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Literacy Skills among Academically Underprepared Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of studies published from 2000 to 2012 was conducted to describe the literacy skills of underprepared postsecondary students, identify teaching approaches designed to bring their skills to the college level, and determine methods of embedding developmental instruction in college-level course work. The studies pinpointed numerous weak…

Perin, Dolores

2013-01-01

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Student Support Services for the Underprepared Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The needs of students who enter college underprepared transcend academic preparation. These students require an array of student services that will support them in their quest to achieve the academic and personal skills necessary for college-level coursework and academic success. The model the author proposes in this article is not unique, but it…

Wilmer, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

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Differences between Perceived Satisfaction with Academic Advising of Underprepared Students Receiving Prescriptive Advising or Developmental Advising  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As open-door institutions of higher learning, community colleges should continue to increase their understanding of the characteristics, needs, and satisfaction of underprepared students. Understanding the satisfaction levels of underprepared students provides a foundation upon which to build support for student success and retention for…

Dedmon, Kelly L.

2012-01-01

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Using Narrative Career Counseling with the Underprepared College Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An increasing number of students enter college underprepared. These students do not have the academic skills to take college-level courses and are placed in remedial classes. Career counseling can help underprepared college students make educated career decisions based on their current situations. This article explores the characteristics of…

Hughes, Amber N.; Gibbons, Melinda M.; Mynatt, Blair

2013-01-01

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An Exploration of Academically Underprepared Students' Decisions to Persist at a Large Urban Community College in California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influence underprepared students' persistence at a California community college. A mixed method, sequential explanatory design comprised of a quantitative phase followed by a qualitative phase was utilized. The quantitative part entailed statistical analysis of data available through the…

Kingori, Margaret

2011-01-01

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Community College Programs for Underprepared Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Brief one-page descriptions are provided of efforts being made at member colleges of the League for Innovation in the Community College to bring underprepared students into the higher education mainstream. The 75 descriptions are organized into six sections: (1) Pre-College Skills, including programs such as Cuyahoga Community College's (Ohio)…

Scott, David C., Ed.

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Beyond Remedial Dichotomies: Are "Underprepared" College Students a Marginalized Majority?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article questions the dichotomous labeling and conceptualization of remedial and nonremedial students, particularly the added distinctions emphasized between four-year and two-year colleges, and it calls for a focus on the common challenges among all underprepared college students. The content of this article has attempted to broaden the…

Deil-Amen, Regina

2011-01-01

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Project SYNERGY: Software Support for Underprepared Students. Year Two Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With funds from the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Project SYNERGY was launched in January 1990 to address the problem of students entering colleges underprepared in basic skills and to make use of the tremendous potential for significant remediation through computers. Twenty-two institutions in the United States and Canada,…

Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Div. of Educational Technologies.

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A Real PLUSS: An Intrusive Advising Program for Underprepared STEM Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing numbers of underprepared students are admitted to colleges and universities with aspirations of earning a degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline. Transitioning to college is difficult for all students, but can be especially challenging for the underprepared STEM student. Many of these students are…

Rodgers, Kathy; Blunt, Shelly; Trible, Linda

2014-01-01

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Online Learning: Outcomes and Satisfaction among Underprepared Students in an Upper-Level Psychology Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online learning is on the rise, but research on outcomes and student satisfaction has produced conflicting results, and systematic, targeted research on underprepared college students is generally lacking. This study compared three sections (traditional, online, and 50% hybrid) of the same upper-level psychology course, taught with identical…

McDonough, Colleen; Roberts, Ramona Palmerio; Hummel, Jessamy

2014-01-01

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Perceptions of Persistence: Why Underprepared Community College Students Are Not Persisting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to illuminate the barriers to persistence underprepared students at the community college experience after the initial successful completion of one semester. A qualitative interview study, grounded in phenomenology, was implemented. Participants were identified through a process of purposeful selection, which included…

Maue, Lea C.

2012-01-01

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A Transition Program for Underprepared Students in General Chemistry: Diagnosis, Implementation, and Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We developed an online exam to diagnose students who are underprepared for college-level general chemistry and implemented a program to support them during the general chemistry sequence. This transition program consists of extended-length recitations, peer-led team-learning (PLTL) study groups, and peer-mentoring groups. We evaluated this…

Shields, Shawn P.; Hogrebe, Mark C.; Spees, William M.; Handlin, Larry B.; Noelken, Greg P.; Riley, Julie M.; Frey, Regina F.

2012-01-01

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Career decision-making self-efficacy and institutional integration of underprepared college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This investigation applied, as the theoretical base, a model of student persistence and departure (Tinto, 1987) to explore the nature of the relationship between career decision-making self-efficacy and integration. Career decision-making self-efficacy identifies students' perceived confidence (self-efficacy) in their ability to plan and execute vocationally relevant tasks in the educational environment. The sample comprised 418 underprepared students. Data were analyzed

Shari L. Peterson

1993-01-01

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Self-Instructional Materials for Underprepared Science Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some of the students in Southern Illinois University's introductory zoology course were deficient in certain skills. The design of self-instructional modules that would be educationally sound and help overcome some problems encountered in this course is discussed. (MLW)

Bedient, Douglas; And Others

1984-01-01

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Online Homework Effectiveness for Underprepared and Repeating College Algebra Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research compared the effectiveness, in terms of mathematical achievement, of online homework to textbook homework over an entire semester for 145 students enrolled in multiple sections of college algebra at a large community college. A quasi-experimental, posttest design was used to analyze the effect on mathematical achievement, as measured…

Brewer, David Shane; Becker, Kurt

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kuehn, Phyllis

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Yes We Can! A Community College Guide for Developing America's Underprepared.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book argues that most academically deficient students do not lack talent, but do lack preparation. Nearly half of students entering community colleges are underprepared, and fewer than half gain the competency needed to succeed in college-level courses. Community colleges have the capability to develop these talents for the benefit of the…

McCabe, Robert H.

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Perceptions of Underprepared Community College Students Regarding Their Educational Achievement: Preliminary Analysis of a Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study serves as the preliminary analyses of a pilot study of community college students who persisted through their remedial classes and their programs of study and had attained the associate degree at a multicultural community college. This study is informed by Tinto's academic integration model, Astin's social involvement model and Freire's…

Barbatis, Peter

2008-01-01

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Pathway to the Baccalaureate: How One Community College is Helping Underprepared Students Succeed  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is an in-depth case study of the Pathway to the Baccalaureate program at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The purpose of the case study is to describe in vivid detail the struggles of nontraditional college students and to show one college's innovative ideas for assisting these students. The Pathway to the Baccalaureate…

Whitmire, Richard; Esch, Camille

2010-01-01

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"Ability to Benefit": Making Forward-Looking Decisions about Our Most Underprepared Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community colleges have been engaged for the last sixty years in providing open access to public higher education to anyone with a high school diploma. Recently, disappointing success rates for developmental students have driven some colleges to reduce or restrict access to college based on standardized test scores. The operative phrase in most of…

Sullivan, Patrick; Nielsen, David

2013-01-01

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Disparities among Reading, Writing, and Oral Language: A Look at Underprepared College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on (1) the disparities between reading and writing instructional methodologies, (2) the misconceptions students seem to draw if these disparities are not brought to their attention, and (3) the recursive relationship between written and oral language. Contrasts the relationships between main ideas and details in reading processes with…

Nist, Sherrie L.; Sabol, C. Ruth

1984-01-01

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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

2012-01-01

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A Case Study of Students' Perceptions of Social Integration Strategies to Retain First-Generation Underprepared Students at a Private Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For many first-generation students, college is one of the biggest transitions they will make. Community colleges' open door policy has allowed entry to a significant number of these students despite the inability to meet their immeasurable needs. Vast attention has been placed on research supporting the integration of academic and social…

Holmes, Charlene L.

2012-01-01

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Student Support Services: A Practice Brief Based On BEAMS Project Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student support services are critical to student success, especially at campuses that enroll large numbers of academically under-prepared students. These programs assist students in addressing areas of academic deficiency and provide necessary resources to maximize students' intellectual and social capital while in college. Several…

Bridges, Brian K.

2008-01-01

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Theme: Teaching Academically Disadvantaged Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Iverson, Maynard J.; And Others

1993-01-01

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College Transition Programs for Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past four decades the number of students enrolling in colleges and universities requiring at least one pre-college level course has been about one-third of all students. Underprepared students are as likely to complete their academic goals as their prepared counterparts if they are able to complete their remedial course work. This study…

Haugen, Douglas E.

2012-01-01

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Academic Student Academic Advising Center  

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.bceagles.com Conte Forum 617­552­8520 Club Sports and Intramural Sports www.bc.edu/bc_org/ath/plex/ clubsports­552­3225 Off-Campus Student Life www.bc.edu/offcampuslife 617­552­3470 Office of Health Promotion www

Huang, Jianyu

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Academic Entitlement and Academic Performance in Graduating Pharmacy Students  

PubMed Central

Objectives. To determine a measurable definition of academic entitlement, measure academic entitlement in graduating doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students, and compare the academic performance between students identified as more or less academically entitled. Methods. Graduating students at a private health sciences institution were asked to complete an electronic survey instrument that included demographic data, academic performance, and 2 validated academic entitlement instruments. Results. One hundred forty-one of 243 students completed the survey instrument. Fourteen (10%) students scored greater than the median total points possible on 1 or both of the academic entitlement instruments and were categorized as more academically entitled. Less academically entitled students required fewer reassessments and less remediation than more academically entitled students. The highest scoring academic entitlement items related to student perception of what professors should do for them. Conclusion. Graduating pharmacy students with lower levels of academic entitlement were more academically successful than more academically entitled students. Moving from an expert opinion approach to evidence-based decision-making in the area of academic entitlement will allow pharmacy educators to identify interventions that will decrease academic entitlement and increase academic success in pharmacy students. PMID:25147388

Barclay, Sean M.; Stolte, Scott K.

2014-01-01

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Parent Academic Overview Student-Parent Orientation  

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their academic, personal, and professional goals by providing high quality academic advisingParent Academic Overview Student-Parent Orientation Program University of California, Irvine #12;Purpose of Parent Academic Overview 1.Provide the Mission Statement of the UCI

Rose, Michael R.

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An Examination of the Potential Relationship between Technology and Persistence among At-Risk College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academically underprepared college students, i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course…

Hughey, Aaron W.; Manco, Charlene M.

2012-01-01

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Do Learning Skills Acquired in the University Access Programme Enhance Participation in Academic Practice?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article I critically evaluate whether or not learning skills acquired in the university access programme enhance participation in academic practice. University access programmes have been developed with a view to preparing and empowering under-prepared students who did not meet the university criteria. The article claims that even though…

Hlalele, D. J.

2010-01-01

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Speededness of the Academic Assessment Placement Program (AAPP) Reading Comprehension Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whether the time limits of the Academic Assessment Placement Program (AAPP) Reading Comprehension Test of the State Board of Regents (SBR) of Tennessee provide fair treatment for all underprepared students was assessed. Focus was on studying various response patterns and completion rates that indicate whether or not speededness (SP) is critical.…

Davis, Todd; And Others

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Student Academic Optimism: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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Identifying Academically Talented Minority Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cultural and socioeconomic diversity of the U.S. school population is now and long has been underrepresented in programs for academically advanced students (see, e.g., Donovan & Cross, 2002; Marland, 1972). In the past decade, however, educators have offered several proposals for increasing the diversity of programs for the gifted and talented (see Boothe & Stanley, 2004, for one compendium

David F. Lohman

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Information for Students Academic Events  

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Information for Students 2013 - 14 #12;Academic Events REGULAR TERMS I Term : 1 August - 13 December 2013 II Term : 1 January - 30 April 2014 Summer Term : 1 May - 30 June 2014 COURSE REGISTRATION I Term : 1 - 2 August 2013 II Term : 1 - 2 January 2014 Summer Term : 1 - 2 May 2014 MID ­ SESSION RECESS

Pal, Debnath

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Enhancing Students Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prior to the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the public was expressing discontent about the declining of students' test scores and the quality of public schooling. The federal government eventually began discussing and debating for education reform and the No Child Left Behind of 2001 was finally passed and signed by President…

Rulloda, Rudolfo Barcena

2011-01-01

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STUDENT HANDBOOK ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015  

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STUDENT HANDBOOK ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015 DATE OF LAST REVISION: 17 August 2014 #12;CAC.C student SUMMER 2010) revised for academic year 2011-2012 (effective summer 2011) minor revisions revisions CAC.C Intern Program Guide Internship and Mentorship Program CAC.C Student Handbook student life

Stuart, Steven J.

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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

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Pathways to Success: A Case Study of Nontraditional Underprepared Students and Their Journey through a Class Integrated with Developmental Reading and Dental Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this multicase study was to explore with five students perceptions of their learning experiences and challenges faced while enrolled in a dental assisting course that is integrated with reading. The study was rooted in a constructivist framework both as a research paradigm and as a theoretical perspective regarding adult learning.…

Lovato, Stella

2012-01-01

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MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC DISMISSAL APPEAL  

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MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC DISMISSAL APPEAL LETTER OF APPEAL FORM (Please: If you faced extenuating circumstances that were beyond your control, you may appeal your academic submitted with this appeal are held confidentially within Millersville University, however, the Graduate

Hardy, Christopher R.

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TECFORS: A Newsletter for Instructors of Writing and Reading to ESL and Bi-Lingual Adult Students. Volume 7, 1984.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Numbers 1 through 5 of the 1984 TECFORS newsletter include these articles: "The Skills that Cannot Wait: Improving the Academic Performance of Underprepared Students through Integrated Curriculum" (Laurel Corona); "Meeting Culture Shock Head On," part 2 (Michele Molinaire); "Directing First Language Reading Research toward Second Language…

TECFORS, 1984

1984-01-01

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Predicting First Year University Students' Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Olani, Aboma

2009-01-01

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Reducing the Need for Postsecondary Remediation Using Self-Efficacy to Identify Underprepared African-American and Hispanic Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: Postsecondary remedial education is a major problem for Higher Education affecting retention rates, degree completion rates and cost of enrollment. Identification of students who are underprepared for managing the rigors of college and who would benefit from early intervention is necessary to reduce the need for postsecondary…

Orange, Carolyn; Ramalho, Elizabeth Murakami

2013-01-01

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Building Academic Vocabulary Student Notebook, Revised Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marzano, Robert J.; Pickering, Debra

2008-01-01

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Students' Peer Relationships, Social and Academic Goals, and Academic Achievement: A Social Network Analysis Approach.  

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??A multiwave study examined how high school students’ peer relationships impact with their academic motivation, social motivation, and academic achievement. Students’ motivation was framed in… (more)

Makara, Kara A.

2013-01-01

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Pharmacy Students’ Interpretation of Academic Integrity  

PubMed Central

Objective. To explore pharmacy students’ recognition and interpretation of situations constituting breaches of academic integrity. Methods. A survey instrument comprising 10 hypothetical student(s) scenarios was completed by 852 students in the bachelor of pharmacy program at an Australian university. The scenarios were relevant to current modes of assessment and presented degrees of ambiguity around academic integrity. Results. Identification of the hypothetical student(s) at fault, particularly in the deliberately ambiguous scenarios, was not related to the respondents’ year of study or sex. Students with fewer years of postsecondary education were more definitive in their interpretation of contentious cases. Respondents from all 4 years of study reported witnessing many of these behaviors among their peers. Conclusion. This study provided novel insight into the ambiguity surrounding academic integrity and students’ perceptions relating to the deliberate or inadvertent involvement of other parties. PMID:25147391

Jiang, Hai; McKauge, Leigh

2014-01-01

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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

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Student Mobility, Academic Performance, and School Accountability.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The magnitude of student mobility was examined in the Texas public schools by reporting how many students are moving, when and where they are moving, and who is moving, and by clarifying the relationships between mobility and academic performance at the individual student, campus, and district levels. While the study's primary focus was on…

Mao, Michael X.; And Others

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Black Students: Psychosocial Issues and Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Student Handbook 2009-2010 Academic Year  

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, will achieve many musical, professional, and personal goals while at Appalachian State University. We offer you Education/Teacher Education 34 Internships 37 Applied Music 38 Performance Ensembles 46 Academic Information1 Student Handbook 2009-2010 Academic Year Published 1990 Revised 2004 #12;2 Preface All of us

Rose, Annkatrin

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STUDENT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM Academic Sanctions  

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STUDENT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM Academic Sanctions The following academic sanctions are provided by this rule for offenses of cheating or plagiarism. Kent campus instructors shall notify the department for offenses of cheating or plagiarism. In those cases the instructor may: 1. Refuse to accept the work

Reichel, Lothar

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Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division  

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Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division 2007/2008 8 Data Protection unlawfully, and the Data Protection Principles must be followed. In summary, these principles state that they follow these principles at all times. University as Data Controller In accordance

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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

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Quality Management at TUM Academic and Student Affairs  

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Managing Director, Academic and Student Affairs Office Managing Director, Student Service Center (SSZ Management Representative Deputy Managing Director, Academic and Student Affairs Office Phone: +49 89 289............................................................................. 9 1.2 Areas of application for TUM's quality management system

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Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division  

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Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division 2007/2008 7 Code of Practice on Freedom of the Code of Practice, extend to premises occupied by the Students' Union of the University. B Principles 6 The following principles shall apply to the use of University premises in connection

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Restarting Voluntary Leave and Academically Dismissed Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of "academic forgiveness," which allows students to be considered for readmission or graduation to college, is discussed, with attention to the procedures used by nine state colleges in New Jersey. The student is allowed an opportunity for low grades or other evaluations to be removed, under certain conditions, from grade point average…

Masat, Francis E.

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Academic Advising Needs among University Students in Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is not easy for the overburdened student counselors in universities to adequately address students’ needs in all areas. Hence, the establishment of academic advising Western countries and recently in some Kenyan institutions. Academic advising should be need-centered for it to be popular with students and to succeed. This study aimed at evaluating studentsacademic advising needs so as to

James M. Muola; Joash A. Migosi

2012-01-01

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Raise Academic Quality Improve Student Success Enhance Financial and  

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goals and targets for your department for the 2013-2014 academic year. Wherever possible, they should-2014 Academic Year Performance Goals & Targets for Chancellery Executives OfficeP Raise Academic Quality Improve Student Success Enhance Financial and Management Effectiveness

Rosen, Jay

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ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT PLAN 2003 A Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement  

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to evaluate student learning as measured against program goals. The plan focuses on individual academic unitsACADEMIC ASSESSMENT PLAN 2003 A Plan for Assessment of Student Academic Achievement REVISED 2008 Learning A Preface to the UW-Madison 2003 Academic Assessment Plan Adopted by the University Assessment

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Factors affecting bioscience studentsacademic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The examination of academic progression has become an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of educational systems.\\u000a Research concerning the relationship between student learning and how they progress in their studies, however remains scarce.\\u000a The aim of this study is two-fold: Firstly, the study aims to analyse first-year bioscience students’ perceptions of their\\u000a teaching–learning environment and their approaches to learning

Henna Rytkönen; Anna Parpala; Sari Lindblom-Ylänne; Viivi Virtanen; Liisa Postareff

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Assessing Student Learning in Academic Advising Using Social Cognitive Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated whether the social cognitive theory constructs of self-efficacy and self-regulated learning apply to academic advising for measuring student learning outcomes. Community college students (N = 120) participated in an individual academic-advising session. We assessed students' post-intervention self-efficacy in academic planning…

Erlich, Richard J.; Russ-Eft, Darlene F.

2013-01-01

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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

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Gifted Student Academic Achievement and Program Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jordan, Katrina Ann Woolsey

2010-01-01

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Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division  

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of the Education Reform Act 1988. It assumed university status as a result of the Further and Higher Education and other matters www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/student_regulations.php #12;1.1 Introduction to the University. The information contained within this handbook is also available on our website: www.mmu.ac.uk

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STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES  

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STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES LINGUISTICS--LANGUAGE STUDIES MAJOR--12 COURSES Language Studies majors take 6 Linguistics classes (5 required, one elective), 2 Literature (Linguistics required) LING105 ­ Spanish Mor phosyntax I (Linguistics elective) LTSP174 ­ Topics in Cul

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STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES  

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STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES GENERAL LINGUISTICS MAJOR--12 COURSES General Linguistics majors take 12 Linguistics classes (6 required, 6 electives), Profile of a General Linguistics to the Study of Language (Linguistics required) LING175 ­ General Phonetics (Linguistics required

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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

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Predictors of Academic Success for Optometry Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Optometry school admissions are very competitive. With more applicants than available slots, admission committees must choose those students whom they feel will be successful graduates. Previous studies in the health profession schools have demonstrated that the predictors of academic achievement are preadmission science grade point average (GPA),…

Buckingham, Robert S.

2012-01-01

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Career Counselling for the Academically Gifted Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven career-development and occupational decision-making difficulties experienced by academically gifted students include narrowing the choice, indecision, vocational-identity formation, lack of occupational meaningfulness, early occupational choice, pressure from significant others, and the need for role models. Difficulties are discussed within…

Stewart, John B.

1999-01-01

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Student Academic Achievement: Report to the Provost.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In fall 1991, the faculty and staff of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (NMSU-A) designed and implemented a strategic planning process which incorporates a comprehensive annual review of various aspects of student academic achievement (SAA). The faculty-based SAA assessment process includes activities focused on classroom instruction,…

Leas, David E.

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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

72

Veterinary students and non-academic stressors.  

