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1

Psychological Characteristics of the Academically Underprepared Student.  

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Data on the cognitive and emotional functioning of selected students were gathered to develop a research description of them from which the potential academic and vocational levels of attainment of similar students could be estimated. The experimental group was made up of 57 males and females of various racial backgrounds, who scored at or below…

Losak, John; And Others

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Under-Prepared Students: Essentials beyond Academics  

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Teacher education programs continue to struggle with preparing highly qualified teachers ready to meet the academic, cultural, exceptionality and linguistic challenges, which are increasingly the reality of American's classrooms. Despite increased academic rigor in such programs, many emerging teachers are still ill prepared to each effectively…

Ford, Theron N.; Glimps, Blanche; Giallourakis, Angie

2007-01-01

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Advising Underprepared Transfer Students: Integrating English Assessment and Academic Advising.  

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The City University of New York's Lehman College requires entering transfer students to demonstrate writing proficiency for appropriate placement. Academic advising is used to help students understand the need for this assessment. The relatively complex system has been found to save students' time, promote academic achievement, and improve…

Cooper, Elizabeth J.; Franke, Johannah S.

1992-01-01

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A Pilot Study Related to Identification, Placement, and Curriculum Development for Academically Underprepared Students in Florida Junior Colleges.  

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This study investigated the limitation of using only achievement test batteries to identify and place academically underprepared students, and suggests curriculum innovations to deal more adequately with the problem. Ninety students at Daytona Beach and Santa Fe junior colleges provided data by completing a series of physical, psychological, and…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Task Force on Testing.

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Using Narrative Career Counseling with the Underprepared College Student  

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

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

2013-01-01

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Why Underprepared Students Drop out College  

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Many students are entering college underprepared and do not earn a degree because of the many barriers they encounter. The purpose of this study was to identify reasons underprepared students did not complete college and to examine strategies, resources, and programs that underprepared students could have used to persist in college. The…

Mattison, Helen

2012-01-01

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Dialogue Journal Writing and the Initial College Experience of Academically Underprepared Students.  

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The literature on journal writing to learn supports journal writing as a means of enabling students to understand and modify their own academic habits and attitudes. Dialogue journal writing adds another component in which the academically skilled adult offers support, insight, and feedback through written interaction. A study was conducted in…

Schatzberg-Smith, Kathleen

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

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

Bettinger, Eric P.; Long, Bridget Terry

2009-01-01

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

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

Barbatis, Peter

2010-01-01

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Perceptions of underprepared community college students regarding their educational achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter Barbatis

2008-01-01

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Perceptions of Underprepared Community College Students regarding their Educational Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter Barbatis

2008-01-01

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

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

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

2009-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shari L. Peterson

1993-01-01

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Self-Instructional Materials for Underprepared Science Students.  

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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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Developing Underprepared College Students' Question-Answering Skill.  

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Compares two approaches for preparing students to take standardized reading tests. Discusses study that used a pretest-posttest design with reading-comprehension passages and questions to assess improvement. Suggests that measurable gain in short-term developmental programs may require focusing on a more modest number of teaching objectives,…

Taraban, Roman; Becton, Stacia M.; Shufeldt, Michael; Stirling, Thomas; Johnson, Matthew C.; Childers, Kristyn

1997-01-01

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Online Homework Effectiveness for Underprepared and Repeating College Algebra Students  

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

Brewer, David Shane; Becker, Kurt

2010-01-01

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

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With funds from the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Project SYNERGY was launched in January 1990 to address the problem of students deficient in basic skills entering colleges. Project SYNERGY I focused on reviewing and compiling a list of useful instructional software for basic skills remediation; Project SYNERGY II focused on…

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With funds from the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Project SYNERGY was launched in January 1990 to address the problem of students deficient in basic skills entering colleges. Project SYNERGY I focused on reviewing and compiling a list of useful instructional software for basic skills remediation; Project SYNERGY II focused on…

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

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Gender in mathematics relationality: counseling underprepared college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jillian M. Knowles

2008-01-01

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U-Pace: Facilitating Academic Success for All Students  

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

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

2011-01-01

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The Relationship between Motivation and Academic Success of Community College Freshmen Orientation Students.  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between motivation and academic success for community college freshmen orientation students. Moreover, the study compared the relationship among specific motivational factors of students classified as either academically prepared or underprepared, as determined by ACT/ASSET scores.…

Howey, Steven Craig

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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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Role of an HBCU in Supporting Academic Success for Underprepared Black Males  

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Both predominantly White institutions (PWIs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are experiencing low academic persistence rates of Black males. While researchers have focused on factors facilitating the retention and persistence for Black males at PWIs, a paucity of contemporary research has focused on the academic and social…

Palmer, Robert T.; Davis, Ryan J.; Maramba, Dina C.

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kathryn Ley; Dawn B. Young

1998-01-01

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

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

Whitmire, Richard; Esch, Camille

2010-01-01

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

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

Sherwin, Stacey

2011-01-01

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

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

Sullivan, Patrick; Nielsen, David

2013-01-01

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

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

Holmes, Charlene L.

2012-01-01

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Academic Training (J-1 Student)  

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Academic Training (J-1 Student) International Center D E F I N I T I O N : J-1 students Training. Such employment can only be in a field of study indicated on the student's DS-2019. C O N D I T I months of academic training (post-doctoral research/teaching positions only). Academic training can

Heller, Barbara

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Providing for the Unprepared College Student.  

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With an open door policy and the influx of non-traditionally oriented students, community colleges face one of the most critical issues in education today--educating the academically underprepared student. A large percentage of the Chicago City Colleges' enrollment scores in the lowest third on tests of academic ability. These students are not…

Jones, Arnold P., Jr.

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

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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. This goal of improved access has been one of the top motivators for postsecondary…

Jaggars, Shanna Smith

2011-01-01

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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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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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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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Immigrant College Students' Academic Obstacles  

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

Soria, Krista M.; Stebleton, Michael

2013-01-01

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Academic Needs Student Survey Items  

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by Topical Area: Academic Needs Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), Entering Fall Term) Breakdowns by: All Students, African-American Students, and International Students Satisfaction Ratings special services because of a learning disability Your First College Year (YFCY), Spring 2005 Follow up

Baltisberger, Jay H.

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Predictors of academic procrastination in college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brian Farran

2004-01-01

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Academic Advising.............................................................. 379 For Undeclared Students................................................... 363  

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For Undeclared Students................................................... 363 Academic Calendar .................................................................................... 20 Acting ..............................................................See Theatre Arts Add..................................................................... 4,.9 Adult Students..................................................................... 14

Ravikumar, B.

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Academic and Social Motivational Influences on Students' Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

We discuss ways in which aspects of academic and social motivation interact to influence student's academic performance. Research on academic and social motivational constructs is reviewed, focusing on students' ability and efficacy beliefs, control beliefs, achievement values, and achievement goal orientations. Relations between academic and social motivational processes are discussed, as well as how motivational processes from both domains might

Kathryn R. Wentzel; Allan Wigfield

1998-01-01

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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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STUDENT RETENTION PROBLEMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The discourse deals with problems (more prevalent in developing countries) that impede the ability of higher education institutions to retain students. The aim is to provide data on retention figures in South Africa and to reason factors, such as financial resources, academically under-prepared students, cultural diversity matters, student perspectives and the effect of the HIV\\/Aids epidemic that contribute to hampering

Marié Fowler

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Assigning students to academic majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hussein M. Saber; Jay B. Ghosh

2001-01-01

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Student Academic Records: Guidelines Concerning Access to Official Student Academic Records  

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, and retention of the academic records of students of academic divisions of the University in order to ensureW eb C opy Student Academic Records: Guidelines Concerning Access to Official Student Academic to Official Student Academic Records Issued By: Karel Swift University Registrar Date: April 2, 2008 Purpose

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Academic motivation among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a mastery classroom goal orientation style, high academic self-efficacy; internal, stable, global attribution styles and low self-handicapping strategies (e.g., low test anxiety) are predictors of higher academic functioning. ^ Surveys were administered to 258 students enrolled in undergraduate Mathematics courses. In addition, they provided permission to obtain achievement information

Cheryl A Lewis

2006-01-01

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Identification with Academics and Academic Outcomes in Secondary Students.  

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Identification with academics is the extent to which an individual bases his or her self-esteem on outcomes in the academic domain. Theory suggests that students who are highly identified with academics should be more motivated to succeed in a domain, and thus more likely to experience desirable academic outcomes and avoid undesirable outcomes,…

Osborne, Jason W.; Rausch, John L.

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Academic Service-Learning Student Guide  

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Academic Service-Learning Student Guide The Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service supports the development and implementation of Academic Service-Learning experiences in academic courses and programs to fulfill community opportunities Student Requirements For Academic Service-Learning classes at FAU

Fernandez, Eduardo

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Academic Service-Learning Student Guide  

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Academic Service-Learning Student Guide The Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service supports the development and implementation of Academic ServiceLearning experiences in academic courses and programs the classroom to fulfill community opportunities Student Requirements For Academic ServiceLearning classes

Fernandez, Eduardo

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Law students academic excellence awarded  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Andrea Barnard

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Daiek, Deborah; Dixon, Shirley; Talbert, Linda

2012-01-01

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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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REGULATIONS ON STUDENT ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT  

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on Student Record XIII Reports XIV Delivery of Documents ATTACHMENT: Informal Resolution of Academic and learning environment characterized by an atmosphere of peace, civility, security and safety. The university and challenge ideas, provided they do so within the law and in a peaceful and non-threatening manner that does

Saskatchewan, University of

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Identifying Academically Talented Minority Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David F. Lohman

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

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

Hughey, Aaron W.; Manco, Charlene M.

2012-01-01

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

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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 at five Australian high schools. Half-way through the school year and then again at the end of the year, students were asked to rate their academic buoyancy as well as a set of hypothesized predictors (self-efficacy, control, academic engagement, anxiety, teacher-student relationship) in the area of mathematics. Multilevel modeling found that the bulk of variance in academic buoyancy was explained at the student level. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling showed that (a) Time 1 anxiety (negatively), self-efficacy, and academic engagement significantly predict Time 1 academic buoyancy; (b) Time 2 anxiety (negatively), self-efficacy, academic engagement, and teacher-student relationships explain variance in Time 2 academic buoyancy over and above that explained by academic buoyancy at Time 1; and (c) of the significant predictors, anxiety explains the bulk of variance in academic buoyancy. PMID:19083351

Martin, Andrew J; Marsh, Herbert W

2008-02-01

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The Strategic Thinking and Learning Community: An Innovative Model for Providing Academic Assistance  

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Today, academic assistance efforts are frequently geared to all students, not just the underprepared, with study skills offered in various formats. In this article, the authors describe a learning community model with the theme, "Strategic Thinking and Learning" (STL). Results of data analysis indicate that participants of the STL community…

Commander, Nannette Evans; Valeri-Gold, Maria; Darnell, Kim

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hlalele, D. J.

2010-01-01

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Student nurses harassing academics.  

PubMed

Internationally there is growing awareness that workplace bullying and harassment are affecting workers and organisations. However, in England there is limited research which examines harassment of faculty by university students. Thus, by using Attribution Theory this research explored the experiences of the victims of harassment, who were faculty working in schools of Health and Social Care in Post-1992 Universities in England (1), the perpetrators were undergraduate students. Attribution Theory enabled exploration and understanding of faculty perceptions of the cause of harassment and the prevention strategies they used. Findings showed that faculty perceived that harassment occurred when student stress levels were high, which was associated with course and social demands, the changing nature of society, and the social political agenda of education. PMID:22133484

White, Sara J

2013-01-01

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES  

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interests of its students and the University's reputation. Alleged academic misconduct which threatens1 MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES Centre for Academic Standards the University tests whether a student has achieved the objectives of their course of study and the standards

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Enhancing Students Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rulloda, Rudolfo Barcena

2011-01-01

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LATINO STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dallas Long

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

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

Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.

2008-01-01

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Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit Student Recruitment, Enrollment  

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Retention, Completion, Graduation Student Career Success Student GPA, Test Achievement Student Learning Outcomes Student Experience, Engagement Student-Faculty Academic Rapport Alumni Lifelong Learning OtherAcademic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit Student Student Recruitment, Enrollment Student

Oakleaf, Megan

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Student Academic Support: A Validity Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joseph P. Mazer; Blair Thompson

2011-01-01

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Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

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Student perception of academic grading: Personality, academic orientation, and effort  

Microsoft Academic Search

Factors influencing student perceptions of academic grading were examined, with an emphasis on furthering understanding of the relevance of effort to students’ conceptualization of grading. Students demonstrated a conceptualization of grading where effort should be weighted comparably to actual performance in importance to the composition of a grade, with the expectation that grade allocation should reflect this perception. Students suggested

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

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perin, Dolores

2011-01-01

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Predicting First Year University Students' Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Olani, Aboma

2009-01-01

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Academic Advising as Perceived by Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hsu, Margaretha; Bailey, April E.

2007-01-01

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Academic Motivation and the Student Athlete.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

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Improving Student Athlete Academic Success and Retention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a program to improve the academic success and retention of student athletes at a target community college in central Illinois. The problem of academic success and retention was identified through use of document analysis, surveys, and interviews. Analysis of probable cause data revealed that varied perceptions of student

Hobneck, Cheryl; Mudge, Linda; Turchi, Mary

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Manchester Metropolitan University Student and Academic Services  

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Manchester Metropolitan University Student and Academic Services Recruitment and Admissions Recruitment and Admissions Policy Approved by Academic Board Date: March 2011 Scope of Policy This policy students with the ability, potential and motivation to benefit from the programmes of study which

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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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Pharmacy Students' Interpretation of Academic Integrity  

PubMed Central

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

Jiang, Hai; McKauge, Leigh

2014-01-01

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Academic Freedom and Indentured Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Jeffrey J.

