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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Grimes, Sue K.

1997-01-01

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Teaching Science to Academically Underprepared Students.  

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

Mbamalu, Godwin E.

2001-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sue K. Grimes

1997-01-01

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Literacy Skills among Academically Underprepared Students  

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. Daniel House

1993-01-01

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Teaching Science to Academically Underprepared Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major problem facing science education in the United States today is its failure to produce enough well-educated minority students in the natural sciences and engineering. In most cases, the early difficulties encountered by these students in middle schools persists for years and prevent majority of them from pursuing advanced degrees and careers in the sciences and engineering. Thus, the

Godwin E. Mbamalu

2001-01-01

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

PubMed

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

House, J D

1993-03-01

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Developmental Reading Instruction, Academic Attainment and Performance among Underprepared College Students  

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The purpose of this study was to explore levels of academic attainment and performance among students whose course placement test scores identified them as underprepared. It was expected that students who developed college-level reading skills (i.e., remediated) before attempting college-level work would ultimately perform at higher levels and…

Worley, Jody

2003-01-01

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Effects of a Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention on the Motivation, Volition, and Achievement of Academically Underprepared College Students.  

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|This study involved the development and preliminary assessment of an intervention derived from contemporary social-cognitive theory to train academically underprepared college students in academic volitional control strategies, as implied by theory and research on volition and research on academic self-regulation. In this pre-post comparison…

Trawick, LaVergne

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Monifa Adenike Jumanne

1994-01-01

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Using Narrative Career Counseling with the Underprepared College Student  

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|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  

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|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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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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Epistemological Beliefs of Underprepared College Students.  

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|Examines the epistemological beliefs of 100 underprepared college freshmen by asking these students what their beliefs are when they enter college, if these beliefs change after the initial exposure to college, and what structures underlie their beliefs. Claims the beliefs of underprepared students are best represented by two belief dimensions,…

Cole, Rebecca Pollard; Goetz, Ernest T.; Willson, Victor

2000-01-01

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Epistemological Beliefs of Underprepared College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the epistemological beliefs of 100 underprepared college freshmen by asking these students what their beliefs are when they enter college, if these beliefs change after the initial exposure to college, and what structures underlie their beliefs. Claims the beliefs of underprepared students are best represented by two belief dimensions,…

Cole, Rebecca Pollard; Goetz, Ernest T.; Willson, Victor

2000-01-01

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The impact of a developmental science course on college success for underprepared health science students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Developmental education for the academically underprepared college student has been aimed at helping students succeed in college. However, developmental education courses have traditionally focused on reading, writing and math. This quantitative study examined the relationship between a developmental science course for underprepared health science students on grades achieved in college level medical terminology courses. The effect was measured by analyzing

Candace A. Johnson

2009-01-01

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From Diversity to Educational Equity: A Discussion of Academic Integration and Issues Facing Underprepared UCSC Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the positive effects generated by student-faculty interaction associated with multiple student outcomes are well-documented, little is known about how various student subgroups experience student-faculty interaction differently. Among studies that have investigated this issue, some demonstrate that the levels and effects of student-faculty interaction may differ by student gender, race, and major field. The current project improves our understanding of

Holly Gritsch de Cordova; Charis Herzon

2007-01-01

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Redesigning Mathematics Curriculum for Underprepared College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

While developing strategies to meet the needs of underprepared students, public colleges and universities across the nation are being faced with directives, often stemming from public viewpoint, state legislatures, and\\/or state governing bodies of higher education systems, to modify existing university programs in an effort to decrease the cost of serving incoming or first- year students, particularly those programs addressing

Marva S. Lucas; Nancy J. McCormick

2007-01-01

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The effects of notetaking skills training among academically underprepared urban college freshmen  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effects of notetaking training on 157 academically underprepared urban college freshmen. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of four notetaking strategies and review conditions on test performance. Four groups were trained to use the Cornell Notetaking Method and the generative learning technique of self-questioning. Students in the first encoding treatment group took

Patricia Mary Sinatra

1995-01-01

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Adults in Programs for the "Academically Underprepared"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Adult basic education represents a marginalized field that addresses the needs of a largely marginalized population: adults who are viewed through a deficit lens labeling them as being underprepared. This article examines particular challenges and strengths of adult learners in basic education programs (including literacy, English language, and…

Isserlis, Janet

2008-01-01

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Underprepared Community College Students: Implications of Attitudinal and Experiential Differences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Analyzes data from a freshman survey instrument and three-year outcomes data to define differences in college-ready and underprepared students classified according to a computerized placement test. Describes significant differences between underprepared and college-ready students and discusses their findings in relationship to the literature on…

Grimes, Sue K.; David, Kelly C.

1999-01-01

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Underprepared Community College Students: Implications of Attitudinal and Experiential Differences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes data from a freshman survey instrument and three-year outcomes data to define differences in college-ready and underprepared students classified according to a computerized placement test. Describes significant differences between underprepared and college-ready students and discusses their findings in relationship to the literature on…

Grimes, Sue K.; David, Kelly C.

1999-01-01

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DEVELOPMENTAL COURSE WORK AND EARLY PLACEMENT: SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR UNDERPREPARED COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if selected input and environmental variables had an effect on the successful outcome of degree-seeking, underprepared students entering a comprehensive, public, 2?year community college, ASSET test scores were used to identify underprepared students and placement in developmental English, math, and reading course work. Successful underprepared students differed significantly from unsuccessful underprepared students

Marilyn J. Amey; Patricia N. Long

1998-01-01

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An Examination of Pre-Entry and Academic Performance Factors that Predict Persistence for Academically Underprepared Students at a Public Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine student demographic, family characteristics, pre-college, and college academic factors that predict persistence between freshmen students who were placed or not placed in remediation courses. The participants for this study were comprised of 3,213 first-time, full-time and part-time, degree-seeking…

Stewart, Sheilynda F.

2010-01-01

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Addressing the Needs of Underprepared Students in Higher Education: Does College Remediation Work?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Each year , thousands graduate high school academically underprepared for college. Many must take remedial or developmental postsecondary coursework, and there is a growing debate about the effectiveness of such programs. This paper examines the effects of remediation using a unique data set of over 28,000 students. To account for selection…

Bettinger, Eric P.; Long, Bridget Terry

2009-01-01

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Addressing the Needs of Underprepared Students in Higher Education: Does College Remediation Work?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Each year, thousands graduate high school academically underprepared for college. Many must take remedial or developmental postsecondary coursework, and there is a growing debate about the effectiveness of such programs. This paper examines the effects of remediation using a unique data set of over 28,000 students. To account for selection biases, the paper implements an instrumental variables strategy based on

Eric P. Bettinger; Bridget Terry Long

2009-01-01

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Self-Regulation Behaviors in Underprepared (Developmental) and Regular Admission College Students  

PubMed

Although there is evidence that self-regulated learning processes, such as self-efficacy and goal setting, are significantly related to academic success most studies have not included participants from the one third of the entering college students who must take remedial college courses. The purpose of our research was to examine the differences between the self regulation reported by regular admission students and by underprepared students. We hypothesized that self regulating behaviors could predict developmental, that is underprepared, status or regular admission status among postsecondary students. Self regulation processes in randomly selected developmental and regular admission college students were identified using a structured interview. A discriminant function analysis tested the predictive ability of three measures of self regulating behavior. Developmental and regular admission students differed significantly in their self regulatory strategy deployment. The results suggest that self regulation may be a distinguishing characteristic between some developmental and regular admission students. Copyright 1998 Academic Press. PMID:9514688

Ley; Young

1998-01-01

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Developmental Course Work and Early Placement: Success Strategies for Underprepared Community College Students.  

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|Describes a study that compares successful and unsuccessful underprepared students using selected input, environmental, and output variables. Indicates that successful underprepared students completed developmental coursework in English and reading early in their college careers. Contains 17 references. (JDI)|

Amey, Marilyn J.; Long, Patricia N.

1998-01-01

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Developmental Course Work and Early Placement: Success Strategies for Underprepared Community College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study that compares successful and unsuccessful underprepared students using selected input, environmental, and output variables. Indicates that successful underprepared students completed developmental coursework in English and reading early in their college careers. Contains 17 references. (JDI)

Amey, Marilyn J.; Long, Patricia N.

1998-01-01

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The impact of a developmental science course on college success for underprepared health science students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Developmental education for the academically underprepared college student has been aimed at helping students succeed in college. However, developmental education courses have traditionally focused on reading, writing and math. This quantitative study examined the relationship between a developmental science course for underprepared health science students on grades achieved in college level medical terminology courses. The effect was measured by analyzing student grades retrieved from a college database of official school records through the use of correlation research methodology during a previous 2-year academic period at a selected independent 4-year right-to-try college. The results yielded a weakly positive correlation, but not statistically significant coefficient of 0.325 between grades for students who successfully completed the developmental science course and their subsequent success in a college-level science course. The study added to the gap in knowledge in terms of the effect a developmental science course has on grades in college-level science courses.

Johnson, Candace A.

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Perceived Academic Preparedness of First-Generation Latino College Students  

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

Boden, Karen

2011-01-01

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

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|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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Underprepared, Ethnically Diverse Community College Students: Factors Contributing to Persistence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the perceptions of underprepared college students who had participated in a first-year learning community at an urban, culturally diverse, commuter campus in the southeastern United States. Perceptions of graduates and those who earned at least 30 college-level credit hours were compared…

Barbatis, Peter

2010-01-01

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Underprepared Community College Students: Implications of Attitudinal and Experiential Differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data from a freshman survey instrument (CIRP) completed by the 1992 entering cohort of 500 freshmen at a Florida community college and three-year outcomes data from the college's database were analyzed to define differences in college-ready and underprepared students classified according to a computerized placement test. Based on chi square analysis of categorical variables and multivariate ANOVAs for each cluster

Sue K. Grimes; Kelly C. David

1999-01-01

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Project SYNERGY: Software Support for Underprepared Students. Software Implementation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Miami-Dade Community College's (MDCC's) implementation and assessment of computer software as a part of Project SYNERGY, a multi-institutional project funded by the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation designed to seek technological solutions for helping students underprepared in reading, writing and mathematics, is described in this…

Anandam, Kamala; And Others

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Perceptions of Underprepared Community College Students regarding their Educational Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of underprepared college students who had participated in learning communities and who persisted to complete developmental classes and earned at least 30 college-level credit hours to graduate and the perceptions of their peers who had dropped out of college. The theories posed by Tinto, Astin, and Freire formed the framework

Peter Barbatis

2008-01-01

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Perceptions of underprepared community college students regarding their educational achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of underprepared college students who had participated in learning communities and who persisted to complete developmental classes and earned at least 30 college-level credit hours to graduate and the perceptions of their peers who had dropped out of college. The theories posed by Tinto, Astin, and Freire formed the framework

Peter Barbatis

2008-01-01

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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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Effects of student-faculty interactions on persistence of underprepared community college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The high concentration of underprepared students in community colleges presents a challenge to educators, policy-makers, and researchers. All have pointed to low completion rates and caution that institutional practices and policy ought to focus on improving retention and graduation rates. However, a multitude of inhibiting factors limits the educational opportunities of underprepared community college students. ^ Using Tinto's (1993) and

Deoraj Bharath

2009-01-01

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Perceived Academic Preparedness of First-Generation Latino College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Karen Boden

2011-01-01

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Preparing the Underprepared: Current Academic Library Practices in Developmental Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative study examines academic libraries and developmental education. The study was based on semistructured telephone inter- views with 31 librarians from 21 states. Interview questions focused on instruction services for developmental students, library collections for developmental students, collaboration with developmental education instructors and learning centers, and professional development related to developmental education. Analysis of the results shows that librarians

Ann Roselle

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Understanding and Retaining Underprepared College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of the literature suggested that African-American and minority students bring a diverse culture to "traditional" college life. As a result, many institutions of higher learning designed their student services, student support programs, curricular and extracurricular to meet the special nature and needs of its minority student population.…

Littleton, Roosevelt

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Improving Reading Comprehension of Underprepared College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A practicum was designed to improve reading comprehension of 10 basic skills college students by providing training using 5 specific strategies and techniques. Five specific strategies based on a review of the literature were selected: (1) metacognitive awareness; (2) discussion; (3) self-monitoring charts; (4) use of pictures as an introduction…

Doughty, Irma Darrow

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Mathematics Anxiety and the Underprepared Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses the symptoms and causes of math anxiety, and preventative measures that teachers can use to alleviate the stress some students experience in mathematics problem solving. Mathematics anxiety is defined as "feelings of tension and anxiety that interfere with the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems…

Godbey, Cathy

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Exploring Challenges That Threaten to Impede the Academic Success of Academically Underprepared Black Males at an HBCU  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically, education has played a central role in the lives of Blacks. Although Blacks continue their penchant for education, Black males have not fared as well in the educational pipeline. Data for this study emerged from a qualitative investigation of factors that promote success for academically underprepared Black males at a historically Black college and university (HBCU). Although all of

Ryan J. Davis Robert T. Palmer; Adriel A. Hilton

2009-01-01

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Advising Underprepared Students: A Design for a Successful Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Asserts that counseling at-risk students is vital to student retention and fosters personal, supportive relationships that help students identify forces contributing to their academic difficulties. Outlines position and program descriptions, including advisor training; developmental-studies student orientation; workshops; resources available in…

Meadows, Deana C.

1998-01-01

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Enrolled but Underprepared: A Phenomenological Study of Community College Developmental Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This phenomenological study examined the experience of community college developmental students, students who were enrolled in college yet underprepared for the college experience, as described by fourteen community college developmental students. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the lived experience of the…

Rizzo, Stephen Wayne Burton

2010-01-01

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Underprepared Learners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues pertaining to underprepared students in colleges are addressed in five papers and an annotated bibliography. In "Can Higher Education Be Equal and Excellent Too?" K. Patricia Cross claims that colleges can provide equal access and quality if major changes are made concerning such outmoded practices as faculty-load formulas and credit-hour…

Cross, K. Patricia, Ed.

1983-01-01

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An Analysis of One College's Admission Option for Underprepared Freshmen  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine the success of an alternate admission option for academically underprepared students. This study compared relevant enrollment, academic, and graduation data at various critical points in the academic careers of alternate admission option students with data from students who entered the college through…

Legutko, Robert S.