PubMed

Students in veterinary schools can experience stress in balancing the different demands on them-academic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and professional or work related-as well as managing potential conflict between animal and human interests. Practicing veterinarians report many similar stressors and reactions. Stressful stimuli produce stress reactions that can be inimical to physical and psychological well-being, and students' performance in veterinary programs can be adversely affected if they do not have coping resources. While there has been some research into stress among university students in general, and among medical students in particular, there is little on the experience of veterinary students. This article describes a study by the School of Psychology, commissioned by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, at Murdoch University in Western Australia. It was designed to investigate the levels and causes of stress among, and the frequency and type of coping strategies used by, fourth- and fifth-year students. Results indicate that the students in this cohort faced frequent stressors and felt at least moderately stressed but did not routinely and systematically use a range of coping strategies. Academic stressors and perceived responsibilities attached to moving into practical or professional areas figured strongly and were associated with higher levels of stress in the students, in particular physical sequelae. Though the numbers were small, it is of concern that some students were using measures that were potentially harmful. Some recommendations are made here about measures that veterinary programs may be able to incorporate to address stress in their students. Information is included on current strategies within the curriculum to manage potential stressful situations as part of students' professional development. PMID:16078171

Kogan, Lori R; McConnell, Sherry L; Schoenfeld-Tacher, Regina

2005-01-01

73

Instructing Students in Academic Integrity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 a

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

2010-11-01

74

Essays on Academic Achievement and Student Behavior in Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English…

Moussa, Wael Soheil

2013-01-01

75

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

76

Characteristics of Successful Students Readmitted Following Academic Suspension.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the usefulness of 50 variables in predicting the academic performance of 86 students readmitted to Bronx Community College following academic suspension. Principal conclusions are that specific academic skills are important, past academic record is unimportant, and a general factor called incentive is important in the attainment of…

Santa Rita, Jr., Emilio

1998-01-01

77

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

78

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

79

Re-Framing Student Academic Freedom: A Capability Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Macfarlane, Bruce

2012-01-01

80

Activities and Academic Achievement Among College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to self-regulated learning theory, the activities of studying and using learning strategies, which reflect self-regulated learning, promote academic achievement. In contrast, a student's participation in other activities may not produce positive effects. In the present study, structural equation modeling was used to test these hypotheses in a sample of 593 full-time, 1st-year undergraduates in Hong Kong. The results indicated

Chau-Kiu Cheung; Siu-Tong Kwok

1998-01-01

81

Relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 goals (academic and\\/or non-academic). For each of their goals, goal specificity, value, expectation

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

2012-01-01

82

Academic Dishonesty: Behaviors, Sanctions, and Retention of Adjudicated College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty, also known as academic misconduct, includes a variety of actions such as plagiarism, cheating on tests using text messaging or concealed notes, exchanging work with other students, buying essays from students or on the Internet, and having other students write examinations (Diekhoff, LaBeff, Shinohara, & Yasukawa, 1999;…

Olafson, Lori; Schraw, Gregory; Kehrwald, Nicholas

2014-01-01

83

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

84

Academic Probation: An Empirical Study of Private University Students  

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This study examines the factors contributing to academic probation in university settings and highlights the problems that students encounter in higher education institutions in Bangladesh. The study focused on students facing academic probation on two private universities in Bangladesh and analyzed students' response with respect to nine…

Ahmed, Jashim Uddin; Chowdhury, Md. Humayun Kabir; Rahman, Sheehan; Talukder, A. K. M. Mominul Haque

2014-01-01

85

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

86

Improving the academic performance of university biology students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies indicated that teaching styles and learning styles of students play a very important role in the academic success of students. A lack of knowledge about teaching styles and learning styles often complicates the challenge of learning and, therefore, affects the academic achievement of students. The research site at a college had a retention rate of 70% of its biology

Latasha Shireen Reese

2008-01-01

87

An Index and Procedure for Readmitting the Academically Dismissed Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An index and procedure were sought which would enable university officials to establish the probable academic success of each student seeking readmission after academic dismissal. A 2.20 critical GPA index and procedure for readmitting students was empirically derived from the performance of 1,460 readmitted students. The critical index technique…

Bierbaum, Gretchen A.; Planisek, R. J.

88

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 dissertation…

Detwiler, Robert R.

2011-01-01

89

Establishing academic and social support groups for teacher education students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following their research into cooperative learning, Johnson and Johnson (1994) have suggested that teachers establish base groups in their classes to provide academic and social support to students. Base groups are small groups of students that meet regularly to discuss matters associated with the students' social and academic goals and progress. One of the features of base groups is that

Anna M. Sullivan

1999-01-01

90

Personality Type and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personality is the man. The successful living of an individual, as a man, depends to a large extent on the academic achievement of that individual, as a student. This article attempts to find out personality type, academic achievement of secondary school students and relationship between them by selecting a sample of 300 secondary school students

Lawrence, Arul A. S.; Lawrence, John A.

2014-01-01

91

The Effects of Student-Faculty Interaction on Academic Self-Concept: Does Academic Major Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using cross-classified multilevel modeling, this study attempted to improve our understanding of the group-level conditional effects of student-faculty interaction by examining the function of academic majors in explaining the effects of student-faculty interaction on students' academic self-concept. The study utilized data on 11,202…

Kim, Young K.; Sax, Linda J.

2014-01-01

92

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 students

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

2012-01-01

93

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

94

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

95

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

96

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development  

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collaboratively with the other officers of the University of Minnesota system to meet the objectives and goals of the university. As a member of the Chancellor's staff, the Vice Chancellor provides academic and student, and research in the academic disciplines. University of Minnesota Rochester Page 1 Vice Chancellor of Academic

Amin, S. Massoud

97

Date:_________________ Reinstatement Plan for Students on Academic Suspension  

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understand and agree that my academic success is dependent on my efforts to achieve the expected outcomes and has been suspended, I understand that my first goal is to provide a plan for my academic success. IDate:_________________ Reinstatement Plan for Students on Academic Suspension (Complete this form

Chu, Xi

98

Student Academic Services School of Ocean & Earth Science Technology (SOEST)  

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Sheet SOEST Advising Mission SOEST values and promotes collaborative relationships education plan that is consistent with the student's goals. DESCRIPTION Academic advising is a collaborative educational process between students and their advisors

99

An optics first year experience course for community college students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A common complaint about entering college students is that they are not prepared for the college experience. In response to the problem, many colleges and universities offer "first year experience" (FYE) courses that provide a transition to the college experience, promote academic success and enhance learning. In this paper we describe a first semester optics course for community college students that is taught as an inquiry-based studio-type course. Introduction to Light and Lasers incorporates many ideas of a first year experience course and addresses the issue of students underprepared in mathematics, communication, critical thinking and hands-on laboratory skills.

Donnelly, Judith

2009-08-01

100

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

101

Academic Performance of the "Persistent Probationer" College Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to provide information concerning the academic performance of students who were permitted to continue on probation while hovering slightly below university requirements. The sample consisted of 212 academically dismissed students who were readmitted to the College of Education at Kent State University. The results…

Arnold, Gretchen B.; Planisek, R. J.

102

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

103

Contrasting Academic Behavioural Confidence in Mexican and European Psychology Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: Research with the Academic Behavioural Confidence scale using European students has shown that students have high levels of confidence in their academic abilities. It is generally accepted that people in more collectivist cultures have more realistic confidence levels in contrast to the overconfidence seen in individualistic European…

Ochoa, Alma Rosa Aguila; Sander, Paul

2012-01-01

104

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

105

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

106

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

107

College Students' Beliefs, Strategy Employment, Transfer, and Academic Performance: An Examination across Three Academic Disciplines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that in order to help students with the rigors of the first year of college, many postsecondary institutions offer some form of academic assistance. Describes a program evaluation study, which aimed to determine if students changed in their personal beliefs about an academic discipline and if they changed in the strategic behavior they…

Simpson, Michele L.; Rush, Leslie

2003-01-01

108

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

109

What behaviours do students consider academically dishonest? Findings from a survey of Canadian undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies those behaviours that students perceive to be academically dishonest and sheds light on several demographic,\\u000a academic and situational factors that predict students’ perceptions of academic dishonesty. Data for this investigation were\\u000a obtained through self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 321 undergraduate students attending university in a western\\u000a Canadian city during the academic year 2007–2008. There was a

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

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Academic Edit Letter Student Name Study Period  

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in processing your application. 1. Please outline your academic goals for the future, and an expected timeMay 2014 Academic Edit Letter Faculty/Year It has come to our attention that an explanation regarding your Academic Progress

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

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Academic Progress Letter Student Name Study Period  

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must also attach a copy of your transcript. 2. Please outline your academic goals for the futureMay 2013 Academic Progress Letter Faculty/Year It has come to our attention that an explanation regarding your Academic Progress

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

112

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

113

FOSTERING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AMONG STUDENTS: A FACULTY AND STUDENT RESOURCE GUIDE  

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or in the Graduate School of Education to guide students in their academic work. The primary intent of this document develop a sense of integrity about academic work. This document is also intended to serve as a reference regarding their academic work. The faculty further recognize that integrity regarding academic work is only

114

Student writing in higher education: An academic literacies approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mary R. Lea

1998-01-01

115

Transfer Student Engagement: Blurring of Social and Academic Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transfer students are a distinct population. Their characteristics lead to a qualitatively different student experience. Drawing on interviews with a cross-sectional sample of transfer students at George Mason University (GMU), this study focused on the ways transfer students perceived their social and academic engagement, on the ways they engaged…

Lester, Jaime; Leonard, Jeannie Brown; Mathias, David

2013-01-01

116

Understanding Today's Students: Entry-Level Science Student Involvement in Academic Dishonesty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty and its implications to learning within and outside of the academic arena are of historical concern to college faculty. Faculty generally associate actions and attitudes displayed in the academic environment as indicators of behavior throughout the student's life. As technology and societal changes occur, student

Nelson, Lynda P.; Nelson, Rodney K.; Tichenor, Linda

2013-01-01

117

Elementary Students' Acquisition of Academic Vocabulary Through Engineering Design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examines how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) inquiry-based learning through a hands-on engineering design can be beneficial in helping students acquire academic vocabulary. This research took place in a second grade dual- language classroom in a public, suburban elementary school. English language learners, students who speak Spanish at home, and native English speakers were evaluated in this study. Each day, students were presented with a general academic vocabulary focus word during an engineering design challenge. Vocabulary pre-tests and post-tests as well as observation field notes were used to evaluate the student's growth in reading and defining the focus academic vocabulary words. A quiz and KSB (knowledge and skill builder) packet were used to evaluate students' knowledge of science and math content and engineering design. The results of this study indicate that engineering design is an effective means for teaching academic vocabulary to students with varying levels of English proficiency.

Kugelmass, Rachel

118

Relatedness between jobs and academic majors: its relationship to academic involvement of college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study considered 10,072 third-year college students in Taiwan who had paid jobs while studying and found that students\\u000a who worked in jobs related to their academic majors scored significantly higher on the academic involvement scale than students\\u000a working in unrelated jobs. In addition, the effect of relatedness between jobs and majors did not interact significantly with\\u000a either the effect

Ya-Rong Huang

2007-01-01

119

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martin, Andrew J.

2014-01-01

120

Academic Edit Letter Student Name Study Period  

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your academic goals for the future, and an expected time of completion (i.e. 1 yr). If youMay 2013 Academic Edit Letter Faculty/Year It has come to our attention that an explanation regarding your Academic Progress

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

121

Academic Progress Letter Student Name Study Period  

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transcript. 2. Please outline your academic goals for the future, and an expected time of completion i.e. 1May 2014 Academic Progress Letter Faculty/Year It has come to our attention that an explanation regarding your Academic Progress

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

122

Academic Dishonesty: Are More Students Cheating?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jones, Dorothy L. R.

2011-01-01

123

Academic, Career and Personal Needs of Nigerian University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Aluede, Oyaziwo; Imhonde, Henry; Eguavoen, Agatha

2006-01-01

124

The Mathematics Graduate Student Academic Handbook 2014-2015  

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in the Summer. 2 #12;Graduate Teaching Assistant (domestic and international students): If you are a TAThe Mathematics Graduate Student Academic Handbook 2014-2015 Last Updated 05/1/14 1 #12 (domestic and international students): If you hold a Graduate School fellowship and are not currently

Sin, Peter

125

Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education  

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strategy at community colleges for improving the outcomes of developmental education students. This paper of acceleration on student outcomes. After examining various definitions of acceleration to better understand whatAccelerating the Academic Achievement of Students Referred to Developmental Education Nikki

Su, Xiao

126

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CATS PROGRAM Challenging Academically Talented Students  

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CCAATT SS The Program UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CATS PROGRAM Challenging Academically Talented _________________________ (Parent signature required if student is under 18 years of age) *CATS students have access to freshman recommendation for this student, including how he /she will benefit from this experience. Consider how well he

New Hampshire, University of

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

DeFreitas, Stacie Craft; Rinn, Anne

2013-01-01

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

129

Effect of Students' After-School Activities on Teachers' Academic Expectancies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teacher expectancies can have an impact on students' academic achievement. These expectancies can be based on diverse student characteristics, only one of which is past academic performance. The present study investigated three student individual differences that teachers may use when forming academic expectancies: the sex of the student, the family socioeconomic status (SES) of the student, and the student's after-school

Jill C. Van Matre; Jeffrey C. Valentine; Harris Cooper

2000-01-01

130

Malaysian University Students' Attitudes to Academic Dishonesty and Business Ethics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ahmad, Zauwiyah; Simun, Maimun; Mohammad, Junaini

2008-01-01

131

Division I Student Athletes and the Experience of Academic Clustering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Have you ever watched a televised college football or basketball game where they show the starting lineup's academic majors? If so, you may have noticed that many of the student athletes have the same academic majors, be it communications, criminal justice, sociology, etc. Nevertheless, many have taken notice and labeled this phenomenon as…

Calhoun, Vaughn A.

2012-01-01

132

Personal goals and academic achievement among theology students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studying in higher education requires long?term commitment. Previous studies have shown that commitment, perceived competence, intrinsic motivation and work?life orientation are positively related to academic achievement. This study examines the kinds of goals theology students have at the beginning of studies, and whether these goals are related to academic achievement during their first three years at university. Personal project analysis

Topi Litmanen; Laura Hirsto; Kirsti Lonka

2010-01-01

133

Dimensions of Academic Contingencies among African American College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

134

Personal and Academic Stressors Affecting Developmental Education Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey of academic and personal stressors experienced by developmental college students. High ranking academic stressors included career and future goals, studying, tests/finals, and financial aid problems, while living conditions, personal appearance, lack of free time, and roommate conflicts were highly ranked personal stressors.…

Roberts, George H.

1989-01-01

135

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

136

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

137

Student Information Form Academic Services Office -Mechanical Engineering  

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Student Information Form Academic Services Office - Mechanical Engineering Today's Date 8-digit UMID # Name (print) Signature Line: I am interested in: International Minor Study Abroad in ____________ term/year Multidisciplinary

Awtar, Shorya

138

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

PubMed

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

Hen, Meirav; Goroshit, Marina

2014-01-01

139

TQM implementation and students' satisfaction of academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of the study is to develop a TQM model of academic excellence and empirically establish a relationship between TQM implementation and students' satisfaction of academic performance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A sample of students from ISO and non-ISO engineering institutions from South India has been taken for the study. Statistical measures like mean, t-test, correlation and regression analysis

P. B. Sakthivel; G. Rajendran; R. Raju

2005-01-01

140

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

PubMed Central

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 conflict showed low correspondence. As a block, teacher and student reports of TSRQ predicted all outcomes, above prior performance on that outcome and background variables. Student reports uniquely predicted school belonging, perceived academic competence, and math achievement. Teacher reports uniquely predicted behavioral engagement and child perceived academic competence. Teacher and student reports of the teacher-student relationship assess largely different constructs that predict different outcomes. Implications of findings for practice and research are discussed. PMID:21984843

Hughes, Jan N.

2010-01-01

141

An Evaluation of the Success of Counseled Reentry Students with Prior History of Poor Academic Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are many causes of poor academic performance among college students and many methods of assisting academic underachievers to improve their academic standing. A study was conducted to compare the rates of ongoing academic success of students who had been academically suspended and who reentered the university less than one year following…

Woodard, Peggy G.; Suddick, David E.

142

Student alienation, academic achievement, and WebCT use  

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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 types of multiple choice questions evaluating mastery of course content, and 3) use of WebCT defined as total number of Hits, Articles Posted, and Articles Read. Findings suggest that peer alienation was associated with increased WebCT use; learning alienation and course alienation were associated with low WebCT use. Learning alienation demonstrated an inverse relation to academic achievement. In most cases, significant predictive relationships between academic achievement and student use of WebCT were curvilinear.

unknown authors

2005-01-01

143

Academic Handbook, Appeals, Accommodation for Students with Disabilities Handbook Page 1 Issued: 2008 08  

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Academic Handbook, Appeals, Accommodation for Students with Disabilities Handbook Page 1 Issued individual will benefit others with and without disabilities. #12;Academic Handbook, Appeals, Accommodation

Lennard, William N.

144

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reynolds, Amy L.; Weigand, Matthew J.

2010-01-01

145

Second Language Students' Discourse Socialization in Academic Online Communities  

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This article reports an investigation of second language (L2) students' class participation in English-language university courses in two different modes: face-to-face off-line and asynchronous online. The study addressed (1) what characteristics of academic online discourse were created in graduate courses; (2) how students reported their…

Yim, Yoon-kyung Kecia

2011-01-01

146

Issues and Interventions Influencing the Academic Outcomes for Migrant Students  

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This article provides an overview of the major factors and interventions affecting migrant students' academic performance/outcomes. Factors outside the school, such as poverty, family, and English language proficiency, are discussed. Next, factors inside the school, such as student records, credit accrual, and school curriculum, will be reviewed.…

Lamb, Gordon D.; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; De Alba, Roman Garcia

2006-01-01

147

Student Beliefs and Attitudes about Authorial Identity in Academic Writing  

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

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

2009-01-01

148

Threshold Practices: Becoming a Student through Academic Literacies  

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

Gourlay, Lesley

2009-01-01

149

Academic and Student Affairs Committee Meeting April 25, 2007  

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Academic and Student Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes April 25, 2007 Chairman Armand continue to achieve national recognition and ranking with accounting students placing FAU in the top 10-disciplinary Master's in Music Business; the innovative Environmental MBA program; the national prominence

Fernandez, Eduardo

150

Enhancing Academic Climate: Doctoral Students as Their Own Developers  

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

McAlpine, Lynn; Asghar, Anila

2010-01-01

151

Students' Perceptions of Parental Bonding Styles and Their Academic Burnout  

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

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

2012-01-01

152

My Academic Plan: Helping Students Map Their Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What more important problem could we solve than helping students make intelligent decisions in their course selections? The South Orange County Community College District created a new award-winning system dedicated to helping students define, refine, and implement their personal academic goals. The user-centered design is apparent in the…

Williams, John; Mathur, Raghu; Gaston, Jim

2009-01-01

153

A Comparison of Student Academic Motivations across Three Course Disciplines  

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

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

2013-01-01

154

Student Assessment in Portugal: Academic Practice and Bologna Policy  

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This paper investigates institutional policies and academic practices of student assessment in four Portuguese higher education institutions (HEIs) in the wake of European policy developments driven by the Bologna Process. Specifically, it examines the correspondence between European policy recommendations related to student assessment (promotion…

Sin, Cristina; Manatos, Maria

2014-01-01

155

Promoting Physical Activity through Student Life and Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

156

Using the ACT Student Profile Report (SPR) in Academic Advising.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The components of academic advising and the educational benefits to students are outlined and ways in which the American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Program can help are examined. The ACT Assessment Program is designed for use by students planning to enter postsecondary education and provides a base of information about freshman advisees. The…

Crockett, David S.

157

Personality Characteristics Associated with Academic Achievement among Developmental College Students.  

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

Hill, Allan B.

158

Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement  

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

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

2006-01-01

159

Student Impressions of Academic Cell Phone Use in the Classroom  

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

Tessier, Jack

2013-01-01

160

Economy Affects Students' Academic Performance as Well as Spending Decisions  

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

Sander, Libby

2012-01-01

161

Teacher expectations and cognitive style: Implications for studentsacademic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effects second and fifth grade teachers' expectations and cognitive styles have on their students' academic achievement. Second and fifth grade teachers (20 from each grade) and a sample of their students (six males and six females) were administered the Embedded Figures Test to be identified as more FD or Fl. After school had been in session

Olivia N. Saracho

1991-01-01

162

Online Students: Relationships between Participation, Demographics and Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using information technology to support teaching and learning is becoming ubiquitous in tertiary education. However, how students participate and perform when a major component of the learning experience is conducted via an online learning environment is still an open question. The objective of this study was to investigate any relationships between the participation, demographics and academic performance of students in

J. Coldwell; A. Craig; T. Paterson; J. Mustard

163

The Nuances of Tutoring and Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the length of a weekly tutoring session and student GPA for the first two semesters of college. The study was conducted at a private, midsize university in the Midwest. The sample consisted of 124 students admitted with academic stipulations to the university, meaning that…

Hetzel, Carole J.; Laskey, Marcia L.; Hardt-Schultz, Roberta F.

2014-01-01

164

Cognitive Conflict, Direct Teaching and Student's Academic Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this research is to compare the effectiveness of two teaching methods (inducing a cognitive conflict, or ICC, versus direct teaching, DT) for students of two academic levels (low versus high) regarding gains in the ability to use the control of variables strategy. 121 students who learned in a heterogeneous school were divided into…

Zohar, Anat; Kravetsky, Simcha-Aharon

165

Connecting Student-Faculty Interaction to Academic Dishonesty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper highlights the results of a study on the effects of student-faculty interaction on academic dishonesty; the results were used to develop an explanatory model showing how faculty's classroom demeanor and attitude can impact the likelihood of cheating. Individual, confidential interviews pertaining to student-faculty interaction and…

Bluestein, Stephanie A.

2015-01-01

166

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

167

Pharmacy Students’ Views of Faculty Feedback on Academic Performance  

PubMed Central

Objective. To investigate students' views on and satisfaction with faculty feedback on their academic performance. Methods. A 41-item survey instrument was developed based on a literature review relating to effective feedback. All pharmacy undergraduate students were invited via e-mail to complete the self-administered electronic questionnaire relating to their views on feedback, including faculty feedback received to date regarding their academic performance. Results. A response rate of 61% (343/561) was obtained. Only 32.3% of students (107/331) agreed that they were satisfied with the feedback they received; dissatisfaction with examination feedback was particularly high. The provision of faculty feedback was perceived to be variable in terms of quality and quantity. Conclusions. There are some inconsistencies relating to provision of feedback within the MPharm degree program at Queen's University Belfast. Further work is needed to close the gap between student expectations and the faculty's delivery of feedback on academic performance. PMID:22412204

Hanna, Lezley-Anne; Quinn, Siobhan

2012-01-01

168

Does private tutoring increase students' academic performance? Evidence from Turkey  

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This paper investigates the effectiveness of private tutoring in Turkey. The authors introduce their study by providing some background information on the two major national examinations and three different kinds of tutoring. They then describe how they aimed to analyse whether attending private tutoring centres (PTCs) enhances Turkish students' academic performance. By way of multiple linear regression analysis, their study sought to evaluate whether the impact of private tutoring varies in different subject areas, taking into account several student-related characteristics such as family and academic backgrounds as well as interest in and perception of academic success. In terms of subject areas, the results indicate that while private tutoring does have a positive impact on academic performance in mathematics and Turkish language, this is not the case in natural sciences. However, as evidenced by the effect sizes, these impacts are rather small compared to the impacts of other variables such as interest in and perception of academic success, high school graduation fields of study, high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA), parental education and students' sociocultural background. While the authors point out that more research on the impact of further important variables needs to be done, their view is that school seems to be an important factor for determining students' academic performance.

