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The Prevalence of Stalking among Finnish University Students  

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|The present study examined the prevalence and nature of stalking among university students in Finland. The prevalence of stalking was analyzed in relation to stalking episodes, violent stalking victimization, the stalker-victim relationship, and stalking duration. A group of Finnish university students were contacted by e-mail and asked to…

Bjorklund, Katja; Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina; Sheridan, Lorraine; Roberts, Karl

2010-01-01

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Cultural Differences in the Health Information Environments and Practices between Finnish and Japanese University Students  

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Introduction: The aim of this study was to identify cultural differences in the information environment and information practices, namely active seeking and encountering, of web-based health information between Finnish and Japanese university students. Method: The data were gathered with a Web-based survey among first-year university students at…

Askola, Kreetta; Atsushi, Toshimori; Huotari, Maija-Leena

2010-01-01

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Assessment of vocal capacity of Finnish university students.  

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This article summarizes the results for a total of 189 female and 63 male university students (mean age 23 and 26 years, respectively) from the following vocal capacity tests: measurement of (1) vital capacity, (2) average airflow in phonation (on [o:]), (3) maximum duration of sustained blowing, (4) maximum phonation time (on [o:, z:]), (5) maximum duration of [s:], (6) the ratio of the duration of [s:] to [z:] (s/z ratio), (7) phonation quotient (the ratio between vital capacity and maximum phonation time), (8) the lowest possible tone, (9) mean fundamental frequency (F0) in normal and loud text reading and in shouting, (10) difference between the lowest tone and mean F0 in text reading and in shouting, (11) F0 range in text reading, (12) equivalent sound level of normal and loud reading and of shouting in maximum loudness, (13) phonetogram (voice range profile) and (14) long-term average spectrum of text reading. Voice quality is also evaluated perceptually, and additionally, data on subjects' self-reported vocal fatigue symptoms in general or after a vocally loading task were collected. The value of these measurements from the point of view of assessment of vocal capacity will be discussed. PMID:18487880

Leino, Timo; Laukkanen, Anne-Maria; Ilomäki, Irma; Mäki, Elinita

2008-05-19

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Management by Results at Finnish Universities  

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|The funding of Finnish Universities has been based on a "management by results" strategy since 1991. This paper analyses the effects of this strategy on university management and administration. Empirically the study is based on material collected from four multidisciplinary universities. Theoretically it is based on organization theory and…

Kuoppala, Kari

2005-01-01

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The Use of Address Pronouns among Finnish and Finland-Swedish Students  

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|This article examines the use and choice of address pronouns among Finnish and Finland-Swedish students in various situations. The study is based on a questionnaire on address usage distributed to university students in the city of Vaasa in Finland. The aim of the study is to investigate potential differences between the use of T and V in Finnish

Nyblom, Heidi

2006-01-01

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Knowledge, attitudes and risk behaviour related to HIV and AIDS: the case of international students in a Finnish university.  

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The purpose of this pilot study was to illustrate international university students' knowledge of HIV and AIDS, attitudes towards HIV and AIDS and risk behaviours in relation to HIV and AIDS. Questionnaires were posted to 140 students, and 32 responded. Data were analysed statistically. The results indicated a fairly good knowledge level of HIV and AIDS. The majority of students were well aware of the general facts about HIV and AIDS, modes of transmission and main risk groups, and they were also aware of the universal precautions. The majority of students had positive attitudes towards persons with HIV and AIDS and were willing to care for them. The students identified well with risk behaviours. Most agreed that their knowledge level of HIV and AIDS did affect their risk behaviours, while others felt it was a matter of choice, personal attitude and practice. Choice is a determining factor for decisions made by students in relation to HIV and AIDS. Future research focusing on factors influencing these choices that put them at risk of contracting the HIV virus is recommended. Students also need to be enlightened on matters concerning symptoms of HIV and AIDS. PMID:21573734

Suominen, Tarja; Karanja-Pernu, Caroline; Kylmä, Jari; Houtsonen, Jarmo; Välimäki, Maritta

2011-12-01

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Finnish Students’ Attitudes towards Commercialised Sex  

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The article examines attitudes towards sexuality and its commercial representations among Finnish students aged 18–30. In order to evaluate commercialised sex as broadly as possible, we approached it from three angles: sex as a special effect in media and marketing; display of a ‘sexy’ body and clothing as a part of young person's identity; and sex or pornography as a

Pekka Räsänen; Terhi-Anna Wilska

2007-01-01

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Structural Development of Finnish Universities: Achieving Competitiveness and Academic Excellence  

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|This paper discusses strategic instruments that are used to enhance the competitiveness of Finnish universities in the context of globalisation, internationalisation and commercialisation of research and education. The Finnish higher education system is currently undergoing a major policy reform, which aims to enhance the competitiveness of…

Tirronen, Jarkko; Nokkala, Terhi

2009-01-01

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Confronting the Technological Pedagogical Knowledge of Finnish Net Generation Student Teachers  

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|The research reported here is concerned with a critical examination of some of the assumptions concerning the "Net Generation" capabilities of 74 first-year student teachers in a Finnish university. There are assumptions that: (i) Net Generation students are adept at learning through discovery and thinking in a hypertext-like manner (Oblinger &…

Valtonen, Teemu; Pontinen, Susanna; Kukkonen, Jari; Dillon, Patrick; Vaisanen, Pertti; Hacklin, Stina

2011-01-01

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Personality Preferences and Career Expectations of Finnish Business Students.  

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|Predominant Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) scores for 533 Finnish business students were as follows: 67% extraverted, 53% intuitive, 67% thinking, and 33% feeling. For Schein's career anchors, 26% preferred Technical Competence, 17% Managerial Competence, and 14% Independence. Significant relationships between MBTI preferences and career…

Jarlstrom, Maria

2000-01-01

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Finnish University Technology Transfer in a Whirl of Changes - a Brief Summary  

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Finnish university technology transfer is currently caught in the turbulences of major changes in the national innovation system. Three virtually simultaneous changes are of special importance. The first is the massive on-going renewal of the Universities Act governing the Finnish higher education system in its entirety. It was originally initiated to provide universities with more financial and operational flexibility and

Antti-Jussi Tahvanainen

2009-01-01

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Physics teacher education in Finland and reasons underlying the top scores of Finnish students on international assessments  

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In Finland physics teachers have Master's degree in physics and pedagogical studies (60 cr). In addition they have introductory and intermediate studies (60 cr) in minor subjects, normally in mathematics and chemistry. The degree consists of 300 cr minimum and takes 5 years or more. In Bachelor studies (180 cr), almost identical in all Finnish universities, student teachers do the

Pekka Hirvonen

2010-01-01

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Where on Earth Is New York? Pedagogical Lessons from Finnish Geography Students' Knowledge of the United States  

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Behind this study are our (1) classroom observations suggesting a decline in the cartographic and general knowledge of Finnish geography students; (2) interest in developing the content and method of geographical education; and (3) belief that intellectual challenge is not incompatible with entertainment. A total of 257 university and high school…

Raento, Pauliina; Hottola, Petri

2005-01-01

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Where on Earth Is New York? Pedagogical Lessons from Finnish Geography Students' Knowledge of the United States  

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|Behind this study are our (1) classroom observations suggesting a decline in the cartographic and general knowledge of Finnish geography students; (2) interest in developing the content and method of geographical education; and (3) belief that intellectual challenge is not incompatible with entertainment. A total of 257 university and high school…

Raento, Pauliina; Hottola, Petri

2005-01-01

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Finnish Students' School Engagement Profiles in the Light of PISA 2003  

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The aim of this study is to examine Finnish students' school engagement profiles in the light of the data collected in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) in 2003. Even though Finnish students' cognitive achievement has proved excellent in various international assessments, their school engagement has not been flattering. The article first defines the concept of school engagement and

Pirjo Linnakylä; Antero Malin

2008-01-01

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Bullying at a university: students' experiences of bullying  

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This study focuses on bullying at a Finnish university. In May 2010 an e-questionnaire was sent to each university student (N?=?10,551), and 27% of these students (N?=?2,805) responded. According to the results, 5% of the university students had experienced either indirect public bullying or direct verbal bullying on campus. In most cases, the bully was another student, although almost as

Hanna-Maija Sinkkonen; Helena Puhakka; Matti Meriläinen

2012-01-01

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The Negotiation Process toward the New Salary System in the Finnish University Sector  

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In 2001 the Finnish government decided that the state sector should develop a new salary system that would take more fully into account the actual outcomes and demands of particular posts. Subsequently, in June 2006, an agreement on a new salary system for the Finnish university sector was reached between the negotiating parties, the employers and…

Kekale, Jouni

2008-01-01

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University Student Online Plagiarism  

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This article reports a study investigating university student online plagiarism. The following questions are investigated: (a) What is the incidence of student online plagiarism? (b) What are student perceptions regarding online plagiarism? (c) Are there any differences in terms of student perceptions of online plagiarism and print plagiarism? (d) What factors contribute to student online plagiarism? (e) What is student

Yu-mei Wang

2008-01-01

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Finnish high school students' readiness to adopt online learning: Questioning the assumptions  

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The Finnish high school system in rural areas is facing challenges because of a decreasing number of the students. This situation places new emphasis on online learning. Online learning offers new possibilities for high schools to provide equal learning opportunities for their students. This paper explores students’ readiness to adapt their studying habits in the networked high schools by outlining

Teemu Valtonen; Jari Kukkonen; Patrick Dillon; Pertti Väisänen

2009-01-01

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Studying at University as Part of Student Life and Identity Construction  

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The study examines how students see their time at university as part of life and identity construction. The research data are based on a questionnaire administered to Finnish-speaking undergraduates at the University of Jyväskylä on the topic “How do you see your time as a student from the perspective of life construction?” A total of 283 students responded to the

Marjatta Lairio; Sauli Puukari; Anne Kouvo

2011-01-01

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Cognitive Processing and Developmental Changes in Finnish School Students: Comparison between Normal and Language Impaired (Dysphasic) Students.  

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|Pursues three goals: (1) to study developmental trends of cognitive functions across different age groups of Finnish students; (2) to identify distinct cognitive subgroups and profiles among students; and (3) to compare cognitive styles of normal and language-impaired (dysphasic) students. Reports and interprets findings in terms of the PASS…

Aysto, Seija M.

1998-01-01

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Analysing Finnish Steering System from the Perspective of Social Space: The Case of the "Campus University"  

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|The present study analyses Finnish higher education steering system, management by results, from the perspective of higher education institutions. We ask what happens inside a higher education institution, called here the "Campus University", during the actual negotiations related to the national steering system. We analyse not only the…

Treuthardt, Leena; Valimaa, Jussi

2008-01-01

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Students sample university life  

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Students from Yule Brook College in Maddington, Perth and Sacred Heart School in Beagle Bay were given an insight into life at a University recently when they visited The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus.\\u000aThe Yule Brook students are all members of the Yule Brook Football Academy, one of six academies under the guidance of the Clontarf Foundation.

Michelle Ebbs

2006-01-01

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Taiwanese university students’ perceptions of university life  

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The purpose of this study is to describe Taiwanese university students’ perceptions of their lives and experiences on campus over the course of the university years. Thirty male and 30 female Taiwanese university students were interviewed and they shared retrospections and stories about university life and experiences. Seven themes that emerged from the data analysis were elaborated: phases of university

Yii-Nii Lin

2010-01-01

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Relationship of Gender and Academic Achievement to Finnish Students' Intercultural Sensitivity  

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|This study examined the intercultural sensitivity of Finnish 12-16-year-old secondary school students (N=549) with a 23-item Intercultural Sensitivity Scale Questionnaire (ICSSQ). The ICSSQ is based on Bennett's (1993) Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), which is a conceptual tool to situate certain reactions towards cultural…

Holm, Kristiina; Nokelainen, Petri; Tirri, Kirsi

2009-01-01

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Defining and Measuring Technical Thinking: Students' Technical Abilities in Finnish Comprehensive Schools.  

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|A group of 116 Finnish fifth- through ninth-graders used a problem-solving technology and crafts curriculum with computers; a control group (n=151) used traditional crafts curriculum and instruction. Results for motor skill development, technical knowledge, and emotional engagement suggest that all students should receive a balanced curriculum of…

Autio, Ossi; Hansen, Ron

2002-01-01

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Student Leadership at the University  

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|The focus of this article is about the utilization of student leadership at the University. Based on research, student leadership opportunities at the university have been frequently at a low percentage (Zimmerman, Burkhart, 2002). The researcher identifies practical ways to involve students in various leadership activities. Emphases are placed…

Hilliard, Ann T.

2010-01-01

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Mansfield University Student Teaching Manual.  

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|This publication is a practical manual to guide the joint efforts of the student teaching triad--student teacher, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor. The manual is divided into three parts. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 give an overview of Mansfield University's teacher education and student teaching programs, including a description of…

Woollen, Sandra L., Ed.

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University Students: Attainment and Sport  

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|The extent to which 230 university students following a one-year psychology course were 'active' (i.e., competitively or recreationally involved) in sport or 'non-participant' was compared with their scores on measures of personality, attitude, social class, sex, previous school involvement in sport, and attainment in university course work.…

Hendry, L. B.; Douglass, L.

1975-01-01

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Teacher Students' MA Theses--A Gateway to Analytic Thinking about Teaching? A Case Study of Finnish Primary School Teachers  

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|Finnish teacher education has been higher academic education since 1979. Thus, all primary school teachers graduate as Masters and they conduct an MA thesis. For this research 23 teachers were interviewed in order to determine their conceptions of reflection, teacher research and their future research intentions. These teacher students worked…

Maaranen, Katriina

2010-01-01

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Implementing Quality Management in the University: The Role of Leadership in Finnish Universities  

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|This paper investigates how university leaders in Finland implement quality management in their respective institutions. The study uses a modified model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model as a theoretical base in eliciting information on quality management strategies from the senior academic leaders in these…

Anyamele, Stephen Chukwu

2005-01-01

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Taiwanese University Students' Conceptions of Counseling  

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The purpose of this study was to describe and discuss Taiwanese university students' conceptions of counseling. A qualitative method was used to analyze 60 in-depth interviews from 30 male and 30 female students at a national university in central Taiwan. Results indicated that Taiwanese university students recognized the importance of counseling services to students and citizens, even though most of

Yii-Nii Lin

2001-01-01

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An Output Comparison of Open University and Conventional University Students.  

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A study comparing Open University (OU) and conventional university (CU) student performance in economics shows OU students even with CU students in microeconomics and higher in macroeconomics. The research was controlled for both test-wiseness, previous experience, and representativeness of OU students. (MSE)

Lumsden, Keith; Scott, Alex

1982-01-01

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Students' and teachers' experiences of a problem-based learning method in health promotion in a Finnish polytechnic  

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Objective This study explored students' and their teachers' experiences of a problem-based learning method (PBL) and its manifestation in health promotion education.Design The study was based on a more extensive follow-up research project that investigated the teaching and learning of health promotion in two polytechnics of health care from 1997 to 2000.Settings A Finnish polytechnic of health care and nursing

Marita Poskiparta; Leena Liimatainen; Auli Sjögren

2003-01-01

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Business vs. Cultural Frames of Reference in Group Decision Making: Interactions Among Austrian, Finnish, and Swedish Business Students  

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This study evolved out of an ethnographic approach to teaching, learning, and researching the different ways that business and cultural frames of reference can affect decision making in groups consisting of Austrian, Finnish, and Swedish business students. The data is based on videotaped and audio taped recordings, post-exercise debriefings and discussions, and post-exercise written reflections on two decision-making exercises. The

Werner Auer-Rizzi; Michael Berry

2000-01-01

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[Alcohol consumption by university students].  