2006-01-01

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A Comparison of the Effect of Academic Peer Mentors on the Grade Point Averages of Underprepared Freshmen at Mount Vernon Nazarene College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effect of academic peer mentors on the grade-point averages of underprepared freshmen at Mount Vernon Nazarene College (Ohio), a church-related coeducational college of arts and sciences. Underprepared freshmen at this school are required to participate in the College Experience Enhancement Program. For the fall, 1993 term,…

Bolender, Ronald

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bahr, Peter Riley

2008-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter Riley Bahr

2008-01-01

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Building a Sense of Community for Underprepared Students through Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes several strategies, all based on letters written between teacher and students, that build a sense of community and collaboration in college developmental reading and writing classes, helping students to see themselves as active learners and thinkers. (SR)

DeAngelis, Virginia

1997-01-01

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If a Tree Falls in the Forest...Listening for My Students' Voices: A Qualitative Study of "Underprepared" College Freshmen.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study offers a broad view of community college students who enter college underprepared for the rigors of credit-bearing coursework. The dissertation employed Lawrence-Lightfoot and Davis' theories and practices of portraiture as a mode of qualitative inquiry. The study examined the lives of four reading and writing students who placed into…

Berg, Christine G.

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A Freshman Science Cohort Class for Underprepared Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A troubling fraction of students in STEM majors flounder at the introductory level. The most compelling reason for this is a lack of adequate intellectual preparation. On a fundamental level, science is done by thinking critically about the natural world. Students with weak quantitative reasoning skills will struggle in quantitative science fields. The talk will discuss the depth of the

Nathan Moore; John Deming

2009-01-01

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A Freshman Science Cohort Class for Underprepared Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A troubling fraction of students in STEM majors flounder at the introductory level. The most compelling reason for this is a lack of adequate intellectual preparation. On a fundamental level, science is done by thinking critically about the natural world. Students with weak quantitative reasoning skills will struggle in quantitative science fields. The talk will discuss the depth of the problem, a teaching strategy implemented at Winona State University which is designed to enhance these skills, and initial results, indicating a substantial increase in student ability and retention in STEM fields.

Moore, Nathan; Deming, John

2009-11-01

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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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Gender in mathematics relationality: counseling underprepared college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a professional tutor practicing primarily in the Northeast of the USA, I have noticed gender differences in how college\\u000a students approach required mathematics courses and in how I approach tutoring them. I conducted a relational mathematics counseling\\u000a pilot study, where I was a participant researcher in an introductory statistics for psychology class, ran a study group for\\u000a the class,

Jillian M. Knowles

2008-01-01

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Evaluating Placement and Developmental Studies Programs at a Technical Institute: Using ACT's Underprepared Student Follow-up Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many two-year institutions use the ASSET-a student success system developed by the American College Testing Program (ACT) for community college student advising, placement, and retention. The author describes using ACT's new Underprepared Student Follow-up Report (UPSFUR) as an assessment tool for retention programs. The sample comprised 1,261 records from Chattahoochee Technical Institute's ASSET database on students tested during 1995, and

Dawn Zoller Hodges

1998-01-01

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Underprepared Freshmen, 20 Years Later  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory research is a 20-year study of 52 underprepared first-year college students of 1976. Based on college records and interviews in 1980, 1986, and 1996, this article relates their achievements, challenges, aspirations, and reflections.

Mildred R. Steele

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The Investigation of Study Strategies that Maximize Learning for Underprepared Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract. Research has consistently found that college students, especially freshmen, are not independent learners. To help students become self-regulated learners, reading and study skills courses as well as academic assistance programs should be designed to address this concern. Students must develop an inventory of study strategies that can be selectively employed to meet the particular demands of the materials and

Grace-Ann Gorga Cukras

2006-01-01

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The Investigation of Study Strategies that Maximize Learning for Underprepared Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research has consistently found that college students, especially freshmen, are not independent learners. To help students become self-regulated learners, reading and study skills courses as well as academic assistance programs should be designed to address this concern. Students must develop an inventory of study strategies that can be…

Cukras, Grace-Ann Gorga

2006-01-01

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Counseling/Peer Tutoring for Test Anxious Underprepared Students: A Preliminary Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Psychology students at the University of Minnesota were studied for the effects of different interventions on test anxiety and the academic performance of students with debilitating test anxiety. One group of students received peer tutoring and training in the use of study skills; a second group received training in cue-controlled desensitization…

Lent, Robert W.; And Others

1982-01-01

69

Addressing the Needs of Under-Prepared Students in Higher Education: Does College Remediation Work?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Each year, thousands of students graduate high school academically unprepared for college. As a result, approximately one-third of entering postsecondary students require remedial or developmental work before entering college-level courses. However, little is known about the causal impact of remediation on student outcomes. At an annual cost of over $1 billion at public colleges alone, there is a growing debate

Eric P. Bettinger; Bridget Terry Long

2005-01-01

70

Assessing the Impact of Early Remediation in the Persistence and Performance of Underprepared Community College Students. AIR 1996 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A longitudinal study evaluated whether early remediation affected the persistence and/or performance of underprepared students at a midwestern, suburban community college. The study focused on the 3,282 students who completed the basic skills inventory in either Fall 1991 or Fall 1992. Students were classified as either prepared (N=2,028) or…

Campbell, John W.; Blakey, Linda S.

71

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.

72

Self-Regulation Behaviors in Underprepared (Developmental) and Regular Admission College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although there is evidence that self-regulated learning processes, such as self-efficacy and goal setting, are significantly related to academic success most studies have not included participants from the one third of the entering college students who must take remedial college courses. The purpose of our research was to examine the differences between the self regulation reported by regular admission students

Kathryn Ley; Dawn B. Young

1998-01-01

73

Personal factors that influence deaf college students' academic success.  

PubMed

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

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

2011-05-09

74

The Effects of a Cognitive Information Processing Career Intervention on the Dysfunctional Career Thoughts, Locus of Control, and Career Decision Self-Efficacy of Underprepared College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the impact of a seven-session career intervention in a First Year Experience course on the dysfunctional career thoughts, locus of control, and career decision self-efficacy of underprepared college students. The career intervention was based on the cognitive information processing approach to career decision making…

Henderson, Kristina M.

2009-01-01

75

Graduation Rates: A Comparison of First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen Who Entered a Community College Prepared and Those Who Entered Underprepared for College-Level Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year millions of young people graduate from high school and enroll in colleges and universities across the country, and many of these students are underprepared for the demands and academic rigor of college-level courses. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were significant differences in graduation rates between students

Yates, Kathy Jo

2010-01-01

76

Motivation of Academically Gifted Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rush, Emily

2012-01-01

77

Immigrant College Students' Academic Obstacles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Soria, Krista M.; Stebleton, Michael

2013-01-01

78

Boosting Underprepared Students: Salish Kootenai College Uses Research to Build Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As an open-access institution and a tribal college, Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, Montana) accepts all students who walk through the doors. Part of SKC's mission is to provide educational opportunities and access for students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. In recent years, national attention has focused on the…

Sherwin, Stacey

2011-01-01

79

Boosting Underprepared Students: Salish Kootenai College Uses Research to Build Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As an open-access institution and a tribal college, Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, Montana) accepts all students who walk through the doors. Part of SKC's mission is to provide educational opportunities and access for students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. In recent years, national attention has focused on the…

Sherwin, Stacey

2011-01-01

80

What do Underprepared Students Learn about Measurement from Introductory Laboratory Work?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates changes in students' understanding of various aspects of measurement before and after participating in two different introductory laboratory courses at two universities in South Africa. Students' ideas were sought using a probe into their understanding of data collection, data processing and data comparison. The responses were analysed using a model which identified subjects as adhering to either

Marissa Rollnick; Fred Lubben; Sandra Lotz; Betty Dlamini

2002-01-01

81

The Impact of Remediation on Persistence of Under-Prepared College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the influence of individual attributes, high school experience, and college experience upon persistence for remedial and non-remedial students. The subjects were 438 first-time true freshmen who graduated from a large private university on the West Coast. In addition to finding that remedial and non-remedial students did not…

Kreysa, Peter G.

2007-01-01

82

"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…

Sullivan, Patrick; Nielsen, David

2013-01-01

83

Disparities among reading, writing, and Oral language: A look at underprepared College students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on three issues: (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. Along with these issues, a theoretical paradigm contrasts the relationships between main ideas and details in reading processes with

Sherrie L. Nist; C. Ruth Sabol

1984-01-01

84

Retaining Underprepared Students Enrolled in Remedial Courses at the Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to 1995 data collected by the National Center for Educational Statistics, first-year students at public community colleges were twice as likely to be enrolled in a remedial education course than their public four-year counterparts. Ninety-five percent of community colleges offer remedial instruction, yet critics of the community college…

Young, Kristine M.

85

What do Underprepared Students Learn about Measurement from Introductory Laboratory Work?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigates changes in students' understanding of various aspects of measurement before and after participating in two different introductory laboratory courses at two universities in South Africa. Students' ideas were sought using a probe into their understanding of data collection, data processing and data comparison. The responses were analysed using a model which identified subjects as adhering to either a point or set paradigm. Considerable gains were made during instruction with both groups, though some important differences were identified between them. Neither group could be identified after instruction as full adherents to the set paradigm which was a goal of the instruction. Rather, the majority were found to use ad hoc or rote set action, while using point reasoning.

Rollnick, Marissa; Lubben, Fred; Lotz, Sandra; et al.

2002-02-01

86

BEYOND THE DREAM: IMPROVING COLLEGE-READINESS OF UNDERPREPARED COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The majority of the nation’s first-year college students are not prepared to assume postsecondary level studies. Many are diverted to developmental education programs and most never attain postsecondary credentials. Educational reform is on the national agenda and challenges community colleges to address the growing lack of postsecondary achievement. The purpose of this instrumental multi-case study was to explore and analyze

Joan L. Kindle

2012-01-01

87

Predictors of academic procrastination in college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brian Farran

2004-01-01

88

Identification with Academics and Academic Success among Community College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jason W. Osborne

1997-01-01

89

Assigning students to academic majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hussein M. Saber; Jay B. Ghosh

2001-01-01

90

Instructing Students in Academic Integrity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

91

Students' Motivation to Access Academic Advising Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Henning, Marcus A.

2009-01-01

92

Students' Motivation to Access Academic Advising Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Henning, Marcus A.

2009-01-01

93

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

94

Law students academic excellence awarded  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Andrea Barnard

2010-01-01

95

Student-Centered Learning and an Emergent Developmental Student Taxonomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative case study conducted at a community college examined links between student learning and faculty instruction within developmental education. The analysis of interviews, observations, student inventories, and institutional data identified faculty perceptions and responses to the challenges associated with teaching academically and developmentally underprepared students. One key finding was the emergence of a student taxonomy based on a holistic

Robin L. Capt; Diane E. Oliver

2012-01-01

96

PASS: Promoting Academic Student Success. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Kenneth; Sonner, Bruce

97

LATINO STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dallas Long

98

Increasing Student Success and Retention: A Multidimensional Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fowler, Paul R.; Boylan, Hunter R.

2010-01-01

99

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Academic buoyancy is developed as a construct reflecting everyday academic resilience within a positive psychology context and is defined as students' ability to successfully deal with academic setbacks and challenges that are typical of the ordinary course of school life (e.g., poor grades, competing deadlines, exam pressure, difficult…

Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.

2008-01-01

100

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic buoyancy is developed as a construct reflecting everyday academic resilience within a positive psychology context and is defined as students' ability to successfully deal with academic setbacks and challenges that are typical of the ordinary course of school life (e.g., poor grades, competing deadlines, exam pressure, difficult…

Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.

2008-01-01

101

Strategies for Teaching 21st Century Skills to Tomorrow's College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today’s first year college students arrive on campus underprepared for the academic demands that await them. Despite the dedicated efforts of high school librarians, research continues to illustrate that students lack basic information literacy skills crucial to their academic success in higher education. In this session high school and academic librarians will explore this issue with participants to identify key

Ann Marie Smeraldi; Kenneth J. Burhanna; Joanna McNally; Jennifer Schwelik

2011-01-01

102

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

103

Student Academic Support: A Validity Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joseph P. Mazer; Blair Thompson

2011-01-01

104

Depression and Academic Impairment in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eric Heiligenstein; Greta Guenther; Ken Hsu; Kris Herman

1996-01-01

105

Predicting Performance in a Community College Content-Area Course from Academic Skill Level  

Microsoft Academic Search

Binary logistic regression analyses were performed on institutional data from a large urban community college in order to identify predictors of performance in a content course (psychology) that had high literacy demands. It was found that students who completed college English were more likely to pass the content course than students with developmental-level English skills. Also, academically underprepared students who

Miriam T. Goldstein; Dolores Perin

2008-01-01

106

The bigger picture: undergraduate voices reflecting on academic transition in an Irish university  

Microsoft Academic Search

Though the majority of students make a successful transition to higher level education, mass education and the strategic marketing of universities have seen academic interest in the transition process receive significant attention in recent years. In Ireland, following two years of focused examination preparation, students are considerably underprepared for transition. This qualitative study uses student reflective journals in the first

Vera Sheridan; Siobhán Dunne

2012-01-01

107

The Academic Performance of Foreign Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ivan Putman

1961-01-01

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

109

Enhancing Student Learning with Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

110

Academic Advising as Perceived by Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hsu, Margaretha; Bailey, April E.

2007-01-01

111

New Directions in Student Academic Writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sue Starfield

112

Computer conferencing and academic literacy: lessons from Sam's cafe  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the use of computer technology and electronic mall become more established in South Africa, the author argues that it is timely to consider how computer technology can be used to promote the development of academic literacy skills among underprepared students in tertiary institutions. Drawing on data collected from a participant-observer case study of a writing project, “Sam's Cafe”, in

Bonny Norton-Peirce

1996-01-01

113

Rethinking Remedial Education and the Academic-Vocational Divide  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the United States and in other countries as well there are a number of government and philanthropic initiatives to help more people, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, enter and succeed in post-secondary education. These initiatives typically involve remedial education (because a significant number of students are academically underprepared) and vocational or occupational education (called Career and Technical Education in

Mike Rose

2011-01-01

114

Rethinking Remedial Education and the Academic-Vocational Divide  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the United States and in other countries as well there are a number of government and philanthropic initiatives to help more people, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, enter and succeed in postsecondary education. These initiatives typically involve remedial education (because a significant number of students are academically underprepared) and vocational or occupational education (called Career and Technical Education in

Mike Rose

2012-01-01

115

Affirmative action and academic support: African medical students at the University of Cape Town.  