Berbero?lu, Giray; Tansel, Aysit

2014-08-01

169

STUDENT PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE -$15.50/ACADEMIC YEAR Student Name: _________________________________________________________WSU ID #: ___________________________  

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STUDENT PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE - $15.50/ACADEMIC YEAR Student Name in person or via US mail with payment of $15.50 to: Office of Student Affairs, WSU Spokane, PO Box 1495 of $15.50 to the Student Affairs office (SAC 130) in person or via US mail. When authenticated

Collins, Gary S.

170

Understanding academic performance of international students: the role of ethnicity, academic and social integration  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than 3 million students study outside their home country, primarily at a Western university. A common belief among educators\\u000a is that international students are insufficiently adjusted to higher education in their host country, both academically and\\u000a socially. Furthermore, several groups of international students experience considerable amounts of stress while adapting to\\u000a the culture of the host-institute. Several researchers argue

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

171

Student supports: developmental education and other academic programs.  

PubMed

Low rates of college completion are a major problem in the United States. Less than 60 percent of students at four-year colleges graduate within six years, and at some colleges, the graduation rate is less than 10 percent. Additionally, many students enter higher education ill-prepared to comprehend college-level course material. Some estimates suggest that only one-third of high school graduates finish ready for college work; the proportion is even lower among older students. Colleges have responded to the poor preparation of incoming students by placing approximately 35 to 40 percent of entering freshmen into remedial or developmental courses, along with providing academic supports such as summer bridge programs, learning communities, academic counseling, and tutoring, as well as student supports such as financial aid and child care. Eric Bettinger, Angela Boatman, and Bridget Terry Long describe the role, costs, and impact of these college remediation and academic support programs. According to a growing body of research, the effects of remedial courses are considerably nuanced. The courses appear to help or hinder students differently by state, institution, background, and academic preparedness. The mixed findings from earlier research have raised questions ranging from whether remedial programs, on average, improve student academic outcomes to which types of programs are most effective. Administrators, practitioners, and policy makers are responding by redesigning developmental courses and searching for ways to implement effective remediation programs more broadly. In addition, recent research suggests that colleges may be placing too many students into remedial courses unnecessarily, suggesting the need for further examining the placement processes used to assign students to remedial courses. The authors expand the scope of remediation research by discussing other promising areas of academic support commonly offered by colleges, including advising, tutoring, and mentoring programs, as well as supports that target the competing responsibilities of students, namely caring for dependents and balancing employment with schoolwork. They conclude that the limited resources of institutions and equally limited funds of students make it imperative for postsecondary institutions to improve student academic supports and other services. PMID:25522647

Bettinger, Eric P; Boatman, Angela; Long, Bridget Terry

2013-01-01

172

Judgments of self-perceived academic competence and their differential impact on students’ achievement motivation, learning approach, and academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using path analysis, the present study focuses on the development of a model describing the impact of four judgments of self-perceived\\u000a academic competence on higher education students’ achievement goals, learning approach, and academic performance. Results\\u000a demonstrate that academic self-efficacy, self-efficacy for self-regulated learning, academic self-concept, and perceived level\\u000a of understanding are conceptually and empirically distinct self-appraisals of academic competence which

Johan Ferla; Martin Valcke; Gilberte Schuyten

2010-01-01

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bacon, La Shawn Catrice

2011-01-01

174

Survey of Academic Writing Tasks Required of Graduate and Undergraduate Foreign Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to define the academic writing skills required of beginning undergraduate and graduate students, a survey of needed academic writing skills was completed by faculty in 190 academic departments at 34 American and Canadian universities with high foreign student enrollments. At the graduate level, six academic disciplines with relatively…

Bridgeman, Brent; Carlson, Sybil

175

Standards of Academic Progress: Changes in Student Outcomes since 1994. Information Capsule 99-06C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report provides a historical perspective of the Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) performance and compares changes in fall term 1994 and fall term 1998 at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida). The Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) monitor student academic performance in order to identify students in need of academic intervention. Two…

Baldwin, Anne

176

NUMBER: STAF 6.28 SECTION: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support  

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of these goals. As members of the academic community, students should be encouraged to develop the capacity1 NUMBER: STAF 6.28 SECTION: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support SUBJECT: Academic as not giving complete autonomy to any sector of the academic community but promotes a community approach

Almor, Amit

177

Academic Access: Information for Student Veterans  

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their aptitude and effort. ACADEMIC OPTIONS INCLUDE: Extra time on tests in a quiet room Notetaker Use listening to a lecture? Have difficulty finishing tests in the time given? Read textbooks for hours or turn-in assignments on time? Feel like you are always behind despite your best efforts? Regret how

Buehrer, R. Michael

178

Exploring academic procrastination among Turkish students: possible gender differences in prevalence and reasons.  

PubMed

The authors examined the prevalence of and reasons, or excuses, for academic procrastination as a function of gender and academic grade level. In Study 1, a factor analysis of responses by 203 Turkish undergraduate students to an academic procrastination measure provided evidence of reliability and validity for the revised scale. In Study 2,784 students (363 women, 421 men; M age = 20.6 years, SD age = 1.74 years) completed the validated Turkish Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students. The results were that 52% of students self-reported frequent academic procrastination, with male students reporting more frequent procrastination on academic tasks than female students. Significantly more female students than male students reported greater academic procrastination because of fear of failure and laziness; male students reported more academic procrastination as a result of risk taking and rebellion against control than did female students. PMID:19425360

Ozer, Bilge Uzun; Demir, Ayhan; Ferrari, Joseph R

2009-04-01

179

The relationships among student academic and behavior characteristics, instructional strategies, teacher efficacy and student referral rate  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among student academic and behavior characteristics, instructional strategies, and teacher efficacy on teachers' decisions to refer at-risk students to a Child Study Team (CST). Three hundred six students and 71 teachers from two elementary schools in a large, urban public school system participated in the study.The CST referral packets for

Shari Sue Dukes

1999-01-01

180

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

PubMed Central

Participants were 664 relatively low achieving children who were recruited into a longitudinal study when in first grade. Measures of peer academic reputation (PAR), peer acceptance, teacher-rated academic engagement and achievement, and reading and math achievement were obtained in Year 2, when the majority of students were in second grade, and 1 year later. Measures of academic self concept were obtained in Year 1 and in Year 3. As young as second grade, children’s perceptions of classmates’ academic competence are distinct from their perceptions of peers’ other social and behavioral characteristics. SEM analyses found that Year 2 PAR predicted Year 3 teacher-rated academic engagement and reading (but not math) achievement test scores, above the effects of prior scores on these outcomes and other covariates. Furthermore, the effect of PAR on academic engagement and achievement was partially mediated by the effect of PAR on children’s academic self concept. Implications of these findings for educational practice and future research are discussed. PMID:19617931

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

2008-01-01

181

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

182

Pluralistic Ignorance among Student-Athlete Populations: A Factor in Academic Underperformance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is well documented that student-athletes underperform academically. Some researchers have suggested that this underperformance is because student-athletes lack motivation in academic endeavors. In contrast, we find that most student-athletes hold positive private attitudes towards academic achievement, but also believe that their peers do not.…

Levine, Joshua; Etchison, Sara; Oppenheimer, Daniel M.

2014-01-01

183

Academic Handbook, Appeals, Graduate Student Appeals Page 1 Issued: 2011 02  

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Academic Handbook, Appeals, Graduate Student Appeals Page 1 Issued: 2011 02 Graduate Student Academic Appeals Effective July 1, 2008, the Faculty of Graduate Studies became the School of Graduate February 2011: GRADUATE STUDENT APPEALS OF ACADEMIC DECISIONS (S.03-077b, S.10-94, S.10-115, S.11

Denham, Graham

184

Students' Perceptions of Parental and Teacher Academic Involvement: Consequences on Achievement Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined whether students' perceptions of two major facets of parental and teacher academic involvement (i.e., academic support and academic monitoring), contribute to the process of students' achievement goals adoption. French junior high-school students completed two questionnaires assessing first their perceptions of parental…

Regner, Isabelle; Loose, Florence; Dumas, Florence

2009-01-01

185

Helping Students Meet the Challenges of Academic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shares strategies that educators can use to assist students in meeting the challenges of academic writing more effectively. In order to foreground an understanding of struggling writers, the text begins with a brief review of composition theory and history related to basic writers and identity. It goes on to examine classroom…

Fernsten, Linda A.; Reda, Mary

2011-01-01

186

Understanding Job Satisfaction and its Relationship to Student Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a direct correlation between the variables of teacher job satisfaction and student academic achievement (Brookover & Lezotte, 1979; Mertler, 2002; Wynne, 1980). One would assume that schools that are not making AYP are doing everything possible to be removed from this status. One may also hypothesize that teacher job satisfaction is…

Knox, Jeffrey A.; Anfara, Vincent A., Jr.

2013-01-01

187

Motivational Systems Theory and the Academic Performance of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the validity of the Motivational Systems Theory (MST) as a measure of performance of college students pursuing business degrees and the level of academic performance attained across gender and race lines. This goal is achieved by investigating the relationships between motivational strategies, biological factors, responsive…

Campbell, Michael M.

2007-01-01

188

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

189

Information Resource Selection of Undergraduate Students in Academic Search Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: This study aims to investigate the selection of information sources and to identify factors associated with the resource selection of undergraduate students for academic search tasks. Also, user perceptions of some factors, such as credibility, usefulness, accessibility and familiarity, were examined to classify resources by their…

Lee, Jee Yeon; Paik, Woojin; Joo, Soohyung

2012-01-01

190

Students’ use of asynchronous discussions for academic discourse socialization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our universities are becoming increasingly diverse at the same time as online asynchronous discussions (OADs) are emerging as the most important forum for computer mediated communication (CMC) in distance education. But there is shortage of studies that explore how graduate students from different ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds use OADs for academic discourse socialization. This article discusses a qualitative study

Gulbahar H. Beckett; Kelvin S. Beckett

2010-01-01

191

Improving the Quality of Students' Academic Writing: An Intervention Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An intervention aimed at improving academic writing--in particular, synthesis writing - was conducted with 52 undergraduate students of psychology of the University of Padua (Italy). Before and after the intervention, which lasted 12 weeks, participants were administered a questionnaire on beliefs about writing and a synthesis writing task. During…

Boscolo, Pietro; Arfe, Barbara; Quarisa, Mara

2007-01-01

192

Academic Experiences of War-Zone Students in Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined educational outcomes and experiences of late adolescent immigrant students who entered the Canadian educational system following residence in global war-zone regions or areas of extreme civil unrest. Data from a Statistics Canada data-set of 18- to 20-year-old respondents (N = 658) were used to compare the academic

Stermac, Lana; Elgie, Susan; Clarke, Allyson; Dunlap, Hester

2012-01-01

193

College Health Professionals and Academic Librarians: Collaboration for Student Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College health professionals must find new ways of educating students on finding and evaluating consumer health information, specifically in the online environment. Librarians are trained as information professionals; however, librarians at general academic libraries are not taking a lead role in providing consumer health information. Objective:…

Hallyburton, Ann; Kolenbrander, Nancy; Robertson, Carolyn

2008-01-01

194

Student Rights Associated with Disciplinary and Academic Hearings and Sanctions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines whether students have due process rights associated with disciplinary and academic hearings. Constitutional challenges, case law, and the requirements of due process are discussed. Suggestions are made for procedures a school should follow to fulfill the requirements of due process.

La Roche, Claire R.

2005-01-01

195

Student Satisfaction with Academic Advising. Research Report 98-04.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the academic advising process at Boise State University (Idaho) prior to implementation of "signatureless registration" (advisor's approval not necessary for course registration) and other changes in the advising process. Students (n=890) in 21 undergraduate classes responded to a survey about their advising experience.…

Belcheir, Marcia J.

196

Factors Influencing Academic Achievement for Salt River Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Native American students from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community have attended Stapley Junior High, one of 13 junior high schools in the Mesa Unified School District, since its doors opened in the fall of 1994. Over the years a variety of instructional practices have been used in an effort to improve academic outcomes for these…

Williams, Sidney

2012-01-01

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Between- and Within-Domain Relations of Students' Academic Emotions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors investigated between- and within-domain relations of academic emotions, including students' enjoyment, pride, anxiety, anger, and boredom experienced in mathematics, physics, German, and English classes (N = 542; Grades 8 and 11). Corroborating assumptions of domain specificity, the between-domains relations of these emotions were weak…

Goetz, Thomas; Frenzel, Anne C.; Pekrun, Reinhard; Hall, Nathan C.; Ludtke, Oliver

2007-01-01

198

Technology and Academic Advising: Student Usage and Preferences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When both time and financial resources are limited, administrators selectively decide upon proper utilization of current technology and determine whether monies should be expended on new, flashy, and attractive technology realizing that it may not contribute to the advising experience. By obtaining feedback from the students whom the academic

Gaines, Trudi

2014-01-01

199

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

200

Impediments to Academic Performance of Bisexual College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To investigate health-related impediments to academic success for bisexual college students. Participants: Respondents to the Fall 2011 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II) survey who self-identified as bisexual, heterosexual, gay, or lesbian. Methods: Secondary analyses of the…

Klein, Nicole Aydt; Dudley, Michael G.

2014-01-01

201

University pathways Academic and English language preparation for international students  

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the INTO network to provide you with some of the world's most advanced teaching and learning centres. Our staffUniversity pathways Academic and English language preparation for international students www Diploma in Management and Finance 42 Graduate Diploma programme 48 Study Abroad with English 54 English

Paxton, Anthony T.

202

Principals' Use of Assessment Data to Drive Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals are expected to use data to develop a clear vision, stimulate meaningful dialogue among stakeholders, create interventions for struggling students, and improve school programs. The purpose of this three-phase, sequential, mixed-methods study was to examine how principals use summative and formative assessment data to improve academic

Henry, Stephanie Stewart

2011-01-01

203

Exploring Faculty Perceptions toward Working with Academically Vulnerable College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is an exploratory study of faculty members' knowledge and perceptions toward of with academically vulnerable college students who are specifically experiencing reading and writing difficulties. Data were gathered from 174 college faculty at six higher education institutions throughout northwestern Pennsylvania via an online…

Quick, Robin L.

2013-01-01

204

Academic Library Use of Facebook: Building Relationships with Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A content analysis was conducted of status messages posted by academic libraries on seventeen Facebook pages. In addition to being informational, libraries attempt to engage and establish rapport with students through Facebook. The university setting not only creates a context for messages, but also offers a mutual set of experiences and values…

Phillips, Nancy Kim

2011-01-01

205

Academic Optimism and Student Achievement in Urban Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this study was two-fold: to demonstrate a general construct of schools called academic optimism and to show it was related to student achievement in urban elementary schools, even controlling for socioeconomic factors, and school size. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 99 urban elementary schools in Texas…

Smith, Page A.; Hoy, Wayne K.

2007-01-01

206

A Structured Career Intervention Program for Academically Challenged Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was carried out to test the effects of a 2-week structured intervention program on academically challenged students' career development. A quasi-experimental study was designed using pre-tests, post-tests, and a control group approach to examine the effects of the intervention program. Data were collected from both the experimental…

Salleh, Amla; Abdullah, Syed Mohamad; Mahmud, Zuria; Ghavifekr, Simin; Ishak, Noriah

2013-01-01

207

Academic Misconduct among Nursing Students: A Multivariate Investigation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using Maslow's Need-Goal Motivation Model, data from 190 nursing students showed moderately high correlation between perceptions of peers' maturity, commitment, and neutralizing attitude and perceptions of peers' engagement in academic misconduct. Neutralization (rationalizing behavior) was the strongest predictor. (SK)

Daniel, Larry G.; And Others

1994-01-01

208

Parental Involvement and Students' Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The idea that parental involvement has positive influence on students' academic achievement is so intuitively appealing that society in general, and educators in particular, have considered parental involvement an important ingredient for the remedy for many problems in education. The vast proportion of the literature in this area, however, is qualitative and nonempirical. Among the empirical studies that have investigated

Xitao Fan; Michael Chen

2001-01-01

209

Parental Involvement and Students' Academic Achievement: A Growth Modeling Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major research objective of this study was to assess the effect of parental involvement on students' academic growth during the high school years. The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) data were used, and latent growth curve analysis within the framework of structural equation modeling was the major analytic tool. The following are the major findings of the

Xitao Fan

2001-01-01

210

The Underevaluation of Student Ratings of Academic Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the general hypothesis that surveys can be used to elicit reliable and valid student ratings of the effectiveness of most aspects of the delivery of the academic programs in which they are enrolled, and reports data on test-retest reliability for upper division majors as well as on the reliability with which ratings…

Koon, Jeff

211

University Policy No.: AC1115 Classification: Academic and Students  

E-print Network

for whom English is a second language. It is possible that the range of acceptable standardized languageUniversity Policy No.: AC1115 Classification: Academic and Students Approving Authority: Board and teaching modalities practiced by the faculty involved with offcampus, distributed learning models

Victoria, University of

212

Determining studentsacademic failure profile founded on data mining methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Exams failure among university students has long fed a large number of debates, many education experts seeking to comprehend and explicate it, and many statisticians have tried to predict it. Understanding, predicting and preventing the academic failure are complex and continuous processes anchored in past and present information collected from scholastic situations and studentspsila surveys, but also on scientific research

Vasile Paul Bresfelean; Mihaela Bresfelean; Nicolae Ghisoiu; C.-A. Comes

2008-01-01

213

Academically Gifted Students' Perceived Interpersonal Competence and Peer Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perceptions of the interpersonal competence and peer relationships of 1,526 gifted adolescents who had previously participated in academic gifted programs at the Center for Talent Development were examined, using an online survey. Major findings included that the gifted students had generally positive perceptions of their abilities to initiate,…

Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Thomson, Dana Turner

2012-01-01

214

African American Male Student-Athletes: Identity and Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the current research was to examine racial, male and athletic identities and their individual and collective impact on the academic performance of African American male Division I student-athletes (AAMSAs). Data was collected using the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI), the Male Role Norms Scale (MRNS), and the…

O'Brien, Kathryn Mary

2012-01-01

215

Personal Goals and Academic Achievement among Theology Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studying in higher education requires long-term commitment. Previous studies have shown that commitment, perceived competence, intrinsic motivation and work-life orientation are positively related to academic achievement. This study examines the kinds of goals theology students have at the beginning of studies, and whether these goals are related…

Litmanen, Topi; Hirsto, Laura; Lonka, Kirsti

2010-01-01

216

The Relationship between Academic Writing Experience and Academic Publishing for Graduate Physics Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing for scientific publication represents an opportunity to interact with colleagues and make a positive contribution to the academic community. However, there is a growing concern regarding the ability of graduate students' to transfer writing skill sets learned at the graduate and undergraduate levels into professional settings. The main…

Hess, Steven Timothy Michael

2012-01-01

217

Participation in an Extended Orientation Course and its Relationship with Student Involvement, Student Satisfaction, Academic Performance, and Student Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the longitudinal impact of the First-Year Experience (FYE) course at Florida State University on student involvement, student satisfaction, academic performance, and student retention.\\u000aStudent data was collected on the 1999 and 2001 First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students at the university. Grade point averages and enrollment records were compared between students who enrolled in the

Hollins Thomas Neal Jr

2003-01-01

218

Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet: Student and Academic Affairs--Collaborations and Partnerships.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Critical Issues Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet focuses on collaboration between academic and student affairs to enhance student learning. Research reveals that the separation of academic and student affairs has a negative impact on student learning, while collaboration between these sectors of the institution enhances student learning. The…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.

219

Academic Orientation, Academic Achievement, and Noctcaelador: Does Interest in Night-Sky Watching Correlate with Students' Approach to the Academic Environment?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the relationship between academic orientation, academic achievement, and interest in night-sky watching (noctcaelador). Participants included 117 students enrolled in undergraduate psychology classes who completed the Survey of Academic Orientations (SAO; Davidson, Beck, & Silver, 1999), Noctcaelador Inventory (NI; Kelly,…

Kelly, William E.; Daughtry, Don

2007-01-01

220

year students: confirm your academic major  

E-print Network

goals § learn about ePortfolio and document your college achievements § use campus resources and ask for Degree and Commencement Attendance Questionnaire 1st year students: § develop a sense of belonging

Netoff, Theoden

221

Male Student-Athlete Perceptions of University Academic Staff Expectations: A Qualitative Analysis of Perceptions, Value and Academic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 male collegiate student-athletes in a revenue-generating sport in an effort to better inform current academic support practitioners how to best serve this population. The inquiry focused on student-athlete perceptions of two areas: (1) perceptions regarding the expectations academic personnel have…

Verbeck, Teresa A.

2010-01-01

222

Relationships between College Students' Credit Card Debt, Undesirable Academic Behaviors and Cognitions, and Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The acquisition of credit card debt by college students has long been a topic of concern. This study explores relationships among debt, undesirable academic behaviors and cognitions, and academic performance, through surveys of 338 students in a public university, replicating two past measures of credit card debt and creating new measures of…

Hogan, Eileen A.; Bryant, Sarah K.; Overymyer-Day, Leslie E.