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Consumption of alcoholic beverages is widely encouraged by the mass media, despite the related health risks. Today's students in the health fields are the professionals of tomorrow who will be providing advice and serving as role models for patients. The aim of this study was to analyze alcohol consumption and related factors among these students. A total of 608 male and female university students from Maceió, the capital of Alagoas State, Brazil, completed a self-administered questionnaire. Data analysis included Poisson regression and multinomial logistic models. Prevalence of lifetime use of alcohol was 90.4%. Prevalence of alcohol abuse was 18.3% in men and 6.1% in women. Heavier alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse were observed in males, older students, non-natives of Maceió, smokers, and those exposed to alcohol advertising. The results emphasized the vulnerability of these young people to risky health behaviors. Their future social role highlights distinct needs in their university education to enable them to act professionally in this area. PMID:21877009

Pedrosa, Adriano Antonio da Silva; Camacho, Luiz Antonio Bastos; Passos, Sônia Regina Lambert; Oliveira, Raquel de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes de

2011-08-01

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Learning Environment Perceptions of European University Students.  

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|Describes a study of the experiences of 610 Dutch students and 241 other European students who studied at least three months abroad in an international exchange program. Students' perceptions of eight characteristics of the university learning environment were measured concerning the home university, the host university, and the ideal learning…

Wierstra, Ronny F. A.; Kanselaar, Gellof; van der Linden, Jos L.; Lodewijks, Hans G. L. C.

1999-01-01

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Defining and Measuring Technical Thinking: Students' Technical Abilities in Finnish Comprehensive Schools  

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The terms "technical" and "technology" are widely used by educators, workplace practitioners, and the general public. Seldom, however, is there a written explanation of a technologist's or technician's attributes (Hansen, 1994; Ropohl, 1997). What do technicians know and do? Also absent from public consciousness is a sense of what constitutes the design or problem-solving process which precedes any technological act. By comparison, media depictions of technology as computers, electronics, and tools are widespread and the public appetite for these depictions is extensive. In teacher education and in schooling itself the subject through which technical skills and knowledge are imparted suffers from confusion about definition as well. What is technical thinking? What is technical aptitude? Why is it that technology teachers can recognize this ability when it is observed in students but they, and educators generally, have difficulty documenting the essence of it in writing? To expose what it means to be a technologist, the investigators in this research project examine what students in Finland's schools learn in their study and practice of technology. Why, you might ask, would the authors attempt to better understand what it means to have a technical orientation or technical ability by studying school children, in this case Finnish children? The answer has two parts. First, from a research perspective, children's responses to adult inquiries are often more informative and authentic than those of adults. Secondly, teachers of technology have had to think about their field, especially how to teach it. In doing so, they have to know about the substance of their subject. By comparison, practicing technicians and technologists may not have been required to think through what they know and do, much less express it. Target Audience: General Public

Autio, Ossi; Hansen, Ron

2009-10-20

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Inclusion Seen by Student Teachers in Special Education: Differences among Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Students  

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|This article describes various views of special teacher students towards inclusion. In order to examine these, we analysed a series of statements made by students in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The specific aims were to see how these views can be seen as supportive or challenging for inclusion in schools. A questionnaire with one closed question…

Takala, Marjatta; Haussttatter, Rune Sarromaa; Ahl, Astrid; Head, George

2012-01-01

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Inclusion seen by student teachers in special education: differences among Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish students  

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This article describes various views of special teacher students towards inclusion. In order to examine these, we analysed a series of statements made by students in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The specific aims were to see how these views can be seen as supportive or challenging for inclusion in schools. A questionnaire with one closed question and two open-ended questions

Marjatta Takala; Rune Sarromaa Haussttätter; Astrid Ahl; George Head

2012-01-01

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Students' Perception of University Teaching Behaviours  

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The purpose of the paper is to explore students' perception of university teaching behaviours in Pakistan. Three hundred and fifty students from the six public sector Pakistani universities returned questionnaires. Assessment framework, learning activities and instructional strategies emerged from factor analysis as common factors. Students' views…

Ali, Akhtar; Tariq, Riaz H.; Topping, J.

2009-01-01

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University Student Satisfaction: An Empirical Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research is to gain an empirical understanding of students' overall satisfaction with their academic university experiences. A hierarchal model is used as a framework for this analysis. Fifteen hypotheses are formulated and tested, in order to identify the dimensions of service quality as perceived by university students, to examine students' overall satisfaction with influential factors such

Michael D. Clemes; Christopher E. C. Gan; Tzu-Hui Kao

2008-01-01

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University Students' Media Habits: A Lithuanian Study.  

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|A study replicated a 1994 study, "College Students' Media Habits: A National Study." In the present study, Lithuanian university students' media habits relative to American students' media habits were gauged. A total of 1500 survey questionnaires were distributed to 7 of the 16 Lithuanian universities. Background biographical questions were…

Kamalipour, Yahya R.; And Others

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Students' Perception of University Teaching Behaviours  

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|The purpose of the paper is to explore students' perception of university teaching behaviours in Pakistan. Three hundred and fifty students from the six public sector Pakistani universities returned questionnaires. Assessment framework, learning activities and instructional strategies emerged from factor analysis as common factors. Students'…

Ali, Akhtar; Tariq, Riaz H.; Topping, J.

2009-01-01

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Psychosocial predictors of anger among university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anger is regarded as one of the basic human emotions and has been linked to adverse health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate mental health predictors of anger among university students in Jordan. Methods: A sample of 241 university students from private and governmental universities in Jordan answered self-report questionnaires that include state-trait anger, perceived social support,

Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour; Latefa A. Dardas; Hani Nawafleh; Mohammad H. Abu-Asba

2012-01-01

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Disaster Vulnerability of University Student Populations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student populations at Gulf Coast universities and colleges are subjected to multiple forces working together making them an especially vulnerable sub-group to hazards. Research has suggested that college students represent a segment of the population that hazards research has frequently overlooked and maybe not fully appreciated in university emergency planning. Most prior research has focused on university disaster experiences, highlighting

Jamie Lynn Auletta

2012-01-01

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Attitudes of university precalculus students toward mathematics.  

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To investigate the attitudes of 200 university students (83% freshmen) toward mathematics, a questionnaire was administered to report on their attitudes toward mathematics. Analysis indicated that students studying precalculus had a somewhat positive attitude toward mathematics. PMID:15941096

Alkhateeb, Haitham M; Mji, Andile

2005-04-01

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University students' conceptions of basic astronomy concepts  

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A questionnaire of 19 questions given to 76 students entering an `Introduction to astronomy' course at university showed that the students held a series of misconceptions on several central topics in basic astronomy.

Trumper, Ricardo

2005-11-28

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Abortion Attitudes Among University Students in India.  

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|This report hypothesized that Indian university students approve of abortion, that religiosity neutralizes the influence of education in abortion attitudes, and that Indian students are more liberal in their attitudes on abortion than American Catholic students. To test these hypotheses, the author collected data from 150 students from two…

Bardis, Panos D.

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University Students' Knowledge and Awareness of HPV  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of university students regarding the human papillomavirus (HPV).Methods. A random sample of 500 university students was mailed a self-administered questionnaire that elicited their knowledge and awareness about HPV and compared their knowledge and attitudes with those of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Among the 480 deliverable

Eva Yacobi; Colleen Tennant; Jeanne Ferrante; Naazneen Pal; Richard Roetzheim

1999-01-01

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Core Knowledge Confusions among University Students  

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|Previous studies have demonstrated that university students hold several paranormal beliefs and that paranormal beliefs can be best explained with core knowledge confusions. The aim of this study was to explore to what extent university students confuse the core ontological attributes of lifeless material objects (e.g. a house, a stone), living…

Lindeman, Marjaana; Svedholm, Annika M.; Takada, Mikito; Lonnqvist, Jan-Erik; Verkasalo, Markku

2011-01-01

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Allocation of Students in North African Universities.  

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Student bodies at public universities in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia have grown rapidly, outside the direct control of university authorities. How the three North African nations differ in their policies regulating which students may study which subjects, and the implications of these policies for the goals of higher education are discussed.…

Jones, Marie Thourson

1981-01-01

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Building Bridges: Understanding Student Transition to University  

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|This article explores challenges in ensuring effective student transition from school or college to university. It examines the complex liaison needed for students to progress to appropriate courses, settle into university life and succeed as higher education learners. Secondary data (international literature on transition and the formation of…

Briggs, A. R. J.; Clark, J.; Hall, I.

2012-01-01

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University Language Policy: Identifying Student Attitudes.  

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A survey of 376 first-year Arab university students at Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) investigated attitudes about the use of English as a medium for instruction in science and technology. Questionnaires elicited information about student language background, reasons for studying English, patterns of present and future use of English, and…

Fahmy, Jane Jackson; Bilton, Linda

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Students' Mental Health: Personal and University Determinants  

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The present study was to examine the effects of personal and university bounded factors in students mental health in north of Fars province, Iran. The effects of these factors on university students' psychopathology within a survey design were investigated among 300 participants--94 males and 206 females, who were selected through random sampling…

Khodarahimi, Siamak; Rasti, Ali; Khajehie, Malihe; Sattar, Rea

2009-01-01

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Connecting Students across Universities in Saudi Arabia  

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|The present study reports results of an experiment in which the author and her students at King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia shared an online grammar course with a professor and his students at Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia using www.makkahelearning.net. The experiment proved to be a total failure. Factors…

Al-Jarf, Reima Sado

2005-01-01

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Multiple Intelligences of Students at Jordanian Universities  

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|The present study aimed at investigating different intelligence types among Jordanian students at different public and private universities in Jordan. To achieve such aim, it sought to identify and rank multiple intelligences that characterize students at Jordanian universities, and to identify and rank the differences in multiple intelligences…

Khataybeh, Abdalla; Al-Sheikh, Kholoud

2011-01-01

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University Student Satisfaction: An Empirical Analysis  

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|The purpose of this research is to gain an empirical understanding of students' overall satisfaction with their academic university experiences. A hierarchal model is used as a framework for this analysis. Fifteen hypotheses are formulated and tested, in order to identify the dimensions of service quality as perceived by university students, to…

Clemes, Michael D.; Gan, Christopher E. C.; Kao, Tzu-Hui

2008-01-01

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Correlates of loneliness among university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate level of loneliness, essential needs during university education, and relationships between loneliness, essential needs, and characteristics of university students. A sample comprising 721 students participated in the study. The mean age was 21.58 (SD = 1.73) with a range from 18 to 25. The majority of the students were female (70.6%)

Ugur Özdemir; Tarik Tuncay

2008-01-01

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University Student Attitudes and Behavior Toward Drugs.  

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To investigate incidence and frequency of use of 8 drugs ranging from marijuana to LSD to heroin, 2 anonymous polls were administered to 2,141 incoming freshmen and returning students at the University of Maryland during the summer and fall of 1971. Students' reasons for using and not using drugs, students' attitudes toward legalizing, using, and…

Horowitz, Joseph L.; Sedlacek, William E.

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Depression and Anxiety in University Music Students  

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Performance anxiety among musicians and music students has been widely addressed, but far less attention has been given to examining the rates and characteristics of broader mental distress in this population. This study examined depression and anxiety in music students at one university. A considerable number of students reported symptoms…

Wristen, Brenda G.

2013-01-01

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Homophobia and university law enforcement students  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is little research on homophobia among university-level law enforcement students, nor strategies for teaching gay issues. This paper analyzes gay issues as provided in textbooks for law enforcement students, and homophobia among law enforcement students. A content analysis of textbooks reveals little treatment of gay issues or working with the gay community and the lack of attention is disparate

J. Michael Olivero; Rodrigo Murataya

2001-01-01

63

Depression and Anxiety in University Music Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Performance anxiety among musicians and music students has been widely addressed, but far less attention has been given to examining the rates and characteristics of broader mental distress in this population. This study examined depression and anxiety in music students at one university. A considerable number of students reported symptoms…

Wristen, Brenda G.

2013-01-01

64

Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|AACRAO's new publication "Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities" is the single authoritative source interpreting basic and advanced marketing techniques within the context of student marketing. Four sections address marketing fundamentals in the higher education setting, strategic planning, consumer behavior of the college-bound student

Whiteside, Richard

2004-01-01

65

Canadian Hearing Impaired Students in Canadian Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Canadian government has established three centers of educational excellence especially for hearing impaired and deaf college students at the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario, and the Atlantic Centre at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The centre has initiated such activities as a faculty awareness program,…

Leitch, David A.

1986-01-01

66

Student counselling services in a Nigerian University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Universities the world over exist to respond to the conditions of their environments. Thus universities in a multi-ethnic Nigeria are not only for the production of high level manpower but also for fostering national consciousness, cultural integration and unity as well as for producing in the students appropriate values and attitudes for psychologically healthy citizenry. The University of Ilorin, Nigeria,

Olaniyi Bojuwoye

1996-01-01

67

Defining and Achieving Student Success: University Faculty and Student Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The question of how agricultural education students and faculty define and hope to foster student success was studied at a large southeastern land-grant university with a college of agriculture that included 1,497 students and 193 faculty. The study questions were explored in 2 focus groups containing a total of 7 faculty members and 8 focus…

Dean, Anne M.; Camp, William G.

68

Sexual harassment of university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sexual harassment of junior, senior, and graduate student women and men by male and female professors, graduate assistants, and staff was investigated to determine students' personal experiences in the classroom, outside the classroom, and in job-related settings. Usable survey responses were returned by 393 students, and incidents were detailed by 38 women and 9 men who noted their responses

Mary Ellen Reilly; Bernice Lott; Sheila M. Gallogly

1986-01-01

69

Investigating Student Understanding of the Universe: Structure  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chicago State University (CSU) offers an introductory astronomy course that services students from a variety of majors including pre-service teachers. At CSU, we have been investigating methods and tools that will improve student conceptual understanding in astronomy for this diverse group of students. We have analyzed pre-course surveys, pre-course essays, exams, and interviews in an effort to better understand the ideas and difficulties in understanding that students have in regards to the structure of the universe. Analysis of written essays has revealed that our students do have some knowledge of the objects in the universe, but interviews inform us that their understanding of the structure of the universe is superficial. This project is a part of a larger study; also see our posters on student ideas about dark matter, the age and expansion of the universe, and perceptions of astronomical sizes and distances. This work was supported by NASA ROSES E/PO Grant #NNXlOAC89G, as well as by the Illinois Space Grant Consortium and National Science Foundation CCLI Grant #0632563 at Chicago State University and the Fermi E/PO program at Sonoma State University.

Hayes, Virginia; Coble, K.; Nickerson, M.; Cochran, G.; Camarillo, C. T.; Bailey, J. M.; McLin, K. M.; Cominsky, L. R.