PubMed

As a result of the policy of apartheid, the University of Cape Town Medical School was prevented from admitting black African students by the South African Government until 1986. A further feature of this policy was to impose an inferior primary and secondary school education in African pupils, so that, in general, African school-leavers are underprepared for tertiary education. Admission to medical school is highly competitive and African school-leavers are unable to compete effectively with their counterparts from the other racial groups. Therefore, from 1986 to 1990 inclusive, an affirmative action admissions policy was followed that allowed the most successful African matriculants, whether competitive or not, to enter the Medical School and follow the regular course of study. This process failed in that an inadequate number of students gained admission to the MBChB programme and their academic progress was unsatisfactory. Since 1991, an affirmative action policy incorporating both academic support and mentor programmes has been followed by the Faculty of Medicine. This system has led to a substantial increase in the number of African students entering the first year of study and it is planned that up to 40% of all matriculants entering the MBChB programme in 1995 will be via this system. The academic load is reduced, and the results the students obtain at university have markedly improved, with 86% of students achieving the academic goals that they are set. The comparison between these two systems emphasizes the need to provide both academic and social support as well as flexibility in the curriculum if and affirmative action policy is to succeed. PMID:7623697

Colborn, R P

1995-03-01

116

Student Health and Academic Achievement  

MedlinePLUS

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

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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

118

Strengthening College Students' Success through the RAC  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anderson, Trela; Kim, Ji Young

2011-01-01

119

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

120

Academic Advising to Facilitate Student Retention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kapraun, E. Daniel; Coldren, Doris W.

121

Serving Deaf Students in Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

1983-01-01

122

Online Learning: Does It Help Low-Income and Underprepared Students? CCRC Working Paper No. 26. Assessment of Evidence Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Advocates of online learning are optimistic about its potential to promote greater access to college by reducing the cost and time of commuting and, in the case of asynchronous approaches, by allowing students to study on a schedule that is optimal for them. This goal of improved access has been one of the top motivators for postsecondary…

Jaggars, Shanna Smith

2011-01-01

123

Under-Prepared College Students' Perceoptions of the Impact of Technology Integration in a Developmental Reading Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data collection included the following primary data streams: large group and small group class discussions, electronic submissions of personal reflections, answers to teacherresearcher- generated questions and questions and answers to student-generated questions posted to a Yahoo Discussion Group, a Character Analysis document using Powerpoint, and an audiotape of a whole class discussion. Also included in the data streams was an

Deborah Darby

2005-01-01

124

College Choices of Academically Talented Secondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hope E. Wilson; Jill L. Adelson

2012-01-01

125

Advising Community College Students: Exploring Traditional and Emerging Theory. In Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Community college advising and counseling practitioners provide a productive setting for establishing a positive tone for self and academic discovery, while assisting students in finding their place within higher education. This brief compares current advising strategies for under-prepared students or students with low college readiness. One of…

Makela, Julia Panke

2006-01-01

126

At Issue: Developmental Education and the Success of Our Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The growing national evidence on the number of students who enter community colleges with weak academic skills demonstrates the dramatic increase in the incidence of underprepared students matriculating into postsecondary education. But the same evidence demonstrates that what happens to these developmental students upon enrolling into…

Daiek, Deborah; Dixon, Shirley; Talbert, Linda

2012-01-01

127

At Issue: Developmental Education and the Success of Our Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The growing national evidence on the number of students who enter community colleges with weak academic skills demonstrates the dramatic increase in the incidence of underprepared students matriculating into postsecondary education. But the same evidence demonstrates that what happens to these developmental students upon enrolling into…

Daiek, Deborah; Dixon, Shirley; Talbert, Linda

2012-01-01

128

College Choices of Academically Talented Secondary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilson, Hope E.; Adelson, Jill L.

2012-01-01

129

Punishing Students for Non-Academic Misconduct.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Friedl, John

2000-01-01

130

Predicting Academic Success among Deaf College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

131

Academic Dishonesty and Perceptions of Pakistani Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nazir, Mian Sajid; Aslam, Muhammad Shakeel

2010-01-01

132

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

133

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

134

A TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Technology Intervention and Support Program (TISP) was developed at two of Kent State University's seven regional campuses to provide a minimum of 50 academically disadvantaged and underprepared students enrolled in associate degree technical programs with individualized intervention\\/support services to improve skills in mathematics and English. The composite profiles of the typical student participant at each of the two campuses

Shirley Barton

1993-01-01

135

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

136

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

137

Perceptions of Academic Advising and Freshman Student Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kathleen Shea Smith

2004-01-01

138

Academic Challenges: Student Outcomes Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

139

Preparing university students for global workforces: Comparisons between engineering and business school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing concern among universities that students in undergraduate and graduate engineering and business programs will be unprepared or underprepared to work in global workforces. In their 2005 publication, Engineers for 2020, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) urged university engineering schools nationwide to embed curriculum and assessment measures into academic programs that provide opportunities and associated assessment

Gisele Ragusa

2010-01-01

140

Academic Advising to Facilitate Student Retention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1982-01-01

141

Student Participation in Academic Governance. PREP-15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Robinson, Lora H.; Shoenfeld, Janet D.

142

Student Academic Achievement Assessment Plan, April 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.

143

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

144

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

145

Academic Achievement of Student-Athletes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foltz, Roger A.

146

The New Academic Library and Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morris, Jim

2007-01-01

147

Student Academic Development through Prescribed Undergraduate Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Navaee, Shahnam

2011-06-13

148

Students' Academic Self-Perception  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

149

Student Collaborative Networks and Academic Performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Schmidt, David; Bridgeman, Ariel; Kohl, Patrick

2013-04-01

150

Coaching Students to Academic Success and Engagement on Campus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Robinson, Claire; Gahagan, Jimmie

2010-01-01

151

Different Perceptions of Recruitment Efforts by Academic College of Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

152

Predicting academic success among deaf college students.  

PubMed

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

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

2009-04-08

153

Effects of Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy and Degree Utility on Student Persistence: A Path Analytic Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Constructed a path model mapping the effect of career decision-making self-efficacy (CDMSE) and degree utility on persistence of underprepared college students. Found that students who believed college would provide employment opportunities and better careers were more likely to persist, and that CDMSE has a direct effect on social and academic

Peterson, Shari L.; delMas, Robert C.

2002-01-01

154

Facilitating Student Learning Through Contextualization: A Review of Evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a review of evidence for contextualization, defined here as an instructional approach connecting foundational skills and college-level content. Two forms of contextualization are identified, contextualized and integrated instruction. Despite methodological limitations, the available studies suggest that contextualization has the potential to accelerate the progress of academically underprepared college students.

Dolores Perin

2011-01-01

155

Facilitating Student Learning through Contextualization. CCRC Working Paper No. 29  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper is a literature review that explores the nature and effectiveness of contextualization as a way to improve outcomes for academically underprepared college students. Two forms of contextualization have been studied: "contextualized" and "integrated" instruction. There is more descriptive work on the contextualization of basic skills…

Perin, Dolores

2011-01-01

156

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Edman, Jeanne L.; Brazil, Brad

2009-01-01

157

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

158

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

159

Academic correlates of Taiwanese senior high school students' happiness.  

PubMed

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

Chen, Su-Yen; Lu, Luo

2009-01-01

160

Personal Factors that Influence Deaf College Students' Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

161

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

162

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Heather K Webb

2006-01-01

163

Identifying Gaps in Academic Writing of ESL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Giridharan, Beena

2012-01-01

164

A Conceptual Model of Academic Success for Student-Athletes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Comeaux, Eddie; Harrison, C. Keith

2011-01-01

165

Feeding the Pipeline: Academic Skills Training for Predental Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Geraldine Markel; Marilyn Woolfolk; Marita Rohr Inglehart

166

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND STUDENT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sangeeta Singg; Miranda Null

167

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

PubMed

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

Newton, Sarah E; Moore, Gary

2009-12-01

168

Dimensions of Academic Contingencies Among African American College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing from existing literature, the authors conceptualized a two-dimensional framework of African American studentsacademic contingencies of self-worth. The results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses with a sample of African American college freshmen (N = 330) supported this prediction. Self-Worth Dependent academic contingencies were characterized by students’ self-worth being more wholly reliant on academic performance. Self-Worth Enhancing academic contingencies

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

2012-01-01

169

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stringer, Jeremy; And Others

1989-01-01

170

Expanding the Learning Experience beyond the Classroom Walls for Developmental Immigrant Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developmental immigrant students are a growing phenomenon in the United States, a growing population in higher education, and a growing presence in undergraduate classes, and like their mainstream developmental counterparts, many are academically underprepared for the rigors of college (Goldschmidt & Ousey, 2011), sometimes prolonging, or even…

Goldschmidt, Myra M.; Ousey, Debbie Lamb; Brown, Christine

2011-01-01

171

A Contextualized Reading-Writing Intervention for Community College Students. CCRC Brief. Number 44  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, discussion has arisen among educational researchers and practitioners on how best to teach academically underprepared community college students the basic skills they need to be able to learn from a college curriculum. Research conducted by the Community College Research Center has found that many creative approaches are used in…

Perin, Dolores; Hare, Rachel

2010-01-01

172

Expanding the Learning Experience beyond the Classroom Walls for Developmental Immigrant Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developmental immigrant students are a growing phenomenon in the United States, a growing population in higher education, and a growing presence in undergraduate classes, and like their mainstream developmental counterparts, many are academically underprepared for the rigors of college (Goldschmidt & Ousey, 2011), sometimes prolonging, or even…

Goldschmidt, Myra M.; Ousey, Debbie Lamb; Brown, Christine

2012-01-01

173

Academic Advising: Does It Really Impact Student Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

174

Academic Advising: Does It Really Impact Student Success?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

175

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

176

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

177

Orientation: A Student Affairs or Academic Affairs Function?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1997-01-01

178

Assessing Factors Influencing Student Academic Success in Law School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Detwiler, Robert R.

2011-01-01

179

The Full Extent of Student-College Academic Undermatch  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Jonathan; Pender, Matea; Howell, Jessica

2013-01-01

180

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

PubMed

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

Goff, Anne-Marie

2011-01-24

181

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

182

Promoting Gatekeeper Course Success among Community College Students Needing Remediation: Findings and Recommendations from a Virginia Study (Summary Report)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report summarizes key findings and recommendations from a Community College Research Center (CCRC) study designed to help community colleges develop strategies for improving the rate at which academically underprepared students take and pass initial college-level (or "gatekeeper") courses in math and English. CCRC conducted the study at the…

Jenkins, Davis; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Roksa, Josipa

2009-01-01

183

Biculturalism and Academic Achievement of African American High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

184

Predictors of Academic Success among College Students with Attention Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

185

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

186

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

187

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

188

Effects of Academic Coaching on Elementary and Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kenny, Dianna T.; Faunce, Gavin

2004-01-01

189

Helping students with a disability achieve their academic aims  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David McConnell

1981-01-01

190

The Academic Resilience of Mexican American High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rosemary Gonzalez; Amado M. Padilla

1997-01-01

191

Recruiting, Training and Motivating Student Assistants in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Constantinou, Constantia

1998-01-01

192

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

193

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rozita Jamili Oskouei

2010-01-01

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Petrie, Trent A.; Stoever, Shawn

1997-01-01

195

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

196

A Faster Track: Decreasing the Number of Semesters Students Spend in Developmental Mathematics without Lowering Academic Expectations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Rapid Review program at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) was designed to decrease the number of semesters under-prepared students spend completing the developmental mathematics sequence without sacrificing their ability to be successful in subsequent math courses. A quasi-experimental design was used to compare first-time, full-time…

Rodgers, Kathy; Posler, Brian; Trible, Linda

2011-01-01

197

Advising the At-Risk College Student  

Microsoft Academic Search

At-risk college students—those who are socially, financially, or academically underprepared or under supported—particularly are in need of mentoring in college. The reluctance of such students to seek out faculty mentors, as well as constraints on faculty time, are among the factors that limit successful mentoring experiences. This paper presents an action-research project involving a relatively short-term and non-intensive mentoring strategy

Craig Vivian

2005-01-01

198

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

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

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

199

TEACHING ACADEMIC WRITING IN ENGLISH TO TERTIARY STUDENTS IN UKRAINE  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Oleg Tarnopolsky; Svitlana Kozhushko

200

A Division III Student-Athlete Academic Support Program Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, David A.; Herman, William E.

201

How Does Employment Affect Academic Performance Among College Students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kathleen Arano; Carl Parker

2008-01-01

202

School Environment and Academic Achievement of Standard IX Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

203

Student Mobility, Qualifications and Academic Recognition in the EU  

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

West, Anne; Barham, Eleanor

2009-01-01

204

Motivational Systems Theory And The Academic Performance Of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael M. Campbell

2007-01-01

205

Theoretical Perspectives on Factors Affecting the Academic Performance of Students  

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

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

2008-01-01

206

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

207

Latino Students' Academic Literacy in Science Education: Contextualizing Policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Raimundo Mora

1996-01-01

208

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

209

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

210

Students as Spectators: Their Academic and Social Integration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clopton, Aaron

2009-01-01

211

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

212

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

213

Academic Help-Seeking Behavior Among Student Pharmacists  

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

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

2013-01-01

214

A holistic approach to preparing disadvantaged students to succeed in tertiary science studies. Part II. Outcomes of the Science Foundation Programme  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Science Foundation Programme (SFP) is a year?long pre?degree programme designed to identify academically talented but underprepared black students who wish to pursue tertiary studies in science or applied science, and help them develop their potential in order to achieve this aim. In the model of the foundation programme adopted, we attempted to identify underlying skills, attitudes and resources that

Diane J. Grayson

1997-01-01

215

Classroom Emotional Climate, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

216

The Effect of Student Time Allocation on Academic Achievement  

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

Grave, Barbara S.

2011-01-01

217

Peer tutoring program for academic success of returning nursing students.  

PubMed

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

Bryer, Jennifer

2012-01-01

218

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

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

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

2012-01-01

219

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Amal H. Essak

2012-01-01

220

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

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

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

2011-01-01

221

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-11-01

222

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gina Paul; Georgia Hinman; Sue Dottl; Jerry Passon

2009-01-01

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

225

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

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

Ray, Corey E.; Elliott, Stephen N.