2013-01-01

223

A Model of Student Engagement and Academic Achievement: The Role of Teacher-Student Relationships and Teacher Expectations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of academic achievement among minority students and investigate teacher-student relationships, teachers' classroom and future educational expectations for students, and students' levels of classroom engagement in order to better understand their patterns of academic achievement.…

Temple, Aja

2012-01-01

224

Students’ perceptions of parental and teacher academic involvement: Consequences on achievement goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined whether students’ perceptions of two major facets of parental and teacher academic involvement\\u000a (i.e., academic support and academic monitoring), contribute to the process of students’ achievement goals adoption. French\\u000a junior high-school students completed two questionnaires assessing first their perceptions of parental and teacher academic\\u000a involvement, and then their achievement goals three months later. Factorial analyses showed

Isabelle Régner; Florence Loose; Florence Dumas

2009-01-01

225

year students: confirm your academic major decision  

E-print Network

goals § learn about ePortfolio and document your college achievements § use campus resources and ask for Degree and Commencement Attendance Questionnaire 1st year students: § develop a sense of belonging semester § achieve a minimum cumulative and U of M GPA of 2.6 by the end of fall semester § complete

Netoff, Theoden

226

year students: confirm your academic major  

E-print Network

goals § learn about ePortfolio and document your college achievements § use campus resources and ask for Degree and Commencement Attendance Questionnaire 1st year students: § develop a sense of belonging Seminar during first semester § achieve the minimum GPA for your major § understand and meet work toward

Netoff, Theoden

227

Capturing Latino Students in the Academic Pipeline.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on three projects in California that have attempted to stem the tide of Latino dropouts and increase the college-going rates of the Latino population. Each of these three programs has tested a set of strategies aimed at increasing the educational attainment of Latino students, who now make up the largest single ethnic group in…

Gandara, Patricia, Ed.; Larson, Katherine; Mehan, Hugh; Rumberger, Russell

1998-01-01

228

What Students Learn in Academic Writing and Professional Writing The University recognizes that good writing is essential to learning and advancing knowledge in all  

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What Students Learn in Academic Writing and Professional Writing courses. What students learn in Academic Writing Courses in Academic Writing, and communicating in an academic setting. What Students Learn in Professional Writing

Milchberg, Howard

229

Measuring the academic, social, and psychological effects of academic service learning on middle school students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an academic service learning project on ninth-grade students' science achievement and attitudes. A quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design was used with four classes of one teacher in a rural school. The treatment was an Energy Fair service project. Two treatment classes that were chosen by random assignment (n = 58) were compared to two control classes (n = 64), who performed an alternative assignment. The Energy Fair was conducted for the elementary school students and on a limited basis for fellow students (peers). The academic effect was measured by a teacher-designed end-of-unit ecology test, with a subset of the questions on energy use. Psychological effects were measured by a self-esteem questionnaire, which measured both self-esteem and the satisfaction felt about one's self-esteem. Social effects were measured by three semantic differentials, one each for "adults," "peers," and "elementary students." The teacher was interviewed regarding her observations about the project. Written reflections from both the treatment and control groups were coded and analyzed. Pretest results were divided into thirds of high, medium, and low for all variables to search for the possibility of an attribute-treatment interaction. Analysis of covariance was used to reduce the possibility of pretest bias, to test for significant effects, and to test for a level by treatment interaction. Although the posttest means favored the experimental group, no statistically significant difference was found for academic results. No significant effect was found for either of the psychological measures. No change was found for the social results regarding "adults." A statistically significant effect was found for social results in the categories of "elementary students" and "peers." No statistically significant level by treatment interaction was found. Further research on the effects of academic service learning projects is needed at the middle school level, in all disciplines, and containing service of a longer duration and intensity.

Giacalone, Valarie A.

230

Teacher: Students' Interpersonal Relationships and Students' Academic Achievements in Social Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The classroom is a social system in which the teacher and the students interact as organizational members. The quality of classroom relations is dependent on the activities of both the instructor and the students. Several environmental conditions and circumstances often tend to either improve or depress the academic performances of…

Fan, F. A.

2012-01-01

231

Student Input, Student Involvement, and College Environment Factors Impacting the Choice of Academic Major.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the ability of student inputs, student involvements, and college environments to predict seven groups of academic majors. The research was conducted using a sample of college sophomores extracted from High School and Beyond 1982 follow-up cohort, N=43,614 (weighted). Among the findings of the hierarchical discriminant…

Coperthwaite, Corby A.; Knight, William E.

232

Student-Related Variables as Predictors of Academic Achievement among Some Undergraduate Psychology Students in Barbados  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined some student-related variables (interest in higher education, psychological resilience and study habit) as predictors of academic achievement among 131 (M (mean) = 28.17, SD (standard deviation) = 1.61) first year psychology students in the Introduction to Developmental Psychology class in UWI (The University of the West…

Fayombo, Grace Adebisi

2011-01-01

233

Socially Oriented Student Entrepreneurship: A Study of Student Change Agency in the Academic Capitalism Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents two clarifying cases of socially oriented student entrepreneurship. The findings illuminate an overlooked organizational space located at the intersection of the public good and academic capitalist knowledge/learning regimes (Slaughter & Rhoades, 2004) that provides students with the entrepreneurial agency to create social…

Mars, Matthew M.; Rhoades, Gary

2012-01-01

234

Academic and Student Affairs Collaborate to Support Student Parents: A Response to Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The demographic of the American college student has changed significantly in the last 20 years, affecting institutional planning on multiple levels. The study presented in this article examines the collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs at Buffalo State College in planning a family college designed to facilitate the integration of…

Albers, Cheryl

2006-01-01

235

Self-efficacy and academic achievement in Australian high school students: the mediating effects of academic aspirations and delinquency.  

PubMed

Studies have shown that self-efficacy, aspirational, and other psychosocial influences account for considerable variance in academic achievement through a range of mediational pathways, although no research to date has tested the mediational relationships identified. The present research investigated the structural relations among self-efficacy, academic aspirations, and delinquency, on the academic achievement of 935 students aged 11-18 years from ten schools in two Australian cities. The Children's Self-Efficacy Scale, Adapted Self-Report Delinquency Scale (Revised), and Children's Academic Aspirations Scale were administered to participants prior to academic achievement being assessed using mid-year school grades. Structural equation modeling was employed to test three alternative models for the relationships from academic, social, and self-regulatory efficacy on academic achievement. A partial mediation model showed the best overall fit to the data. Academic and self-regulatory efficacy had an indirect negative effect through delinquency and a direct positive effect on academic achievement. Academic and social self-efficacy had positive and negative relationships, respectively, with academic aspiration and academic achievement; however, the relationship between academic aspiration and academic achievement was not significant in the final model. PMID:19027942

Carroll, Annemaree; Houghton, Stephen; Wood, Robert; Unsworth, Kerrie; Hattie, John; Gordon, Lisa; Bower, Julie

2009-08-01

236

A Research Based Approach to Students in Academic Difficulty: Characteristics and Intervention. ASHE 1985 Annual Meeting Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community college students who experience academic difficulty as measured by grade point average were compared to students not in academic difficulty on five constructs: reading ability, career decisiveness, learning styles, study habits and attitudes, and motivational factors. The 19 students in academic difficulty and 31 students not in academic

Judd, Thomas P.; And Others

237

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arndt, J. Richard

1995-01-01

238

Work in progress — Prediction of students' academic performance in an introductory engineering course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prediction of student academic performance helps instructors develop a good understanding of how well or how poorly the students will perform, so instructors can take proactive measures to improve student learning. This paper reports our recent ongoing efforts that focus on developing a predictive model to predict students' academic performance in an introductory engineering course titled Engineering Dynamics. A total

Shaobo Huang; Ning Fang

2011-01-01

239

The Prediction of College Student Academic Performance and Retention: Application of Expectancy and Goal Setting Theories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student retention and performance in higher education are important issues for educators, students, and the nation facing critical professional labor shortages. Expectancy and goal setting theories were used to predict academic performance and college student retention. Students' academic expectancy motivation at the start of the college…

Friedman, Barry A.; Mandel, Rhonda G.

2010-01-01

240

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate--Newark Office of Student and Academic Services  

E-print Network

those goals. The Rutgers Business School's academic advisors look forward to collaborating with youRutgers Business School: Undergraduate--Newark Office of Student and Academic Services 1 Washington coursework requires strong dedication and careful academic planning. Academic advisement is not an event

Lin, Xiaodong

241

Academic Goal Orientations and Student Classroom Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined whether college students? goal orientations affect achievement, strategy use, and metacognition. Dweck and Leggett?s (1988) framework was used to distinguish between learning (i.e., concern for improving one?s competence) and performance (i.e., concern for proving one?s competence) orientations. Individuals were classified as normatively high or low on each dimension, creating a 2 × 2 summary table. ANCOVAs indicated that

Gregory Schraw; Christy Horn; Tracy Thorndike-Christ; Roger Bruning

1995-01-01

242

Collaborating for Academic Success: A Tri-Institutional Information Literacy Program for High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a nearly decade-long partnership between three institutions representing school, public, and academic settings in Westchester County, New York. The program, designed to improve the academic performance of local high school students, is unique due to the extensive contact students have with academic librarians during the…

Angell, Katelyn; Tewell, Eamon

2013-01-01

243

School Culture, Teacher Regard, and Academic Aspirations among Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Middle school students perform well academically when their schooling environment meets their developmental needs (Eccles et al., 1993). Both school culture and student-teacher relationships are influential aspects of the school environment that impact academic expectations, school satisfaction, and academic performance. In the current study, we…

McCollum, Elan C.; Yoder, Nicholas P.

2011-01-01

244

Use of Internet for Academic Purposes among Students in Malaysian Institutions of Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in institutions of higher learning should take advantage of information available on the Internet in their coursework. The Internet is also utilised for social and other non-academic functions. Hence, it is desirable, for students to strike a balance in the time spent online for academic and non-academic purposes. In this study, the…

Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd; Hamid, Wan Hamzari Wan; Nawawi, Mokhtar Hj.

2014-01-01

245

Academic Outcome Trajectories of Students with ADHD: Does Exceptional Education Status Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been associated with poor academic performance, but little is known about learning trajectories and risk factors for poor academic outcomes. This study investigates the relationship between ADHD and academic performance in students with ADHD (n = 87), students with subclinical ADHD (n = 23), and…

Bussing, Regina; Porter, Phillip; Zima, Bonnie T.; Mason, Dana; Garvan, Cynthia; Reid, Robert

2012-01-01

246

Collective Responsibility, Academic Optimism, and Student Achievement in Taiwan Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research indicates that collective efficacy, faculty trust in students and parents, and academic emphasis together formed a single latent school construct, called academic optimism. In the U.S., academic optimism has been proven to be a powerful construct that could effectively predict student achievement even after controlling for…

Wu, Hsin-Chieh

2012-01-01

247

Academic Status of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Public Schools: Student, Home, and Service Facilitators and Detractors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined facilitators and detractors of academic success of 25 deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) students selected from a pool of 187 students attending general education classes and enrolled in a study of academic progress. Interviews with their teachers of DHH, general education teachers, principals, parents, interpreters, and students themselves…

Reed, Susanne; Antia, Shirin D.; Kreimeyer, Kathryn H.

2008-01-01

248

Colorado School of Mines Student Appeal Process for Academic Misconduct Violations This appeal process governs all requests for appeal related to violations of Academic Misconduct.  

E-print Network

1 Colorado School of Mines Student Appeal Process for Academic Misconduct Violations This appeal process governs all requests for appeal related to violations of Academic Misconduct. However, grade appeals, residency appeals, student conduct appeals, and appeals related to research misconduct

249

Age and Gender Differences in Global, Academic, Social, and Athletic Self-Concepts in Academically Talented Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined age and gender differences in global, academic, athletic, and social self concepts in a group of 311 middle and high school students (ages 12-18) attending science, mathematics, or computer science classes at a summer program for the academically talented. The self-concept scores were obtained from the Rosenberg Self-Esteem…

Gabelko, Nina Hersch; And Others

250

Self-Concept, Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement: Strategies for Maintaining Self-Esteem in Students Experiencing Academic Failure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research into the relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement shows that despite differences in academic self-evaluation, students' global self-representations do not differ as a result of their grades at school. In this study, we will analyse the strategies that underachievers used to maintain their self-esteem at an…

Peixoto, Francisco; Almeida, Leandro S.

2010-01-01

251

The First Year Introduction Program as a Predictor of Student Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study hypothesized that student performance in a First Year Introduction program (FYI), representing an initial sampling of students' academic behaviors, would correlate with subsequent academic success. Subjects were 1,501 first-time, first-year students attending Columbia Basin College in fall quarter 2007, whose FYI performance was graded…

Montgomery, Joe C.; Jeffs, Maddy; Schlegel, Jason; Jones, Ty

2009-01-01

252

Student psychosocial and cognitive development: theory to practice in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic librarians have long been concerned with facilitating the teaching of information seeking and critical thinking skills among the undergraduate student population. In this sense, librarians are very much interested in facilitating student development. This article briefly describes the two major theories of student development, places these theories in the context of academic librarianship, and offers suggestions on how librarians

Jeffrey N. Gatten

2004-01-01

253

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

254

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chow, Henry P. H.

2010-01-01

255

"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

256

Perceptions of Collegiate Student-Athletes' Programming Needs Based on Gender, Ethnicity, and Academic Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student-athletes are often disengaged in campus programming due to their academic and athletic commitments. Previous research explored various facets of student-athlete development, particularly academic development in relation to NCAA Division I student-athletes. The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to determine…

Arvan, April Anita

2010-01-01

257

Scholarly Networking among Business Students: Structured Discussion Board Activity and Academic Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors' intent was to show the effect of student discussion board activity on academic outcomes, after accounting for past academic performance. Data were collected from 516 students enrolled in a junior-level required business course. Controlling for students' grade point average, stepwise regression showed a significant…

Walker, Kristen; Curren, Mary T.; Kiesler, Tina; Lammers, H. Bruce; Goldenson, Jamie

2013-01-01

258

An Effect of a Mandatory Counseling Program for College Students on Academic Probation: A Preliminary Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This longitudinal study examined the effects of a mandatory counseling program for students placed on academic probation at a university in South Korea. The study compared longitudinal changes over three semesters in the grade point average (GPA) of students who were on academic probation. Two groups, 46 students with mandatory counseling and 49…

Yang, Ji Woong; Yon, Kyu Jin; Kim, Jung K.

2013-01-01

259

A Model of Academic Self-Concept for High School Hispanic Students in New York  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how Hispanic students' academic self-concept influences the independent variables of family academic expectations, peer relationships, schoolwork, and student-teacher relationships. A survey was administered to 222 ninth-grade students in Long Island, New York, 99 of whom self-identified as Hispanic. A structural equation…

Calero, Flor R.; Dalley, Christopher; Fernandez, Nicole; Davenport-Dalley, Tania Marie; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Tatum, Stephanie L.

2014-01-01

260

Motivated by Money: Students with Academic Scholarships versus Those without and Their Emotional Intelligence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the retention rate of students who had received academic scholarships versus students who had not received academic scholarships but met the qualifications to receive the scholarships and the effects of emotional intelligence on these students. The data collection mechanisms for this study included the…

Giroir, Elizabeth Marie Elbert

2009-01-01

261

Academic Goals, Goal Process Cognition, and Exam Performance among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated the nature of and linkages between student-generated academic goals, individual differences in self-regulatory thinking (goal process cognition), and exam performance among college students. In Study 1 (N = 365) and in Study 2 (N = 325), we elicited students' self-ascribed most important academic goals for introductory psychology…

Okun, Morris A.; Fairholme, Chris; Karoly, Paul; Ruehlman, Linda S.; Newton, Craig

2006-01-01

262

Peer-to-peer relationships on the Internet: advancing the academic goals of students with disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the role computer-meditated communication (CMC) can play in helping students with disabilities minimize social isolation and other barriers they face in achieving academic goals. Subjects are high school students with disabilities. Data was collected from electronic mail exchanges, questionnaires, and focus groups. Results suggest CMC can ease social isolation and advance the academic goals of students with

Sheryl Burgstahler; Deb Cronheim; Linda Baker

1997-01-01

263

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

264

Self-regulated Learning Behavior of College Students of Art and Their Academic Achievement  

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This study focuses on the relationship between self-regulated learning behavior and their academic achievement of college students of art. The results show that for students of art, the involvements in self-efficacy, intrinsic value and cognitive strategies are closely tied to their performance in the examination. However, test anxiety, as a negative emotional factor is negatively correlated with academic performance. And among the five variables, self-efficacy has the strongest influence on students of art's academic performance.

Peng, Cuixin

265

Academic Handbook, Appeals, Undergraduate Student Appeals Page 1 Issued: 2010 07  

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Academic Handbook, Appeals, Undergraduate Student Appeals Page 1 Issued: 2010 07 Undergraduate Student Academic Appeals (S.88-158, S.94-210, S.96-80, S.96-155, S.97-220, S.97-274, S.98-014, S.98-248, S.00-140, S.02-150) UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC APPEALS (S.03-077b) The University Senate has

Denham, Graham

266

Test anxiety and academic performance in chiropractic students*  

PubMed Central

Objective We assessed the level of students' test anxiety, and the relationship between test anxiety and academic performance. Methods We recruited 166 third-quarter students. The Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI) was administered to all participants. Total scores from written examinations and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) were used as response variables. Results Multiple regression analysis shows that there was a modest, but statistically significant negative correlation between TAI scores and written exam scores, but not OSCE scores. Worry and emotionality were the best predictive models for written exam scores. Mean total anxiety and emotionality scores for females were significantly higher than those for males, but not worry scores. Conclusion Moderate-to-high test anxiety was observed in 85% of the chiropractic students examined. However, total test anxiety, as measured by the TAI score, was a very weak predictive model for written exam performance. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that replacing total anxiety (TAI) with worry and emotionality (TAI subscales) produces a much more effective predictive model of written exam performance. Sex, age, highest current academic degree, and ethnicity contributed little additional predictive power in either regression model. Moreover, TAI scores were not found to be statistically significant predictors of physical exam skill performance, as measured by OSCEs. PMID:24350946

Zhang, Niu; Henderson, Charles N. R.

2014-01-01

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Underrepresented college students and extracurricular involvement: the effects of various student organizations on academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several studies indicate that students who are involved in extracurricular activities during college are more academically\\u000a successful than are those who are not; however, most studies do not distinguish between different types of activities nor\\u000a do they adequately consider the unique experiences of under-represented college students. Drawing on Ogbu’s theory of oppositional\\u000a culture and Tinto’s theory of educational departure, I

Christina N. Baker

2008-01-01

268

Reciprocal effects of student-teacher and student-peer relatedness: Effects on academic self efficacy  

PubMed Central

This study investigated the reciprocal effects between teacher student relationship quality (TSRQ) and two dimensions of classroom peer relatedness, peer liking and peer academic reputation (PAR), across three years in elementary school and the effect of both TSRQ and the peer relatedness dimensions on academic self efficacy. Participants were 695 relatively low achieving, ethnically diverse students recruited into the longitudinal study when they were in first grade. Measures of TSRQ and peer relatedness were assessed in years/grades 2-4. Peer liking and PAR were moderately correlated with each other at each time period. As expected, peer liking and TSRQ exhibited bidirectional effects across the three years. Year 3 TSRQ had an effect on Year 4 PAR, but PAR did not have an effect on TSRQ at either time interval. In an additional analysis, Year 4 PAR mediated the effect of Year 3 TSRQ on Year 5 academic self efficacy. Implications for teacher professional development are discussed. PMID:21927528

Hughes, Jan N.; Chen, Qi

2010-01-01

269

Academic Responding During Instruction and Reading Outcomes for Kindergarten Students At-risk for Reading Difficulties  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this study was to investigate the academic responding of students at-risk for reading difficulties in beginning reading instruction. Opportunities for kindergarten students at-risk for reading difficulties to respond academically during teacher-facilitated reading instruction in the general education classroom were examined in relation to student reading achievement as well as social behaviors. Student academic responding during teacher-facilitated instruction significantly predicted end of year reading achievement. Teacher perceptions of students’ social skills (positive correlation) and problem behaviors (negative correlation) were significantly correlated with academic responding. When academic responding and teacher perceptions of social behaviors were examined together, only teacher perceptions of academic competence and problem behaviors predicted spring outcomes. PMID:24665162

Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg; Al Otaiba, Stephanie

2013-01-01

270

A comparative study on academic achievement gains of Paideia students versus students attending a traditional school setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to compare the academic achievement gains of students exposed to six years of a traditional school setting versus academic achievement gains of students exposed to three years of traditional school experiences and three years of the Paideia program with emphasis placed on critical thinking skills development.^ The samples were selected from two Nashville Davidson

Loretta Kay Shepard

1996-01-01

271

The Relationship of Factors of Academic Success and Psychological Well-Being for College Honors Students  

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Scope and Method of Study: This study was concerned with perceptions of academic facilitators, academic obstacles, and psychological well-being of college honors students. Differences in the way factors of academic success are perceived, and the relationship these perceptions have with psychological well-being were examined. College honors…

Walker, Mary

2012-01-01

272

"Teach Us How to Do It Properly!" An Australian Academic Integrity Student Survey  

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The results of a large online student survey (n?=?15,304), on academic integrity at six Australian universities, indicate that a majority of respondents reported a good awareness of academic integrity and knowledge of academic integrity policy at their university and were satisfied with the information and support they receive. Response varied…

Bretag, Tracey; Mahmud, Saadia; Wallace, Margaret; Walker, Ruth; McGowan, Ursula; East, Julianne; Green, Margaret; Partridge, Lee; James, Colin

2014-01-01

273

Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Different Learning Environments: Academic and Self-Concept Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) perform poorly both academically and behaviorally, and this performance tends not to improve over time. There is a need to understand the effect of learning environments on the academic achievement and self-concept of this population. In this quantitative, archival study, academic achievement…

Chisolm, Terrence Ranier

2013-01-01

274

Examining the Relationships Between Resilience, Mental Health, and Academic Persistence in Undergraduate College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: In this study, the relationships between measures of interpersonal resilience, intrapersonal resilience, and mental health were examined with respect to academic and social integration, key determinants of academic persistence. Participants: A sample (n = 605) of undergraduate students was recruited from 2 midwestern universities during the 2007–2008 academic year. Methods: Hierarchal (or sequential) regression analysis examined whether the inter-

Michael T. Hartley

2011-01-01

275

Exploring the Predictors of Educational Experience and Academic Performance among University Students in Regina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 318 students at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) found that a more positive educational experience was related to higher grade point average, better attitudes toward school and learning, higher socioeconomic status, and higher self-assessed academic ability. Academic performance was significantly related to academic ability,…

Chow, Henry P. H.

2003-01-01

276

Non-Academic Service Quality: Comparative Analysis of Students and Faculty as Users  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research focus was a non-academic service quality assessment within higher education. In particular, non-academic service quality perceptions of faculty and students were evaluated using a service profit chain. This enabled a comparison which helped understanding of non-academic service quality orientation from a key users' perspective. Data…

Sharif, Khurram; Kassim, Norizan Mohd

2012-01-01

277

Updated 07-27-12 Academic Success Resources for Earth and Environmental Sciences Students  

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steps to take if you're struggling academically** If a health or mental health issue is getting in the way of your academics, contact Student Health Services (541) 737-9355 and/or Counseling appointment. View the academic success and learning style resources at http://success.oregonstate.edu/study-tips

Kurapov, Alexander

278

Using the Science Writing Heuristic in the General Chemistry Laboratory to Improve Students' Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The analysis describes the effects of using the science writing heuristic (SWH) in the general chemistry laboratory on the students' academic performance. The technique has found to be extremely important factor in a student's learning process and achievement in science.

