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Underprepared Students.  

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This paper describes three main types of underprepared students: academically underprepared, emotionally underprepared, and culturally underprepared. The category that most faculty, counselors, and administrators tend to focus on is the academically underprepared. Remedial and student skills courses, free peer tutoring, and tutorials on videotapes…

Robinson, Shawn

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Factors Affecting Academic Outcomes of Underprepared Community College Students. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.  

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This study examined the factors affecting the four-year academic performance and outcomes of 1,249 underprepared students at Prince George's Community College (Maryland). The fall 1994 freshmen required remediation in reading, writing, or mathematics. Subjects were defined as achievers if, by summer 1998, they had earned a degree or certificate…

Zhao, J. Charles

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

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

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

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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  

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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 freshmen…

Stewart, Sheilynda F.

2010-01-01

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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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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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Mathematics Anxiety and the Underprepared Student.  

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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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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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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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The AFY Program at UNHM: Reaching Out to Underprepared Students.  

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The Alternative Freshman Year (AFY) program instituted at a community college extension of an eastern university can serve as a model for other developmental education programs. The program, now in its fourth year, helps to upgrade the language and math skills of academically and emotionally unprepared students. Students are admitted to the…

Pobywajlo, Margaret

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Self-Instructional Materials for Underprepared Science Students.  

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

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

Bahr, Peter Riley

2008-01-01

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

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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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U-Pace: Facilitating Academic Success for All Students  

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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

Kuehn, Phyllis

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Rethinking the Curriculum To Meet the Needs of Underprepared, Underrepresented, and Economically Disadvantaged Students: Majors and Courses for the 21st Century.  

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Attracting and assuring the success of students of color requires the rethinking of curricula to meet the needs of underrepresented, underprepared, and economically disadvantaged students. General education offerings should be restructured to give students the skills and resources needed to make sense out of their particular gender and ethnicity,…

Glock, Nancy Clover

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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  

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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

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Addressing the Needs of Under-Prepared Students in Higher Education: Does College Remediation Work? NBER Working Paper No. 11325  

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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…

Bettinger, Eric P.; Long, Bridget Terry

2005-01-01

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Personal factors that influence deaf college students' academic success.  

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

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

2012-01-01

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Making the Connection: A Hybrid Distance Learning Program for Underprepared College Students  

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This research project focuses on a program that combines the traditional classroom approach with the capabilities of distance learning. The August Spring Program at Kutztown University admits a population of remedial students for the spring semester only after they successfully complete an intensive one-week preparation course in the preceding…

Stewart, Thomas C.; Scappaticci, Laura

2005-01-01

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Online Learning: Does It Help Low-Income and Underprepared Students? CCRC Brief. Number 52  

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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. The enthusiasm surrounding recent innovative, technology-based education initiatives,…

Jaggars, Shanna Smith

2011-01-01

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

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

Nist, Sherrie L.; Sabol, C. Ruth

1984-01-01

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Academic dishonesty among nursing students.  

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

Gaberson, K B

1997-01-01

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Theme: Teaching Academically Disadvantaged Students.  

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

Iverson, Maynard J.; And Others

1993-01-01

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Academic Achievement Programs. Student Handbook.  

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

Maryland Univ., College Park.

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Motivation of Academically Gifted Students  

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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

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Academic dishonesty among nursing students.  

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

Krueger, Linda

2014-02-01

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Students' Attributions of Academic Success.  

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

Fontana, David; And Others

1986-01-01

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Students' Motivation to Access Academic Advising Services  

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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

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Andrew J. Martin; Herbert W. Marsh

2008-01-01

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Student Academic Optimism: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis  

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

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

2013-01-01

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Teaching Library Skills to Academically Unprepared College Freshmen.  

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This study compared the effectiveness of the traditional library lecture and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in scheduled credit classes in library skills. Subjects were 18 college freshman attending branch campuses who were academically underprepared for college level study and who also lacked basic library skills. Eleven students were taught…

Hooks, James D.

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Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

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

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

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Academic dishonesty among high school students.  

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

McCabe, D L

1999-01-01

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Academic Resilience Among Undocumented Latino Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

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

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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

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

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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

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Community College Student Success: The Role of Motivation and Self-Empowerment  

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Nationwide, low percentages of community college students graduate. Although community colleges' higher percentages of low income, academically underprepared, non-traditional, and minority students are often cited as the reason for low graduation rates, this study sought to examine common characteristics of community college students who do…

Martin, Kimberly; Galentino, Richard; Townsend, Lori

2014-01-01

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

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

Hlalele, D. J.

2010-01-01

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Enhancing Student Learning with Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration  

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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

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Using structured academic controversy with nursing students.  

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

Bull, Margaret J

2007-01-01

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Predicting First Year University Students' Academic Success  

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

Olani, Aboma

2009-01-01

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Academic Motivation and the Student Athlete.  

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

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

1999-01-01

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Building Academic Vocabulary Student Notebook, Revised Edition  

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

Marzano, Robert J.; Pickering, Debra

2008-01-01

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Academic Freedom and Indentured Students  

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

Williams, Jeffrey J.

2012-01-01

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Does Failing a Placement Exam Discourage Underprepared Students from Going to College? National Poverty Center Working Paper Series #11-14  

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About one-third of college students are required to take remedial courses to redress the lack of preparation for college-level coursework. Assignment to remediation is generally made on the basis of a placement test score, and in some states students are required to take a placement test prior to enrolling in college-level courses. In this type of…

Martorell, Paco; McFarlin, Isaac, Jr.; Xue, Yu

2013-01-01

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

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

Iyer, Rajesh; Eastman, Jacqueline K.

2006-01-01

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Motivation and academic achievement in medical students  

PubMed Central

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

Yousefy, Alireza; Ghassemi, Gholamreza; Firouznia, Samaneh

2012-01-01

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Academic Enrichment Project for Disadvantaged Students.  

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

Burris, Berlean M.

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Black Students: Psychosocial Issues and Academic Achievement.  

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

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

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Simon Cassidy; Peter Eachus

2000-01-01

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School Resources and the Academic Achievement of Canadian Students  

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

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

2011-01-01

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Student Attitudes on Academic Integrity Violations  

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

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

2008-01-01

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Serving Academically Gifted Students in Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Piland, William E.; And Others

1987-01-01

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Do Student Growth Scores Measure Academic Growth?  

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

Pomplun, Mark R.

2009-01-01

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

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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

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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

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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

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The Effects of Cognitive Process and Decision Making Training in Reading Experience on Meaningful Learning with Underachieving College Students  

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The ability of underprepared college students to read and learn from their reading is essential to their academic success and to their ability to persist towards completing their degree. The purposes of this study were to (a) assess the relationship between the cognitive processes of reading-based decision making and meaningful learning and (b)…

Dean, Rebecca J.

2010-01-01

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Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities.  

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

Souma, Alfred; Rickerson, Nancy; Burgstahler, Sheryl

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The New Academic Library and Student Services  

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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

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Academic Dishonesty: Perceptions of Business Students  

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

Rakovski, Carter C.; Levy, Elliott S.

2007-01-01

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Gifted Student Academic Achievement and Program Quality  

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

Jordan, Katrina Ann Woolsey

2010-01-01

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

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

Orange, Carolyn; Ramalho, Elizabeth Murakami

2013-01-01

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A Holistic Approach To Preparing Disadvantaged Students To Succeed in Tertiary Science Studies Part II. Outcomes of the Science Foundation Programme.  

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Focuses on the implementation and results of the Science Foundation Programme (SFP), a year-long pre-degree program designed to identify academically talented but underprepared black students who want to pursue tertiary studies in science or applied science. (DDR)

Grayson, Diane J.

1997-01-01

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Changes in College Student Health:Implications for Academic Performance  

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

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

2011-01-01

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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

71

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

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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

72

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

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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

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The Effects of Academic Optimism on Student Academic Achievement in Alabama  

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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

74

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

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

Edman, Jeanne L.; Brazil, Brad

2009-01-01

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Systematic reinforcement: academic performance of underachieving students.  

PubMed

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

Chadwick, B A; Day, R C

1971-01-01

76

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

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

Cherry, Lynn; Coleman, Lindy

2010-01-01

77

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

78

Chinese International Students' Academic Stressors in the United States  

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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

79

Academic Choice for Included Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

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

Skerbetz, Mandi Davis; Kostewicz, Douglas E.

2013-01-01

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Personal Factors that Influence Deaf College Students' Academic Success  

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

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

2012-01-01

81

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

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

Zarvell, Ray K.

82

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jeanne L. Edman; Brad Brazil

2009-01-01

83

A Conceptual Model of Academic Success for Student-Athletes  

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

Comeaux, Eddie; Harrison, C. Keith

2011-01-01

84

Re-Framing Student Academic Freedom: A Capability Perspective  

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

Macfarlane, Bruce

2012-01-01

85

Identifying Gaps in Academic Writing of ESL Students  

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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

86

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompson, Blair; Mazer, Joseph P.

2009-01-01

87

Faculty and Student Classroom Influences on Academic Dishonesty  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post

2008-01-01

88

Effect of Breakfast Consumption on Academic Performance of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

V. K. Fekete; M. K. Head

1997-01-01

89

Student learning and perceptions of the academic environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Paul Ramsden

1979-01-01

90

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

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

Maple, Chelley

91

Business School Deans on Student Academic Dishonesty: A Survey  

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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

92

The Full Extent of Student-College Academic Undermatch  

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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

93

Academic and Nonacademic Student Life at Stony Brook.  

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

Bess, James L.; And Others

94

Assessing Factors Influencing Student Academic Success in Law School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Detwiler, Robert R.

2011-01-01

95

Improving Student Engagement in Social and Academic Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kinzig, Karen; Nakai, Janet

96

Academic Dishonesty among Gifted and High-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Geddes, Kimberly A.

2011-01-01

97

Using a student response system to reduce academic cheating.  

PubMed

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

Roberson, Donna W

2009-01-01

98

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Moisés Próspero; Shetal Vohra-Gupta

2007-01-01

99

First-generation students' academic engagement and retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Krista M. Soria; Michael J. Stebleton

2012-01-01

100

The Role of Academic Discourse in Minority Students' Academic Assimilation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

White, John W.; Ali-Khan, Carolyne

2013-01-01

101

Measurement of Academic Self-Concept in College Students.  

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

Reynolds, William M.; And Others

102

Academic Clustering and Major Selection of Intercollegiate Student-Athletes  

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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

103

Breakup Effects on University Students' Perceived Academic Performance  

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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

104

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

105

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

106

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Andrew J. Martin

2010-01-01

107

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

108

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

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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

109

Can We Relate Conceptions of Learning to Student Academic Achievement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McLean, Michelle

2001-01-01

110

Linking Academic Entitlement and Student Incivility Using Latent Means Modeling  

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

Kopp, Jason P.; Finney, Sara J.

2013-01-01

111

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

112

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

113

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Mikyong Minsun

2002-01-01

114

Academic Advisement And Student Retention: Empirical Connections & Systemic Interventions  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joe Cuseo

115

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

116

Issues and Trends in Academic Engaged Time of Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gettinger, Maribeth

1986-01-01

117

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

118

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

119

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

120

Student Competencies Emphasized by Faculty in Disparate Academic Environments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompson, Michael D.; Smart, John C.

