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PASS: Promoting Academic Student Success. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Active between 1993 and 1996, the Promoting Academic Student Success (PASS) Program was aimed at reducing the high percentage of failure experienced by academic probation students at Corning Community College (New York). These students typically came from non supportive environments, possessed academic deficiencies, and suffered from feelings of…

Miller, Kenneth; Sonner, Bruce

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Predicting Academic Success among Deaf College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For both practical and theoretical reasons, educators and educational researchers seek to determine predictors of academic success for students at different levels and from different populations. Studies involving hearing students at the postsecondary level have documented significant predictors of success relating to various demographic factors,…

Convertino, Carol M.; Marschark, Marc; Sapere, Patricia; Sarchet, Thomastine; Zupan, Megan

2009-01-01

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Predicting academic success among deaf college students.  

PubMed

For both practical and theoretical reasons, educators and educational researchers seek to determine predictors of academic success for students at different levels and from different populations. Studies involving hearing students at the postsecondary level have documented significant predictors of success relating to various demographic factors, school experience, and prior academic attainment. Studies involving deaf and hard-of-hearing students have focused primarily on younger students and variables such as degree of hearing loss, use of cochlear implants, educational placement, and communication factors-although these typically are considered only one or two at a time. The present investigation utilizes data from 10 previous experiments, all using the same paradigm, in an attempt to discern significant predictors of readiness for college (utilizing college entrance examination scores) and classroom learning at the college level (utilizing scores from tests in simulated classrooms). Academic preparation was a clear and consistent predictor in both domains, but the audiological and communication variables examined were not. Communication variables that were significant reflected benefits of language flexibility over skills in either spoken language or American Sign Language. PMID:19357242

Convertino, Carol M; Marschark, Marc; Sapere, Patricia; Sarchet, Thomastine; Zupan, Megan

2009-04-08

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Identification with Academics and Academic Success among Community College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Identification with academics has been theoretically and empirically linked to various measures of student academic performance. A questionnaire designed to assess the extent to which self esteem is connected with and dependent upon academic outcomes was administered to 169 freshmen enrolled in a community college. The author followed the sample for two years to track the students' GPAs, academic standing,

Jason W. Osborne

1997-01-01

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Assessing Factors Influencing Student Academic Success in Law School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Detwiler, Robert R.

2011-01-01

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Personal Factors that Influence Deaf College Students' Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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Predictors of Academic Success among College Students with Attention Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purposes of this study are (a) to identify coping resources that differentiate academically high-achieving college students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from their less academically successful ADHD peers, and (b) to use qualitative methods to initiate an investigation of other possible predictors of academic success

Kaminski, Patricia L.; Turnock, Patrick M.; Rosen, Lee A.; Laster, Stephanie A.

2006-01-01

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Academic Advising: Does It Really Impact Student Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study was designed to evaluate academic advising in terms of student needs, expectations, and success rather than through the traditional lens of student satisfaction with the process. Design/methodology/approach: Student participants (n = 611) completed a survey exploring their expectations of and experience with academic advising.…

Young-Jones, Adena D.; Burt, Tracie D.; Dixon, Stephanie; Hawthorne, Melissa J.

2013-01-01

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Academic Advising: Does It Really Impact Student Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This study was designed to evaluate academic advising in terms of student needs, expectations, and success rather than through the traditional lens of student satisfaction with the process. Design/methodology/approach: Student participants (n = 611) completed a survey exploring their expectations of and experience with academic advising.…

Young-Jones, Adena D.; Burt, Tracie D.; Dixon, Stephanie; Hawthorne, Melissa J.

2013-01-01

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Academic Success Factors: An IT Student Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.  

PubMed

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

2011-05-09

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UNDERPREPARED COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS: CHARACTERISTICS, PERSISTENCE, AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academically underprepared community college students demonstrated a lower course completion rate, greater attrition, more text anxiety, and a more external locus of control than college?ready students, but they did not demonstrate differences in grade point average (GPA), learning?study strategies, or self?esteem. Both college?ready and academically underprepared persisters achieved greater academic success, as measured by course completion rate and GPA, but

Sue K. Grimes

1997-01-01

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Academic Success Among Students at Risk for School Failure  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sample of 1, 803 minority students from low-income homes was classified into 3 groups on the basis of grades, test scores, and persistence from Grade 8 through Grade 12; the classifications were academically successful school completers (\\

Jeremy D. Finn; Donald A. Rock

1997-01-01

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Dominican students' voices on academic success in a middle school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this case study was to identify factors that contributed to the academic success of high achieving Dominican middle school students in a public school in New York City. The factors examined included the role of parents, teachers, peers, and participants' perceptions of themselves (self-perceptions). The study also examined how first and second language proficiency impact on academic

Joanne Medina

2001-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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Promoting Student Academic Success: Paying Attention to Learning Environmental Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Achievement gaps become greater for schools with high-poverty and high-minority school population in the United States in recent years (Dillon, 2005; Lee & Slaughter-Defoe, 2004). The academic success of minority students is important because the nation cannot successfully compete in a global market when a considerable portion of its school…

Li, Nan

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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Coaching Students to Academic Success and Engagement on Campus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Academic coaching can be a crucial step in helping students transition to college. Coaches work with students to be strategic in establishing and achieving their academic goals as well as becoming engaged on campus. At the University of South Carolina, academic coaching is defined as a one-on-one interaction with a student focusing on strengths,…

Robinson, Claire; Gahagan, Jimmie

2010-01-01

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A Qualitative Study of Factors Associated with Medical Students' Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem statement: The aim of the present study was to determine the successful medical students' viewpoints on factors significant to their academic success assessed according to the students' grade point average. In this research the students with the grade point average (GPA) A (17- 20) were considered academically successful. Approach: The participants were 30 fifth year successful students (i.e. students

Mitra Amini; Mohammad Reza Dehghani; Javad Kojuri; Ali Mahbudi; Leila Bazrafkan; Mahboobeh Saber; Zahra Karimian; Gholamreza Safaee Ardekain

2008-01-01

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The impact of stress on academic success in college students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this article is to provide a discussion on stress and how it can prevent students from being successful in fulfillment of their educational goals. The literature is supportive of the fact that stress places demands on an individual, and in response to the stress, the body attempts to adapt to the stressful experience to maintain a sense of normalcy (Selye, 1974). Another common theme in the literature is that college students are faced with a unique set of stressors that may be overwhelming, thus altering the ability to cope with a situation. Strategies to reduce stress have been associated with academic success in college students (Dziegielewski et al., 2004). PMID:16268204

Murff, Sharon Hall

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The Role of Non-Academic Factors in the Academic Success of College Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Successful transition to postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities requires application of both academic and non-academic skills to meet the increased demands of the college environment. While academic skills are often of primary consideration, this article addresses critical non-academic factors that impact the academic

Madaus, Joseph W.; Faggella-Luby, Michael N.; Dukes, Lyman L., III

2011-01-01

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Differences between Students' and Lecturers' Perceptions of Factors Influencing Students' Academic Success at University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Qualitative data from 46 lecturers and 72 students were used to identify factors that were perceived as making the most important contributions to students' academic success at university and factors that were perceived as most likely to lead to student failure at university. A questionnaire based on this information was administered to a further 112 lecturers and 392 students. The

Roy Killen

1994-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 academic achievement. This study of high school students sought

Erica N. Walker

2006-01-01

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Peer tutoring program for academic success of returning nursing students.  

PubMed

High attrition rates among students in associate degree nursing programs are a concern for faculty, administrators, and students. Programs offering academic and emotional support for students at risk for failing a clinical course may decrease attrition rates and improve academic performance. A peer tutoring program was developed for returning nursing students who were unsuccessful in a previous clinical course. Peer tutors met with returning students weekly to review course work, complete case studies and practice NCLEX questions. Trusting, supportive relationships developed among students and a significant increase in grades was noted at the end of the course for 79% of students. Implementation of peer tutoring was beneficial for returning students, tutors, and the nursing program and may be valuable in other courses where academic achievement is a concern. PMID:23189512

Bryer, Jennifer

2012-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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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CHARTING A PATH TO SUCCESS: THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN INSTITUTIONAL PLACEMENT POLICIES AND THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF LATINO STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reported in this paper took place at an Hispanic-serving, public community college and examined the effects of alternative institutional placement policies on student academic success. Results showed that when placement methods considered multiple measures of academic preparedness, students were initially placed into higher level mathematics courses in which they achieved equal or greater academic success than when only

Judith D. Marwick

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Underprepared Community College Students: Characteristics, Persistence, and Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study comparing the characteristics of college-ready and academically underprepared community college students. Reports that underprepared students demonstrated higher levels of test anxiety and a more external locus of control, but did not differ from college-ready students in self-esteem, grade point average, or learning-study…

Grimes, Sue K.

1997-01-01

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Successful Teachers Develop Academic Momentum with Reluctant Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Strong academic growth is the fifth phase of a process that begins with classroom communities that nurture trusting relationships. In between, engaging learning activities, goal setting and planning, and experimenting with new behaviors and thoughts complete the path to academic success.

Strahan, David

2008-05-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Katherine D. Goad

2007-01-01

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An Analysis of the Academic Success Inventory for College Students: Construct Validity and Factor Scale Invariance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Academic Success Inventory for College Students (ASICS) is a newly developed self-report instrument designed to measure academic success in college students. The findings in this study provide evidence for the construct validity of the ASICS by proving reliability and the following subvalidities: face, content, factor, and discriminant. Using MANOVA to compare honors and at-risk college students, significant differences were

Theresa L. Welles

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Improving Student Academic Success through the Promotion of Listening Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Barriers to Transfer Student Academic Success and Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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The effect of learning style on academic student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 used an ex post facto research design to better

Omega N. Stackhouse

2009-01-01

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The Effect of Learning Style on Academic Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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The Effect of Class Size on Inclusion Student Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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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The Freshman Student and Academic Success: A Counseling Center's Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes three outreach programs implemented by the Counseling and Development Center (CDC) at Utah's Brigham Young University (BYU) to better serve the academic needs of freshmen. The first program is a cooperative program with the BYU Housing Department aimed at facilitating adjustment to college and personal development of students

Isakson, Richard L.; Call, John M.

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Thoughtful Homework or Busy Work: Impact on Student Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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What explains the academic success of second-year economics students? An exploratory analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The factors influencing academic success of first-year Economics students have received much attention from researchers. Very little attention, however, has been given to the determinants of success of senior Economics students. In the USA, Graunke and Woosley (2005: 367) indicate that college sophomores (second years) face academic difficulties, but this receives little attention in the literature. Economics is an elective

Pietie Horn; Ada Jansen; Derek Yu

2008-01-01

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Making the Grade: Academic Libraries and Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents analyses that look at the many factors that can impact student success, such as technological capability, diversity, and information literacy. The importance of libraries' partnership with other members of the higher education community in working toward a common goal of student success is also examined. Further, the book gives…

Kelly, Maurie Caitlin, Ed.; Kross, Andrea, Ed.

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Creative Collaboration: Developing a Partnership with an Academic Advisor to Promote Information Literacy and Student Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using information literacy as the unifying framework, the library and academic advising departments collaborated to develop student outreach activities which promote student success. Specifically, this partnership led to sharing a Facebook page, participating in a First Year Seminar program, and evaluating the qualitative and quantitative correlation between information literacy test scores and academic standing. Although each department could have embarked

Denise Pan; Merrie Valliant; Becky Reed

2009-01-01

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Predicting the Academic Success of Mexican American and White College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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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Postsecondary developmental education and its impact on student learning and academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the affective characteristics of students taking developmental education courses at the postsecondary level. It is widely acknowledged in research that affective issues still remain at the forefront of impeding the success of developmental education students. This is one step in examining the types of interventions which may aid in the academic success of students. This study focuses

Kim Noreen Lutz

2012-01-01

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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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Guided reflective journals depict a correlation to the academic success of nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reflective guided journal assignments can be correlated to the academic success of nursing students in the clinical area through the evaluation of the student's level of reflective writing. The student's journal recordings can be compared with their course grades and course completion rates. Students are encouraged to better prepare themselves for the clinical area and to self-direct their learning experiences,

Valerie Taylor-Haslip

2010-01-01

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Risk assessment profile and strategies for success instrument: determining prelicensure nursing students' risk for academic success.  

PubMed

The ultimate outcomes for succeeding in a collegiate prelicensure nursing program are earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and passing the NCLEX-RN®. The Risk Assessment Profile, Strategies for Success (RAPSS) is a criterion-based instrument that incorporates demographic and academic risk indicators. A convenience sample (N = 255) obtained retrospectively from student files was used to determine whether the RAPSS could be used to predict whether completers of a baccalaureate, prelicensure program will pass or fail the NCLEX-RN. Results indicate that the scale does discriminate between candidates who fail and pass, even with as few as three of the 13 items. PMID:22233161

Breckenridge, Diane M; Wolf, Zane Robinson; Roszkowski, Michael J

2012-01-13

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Nepotism, Incentives and the Academic Success of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the role of self-employed parents on their children's post-graduation plans and college success by using a unique data set from a private university in Turkey. We assembled data set by matching college students' administrative records with their responses to a survey we designed. Self-employed parents have a strong negative effect on college success even after accounting for

Deniz Gevrek; Zahide Eylem Gevrek

2008-01-01

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Achievement motivation, anxiety and academic success in first year Master of Nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forty-one first semester master level nursing students from three Canadian universities participated in this descriptive correlational study to identify the influence of achievement motivation and anxiety on their academic success. Academic success was determined by their first semester grade point average (GPA). Participants had high achieving tendencies (M = 73.5) and academic ability (M = 81.9), supporting Atkinson’s (1957, 1964)

Lynn McEwan; Dolly Goldenberg

1999-01-01

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Academic libraries – measuring up: assessment and collaboration for student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to describe how the Florida State University Libraries used assessment data with other campus partners to gain funding and resources for new initiatives. When general funding sources were threatened, alternative funding sources from these campus partners were used to jump-start new initiatives designed to enhance student success. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper is a case study

Rachel Besara; Kirsten Kinsley

2011-01-01

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Influences on students' internal locus of attribution for academic success in the first year of college  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to determine the extent to which students' development of internal locus of attribution for academic success during the first year of college was influenced by institutional characteristics, students' academic experiences, and their social\\/nonacademic experiences. The sample was 2,392 first-year students attending 23 diverse two- and four-year institutions Iocated in 16 states throughout the country. Controlling for precollege

Ernest T. Pascarella; Marcia Edison; Linda Serra Hagedorn; Amaury Nora; Patrick T. Terenzini

1996-01-01

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Modeling the Effects of Academic and Social Integration on College Student Success: A Systematic Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For the past several decades, factors leading to success in postsecondary education have been a target of investigation by psychologists and psychological and educational researchers. Tinto's integration theory (1975, 1987, 1993) is a dominant sociological perspective in studying college student success, especially student persistence. Academic

Pan, Yi-Jiun

2010-01-01

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Academic biliteracy in South African higher education: strategies and practices of successful students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic support for higher education students in multilingual contexts often focuses on the development of separate language proficiencies, on the one hand, and on general study skills, on the other hand. In bi\\/multilingual education contexts where students are presented with lectures and study material in more than one language, successful students develop specific practices that allow them to exploit their

Christa van der Walt; Jacqui Dornbrack

2011-01-01

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Academic Probation as a Dangerous Opportunity: Factors Influencing Diverse College Students' Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

The number of minority, particularly Latino, students attending community colleges is on the rise in the United States. Such students frequently lack academic preparation and financial resources. These difficulties, when added to family obligations, often require that minority students attend institutions that offer the most flexible arrangements—typically, community colleges. Due to these issues, however, their successful transition to community college

Esau Tovar; Merril A. Simon

2006-01-01

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What Causes Failure and Success? Students' Perceptions of Their Academic Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How do students' conceptualize the causes of their own academic successes and failures? Taking a phenomenological approach, students identified the causes of their performance immediately following return of a graded examination. We then used factor and item analyses to organize causes that were identified by a substantial number of students into…

Forsyth, Donelson R.; Story, Paul A.; Kelley, Karl N.; McMillan, James H.

2009-01-01

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Black Males and the Community College: Student Perspectives on Faculty and Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article highlights findings from a qualitative study of factors affecting the academic success of African American male students in the community college. Data was collected through interviews with 28 Black male students in a midsized institution in the southwestern United States. Findings illuminated four key faculty-initiated elements that serve to create and maintain positive faculty-student relationships: (a) being friendly

J. Luke Wood; Caroline S. Turner

2010-01-01

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The Academic Success of Homeschooled Students in a South Carolina Technical College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 2010, homeschooling was increasing in prevalence in the United States. Yet, little was known about the academic achievement of these students as they matriculated into colleges and universities. The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory study was to examine the academic success achieved by the homeschooled population (N = 273)…

Bagwell, Jack N., Jr.

2010-01-01

65

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

66

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

67

Academic Biliteracy in South African Higher Education: Strategies and Practices of Successful Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic support for higher education students in multilingual contexts often focuses on the development of separate language proficiencies, on the one hand, and on general study skills, on the other hand. In bi/multilingual education contexts where students are presented with lectures and study material in more than one language, successful

van der Walt, Christa; Dornbrack, Jacqui

2011-01-01

68

Grade Retention: Is It a Help or Hindrance to Student Academic Success?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research indicates that while grade retention does not typically increase student performance, it is widely practiced in schools throughout the country. Arguments for retaining a child include immaturity, the belief that an extra year of schooling will produce successful academic outcomes, and failure to meet criteria for promotion. Those who oppose retention contend that it is not beneficial to students'

LISA J. BOWMAN

2005-01-01

69

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 for student engagement.

Donald W. Green

2008-01-01

70

Factors positively influencing academically successful, highly motivated African-American high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to investigate the common factors positively influencing academically successful, highly motivated African-American high school students in their educational pursuits; and (2) to determine ways in which educators can facilitate an increased positive impact on minority students' achievement motivation and transition to higher education. ^ Three sources of data inform the qualitative study.