2006-01-01

226

Academic Achievement and Socioemotional Adjustment Among Chinese University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stanley Sue; Nolan W. S. Zane

1985-01-01

227

Motivation Predictors of College Student Academic Performance and Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Friedman, Barry A.; Mandel, Rhonda G.

2012-01-01

228

Teachers adapt their instruction according to studentsacademic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

229

The Effect of Student Mobility on Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of mobility on academic achievement has been the focus of many studies. The findings are generally consistent and suggest that mobility lowers student achievement, particularly when the students are from low-income, less educated families. For this study, 30 students, classified as either mobile or stable, were randomly selected from a…

Evans, Dolores A.

230

Difficulties in Quality Doctoral Academic Advising: Experiences of Korean Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Youngjoo

2007-01-01

231

Enhance Student Advising and Academic and Life Supports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article, part of a yearlong series, focuses on the fifth recommendation in ACTE's postsecondary reform position statement which is to enhance student advising and academic and life supports. The availability of effective student supports can play a critical role in student enrollment, persistence and completion of postsecondary credentials.…

Kiker, Jason

2008-01-01

232

Academic Advising Highly Important to Students. National Research Report, 2009  

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|How important is academic advising to students--and what aspects of advising are students most and least satisfied with? This report builds on the considerable evidence to date that students view advising as an important and needed service. It also documents specific strengths and challenges related to the advising process for public, private,…

Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2009

2009-01-01

233

Student Satisfaction with Information Provided by Academic Advisors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The retention of engineering students is important because more than half of the students who begin engineering programs in the United States will not earn an engineering degree. A literature review showed the importance of academic advising in retaining students in engineering programs. Therefore, the goal of this study is to identify the level…

Sutton, Kyra L.; Sankar, Chetan S.

2011-01-01

234

Moving beyond collections : Academic library outreach to multicultural student centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to identify opportunities for effective collaboration between academic libraries and student services offices dedicated to providing services to students of color. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey research method was used to gather demographic information about students affiliated with one of four “cultural centers” at Washington State University and to generate descriptive statistics regarding

Scott Walter

2005-01-01

235

Adult Students' Academic and Intellectual Development in College  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ACT College Outcomes Survey was used with a national sample of approximately 28,000 undergraduate students to evaluate the effects of the college environment on academic and intellectual development and to contrast the outcomes for adult learners with those of younger students. Adult and younger students were also compared regarding their involvement and participation in the college environment and a

Steve Graham; Joe F. Donaldson

1999-01-01

236

A Comparison of Academic Stress Among Australian and International Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is based on previous research from Misra and Castillo (2004). It looks at the differences between the levels of academic stress in Australian and international students living in an international dorm in Melbourne, Australia. 85 students from 21 countries were surveyed using Gadzella's Student-Life Stress Inventory (1994). The results indicated that overall there was no significant difference between

Rachel DeDeyn

237

Difficulties in Quality Doctoral Academic Advising: Experiences of Korean Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Youngjoo

2007-01-01

238

Student Satisfaction with Information Provided by Academic Advisors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The retention of engineering students is important because more than half of the students who begin engineering programs in the United States will not earn an engineering degree. A literature review showed the importance of academic advising in retaining students in engineering programs. Therefore, the goal of this study is to identify the level…

Sutton, Kyra L.; Sankar, Chetan S.

2011-01-01

239

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Deana Meadows Raffo

2003-01-01

240

The UNC Charlotte Code of Student Academic Integrity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has developed a Code of Student Academic Integrity as a solution for problems of academic dishonesty in large, young, public, urban universities where traditional honor codes will not work. The Code defines violations and gives typical examples. It provides a friendly settlement procedure in which a…

Toenjes, Richard H.

241

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

242

The Effects of Student Choices on Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

243

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

244

The Postmodern Condition: Students, the Web, and Academic Library Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Proposes a framework for academic libraries to use for the reevaluation of reference and bibliographic instruction services that focuses on student attitudes and the World Wide Web. Discusses the postmodern condition that is characterized by consumerism, superficiality, and knowledge fragmentation, and considers how academic librarians can…

Harley, Bruce; Dreger, Megan; Knobloch, Patricia

2001-01-01

245

The postmodern condition: students, the Web, and academic library services  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than ever before, academic librarians are re-evaluating reference and bibliographic instruction services. A framework for this re-evaluation is proposed that focuses attention on two significant variables affecting these services: student attitudes and the World Wide Web. These variables exemplify the postmodern condition, characterized by consumerism, superficiality, and knowledge fragmentation. Within this framework, academic librarians can devote more attention to

Bruce Harley; Megan Dreger; Patricia Knobloch

2001-01-01

246

Improving the quality of students' academic writing: an intervention study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 the intervention, participants practised academic writing by composing texts which were revised by

Pietro Boscolo; Barbara Arfé; Mara Quarisa

2007-01-01

247

The Effects of Student Choices on Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

248

Academic Library Services and the Learning Disabled College Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In addition to a literature review emphasizing definitions, statistics, and legislation concerning learning disabilities, this paper presents the results of a 1987 survey of academic libraries regarding their services for postsecondary learning disabled students. Responses (n=525) to the questionnaire indicated that, as a group, academic

Gustafson, Julia; Langan, Kerry

249

Disciplinary and Academic Decisions Pertaining to Students in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews court cases in 2000, including "Schaer v. Brandeis University," which reveal that courts continue to defer to college and university decisions pertaining to students, whether in the academic or disciplinary context. (EV)|

Stoner, Edward N., II; Martineau, Bradley J.

2002-01-01

250

Academic Success Among Students at Risk for School Failure  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jeremy D. Finn; Donald A. Rock

1997-01-01

251

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

252

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

253

Academic expectations as sources of stress in Asian students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education is highly valued in Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC) countries such as China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan\\u000a and Korea but the expectations of parents, teachers and students themselves to excel academically can also be a source of\\u000a intense stress for many students. The Academic Expectations Stress Inventory (AESI), developed by Ang and Huan (Educ Psychol Meas 66: 522–539, 2006)

Joyce Beiyu Tan; Shirley Yates

254

Academic Procrastination, Emotional Intelligence, Academic Self-Efficacy, and GPA: A Comparison Between Students With and Without Learning Disabilities.  

PubMed

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

Hen, Meirav; Goroshit, Marina

2012-03-21

255

Unready, unwilling, or unable? An instrument development study of the antecedents of educational and vocational indecision in underprepared and prepared college freshmen  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research focuses on the development and validation of an instrument, the Adapted Scale of Educational and Vocational Indecision (ASEVI), which compares the antecedents of educational and vocational indecision between academically underprepared and academically prepared college freshmen at Purdue University Calumet. An effort has been made to create an instrument whose items provide operational definitions for Gordon's (1984) three types

Kimberly Ortman Van Wie

2000-01-01

256

EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG STUDENT EVALUATIONS OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND ETHICAL BUSINESS BEHAVIORS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic integrity research generally focuses on cheating among college students. In this study, student attitudes toward ethical business behaviors are examined based on the influence of academic dishonesty detection, peer norms and ethical training. Results indicate that students' past dishonesty behaviors, the perceived effects of academic cheating, the presence of a student honor code and low detection levels of academic

Anne Heineman

257

Student Satisfaction with Academic Advising in a Hospitality Management Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The academic advising program in a hospitality management program was studied to determine which type of advising system—faculty-based or professional advisor-based—was perceived by students to have the greater positive interpersonal contact, and the greatest incidence of student use and satisfaction with the advising received. Student characteristics, gender, grade point average and frequency of advisor change were also studied.Students assigned professional

William F. Jaffé

1990-01-01

258

Academic Uses of Information and Communication Technologies at Universities: Students and Academic Performance Authors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of university students' Internet use on academic performance are usually analysed from a deterministic perspective that gives this technology an immanently positive or negative role. The study described in this paper considers the problem from an alternative viewpoint. It analyses the actual uses students' make of the Internet and the differences in such uses on the basis of

Jonatan Castaño-Muñoz; Max Senges; Josep M Duart

259

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

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

261

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

262

Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and Academic Achievement of Business Administration Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

263

Economy Affects Students' Academic Performance as Well as Spending Decisions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sander, Libby

2012-01-01

264

Have Students Self-Manage Their Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Joseph, Laurice M.; Konrad, Moira

2009-01-01

265

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: A Zero Tolerance Professor and Student Registration Choices  

Microsoft Academic Search

College and university faculty and administrators are responsible for constructing academic honesty policies and communicating them to students. This is often attempted through institutional honesty policies and university-wide honor codes. While these approaches have been widely researched, less attention has been given to the role of individual faculty members. That role is examined in this study by addressing student reactions

Elliott S. Levy; Carter C. Rakovski

2006-01-01

266

Students' Perceptions of Parental Bonding Styles and Their Academic Burnout  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

267

The Relationship of University Students' Sleep Habits and Academic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|College students are sleeping less during the week than reported a few years ago. Lack of sleep among college students has been identified as one of the top three health related impediments to academic performance by the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment survey; and it is associated with lower grades,…

Edens, Kellah M.

2006-01-01

268

Improving Student Academic Success through the Promotion of Listening Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Owca, Sally; Pawlak, Emmie; Pronobis, Melanie

269

Barriers to Transfer Student Academic Success and Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Duggan, Molly H.; Pickering, J. Worth

2008-01-01

270

African American Students, the Academic Ethic, and GPA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article aims to contribute to the debate about Black-White educational achievement and engagement by investigating how the academic ethic is configured for White and Black students and which variables are significantly related to GPA. Students at a medium-size state university in the Southeast were surveyed concerning their attitudes and behaviors about learning. A variety of factors were assessed for

Nathan W. Pino; William L. Smith

2004-01-01

271

Metacognitive awareness and academic achievement in college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The researchers examined the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI) (Schraw and Dennison,1994) to determine how it relates to broad and single measures of academic achievement in college students. Correlations were found between the MAI and cumulative GPA as well as end of course grades. Scores on the MAI significantly differ between graduate and undergraduate students. Professors' use of the MAI as

Andria Young; Jane D. Fry

2008-01-01

272

The effect of learning style on academic student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Omega N. Stackhouse

2009-01-01

273

Second Language Students' Discourse Socialization in Academic Online Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

274

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Zahari Ishak; Suet Fin Low; Poh Li Lau

2011-01-01

275

Academic and Student Affairs Issues Post Hurricane Katrina  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes several issues in the academic and student affairs areas faced by students and faculty in the post-Katrina destruction environment. Cases are used to illustrate the issues, and a call is made for increased disaster readiness plans.

Camille Jarrell; Raymonda Dennis; Marian Jackson; Cynthia A. Kenney

2008-01-01

276

The Choice-of-College Decision of Academically Talented Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation sought to explore the choice-of-college decision of academically talented students using Chapman's (1981) Model of College Choice to inform the selection of variables. This study focused on what factors influenced the decision of students who earned an A/A+ average in high school to enroll in their first-choice institution of…

Filter, Scott

2010-01-01

277

Morningness-eveningness preferences and academic achievement of university students.  

PubMed

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

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

2011-03-01

278

Personality Characteristics Associated with Academic Achievement among Developmental College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hill, Allan B.

279

Academic Library Use of Facebook: Building Relationships with Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 shared by libraries and students.

Nancy Kim Phillips

280

Academic Stress of International Students Attending U.S. Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 412 foreign graduate students investigated their (1) perceptions of the stressfulness of role demands and (2) abilities to cope with those demands. Results indicated students associated English language skills and cultural distance with stresses and language, academic, and problem-solving skills with coping capacity. Implications for…

Wan, Teh-yuan; And Others

1992-01-01

281

The Effect of Learning Style on Academic Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stackhouse, Omega N.

2009-01-01

282

Academic and Student Affairs Issues Post Hurricane Katrina  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes several issues in the academic and student affairs areas faced by students and faculty in the post-Katrina destruction environment. Cases are used to illustrate the issues, and a call is made for increased disaster readiness plans.|

Jarrell, Camille; Dennis, Raymonda; Jackson, Marian; Kenney, Cynthia A.

2008-01-01

283

The Relationship of University Students' Sleep Habits and Academic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students are sleeping less during the week than reported a few years ago. Lack of sleep among college students has been identified as one of the top three health related impediments to academic performance by the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment survey; and it is associated with lower grades,…

Edens, Kellah M.

2006-01-01

284

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

285

Correlates of Academic Procrastination and Students’ Grade Goals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined correlates of academic procrastination and students’ grade goals in a sample of 226 undergraduates from\\u000a Singapore. Findings indicated that self-efficacy for self-regulated learning was significantly and negatively related to procrastination.\\u000a High self-efficacy for self-regulated learning also predicted students’ expectations of doing well and low self-efficacy for\\u000a self-regulated learning predicted students’ expectations of not doing well academically. Additionally,

Crystal X. Tan; Rebecca P. Ang; Robert M. Klassen; Lay See Yeo; Isabella Y. F. Wong; Vivien S. Huan; Wan Har Chong

2008-01-01

286

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…

Reynolds, Amy L.; Weigand, Matthew J.

2010-01-01

287

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

288

Persistence of community college students: The influence of student intent and academic and social integration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the extent to which social and academic integration and student educational objectives and intents to reenroll are predictive of persistence for community college students. An instrument designed to operationalize the concepts of social and academic integration for four-year college students was largely replicated with the two-year college population. Student educational objectives\\/intents discriminated most powerfully between persisters and

Trudy H. Bers; Kerry E. Smith

1991-01-01

289

Academic achievement in first?year Portuguese college students: The role of academic preparation and learning strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the role of academic preparation and learning strategies in the prediction of first?year Portuguese college students' academic achievement, considering students' sex and academic field attended. A sample of 445 first?year college students (68.5% female) from the University of Minho (25.8% enrolled in economics, 35.3% in science\\/technology, and 38.9% in humanities degrees) participated in the study. Students answered

Ana Paula Soares; Adelina M. Guisande; Leandro S. Almeida; Fernanda M. Páramo

2009-01-01

290

An Investigation of Teachers', Parents', and Students' Opinions on Elementary Students' Academic Failure  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to find out factors that causes elementary education students' academic faliure. Participants were selected by using criterion sampling. Data were collected by elementary education studetns, their parents, and teachers through open ended survey. Collected data were analysed by using descriptive and content analysis. It was found that students' academic failure were related uninterested parents,

Sadegül Akbaba Altun

291

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

292

Motivating Factors Influencing College Students' Choice of Academic Major  

PubMed Central

Objectives To assess the factors, motivations, and nonacademic influences that affected the choice of major among pharmacy and nonpharmacy undergraduate students. Methods A survey was administered to 618 pharmacy and nonpharmacy majors to assess background and motivational factors that may have influenced their choice of major. The sample consisted of freshman and sophomore students enrolled in a required speech course. Results African-American and Hispanic students were less likely to choose pharmacy as a major than Caucasians, whereas Asian-Americans were more likely to choose pharmacy as a major. Pharmacy students were more likely to be interested in science and math than nonpharmacy students. Conclusion Students' self-reported racial/ethnic backgrounds influence their decision of whether to choose pharmacy as their academic major. Results of this survey provide further insight into developing effective recruiting strategies and enhancing the marketing efforts of academic institutions.