1999-01-01

121

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

122

Student writing in higher education: An academic literacies approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mary R. Lea

1998-01-01

123

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pigge, Fred L.; Marso, Ronald N.

124

The Effect of Student Time Allocation on Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Grave, Barbara S.

2011-01-01

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

126

Academic Dishonesty: Are More Students Cheating?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jones, Dorothy L. R.

2011-01-01

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

DeFreitas, Stacie Craft; Rinn, Anne

2013-01-01

129

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martin, Andrew J.

2014-01-01

130

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

131

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

132

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Berman, Robert; Cheng, Liying

2001-01-01

133

First-Generation Students' Academic Engagement and Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Soria, Krista M.; Stebleton, Michael J.

2012-01-01

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

135

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

136

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Prospero, Moises; Vohra-Gupta, Shetal

2007-01-01

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1986-01-01

138

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, David V.; And Others

1987-01-01

139

Levels of Stress and Academic Performance in Baccalaureate Nursing Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gwele, Nonthandazo Sylvia; Uys, Leana Ria

1998-01-01

140

Academic, Career and Personal Needs of Nigerian University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Aluede, Oyaziwo; Imhonde, Henry; Eguavoen, Agatha

2006-01-01

141

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

142

Academic Progress of Students across Inclusive and Traditional Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jackson, Edison O.; Drakulich, J. Scott

144

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

145

Factors Associated with Students' Academic Motivation in Agricultural Economics Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

146

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heath, D. Terri; And Others

1993-01-01

147

Affective Benefits from Academic Competitions for Middle School Gifted Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ozturk, Mehmet A.; Debelak, Charles

2008-01-01

148

Registers in the Academic Writing of African American College Students  

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

Syrquin, Anna F.

2006-01-01

149

Academic Literacy Skills and Progression Rates Amongst Pharmacy Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

150

Understanding Factors That Influence Academic Performance in Tenth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Denise

2011-01-01

151

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

152

Dimensions of Academic Contingencies among African American College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

153

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

154

A Longitudinal Analysis of Latina/o Students' Academic Persistence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

155

Academic Pathways that Promote Student Access and Success. In Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Eunyoung

2006-01-01

156

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.

157

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

PubMed

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

Hen, Meirav; Goroshit, Marina

2014-01-01

158

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

159

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

160

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

161

Implications of High School Student Use of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Rosalind; Russell, Ralph

162

Exploratory Honors Students: Academic Major and Career Decision Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

163

Student Beliefs and Attitudes about Authorial Identity in Academic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

164

Academic, Racial and Mathematics Identities of African American College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moore, A'kilah Tienda

2011-01-01

165

Internet Plagiarism: Developing Strategies to Curb Student Academic Dishonesty  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. Jill Austin; Linda D. Brown

1999-01-01

166

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

167

Students' Perceptions of Parental Bonding Styles and Their Academic Burnout  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

168

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

169

Student Impressions of Academic Cell Phone Use in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tessier, Jack

2013-01-01

170

A Comparison of Student Academic Motivations across Three Course Disciplines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

171

Exploring Students' Perceptions of Academically Based Living-Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

172

Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

173

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

174

The National Dialogue on Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bourassa, Donna M.; Kruger, Kevin

2001-01-01

175

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

176

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

177

Enhancing academic climate: doctoral students as their own developers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lynn McAlpine; Anila Asghar

2010-01-01

178

Counseling Needs of Academically Talented Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reis, Sally M.; Colbert, Robert

2004-01-01

179

Promoting Physical Activity through Student Life and Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

180

Threshold Practices: Becoming a Student through Academic Literacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gourlay, Lesley

2009-01-01

181

Predictors of Student Academic Performance in the Introductory Marketing Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Borde, Stephen F.

1998-01-01

182

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.

183

Writing Apprehension and Academic Achievement among Undergraduate Honors Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

184

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

185

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cokley, Kevin

2000-01-01

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hall, Teresa L.; Kuh, George D.

1998-01-01

187

Beneficial academic orientations and self-actualization of college students.  

PubMed

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

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

2007-04-01

188

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

189

Academic achievement and formal thought in engineering students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stella Maris Vázquez; Hilda Difabio de Anglat

2009-01-01

190

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anna M. Santiago; Marne K. Einarson

1998-01-01

191

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

192

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

193

Academic misconduct: results of faculty and undergraduate student surveys.  

PubMed

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

Stern, E B; Havlicek, L

1986-05-01

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Summerville, Bernadette M.

2009-01-01

195

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sanchez, Jafeth Evelyn

2010-01-01

196

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

197

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bacon, La Shawn Catrice

2011-01-01

198

Evaluation of an Academic Reinforcement Program for Health Science Students  

PubMed Central

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

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

1979-01-01

199

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

200

A multidiscipline exploration of college students' perceptions of academic dishonesty: are nursing students different from other college students?  

PubMed

As a result of the proliferation of technology, academic dishonesty in colleges and universities is on the rise and is a global issue. The problem of cheating behaviors in students is so pervasive that it is almost commonplace. Most students do not see their cheating actions as out of the ordinary or morally wrong. The process of neutralization is a major concern when students incorporate cheating into "normal" student culture. In a Gallup poll conducted in 2006, nursing was perceived to be the most honest of 23 professions and the one with highest ethical standards (Saad, L., 2006. Nursing tops the list of most honest and ethical professions. The Gallup Poll. www.galluppoll.com/content/?ci=25888&pg=1 (retrieved 30.07.08.)). With such a high ethical expectation of the profession, one would assume that academic dishonesty would be nonexistent in nursing programs. Yet it has been documented that nursing students engage in academically dishonest behaviors that they do not perceive as such. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and attitudes of academic dishonesty in undergraduate students and to determine whether undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of academic dishonesty were different from undergraduate students majoring in other disciplines. Results of the study revealed clear differences in student perceptions of academic dishonesty by disciplines they were majoring in. Students majoring in nursing most frequently recognized academic dishonest behaviors compared to the other students sampled in this study. PMID:19342132

Arhin, Afua Ottie; Jones, Karin A

2009-10-01

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PASSwrite: Recalibrating Student Academic Literacies Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williamson, Frances; Goldsmith, Rosalie

2013-01-01

202

Motivating Student Learning To Enhance Academic Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research project implemented and evaluated a 12-week program using cooperative learning and Multiple Intelligences to increase student motivation for learning. The targeted population consisted of elementary and middle school students in a low-socioeconomic community in northern Illinois. The problem of motivation was documented in the…

Cialdella, Keri; Herlin, Christine; Hoefler, Alecia

203

Correlation of admissions criteria with academic performance in dental students.  

PubMed

Our purpose was to compare admissions criteria as predictors of dental school performance in underachieving and normally tracking dental students. Underachieving dental students were identified by selecting ten students with the lowest class grade point average following the first year of dental school from five classes, resulting in a pool of fifty students. Normally tracking students served as a control and were randomly selected from students who had completed their first year of dental school not in the underachieving group. Admission measures of college grade point average (GPA), science grade point average (SGPA), academic average (AA), Perceptual Ability Test (PAT), college rigor, and academic load in college were evaluated with descriptive statistics, correlation, and regression analysis with first-year and graduating GPA as the dependent variables. Admissions criteria were generally weak predictors of first-year and graduating GPA. However, first-year dental school GPA was a strong predictor (R(2)=0.77) of graduating GPA for normally tracking students and a moderate predictor (R(2)=0.58) for underachieving students. Students who completed the first year of dental school having a low GPA tended to graduate with a low GPA. Therefore, remediation and monitoring would be important during the dental school experience for these students. PMID:17923709

Curtis, Donald A; Lind, Samuel L; Plesh, Octavia; Finzen, Frederick C

2007-10-01

204

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hess, Steven Timothy Michael

2012-01-01

205

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

206

25 CFR 36.90 - What recreation, academic tutoring, student safety, and health care services must homeliving...  

...academic tutoring, student safety, and health care services must homeliving programs provide...academic tutoring, student safety, and health care services must homeliving programs provide...academic tutoring, recreation, and health care services for their students, as...

2014-04-01

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boscolo, Pietro; Arfe, Barbara; Quarisa, Mara

2007-01-01

208

Academic Optimism and Student Achievement in Urban Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Page A.; Hoy, Wayne K.

2007-01-01

209

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

210

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

211

Academic Resilience in Mathematics among Poor and Minority Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Borman, Geoffrey D.; Overman, Laura T.

2004-01-01

212

Motivational Systems Theory and the Academic Performance of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, Michael M.

2007-01-01

213

Student Attrition for Academic Reasons--What Should It Be?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Veterinary student attrition has declined from 14 percent in 1963 to 3.1 percent in 1974. The current attrition rate for academic reasons is ascertained and theoretical bases are explored. Also presented are some attrition data from allied professions. (LBH)

Crawford, Lester M.

1978-01-01

214

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

215

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

216

Meeting the Academic Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we discuss ways for teachers to address the academic needs of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (i.e., have a language background other than English) in inclusive classrooms through the modification of science instruction. We provide an example of a lesson plan showing specific suggestions and offer multiple strategies for modifying science instruction to promote \\

Silvana M. R. Watson; Lynne E. Houtz

2002-01-01

217

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

218

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

219

Exploring Faculty Perceptions toward Working with Academically Vulnerable College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quick, Robin L.

2013-01-01

220

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

221

College Students' Time Management: Correlations with Academic Performance and Stress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationships between time management of college students and self-reported academic performance and various affective measures of stress were explored for 123 undergraduates. The study indicates that self-reported time management is multidimensional and that there are important relationships among time management, performance, and stress.…

Macan, Therese Hoff; And Others

1990-01-01

222

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.

223

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

224

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

225

Integrating Identities: Ethnic and Academic Identities among Diverse College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Students of Color continue to be underrepresented at the undergraduate level. Recent research has demonstrated the importance of non-academic psychosocial factors for understanding college experiences. One factor, identity, is a broad, multidimensional construct that comprises numerous distinct domains, including political,…

Walker, Lovey H. M.; Syed, Moin

2013-01-01

226

Understanding Job Satisfaction and its Relationship to Student Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

227

Academic misconduct among students in medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan  

PubMed Central

Objective: To determine the trends of academic misconduct in undergraduate students of different private and government section medical institutes. Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at three medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan. The students were evaluated by giving a self reported questionnaire containing various questions assessing their educational dishonesty and cheating behaviors. Results: A total of 274 students from different years completed the questionnaire. Mean age was 21.48 ± 1.89 years. Most of the students were in 4th year (n=86; 31.3%). There were 182 (66.5%) females and 92 (33.5%) males. Majority of the students (n=155; 55.1%) accepted that they have cheated at least once. There was no significant difference regarding acceptance of cheating among different years of study (p=0.23) however females were found to accept cheating more as compared to males (p=0.036). First year students were found more to ask teachers for answers during OSCE (p=0.01). A large number of students accepted that they mark proxy for their friends (85.7%) and also ask their friends to mark proxy for them (85.03%). Nearly half (44.02%) of the students rotating in wards also admitted to write fake histories. Conclusion: A large number of medical students admitted cheating and involvement in other academic misconduct. We need to improve our educational system, formally add professional session and strict disciplinary action should be taken against those who are found guilty.