Poock, Jason R.; Burke, K. A.; Greenbowe, Thomas J.; Hand, Brian M.

2007-01-01

279

Female College Students’ Media Use and Academic Outcomes: Results from a Longitudinal Cohort Study  

PubMed Central

This longitudinal study describes women’s media use during their first year of college and examines associations between media use and academic outcomes. Female students (N = 483, Mage = 18.1 years) reported on their use of 11 media forms and their grade point average, academic behaviors, academic confidence, and problems affecting schoolwork. Allowing for multi-tasking, women reported nearly 12 hours of media use per day; use of texting, music, the Internet, and social networking was heaviest. In general, media use was negatively associated with academic outcomes after controlling for prior academics and demographics. Exceptions were newspaper reading and music listening, which were positively associated with academic outcomes. There were significant indirect effects of magazine reading and social networking on GPA via academic behaviors, confidence, and problems. Results show that female college students are heavy users of new media, and that some forms of media use may adversely impact academic performance. PMID:24505554

Walsh, Jennifer L.; Fielder, Robyn L.; Carey, Kate B.; Carey, Michael P.

2013-01-01

280

Two ecological models of academic achievement among diverse students with and without disabilities in transition.  

PubMed

School experiences can have positive effects on student academic achievement, yet less is known about intermediary processes that contribute to these positive effects. We examined pathways between school experiences and academic achievement among 117 low-income urban students of color, many with disabilities, who transitioned to other schools following a school closure. Using structural equation modeling, we tested two ecological models that examined the relationships among self-reported school experiences, school support, academic self-efficacy, and school-reported academic achievement. The model in which the relationship between school experiences and academic achievement is mediated by both school support and academic self-efficacy, and that takes previous academic achievement into account, was an excellent fit with the data. The roles of contextual and individual factors as they relate to academic achievement, and the implications of these findings, are discussed. PMID:24447155

Williams, Terrinieka T; McMahon, Susan D; Keys, Christopher B

2014-01-01

281

Female College Students' Media Use and Academic Outcomes: Results from a Longitudinal Cohort Study.  

PubMed

This longitudinal study describes women's media use during their first year of college and examines associations between media use and academic outcomes. Female students (N = 483, Mage = 18.1 years) reported on their use of 11 media forms and their grade point average, academic behaviors, academic confidence, and problems affecting schoolwork. Allowing for multi-tasking, women reported nearly 12 hours of media use per day; use of texting, music, the Internet, and social networking was heaviest. In general, media use was negatively associated with academic outcomes after controlling for prior academics and demographics. Exceptions were newspaper reading and music listening, which were positively associated with academic outcomes. There were significant indirect effects of magazine reading and social networking on GPA via academic behaviors, confidence, and problems. Results show that female college students are heavy users of new media, and that some forms of media use may adversely impact academic performance. PMID:24505554

Walsh, Jennifer L; Fielder, Robyn L; Carey, Kate B; Carey, Michael P

2013-09-01

282

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form Students who are denied financial aid at Brooklyn College due to unsatisfactory academic progress may appeal to have  

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1 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form Students who are denied financial aid at Brooklyn College due to unsatisfactory academic progress may appeal to have their financial aid reinstated. An appeal can only be submitted if a student's failure to make satisfactory academic progress is based upon

Rosen, Jay

283

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

284

The impact of a virtual community on student engagement and academic performance among baccalaureate nursing students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this article is to present findings from a study which evaluated the effectiveness of a virtual community (an emerging pedagogical application) on student engagement and academic performance. Virtual communities mirror real-life through unfolding patient histories and relationship development over time. Students also become more engaged in learning by creating personally meaningful knowledge of a concept (Rogers & Stone, 2007). Virtual communities offer one teaching strategy to assist students in learning complex, health-related content in a contextualized manner. This quasi-experimental study involved first-semester baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in a course at two campuses of a nursing program at a large university in the Southwest. Three key strategies assessed the impact of the virtual community on student engagement and learning: third-party observational measurement, end-of-class student/faculty surveys, and use of knowledge items in student exams for the class. Significant differences between the control and experimental group were found regarding learning engagement and communication exchanges; the groups appeared similar in ratings of quality of instruction and academic performance. Use of virtual communities can help nursing educators address the recent Carnegie Foundation study's (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010) counsel to implement "pedagogies of contextualization" in which theoretical and factual information about diseases and conditions are placed in the context of a patient's experience. PMID:23006650

Giddens, Jean; Hrabe, David; Carlson-Sabelli, Linnea; Fogg, Louis; North, Sarah

2012-01-01

285

Self-Leadership, Self-Efficacy, and Academic Performance in Undergraduate Students and Peer Mentors Lauren M Bouchard1  

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Self-Leadership, Self-Efficacy, and Academic Performance in Undergraduate Students and Peer Mentors of self-leadership and self-efficacy on the academic performance of students--specifically academic peer of self-leadership and self-efficacy as well as in general academic performance. Self-leadership

Zhou, Yaoqi

286

Academic Literacy Socialization of First Year Doctoral Students in US: A Micro-Ethnographic Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports findings from a micro-ethnographic analysis of the academic literacy socialization of six multilingual students in the field of education as they progressed through their first-year of doctoral education. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the academic socialization processes that these multilingual students

Seloni, Lisya

2012-01-01

287

Pakistani Students' Perceptions about Use of the Internet in Their Academic Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the study is to explore Pakistani university students' use of the Internet in their studies and their perceptions of online academic life. Findings show that Internet use for academic purposes has both positive and negative aspects. There is a gender difference in Pakistani students' perceptions about the use of the Internet…

Ali, Zarqa S.

2014-01-01

288

College Students' Academic Motivation: Differences by Gender, Class, and Source of Payment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to describe college students' (n = 856) gender, year in school and source of tuition funding in relation to their academic motivation. The design was cross-sectional and used cluster sampling. The Academic Motivation Scale was used to measure students' intrinsic and extrinsic motivations as well as amotivation. Three…

Brouse, Corey H.; Basch, Charles E.; LeBlanc, Michael; McKnight, Kelly R.; Lei, Ting

2010-01-01

289

Effect of Blended Learning Environment Model on High School Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the students' academic performance by comparing the blended learning environment and traditional learning environment. It has been observed whether there is a significant difference between the academic achievement grade dispersions and the male-female students' grades. The study has been carried out in Diyarbakir…

Kazu, Ibrahim Yasar; Demirkol, Mehmet

2014-01-01

290

The Psychosocial Functioning of High School Students in Academically Rigorous Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This cross-sectional study determined whether students who take part in academically challenging high school curricula experience elevated levels of stress and whether this stress co-occurs with psychological and/or academic problems. Data from self-report questionnaires and school records were collected from 480 students from four high schools.…

Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth

2013-01-01

291

Peer-Mediated Intervention Studies on Academic Achievement for Students with EBD: A Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has shown that peer-mediated interventions produce positive academic outcomes for a wide range of students. The authors of this review examined the effectiveness of peer-mediated interventions on the academic functioning of students with emotional and behavior disorders (EBD). Fourteen studies using cross-age, same-age, classwide peer…

Ryan, Joseph B.; Reid, Robert; Epstein, Michael H.

2004-01-01

292

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

293

Best Practices in Providing Nontraditional Students with Both Academic and Financial Support.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how Ohio State University, to confront the nexus between nontraditional students' financial decisions and their academic success in a large-scale setting, has redesigned its financial aid processes, developed minicourses, and brought together financial aid and academic advisers to provide students with one-on-one attention at the most…

Hart, Natala K.

2003-01-01

294

Exploring Relationships of Metacognition and University Honors Students' Academic Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

University honors programs emerged in the 1920s, growing to over 1,000 programs in existence today. Honors programs provide enhanced educational opportunities to students who excel academically. University honors students are experts who effectively apply metacognitive knowledge, strategies, and experiences to enhance academic behavior. Although…

Barnes, Susan Denise

2012-01-01

295

Combining Academic and Technical Studies to Prepare Students for College and Careers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students preparing for college and careers need access to career-focused programs of study that combine challenging academic content and intellectually demanding career/technical (CT) studies. Schools wanting to raise student achievement can create career-focused programs of study that connect a solid academic core with a sequence of CT courses.…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

2009-01-01

296

Academic Responding during Instruction and Reading Outcomes for Kindergarten Students At-Risk for Reading Difficulties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the academic responding of students at-risk for reading difficulties in beginning reading instruction. Opportunities for kindergarten students at-risk for reading difficulties to respond academically during teacher-facilitated reading instruction in the general education classroom were examined in…

Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg; Al Otaiba, Stephanie

2014-01-01

297

Personal and Social Support Factors Involved in Students' Decision to Participate in Formal Academic Mentoring  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we examined the role of personal and social support factors involved in students' decision to participate in formal academic mentoring. Three hundred and eighteen students completing Grade 11 and planning to study sciences in college filled out a questionnaire and were then asked to participate in an academic mentoring program…

Larose, Simon; Cyrenne, Diane; Garceau, Odette; Harvey, Marylou; Guay, Frederic; Deschenes, Claire

2009-01-01

298

The Impact of Effort and Strategy Use on Academic Performance: Student and Teacher Perceptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the perceptions of 308 adolescents with learning disabilities, 355 average achievers, and their 57 teachers on student level of effort, strategy use, and academic performance. Findings indicated that the students with learning disabilities demonstrated positive academic self-concepts, whereas teachers' judgments were…

Meltzer, Lynn; Katzir-Cohen, Tamar; Miller, Lynne; Roditi, Bethany

2001-01-01

299

An Ordinary Level as Predictors of Students' Academic Performance in Chemistry in Nigerian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined an ordinary level as predictors of students' academic performance in chemistry in South-west Nigeria universities. It also revealed the relationship between the academic performance of students in each level of the university examinations and their corresponding secondary school certificates examination. The sample of the study…

Kolawole, E. B.; Oginni, O. I.; Fayomi, E. O.

2011-01-01

300

Ordinary Level as Results Predictors of Students' Academic Performance in Chemistry in Nigerian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined ordinary level result as predictors of students' academic performance in chemistry in South-west Nigeria universities. It also examined the relationship between the academic performance of students in each level of the university examinations and their corresponding secondary school certificates examination. The sample of the…

Kolawole, E. B.; Oginni, O. I.; Fayomi, E. O.

2011-01-01

301

Academic Demands Are Associated with Reduced Alcohol Consumption by College Students: Evidence from a Daily Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is little empirical evidence linking academic demands or rigor to alcohol consumption by college students. In a 3-week daily study of full-time college students at a public, residential campus in the United States, both current day and next day's academic demands were negatively related to alcohol consumption, and these relationships were…

Butler, Adam B.; Spencer, Desiree; Dodge, Kama

2011-01-01

302

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

303

Long-Term Follow Up of CSRP: Understanding Students' Academic Achievement Post-Treatment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this poster presentation, the authors examine the impact of Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) on students' academic achievement in elementary school. First, they provide upper- and lower-bound estimates of the impact of CSRP on students' academic achievement, taking into account their subsequent nonrandom selection into higher versus…

Lennon, Jaclyn M.; Li-Grining, Christine; Raver, C. Cybele; Pess, Rachel A.

2011-01-01

304

Psychological Parameters of Students' Social and Academic Goals: A Qualitative Investigation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' goals (motives) for their schooling have been the focus of much recent research and have been shown to significantly influence important aspects of their cognitive engagement and academic achievement. This paper presents the results of a qualitative investigation into the nature and characteristics of students' social and academic goals,…

Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M.

305

Student-Generated Solutions To Enhance the Academic Success of African American Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated African American elementary and high school students' perceptions of academic problems and solutions to these problems. Found that students considered the following factors beneficial: academic preparation and active class participation; positive peer influences; self- management techniques; and teachers' encouragement. (JPB)

Tucker, Carolyn M.; Herman, Keith C.; Pedersen, Tyler; Vogel, David; Reinke, Wendy M.

2000-01-01

306

Is Tobacco Use Associated with Academic Failure among Government School Students in Urban India?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Not much is known about the academic correlates of tobacco use among students in developing countries. This study investigated associations between multiple forms of tobacco use, psychosocial risk factors, and academic failure among 10- to 16-year-old government school students in Delhi and Chennai, India. Methods: This study was a…

Dhavan, Poonam; Stigler, Melissa H.; Perry, Cheryl L.; Arora, Monika; Reddy, K. Srinath

2010-01-01

307

Web-Based Adaptive Testing System (WATS) for Classifying Students Academic Ability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) has been highlighted as a promising assessment method to fulfill two testing purposes: estimating student academic ability and classifying student academic level. In this paper, assessment for we introduced the Web-based Adaptive Testing System (WATS) developed to support a cost effective assessment for classifying…

Lee, Jaemu; Park, Sanghoon; Kim, Kwangho

2012-01-01

308

Arabic language proficiency and the academic achievement of foreign university students at the University of Jordan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how the academic achievement of foreign university students at the University of Jordan was related to their Arabic proficiency. The aim of this study is to shed light on and to provide an understanding of the factors that link the Arabic language proficiency of foreign students with their academic achievement. To elaborate, one of the significant factors

Hadia Adel Khazna Katbi

2000-01-01

309

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

310

Teachers and Students' Academic Performance in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Implications for Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined the number of qualified teachers and its relationship to students' academic performance in public secondary schools in a sample of Local Government Areas (LGA) of Osun State. This descriptive study used a post-hoc dataset. An instrument titled "Quantity and Quality of Teachers and Students' Academic Performance" (QQTSAP) was…

Akinsolu, A. Olatoun

2010-01-01

311

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry June 2012 Policy on Academic Cheating and Plagiarism for Students  

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry June 2012 Policy on Academic Cheating and Plagiarism for Students (Adapted from SFSU Department of Physics and Astronomy Policy on Academic Cheating and Plagiarism cheating and plagiarism, is behavior that can result in disciplinary sanctions (SFSU Bulletin, student

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Prevalence and Patterns of Academic Enabling Behaviors: An Analysis of Teachers' and Students' Ratings for a National Sample of Students. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic enabling behaviors play a significant role in the development of academically competent students. Academic enablers are behaviors that facilitate learning such as social skills, study skills, motivation, and engagement. In this study, teacher and student ratings were used to describe the academic enablers of a nationally representative…

Elliott, Stephen N.; DiPerna, James Clyde; Mroch, Andrew A.; Lang, Sylvia C.

2004-01-01

313

The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students  

PubMed Central

Background Educational institutions play an important role in encouraging student engagement, being necessary to know how engaged are students at university and if this factor is involved in student success point and followed. To explore the association between academic engagement and achievement. Methods Cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 304 students of Health Sciences. They were asked to fill out an on-line questionnaire. Academic achievements were calculated using three types of measurement. Results Positive correlations were found in all cases. Grade point average was the academic rate most strongly associated with engagement dimensions and this association is different for male and female students. The independent variables could explain between 18.9 and 23.9% of the variance (p?students being analyzed. Conclusions Engagement has been shown to be one of the many factors, which are positively involved, in the academic achievements of college students. PMID:23446005

2013-01-01

314

The Influence of Cognitive Autonomy and Learning Environments on Student Academic Performance: An investigation of the relationships between levels of cognitive autonomy, aspects of school learning environments and academic performance at the ninth-grade level  

E-print Network

academic success. Cognitive autonomy may influence academic achievementacademic success, and (c) to establish a relationship between school climate, cognitive autonomy, and academic achievement.success in the system is measure by student academic achievement.

Domenichelli, Cheryl Alexander

2011-01-01

315

Academic Advising Center Academic Advising Interaction Form  

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):____________________________________ Other: ___________________________________________ Academic Goals: Occupational EndorsementAcademic Advising Center Academic Advising Interaction Form Student Name: ______________________________________ UAF ID:#______________________________ AAC Academic Advisor:______________________________ Date

Ickert-Bond, Steffi

316

Survey on Teaching Science to K-12 Students with Disabilities: Teacher Preparedness and Attitudes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Students with disabilities are increasingly included in general education science classrooms and are expected to demonstrate academic proficiency on standardized assessments. Teacher preparation and attitudes have been cited as major factors contributing to either the success or failure of students with disabilities in science. In order to assess the current state of what could be facilitative or inhibitory influences, a national online survey to which 1,088 K-12 science teachers responded was conducted. Mixed methods' analyses suggest that science teachers receive little formal training and feel underprepared to teach students with disabilities. Results identify specific gaps in science teachers' education, as well as attitudinal and institutional barriers that may inhibit students with disabilities' success. However, science teachers remain highly receptive to training and collaboration. Implications for science teacher education are discussed.

Kahn, Sami; Lewis, Anna R.

2014-12-01

317

The Academic Consequences of Employment for Students Enrolled in Community College. CCRC Working Paper No. 46  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students are increasingly combining studying with paid employment, and community college students tend to work even longer hours compared with students at four-year colleges. Yet, there is little evidence on the academic consequences of community college students' term-time employment. Using a rare administrative dataset from Washington…

Dadgar, Mina

2012-01-01

318

Progress in Student Academic Achievement: Evaluation of New City Charter School in 2008-09  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes New City Charter School student achievement in the 2008-09 school year, the school's sixth operating year. The number of students enrolled in the school was 125, an increase from 60 students enrolled the first year of the school. Student academic achievement is measured using the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement…

Gozali-Lee, Edith

2010-01-01

319

Success with academic English: reflections of deaf college students.  

PubMed

The study identified social, educational, and demographic characteristics of deaf postsecondary students who demonstrated strong reading and writing skills. Questionnaire information, information from institutional databases, and in-depth personal interviews were used to identify factors and characteristics that positively influenced the attainment of strong academic literacy skills. Among the areas investigated were school experiences, reading and writing experiences, study habits and attitudes, communication preferences, personality traits, and home and family background. Results of the study generally support previous work conducted with talented hearing youth. Several primary themes emerged from the study: heavy parental involvement in early education and educational decisions, differing modes of communication but extensive family communication, early exposure to and intensive experiences with reading and writing, an enjoyment of reading, a relatively limited social life, high parental and secondary school expectations, the importance of television, and positive self-image. PMID:12061192

Toscano, Rose Marie; McKee, Barbara; Lepoutre, Dominique

2002-03-01

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Higher Education Students -Academic Progression Procedures pro-038 Version 4.01 Contact Officer: Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic Page 1 of 8  

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Higher Education Students - Academic Progression Procedures pro-038 Version 4.01 Contact Officer to be the most current version. Higher Education Students - Academic Progression Procedures pro-038 Version: 4 The monitoring of student progress is undertaken as a proactive, enabling strategy that aims for the early

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Academic goals, goal process cognition, and exam performance among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the nature of and linkages between student-generated academic goals, individual differences in self-regulatory thinking (goal process cognition), and exam performance among college students. In Study 1 (N=365) and in Study 2 (N=325), we elicited students' self-ascribed most important academic goals for introductory psychology and their goal process cognition toward their most important goal. In addition, in Study 2,

Morris A. Okun; Chris Fairholme; Paul Karoly; Linda S. Ruehlman; Craig Newton

2006-01-01

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The study of growth between academic self-concept, nonacademic self-concept, and academic achievement of ninth-grade students: a multiple group analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The two purposes of this research were to develop and validate latent growth curve model between academic self-concept, nonacademic self-concept, and academic achievement and to test invariance of model form and parameters in the model between boy and girl groups of students. The research samples were 820 nine-grade students. The research instruments consisted of Self-descriptive Questionnaire and The student academic

Suntonrapot Damrongpanit

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The Relationship between Self Concept and Response towards Student's Academic Achievement among Students Leaders in University Putra Malaysia  

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This is a quantitative research using correlational method. The purpose of this research is to study the relationship between self concept and ability to handle stress on academic achievement of student leaders in University Putra Malaysia. The sample size consists of 106 respondents who are the Student Supreme Council and Student Representative…

Ahmad, Jamaludin; Ghazali, Mazila; Hassan, Aminuddin

2011-01-01

324

Your Responsibility as a Student In your student role, you are responsible to the academic community of the  

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accountable through the University disciplinary process if you are in violation of University policy and local and state alcohol laws. Both students and student groups are responsible for knowing the code. The SCC://z.umn.edu/scc INFORMATION REGARDING ALCOHOL USE Know the Code Series produced by the Office for Student Conduct and Academic

Blanchette, Robert A.

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Academic Achievement Differences between Title I Students Enrolled in Music Classes and Title I Students Who Are Not  

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine academic achievement differences between those Title I students enrolled in music classes and Title I students who are not enrolled in music classes. A second purpose was to determine educators' perceptions regarding the educational justice implications of excluding nonproficient Title I students

McDaniel, Brian

2011-01-01

326

The University of Kentucky Libraries offer students many academic services at more than a dozen library locations across campus. Students  

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41C Libraries The University of Kentucky Libraries offer students many academic services at more than a dozen library locations across campus. Students may use any library, regardless of major. Once your WildCard 2.0 student ID is validated at a campus library, you can use it to check out materials

MacAdam, Keith

327

Effect of Students' After-School Activities on Teachers' Academic Expectancies.  

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Teacher expectancies can have an impact on students' academic achievement. These expectancies can be based on diverse student characteristics, only one of which is past academic performance. The present study investigated three student individual differences that teachers may use when forming academic expectancies: the sex of the student, the family socioeconomic status (SES) of the student, and the student's after-school activities. Results indicated teachers held higher grade, graduation, and college attendance expectancies for females than for males and for middle-SES than low-SES students. Also, students who participated in extracurricular activities were expected to achieve more academically than either students who were employed after school or who did nothing after school. The latter two groups did not elicit different teacher expectancies. Interactions revealed that (a) lowest expectations were held for low-SES males who did nothing after school and (b) the difference in graduation expectancies between the SES groups was only half as great for students who took part in extracurricular activities than it was for students who had no involvements after school or who had jobs. Copyright 2000 Academic Press. PMID:10753545

Van Matre JC; Valentine; Cooper

2000-04-01

328

Life context of pharmacological academic performance enhancement among university students – a qualitative approach  

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Background Academic performance enhancement or cognitive enhancement (CE) via stimulant drug use has received increasing attention. The question remains, however, whether CE solely represents the use of drugs for achieving better academic or workplace results or whether CE also serves various other purposes. The aim of this study was to put the phenomenon of pharmacological academic performance enhancement via prescription and illicit (psycho-) stimulant use (Amphetamines, Methylphenidate) among university students into a broader context. Specifically, we wanted to further understand students’ experiences, the effects of use on students and other factors, such as pressure to perform in their academic and private lives. Methods A sample of 18 healthy university students reporting the non-medical use of prescription and illicit stimulants for academic performance enhancement was interviewed in a face-to-face setting. The leading questions were related to the situations and context in which the students considered the non-medical use of stimulants. Results Based on the resultant transcript, two independent raters identified six categories relating to the life context of stimulant use for academic performance enhancement: Context of stimulant use beyond academic performance enhancement, Subjective experience of enhancement, Timing of consumption, Objective academic results, Side effects, Pressure to perform. Conclusions The answers reveal that academic performance enhancement through the use of stimulants is not an isolated phenomenon that solely aims at enhancing cognition to achieve better academic results but that the multifaceted life context in which it is embedded is of crucial relevance. The participants not only considered the stimulants advantageous for enhancing academic performance, but also for leading an active life with a suitable balance between studying and time off. The most common reasons given for stimulant use were to maximize time, to increase motivation and to cope with memorizing. According to the interviews, there is a considerable discrepancy between subjective experiences and objective academic results achieved. PMID:24606831

2014-01-01

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A Phenomenological Study of Undergraduate College Student Perceptions of Academic Support Groups for At-Risk Students  

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The number of undergraduate students who are academically at risk is steadily increasing, substantiating the need for some type of early intervention upon entering college. Academic support programs have great potential for closing the gap between at-risk status and graduation completion. It is necessary to understand the specific success…

Galima, Dana M.