2012-01-01

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Academic Motivation: Strategies for Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A child with positive academic motivation has a desire to learn, likes learning-related activities, and believes that school is important. Positive academic motivation not only helps a child succeed in school, but also helps the child to see that learning is rewarding and important in all aspects of life— school, work, and community. DEVELOPING ACADEMIC MOTIVATION Natural motivation. Children are

MICHAEL B. BROWN

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division of student affairs and academic support division of student affairs and academic support  

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and Academic Support is at the heart of the USC undergraduate student experience, embracing the ways students that promotes sexual health and safe relationships; and as a tutor for student-athletes and for Upward Bound

Almor, Amit

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Iyer, Rajesh; Eastman, Jacqueline K.

2006-01-01

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Student Employment Opportunity UNBC Academic Success Centre  

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, such as grammar and punctuation An interest in writing and reading across the disciplines Above per hour for graduate students. Qualified and interested individuals should submit the followingStudent Employment Opportunity UNBC Academic Success Centre Tutor for English Language Students You

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Moooving Students Toward Success Through Academic Orientation  

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placement score Specific Course vs. Group Options Specific Course: student will be enrolled in exactMoooving Students Toward Success Through Academic Orientation Collaboration NACADA Region V Session of undergraduate, graduate, and professional study Fall 2013 student population: 49,343 37,278 undergrads · 7

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Socialization of Doctoral Students to Academic Norms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the framework for graduate and professional student socialization developed by Weidman, Twale, and Stein (2001), this study addresses socialization of doctoral students to the academic norms of research and scholarship. Data are presented about the perceptions doctoral students in a social science discipline (sociology) and in educational foundations at a major research university have of the scholarly and collegial

John C. Weidman; Elizabeth L. Stein

2003-01-01

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Exploring Academic Outcomes of Homeschooled Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory study examines the academic outcomes of homeschooled students who enter a medium size doctoral institution located in the Midwest. Descriptive analysis reveals homeschool students possess higher ACT scores, grade point averages (GPAs) and graduation rates when compared to traditionally-educated students. In addition, multiple…

Cogan, Michael F.

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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ACADEMIC ESSENTIALS FOR TAUGHT STUDENTS IN  

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Essentials Taught Students Subfusc (Academic dress) Subfusc comes from the Latin for "of a dark/dusky colour", and refers to the clothes worn with full academic dress in Oxford. For men: Dark suit, black socks and shoes hour). Significant of self-driven background reading, essay writing, & problem solving. WebLearn hub

Oxford, University of

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Academic Standards and the Student-Athlete.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Grade regulations/academic standards for new college athletes are discussed by the president of Tennessee State University, based on the objectives of Proposition 48, which was adopted in 1982 by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The proposition applies to Division 1 schools and would require that academically high-risk students

Humphries, Frederick S.

92

Academic Predictors for Black Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forty-five black males and 28 black females were designated as being either academically successful (graduation or GPA at least 1.0) or academically unsuccessful. A two way (Sex × Academic Success) multivariate analysis of variance indicated that with respect to SAT-V, SAT-M, and HSR standard score, the males differed significantly (p < .005) from the females. The successful males differed (p

Clifford B. Tatham; Elaine L. Tatham

1974-01-01

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CHANCELLOR'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS and ACADEMIC REFERENCE FORM  

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hi CHANCELLOR'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS and ACADEMIC REFERENCE FORM 2012 complete and submit a Chancellor's Club Academic Reference form". 2. Complete the Extra'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP 2012 ACADEMIC REFERENCE FORM Note to Referee: Student must be a Canadian citizen

Habib, Ayman

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College Choices of Academically Talented Secondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hope E. Wilson; Jill L. Adelson

2012-01-01

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Constitution Carleton Academic Student Government  

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an academic environment free of prejudice, exploitation, or abuse on the basis of, but not limited to, sex, race, language, religion, age, national or social status, political affiliation or beliefs, sexual

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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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Student Employment Opportunity UNBC Academic Success Centre  

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aspects of writing, such as grammar and punctuation An interest in writing and reading acrossStudent Employment Opportunity UNBC Academic Success Centre Writing Tutor Writing tutors conduct one-to-one, drop-in, and online sessions with students from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Punishing Students for Non-Academic Misconduct.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Friedl, John

2000-01-01

99

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES  

E-print Network

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES TIER 1 UNIT ASSESSMENT BOARD TERMS. To confirm that moderation processes have been employed in the setting and marking of assessment. c. To approve unit assessment results for all students enrolled and registered for units belonging to the Board

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Student Attitudes on Academic Integrity Violations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

101

Academic Dishonesty and Perceptions of Pakistani Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nazir, Mian Sajid; Aslam, Muhammad Shakeel

2010-01-01

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ACADEMIC PLANNING GUIDE FOR NEW STUDENTS  

E-print Network

for Student Advising (CSA) will help you set and reach your personal and academic goals. You will be assigned of your time here. Setting objectives, monitoring progress, and preparing for your fu- ture are central of your life will undoubtedly be a time of profound personal and intellectual growth. Student Affairs

Hone, James

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22 CFR 41.61 - Students-academic and nonacademic.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-04-01 false Students-academic and nonacademic...NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Students and Exchange Visitors § 41.61 Students—academic and nonacademic...refers to an established college, university,...

2011-04-01

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22 CFR 41.61 - Students-academic and nonacademic.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-04-01 false Students-academic and nonacademic...NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Students and Exchange Visitors § 41.61 Students—academic and nonacademic...refers to an established college, university,...

2012-04-01

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22 CFR 41.61 - Students-academic and nonacademic.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-04-01 false Students-academic and nonacademic...NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Students and Exchange Visitors § 41.61 Students—academic and nonacademic...refers to an established college, university,...

2013-04-01

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ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES  

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-Income Student Only Student with a Disability - Low-Income *Student with a Disability - High Income *(Number Of Disability - (Applicant with a disability only) The above documents should be returned to: Student Support", are you a permanent resident of the U.S.? Yes ____ No____ Do you have a physical or learning disability

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Are All Student Organizations Created Equal? The Differences and Implications of Student Participation in Academic versus Non-Academic Organizations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined differences between participation in academic and non-academic student organizations at a large, predominantly White, public research institution. A survey of 354 undergraduates revealed that students joined academic organizations to prepare for their futures while students joined non-academic organizations for immediate…

Holzweiss, Peggy; Rahn, Rhonda; Wickline, John

2007-01-01

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ACADEMIC TRAINING FOR J-1 STUDENTS -5 SAMPLE ADVISOR'S LETTER FOR ACADEMIC TRAINING  

E-print Network

ACADEMIC TRAINING FOR J-1 STUDENTS - 5 SAMPLE ADVISOR'S LETTER FOR ACADEMIC TRAINING must Services FROM: Name Title RE: Recommendation for Academic Training for ___________________________ DATE ____________________________ ______________________________________________________. This student has an opportunity to pursue academic training with the employer indicated below. I have discussed

Mohan, Chilukuri K.

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Academic research and student motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports an investigation into the relationship between student perceptions of lecturer research and motivation to study at university. A 71-item, Likert-type questionnaire was completed by 100 Oxford Brookes University final year undergraduates. The pattern of correlation between variables together with the results of a factor analysis, suggests that a relationship exists between type of student motivation and attitude

Rosanna Breen; Roger Lindsay

1999-01-01

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Factors affecting bioscience studentsacademic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Factors Affecting Bioscience Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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The academically gifted female student in science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The protocol of this study was designed to investigate the factors three gifted, young women perceived as influencing their successful transition from an accelerated science high school program to three accelerated university science programs. The research design was a mixed methods study involving three gifted women as they maneuvered through a high school magnet program for science and matriculated into separate university honors programs for science majors. As high school graduates, these women also achieved honors and citations for academic excellence. During their initial years of college, these students maintained outstanding grades in rigorous programs for science majors. These criteria yielded three, gifted female students who proved to be resilient and committed to meeting the demands of an academic program of science. In an attempt to understand the influential factors in the academic lives of these students, a narrative inquiry as well as a quantitative component comprised of three inventories for descriptive data were selected. The impetus for this research resided in the need to better understand the factors contributing to the shaping of the self-identity of the gifted female student as she achieved academic success in the typically, male dominated science classrooms; subsequently, the guidance by parents and educators may prove influential in developing the achievement orientation within the self-identity of the young woman.

Brown, Paula R.

113

Graduate Student 2012--13 Academic Year  

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Parking and Transportation Options 20 Campus and U.S. Mail 20 Mailboxes 20 Use of the Student Services Questions, Problems: Who to Ask 1 Important Websites 1 CEOAS Information 2 Arrival Checklist 3 Academics 4-and State-Owned Vehicles 19 College/Campus Facilities 20 CEOAS Research Publishing and Outreach 20 On-Campus

Kurapov, Alexander

114

Perceptions of EFL Students toward Academic Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, data were collected using a modified version of Mokhtari and Sheorey's (2002) Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS). Results suggest that Turkish EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students at the graduate level, while engaged in academic reading, are aware of almost all effective reading strategies, though each one is not used…

Akarsu, Oktay; Harputlu, Leyla

2014-01-01

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STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES  

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

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Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Souma, Alfred; Rickerson, Nancy; Burgstahler, Sheryl

117

STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES  

E-print Network

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

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The New Academic Library and Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morris, Jim

2007-01-01

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Student Academic Development through Prescribed Undergraduate Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Navaee, Shahnam

2011-06-13

120

Coaching Students to Academic Success and Engagement on Campus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Robinson, Claire; Gahagan, Jimmie

2010-01-01

121

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development  

E-print Network

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development Search (March 2014) #12;Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development Position Description The Chancellor invites applications and nominations for the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development. The Vice Chancellor

Amin, S. Massoud

122

Interdisciplinary studies students' academic and social engagement a quantitative study.  

E-print Network

??This study explored interdisciplinary studies students' academic and social engagement. As the review of literature demonstrated, student engagement and satisfaction are important to retention and… (more)

Simmons, Jessica

2011-01-01

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Instructing Students in Academic Integrity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Plagiarism is a great temptation to students in this digital age, in areas ranging from the purchase of term papers on the internet to improper citing of sources in reports to the inappropriate use of clickers in the classroom. The authors have explored a

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

2010-11-01

124

REGULATIONS ON STUDENT ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT  

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Endorsement on Student Record XIII Reports XIV Delivery of Documents ATTACHMENT: Informal Resolution and productive living, working and learning environment characterized by an atmosphere of peace, civility and to test and challenge ideas, provided they do so within the law and in a peaceful and non

Saskatchewan, University of

125

ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES  

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· Phone: 757/683-3582 · Fax: 757/683-5758 I D E A FUSION Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity/university if this is the applicant's first semester at Old Dominion University. If you have any problems securing the above information, please feel free to contact us. #12;OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

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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

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Academic Year 2014/15 Student ID number: _________________________________________  

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and Retention Team to discuss student support available as well as an entitlement to continued and ongoingAcademic Year 2014/15 Student ID number: _________________________________________ Student name: _______________________________________ Student Signature: __________________________________________ This is to confirm that I (Union

Crawford, Ian

128

Retention Specialist / Coordinator for Academic Programs Academic Advancement Center TRIO Student Support Services  

E-print Network

of the AAC is to provide support for first-generation, low income students, and students with disabilities appropriate referrals to university resources, including but not limited to Resources for Disabled StudentsRetention Specialist / Coordinator for Academic Programs Academic Advancement Center TRIO Student

Barnes, Elizabeth A.

129

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Edman, Jeanne L.; Brazil, Brad

2009-01-01

130

Locus of Control, Academic Self-Concept, and Academic Dishonesty among High Ability College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of the current study were to evaluate a measure of academic dishonesty and examine high ability college students' loci of control and its effect on behaviors of academic dishonesty, as moderated by academic self-concept. A total of 357 high ability college students enrolled at two universities in the southwestern United States…

Rinn, Anne N.; Boazman, Janette

2014-01-01

131

Academic Self-Perceptions of Ability and Course Planning among Academically Advanced Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to examine the contribution of gender to the academic self-perceptions of ability and related coursework plans for high school and college across academically advanced students. Participants were academically advanced students (N = 447) from grades 5 to 12. Findings revealed that (a) girls' self-perceptions of ability…

Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Callahan, Carolyn M.

2010-01-01

132

Chinese International Students' Academic Stressors in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yan, Kun; Berliner, David C.

2009-01-01

133

Academic Choice for Included Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Skerbetz, Mandi Davis; Kostewicz, Douglas E.

2013-01-01

134

A Comparison of Academic Motivation of Academically Prepared and Academically Unprepared Community College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community colleges across the nation have the challenge to educate students who come to postsecondary education at varying levels of academic preparedness. Cross (2001) and others (Agbor-Baiyee, 1997; Dweck, 2000; Hamilton, 1996; Hynd, Holschuh, & Nist, 2000; Miller, DeBacker, & Green, 1999; Struthers & Menec, 1996; Tuckman, 1996; Yair, 2000) have reported on the importance of motivation and its relationship

Mary Melissa Lavender

2005-01-01

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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

136

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

137

Identifying Gaps in Academic Writing of ESL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Giridharan, Beena

2012-01-01

138

Re-Framing Student Academic Freedom: A Capability Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Macfarlane, Bruce

2012-01-01

139

Changes in College Student Health: Implications for Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 year. Separate regression analyses were conducted for men and women

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

2011-01-01

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Changes in College Student Health: Implications for Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

: 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 year. Separate regression analyses were conducted for men and

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

2011-01-01

141

Characteristics of Successful Students Readmitted Following Academic Suspension.  

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In fall 1994, New York's Bronx Community College (BCC) conducted a study of the usefulness of 50 variables in predicting the academic performance of students readmitted to the college following academic suspension. The sample consisted of 86 academically suspended students readmitted to the BCC for fall 1994. The 50 variables examined included…

Santa Rita, Emilio

142

Governing Student Assessment: Administrative Rules, Silenced Academics and Performing Students  

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In this paper, the author reports on an analysis of an Australian university's assessment procedure. The procedure--a major governance document of the university--is deconstructed by way of a Foucauldian discourse analysis in order to consider how students and academics are governed. There were three major findings. The dominant discourse…

Evans, Alicia M.