Hafeez, Kamran; Laiq-uz-Zaman Khan, Muhammad; Jawaid, Masood; Haroon, Saroona

2013-01-01

228

Academic integrity violations: a national study of dental hygiene students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of academic integrity violations reported by a national sample of dental hygiene students as compared to general undergraduate students. This study also examined the influence of student variables such as gender, age, and level of education, along with honor codes and other contextual factors, on academic integrity. A total of 2,050 surveys were mailed to a random selection of the schools with dental hygiene degree programs in each of the twelve American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) districts. A total of 794 usable surveys were returned for an overall response rate of 39 percent. The respondents were predominantly twenty to twenty-nine years of age (85 percent), and 97.7 percent were female. The largest percentage of respondents (38.5 percent) had completed four or more years of undergraduate education at the time of the survey, with the majority of the coursework taken in a community college setting (39 percent). Approximately 53 percent were from associate programs and 47 percent from baccalaureate programs. Of those responding, 11.3 percent reported cheating during their dental hygiene program, and 30.2 percent were aware of someone cheating in their program. A comparison of academic violations for dental hygiene students to students in other undergraduate programs reveals that a smaller proportion of dental hygiene students report violations. PMID:20203325

Honny, Jean M; Gadbury-Amyot, Cynthia C; Overman, Pamela R; Wilkins, Kristi; Petersen, Floyd

2010-03-01

229

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

230

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

231

Student Experiences with Media Resources: Results of an Academic Media Center Student Patron Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Laskowski, Mary S.

2005-01-01

232

Student Affairs Administrators: Building Collaborations with Students and Academic Affairs for Institutional Improvement. National Roundtable Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 2002-2003 academic year, six roundtables were held to explore uses of the data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for improvement of student learning. This paper describes the roundtable discussion held in St. Louis, Missouri, in March 2003. Participants were student affairs administrators from a range of institutions…

Kezar, Adrianna

233

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

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kelly, William E.; Daughtry, Don

2007-01-01

235

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

236

Academic performance and student engagement in level 1 physics undergraduates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the beginning of academic year 2007-08, staff in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow started to implement a number of substantial changes to the administration of the level 1 physics undergraduate class. The main aims were to improve the academic performance and progression statistics. With this in mind, a comprehensive system of learning support was introduced, the main remit being the provision of an improved personal contact and academic monitoring and support strategy for all students at level 1. The effects of low engagement with compulsory continuous assessment components had already been observed to have a significant effect on students sitting in the middle of the grade curve. Analysis of data from the 2007-08 class showed that even some nominally high-achieving students achieved lowered grades due to the effects of low engagement. Nonetheless, academic and other support measures put in place during 2007-08 played a part in raising the passrate for the level 1 physics class by approximately 8% as well as raising the progression rate by approximately 10%.

Casey, M. M.; McVitie, S.

2009-09-01

237

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

238

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

239

Attitudes toward teachers as a function of student academic self-concept  

Microsoft Academic Search

The evaluative dimensions students used in assessing their academic self-concept were correlated with judgmental dimensions students utilized in evaluating teachers by means of a stepwise multiple regression analysis. All students evaluated themselves as students in terms of academic skill and ability, interpersonal effectiveness, and quality of scholastic involvement. College students also evaluated themselves on self-confidence and style of intellectual inquiry,

Betty J. Haslett

1976-01-01

240

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hollins Thomas Neal Jr

2003-01-01

241

Feeding the pipeline: academic skills training for predental students.  

PubMed

This article reports the outcomes of an evaluation conducted to determine if an academic skills training program for undergraduate 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 biology, chemistry, and physics. Data from standardized academic skill tests and subject-specific tests were collected at the beginning and end of the 1998 to 2006 Pipeline Programs, six-week summer enrichment programs for undergraduate predental students from disadvantaged backgrounds. In total, 179 students (75.4 percent African American, 7.3 percent Hispanic, 5.6 percent Asian American, 5 percent white) attended the programs during these nine summers. Scores on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test showed that the students improved their vocabulary scores (percentile ranks before/after: 46.80 percent/59.56 percent; p<.001), reading comprehension scores (47.21 percent/62.67 percent; p<.001), and reading rates (34.01 percent/78.31 percent; p<.001) from the beginning to the end of the summer programs. Results on the Wide Range Achievement Test III showed increases in spelling (73.58 percent/86.22 percent; p<.001) and math scores (56.98 percent/81.28 percent; p<.001). The students also improved their subject-specific scores in biology (39.07 percent/63.42 percent; p<.001), chemistry (20.54 percent/51.01 percent; p<.001), and physics (35.12 percent/61.14 percent; p<.001). To increase the number of underrepresented minority students in the dental school admissions pool, efforts are needed to prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds for this process. These data demonstrate that a six-week enrichment program significantly improved the academic skills and basic science knowledge scores of undergraduate predental students. These improvements have the potential to enhance the performance of these students in college courses and thus increase their level of competitiveness in the dental school admissions process. PMID:18519595

Markel, Geraldine; Woolfolk, Marilyn; Inglehart, Marita Rohr

2008-06-01

242

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

PubMed

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

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

2009-08-01

243

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

244

Academic experiences of war-zone students in Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 achievements, school experiences and self perceptions of war-zone immigrant high

Lana Stermac; Susan Elgie; Allyson Clarke; Hester Dunlap

2011-01-01

245

Academic experiences of war-zone students in Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 achievements, school experiences and self perceptions of war-zone immigrant high

Lana Stermac; Susan Elgie; Allyson Clarke; Hester Dunlap

2012-01-01

246

Academic misconduct among students in medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan.  

PubMed

Objective: To determine the trends of academic misconduct in undergraduate students of different private and government section medical institutes. Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at three medical colleges of Karachi, Pakistan. The students were evaluated by giving a self reported questionnaire containing various questions assessing their educational dishonesty and cheating behaviors. Results: A total of 274 students from different years completed the questionnaire. Mean age was 21.48 ± 1.89 years. Most of the students were in 4(th) year (n=86; 31.3%). There were 182 (66.5%) females and 92 (33.5%) males. Majority of the students (n=155; 55.1%) accepted that they have cheated at least once. There was no significant difference regarding acceptance of cheating among different years of study (p=0.23) however females were found to accept cheating more as compared to males (p=0.036). First year students were found more to ask teachers for answers during OSCE (p=0.01). A large number of students accepted that they mark proxy for their friends (85.7%) and also ask their friends to mark proxy for them (85.03%). Nearly half (44.02%) of the students rotating in wards also admitted to write fake histories. Conclusion: A large number of medical students admitted cheating and involvement in other academic misconduct. We need to improve our educational system, formally add professional session and strict disciplinary action should be taken against those who are found guilty. PMID:24353611

Hafeez, Kamran; Laiq-Uz-Zaman Khan, Muhammad; Jawaid, Masood; Haroon, Saroona

2013-05-01

247

Systematic reinforcement: academic performance of underachieving students1  

PubMed Central

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

Chadwick, Bruce A.; Day, Robert C.

1971-01-01

248

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fayombo, Grace Adebisi

2011-01-01

249

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

250

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

251

Academic Dishonesty among Physical Therapy Students: A Descriptive Study.  

PubMed

Purpose: To examine academically dishonest behaviours based on physical therapy (PT) students' current practices and educators' prior behaviours as PT students. Method: A Web-based questionnaire was sent to 174 students and 250 educators from the PT programme at the University of Toronto. The questionnaire gathered data on demographics as well as on the prevalence of, seriousness of, and contributing factors to academic dishonesty (AD). Results: In all, 52.4% of educators and 44.3% of students responded to the questionnaire over a 6-week data-collection period. Scenarios rated the most serious were the least frequently performed by educators and students. The impact of generation on attitudes and prevalence of AD was not significant. The factors most commonly reported as contributing to AD were school-related pressure, disagreement with evaluation methods, and the perception that "everyone else does it." Conclusion: This study parallels the findings of similar research conducted in other health care programmes: AD does occur within the PT curriculum. AD was more prevalent in situations associated with helping peers than in those associated with personal gain. The consistency in behaviours reported across generations suggests that some forms of cheating are accepted as the social norm and may be a function of the environment. PMID:23729959

Montuno, Eli; Davidson, Alex; Iwasaki, Karen; Jones, Susan; Martin, Jay; Brooks, Dina; Gibson, Barbara E; Mori, Brenda

2012-01-01

252

Academic Dishonesty among Physical Therapy Students: A Descriptive Study  

PubMed Central

ABSTRACT Purpose: To examine academically dishonest behaviours based on physical therapy (PT) students' current practices and educators' prior behaviours as PT students. Method: A Web-based questionnaire was sent to 174 students and 250 educators from the PT programme at the University of Toronto. The questionnaire gathered data on demographics as well as on the prevalence of, seriousness of, and contributing factors to academic dishonesty (AD). Results: In all, 52.4% of educators and 44.3% of students responded to the questionnaire over a 6-week data-collection period. Scenarios rated the most serious were the least frequently performed by educators and students. The impact of generation on attitudes and prevalence of AD was not significant. The factors most commonly reported as contributing to AD were school-related pressure, disagreement with evaluation methods, and the perception that “everyone else does it.” Conclusion: This study parallels the findings of similar research conducted in other health care programmes: AD does occur within the PT curriculum. AD was more prevalent in situations associated with helping peers than in those associated with personal gain. The consistency in behaviours reported across generations suggests that some forms of cheating are accepted as the social norm and may be a function of the environment.

Montuno, Eli; Davidson, Alex; Iwasaki, Karen; Jones, Susan; Martin, Jay; Brooks, Dina; Gibson, Barbara E.

2012-01-01

253

Bilingual Academics for Special Education Students (Project BASES) 1990-91. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.  

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The Bilingual Academics for Special Education Students project (Project BASES) in its first year served 76 Spanish-speaking students with limited English proficiency and emotional disturbances. The New York City Public Schools program, serving students aged 10 to 14, used an Integrative Linguistic Model to weigh students' academic and linguistic…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.

254

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

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

Arndt, J. Richard

1995-01-01

255

The Effects of a Low Socioeconomic Environment on a Student's Academic Achievement.  

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A study was conducted to determine if students from low socioeconomic environments have lower academic achievement compared to the academic achievement of students from higher socioeconomic environments. The sample consisted of 66 6th-grade science students at Travis Middle School, Temple, Texas. The students were divided into a low-income group…

Kruse, Kim

256

The Academic Engaged Time of Students with Low Incidence Disabilities in General Education Classes.  

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This study examined the academic engaged time of six students with low incidence disabilities who were enrolled in general elementary classrooms. These students participated in regular classes for reading or math, and at least one other subject area. The academic engaged time of these students was compared to that of six students without…

McDonnell, John; And Others

257

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

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

Friedman, Barry A.; Mandel, Rhonda G.