Linda Caldwell Grant

2001-01-01

71

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

72

The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Secondary Schools upon Students' Academic Success and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of a study investigating the short- and long-term effects of secondary schools upon student academic success and development. A questionnaire was administered to a randomly selected sample of 15% of Cypriot students who graduated in June 2004 and June 2005 from secondary schools. A good response rate (i.e., 66%) was…

Antoniou, Panayiotis

2012-01-01

73

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

74

The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Secondary Schools upon Students' Academic Success and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents the results of a study investigating the short- and long-term effects of secondary schools upon student academic success and development. A questionnaire was administered to a randomly selected sample of 15% of Cypriot students who graduated in June 2004 and June 2005 from secondary schools. A good response rate (i.e., 66%)…

Antoniou, Panayiotis

2012-01-01

75

The Ecology of Learning: The Impact of Classroom Features and Utilization on Student Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Scholarship on factors that promote or hinder academic success of college students abounds, much of it focusing on learning gains and institutional retention of first-year students (Reason, Terenzini, and Domingo, 2006; Terenzini and Reason, 2005; Pascarella and Terenzini, 2005; Braxton, 2000; Astin, 1993; Tinto, 1987). More recently,…

Herzog, Serge

2007-01-01

76

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

77

The Effects of Project Success on Student Academic Performance: A Quasi-Experimental Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Project SUCCESS (PS) is a substance use prevention program that targets indicated high school students. We used archival data to explore the program's effects on students' academic achievement and disciplinary problems. It is essential to demonstrate such effects, if prevention curricula are to survive in schools that face multiple competing…

Shamblen, Stephen R.; Ringwalt, Chris

2008-01-01

78

The effects of mentoring and selected supportive services on the persistence and academic success rates of academically underprepared students in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined the effects of mentoring and selected supportive services on the persistence and academic success rates of academically underprepared students at Oakland University. This research also examined the kinds of mentor-protege interactions that can be used to predict academic success, as well as the lasting perceptions students have of the mentoring experience.^ This study posed four research questions

Monifa Adenike Jumanne

1994-01-01

79

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

80

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

81

Academic success or failure in nursing students: Results of a retrospective observational study.  

PubMed

BACKGROUND: Nursing student academic failure is a phenomenon of growing international interest, not only because of its economic impact but also because it negatively affects the availability of future nurses in different healthcare systems. To recruit the students with the highest probability of academic success, an open challenge for universities is to recruit students who have previously demonstrated superior scholastic aptitudes that appear to be associated with a greater likelihood of academic success. Documenting the relationship between the selection methods used when selecting nursing students and academic failure will contribute to the international debate concerning the optimisation of the selection strategies. OBJECTIVES: The principal aim of this study was to investigate the role in predicting nursing student academic success of (1) the upper-secondary diploma grades and (2) the score obtained by students in the nursing degree program admission test. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study was conducted. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Five cohorts of nursing students, matriculated in consecutive academic years from 2004 to 2008, in an Italian bachelor's degree program were observed retrospectively. RESULTS: Overall, 61.2% of the 1006 considered students concluded their degree within the legal duration allowed for the nursing degree. Students who failed were those who had lowest grades associated with their upper-secondary diploma coursework (p=0.000) and were male (p=0.000). The grades associated with the upper-secondary diploma coursework, unlike the admission test score, correlates positively with the final degree grade and the average value of degree program examination scores. No correlation was found between the upper-secondary diploma coursework grades and the scores obtained in the test for the nursing degree program admission test (r=-0.037). CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that upper-secondary diploma coursework grades are a parameter that should receive great consideration, especially in cases where there are planned numbers of incoming nursing degree students. PMID:23706940

Lancia, Loreto; Petrucci, Cristina; Giorgi, Fabio; Dante, Angelo; Cifone, Maria Grazia

2013-05-22

82

Partnering with IT to Help Disadvantaged Students Achieve Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 in college. EOP is a state-funded program aimed at economically disadvantaged

Janet H. Clarke

2012-01-01

83

Partnering with IT to Help Disadvantaged Students Achieve Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

84

Promoting Academic Success among Immigrant Students: Is Acculturation the Issue?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although there is increasing public debate about how best to educate immigrant children, much of the discussion proceeds with scant attention to research findings on immigrant children 's acquisition of English, their academic achievements, or the complexities of the acculturation process. This article addresses these topics by reviewing findings from the author's research on West Indian, South Asian, and Mexican

Margaret A. Gibson

1998-01-01

85

Create learning communities to enhance success for students with diverse academic preparation background  

Microsoft Academic Search

Learning communities have been demonstrated to improve student success, particularly for first-time, first-year students making the transition from high school to college. At Western Michigan University (WMU) College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), the challenge to creating learning communities is the diverse academic preparation background of the first-time, first-year students, as indicated in the first-semester mathematics placement. Another challenge

Edmund Tsang; Cynthia Halderson

2008-01-01

86

Class and Cleats: Community College Student Athletes and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

87

Communication and Related Factors Affecting Academic Success Among College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study analyzed varying factors affecting college student’s graduation intentions. To predict intention, an Elaborated Theory of Planned Behavior model was used to study the effects of attitude, normative, normative communication, and perceived control beliefs while accounting for past classroom experiences with university faculty and administrators. While further analysis must be conducted to test the elaborated model, regression analysis revealed

Disraelly Cruz

2005-01-01

88

Factors related to academic success in at-risk senior nursing students.  

PubMed

The disposition of at-risk students who fail to meet nursing program progression standards is a challenging predicament for both students and faculty. There is little evidence to inform progression decisions regarding remediation and/or probation. More needs to be known about the phenomenon of at-risk students, and the interventions that can transform these individuals into successful graduates and nurses. The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate factors related to academic success for at-risk senior nursing students. Sixteen at-risk senior students, enrolled in a nursing course called Academic Improvement Strategies, participated in the study which included faculty mentoring, journaling, tutorials, and various self-directed student activities. The mean semester grade point average significantly improved by the end of the semester, increasing from 2.48 to 2.92 (Z = -4.26, p <.0001). Upon graduation, 87% of the participants successfully passed the NCLEX-RN examination. The study findings suggest that faculty mentoring can facilitate behavioral changes that may contribute to academic success for at-risk nursing students. PMID:18454733

McGann, Elizabeth; Thompson, Janice M

2008-04-15

89

Academic success of nursing students: Does motivation matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Schools of nursing around the world, including associate degree nursing (ADN) programs, continue to be challenged by retention and recruitment issues. Many efforts have been made to address the variety of complex issues that nurse educators face to increase student retention and recruitment in nursing programs. Fortunately, enrollment in many of the nursing programs is on the rise, as the

Stacy Rose

2011-01-01

90

Factors associated with the academic success of first year health science students.  

PubMed

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 Bachelor of Health Science at The University of Western Australia since the inception of the course in the year 2000. Factors found to be associated with successful academic performance were high matriculation score, female sex, non-Indigenous status, attendance at a government secondary school, upfront payment of university fees and completion of secondary school English Literature. The most influential factor on first year academic performance was a high matriculation score. Retention into second year was found to be influenced by participation in the university mentor scheme, non-Indigenous status and first year university marks. The factor of most influence on student retention was first year university marks. Valuable information about the performance and retention of first year Bachelor of Health Science students is provided in this study which is relevant to the operational priorities of any university. PMID:18293093

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

2008-02-22

91

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

92

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

94

Noncognitive Predictors of Academic Success for International Students: A Longitudinal Study. Research Report #1-87.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The effectiveness of noncognitive variables in predicting college grades and persistence for international students over 8 semesters was studied at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Noncognitive Questionnaire (NCQ), an instrument designed to assess eight noncognitive variables found to be related to academic success for U.S. minority…

Boyer, Susan P.; Sedlacek, William E.

95

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 conceptualization of this uneven clinical presentation. Using clinical illustrations, it attempts to help

Sanjay R. Nath

2008-01-01

96

Reality to Actuality: Postsecondary Readiness for Students with Learning Disabilities Focus on Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this qualitative case research was to investigate specific preparation influences, educator strategies, and accommodations that may be utilized in a postsecondary setting for the purpose of supporting and promoting academic success among college students with learning disabilities. Six postsecondary participants between the ages of…

Allen-Wallace, Merri Vance

2010-01-01

97

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

98

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENTING STYLE AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Sarah E. Pisacano THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENTING STYLE AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS 2006\\/04 Dr. John Klanderman Master of Arts in School Psychology The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between parenting style and

Sarah E. Pisacano

2006-01-01

99

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

100

Reality to Actuality: Postsecondary Readiness for Students with Learning Disabilities Focus on Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative case research was to investigate specific preparation influences, educator strategies, and accommodations that may be utilized in a postsecondary setting for the purpose of supporting and promoting academic success among college students with learning disabilities. Six postsecondary participants between the ages of…

Allen-Wallace, Merri Vance

2010-01-01

101

International Students of Agriculture in U.S. Institutions: Precursors to Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study described the level of English proficiency and academic success of 327 Moroccan students studying agriculture at the University of Minnesota. Findings indicated that the level of English speaking ability was at least as important as prior performance in college-level course work in their own country. (JOW)|

Wardlow, George

1989-01-01

102

Listening to our Students: Understanding the factors that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education in Australia has doubled in recent years, the gap between their attainment and the attainment of other Australians has remained consistent. It is essential to elucidate the factors that promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' academic success, not in order to justify the exclusion of these

Kristie Daniel DiGregorio; Sally Farrington; Susan Page

2000-01-01

103

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

PubMed Central

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

104

French college students' sports practice and its relations with stress, coping strategies and academic success.  

PubMed

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. PMID:22514544

Décamps, Greg; Boujut, Emilie; Brisset, Camille

2012-04-11

105

Black middle school students' perceptions of success and their influence on academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to investigate the perceptions of success held by Black middle school students in a Miami-Dade County (FL) public school and how these perceptions influence academic performance. The study sought to determine if differences exist among African-American, Haitian-American, and Haitian immigrant subgroups of the Black student population. ^ The study combined qualitative and quantitative methodology

Patricia Altigracia Rennalls

2006-01-01

106

Examining Familial-Based Academic Success Factors in Urban High School Students: The Case of Puerto Rican Female High Achievers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article works to dispel the myth that Puerto Rican female urban high school students living in poverty are not capable of performing at high academic levels. This article attempts to counteract these beliefs by describing the four success factors that seven Puerto Rican female high school students attribute to their high academic achievement. These success factors are: (1) religiosity

René Antrop-González; William Vélez; Tomás Garrett

2008-01-01

107

The Influence Of Pre-College Factors On First-Year Engineering Students' Academic Success And Persistence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work attempts to broaden previous conceptions of academic success. Structural equation modeling is currently being used to provide a way to formally test the theoretical relationship of a set of predictor variables (noncognitive factors) on first-year engineering students' academic success. Instead of relying solely on end-of-semester GPA and persistence to operationalize academic success, we have included a number of

Jason C. Immekus; P. K. Imbrie; Susan Maller

108

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

109

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

110

A Gendered Look at the Academic Achievement of Low Income African-American High School Students: Strategies of Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes the academic success of 30 low-income African-American high school students. The 20 females and 10 males were participants in the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program, a high school program that places previously low-achieving, low-income, and minority students in a special class that offers them academic and…

Hubbard, Lea

111

Postsecondary developmental education and its impact on student learning and academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000aPOSTSECONDARY DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENT LEARNING AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS\\u000aby\\u000aKIM NOREEN LUTZ\\u000aMarch 2012\\u000aAdvisor:\\u0009Dr. Gerald Oglan\\u000aMajor: \\u0009\\u0009Curriculum and Instruction\\u000aDegree:\\u0009Doctor of Education\\u000aThis study explores the affective characteristics of students taking developmental education courses at the postsecondary level. It is widely acknowledged in research that affective issues still remain at the forefront

Kim Noreen Lutz

2012-01-01

112

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

113

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lacy N. Karpilo

2008-01-01

114

Factors within the Post-Secondary Education Environment that Positively Impact the Academic Success of College Students with ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Very few studies have been published to date identifying factors that contribute to the academic success of college students with ADHD. Most of the current research emphasizes factors inherent to the student, but little is known about institutional factors that also contribute to their success. The current exploratory study was conducted to…

Heiney, Elizabeth Porter

2011-01-01

115

A Contemporary Examination of Factors Promoting the Academic Success of Minority Students at a Predominantly White University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although the numbers of minority students are increasing in higher education, researchers remain concerned about the ability of predominantly White institutions (PWIs) to support and retain these students. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative study was to explore factors promoting the academic success of minority students at a research…

Palmer, Robert T.; Maramba, Dina C.; Holmes, Sharon L.

2012-01-01

116

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

117

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

118

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.

119

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

120

Characteristics of Academic Advising that Contribute to Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Success at Predominantly White Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Racial and ethnic minority student departure continues to be a major concern for higher education researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. We explore the role that academic advisors play in facilitating success among students of color at predominantly White institutions that have demonstrated effectiveness at generating ethnic minority…

Museus, Samuel D.; Ravello, Joanna N.

2010-01-01

121

An Example for the Effect of 5E Model on the Academic Success and Attitude Levels of Students': \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the effect of the lessons applied in the subject of Inclined Projectile Motion, by taking the 5E Model as basis, in the Physics lesson of GATA Noncommissioned Health Officer Preparation School's 1st grade, on students' academic success and attitude levels was investigated. The study was carried out on 84 students studying in GATA Noncommissioned Health Officer Preparation

Uygar KANLI; Yasin ÜNSAL

122

Characteristics of Academic Advising that Contribute to Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Success at Predominantly White Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Racial and ethnic minority student departure continues to be a major concern for higher education researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. We explore the role that academic advisors play in facilitating success among students of color at predominantly White institutions that have demonstrated effectiveness at generating ethnic minority…

Museus, Samuel D.; Ravello, Joanna N.

2010-01-01

123

Beyond the Uniformity Myth: A Comparison of Academically Successful and Unsuccessful Test-Anxious College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied factors that might differentially underlie test anxiety and academic performance of college students (N=72). Results revealed that high anxious students differed from low anxious students on traditional cognitive and somatic indicators of text anxiety but not on any measure of study or test-taking skills. (WAS)

Brown, Steven D.; Nelson, Tamara L.

1983-01-01

124

Academic Probation as a Dangerous Opportunity: Factors Influencing Diverse College Students' Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number of minority, particularly Latino, students attending community colleges is on the rise in the United States. Such students frequently lack academic preparation and financial resources. These difficulties, when added to family obligations, often require that minority students attend institutions that offer the most flexible…

Tovar, Esau; Simon, Merril A.

2006-01-01

125

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

126

The Student Success Coach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An innovative position, a Student Success Coach, was created in response to a newly developed undergraduate-degree program on the recently established University of Minnesota Rochester campus. Student Success Coaches serve as the link between the academic and student affairs sides of the campus. They interact closely with students and faculty to…

Neuhauser, Claudia; Weber, Kendra

2011-01-01

127

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

128

An Exploration of Factors Affecting the Academic Success of Students in a College Quantitative Business Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The American Association of Colleges and Universities reports that over 50% of the students entering colleges and universities are academically under prepared; that is, according to Miller and Murray (2005), students "lack basic skills in at least one of the three fundamental areas of reading, writing, and mathematics" (paragraph 4). Furthermore,…

Davis, Mary M.

2009-01-01

129

Modeling Student Academic Success: Does Usage of Campus Recreation Facilities Make a Difference?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main goal of the study was to examine the relationship of student use of campus recreation facilities (CRF) on GPA, persistence, and graduation rates at a large, public, Midwestern Carnegie Doctoral-extensive university. Tinto's theory of student departure provides the conceptual framework and an extensive review of the literature on the relationship between academic performance and recreation facility use identified

Ronald L. Huesman; Anthony K. Brown; Giljae Lee; John P. Kellogg; Peter M. Radcliffe

2007-01-01

130

Purdue Signals: Mining Real-Time Academic Data to Enhance Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses how Purdue University is changing the academic behavior of struggling students. At Purdue, they've developed Signals as a means of helping students better understand where they stand gradewise early enough so that they can seek help and raise their grade or drop the course without the penalty of a failing grade. They knew…

Pistilli, Matthew D.; Arnold, Kimberly E.

2010-01-01

131

Beyond the uniformity myth: A comparison of academically successful and unsuccessful test-anxious college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

72 college students were administered a battery of tests including the Test Anxiety Scale, Worry-Emotionality Scale, Fear of Negative Evaluation, and Academic Self-Evaluation Questionnaire. Two levels of test anxiety were crossed with 2 levels of academic performance in a factorial design. High-anxious Ss differed from low-anxious Ss on traditional cognitive and somatic indicators of test anxiety, but not on any

Steven D. Brown; Tamara L. Nelson

1983-01-01

132

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

DaDeppo, Lisa M. W.

2009-01-01

133

Academic Identity Development through Self-Determination: Successful College Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study provides a model of academic identity development for college students with learning disabilities from the integrative self-determination themes of persistence, competence, career decision making, and self-realization. Nineteen self-determined and high-achieving participants were interviewed. The participants' stories illustrate how…

Anctil, Tina M.; Ishikawa, Michele E.; Tao Scott, Amy

2008-01-01

134

Selective Admissions and Academic Success: An Admissions Model for Architecture Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A statistical analysis of the predictive potential of academic and nonacademic student characteristics in an architecture school provides a model for other institutions to make their admissions processes and programs for retention more effective. The study was of 10 freshman architecture classes at the University of Kansas. (MSE)

Domer, D. E.; Johnson, A. E., Jr.

1982-01-01

135

What Research Says about the Effect of Academic Enrichment on the Success Rate of Baccalaureate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the nursing literature, many variables have been used in research to identify students at risk, predict program success, and to indicate the best time to identify at-risk students and how to predict success on the Nursing Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). In general, American College Testing Program (ACT) scores…

Fearing, Arleen

136

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…

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

2011-01-01

137

Environmental press and psychological need as related to academic success of minority group students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigated the relationship between environmental press and psychological needs for both the most academically successful and the least successful black, Mexican-American, and American-Indian undergraduates (N = 138). Ss completed the College Characteristics Index (CCI) and the Stern Activities Index as measures of press and psychological need. Scores on the Taylor Manifest Anxiety scale and the Rotter Internal-External Control Scale were

Edward J. Hayes

1974-01-01

138

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

139

Traditional-Age Students Becoming At-Risk: Does Working Threaten College Students' Academic Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using survey information from undergraduate students who work while attending two urban commuter institutions in Indiana, this study explores evidence that on average undergraduates under 21 years of age worked more than 31 hours a week while also enrolled in a full course load. The findings in this study indicate that grade point average and…

Torres, Vasti; Gross, Jacob P. K.; Dadashova, Afet

2011-01-01

140

Predicting Academic Success of Engineering Students in Technical Drawing from Visualization Test Scores  

Microsoft Academic Search

While observing the di-culties of flrst-year engineering students toward learning technical drawing, taking into account the progressively reduced work time with them, and recognizing the importance of spatial aptitude in the engineeringprofession,wefeelthenecessitytoimprovetheteachingmethodologies inthissubject. Inouropinion,inordertoefiectivelyplanthedidacticprocess,itis necessarytodetectasearlyaspossiblethosestudentswhorequiremoreattention andsupport. This study proposes an investigation of a visualization psychometric test that could facilitate an early diagnosis concerning the academic performance of tech- nicaldrawingstudents. To

Gerardo Prieto Adanez; Angela Dias Velasco

2002-01-01

141

A closer look at academic probation and attrition: what courses are predictive of nursing student success?  