2011-01-01

143

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS Provost, Vice President, and  

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Disability Services for Students Fee Advisory Committee Multicultural Center Student Conduct Advising Career of Research & Sponsored Programs Associated Students Counseling & Psychological Services Faculty Athletic Rep Services EOP Orientation Programs Testing Services Transition Programs UNIV Studies Academic Schools

Ravikumar, B.

144

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

145

1 Student-Athlete Academic Performance at Berkeley  

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1 Student-Athlete Academic Performance at Berkeley: A look Academic Performance Metrics: Implications for Institutional Policy and Practice to football and men's basketball. Graduation rates in several other sports2, including

Jacobs, Lucia

146

UK Student Academic Services Fall 2011-2012 Academic Ombud Services  

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behavior, and sexual harassment. Anything students tell the Ombud is held in strict confidence. Academic work, at any point in the student's career with the requirements of UK's academic program or programs. Student athletes may make arrangements to use the facility during non-work hours. Career Services

Shen, Zhongwei

147

The academic environment: the students' perspective.  

PubMed

Dental education is regarded as a complex, demanding and often stressful pedagogical procedure. Undergraduates, while enrolled in programmes of 4-6 years duration, are required to attain a unique and diverse collection of competences. Despite the major differences in educational systems, philosophies, methods and resources available worldwide, dental students' views regarding their education appear to be relatively convergent. This paper summarizes dental students' standpoint of their studies, showcases their experiences in different educational settings and discusses the characteristics of a positive academic environment. It is a consensus opinion that the 'students' perspective' should be taken into consideration in all discussions and decisions regarding dental education. Moreover, it is suggested that the set of recommendations proposed can improve students' quality of life and well-being, enhance their total educational experience and positively influence their future careers as oral health physicians. The 'ideal' academic environment may be defined as one that best prepares students for their future professional life and contributes towards their personal development, psychosomatic and social well-being. A number of diverse factors significantly influence the way students perceive and experience their education. These range from 'class size', 'leisure time' and 'assessment procedures' to 'relations with peers and faculty', 'ethical climate' and 'extra-curricular opportunities'. Research has revealed that stress symptoms, including psychological and psychosomatic manifestations, are prevalent among dental students. Apparently some stressors are inherent in dental studies. Nevertheless, suggested strategies and preventive interventions can reduce or eliminate many sources of stress and appropriate support services should be readily available. A key point for the Working Group has been the discrimination between 'teaching' and 'learning'. It is suggested that the educational content should be made available to students through a variety of methods, because individual learning styles and preferences vary considerably. Regardless of the educational philosophy adopted, students should be placed at the centre of the process. Moreover, it is critical that they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Other improvements suggested include increased formative assessment and self-assessment opportunities, reflective portfolios, collaborative learning, familiarization with and increased implementation of information and communication technology applications, early clinical exposure, greater emphasis on qualitative criteria in clinical education, community placements, and other extracurricular experiences such as international exchanges and awareness of minority and global health issues. The establishment of a global network in dental education is firmly supported but to be effective it will need active student representation and involvement. PMID:18289275

Divaris, K; Barlow, P J; Chendea, S A; Cheong, W S; Dounis, A; Dragan, I F; Hamlin, J; Hosseinzadeh, L; Kuin, D; Mitrirattanakul, S; Mo'nes, M; Molnar, N; Perryer, G; Pickup, J; Raval, N; Shanahan, D; Songpaisan, Y; Taneva, E; Yaghoub-Zadeh, S; West, K; Vrazic, D

2008-02-01

148

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

149

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Doctoral Student Travel Program  

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of these awards will be expected to adhere to the Higher Education Travel Rule. If two or more students planOFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Doctoral Student Travel Program 2007-2008 Guidelines The Office of Academic Affairs will assist in the support of graduate student travel expenses to professional society

Mohaghegh, Shahab

150

Establishing academic and social support groups for teacher education students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anna M. Sullivan

1999-01-01

151

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

152

Academic Dishonesty among Gifted and High-Achieving Students  

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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

153

LEARNING STYLE AWARENESS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between learning style awareness and academic achievement of community college students. The study was undertaken to determine if learning style awareness alone, without a change in the manner of teaching or in the matching of student and instructor styles, would benefit community college students as evidenced by an increase in academic achievement. The sample consisted

Lenda Cook

1991-01-01

154

Personality Type and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students  

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

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

2014-01-01

155

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

156

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

157

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

158

Using a student response system to reduce academic cheating.  

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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

159

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

160

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

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

Goff, Anne-Marie

2011-01-01

161

Biculturalism and Academic Achievement of African American High School Students  

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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

162

Wesleyan University Student Athlete's Consent to Share Academic Information  

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: _____________________________ SPORT: _____________________________ The coach(s) named above may have access to academic performance does not typically share information about a student's academic performance with anyone other than Affairs/Deans' Office will share academic performance information with Wesleyan Athletics/Coaching staff

Royer, Dana

163

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

164

Pharmacy Student Absenteeism and Academic Performance  

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Objectives. To assess the association of pharmacy students’ personal characteristics with absenteeism and academic performance. Methods. A survey instrument was distributed to first- (P1) and second-year (P2) pharmacy students to gather characteristics including employment status, travel time to school, and primary source of educational funding. In addition, absences from specific courses and reasons for not attending classes were assessed. Participants were divided into “high” and “low” performers based on grade point average. Results. One hundred sixty survey instruments were completed and 135 (84.3%) were included in the study analysis. Low performers were significantly more likely than high performers to have missed more than 8 hours in therapeutics courses. Low performers were significantly more likely than high performers to miss class when the class was held before or after an examination and low performers were significantly more likely to believe that participating in class did not benefit them. Conclusions. There was a negative association between the number of hours students’ missed and their performance in specific courses. These findings provide further insight into the reasons for students’ absenteeism in a college or school of pharmacy setting. PMID:22412207

Hidayat, Levita; Vansal, Sandeep; Kim, Esther; Sullivan, Maureen; Salbu, Rebecca

2012-01-01

165

The Academic Resilience of Mexican American High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rosemary Gonzalez; Amado M. Padilla

1997-01-01

166

Academic Dishonesty: An Exploratory Study Examining Whether Insurance Students Are Different From Other College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis exploratory study compares academic dishonesty scores for insurance students in one insurance program to those for other college students using survey data from business and nonbusiness students at two universities. Academic dishonesty was measured using a modified version of a scale developed by McCabe and Trevino, with a higher score indicating greater academic dishonesty. The average score on total

Kevin L. Eastman; Jacqueline K. Eastman; Rajesh Iyer

2008-01-01

167

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

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

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

2012-01-01

168

Student Preferences for Academic Advisors as Transformational Leaders  

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A quantitative study was conducted to determine the preferences of undergraduate students for academic advisors as transformational leaders. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to undergraduate students enrolled in leadership classes at a...

Drozd, Deborah Suzanne

2011-02-22

169

Academic programs and services that affect student athlete success  

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Academic programs for student athletes are an integral part of collegiate athletic programs across the country. The Summer Bridge Program at Texas A&M University is a transition program for student athletes that are beginning their first year...

Rode, Cheryl Rebecca

2009-05-15

170

UK Student Academic Services Fall 2012-2013 Academic Ombud Services  

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behavior, and sexual harassment. Anything students tell the Ombudsman is held in strict confidence's academic work, at any point in the student's career with the requirements of UK's academic program the facility during non-work hours. Career Services & Experiential Education James W. Stuckert Career Center

Shen, Zhongwei

171

Holding Back and Holding behind: Grade Retention and Students' Non-Academic and Academic Outcomes  

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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 students' academic and non-academic outcomes. Based on data from 3261 high school students, structural equation modeling demonstrated that, after controlling for interactions with…

Martin, Andrew J.

2011-01-01

172

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

173

The Chinese high school student’s stress in the school and academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yangyang Liu; Zuhong Lu

2011-01-01

174

Outcomes for Students of Student Affairs-Academic Affairs Partnership Programs  

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Although academic and student affairs partnership programs have been cited as potential means to create seamless learning environments for undergraduate students, little research exists on the outcomes of such programs for students. The Boyer Partnership Assessment Project examined the outcomes for students participating in academic and student

Nesheim, Becki Elkins; Guentzel, Melanie J.; Kellogg, Angela H.; McDonald, William M.; Wells, Cynthia A.; Whitt, Elizabeth J.

2007-01-01

175

Combating Academic Fraud: Are Students Reticent about Uncovering the Covert?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study links Cressey’s established fraud triangle theory to a recently developed academic fraud risk triangle as a platform\\u000a for identifying the determinants of academic fraud risk factors. The study then evaluates the magnitude and extent to which\\u000a students are willing to confront the realities of academic fraud and move towards a culture of academic integrity. Most of\\u000a the studies

Charles A. Malgwi; Carter C. Rakovski

2009-01-01

176

Academics' Attitudes towards PhD Students' Teaching: Preparing Research Higher Degree Students for an Academic Career  

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An exploratory study of 473 academics in a metropolitan university investigated the attitudes of academic supervisors towards training for university teaching for doctoral students. The study investigated academic supervisors' levels of awareness and knowledge of teacher training opportunities, the relative importance of teaching--both lecturing…

Jepsen, Denise M.; Varhegyi, Melinda M.; Edwards, Daniel

2012-01-01

177

English Abilities for Academic Listening: How Confident Are Chinese Students?  

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Research with ESL students studying at North American universities has indicated that Chinese students have difficulties in understanding academic lectures, taking notes, writing assignments, and giving presentations although they have obtained high TOEFL scores. The study investigates their English academic listening challenges as reported by…

Huang, Jinyan

2006-01-01

178

A Study of Academically Talented Students’ Participation in Extracurricular Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we surveyed the participation rates of academically talented students across 9 areas: dance, solo instrument, choral music, band, athletics, student government, academic clubs, ethnic\\/cultural clubs, and an “other activities” category. Participants consisted of 2 independent cohorts (Cohort 1, N = 842; Cohort 2, N = 290) attending a summer program. Results indicated that athletics was the activity

Leah B. Bucknavage; Frank C. Worrell

2005-01-01

179

A Study Of Academically Talented Students? Participation In Extracurricular Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we surveyed the participation rates of academically talented students across 9 areas: dance, solo instrument, choral music, band, athletics, student government, academic clubs, ethnic/cultural clubs, and an "other activities" category. Participants consisted of 2 independent cohorts (Cohort 1, N = 842; Cohort 2, N = 290) attending a…

Bucknavage, Leah B.; Worrell, Frank C.

2005-01-01

180

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

181

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

182

Students' Perception of IS Academic Programs, IS Careers, and Outsourcing  

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The authors compared the perceptions of information systems (IS) students with those of IS practitioners regarding IS careers, the practice of outsourcing, and academic programs. Results indicate that students and practitioners appreciate the integration of real-life practice in academic programs and that the general perception of IS careers is…

Martz, Ben; Cata, Teuta

2008-01-01

183

School Environment and Academic Achievement of Standard IX Students  

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

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

2012-01-01

184

Contrasting Academic Behavioural Confidence in Mexican and European Psychology Students  

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

Ochoa, Alma Rosa Aguila; Sander, Paul

2012-01-01

185

Essential Functions of Academic Advising: What Students Want and Get  

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We designed this study to understand academic advising at an urban university from diverse student perspectives. Based on a review of the advising literature, we identified 12 functions of academic advising and surveyed 2,100 undergraduates to address the following questions: Which of these advising functions are most important to students? How…

Smith, Cathleen; Allen, Janine

2006-01-01

186

Academically Suspended University Students: What Percent Return? What Percent Graduate?  

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Tracked five cohorts of first-year students for 6 years to determine how many, by gender and race, were academically suspended, how many of those returned, and of those who returned, how many graduated. Found that a greater percentage of males than females and Black than White students were academically suspended. Minority males were the most…

Goldman, Bert A.; Blackwell, Karen M.; Beach, Sonja S.

2003-01-01

187

A Division III Student-Athlete Academic Support Program Model.  

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

Smith, David A.; Herman, William E.

188

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

189

International Graduate Students' Perceptions of Their Academic Experience  

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This study used a mailed questionnaire to examine the academic experiences of 497 international graduate students who were studying at an American university. Most students viewed their academic experience positively, although a majority did not believe the curriculum had an international focus. Fully 77% felt prepared to work in their home…

Trice, Andrea G.; Yoo, Jin Eun

2007-01-01

190

Parental influences on academic performance in African-American students  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the relationship between parental influences and academic outcomes for African-American students. Secondary data analysis was conducted on the National Survey of Family and Household data set. Multiple regression analysis showed that parenting style (nurture and control) and parental involvement significantly predicted academic outcomes. Research has traditionally focused on the reasons for the failure of African-American students to succeed

Lorraine C. Taylor; Ivora D. Hinton; Melvin N. Wilson

1995-01-01

191

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

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

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

192

Students' and Teachers' Perceptions: An Inquiry into Academic Writing  

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Academic writing is a mainstay of expression in secondary schools. However, many students think of academic writing in terms of local operations that include spelling, punctuation, use of third person, and so on. Teachers may expect mastery of local operations, but often they want students to navigate the terrain of the content area or discipline…

Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Lapp, Diane; Fisher, Douglas

2012-01-01

193

Generating Knowledge of Academic Language among Urban Middle School Students  

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This is a quasi-experimental study in which academic word-learning by students in five schools implementing the Word Generation program was compared to academic word-learning by students in three schools within the same system that did not choose to implement the program. Because the implementing schools were those that volunteered for the…

Snow, Catherine E.; Lawrence, Joshua F.; White, Claire

2010-01-01

194

Integrity: Academic and Political A Letter to My Students1  

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Integrity (http://www.academicintegrity.org). 2 The American Heritage Dictionary defines integrityIntegrity: Academic and Political A Letter to My Students1 Bill Taylor Professor of Political if you as a student or I as a faculty member violate the principles of academic integrity in a political

Edwards, Paul N.

