2010-01-01

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Cultivating the Habits of Mind for Student Success and Achievement  

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In the fall, millions of students arrive at colleges and universities to begin their first-year transition. Although some will find this transition to be seamless, the majority will encounter some academic, social, emotional, or intellectual challenges that will need to be resolved by the end of the academic year. Many will be unprepared, and will…

Hazard, Laurie

2013-01-01

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Becoming the Harvard man: person-environment fit, personality development, and academic success.  

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The continuity and change of the needs and evaluations of the college environment and person-environment fit (PE fit) with the college environment were studied in a 4-year longitudinal study of students (N = 191). Perceptions of the environment changed more dramatically than corresponding self-perceived needs. PE fit demonstrated moderate levels of consistency over the 4-year span, but no significant increases in mean levels were found over time. Antecedents to PE fit in the college environment included both intelligence and openness to experience. Outcomes associated with PE fit included changes in personality traits linked to openness to experience and higher academic achievement. The implications of the findings for personality development and the relationship of PE fit to successful outcomes are discussed. PMID:16738020

Harms, P D; Roberts, Brent W; Winter, David

2006-07-01

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Academic Orientation, Academic Achievement, and Noctcaelador: Does Interest in Night-Sky Watching Correlate with Students' Approach to the Academic Environment?  

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This study explored the relationship between academic orientation, academic achievement, and interest in night-sky watching (noctcaelador). Participants included 117 students enrolled in undergraduate psychology classes who completed the Survey of Academic Orientations (SAO; Davidson, Beck, & Silver, 1999), Noctcaelador Inventory (NI; Kelly,…

Kelly, William E.; Daughtry, Don

2007-01-01

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Positive and Negative Self-Perceptions: Is There a Cyclical Relationship between Teachers' and Students' Perceptions of Effort, Strategy Use, and Academic Performance  

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This study was part of a larger research program designed to investigate how effort interacts with strategy use to mediate the academic performance of successful students with learning disabilities (LD) and how teachers' and students' perceptions influence these relationships. The sample consisted of 46 students with LD and 46 matched students

Meltzer, Lynn; Reddy, Ranjini; Pollica, Laura Sales; Roditi, Bethany; Sayer, Julie; Theokas, Christina

2004-01-01

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Positive and Negative Self-Perceptions: Is There a Cyclical Relationship Between Teachers' and Students' Perceptions of Effort, Strategy Use, and Academic Performance?  

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This study was part of a larger research program designed to investigate how effort interacts with strategy use to mediate the academic performance of successful students with learning disabilities (LD) and how teachers' and students' perceptions influence these relationships. The sample consisted of 46 students with LD and 46 matched students without LD and their seven teachers from Grades 6-8.

Lynn Meltzer; Ranjini Reddy; Laura Sales Pollica; Bethany Roditi; Julie Sayer; Christina Theokas

2004-01-01

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Lack of Organizational Skills Interfere with Academic Success.  

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This action research project evaluated an intervention to improve the organizational skills of middle school students with grade point averages below 2.0. Students' lack of organizational skills was documented by means of parent and student surveys, grade point averages, and progress and deficiency reports exhibiting frequently missing homework…

Molenhouse, Chris; Petsas, Athena; Somers, Doug; Spiller, Jeanne; Thomas, Gayle

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Why Are Academic Summer Programmes For Gifted Youngsters So Successful?  

Microsoft Academic Search

From the analysis of feed-backs from participants, instructors, and teachers at the home schools as well as from non-reactive measures and evaluative studies the specific features of academic summer programmes are pointed out which are essen- tial for their positive and sustaining effects. 1. Some quotes \\

Harald WAGNER

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Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males.  

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This book on African American males presents the first step in an ongoing exploration of the relationship between parenting and academic achievement among African American children. Subjects of the study were high-achieving members of the Meyerhoff Scholars, young African Americans distinguished for their achievement. The Meyerhoff Scholar program…

Hrabowski, Freemen A., III; Maton, Kenneth I.; Greif, Geoffrey L.

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How One Academic Health Center Is Successfully Facing the Future.  

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The approach taken by one academic health center, Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation (Pennsylvania), to changes in the economics of health care is described. The foundation is cultivating a more responsive organization, reengineering operations, and securing its revenue base in a variety of ways. Statistics are provided to…

Abdelhak, Sherif S.

1996-01-01

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Information Consulting: The Key to Success in Academic Libraries.  