2010-01-01

258

Student Mentors' benefits in the Higher European Education: Academic Orientation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For several years the Spanish University has been experiencing changes that affect not only the educational area but also innovation and investigation in the classroom. In this sense, we carried out a first step in a senior student mentor project in order to facilitate adaptation of the new students, providing information, advice and guidance on different academic and social aspects. Here, we understand mentoring (including e-mentoring) as a relationship between a more senior student (mentor) and a few junior lesser experienced students (mentees). Mentoring is intended to develop and grow the skills, knowledge, confidence, and cultural understanding of the mentees aiming to help them succeed. Consequently, this work arises from our concern about student? need. A test has been designed to assess student? interest in the three fundamental aspects of mentoring: academic, social and administrative orientation. The test involved 16 questions related to these three different aspects on mentoring, evaluating each question from 1 (none) to 4 (totally). Surveys have been conducted on this topic at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) with students on different levels and modules of degrees in Agricultural Engineering. The same activity has been applied to the new degrees that have started last course (2010-11) in the Bologna Plan's requirements and will replace the precedents progressively. We have analyzed the answers considering sex, age, course and attitude to participate in the mentoring project. Several discussions are presented based on these results. Acknowledgements Funding provided by CEIGRAM (Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) through Educational Innovation Project is greatly appreciated. Educational Innovation Project: "Training of senior students as mentors in different subjects of undergraduate and graduate degrees at ETSI Agrónomos"

Medina-Rojas, S.; Gónzlez-Tirados, R. M.; Sánchez, M. E.; Paz-Ferreiro, J.; Saa-Requejo, A.; Gascó, G.; Moratiel, R.; Fabregat, J.; Antón, J. M.; Andina, D.; Tarquis, A. M.

2012-04-01

259

Literacy and Numeracy among Job Corps Students: Opportunities for Targeted Academic Infusion in CTE  

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High literacy and numeracy demands in career and technical education (CTE) compared to low skill levels among many students prompted calls for academic infusion into training curricula. Research on CTE academic curriculum integration implicitly assumes that students' reading and math skills are like those described by models of typical academic

Mellard, Daryl F.; Woods, Kari L.; Desa, Deana Md.

2012-01-01

260

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

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

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

2014-01-01

261

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

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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

262

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

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

McCollum, Elan C.; Yoder, Nicholas P.

2011-01-01

263

Academic Profile Results for Selected Nursing Students. Research Report 2002-05.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an ongoing effort to gather information on the impact of college courses on students academic skills, a small group of nursing students (n=35) at Boise State University, Idaho, enrolled in an upper division nursing course agreed to take the Academic Profile, a test that measures general academic skills. The results for these nursing…

Belcheir, Marcia J.

264

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

265

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

266

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McEwan, Lynn; Goldenberg, Dolly

1999-01-01

267

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.

268

Academic context and perceived mental workload of psychology students.  

PubMed

The excessive workload of university students is an academic stressor. Consequently, it is necessary to evaluate and control the workload in education. This research applies the NASA-TLX scale, as a measure of the workload. The objectives of this study were: (a) to measure the workload levels of a sample of 367 psychology students, (b) to group students according to their positive or negative perception of academic context (AC) and c) to analyze the effects of AC on workload. To assess the perceived AC, we used an ad hoc questionnaire designed according to Demand-Control-Social Support and Effort-Reward Imbalance models. Using cluster analysis, participants were classified into two groups (positive versus negative context). The differences between groups show that a positive AC improves performance (p < .01) and reduces feelings of overload (p < .02), temporal demand (p < .02), and nervousness and frustration (p < .001). Social relationships with peers and teachers, student autonomy and result satisfaction were relevant dimensions of the AC (p < .001 in all cases). PMID:25011413

Rubio-Valdehita, Susana; López-Higes, Ramón; Díaz-Ramiro, Eva

2014-01-01

269

A Critical Examination of Academic Retention Programs for At-Risk Minority College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews and critically examines research on academic programs for improving retention of at-risk minority college students. Recommends academic retention program designers incorporate effective instructional components and program evaluators implement better controlled research studies. (Author/ABL)

Levin, Mary E.; Levin, Joel R.

1991-01-01

270

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peixoto, Francisco; Almeida, Leandro S.

2010-01-01

271

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snyder, Marc

2013-01-01

272

Academic Self-Concept, Academic Achievement, and Leadership in University Students Studying in a Physical Therapy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessment of the academic self-concept of 32 physical therapy assistant students in a selective admission program revealed a positive correlation between grade point average in the core curriculum and their leadership and initiative scores. (Contains 20 references.) (SK)

Gottlieb, Rosemary J.; Rogers, Janet L.

2002-01-01

273

Test anxiety and academic performance in chiropractic students*  

PubMed Central

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

Zhang, Niu; Henderson, Charles N. R.

2014-01-01

274

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

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

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

2014-01-01

275

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

276

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

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

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

2011-01-01

277

The Relationship between Latino Students' Learning Styles and Their Academic Performance  

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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between Latino Students' learning styles and their academic performance. Students' academic performance was measured using their overall grade point average (GPA). A group of 229 Latino students who were enrolled at an urban community college in New York City participated in the…

Torres, Sonia Maldonado

2014-01-01

278

Transfer in the Academic Language Development of Post-secondary ESL Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined language transfer among low-intermediate English-as-second language students in an academic English development course at a California community college. Thirteen adult immigrant students who had higher first-language proficiency made better progress in academic English than did nine students who immigrated at a younger age and…

Jiang, Binbin; Kuehn, Phyllis

2001-01-01

279

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

280

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

281

Cooperative Learning and the Academically Talented Student. Research-Based Decision Making Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research base on cooperative learning was examined for its applicability to academically talented students. Common types of cooperative learning are described with highlights of the model characteristics as they apply to academically talented students. The models include: Teams-Games-Tournament (TGT); Student Teams Achievement Divisions…

Robinson, Ann

282

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

283

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chow, Henry P. H.

2010-01-01

284

The Use of Study Anxiety Intervention in Reducing Anxiety to Improve Academic Performance among University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anxiety is one of the wide varieties of emotional and behaviour disorders, it is a major predictor for low academic performance among students. To this, anxiety should be taken seriously. Students need some form of intervention to reduce anxiety and assist in improving academic performance. Study anxiety intervention is designed to help students handle the problem of anxiety while studying.

Prima Vitasari; Muhammad Nubli Abdul Wahab; Ahmad Othman; Muhammad Ghani Awang

2010-01-01

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walker, Erica N.

2006-01-01

286

Interest Differences between Male and Female Students and Correlation to Their Academic Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A six week study in an urban district was conducted attempting to compare the academic interests between male and female students at the second and third grade levels, and correlate these with the students' academic performance, as put forth on the Record of Student Growth, or Report Card. The children completed teacher made interest inventories.…

Mena, Ileana F.

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

288

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

289

The Role of Parents in College Students' Sociopolitical Awareness, Academic, and Social Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between parental contact (frequency of student-parent communication) and involvement (parents' interest and/or involvement in students' academic progress and decision-making) with college students' personal, social, and academic development. Parental involvement accounted for over two-thirds of the significant…

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

2012-01-01

290

"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

291

Gender Difference in Academic Planning Activity among Medical Students  

PubMed Central

Background In Vietnam, as doctor of medicine is socially considered a special career, both men and women who are enrolled in medical universities often study topics of medicine seriously. However, as culturally expected, women often perform better than men. Because of this, teaching leadership and management skill (LMS) to develop academic planning activity (APA) for female medical students would also be expected to be more effective than male counterparts. This research aimed to compare by gender the effect of teaching LMS on increasing APA, using propensity score matching (PSM). Methods In a cross-sectional survey utilizing a self-reported structured questionnaire on a systematic random sample of 421 male and female medical students in Hanoi Medical University, this study adopted first regression techniques to construct a fit model, then PSM to create a matched control group in order to allow for evaluating the effect of LMS education. Results There were several interesting gender differences. First, while for females LMS education had both direct and indirect effects on APA, it had only direct effect on males’ APA. Second, after PSM to adjust for the possible confounders to balance statistically two groups – with and without LMS education, there is statistically a significant difference in APA between male and female students, making a net difference of 11% (p<.01), equivalent to 173 students. The difference in APA between exposed and matched control group in males and females was 9% and 20%, respectively. These estimates of 9.0 and 20.0 percentage point increase can be translated into the practice of APA by 142 males and 315 females, respectively, in the population. These numbers of APA among male and female students can be explained by LMS education. Conclusions Gender appears to be a factor explaining in part academic planning activity.

Nguyen, Huy Van; Giang, Thao Thach

2013-01-01

292

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

PubMed

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

Meloy, Faye; Gambescia, Stephen F

2014-01-01

293

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

Microsoft Academic Search

While a great deal of research has examined students’ critical thinking skills, less is known about students’ tendencies to\\u000a use these skills. Specifically, little is known about what factors contribute to students developing a disposition to think\\u000a critically or what impact this disposition has on college studentsacademic achievement. Perceived control, which has been\\u000a found to be an important factor

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

2008-01-01

294

Predicting Success of Academically Dismissed Undergraduate Students Using Quality Point Status  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cogan, Michael F.

2011-01-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, John M.; And Others

1983-01-01

296

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

297

Substance Use and Academic Performance among African American High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic performance among African American students continues to be a concern. Adolescent developmental research has identified numerous factors that affect academic performance. School-based intervention programs have focused on substance use prevention to improve academic performance. This study investigated to what extent family financial…

Williams, James Herbert; Davis, Larry E.; Johnson, Sharon D.; Williams, Trina R.; Saunders, Jeanne A.; Nebbitt, Von E.

2007-01-01

298

Perceptions of Academics and Students as Customers: A Survey of Administrative Staff in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interviewed administrative staff at Australia's Curtin University about the extent to which they perceive academics and staff as customers. Found that they have ambivalent feelings toward academics as customers and perceived a lack of interpersonal skills among some academics. In dealing with students, administrative staff move beyond the…

Pitman, Tim

2000-01-01

299

Fostering Gifted Students' Affective Development: A Look at the Impact of Academic Self-Concept  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to provide educators and counselors with a framework for understanding the academic self-concepts of gifted students. As academic self-concept is theoretically linked with other constructs, including academic achievement and aspirations, it is vital that educators and counselors are aware of the experiences gifted…

Rinn, Anne N.; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Stocking, Vicki B.

2010-01-01

300

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chow, Henry P. H.

2003-01-01

301

The Attitudes and Behaviors of Generational Students towards Academic Integrity at the Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty is a problem that educators face at all levels of education. Many studies have focused on researching academic dishonesty at four year colleges and universities, ignoring the community college. The purpose of this study was to examine the self-reported attitudes and behaviors of generational students towards academic integrity…

Christensen, Jeannine M.

2011-01-01

302

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

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

304

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

305

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

306

Perceived Legitimacy of Parental Control over Academic Behaviors and Adolescent Students' Academic Adjustment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perceived legitimacy of parental control over adolescents' academic life was investigated by asking 1,088 Filipino adolescents to indicate who they thought should decide on a range of academic issues. Exploratory factor analysis suggested three factors: learning activities, academic participation, and academic options. Respondents rejected…

Bernardo, Allan B. I.