2011-05-01

70

Mental health literacy among university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the mental health literacy of students. This study is part of the growing interest in mental health literacy among young people. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Over 400 university students indicated their knowledge of over 90 psychiatric illnesses labels derived from DSM:IV. They rated disorders on six questions concerning whether they had heard

Adrian Furnham; Richard Cook; Neil Martin; Mark Batey

2011-01-01

71

Cyberbullying and Victimisation among Turkish University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the extent of cyberbullying and victimisation among Turkish university students at a state college of education. A personal information form and 56 scaled items were administered to 254 students. Items addressing cyberbullying victimisation were adopted from a recent study, whereas parallel cyberbullying items were…

Akbulut, Yavuz; Eristi, Bahadir

2011-01-01

72

Depression and Related Problems in University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Method: Depression and related problems were studied in a sample of 283 university students. Results: The students with high depression scores also had high scores on anxiety, intrusive thoughts, controlling intrusive thoughts and sleep disturbances scales. A stepwise regression suggested that those problems contributed to a significant…

Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

2012-01-01

73

Obstacles to Personal Creativity among University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined personal obstacles to creativity among 385 university students in Brazil. The highest factor was lack of time/opportunity, followed by inhibition/shyness. Male students had higher scores in the factor labeled "lack of motivation," while the social repression factor score was higher for females. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)

de Alencar, Eunice M. L. Soriano

2001-01-01

74

Depression and Related Problems in University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Method: Depression and related problems were studied in a sample of 283 university students. Results: The students with high depression scores also had high scores on anxiety, intrusive thoughts, controlling intrusive thoughts and sleep disturbances scales. A stepwise regression suggested that those problems contributed to a significant proportion…

Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

2012-01-01

75

Assessing Student Academic Achievement: Western Michigan University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bunda, Mary Anne

1991-01-01

76

[Morbidity rates in university students].  

PubMed

The current higher education modernization is accompanied by the intensification of an educational process. Due to intensive mental work and a need to adapt to new educational conditions, the students belong to a group of increased risk. Morbidity rates were studied in medical students during education. The study indicated a rise in morbidity in the period 2005 to 2009, high morbidity rates in first- and second-year students, the seasonal pattern of diseases, and a preponderance of respiratory diseases and mental disorders as a ground for a sabbatical leave, which is due to the specific features of education at a medical higher educational establishment. PMID:21899104

Kozhevnikova, N G

77

PREDICTING THE RETENTION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Survival analysis was used to model theretention of 8,867 undergraduate students at OregonState University between 1991 and 1996. Attrition wasfound to increase with age, and decrease with increasing high school GPA and first-quarter GPA.Non-residents had higher attrition rates than didresident and international students, and students takingthe Freshman Orientation Course appeared to be atreduced risk of dropping out. Statistically significantassociations of

Paul A. Murtaugh; Leslie D. Burns; Jill Schuster

1999-01-01

78

Interactive Lecture Discourse for University EFL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Interactive lectures play an important role in improving comprehension and in enhancing communicative competence in the English language for EFL university students taking content lecture courses. This article considers the interactive discourse in lectures of the English Studies Department at the University of Alicante, Spain. It describes an…

Morell, Teresa

2004-01-01

79

Measuring Entrepreneurial Orientation of University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the measurement of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in the student population of different academic programmes, in order to enhance entrepreneurship-related procedures within universities. Design/methodology/approach: A survey-based tool for measuring EO is presented and used in one university. The…

Taatila, Vesa; Down, Samuel

2012-01-01

80

Finnish Science and Culture[.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue serves as a package of information for foreigners about Finnish science and culture and about international cooperation in these fields. It contains a speech on security and cooperation in Europe and articles on the university in an international world, the Academy of Finland, information activity in cultural studies, and activities of…

Numminen, Jaakko; And Others

1985-01-01

81

Quality Assurance Processes in Finnish Universities: Direct and Indirect Outcomes and Organisational Conditions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In Finland, quality assurance related to the Bologna process has been adapted to existing systems of higher education at the national level and a form of implementation is also recognised at the level of the higher education institution. In universities, varied outcomes of quality assurance are based on interaction of organisational structures,…

Haapakorpi, Arja

2011-01-01

82

Why (Not) Assess? Views from the Academic Departments of Finnish Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In Europe, national quality assurance systems of higher education have begun to be established. In Finland, this development has had the consequence of forcing universities to take notice of assessment procedures. However, little is known about the procedures taking place in individual academic departments as a result of this pan-European trend.…

Huusko, Mira; Ursin, Jani

2010-01-01

83

Factors Associated with Improved Outcome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bacteremia in a Finnish University Hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

All 134 episodes of bacteremia caused solely by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a university hospital in the periods 1976–1982 and 1992–1996 were reviewed retrospectively to determine the clinical manifestations,\\u000a outcome and prognostic factors. The mortality for the 30-day interval after drawing the first positive blood culture was 41%,\\u000a but dropped from 53% in the first period to 29% in the second

A. Kuikka; V. V. Valtonen

1998-01-01

84

Argumentation Skills as Prerequisites for Collaborative Learning among Finnish, French, and English Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Argumentation skills of secondary school students were evaluated in Finland (n?=?290), France (n?=?54), and England (n?=?41). The data were collected from 4 tasks comprising 7 variables. The results indicated that most of the students had correctly justified arguments and conclusions, and composed clear claims and relevant arguments. However, many students had difficulties in recognising the main claim and arguments for

Miika Marttunen; Leena Laurinen; Lia Litosseliti; Kristine Lund

2005-01-01

85

A Mobile Learning Organiser for University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the trial of a mobile learning organiser, developed for use by university students. Based on a wirelessly-enabled Pocket PC, the organiser makes use of existing mobile applications as well as tools designed specifically for the context of learning. The trial set out to identify what are the key tools for such a learning device. The primary uses

Dan Corlett; Mike Sharples; Tony Chan; Susan Bull

2004-01-01

86

University Students' Attitudes: Croatia versus Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We surveyed Croatian and Turkish business school students, from universities emphasizing globalization, to analyze whether consideration for travel to the USA is affected by attitude toward their own country and the USA. The results from comparing and contrasting differences between these countries and differences between males and females in…

Schnurr, Norman V.; Racic, Stanko; Gelo, Tomislav

2011-01-01

87

Sexist Attitudes Among Male University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine the nature of sexist attitudes among male university students. A Situational Attitude Scale of ten personal or social situations with some relevance to a sex related response and 100 bipolar semantic differential word scales was created. Two forms of the instrument, each containing the same situations,…

Herman, Michele H.; Sedlacek, William E.

88

University students' priorities: Life goals vs. relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

To assess the importance of life goals and relationships, a specially designed Life Goals Scale was administered to 303 university students (200 women and 103 men). Women's average ratings for relationships exceeded those of men. Men and women did not differ in average importance ratings of goals nor in tendency to sacrifice goals for a heterosexual relationship. Seventy-three percent were

Joy Fisher Hammersla; Lynne Frease-McMahan

1990-01-01

89

Obstacles to Personal Creativity among University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined personal obstacles to creativity among 385 university students. The Obstacles to Personal Creativity Inventory was administered to this sample. This instrument focuses on several factors that may block the expression of personal creativity. The results showed that the highest mean was observed in the factor labeled Lack of Time\\/Opportunity, followed by Inhibition\\/Shyness. Significant differences in means values

Eunice M. L. Soriano de Alencar

2001-01-01

90

Predictors of Meningococcal Vaccination among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Invasive disease secondary to Neisseria meningitidis is a rare but devastating illness among university students. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends educating college freshmen about meningococcal disease and vaccinating all college freshmen who live in residence halls. We conducted this survey to gain a better…

D'Heilly, Sarah; Ehlinger, Edward; Nichol, Kristin

2006-01-01

91

The Work Orientations of Australian University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is the aim of this paper to provide a better understanding of how university students in Australia are preparing for their future work in the labour market through their work orientations. It draws upon a survey of over 300 final-year undergraduates to present their rationales for engaging in paid work, and their preferences for different job…

Taylor, Jeannette; Pick, David

2008-01-01

92

University Students' Attitudes: Croatia versus Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We surveyed Croatian and Turkish business school students, from universities emphasizing globalization, to analyze whether consideration for travel to the USA is affected by attitude toward their own country and the USA. The results from comparing and contrasting differences between these countries and differences between males and females in each…

Schnurr, Norman V.; Racic, Stanko; Gelo, Tomislav

2011-01-01

93

Investigating University Students' Beliefs about Language Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of the study is to investigate beliefs students usually held about language learning, based on the Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) questionnaire (Horwitz, 1988). For this purpose, 423 University learners of English in Iran were selected. Running descriptive statistics and the scree plot test, five factors were extracted:…

Mohebi, Sanaz Ghobadi; Khodadady, Ebrahim

2011-01-01

94

Loneliness among German University Students: Some Correlates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Administered loneliness questionnaire and additional questions to 154 students of education at large West German city university. Found significant correlations between loneliness rating and self-rated shyness, social contact difficulty, and lack of physical attractiveness. Average loneliness level was similar to level of United States sample,…

Lamm, Helmut; Stephan, Ekkehard

1987-01-01

95

Predicting the Retention of University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Survival analysis was used to model retention of 8,867 undergraduate students at Oregon State University from 1991 to 1996. Attrition increased with age and nonresident status; it decreased with higher high-school and first-quarter grades, and attendance in a freshman orientation course. Retention was also associated with race/ethnicity and…

Murtaugh, Paul A.; Burns, Leslie D.; Schuster, Jill

1999-01-01

96

TEACHING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FAMILY CAREGIVING ONLINE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes an online course developed and currently offered at Middle Tennessee State University. Considering the statistics of family caregivers, their needs, and students’ and human service professionals’ education, the author demonstrates the necessity of such courses and their benefits. The author also considers the standards for online Social Work education. Because there are more than 54 million family

James E. Taylor

2004-01-01

97

Modeling Environmental Literacy of University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study proposed an Environmental Literacy Components Model to explain how environmental attitudes, environmental responsibility, environmental concern, and environmental knowledge as well as outdoor activities related to each other. A total of 1,345 university students responded to an environmental literacy survey (Kaplowitz and Levine…

Teksoz, Gaye; Sahin, Elvan; Tekkaya-Oztekin, Ceren

2012-01-01

98

Student Target Marketing Strategies for Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As colleges and universities adopt marketing orientations to an ever-increasing extent, the relative merits of mass marketing and target marketing must also be explored. Researchers identify buyer types as potential students focused on quality, value or economy. On the other axis, learner types are described as those who focus on career,…

Lewison, Dale M.; Hawes, Jon M.

2007-01-01

99

The Typical Dreams of Canadian University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

To investigate the dimensional structure of dreams, the Typical Dreams Questionnaire (TDQ) was administered to 1181 first-year University students in three Canadian cities. A profile of themes was found that varied little by age, gender or region; however, differences that were identified could be interpreted as due to developmental milestones, personality attributes or sociocultural factors. Factor analysis produced a solution

Tore A. Nielsen; Antonio L. Zadra; Val ´ erie Simard; Sébastien Saucier; Philippe Stenstrom; Carlyle Smith; Don Kuiken

2003-01-01

100

Stressors and Reactions to Stressors Among University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: University students are prone to stressors due to the transitional nature of university life. High levels of stress are believed to affect students’ health as well as their academic performance.Aims: The aims of this study were to identify stressors and reactions to stressors among university students, and to examine the correlations between student stressors and study variables.Methods: A correlational

Shaher H. Hamaideh

2011-01-01

101

Travel demand and behavior of university students in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

University students represent an emerging market for the travel industry. This paper reports the findings of a study on the travel behavior and travel patterns of Hong Kong university students. Using a questionnaire, a survey was conducted to identify student travel motives, their travel planning process and travel preferences. A total of 264 university students in Hong Kong were interviewed

Vincent C. S. Heung; Jennifer S. L. Leong

2006-01-01

102

Cross Informant Agreement of Behavioral and Emotional Strengths between Finnish Students and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Multiple informants such as teachers, students, and parents are commonly used as sources of information when assessing students' behaviors and emotions. However, there are few studies about cross informant agreement of strength-based assessment. The purpose of this study was to extend the international research on the Behavioral and Emotional…

Sointu, Erkko T.; Savolainen, Hannu; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Epstein, Michael H.

2012-01-01

103

How Social Class Differences Affect Students' Experience of University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper outlines the experiences reported by students from different social class backgrounds who have recently graduated from university. Students from manual skilled and partly skilled backgrounds were classed as disadvantaged, while students from professional or intermediate backgrounds were classed as advantaged. Data were collected from the same cohort of students on seven occasions across their university career. Students

RICHARD COOKE; MICHAEL BARKHAM; KERRY AUDIN; MARGARET BRADLEY

2004-01-01

104

Biological and physiological knowledge and skills of graduating Finnish nursing students to practice in intensive care  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study describes the basic biological and physiological knowledge and skills of graduating nurse students in Finland against the requirement of their being able to practice safely and effectively in intensive care. The study describes also their interest and willingness to work in intensive care. Measurements were based on the Basic Knowledge Assessment Tool (BKAT-5) developed by Toth in the

Riitta-Liisa Ääri; Marita Ritmala-Castrén; Helena Leino-Kilpi; Tarja Suominen

2004-01-01

105

Finnish Mathematics Teaching from a Reform Perspective: A Video-Based Case-Study Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a qualitative analysis of videotaped mathematics lessons taught by four teachers in a provincial university city in Finland. My study is framed not only by Finnish success on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) but also by the objectives of current mathematics education reform, which are consistent with PISA's…

Andrews, Paul

2013-01-01

106

International Students' Experiences of University Libraries and Librarians  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International students constitute a significant proportion of the Australian university population, and thus of the university library-using population. Drawing on qualitative research findings, this paper discusses the library-related experiences and perceptions of international students at two Australian universities. While the students'…

Hughes, Hilary

2010-01-01

107

Health promotion in university: what do students want?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative research was designed to investigate students' health needs and their views on health promotion in a University. A total of 31 students participated in focus group discussions. Inductive analysis revealed two central themes: student health concerns and health promotion in a University setting. The former included issues associated with adjustment to life at University, health-related lifestyle behaviours and

Cathy Dunne; Maggie Somerset

2004-01-01

108

Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: Non-medical prescription drug use is an increasing problem among university students. Purpose: The present study investigated university students' involvement in non-medical prescription drug (NMPD) use and associations between use and other risky behaviors. Methods: A sample of 363 university students completed a four page survey…

Vidourek, Rebecca A.; King, Keith A.; Knopf, Ellen E.

2010-01-01

109

Intramurals for Handicapped Students at Kent State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As an outgrowth of a student project, a recreational swimming program for handicapped students at Kent State University proved to be such a success that intramural basketball competitions were organized for students confined to wheelchairs. (JN)

Vannoy, Winona

1981-01-01

110

Attraction and Retention of Students at the University of Montana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reasons that students enter or leave the University of Montana (UM) were studied in fall 1983. Consideration was given to first-term freshmen of traditional age, slightly older students (under age 25), transfer students, dropouts, and students who persisted at the university for 1 academic year. In study phase 1, attention was directed to…

Corak, Kitty

111

Working while enrolled in a university: Does it pay?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Working while studying at university increases the time-to-degree and may interfere with learning, but the acquired work experience may also improve employment opportunities and increase wages after the graduation. This study examines how university students' employment decisions affect their labor market success after the graduation. The study is based on an individual panel data set of Finnish university students. The

Iida Häkkinen

2004-01-01

112

Smoking determinants in Turkish university students.  