2013-01-01

330

Academic Success of Junior College Transfer Students as Compared to Native Students at the University of Southern Mississippi.  

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This study compared the academic success of junior college transfers with native students. They were compared by sex, age, ACT scores, and area of study; the relationship of these factors to persistence and scholarship was determined; and variables that correlated with academic success in terms of persistence and scholarship were isolated. The…

Turnipseed, Jorja Pound

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0BStudent Link Students can access personal, financial, and academic information from the StudentLink. This  

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Computers 0BStudent Link Students can access personal, financial, and academic information from and in the Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center located on the third floor, and in the lobby. Last revised 6

Goldberg, Bennett

332

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

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Background: We assessed associations between educational achievement and alcohol consumption. Methods: We employed five alcohol consumption measures (length of time of and amount consumed during most recent drinking occasion, frequency of alcohol consumption, heavy episodic drinking, problem drinking); and three educational achievement indicators (students’ subjective importance of achieving good grades, students’ appraisal of their academic performance in comparison with peers, students’ actual module mark). Results: Males were positively associated with all five alcohol consumption measures. Age was negatively associated with three alcohol consumption measures. While students´ importance of good grades was negatively associated with three alcohol consumption measures, academic performance in comparison with peers was negatively associated with heavy episodic drinking. Actual module mark was not associated with any alcohol consumption measure. Conclusions: Alcohol consumption showed negative associations with motivation for and subjectively achieved academic performance. University alcohol prevention activities might have positive impact on studentsacademic success. PMID:24319558

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

2013-01-01

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Academic programs and services that affect student athlete success  

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athlete succeed academically. These programs typically offer tutoring, academic advising in some form, career services and in some personal counseling (Jordan & Denson, 1990). Each interview lasted approximately thirty to forty five minutes...

Rode, Cheryl Rebecca

2009-05-15

334

Academic optimistic bias: Implications for college student performance and well-being  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although optimism has several benefits, there are potential drawbacks associated with “too much of a good thing”. Within an\\u000a academic context, a possible determinant of the adaptiveness of optimistic bias is whether students have a sense of control\\u000a over academic outcomes: optimistically-biased (OB) achievement expectations paired with perceptions of academic control may\\u000a enhance performance and well-being; optimistic bias in the

Joelle C. Ruthig; Tara L. Haynes; Raymond P. Perry; Judith G. Chipperfield

2007-01-01

335

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

336

Academic Freedom and Student Grading in Greek Higher Education  

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The issue of who has the final say on academic standards (grading), academics or managers, has hitherto not arisen in Greece. Professors entitled to research, to teach and to inquire is a freedom expressed by the Greek Constitution. This article presents a contemporary view and raises concerns about the future and the longevity of academic freedom…

Papadimitriou, Antigoni

2011-01-01

337

Tutoring the End-of-Studies Dissertation: Helping Psychology Students Find Their Academic Voice when Revising Academic Texts  

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This intervention study aimed at helping undergraduate students of psychology learn to use the discursive resources useful to make academic voice visible in their texts and to improve their writing practices. The intervention involved tutorial meetings and collaborative revisions in two different learning environments, on-line and face-to face.…

Castello, Montserrat; Inesta, Anna; Pardo, Marta; Liesa, Eva; Martinez-Fernandez, Reinaldo

2012-01-01

338

The Link between Basing Self-Worth on Academics and Student Performance Depends on Domain Identification and Academic Setting  

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Two studies showed that the link between how much students base their self-worth on academics and their math performance depends on whether their identification with math was statistically controlled and whether the task measured ability or not. Study 1 showed that, when math identification was uncontrolled and the task was ability-diagnostic,…

Lawrence, Jason S.; Charbonneau, Joseph

2009-01-01

339

Establishment and Maintenance of Academic Optimism in Michigan Elementary Schools: Academic Emphasis, Faculty Trust of Students and Parents, Collective Efficacy  

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In response to heightened standards and calls for accountability, schools have dramatically intensified their work to meet the growing challenges. Schools require strategies for improvement that will transcend demographic factors such as SES. Research has shown the construct of academic optimism as contributing to student achievement despite a…

Van Hof, Jill

2012-01-01

340

Honors and High-Ability Students: Factors That Predict Academic Efficacy, Critical Thinking Skills, and Academic Goals  

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The purpose of the quantitative study was threefold: (a) to examine high-ability students in and outside an honors program at a midwestern comprehensive university to determine differences in background and demographic characteristics between honors participants and nonparticipants of similar ability; (b) to determine differences in academic

Moon, Jessica Lynn

2012-01-01

341

Academic Performance among Middle-School Students after Exposure to a Relaxation Response Curriculum.  

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Examined the relationship between middle school students' exposure to a relaxation response curriculum and academic achievement over time. Teachers were trained to teach relaxation response exercises. Data on students' grade point average (GPA), work habits, cooperation, and attendance indicated that students exposed to more than two semesters of…

Benson, Herbert; Wilcher, Marilyn; Greenberg, Beth; Huggins, Erica; Ennis, Margaret; Zuttermeister, Patricia C.; Myers, Patricia; Friedman, Richard

2000-01-01

342

Teacher-Student Interpersonal Relationships Do Change and Affect Academic Motivation: A Multilevel Growth Curve Modelling  

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Background: Research has shown that the teacher-student interpersonal relationship (TSIR) is important for student motivation. Although TSIR has received a growing interest, there are only few studies that focus on changes and links between TSIR and student academic motivation in a longitudinal fashion in non-Western contexts. Aims: This study…

Maulana, Ridwan; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; Bosker, Roel

2014-01-01

343

Elementary to High School Students' Growth over an Academic Year in Understanding Concepts of Matter  

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This paper reports findings on the changes in students' understandings of the concept of matter during an academic year, for students from grade 3 through high school chemistry. The instrument for measuring students' understandings of matter consists of three forms: one for grades 3-6, one for grades 7-9, and one for grades 10-12. The three forms…

Liu, Xiufeng

2007-01-01

344

Accelerated Desensitization and Adaptive Attitudes Interventions and Test Gains with Academic Probation Students  

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The study evaluates the test-gain benefits of an accelerated desensitization and adaptive attitudes intervention for test-anxious students. College students were screened for high test anxiety. Twenty anxious students, half of them on academic probation, were assigned to an Intervention or to a minimal treatment Control group. The Intervention was…

Driscoll, Richard; Holt, Bruce; Hunter, Lori

2005-01-01

345

Effect of Pullout Lessons on the Academic Achievement of Eighth-Grade Band Students  

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This study examined the effect of pullout instrumental lessons on the academic achievement of eighth-grade band students. Participants (N = 353) included 292 nonband students and 61 band students pulled once per week for music lessons in a single suburban K-8 school district in Midwestern United States. Data indicated that eighth-grade band…

Hash, Phillip M.

2011-01-01

346

Multiple intelligences and alternative teaching strategies: The effects on student academic achievement, conceptual understanding, and attitude  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the interactions between multiple intelligence strengths and alternative teaching methods on student academic achievement, conceptual understanding and attitudes. The design was a quasi-experimental study, in which students enrolled in Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, a developmental biology course, received lecture only, problem-based learning with lecture, or peer teaching with lecture. These students

Michelle Baragona

2009-01-01

347

Students' Coping with Academic and Social Stress in an Inner-City Middle School.  

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This report presents the findings of several studies designed to examine students' coping processes in relation to stressful academic and social situations in the school environment. The setting for these studies was an inner-city intermediate school with approximately 423 students in the 1984-85 school year. Over 95 percent of the students were…

Fahs, Mary Ellen

348

Welcome to 2012: Australian Academic Developers and Student-Driven University Funding  

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Are there consequences for academic development arising from the move to student-driven funding in the Australian higher education sector from 2012? In a move that has similarities to the UK, Australian government-supported student university funding will, from 2012, attach to students who can select a programme at the university of their choice…

Ling, Peter; Fraser, Kym; Gosling, David

2013-01-01

349

Attitude and Motivation as Predictors of Academic Achievement of Students in Clothing and Textiles  

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This study investigated attitude and motivation as predictors of academic achievement of students in clothing and textiles. Three colleges of education in Edo and Delta States were randomly selected for use in this study. From each school, 40 students were selected from Year III using simple random technique yielding a total of 240 students. The…

Uwameiye, B. E.; Osho, L. E.

2011-01-01

350

The Effect of Immersion Scheduling on Academic Performance and Students' Ratings of Instructors  

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During the past decades, little research has investigated the effects of immersion scheduling on the psychology classroom. Therefore, we sought to compare academic performance of students in 2-week immersion psychology courses to that of students in traditional 16-week courses. In Study 1, students who received instruction in a 2-week immersion…

Richmond, Aaron S.; Murphy, Bridget C.; Curl, Layton S.; Broussard, Kristin A.

2015-01-01

351

The Attribution Theory of Learning and Advising Students on Academic Probation  

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Academic advisors need to be knowledgeable of the ways students learn. To aid advisors in their exploration of learning theories, I provide an overview of the attribution theory of learning, including recent applications of the theory to research in college student learning. An understanding of this theory may help advisors understand student

Demetriou, Cynthia

2011-01-01

352

College Student Engagement and Early Career Earnings: Differences by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Academic Preparation  

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Using longitudinal data from the 2001 cohort of applicants to the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, the authors examined scaled measures of academic and social engagement in relation to labor market earnings to test whether the economic value of student engagement among high-achieving students of color differs by student characteristics.…

Hu, Shouping; Wolniak, Gregory C.

2013-01-01

353

Does Feedback From Postgraduate Students Align with the Recommendations of Academic Auditors?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Universities have several approaches for attracting student feedback, both qualitative and quantitative, and this paper describes three processes as they affect postgraduate students.The paper considers whether the issues that postgraduate students state need improvement are consistent with those issues contained in the recommendations made by academic auditors. Auditors are concerned with the overall management, policy and processes of a university,

G. Elizabeth Bean

2005-01-01

354

Appearance(s) before Academic Review and Promotions: Any Personality Differences in Medical Students?  

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Purpose: Despite medical schools having some system in place to review student progress and promote students (referred to hereafter as academic review and promotions; ARP), little research has been done with the purpose of understanding personality characteristics of the students who appear before an ARP committee or governing body. A recent study…

Manuel, R. Stephen; Borges, Nicole J.; Atwood, Thomas C.

2004-01-01

355

How Involvement in African American Student Organizations Supports and Hinders Academic Achievement  

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The perspectives of 84 African American students attending a predominantly White institution (PWI) were qualitatively analyzed to identify the conditions under which African American student organizations were perceived as assets and liabilities to academic success. Results indicate that involvement in African American student organizations can…

Guiffrida, Douglas A.

2004-01-01

356

The Minimum Competency Exam Requirement, Teachers' and Students' Expectations and Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes whether the minimum competency exam requirement for high school graduation affects students' academic performance directly or affects the educational process by moderating the effect of teachers' expectations on students' mathematics test score gains, proficiency levels, and high school graduation. Tenth-grade students and their mathematics teachers from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 are analyzed. Contingent, negative

Chandra Muller

1997-01-01

357

International Engineering Students--Avoiding Plagiarism through Understanding the Western Academic Context of Scholarship  

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Despite the best attempts of academic staff to teach students the mechanics of citation, the rules of referencing continue to be broken, particularly by those new to Western university systems (either first-year undergraduate students or international students from different cultural backgrounds). In late 2003, 16 postgraduate international…

Duff, Andrea H.; Rogers, Derek P.; Harris, Michael B.

2006-01-01

358

Learning Commons: Bridging the Academic and Student Affairs Divide to Enhance Learning across Campus  

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The University of Guelph Learning Commons brings student affairs professionals and librarians together to offer students a coherent and integrated approach to learning, writing, research, and technology support. It is distinguished by three characteristics: (1) a partnership model between academic and student affairs; (2) a solid foundation of…

Schmidt, Nancy; Kaufman, Janet

2005-01-01

359

Peer-Mentoring Undergraduate Accounting Students: The Influence on Approaches to Learning and Academic Performance  

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This article considers the impact of a student peer-mentoring programme (the Mentor Accountant Project, MAP) on first-year undergraduates' academic performance. The development of MAP was informed by reference to extant literature; it relies on the voluntary services of third-year students who then act as mentors to first-year student mentees in…

Fox, Alison; Stevenson, Lorna; Connelly, Patricia; Duff, Angus; Dunlop, Angela

2010-01-01

360

Accreditation and Educational Quality: Are Students in Accredited Programs More Academically Engaged?  

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There has been a great deal of debate regarding the value of program accreditation. Two research questions guided this study: 1) are students enrolled in accredited parks, recreation, and leisure programs more academically engaged than students enrolled in non-accredited programs, and 2) do students enrolled in accredited parks, recreation, and…

Cole, James S.; Cole, Shu T.

2008-01-01

361

Enhancing Academic Engagement: Providing Opportunities for Responding and Influencing Students to Choose to Respond  

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Although educators often provide opportunities for students to engage in active academic responding, in many situations, students either cannot or will not respond. In the current article, we analyze the reasons students fail to respond. Practical procedures educators can use to prevent "can't do" problems are provided. "Won't do" problems are…

Skinner, Christopher H.; Pappas, Danielle N.; Davis, Kai A.

2005-01-01

362

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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2013-2014 Student/Academic Calendar Kennedy Krieger High School  

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2013-2014 Student/Academic Calendar Kennedy Krieger High School 3825 Greenspring Avenue Baltimore, MD 21211 Phone for the High School: 443-923-7800 1 4 July 2013 First day of summer program for 11 month students (no school on Fridays) 4th of July ­ No School For Students 1 26 August 2013 Last Day

Pevsner, Jonathan

364

Academic Achievement for Fifth-Grade Students in Elementary and Intermediate School Settings: Grade Span Configurations  

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Few researchers have addressed student achievement outcomes as a function of grade configurations for older elementary-aged students. Thus, this study was designed to determine differences between students' Grade 5 reading and mathematics achievement in elementary schools (K-5) as compared to intermediate schools (Grade 5, 5-6) for 5 academic

Combs, Julie P.; Clark, David; Moore, George W.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Slate, John R.

2011-01-01

365

Predictors of Academic-Related Stress in College Students: An Examination of Coping, Social Support, Parenting, and Anxiety  

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This study examined potential predictors of the academic-related stress experienced by college students. In particular, the relationships among the coping strategies used by college students, social support, the parenting style used by college students' mothers and fathers, college students' experience of anxiety, and academic-related stress were…

Smith, Tara; Renk, Kimberly

2007-01-01

366

Academic Performance, Course Completion Rates, and Student Perception of the Quality and Frequency of Interaction in a Virtual High School  

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This study examined the relationship between students' perceptions of teacher-student interaction and academic performance at an asynchronous, self-paced, statewide virtual high school. Academic performance was measured by grade awarded and course completion. There were 2269 students who responded to an 18-item survey designed to measure student

Hawkins, Abigail; Graham, Charles R.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Barbour, Michael K.

2013-01-01

367

Academic Performance and Substance Use: Findings from a State Survey of Public High School Students  

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Background: Previous investigations have shown that low academic achievers are more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and use marijuana and other illicit drugs. This study investigated the relationship between academic performance and substance use among public high school students in Mississippi. Methods: The sampling frame for the 2003…

Cox, Regan G.; Zhang, Lei; Johnson, William D.; Bender, Daniel R.

2007-01-01

368

Toward an Understanding of Academic and Nonacademic Tasks Procrastinated by Students: The Use of Daily Logs.  

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Examines procrastination by college students (30 women, 7 men) of academic and nonacademic tasks at beginning and end of semester. Analysis found that procrastinated tasks early in the term were more effortful and anxiety provoking than other tasks during the term. Results imply that academic and nonacademic tasks should be challenging, yet fun,…

Ferrari, Joseph R.; Scher, Steven J.

2000-01-01

369

Pleasure Reading Behavior and Attitude of Non-Academic ESL Students: A Replication Study  

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The present study replicated the methods and data analysis of Crawford Camiciottoli's (2001) study on second language (L2) reading behavior of academic English-as-a-foreign-language students. Using the original study's questionnaire, we investigated 60 advanced non-academic English-as-a-second-language learners' L2 reading frequency…

Ro, Eunseok; Chen, Cheng-Ling Alice

2014-01-01

370

SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN-AMERICAN MATHEMATICS STUDENTS IN ACADEMICALLY UNACCEPTABLE HIGH SCHOOLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to determine the reasons why successful math- ematics students have been able to thrive in schools labeled academically unacceptable and why they have chosen to stay in these academically unacceptable schools despite having the option to leave. Qualitative methods including group interviews, individual interviews, and open-ended questionnaires were used to address the above issues. The study involved

PETER SHEPPARD

371

Perceptions of Elementary Principals' Influence on Academic Achievement for Minority Students in Mathematics  

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The researcher focused on the elementary principal's influence on academic achievement of minority students in mathematics in grade four. The sample population was from a parish where three schools were identified to have improved academic achievement in mathematics with the minority population. The study was a mixed method. The study was…

Robertson, Schellia Arnette

2012-01-01

372

Application Information for International Students for the Academic Year of 2012  

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evaluation of each applicant by taking into consideration his or her academic achievements and potential1 Application Information for International Students for the Academic Year of 2012 n Eligibility International College, the departments in College of Music, Education(except for Sports & Leisure Studies

Burgstaller, Bernd

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Application Information for International Students for the Academic Year 2012-2013  

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achievements and potential, as well as non-academic accomplishments. Transcripts, personal statement, scores1 Application Information for International Students for the Academic Year 2012-2013 n Eligibility are not allowed to apply for Underwood International College, the departments in College of Music, Education

Lee, In-Kwon

374

Improved Fuzzy Modelling to Predict the Academic Performance of Distance Education Students  

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It is essential to predict distance education students' year-end academic performance early during the course of the semester and to take precautions using such prediction-based information. This will, in particular, help enhance their academic performance and, therefore, improve the overall educational quality. The present study was on the…

Yildiz, Osman; Bal, Abdullah; Gulsecen, Sevinc

2013-01-01

375

Faculty Members' Ratings of the Effectiveness of Academic Strategies for University Students with Psychiatric Disabilities  

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University faculty members were surveyed regarding which academic strategies they used to accommodate students living with psychiatric disabilities and the effectiveness of these strategies. Differences were found between Engineering and faculty in fields other than science, technology, engineering, and math (non-STEM) with regard to the academic

Brockelman, Karin F.

2011-01-01

376

The Motivation to Manage: A Study of Academic Librarians and Library Science Students.  

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The major finding of this study which identified motivation-to-manage levels is that there is no evidence of any significant difference between the motivation-to-manage scores of males and females who are either (1) master's students preparing for careers in academic librarianship or (2) practitioners of academic librarianship. Thirty references…

Swisher, Robert; And Others

1985-01-01

377

The Role of Help-Seeking Attitudes and Tendencies in Students' Preferences for Academic Advising.  

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First-year undergraduate students (N=361) completed the Learning Orientation-Grade Orientation Scale and two help-seeking inventories to determine whether educational orientation, gender, academic performance, and help-seeking attitudes predicted preferences for academic advising received from professors. Results have implications for providing…

Alexitch, Louise R.

2002-01-01

378

College Students' Preferences for Psychotherapy across Depression, Anxiety, Relationship, and Academic Problems  

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The present study examined differences in college students' preferences for processes of change across four kinds of problems: academic, relationship, depression, and anxiety. Two hundred eighteen undergraduates were randomly assigned to complete either an academic problems, relationship problems, depression, or anxiety Processes of Change…

Joyce, Aaron W.; Ross, Michael J.; Vander Wal, Jillon S.; Austin, Chammie C.

2009-01-01

379

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2000-01-01

380

Examining the Relationships between Resilience, Mental Health, and Academic Persistence in Undergraduate College Students  

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Objective: In this study, the relationships between measures of interpersonal resilience, intrapersonal resilience, and mental health were examined with respect to academic and social integration, key determinants of academic persistence. Participants: A sample (n = 605) of undergraduate students was recruited from 2 midwestern universities during…

Hartley, Michael T.

2011-01-01

381

Investigating the Link between Home-School Dissonance and Academic Cheating among High School Students  

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The current study examined the association between home-school dissonance and academic cheating among 344 high school juniors and seniors at two urban high schools. Students completed two subscales of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scale (PALS) and one subscale of the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS). Analyses revealed that home-school…

Brown-Wright, Lynda; Tyler, Kenneth M.; Stevens-Watkins, Danelle; Thomas, Deneia; Mulder, Shambra; Hughes, Travonia; Stevens-Morgan, Ruby; Roan-Belle, Clarissa; Gadson, Nadia; Smith, La Toya

2013-01-01

382

Understanding Dishonest Academic Behaviour Amongst Business Students--The Business Leaders of the Future  

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This study applies the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to increase understanding about dishonest academic behaviour amongst undergraduate business students. A total of 579 respondents from three universities in South Africa completed an online survey about their beliefs regarding academic dishonesty, their intentions to engage in dishonest…

Bagraim, Jeffrey; Goodman, Suki; Pulker, Stephanie

2014-01-01

383

A Descriptive Analysis of Students in Academic Difficulty at the Harrisburg Area Community College.  