2012-01-01

307

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-01-01

308

The Academic Motivation of At-Risk Students in a Counseling Prevention Program  

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School dropout is a problem that has distressing personal and societal consequences. Not surprising, students who drop out are typically not academically motivated. This phenomenological study examined the meanings that students construct about academic motivation while participating in a dropout prevention program that primarily uses counseling.…

Scheel, Michael John; Madabhushi, Soumya; Backhaus, Autumn

2009-01-01

309

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

310

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

311

Academic and Behavioral Characteristics of Students at a Secondary Residential School  

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This study examined academic and behavioral characteristics of 423 adolescents who had attended a residential school over a seven-year period. Students represented diverse demographic backgrounds. Student academic achievement was examined at admissions and over time in reading, mathematics, written language, and fluency. Findings are discussed…

Gaskins, Courtney D.; Mastropieri, Margo A.

2010-01-01

312

Scaffolding Academic Literacy with Indigenous Health Sciences Students: An Evaluative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We report on an action research project that explored the use of an innovative pedagogy, known as "Scaffolding Academic Literacy", to accelerate the learning of Indigenous undergraduate health science students at the University of Sydney. The pedagogy encompasses a set of teaching strategies that enable all students to read high level academic

Rose, David; Rose, Miranda; Farrington, Sally; Page, Susan

2008-01-01

313

Tongan Students' Attitudes towards Their Subjects in New Zealand Relative to Their Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research indicates that affective attitudes such as liking of a subject and confidence in one's ability within a subject predict academic performance. Generally, immigrant minority students have positive attitudes and often have low academic performance. This study examines the self-efficacy and liking of subjects of New Zealand students and…

Otunuku, Mo'ale; Brown, Gavin T. L.

2007-01-01

314

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

315

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Jaemu; Park, Sanghoon; Kim, Kwangho

2012-01-01

316

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

317

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 of…

Rice, Elisabeth Hess; Yen, Cherng-Jyh

2010-01-01

318

The relationship between college experience and academic performance among minority students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

319

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

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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

320

Measuring the Academic Skills of University Students: Evaluation of a Diagnostic Procedure  

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Measuring the Academic Skills of University Students is a procedure developed in the 1990s at the University of Sydney's Language Centre to identify students in need of academic writing development by assessing examples of their written work against five criteria. This paper reviews the literature relating to the development of the procedure with…

Erling, Elizabeth J.; Richardson, John T. E.

2010-01-01

321

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

322

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

323

Impact of School Type on Parent Involvement and Academic Achievement of Kindergarten Students Controlling Socioeconomic Status.  

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Examines the impact of school type (public or private) on parent involvement and the academic achievement of kindergarten students. After controlling for student socioeconomic status, finds, for example, little or no difference in the academic achievement of kindergarteners in public and private schools or in the level of parent involvement.…

Park, Hae-Seong

2003-01-01

324

The Impact of College Racial Composition on African American Students' Academic and Social Gains: Additional Evidence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEA) was used to estimate the impact of attending a historically Black college or university on social and academic outcomes in college. Findings extend previous research by suggesting attendance at a historically Black college significantly enhances academic and social growth of students. (Author)

Flowers, Lamont A.

2002-01-01

325

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

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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

326

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

327

Academic Achievement of Middle School Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Inclusive Cotaught Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the trend toward inclusive education for all students, there is little research that focuses on the academic achievement of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) and other health impairments (OHI) in inclusive classrooms. The purpose of this nonexperimental quantitative study was to analyze and compare the academic achievement…

Emery, Laurie

2009-01-01

328

Fostering Academic and Social Growth in a Primary Literacy Workshop Classroom: "Restorying" Students with Negative Reputations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In most classrooms, there are students who have academic, behavioral, and/or interpersonal challenges that can disrupt the classroom community. In some cases, these challenges can build momentum, leading to a negative reputation or "story" that can follow the student throughout school. This academic, yearlong case study focused on Mae Graham, an…

Worthy, Jo; Consalvo, Annamary L.; Bogard, Treavor; Russell, Katie W.

2012-01-01

329

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

330

Disproportionate Representation of Minority Students in Special Education Academic, Demographic, and Economic Predictors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on variables that predict disproportionate representation of minority students in special education has often ignored an important variable -- academic achievement. This study examined the prediction of representation of students from various minority racial/ethnic groups using district-level academic, demographic, and economic blocks of…

Hosp, John L.; Reschly, Daniel J.

2004-01-01

331

The Psychosocial Functioning of High School Students in Academically Rigorous Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth

2013-01-01

332

Student Motivation, Academic Validity, and the Summer Language Program Abroad: An Editorial.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Foreign summer language programs offer many advantages to students, but students may only receive superficial contact with the host culture and language and may be motivated only by their wish to have a memorable experience abroad. Suggestions are presented to ensure academic validity of such programs in the areas of motivation, academic credit,…

Day, James T.

1987-01-01

333

Academic Self-Concept among Business Students in a Recruiting University: Definition, Measurement and Potential Effects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to devise a parsimonious instrument for evaluating academic self-concept (ASC) among British-born students entering "mass-market" (post-1992) universities that cater for diverse and "non-traditional" intakes. Three major facets of ASC were found to be particularly relevant to these students: "self-belief" in one's academic

Bennett, Roger

2009-01-01

334

Reference, Coherence and Complexity in Students' Academic Writing: Examples from Cameroon and East-Africa Corpus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This contribution discusses problems of students' academic writing in Africa. It sketches the wide field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and argues that reference, coherence and complexity are key concepts for evaluating student writing at university level. It uses material from African corpora to substantiate this claim and to illustrate…

Schmied, Josef; Nkemleke, Daniel

2011-01-01

335

Academic Engaged Time of Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities in General Education Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic engaged time of six children with low-incidence disabilities in general education elementary classes was compared to six students without disabilities from the same classes and six students without disabilities from different, non-inclusive classes. No significant differences were found between academic responding and task management…

McDonnell, John; And Others

1997-01-01

336

Effects of service-learning on student attitudes toward academic engagement and civic responsibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

This empirical study explored the impact of service-learning participation on high school students' attitudes toward academic engagement and civic responsibility. This study focused whether a group of high school students who participated in a service-learning project had more positive attitudes toward academic engagement and civic responsibility than their high school peers who did not participate in a service learning project.

Larry Joseph Moss

2009-01-01

337

The Effects of Information and Feedback on Teachers’ Classroom Behaviour and StudentsAcademic Engaged Time  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research has shown a positive relationship between academic engaged time (AET), academic learning time (ALT) and student achievement. Previous work has reported a relatively non?intrusive, cost?effective method for increasing AET in the classroom involving the presentation of research information followed by feedback to teachers of students’ AET in their classes. This study aimed to replicate these findings in a primary

David J. Leach; Karen L. Ingram

1989-01-01

338

Relationships among Student Admission Characteristics, Licensing Examinations and Academic Performance: A Comparison of Three Graduating Classes.  

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The degree to which the PCAT, SAT, grade point average, and other admission criteria can predict student academic performance in a school of pharmacy and on professional licensing examinations is assessed. The performance of pharmacy students on quantitative admission measures, academic courses and licensing examinations are analyzed and compared.…

Lowenthal, Werner

1981-01-01

339

Research and Mapping for MCEECDYA Project: Student Academic Engagement. Report 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the Research and Mapping for MCEECDYA Project: Student Academic Engagement was to examine the characteristics of schools with a low Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) from all jurisdictions that were identified to be making a difference to student academic and to identify the key drivers and characteristics of…

Ure, Christine; Gray, Jan

2012-01-01

340

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

341

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

342

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

343

Computer-Mediated Scaffolding in L2 Students' Academic Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning to perform academic writing in university content classrooms is a major challenge facing nonnative-English-speaker (NNS) students. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) offers new possibilities for bidirectional peer-to-peer scaffolding in which students interact and negotiate meaning concerning academic writing and thus represents a new…

Cheng, Rui

2010-01-01

344

A Synthesis of Studies Examining Long-Term Language Minority Student Data on Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a research synthesis of studies that have examined language-minority students' academic achievement over a period of four or more years, for a comparison with the longitudinal findings on student academic achievement reported in the Ramírez study. One program variable is the focus of this synthesis--the use of a minority language for instructional purposes. Some of the limitations

Virginia P. Collier

1992-01-01

345

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

346

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

347

Academic spaces, computer technologies, and difference: toward a multidisciplinary approach to academic participation of nonnative English speaking students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing trend of the internationalization of universities has provoked an interest in the academic participation of students\\u000a coming from non-English speaking universities. Fashioned by theory and research as a group with “problems”, nonnative English\\u000a speakers are depicted as in constant need for help, and unsatisfied with Western academic practices. Consequently, the researchers\\u000a interested in the potentials of computer technologies

Vera Nincic

2007-01-01

348

Tongan students’ attitudes towards their subjects in new zealand relative to their academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research indicates that affective attitudes such as liking of a subject and confidence in one’s ability within a subject predict\\u000a academic performance. Generally, immigrant minority students have positive attitudes and often have low academic performance.\\u000a This study examines the self-efficacy and liking of subjects of New Zealand students and analyses the relationship of those\\u000a attitudes towards academic performance in mathematics,

Mo’ale Otunuku; Gavin T. L. Brown

2007-01-01

349

Exploring Academic Misconduct: Some Insights into Student Behaviour  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic research and newspaper stories suggest that academic misconduct, including plagiarism, is on the increase. This apparent increase coupled with new internet enterprises selling "pass" papers and customized research are worrying trends. Academic misconduct is deeply harmful in a number of ways by devaluing awards, frustrating academics and…

Perry, Bob

2010-01-01

350

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

351

The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students  

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

352

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of effective command training with teachers 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…

Matheson, Andrea Starkweather; Shriver, Mark D.

2005-01-01

353

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

354

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

355

Students' Grades and Ratings of Perceived Effectiveness of Behaviors Influencing Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We studied undergraduate psychology students' grades and their ratings of the helpfulness of behaviors related to good academic performance. On average students desired an AB (3.5 on a 4-point scale) and would have been satisfied with a B; 31% of students expressed satisfaction with a BC or lower. Overall, students averaged a BC final grade, a B…

Perlman, Baron; McCann, Lee I.; Prust, Adam

2007-01-01

356

Early Reading Skills and Academic Achievement Trajectories of Students Facing Poverty, Homelessness, and High Residential Mobility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation tested the importance of early academic achievement for later achievement trajectories among 18,011 students grouped by level of socioeconomic risk. Students considered to be at highest risk were those who experienced homelessness or high residential mobility (HHM). HHM students were compared with students eligible for free…

Herbers, Janette E.; Cutuli, J. J.; Supkoff, Laura M.; Heistad, David; Chan, Chi-Keung; Hinz, Elizabeth; Masten, Ann S.

2012-01-01

357

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

358

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

359

What is the relationship between indicators of stress and academic performance in first year university students? A prospective study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Universities have an obligation to identify students at risk of poor academic performance and institute remedial measures before they fail at examination. Without knowing what factors influence academic performance it is difficult to find effective ways of supporting students and improving progression and retention rates. Many factors have the potential to impact upon a student's academic performance and identification of

Gwedolyn Tchen; Annie Carter; Peter Gibbons; Patrick McLaughlin

360

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 literacies…

Paxton, Moragh

2012-01-01

361

Students' Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty in the Chemistry Classroom Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the literature on both academic dishonesty and scientific misconduct is extensive, research on academic dishonesty has focused on quizzes, exams, and papers, with the virtual exclusion of the classroom laboratory. This study examined the distinctions undergraduate chemistry majors made between academic dishonesty in the classroom…

Del Carlo, Dawn I.; Bodner, George M.