PubMed

The aim was to explore the prevalence and the correlates of smoking in a group of Turkish university students. A sample of 1,870 students (21.2 +/- 2.0 years old) completed the Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Hopelessness Scale, Anxiety Sensitivity Index, 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale. Smoking was highly prevalent (35.9%) in this sample. Male gender (OR = 2.72, CI 2.15-3.44), and parental smoking (OR = 1.41, CI 1.13-1.78) were factors associated with increased likelihood of smoking. Higher depressive symptoms and hopelessness levels were significantly related to smoking behavior. Smoking behavior might initiate as a mild and transient habit and unfortunately could become more serious and lead to an actual dependence. The results of this study show that it is necessary to pay attention to levels of depression and hopelessness, as well as parental influence. PMID:19742158

Celikel, Feryal C; Celikel, Serhat; Erkorkmaz, Unal

2009-08-12

113

Approaches to Studying of Australian and Overseas Chinese University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article takes up the question of whether the approaches to study adopted by Australian students and overseas Chinese students differ. Participants in the study consisted of 202 first?year Australian students and 248 first?year overseas Chinese students drawn from two Australian universities. The students were tested using the Approaches to Studying Inventory (ASI). The data obtained from the two groups

Swee Noi Smith; Robyn J. Miller; Boris Crassini

1998-01-01

114

Differences in Resilience and University Adjustment between School Leaver and Mature Entry University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research shows that mature entry and school leaver students have vastly different experiences when transitioning to the university environment. It is suggested that the transition to university is a major life transition and thus is a period of great stress. For mature entry students and school leaver students, the impacts upon adjustment to university are varied during the transition to

Brent Munro; Julie Ann Pooley

2009-01-01

115

Sexual behavior among university students in Nigera.  

PubMed

Sexual behavior patterns among Nigerian university students and factors influencing them were studied. While permarital cohabitation is common, a large percentage (48%) had their first coital experience between the ages of 22 and 27. Religion does not appear to have a strong inhibiting influence on premarital sex, although it does affect the frequency of changing partners. Contraceptives, although known to almost all the respondents, are not widely used. The use of contraceptives had little influence on premarital cohabitation. Oral-genital, male-male, and female-female sexual practices are very uncommon. PMID:420572

Soyinka, F

1979-01-01

116

Attitudes Toward Date Rape Among University Students in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to examine attitudes toward date rape among university students in South Korea. Participants\\u000a included 163 students recruited from two universities in South Korea. Results show that male students were less rejecting\\u000a of date rape-tolerant attitudes than female students were. Also, male students were less rejecting of the belief that the\\u000a use of force to

Joohee Lee; Noël Bridget Busch; Jinseok Kim; Hyunsung Lim

2007-01-01

117

Prior Mathematics Achievement, Cognitive Appraisals and Anxiety as Predictors of Finnish Students' Later Mathematics Performance and Career Orientation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this two-year longitudinal study was to investigate the role and impact of prior mathematics performance, cognitive appraisals and mathematics-specific, affective anxiety in determining later mathematics achievement and future career orientation among Finnish adolescents. The basic ideas of the control-value theory, assumed to be…

Kyttala, Minna; Bjorn, Piia Maria

2010-01-01

118

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

119

BRAIN FAG SYMPTOMS AMONG BLACK SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study investigated brain fag symptoms in South African university students. A Cultural Orientation Scale, a Student Stress Scale, and a Self Reporting Questionnaire were administered to collect data on socioeconomic background, cultural orientation, stress events, neurotic disorder and brain fag symptoms. The sample consisted of 185 first year social science students from the University of the North, South Africa.

Karl Peltzer

2002-01-01

120

Value Domains of Turkish Adults and University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors identified the basic dimensions of contemporary values among Turkish university students and adults and explored gender and group (adults vs. students) differences in the importance attributed to particular value types. The authors administered a composite value survey to 101 students from different departments of Middle East Technical University and 101 adults from different parts of Ankara. Factor analysis

Zahide Karakitapo?lu Aygün; E. Olcay Imamo?lu

2002-01-01

121

University Students' Online Information Searching Strategies in Different Search Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the role of search context played in university students' online information searching strategies. A total of 304 university students in Taiwan were surveyed with questionnaires in which two search contexts were defined as searching for learning, and searching for daily life information. Students' online search strategies…

Tsai, Meng-Jung; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Hou, Huei-Tse; Tsai, Chin-Chung

2012-01-01

122

“The good university teacher” as perceived by the students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many universities, recognizing the student as the main consumer of college instruction, have begun to seek his views regarding the quality of teaching. In this study the Israeli student's concept of a “good teacher” has been investigated. A sample of second year university students were asked to select the three most important characteristics of a good teacher from a list

Mordechai Miron; Esther Segal

1978-01-01

123

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the University Student Population  

Microsoft Academic Search

University counseling centers are faced with the challenge of effectively treating bipolar students while also utilizing brief treatment frameworks and managing high patient volumes. Potential destabilization, particularly within the elevated mood phase, poses significant behavioral management issues for university clinicians and administrators, though for many years the common default position for university counseling centers has been to refer students with

Russ Federman

2010-01-01

124

Powerpoint and Pedagogy: Maintaining Student Interest in University Lectures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This author discusses the relationship between the use of presentation software and the maintenance of student interest in university lectures. The evidence of surveyed university students suggests that PowerPoint, used as a presentation tool in university lectures, is pedagogically effective only while it provides variety and stimulates interest…

Clark, Jennifer

2008-01-01

125

Social Support and Stress among University Students in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perception of social support and perceived stress among university students in Jordan. A sample of 241 university students from private and government universities in Jordan answered self-report questionnaires including the perceived social support scale and perceived stress scale.…

Hamdan-Mansour, Ayman M.; Dawani, Hania A.

2008-01-01

126

Accounting for Tibetan University Students' and Teachers' Intellectual Styles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The primary objective of this study was to further understand Tibetan university students' learning styles through investigating Tibetan university teachers' teaching styles and their preferred student learning styles. This objective was achieved by analysing the interview data from a group of Tibetan university teachers and the comparative…

Zhang, Li-Fang; Fu, Hong; Jiao, Ben

2008-01-01

127

Beliefs about alcohol use among university students.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to analyze and compare standards of consumption and beliefs about alcohol among university students. There were 255 students who participated in this study. Of all the students, 61 were taking up psychology, 106 were taking up medicine, and 88 were taking up business administration. We used a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Inventory of Personal Expectations and Beliefs About Alcohol, and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) as study instruments. Of the total sample, 83.9% consumed alcohol. There was good correlation between the marks in the inventory and the total score in the AUDIT-R (0.519; p < .01); the more positive the beliefs about alcohol and its effects were, the higher the scores in the AUDIT were. Many beliefs are associated with risk behaviors, and identifying them can contribute to prevention strategies and health promotion. Alcohol abuse and its consequences, especially for young people, are important aspects of public health and justify studies such as this one. Action strategies must be wide-reaching and directed toward cultural change. They must serve to foster discussions and take into account the real implications that alcohol use has for public health. PMID:16919746

Bitarello do Amaral, Michaela; Lourenço, Lélio M; Ronzani, Telmo M

2006-07-18

128

Ulcerative Colitis in University Students (A 20 Year Interim Report)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In order to give students with colitis the best chance of completing school, a very close relationship between previous physicians and student health services, and university physicians and consulting gastroenterologists must be developed. (Author)|

Ray, Mary M.

1970-01-01

129

Delayed Sleep and Sleep Loss in University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of 211 first-year psychology students completed a questionnaire of sleep habits and difficulities. It was discovered that Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome may be a significant problem in university student populations. (Author/JD)

Lack, Leon C.

1986-01-01

130

Poverty, debt, and conspicuous consumption: university students tourism experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to the media and student unions the student population in the UK is living in a state of poverty where it is difficult for them to afford basic needs. Consequently, students claim they have been forced to seek employment during university term-time and vacations. It may be hypothesized that the financial problems facing students place fiscal constraints on their

Neil Carr

2005-01-01

131

An Empirical Study of State University Students' Perceived Service Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper aims to identify: university students' perceived service quality dimensions; the dimensions contributing most towards overall students' perceived service quality; and whether there is a difference in perceived quality level of each dimension based on students' year of study and gender in the context of undergraduate students

Sumaedi, Sik; Bakti, Gede Mahatma Yuda; Metasari, Nur

2012-01-01

132

College and University Student Migration: The Case of Virginia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The migration patterns of college and university students in Virginia are described in relation to other states, public and private institutions, male and female students, student educational level, the migration deficit, and future migration patterns. Based on 1968 statistics the out-migration of Virginia students exceeds the in-migration of…

Lankford, Francis G., Jr.; Taylor, Alton L.

1971-01-01

133

‘Day students’ in higher education: widening access students and successful transitions to university life  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the experiences of widening access students at two prestigious universities in Scotland. It is based on interview data collected from a small sample of young and mature students who had all attended a widening access course prior to coming to university. The analysis centres on the students’ construction of themselves as ‘day students’, who live at home

Hazel Christie; Moira Munro; Fiona Wager

2005-01-01

134

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Roy Killen

1994-01-01

135

The Brighton University Resource Kit for Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Brighton University Resource Kit for Students (BURKS) is an archive with "compilers, tutorials and reference manuals for dozens of different programming languages, a dictionary of computing with over 13,000 entries...a vast amount of useful software, information about the Internet itself, and much more." BURKS is primarily intended for individuals who do not have access to an Internet connection, which is why the collection mostly consists of resources from external websites. The collection is distributed on CD and DVD, but fortunately has been made available online for those with Internet access. Many of the items in the resource kit have been stored conveniently as a local version directly on this site, so as to keep such valuable material online even if the original site is deactivated. Spanning over four compact discs, BURKS is a remarkable compilation of useful computer-related information.

English, John

136

Student attitudes toward concealed handguns on campus at 2 universities.  

PubMed

We examined student support for a policy that would allow carrying of concealed handguns on university campuses. Large percentages of students at 2 universities expressed very low levels of comfort with the idea of permitting concealed handgun carrying on campus, suggesting that students may not welcome less restrictive policies. Students held slightly different opinions about concealed handguns on and off campus, suggesting that they view the campus environment as unique with respect to concealed handgun carrying. PMID:22720763

Cavanaugh, Michael R; Bouffard, Jeffrey A; Wells, William; Nobles, Matt R

2012-06-21

137

[Study among university students in Seville].  

PubMed

The authors describe the feeding habits of nursing students at the Francisco Maldonado University School of Nursing in Osuna. Usually, they eat three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and supper and the majority dine in their academic dormitory. The most common breakfast is coffee accompanied by toast. Cooking for oneself or for one's colleagues is a common custom. The students in our sample have feeding habits which are characterized by a high consumption of meat, an adequate consumption of complex carbohydrates as shown by eating an average of 3.48 servings of rice or pasta per week and an inadequate consumption of the following: an average of 3.48 servings per week of vegetables, 4.75 servings per week of fruit, 2.22 servings per week of fish, 3.97 servings per week of bread, and 5.5 servings per week of milk. The data obtained indicate that the feeding habits of this sample study group are not the adequate ones. PMID:15067844

Guerra Martín, M; Párraga Escoz, A; Ponce Morilla, I; Rubio Cañada, R

2004-02-01

138

Entering the University: The Differentiated Experience of Two Chinese International Students in a New Zealand University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article draws on findings from a longitudinal study of Chinese international students beginning study in a New Zealand university, and focuses on the very different experience of two students in relation to a single course and its assessment requirements, as they sought ways to negotiate identities as university students in their new…

Skyrme, Gillian

2007-01-01

139

Effectiveness of University Bridging Programs in Preparing Students for University Education: A Case from East Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Study abroad brings several advantages to students, universities, countries, and academe. However, across countries with incongruent preuniversity education structures, some students are denied admission to foreign universities, due to gaps in their admissibility. Some institutions offer university bridging programs, to enhance the admissibility…

Ssempebwa, Jude; Eduan, Wilson; Mulumba, Fawz Nassir

2012-01-01

140

Helping Students to Learn: Addressing Student Affect and the Four Skills in an English Communication Skills Course for Students of Health Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study in two cycles describes the development of an English oral communication skills course for students of health sciences at a Finnish university. In the first cycle attempts were made to increase students' positive affect by developing community, increasing student security, and providing choice, which was expected to facilitate and enhance the students' learning. In the second cycle the

Nicholas Dimakides

2001-01-01

141

Working while enrolled in a university: does it pay?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines how university students' employment decisions affect their labor market success after graduation. The study is based on individual level panel data of Finnish university students from the years 1987–1998. The OLS estimates show that in-school work experience is associated with higher earnings and employment after graduation. However, work months during the enrollment are not exogenously chosen. Average

Iida Häkkinen

2006-01-01

142

Environmental Awareness and Attitude among Iranian Students in Malaysian Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on environmental awareness and attitude among Iranian students in Malaysian universities. It evaluates the awareness and attitude of a group of 541 from 14 universities. The figure to 541 is considered the representative of these students and the selection was based on Stratified Random sampling method and G-power soft ware. A set of questionnaire which comprised of

Z. Aminrad; M. Azizi; M. Wahab; R. Huron; M. Nawawi

143

The Prediction of University Students' Willingness to Seek Counseling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this research is to determine the variables that qualify the help seeking behavior (willingness to seek counseling) of Turkish university students. A total of 5829 college students (2974 females, 2841 males, 14 unknown) from eleven universities in Turkey have participated in the study. Personal Form, Self Concealment Scale, Willingness…

Erkan, Serdar; Ozbay, Yasar; Cihangir-Cankaya, Zeynep; Terzi, Serife

2012-01-01

144

Linking School-University Collaboration and K-12 Student Outcomes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides a platform for an array of educators to discuss the impact of professional development schools and other school-university partnerships on student learning. The 11 papers include: (1) "Using Research to Connect School-University Partnerships to Student Outcomes" (Lee Teitel); (2) "Making a Difference: A Professional Development…

Wiseman, Donna L., Ed.; Knight, Stephanie L., Ed.