Brocavich, Joseph M.; Boone, R. Thomas; Pal, Somnath

2010-01-01

293

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson-Dedeaux, Vanessa Massalyn

2011-01-01

294

Test Anxiety and Academic Performance in Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between test anxiety and academic performance in 4,000 undergraduate and 1,414 graduate students and found a significant but small inverse relationship between test anxiety and grade point average (GPA) in both groups. Low-test-anxious undergraduates averaged a B+, whereas high-test-anxious students averaged a B. Low-test-anxious female graduate students had significantly higher GPAs than high-test-anxious female graduate

Mark S. Chapell; Z. Benjamin Blanding; Michael E. Silverstein; Masami Takahashi; Brian Newman; Aaron Gubi; Nicole McCann

2005-01-01

295

Assessing Role Model Influences on Students' Academic and Vocational Decisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes four studies that addressed the development and validation of an instrument that assesses the degree and type of role model influences on students' academic and vocational decisions. Factor analyses of the Influence of Others on Academic and Career Decisions Scale (IOACDS) yielded two factors that measure Support\\/Guidance and Inspiration\\/Modeling. Test-retest reliability and internal consistency estimates across studies

Margaret M. Nauta; Michelle L. Kokaly

2001-01-01

296

Predicting academic progression for student registered nurse anesthetists.  

PubMed

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

Burns, Sharon M

2011-06-01

297

Academic Success Factors: An IT Student Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zhang, Aimao; Aasheim, Cheryl L.

2011-01-01

298

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-08-01

299

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

300

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Roy Killen

1994-01-01

301

Writing apprehension and academic procrastination among graduate students.  

PubMed

Academic procrastination has been associated with both fear of failure and task aversiveness. Researchers have reported that most undergraduate and graduate students delay academic tasks. Among the latter, a large proportion report procrastination in writing term papers. Such procrastination may originate from and lead to anxiety about writing so the present purpose was to investigate the relationship between scores on Daly and Miller's 1975 Writing Apprehension Test and on the two dimensions, i.e., fear of failure and task aversiveness, of Solomon and Rothblum's 1984 Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students. Participants were 135 graduate students of varied disciplinary backgrounds. Correlations between writing apprehension and academic procrastination stemmed from fear of failure (29) and task aversiveness (.41). Implications are discussed. PMID:11361321

Onwuegbuzie, A J; Collins, K M

2001-04-01

302

Student stress and academic performance: home hospital program.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether nursing students assigned to a home hospital experience less stress and improved academic performance. Students were assigned to a home hospital clinical placement (n = 78) or a control clinical placement (n = 79). Stress was measured using the Student Nurse Stress Index (SNSI) and Spielberger's State Anxiety Inventory. Academic performance included score on the RN CAT, a standardized mock NCLEX-RN(®)-type test; nursing grade point average; and first attempt pass-fail on the NCLEX-RN. There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups for age, gender, marital status, ethnicity, or score on the nurse entrance examination. There were significant changes in SNSI over time but not between groups. Academic load and state anxiety showed an interaction of time by group, with the home hospital group showing reductions over time, compared with the control group. PMID:19731889

Yucha, Carolyn B; Kowalski, Susan; Cross, Chad

2009-11-06

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Workinger, Heather A.

2011-01-01

304

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Erica N. Walker

2006-01-01

305

Student Participation in Academic Governance, Review 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report deals with the growing student role in college and university administration. It contains an essay reviewing trends and findings in the literature, a lengthy annotated bibliography, and a compendium of recent institutional changes which have increased student participation in governance. The bibliography is divided into 6 sections:…

Robinson, Lora H.; Shoenfeld, Janet D.

306

Ensuring Academic Literacy for ELL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Ensuring that English language learning (ELL) students have equal access to content-area curriculum continues to be a challenge for many secondary educators. Although efforts to develop students' English skills are well intentioned, they frequently fall short of addressing each of the four interrelated dimensions of the culturally and…

Perez, Della; Holmes, Melissa

2010-01-01

307

Assessing Student Academic Achievement: Western Michigan University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on Western Michigan University's efforts to assess programs at the undergraduate level. Describes the steps involved in deciding which student achievement areas to assess, which instruments to use, and who to test. Discusses effects on students and confidentiality issues. Reviews problems in implementing assessment. (DMM)|

Bunda, Mary Anne

1991-01-01

308

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.

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

2008-01-01

309

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

PubMed

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

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

2004-10-01

310

Academic Words and Gender: ESL Student Performance on a Test of Academic Lexicon.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seeks to resolve certain questions pertaining to the relationship between gender and second-language vocabulary knowledge. One particular question examined was whether female and male English-as-a-Second-Language students at the University of California at Irvine differ significantly in their knowledge of academic vocabulary in English as measured…

Scarella, Robin; Zimmerman, Cheryl

1998-01-01

311

Factors Affecting Academic Achievement Of Adult Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Article is an excerpt from Mrs. Beagle's original analysis and includes such considerations as increases in enrollment, university admission policies, counseling, study skills, study facilities, and financial policies and practices affecting adult students. References. (RB)|

Beagle, Peggy; Melnyk, W. T.

1971-01-01

312

Factors Affecting Academic Achievement Of Adult Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Article is an excerpt from Mrs. Beagle's original analysis and includes such considerations as increases in enrollment, university admission policies, counseling, study skills, study facilities, and financial policies and practices affecting adult students. References. (RB)

Beagle, Peggy; Melnyk, W. T.

1971-01-01

313

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

314

National recognition for Notre Dame academics' dedication to student learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academics from The University of Notre Dame Australia have been awarded citations by the Australian Government's Office of Learning & Teaching (OLT) in recognition of their outstanding contribution to student learning.\\u000aThe 2012 citations were awarded to \\

Michelle Ebbs

2012-01-01

315

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

316

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

317

Student characteristics and academic performance in higher education: A review  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a review of the recent literature on student characteristics and their predictive potential for academic achievement. Results are not optimistic, often contradictory, and on the whole account for little variance beyond that accounted for by tests of intellectual ability. Researchers often use different performance criteria and so results are not comparable. However, there has been much complex, diverse,

Susan A. Margrain

1978-01-01

318

Academic Performance and Perceived Stress among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study aims to investigate the effect of factor such as perceived stress on the academic performance of the students. A sample of 199 university graduates and undergraduates in Rawalpindi and Islamabad was selected as a statistical frame. Instrumentation used for this study is previously validated construct in order to evaluate the effect of…

Talib, Nadeem; Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad

2012-01-01

319

The Effect of Class Size on Inclusion Student Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arico, Anthony, III

2011-01-01

320

Examining Relationships between Academic Motivation and Personality among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Relationships between personality and academic motivation were examined using 451 first-year college students. Multiple regressions compared three types of intrinsic motivation, three types of extrinsic motivation and amotivation to five personality factors. Results indicated that those who were intrinsically motivated to attend college tended to…

Clark, M. H.; Schroth, Christopher A.

2010-01-01

321

Learning academic skills online: Student perceptions of the learning process  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a certain inevitability that the use of web based e-learning will proliferate and be used in widening participation contexts. However, such an approach is controversial and requires further evidence that it provides a genuinely educational experience. This study examines the experience of students preparing for a number of undergraduate Health and Social Care courses by attending an academic

Lynne Jump; Richard Jump

2006-01-01

322

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

323

Multivariate Prediction of Academic Performance by Hong Kong University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Verbal intelligence, English-language skills, personality, and attitude scales were used as predictors of academic performance in students at the University of Hong Kong. A series of bivariate, multiple, and canonical correlation analyses were performed. Results indicate that verbal intelligence and attitudes, except study orientation, were not…

Ho, David, Y. F.; Spinks, John A.

1985-01-01

324

Assessing College Students' Satisfaction With Their Academic Majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

A six-item measure of global satisfaction with one's major, the Academic Major Satisfaction Scale (AMSS), was developed and validated. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested a unidimensional structure. The measure had high internal consistency and distinguished between students who remained in their majors versus those who changed majors during 1- and 2-year periods. AMSS scores were positively associated with career

Margaret M. Nauta

2007-01-01

325

Academic Achievement and Formal Thought in Engineering Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vazquez, Stella Maris; de Anglat, Hilda Difabio

2009-01-01

326

Academic optimism and student achievement in urban elementary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 and multiple regression and factor analyses were used

Page A. Smith; Wayne K. Hoy

2007-01-01

327

Students Shaping Dialogue at College Events: Ideas for Academic Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Opportunities for intellectual exchanges outside of class are plentiful on college and university campuses, but these events are not fully integrated into the academic life of the college. Too often undergraduate students are motivated only by the prospect of earning extra credit to attend a campus event. This paper presents several ideas for…

Walsh, Margaret

2009-01-01

328

THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND RETENTION OF COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Universities across the nation have established criteria in the selection of students for admission. This correlational study was conducted to determine predictors of academic performance and retention of freshmen in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri. Freshmen enrolled in a college-wide learning and development course in the Fall of 1997 (n =

Bryan L. Garton; Anna L. Ball; James E. Dyer

2002-01-01

329

Assessing College Students' Satisfaction with Their Academic Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A six-item measure of global satisfaction with one's major, the Academic Major Satisfaction Scale (AMSS), was developed and validated. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested a unidimensional structure. The measure had high internal consistency and distinguished between students who remained in their majors versus those who changed…

Nauta, Margaret M.

2007-01-01

330

Parent Involvement and Student Academic Performance: A Multiple Mediational Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent involvement in a child's education is consistently found to be positively associated with a child's academic performance. However, there has been little investigation of the mechanisms that explain this association. The present study examines two potential mechanisms of this association: the child's perception of cognitive competence and the quality of the student–teacher relationship. This study used a sample of

David R. Topor; Susan P. Keane; Terri L. Shelton; Susan D. Calkins

2010-01-01

331

Midsemester Academic Interventions in a Student-Centered Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boretz, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

332

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

333

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Isakson, Richard L.; Call, John M.

334

Formative Peer Assessment of Academic Writing Between Postgraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reciprocal paired qualitative formative peer assessment of academic writing was undertaken by 12 postgraduate students of educational psychology. Overall, staff and peer assessments showed a very similar balance between positive and negative statements, but this varied according to assessment criterion. However, only half of all detailed formative assessment statements made showed some degree of correspondence between staff and peers. Nevertheless,

K. J. Topping; E. F. Smith; I. Swanson; A. Elliot

2000-01-01

335

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

336

Academic Ability and Student Preference for Discussion Group Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One hundred eighty college-level psychology students were asked to rank order 11 activities as to their preference for these activities to be conducted in small discussion groups. All four academic levels preferred discussions over material covered in the text and in lecture, followed by demonstrations of lecture material. (RM)

Aamodt, Michael G.

1983-01-01

337

Fostering Academic Creativity in Gifted Students. ERIC Digest #E484.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest describes academic creativity and offers suggestions for its development in gifted students. Creative learning and learning by authority are contrasted and examples of each are given. The naturally creative behavior of young children is noted. Among suggestions offered to teachers are: respect the unusual questions of children; show…

Torrance, E. Paul; Goff, Kathy

338

Academic Performance and Perceived Stress among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to investigate the effect of factor such as perceived stress on the academic performance of the students. A sample of 199 university graduates and undergraduates in Rawalpindi and Islamabad was selected as a statistical frame. Instrumentation used for this study is previously validated construct in order to evaluate the effect of…

Talib, Nadeem; Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad

2012-01-01

339

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

340

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

341

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

342

Academically Gifted Students’ Perceived Interpersonal Competence and Peer Relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

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, form, and maintain relationships with other people, including same-age nongifted peers, and

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

2012-01-01

343

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

344

Structure of Black Male Students Academic Achievement in Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Educational policies and practices have been largely unsuccessful in closing the achievement gap between Black and White students "Schwartz, 2001". This achievement gap is especially problematic for Black students in science "Maton, Hrabrowski, - Schmitt, 2000. Given the fact that the Black-White achievement gap is still an enigma, the purpose of this article is to address the Black female-Black male academic achievement gap in science majors. Addressing barriers that Black male students may experience as college science and engineering majors, this article presents marketing strategies relative to politics, emotional intelligence, and issues with respect to how science teaching, and Black male students' responses to it, are different. Many Black male students may need to experience a paradigm shift, which structures and enhances their science achievement. Paradigm shifts are necessary because exceptional academic ability and motivation are not enough to get Black males from their first year in a science, technology, education, and mathematics "STEM" major to a bachelor's degree in science and engineering. The conclusions focus on the balance of truth-slippery slopes concerning the confluence of science teachers' further ado and Black male students' theories, methods, and values that position their academic achievement in science and engineering majors.

Rascoe, Barbara

345

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

346

ACADEMIC PROBATION AS A MEASURE OF PERFORMANCE: CONTRASTING TRANSFER STUDENTS TO NATIVE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

While previous research has measured the performance of community college transfer students, there are some discrepancies among the results.In an attempt to examine this issue in a new manner, a novel technique was utilized to assess the academic performance of community college transfer students. Using probationary status as a measuring device, comparisons were drawn between native university students and all

Steve Graham; Jerry Dallam

1986-01-01

347

Lessons from a Student Engagement Pilot Study: Benefits for Students and Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Better learning outcomes flow from higher levels of student engagement. When the perception is that student engagement is in decline, there is genuine concern amongst committed academic teaching staff. This paper reports on a pilot study designed to foster an understanding of the factors that influence engagement in undergraduate students in the…

Errey, Robert; Wood, Glen

2011-01-01

348

Impact of the Inclusion of Students with Autism on the Academic Achievement of General Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The impact of inclusion on general education students has barely been mentioned in the professional literature. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine impact of inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the academic achievement of the general education students in inclusive classes using an independent measures…

Quinn, James P., Jr.