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Discussion of information consulting in academic libraries focuses on consulting with faculty, administrators, and other related scholars. Topics include the need for more active information consulting, including the growth of interdisciplinary research, changes in information seeking behavior, and changes in scholarly communication; and elements…

Frank, Donald G.; Raschke, Gregory K.; Wood, Julie; Yang, Julie Z.

2001-01-01

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College Students with Learning Disabilities Speak Out: What It Takes to Be Successful in Postsecondary Education  

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The purpose of this study was to identify variables that facilitate the academic success of college students with learning disabilities. Twenty recent college graduates with documented learning disabilities were interviewed using a semi-structured format. An analysis of the transcripts of the interviews revealed eight common themes, many of which…

Skinner, Michael E.

2004-01-01

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African American college students at a private, urban, predominantly White institution: Patterns of success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study used a case study strategy incorporating both quantitative and qualitative research methods to identify the background, environmental, and institutional factors contributing to the successful persistence of some African American students at predominantly White institutions. A private, metropolitan, commuter institution served as the site for the study. Institutional demographic, admissions, and academic data for 1992 to 1996 freshmen were

Clover W Hall

2000-01-01

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Connecting to Success: Mentoring through Technology To Promote Student Achievement. Training Manual.  

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This training manual presents "Connecting to Success" (CTS), a program designed to expand through technology the mentoring, career development, and improved academic achievement opportunities for youth with disabilities. The manual begins by defining electronic mentoring as a way to connect adult employees with students through the Internet. It…

Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.

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Student Enrollment in a Supplement Course for Anatomy and Physiology Results in Improved Retention and Success  

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Anatomy and Physiology I (A&P 1) has one of the highest failure and withdrawal rates on campus. To increase academic success, a course to supplement A&P 1 (Supplement) was developed and taught by anatomy and physiology faculty. Primary goals for the Supplement included (1) early identification of students at risk for failing or withdrawal; (2)…

Hopper, Mari

2011-01-01

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Predicting Graduate Student Success in an MBA Program: Regression versus Classification.  

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A study of the ability of different models--including the classification techniques of discriminant analysis, logistic regression, and neural networks--to predict the academic success of master's degree students in business administration suggests that prediction is difficult, but that classification and nonparametric techniques may be…

Wilson, Rick L.; Hardgrave, Bill C.

1995-01-01

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Capturing Latino Students in the Academic Pipeline.  

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This paper reports on three projects in California that have attempted to stem the tide of Latino dropouts and increase the college-going rates of the Latino population. Each of these three programs has tested a set of strategies aimed at increasing the educational attainment of Latino students, who now make up the largest single ethnic group in…

Gandara, Patricia, Ed.; Larson, Katherine; Mehan, Hugh; Rumberger, Russell

1998-01-01

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The extent to which a model of motivated learning best predicts the academic performance of college students majoring in science  

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This study investigated three factors in the Corno and Mandinach (1983) model of motivated learning that account for the academic performance of honors and traditionally placed students majoring in biological sciences as represented by their college grade point averages. The following research questions guided the study: (a) Which academic factors or combination of academic factors from the Corno and Mandinach (1983) model correlate with the college grade point averages of honors and traditionally placed students majoring in biological science? (b) Which academic factor or combination of academic factors from the Corno and Mandinach (1983) model best predict college grade point averages for honors and traditionally placed college students majoring in biological science? and (c) Are there significant differences between the perceived nonacademic factors accounting for the success of honors and traditionally placed students majoring in biological science? Scholastic Attitude Test scores and cumulative grade point averages for the participants are collected and evaluated to ascertain a past record of academic capability and a present record of students' academic performance. Four self-report measures were used to assess students' cognitive and nonacademic traits. Correlations, descriptive statistics, regression analyses, and chi-square statistics were generated and estimations of accounted variance (rsp2) indicated how the variables evaluated in the study contributed to college students' academic performance. The correlation analysis indicated that none of the factors under investigation significantly correlate with the college grade point averages of the two groups of students. The regression analyses indicated that no factor or combination of factors significantly predicted college grade point average for the two groups of students. There was no significance even when the subscales were collapsed into separate categories. According to the chi-square statistics, there were differences between the two groups of students on some nonacademic factors relating to academic performance. Honors students scored higher than traditionally placed students in their attributions for academic success and in their reported study behaviors. The results of this study suggest that the Corno and Mandinach (1983) model of motivated learning does not better represent the behavior of honors or traditionally placed college students majoring in biological science.

Sharman, Sandra Jeanne