PubMed

The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify undergraduate courses that serve as predictors of success for nursing students completing a BSN program. The sample included records of 327 students placed on probation or dismissed from a Midwest school of nursing between 2002 and 2010. Though previous research has shown that science courses can be used as predictors of nursing student success, our results suggest that non-science courses can serve in this capacity as well. In particular, an across-the-life-span fundamental psychology course was found to be an important predictor in determining whether or not probationary students eventually completed the program. These results suggest that nursing programs need to evaluate their programs not only reviewing students success in nursing courses but also in prerequisites beyond just science courses such as chemistry and biology. PMID:22177474

Abele, Carrie; Penprase, Barbara; Ternes, Rueben

2011-12-15

142

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

143

Self-Monitoring Tools and Student Academic Success: When Perception Matches Reality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Accurate self-monitoring of one's mastery of material is a necessary skill for student success. Without this skill students lack the awareness of when to prolong or terminate their studying for an exam, or when to modify their study strategies. Inaccurate self-monitoring can lead to false assessment of mastery, premature termination of study,…

Bercher, Debra A.

2012-01-01

144

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…

Liu, Feng; Cavanaugh, Cathy

2011-01-01

145

Pilot study examining factors asscociated with academic success for hispanic high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines characteristics that distinguish succeeding and failing Hispanic students at an inner-city high school. While research on this topic has historically focused on dropouts, this study seeks to better understand successful high school students. Participants in the study were 48 Hispanic tenth-grade students at a large, predominantly minority and low-income high school. High-and low-risk groups were identified on

Olga Reyes; Leonard A. Jason

1993-01-01

146

The longitudinal effects of project head start on students’ overall academic success: A review of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary purpose of this review of Project Head Start literature is to evaluate the long term effects of Project Head Start\\u000a on students’ overall academic success. Project Head Start was initiated in 1965 as an experimental six week summer program\\u000a to provide child developmental services to low income families of preschoolers in the United States of America. It has

William L. Nielsen

1989-01-01

147

Effects of Teachers' Attitudes and Behavior on Students' Attitudes, Behavior, and Academic Success in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teachers have an important role in classroom communication, classroom behavior management, and the achievement of teaching aims. The settings in which effective and successful classroom management is conducted are bound to make a contribution to students' success. A lot of research has dealt with classroom management and teaching skills to…

Gelisli, Yucel

2007-01-01

148

Which factors best account for academic success: Those which college students can control or those they cannot?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study integrates research linking academic performance with individual differences and class attendance. Whereas individual differences (ability, traits) are not controllable by students, students can control their attendance, study and work. Thus we sought to determine the extent to which “control” and “no control” variables predict academic performance. With N=338, measures of verbal ability, the five-factor model, GPA, academic goals,

Stephen J. Dollinger; Anna M. Matyja; Jamie L. Huber

2008-01-01

149

Predicting Academic Success of Students in a Master of Business Administration Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of a study to correlate graduate school of business entrance criteria with success in a Master of Business Administration program (as measured by graduate GPA) are reported. Two groups of graduate students (n = 50 for each group) were randomly selected from a pool of 203 recent graduates. One group had taken the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT);

Lawrence D. Graham

1991-01-01

150

Tutor and student assessments of academic writing tutorials: What is “success”?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The university writing center provides a key support service within the institution, and as such must find ways to evaluate the impact of the instruction they provide. However, many studies of tutorial effectiveness lack adequate analyses of tutorial talk and of both student and tutor interpretations of behavior and outcomes. This study characterizes successful writing tutorials by employing a hybrid

Terese Thonus

2002-01-01

151

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

152

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

153

Predicting the Academic Success of Female Engineering Students During the First Year of College Using the SAT and Non-Cognitive Variables  

Microsoft Academic Search

(ABSTRACT) ,The purpose of this study was to determine the value of the Non Cognitive Questionnaire (NCQ) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) inpredicting the academic achievement,of first year female engineering students. Ancis and Sedlacek (1997) studied non-cognitive variables with a general population of undergraduatewomen.,Their study validated the NCQ as a predictor of academic success for women,students. The present study

Therese A. Lovegreen

154

Academically Successful African American Male Urban High School Students' Experiences of Mattering to Others at School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Mattering to others has been shown to be a key construct of mental health and wellness. Emerging research links interpersonal mattering and school climate. In this study, the authors use transcendental phenomenology to explore how interpersonal mattering impacts the academic achievement of urban African American males who are academically

Tucker, Catherine; Dixon, Andrea; Griddine, Ke'Shana

2010-01-01

155

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

156

Work In Progress - academic and student affairs collaboration to enhance student success in engineering and applied sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

A First-Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) program was implemented at Western Michigan University (WMU) in 2005, and it has improved retention rates of engineering and applied sciences students above historic rates. To build on current success, faculty and administrators from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Residence Life staff embarked on a collaborative process to help first time first-year

Edmund Tsang; Laura Darrah; Paul Engelmann; Cynthia Halderson; Dana Butt

2009-01-01

157

Identification of Student Characteristics That Predict Persistence and Success in an Engineering College at the End of the Sophomore Year: Informing the Practice of Academic Advising.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study developed predictive models on persistence and success in engineering at the end of the sophomore year by examining 11 intellective and 9 non-intellective variables. The project's long-term purpose was to contribute to the improvement of academic advising for students considering engineering majors and thus improve student retention.…

Levin, James; Wyckoff, John

158

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…

Kisang, Benjamin

2010-01-01

159

Empowering African Americans To Achieve Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many problems confront educators who seek to overcome roadblocks to the academic success of black stu dents, particularly those in urban areas. These writers review some of the factors of which educators should be cognizant as they develop inter vention strategies to help black urban students achieve such success.

Lawrence E. Gary; Christopher B. Booker

1992-01-01

160

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

161

Academic Buoyancy: Towards an Understanding of Students' Everyday Academic Resilience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.

2008-01-01

162

Academic Buoyancy: Towards an Understanding of Students' Everyday Academic Resilience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.

2008-01-01

163

A Qualitative Study: The Impact of Selected Non-Cognitive Variables on the Academic Success and Achievement of Culturally Diverse Academic Scholarship Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study examined whether select non-cognitive variables such as, (Sedlacek, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2004; Tracey & Sedlacek 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989) impacted the academic achievement, retention and graduation rates of culturally diverse academic scholarship students at a predominantly white higher education institutions. The subjects of the study were…

Wilson, Linda Louise

2009-01-01

164

Differences in the Cognitive Processes of Academically Successful and Unsuccessful Test-Anxious Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extended research on cognitive factors that may differentially underlie test anxiety and academic performance by assessing differences in (a) information-processing strategies used to encode course-work information, (b) degree of belief in one's negative self-statements, (c) Type A behavior, (d) test-taking skills, and (e) unrealistic expectations…

Bruch, Monroe A.; And Others

1986-01-01

165

Concurrent Validity of Hill's Educational Cognitive Style Model as a Prototype for Successful Academic Programs Among Lower-Class Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Data from the stepwise multiple regression of four educational cognitive style predictor sets on each of six academic competence criteria were used to define the concurrent validity of Hill's educational cognitive style model. The purpose was to determine how appropriate it may be to use this model as a prototype for successful academic programs…

London, David T.

166

The Impact of Tutoring on the Academic Success of Undeclared Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A cohort of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undeclared freshmen at a medium-sized university in Pennsylvania was used to study the relationship between tutoring and the retention rates and decision paths of undeclared students. Undeclared students who did and did not receive tutoring were tracked over four years to determine rate and…

Reinheimer, David; McKenzie, Kelly

2011-01-01

167

The Academic Performance of Foreign Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The academic success of foreign students in the United States depends heavily upon the selection process, which is an effort to predict whether the student will profit personally and for the countries involved through a period of study in an American university. Significant factors in the selection process include the demonstrated academic ability of the student, his English proficiency, the

Ivan Putman

1961-01-01

168

"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…

Bahr, Peter Riley

2008-01-01

169

Dynamics of Teacher-Student Relationships: Stability and Change across Elementary School and the Influence on Children's Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study modeled teacher-student relationship trajectories throughout elementary school to predict gains in achievement in an ethnic-diverse sample of 657 academically at-risk students (mean age = 6.57 years, SD = 0.39). Teacher reports of warmth and conflict were collected in Grades 1-5. Achievement was tested in Grades 1 and 6. For conflict,…

Spilt, Jantine L.; Hughes, Jan N.; Wu, Jiun-Yu; Kwok, Oi-Man

2012-01-01

170

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

171

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

172

Mental Health and Academic Success in College  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mental health problems represent a potentially important but relatively unexplored factor in explaining human capital accumulation during college. We conduct the first study, to our knowledge, of how mental health predicts academic success during college in a random longitudinal sample of students. We find that depression is a significant predictor of lower GPA and higher probability of dropping out, particularly

Daniel Eisenberg; Ezra Golberstein; Justin B. Hunt

2009-01-01

173

A Successful Academic Advising Program: Essential Ingredients.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses four ingredients of a successful academic advising program: (1) selection of academic advisors; (2) training of academic advisors; (3) evaluation of the advisement program; and (4) recognition of academic advising. (RC)|

Wilder, Jerry R.

1981-01-01

174

High-Risk Students in a Community College Developmental Studies Program: Predictors for Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since the developmental studies program at Amarillo College began in 1974, continuing efforts have been made to assess the characteristics, attitudes, motivations and goals of the high-risk students in the program, which was designed to build self-concept and improve reading, English, math and study skills. Over the three years of the study,…

Henard, Kay Fields; Byrd, R. Eugene

175

Peer Effects: Do First-Year Classmates, Roommates, and Dormmates Affect Students' Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use data on ten years of entering students at Reed College to test for peer effects among three groups of peers: roommates, residents in the same dorm grouping, and classmates in a required freshman class. In each case, peer groupings are apparently random, allowing us to avoid statistical problems that often make testing for peer effects impossible. We find

Jessica Hoel; Jeffrey Parker; Jon Rivenburg

176

The Impact of a Psychology Learning Community on Academic Success, Retention, and Student Learning Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Learning communities have become an integral part of the educational reform movement of the past two decades and have been heralded as a promising strategy for restructuring undergraduate education. This study used a matched control group design to examine the impact of participation in a psychology learning community (PLC) on a range of student

Buch, Kim; Spaulding, Sue

2011-01-01

177

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

178

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

179

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

180

The Effects of the First Step to Success Program on Academic Engagement Behaviors of Turkish Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the First Step to Success (FSS) early intervention program with Turkish children identified with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Intervention effectiveness on target children's academic engagement behaviors was studied. Participants were four 7-year-old first-grade students in…

Ozdemir, Selda

2011-01-01

181

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

182

The Power of the Program: How the Academic Program Can Improve Community College Student Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study examines two successful career-focused programs at an urban community college struggling with retention. The findings show how these programs create a unique institutional subculture, resulting in relatively higher rates of retention and graduation, and highlight the tremendous potential of the program to mitigate limitations of retention efforts undertaken at the institutional level.

Elena M. Nitecki

2011-01-01

183

Aboriginal, Anglo, and Immigrant Australian Students' Motivational Beliefs About Personal Academic Success: Are There Cultural Differences?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does being successful at school mean the same thing for all children? In Australia, research posits that Aboriginal Australian, Anglo Australian, and immigrant Australian children embrace different learning goals (i.e., mastery, performance, or social) according to their culture. In this study, a 38-item inventory was used to measure similarities and differences between Aboriginal (n = 496), Anglo (n = 1,173),

Dennis M. McInerney; John Hinkley; Martin Dowson; Shawn Van Etten

1998-01-01

184

Principals' Instructional Leadership within a Teacher Performance Appraisal System: Enhancing Students' Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to identify principals' instructional leadership actions within a comprehensive teacher evaluation system in successful schools rated as recognized or exemplary by the accountability measures in place. The study followed a multiple case study approach. Participants included six school administrators within the same…

Ovando, Martha N.; Ramirez, Alfredo, Jr.

2007-01-01

185

Linking academic social environments, ego-identity formation, ego virtues, and academic success.  

PubMed

This study used Structural Equation Modeling to test an Eriksonian conceptual model linking academic social environments (relationships with faculty and fellow students), ego-identity formation, ego virtues, and academic success. Participants included 765 first-year students at a university in southern Ontario, Canada. Results indicated that supportive relationships with faculty was directly related to higher average grades and perceived academic ability, whereas positive relationships with fellow students was indirectly related to academic success through ego virtues. Positive ego-identity formation (identity achievement) was also indirectly related to academic success through ego virtues. PMID:18689098

Good, Marie; Adams, Gerald R

2008-01-01

186

How Do I Get a Campus ID? The Other Role of the Academic Library in Student Retention and Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries have long gathered data at the reference desk to facilitate informed development of services and collections, and have long known that regardless of whether questions are related to doing research, the library is a safe place a student may go to find answers. This article highlights the role of the library and information commons service desks as valuable

Jacqui D. Grallo; Mardi Chalmers; Pamela G. Baker

2012-01-01

187

Academic Success at Selective Institutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined success factors of eight under-prepared students at Colorado State University. Four major themes emerged from the data: pre-college experiences, struggles, positive campus experiences and support, and student growth. Findings were conceptualized within a student resiliency framework. (EV)|

Felix, Oscar

2003-01-01

188

STEMming the Tide: Understanding the Academic Success of Black Male College Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Because Black males are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at predominantly White institutions (PWIs), this study sought to answer what the relationships are between racial identity, self-efficacy, institutional integration, and academic experience of successful Black, male STEM…

Yohannes-Reda, Saba

2010-01-01

189

When Working Together Works: Academic Success for Students in Out-of-Home Care. Best Practices in Homeless Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Center for Homeless Education and the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education present this brief to help educators and child welfare advocates work together to support the academic success of children and youth in out-of-home care. The brief offers practical, proven strategies for implementing two federal laws collaboratively: The…

National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2010

2010-01-01

190

Success course intervention for students on academic probation in science majors: A longitudinal quantitative examination of the treatment effects on performance, persistence, and graduation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With increasing external and internal pressure to increase retention and graduation rates in select colleges along with increasing numbers of college-going populations over time, student affairs professionals have responded with a variety of programs to support students' transition to college. This study sought to examine freshman students in science majors went on academic probation at the end of their first semester. If these students did not raise their GPAs quickly, they faced academic dismissal from the institution. Consequently, the institution would not be able to retain them, and ultimately, they would not graduate. Managerial professionals at the institution created, implemented, and evaluated an intervention in the form of a success course for these students to help get them back on track, retain them, and ultimately graduate from the institution. The literatures drawn upon for this study included retention theory, probationary student behaviors and attitudes, interventions, success courses, fear appeal theories, academic capitalism, and institutional isomorphism. The study employed tests including chi-square, logistic regressions, and differences-in-differences fixed effects regressions to identify the differences and effects on performance, persistence, and graduation rates of the treatment and comparison groups. The findings of this study showed significant differences between the persistence and graduation rates of the treatment and control groups, and regression effects showed a short-term causal effect on performance as well as significant likelihoods of persisting and graduating within four or five years. Recommendations for further improvements to interventions are discussed in the final chapter.

Marshall, Zachary L.

191

Understanding Student Swirl: The Role of Environmental Factors and Retention Efforts in the Later Academic Success of Suspended Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Student swirl," or the inconsistent flow in and out of college coursework from term-to-term, institution-to-institution, reflects the non-traditional nature of many community college students. Swirl can be triggered by such stressors as: balancing work, school, and family obligations; financial challenges; and health problems. In turn, it…

Wang, Yan; Pilarzyk, Tom

2010-01-01

192

Utilizing student data within the course management system to determine undergraduate student academic success: An exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

For nearly six decades, researchers have been studying the issues of student persistence and retention in higher education. Despite the decades of research and projects to improve retention, overall retention figures have remained between 45% and 50%. With the contentious debates over the Higher Education Reauthorization Act in 2005 and increasingly constrained federal and state budgets, the demand for increased

John Patrick Campbell

2007-01-01

193

Tertiary Entrance Scores Need Not Determine Academic Success: An analysis of student performance in an equity and access program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Diploma of Foundation Studies (DoFS) is an established regional equity and access program with a four? year record of enabling students with a low Equivalent National Entry Rank (ENTER) to undertake full?time tertiary study in a range of disciplinary areas. Preliminary analysis indicates this program has been successful, with three?quarters of these students subsequently being offered places in Monash

Stuart Levy; Julie Murray

2005-01-01

194

Linking Academic Social Environments, Ego-Identity Formation, Ego Virtues, and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study used Structural Equation Modeling to test an Eriksonian conceptual model linking academic social environments (relationships with faculty and fellow students), ego-identity formation, ego virtues, and academic success. Participants included 765 first-year students at a university in southern Ontario, Canada. Results indicated that…

Good, Marie; Adams, Gerald R.

2008-01-01

195

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

196

Optimizing Student Success in Calculus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We provide an overview of the Calculus Pilot Project that was undertaken by the Rochester Institute of Technology in the 2001 and 2002 academic years. A brief discussion of demographics is followed by a description of three specific steps that, in concert, increased student success rates by over 16%. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)

Maggelakis, Sophia; Lutzer, Carl

2007-01-01

197

Optimizing Student Success in Calculus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We provide an overview of the Calculus Pilot Project that was undertaken by the Rochester Institute of Technology in the 2001 and 2002 academic years. A brief discussion of demographics is followed by a description of three specific steps that, in concert, increased student success rates by over 16%. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)|

Maggelakis, Sophia; Lutzer, Carl

2007-01-01

198

Metamorphosis: freshman to successful student  

Microsoft Academic Search

A majority of incoming freshmen are ill-equipped for the level of academic achievement expected of them by college faculty. A philosophy is forming among the faculty involved in AE101 that the first semester of the freshman year should be dedicated, in a focused and orchestrated way across all freshmen courses, to teaching freshmen first how to be successful students, with

J. G. Ladesic; C. A. McClellan

1995-01-01

199

Different Perceptions of Recruitment Efforts by Academic College of Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined whether or not students from different academic colleges viewed recruitment efforts by higher education institutions differently. While several articles have focused on successful recruitment activities, the aim here was to refine their efforts by focusing on what students from different academic disciplines wanted. Differences were found in why students in different academic disciplines select a college or

Jane S. Reid; Qi Jiang; Cynthia E. Anderson

200

Evaluating the impact of scenario-based high-fidelity patient simulation on academic metrics of student success.  