145

The First Female University Student: Anna Maria van Schurman (1636)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Who was the first female university student in the Netherlands? Pose this question to anyone in the Netherlands and the incorrect answer Aletta Jacobs will probably come your way. But more than two centuries earlier, in 1636, Anna Maria van Schurman had become the first female university student in Utrecht, and thereby the first in the Netherlands and even in

P. van Beek

2010-01-01

146

University Students' Views on the Utility of Psychiatric Advance Directives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: Rates of serious mental illnesses (SMIs) among university students are increasing, and universities are struggling with how to respond to students who show SMI symptoms. Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) allow individuals, when well, to document their wishes for treatment during a psychiatric crisis. This project explored the…

Scheyett, Anna M.; Rooks, Adrienne

2012-01-01

147

Using Mobile Phones to Prepare for University Lectures: Student's Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we present findings from a study of students' use of mobile phones in a biology course at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Using a qualitative research approach we focus on how mobile phones can complement and add value to the educational challenge of encouraging university students to obtain some topic…

Rismark, Marit; Solvberg, Astrid M.; Stromme, Alex; Hokstad, Leif Martin

2007-01-01

148

Sentence Structure Aberrations in English Writings of Japanese University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Japanese university English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) students have problems structuring English sentences, especially complex compound sentences. This study reviewed undergraduate EFL student writings from three Japanese universities to identify common sentence structure aberrations. Four types of sentence structure aberrations were examined:…

Izzo, John

149

Energy Drink Consumption Among Boise State University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this exploratory study was to study energy drink consumption among Boise State University students. A convenience sample of 106 participants was recruited from the Boise State University student population. Surveys were administered in a classroom setting during October 2008 with instructor permission. Participation was voluntary, and each participant was given the option to decline or withdraw from

Koree Hawkes; Jen Ambrose; Liz Burlo; Danielle Roskelley

2009-01-01

150

Students' Views of Distance Education Provision at One University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Providing university students with distance education is of great importance in the global world. Distance education provides advantages and benefits especially for students who don't have the chance to meet lecturers from other universities face to face. Distance education connects the learner and teacher to resources that are difficult to…

Ilter, Binnur Genc; Aksu, Mualla Bilgin; Yilmaz, Nalan

2005-01-01

151

Social Class, Identity and the "Good" Student: Negotiating University Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through the use of narrative portraits this paper discusses social class and identity, as working-class university students perceive them. With government policy encouraging wider participation rates from under-represented groups of people within the university sector, working-class students have found themselves to be the objects of much…

Pearce, Jane; Down, Barry; Moore, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

152

Cognitive distortions and autonomy among Chinese university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the roles of university students' cognitive distortions in their sense of autonomy. One hundred and three third-year university students from Shanghai, The People's Republic of China, responded to the Cognitive Distortion Scales [Briere, J. (2000). Cognitive Distortion Scales: Professional manual. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.] and to the Iowa Developing Autonomy

Li-fang Zhang

2008-01-01

153

Awareness of Biotechnological Application: A Study among University Geography Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study is to measure the differences of university geography students about biotechnology. Therefore an awareness scale was developed by the researcher. 102 students from six different universities and their academic levels were included in the survey. The findings of the survey were evaluated both descriptively and statistically.…

Ozel, Ali; Terzi, Irfan; Ozel, Emine

2009-01-01

154

A Study of the Leisure Experience of Turkish University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The shortened Leisure Experience Battery, developed by Caldwell, Smith, and Weissinger (1992), was applied to a sample of Turkish university students. The Leisure Experience Battery was developed and tested for US (American) adolescents and university students (Barnett, 2005). In the present study the Battery was used to examine a sample of 207…

Gokturk, Soheyda

2009-01-01

155

The experiences of university students with a mood disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mood disorders typically materialise in young adulthood, a life-stage when many enter university. However, Padron notes that few studies have examined the experiences of students with a mood disorder. The current study offers a thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with five university students who had personal experience of such a disorder. Participants described how symptoms affected their academic and social

Rachel Demery; Kathryn Thirlaway; Jenny Mercer

2012-01-01

156

Using texting to support students’ transition to university  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article argues that judicious use of mobile phone text messaging by university staff has the potential to enhance the support provided to students by an academic department during the transition to university. It reports on an evaluation of a desktop computer application, Student Messenger, which enables staff to send text messages from their computers to the mobile phones of

Dave Harley; Sandra Winn; Sarah Pemberton; Paula Wilcox

2007-01-01

157

Assessment of Differences in University Oceanography Students' Scientific Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to assess the differences in university oceanography students' scientific writing. Specifically, the authors examine the argumentation structures of a high scoring paper and a low scoring paper. This study was conducted in an introductory level oceanography course in a large public university. In this course students

Takao, Allison Y.; Kelly, Gregory J.

158

Sex Differences in Mathematics Performance and Perceptions of University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was intended to determine whether sex-linked mathematics achievement and contextual differences persist into the university years. A random sample of 150 first-year mathematics students enrolled at a midwestern university was identified. A common 30-item calculus readiness test and a 37-item questionnaire, dealing with students'…

Randhawa, Bikkar S.; And Others

159

Tracing Adult Student Satisfaction in a Large Traditional University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 181 adult students in a university's division of continuing education or university without walls (UWW) programs received 145 responses indicating greater satisfaction among the UWW students than those in traditional majors. Academic advising was especially satisfactory, because UWW advisors may be more aware of adult development…

Greenland, Annette

1992-01-01

160

Managing student access to university information networks - the Australian experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Demand by students for access to institutional computing and network resources is a management issue for universities throughout the world. A survey of the IT directors of Australian universities was conducted. The survey sought details of the provision of IT resources to students and particularly the management of network resources for access to institutional CWISs and to the wider Internet.

Roger Debreceny; Allan Ellis

1998-01-01

161

Social Class, Identity and the "Good" Student: Negotiating University Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Through the use of narrative portraits this paper discusses social class and identity, as working-class university students perceive them. With government policy encouraging wider participation rates from under-represented groups of people within the university sector, working-class students have found themselves to be the objects of much…

Pearce, Jane; Down, Barry; Moore, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

162

Prevalence and Correlates of Self-Injury among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: The authors' purpose in this research was to establish estimates of the prevalence and correlates of nonsuicidal self-injury among university students. Participants: The authors recruited participants (N = 2, 843) from a random sample of 5, 021 undergraduate and graduate students attending a large midwestern public university. Methods:…

Gollust, Sarah Elizabeth; Eisenberg, Daniel; Golberstein, Ezra

2008-01-01

163

University Students' Views on the Utility of Psychiatric Advance Directives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Rates of serious mental illnesses (SMIs) among university students are increasing, and universities are struggling with how to respond to students who show SMI symptoms. Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) allow individuals, when well, to document their wishes for treatment during a psychiatric crisis. This project explored the…

Scheyett, Anna M.; Rooks, Adrienne

2012-01-01

164

Burnout Among the Clinical Dental Students in the Jordanian Universities  

PubMed Central

Background The study aimed to evaluate the level of burnout among the clinical dental students in two Jordanian universities. Methods A total of 307 students from the two schools were surveyed using Maslach Burnout Inventory survey. Scores for the inventory’s subscales were calculated and the mean values for the students’ groups were computed separately. Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests were carried out and the results were compared at 95% confidence level. Results The results showed that the dental students in both Jordanian universities suffered high levels of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization compared to reported levels for dental students in other countries. The dental students of the University of Jordan demonstrated a significantly higher (p < 0.05) level of emotional exhaustion than their counterparts in the Jordan University of Science and Technology. Conclusions The findings indicated that dental students in the Jordanian universities presented considerable degrees of burnout manifested by high levels of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization. Studies targeting students health and psychology should be carried out to determine the causes of burnout among dental students. The curricula of the dental schools in the two universities should be accordingly improved to minimize burnout among the students. Keywords Burnout; Emotional exhaustion; Depersonalization; Personal accomplishment; Maslach Burnout Inventory

Amin, Wala Majid; Al-Ali, Muna H.; Duaibis, Ramzi B.; Oweis, Tamara; Badran, Darwish H.

2009-01-01

165

Very Brief Psychological Interventions with University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Annual college mental health service statistics reveal that 50% to 60% of all students served are seen for very brief psychological interventions—5 or fewer sessions. A substantial portion of the students benefit from these very brief contacts. The authors review the selection criteria for student and therapist that make very brief intervention possible. The student must be motivated for and

Rolffs S. Pinkerton; W. J. Kenneth Rockwell

1994-01-01

166

Motives to study and socialization tactics among university students.  

PubMed

The authors focused on the period following students' admission to university and examined the effects of students' motives to study and socialization tactics on their academic achievement and academic satisfaction. The authors hypothesized that socialization tactics would mediate the relation of motives to study to academic achievement and satisfaction. The findings confirmed the hypotheses and highlighted the importance of students' socialization tactics in the university setting. In addition, the research provided a typology to distinguish different types of socialization tactics. PMID:11999874

Bogler, Ronit; Somech, Anit

2002-04-01

167

A day in the life of a University student  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus held its annual “A day in the life of a University student” last week where around 180 high school students from years 10 through to 12 were able to experience life on campus.\\u000aThe students attending were from a range of High Schools including Santa Maria College, Methodist Ladies College, Bunbury Cathedral

Michelle Ebbs

2005-01-01

168

Trends in University Student Attitudes and Behavior Toward Drugs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Trends in student attitudes and behavior toward drug use were investigated through administration of two anonymous polls to University of Maryland freshmen during summer, 1971 (N = 538) and summer, 1972 (N = 761). Both polls were designed to investigate the incidence and frequency of drug use among incoming students, as well as students' reasons…

Fago, David P.; Sedlacek, William E.

169

University Students' Wellness: What Difference Can a Course Make?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this article is to describe the influence of a health education course on first year university students. Initially designed to serve the pedagogical needs of physical education, recreation and kinesiology students, the course attracts a diversity of students across disciplines. We assessed the influence of the course as…

Higgins, J. Wharf; Lauzon, L. L.; Yew, A.; Bratseth, C.; Morley, V.

2009-01-01

170

Dating and eating. Beliefs about dating foods among university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dating is an important courtship activity in the U.S., and food consumption is part of dating events. Students use dating scripts to guide decisions and behaviors on dates, and perform scripts on dates to construct positive impression management. This study examined how students conceptualized dating foods. A questionnaire was administered in one large university class, and data from 301 students

Dana E. Amiraian; Jeffery Sobal

2009-01-01

171

Goal Orientations in Russian University Students: From Mastery to Performance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research in the UK has shown that students start their university career with the goal of mastering their subject, but this focus shifts as they progress through their degree program. Studies have suggested that unlike students in the UK, Russian students continue to take a strong mastery approach to their work. The main aim of this study was to…

Remedios, Richard; Kiseleva, Zoya; Elliott, Joe

2008-01-01

172

Forms Manual. Wichita State University, Student Support Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document consists of forms used by student support services at Wichita State University (Kansas). All forms are computerized using PageMaker 6.0. Many of the forms are intended to be completed on the computer with information then incorporated into the database of current students. Forms are grouped into eight categories: (1) student

Wichita State Univ., KS.

173

University Student Perceptions of Seasonal and Local Foods  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how university students conceptualize “seasonal” and “local” in relation to food. Because starting college often represents the first time many people assume primary responsibility for their meals, food beliefs of students are particularly relevant. A one-page written questionnaire was developed, pretested, and used to survey 166 undergraduate students from a nutrition and an economics class at one

Jennifer L. Wilkins; Elizabeth Bowdish; Jeffery Sobal

2000-01-01

174

Host Students' Perspectives of Intercultural Contact in an Irish University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Given the increasing numbers of international students in Ireland and the lack of attention afforded to host culture students in existing research on intercultural relations in higher education, a grounded theory study was conducted in an Irish university exploring host (Irish) students' perspectives on intercultural contact. The study focused on…

Dunne, Ciaran

2009-01-01

175

Investigating Students' Beliefs about Arabic Language Programs at Kuwait University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study attempted to identify students' of Arabic programs beliefs about their chosen programs. To achieve this purpose, a survey was developed to collect the data from randomly selected students in liberal-arts and education-based programs at Kuwait University. The results showed that students were statistically differentiated as a…

Al-Shaye, Shaye S.

2009-01-01

176

Assessment of Evidence in University Students' Scientific Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines uses of evidence in university students' writing of scientific argument in an introductory-level oceanography course. Provides students with an interactive CD-ROM entitled 'Our Dynamic Planet' to write a scientific technical paper. Discusses ways of teaching students the construction of argument in scientific writing. (KHR)

Takao, Allison Y.; Kelly, Gregory J.

2003-01-01

177

Sultan Qaboos University's Student-Teacher Attitude Toward Instructional Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates the effects of specific courses offered at the college of education of Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) on student-teacher attitudes toward instructional media in practice teaching. Results showed that female student-teachers have a more positive attitude than males; the students' majors (i.e., Arabic or English) did not have any…

El-Hmaisat, Hamad

1996-01-01

178

Student-Centered Integrated Anatomy Resource Sessions at Alfaisal University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Alfaisal University is a new medical school in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that matriculates eligible students directly from high school and requires them to participate in a hybrid problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum. PBL is a well-established student-centered approach, and the authors have sought to examine if a student-centered,…

Cowan, Michele; Arain, Nasir Nisar; Assale, Tawfic Samer Abu; Assi, Abdulelah Hassan; Albar, Raed Alwai; Ganguly, Paul K.

2010-01-01

179

Student Engagement and Departure Intention: An Australian University Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study addresses the departure intentions of an Australian university business student cohort that is characterised by high levels of diversity in pre-entry attributes. The study investigates the level of student engagement using the academic and social integration components of the Student Engagement Questionnaire (SEQ) based on Tinto's model…

Jackling, Beverley; Natoli, Riccardo

2011-01-01

180

Goal orientations in Russian university students: from mastery to performance?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research in the UK has shown that students start their university career with the goal of mastering their subject, but this focus shifts as they progress through their degree program. Studies have suggested that unlike students in the UK, Russian students continue to take a strong mastery approach to their work. The main aim of this study was to assess

Richard Remedios; Zoya Kiseleva; Joe Elliott

2008-01-01

181

Psychological Loneliness among Arab Students at Irbid National University, Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of psychological loneliness among Arab students studying at Irbid National University, and to investigate the effect of year of study and gender of students on the level of psychological loneliness. The sample of the study consisted of 149 students, 133 males and 16 females from first, second,…

Al-Kadoumi, Khawla; Sawalha, Abdel Muhdi; Al Momani, Mohammad

2012-01-01

182

Sleep Patterns of College Students at a Public University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The authors' purpose in this study was to determine the sleep patterns of college students to identify problem areas and potential solutions. Participants: A total of 313 students returned completed surveys. Methods: A sleep survey was e-mailed to a random sample of students at a North Central university. Questions included individual sleep patterns, problems, and possible influencing factors. Results:

LeAnne M. Forquer; Adrian E. Camden; Krista M. Gabriau; C. Merle Johnson

2008-01-01

183

Sleep Patterns of College Students at a Public University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The authors' purpose in this study was to determine the sleep patterns of college students to identify problem areas and potential solutions. Participants: A total of 313 students returned completed surveys. Methods: A sleep survey was e-mailed to a random sample of students at a North Central university. Questions included individual…

Forquer, LeAnne M.; Camden, Adrian E.; Gabriau, Krista M.; Johnson, C. Merle

2008-01-01

184

Trends in University Student Attitudes and Behavior Toward Drugs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trends in student attitudes and behavior toward drug use were investigated through administration of two anonymous polls to University of Maryland freshmen during summer, 1971 (N = 538) and summer, 1972 (N = 761). Both polls were designed to investigate the incidence and frequency of drug use among incoming students, as well as students' reasons…

Fago, David P.; Sedlacek, William E.

185

Student leadership: biomedical engineering initiatives at Carleton University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents biomedical engineering education initiatives, from a student perspective, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Over recent years, efforts made by graduate students and professors have been noticeably successful in promoting biomedical engineering to students as young as 13. A recent biomedical engineering career event drew considerable positive attention and precipitated the consolidation of an already strong emerging

C. L. Herry; C. Catley; C. M. Ennett

2003-01-01

186

An Outcome Survey of Mergers Between University Student Counseling Centers and Student Health Mental Health Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

An outcome survey was done of organizational mergers between university student counseling centers and student health mental health services. Comparison of outcome ratings were examined as were participant's narrative responses to survey questions regarding: (1) Quality of clinical services, (2) Ability to meet needs of students, (3) Staff morale of merged services, (4) University community's utilization of available services, (5)

Russ Federman; David Emmerling

1997-01-01

187

Through Student Eyes: Perceptions and Aspirations of Students from the Armenian State Agrarian University and Selected European Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research compared attributes of students enrolled in the Armenian State Agrarian University (ASAU) with university students from 30 European countries (EFMD) about graduate study policy issues. A cross-national comparative design used a survey questionnaire to explore contextual, social and cultural phenomena. Samples included 801 ASAU and…

Shinn, Glen C.; Briers, Gary E.; Navarro, Maria; Peake, Jason; Parr, Brian; Ter-Mkrtchyan, Ani; Duncan, Dennis

2009-01-01

188

Alcohol advertising in the New Zealand university student press.  