195

Student Mobility, Qualifications and Academic Recognition in the EU  

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

West, Anne; Barham, Eleanor

2009-01-01

196

A Causal Model of Academic Factors Affecting Student Persistence.  

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A causal model of academic factors affecting undergraduate student persistence at a large, urban, commuter university was tested. The effects of academic variables on persistence from fall to spring semester were also assessed for transfer and native students. The model accounted for 49% of the total variance in persistence, while separate models…

Johnson, Naomi T.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr.

197

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

198

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

199

Pandora's Box: Academic Perceptions of Student Plagiarism in Writing  

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Plagiarism is viewed by many academics as a kind of Pandora's box--the elements contained inside are too frightening to allow escape for fear of the havoc that may result. Reluctance by academic members of staff to discuss student plagiarism openly may contribute to the often untenable situations we, as teachers, face when dealing with student

Sutherland-Smith, Wendy

2005-01-01

200

Noncognitive Predictors of Student Athletes' Academic Performance.  

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Examines the role of four noncognitive variables in predicting academic performance in 200 Division I athletes. Studies the noncognitive variables of athletic-academic commitment, feelings of being exploited, academic self-worth, self-handicapping excuses as well as several background and academic preparation variables. Finds all four noncognitive…

Simons, Herbert D.; Van Rheenen, Derek

2000-01-01

201

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

202

Transfer Student Engagement: Blurring of Social and Academic Engagement  

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

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

2013-01-01

203

Academic Engagement among First-Year College Students: Precollege Antecedents  

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This study describes how student characteristics and environmental influences experienced in high school (and the interactions among them) impact academic engagement of first-semester college students. Data, collected from 300 first-year students at a single university at two different times, showed that precollege student characteristics of…

Grabowski, Stanislaw; Sessa, Valerie

2014-01-01

204

Mature students in higher education: Academic performance and intellectual ability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mature students are sometimes said to be deficient in the basic skills needed for effective studying in higher education or to be impaired by age-related intellectual deficits. However, the research literature on the academic performance of mature students contains no good evidence that mature students perform any less well than younger students on courses of study in higher education. Moreover,

John T. E. Richardson

1994-01-01

205

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

206

Factors That Affect Academic Performance Among Pharmacy Students  

PubMed Central

Objective The objective of this study was to examine factors such as academic competence, test competence, time management, strategic studying, and test anxiety, and identify whether these factors could distinguish differences among students, based on academic performance and enrollment in the experiential program. Methods A cross-sectional study design utilizing questionnaires measuring previously validated constructs was used to evaluate the effect of these factors on students with low and high cumulative grade point averages (GPAs). Pharmacy students (N = 198) enrolled at the University of Houston participated in the study. Results Academic performance was significantly associated with factors such as academic competence and test competence. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater significantly differed in their level of test competence than those with a GPA of less than 3.0. Students enrolled in their experiential year differed from students enrolled in their second year of curriculum on factors such as test anxiety, academic competence, test competence, and time management skills. Conclusion Test competence was an important factor to distinguish students with low vs. high academic performance. Factors such as academic competence, test competence, test anxiety and time management improve as students' progress in their experiential year. PMID:17149433

Sansgiry, Sujit S.; Bhosle, Monali; Sail, Kavita

2006-01-01

207

Elementary Students' Acquisition of Academic Vocabulary Through Engineering Design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kugelmass, Rachel

208

Peer tutoring program for academic success of returning nursing students.  

PubMed

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

Bryer, Jennifer

2012-01-01

209

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

210

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

211

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

212

International Graduate Students: Choice of Academic Majors and Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The increasing number of international graduate students has been a sizeable segment of the student body in the U.S. higher educational system. However, this is an understudied population in the educational literature. The majority of the research either focused solely on international undergraduate students or did not distinguish between…

Ren, Jia

2008-01-01

213

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

214

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

215

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

216

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

217

Engineering Students' Perceptions of Academic Activities and Support Services: Factors that Influence Their Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study, through the use of focus groups, identified the academic activities and support services perceived by engineering students as having a positive impact on their academic performance. The results suggest three primary factors: (a) individual effort and involvement, (b) peer interaction, and (c) faculty contact. Differences in…

Amenkhienan, Charlotte A.; Kogan, Lori R.

2004-01-01

218

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

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ray, Corey E.; Elliott, Stephen N.

2006-01-01

220

A comparative study on undergraduate students' academic motivation and academic self-concept.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to investigate Turkish and American undergraduate students' academic motivation and academic self-concept scores regarding the years that they spent in university. The analysis was based on 566 (284 Turkish, 282 American) undergraduate students where, Academic Motivation Scale and Academic Self-Concept Scale were used as measuring instruments. The results showed that there was a statistical significant effect of nationality and number of years spent in university on undergraduate students' intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and self-concept scores. Turkish students had higher intrinsic scores whereas American students had higher extrinsic scores and more positive academic-self concept compared to Turkish partners. Regarding grade level, senior students from both cultures had higher intrinsic motivation and academic self-concept scores compared to other grade levels. In terms of extrinsic motivation, there is steady decline in American students' scores as grade level increases. On the other hand, Turkish undergraduates' extrinsic scores decrease in the second year but increase in the third and fourth year of university education. Results were discussed by taking into consideration the social and cultural differences between two nations. PMID:20977008

Isiksal, Mine

2010-11-01

221

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

222

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

223

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

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2009

2009-01-01

225

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

226

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

227

Moving beyond collections : Academic library outreach to multicultural student centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Scott Walter

2005-01-01

228

Academic Achievement and Socioemotional Adjustment Among Chinese University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stanley Sue; Nolan W. S. Zane

1985-01-01

229

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

230

Improving the academic outcomes of undergraduate ESL students: the case for discipline?based academic skills programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the impact of an adjunct English language tutorial program on the academic performance of first?year Architecture students. With increasing numbers of international students enrolling in Australian universities, language and academic skills programs have shifted from generic to more discipline?specific models; however, there has been little research on the effects of these programs on ESL students' academic performance.

Chi Baik; Joan Greig

2009-01-01

231

Academic Guidance 6 2013-2014 Retention of Student Files -Page 1 of 4 ACADEMIC GUIDANCE 6  

E-print Network

Academic Guidance 6 2013-2014 Retention of Student Files - Page 1 of 4 ACADEMIC GUIDANCE 6: Management and Retention of Student Files 2013-2014 This document is available in hard copy difficult to understand #12;Academic Guidance 6 2013-2014 Retention of Student Files - Page 2 of 4

Jones, Graeme A.

232

Graduate Students' Perspectives of Academic Positions in School Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An increasing number of vacancies in school psychology academic positions and the reduced number of applicants seeking to enter academia have created projected shortages in academe. The purpose of the current study was to determine perspectives of academia held by current school psychology graduate students, who are in line to become the next…

Nagle, Richard J.; Suldo, Shannon M.; Christenson, Sandra L.; Hansen, Anastasia L.

2004-01-01

233

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

234

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

235

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

236

An Overview of Student Teachers' Academic Intrinsic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student teachers' desire to learn is affected by a variety of motivational factors. In this study, the effect of some internal and external variables on Academic Intrinsic Motivation (AIM) was explored. First, the validity and reliability of the scale of AIM was determined, then the effect on AIM of variables such as grade levels, academic

Uyulgan, Melis Arzu; Akkuzu, Nalan

2014-01-01

237

Conceptualizing Students' Academic Hardiness Dimensions: A Qualitative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic hardiness is a personality characteristic that may differentiate students who avoid challenging academic course work from others who are willing to pursue these types of challenges. Research findings have demonstrated the need to understand and examine the construct in different life stages and cultural settings, and there are additional…

Kamtsios, Spiridon; Karagiannopoulou, Evangelia

2013-01-01

238

Academic Performance and Advisement of University Students: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lack of adequate background and/or preparation, among other things, causes many students to withdraw from college or to graduate with low grades, which often makes it difficult for them to obtain suitable jobs. This paper examines the academic performance and efforts to seek assistance for academic and related problems of undergraduate…

Addus, Abdussalam A.; Chen, David; Khan, Anwar S.

2007-01-01

239

Division I Student Athletes and the Experience of Academic Clustering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Calhoun, Vaughn A.

2012-01-01

240

Assessing Graduate Education Students' Propensity toward Academic Misconduct.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have often noted the desirability of investigating the incidence of academic misconduct of college students who will be in employment fields requiring a high level of competence and/or a high level of personal integrity, such as elementary school and secondary school teachers. The Academic Misconduct Survey (AMS) developed by Charlotte…

Ferrell, Charlotte M.; Ferguson, William F.

241

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

242

CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS READMITTED FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SUSPENSION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study was an investigation of the usefulness of 50 variables in predicting the academic performance of 86 students readmitted to Bronx Community College following academic suspension. The variables included scores on the City University of New York placement tests, the Maudsley Personality Inventory, and the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes. Other variables included 8 educational history items, 20

Emilio Santa Rita Jr

1998-01-01

243

Personal goals and academic achievement among theology students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Topi Litmanen; Laura Hirsto; Kirsti Lonka

2010-01-01

244

Health Happens at UC Davis: Promoting Student Academic Success  

E-print Network

insecure academic and social identity, leading students to engage in high-risk coping behaviors. · Cultural dining services, focusing on sound nutrition to nurture the mind as well as the body. Our campus dining

Ferrara, Katherine W.

245

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.

246

Understanding the Effects of Student Engagement on Persistence and Academic Performance for Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze the spring 2008 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) results from a community college located in Southeast Texas to determine what relationship student engagement had to student persistence and academic performance and if that relationship differed by race, ethnicity, or academic program.…

Matthews, Aretha L.

2009-01-01

247

Academic delay of gratification, self-efficacy, and time management among academically unprepared college students.  

PubMed

This study examined the associations between academic delay of gratification, self-efficacy beliefs, and time management among academically unprepared college students participating in a summer-immersion program. This study also examined whether the relation of self-efficacy with time management is mediated by academic delay of gratification. Analysis indicated that self-efficacy was directly associated with time management, as delay of gratification served to mediate this effect partially. Self-efficacy emerged as the strongest positive predictor of academic achievement. PMID:19610492

Bembenutty, Héfer

2009-04-01

248

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

249

TQM implementation and students' satisfaction of academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

250

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

PubMed

The shared and unique effects of teacher and student reports of teacher student relationship quality (TSRQ) in second and third grade on academic self views, behavioral engagement, and achievement the following year were investigated in a sample of 714 academically at-risk students. Teacher and student reports of teacher-student support and conflict showed low correspondence. As a block, teacher and student reports of TSRQ predicted all outcomes, above prior performance on that outcome and background variables. Student reports uniquely predicted school belonging, perceived academic competence, and math achievement. Teacher reports uniquely predicted behavioral engagement and child perceived academic competence. Teacher and student reports of the teacher-student relationship assess largely different constructs that predict different outcomes. Implications of findings for practice and research are discussed. PMID:21984843

Hughes, Jan N

2011-09-01

251

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

PubMed Central

The shared and unique effects of teacher and student reports of teacher student relationship quality (TSRQ) in second and third grade on academic self views, behavioral engagement, and achievement the following year were investigated in a sample of 714 academically at-risk students. Teacher and student reports of teacher-student support and conflict showed low correspondence. As a block, teacher and student reports of TSRQ predicted all outcomes, above prior performance on that outcome and background variables. Student reports uniquely predicted school belonging, perceived academic competence, and math achievement. Teacher reports uniquely predicted behavioral engagement and child perceived academic competence. Teacher and student reports of the teacher-student relationship assess largely different constructs that predict different outcomes. Implications of findings for practice and research are discussed. PMID:21984843

Hughes, Jan N.

2010-01-01

252

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

253

Academic Intrinsic Motivation and Perceived Academic Competence in Greek Elementary Students with and without Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to examine differences in intrinsic motivation and perceived academic competence as well as in their association between 5th- and 6th-grade students with learning disabilities (LD) (n = 40) and their typically achieving peers. Participants were 980 Greek elementary students from the metropolitan area of Athens. As…

Zisimopoulos, Dimitrios A.; Galanaki, Evangelia P.

2009-01-01

254

The Relationship of University Students' Sleep Habits and Academic Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Edens, Kellah M.

2006-01-01

255

The Undecided College Student: An Academic and Career Advising Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The way that academic advisers, counselors, faculty, and administrators can help undecided college students set and implement educational and career goals is described. The focus is a developmental advising approach and career development concepts. Origins of indecision, categories of undecided students, and model programs for counseling and…

Gordon, Virginia N.

256

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

257

Morningness-eveningness preferences and academic achievement of university students.  

PubMed

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

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

2011-03-01

258

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

259

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

260

The Nuances of Tutoring and Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

261

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

262

The Choice-of-College Decision of Academically Talented Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Filter, Scott

2010-01-01

263

The Effects of College Student Employment on Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT: With college tuition and the cost of living rising, many students find themselves in the position of needing employment,while trying to attend classes. This study examines the effects that employment,has on college studentsacademic achievement,and other possible factors that might have contributed. Republication not permitted without written consent of the author. THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Lauren E. Watanabe; Faculty Mentor; Jana Jasinski

264

My Academic Plan: Helping Students Map Their Future  

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

Williams, John; Mathur, Raghu; Gaston, Jim

2009-01-01

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Helping Students Improve Academic Achievement and School Success Behavior  

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This article describes a study evaluating the impact of school-counselor-led interventions on student academic achievement and school success behavior. A group counseling and classroom guidance model called student success skills (SSS) was the primary intervention. The focus of the SSS model was on three sets of skills identified in several…

Brigman, Greg; Campbell, Chari

2003-01-01

266

Communication Apprehension and Academic Achievement Implications for Industrial Education Students.  

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McCroskey's Personal Report of Communication Apprehension completed by 24 industrial education students revealed a correlation between high apprehension levels and lower academic achievement. Teachers should be trained to deal with students' apprehension by improving interaction skills and fostering lifelong learning skills and attitudes. (SK)

Miller, Michael T.; Edmunds, Niel A.