2004-01-01

362

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

363

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 freedom…

Papadimitriou, Antigoni

2011-01-01

364

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

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

365

Subjective Evaluations of Intelligence and Academic Self-Concept Predict Academic Achievement: Evidence from a Selective Student Population  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined the relationship between implicit theories, goal orientations, subjective and test estimates of intelligence, academic self-concept, and achievement in a selective student population (N=300). There was no direct impact of implicit theories of intelligence and goal orientations on achievement. However, subjective evaluations of…

Kornilova, Tatiana V.; Kornilov, Sergey A.; Chumakova, Maria A.

2009-01-01

366

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

367

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McDaniel, Brian

2011-01-01

368

Role of Student-Faculty Interactions in Developing College Students' Academic Self-Concept, Motivation, and Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student-faculty interactions can be crucial in developing students' academic self-concept and enhancing their motivation and achievement. Although most interactions with faculty tend to occur within the formal classroom setting, students who experience informal interactions tend to be more motivated, engaged, and actively involved in the learning…

Komarraju, Meera; Musulkin, Sergey; Bhattacharya, Gargi

2010-01-01

369

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

370

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

371

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

372

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little in higher education seems more intractable than the access and achievement gaps between ethnic groups. White students consistently outdistance African Americans and Hispanics in both enrollment and academic performance. Despite the negative relationships between minority status and academic performance, African American and Hispanic…

Greene, Thomas G.; Marti, C. Nathan; McClenney, Kay

2008-01-01

374

Associations between Health-Related Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement and Selected Academic Behaviors of Elementary and Middle School Students in the State of Mississippi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A wide variety of school-based physical activity contexts have been recently associated with various measures of academic performance. Of these studies, a small number employing objective measures of student fitness have identified a relationship with academic achievements. However, even among these studies, the fitness-academic link has not been…

Blom, Lindsey C.; Alvarez, John; Zhang, Lei; Kolbo, Jerome

2011-01-01

375

Academic Difficulties Encountered by East Asian International University Students in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study focused on learning difficulties experienced by East Asian International (EAI) students. Participants were 117 EAI students undertaking tertiary study at a major university, all were surveyed and 21 students were interviewed. The findings suggest that language limitations, academic content and learning styles were associated with…

Lee, Boram; Farruggia, Susan P.; Brown, Gavin T. L.

2013-01-01

376

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

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Wade; Sekar, Sharada; Brandon, Kiuleia

378

Chinese Graduate Students and the Canadian Academic Library: A User Study at the University of Windsor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a pilot study that examined the information seeking behaviors of Chinese graduate students at the University of Windsor. Findings on current Chinese students' perceptions, expectations, and use of library services are highlighted including implications for academic libraries to meet international students' information needs.

Liu, Guoying; Winn, Danielle

2009-01-01

379

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

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blazer, Christie

2011-01-01

381

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

382

Academic Self-Perceptions, Effort, and Strategy Use in Students with Learning Disabilities: Changes over Time  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated changes in teachers' and students' perceptions of students' effort, strategy use, and academic difficulties when strategy instruction was infused into the classroom curriculum. The sample consisted of 201 students with learning disabilities, 210 average achievers, and 57 teachers from Grades 4-9 in two urban and suburban…

Meltzer, Lynn; Katzir, Tamar; Miller, Lynne; Reddy, Ranjini; Roditi, Bethany

2004-01-01

383

Perceptions of Academic Strategies and Competence in Students with Learning Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study that investigated perceptions of 308 students with learning disabilities (LD), 355 typical students, and 57 teachers, found that students with LD rated themselves lower than average achievers in nine academic and organizational domains. While they considered themselves competent in five areas, teachers rated them as weak in all areas.…

Meltzer, Lynn; Roditi, Bethany; Houser, Robert F., Jr.; Perlman, Melissa

1998-01-01

384

Gender Roles and the American Academe: A Case Study of Graduate Student Mothers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies have found that motherhood is significantly associated with attrition for female graduate students in the United States. Few, however, have examined this phenomenon from the point of view of current students. Utilizing data from 30 in-depth interviews with student mothers from a number of academic fields, this study details both the…

Lynch, Karen Danna

2008-01-01

385

The Many Hats of Teaching in Small Colleges: The Seamless Web of Student and Academic Affairs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Unique opportunities exist on small campuses for all professionals to interact without boundaries. The traditional boundaries of classroom learning and student life cease to exist; student life professionals often function as teachers, and academic affairs professionals are encouraged to support students outside the classroom. This partnership…

Degen, Greta; Sheldahl, Erin

2007-01-01

386

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

LaRocque, Geraldine E.

387

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wold, Jean E.; Worth, Charles

388

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hash, Phillip M.

2011-01-01

389

Change in Academic Distress: Examining Differences between a Clinical and Nonclinical Sample of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine academic distress over the course of a semester for both a clinical and nonclinical sample of college students by administering the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS-62 and CCAPS-34) to students at a single university. Results revealed that students who were in counseling showed…

Lockard, Allison J.; Hayes, Jeffrey A.; McAleavey, Andrew A.; Locke, Benjamin D.

2012-01-01

390

The Attribution Theory of Learning and Advising Students on Academic Probation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Demetriou, Cynthia

2011-01-01

391

Students' Motivation in Academic Service-Learning over the Course of the Semester  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic service-learning (AS-L) pedagogy helps students translate theory into practice, understand issues facing their communities, and enhance personal development (Eyler & Giles, 1999; Hardy & Schaen, 2000; Simons & Clearly, 2006). Students' motivation in AS-L increases when students gain insight into their values and goals…

Darby, Alexa; Longmire-Avital, Buffie; Chenault, Jenna; Haglund, Margot

2013-01-01

392

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

393

Gender and Campus Race Differences in Black Student Academic Performance, Racial Attitudes and College Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student academic performance, racial attitudes, and college satisfaction were examined with a national sample of black students attending selected predominantly white and historically black, state-supported universities. The effect of student background, campus experiences, and personality orientation was investigated. Specific variables included:…

Allen, Walter

394

A Pilot Study of Working Memory and Academic Achievement in College Students with ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To investigate working memory (WM), academic achievement, and their relationship in university students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Method: Participants were university students with previously confirmed diagnoses of ADHD (n = 16) and normal control (NC) students (n = 30). Participants completed 3…

Gropper, Rachel J.; Tannock, Rosemary

2009-01-01

395

Learning commons: Bridging the academic and student affairs divide to enhance learning across campus  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Guelph Learning Commons brings student affairs professionals and librarians together to offer students a coherent and integrated approach to learning, writing, research, and technology support. It is distinguished by three characteristics: (1) a partnership model between academic and student affairs; (2) a solid foundation of theoretical perspectives to guide program development; and (3) a conceptual model to

Nancy Schmidt; Janet Kaufman

2005-01-01

396

Perceived Factors Influencing the Academic Underachievement of Talented Students of Puerto Rican Descent.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study explored the self and environmental perceptions of six talented high school students of Puerto Rican descent who were underachieving. The absence of early appropriate academic experiences thwarted students' possibilities of developing their high abilities or talents. A model explaining underachievement and suggestions for meeting students'…

Diaz, Eva I.

1998-01-01

397

Biennial Transfer Student Report, 1994/1995 and 1995/1996 Academic Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents information on the academic achievement of students who transferred from Tidewater Community College (TCC) (Virginia) to four-year institutions. Based on student data from 1994-1996, and the results of a transfer survey of students entering four-year institutions in 1995-1996, statistics are provided that include: (1) between…

Umbach, Paul; Harrell, Sally

398

Identifying Qualified Underrepresented-Minority Students Who Otherwise Appear to Be at Academic Risk.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixteen premedical students from underrepresented minority groups participated in a six-week, six-course program at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Illinois). Academic performance before and during program participation was compared for students subsequently offered or denied admission. Accepted and denied students could be…

Van Winkle, Lon J.; Perhac, Peter A.

1996-01-01

399

Analyzing different aspects of social network usages on students behaviors and academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of social networks has become increasingly relevant in recent years. This research focuses on analyzing the affect of social networks (SN) websites usage on students' behaviors and academic performances. This investigation included students gender based usage patterns of social networks websites with respect to our proposed websites scheme. We classified all students with similarity of social networks usage

Rozita Jamili Oskouei

2010-01-01

400

Student Searching Behavior and the Web: Use of Academic Resources and Google  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports results of two user studies of search engine use con- ducted to evaluate the United Kingdom's national academic sector digital information services and projects. The results presented here focus on student searching behavior and show that commercial Internet search en- gines dominate students' information-seeking strategy. Forty-five percent of students use Google as their first port of call

Jillian R. Griffiths; Peter Brophy

2005-01-01

401

Students' Attitudes to and Usage of Academic Feedback Provided via Audio Files  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores students' attitudes to the provision of formative feedback on academic work using audio files together with the ways in which students implement such feedback within their learning. Fifteen students received audio file feedback on written work and were subsequently interviewed regarding their utilisation of that feedback within…

Merry, Stephen; Orsmond, Paul

2008-01-01

402

Helping Teachers Increase Student Academic Engagement RateThe Evaluation of a Minimal Feedback Procedure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent research has found the time students spend actively engaged in task appropriate activities to be a powerful predictor of student achievement. However, attempts to apply the research with a view to increasing student academic engagement have been generally limited to complex and expensive procedures requiring a high degree of involvement by consultants and teachers, resulting in overly intrusive approaches

David J. Leach; Nigel K. Dolan

1985-01-01

403

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fahs, Mary Ellen

404

Academic Mentoring and Dropout Prevention for Students in Math, Science and Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we examined the impact of a new academic mentoring program aimed at preventing student dropout in math, science and technology. The MIRES program entails bimonthly meetings between students entering college and university students completing their undergraduate degree in science and engineering. A randomized pretest-posttest control…

Larose, Simon; Cyrenne, Diane; Garceau, Odette; Harvey, Marylou; Guay, Frederic; Godin, Fanny; Tarabulsy, George M; Deschenes, Claire

2011-01-01

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

406

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

407

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

408

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

409

Effects of Institutional Experience and Family Support on Post-Developmental Students' Academic Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identified predictors of academic performance in college algebra for postdevelopmental students at a predominantly black college. Questionnaires were randomly distributed to 175 students who were enrolled in college Algebra I and II. The sample included 142 students (classified as developmental on college entry by their own reports) who…

Ikegulu, Nelson T.