PubMed

University students drink more heavily than their non-student peers in New Zealand. The promotion of alcohol via advertising is a known contributor to heavy drinking. The aim of this paper was to determine the nature and extent of alcohol-related advertising and related policies at New Zealand universities. We sought to obtain all issues for 2005, of student newspapers at five New Zealand universities that had participated in an ongoing research project examining alcohol-related harm. The number of alcohol-related advertisements was determined and counts were weighted by the proportion of the page they took up. We surveyed senior university administrators to determine whether policies existed to regulate alcohol advertising on campus. The number of alcohol-related advertisements in student publications ranged from 1 to 129 across the academic year (median: 74 advertisements, 34 full-page equivalents). At three universities, most advertisements promoted bars, pubs and restaurants, while at the other two universities, most alcohol-related advertising was for events sponsored by a brewery, alcohol company or local pub. At one university with almost no advertising, a brewery sponsorship agreement with the student association forbade other parties from advertising alcohol and related events. Alcohol-related advertising is pervasive in the New Zealand university student press. Student associations should consider the ethics of alcohol industry sponsorship in light of the high prevalence of heavy drinking in this population group. PMID:18696302

Cousins, Kim; Kypri, Kypros

2008-09-01

189

What's Make University Students Participate in Sports?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to examine what are the extrinsic factors that contribute to university athlete's motivation to participate in sports during their study at university. A sample of 11 athletes university footballer in one of the University team in Kuala Lumpur were invited by the researchers for the study, however only five (aged range from 19 to

Mohd Sofian Omar-Fauzee; Narimah Daud; Kamaria Kamarudin; Aminuddin Yusof; Soh Kim Geok; Mohd Nizam Nazaruddin

190

Student Reaction to a University Disaster: Initial Analyses and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Evansville basketball team and others associated with it were killed in an airplane crash in December, 1977. The University had to decide how to respond to the tragedy. Advice received from other universities was based upon impression rather than systematic data collection. At Evansville, interviews were held with 87 students who…

Ireland, John F.; And Others

191

Prospective Students' Perceptions of University Brands: An Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A model of the elements of a university brand was developed together with an instrument for measuring how favorably each of these elements was perceived by a sample of young people who were considering entering university. One hundred and ninety-eight students undertaking pre-university courses in two further education colleges in East London completed a questionnaire designed to assess their evaluations

Roger Bennett; Rehnuma Ali-Choudhury

2009-01-01

192

Prospective Students' Perceptions of University Brands: An Empirical Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A model of the elements of a university brand was developed together with an instrument for measuring how favorably each of these elements was perceived by a sample of young people who were considering entering university. One hundred and ninety-eight students undertaking pre-university courses in two further education colleges in East London…

Bennett, Roger; Ali-Choudhury, Rehnuma

2009-01-01

193

The Outdoor Education Students in the Canadian University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was undertaken to obtain selected information on outdoor education students of three academic departments (Physical Education and Recreology Departments, University of Ottawa; School of Physical and Health Education, University of Toronto) in Canadian universities, to determine what differences there might be between those who aspire to a…

Cousineau, Claude

194

Top University--Downhill for Humanities? Policing the Future of Higher Education in the Finnish Mainstream Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The ongoing structural changes of the university are under heated debate worldwide, including the Nordic countries. In scholarly discussion, however, there has been surprisingly little analysis and critical assessments of the ways the mainstream media especially represent the state and future of university for the general public. By focusing on…

Ridell, Seija

2008-01-01

195

From Grade School to University: The Variable Use of "on/nous" by University FSL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines factors correlated with the use of "nous" and "on" by university students formerly enrolled in French immersion programs. Their variant frequency and stylistic appropriateness are compared to those of (1) former core French university students; (2) French as a second language (FSL) speakers in a francophone environment; and (3)…

Mougeon, Francoise; Rehner, Katherine

2009-01-01

196

Paranormal Beliefs and Their Implications in University Students from Finland and the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares 117 Finnish and 351 southern U.S. college students for the following: (1) paranormal beliefs; (2) personality adjustment constructs (anomie, death concerns, alienation, and death threat); and (3) relationships between the beliefs and constructs. The secularization process, further advanced in Finland than the United States, moderates…

Tobacyk, Jerome J.; Pirttila-Backman, Anna-Maija

1992-01-01

197

Student Satisfaction and Student Success in the University System of Georgia. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents findings of a study which analyzed the relationship between student satisfaction and indicators of student success in the 34 institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG). A student satisfaction survey was administered to about 26,000 undergraduates and the results were merged with the system's student information…

Walker-Marshall, Albertine; Hudson, Cathie Mayes

198

Misunderstandings about Student Transitions to University: A Slow-Motion Dialogue between Staff and Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is based on a stage-by-stage dialogue between four geography staff and seven students. Members of staff were asked to identify issues that reflect academically inappropriate behaviour in classes for students at university (as opposed to school) level. Students were then asked to comment on the staff's views. In general, the students felt that staff's comments showed a lack

Leonard D. Baer

2008-01-01

199

Misunderstandings about Student Transitions to University: A Slow-Motion Dialogue between Staff and Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is based on a stage-by-stage dialogue between four geography staff and seven students. Members of staff were asked to identify issues that reflect academically inappropriate behaviour in classes for students at university (as opposed to school) level. Students were then asked to comment on the staff's views. In general, the students

Baer, Leonard D.

2008-01-01

200

Students with Learning Disabilities in the University Environment: A Study of Faculty and Student Perceptions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the perceptions of 109 faculty, 46 university students with learning disabilities (LD), and 194 non-LD students regarding sensitivity to LD students' special needs, accommodations, and the perceived impact of such a disability. Results revealed a general sensitivity to students' special needs, and several areas warranting…

Houck, Cherry K.; And Others

1992-01-01

201

An appraisal of body image among Nigerian university students.  

PubMed

This study was designed to provide baseline data on the attitudes of Nigerian university students toward their own bodies. 286 students completed the 25-item version of the Body Cathexis Scale of Berscheid, et al. These students were more satisfied than they were dissatisfied with their body parts. The body weight and general muscle development were aspects with which they were most dissatisfied. Compared to men, women were significantly more satisfied with their ears, body weight, general muscle development, chest/breast, size of sex organs, and appearance of sex organs. These baseline data may help screen Nigerian university students with negative body ideation. PMID:1454482

Balogun, J A; Okonofua, F E; Balogun, A O

1992-12-01

202

Weight-loss practices among university students in Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective  To evaluate the prevalence of weight-loss practices among university students from Tlaxcala, Mexico.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  A cross-sectional study of 2,651 university students was conducted. Logistic regression tests were used to estimate the probability\\u000a of students trying to lose weight and successfully achieving weight loss.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Results  Nearly 40% of students attempted to lose weight, though only about 7% lost more than 10% of their

Pablo Mendez-HernandezDarina; Darina Dosamantes-Carrasco; Michel Lamure; Perla López-Loyo; Corín Hernández-Palafox; Dayana Pineda-Pérez; Yvonne Flores; Jorge Salmerón

2010-01-01

203

20 CFR 404.1028 - Student working for a school, college, or university.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 false Student working for a school, college, or university... § 404.1028 Student working for a school, college, or university...the school, college, or university...Whether you are a student for...

2009-04-01

204

20 CFR 404.1028 - Student working for a school, college, or university.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Student working for a school, college, or university... § 404.1028 Student working for a school, college, or university...the school, college, or university...Whether you are a student for...

2010-04-01

205

The Dunning-Kruger Effect and SIUC University’s Aviation Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a two-part study on the Dunning-Kruger effect in SIUC University’s aviation students. The Dunning-Kruger effect indicates that individuals with lower skill or knowledge levels have unrealistic positive images of their capabilities compared to their peers. Results indicate that the Dunning-Kruger effect is present in SIUC aviation students. Students scoring lower on both a grammar test and a

Samuel R. Pavel; Michael F. Robertson; Bryan T. Harrison

2012-01-01

206

From University Democratisation to Managerialism: The Changing Legitimation of University Governance and the Place of Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the implications of the rise of managerialism for student participation in university governance. It explores this theoretically by proposing a matrix of ideal-type regimes of student governance based on the work of Hyden, Olsen and others. The working of this typology is illustrated in a case study of the student political…

Luescher-Mamashela, Thierry M.

2010-01-01

207

From University Democratisation to Managerialism: The changing legitimation of university governance and the place of students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the implications of the rise of managerialism for student participation in university governance. It explores this theoretically by proposing a matrix of ideal?type regimes of student governance based on the work of Hyden, Olsen and others. The working of this typology is illustrated in a case study of the student political dynamics involved in governance changes at

Thierry M. Luescher-Mamashela

2010-01-01

208

Value of blended learning in university and the workplace: some experiences of university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore student views of blended learning in a university setting based on the use of audio lectures, seminars, discussion boards and wikis. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In total, 14 seminar (focus) groups consisting of approximately 20 students each, over a two year period, provided qualitative views of how students believed blended learning would

Colm Fearon; Simon Starr; Heather McLaughlin

2011-01-01

209

From University Democratisation to Managerialism: The Changing Legitimation of University Governance and the Place of Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the implications of the rise of managerialism for student participation in university governance. It explores this theoretically by proposing a matrix of ideal-type regimes of student governance based on the work of Hyden, Olsen and others. The working of this typology is illustrated in a case study of the student political…

Luescher-Mamashela, Thierry M.

2010-01-01

210

Directory of Selected University Libraries Most Frequently Used by University of California Students Studying Abroad.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This directory of selected University of California Education Abroad Program (UC-EAP) host university libraries is intended to offer students and others a compilation of information necessary for research in 38 university libraries located in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North and Latin America. Each library profile within the directory…

Popa, Opritsa D.; Lamprecht, Sandra J.

211

The Socio-Occupational Background of Migrant Students Entering University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First-year students entering Macquarie University in 1971 were sampled according to fathers' birthplace. The distribution of fathers' occupations was compared with the occupational distribution of the Australian male workforce. (Editor)

Mitchell, Janet B.

1976-01-01

212

Impacting university physics students through participation in informal science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Informal education programs organized by university physics departments are a popular means of reaching out to communities and satisfying grant requirements. The outcomes of these programs are often described in terms of broader impacts on the community. Comparatively little attention, however, has been paid to the influence of such programs on those students facilitating the informal science programs. Through Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, undergraduate and graduate physics students coach elementary and middle school children during an inquiry-based science afterschool program. As part of their participation in PISEC, university students complete preparation in pedagogy, communication and diversity, engage with children on a weekly basis and provide regular feedback about the program. We present findings that indicate these experiences improve the ability of university students to communicate in everyday language and positively influence their perspectives on teaching and learning.

Hinko, Kathleen; Finkelstein, Noah D.

2013-01-01

213

Impacting university physics students through participation in informal science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Informal education programs organized by university physics departments are a popular means of reaching out to communities and satisfying grant requirements. The outcomes of these programs are often described in terms of broader impacts on the community. Comparatively little attention, however, has been paid to the influence of such programs on those students facilitating the informal science programs. Through Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, undergraduate and graduate physics students coach elementary and middle school children during an inquiry-based science after school program. As part of their participation in PISEC, university students complete preparation in pedagogy, communication and diversity, engage with children on a weekly basis and provide regular feedback about the program. We present findings that indicate these experiences improve the ability of university students to communicate in everyday language and positively influence their perspectives on teaching and learning.

Hinko, Kathleen; Finkelstein, Noah D.

2013-08-31

214

Knowledge and attitudes toward hookah usage among university students.  

PubMed

Abstract Objective: Hookah smoking is a popular form of tobacco use on university campuses. This study documented use, attitudes, and knowledge of hookah smoking among college students. Participants: The sample included 943 university students recruited between February 2009 and January 2010. Respondents (M age = 20.02) included 376 males, 533 females, and 34 who did not report sex. Methods: An anonymous online questionnaire was completed by respondents. Results: In this sample, 42.9% of college students had tried hookah, and 40% of those individuals had used it in the past 30 days. Students perceived fewer negative consequences of hookah smoking compared with cigarette smoking. Age, sex, racial background, marijuana/cigarette use, and perceptions of side effects were significantly associated with hookah use. Conclusions: University students are misinformed regarding the health consequences of hookah smoking. Programs aimed at education, prevention, and intervention for hookah use are needed to address this growing public health concern. PMID:23930750

Holtzman, Adam L; Babinski, Dara; Merlo, Lisa J

2013-01-01

215

Study of Discontinuing Students at Macquarie University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student responses to a questionnaire on 88 dropout prediction variables indicated that prevention of such wastage should be specific to student subgroup and should focus on colllege freshmen. (Available in microfiche from: Carfax Publishing Company, Haddon House, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxford 0X9 8JZ, England.) (CP)|

Baumgart, Neil

1977-01-01

216

Study of Discontinuing Students at Macquarie University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student responses to a questionnaire on 88 dropout prediction variables indicated that prevention of such wastage should be specific to student subgroup and should focus on colllege freshmen. (Available in microfiche from: Carfax Publishing Company, Haddon House, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxford 0X9 8JZ, England.) (CP)

Baumgart, Neil

1977-01-01

217

Extended Wait Time and University Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the effects of extending the pauses between teacher questions and naming a student to respond (wait time) in 2 experiments involving 194 college students. Extending wait time from 3 to 6 seconds actually lowered higher-level cognitive achievement. (SLD)

Duell, Orpha K.

1994-01-01

218

The University's Role in Foreign Student Advisement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Perspectives on international educational exchange and the needs of foreign students for academic and career advising and assistance in adjusting to a new culture are considered. Obtaining a degree from an American higher education institution is highly desired by many persons in developing countries, and the high standards foreign students have…

Dalili, Farid

219

University Students’ Perceptions of and Attitudes Toward (Online) Peer Assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of peer assessment (PA) as an alternative form of evaluation method is reported to be helpful in learning and is increasingly\\u000a being adopted in higher education settings. Through collecting data from 280 university students in Taiwan, a 20-item instrument\\u000a was developed to investigate university students’ attitudes toward and perceptions of PA and online PA. Four subscales, Positive\\u000a Attitudes,

Meichun Lydia Wen; Chin-Chung Tsai

2006-01-01

220

Are Psychology University Student Gamblers Representative of Non-university Students and General Gamblers? A Comparative Analysis.  