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The academic suspension policy at Harrisburg Area Community College prescribes minimum grade point averages which must be maintained for students to remain academically eligible. In order to study the effectiveness of this policy, the faculty council held it in abeyance for a period of three semesters. The intent of this research was to compare…

Basonic, Lorraine

384

The Influence of Daily Structured Physical Activity on Academic Progress of Elementary Students with Intellectual Disabilities  

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Recent evidence suggests regular physical activity can positively influence academic performance. Although, little has been published on physical activity's impact on academic performance of students with intellectual disabilities, research shows the impact on brain and cognitive function of movement and physical activity. In this study, seven…

Everhart, Brett; Dimon, Chelsea; Stone, Danielle; Desmond, Deborah; Casilio, Mary

2012-01-01

385

Turning around Reading Achievement: Predictors of High School Students' Academic Resilience.  

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In a national, longitudinal database, factors were examined that enabled public school students on a path toward failure to significantly improve reading achievement by high school graduation. Being Caucasian and female, having an internal locus of control, and taking an academic curriculum independently predicted academic resilience.…

Cappella, Elise; Weinstein, Rhona S.

2001-01-01

386

HEALTH, FITNESS AND SPORT DEPARTMENT ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT  

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HEALTH, FITNESS AND SPORT DEPARTMENT ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT WITTENBERG for a culminating endpoint evaluation. The following academic mission statements of the University and of the Health, Fitness and Sport Department address and support the unique contributions of this department. Affirmation

Bogaerts, Steven

387

Formative Assessment and Academic Achievement in Pre-Graduate Students of Health Sciences  

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Although educational experts recommend the use of formative assessment, there is a dearth of empirical studies on its impact on academic achievement. In this research the authors analyse to what extent participation and performance in formative assessment are associated with positive academic outcomes of pre-graduate students of health sciences. A…

Carrillo-de-la-Pena, Maria T.; Bailles, Eva; Caseras, Xavier; Martinez, Alvar; Ortet, Generos; Perez, Jorge

2009-01-01

388

Teaching Academic Courses Online: An Assessment of San Diego Miramar College Students  

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This paper addresses the assessment of an online academic course delivered through WebCT at San Diego Miramar College in Southern California. The native and non-native college students who took this course experienced online academic instruction for the first time. WebCT gives learners both knowledge input and interactive practice by encouraging…

Yang, Ju Yin

2008-01-01

389

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

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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

390

Work Personality, Work Engagement, and Academic Effort in a Group of College Students  

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The authors investigated the relationship between the variables of work engagement, developmental work personality, and academic effort in a sample of college students. This study provides evidence for the hypothesized positive relationship between academic effort, engagement, and work personality. When gender was controlled, the Work Tasks…

Strauser, David R.; O'Sullivan, Deirdre; Wong, Alex W. K.

2012-01-01

391

Social Cognitive Predictors of Mexican American College Students' Academic and Life Satisfaction  

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In this study, we used Lent's (2004) social cognitive model of well being to examine the academic and life satisfaction of 457 Mexican American college students attending a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Using structural equation modeling, results indicated that the model provided a good fit to the data. Specifically, we found positive relations from positive affect to enculturation, acculturation, college self-efficacy, academic

Lizette Ojeda; Lisa Y. Flores; Rachel L. Navarro

2011-01-01

392

Interactive SMART Board Techology: Does it Promote Individual Student Academic Achievment?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this two-phase, sequential mixed methods study will be to explore academic stimulation with the intent of using this information to develop and test an intrinsic relationship between SMART Board technology and academic achievement. The first phase will be a qualitative exploration of student stimulation by collecting observational data within a high school mathematics classroom. Themes from this

Jason D. Ellis

2010-01-01

393

Academic Attitudes and Psychological Well-Being of Black American Psychology Graduate Students  

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The goal of this study is to explore the relationships between academic self-concept, perception of competency in related domains, and academic motivation (intrinsic, extrinsic, and amotivation), and reported anxiety and depression among Black American psychology graduate students. The major research question asks whether there is a relationship…

Uqdah, Aesha L.; Tyler, Kenneth M.; DeLoach, Chante

2009-01-01

394

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

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

Sweeney, Heidi

395

Social Representations of American History and Academic Engagement and Performance of African American Students  

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Previous research has shown that social representations of one’s social groups can influence academic outcomes for racial and ethnic minority students in the United States. Other research has found that representations of American history have...

Thai, Luyen T.

2014-04-29

396

Assessment of Admission Criteria for Predicting Students' Academic Performance in Graduate Business Programs.  

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Business students' academic records were analyzed using traditional (linear and nonlinear regression) and nontraditional (neural network) methods. Results demonstrated the value of using qualitative performance predictors such as neural networks in the graduate admissions process. (SK)

Hoefer, Peter; Gould, James

2000-01-01

397

Malaysian adolescent students' needs for enhancing thinking skills, counteracting risk factors and demonstrating academic resilience  

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The adolescence period of life comes along with changes and challenges in terms of physical and cognitive development. In this hectic period, many adolescents may suffer more from various risk factors such as low socioeconomic status, substance abuse, sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy. Findings indicate that such disadvantaged backgrounds of Malaysian adolescent students lead to failure or underachievement in their academic performance. This narrative review scrutinises how some of these students are able to demonstrate academic resilience, which is satisfactory performance in cognitive or academic tasks in spite of their disadvantaged backgrounds. The review stresses the need for developing a caregiving relationship model for at-risk adolescent students in Malaysia. Such a model would allow educators to meet the students' needs for enhancing thinking skills, counteracting risk factors and demonstrating academic resilience.

Kuldas, Seffetullah; Hashim, Shahabuddin; Ismail, Hairul Nizam

2015-01-01

398

Predicting Student Academic Performance in an Engineering Dynamics Course: A Comparison of Four Types of Predictive Mathematical Models  

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Predicting student academic performance has long been an important research topic in many academic disciplines. The present study is the first study that develops and compares four types of mathematical models to predict student academic performance in engineering dynamics--a high-enrollment, high-impact, and core course that many engineering…

Huang, Shaobo; Fang, Ning

2013-01-01

399

First-Generation Issues: Learning Outcomes of the Dismissal Testimonial for Academically Dismissed Students in the Arts and Sciences  

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Academic dismissal resulting from poor scholastic achievement is an unfortunate reality at American universities, and one that involves students, faculty, and academic advisers. This chapter analyzes learning outcomes of the academic dismissal process for first-generation college students (FGS) resulting from a year-long study conducted at a…

Brost, Jennifer; Payne, Kelly

2011-01-01

400

What Affects Academic Functioning in Secondary Special Education Students with Serious Emotional and/or Behavioral Problems?  

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Concern is growing over the limited academic progress in special education students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (EBD). We know little about how academic and behavioral factors interact in these students to affect their academic functioning. Therefore, potential associations were investigated over the course of one school year for…

Mattison, Richard E.; Blader, Joseph C.

2013-01-01

401

Associations among Measures of Perfectionism, Self-Concept and Academic Achievement Identified in Primary School Students in Hong Kong  

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This study investigated relationships among measures of perfectionism, academic self-concept, and academic achievement in fourth and fifth grade children from selective primary schools in Hong Kong where admission involves strict assessment of students' aptitude and potential. Based on their overall academic performance 331 students were…

Fong, Ricci W.; Yuen, Mantak

2009-01-01

402

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

403

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

404

ACADEMIC HONESTY All students are expected to be familiar with the Williams College Honor Code and to reaffirm their commitment to the Statement of Academic  

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18 ACADEMIC HONESTY All students are expected to be familiar with the Williams College Honor Code Honesty As an institution fundamentally concerned with the free exchange of ideas, Williams College has, the students and faculty of Williams recognize the necessity and accept the responsibility for academ- ic

Cox, Rónadh

405

Relationships between Teachers' Perceived Leadership Style, Students' Learning Style, and Academic Achievement: A Study on High School Students  

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There is debate about whether the leadership style of the teacher or the learning style of the student affects academic achievement more. A large sample (n = 746) of eighth-grade students in Istanbul, Turkey, participated in a study where the leadership style of the teacher was assessed in terms of people orientation and task orientation. The…

Yildirim, Osman; Acar, Ahmet Cevat; Bull, Susan; Sevinc, Levent

2008-01-01

406

Fitness, fatness, and academic performance in seventh-grade elementary school students  

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Background In addition to the benefits on physical and mental health, cardiorespiratory fitness has shown to have positive effects on cognition. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and body weight status on academic performance among seventh-grade students. Methods Participants included 1531 grade 7 students (787 male, 744 female), ranging in age from 12 to 14 years (Mage?=?12.3?±?0.60), from 3 different cohorts. Academic performance was measured using the marks students had, at the end of their academic year, in mathematics, language (Portuguese), foreign language (English), and sciences. To assess cardiorespiratory fitness the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run, from Fitnessgram, was used as the test battery. The relationship between academic achievement and the independent and combined association of cardiorespiratory fitness/weight status was analysed, using multinomial logistic regression. Results Cardiorespiratory fitness and weight status were independently related with academic achievement. Fit students, compared with unfit students had significantly higher odds for having high academic achievement (OR?=?2.29, 95% CI: 1.48-3.55, p?academic achievement (OR?=?3.65, 95% CI: 1.82-7.34, p?academic achievement in seventh-grade students independent of the different cohorts, providing further support that aerobically fit and normal weight students are more likely to have better performance at school regardless of the year that they were born. PMID:25001376

2014-01-01

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

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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

408

Multidimensional perfectionism and academic procrastination: relationships with depression in university students.  

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Depression in university students is associated with numerous problematic outcomes. Unidimensional perfectionism and academic procrastination have each independently been related with depression and with one another in university students. Multidimensional perfectionism, consisting of self and social dimensions, and academic procrastination have not been simultaneously examined for their interrelationships with one another and with depression. Measures of multidimensional perfectionism, academic procrastination, and depression were administered to 150 undergraduate and graduate students. Analyses showed that only one dimension of perfectionism was correlated with procrastination, although both perfectionism and procrastination were important in accounting for depression in these students. Findings are discussed as they relate to the treatment of university students for the symptoms of depression. PMID:8302990

Saddler, C D; Sacks, L A

1993-12-01

409

Identifying Achievement Goals and Their Relationship to Academic Achievement in Undergraduate Pharmacy Students  

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Objectives. To compare the achievement goal orientations of first-year with those of third-year undergraduate Australian pharmacy students and to examine the relationship of goal orientations to academic achievement. Methods. The Achievement Goal Questionnaire was administered to first-year and third-year students during class time. Students’ grades were obtained from course coordinators. Results. More first-year students adopted performance-approach and mastery-approach goals than did third-year students. Performance-approach goals were positively correlated with academic achievement in the first year. Chinese Australian students scored the highest in adopting performance-approach goals. Vietnamese Australian students adopted mastery-avoidance goals more than other ethnicities. First-year students were more strongly performance approach goal-oriented than third-year students. Conclusion. Adopting performance-approach goals was positively correlated with academic achievement, while adopting avoidance goals was not. Ethnicity has an effect on the adoption of achievement goals and academic achievement. PMID:25258438

Sainsbury, Erica; Rose, Grenville; Smith, Lorraine

2014-01-01

410

Gender Differences in Academic Motivation of Secondary School Students  

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Introduction: The following study examines gender differences existing in various cognitive-motivational variables (causal attributions, academic goals, academic self-concept and use of significant learning strategies) and in performance attained in school subjects of Language Arts and Mathematics. Method: For this purpose, a sample of 521…

Cerezo Rusillo, Maria Teresa; Casanova Arias, Pedro Felix

2004-01-01

411

A Date With Academic Literacies: Using Brief Conversation to Facilitate Student Engagement With Academic Literacies  

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The argument that de-contextualized deficit approaches to academic literacies were ineffective (Lea, 2004; Northedge, 2003), has led to expectations that New Zealand Higher Education institutions embed academic literacies within programmes and courses (Tertiary Education Commission, 2010). This paper reports on the use of a teaching and learning…

Dunham, Nicola

2012-01-01

412

A Preliminary Research on Middle School Students' Academic Subjective Well-Being and Its Major Influential Factors  

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This study is conducted with self-developed questionnaire on 910 middle school students, aimed at describing middle school students' academic subjective well-being and exploring its influential factors. Results show that (1) Academic subjective well-being of middle school students is generally low and there exist differences in different schools…

Liu, Dianzhi; Zhang, Ronghua

2006-01-01

413

The Impact of Principal Perception on Student Academic Climate and Achievement in High School: How Does It Measure Up?  

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The purpose of this study is to examine the independent direct effects of student and principal perceptions of academic climate on student achievement in high school. To date, few studies have considered the influence of principal perceptions of academic climate on student achievement. In the present study, we test a set of two-level hierarchical…

Urick, Angela; Bowers, Alex J.

2014-01-01

414

The Mediating Effects of Student Engagement on the Relationships between Academic Disciplines and Learning Outcomes: An Extension of Holland's Theory  

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This research examined the relationships among students' academic majors, levels of engagement, and learning outcomes within the context of Holland's person-environment theory of vocational and educational behavior. The study focused on the role of student engagement as a mediating agent in the relationships between academic majors and student

Pike, Gary R.; Smart, John C.; Ethington, Corinna A.

2012-01-01

415

Exploring Collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs with a Focus on Institutional Mission, Structure, Processes, and Relationships  

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Research on collaboration between academic and student affairs in higher education suggests that student affairs must change to enhance outcomes of collaborative efforts. The purpose of this case study was to investigate perspectives of both academic and student affairs professionals within the context of a campus on which collaborations occur…

Zummo, Janice

2012-01-01

416

Factors That Support or Inhibit Academic Affairs and Student Affairs from Working Collaboratively to Better Support Holistic Students' Experiences: A Phenomenological Study  

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Within a traditional organizational structure in higher education, academic and student affairs divisions may not be collaborating well, and the lack of such collaboration may be impacting the students' holistic experiences. Students' academic and personal development depends not only on the quality of the curriculum and classroom…

O'Connor, Joshua Sean

2012-01-01

417

Investigating the relationship between information literacy and academic performance among students  

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Background: Nowadays, no student can ever pursue the ends of his studies unless he makes use of his information literacy skills. To become lifelong learners, they do need these skills. Information literacy is a set of information needed for searching, retrieval, evaluating, and making best use of information. This study uncovers the relationship between information literacy and academic performance among students at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods: This is a practical study using a survey method. All MA students in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences make the statistical population for this study, according to the sample size determined by using Cochran formula 265 samples that were selected by stratified random sampling. Data collection was through information literacy questionnaires designed by Davarpanah and Siamak, verified by Library and Information Sciences experts; and finally, gave a Cronbach's alpha of 0.83. To determine academic performance, the average scores of the students in previous semesters were considered. Results: The information literacy of all other students was significantly higher than medium except for students at Nursing and Nutrition faculties. The students of Management and Information Sciences faculty had the highest level of information literacy and students of nutrition faculty were attributed with the least level. There was no significant difference between male and female students’ information literacy. We also found out that there was a significant positive relationship between information literacy and studentsacademic performance in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Conclusion: Information literacy is one of the most important factors that leads to educational success. As there is a significant positive relationship between information literacy and studentsacademic performance, we should necessarily provide them with relative skills dealing with information literacy to improve their academic performance. PMID:25250361

Soleymani, Mohammad Reza

2014-01-01

418

International Students' Perception of Library Services and Information Resources in Chinese Academic Libraries  

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With the growth of international student enrollment in Chinese universities, user perception has become an area of developing research in academic libraries. China's policy of opening up has led to the education and economic reforms allowing major universities to enroll international students. These changes have created an increasing need for…

Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen

2013-01-01

419

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

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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

420

Explaining Chinese Students' Academic Motivation: Filial Piety and Self-Determination  

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This study investigated the relevance of filial piety and the three components of self-determination, namely, competence, autonomy and relatedness, on academic motivation among Hong Kong Chinese secondary school students. A total of 461 students completed the questionnaire which consisted of five scales assessing attitudes towards filial piety,…

Hui, Eadaoin K. P.; Sun, Rachel C. F.; Chow, Stephen Sau-Yan; Chu, Matthew Ho-Tat

2011-01-01

421

Self-Efficacy, Motivation and Their Relationship to Academic Performance of Bangladesh College Students  

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This study was designed to examine how self-efficacy, motivation and academic performance interact among students enrolled in an introductory marketing course in a private university of Bangladesh. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaire from the students. Empirical results reveal that there are statistically positive…

Chowdhury, Mohammed S.; Shahabuddin, A. M.

2007-01-01

422

Students' Personality Traits and Academic Performance: A Five-Factor Model Perspective  

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This study has investigated the impact of personality traits on students' academic achievement in an undergraduate marketing course taught by the same professor. All personality traits except extraversion positively and significantly predicted students' overall grade. Extraversion was positively related (r =0.140) but not statistically…

Chowdhury, Mohammed

2006-01-01

423

Organizational Change in Academic Programs: A Case Study of Doctoral Students' Experiences  

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This qualitative case study explored the experiences of doctoral students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as they transitioned from a fairly stable academic department experiencing significant changes. To achieve the purpose of the study, I investigated the experiences of doctoral students through an organizational development…

Frazier, Christina Coffee

2011-01-01

424

How Do Interaction Experiences Influence Doctoral Students' Academic Pursuits in Biomedical Research?  

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This exploratory qualitative study investigated how doctoral students reported their personal and professional interaction experiences that they believed might facilitate or impede their academic pursuits in biomedical research. We collected 19 in-depth interviews with doctoral students in biomedical research from eight universities, and we based…

Kong, Xiaoqing; Chakraverty, Devasmita; Jeffe, Donna B.; Andriole, Dorothy A.; Wathington, Heather D.; Tai, Robert H.

2013-01-01

425

Students' Learning Style Preferences and Teachers' Instructional Strategies: Correlations between Matched Styles and Academic Achievement  

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The purpose of the current study was to identify the extent to which learning styles influence the educational process as well as the outcome of elementary-age students in terms of academic achievement. This study examined potential relationships between the degree of match (as determined by comparing learning style preferences of students with…

Wilson, Mary

2012-01-01

426

Understanding Community College Students' Learning Styles and the Link to Academic Achievement  

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Learning styles have been an area of interest in educational psychology for many decades. However, community college students have been overlooked in learning styles research. To enhance teacher efficacy and student success, it is important to continue to evaluate the relationship between learning styles and academic achievement. The purpose of…

Peters, Kathleen

2012-01-01

427

Promoting the Academic Engagement and Success of Black Male Student-Athletes  

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The goal of this study was to provide a qualitative look at the factors associated with the academic engagement and success of Black male student-athletes in high school. The research team employed a thematic analysis to examine semi-structured interviews conducted with two successful Black male student-athletes, along with their principal,…

Harris, Paul C.; Hines, Erik M.; Kelly, Darren D.; Williams, Derick J.; Bagley, Bethany

2014-01-01

428

Internationalisation of Higher Education: Integrating International Students into Canadian Academic Environment  

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Fuelled by globalisation, the internationalisation of higher education in Canada is happening at a rapid pace. One manifestation of internationalisation is the increasing enrolment of international graduate students in Canadian institutions. Many of these students face challenges and barriers in integrating into Canadian academic environments…

Guo, Shibao; Chase, Mackie

2011-01-01

429

The Relationship between University Students' Academic Achievement and Perceived Organizational Image  

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The purpose of present study was to determine the relationship between university students' academic achievement and perceived organizational image. The sample of the study was the senior students at the faculties and vocational schools in Umuttepe Campus at Kocaeli University. Because the development of organizational image is a long process, the…

Polat, Soner

2011-01-01

430

Preschool Teaching Students' Prediction of Decision Making Strategies and Academic Achievement on Learning Motivations  

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The purpose of this study was to identify problems and motivation sources and strategies of decision-making of the students' attending preschool education teacher department, was to determine the relationship between learning motivation and strategies of decision-making, academic achievement of students, was to determine whether strategies of…

Acat, M. Bahaddin; Dereli, Esra

2012-01-01

431

An Assessment of Academic Stress among Undergraduate Students: The Case of University of Botswana  

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This research finding is based on the responses obtained from the undergraduate students at a higher learning institution (University) in Botswana. This paper investigated the stressors, symptoms and effects that are likely to be experienced by the undergraduate students in higher institutions (Universities). Stressors related to time, academic

Agolla, Joseph E.; Ongori, Henry

2009-01-01

432

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

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

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

2012-01-01

433

Negotiating Sociocultural Discourses: The Counter-Storytelling of Academically (and Mathematically) Successful African American Male Students  

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This study documents the counterstories of four academically (and mathematically) successful African American male students. Using participative inquiry, the participants were asked to read, reflect on, and respond to historical and current research literature regarding the schooling experiences of African American students. Their responses were…

Stinson, David W.

2008-01-01

434

Using Digital Logs to Reduce Academic Misdemeanour by Students in Digital Forensic Assessments  

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Identifying academic misdemeanours and actual applied effort in student assessments involving practical work can be problematic. For instance, it can be difficult to assess the actual effort that a student applied, the sequence and method applied, and whether there was any form of collusion or collaboration. In this paper we propose a system of…

Lallie, Harjinder Singh; Lawson, Phillip; Day, David J.

2011-01-01

435

The History of SHSAAMc: Student Health Services at Academic Medical Centers  

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This article presents an historical review of the organization known as Student Health Services at Academic Medical Centers (SHSAAMc). The authors discuss characteristics of health service directors as well as the history of meetings, discussion, and leadership. The focus of the group is the healthcare needs of health professions students at…

Veeser, Peggy Ingram; Hembree, Wylie; Bonner, Julia

2008-01-01

436

Addressing Task Avoidance in Middle School Students: Academic Behavior Check-In/Check-Out  

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Multitier prevention systems consist of a continuum of interventions to address the needs of all students. Within such systems, Tier I supports are in place for all students and are designed to enhance prosocial (social behavior interventions) and academic (instructional interventions) skills. Tier II interventions supplement the Tier I…

Turtura, Jessica E.; Anderson, Cynthia M.; Boyd, R. Justin

2014-01-01

437

The Assessment of the Perception of the Academic Self Efficacy of Turkish Education Graduate Students  

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The purpose of this research is to determine the perception of the academic self efficacy of Turkish Education graduate students. This study applied qualitative research approach and interview method. Master's students of Erciyes University, Institute of Education Science were chosen as a sample for the purpose, using clustering method. In…

Gocer, Ali

2013-01-01

438

Admission Rhetoric and Academic Self-Efficacy: The Importance of First Communications for Conditionally Admitted Students  

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This article advocates for increased attention on the college admission letter to strengthen conditionally admitted students' academic self-efficacy as they begin the college experience. Although first communications are often considered perfunctory, the language of admission materials has strong potential to help at-risk students begin…

Stewart, Joyce; Heaney, April

2013-01-01

439

An Assessment of the Effects of Teaching Methods on Academic Performance of Students in Accounting Courses  

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This study explores the effect of teaching methods on the academic performance of students in accounting courses. The study was carried out over two semesters at a well-known university in Turkey in principles of financial accounting and managerial accounting courses. Students enrolled in the courses were assigned to treatment and control groups.…

Hosal-Akman, Nazli; Simga-Mugan, Can

2010-01-01

440

Exploring Undergraduate Students' Ethical Perceptions in Barbados: Differences by Gender, Academic Major and Religiosity  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine whether there were differences in students' ethical perceptions based on gender, academic major and religiosity. Design/methodology/approach: A self-administered survey was conducted of 132 students at a university in Barbados, to determine ethical perceptions on five moral constructs: justice,…

Alleyne, Philmore; Persaud, Nadini

2012-01-01

441

The Effects of Participation in School Instrumental Music Programs on Student Academic Achievement and School Attendance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined whether or not students that participated in a school sponsored instrumental music program had higher academic achievement and attendance than students that did not participate in a school sponsor instrumental music program. Units of measurement included standardized test scores and attendance, without taking into consideration…

Davenport, Kevin O.