410

Effect of Class Size, Grades Given, and Academic Field on Student Opinion of Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the effect of class size, grades given, and college and national academic field rankings on student opinion of instruction. Finds no significant correlations between the three input variables and student opinion of instruction. These results leave teacher effectiveness as the most likely variable to explain student ratings. (Contains 13…

Lesser, Diane; Ferrand, Judy

2000-01-01

411

Gifted Students' Perceptions of the Academic and Social/Emotional Effects of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Grouping  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated student perceptions of differences in academic and social effects that occur when gifted and talented youth are grouped homogeneously (i.e., in special classes for gifted students) as contrasted with heterogeneously (i.e., in classes with many ability levels represented). Forty-four students in grades 5-11 completed…

Adams-Byers, Jan; Whitsell, Sara Squiller; Moon, Sidney M.

2004-01-01

412

Information literacy skill development and life long learning: exploring nursing students' and academics' understandings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives The aim of this study was to map information literacy (IL) skill development in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) content; identify educational practices in courses to asses students' information literacy (IL) skills; explore BN students' understandings of their IL skill development; and explore students' and academics' understandings of the link between IL skills and life long learning. Design The

Robyn Nayda; Elaine Rankin

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cappella, Elise; Weinstein, Rhona S.

2001-01-01

414

Supporting New Academics' Use of Student Centred Strategies in Traditional University Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the perceived advantages of student centred learning (SCL) in higher education, novice teaching academics' attempts to implement such approaches may be thwarted by a lack of experience with teaching in general and with SCL in particular, difficulties locating suitable practical advice on SCL, and the demands of early career academic

Plush, Sally E.; Kehrwald, Benjamin A.

2014-01-01

415

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

416

The Relationship of Students' Personality Traits and Psychosocial Characteristics with Academic Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated whether academic non-achievers differed from academic achievers in terms of their personal characteristics. A sample of 216 undergraduate students that were either enrolled in a college restoration program or part of a control group were administered the "16PF-5 Personality Questionnaire" (Cattell, Cattell, & Cattell, 1993)…

Munt, Jane A.; Merydith, Scott P.

2012-01-01

417

The Relationship between Personality Types A and B and Academic Dishonesty of Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1941, academic dishonesty has been recognized in the professional literature as a serious problem. Personality Types A and B have been suspected as contributors to cheating. In this quasi-experimental study, undergraduate and graduate students (N = 112) at one academic institution were surveyed about their attitudes and cheating behavior.…

Thorne-Figueroa, Jacqueline Marie

2010-01-01

418

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perrakis, Athena I.

2008-01-01

419

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yildiz, Osman; Bal, Abdullah; Gulsecen, Sevinc

2013-01-01

420

Impoverished Students with Academic Promise in Rural Settings: 10 Lessons from Project Aspire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project Aspire was created to identify poor rural students with academic potential and to provide them with academic and counseling support in advanced placement courses and prerequisites. This article describes Project Aspire and its foundations; the relevant lessons learned from the literature on poverty, small schools, rural schools, and gifted…

Burney, Virginia H.; Cross, Tracy L.

2006-01-01

421

The Effect of Culture on the Academic Honesty of Marketing and Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two trends in marketing higher education include (a) growing opportunities for intercultural encounters in the classroom and (b) a growing concern about student academic honesty. Research regarding the relationship between specific cultural measures and academic honesty is sparse in the context of marketing and business programs in higher…

Payan, Janice; Reardon, James; McCorkle, Denny E.

2010-01-01

422

Assessing Academic Outcomes at the United States Coast Guard Academy: The Role of Student Attitudes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the efforts of the Department of Mathematics at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) to determine the degree to which their courses support the published academic outcomes of the institution, and presents the results of a survey of student attitudes toward the academic outcomes. A survey questionnaire was developed…

Rezendes, George J.; Gable, Robert K.

423

Academic Support Services and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy in Student Athletes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between evaluations of academic support services and student athletes' career decision-making self-efficacy. One hundred and fifty-eight NCAA athletes (68% male) from 11 Division I teams completed measures of satisfaction with their academic support services, career decision-making self-efficacy, general…

Burns, Gary N.; Jasinski, Dale; Dunn, Steve; Fletcher, Duncan

2013-01-01

424

Balancing the Rigors of Academic Study. A Summer Enrichment Program for Minority Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illinois' academic summer enrichment program, the Principal's Scholars Program (PSP), enables minority high school students to reside at the university and prepare for the transition to college life. PSP balances academic pursuits with opportunities for personal exploration and leisure involvement. PSP's Lifestyle Enhancement Program promotes the…

Busser, James A.; And Others

1992-01-01

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hartley, Michael T.

2011-01-01

426

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2000-01-01

427

Students' Perception of Fine Increases for Overdue Library Books in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The imposition of fines in academic libraries for overdue books is a global phenomenon and penalties for overdue books have been levied by libraries for centuries. The study reported here surveyed students' perception of increases in fines imposed by the management of Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library in the academic year 2002/2003. 1,500 respondents…

Ajayi, N. A.; Okunlola, A. A.

2005-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pharr, Steven; And Others

1993-01-01

429

Religiousness as a Predictor of Academic Performance among High-school Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated the relationship between high school students' religiousness and academic achievement, noting the effects of ethnicity. Data from two followups of the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 indicated that religiousness related to academic achievement, though the link was mediated by other psychosocial factors. The…

Park, Hae-Seong

2001-01-01

430

Mentoring Urban Black Middle School Male Students: Implications for Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have called for innovative and culturally responsive intervention programs to enhance male, Black middle school students' academic achievement. Mentoring has received considerable attention as a novel remedy. Although anecdotal evidence supports the positive role of mentoring on academic achievement, these results are not consistent.…

Gordon, Derrick M.; Iwamoto, Derek K.; Ward, Nadia; Potts, Randolph; Boyd, Elizabeth

2009-01-01

431

The Freshman Seminar and Academic Success of At-Risk Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Potts, Glenn; Schultz, Brian

2008-01-01

432

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Basonic, Lorraine

433

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

434

Academic Efforts and Study Habits among Students in a Principles of Macroeconomics Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in a macroeconomics course (n=132) were compared on grade point average, academic efficacy, credit hours accumulated, and study hours/habits. Academic efficacy and study habits significantly explained achievement. The amount of study time had no significant impact. Scholastic Assessment Test scores and credit hours explained achievement…

Okpala, Amon O.; Okpala, Comfort O.; Ellis, Richard

2000-01-01

435

Academic and Racial Segregation in Charter Schools: Do Parents Sort Students into Specialized Charter Schools?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on how parental school choices affect the degree of racial and academic segregation in charter schools. The research design allows for a direct comparison of the racial and academic conditions of the district schools students exited to the charter schools they entered. Parents choose to leave more racially integrated district…

Garcia, David R.

2008-01-01

436

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

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

Brockelman, Karin F.

2011-01-01

437

Reconsidering Academic Language in Practice: The Demands of Spanish Expository Reading and Students' Bilingual Resources  

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Efforts to improve educational outcomes for English learners often focus on "academic language," but unfortunately the field lacks a clear, agreed-upon definition of the concept. This article reports on a design research study that focused on students' engagement in one academic practice over several months: reading and discussing expository…

Alvarez, Laura

2012-01-01

438

Successful African-American Mathematics Students in Academically Unacceptable High Schools  

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

Sheppard, Peter

2006-01-01

439

Attributional Choices for Academic Success and Failure by Intellectually Gifted Students  

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

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

2006-01-01

440

A Synthesis of Studies Examining Long-Term Language Minority Student Data on Academic Achievement.  

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Longitudinal studies from the 1980s suggest that the greater the amount of native language instructional support for language-minority students, combined with balanced second language support, the higher they are able to achieve academically in the second language in each succeeding academic year, in comparison to matched groups being schooled…

Collier, Virginia P.

1992-01-01

441

Impact of Electronic Device Use in Class on Pharmacy Students' Academic Performance  

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Objectives. To evaluate and assess the impact of pharmacy students’ electronic device (e-device) use during a lecture-based pharmacotherapeutics sequence. Methods. A validated survey instrument to assess e-device use was e-mailed to 238 second- (P2) and third-year (P3) pharmacy students. Grades were reviewed retrospectively and correlated with e-device use to determine its impact on academic performance. Results. Of 140 responding students (59% response rate), 106 reported using e-devices during class for course-related (91.5%) and non-course-related (81.1%) activities. When P2 and P3 students were combined, e-device use was not associated with academic performance (p = 0.70). Academic performance was not impacted among P3 students (p = 0.86), but P2 students performed better academically if they refrained from using e-devices during class (mean grade = 88.5% vs. 83.3%; p=0.019). Conclusions. The impact of e-device use on overall academic performance was negligible. Use of e-devices by students enrolled in their first pharmacotherapeutics course may negatively impact academics.

Johnson, Heather L.; Wrobel, Mark J.

2012-01-01

442

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

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

Sweeney, Heidi

443

Academic achievement, employment, age and gender and students' experience of alternative school.  

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The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore associations between academic achievement, employment, gender, and age in relation to students' sense of school membership and perception of adults in school. The sample consisted of 102 secondary, alternative school students. Results indicated that students with a more positive perception of school personnel also reported a greater sense of school membership. Male students and older students had a more negative perception of administrators relative to female and younger students. In addition, students who worked tended to report higher grades than students who did not. Study implications are discussed. PMID:19086669

Poyrazli, Senel; Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Meister, Denise G; Forthun, Larry; Coatsworth, J Doug; Grahame, Kamini Maraj

2008-01-01

444

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

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

Hoefer, Peter; Gould, James

2000-01-01

445

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

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

Dunham, Nicola

2012-01-01

446

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

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

Smith, Tara; Renk, Kimberly

2007-01-01

447

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

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

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

2013-01-01

448

The Impact of Greek University Students' Perceptions of Their Learning Environment on Approaches to Studying and Academic Outcomes  

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The relationship between university students' perceptions of their academic environment, their approaches to study, and academic outcomes was investigated for first and fourth-final year students. The responses of 88 first and 92 fourth year students were analysed using a path analysis model. Students' perceptions of the learning environment were…

Karagiannopoulou, E.; Christodoulides, P.

2005-01-01

449

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sylvia Alatorre Alva

1991-01-01

450

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Johann Louw; Kitty Dumont

2009-01-01

451

Academic Processing Speed Mediates the Influence of both Externalizing Behavior and Language Skills on the Academic Skills of Students with Emotional Disturbance  

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The results from previous research suggest that there is a relatively small (albeit statistically significant) relationship between the externalizing behavior and academic skills of students with emotional disturbance (ED). Researchers have also found that the majority of these students have language deficits that hinder their academic

Benner, Gregory J.; Nelson, J. Ron; Allor, Jill H.; Mooney, Paul; Dai, Tao

2008-01-01

452

Academic Processing Speed Mediates the Influence of Both Externalizing Behavior and Language Skills on the Academic Skills of Students with Emotional Disturbance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results from previous research suggest that there is a relatively small (albeit statistically significant) relationship\\u000a between the externalizing behavior and academic skills of students with emotional disturbance (ED). Researchers have also\\u000a found that the majority of these students have language deficits that hinder their academic performance. The purposes of this\\u000a study were to investigate the mediating role of academic

Gregory J. Benner; J. Ron Nelson; Jill H. Allor; Paul Mooney; Tao Dai

2008-01-01

453

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

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

Fong, Ricci W.; Yuen, Mantak

2009-01-01

454

Personal Factors as Predictors of Students' Academic Achievement in Colleges of Education in South Western Nigeria  

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Educational stakeholders have continued to express concerns over the poor academic performance of Nigerian students at virtually all levels of academic engagements. This paper investigated personal factors as predictors of students' academic performance in the South-Western Nigeria. The study employed the ex post facto design using a survey…

Adeyemi, Abisola Moradeyo; Adeyemi, Semiu Babatunde

2014-01-01

455

A Multi-Dimensional Tutoring and Academic Counseling Model: Applications and Effects Upon Minority High School Students.  