PubMed

Despite the ongoing nursing shortage, nurse educators are responsible for preparing students to practice in highly complex health care systems. As nurse educators explore new learning strategies to support an increase in student admissions, they must also evaluate the impact of these strategies on the quality of the educational experience. The study reported here evaluated the impact of scenario-based, high-fidelity patient simulation used to increase student admissions in an associate degree and baccalaureate nursing program in north-central Texas upon students' sense of their own clinical competence, graduating grade point average (GPA), and performance on standardized exit examinations. These are measures commonly used by nurse educators as metrics of success. PMID:21923008

Sportsman, Susan; Schumacker, Randall E; Hamilton, Patti

201

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

202

Get with the Program: Successful Outreach in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation explored the possibilities of utilizing programming as a promotional tool for academic libraries, a tool which serves to increase exposure and use of particular collections and services. Successful library promotion and outreach to an academic community was discussed by highlighting the promotional and programming endeavors (including events for faculty and students as well as use of social networking

Heather K. Beirne

2011-01-01

203

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

204

Immigrant College Students' Academic Obstacles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Immigrant college student populations continue to grow on college campuses across the nation; yet, little is known about the experiences of immigrant students. This paper examines differences in perceived academic obstacles between immigrant students and non-immigrant students at six large, public research universities (n = 56,000). The…

Soria, Krista M.; Stebleton, Michael

2013-01-01

205

Measuring Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student success is at the heart of both institutional effectiveness and the community college mission, yet measuring such success at community colleges is problematic. This article highlights three efforts to grapple with this problem--a multistate work group of system- and state-level policymakers to create an improved set of student success

Baldwin, Christopher; Bensimon, Estela Mara; Dowd, Alicia C.; Kleiman, Lisa

2011-01-01

206

Measuring Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student success is at the heart of both institutional effectiveness and the community college mission, yet measuring such success at community colleges is problematic. This article highlights three efforts to grapple with this problem--a multistate work group of system- and state-level policymakers to create an improved set of student success

Baldwin, Christopher; Bensimon, Estela Mara; Dowd, Alicia C.; Kleiman, Lisa

2011-01-01

207

Communalism Values and the Academic Success and Retention of the African American Male Student in Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this study the author examines the cultural dimension of communalism, one of the nine dimensions of Afrocultural expression; specifically, academic communalism will be investigated, which can be seen as an interdependent culture of attitudes, beliefs, and values within a learning environment. With the use of the Academic Communalism Scale, the…

Lewis, Regina Anita

2010-01-01

208

Predictors of academic procrastination in college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic procrastination has been characterized as a prevalent and problematic behavior for college students. The current study investigated how different self-perceptions, in other words different beliefs one maintains about oneself, related to academic procrastination in a sample of 186 undergraduate students. ^ Participants completed self-report measures of academic procrastination (Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students), academic self-efficacy (Academic Self-Efficacy Scale), academic self-concept (Academic

Brian Farran

2004-01-01

209

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

210

Ensuring Students' Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|James L. Oblinger, Chancellor of North Carolina State University, argues that higher education must continually evolve new methods of teaching and learning to support students' lifelong skills and impending careers. Part of ensuring students' success lies in finding alternative learning models, such as the Student-Centered Activities for Large…

Oblinger, James L.

2006-01-01

211

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

212

The Language of Success: A Case Study of the Academic Achievement of ESL Students Who Thrive in Spite of Language Barriers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is a widening gap between the academic achievement of English as a second language (ESL) students and the rest of the school population as students reach higher levels of education. ESL students face the challenge of not only learning the language and their subjects but also adapting to the demands of different cultures. In spite of these…

Sylvain, Martine Sabine

2010-01-01

213

Evaluating the effectiveness of an Academic Recovery course for suspended freshman and sophomore students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Academic Recovery course at Middle Tennessee State University for students who have been readmitted on appeal after they were academically suspended. The Academic Recovery course involved intensive study and practice in academic and personal skills that characterize academically successful students. The course was designed as a retention tool to assist students in regaining

Deana Meadows Raffo

2003-01-01

214

The Personal and Institutional Dimensions of Success for Low-Income Students: Implications for Collaboration between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|College completion remains one of the most compelling and vexing policy issues in higher education today. Although access to higher education has increased substantially over the past three decades, student success in college as measured by degree completion has not improved significantly. There is a great disparity in the percentage of…

Edwards, Patrick

2011-01-01

215

Ethnic minority baccalaureate nursing student academic dismissal: a description of the antecedent academic characteristics.  

PubMed

Dismissal for academic reasons from a baccalaureate nursing (BSN) program is a phenomenon that has rarely been discussed in the literature, and, as a result, little is known about the academic characteristics of the students who are dismissed. Presently, minority students that have been admitted to BSN programs are less likely to graduate from their respective nursing programs than White BSN students are, but whether or not ethnic minority student attrition is due to academic dismissal has not been clearly described. In addition, the antecedent academic characteristics that may identify minority BSN students at high risk for academic dismissal are not fully understood. Thus, the primary purpose of this study was to describe the academic characteristics ofa sample of minority BSN students who experienced academic dismissal. A secondary purpose was to compare ethnic minority BSN students who were dismissed with a sample of ethnic minority BSN students who were academically successful. The results revealed that ethnic minority BSN students who were dismissed for academic reasons tended to have low scholastic and nursing aptitudes, and that nursing aptitudes were higher among ethnic minority BSN students who were academically successful. PMID:20364723

Newton, Sarah E; Moore, Gary

2009-12-01

216

Factors Influencing Academic Success and Retention following a 1st-Year Post-Secondary Success Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We examined the psycho-social factors predicting performance and retention following a post-secondary success course that was developed after Rosenbaum's (1990, 2000) model of self-control and the academic success literature. Before and after the course, students completed measures assessing general and academic resourcefulness, academic

Kennett, Deborah J.; Reed, Maureen J.

2009-01-01

217

Factors Influencing Academic Success and Retention following a 1st-Year Post-Secondary Success Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined the psycho-social factors predicting performance and retention following a post-secondary success course that was developed after Rosenbaum's (1990, 2000) model of self-control and the academic success literature. Before and after the course, students completed measures assessing general and academic resourcefulness, academic

Kennett, Deborah J.; Reed, Maureen J.

2009-01-01

218

Assigning students to academic majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

We address here the problem of assigning undergraduate students to academic major areas at a Middle-Eastern business school, which is quite different from what one usually faces in the West. Our formulation considers the student's preference in the light of his\\/her performance in certain bellwether courses and various practical constraints in arriving at an initial solution. We present a linear

Hussein M. Saber; Jay B. Ghosh

2001-01-01

219

Instructing Students in Academic Integrity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Plagiarism is a great temptation to students in this digital age, in areas ranging from the purchase of term papers on the internet to improper citing of sources in reports to the inappropriate use of clickers in the classroom. The authors have explored attitudes about academic integrity among college science students using a survey that was…

Craig, Paul A.; Federici, Elizabeth; Buehler, Marianne A.

2010-01-01

220

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

221

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

222

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

223

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

224

Academic and personal predictors of clinical success in medical school.  

PubMed

Admissions interview data and college academic credentials of five classes of University of Missouri-Columbia medical students were evaluated as possible predictors of clinical success. Those students who were judged by admissions interviewers to have high levels of maturity, nonacademic achievement motivation or rapport were approximately two to three times as likely to receive outstanding internship recommendations as those without such personal characteristics. Under-graduate grade-point average had a smaller but nevertheless significant relationship with clinical success as measured by internship letters. These data suggest that additional emphasis during selection upon applicants' personal characteristics would have enhanced the clinical success of these students. PMID:691024

Murden, R; Galloway, G M; Reid, J C; Colwill, J M

1978-09-01

225

Creating Successful Academic Programs for Chicana/o High School Migrant Students: The Role of Advocate Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative case study examines the educational struggles of Texas based Chicana/o high school migrant students and the noteworthy array of actions, responses, and relationship dynamics that result from the work of advocate educators. As migrant students move across our nation and enroll in high schools, they demand unique approaches that are…

Salinas, Cinthia; Reyes, Reynaldo

2004-01-01

226

The Social Cost of Acting "Extra": Students' Moral Judgements of Self, Social Relations, and Academic Success in Papua New Guinea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigated how high school students in Papua New Guinea responded to rising educational credentialism and unemployment by drawing on elements of their traditional egalitarian village identity to make moral judgements about appropriate selves and futures. Interview and observation data indicated that students referred to specific western…

Demerath, Peter

2000-01-01

227

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

228

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

229

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The students with the most serious emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) often are confined to self-contained special education classrooms where they typically exhibit chronic and pervasive problems with both academic and social behavior. These stu- dents fail more often than any other group of students and are subjected to more exclusion- ary practices as a reaction to these problems. Without

Terrance M. Scott; Amy Shearer-lingo

2002-01-01

230

Student Success Skills: A Structured Group Intervention for School Counselors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the Student Success Skills (SSS) small group intervention developed for school counselors targeting academic outcomes. The SSS program is based on extensive reviews of research about the skills students need to be successful. Studies supporting program effectiveness are briefly reviewed and show consistent patterns of improved academic achievement outcomes for treatment group students. The structured group format

Linda Webb; Greg A. Brigman

2007-01-01

231

Increasing Student Success and Retention: A Multidimensional Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students who are seriously academically deficient, those who are underprepared in all subjects, face many academic challenges as they begin their coursework in higher education. However, students also face nonacademic and personal issues that create additional barriers to success. The results of this study suggest that increases in student success

Fowler, Paul R.; Boylan, Hunter R.

2010-01-01

232

The Impact of Academic Success Stories on the Effectiveness of the Campus Tour  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The campus tour is one of the most effective recruitment tools for higher education institutions, impacting prospective students' perceptions of college choice decision criteria, including academic quality. This study examined the impact of sharing academic success stories during the tour on prospective students' perceptions of academic quality,…

Damron, Terry Stringer

2011-01-01

233

Predicting student success in General Chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Daphne Elizabeth Figueroa

1998-01-01

234

Does Emotional Intelligence Assist in the Prediction of Academic Success?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some authors have claimed that emotional intelligence predicts success at work, at school, and in relationships, as well as or better than IQ. Little research exists to support or refute this claim at present. In this study, the ability of emotional intelligence to predict academic achievement was examined in a sample of undergraduate psychology students, using year-end grades as the

Kimberly A. Barchard

2003-01-01

235

Factors affecting the success of Hmong college students in America  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 psychological resources were identified as supportive factors in addressing their academic, cultural and financial

Soua Xiong; Sarah K. Y. Lam

2012-01-01

236

Law students academic excellence awarded  

Microsoft Academic Search

Excellence and academic achievement in Law studies were recently rewarded to students of The University of Notre Dame Australia, at its annual St Thomas More Law School Awards night, at the Fremantle Campus.\\u000aProminent Australian law firms sponsored the awards for Best Student in each year and outstanding achievements in all units, including Commercial Practice and Ethics, Criminal Law, Administrative

Andrea Barnard

2010-01-01

237

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

238

Hiring for Student Success: A Perspective from Community College Presidents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of hiring for student success is important, as college staff, faculty, and administrators affect the lives of students daily and help to determine their success in college and in life. What is at stake is student success and its infrastructure: the quality of the academic environment, the quality of learning, and services for students,…

Gnage, Marie Foster; Drumm, Kevin E.

2010-01-01

239

Classroom Emotional Climate, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emotional connections students foster in their classrooms are likely to impact their success in school. Using a multimethod, multilevel approach, this study examined the link between classroom emotional climate and academic achievement, including the role of student engagement as a mediator. Data were collected from 63 fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms (N = 1,399 students) and included classroom observations, student

Maria R. Reyes; Marc A. Brackett; Susan E. Rivers; Mark White; Peter Salovey

2012-01-01

240

PERSONALITY FACTORS FOR SUCCESSFUL HIGH?RISK STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify those factors related to academic success in high?risk students so that college educators could more precisely develop remedial programs to heighten the probability of academic success for high?risk populations.Demographic, academic, and personality variables were analyzed for groups of successful and unsuccessful high?risk students in order to determine which were significant predictors of

Sonia K. Ochroch; Marjorie Dugan

1986-01-01

241

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

242

Success for ESL Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents 12 ideas for meeting the educational and social needs of second language learners, including: assess student needs; empathize; foster a sense of belonging; assign a buddy; use sheltered English techniques; teach key words; read and reread books aloud; provide opportunities for success; keep track of language progress; value bilingualism;…

Shore, Kenneth

2001-01-01

243

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…

Squires, Dan; Case, Pauline

2008-01-01

244

LATINO STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 facilitate the students' use of the library. Using a multiple

Dallas Long

245

The Effects of a Strengths-Based Assessment and Development Program on First-Term Masters of Business Administration Students and Future Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Adults returning to graduate school to acquire a master of business administration (MBA) degree face a myriad of challenges as they attempt to manage academic responsibilities, work, family, and social obligations. Currently, a number of educational professionals only look to identify and remediate student deficiencies. Developing existing…

Hohn, Michael C.

2009-01-01

246

The Freshman Year Experience: Student Retention and Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the relationship between participation in an institution's freshman year experience course and student retention and success. Participating students were found to continue their enrollment to the fall term of their second year at a higher rate, complete more of the first academic year, earn higher cumulative grade point averages, and have…

Sidle, Meg Wright; McReynolds, Janet

1999-01-01

247

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

248

Successful students: does the library make a difference?  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most important products of the academic endeavour is studentssuccess in their courses of study. However, despite various attempts over the years, it has seldom been possible to demonstrate conclusively that undergraduate library use significantly contributes to student success. Four studies which document improvement in academic performance as outcome measures of library services are discussed. Research conducted

Karin de Jager

2002-01-01

249

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

250

Predictors of Academic Success among College Latinos  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research concerning Latinos and their educational attainment has posited several reasons for Latino underrepresentation and underachievement. This study sought to counter such deficiency models and examine certain predictors of academic success among college Latinos. Specifically, this study predicted a negative correlation between generational…

Somoza, Yan Manuel, Jr.

2010-01-01

251

Academic predictors of success in a nursing program.  

PubMed

The academic content areas that best predict success early in a nursing program affect admission and placement decisions in nursing programs nationwide. The purpose of this research was to apply a multiple regression model to student test scores to determine the relative strength of science, mathematics, reading, and English content areas in predicting early nursing school success. Using a standardized nursing entrance examination, the subtest scores of these four academic areas for 4,105 registered nurse students were used as the predictors in the regression model. Performance on a standardized Fundamentals of Nursing assessment was the criterion variable. Results confirmed those found in the majority of the literature indicating that science is both a statistically significant predictor and the strongest of the four content areas in the prediction of early nursing program success. PMID:20509584

Wolkowitz, Amanda A; Kelley, Jeffrey A

2010-09-01

252

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

253

Student Academic Support: A Validity Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the significant support system changes that students often experience at the university level, college students often view fellow students as their primary source of academic support. This study offers validity evidence for the Student Academic Support Scale (SASS), a 15-item, multidimensional measure that assesses informational, esteem, motivational, and venting support. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of the SASS revealed close

Joseph P. Mazer; Blair Thompson

2011-01-01

254

Hiring for Student Success: A Perspective from Community College Presidents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The process of hiring for student success is important, as college staff, faculty, and administrators affect the lives of students daily and help to determine their success in college and in life. What is at stake is student success and its infrastructure: the quality of the academic environment, the quality of learning, and services for…

Gnage, Marie Foster; Drumm, Kevin E.

2010-01-01

255

College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although access to higher education is virtually universally available, many students who start in a higher education program drop out prior to completing a degree or achieving their individual academic and/or social goals. In response to student attrition, colleges have developed intervention programs and services to try to retain students. In…

Seidman, Alan

2005-01-01

256

Academic Development: A Survey of Academic Difficulties Experienced by Medical Students and Support Services Provided  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The Academic Development Special Interest Group (ADSIG) of CGEA was formed to act as a resource for those assisting at-risk students. It is not uncommon for medical students to have varying degrees of learning and coping skills. Thus, it is important to assist students in determining their source of difficulty and provide them with resources to be successful. Description:

Gina Paul; Georgia Hinman; Sue Dottl; Jerry Passon

2009-01-01

257

Depression and Academic Impairment in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Impairment from depression and its impact on productivity are of profound societal importance. We report the results of an evaluation of depression and academic impairment in university students, using standardized measures. Sixty-three students completed the Beck Depression Inventory and the work role section from the Social Adjustment Scale-Self Report. Academic impairment, manifested as missed time from class, decreased academic productivity,

Eric Heiligenstein; Greta Guenther; Ken Hsu; Kris Herman

1996-01-01

258

Factors that Contribute to Undergraduate Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper, we report on the outcomes of a study that was designed to explore the significant characteristics of a nursing professional development programme, which was perceived as having a successful outcome in terms of student attrition, academic attainment, practice development, and motivation for study. We provide a rational for the…

Dearnley, Christine; Matthew, Bob

2007-01-01

259

Factors that contribute to undergraduate student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we report on the outcomes of a study that was designed to explore the significant characteristics of a nursing professional development programme, which was perceived as having a successful outcome in terms of student attrition, academic attainment, practice development, and motivation for study. We provide a rational for the study, and an outline of the research design.