2011-01-01

349

Student experiences with media resources: Results of an academic media center student patron survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the results of a survey designed to assess students' experiences with media resources as a means to better understanding academic media center student patron needs and as a first step towards assessing student levels of media literacy, an important but often overlooked component of information literacy. Results indicate a wide range of expertise with critical evaluation of

Mary S. Laskowski

2005-01-01

350

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

351

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

352

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

353

ISEG Undergraduate Students: Determinants of Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last three decades there have been in Portugal a quite huge public investment in the school system and the implementation of an effective compulsory education. These changes came along with the democratization of school experience. Moreover the increase in the number of students in higher education is a national goal that have been pursued by education policy. Families,

GRAÇA LEÃO FERNANDES; MARGARIDA CHAGAS LOPES

2008-01-01

354

Ethnicity, Academic Skills and Nursing Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rush, Donna Safian; Belock, Shirley

355

The Role of Student Support Services in Encouraging Student Involvement and Its Impact on Student Perceptions and Academic Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to explore the role of Student Support Services (SSS) in encouraging student involvement and its impact on student perceptions and academic experiences in three technical colleges in upstate South Carolina. By examining Alexander Astin's theory of student involvement in the services provided by the program, a better…

Kelley-Hall, Caren

2010-01-01

356

Use of Academic Libraries by High School Students: Implications for Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a comprehensive review of the literature concerning use of academic libraries by high school students. Three types of literature are identified: (1) descriptive articles delineating either the problems or benefits related to the use of academic libraries by high school students: (2) research studies examining particular aspects of high school students' use of academic libraries; and (3)

Kathleen W. Craver

1987-01-01

357

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

358

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

359

Academic Self-Efficacy and First-Year College Student Performance and Adjustment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A longitudinal study of 1st-year university student adjustment examined the effects of academic self-efficacy and optimism on studentsacademic performance, stress, health, and commitment to remain in school. Predictor variables (high school grade-point average, academic self-efficacy, and optimism) and moderator variables (academic expectations and self-perceived coping ability) were measured at the end of the first academic quarter and were related

Martin M. Chemers; Li-tze Hu; Ben F. Garcia

2001-01-01

360

The Interrelation of First-Year College Students' Critical Thinking Disposition, Perceived Academic Control, and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While a great deal of research has examined students' critical thinking skills, less is known about students' tendencies to use these skills. Specifically, little is known about what factors contribute to students developing a disposition to think critically or what impact this disposition has on college students' academic achievement. Perceived…

Stupnisky, Robert H.; Renaud, Robert D.; Daniels, Lia M.; Haynes, Tara L.; Perry, Raymond P.

2008-01-01

361

Academic achievement in first-year Portuguese college students: the role of academic preparation and learning strategies.  

PubMed

This paper analyses the role of academic preparation and learning strategies in the prediction of first-year Portuguese college students' academic achievement, considering students' sex and academic field attended. A sample of 445 first-year college students (68.5% female) from the University of Minho (25.8% enrolled in economics, 35.3% in science/technology, and 38.9% in humanities degrees) participated in the study. Students answered a questionnaire on learning strategies in the classroom at the end of the first semester, which consisted of 44 items organized in five dimensions: comprehensive approach, surface approach, personal competency perceptions, intrinsic motivation, and organization of study activities. Academic achievement (grade point average at the end of first year) and academic preparation (students' higher education access mark) were obtained through the academic records of the university. Results showed that academic preparation was the strongest predictor of first-year academic achievement, and only marginal additional variance was explained by learning strategies as assessed by the self-reported questionnaire. There were sex and academic field differences, but these variables do not seem strong enough to affect the results, although the different percentages of variance captured by each model and the different weights associated to higher education access mark, stimulate the use of these and/or other personal and contextual variables when analysing the phenomenon. PMID:22029496

Soares, Ana Paula; Guisande, Adelina M; Almeida, Leandro S; Páramo, Fernanda M

2009-06-01

362

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

363

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

364

From Student to Scholar: The Academic Library and Social Sciences PhD Students' Transformation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although research concerning the information-seeking behavior of academic library users is abundant, few studies have focused specifically on PhD students. This oversight has had an impact on librarians' ability to effectively market services such as information literacy instruction and research assistance to doctoral students. In order to…

Fleming-May, Rachel; Yuro, Lisa

2009-01-01

365

Determinants of International Students' Academic Performance: A Comparison between Chinese and Other International Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With the increasing number of international students travelling to well-developed countries for higher education, there has been a growing interest in exploring the factors that influence their academic performance during their overseas studies. This study aims to give an insight into international students' learning experience by investigating…

Li, Gang; Chen, Wei; Duanmu, Jing-Lin

2010-01-01

366

[Academic procrastination in clients of a psychotherapeutic student counselling center].  

PubMed

The start of university education is the beginning of a new phase of life for young adults, which requires significant psychosocial adjustments. Sociobiographical data, clinical symptoms, characteristics of education, work attitude, and career perspectives were gathered from 152 clients by a psychotherapeutic student counselling center to evaluate characteristics of students with and without academic procrastination. The procrastination group comprised heightened numbers of students who had changed universities, and people with suboptimal career prospects and career targets. These subjects were more often male and showed increased incidences of drug- and alcohol problems, as well as a lack of planning of the future. Furthermore, they had larger amounts of their study self-financed. On the basis of these results, concrete recommendations for preventive measures to improve on-time completion of study, and to prevent student drop-out are presented. PMID:18988140

Jamrozinski, Katja; Kuda, Manfred; Mangholz, Astrid

2008-11-04

367

Identifying Unethical Academic Behaviors of Students Studying Food Service, Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cheating by students is a problem in academic institutions. The purpose of this study was to assess how likely or unlikely senior students studying: food service, hospitality, tourism and culinary arts would participate in certain types of academic dishonesty behaviors. Although the problem is well known, few studies have looked at students perceptions of individual cheating behaviors. College senior students

Charles L. Calvert; Lynda Martin; Jeff Beck; Shin Yi Lin

2008-01-01

368

Resolving Allegations of Academic Dishonesty: Is There a Role for Students To Play?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the importance of involving students in the design and enforcement of campuswide academic integrity policies, and in the education of other students about the importance of academic integrity. Argues that any approach to student discipline must involve a collaboration among faculty, administrative staff, and students. (GCP)|

McCabe, Donald L.; Makowski, Andrew L.

2001-01-01

369

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Matthew D.

2005-01-01

370

A COMPARISON OF DAYTIME AND EVENING STUDENTS’ SATISFACTION WITH THEIR FACULTY ACADEMIC ADVISING PROGRAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

A comparison between daytime and evening students’ perception of their faculty academic advising was conducted at an urban multi?campus community college. The subjects were 398 students who were administered a questionnaire devised to measure their satisfaction with their academic advising. Results indicated that daytime students were more satisfied than evening students for any frequency of meetings, whenever the length of

Robert E. Dunker; Frank P. Belcastro

1993-01-01

371

Academic Self-Efficacy and First-Year College Student Performance and Adjustment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the effects of academic self efficacy and optimism on students' academic performance, stress, health, and commitment to remain in school. Results reveal that academic self efficacy and optimism were strongly related to performance and adjustment, both directly on academic performance and indirectly through expectations and coping…

Chemers, Martin M.; Hu, Li-tze; Garcia, Ben F.

2001-01-01

372

A comparison of academic assistance programs provided for student athletes among Division IA colleges and universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research explores the impact of various academic assistance programs on the scholastic performance and retention of student athletes at division 1-A colleges and universities. The types of academic assistance under examination include study tables, tutoring, and academic advisement protocols. Particular types or combinations of academic assistance programs were identified in the randomly selected sample of 35 division 1-A schools,

Elizabeth A Bell

2005-01-01

373

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

374

School Factors That Promote Academic Resilience in Urban Latino High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this ex post facto quantitative study was to examine the relationship between the academic optimism of schools and academic resilience in urban Latino high school students attending those schools. This study sought to address three research ideas. First, it was hypothesized that, consistent with previous research, student achievement is related to the level of academic optimism of

Christine Michelle Fallon

2010-01-01

375

Cover, Copy, and Compare: A Self-Managed Academic Intervention Effective Across Skills, Students, and Settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cover, Copy, and Compare (CCC) is a simple, efficient, self-managed academic intervention that can be used to improve accuracy, fluency, and maintenance across students, curricula objectives, academic skill domains, and settings. In it's simplest form CCC requires students to look at an academic stimulus (e.g., for spelling the stimulus would be a written a word) cover the stimulus, respond by

Christopher H. Skinner; T. F. McLaughlin; Pat Logan

1997-01-01

376

Moral Identities, Social Anxiety, and Academic Dishonesty Among American College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic dishonesty is a persistent problem in the American educational system. The present investigation examined how reports of academic cheating related to students' emphasis on their moral identities and their sensitivity to social evaluation. Seventy college students at a large southeastern university completed a battery of surveys. Symptoms of social anxiety were positively correlated with recall of academic cheating. Additionally,

Scott A. Wowra

2007-01-01

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Allen, David F.; Bir, Beth

2012-01-01

378

Exploring Academic Procrastination Among Turkish Students: Possible Gender Differences in Prevalence and Reasons  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bilge Uzun Özer; Ayhan Demir; Joseph R. Ferrari

2009-01-01

379

Determining the opinions of health sciences students and faculty regarding academic integrity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study used Q method to understand the opinions of students and faculty in health sciences programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy regarding what they consider to be key aspects of academic integrity, viewing it from the perspectives of the individual, the academic program, practitioners, and society. Thirty-eight students and faculty sorted statements on academic integrity to represent their

Diane M Montgomery

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Deng, Liping; Yuen, Allan H. K.

2012-01-01

381

Marketing academic library resources and information services to international students from Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to suggest strategies for marketing academic library resources and information services to Asian international students. Compared with those from a Western culture, those students are not as knowledgeable about the library resources and information services in an academic setting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper describes the strategies for marketing academic library resources and

Cuiying Mu

2007-01-01

382

Understanding the Integrative Role of an Academic Library for Undergraduate Student Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored how undergraduate library student workers at an urban, 4-year public institution perceived their work experiences in an academic library as contributing to their social and academic integration in college. Tinto's (1993) model on student departure formed the basis for this study where academic and social integration work together to influence institutional commitments ultimately leading to the decision

Charles W. Weston

2008-01-01

383

Engaging Academically at Risk Primary School Students in an ICT Mediated after School Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study documents how a group of 14 academically at risk Primary 5 students (11 year olds) were engaged in academic related tasks in an after school program mediated by a "3-D Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE)." Although there was no significant difference in the students' academic performance, they were found to be more engaged in the…

Yong, Tay Lee; Ping, Lim Cher

2008-01-01

384

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Goad, Katherine D.

385

Academic Safety During Nursing Simulation: Perceptions of Nursing Students and Faculty  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundNursing simulation is said to be a safe learning environment. However, research and anecdotal information suggest it may be safe for patients but not academically safe for students. Academic safety is defined.

Barbara J. Ganley; Luanne Linnard-Palmer

386

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

R. T. Sirmen

1986-01-01

387

The impact of stress on academic success in college students.  

PubMed

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

Murff, Sharon Hall

388

A survey and analysis of student academic support programs in medical schools focus: underrepresented minority students.  

PubMed

This article describes an investigation that compiled information regarding academic support for medical students at 120 US medical schools. Specifically, the purpose of the study was to identify programs for underrepresented minority medical students and to review prospective applicant materials for photographic evidence that underrepresented minorities are involved in medical education. Eighty-three responses were returned and analyzed. Academic support services described most frequently were prematriculation, tutoring, and counseling and advising. Forty-one of the 83 schools indicated they offer prematriculation programs, 28 of which were required of under-represented minority freshmen entrants. Fifteen described offerings for undergraduate students and six for both undergraduate and secondary school students. Materials from the University of Iowa, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Stanford University revealed a variety of services and the largest numbers of photographs of under-represented minorities. These institutions are also among the leaders in underrepresented minority enrollment. Effective communication of academic support and minority presence appear to be contributory factors in enhancing diversity in medical education. Further investigation of academic support, evaluation of support services by participants, and dialogue about effective components of quality academic support are logical next steps to achieve the Association of American Medical College's goal of 3000 by 2000. PMID:8046766

Shields, P H

1994-05-01

389

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

390

"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

391

International Note: Between-Domain Relations of Chinese High School Students' Academic Achievements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study examined the between-domain relations of Chinese high school students' academic achievements. In a sample of 1870 Chinese 10th grade students, the results indicated that Chinese high school students' academic achievements were correlated across nine subjects. In line with the previous Western findings, the findings suggested…

Yangyang, Liu

2012-01-01

392

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Katherine D. Goad

2007-01-01

393

Teacher-Student Interpersonal Relationships and Academic Motivation within One School Year: Developmental Changes and Linkage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study explored the developmental changes of teacher-student interpersonal relationships as well as that of academic motivation among first-grade secondary school students. In addition, the link between teacher-student interpersonal behaviour and academic motivation across the school year was investigated. The data were collected 5…

Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; Maulana, Ridwan; den Brok, Perry

2012-01-01

394

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Debbie Roberts; Karen Ousey

2011-01-01

395

Predictors of Academic Performance of University Students: An Application of the Goal Efficacy Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study utilized the goal-efficacy model to examine a) the extent to which index scores of student self-efficacy, self-set goals, assigned goals, and ability (four variables in the model) could predict academic performance of university students; and b) the best predictor of academic performance. The sample comprised 103 undergraduate students

Klomegah, Roger Yao

2007-01-01

396

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

Microsoft Academic Search

There is growing concern about the detrimental effect of term-time employment on university studentsacademic success. We report results from an online survey of 1837 students of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, whose responses were later matched to their academic records for a semester. The majority of employed students reported working out of financial necessity. There was no

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

2012-01-01

397

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Theresa L. Welles

2010-01-01

398

The Chinese High School Student's Stress in the School and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In a sample of 466 Chinese high school students, we examined the relationships between Chinese high school students' stress in the school and their academic achievements. Regression mixture modelling identified two different classes of the effects of Chinese high school students' stress on their academic achievements. One class contained 87% of…

Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong

2011-01-01

399

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

400

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

401

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

402

Academic Mentoring in College: The Interactive Role of Student's and Mentor's Interpersonal Dispositions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the interaction between college students' attachment orientation and mentors' relational style in the prediction of students' behaviors and perceptions in academic mentoring and of their subsequent academic achievement. Ninety college students were administered the Adult Attachment Interview and their professors-mentors…

Bernier, Annie; Larose, Simon; Soucy, Nathalie

2005-01-01

403

Study Skills, Self-Concept and Academic Achievement for High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although research has investigated study skills, self-concept, and academic achievement in college populations, no study has focused on these variables with high school students. To investigate changes in study skills, and the relationships among study skills, self-concept, and academic achievement for high school students, 54 students (28 males,…

Gadzella, Bernadette M.; Williamson, James David

404

The Impact of EAP Study on the Academic Experiences of International Postgraduate Students in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|EAP courses usually not only aim to improve students' level of English but also to convey useful academic study skills and introduce students to the common genres of their discipline. These are extra skills and information other international students do not have ready access to. Yet, few studies have focused on how the academic experiences of…

Terraschke, Agnes; Wahid, Ridwan

2011-01-01

405

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

406

Female Basketball Student-Athletes' Motivation: Analyzing Academic Standing and Ethnicity at Atlantic Coast Conference Institutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to survey female basketball student-athletes, participating in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) member institutions, in order to determine their academic, collegiate athletic, and career athletic motivation based on academic standing and ethnicity. Another purpose was to validate the Student-Athletes’ Motivation toward Sports and Academics Questionnaire (SAMSAQ), a newly developed instrument used to measure student-athletes’ motivation.