PubMed

Students recruited from psychology undergraduate university populations are commonly used in psychology research, including gambling studies. However, the extent to which the use of this subpopulation produces findings that can be extrapolated to other groups is questionable. The present study was designed to compare results from university-recruited psychology student gamblers to those obtained from a sample of gamblers recruited from the general population that also included students. An online survey measuring gambling behavior and Internet gambling, attitudes and knowledge about gambling and problem gambling severity was posted on websites accessed by gamblers. Participants were recruited from two sources, a psychology undergraduate university population (n = 461) and online websites (n = 4,801). Results showed university-recruited students differed significantly from both adults and students recruited from the general population in respect to demographic variables and gambling behavior. Psychology undergraduate students were younger, more likely to be female, and had lower incomes. When relevant demographic variables were controlled, psychology undergraduate students were found to gamble less frequently, at different times, and to be at lower-risk for gambling-related problems, but had more irrational beliefs and more negative attitudes towards gambling than gamblers recruited from the general population. Results suggest that caution should be used in extrapolating findings from research using university-recruited psychology student gamblers to wide community populations due to differences related to gambling thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. PMID:23065178

Gainsbury, Sally M; Russell, Alex; Blaszczynski, Alex

2012-10-11

221

Thedocracy: Christian Universities and Muslim Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Few cultural institutions so potently foster free thought and speech, appreciation for others unlike self, and community service as higher education. As such, universities catalyze democracy. One calls them the "Messiah" of that cause. Christian universities in particular, though not designed as political or religiously pluralist entities, assist…

Chenoweth, Gregg A.

2009-01-01

222

Attitude Changes of Undergraduate University Students in General Education Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessing learning outcomes in general education is increasingly important to accrediting bodies. A fertile area of assessment is measuring changes in student attitudes/values in response to general education. University of Maine faculty experimented with such an attitude assessment. In this study, the authors assessed changes in students'…

Anderson, Mark W.; Teisl, Mario F.; Criner, George K.; Tisher, Sharon; Smith, Stewart; Hunter, Malcolm L.; Norton, Stephen A.; Jellison, Jody; Alyokhin, Andrei; Gallandt, Eric; Haggard, Sandra; Bicknell, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

223

Retaining Latino Students: Culturally Responsive Instruction in Colleges and Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article the authors define and describe culturally responsive teaching (CRT) in college and university courses. Whereas, the Latino population in our K-12 schools has grown rapidly, we have not seen such growth in the population of Latino students in our postsecondary schools. It is the authors’ position that CRT can be a tool in helping Latinos students be

N. Eleni Pappamihiel; Marcio Moreno

2011-01-01

224

Enhancing Students’ Motivation to Learn: achievement goals in university classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

A two?part study was undertaken with students enrolled in a first year university subject (development psychology). The theory of achievement goals formed the framework for the study. The first part of the study was designed to delineate students’ perceptions of the motivational ‘climate’ of the subject and to relate these perceptions to other theoretically relevant variables, including reported use of

Jennifer Archer; Jill J. Scevak

1998-01-01

225

Comparing Powerpoint Experts' and University Students' Opinions about Powerpoint Presentations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technical communication instructors want to help students, as well as professionals, design effective PowerPoint presentations. Toward this end, I compare the advice of academic and industry experts about effective PowerPoint presentation design to survey responses from university students about slide text, visual elements, animations, and other…

Mackiewicz, Jo

2008-01-01

226

Providing students universal access to a centralized, graphical computing environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigate the use of a thin-client based configuration in providing students with universal access to a centralized, graphical computing environment. The primary goal is to enable students to work effectively from arbitrary locations and computing platforms, while always interacting with the consistent environment seen in tightly controlled labs.

Michael H. Goldwasser; David Letscher

2005-01-01

227

Confirmatory factor analyses of Chinese students' evaluations of university teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chinese University of Hong Kong students (N = 844) selected a “good” and a “poor” teacher, and rated each using a Chinese translation of the Students' Evaluations of Educational Quality (SEEQ) instrument. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) models, based on a 3 × 2 design, were constructed to test the invariance of the SEEQ factor structure across 3 discipline groups

Herbert W. Marsh; Teresa L. P. Siu

1998-01-01

228

Alcoholic Beverage Buying Habits of University of Delaware Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Goal of study was comparing alcoholic beverage buying habits of University of Delaware students with those of students at other colleges. Random sample of 639 was drawn from 13,000 undergraduates and interviews conducted. Drinking at Delaware was similar to that at other schools. Seniors spent significantly more on alcohol than freshmen. (Author)

Newton, John P.

1978-01-01

229

Intrinsic Changes: Energy Saving Behaviour among Resident University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents the results of a study that explored the effectiveness of three intervention strategies in facilitating energy saving behaviour among resident undergraduate university students. In contrast to a dominant practice of motivating with rewards or competition this study sought to appeal to students' intrinsic motivations. An…

Black, Rosemary; Davidson, Penny; Retra, Karen

2010-01-01

230

Encounters between Immigrant Students and U.S. Urban Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intention of this article is to gain an in depth understanding of immigrants' experiences and their encounters with institutions of higher education, focusing on the nature of academic barriers and students' coping strategies in response to them. The situation of undocumented students, both in and out of universities, will receive special attention. Findings are based on a 2006 survey

Maria Natalicia Rocha-Tracy

2009-01-01

231

Cheating Behavior among Students of Four Moscow Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey of approximately 150 Moscow (Russia) university students investigated cheating behavior and attitudes. Results indicated that most students cheated and justified cheating by finding fault with the educational system. It is suggested these attitudes are also linked to the overall structure of the Soviet system, and that Perestroika…

Poltorak, Yulia

1995-01-01

232

Wellness 101: Health Education for the University Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper aims to describe two phases of a mixed-method study: in phase I, the wellness practices of students at a Canadian university are reported. These data informed the re-development of a first-year health education course. Subsequent to its revision, phase II of the study assessed the impact of the course on students' wellness…

Higgins, S. Joan Wharf; Lauzon, Lara L.; Yew, Ann C.; Bratseth, Christopher D.; McLeod, Nicole

2010-01-01

233

Student Retention and Graduation at North Carolina State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student retention and attrition patterns of entering freshmen at North Carolina State University and a description of transfer student retention and attrition are presented. The status of freshmen entering the college from 1971-1976 is given in terms of: total freshmen, black freshmen, white freshmen, freshmen females, freshmen males, graduation…

Gracie, Larry W.

234

A Profile of Agriculture Students at Regional State Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Southern Regional Research Project S-114 was initiated to obtain a better understanding of why students select agriculture as a college major and to study the factors related to their career choices; as a part of this study, in 1977 characteristics of agriculture students at two regional state universities in Kentucky were determined. The…

George, K. M.

235

The Governance and Management of Student Learning in Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent prominence given to student learning and changing expectations about the nature and quality of the student experience more broadly have created a new set of governance and organisational dynamics within universities and a more intense interest of government in the core business of teaching and learning. These developments are having substantial consequences with respect to power relationships, as

Craig Mcinnis

236

Problem Posing Based on Investigation Activities by University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports a classroom-based study involving investigation activities in a university numerical analysis course. The study aims to analyse students' mathematical processes and to understand how these activities provide opportunities for problem posing. The investigations were intended to stimulate students in asking questions, to trigger…

da Ponte, Joao Pedro; Henriques, Ana

2013-01-01

237

The Value Orientations of Chinese University Students in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Rokeach Value Survey was used to measure the value orientations of a large sample of 927 Chinese university students in Hong Kong. Based on their ranking of 18 terminal and 18 instrumental values. it was found that the students tended to put greater emphases on personal and competency oriented values. Specifically, the four most important terminal values were true

Sing Lau

1988-01-01

238

How University Students View Online Study: A PCP Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the ever-increasing impact of information technology (IT) on society, universities are pushed to deliver the courses through the Internet by the format of Web course or online study. There are relatively few studies of how students construe this new mode of delivery and study. This study aimed to better understanding of how students construe…

Wang, Wei

2004-01-01

239

Structural Characteristics of University Engineering Students' Conceptions of Energy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines structural characteristics of university engineering students' conceptions of energy elicited through paragraph writing and their relations with categories of their conceptions specific to energy in solution processes identified through interviews. Reports that structures of students' conceptions are characterized primarily by…

Liu, Xiufeng; Ebenezer, Jazlin; Fraser, Duncan M.

2002-01-01

240

Origin of Cornercopia, the University of Minnesota Student Organic Farm  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2005, a student-run Student Organic Farm began on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. A planning course identified the mission statement and guiding principles for “Cornercopia.” Thirteen summer interns participated in research and outreach activities associated with the one-acre site. Favorable press helped ensure favorable visibility. The produce from the first growing season was successfully marketed

Jared Ashling; Courtney Tchida; Albert Markhart; Paul Porter

2007-01-01

241

Correlates of Open and Closed Value Systems among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A sample of 3,484 incoming first-year students at a large, mid-Atlantic University were surveyed to assess a variety of attitudinal and behavioral variables pertinent to the college experience. The current study focused on how student value system orientation, or the degree to which values are open or closed, related to key aspects of college…

Duffy, Ryan D.; Sedlacek, William E.

2006-01-01

242

Problem Posing Based on Investigation Activities by University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports a classroom-based study involving investigation activities in a university numerical analysis course. The study aims to analyse students' mathematical processes and to understand how these activities provide opportunities for problem posing. The investigations were intended to stimulate students in asking questions, to trigger…

da Ponte, Joao Pedro; Henriques, Ana

2013-01-01

243

Homophobia in medical students of the University of Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

Homosexuality is now accepted as a normal variant of human sexuality, but homophobia among healthcare professionals is well documented. Establishment of trustful doctor–patient relationships is impossible in the presence of homophobia. We were interested to examine the extent of homophobia among medical students, the future doctors. This article aims to study attitudes of medical students of the University of Hong

R. W. M. Kan; K. P. Au; W. K. Chan; L. W. M. Cheung; C. Y. Y. Lam; H. H. W. Liu; L. Y. Ng; M. Y. Wong; W. C. Wong

2009-01-01

244

One Immigrant Student's Literacy Journey to the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There are growing numbers of students enrolling in university-level English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses who are not international students but are products of American K-12 bilingual education programs. These immigrant or refugee ESL learners are not required to demonstrate a specified level of English language competence by scoring 500 or…

Panferov, Suzanne

245

The Impact of Quality Assessment in Universities: Portuguese Students' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite being one of the major reasons for the development of quality assessment, students seem relatively unaware of its potential impact. Since one of the main purposes of assessment is to provide students with information on the quality of universities, this lack of awareness brings in to question the effectiveness of assessment as a device…

Cardoso, Sonia; Santiago, Rui; Sarrico, Claudia S.

2012-01-01

246

Segmentation Analysis of the Volunteering Preferences of University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to explore how universities can increase volunteering among their students. To accomplish this objective, conjoint anlaysis was undertaken to determine the different underlying needs and preferences that drive the volunteering behavior of students. From this data, four need?based segments are identified and discussed. Strategies are then formulated to meet the needs and preferences of

Michael S. Garver; Richard L. Divine; Samuel A. Spralls

2009-01-01

247

The Outdoor Education Student in the Canadian University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaires completed by third- and fourth-year Canadian university students (1980-81) illustrate some characteristics of outdoor education students: many aspire to a career in outdoor education; their academic performance is average; and they engage more in outdoor recreation activities than their peers, but have the same reasons for…

Cousineau, Claude

1982-01-01

248

Adult Learners in a Research University: Negotiating Undergraduate Student Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adult undergraduate student identities at research extensive universities were uniquely coconstructed, shaped by this selective and competitive youth-oriented cultural context. Drawing upon social constructivist theory, this study explored this coconstruction through positional and relational adult student identities. Positional identities were…

Kasworm, Carol E.

2010-01-01

249

Greek University Students with Dyslexia: An Interview Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports a study exploring the personal and educational experiences of Greek students with dyslexia in higher education. Interviews with 16 students with dyslexia (11 male and five female) were conducted to investigate how they experienced school, peer relations, labelling, family support, university, self-esteem and how they made their…

Stampoltzis, Aglaia; Polychronopoulou, Stavroula

2009-01-01

250

Assessing E-Learning Acceptance by University Students in Thailand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this study is to assess e-learning acceptance by students, using data collected from 377 students at three public universities in Thailand. Using the "E-learning Acceptance Measure" (Teo, 2010b), participants gave their responses to 21 statements on three factors hypothesised to measure e-learning: tutor quality, perceived usefulness,…

Teo, Timothy; Wong, Su Luan; Thammetar, Thapanee; Chattiwat, Wisa

2011-01-01

251

Learner-Environment Fit: University Students in a Computer Room.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to apply the theory of person-environment fit in assessing student well-being in a university computer room. Subjects were 12 students enrolled in a computer literacy course. Their learning behavior and well-being were evaluated on the basis of three symptoms of video display terminal stress usually found in the…

Yeaman, Andrew R. J.

252

Dynamics of Email Communications among University Students throughout a Semester  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Email is considered as one of the most widely accepted computer-mediated communication tools among university students. Evidence from the present literature shows that students make a significant amount of their course-related communications (e.g. discuss a topic with peers) using this tool. This study explores the dynamics of an email…

Uddin, Shahadat; Jacobson, Michael J.

2013-01-01

253

Student Retention and Graduation at North Carolina State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student retention and attrition patterns of entering freshmen at North Carolina State University and a description of transfer student retention and attrition are presented. The status of freshmen entering the college from 1971-1976 is given in terms of: total freshmen, black freshmen, white freshmen, freshmen females, freshmen males, graduation…

Gracie, Larry W.

254

Thinking Styles and Conceptions of Creativity among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research aims to understand university students' thinking styles and the relationship with their views of creativity. The Thinking Styles Inventory-Revised II was used to measure 13 thinking styles as defined in Sternberg's theory of mental self-government and the Conceptions of Creativity Scales was used to inquire students' views about the…

Zhu, Chang; Zhang, Li-Fang

2011-01-01

255

Cost structure in college and university student health centres  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines cost structure for the provision of health care in college and university student health centres. Empirical estimates of a translog cost function for 81 American College Health Association member institutions show economies of scale in the production of student health care.

Maryann Brady; Djeto Assane; Lewis Karstensson

1994-01-01

256

Attitude Changes of Undergraduate University Students in General Education Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Assessing learning outcomes in general education is increasingly important to accrediting bodies. A fertile area of assessment is measuring changes in student attitudes/values in response to general education. University of Maine faculty experimented with such an attitude assessment. In this study, the authors assessed changes in students'…

Anderson, Mark W.; Teisl, Mario F.; Criner, George K.; Tisher, Sharon; Smith, Stewart; Hunter, Malcolm L.; Norton, Stephen A.; Jellison, Jody; Alyokhin, Andrei; Gallandt, Eric; Haggard, Sandra; Bicknell, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

257

Hungarian University Students' Misunderstandings in Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The misunderstandings related to thermodynamics (including chemical equilibrium) and chemical kinetics of first and second year Hungarian students of chemistry, environmental science, biology and pharmacy were investigated. We demonstrated that Hungarian university students have similar misunderstandings in physical chemistry to those reported in…

Turanyi, Tamas; Toth, Zoltan

2013-01-01

258

Recognition of World Englishes: Changes in Chukyo University Students' Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In Japan, recognition of the concept of "world Englishes" has gradually penetrated the thinking of college English teachers, but American Standard English or British Standard English is still the only model that Japanese high school students have to learn. Therefore, students enrolled in the Department of World Englishes of Chukyo University

Yoshikawa, Hiroshi

2005-01-01

259

Student Retention and Graduation, University System of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describing outcomes related to student retention and graduation in the University System of Georgia, this six-part report discusses definitions and assumptions pertaining to retention and compares success rates for black, white, developmental studies, and regularly-admitted freshmen students in USG senior and two-year colleges. Section 1 provides…

University System of Georgia, Atlanta. Office of Research and Planning.