1992-01-01

267

Student Assessment in Portugal: Academic Practice and Bologna Policy  

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

Sin, Cristina; Manatos, Maria

2014-01-01

268

Economy Affects Students' Academic Performance as Well as Spending Decisions  

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

Sander, Libby

2012-01-01

269

STUDENT APPLICATION ACADEMIC THINK TANK: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN THE TRIAD  

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have in foreign languages, international travel, ESL, social work, volunteering or any other activitiesSTUDENT APPLICATION ACADEMIC THINK TANK: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN THE TRIAD Please print growth, the Resettling Refugees in the Triad Think Tank will ask students to learn from and contribute

Saidak, Filip

270

Enhancing the student learning experience: the perspective of academic staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Quality enhancement in higher education is essentially a planned process of change that leads to continuous improvement in the effectiveness of the learning experience of students and the students' experience of higher education. Published literature that explores the concept in the reality of practice is sparse.Purpose: The overall aims of this study were to explore academic staffs' experience of

Jo Cahill; Jan Turner; Helen Barefoot

2010-01-01

271

Academic Self-Efficacy: Highlighting the First-Generation Student.  

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Reports on a survey that found students who are first in their immediate families to attend college have lower self-images of their academic ability than those who come from families with college experience. Suggests intervention strategies such as workshops, new student orientations, and mentoring programs. Includes 1 data table and 12…

Hellman, Chan; Harbeck, Dave

1997-01-01

272

Student Impressions of Academic Cell Phone Use in the Classroom  

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

Tessier, Jack

2013-01-01

273

Implications of High School Student Use of Academic Libraries.  

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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

274

Exploratory Honors Students: Academic Major and Career Decision Making  

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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

275

Online Students: Relationships between Participation, Demographics and Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

276

Second Language Students' Discourse Socialization in Academic Online Communities  

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

Yim, Yoon-kyung Kecia

2011-01-01

277

Mature Students in Higher Education: Academic Performance and Intellectual Ability.  

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Review of research on the academic performance and intellectual ability of adult college students provides evidence to reject two common stereotypes of adult students: (1) that they lack basic skills for effective studying, and (2) that they are impaired in studying by intellectual deficits associated with the normal process of aging. (MSE)

Richardson, John T. E.

1994-01-01

278

Classroom Emotional Climate, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement  

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

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

2012-01-01

279

Academic Optimism of Schools: A Force for Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 achievement, and urbanicity. The study focused on a diverse sample

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

2006-01-01

280

Threshold practices: becoming a student through academic literacies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 identity are a normal part of both transitions and writing. With

Lesley Gourlay

2009-01-01

281

Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and Academic Achievement of Business Administration Students  

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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

282

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: A Zero Tolerance Professor and Student Registration Choices  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elliott S. Levy; Carter C. Rakovski

2006-01-01

283

Career Exploration of Academically Dismissed Students: A Developmental View.  

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Investigated identity development, self-esteem, and career development of 164 academically dismissed college students. Found that these students needed career information but did not view a systematic exploration of career opportunities as useful. Degree of identity development correlated positively with career development variables for upper…

Lucas, Margaretha; Hunt, Patricia

2002-01-01

284

The Effects of Class Size on Students' Academic Achievement  

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The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to study the relationship between class size and students' academic achievement. Citywide language arts and math test scores for third and fifth grade students in four New York City public schools were examined using a variety of variables including (a) gender, (b) ethnicity, (c) grade…

Wilson, Claire

2011-01-01

285

Identification with Academics, Academic Outcomes, and Withdrawal from School in High School Students: Is There a Racial Paradox?  

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Identification with academics, or the extent to which academic is central to self-concept, has been linked to academic outcomes conceptually and empirically, at least in samples of white college students. However, Claude Steele's Stereotype Threat Hypothesis (1997) proposes something of a racial paradox, by which the most identified students of…

Osborne, Jason W.; Walker, Christopher; Rausch, John L.

286

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

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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

287

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

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

Berbero?lu, Giray; Tansel, Aysit

2014-08-01

288

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

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

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

2009-01-01

289

The impact of academic eligibility requirements on student achievement as perceived by coaches, teachers, and students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to compare high school coaches', teachers', and students' perceptions of how academic eligibility requirements impacted student academic achievement. Participants were selected with random cluster sampling techniques. There were 513 usable surveys returned from 629 surveys distributed for an overall return rate of 81.6%. Nine null hypotheses were stated and tested at the .05 level

Henry Kenneth Staggs

2001-01-01

290

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

291

The effects of an academic alternative high school on academically at-risk students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of an academic alternative school in improving at-risk student outcomes in a selected county school system in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. The academic alternative high school was compared to a traditional high school serving at-risk populations. Graduation outcomes over a three year period (2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010) were

Mark L Winningham

2012-01-01

292

Are acculturation and parenting styles related to academic achievement among Latino students?.  

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??Latino students are falling behind their Caucasian classmates with regard to their academic achievement. Previous studies have found a relationship between parenting, acculturation, and academic… (more)

Hillstrom, Kathryn Amanda

2009-01-01

293

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

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

Johnson-Dedeaux, Vanessa Massalyn

2011-01-01

294

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

295

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Johan Ferla; Martin Valcke; Gilberte Schuyten

2010-01-01

296

Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement  

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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

297

ACADEMIC ESSENTIALS FOR TAUGHT STUDENTS IN  

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dress) Subfusc comes from the Latin for "of a dark/dusky colour", and refers to the clothes worn with full academic dress in Oxford. For men: Dark suit, black socks and shoes, white shirt and collar-driven background reading, essay writing, & problem solving. WebLearn hub- course materials etc. are commonly

Oxford, University of

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Diversity Portfolio Student Resources & Academic Opportunities 2  

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students. In keeping with that focus, AAAN is also committed to establishing an inclusive and supportive for Minority Participation, promotes the inclusion and retention of underserved minority students in Ph challenges and supports students in recognizing themselves as unique, evolving, and self-directed individuals

Illinois at Chicago, University of

299

Writing apprehension and academic procrastination among graduate students.  

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

Onwuegbuzie, A J; Collins, K M

2001-04-01

300

Daytime sleepiness and academic performance in medical students.  

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This report presents an analysis of the complaints of increasing daytime sleepiness as well as a study on their possible effects on the academic performance of medical students at the University of Brasilia. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale was applied to 172 medical students, at the beginning of August 1997 and at the end of November 1997. Academic performance was measured by analyzing the number of SS grades (from 9.0 to 10 over ten) and MM grades (from 5.0 to 6.9) attained in exams at the end of that school period. The results showed that at the beginning of the semester, 68 (39.53%) of these 172 students already presented with excessive daytime sleepiness, and that of the 104 remaining students, 38 (22%) developed daytime sleepiness by the end of the semester. Furthermore, it was observed that the sleepier students did not achieve as well as the others on their final examinations. PMID:11965401

Rodrigues, Raimundo Nonato D; Viegas, Carlos A A; Abreu E Silva, Aída A A; Tavares, Paulo

2002-03-01

301

Effects of Programmatic Selectivity on the Academic Achievement, Academic Self-Concepts, and Aspirations of Gifted College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to examine the academic achievement, academic self-concepts, and aspirations of gifted college students who are enrolled in an honors program and of gifted college students who are not enrolled in an honors program. Participants include 294 gifted college students, 248 of whom were enrolled in an honors program and 46 who were not enrolled

Anne N. Rinn

2007-01-01

302

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

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

Workinger, Heather A.

2011-01-01

303

Effects of Programmatic Selectivity on the Academic Achievement, Academic Self-Concepts, and Aspirations of Gifted College Students  

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The purpose of this study is to examine the academic achievement, academic self-concepts, and aspirations of gifted college students who are enrolled in an honors program and of gifted college students who are not enrolled in an honors program. Participants include 294 gifted college students, 248 of whom were enrolled in an honors program and 46…

Rinn, Anne N.

2007-01-01

304

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

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

Bacon, La Shawn Catrice

2011-01-01

305

Failure to warn: How student race affects warnings of potential academic difficulty  

Microsoft Academic Search

In two studies, we document “failure to warn”—a reduced likelihood of warning Black students against potential academic difficulty compared to White students. In both studies, participants placed in the role of academic advisors saw a highly challenging academic course plan, attributed to either a Black or a White student, and gave Black students less warning about the potential negative consequences

Jennifer Randall Crosby; Benoît Monin

2007-01-01

306

Annotated Organizational Plans for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA)  

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) Student Support Services (part of TRIO) Academic Support Program for Student Athletes Tutorial Services#12;Annotated Organizational Plans for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) Section as soon as possible Vice Chancellor and Dean for Academic and Student Affairs (Executive Officer, national

307

The Relationship of School Belonging and Friends' Values to Academic Motivation Among Urban Adolescent Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students' subjective sense of school belonging recently has been identified as a potentially important influence on academic motivation, engagement, and participation, especially among students from groups at risk of school dropout. Students' friends also influence their academic motivation, sometimes negatively. In this study, the relationship among early adolescent students' sense of school belonging, perceptions of their friends' academic values, and

Carol Goodenow; Kathleen E. Grady

1993-01-01

308

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

309

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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Library use and academic achievement among medical students.  

PubMed

Many factors play a part in determining the performance of students in examinations, but the extent to which students use library facilities does not appear to have been recently considered as a factor, in medicine or in any other academic subject. In this study, the number of books borrowed from the library by undergraduate medical students was used as a simple measure of library use, and significant differences in book-borrowing levels were found between students in different years of the medical course, students from different regions of the world, and men and women students. In the first year of the course, students who borrowed most also performed best in their end-of-year examinations, and this association was only partly explained by regional differences. No such association was found among final-year students, suggesting different study habits and different assessment criteria in the clinical years of the course. PMID:8736250

Brazier, H; Conroy, R M

1996-03-01

311

Negotiating Assignment Pathways: Students and Academic Assignments  

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Existing research identifies that students' approaches to assignments are related to their general approaches to study. It is suggested that students need to better understand the requirements of assignments and acquire new concepts such as "argument". This fine-grained study proposes four qualitatively distinct assignment pathways: gathering,…

McDowell, Liz

2008-01-01

312

year students: confirm your academic major  

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& Human Service Professions § undecided students declare major by 45 credits § pre-majors on track Success Roadmap ­ College of Education & Human Service Professions #12; that are challenging and relevant 3rd year students: § participate in study abroad, leadership opportunities, service

Netoff, Theoden

313

Manchester Metropolitan University Student and Academic Services  

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handbooks are important ways in which detailed information is communicated to students regarding. Finance Information: I. IT Information J. Sports Information K. Student Regulations & Procedures: L, Organisation and Communication � Name and contact details of programme / course leader � List of teaching team

314

Academic writing for international graduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The high percentage of international students enrolled in many graduate engineering programs in North America presents an additional pedagogical challenge for faculty. Many professors find that they are spending an inordinate amount of their time doing something that is not explicitly stated in their job descriptions-correcting the writing of their international students. This paper describes how one graduate engineering program

Joanne Lax

2002-01-01

315

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

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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

316

Parent involvement and student academic performance: a multiple mediational analysis.  

PubMed

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 158 seven-year-old participants, their mothers, and their teachers. Results indicated a statistically significant association between parent involvement and a child's academic performance, over and above the impact of the child's intelligence. A multiple mediation model indicated that the child's perception of cognitive competence fully mediated the relation between parent involvement and the child's performance on a standardized achievement test. The quality of the student-teacher relationship fully mediated the relation between parent involvement and teacher ratings of the child's classroom academic performance. Limitations, future research directions, and implications for public policy initiatives are discussed. PMID:20603757

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

2010-01-01

317

Graduation Rates for Student Athletes Academic Year 200910 Report  

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Graduation Rates for Student Athletes Academic Year 200910 Report Unduplicated Headcount students 2004 Cohort 63.7 61 71.7 45 60.6 72.3 61.2 66 2004 Athletic Aid Cohort 88 80 100 * * * 88 * Baseball 75 * Average of 4 previous Cohorts 65.5 63.4 72.2 49.8 45.9 76 64.1 60.2 Average of 4 previous Athletic Aid

Heller, Barbara

318

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

PubMed

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

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

2009-04-01

319

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

320

Academic Success for Long-Term ESL Students.  

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The study examines the population of long-term students of English as a second language (ESL), those who are enrolled in ESL programs for four to eight years but have not mastered the cognitive and academic skills in English to compete at grade level, in one New York City (New York) high school, and the efforts being made to address this…

Newell, Jessica; Smith, Joye

321

African American Male Student-Athletes: Identity and Academic Performance  

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

O'Brien, Kathryn Mary

2012-01-01

322

Thoughtful Homework or Busy Work: Impact on Student Academic Success  

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

Tokarski, Jennifer E.

2011-01-01

323

Midsemester Academic Interventions in a Student-Centered Research University  

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

Boretz, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

324

Examining Relationships between Academic Motivation and Personality among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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Examining relationships between academic motivation and personality among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relationships between personality and academic motivation were examined using 451 first-year college students. Multiple regressions compared three types of intrinsic motivation, three types of extrinsic motivation and amotivation to five personality factors. Results indicated that those who were intrinsically motivated to attend college tended to be extroverted, agreeable, conscientious, and open to new experiences; although these trends varied depending on

M. H. Clark; Christopher A. Schroth

2010-01-01

326

Negotiating Grammatical Choices: Academic Language Learning by Secondary ESL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a part of a year-long investigation into high school ESL students' academic language development. Eight participants were pulled out of their intermediate ESL class for weekly 50-minute sessions with the author for a year. While the main focus of the sessions was reading news magazine articles for meaning, the author…

Shin, Sarah J.