Christine Dearnley; Bob Matthew

2007-01-01

260

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…

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

2013-01-01

261

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

262

Strive for success: A successful retention program for Associate of Science in Nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing shortage of registered nurses across the United States is expected to continue in the future. Nursing students in West Virginia face both financial and educational barriers to academic success. This article describes a successful retention program based on Tinto's Theory of Retention that includes both social and academic integration. The program has been successful in that the attrition

Lisa Ramsburg

2007-01-01

263

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

264

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

2012-03-21

265

Promoting Academic and Social Success by Creating a Positive Learning Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In my study I aimed to investigate how to create a classroom environment that is caring and encourages academic higher learning. Additionally, I explored how such a classroom impacts the social and academic success of students. The study is a result of the ongoing development of a learning environment during my student teaching experience. In regards to classroom environment, I

Zeman Kathleen; Leavitt

2011-01-01

266

A case study of knowledge discovery on academic achievement, student desertion and student retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an applied research study on knowledge discovery based on academic data analysis. The main objectives of this research study were to get knowledge about academic achievement success and failure, student retention and student desertion. Automatic clustering and decision rule data mining techniques were used. The application of the C-mean algorithm on statistically homogeneous data subsets provided a

A. Salazar; J. Gosalbez; I. Bosch; R. Miralles; L. Vergara

2004-01-01

267

Student Success in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Often, campus policies and public debate on student success has been too heavily focused on standardization of curriculum and assessment and on an unacceptably flawed graduation rate formula. The report, "Student Success in Higher Education," brings the voice of front-line faculty and staff into student success policymaking to ensure that ideas…

American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2011

2011-01-01

268

Student Perception of Academic Grading: Personality, Academic Orientation, and Effort  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Factors influencing student perceptions of academic grading were examined, with an emphasis on furthering understanding of the relevance of effort to students' conceptualization of grading. Students demonstrated a conceptualization of grading where effort should be weighted comparably to actual performance in importance to the composition of a…

Tippin, Gregory K.; Lafreniere, Kathryn D.; Page, Stewart

2012-01-01

269

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

270

Promoting academic literacy with technology: successful laptop programs in K-12 schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the main challenges that US schools face in educating English language learners is developing their academic literacy. This paper presents case studies of two K-12 schools that successfully employ high-technology environments, including laptop computers for each student, toward the development of English language learners’ academic language proficiency and academic literacy. In the first school, Latino fourth-grade students use

Mark Warschauer; David Grant; Gabriel Del Real; Michele Rousseau

2004-01-01

271

Evaluation of a ten year life planning assignment for an Academic Scholarship Success Class  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Fall 2010, 98 students in a one-credit Academic Scholarship Success Class were given an assignment to write a life plan for the ten years after their Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. The students in this class were either NSF S-STEM Scholarship students (engineering or computer science majors), transfer students who would receive a $300

Mary R. Anderson-Rowland

2011-01-01

272

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

273

Gender and Racial Differences in Select Determinants of Student Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student populations in schools of pharmacy are becoming increasingly diverse. At the same time, little is known about determinants of student success (i.e., admission scores, the use of self- regulated learning strategies and motivation) in diverse student populations. This study investigates variations in professional pharmacy students' admission criteria, perceived self-regulation, motivation and academic achievement by gender and race. Results were

Cathryn A. Carroll; Linda S. Garavalia

274

Have Students Self-Manage Their Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Self-management skills are critical to achieving academic success, yet students with disabilities often fail to execute these skills because they have not learned appropriate strategies. After a thorough review of the professional literature, several conversations with educators, and observations of students, the authors identified many effective…

Joseph, Laurice M.; Konrad, Moira

2009-01-01

275

Academic Advising as Perceived by Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Business students' perceptions concerning several academic advising resources are presented. Using a Likert scale, students evaluated resources such as their academic advisor, course instructors, staffs, friends, and parents as well as the university catalog and the Foundations of Business Administration (FBA) course. Selected demographic…

Hsu, Margaretha; Bailey, April E.

2007-01-01

276

New Directions in Student Academic Writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent research into student academic writing adopts an academic literacies approach in which writing is no longer viewed as a generic skill to be taught as a set of static rules but rather as shaped\\u000a by complex interactions of social, institutional, and historical forces in contexts of unequal power. This chapter reviews\\u000a research into student academic writing in Australia, South

Sue Starfield

277

Test of English as a Foreign Language and First Certificate of English tests as predictors of academic success for undergraduate students at the University of Bahrain  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to examine the multivariate relationships of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the First Certificate of English (FCE), and to determine whether students' total score on the TOEFL or their overall score on the FCE tends to be a better predictor of their success at the University as measured by

N. M Al-Musawi; S. H Al-Ansari

1999-01-01

278

Development of a Prototype Computerized Advising System for Student Academic Performance Prediction in Elective Courses.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis pertains to the area of academic performance prediction. Using multiple regression techniques with graduated students' biographical, and academic date; four predictors were successfully discovered, and the prediction model was developed. Espec...

R. T. Sirmen

1986-01-01

279

Midsemester Academic Interventions in a Student-Centered Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this descriptive study, the use of a midsemester Success Workshop is evaluated within the context of the persistence and motivation of students placed on academic probation in a state university between 2005 and 2010. Elements of the Success Workshop are described. The self-assessments, workshop evaluation results, and other institutional data…

Boretz, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

280

Successful Tribal College Student Internship  

Microsoft Academic Search

The North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges (NDATC) would like to host a student panel for the AGU community in order to convey the ingredients of a successful student internship program from the tribal student view. Tribal college students offer a unique perspective to the study and utilization of Earth systems science, and we would be prepared to help others

J. Nall

2003-01-01

281

ADA Success Dental Student Programs.  

PubMed

A young general practitioner in Tennessee talks about the rewards of speaking to dental students through the American Dental Association's Success Dental Student Program and how it reenergizes him and "restocks" the professional waters. PMID:23977747

Hasnani, Kaz

2013-01-01

282

Academic Performance of Transfer Versus "Native" Students in Natural Resources & Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Transfer students comprise a substantial component of the student body in many 4-year academic colleges, but the factors affecting students' success once they have transferred are poorly understood. Using data from standard university records, academic performance was examined for 2,467 students enrolled in natural resource majors at a mid-sized…

Johnson, Matthew D.

2005-01-01

283

Evaluating Student Success Interventions. Principles and Practices of Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Achieving the Dream colleges engage in a process of institutional improvement to increase student success. A central component of this process is engaging internal and external stakeholders to help develop and implement interventions or changes in programs and services that improve student success. To determine whether these interventions do…

Rincones-Gomez, Rigoberto J.

2009-01-01

284

Student Health and Academic Achievement  

MedlinePLUS

... The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance [pdf 2.5M] (Full report) ... M, Drown DR, Kohl III HW, Dietz WH. Physical education and academic achievement in elementary school: data from ...

285

Academic Confidence and Summer Bridge Learning Communities: Path Analytic Linkages to Student Persistence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic confidence cultivated within the context of learning communities may be an important key to student success. This study examined the structural relationships of four constructs on academic performance and persistence for summer bridge learning community (SBLC) and non-SBLC members. Constructs included: 1) student background; 2) academic

Allen, David F.; Bir, Beth

2012-01-01

286

Understanding Student Perceptions and Motivation towards Academic Blogs: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The success of academic blogs depends on the participation and engagement of students. Taking an exploratory approach, this study aims to develop a better understanding of the perceptions of student teachers towards academic blogging, and the factors that motivate them to write academic blogs voluntarily. Drawing on data gathered from…

Deng, Liping; Yuen, Allan H. K.

2012-01-01

287

Freshman Engineering Student Success Indicators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Every year, up to 1300 freshman engineering students from around the world arrive at Virginia Tech's1 College of Engineering with varying backgrounds, experiences, and degrees of academic expertise. Many fail to meet first year engineering expectations even though college entrance requirements have increased. The question is why and how can the college improve retention? This paper provides results at the

Patrick E. Devens; Thomas D. Walker

2002-01-01

288

Student Success Skills: A Structured Group Intervention for School Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes the Student Success Skills (SSS) small group intervention developed for school counselors targeting academic outcomes. The SSS program is based on extensive reviews of research about the skills students need to be successful. Studies supporting program effectiveness are briefly reviewed and show consistent patterns of…

Webb, Linda; Brigman, Greg A.

2007-01-01

289

The Professional Mentor Program Plus: An Academic Success and Retention Tool for Adult Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To promote the academic success of and to retain adult students of color, the Academic Services Unit at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), an urban Catholic university, in Detroit Michigan, has designed and implemented the Professional Mentor Program Plus, funded by the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) higher education initiative,…

Scott, Chaunda L.; Homant, Robert J.

2008-01-01

290

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

291

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

292

Predicting student success in an introductory programming course  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines to what extent a student's aptitude in computer programming may be predicted through measuring certain cognitive skills, personality traits and past academic achievement. The primary purpose of this study was to build a practical and reliable model for predicting success in programming, with hopes of better counseling students. Results from correlating predictor variables with a student's final

Terry R. Hostetler

1983-01-01

293

Creating Critical Connections: Enhancing Opportunity for Student Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

To enhance student success, good teaching, advising and mentoring are essential. However, the story of each student’s life is an equally critical factor. When that story is filled with personal and family challenges, it often spills into academic behavior, be it through sporadic attendance, lack of preparation or lack of required class materials. This panel addresses how the faculty can

Joel Litvin; Dorie AuCoin; Patricia Connolly; Andrea Garr-Barnes; Philip Roberts

2010-01-01

294

The Academic Support Center Environment: An Assessment of Student Use at the Student Academic Assistance Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assessed the services provided at a Student Academic Assis- tance Center (SAAC) at a large, public, Research I university in the Midwest. Students who used the SAAC responded to a survey that measured motivation for using the SAAC, the academic support services offered, preferred educational environments and satisfaction with the SAAC. Results showed that students used the SAAC

Abigail M. Hunt; Christine E. Jones; Amanda G. Slusher; Steven P. Weiand

295

Academic Advising to Facilitate Student Retention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven components of an academic advising program that emphasizes student retention are examined. These components are as follows: an institutional commitment to academic advising, a faculty-endorsed statement of adviser responsibilities (with retention as a major emphasis), the training of advisers, an adviser evaluation and recognition for…

Kapraun, E. Daniel; Coldren, Doris W.

296

Serving Deaf Students in Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This transcript contains the text of a speech and five panel presentations on the problems of people with hearing impairments and the provision of academic library instruction to deaf students. Herbert W. Larson describes: methods for effectively communic...

1983-01-01

297

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

298

Student Success: Challenges & Opportunities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community colleges are a crucial source of educational opportunity for millions of Americans, making fundamental contributions to state and national economies. While community colleges should be proud of their role in providing access to higher education and the opportunity to obtain better quality jobs for their students, there is much more to…

Bailey, Thomas

2005-01-01

299

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

300

The academic achievement of students in a New Zealand university: Does it pay to work?  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is growing concern about the detrimental effect of term-time employment on university studentsacademic 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 working out of financial necessity. There was no

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

2012-01-01

301

College Choices of Academically Talented Secondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decision-making process of academically talented students when making the transition to college is complex. This study investigates the factors that contribute to the selectivity of the colleges by Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate students for application. A multilevel model was created to find which college-level and student-level variables were associated with college selectivity. This study found that students selected

Hope E. Wilson; Jill L. Adelson

2012-01-01

302

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

303

Effects of an intervention plan on nursing student success.  

PubMed

Student attrition from nursing programs due to academic failure negatively affects students, nursing programs, and the health care industry. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the success of an intervention plan for practical nursing (PN) and associate degree nursing (ADN) students who were at risk for failure in coursework compared with outcomes from years without the plan. Records of 384 students were accessed. A 6% decrease in involuntary withdrawal due to academic failure with the intervention plans was noted. Sixty-four percent of the PN students and 86% of the ADN students with a plan completed the program. Ninety-six percent of the PN students and 84% of ADN students in intervention plans were successful on the NCLEX(®) on the first attempt. A statistically significant difference (p < 0.001) between traditional and nontraditional students in program completion existed prior to the intervention, which was eliminated with implementation of the intervention plans. PMID:22148932

Hadenfeldt, Cynthia J

2011-12-16

304

Morningness-eveningness preferences and academic achievement of university students.  

PubMed

The present study investigates whether the circadian preferences of students are related to their academic achievements. This study explores whether different class times affect students' achievement and examines the performance of students on final exams administered at 09:30 h for differences according to chronotype. A total of 1471 university students between 18 and 25 yrs of age responded to a morningness-eveningness questionnaire (MEQ), and data on their cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) were also collected from their transcripts. Some of the students in the sample attended classes during the first teaching period, which started at 08:00 h and ended at 14:50 h, and the remaining students followed the second schedule, which started at 15:00 h and ended at 21:50 h. MEQ scores were found to differ by sex. MEQ scores partially predicted academic success and that students' academic achievements differed according to the time of the teaching period. Moreover, final exam (administered at 09:30 h) scores differed with respect to their circadian preferences; students with a morning preference achieved higher scores than either those with an evening or intermediate preference. Both teaching and test start times thus impact academic performance. PMID:21231873

Be?oluk, Senol; Onder, Ismail; Deveci, Isa

2011-03-01

305

Graduate student success in psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studied all graduate students who entered the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1965 through 1970 with respect to their success as graduate students. The predictors were the standard admission variables (e.g., Graduate Record Examination scores, undergraduate grades). The criteria included obtaining the doctorate, time taken to obtain the degree, and type and number of

Nancy Hirschberg; Stuart Itkin

1978-01-01

306

Success Strategies for College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This handbook for those involved in assisting and encouraging college students to persist and graduate covers the following topics: benefits of college; persistence factors; successful students; a mission that motivates; results in real time; self-management through self-mastery (time management, assertiveness, study skills, learning styles, and…

de Silva, Deema; Freund, Clara

307

College Choices of Academically Talented Secondary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The decision-making process of academically talented students when making the transition to college is complex. This study investigates the factors that contribute to the selectivity of the colleges by Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate students for application. A multilevel model was created to find which college-level and…

Wilson, Hope E.; Adelson, Jill L.

2012-01-01

308

Punishing Students for Non-Academic Misconduct.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the growing practice of colleges and universities incorporating non-academic misconduct within the scope of student conduct codes. Discusses relevant cases, standards applied by courts when students challenged sanctions, and "in loco parentis" justification for sanctions. Concludes that such policies must be clearly tied to the safety of…

Friedl, John

2000-01-01

309

Academic Dishonesty and Perceptions of Pakistani Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Academic dishonesty has been a matter of great concern in higher education for last few decades. The dishonest behavior of students at graduate and undergraduate level has become a severe issue for education and business sectors, especially when the students exercise same dishonest practices at their jobs. The present research aims to…

Nazir, Mian Sajid; Aslam, Muhammad Shakeel

2010-01-01

310

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

311

Organized music instruction as a predictor of nursing student success.  

PubMed

Stringent admission criteria exist for nursing programs in the United States, but better predictors of success are needed to reduce student attrition. Research indicates that organized music experiences are associated with greater academic success. This exploratory study examined the association between early music experiences and undergraduate nursing student success. Findings suggest that students with a music background were more likely to graduate, have higher grade point averages, and pass the licensure examination. Previous music education might be considered as an additional predictor of nursing student success. PMID:23778040

Cesario, Sandra K; Cesario, Robert J; Cesario, Anthony R

312

College Student Success: A Qualitative Modeling Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative study highlighted student perspectives on barriers to success at a community college located in a south Texas city. The study examined barriers to student success, the knowledge that successful students possess to overcome the barriers, and the actions that successful students undertake to overcome the barriers. Padilla's (2004) theoretical framework and methods for modeling student success provided the

Ralph Mario Wirth; Raymond V. Padilla

2008-01-01

313

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

314

Affective Responses of Community College Students to Self-Selected Criteria of Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines changes in the academic self-concept of community college students from the City Colleges of Chicago who experienced success or failure according to their own success criteria. Over 16 weeks, students who met or surpassed their expectations showed increased academic self-concept and higher standards of success. (DMM)|

Easton, John Q.

1984-01-01

315

Coupons for Success: A Marketing Incentive in Academic Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How does a Coupon Incentive Program motivate students to seek academic support in high-risk courses? Results from this study demonstrated that the Coupon Incentive Program was effective in motivating voluntary student attendance and improving student outcomes. Recommendations related to implementation of the Coupon Incentive Program are…

Potacco, Donna R.; Chen, Peter; Desroches, Danielle; Chisholm, Daniel R.; De Young, Sandra

2013-01-01

316

The relationship between undergraduate student counselling and successful degree completion  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research note explores undergraduate students' perceptions of the level of distress they experience at two important transition points, first year entry and final year completion, and the impact of this distress on their academic performance. The effectiveness of counselling intervention in ameliorating this distress, and in improving students' capacity to complete their degree programmes successfully, is discussed. The value

Barbara Rickinson

1998-01-01

317

Student Success in Intensive versus Traditional Introductory College Chemistry Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The goal of this study was to determine whether students would be more successful in a traditional 15-week introductory college chemistry course or an intensive three-week version of the same course. In addition to course format, we also analyzed whether the students' academic experience (measured as the number of college credit hours taken by…

Hall, Mildred V.; Wilson, Linda A.; Sanger, Michael J.

2012-01-01

318

Admission Scores as a Predictor of Academic Success in the Fiji School of Medicine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Secondary education in Fiji ends with the Form 7 examination. Predictive validity for academic success of Form 7 scores which form the basis for admission into the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery programme of the Fiji School of Medicine was examined via a cohort of 129 students. Success rates for year 1 in 2008, 2009, and 2010 were 90.7…

Ezeala, Christian C.; Swami, Niraj S.; Lal, Nilesh; Hussain, Shagufta

2012-01-01

319

Predicting academic progression for student registered nurse anesthetists.  

PubMed

In order to foster academic progression and improve retention in nurse anesthesia programs, admission selection criteria require attention. With the escalating cost of graduate education coupled with the current economic crisis, efforts by educational leaders to minimize attrition remain pivotal. Selecting potential candidates who are most likely to succeed, aligned with data-driven evidence, offers the greatest potential for academic success for student registered nurse anesthetists. The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if a relationship existed between admission criteria (grade point average [GPA], science grade point average [SGPA], Graduate Record Examination scores, and critical care experience) and academic progression (current academic status and GPA). Key findings revealed that statistically significant relationships exist between the admission selection criteria and academic progression. Findings also indicated that a combination of the independent variables, specifically the GPA and SGPA, predict academic progression. Further research that includes examination of cognitive and noncognitive admission criteria may offer greater evidence predicting academic performance by student registered nurse anesthetists. PMID:21751688

Burns, Sharon M

2011-06-01

320

Perceptions of Academic Advising and Freshman Student Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research study was to examine student perceptions of academic advising and determine the relationship between academic advising and student persistence. The first focus assessed views on academic advising and compared students’ perceptions of advising based on their primary advising delivery system: faculty advisor, professional advisor or peer advisor. Directed by Tinto’s (1975) theory of individual student

Kathleen Shea Smith

2004-01-01

321

Empowering African Americans to Achieve Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews pertinent factors, such as the need to encourage a positive home environment, transform peer group influences, establish goals early in life, foster racial pride and awareness, use African-American culture to foster achievement, encourage a sense of self-control, initiate and expand mentor programs, and cultivate academic

Gary, Lawrence E.; Booker, Christopher B.