Kimberly Juanell Pettaway Willis

2005-01-01

407

Student-Initiated, Out-of-Class Academic Collaboration among Students at a Singapore University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the behavior of university students in Singapore regarding (1) the extent and manner in which they study together outside of class and (2) their perceptions of the quality and value of out-of-class academic collaboration (OCAC). Undergraduates (n=457) from four different campuses of the National University of Singapore…

Crookall, David; Lopez-Nerney, Susan; Jessie, Teng Sze Mei; Mei, Wu Siew; Toh, Jacqueline E.; Ismail, Norhayati Bte Mohd; Meyer, Lisa; Jacobs, George M.

408

Academic Intrinsic Motivation in Elementary and Junior High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results of three studies are presented that demonstrate the significance of academic intrinsic motivation for children's education. As predicted, academic intrinsic motivation was found to be significantly and positively correlated with children's school achievement and perceptions of academic competence and negatively correlated with academic anxiety. Evidence supported the view that academic intrinsic motivation is differentiated into school subject areas (reading,

Adele Eskeles Gottfried

1985-01-01

409

Perceptual and academic patterns of learning-disabled/gifted students.  

PubMed

This research explored ways gifted children with learning disabilities perceive and recall auditory and visual input and apply this information to reading, mathematics, and spelling. 24 learning-disabled/gifted children and a matched control group of normally achieving gifted students were tested for oral reading, word recognition and analysis, listening comprehension, and spelling. In mathematics, they were tested for numeration, mental and written computation, word problems, and numerical reasoning. To explore perception and memory skills, students were administered formal tests of visual and auditory memory as well as auditory discrimination of sounds. Their responses to reading and to mathematical computations were further considered for evidence of problems in visual discrimination, visual sequencing, and visual spatial areas. Analyses indicated that these learning-disabled/gifted students were significantly weaker than controls in their decoding skills, in spelling, and in most areas of mathematics. They were also significantly weaker in auditory discrimination and memory, and in visual discrimination, sequencing, and spatial abilities. Conclusions are that these underlying perceptual and memory deficits may be related to students' academic problems. PMID:1594421

Waldron, K A; Saphire, D G

1992-04-01

410

Academic Self-Regulation, Academic Performance, and College Adjustment: What Is the First-Year Experience for College Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First-year students experience academic, social, and emotional adjustments as they transition to college. First-year experience courses support students in this transitional phase by helping them integrate into the campus environment and by teaching them college-appropriate learning strategies. This study explored the role that participation in a…

Sullivan, Colleen Janette

2010-01-01

411

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Neill, Sharon M.

2011-01-01

412

Academic and Work-Related Burnout: A Longitudinal Study of Working Undergraduate University Business Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the interaction between academic burnout and work-related burnout for a sample of working undergraduate university students. Using a longitudinal design we found that the factors of burnout (Exhaustion, Cynicism, and Efficacy) change significantly over the semester. In addition, the study suggests there are distinct differences in how academic burnout shifts over the semester versus work-related burnout. Whereas academic

Vasti Torres; Craig S. Galbraith; Gregory B. Merrill

2012-01-01

413

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

414

Academic Engagement of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Existing Research, Issues, and Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic engagement is a multidimensional construct that is gaining increasing attention in education as a means of promoting positive academic and social behavior outcomes for diverse learners across all levels of education. However, this review revealed that research on academic engagement of students with emotional and behavioral disorders…

Al-Hendawi, Maha

2012-01-01

415

Voices from Chinese Students: Professors' Use of English Affects Academic Listening  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research in English for Academic Purposes has begun to show that non-native speakers of English have much difficulty in English academic listening at American universities. Chinese students, who are from a very different educational system and cultural environment, experience special challenges in English academic listening. This paper focuses on…

Huang, Jinyan

2004-01-01

416

A Qualitative Assessment of Personal and Academic Stressors among Korean College Students: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study is to explore the patterns of personal and academic stressors reported by Korean college students. The survey items included types of stress factors in academic and personal stressors and demographic variables (i.e., gender and school year). The participants were asked to provide the academic and personal stressors as the…

Lee, Dong Hun; Kang, Sunwoo; Yum, Sichang

2005-01-01

417

A Correlational Study of the Relationship of Spirituality on College Students' Academic Performance and Demographic Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The objective of this research was to determine if a correlation exists between a college student's spirituality and his or her academic performance (GPA) or his or her academic achievement. An insignificant amount of literature has been published in which researchers explore spirituality and academic performance or achievement. This current…

Flannery, David A.

2012-01-01

418

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

419

Medical students' personality characteristics and academic performance: a five-factor model perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives This study investigates: (1) which person- ality traits are typical of medical students as compared to other students, and (2) which personality traits predict medical student performance in pre-clinical years. Design This paper reports a cross-sectional inventory study of students in nine academic majors and a prospective longitudinal study of one cohort of medical students assessed by inventory during

Filip Lievens; Pol Coetsier; Filip De Fruyt; Jan De Maeseneer

2002-01-01

420

Academic Success at Selective Institutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Felix, Oscar

2003-01-01

421

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

422

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Colwell, Bruce W.

2006-01-01

423

The Substance of Things Hoped for: a Study of the Future Orientation, Minority Status Perceptions, Academic Engagement, and Academic Performance of Black High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between the Future Temporal Orientation (FTO) and academic performance of African American high school students. We hypothesized that the relationship between FTO and academic performance would be mediated by students’ perceptions of the usefulness of an education and their valuing of academic work and that the relationships between FTO and the hypothesized mediators would be

William T. Brown; James M. Jones

2004-01-01

424

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

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Annor, Peter

2010-01-01

426

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

427

State, Adoption and Use of ICTs by Students and Academic Staff at Mzuzu University, Malawi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this research is to look at the state, adoption and use of ICTs by students and academic staff at Mzuzu University. Design/methodology/approach: The research used a survey method whose study population included students, academic and library staff. Data for the study were collected using an interview guide and…

Chaputula, Aubrey Harvey

2012-01-01

428

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

429

Effects of Self-Determination Interventions on the Academic Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the importance of both academic and self-determination skills for students with disabilities, it is important to identify efficient ways to deliver instruction in these essential areas. This literature review synthesizes intervention research that has examined the effects of self-determination interventions on academic skills for students

Konrad, Moira; Fowler, Catherine H.; Walker, Allison R.; Test, David W.; Wood, Wendy M.

2007-01-01

430

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Annor, Peter

2010-01-01

431

Acculturative and Psychological Predictors of Academic-Related Outcomes Among Cambodian American High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the acculturative and psychosocial predictors of academic- related outcomes among Cambodian American high school students from an urban school district in the state of Massachusetts. Student participants (N = 163) completed an anonymous survey that assessed demographic characteristics, acculturative experiences, intergenerational conflict, depression, and academic- related outcomes. The main results indicated that acculturative and psychosocial variables were

Khanh T. Dinh; Traci L. Weinstein; Su Yeong Kim; Ivy K. Ho

432

Relationship between emotional intelligence, parental involvement and academic performance of high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence, parental involvement and academic performance of 300 high school Students in Tehran, Iran. The participants ranged in age between 15 and 18 years. Researcher in this study used an adapted questionnaire. Results showed that both emotional intelligence and parental involvement could predict academic achievement in high school students. Similarly, there were significant

Milad Khajehpour

2011-01-01

433

Gender differences in factors affecting academic performance of high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following study examines gender differences existing in various cognitive motivational variables (locus of control, academic self-concept and use of learning strategies) and in performance attained in school subjects of Literature and Mathematics. For this purpose, a sample of 363 students was selected from the high school students in the first, second and third academic years. For achieving to the

Sayid Dabbagh Ghazvini; Milad Khajehpour

2011-01-01

434

Examining Gender and the Academic Achievement of Students with Emotional Disturbance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students with emotional disturbance (ED) have significant academic deficits (Trout, Nordness, Pierce, & Epstein, 2003; Lane, 2004). Even after identification and school intervention, students with ED continue to demonstrate limited academic achievement and high rates of drop out and school failure, with 80-90% scoring below grade level on tests of reading and math achievement (Anderson, Kutash, & Duchnowski, 2001). In

Cherng-Jyh Yen; Elisabeth Hess Rice

2010-01-01

435

Examining Gender and the Academic Achievement of Students with Emotional Disturbance  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Students with emotional disturbance (ED) have significant academic deficits (Trout, Nordness, Pierce, & Epstein, 2003; Lane, 2004). Even after identification and school intervention, students with ED continue to demonstrate limited academic achievement and high rates of drop out and school failure, with 80-90% scoring below grade level on tests of reading and math achievement (Anderson, Kutash, & Duchnowski, 2001). In

Cherng-Jyh Yen; Elisabeth Hess Rice

2010-01-01

436

A Psychoeducational Group Model to Build Academic Competence in New Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students entering middle school are faced with many challenges and opportunities. School counselors can optimally assist them in their journey through academic development by providing skill building experiences. With study skills and the ability to self-advocate, students can build a solid foundation upon which confidence and academic

Brannigan, Michael

2007-01-01

437

Minority Student Perceptions of the Impact of Mentoring to Enhance Academic Performance in STEM Disciplines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Benjamin Banneker Scholars Program (BBSP) was designed at an HBCU to increase the academic performance, retention, and graduation of minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). At the end of each academic year, students completed a BBSP Post-Program Satisfaction Survey. Each year Mentoring was consistently…

Kendricks, Kimberly D.; Nedunuri, K. V.; Arment, Anthony R.

2013-01-01

438

Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement in Third and Fifth-Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement has received much attention owing to the increasing prevalence of children who are overweight and unfit, as well as the inescapable pressure on schools to produce students who meet academic standards. This study examined 259 public school students in third and fifth grades and found that field tests of physical fitness were

Darla M. Castelli; Charles H. Hillman; Sarah M. Buck; Heather E. Erwin

439

The Relationship between Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement in Ninth-Grade Students in Arkansas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose, scope, and method of study. The purpose of this study was to determine if and to what degree a relationship existed between physical fitness and the academic achievement of ninth-grade public school students in Arkansas. A sample of 152 students from four different schools participated in the study. The dependent variable was academic

Hanna, Shellie Lyne

2009-01-01

440

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Threeton, Mark D.; Pellock, Cynthia

2010-01-01

441

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Denise Pan; Merrie Valliant; Becky Reed

2009-01-01

442

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

443

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

444

CHANGES IN LEVEL OF ANXIETY AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study which was necessitated by the author's field experience investigated changes in levels of anxiety of college students over an academic session. The sample used in the study consisted of seventy female and fifty-five male students of Kwara State College of Education Ilorin in the 1995\\/96 academic year. Data was collected using two separate instruments: Manifest Anxiety Scale (MAS),

AbdulRahaman I. Ibrahim

445

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

446

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

447

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

448

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

449

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

450

Predicting the Academic Success of Mexican American and White College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Norma Rodriguez

1996-01-01

451

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Pietie Horn; Ada Jansen; Derek Yu

2008-01-01

452

A Structural Partnership: The Academic Deans/Student Affairs Advisory Council.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes creation and evolution of University of Wyoming's Academic Deans/Student Affairs Advisory Council (AD/SAAC). Describes importance of AD/SAAC in linking the University's academic and student affairs divisions. Notes effectiveness of this structure in improving decision making and cooperation between these two divisions. (Author/CM)|

Nutter, John F.; Hurst, James C.

1989-01-01

453

The effects of an inclusion model of student academic achievement and on teachers' perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the inclusion service delivery model on the academic performance of nondisabled students compared to their matched peers in noninclusive classrooms. The effects of inclusion on the academic performance of students with learning disabilities as they advanced through two grade levels receiving services in the inclusion classrooms was also examined

Maryann Aaron

2000-01-01

454

Peer Effects on Academic Cheating among High School Students in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although academic cheating has been found to be a common phenomenon in high schools, few studies investigate how peers influence individual cheating behavior among high school students. In this paper, we estimate the cross-gender and intra-gender interaction effects on academic cheating among high school students in Taiwan. We detect the evidence…

Tsai, Chun-Li

2012-01-01

455

Examining Gender and the Academic Achievement of Students with Emotional Disturbance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students with emotional disturbance (ED) have significant academic deficits (Trout, Nordness, Pierce, & Epstein, 2003; Lane, 2004). Even after identification and school intervention, students with ED continue to demonstrate limited academic achievement and high rates of drop out and school failure, with 80-90% scoring below grade level on tests…

Rice, Elisabeth Hess; Yen, Cherng-Jyh

2010-01-01

456

The Effect of Primary School Mergers on Academic Performance of Students in Rural China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We examine the impact of primary school mergers on academic performance of students using a dataset that we collected using a survey designed specifically to examine changes in the academic performance of students before and after their schools were merged. We use difference-in-differences and propensity score matching approaches and demonstrate…

Liu, Chengfang; Zhang, Linxiu; Luo, Renfu; Rozelle, Scott; Loyalka, Prashant

2010-01-01

457

Analysis of Academic Assistance Programs on At-Risk Students at the United States Naval Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research is designed to examine the impact of academic assistance programs at the United States Naval Academy on at-risk students. Each year, a percentage of students at the United States Naval Academy are enrolled in an academic assistance program k...