2009-01-01

327

An Examination of Academic Advising Style Preference in Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As universities put increasing pressure on student retention and success, academic advising has become an increasingly visible and important part of the university. One of the first examinations of advising contrasted two major styles: prescriptive and developmental (Crookston, 1972). Prescriptive styles are based on the expertise of the advisor.…

Yarbrough, Elizabeth Kendrick

2010-01-01

328

Research Links the Arts with Student Academic Gains  

Microsoft Academic Search

State and national accountability initiatives are forcing educational administrators to seek curricular interventions that will yield the greatest improvement in students' academic performance in the least amount of time. Though volumes of documentation regarding the value of the arts in education line the shelves of professional libraries and support for the arts as part of a comprehensive educational program is

David E. Gullatt

2007-01-01

329

Tools for Reflection on the Academic Identities of Doctoral Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we explore the usefulness of three different approaches to facilitating reflexivity and a critical awareness of emerging academic identities for doctoral students. This paper stems from a longitudinal research project entitled "The Next Generation of Social Scientists", which was conducted across three research-intensive…

Alexander, Patrick; Harris-Huemmert, Susan; McAlpine, Lynn

2014-01-01

330

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

331

Assessing College Students' Satisfaction With Their Academic Majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Margaret M. Nauta

2007-01-01

332

Variables Affecting the Academic Success of Community College Transfer Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1990, a research study was conducted to discover which variables students identified as being significant to their academic success, first at Mt. San Antonio Community College (MSAC), then after they transferred to the California State University (CSU) or to the University of California (UC). An important goal of the study was to determine if…

Hall, Barbara Ann

333

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

334

Impediments to Academic Performance of Bisexual College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Klein, Nicole Aydt; Dudley, Michael G.

2014-01-01

335

National recognition for Notre Dame academics' dedication to student learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michelle Ebbs

2012-01-01

336

Academic Performance and Perceived Stress among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Talib, Nadeem; Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad

2012-01-01

337

Student Rights Associated with Disciplinary and Academic Hearings and Sanctions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

La Roche, Claire R.

2005-01-01

338

Multiple Role Conflict and Graduate Students' Academic Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effect of multiple social roles on the psychological functioning of 60 adult students (age 25 to 51 years) in an introductory graduate course in educational research. Using multiple role conflict (MRC), perceived ability to cope (PAC), subject anxiety (SA), academic self-efficacy (SE), self-regulation (SR), and course…

Feldmann, Shirley; Martinez-Pons, Manuel

339

A Structured Career Intervention Program for Academically Challenged Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

340

Understanding Academics' Resistance towards (Online) Student Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many higher educational institutions and academic staff are still sceptical about the validity and reliability of student evaluation questionnaires, in particular when these evaluations are completed online. One month after a university-wide implementation from paper to online evaluation across 629 modules, (perceived) resistance and ambivalence…

Rienties, Bart

2014-01-01

341

Academic optimism and student achievement in urban elementary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Page A. Smith; Wayne K. Hoy

2007-01-01

342

Promoting Student Academic Success: Paying Attention to Learning Environmental Factors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Li, Nan

2012-01-01

343

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

344

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

345

Perceptions of collegiate student-athletes' programming needs based on gender, ethnicity, and academic class.  

E-print Network

?? Student-athletes are often disengaged in campus programming due to their academic and athletic commitments. Previous research explored various facets of student-athlete development, particularly academic… (more)

Arvan, April Anita

2010-01-01

346

Academic Provenance: Mapping Geoscience Students' Academic Pathways to their Career Trajectories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Targeted recruitment and retention efforts for the geosciences have become increasingly important with the growing concerns about program visibility on campuses, and given that geoscience degree production remains low relative to the demand for new geoscience graduates. Furthermore, understanding the career trajectories of geoscience degree recipients is essential for proper occupational placement. A theoretical framework was developed by Houlton (2010) to focus recruitment and retention efforts. This "pathway model" explicitly maps undergraduate students' geoscience career trajectories, which can be used to refine existing methods for recruiting students into particular occupations. Houlton's (2010) framework identified three main student population groups: Natives, Immigrants or Refugees. Each student followed a unique pathway, which consisted of six pathway steps. Each pathway step was comprised of critical incidents that influenced students' overall career trajectories. An aggregate analysis of students' pathways (Academic Provenance Analysis) showed that different populations' pathways exhibited a deviation in career direction: Natives indicated intentions to pursue industry or government sectors, while Immigrants intended to pursue academic or research-based careers. We expanded on Houlton's (2010) research by conducting a follow-up study to determine if the original participants followed the career trajectories they initially indicated in the 2010 study. A voluntary, 5-question, short-answer survey was administered via email. We investigated students' current pathway steps, pathway deviations, students' goals for the near future and their ultimate career ambitions. This information may help refine Houlton's (2010) "pathway model" and may aid geoscience employers in recruiting the new generation of professionals for their respective sectors.

Houlton, H. R.; Gonzales, L. M.; Keane, C. M.

2011-12-01

347

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

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

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

2013-01-01

348

Reciprocal Effects of Student-Teacher and Student-Peer Relatedness: Effects on Academic Self Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the reciprocal effects between teacher-student relationship quality (TSRQ) and two dimensions of classroom peer relatedness, peer liking and peer academic reputation (PAR), across three years in elementary school and the effect of both TSRQ and the peer relatedness dimensions on academic self efficacy. Participants were 695…

Hughes, Jan N.; Chen, Qi

2011-01-01

349

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kelley-Hall, Caren

2010-01-01

350

Student Handbook 2009-2010 Academic Year  

E-print Network

, performance, theory/composition, sacred music, music therapy, and music industry studies as well as Master at the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music--faculty, staff, and administration-- hope that you, our students, will achieve many musical, professional, and personal goals while at Appalachian State University. We offer you

Rose, Annkatrin

351

The "Older" Student: Challenge to Academe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the impact of older students, the "new majority" participating in higher education, in terms of enrollment trends, their characteristics as learners and consumers of the college product, challenges they present to educational processes and institutions, and the concept of a "learning society" in which lifelong learning is the…

Siegel, Beatrice

352

The academic environment: the students' perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dental education is regarded as a complex, demanding and often stressful pedagogical procedure. Undergraduates, while enrolled in programmes of 4–6 years duration, are required to attain a unique and diverse collection of competences. Despite the major differences in educational systems, philosophies, methods and resources available worldwide, dental students' views regarding their education appear to be relatively convergent. This paper summarizes

K. Divaris; P. J. Barlow; S. A. Chendea; W. S. Cheong; A. Dounis; I. F. Dragan; J. Hamlin; L. Hosseinzadeh; D. Kuin; S. Mitrirattanakul; M. Mo’nes; N. Molnar; G. Perryer; J. Pickup; N. Raval; D. Shanahan; Y. Songpaisan; E. Taneva; S. Yaghoub-Zadeh; D. Vrazic

2008-01-01

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Academic Stress Among College Students: Comparison of American and International Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared academic stressors and reactions to stressors between American and international students using Gadzella's Life Stress Inventory (B. M. Gadzella, 1991). Five categories of academic stressors (i.e., frustrations, conflicts, pressures, changes, and self-imposed) and four categories describing reactions to these stressors (i.e., physiological, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive) were examined. The sample consisted of 392 international and American students

Ranjita Misra; Linda G. Castillo

2004-01-01

354

Improving the Academic Outcomes of Undergraduate ESL Students: The Case for Discipline-Based Academic Skills Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the impact of an adjunct English language tutorial program on the academic performance of first-year Architecture students. With increasing numbers of international students enrolling in Australian universities, language and academic skills programs have shifted from generic to more discipline-specific models; however, there…

Baik, Chi; Greig, Joan

2009-01-01

355

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

356

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

357

Linking Perceptions of School Belonging to Academic Motivation and Academic Achievement Amongst Student Athletes: A Comparative Study Between High-Revenue Student Athletes and Non-Revenue Student Athletes  

E-print Network

academic support may hinder a high-revenue student-athlete’s motivationsupport was also closely related to a student’s academic motivationStudents in the Moderate Motivation cluster felt the least amount of support overall from the academic

Anderson, Christine Marie

2010-01-01

358

Impact of Hybrid Delivery of Education on Student Academic Performance and the Student Experience  

PubMed Central

Objectives To compare student academic performance and the student experience in the first-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program between the main and newly opened satellite campuses of the University of Maryland. Methods Student performance indicators including graded assessments, course averages, cumulative first-year grade point average (GPA), and introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) evaluations were analyzed retrospectively. Student experience indicators were obtained via an online survey instrument and included involvement in student organizations; time-budgeting practices; and stress levels and their perceived effect on performance. Results Graded assessments, course averages, GPA, and IPPE evaluations were indistinguishable between campuses. Students' time allocation was not different between campuses, except for time spent attending class and watching lecture videos. There was no difference between students' stress levels at each campus. Conclusions The implementation of a satellite campus to expand pharmacy education yielded academic performance and student engagement comparable to those from traditional delivery methods. PMID:19960080

Nutter, Douglas A.; Charneski, Lisa; Butko, Peter

2009-01-01

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The relation between perceived parental involvement and academic achievement: the roles of Taiwanese students' academic beliefs and filial piety.  

PubMed

The excellent academic performance among East-Asian students has drawn international attention from educators and psychologists. However, the process that underlies student academic achievement for this particular group has rarely been documented. The present study examines how the relation between perceived parental involvement and Taiwanese students' academic achievement is mediated by student academic beliefs (i.e., beliefs about effort, academic self-concept, and perceived control). The study further explores whether this mediating effect varies with types of filial piety. Participants were 468 first-year students from colleges and universities in Taiwan. Multiple-group mediating models were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). Results indicated that, for the Taiwanese sample, students' academic beliefs mediated the relation between perceived parental involvement and academic achievement. Furthermore, the mediational effect was significant for the reciprocal filial type, but not for the authoritarian filial type. The importance of the quality of the parent-child relationship and the internalization process related to children's assumptions of their parents' educational values indicate the need for a contextual view when examining predictors of student academic achievement. PMID:22288600

Chen, Wei-Wen; Ho, Hsiu-Zu

2012-01-01

360

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

361

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

362

Birth order effects on young studentsacademic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine birth order effects on academic achievement for ten-year-old students using data for the entire population of fifth graders in Norway 2007\\/2008. The analysis thus adds to a thin empirical literature focusing on birth order effects among young children. We find that being firstborn confers a significant advantage in families with two, three and four children. The analysis makes

Hans Bonesrønning; Sofia Sandgren Massih

2011-01-01

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Coperthwaite, Corby A.; Knight, William E.

364

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

365

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

366

Student evaluation of the academic advising process in an Iranian medical school  

PubMed Central

Objective The purpose of this study was to examine student evaluation of the academic advising process in an Iranian medical school. Method We conducted a cross sectional survey of all fourth and fifth year students who studied medicine, nursing and laboratory technology. A short version of a validated questionnaire was administrated to 85 students (23 males and 62 females) at Fasa Medical School, Iran. Results Of the students, 48(56%) were satisfied with the academic advising process. The descriptive analysis of the study showed that many students (n=72) valued the importance of feedback on student ability in the academic advising process. A further descriptive analysis showed that 34 students (40%) were satisfied that advisers were aware of their records. There was a significant difference between student’s main course (?2 (2) = 8.9; p= 0.012) and satisfaction with academic advising. However, the observed differences between female and male students in this study were not statistically significant (?2 (1) = 2.2; p= 0.107). Conclusions The results of this study reveal a lack of systematic planning, skills and resources for the academic advising process at the Fars Medical School. The results indicate the need for academic staff development initiatives to improve the academic advising process. An ongoing evaluation program of the academic needs of students may help to advisors to provide academic advising and academic support for students in various courses.

Shamsdin, Azra

2012-01-01

367

Development and Validation of Scores on a Measure of Six Academic Orientations in College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the development and score validation of a 36-item measure of six academic orientations in college students: structure dependence, creative expression, reading for pleasure, academic efficacy, academic apathy, and mistrust of instructors. Results from three studies indicate that the measuring instrument, the Survey of Academic Orientations (SAO), has six factorially distinct scales (Study 1) whose scores are stable

William B. Davidson; Hall P. Beck; Clayton N. Silver

1999-01-01

368

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

369

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elizabeth A Bell

2005-01-01

370

Moving into Students' Spaces: The Impact of Location of Academic Advising on Student Engagement among Undecided Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

University stakeholders recognize the importance of exposing all students to academic advising as a means to enhance their engagement with the institution. Living-learning communities are of particular promise. In this study, conducted at a mid-western land grant university in the 2004-05 academic year, advisees in living-learning communities…

Heiss-Arms, Janet; Cabrera, Alberto F.; Brower, Aaron M.

2008-01-01

371

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. PMID:23729959

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

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

373

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shaobo Huang; Ning Fang

2011-01-01

374

Referral to the Academic Advancement Center TRIO/Student Support Services Program  

E-print Network

opportunities in order to promote academic success 2. To enhance student retention 3. To increase graduationReferral to the Academic Advancement Center TRIO/Student Support Services Program Please cut and give the portion below and give to the student. The TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS

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Recognizing Academic Potential in Students of Color: Findings of U-STARS~PLUS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students of color are often underrepresented in academic programs for gifted and talented students. This study explored the impact of The Teacher's Observation of Potential in Students (TOPS) tool on teachers' ability to systematically observe and document the academic strengths of 5-to 9-year-old students across nine domains. Teachers…

Harradine, Christine C.; Coleman, Mary Ruth B.; Winn, Donna-Marie C.

2014-01-01

376

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

PubMed

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

Jamrozinski, Katja; Kuda, Manfred; Mangholz, Astrid

2009-01-01

377

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

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Scott A. Wowra

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wu, Hsin-Chieh

2012-01-01

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Angell, Katelyn; Tewell, Eamon

2013-01-01

381

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Deng, Liping; Yuen, Allan H. K.

2012-01-01

382

Postgraduate Research Students and Academic Integrity: "It's about Good Research Training"  

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Findings from a study on academic integrity at Australian universities challenge the presumption that postgraduate research students have prior knowledge of academic integrity. A review of online academic integrity policy in 39 Australian universities found that one in five policies had no mention of higher degree by research (HDR) students.…

Mahmud, Saadia; Bretag, Tracey

2013-01-01

383

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

384

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

385

Academic Training: J-1 Exchange Students Academic training is a term used by the US Department of State to describe work, training, or experience related to a student's  

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Academic Training: J-1 Exchange Students Academic training is a term used by the US Department of State to describe work, training, or experience related to a student's major field of study. It may involve sequential or simultaneous activities, either paid or unpaid. There can be one or more training

Latiolais, M. Paul

386

ITEM RESPONSE THEORY SCALING OF AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER STUDENT SATISFACTION SURVEY  

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was accumulated based on established research about student academic program, student involvement, and mode of survey. Differences in community satisfaction scores between involved and not-involved students were present, differences in community satisfaction...