1992-01-01

322

Gendered Academic Careers: Specializing for Success?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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, especially for men. Methodologically, we introduce a measure of research specialization and examine how men's

2008-01-01

323

Teaching Science to Academically Underprepared Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on factors and teaching strategies that influence the success of minority students in the sciences. Advocates transitional strategies to help underprepared students learn to bridge or relate different parts of situations to one common idea. (Author/MM)|

Mbamalu, Godwin E.

2001-01-01

324

Academic stress, immunological reaction, and academic performance among students of nursing and physiotherapy.  

PubMed

The associations among health status, health behavior, and changes in human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) specific salivary antibodies during academic stress were investigated in relation to academic achievement among nursing and physiotherapy students. Fifty-four first year students donated saliva samples and completed a pencil and paper questionnaire before (t1), during two term examinations (t2 and t3), and after grades were posted (t4). An increase in the level of specific salivary HCMV IgG and IgA antibodies from t1 to t2, and a decrease from t2 to t4 were related to academic success. Health status and health behavior remained fairly stable during the stress period. The results are congruent with the inverted U-shape model of stress and learning suggested by Yerkes & Dodson (1908). PMID:15362147

Sarid, Orly; Anson, Ofra; Yaari, Arieh; Margalith, Miriam

2004-10-01

325

Academic Challenges: Student Outcomes Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A "meta-assessment" was done of 13 pilot projects on student outcomes assessment in a variety of disciplines at 11 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system. These projects had developed both quantitative and qualitative strategies for collecting data on student learning outcomes. The meta-assessment was designed to identify key…

California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.

326

A Contrast of Amount and Type of Activity in Elementary School Years between Academically Successful and Unsuccessful Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the participation in various types of activities during the elementary school years of academically successful and unsuccessful youth. The academically successful group consisted of 63 college students from lower level general communication classes. The two unsuccessful comparison groups consisted of 53 youth, ages 13 to 16…

Madden, Deirdre; Brueckman, Judith; Littlejohn, Kevin V.

327

Evaluating Institutional Efforts to Streamline Postsecondary Remediation: The Causal Effects of the Tennessee Developmental Course Redesign Initiative on Early Student Academic Success. An NCPR Working Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Exploiting a statewide cutoff point on the placement examination used to assign students to remedial courses in Tennessee, this study employs a regression discontinuity research design to provide causal estimates of the effects on student outcomes of recently redesigned remedial courses at three Tennessee colleges. Moreover, using data on student

Boatman, Angela

2012-01-01

328

Academic Performance and School Success: Sources and Consequences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The promotion of academic success has been linked to children's social and emotional wellness, reduction in risky behaviors, and promotion of social and emotional competence. This chapter briefly summarizes the evidence regarding the link between academic performance and health risk behaviors, including substance abuse, delinquency, teen sexual…

Hawkins, J. David

329

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

330

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

331

The influence of weak parental and peer attachment on academic achievement among late adolescent college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examined the influence of weak parental and peer attachment on academic achievement among late adolescent college students. In previous research, weak attachment to parents and\\/or peers had been found to have an adverse influence on the academic success of college students. This study also examined the potential moderating influence of several cognitive and non-cognitive psychosocial variables that

Michael Erik Fass

1998-01-01

332

Stereotype Threat, Identification with Academics, and Withdrawal from School: Why the most successful students of colour might be most likely to withdraw  

Microsoft Academic Search

Claude Steele’s stereotype threat hypothesis posits that when there are negative stereotypes about the intellectual capacity of certain (stigmatised) groups, members of that group suffer aversive consequences; group members who are most strongly identified with the stigmatised domain in question (e.g., intellectual or academic ability) are those most likely to suffer the effects of stereotype threat. In education, it is

Jason W. Osborne; Christopher Walker

2006-01-01

333

Establishing Success with Native Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using traditional Native research methods (talking circles and vision quests), a teacher at Edmonton (Alberta) Public Schools discovered why Canadian Native students' dropout rate was so high. Kids' complaints about poor relationships with teachers, racism, peer pressure, and poor family support were heeded, and successful interventions were…

Hains, Shaun

2001-01-01

334

Academic Advising to Facilitate Student Retention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic advising is a significant dimension of a campus-wide retention program, stimulating a positive, personalized student-teacher relationship. Components of an advising program emphasizing retention include: institutional commitment, faculty endorsement of advisor responsibilities, advisor training, advisor evaluation and recognition, peer…

Kapraun, E. Daniel, Jr; Coldren, Doris W.

1982-01-01

335

Student Participation in Academic Governance. PREP-15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|PREP-15, a review and annotated bibliography, focuses on the topic of "Student Participation in Academic Governance." A related document compiled by the authors at the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education is ED 038 786. This is the first PREP presentation of material from an ERIC Clearinghouse product and it is anticipated that similar products…

Robinson, Lora H.; Shoenfeld, Janet D.

336

Student Academic Achievement Assessment Plan, April 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Resulting from a project undertaken by Iowa's Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to develop course and program competencies for the assessment of student academic achievement, this plan describes the assessment model developed by the college. Introductory sections describe the process used to develop the plan and provide responses to…

Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.

337

Factors Affecting Bioscience Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The examination of academic progression has become an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of educational systems. Research concerning the relationship between student learning and how they progress in their studies, however remains scarce. The aim of this study is two-fold: Firstly, the study aims to analyse first-year bioscience…

Rytkonen, Henna; Parpala, Anna; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Virtanen, Viivi; Postareff, Liisa

2012-01-01

338

Academics Protest Jailing of Muslim Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the imprisonment of a Muslim former student on charges related to terrorism that has struck a chord among academics and public intellectuals. Syed Fahad Hashmi, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, is being held in solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, on multiple…

Grasgreen, Allie

2008-01-01

339

Academic Achievement of Student-Athletes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the cumulative grade point averages of collegiate student-athletes at Fort Hays State University (Kansas) as related to the variables of gender, academic classification, type of sport participation, and transfer status. The measure used as dependent variable was mean cumulative grade point average which consisted of the number…

Foltz, Roger A.

340

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

341

Low-Income Student Persistence to Timely Graduation as a Function of the Academic Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study seeks to build on and contribute to research about the access to academic success of economically disadvantaged university students. The researchers aimed to answer the broad question, "How can a public university most effectively and efficiently facilitate the access to academic success and on-time degree completion of low-income…

Johnson, Troy; Collins, Sarah

2009-01-01

342

Dispositional predictors of student success in e-learning courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student characteristics like computer literacy, academic skills, learning skills, learning strategy, and time management are important factors of their success in e-learning courses. In our study seven self-assessment scales were designed to measure the constructs related to student success in e-learning. In two independent studies the reliabilities of those scales were investigated. Small but statistically significant correlation was found between

Mario Jadric; Goran Bubas; Zeljko Hutinski

2010-01-01

343

Students' psychological type and success in different engineering programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

A longitudinal study of a seven-year cohort of engineering students at The University of Western Ontario aims to document student academic success in the university engineering program and subsequent satisfaction in the engineering profession in terms of personality type as reported by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Results for the full seven-year cohort show that success in first year is

Peter Rosati

1997-01-01

344

College Student Success: A Qualitative Modeling Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study highlighted student perspectives on barriers to success at a community college located in a south Texas city. The study examined barriers to student success, the knowledge that successful students possess to overcome the barriers, and the actions that successful students undertake to overcome the barriers. Padilla's (2004)…

Wirth, Ralph Mario; Padilla, Raymond V.

2008-01-01

345

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

346

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

347

Student Academic Development through Prescribed Undergraduate Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this paper a methodology for enhancing the academic development of sophomore-level engineering and engineering technology students using undergraduate projects is outlined and discussed. The specific sample project presented in the paper involves the development of MATLAB script files and LabVIEW Virtual Instruments (VIs) for solving several Engineering Mechanics problems. The development of the solution for these problems involves the utilization of a number of valuable programming tools and powerful techniques. The selected students will be guided to write a proposal to seek funding for the project through the College Office of Undergraduate Research (COUR) at the authors institution. The requested funds will be used to financially support the students during the summer. At the conclusion of the project the students are required to document their work in a concise and well written report in a publishable format. The students are also expected to present their project orally in an annual COUR Symposium held on campus, as well as in other off-campus venues. The selected project benefits each involved student in a variety of ways. A discussion will be incorporated in the paper to clearly establish the contribution of each component of the project in terms of the academic development of students and the overall value of the project. Included in the paper will also be examples of MATLAB script files and LabVIEW Virtual Instruments the students have to develop in this project. These examples clearly establish the utility and purpose of the proposed activity.

Navaee, Shahnam

2011-06-13

348

Students' Academic Self-Perception  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Participation rates in higher education differ persistently between some groups in society. Using two British datasets we investigate whether this gap is rooted in students' misperception of their own and other's ability, thereby increasing the expected costs to studying. Amongst high school pupils, we find that pupils with a more positive view…

Chevalier, Arnaud; Gibbons, Steve; Thorpe, Andy; Snell, Martin; Hoskins, Sherria

2009-01-01

349

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

350

Resegregation in Minneapolis Public Schools: Tipping Points for Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

What happens to achievement gaps in middle school test scores when the racial compositions of schools change? Existing research indicates that academic achievement on standardized tests is negatively related to high concentrations of non-white students in schools, and disproportionately affects non-white students. To explore this, I conducted a two-fold approach of analyzing school characteristics and student test scores from Minneapolis

Collin Cousins

2010-01-01

351

Summary of the P.A.S.S. Program (Project Assuring Student Success), Mercy College of Northwest Ohio.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes an academic support program at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio. The Project Assuring Student Success (PASS) Program is multi-faceted and comprehensive, designed to help students find success in their academic endeavors. The first phase of this program was the development and implementation of the Student Success Center. Some of…

Harter, James L.

352

Relationship Between Athletic and Academic Success: A Pilot Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to reveal that a competitive sports culture exists in the United States, and due to this sports culture and competitive disposition, student athletes are more motivated in academic endeavers.\\u000aPrevious research describes sports cultures; however, the current study investigated the factors impacting academic motivation and sport motivation. Furthermore, the interrelationship of these two factors was assessed. A

Danielle Tower

2008-01-01

353

Legitimizing Black academic failure: deconstructing staff discourses on academic success, appearance and behaviour  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 policy debates centring on the causes and potential

Nicola Rollock

2007-01-01

354

Educational contributions, academic quality, and athletic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the role of successful Division I football and basketball programs in motivating alumni and other donors to make charitable educational contributions to U.S. universities. Results from fixed effects analysis of panel data on 87 universities for the period 1986-87 to 1995-96 indicate that year-to-year changes in athletic success have a positive impact on levels of alumni giving,

THOMAS A. RHOADS; SHELBY GERKING

2000-01-01

355

Achievement-Related Expectancies, Academic Self-Concept, and Mathematics Performance of Academically Underprepared Adolescent Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between achievement-related expectancies, academic self-concept, and mathematics performance of 191 academically underprepared adolescent students was examined. After the effects of prior academic achievement were controlled for, a significant main effect for academic self-concept was found; as expected, students with higher academic self-concept earned significantly higher mathematics grades. In addition, after the effects of prior achievement were controlled for,

J. Daniel House

1993-01-01

356

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

357

Information consulting: The key to success in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information consulting is essential to the success, lasting impact, and viability of academic libraries. Traditional liaison programs, while helpful, are too passive and lack impact. Topics such as the driving forces behind the need for information consulting, the implications of implementing a consulting program, and the elements of successful consulting are explored.

Donald G. Frank; Gregory K Raschke; Julie Wood; Julie Z Yang

2001-01-01

358

The Effect of Computer Assisted Grammar Teaching on the Academic Success of Classroom Teacher Candidates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to determine the effect of computer assisted grammar teaching on the academic success of classroom teacher candidates. The study group consists of 2nd grade students from Karadeniz Technical University Fatih, Faculty of Education, Department of Classroom Teaching in the educational year of 2010 to 2011. Experimental…

Eyup, Bircan

2012-01-01

359

The Effect of Computer Assisted Grammar Teaching on the Academic Success of Classroom Teacher Candidates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study is to determine the effect of computer assisted grammar teaching on the academic success of classroom teacher candidates. The study group consists of 2nd grade students from Karadeniz Technical University Fatih, Faculty of Education, Department of Classroom Teaching in the educational year of 2010 to 2011. Experimental…

Eyup, Bircan

2012-01-01

360

Helping Middle and High School Age English Language Learners Achieve Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Middle and high school-age English language learners present a challenge for teachers. Some arrive with adequate formal schooling. Others have limited formal or interrupted schooling. A third group consists of long-term English learners who may have conversational proficiency in two languages but lack the academic language required for school success. The authors provide brief case studies of students representing each

Yvonne Freeman; David Freeman

2003-01-01

361

"You Would Not Believe What I Have to Go through to Prove My Intellectual Value!" Stereotype Management among Academically Successful Black Mathematics and Engineering Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stereotype management is introduced to explain high achievement and resilience among 23 Black mathematics and engineering college students. Characterized as a tactical response to ubiquitous forms of racism and racialized experiences across school and non-school contexts, stereotype management emerged along overlapping paths of racial, gender, and…

McGee, Ebony O.; Martin, Danny B.

2011-01-01

362

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

363

The Role of Personality and Motivation in Predicting Early College Academic Success in Non-Traditional Students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Non-cognitive factors represent a chance to learn more about how to help students succeed in early college experiences. This study examined personality and motivation as predictors of first-quarter GPA in a sample of 315 non-traditional undergraduates at a Hispanic-serving institution. Our results provide support for the importance of high levels…

Kaufman, James C.; Agars, Mark D.; Lopez-Wagner, Muriel C.

2008-01-01

364

Ongoing Professional Development: The Prerequisite for and Continuation of Successful Inclusion Meeting the Academic Needs of Special Students in Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational reform is constantly changing the ways teachers teach their students according to mandated reforms. Some teachers are in favor of reform and embrace it fully; some do not. Some reforms in education improve teaching and learning; some do not. Presently, there is a desperate need for reform in the area of special education concerning…

Costley, Kevin C.

2013-01-01

365

Creating Campus Partnerships for Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Ball State University (Indiana) program to strengthen student retention involves a Freshman-Year Experience Committee of 40 professionals representing key units in academic and student affairs who collaborate to respond to the needs of first-year students. The committee has designed policies for freshman dismissal and midterm evaluation that are…

Hyman, Randy E.

1995-01-01

366

The role of personality and motivation in predicting early college academic success in non-traditional students at a Hispanic-serving institution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Non-cognitive factors represent a chance to learn more about how to help students succeed in early college experiences. This study examined personality and motivation as predictors of first-quarter GPA in a sample of 315 non-traditional undergraduates at a Hispanic-serving institution. Our results provide support for the importance of high levels of conscientiousness, intrinsic motivation, and low levels of extrinsic motivation

James C. Kaufman; Mark D. Agars; Muriel C. Lopez-Wagner

2008-01-01

367

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

368

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

369

Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Community College Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many of the democratizing opportunities provided by community colleges are diminished in the eyes of policy makers by inadequate rates of success. In particular, large proportions of students who enter community colleges do not persist for longer than a semester, complete a program, or attain a credential. This review critically examines academic

Goldrick-Rab, Sara

2010-01-01

370

The effect of student attributes on success in programming  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the relationship between student results in a first year programming course and predisposition factors of gender, prior computing experience, learning style and academic performance to date. While the study does not suggest that any dominant attributes are related to success in programming, there are some interesting outcomes which will have implications for teaching and learning.

Pat Byrne; Gerry Lyons

2001-01-01

371

Academic correlates of Taiwanese senior high school students' happiness.  

PubMed

This study examined the relation between academic factors and senior high school students' general happiness using a nationally representative sample of 11,061 11th graders in Taiwan. Pearson correlation analyses indicated that English teacher-perceived academic performance, mathematics teacher-perceived academic performance, teacher academic support, classmate academic support, organizational processes, and school satisfaction were positively related to students' general happiness,while disturbance in class was negatively related. Regression analysis found that objective academic achievement, mathematics teacher-perceived academic achievement, classmate academic support, disturbance in class, organizational processes, and most importantly, students' overall appraisals of their own happiness with school helped predict students' general happiness, account for 18.4% of the total variance. Among these variables, objective academic achievement and disturbance in class were negatively associated with general happiness. Some of the study's findings are consistent with those in the literature and some extend established accounts, while others point to future research directions. PMID:20432611

Chen, Su-Yen; Lu, Luo

2009-01-01

372

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

373

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

374

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

375

Academic dishonesty and the international student: Are international students different from domestic students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory study investigated the differences in the attitudes and perceptions about academic dishonesty between international and domestic students. Further, it examined the similarities and differences in how The Neutralization Theory (Sykes & Matza, 1957) was used by domestic and international students to explain participation in academic dishonesty. Responses to open-ended questions presented to 2,906 undergraduate students as part of

Heather K Webb

2006-01-01

376

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

377

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

378

Feeding the Pipeline: Academic Skills Training for Predental Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the outcomes of an evaluation conducted to determine if an academic skills training program for un- dergraduate predental students from underrepresented minority backgrounds increased the students' standardized academic skills test scores for vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading rates, spelling, and math as well as subject-specific test results in biol - ogy, chemistry, and physics. Data from standardized academic

Geraldine Markel; Marilyn Woolfolk; Marita Rohr Inglehart

379

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND STUDENT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examined the relationship between academic dishonesty and student personal responsibility. Also of interest was the professors' estimate of prevalence of academic dishonesty. A sample of 271 traditional age undergraduates from a regional southwestern university was administered a Demographic Questionnaire, the Academic Dishonesty Questionnaire, and the Student Personal Responsibility Scale-10*. The Professors' Opinion Questionnaire was administered to 44

Sangeeta Singg; Miranda Null

380

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

381

Using Networked Multimedia to Improve Academic Access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Deaf and hard of hearing students experience barriers that make access to mainstream universities a challenge. Educational technology has the potential to better include these students in the academic mainstream. This paper begins by outlining historical trends in education for deaf students because understanding the unique characteristics and experiences of members of the deaf community will be crucial for successful

Anna C. Cavender

382

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…

Blazer, Christie

2011-01-01

383

University Students' Academic Performance: An Integrative Conceptual Framework and Empirical Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: The prediction and explanation of academic performance and the investigation of the factors relating to the academic success and persistence of students are topics of utmost importance in higher education. Aims: The main aim of the present study is to develop and test a conceptual framework in a university context, where the effects…

Fenollar, Pedro; Roman, Sergio; Cuestas, Pedro J.