2010-01-01

442

The effects of participation in school instrumental music programs on student academic achievement and school attendance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined whether or not students that participated in a school sponsored instrumental music program had higher academic achievement and attendance than students that did not participate in a school sponsor instrumental music program. Units of measurement included standardized test scores and attendance, without taking into consideration variables such as gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. This study concentrated on

Kevin O Davenport

2010-01-01

443

Faculty and Male Student Athletes: Racial Differences in the Environmental Predictors of Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies have examined the impact of environmental variables on academic achievement among student athletes in the revenue-generating sports of men's basketball and football. However, while evidence concerning the positive impact of male student athlete and faculty interaction is virtually unequivocal, we are not certain whether the benefits…

Comeaux, Eddie; Harrison, C. Keith

2007-01-01

444

Coming to America for Spiritual or Academic Growth? Experiences of International Students at One Christian School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The number of international students flocking to North American private Christian schools has continued to grow. The author examined the overall experiences of 67 international high school students studying at a private Christian school in South Carolina. Their frustrations and struggles with academic and spiritual growth in a new cross-cultural…

Yin, Lishu

2013-01-01

445

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

446

Teacher Perceptions about Academic Achievement of Students with Special Needs in Coteaching Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The No Child Left Behind Act has put renewed focus on placing high school students with special needs in their least restrictive environment. Coteaching classrooms have become the most common method of meeting this legislative requirement. However, there is little research on the use of coteaching as an appropriate academic placement for students

Smith, Belinda L.

2012-01-01

447

Teacher Attitudes toward Dyslexia: Effects on Teacher Expectations and the Academic Achievement of Students with Dyslexia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined teacher attitudes toward dyslexia and the effects of these attitudes on teacher expectations and the academic achievement of students with dyslexia compared to students without learning disabilities. The attitudes of 30 regular education teachers toward dyslexia were determined using both an implicit measure and an…

Hornstra, Lisette; Denessen, Eddie; Bakker, Joep; van den Bergh, Linda; Voeten, Marinus

2010-01-01

448

Evaluating an Academic Scholarship Program For Engineering and Computer Science Transfer Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

An academic scholarship program for engineering and computer science transfer students, primarily from the community college, began in 2003. The CIRC\\/METS project - Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Community\\/Maricopa Engineering Transition Scholars - is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to retain transfer students in engineering and computer science degree programs and further, to have them choose to attend graduate school

Mary R. Anderson-Rowland; A. Fulton

2006-01-01

449

The Relationship of Cognitive Style to Academic Performance among Dental Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies have suggested that field independent (FI) dental dents perform better in pre-clinical laboratory courses than field dependent (FD) students. A study was conducted to determine the relationship of cognitive learning style to academic performance with 66 second year dental students at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond). A brief…

Linder, Frederic; And Others

450

Relationship between Study Habits and Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study was probed to find the significant relationship between study habits and academic achievement of higher secondary school students with reference to the background variables. Survey method was employed. Data for the study were collected from 300 students in 13 higher secondary schools using Study Habits Inventory by V.G. Anantha…

Lawrence, A. S. Arul

2014-01-01

451

A Descriptive Profile of an Instructional Plan for Students "At Risk" of Academic Failure.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated the stories of eight students who did not complete their college education with their SOUL (Society of Unlimited Learning) classmates. SOUL was a program designed to integrate economically and academically disadvantaged black students into the life of William Paterson College (New Jersey) in the summer of 1968 and consisted of…

Daniels, Marilyn

452

Information for ERASMUS Students for the Academic Year 2014/15 1. How to apply  

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1 - Fri, Oct 10, 2014 Mon, Sep 1, 2014 May1, 2014 Summer semester Mon, Mar 2 ­ Fri, Apr 3, 2015 Mon Stuttgart International Affairs #12;Information for Erasmus Students for the Academic Year 2014/2015 - 2 4 (summer semester): Applications must be sent to the ERASMUS student advisor of the relevant department

Reyle, Uwe

453

The Impact of Instrumental Music Instruction on the Academic Achievement of Fifth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the influence of instrumental music instruction on the academic achievement of fifth grade students. The sample consisted of 270 fifth grade students (135 boys and 135 girls) located in a southwestern Kansas school district in a city of approximately 20,000 people. The independent variables considered were: instrumental…

Dryden, Susannah

454

Relations between Student Perceptions of Their School Environment and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined student perceptions of their school environment (specifically, safety and inclusion in the school, experiences being bullied, and clear expectations for behaviour) and their relation with academic achievement at the school level. Participants were students in 969 elementary schools and 73 middle schools who took part in a…

Gietz, Carmen; McIntosh, Kent

2014-01-01

455

Hierarchical Linear Modelling of Student and School Effects on Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hierarchical linear modelling (HLM) and data from the New Brunswick School Climate Study were used to examine student background, school context, and school climate effects on Grade 6 student achievement in mathematics, science, reading, and writing. Gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and Native ethnicity were significant predictors of academic achievement. Schools showed the smallest variation in reading, the largest in mathematics.

Xin Ma; Don A. Klinger

2000-01-01

456

Academic Service Perception: A Comparative Research towards University Students in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to measure and present the academic expectation and satisfaction levels of senior class students within Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty of Education of Afyon Kocatepe University comparatively. The population of the study are the students Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and…

Hotamisli, Mustafa; Yoruk, Sinan

2011-01-01

457

Cultural Models of Education and Academic Performance for Native American and European American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined the role of cultural representations of self (i.e., interdependence and independence) and positive relationships (i.e., trust for teachers) in academic performance (i.e., self-reported grades) for Native American ("N"?=?41) and European American ("N"?=?49) high school students. The Native American students endorsed…

Fryberg, Stephanie A.; Covarrubias, Rebecca; Burack, Jacob A.

2013-01-01

458

The Effect of Students' Learning Styles to Their Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was aimed to evaluate the learning styles of education faculty students and to determine the effect of their success and relationship between their learning styles and academic success. The population of this study is comprised of the students of Ondokuz Mayis University Education Faculty and the sample includes 140, 68 art, 72…

Gokalp, Murat

2013-01-01

459

Resilience and Academic Achievement of Male and Female Secondary Level Students in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Resilience is the ability to succeed despite barriers that make it difficult for the students to succeed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between resilience and academic achievement of secondary level students of Gujranwala, Pakistan. A Resilience scale was used to collect data. The sample consisted of 127 secondary…

Sarwar, Muhammad; Inamullah, Hafiz; Khan, Naeemullah; Anwar, Nadeem

2010-01-01

460

On-Line Quizzing and Its Effect on Student Engagement and Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this study was to determine if on-line out-of-class quizzing would lead to increases in (a) classroom engagement (b) academic performance and (c) preparation perception of college students. Twenty-four sophomore level students enrolled in a required functional anatomy course participated in this study. Results from this study indicate…

Urtel, Mark G.; Bahamonde, Rafael E.; Mikesky, Alan E.; Udry, Eileen M.; Vessely, Jeff S.

2006-01-01

461

A Model for Doctoral Students' Perceptions and Attitudes toward Written Feedback for Academic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to investigate social science doctoral students' perceptions and attitudes toward written feedback about their academic writing and towards those who provide it. The study culminates in an explanatory model to describe the relationships between students' perceptions and attitudes, their revision decisions, and other…

Can, Gulfidan; Walker, Andrew

2011-01-01

462

Gender, Geographic Locations, Achievement Goals and Academic Performance of Secondary School Students from Borno State, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examined gender, geography location, achievement goals and academic performance of senior secondary school students in Borno State, Nigeria. The sample consists of 827 students from 18 public boarding secondary schools across South and North of Borno State: 414 (50.1 per cent) males and 413 (49.9 per cent) are females; 414 (50.1 per…

Musa, Alice K.J.

2013-01-01

463

The role of moral philosophy in promoting academic integrity among engineering students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic dishonesty is nothing new, yet it is particularly disturbing to find among engineering students, whose professional lives need to be guided by the highest ethical standards. Moral philosophy may illuminate some of the conditions for recovering a sense of the ethical for engineering students. Classical moral philosophers held that people belong to communities in ways that inform their sense

Brian K. Etter; Trevor S. Harding; Cynthia J. Finelli; Donald D. Carpenter

2004-01-01

464

From High Potential to Gifted Performance: Encouraging Academically Talented Urban Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academically talented students in many urban areas in the authors' Northeastern corner of the county have limited access to gifted and talented programs due to lack of funding and attention focused on students who are achieving well below grade level. In the city of Hartford, for example, no gifted program has been available for more than a…

Reis, Sally M.; Morales-Taylor, Miriam

2010-01-01

465

Making the Tacit Explicit: Rethinking Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy in International Student Academic Adaptation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article proposes an approach, broadly inspired by culturally inclusive pedagogy, to facilitate international student academic adaptation based on rendering tacit aspects of local learning cultures explicit to international full degree students, rather than adapting them. Preliminary findings are presented from a focus group-based exploratory…

Blasco, Maribel

2015-01-01

466

Reducing Test Anxiety and Improving Academic Performance in Fourth Grade Students: Exploring an Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative study investigated the effectiveness of a teacher-implemented intervention of eight sessions integrated into an existing curriculum to reduce test anxiety and improve academic performance in fourth grade students. The experimental group, n=23 was drawn from a sample of 64 students in a southwestern Rhode Island public school…

Donato, Jeanne M.

2009-01-01

467

Faculty Environments, Psychosocial Dispositions, and the Academic Achievement of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Postsecondary institutions seek to create a pedagogical environment that increases students' knowledge, expands their powers of reasoning, and shapes their psychosocial dispositions. In this study, we examined a conceptual model of academic attainment including two aspects of the pedagogical environment experienced by students, namely the…

Clifton, Rodney A.; Perry, Raymond P.; Stubbs, Christine Adams; Roberts, Lance W.

2004-01-01

468

An Investigation of Students' Academic Development, Views, and Feelings through Journals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate upper primary school students' academic development in science courses and to evaluate their views and feelings about self-learning processes through journals. Students in 6th and 7th grade wrote journals twice a week for nine weeks. We evaluated the journals weekly according to the Science Journal…

Erduran Avci, Dilek; Karaca, Dilek

2012-01-01

469

Faculty Environments, Psychosocial Dispositions, and the Academic Achievement of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Postsecondary institutions seek to create a pedagogical environment that increases students' knowledge, expands their powers of reasoning, and shapes their psychosocial dispositions. In this study, we examined a conceptual model of academic attainment including two aspects of the pedagogical environment experienced by students, namely the cognitive demands set by professors and the social support provided by both professors and other

Rodney A. Clifton; Raymond P. Perry; Christine Adams Stubbs; Lance W. Roberts

2004-01-01

470

Academic and social dimensions of student experience: The high school science classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study I asked how classroom participants defined and acted on academic and social dimensions of classroom life. Because little is known about how students think and feel about classroom experience (Erickson & Schultz, 1992), I focused on their perspectives. In attempting to sort out and report student perspectives, I used a case of one high school science classroom,

Ellen O'neil Longo

1997-01-01

471

Investigating the Relationship of Resilience to Academic Persistence in College Students with Mental Health Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the relationships between measures of inter- and intrapersonal resilience and mental health were examined with respect to academic persistence in college students with mental health issues. A sample of 121 undergraduate students with mental health issues was recruited from campus mental health offices offering college counseling,…

Hartley, Michael T.

2013-01-01

472

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

473

Employment During High School: Consequences for Students' Grades in Academic Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

High school students who work intensively at paid jobs tend to have lower grades in academic courses. Prior research has not properly tested theories about the source of the relationship between student employment and grades (or other outcomes), and has not explicitly modeled the potentially reciprocal nature of this relationship. We focus on both the short- and long-term effects of

John Robert Warren; Paul C. LePore; Robert D. Mare

2000-01-01

474

A Multilevel Multivariate Analysis of Academic Performances in College Based on NCAA Student-Athletes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is an application of contemporary multilevel regression modeling to the prediction of academic performances of 1st-year college students. At a first level of analysis, the data come from N greater than 16,000 students who were college freshman in 1994-1995 and who were also participants in high-level college athletics. At a second level of…

McArdle, John J.; Paskus, Thomas S.; Boker, Steven M.

2013-01-01

475

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

476

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A PROPOSAL FOR AN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES IN CERTAIN AREAS OF BOSTON IS PRESENTED. BASIC ASSUMPTIONS ARE THAT THERE IS AND OBVIOUS AND PRESSING NEED TO GIVE EXTRA HELP TO THE ABLE STUDENT FROM A DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND, AND THAT A RELATIVELY BRIEF ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCE FOR…

PRESSMAN, HARVEY

477

Assertive Skills and Academic Performance in Primary and Secondary Education, Giftedness, and Conflictive Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: This study explores the level of assertiveness in various samples of students from Primary and Secondary Education. With the data obtained, on the one hand, we analyzed the relation between assertiveness and academic performance and, on the other, we verified whether students who are excluded from the norm, either because of their…

Marugan de Miguelsanz, Montserrat; Carbonero Martin, Miguel Angel; Palazuelo Martinez, Ma Marcela

2012-01-01

478

Factors that Discriminate Best between Students Identified as Motivated or Not-Motivated to Achieve Academically  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a host of variables the literature or focus groups showed to influence student motivation to achieve academically. Secondary school teachers in Doha, Qatar were asked to identify the five most and five least motivated students in their classrooms. They also were asked to estimate the degree of involvement the parents had in the…

Baker, Ahmad M.; Kanan, Hana M.; Al-Misnad, Sheikha A.

2008-01-01

479

Evaluation of Academic and Career Counselling Information and Its Relation to Students' Educational Orientation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzed college students' (N=193) opinions regarding the academic and career advising they had received from high school guidance counselors, high school teachers, university guidance counselors, and university professors. Results indicate that students perceived advice from high school and university guidance counselors as less useful than high…

Alexitch, Louise R.; Page, Stewart

1997-01-01

480

Personal, Health, Academic, and Environmental Predictors of Stress for Residence Hall Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors studied contributors to stress among undergraduate residence hall students at a midwestern, land grant university using a 76-item survey consisting of personal, health, academic, and environmental questions and 1 qualitative question asking what thing stressed them the most. Of 964 students selected at random, 462 (48%) responded to…

Dusselier, Lauri; Dunn, Brian; Wang, Yongyi; Shelley, Mack C., II; Whalen, Donald F.

2005-01-01

481

Evaluating the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Process in Undergraduate Parks and Recreation Academic Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Institutions of higher education are increasingly being held more accountable for assessing student learning both in and out of their classrooms along with reporting results to their stakeholders. The purpose of this study, which examined assessment of student learning outcomes in undergraduate park and recreation academic programs, was two-fold:…

Ross, Craig M.; Young, Sarah J.; Sturts, Jill R.

2012-01-01

482

Students' Perceptions of Teaching Technologies, Application of Technologies, and Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined business students' perceptions of four objectives (i.e., Enjoyment, Learning, Motivation, and Career Application) across five teaching technologies (i.e., Projector, PowerPoint, Video, the Internet, and Lecture), business professors' effective application of technologies, and students' academic performance. We collected data…

Tang, Thomas Li-Ping; Austin, M. Jill

2009-01-01

483

Student Attitudes and Academic Background as Predictors of Achievement in College English.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the predictive relationship between student attitudes and their subsequent achievement in a freshman composition course. Results indicated that academic background and student attitudes were significantly correlated with subsequent grade performance. Attitude variables were more closely related to overall grade performance…

House, J. Daniel; Prion, Susan K.

1998-01-01

484

Best Practices When Using Student Survey Results in Academic Program Review. SERU Project Technical Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using the example of responses from civil engineering students at a very highly ranked participating university, this guide demonstrates the importance of comparative data when using student questionnaire data for undergraduate academic program review. It also emphasizes the advantage of using factor structures for better questionnaire-based…

Chatman, Steve

2011-01-01

485

Computer Mediated Communication for Social and Academic Purposes: Profiles of Use and University Students' Gratifications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study approaches the Internet as a social space, where university students make use of computer mediated communication (CMC) applications, i.e. e-mail, instant messaging and social network sites, in order to satisfy social and academic needs. We focus on university students, because they represent one of the most avid groups of CMC…

Vrocharidou, Anatoli; Efthymiou, Ilias

2012-01-01

486

The Relationship of IEP Quality to Curricular Access and Academic Achievement for Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and its influence on academic achievement, inclusion in general education classrooms, and curricular access for students with disabilities. 130 teachers from the state of Indiana were asked to submit the most recent IEP of one of their students in…

La Salle, Tamika P.; Roach, Andrew T.; McGrath, Dawn

2013-01-01

487

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

488

Relative Efficacy of Reciprocal and Nonreciprocal Peer Tutoring for Students At-Risk for Academic Failure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study directly compared the academic gains of reciprocal peer tutoring, nonreciprocal peer tutoring, and a waiting-list control group. Participants included 59 elementary students from second-, third-, and fourth-grade classrooms who performed below average on curriculum-based measurement (CBM) math probes. Students involved in peer tutoring…

Menesses, Keri F.; Gresham, Frank M.

2009-01-01

489

Academic Achievement and Transcendental Meditation: A Study with At-Risk Urban Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The middle school level is of particular concern to educators because of poor standardized test performance. This study evaluated change in academic achievement in public middle school students practicing the Transcendental Meditation[R] program compared to controls. A total of 189 students who were below proficiency level at baseline in English…

Nidich, Sanford; Mjasiri, Shujaa; Nidich, Randi; Rainforth, Maxwell; Grant, James; Valosek, Laurent; Chang, Walter; Zigler, Ronald L.

2011-01-01

490

Washington Community Colleges Factbook. Addendum A: Student Enrollments, Academic Year 1977-78.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to reveal trends in community college enrollments in Washington, student demographic and enrollment data for academic year 1977-78 were compiled and compared with figures for previous years. The report provides annualized averages for full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollments for the system for the years 1967 to 1977, and for FTE students by…

Meier, Terre; Story, Sherie

491

Relative Effects of Programmed Instruction and Demonstration Methods on Students' Academic Performance in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the effects of Programmed Instruction and Demonstration methods on students academic performance in science in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. A sampling technique (balloting) was used in selecting two schools in Esan West local government area for the study. Two intact classes of fifty (50) students each from the…

Uhumuavbi, P. O.; Mamudu, J. A.

2009-01-01

492

Impact of Student Perceptions of the Learning Environment on Decisions to Engage in Academic Dishonesty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative research study explored how college students' perceptions of the learning environment impacted their decisions to engage in academic dishonesty. Second and third-year college students (n = 445) were surveyed using an open-ended survey to determine how their perceptions of elements of the learning environment influenced their…

Pricci, Erica Barone

2012-01-01

493

Keeping up with the Joneses: Students' Perceptions of Academically Dishonest Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To understand undergraduate perceptions of academic dishonesty and honor codes, our participants estimated the likelihood that they, their friends, and the average college student would plagiarize or cheat on tests. Undergraduates reported that the average college student was most likely to cheat, their friends would be less likely to cheat, and…

Engler, Jennifer N.; Landau, Joshua D.; Epstein, Maya

2008-01-01

494

A Study of the Effectiveness of Ability Grouping on the Academic Achievement of Middle School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of grouping students by ability or achievement on middle school students' academic achievement. Mathematics achievement scores from the California Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) were obtained from 25 seventh graders randomly selected from a group of 80 who had received instruction in an ability-grouped setting for…

Phares, Barbara Georgeson

495

Graduate Students -Academic Year Support At Any Stage Name of Opportunity American Academy in Rome Prize  

E-print Network

Graduate Students - Academic Year Support At Any Stage Name of Opportunity American Academy in Rome Nomination Required Student applies directly Description The mission of the American Academy in Rome Development Grant Website http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/care Deadline mid

Suzuki, Masatsugu

496

Academic and Social Integration of International and Local Students at Five Business Schools, a Cross-Institutional Comparison  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a An increasing number of students choose to study at a university in a foreign country. A common belief among educators is\\u000a that international students are insufficiently academically adjusted. Recent research has found a mixed picture on whether\\u000a international students underperform in academic integration and academic performance. Therefore, Morrison et al. (2005) argue\\u000a that research should extend its focus to understanding

Bart Rienties; Therese Grohnert; Piet Kommers; Susan Niemantsverdriet; Jan Nijhuis

497

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

PubMed

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

Scanlan, Craig L

2006-01-01

498

Recentering Learning: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Academic and Student Affairs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a multifaceted program at Wagner College in New York which connects students, student affairs administrators, and faculty to build a comprehensive approach that prepares students for participation in a democracy. (EV)

Guarasci, Richard

2001-01-01

499

The Effects of Individual and School Factors on University Students' Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis article examines the factors that influence university students'academic performance, focusing on the role of student background and school factors. Using data on the first-year students at the University of Western Australia in 2001, two methodologies are employed. The first is analogous to an input-output approach, and the second is a random coefficients model. A key finding is that high

Rosemary Win; Paul W. Miller

2005-01-01

500

Academic and nonacademic experiences that affect first-generation college student attrition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the academic and nonacademic experiences of self-identified first-generation college students who left college before their second year. The study sought to find how the experiences might have affected the students' decision to depart. The case study method was used to investigate these college students who attended Florida International University. Semi-structured interviews

Geraldine F Koch

2008-01-01