Meiers, Christopher Stephen

2010-05-06

387

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

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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

388

Exploring the relationship between students' orientations to learning, the structure of students' learning outcomes and subsequent academic performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses a study of 966 undergraduate Accounting students enrolled in a large Australian Business School, to investigate the relationship between two factors obtained on entry to higher education and students' subsequent academic performance (where academic performance is measured by aggregate final grades). The two factors explored are: students' orientations to learning on entry to university, as measured by

Prem Ramburuth; Rosina Mladenovic

2004-01-01

389

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

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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

390

[Engagement and academics results of the grade students].  

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The academic engagement is a three-feature psychological welfare (determination, knowledge absorptive capability and dedication) as an intrinsic commitment towards the studies. The main aim of this study is to know the motivational status in students and to compare this with their academic performance. For the purpose of this paper, it was carried out an observational, correlational, cross-sectional study. The target population is the students carrying out the clinical training in the University of Malaga as part of the Nursing Degree. According to the data achieved, the mean score are the followings: determination 3.46 out of 6 (ST 1.05), dedication 5.16 out of 6 (ST 0.97) and knowledge absorptive capability 3.59 out of 6 (ST 1.18). The engagement global mean score of the nursing students enrolled in this University School of Nursing is 4.1 out of 6. It is worthy to mention the levels for dedication, ranging from almost always and always, which involves a remarkable vocation towards their profession. The marks on Practicum II-III have evidenced an association with the engagement determination (p < 0.008), and knowledge absorption capability (p < 0.036). Marks on Practicum I have not evidenced any association. PMID:24245415

García Rodríguez, José Juan; Labajos Manzanares, Maria Teresa; Luque, Francisca Fernández

2013-09-01

391

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

392

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

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

Chow, Henry P. H.

2010-01-01

393

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

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

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

2013-01-01

394

Do More Friends Mean Better Grades?: Student Popularity and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peer interactions have been argued to play a major role in student academic achievement. Recent work has focused on measuring the structure of peer interactions with the location of the student in their social network and has found a positive relationship between student popularity and academic achievement. Here the author ascertains the robustness of previous findings to controls for endogenous

Kata Mihaly

2009-01-01

395

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

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

Klomegah, Roger Yao

2007-01-01

396

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

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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

397

It's Wrong, But Everybody Does It: Academic Dishonesty among High School and College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic cheating has become a widespread problem among high school and college students. In this study, 490 students (ages 14 to 23) evaluated the acceptability of an act of academic dishonesty under 19 different circumstances where a person's motive for transgressing differed. Students' evaluations were related to self-reports of cheating behavior, sex, school grade, and psychological variables. Results indicated that

Lene Arnett Jensen; Jeffrey Jensen Arnett; S. Shirley Feldman; Elizabeth Cauffman

2002-01-01

398

The Validity of the Student Academic Support Scale: Associations with Social Support and Relational Closeness  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study validates the Student Academic Support Scale (SASS), a 15-item multidimensional measure assessing informational, esteem, motivational, and venting support. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) revealed good model fit and replicated prior CFA tests (Mazer & Thompson, 2011; Thompson & Mazer, 2009). Correlations between student academic support and traditional social support measures provided convergent validity evidence. A positive association between student

Joseph P. Mazer; Blair Thompson

2011-01-01

399

Relationships between university students’ achievement motivation, attitude and academic performance in Malaysia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student achievement problems are often highlighted in academic literature and the mass media and therefore, it is pertinent for educators to be aware and to study the factors related to student achievements such as achievement motivation and attitude. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships between the achievement motivation, attitude and student academic performance. The research design

Kamariah Abu Bakar; Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi; Rahil Mahyuddin; Habibah Elias; Wong Su Luan; Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub

2010-01-01

400

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

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

Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong

2011-01-01

401

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

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

Bernier, Annie; Larose, Simon; Soucy, Nathalie

2005-01-01

402

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

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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

403

Studentsacademic motivation: relations with parental warmth, autonomy granting, and supervision  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this investigation we assessed the relationships between perceptions of parenting and student’s academic motivation and success. College students completed a series of questionnaires assessing perceptions of parental warmth, autonomy granting, and supervision, and perceptions of academic control. Findings revealed different models for males and females. For females, perception of control was predicted by parental warmth and supervision. For males,

Elizabeth Fulton; Lisa A. Turner

2008-01-01

404

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

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

McMillan, Wendy Jayne

2010-01-01

405

Racial Identity Attitudes, School Achievement, and Academic Self-Efficacy Among African American High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literature has postulated that African American students often choose not to succeed in school because achievement is seen as acting White. This study examined the extent to which racial identity, self-esteem, and academic self-concept were related to academic achievementfor 86African American high school students. The majority of students indicated supportfrom both peers and parents for their academic work. Multiple regression

Karen McCurtis Witherspoon; Suzette L. Speight; Anita Jones Thomas

1997-01-01

406

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kimberly Juanell Pettaway Willis

2005-01-01

407

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

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

Peng, Cuixin

408

Academic goals and learning quality in higher education students.  

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In this paper, the relations between academic goals and various indicators that define the quality of the learning process are analyzed. The purpose was to determine to what extent high, moderate, or low levels of academic goals were positively or negatively related to effort regulation, the value assigned to academic tasks, meta-cognitive self-regulation, self-efficacy, beliefs about learning control, and management of time and study environment. The investigation was carried out with a sample of 632 university students (70% female and 30% male) and mean age of 21.22 (SD=2.2).The results show that learning goals, or task orientation, are positively related to all the indictors of learning quality considered herein. Although for other kinds of goals-work-avoidance goals, performance-approach goals, and performance-avoidance goals-significant relations were not found with all the indicators, there was a similar tendency of significant results in all cases; the higher the levels of these goals, the lower the levels of the indicators of learning quality. PMID:19476223

Valle, Antonio; Núñez, José C; Cabanach, Ramón G; González-Pienda, Julio A; Rodríguez, Susana; Rosário, Pedro; Muñoz-Cadavid, María A; Cerezo, Rebeca

2009-05-01

409

Public Speaking Anxiety, Test Anxiety, and Academic Achievement in Undergraduate Students.  

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??Public speaking anxiety and test anxiety are both psychological difficulties which may adversely influence academic achievement in undergraduate students. Previous research has indicated that both… (more)

Ogden, Jeffrey S.

2010-01-01

410

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

PubMed Central

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

Hughes, Jan N.; Chen, Qi

2010-01-01

411

Interactions among College and University Faculty and Students Involved in Academic Student Organizations: An Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Engagement  

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The purpose of this study was to describe what kind of student-faculty interactions are occurring in the context of academic student organizations as well as identify the quality and quantity of such interactions and what factors are involved...

Holzweiss, Peggy Carol

2011-10-21

412

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

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

Sharif, Khurram; Kassim, Norizan Mohd

2012-01-01

413

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

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

Walker, Mary

2012-01-01

414

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

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

Flannery, David A.

2012-01-01

415

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

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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

416

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

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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

417

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

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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

418

Academic excellence for business and the professions you with student and  

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Academic excellence for business and the professions Connecting you with student and graduate to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. City's academic range is broadly-based with world leading strengths in business; law; health sciences

Martin, Ralph R.

419

Academic Achievement and Personality in University Students Who Are Visually Impaired  

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This study compared academic achievement by sighted versus visually impaired students at Polish universities and analyzed potential between-group differences on various personality traits and their impact on academic grades. Although there was no main effect of visual status on academic achievement, there were some significant differences between…

Klinkosz, Waldemar; Sekowski, Andrzej; Brambring, Michael

2006-01-01

420

The Academic Journey of University Students on Facebook: An Analysis of Informal Academic-Related Activity over a Semester  

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This paper reports on an observation of 70 university students' use of their personal social network site (SNS), Facebook, over a 22-week university study period. The study sought to determine the extent that university students use their personal SNSs to support learning by exploring frequencies of academic-related content and topics being…

Vivian, Rebecca; Barnes, Alan; Geer, Ruth; Wood, Denise

2014-01-01

421

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

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

Sullivan, Colleen Janette

2010-01-01

422

A Comparative Analysis of Language, Suspension, and Academic Performance of Students with Emotional Disturbance and Students with Learning Disabilities  

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This study focused on the relationship among language, behavior, cognitive ability, and academic performance constructs for school-aged students identified with educational disabilities. The authors provide a review of research findings in regard to the language and academic deficits of students with emotional disturbance (ED) and specific…

Goran, Lisa G.; Gage, Nicholas A.

2011-01-01

423

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

424

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

425

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

426

Examining the Relationship Between Academic Optimism and Student Achivement: A Multi-Level Approach  

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achievement by including student ethnicity in addition to other student background characteristics; and third, determine to what magnitude school context explains a schools level of academic optimism. The author utilized multi-level analysis to test...

Hallmark, Bryan S

2013-02-21

427

Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Cognitive Factors Predicting the Academic Achievement of Students in Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationships of measures of occupational and academic self-efficacy; vocational interests; outcome expectations; academic ability; and perceived stress, support, and coping to the academic achievement of women and men enrolled in university-level engineering\\/science programs. Students from diverse racial\\/ethnic backgrounds (N = 197) responded to scales measuring the variables of interest; high school and college academic data were

Gail Hackett; Nancy E. Betz; J. Manuel Casas; Indra A. Rocha-Singh

1992-01-01

428

The Effect of Social Factors on Students' Academic Performance in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students' academic performance is influenced by social factors. These factors include romantic relationships, student cults, membership in clubs and organizations, and sports. Sampling via mid-point square approach was used to compare social variables with the students' CGPA. Both the f-test at 0.05 level of significance and regression indicate that romantic relationships and student cults have a significant effect on academic

S. S. Umar; I. O. Shaib; D. N. Aituisi; N. A. Yakubu; O. Bada

2010-01-01

429

Social Support in Academic Programs and Family Environments: Sex Differences and Role Conflicts for Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed students (n=166) living in graduate student housing to assess social support in their academic programs and family environment, recent stressful life events, and depression and anxiety as psychological symptoms of stress. Women reported significantly more stress, more symptoms of stress, and significantly less support from their academic

Mallinckrodt, Brent; Leong, Frederick T. L.

1992-01-01

430

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Erik Fass

1998-01-01

431

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

432

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

433

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

434

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

435

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

436

The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in the Academic Pursuits of Nontraditional Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the role of intrinsic motivation in the academic pursuits of nontraditional students. The Academic Motivational Scale (AMS) was administered to 35 undergraduate students, 6 males and 29 females, aged 25 to 49 to explore their motivational orientations in choosing to attend college. The results of the study show that…

Shillingford, Shani; Karlin, Nancy J.

2013-01-01

437

Continuous Assessment Improved Academic Achievement and Satisfaction of Psychology Students in Spain  

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The authors present the experience of a continuous assessment procedure carried out in the second term of a physiological psychology course during 3 consecutive academic years at a Spanish university. Each year, the academic outcomes of students under continuous assessment (the experimental group) were compared with those of students under…

Carrillo-de-la-Pena, Maria T.; Perez, Jorge

2012-01-01

438

Success Factors Identified by Academically Successful African-American Students of Poverty  

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The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore why some low-income minority students were academically successful in school using a three-tiered approach to research including individual student interviews, classroom observations, and photographs and follow up interviews on photographs to identify factors contributing to academic

Cooler, Meredith

2012-01-01

439

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

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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

440

Students' beliefs and attitudes about a business school's academic advising process  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Study One, 14 business majors in the School of Business were interviewed about their academic advising experiences. Using the data obtained, a paper-and-pencil questionnaire was constructed for Study Two and administered to 406 senior business students. The questionnaire elicited students' attitudes toward and beliefs about a number of procedures relevant to the academic advising process. The procedures included the

M. Wayne Alexander; Deborah Kukowski; Lee Dexter

441

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

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

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

2013-01-01

442

How Non-Academic Supports Work: Four Mechanisms for Improving Student Outcomes. CCRC Brief. Number 54  

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College success requires more than the ability to master college-level academic skills. Students must learn to navigate an unfamiliar campus, satisfy bureaucratic requirements, meet new expectations (Shields, 2002), and engage in new types of interpersonal relationships (Dickie & Farrell, 1991). Academically vulnerable students--those who are most…

Karp, Melinda Mechur

2011-01-01

443

Perceived Academic Control and Failure in College students: A Three-Year Study of Scholastic Attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although self-initiative is recognized as instrumental to success in college, some students do not take responsibility for their academic development and fail to make the transition from high school to college. This problem is exacerbated when bright, highly skilled students drop courses or quit college entirely. Research into this paradox of failure reveals that, although high academic control benefits learning-related

Raymond P. Perry; Steven Hladkyj; Reinhard H. Pekrun; Rodney A. Clifton; Judith G. Chipperfield

2005-01-01

444

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

445

Sources of academic stress: the case of first year Jewish and Arab college students in Israel  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined socioculturel and gender group differences in perceptions of major sources of academic stress in first year college students, in addition to the relationship between reported academic stress and college achievement. Data were collected via a self-administered student stress inventory given to a sample of 184 Jewish and 209 Arab college undergraduates studying in a major Israel university.