D. M. Fallon

2005-01-01

458

Academic engaged time of students with low-incidence disabilities in general education classes.  

PubMed

Academic engaged time of 6 students with low-incidence disabilities enrolled in a general elementary classrooms for reading or math and at least one other subject was compared to that of 6 students without disabilities from the same classes and 6 students without disabilities from different classes that were not inclusive. Three dependent measures used were frequency of observation intervals that students were engaged in academic responding, task management, and competing behaviors. Results showed no significant differences in academic responding and task management behaviors of students with and without disabilities enrolled in general education classes, significant differences between these groups on frequency of competing behaviors, no significant differences between students without disabilities on academic responding and task management, and significant differences between students without disabilities on frequency of competing behaviors. PMID:9046783

McDonnell, J; Thorson, N; McQuivey, C; Kiefer-O'Donnell, R

1997-02-01

459

“Senioritis:” An Analysis of Academic Motivation and Burnout in College Students through the Lens of Positive Psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study re-examined Chickering’s (1967) Student Development theory, which suggests student development decreases as academic conditions become constant and the novelty of the academic environment fades. Additionally, the researchers examined whether the need to present a GPA after graduation could be associated with academic motivation, importance, or effort (the academic variables). Through the lens of positive psychology, the researchers

Chelsea Manning

2011-01-01

460

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Valerie Taylor-Haslip

2010-01-01

461

Academic Engagement in Students with a Hearing Loss in Distance Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation compared 267 students with a hearing loss and 178 students with no declared form of disability who were taking courses by distance learning in terms of their scores on an abbreviated version of the Academic Engagement Form. Students with a hearing loss obtained lower scores than students with no disability with regard to…

Richardson, John T. E.; Long, Gary L.; Foster, Susan B.

2004-01-01

462

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

463

The Effects of Academic Skills on Chinese ESL Students' Lecture Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research with ESL students has begun to show that Chinese students experience particular challenges in English academic listening. This study focuses on their challenges as reported by Chinese ESL students in understanding English lectures. Seventy-eight Chinese ESL students at an American university participated in this study. This paper focuses…

Huang, Jinyan

2006-01-01

464

Training Teachers to Give Effective Commands: Effects on Student Compliance and Academic Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the effects of effective command training with teach- ers on students' compliance rates and academic engagement. Three target students were selected who were exhibiting compliance rates substantially below peers. The students' teachers were taught how to provide effective commands. Results indicated that students' rates of compliance increased with increased use of effec- tive commands. When verbal praise

Andrea Starkweather Matheson

465

Perceptions of academic quality and approaches to studying among disabled and nondisabled students in distance education  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is little systematic evidence on the experience of disabled students in higher education. In this study, equal numbers of disabled and nondisabled students taking courses with the UK Open University were surveyed with regard to their approaches to studying and perceptions of the academic quality of their courses. Students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, students with mental

Anne Jelfs; John T. E. Richardson

2010-01-01

466

College Students' Homework and Academic Achievement: The Mediating Role of Self-Regulatory Beliefs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The influence of homework experiences on students' academic grades was studied with 223 college students. Students' self-efficacy for learning and perceived responsibility beliefs were included as mediating variables in this research. The students' homework influenced their achievement indirectly via these two self-regulatory beliefs as well as…

Kitsantas, Anastasia; Zimmerman, Barry J.

2009-01-01

467

Concerns About Ninth-Grade Students' Poor Academic Performance: One School's Action Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Survey of high school teachers' and students' concerns about the academic performance of incoming 9th grade students. Finds teachers' major areas of concerns are time management, motivation, and homework. Students' greatest concerns are study habits, self-regulation, and test anxiety. Used survey results to develop strategies to improve student

Fulk, Barbara M.

2003-01-01

468

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

469

Student-Athletes' Perceptions of Their Academic and Athletic Roles: Intersections Amongst Their Athletic Role, Academic Motivation, Choice of Major, and Career Decision Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student-athletes' academic and athletic roles both require commitment, time, energy, and effort. Managing and balancing these multiple roles not only impacts student-athletes' use of time, but also their overall college experience. The purpose of this study was to explore how collegiate student-athletes perceive their academic and athletic roles.…

Mahoney, Michelle L.

2011-01-01

470

Effects of a Learner-Centred Environment on the Academic Competence and Motivation of Students at Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the efficacy of a learner-centred environment in enhancing the academic achievements and motivation of high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school. Three groups of students at high academic risk were compared. The control group consisted of students who are exposed to a remedial academic program in a traditional school context, and the

Miriam Alfassi

2004-01-01

471

Credit and Placement for Academically Talented Students following Special Summer Courses in Math and Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

After participating in a three-week individually paced precalculus or fast-paced science course, 892 academically talented students were surveyed about academic credit and\\/or course placement for their independent work. The majority of students discussed credit\\/placement with their schools, especially those who had taken the course with the intent to accelerate in their school program. Discussion for science (but not math) students

Carol J. Mills; Karen E. Ablard

1993-01-01

472

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1996-01-01

473

Academic Freedom and Student Grading in Greek Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

Papadimitriou, Antigoni

2011-01-01

474

A Survey of Undergraduate Student Reactions to Academic Advising  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At the mid-western land-grant university under study, undergraduate academic advising is part of the teaching mission and under the purview of the academic deans. In the decentralized system used, academic advising is delivered via full-time professional advisors in advising centers serving entire colleges or multiple curricula, full-time…

Lynch, Michael L.

2004-01-01

475

Academic Motivation and Student Development During the Transition to College  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic motivation has been shown to be related to retention to the sophomore year, and the goal orientation model of academic motivation has been widely evaluated in school transition settings. Academic motivation consists of self-efficacy, positive attributions, intrinsic motivation, and goal orientations. Mastery goal orientation focuses on new skills and competencies, while performance goals focus on competition with others and

Larry Grabau

2011-01-01

476

Student Voice as a Methodological Issue in Academic Literacies Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Academic literacies research has been identified as an emerging but significant field in higher education. This article extends the discussions around methodology in academic literacies research by drawing on the current text and context debates in sociolinguistics and linguistic ethnography. It uses illustrations from a recent academic

Paxton, Moragh

2012-01-01

477

The effect of counselling on the academic performance of college students.  

PubMed

Introduction: The adjustment difficulties of college students have been an emerging issue. Many studies have proved that the adjustment difficulties like appetite disturbance, concentration problems and depression are most evident in freshmen. To help college students in resolving their adjustment issues, we made efforts in the form of establishing a counselling system to provide intervention to the students, so that their social and emotional problems did not interfere with their academic performances, for the current study. We chose to examine the relationship between the college counselling experience and the academic performance in a sample of freshmen. Aim: To explore the relationship and the effect of counselling on the academic performance of college students. Objective: 1. To find the relationship between the academic performance and counselling. 2. To find the relationship between the number of sessions and the academic performance. Material and Methods: Fifty Four First MBBS college students of the SBMCH 2007-2008 batch, who underwent face to face individual intake interviews with college faculty members, were given questionnaires and the analysis was based on their response to the questions and their academic performance. Result: This study showed that there was an increase in the average marks by about 15%-25% among 43% of the students and by about 10% -15% of marks among 13% of the students. There was no marked improvement among 31% of them and there was no change in 4% of the students .The second part of the study showed that the number of sessions correlated positively with the academic performance. Conclusion: This study showed that the counselling services in colleges had been effective in easing out the students' personal difficulties. The constructive support which was received from individual counselling seemed to have a positive influence on the academic performance and the number of sessions correlated positively with the academic performance. PMID:23905109

Devi M R, Renuka; Devaki, P R; Madhavan, Madhanika; Saikumar, P

2013-03-18

478

The Effect of Counselling on the Academic Performance of College Students  

PubMed Central

Introduction: The adjustment difficulties of college students have been an emerging issue. Many studies have proved that the adjustment difficulties like appetite disturbance, concentration problems and depression are most evident in freshmen. To help college students in resolving their adjustment issues, we made efforts in the form of establishing a counselling system to provide intervention to the students, so that their social and emotional problems did not interfere with their academic performances, for the current study. We chose to examine the relationship between the college counselling experience and the academic performance in a sample of freshmen. Aim: To explore the relationship and the effect of counselling on the academic performance of college students. Objective: 1. To find the relationship between the academic performance and counselling. 2. To find the relationship between the number of sessions and the academic performance. Material and Methods: Fifty Four First MBBS college students of the SBMCH 2007-2008 batch, who underwent face to face individual intake interviews with college faculty members, were given questionnaires and the analysis was based on their response to the questions and their academic performance. Result: This study showed that there was an increase in the average marks by about 15%-25% among 43% of the students and by about 10% -15% of marks among 13% of the students. There was no marked improvement among 31% of them and there was no change in 4% of the students .The second part of the study showed that the number of sessions correlated positively with the academic performance. Conclusion: This study showed that the counselling services in colleges had been effective in easing out the students’ personal difficulties. The constructive support which was received from individual counselling seemed to have a positive influence on the academic performance and the number of sessions correlated positively with the academic performance.

Devi M.R., Renuka; Devaki, P.R.; Madhavan, Madhanika; Saikumar, P.

2013-01-01

479

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

480

Academic Coping, Friendship Quality, and Student Engagement Associated with Student Quality of School Life: A Partial Least Square Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study aims to examine an untested research model that explains the direct- and indirect influences of Academic Coping, Friendship Quality, and Student Engagement on Student Quality of School Life. This study employed the quantitative-based cross-sectional survey method. The sample consisted of 2400 Malaysian secondary Form Four students

Thien, Lei Mee; Razak, Nordin Abd

2013-01-01

481

Higher Education's Missing Link: Examining the Gap between Academic and Student Affairs and Implications for the Student Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the expansion of higher education around the turn of the 20th century, the field of student affairs was created to enhance the extra-curriculum and promote student development beyond the classroom. This allowed faculty to focus on scholarship and formal curricular education. Unfortunately, with their different areas of responsibility, student and academic affairs grew in divergent directions and eventually developed

Gabriel Reif

2007-01-01

482

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

483

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 research question in this quantitative correlational study explored potential relationships between the publication rates and the number and types of English and composition classes taken by survey participants. Fischerian development, life course theory, and phenomenological sociology framed this study. Participants from private, public, and commercial institutions of higher learning in the United States participated. Data were analyzed using correlational, chi-square, ANOVA, and multiple regression techniques to reveal relationships between the number and types of English and composition classes taken and publication rates. Open-ended questions gathered opinions about scientific writing and writing class experiences and helped triangulate the findings. The results suggested a relationship between publication rates and number of English and composition classes among certain physics specializations and a need for physics institutions to create specialized publishing courses. The results may lead to positive social change by facilitating the examination of writing within particular physics specializations and motivating the creation of departmental constructed writing courses targeting the scientific community responsible for producing technically skilled literate workers. This could enable increased sharing of scientific findings with professional societies.

Hess, Steven Timothy Michael

484

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

485

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

486

Impact of Inclusion Education on Academic Achievement, Student Behavior and Self-Esteem, and Parental Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of students' placement versus non-placement in an inclusion classroom were determined in four sets of dependent variables: (a) parent concerns about their children's school programs; (b) teacher- and parent-reported instances of students' problem behaviors; (c) students' academic performance; and (d) students' self-reported self-esteem. A second, related, purpose was to determine whether student placement in different types of inclusion

Larry G. Daniel; Debra A. King

1997-01-01

487

Parental Engagement and Contact in the Academic Lives of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Information on the various forms of parental involvement in higher education is lacking. This paper investigates parental engagement in college students' academic lives, the mode and frequency of student-parent communications, and how all of this varies across different student populations (by race/ethnicity, social class, parental immigrant…

Wolf, De'Sha S.; Sax, Linda J.; Harper, Casandra E.

2009-01-01

488

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

489

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anna C. Cavender

490

Using a Self-Advocacy Intervention on African American College Students' Ability to Request Academic Accommodations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to an increase in enrollment of African American students with disabilities in postsecondary education, there is a need to identify strategies that may lead to improved transition and self-advocacy skills for these students. These strategies include teaching students to request academic accommodations and to have an understanding of how their…

Walker, Allison R.; Test, David W.

2011-01-01

491

Low (Linear) Teacher Effect on Student Achievement in Pre-Academic Physics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the effect of physics education on students' achievement in a large-scale quantitative study of pre-academic high school students throughout the Netherlands. Two aspects of teacher characteristics as perceived by their students are included: "pleasantness" principally defined by their perceived friendliness and positive…

Cottaar, Alice

2012-01-01

492

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

493

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Christa van der Walt; Jacqui Dornbrack

2011-01-01

494

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brown, Steven D.; Nelson, Tamara L.

1983-01-01

495

The Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in College Students: Impact on Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To examine the prevalence of risk for sleep disorders among college students by gender and age, and their associations with grade point average (GPA). Participants: Participants were 1,845 college students at a large, southeastern public university. Methods: A validated sleep disorder questionnaire surveyed sleep data during the 2007–2008 academic year. Students’ GPAs were obtained from the office of the

Jane F. Gaultney

2010-01-01

496

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

497

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

498

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Esau Tovar; Merril A. Simon

2006-01-01

499

Using Cooperative Learning To Improve the Academic Achievements of Inner-City Middle School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Whether using cooperative learning can improve the academic achievement of inner city middle school students was studied in Gary, Indiana at a school with a population of 503 students. Two seventh-grade classes taught by 1 African American male teacher served as 1 treatment group of 20 at-risk students and one nontreatment group of 24 high…

Holliday, Dwight C.

500

Impact of Teacher's Behaviour on the Academic Achievement of University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research article discusses the impact of teacher's behaviour on the academic achievement of university students. All the teachers and students of public sector universities constituted the population. From the 15 public sector universities, 375 teachers and 1500 students from five departments were selected as a sample. Two questionnaires…

Shah, Syed Shafqat Ali

2009-01-01