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An experiment was conducted to investigate the relationship between Tutoring and Academic Counseling (TAC) and the academic performance of minority group high school students. The treatment group of 16 students was exposed to TAC, an intensive program of one-to-one tutoring in academic areas and counseling on study skills and interpersonal…

James, William H.; Sanderson, Leslie A.

456

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

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

Brost, Jennifer; Payne, Kelly

2011-01-01

457

Academic Curriculum for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities: Special Education Teacher Perspectives a Decade after IDEA 1997  

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In response to federal requirements for general curriculum access and participation in large-scale academic assessments, states have shifted curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities from a primarily functional model to one that includes academics. What does academic instruction look like for students with significant…

Karvonen, Meagan; Wakeman, Shawnee Y.; Browder, Diane M.; Rogers, Melinda A. S.; Flowers, Claudia

2011-01-01

458

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

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

Huang, Shaobo; Fang, Ning

2013-01-01

459

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

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

Mattison, Richard E.; Blader, Joseph C.

2013-01-01

460

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

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

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

2011-03-01

461

Cognitive Level of Academic Challenges Provided to College Students.  

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A study assessed the cognitive level of academic challenges incorporated into courses offered in the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. Eleven faculty members from nine departments provided copies of all academic challenges used in their courses. They were categorized by type: activities, problem sets, written…

Whittington, M. Susie; McCormick, David F.

462

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

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

Arhin, Afua O

2009-01-01

463

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

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

2014-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tali Heiman

2006-01-01

465

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

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

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

2012-01-01

466

Enhancing Student Learning and Retention through the Merger of the Academic and Student Affairs Unit: The Olivet Plan.  

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Explores how higher education institutions can develop a conceptual model for enhancing student learning and retention by merging the academic and student affairs unit, highlighting such efforts at Olivet College, Michigan. The article presents the societal context and guiding assumptions as they relate to the complex tasks of merging both…

Walters, Evon

2004-01-01

467

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

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

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

2008-01-01

468

Students on Academic Probation at Bronx Community College: Student and Staff Responses to the Probationary Workshop Program. Report III.  

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The evaluative study described in this report focused on students' and staff's responses to the Probationary Workshop Program (PWP) for students on academic probation at Bronx Community College. After introductory material dealing with the objectives and limitations of the program evaluation, the report looks at the general characteristics of the…

Santa Rita, Emilio

469

Predicting Student Retention and Academic Success at New Mexico Tech  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Julie Luna

2000-01-01

470

Noncognitive Predictors of Academic Performance and Persistence in Horizontal and Vertical Transfer Students by Academic Level  

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College students increasingly are transferring among institutions of higher education in pursuit of their educational goals. The existing research on transfer students, however, does not adequately explore the unique characteristics of this heterogeneous population. The literature on transfer students suggests that transfer students are at-risk…

Davis, Christopher A.

2010-01-01

471

Effects of Family Structure on High School Students' Academic Achievement and Behavior.  

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As students lose traditional family structure, some studies indicate that their academic behavior may be affected. The purpose of this study is to measure the difference in achievement of high school students from single-parent homes compared to those from intact homes. The study is limited to Snook Independent School District (Texas),…

Sears, Vikki

472

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

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

Acat, M. Bahaddin; Dereli, Esra

2012-01-01

473

Comparative Levels of Expressed Academic Motivation among Anglo and African American University Student-Athletes.  

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Assesses differences in academic and athletic motivation levels among white and black student-athletes, and probes two possible causal variables for graduation rates by examining postgraduate expectations of student-athletes and aspects of their social, cultural, and personal orientations. Survey responses from 327 college athletes reveal…

Snyder, Peter L.

1996-01-01

474

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

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

Ansalone, George; Ming, Charlotte

2006-01-01

475

Reconceptualizing the Debate on School Climate and Students' Academic Motivation and Achievement: A Multilevel Analysis.  

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Theory on parenting styles was used as a theoretical framework to examine the relationship of aspects of school climate to the mathematics achievement, academic engagement, and locus of control orientation of eighth graders. Student and school data were drawn from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 for 19,435 students and 997…

Gregoire, Michele; Algina, James

476

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Beth Doll; Rob Spies; Allison Champion

2012-01-01

477

The Relation of the College Student Questionnaire to Academic Performance and Programs.  

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The College Student Questionnaire (CSQ) has been used in numerous studies to analyze and explore attitudes, expectation, and backgrounds of students classified according to their academic performance or program. Many studies are mentioned, most briefly, with little or no description of methods or procedures. Significant results are reported with a…

Haagen, C. Hess

478

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

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

Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen

2013-01-01

479

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for African American Students: Promising Programs and Practices for Enhanced Academic Performance  

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The academic outcomes for African American students continue to lag behind their White, Latino, and Asian American counterparts. Culturally responsive pedagogy has been purported to be an intervention that may help to reverse the persistent under performance for African American students. This article highlights findings from a three-year study of…

Howard, Tyrone; Terry, Clarence L., Sr.

2011-01-01

480

Principal Leadership: Creating a Culture of Academic Optimism to Improve Achievement for All Students  

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Since the Coleman Report (1966), educational researchers have tried to identify school properties that make a difference in student achievement and overcome the negative influence of low socioeconomic status. We theorized that academic optimism was a latent construct that enhanced student achievement and that enabling school structure provided a…

McGuigan, Leigh; Hoy, Wayne K.

2006-01-01

481

Motives, Expectations, Preparedness and Academic Performance: a Study of Students of Accounting at a Spanish University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Understanding the motives, expectations and preparedness of students is important for accounting educators, as they seek to develop learning environments that promote high quality learning outcomes. This paper examines these factors with a sample of entry level students on a Business and Management degree at a Spanish university. The study also explores the influence of these antecedent variables on academic

Jos L. Arquero; Marann Byrne; Jos Mara Gonzlez

2009-01-01

482

Interrupted Trajectories: The Impact of Academic Failure on the Social Mobility of Working-Class Students  

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Higher education (HE) is often viewed as a conduit for social mobility through which working-class students can secure improved life-chances. However, the link between HE and social mobility is largely viewed as unproblematic. Little research has explored the possible impact of academic failure (in HE) on the trajectories of working-class students

Byrom, Tina; Lightfoot, Nic

2013-01-01

483

A Phenomenological Exploration of Teacher Training Regarding Academically Advanced/High-Ability Students  

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The needs of academically advanced/high-ability students may not be met in today's schools. When educational needs are not met, students may not reach full potential, may lose intrinsic motivation for learning, and may develop poor work and study habits. The rural school district involved in this study lacks a formal gifted and talented program.…

Sueker, Carrie Olstad

2011-01-01

484

The Use of Consultation to Improve Academic and Psychosocial Outcomes for Gifted Students  

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School psychologists can make use of consultation within a prevention and wellness framework to heighten gifted students' academic, social, mental health, and life competencies. The triadic and indirect nature of consultation allows school-based consultants the opportunity to support a larger population of students than they could with traditional…

Knotek, Steven E.; Kovac, Megan; Bostwick, Emily

2011-01-01

485

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

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

Smith, Sally L.

2004-01-01

486

Education of nurse practitioners in academic nurse-managed centers: student perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Clinical experiences for advanced practice nurses are increasingly a challenge. Finding settings that demonstrate primary care nursing practice in its finest form can be difficult. This article reports on nurse practitioner (NP) student feedback on clinical placements in the academic nurse-managed centers (ANMCs) associated with four Michigan schools or colleges of nursing. Student feedback was solicited over three years through

Clare L Tanner; Joanne Pohl; Sheila Ward; Kathy Dontje

2003-01-01

487

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

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

Agar, David

1990-01-01

488

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

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

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

2011-01-01

489

Self-Regulation, Goal Orientation, and Academic Achievement of Secondary Students in Online University Courses  

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This study investigated the self-regulation, goal orientation, and academic achievement of 40 secondary students who completed online university courses in the sciences. Students were enrolled in one of three online university science courses. Each course was taught by a two-person team, made up of one university science professor and one…

Matuga, Julia M.

2009-01-01

490

An Academic Intervention Program for EFL University Students With Reading Disabilities  

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In the past, students with learning disabilities who wished to attend university were unable to meet the entry requirements. With the progress of research in diagnosis, accommodation, and remediation of reading disabilities, many of these students are now able to attend and complete their academic and professional education. Yet in many cases the…

Schiff, Rachel; Calif, Sharon

2004-01-01

491

Resilience and Academic Achievement of Male and Female Secondary Level Students in Pakistan  

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Resilience is the ability to succeed despite barriers that make it difficult for the students to succeed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between resilience and academic achievement of secondary level students of Gujranwala, Pakistan. A Resilience scale was used to collect data. The sample consisted of 127 secondary…

Sarwar, Muhammad; Inamullah, Hafiz; Khan, Naeemullah; Anwar, Nadeem

2010-01-01

492

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

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

Frazier, Christina Coffee

2011-01-01

493

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

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

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

2012-01-01

494

Perfectionism, Implicit Theories of Intelligence, and Taiwanese Eighth-Grade Students' Academic Engagement  

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The authors attempted to examine how Taiwanese junior high school students' perfectionistic tendencies and implicit theories of intelligence were related to their academic emotions and approach versus avoidance self-regulation, and to determine differences in contingent self-worth, emotions, and self-regulation among students with different…

Shih, Shu-Shen

2011-01-01

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Student Attitudes and Academic Background as Predictors of Achievement in College English.  

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This study investigated the predictive relationship between student attitudes and their subsequent achievement in a freshman composition course. Results indicated that academic background and student attitudes were significantly correlated with subsequent grade performance. Attitude variables were more closely related to overall grade performance…

House, J. Daniel; Prion, Susan K.

1998-01-01

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

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

Polat, Soner

2011-01-01

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

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

Ian Blackman; I Gusti; Ngurah Darmawan

2004-01-01

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The Effect of Inschool Suspension on the Academic Progress of High School Science and English Students.  

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This paper presents findings of a study that explored the effects of assignment to an inschool suspension (ISS) program on high school students' academic performance. The study compared the before- and after-ISS grades in English and science of 32 ninth- and tenth-grade students who had spent a minimum of 5 days in an ISS program during a 6-week…

Silvey, Donald F.

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Why Do Students Think They Fail? The Relationship between Attributions and Academic Self-Perceptions  

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Attributions can have a significant effect on academic achievement and students with learning difficulties are more likely to display negative attributions than their peers. In this article, the attributions of students identified as having learning difficulties are compared with those of other non-labelled low achievers, and non-labelled average…

Banks, Margaret; Woolfson, Lisa

2008-01-01

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

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

Stewart, Joyce; Heaney, April

2013-01-01