Moshe Zeidner

1992-01-01

446

Explaining Chinese students' academic motivation: filial piety and self?determination  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eadaoin K. P. Hui; Rachel C. F. Sun

2011-01-01

447

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

448

The Role of Motivation to the Academic Achievement of Gifted Secondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A qualitative investigation was conducted to determine, in part, the role of motivation in academic achievement by gifted secondary students. By examining the function of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, it was possible to identify the impact of each on the achievement of academically gifted students from Year 7 to Year 9 in a number of schools in regional New

2001-01-01

449

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

450

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chaputula, Aubrey Harvey

2012-01-01

451

Improvement Rate Differences of Academic Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) is a critical area of practice and one that has not been fully developed by large-scale research. Students with EBD are characterized by an ability to achieve academically but demonstrate a failure to do so. Some research on effective instructional practices for…

Vannest, Kimberly J.; Harrison, Judith R.; Temple-Harvey, Kimberly; Ramsey, Lunda; Parker, Richard I.

2011-01-01

452

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

453

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

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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

454

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

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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

455

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

456

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

457

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

458

Relations between Student Learning Patterns and Personal and Contextual Factors and Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was aimed at clarifying relations between the way students learn and personal, contextual and performance variables. Students from seven different academic disciplines completed the Inventory of Learning Styles (ILS). Besides, data about their age, gender, academic discipline, prior education and exam performance were gathered.…

Vermunt, Jan D.

2005-01-01

459

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kazu, Ibrahim Yasar; Demirkol, Mehmet

2014-01-01

460

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

461

Academic Effects of Providing Peer Support in General Education Classrooms on Students without Disabilities.  

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A study of three children (ages 11-13) without disabilities who served as peer supports for students with disabilities in general education classrooms found that serving as a peer support had positive academic effects on the students without disabilities. Follow-up probes demonstrated that the positive benefits regarding academic engagement…

Cushing, Lisa Sharon; Kennedy, Craig H.

1997-01-01

462

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

463

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

464

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

465

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

466

Personality, Dopamine Receptor D4 Exon III Polymorphisms, and Academic Achievement in Medical Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationships between genetic polymorphisms, personality traits, and academic achievement in medical school students. Study subjects were 220 1st-year medical students at Korea University Medical School during two consecutive academic years (2003–2004). Grade-point averages (GPA) during the second semester of the 1st year of the medical school were obtained as a measure of academic achievement. In addition,

Byung-Joo Ham; Young-Mee Lee; Meyoung-Kon Kim; Juneyoung Lee; Duck-Sun Ahn; Myoung-Jin Choi; In Kyoon Lyoo; Ihn-Geun Choi; Min-Soo Lee

2006-01-01

467

Self-concept, self-esteem and academic achievement: strategies for maintaining self-esteem in students experiencing academic failure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research into the relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement shows that despite differences in academic\\u000a self-evaluation, students’ global self-representations do not differ as a result of their grades at school. In this study,\\u000a we will analyse the strategies that underachievers used to maintain their self-esteem at an acceptable level. The participants\\u000a were 955 adolescents in the 7th, 9th and

Francisco Peixoto; Leandro S. Almeida

2010-01-01

468

Predicting Third Grade Students' FCAT Reading Achievement and Oral Reading Fluency Using Student Demographic, Academic History, and Performance Indicators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is Florida’s annual measure of student yearly academic progress with major implications for individual students and schools. The present study explored the inter-relationships among student background and reading performance indicators and the predictive utility of those variables as a means to identify students at risk for FCAT failure. The following indicators were incorporated into

Angela I Canto

2006-01-01

469

Success with academic English: reflections of deaf college students.  

PubMed

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

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

2002-03-01

470

The Validity of an Academic Study-Time Questionnaire for College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

For a sample of 70 university students the validity of a questionnaire on academic study time entitled Student Study Time Survey (SSTS) was estimated in relation to data provided by a criterion measure called Student Study Time Interview Schedule (SSTIS). This schedule contains a record sheet of an interview involving an in-depth interactive discussion between an interviewer and student. During

Patrick Reed; Debra Puchalski; Carolyn Denham; William B. Michael

1984-01-01

471

Breaking down Barriers: Academic Obstacles of First-Generation Students at Research Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived academic obstacles of first-generation students in comparison to non-first-generation students. Using the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) completed by approximately 58,000 students from six research universities, the researchers used nonparametric bootstrapping to analyze…

Stebleton, Michael J.; Soria, Krista M.

2012-01-01

472

Paraprofessional Proximity and Academic Engagement: Students with Disabilities in Primary Aged Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study involving three students (ages 7-9) with severe disabilities found they were academically engaged during a significantly higher number of intervals when a paraprofessional was positioned close to the student. Students and paraprofessionals were more likely to be verbally interactive than physically when the student was actively…

Werts, Margaret Gessler; Zigmond, Naomi; Leeper, Dawn C.

2001-01-01

473

A Causal Analysis to Predict the Personal and Academic Adjustment of Nontraditional Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A causal model of nontraditional student adjustment was developed from sociopsychological concepts and a person–environment fit paradigm. Measures of student role evaluation, commitment to the student role, and self–good student role incongruence were collected at the beginning of an academic year and used to predict the level of personal distress experienced at the beginning of the next spring quarter and

Judy M. Chartrand

1990-01-01

474

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dadgar, Mina

2012-01-01

475

Academic and Professional Dishonesty: Student Views of Cheating in the Classroom and on the Job  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early studies of academic dishonesty discovered that a large percentage of college students admitted they cheated. Since then, additional studies found even higher numbers of students who report that they cheat, and those students indicate that stress related to getting good grades is a driving factor. In recent years, several incidents have involved journalists caught cheating. Are student views of

Linda J. Shipley

2009-01-01

476

Academic Expectations at CSUF Sandra Rhoten, Associate Dean of Students, Judicial Affairs  

E-print Network

Academic Expectations at CSUF Sandra Rhoten, Associate Dean of Students, Judicial Affairs I. We expect each student who enters our university to be successful. Successful students will: learn in each Advisor, Assistant Dean and the Student Handbook, ask questions, and understand the expectations

de Lijser, Peter

477

NUMBER: STAF 1.07 SECTION: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support  

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_______________________________________________________________________________ I. Policy Suicide is known to be a leading cause of death for college and university students health, stress, and other topics related to student concerns. These collaborative educational efforts1 NUMBER: STAF 1.07 SECTION: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support SUBJECT: Student

Almor, Amit

478

Mexican-American Migrant Students' Academic Success: Sociological and Psychological Acculturation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compared academically successful and unsuccessful Mexican-American migrant high school students (n=151) on acculturation, urbanization, and socioeconomic status. Unsuccessful students came from larger, poorer, more rural, and more "foreign" families than successful students. Successful students scored higher on modernism, were more stably…

Manaster, Guy J.; And Others

1992-01-01

479

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kitsantas, Anastasia; Zimmerman, Barry J.

2009-01-01

480

Student Housing and Sustainability Office of the VP Academic and University Affairs  

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Facts · 10% of student rents went to repay loans · 23% of student rents went to pay interest on debt 5Student Housing and Sustainability Office of the VP Academic and University Affairs Presented by: Sean Cregten and Brittany Jang #12;REVIEW OF 2007 AMS HOUSING POLICY Ensuring student housing capacity

Pulfrey, David L.

481

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

482

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

483

Profiling individual differences in student motivation: A longitudinal cluster-analytic study in different academic contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined whether distinct student profiles emerged from measures of interest, mastery goals, task value, and self-efficacy in samples of Norwegian student nurses and business administration students. Additionally, profile differences in self-reported strategy use and epistemological beliefs were examined, as well as changes in student profiles over one academic year. Distinct groups of participants were identified in both samples,

Ivar Bråten; Bodil S. Olaussen

2005-01-01

484

Factors Contributing to Community College English as a Second Language (ESL) Student’s Academic Success  

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. Acculturation refers to the process of intercultural adaptation which encompasses both psychological and socio-cultural adaptation (Zhou, Jindal-Snape, Topping, & Todman, 2008). Others have defined acculturation as the process by which members of one cultural... college students. According to Cummins, Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS) are developed initially in the context of everyday conversation in the target language. According to Cummins to acquire academic language proficiency, which he...

Comfort, Leslie E.

2013-11-19

485

Medical student interest in academic medical careers: a multi-institutional study.  

PubMed

Little is known about how medical students view academic medicine. This multi-institutional study explored student perceptions of this career path. During 2009-2010, third- and fourth-year students at three United States medical schools completed a 30-item online survey. In total, 239 students completed the questionnaire (37 % response rate). Significant predictors of students' desires for academic medical careers included interest in teaching (? = 0.74), research (? = 0.53), interprofessional practice (? = 0.34), administration (? = 0.27), and community service opportunities (? = 0.16). A positive correlation existed between accumulated debt and interest in academic medicine (? = 0.20). Student descriptions of the least and most appealing aspects of academic medicine were classified into five categories: professional, research, personal, teaching and mentoring, and patients/patient care. Students are more likely to be interested in a career in academic medicine if they have participated in research or were influenced by a mentor. Factors that may also influence a medical student's decision to pursue a career in academic medicine include age and debt accumulated prior to medical school. Professional aspects of academic medicine (cutting edge environment, resources) and the opportunity to teach were the most appealing aspects. PMID:23670688

Greenberg, Ruth B; Ziegler, Craig H; Borges, Nicole J; Elam, Carol L; Stratton, Terry D; Woods, Sheila

2013-11-01

486

Fall 2012/Spring 2013 1 FACT Sheet on Academic Advising and Student Success Resources at San Jose State University  

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graduation in a timely fashion. SJSU undergraduates have access to two types of academic advisors: a general://www.sjsu.edu/aars) Academic advising for General Education advising, probation students and undeclared students.* � Student-Athlete Success Services: (Gadway Center, South Campus, (408) 924-1252) Athletic Academic Advisors provide

Su, Xiao

487

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Miriam Alfassi

2004-01-01

488

Academic difficulty among male Egyptian university students. II. Associations with demographic and psychological factors.  

PubMed

We compared 178 students with academic problems with 77 academically successful students. Academic difficulty showed highly significant associations with low socio-economic status, over-crowded housing, paternal behaviour problems and a poor relationship between the parents; also significant associations with family history of psychiatric disorder and living away from home. Academic achievement at school was no guide to university performance. Failed students had fewer friendships, especially with women, and more limited recreational activities. They also scored significantly lower on tests of verbal and non-verbal IQ, and worse on the Bender Gestalt and trail-making tests. EPQ results suggested that university students, particularly those with academic difficulties, are more neurotic and introverted than the general Egyptian population. PMID:3978331

Okasha, A; Kamel, M; Lotaif, F; Khalil, A H; Bishry, Z

1985-02-01

489

Factors associated with the academic success of first year Health Science students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The academic success of students is a priority for all universities. This study identifies factors associated with first year\\u000a academic success (performance and retention) that can be used to improve the quality of the student learning experience. A\\u000a retrospective cohort study was conducted with a census of all 381 full time students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science\\u000a at

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

2009-01-01

490

Identifying student profiles and their impact on academic performance in a Brazilian undergraduate student sample.  

PubMed

The recognition of the student profile provides strategic information for planning educational policies in the university environment. The aims of this study were to identify natural segmentation of freshman undergraduate dental students based on demographic, socioeconomic and educational variables, and to subsequently investigate their impact on academic performance of Brazilian undergraduate students. Cluster analysis (two-step algorithm) was used to segment students who entered dental school in the time period from 1999 to 2001 (n=158) into groups based on responses to a questionnaire completed by students at the time of the admission examination. Clustering analysis revealed three natural groups. Age, the parents' level of education, and performance on the first admission test were the most important variables for cluster segmentation. Cluster 1 (n=42; 26.6%) was characterized by female students with higher socioeconomic status and better previous educational indicators. Cluster 2 (n=62; 39.2%) represented disadvantaged socioeconomic profiles, with a predominance of females and older students. Cluster 3 (n=54; 34.2%) showed similar socioeconomic characteristics to cluster 1, except for male prevalence, higher age, and experiencing difficulty in the admission test. Clusters' academic performance was satisfactory in both overall course and course groups (grade point average of at least 7.0), with average ranging from 7.89 (SD=0.44) to 8.13 (SD=0.31) and 7.37 (SD=0.75) to 8.31(SD=0.26), respectively. Our findings provide encouraging evidence for the current context of equality of access to education and reveal the importance of financial support to maximize successful educational experiences of socioeconomically disadvantaged dental students. PMID:22251349

da Silva, E T; de Fátima Nunes, M; Santos, L B; Queiroz, M G; Leles, C R

2012-02-01

491

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

492

A Multidimensional Scaling of College Students' Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty rates have remained alarmingly high. Various causes and correlates of academic dishonesty have been explored, including such factors as situational and environmental contributors as well as individual differences. Due to the high level of ambiguity inherent in the definition of academic dishonesty, it becomes important to…

Schmelkin, Liora Pedhazur; Gilbert, Kim; Spencer, Karin J.; Pincus, Holly S.; Silva, Rebecca

2008-01-01

493

Cognitive similarities between academically and socially gifted students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research conducted on academically gifted children's problem?solving abilities suggests that heightened cognitive flexibility is an important component of academic intelligence. For example, academically gifted children are better able to adapt prior knowledge to formulate solutions to novel problems than other people. To date, little research has focused on applying these findings to the social domain. We propose that social?cognitive flexibility

Karen Jones; Jeanne D. Day

1996-01-01

494

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. PMID:24606831

2014-01-01

495

Why Do Some Students Avoid Asking for Help?: An Examination of the Interplay Among Students' Academic Efficacy, Teachers' Social–Emotional Role, and the Classroom Goal Structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

With hierarchical linear modeling, student reports of the avoidance of help seeking were related to student and classroom characteristics. Avoidance of help seeking was related negatively to students' academic efficacy. However, avoidance of help seeking was related less strongly to students' academic efficacy in classrooms in which teachers believed they should attend to their students' social and emotional needs. Average

Allison M. Ryan; Margaret H. Gheen; Carol Midgley

1998-01-01

496

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

497

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

498

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

499

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This applied dissertation was designed to provide a formal evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students compared to traditionally schooled students attending a relatively young, Catholic university located in South Florida. As approximately 30% of the university's current student population has been homeschooled through high…

Snyder, Marc

2011-01-01

500

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