2007-01-01

384

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

385

Dimensions of Academic Contingencies Among African American College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing from existing literature, the authors conceptualized a two-dimensional framework of African American studentsacademic 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 contingencies were characterized by students’ self-worth being more wholly reliant on academic performance. Self-Worth Enhancing academic contingencies

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

2012-01-01

386

Mentors and Muses: New Strategies for Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a new strategy for faculty mentoring, the New Scholars Network, that helps to address the limitations of traditional and peer mentoring in promoting academic success. The strategy revolves around musing, a process of creating peer communities with shared power and collective action. (EV)

Angelique, Holly; Kyle, Ken; Taylor, Ed

2002-01-01

387

Examining the Success Factors of High-Achieving Puerto Rican Male High-School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article works to dispel the myth that Latino urban high-school students are not capable of performing at high academic levels. Whereas much educational research emphasizes the academic underachievement of urban Latino students, this article counteracts this research by describing the four success factors that three working-class Puerto Rican…

Garrett, Tomas; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene; Velez, William

2010-01-01

388

Student Generated Recommendations for Enhancing Success in Secondary Science and Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One frequently overlooked approach to improving academic success is the simple technique of listening to the students. Students are uniquely positioned to understand the nature of school problems, and their perceptions can be useful in forming solutions to problems of academic failure and school leaving. In this study, science-tracked secondary…

Conboy, Joseph E.; Fonseca, Jesuina M. B.

2009-01-01

389

Predicting NCLEX-RN success in a diverse student population.  

PubMed

Many schools of nursing have implemented standardized testing using platforms such as those developed by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to better prepare students for success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses® (NCLEX-RN). This study extends and replicates the research on standardized testing to predict first-time pass success in a diverse student population and across two prelicensure program types. The final sample consisted of 589 students who graduated between 2003 and 2009. Demographic data, as well as academic performance and scores on the ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor, were analyzed. The findings in this study indicate that scores on the ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor were positively, significantly associated with first-time pass success. Students in jeopardy of failing the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt can be identified prior to graduation and remediation efforts can be strengthened to improve their success. PMID:21366169

Alameida, Marshall D; Prive, Alice; Davis, Harvey C; Landry, Lynette; Renwanz-Boyle, Andrea; Dunham, Michelle

2011-02-28

390

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"…

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

2011-01-01

391

Strengthening College Students' Success through the RAC  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how Fayetteville State University's Reading Across the Curriculum (RAC) model developed for use with underprepared students can effectively improve the literacy and academic language skills of those students. The primary goals and objectives of the RAC program are to train faculty members from various disciplines to create…

Anderson, Trela; Kim, Ji Young

2011-01-01

392

Collaborative Approaches to Student Growth from the Student Life and Academic Sectors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on collaborative effort at Seattle University to bring closer together academic and student life administrative components. Describes typical academic and student life model and "Horizon Model" that structurally integrates academic and student life missions to promote student cognitive and affective growth. (Author/CM)|

Stringer, Jeremy; And Others

1989-01-01

393

Supportive Practices among Low-Income Parents of Academically Successful Elementary Students in Even Start Programs = Practicas Efectivas que Apoyan el Exito Academico en Ninos Hispanos a Traves de la Participacion de sus Padres.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study (reported in separate English and Spanish versions) used a qualitative approach to identify the supportive parental behaviors of academically successful children from low income families in Even Start programs, from the parents', teachers', and children's perspectives. The sample contained 12 low income parents who had one or more…

Ebener, Richard; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Irby, Beverly J.

394

The Effects of School Climate Change on Student Success in a Fifth and Sixth Grade School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The significance of the study was to examine intentional strategies to improve school climate relative to student school success as measured by academic achievement, attendance, and student behavior. It was important to understand how student school success was affected by factors related to school climate improvement such as leadership and…

Harris, Kim M.

2011-01-01

395

The impact of student characteristics and teacher efficacy on teachers’ predictions of student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how the interaction between student and teacher characteristics affects teachers’ predictions of studentsacademic and social success. Three hundred and eighty-four general education teachers responded to (a) one of 32 possible case studies describing a student, in which gender, reading achievement, social behavior, and attentiveness were manipulated experimentally and (b) to a 16-item teacher-efficacy scale. Results showed

Nelly Tournaki; David M. Podell

2005-01-01

396

Facilitators and barriers to success among ethnic minority students enrolled in a predominately white baccalaureate nursing program.  

PubMed

This study identified facilitators and barriers to academic success among ethnic minority students enrolled in a BSN program. The following research questions were asked: What factors (a) facilitate academic performance; (b) are barriers to academic performance; (c) influence the college experience and academic success; (d) within the nursing department, influence academic success; (e) What is the impact of socialization on academic performance; (f) What were facilitators of academic success identified among study participants; and, (g) Which facilitators, identified by subjects, were most common among those participants? A retrospective-descriptive study design consisted of a sample of all minority students who were enrolled in clinical at a baccalaureate nursing program between 2005 and the fall of 2010. Bandura's theory on self-efficacy was used. Loftus and Duty's Survey of Factors Influencing Student Retention and Academic Success was adapted. Data were analyzed using SPSS 19.0 with ANOVA to determine if a significant difference in responses existed. PMID:23061169

Smith, Charlene B; Williams-Jones, Pamela; Lewis-Trabeaux, Shirleen; Mitchell, Denise

2012-07-01

397

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

398

Electronic Student Academic System (ESAS) For Secondary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays computers are used to manage daily works. School management uses computer to process academic assessments. For example, teachers store students mark and grades in computer software such as Microsoft Office. However computers are merely used to store students assessments and there are no systematic place for analyzing and turning that data into information and knowledge. Therefore, Electronic Student Academic

Junaida Sulaiman

2008-01-01

399

Orientation: A Student Affairs or Academic Affairs Function?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses a national survey of large, public institutions (N=95) to examine the best administration location for student orientation programs. Looks at programs from both a student affairs and an academic affairs perspective. Results indicate a greater chance of orientation moving from student affairs to academic affairs than the reverse happening.…

Greenlaw, Harrison S.; Anliker, Margaret E.; Barker, Stephen J.

1997-01-01

400

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

401

A Look Beyond Cognitive Predictors of Academic Success: Understanding the Relationship Between Academic Self-Beliefs and Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

:The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between academic self-beliefs (i.e., self-efficacy and degree aspirations) with various academic outcomes. Based on previous findings, it was hypothesized that students with more positive academic self-beliefs would perform better in school. The results supported prior research as students with higher academic self-beliefs also had higher SAT scores, grades, and second-year

Emily J. Shaw; Krista D. Mattern

2010-01-01

402

A Look Beyond Cognitive Predictors of Academic Success: Understanding the Relationship Between Academic Self-Beliefs and Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between academic self-beliefs (i.e., self-efficacy and degree aspirations) with various academic outcomes. Based on previous findings, it was hypothesized that students with more positive academic self-beliefs would perform better in school. The results supported prior research as students with higher academic self-beliefs also had higher SAT scores, grades, and second-year

Emily J. Shaw; Krista D. Mattern

2010-01-01

403

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

404

Community College Student Success Courses: The Student Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 colleges, exploring these topics

Molly H. Duggan; Mitchell R. Williams

2010-01-01

405

Evaluating an academic writing program for nursing students who have English as a second language.  

PubMed

Academic writing skills are essential to the successful completion of preregistration nursing programs, yet the development of such skills is a challenge for many nursing students, particularly those who speak English as a second language (ESL). It is vital to develop and evaluate strategies that can support academic writing skills for ESL nursing students. This qualitative study evaluated a four-day academic writing intervention strategy designed to support ESL first-year nursing students. Data from the program showed two major areas of difficulty for participants relating to academic writing: problems understanding course content in English, and problems expressing their understanding of that content in English. The participants noted a key benefit of this program was the provision of individual feedback. Programs such as this intervention successfully meet the demands of ESL nursing students, although ongoing support is also needed. PMID:21854244

Weaver, Roslyn; Jackson, Debra

406

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

407

Achievement-related expectancies, academic self-concept, and mathematics performance of academically underprepared adolescent students.  

PubMed

The relationship between achievement-related expectancies, academic self-concept, and mathematics performance of 191 academically underprepared adolescent students was examined. After the effects of prior academic achievement were controlled for, a significant main effect for academic self-concept was found; as expected, students with higher academic self-concept earned significantly higher mathematics grades. In addition, after the effects of prior achievement were controlled for, female students were found to earn significantly higher mathematics grades than did male students. A significant three-way (Sex x Ethnic Group x Achievement-Related Expectancies) interaction was also noted. Unlike in several previous studies, no significant racial differences in mathematics performance were found. These students had a similar socioeconomic status (SES), and the effects of prior academic achievement were controlled for, suggesting that racial and gender differences in mathematics achievement may be partially explained by prior schooling and SES background, as posited by Reyes and Stanic (1988). PMID:8331332

House, J D

1993-03-01

408

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

409

Hidden Losses: How Demographics Can Encourage Incorrect Assumptions about ESL High School Students' Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Data from ESL students' records in Vancouver are examined in the light of the BC Ministry of Education's claim that ESL high school students are more successful than students whose first language is English. We argue that the academic achievement of well-to-do students whose parents are skilled workers or entrepreneurs may mask the completion…

Toohey, Kelleen; Derwing, Tracey M.

2008-01-01

410

Hidden Losses: How Demographics Can Encourage Incorrect Assumptions about ESL High School Students' Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from ESL students' records in Vancouver are examined in the light of the BC Ministry of Education's claim that ESL high school students are more successful than students whose first language is English. We argue that the academic achievement of well-to-do students whose parents are skilled workers or entrepreneurs may mask the completion…

Toohey, Kelleen; Derwing, Tracey M.

2008-01-01

411

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

412

Stressors, academic performance, and learned resourcefulness in baccalaureate nursing students.  

PubMed

High stress levels in nursing students may affect memory, concentration, and problem-solving ability, and may lead to decreased learning, coping, academic performance, and retention. College students with higher levels of learned resourcefulness develop greater self-confidence, motivation, and academic persistence, and are less likely to become anxious, depressed, and frustrated, but no studies specifically involve nursing students. This explanatory correlational study used Gadzella's Student-life Stress Inventory (SSI) and Rosenbaum's Self Control Scale (SCS) to explore learned resourcefulness, stressors, and academic performance in 53 baccalaureate nursing students. High levels of personal and academic stressors were evident, but not significant predictors of academic performance (p = .90). Age was a significant predictor of academic performance (p = < .01) and males and African-American/Black participants had higher learned resourcefulness scores than females and Caucasians. Studies in larger, more diverse samples are necessary to validate these findings. PMID:21291410

Goff, Anne-Marie

2011-01-24

413

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

414

Success and Motivation among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present research explores college students' explanations of their success and failure in challenging activities and how it relates to students' efficacy, value, and engagement. The results suggest most students hold one primary reason for success during the challenging activity, including grade/extrinsic, mastery/intrinsic,…

Schweinle, Amy; Helming, Luralyn M.

2011-01-01

415

More Student Success: A Systemic Solution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book tells how to build a system leading to more student success beginning in elementary school and continuing through high school and postsecondary education. It identifies the key elements, describes effective practices, and shows how they come together to help students and educators succeed. "More Student Success" is an updated and…

State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2007

2007-01-01

416

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

417

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

418

Ethnicity, Academic Skills and Nursing Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study addressed the effect of admission criteria used by the School of Nursing at Florida International University and how they related to student success in completing the nursing program, passing the state licensure examination, and becoming registered nurses (RN). Attention was focused on the use of the state-instituted College Level…

Rush, Donna Safian; Belock, Shirley

419

Student Success Modeling: Elementary School to College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on one of the key questions in education: What determines a student's success? Based on twenty years of work on student success, Ray Padilla here presents two related models he has developed that both provide a framework for understanding success and indicate how it can be enhanced and replicated. The research and theory that…

Padilla, Raymond V., Ed.

2008-01-01

420

Student Success Modeling: Elementary School to College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book focuses on one of the key questions in education: What determines a student's success? Based on twenty years of work on student success, Ray Padilla here presents two related models he has developed that both provide a framework for understanding success and indicate how it can be enhanced and replicated. The research and theory that…

Padilla, Raymond V., Ed.

2008-01-01

421

The Effect of Tutoring on Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined the effect of tutoring on student success at an open enrollment community college, controlling for gender, age, race/ethnicity, highest level of education, and reading, writing and mathematics competency. Student success was defined three ways: term grade point average (GPA), success in courses, and persistence from the fall…

Kostecki, James; Bers, Trudy

2008-01-01

422

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

423

The Effort“Outcome Gap: Differences for African American and Hispanic Community College Students in Student Engagement and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between student engagement and educational outcomes for community college students from various racial\\/ethnic groups (n = 3,143). Results suggest an Effort–Outcome Gap may exist for African American students—the result of having to expend more effort in attempting to overcome myriad barriers to academic success.

C. Nathan Marti Thomas G. Greene; Kay McClenney

2008-01-01

424

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

425

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

426

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

427

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

428

Effects of Academic Coaching on Elementary and Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors assessed the effects of out-of-school hours academic coaching on students' (at academic performance on end-of-year examinations in English, mathematics, and science; (b) attainment of academic scholarships; and (c) acceptance to Gifted and Talented (GT) classes and selective high schools. Participants were 1,724 elementary and…

Kenny, Dianna T.; Faunce, Gavin

2004-01-01

429

Helping students with a disability achieve their academic aims  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the situation of students with a disability studying in institutions of higher education, and how they can be helped to achieve their academic aims with the minimum of personal discomfort. Three main groups of students are identified—ambulant disabled and wheelchair bound students, students with partial or complete loss of sight, and students with hearing impairments—and their particular

David McConnell

1981-01-01

430

The Academic Resilience of Mexican American High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to identify factors that contribute to the academic resilience and achievement among Mexican American high school students. High-and low-achieving students were selectedfrom a database that included 2,169 Mexican American students in three California high schools. Resilient students (N = 133) reported receiving mostly A grades in high school, whereas nonresilient students (N = 81) reported mostly grades

Rosemary Gonzalez; Amado M. Padilla

1997-01-01

431

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

432

Nontraditional Student Engagement: Increasing Adult Student Success and Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, more than any other time in history, student demographics of college and university students in the United States are experiencing rapid and profound changes. Along with these increases in nontraditional student enrollment comes an increasing percentage of working nontraditional college students with a multitude of commitments that serve to create barriers to educational success that traditional student learners do

Linda G. Wyatt

2011-01-01

433

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

434

Impact of non academic websites usage on female students academic performance (a case study)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently all or most of the academic institutions have made substantial investment in computing and building internet infrastructure with an objective to improve productivity of students and faculty members. However non academic websites are dominantly using and social networking sites are becoming extremely popular for internet users especially for college students.

Rozita Jamili Oskouei

2010-01-01

435

Academic and Nonacademic Predictors of Female Student-Athletes' Academic Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates the effects of academic and nonacademic variables on female intercollegiate student-athletes' (N=152) academic performances over two consecutive semesters. Results indicate that Scholastic Aptitude Test scores consistently related to fall and spring semester grades for both freshmen and upper-division students, whereas social support…

Petrie, Trent A.; Stoever, Shawn

1997-01-01

436

Success and motivation among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present research explores college students’ explanations of their success and failure in challenging activities and how\\u000a it relates to students’ efficacy, value, and engagement. The results suggest most students hold one primary reason for success\\u000a during the challenging activity, including grade\\/extrinsic, mastery\\/intrinsic, amotivation\\/working, social, and performance.\\u000a These task reasons for success, if assumed to be goals, were more numerous

Amy Schweinle; Luralyn M. Helming

437

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

438

Mathematics Tutoring and Student Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Courses in tertiary level Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are perceived by some students as time-consuming, tedious and difficult. The increasing “attrition rate” of this cohort of college students is usually attributed to several factors. Retention and intervention programs under the umbrella of student support services can be put in place to mitigate the worsening situation. Most universities and

Junalyn Navarra-Madsen; Paul Ingram

2010-01-01

439

Are SSATs and GPA Enough? A Theory-Based Approach to Predicting Academic Success in Secondary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two studies were carried out to predict academic success in the highly competitive environment of a private preparatory school, Choate Rosemary Hall. The 1st study focused on the question of whether there are indicators beyond middle school grade-point average (GPA) and standardized test scores that might enhance the validity of measures for predicting success of students attending Choate. The results

Elena L. Grigorenko; Linda Jarvin; Ray Diffley; Julie Goodyear; Edward J. Shanahan; Robert J. Sternberg

2009-01-01

440

Success Predictors for Students to Attend AFIT Department of Systems Management Master's Degree Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The author investigated the prediction of academic success among systems management and operations research master's degree students. He analyzed a population of 223 male USAF officers who attended AFIT from 1971 through 1976. Graduate grade point average...

R. W. Keith

1977-01-01

441

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

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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

442

Exploring Students' Perceptions of Academic Disengagement and Reengagement in a Dropout Recovery Charter School Setting  

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The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand the academic disengagement and reengagement process from the perspective of students enrolled in a dropout recovery charter school. Specifically, this study focused on students' perceptions of the factors that influenced their lack of success in the traditional school setting, the…

Iachini, Aidyn L.; Buettner, Cynthia; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Reno, Rebecca

2013-01-01

443

Learning styles of design students and the relationship of academic performance and gender in design education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study focuses on design education using Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) and explores the effects of learning styles and gender on the performance scores of freshman design students in three successive academic years. Findings indicate that the distribution of design students through learning style type preference was more concentrated in assimilating and converging groups. Further study indicates that the first

O. Osman Demirbas; Halime Demirkan

2007-01-01

444

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Blackman, Ian; Darmawan, I Gusti Ngurah

2004-01-01

445

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

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|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

446

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

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|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

447

Locus of Control: Academic Achievement and Retention in a Sample of University First-Year Students  

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|Higher education administrators are seeking to identify additional effective student pre-college predictors of university academic success to utilize in an increasingly competitive admission environment. A study of more than 3,000 first-year students assessed a traditional pre-college predictor, the ACT, along with a new potential pre-college…

Gifford, Denise D.; Briceno-Perriott, Juanita; Mianzo, Frank

2006-01-01

448

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

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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

449

TEACHING ACADEMIC WRITING IN ENGLISH TO TERTIARY STUDENTS IN UKRAINE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper discusses teaching writing in English to tertiary students with English as their major. The distinction is drawn between teaching writing for practical purposes and teaching academic writing. The focus of the paper is on teaching academic writing that is considered as an effective means of developing students' communicative abilities in English and their creative approach to learning and

Oleg Tarnopolsky; Svitlana Kozhushko

450

A Division III Student-Athlete Academic Support Program Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Varsity student-athletes (SAs) in National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions encounter obstacles to their academic achievement that non-athletes do not, such as time for physical training and practice, and travel away from campus for games. A program is described that provides support for SAs. The Student-Athlete Academic

Smith, David A.; Herman, William E.

451

How Does Employment Affect Academic Performance Among College Students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The likelihood of working while in school for college students has been increasing particularly as the cost of education has also been rising. This paper estimates the effect of student work on academic performance. The study uses a statistical procedure to account for the possibility that the number of hours worked is endogenous when modeling academic performance. The results indicate

Kathleen Arano; Carl Parker

2008-01-01

452

School Environment and Academic Achievement of Standard IX Students  

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The present study School Environment and Academic Achievement of standard IX students was probed to find the relationship between School Environment and Academic Achievement of standard IX students. Data for the study were collected using self-made School Environment Scale (SES). The investigator used stratified random sampling technique for…

Lawrence, A. S. Arul; Vimala, A.

2012-01-01

453

Student Mobility, Qualifications and Academic Recognition in the EU  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the relationship between student mobility, qualifications and academic recognition within Europe. It provides an outline of supranational legal instruments and policies in relation to academic recognition and student mobility. It then examines some of the difficulties associated with the different concepts underpinning the…

West, Anne; Barham, Eleanor

2009-01-01

454

Motivational Systems Theory And The Academic Performance Of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 environment factors, skill\\/prior ability, and academic performance of these college students and

Michael M. Campbell

2007-01-01

455

Theoretical Perspectives on Factors Affecting the Academic Performance of Students  

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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

456

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

457

Latino Students' Academic Literacy in Science Education: Contextualizing Policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews various interpretations of academic literacy that are being applied to science education, their limitations in terms of Latino students, and the case study experiences of three Latino students majoring in science. The author examines the ways in which factors he has identified in his experiences and research as crucial can be integrated to improve academic literacy programs.

Raimundo Mora

1996-01-01

458

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…

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

459

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

460

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

461

The relation between perceived parental involvement and academic achievement: The roles of Taiwanese studentsacademic beliefs and filial piety  

Microsoft Academic Search

The excellent academic performance among East-Asian students has drawn international attention from educators and psychologists. However, the process that underlies student academic achievement for this particular group has rarely been documented. The present study examines how the relation between perceived parental involvement and Taiwanese studentsacademic achievement is mediated by student academic beliefs (i.e., beliefs about effort, academic self-concept, and

Wei-Wen Chen; Hsiu-Zu Ho

2012-01-01

462

Impact of the Pilot Academic Literacy Course on Ninth Grade Students' Reading Development: Academic Year 1996-1997. A Report to the Stuart Foundations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Academic Literacy was a year-long course focused on reading strategy development for all ninth graders at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in the San Francisco Unified School District. Course goals were to help students become engaged, fluent, and competent readers of the variety of texts necessary for them to master to be successful in…

Greenleaf, Cynthia L.; Mueller, Faye L.

463

Ways of coping as predictors of satisfaction with curriculum and academic success in medical school  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of the present study was to determine the coping strategies of medical students and to investigate the effects of coping strategies on student satisfaction and academic achievement with different instruction methods. A total of 152 medical students was followed throughout the first 2 yr of medical education between 2008 and 2010. Students completed a sociodemographic questionnaire and revised form of the Ways of Coping questionnaire both at the beginning of the first year and at the end of the second year. These forms provided data about the characteristics and main coping strategies (problem focused or emotion focused) of the students and revealed the change over time. At the end of the second year, participants also completed a satisfaction questionnaire asking their satisfaction with lectures, problem-based learning, and practicals. The authors used block, problem-based learning, and practical exam scores of the students attained in the past 2 yr as academic achievement indicators. No sociodemographic variable was related to coping strategy. The majority of students (80.9%) adopted problem-focused coping. A shift occurred in the main coping strategies of some students in both sides. Problem-focused coping scores decreased over time. Problem-focused coping positively correlated with satisfaction with practicals and practical exam scores, whereas emotion-focused coping showed the same correlation negatively. The main coping strategy also predicted satisfaction and exam success in practicals. In conclusion, a main coping strategy may be helpful to predict student satisfaction and academic achievement with some student-centered instruction methods. Determining undesired coping strategies may provide an opportunity for intervention to prevent relevant dissatisfaction and failure.

2011-03-01

464

Academic help-seeking behavior among student pharmacists.  

PubMed

Objectives. To identify factors associated with academic help-seeking behavior among student pharmacists at a public university.Methods. Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted to explore in depth perceptions of facilitators of and barriers to the help-seeking behavior and academic achievement of student pharmacists who had received a D or F grade in any year. A 4-part survey instrument was developed and administered to all student pharmacists and included sections for (1) attitudes and academic help-seeking behavior, (2) health status, (3) demographics, and (4) open comments. A structural equation modeling approach was used to assess relationships among domains of interest.Results. Three student focus groups noted that helpfulness of faculty members and school administrators were 2 prominent facilitators of help-seeking behavior and academic achievement. Diminished quality of life caused by stress and depression was the primary barrier to help-seeking and achievement. Three hundred four (68.6%) student pharmacists completed the survey instrument. Academic help-seeking behavior was influenced mostly by perceived academic competence and perceived faculty helpfulness. In contrast, ambivalence and perception of help-seeking as threatening were 2 factors that were negatively associated with academic help-seeking behavior.Conclusions. Academic help-seeking behavior was positively related to greater perceived academic competence and positive relationships among student pharmacists and faculty members. PMID:23459559

Payakachat, Nalin; Gubbins, Paul O; Ragland, Denise; Norman, Sarah E; Flowers, Schwanda K; Stowe, Cindy D; DeHart, Renee M; Pace, Anne; Hastings, Jan K

2013-02-12

465

Academic Help-Seeking Behavior Among Student Pharmacists  

PubMed Central

Objectives. To identify factors associated with academic help-seeking behavior among student pharmacists at a public university. Methods. Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted to explore in depth perceptions of facilitators of and barriers to the help-seeking behavior and academic achievement of student pharmacists who had received a D or F grade in any year. A 4-part survey instrument was developed and administered to all student pharmacists and included sections for (1) attitudes and academic help-seeking behavior, (2) health status, (3) demographics, and (4) open comments. A structural equation modeling approach was used to assess relationships among domains of interest. Results. Three student focus groups noted that helpfulness of faculty members and school administrators were 2 prominent facilitators of help-seeking behavior and academic achievement. Diminished quality of life caused by stress and depression was the primary barrier to help-seeking and achievement. Three hundred four (68.6%) student pharmacists completed the survey instrument. Academic help-seeking behavior was influenced mostly by perceived academic competence and perceived faculty helpfulness. In contrast, ambivalence and perception of help-seeking as threatening were 2 factors that were negatively associated with academic help-seeking behavior. Conclusions. Academic help-seeking behavior was positively related to greater perceived academic competence and positive relationships among student pharmacists and faculty members.

Gubbins, Paul O.; Ragland, Denise; Norman, Sarah E.; Flowers, Schwanda K.; Stowe, Cindy D.; DeHart, Renee M.; Pace, Anne; Hastings, Jan K.

2013-01-01

466

A Predictive Model for MSSW Student Success  

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|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

467

Self-Efficacy's Influence on Student Academic Achievement in the Medical Anatomy Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Self-efficacy is defined as a person's beliefs in his or her own abilities to successfully complete a task and has been shown to influence student motivation and academic behaviors. More specifically, anatomical self-efficacy is defined as an individual's judgment of his or her ability to successfully complete tasks related to the anatomy…

Burgoon, Jennifer Marie; Meece, Judith L.; Granger, Noelle A.

2012-01-01

468

ATE Student Success Stories: Kristen's Story  

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Kristin Edwards thought she wanted to be a math education major until a computer science class changed the course of her career. After more coursework, and an ATE sponsored internship with a local business, she's discovered a new passion and a new path.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

469

ATE Student Success Stories: Matthew's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Matthew Davis thought he knew what he wanted to do after high school, but decided to expand his career options after a year of working as a residential electrician. Discover his new educational focus, learn about underwater autonomous vehicles, and see how ATE helped Mathew secure a career more suited to his interests.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

470

The Effect of Student Time Allocation on Academic Achievement  

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|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

471

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

472

Laptops + Challenging Curriculum = Student Success  

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|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

473

1986 Student Success Strategies: Access, Assessment, Intervention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An action conference on issues related to community college student success was held in May 1986 to stimulate and share ideas related to access, assessment, and intervention that would better ensure student success. The reports and working notes of the small groups assigned to examine these topics were used to create this summary document.…

Schuette, Gretchen; And Others

474

Board of Trustees Governing for Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine to what extent community college trustees understand student success and the processes they used to prioritize student success practices at their institutions. This study used qualitative and quantitative methods that included several analyses. [The dissertation citations contained here are published…

Prater, Wendi Carol

2009-01-01

475

Whether highly curious students thrive academically depends on perceptions about the school learning environment: A study of Hong Kong adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study tested whether the perceived academic values of a school moderate whether highly curious students thrive\\u000a academically. We investigated the interactive effects of curiosity and school quality on academic success for 484 Hong Kong\\u000a high school students. Chinese versions of the Curiosity and Exploration Inventory, Subjective Happiness Scale, and Rosenberg\\u000a Self-Esteem scales were administered and shown to have

Todd Barrett Kashdan; Mantak Yuen

2007-01-01

476

Personality Types as an Indicator of Online Student Success and Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With online education courses within public institutions realizing lower than average retention and success rates for students, current retention practices and models are falling woefully short of providing workable, viable answers to keeping students and helping them be successful without lowering academic standards. While a relationship between…

Meredith, Ben P.

2011-01-01

477

The impact of communication apprehension on college student retention and success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communication apprehension is conceptualized as a causal agent in student success. It is implicated in both academic and interpersonal success, two factors identified by prior resesarch as primary predictors of persistence. A four year longitudinal study of the impact of communication apprehension on grade point average and persistence at the university level was conducted. Results indicated high CA students were

James C. McCroskey; Steven K. Payne

1989-01-01

478

The Academic Success of East Asian American Youth: The Role of Shadow Education  

PubMed Central

Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study, this study assessed the relevance of shadow education to the high academic performance of East Asian American students by examining how East Asian American students differed from other racial/ethnic students in the prevalence, purpose, and effects of using the two forms – commercial test preparation service and private one-to-one tutoring – of SAT coaching, defined as the American style of shadow education. East Asian American students were most likely to take a commercial SAT test preparation course for the enrichment purpose, and benefited most from taking this particular form of SAT coaching. However, this was not the case for private SAT one-to-one tutoring. While black students were most likely to utilize private tutoring for the remedial purpose, the impact of private tutoring was trivial for all racial/ethnic groups including East Asian American students. The authors discussed broader implications of the findings on racial/ethnic inequalities in educational achievement beyond the relevance of shadow education for the academic success of East Asian American students.

Byun, Soo-yong; Park, Hyunjoon

2013-01-01

479

Success in Algebra Among Community College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

College algebra is a required course for most majors, but is viewed by many as a gatekeeper course for degree completion by students. With almost half a million students taking college algebra each year, faculty are experimenting with new course lengths of time that might result in higher success, completion, and retention rates for college algebra students. This article reports

Czarina Reyes

2010-01-01

480

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

481

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

482

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

483

Barriers to the Success of Ethnic Minority Students in School Psychology Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current study examined factors that may serve as barriers to the success of ethnic minority graduate students by assessing the academic, social, and emotional experiences of approximately 87 ethnic minority and 313 ethnic majority school psychology graduate students. Results indicated that ethnic minority graduate students reported…

Clark, Chelsi R.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Zeigler-Hill, Virgil; Dufrene, Brad A.

2012-01-01

484

What Does It Take? Successful Alaska Native Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focus groups comprised of Alaska Native students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks identified factors contributing to or serving as barriers to student academic success. Contributors included student persistence, financial support from native corporations, family support, employment, and availability of developmental classes. Barriers…

Reyes, Maria Elena

2001-01-01

485

What Behaviours Do Students Consider Academically Dishonest? Findings from a Survey of Canadian Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper identifies those behaviours that students perceive to be academically dishonest and sheds light on several demographic, academic and situational factors that predict students' perceptions of academic dishonesty. Data for this investigation were obtained through self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 321 undergraduate…

Jurdi, Rozzet; Hage, H. Sam; Chow, Henry P. H.

2012-01-01

486

Two longitudinal studies of communication apprehension and its effects on college students' success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communication apprehension is examined as a potential barrier to student academic success. Using conceptualizations from prior research by McCroskey and others, several hypotheses were generated to test what effects high levels of communication apprehension (CA) might have on both retention and academic achievement as measured by grade point averages (GPAs). Using data from two four year longitudinal studies at a

Philip M. Ericson; John W. Gardner

1992-01-01

487

Refugee college students acquiring academic literacy: an exploration of how their views of academic literacy impact the process  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to first, examine the difference between the academic literacy definition and views of the involuntary immigrant college students and the academic literacy definition and views of the hosting country; and second, to examine how these students acquire academic literacy over the course of one academic semester at a US college. This study provided understanding

Amal H. Essak

2012-01-01

488

Influences of faculty validation on community college STEM students' persistence and success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined the relationship of student and faculty demographics on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) student success and persistence as mediated by student perceptions of faculty validation. This study will contribute to an understanding of the complex relationships that exist between these variables, an area that has not been previously researched. The data were analyzed through path analysis. Faculty gender was shown to directly influence student perceptions of validation, and student and faculty ethnicity showed direct effects on academic success. Additionally, student perceptions of validation were shown to be a strong predictor of academic success. The results of the study provide researchers and practitioners with details regarding potential in-classroom and out-of-classroom influences on retention and success for community college STEM students, which may lead to the initiation of new faculty development programs.

Hester, Dana

489

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

490

Academic goal profiles: a comparison of blind and sighted students.  

PubMed

Based on academic goal theory, we compared the goals of visually impaired and sighted students. Participants included 171 students affiliated with ONCE (the National Spanish Organization for the Blind) and 163 sighted students, ranging from 8 to 27 years of age, who responded to the Spanish adaptation (González, Torregrosa, & Navas, 2002) of the goals questionnaire created by Hayamizu, Ito, and Yohiazaki (1989) and Hayamizu and Weiner (1991). Factor analysis indicated that goals varied among these students and that new ones arose in this study; furthermore, the model remained invariable regardless of students' status (visually impaired versus sighted). Cluster analysis revealed three distinct profiles in terms of academic goals, while discriminant function analysis suggested these profiles vary as a function of students' status (visually impaired versus sighted). It seems that visually impaired students hold more learning-oriented academic goals. PMID:23156913

HolgadoTello, Francisco Pablo; Navas Martínez, Leandro; Jover Mira, Irene

2012-11-01

491

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

492

Academic, Motivational, and Emotional Problems Identified by College Students in Academic Jeopardy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explored the difficulties that probationary students viewed as obstacles to their academic progress. These difficulties were compared to those identified by regularly matriculated students and to probationary students' deficits on a standardized study skills test. We compared the responses of participants (N = 150) in an intervention…

Isaak, Matthew I.; Graves, Kristy M.; Mayers, Bethlyn O.

2007-01-01

493

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

494

Adult undergraduate students: Evaluating the appropriateness of a traditional model of academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adult learners (age 25 or older) now comprise approximately 40 percent of under-graduate enrollment. However, predictive models\\u000a of undergraduate academic success are usually based on traditional young undergraduate students, presenting a problematic\\u000a picture for the adult undergraduate population. Past research indicates that many older adult learners enter higher education\\u000a from family backgrounds that tend to place them at an academic

Carol E. Kasworm; Gary R. Pike

1994-01-01

495

Gender, Student Perceptions, Institutional Commitments and Academic Dishonesty: Who Reports in Academic Dishonesty Cases?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2004-01-01

496

Social Adjustment and Academic Achievement: A Predictive Model for Students with Diverse Academic and Behavior Competencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the hypothesized relationship between social adjustment, as measured by perceived social support, self-concept, and social skills, and performance on academic achievement tests. Participants included 27 teachers and 77 fourth- and eighth-grade students with diverse academic and behavior competencies. Teachers were asked to…

Ray, Corey E.; Elliott, Stephen N.

2006-01-01

497

Succession planning in an academic medical center nursing service.  

PubMed

Succession planning is of strategic importance in any industry. It ensures the smooth transition from leader to leader and the ability of the organization to maintain the forward momentum as well as meet its operational and financial goals. Health care and nursing are no exception. In the complex and challenging world of health care today, leadership is critical to an organization's success and leadership succession is a key strategy used to ensure continuity of leadership and development of talent from within the organization. At Rush University Medical Center, a 667-bed academic medical center providing tertiary care to adults and children, the need for a focus on succession planning for the nursing leadership team is apparent as key leaders come to the end of their careers and consider retirement. It has become apparent that to secure the legacy and continue the extraordinary history of nursing excellence, care must be taken to grow talent from within and take the opportunity to leverage the mentoring opportunities before the retirement of many key leaders. To ensure a smooth leadership transition, nursing leadership and human resources partner at Rush University Medical Center to implement a systematic approach to leadership succession planning. PMID:23222756

Barginere, Cynthia; Franco, Samantha; Wallace, Lynne

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Academic Achievement and Socioemotional Adjustment Among Chinese University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chinese Americans have been considered as high achievers and excellent students. In this study, the academic performance, majors, study habits, and socioemotional adjustment of 177 Chinese university students were examined. Data were collected through official university records, questionnaires, and inventories. Students were divided into three groups, depending on place of birth and length of residency in the United States. Results

Stanley Sue; Nolan W. S. Zane

1985-01-01

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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

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Teachers adapt their instruction according to studentsacademic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the extent to which a student’s academic performance in first grade contributes to the active instruction given by a teacher to a particular student. To investigate this, 105 first graders were tested in mathematics and reading in the fall and spring of their first school year. At the same time points, their teachers filled in a questionnaire

Jari-Erik Nurmi; Jaana Viljaranta; Asko Tolvanen; Kaisa Aunola

2012-01-01