260

Phonological and Surface Subtypes among University Students with Dyslexia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The prevalence of phonological and surface dyslexia subtypes among Swedish university students with dyslexia (n = 40) was examined using both the regression method, developed by Castles and Coltheart, and latent profile analysis. When an academic-level control group was used as a reference group in a regression, eight students with phonological…

Wolff, Ulrika

2009-01-01

261

A comparison of Canadian and Chinese university students' travel motivations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although student travel is an important global phenomenon, few cross-cultural studies have examined this topic. Thus, this study examines Chinese (n?=?352) and Canadian (n?=?295) university students with respect to three questions: (1) are there similarities and differences in their travel motivations?; (2) are “escaping” motivations more important than “seeking” motivations? and (3) to what extent do gender and culture affect

Xiye Wang; Gordon J. Walker

2010-01-01

262

Women Students and Student Life at England's Civic Universities before the First World War.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserts that England's civic universities maintained a much less restrictive environment than Oxford or Cambridge. Civic university women participated in all aspects of student life often exceeding the involvement of male students. Argues that social and economic differences contributed to this dichotomy. (MJP)

Gilbert, Julie S.

1994-01-01

263

High school students get a taste for university life  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over 200 high school students experienced ‘Uni life’ last week at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s annual ‘A Day in the Life’ event.\\u000aProspective students from years 10, 11 and 12 took tertiary education for a test drive - attending lecture sessions and classes on both the Broadway and Darlinghurst Campuses. Students took the chance to learn about children’s

Moira Saunders

2010-01-01

264

HEALTH BEHAVIOR OF MEDICAL STUDENTS AT CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The health behavior of 1 st to 6 th year undergraduate medical students at Chiang Mai University was surveyed. From 1,066 medical students, 302 (28.3%) were selected by using stratified random sampling. Fourteen students with health risk behavior were described as follows: failing to have a physical examination (check up) in the past year (85.7%); never or rarely wearing a

Ronnaphob Uaphanthasath; Wiyada Tanvatanagul

265

Structural characteristics of university engineering students' conceptions of energy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined structural characteristics of university engineering students' conceptions of energy elicited through paragraph writing and their relations with categories of their conceptions specific to energy in solution processes identified through interviews. We found that structures of students' conceptions are characterized primarily by characteristic, example-of\\/type-of, and lead-to types of relations, and these relations correspond with categories of students' conceptions.

Xiufeng Liu; Jazlin Ebenezer; Duncan M. Fraser

2002-01-01

266

Sensitivity of Computerized Neuropsychological Screening in Depressed University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the sensitivity of a computerized neuropsychological screening (ImPACT) to the cognitive effects of depression in a sample of 20 students with suspected depression and 20 healthy university students matched for gender, age, and education. Students with depression had slower reaction times (p < .02; d = .82, large effect) and processing speeds (p < .03; d = .77, large effect). The brevity and sensitivity of

Grant L. Iverson

2006-01-01

267

Sexual Responses and Behaviors of University Students in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sexual responses and behaviors were studied in 250 university students at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Males and females rated their level of agreement or disagreement to ten sexual activities or situations on a 1-to-5 scale; and answered questions on sexual behaviors including sexuall intercourse, masturbation and reading sexual media. It was discovered that the overall mean scores of sexual

Yuk Yee Yan

2006-01-01

268

Agents of Internationalisation? Danish Universities' Practices for Attracting International Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Universities are increasingly urged to take new responsibilities as agents of internationalisation as the globalisation of higher education intensifies the competition for international students and leads to transformation of national and European policy landscapes. Drawing on the case study of two leading universities in Denmark, this paper…

Mosneaga, Ana; Agergaard, Jytte

2012-01-01

269

Cyber Astronomy: A Cyber University Course for School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teaching university physics through the internet is not new, but a new course providing the same service for secondary school students is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Taking advantage of the fast and affordable broadband internet in the region, some university courses have been converted to a cyber curriculum suitable for secondary school…

Chan, C. W.; Wong, K. Y. Michael

2003-01-01

270

Perceptions of HPV vaccine amongst UK university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this small-scale focus group study is to explore the impact the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has on attitudes towards HPV, cervical cancer and sexual risk taking amongst university students in the UK. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Participants were recruited through advertisements placed on notice boards throughout the campus of the University of Leeds. The study sampled

Ellen Martin; Naomi Senior; Ammar Abdullah; Janine Brown; Suzanne Collings; Sophie Racktoo; Sarah Walpole; Moez Zeiton; Catherine Heffernan

2011-01-01

271

Teaching English as a Second Language to Mexican University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes one teacher's experiences teaching English to Mexican university students at the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Mexico (ITESM), which is considered Mexico's top private university. The author taught two levels of English as a Second Language: English 2 and advanced English. The entire ITESM system used the…

Frusher, Susan

272

University Psychology Students Having Had Psychology in High School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does a high school course in psychology influence students to take further work in the subject? Is high school psychology of assistance to those who take psychology in a university? In an attempt to answer these questions, 13 university departments of psychology (Denver, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Purdue, Southern California, Texas, Vermont) were

T. L. Engle

1958-01-01

273

An Examination of ESL Taiwanese University Students' Multimodal Reading Responses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports an empirical study conducted in a Taiwanese English as a second language university class. Reader response theory is the theoretical framework guiding the study. Fifty-nine university students were encouraged to collaboratively create multimodal responses to a classic English reading. Taking an aesthetic reading stance, the…

Lee, Hsiao-Chien

2013-01-01

274

The Social Experience of Physically Disabled Australian University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on the university experience of disabled students has focused on barriers in learning and teaching, while the social world of university has as yet gained little attention as a distinctive object of study. Here we examine social experience and socially imposed restrictions through the lenses of social capital and self-concept. A…

Papasotiriou, Maria; Windle, Joel

2012-01-01

275

MIGRATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, STATE OF WASHINGTON.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|TWO GENERAL ASPECTS OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENT MIGRATION AS IT RELATES TO THE STATE OF WASHINGTON ARE DISCUSSED. THE FIRST ASPECT INCLUDES ANALYSIS OF MIGRATION PATTERNS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ENROLLMENT CATEGORIES AND TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS, DIFFERENTIAL VOLUMES AND PATTERNS OF MIGRATION FOR SPECIFIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE STATE, AND…

GOSSMAN, CHARLES S.; AND OTHERS

276

The Social Experience of Physically Disabled Australian University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research on the university experience of disabled students has focused on barriers in learning and teaching, while the social world of university has as yet gained little attention as a distinctive object of study. Here we examine social experience and socially imposed restrictions through the lenses of social capital and self-concept. A…

Papasotiriou, Maria; Windle, Joel

2012-01-01

277

Factors Related to the Underachievement of University Students in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study aims to elucidate the characteristics of gifted underachievers at the university level and the reasons for their underachievement. The sample consisted of students from Bogazici University in Istanbul. The "School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised" ("SAAS-R") instrument was administered to 91 underachievers and a comparison group of 74…

Baslanti, Ugur; McCoach, D. Betsy

2006-01-01

278

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the University Student Population  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|University counseling centers are faced with the challenge of effectively treating bipolar students while also utilizing brief treatment frameworks and managing high patient volumes. Potential destabilization, particularly within the elevated mood phase, poses significant behavioral management issues for university clinicians and administrators,…

Federman, Russ

2011-01-01

279

Cyber Astronomy: A Cyber University Course for School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching university physics through the internet is not new, but a new course providing the same service for secondary school students is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Taking advantage of the fast and affordable broadband internet in the region, some university courses have been converted to a cyber curriculum suitable for secondary school…

Chan, C. W.; Wong, K. Y. Michael

2003-01-01

280

Dental Care Utilization and Satisfaction of Residential University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: The objective of this study was to provide information on the level of utilization and satisfaction of residential university students with the dental services provided by the dental clinic of a teaching hospital. Volunteers and Material: A stratified sampling technique was used to recruit volunteers from the outpatient clinic of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Bada TA; Bamise FO; Ogunbodede EO

281

Childhood Sexual Abuse among University Students in Tanzania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objectives: There are no prevalence data for childhood sexual abuse among Tanzanian university students. This investigation addressed this paucity. The nature of sexual abuse was also investigated. Method: Participants (N=487) from a university in Tanzania completed a questionnaire which assessed abusive childhood sexual experiences, gathering…

McCrann, Denis; Lalor, Kevin; Katabaro, Joviter Kamugisha

2006-01-01

282

The Contribution of University Accommodation to International Student Security  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper we argue that living in university accommodation is a possible means of improving the security of international students. Our argument is supported by a qualitative case study of a single Hall of Residence on Monash University's Clayton campus. Data were collected primarily from interviews with three groups of participants--six…

Paltridge, Toby; Mayson, Susan; Schapper, Jan

2010-01-01

283

Existentialist internationalisation and the Chinese student experience in English universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of the ‘internationalisation’ that is currently observed in English universities is driven, whether directly or not, by economic and financial rationales associated with a particular neo?liberal discourse of globalisation into which higher education has been subsumed. This is particularly true for the recruitment of international students into English universities. We present a case for the recasting of the higher

Mei Tian; John Lowe

2009-01-01

284

RESEARCH REPORT: South African students' views of the universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an empirical study the perceptions of the universe of 232 first-year Physics students from two South African universities were determined and interpreted in terms of their worldviews. The results were compared to Aristotelian and Newtonian views as well as with those of children as revealed in a literature survey. The worldviews of three non-scientific groups, namely the ancient Greeks,

M. Lemmer; T. N. Lemmer; J. J. A. Smit

2003-01-01

285

Organizing the Faculty around the Students: Walden University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Emerging from the 1960s and a focus on transformative learning, Walden University is a pioneering program for adult learners. The authors outline how Walden's doctoral program engaged mid-career professionals in student-designed inquiry and applied scholarship. They first discuss the founding of Walden University. Then they describe how the…

Peinovich, Paula E.; Hodgkinson, Harold L.

2011-01-01

286

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the University Student Population  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

University counseling centers are faced with the challenge of effectively treating bipolar students while also utilizing brief treatment frameworks and managing high patient volumes. Potential destabilization, particularly within the elevated mood phase, poses significant behavioral management issues for university clinicians and administrators,…

Federman, Russ

2011-01-01

287

Practices of Citizenship Rights among Minority Students at Chinese Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores how Chinese minority students participate and defend citizenship rights on a university campus against the backdrop of ongoing social changes. Three rights are focused on: freedom of religion, freedom of association, and freedom to use an ethnic language. The data were collected at three universities. Research methods involved…

Zhao, Zhenzhou

2010-01-01

288

Student Sexuality In a Perceptive University Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses his book on sexuality. He also considers the problems confronting student personnel workers in terms of dealing with pre-marital sex on their campuses. Ways that changes in campus sexuality may occur are considered. (EJT)

Kirkendall, Lester A.

1976-01-01

289

Student Sexuality In a Perceptive University Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author discusses his book on sexuality. He also considers the problems confronting student personnel workers in terms of dealing with pre-marital sex on their campuses. Ways that changes in campus sexuality may occur are considered. (EJT)|

Kirkendall, Lester A.

1976-01-01

290

Enhancing WMU Student Services through Extended University Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

WMU is committed to offering the same quality academic programs and student support services throughout its locations. In an effort to maintain and continually improve these resources, Western Michigan University’s Extended University Programs (EUP) will cross-train regional site staff in admissions, academic and career advising. The purpose of cross-training staff is to streamline the transfer process, and use staff more

Betty D. Dennis

2010-01-01

291

Students' Political Engagement: A Comprehensive Study of University of Ottawa Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article comprehensively examines the level and patterns of political participation of University of Ottawa (U-Ottawa) undergraduate students. Based on a self-administered survey of 570 undergraduate students of all disciplines, I find that U-Ottawa students show high degrees of political interest and involvement (e.g. the average U-Ottawa…

Stockemer, Daniel

2012-01-01

292

Students Left behind: The Limitations of University-Based Health Insurance for Students with Mental Illnesses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A growing trend in college and university health care is the requirement that students demonstrate proof of health insurance prior to enrollment. An increasing number of schools are contracting with insurance companies to provide students with school-based options for health insurance. Although this is advantageous to students in some ways, tying…

McIntosh, Belinda J.; Compton, Michael T.; Druss, Benjamin G.

2012-01-01

293

Student Research Projects: The Experiences of Student Dietitians, University Faculty Members, and Collaborators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two universities in the United Kingdom made systematic attempts to increase the number of student dietitians’ research projects that are supervised by university faculty members in conjunction with external collaborators (collaborative projects), rather than by faculty alone (faculty-only projects). A questionnaire survey was used to evaluate the experiences of student dietitians (n=110), university faculty members (n=38), and collaborators (n=31) involved

Kevin Whelan; Jane E. Thomas; Angela M. Madden

2007-01-01

294

[The organization of prevention of tuberculosis among medical university students].  

PubMed

The article deals with the analysis of 94 cases of tuberculosis among students of Krasnoyarsk state medical university in 1987-2010. The characteristics of disease structure and the outcomes of treatment are established The importance of mandatoty annual fluorography of students as a group with higher risk of tuberculosis infection is proved The tuberculin sensitivity and tuberculosis mycobacteria contamination of students of curative and pediatric faculties are examined. It is demonstrated that teaching in medical university is to be considered as a risk factor of primary tuberculosis infection with consequent development of disease. The proposal was made to organize a specific prevention (BCG revaccination) for medical universities students especially during the period of epidemiologic troubles. PMID:22611986

Koretskaia, N M; Bol'shakova, I A

295

British and Finnish Baseball: International Variations on an American Pastime  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Both British and Finnish baseball are easy to introduce, as the specific skills involved in both sports are identical to those used in traditional baseball. If students have the skills to play traditional baseball, they have the skills to play British and Finnish baseball as well. After a brief overview of the unique rules and strategies of these…

Williams, Emyr W.; Romar, Jan-Erik; Hartman, Michael

2010-01-01

296

Structural characteristics of university engineering students' conceptions of energy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined structural characteristics of university engineering students' conceptions of energy elicited through paragraph writing and their relations with categories of their conceptions specific to energy in solution processes identified through interviews. We found that structures of students' conceptions are characterized primarily by characteristic, example-of/type-of, and lead-to types of relations, and these relations correspond with categories of students' conceptions. More specifically, categories of students' conceptions are exclusively related to energy transformation, and students failed to apply the notion of energy conservation demonstrated in structures of their conceptions to explain the temperature change in solution processes. It is concluded that although paragraph writing and interviews solicit different student conceptions, the conceptions identified from the two sources are related and paragraph writing tends to provide a more holistic picture of students' conceptions. This conclusion has clear implications for science curriculum development and instruction.

Liu, Xiufeng; Ebenezer, Jazlin; Fraser, Duncan M.

2002-05-01

297

Use of cognitive enhancement medication among northern Italian university students.  

PubMed

This study assesses the use of cognitive enhancement medication among university students in Northern Italy. It was conducted as a cross-sectional analysis on the basis of a paper-and-pencil survey of 77 undergraduate students attending courses in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Milan, Milano, Italy. Although the share of students who have taken cognitive enhancement medication themselves in the past is still small (16%), the use of these drugs is rather common and freely communicated in some social circles. Enhancing the ability to study outside of the class was students' primary motive for use. Students who think that there is no or an acceptable risk involved in cognitive enhancement medication are more likely to take drugs and dietary supplements than those who perceive the risk as high. PMID:22456492

Castaldi, Silvana; Gelatti, Umberto; Orizio, Grazia; Hartung, Uwe; Moreno-Londono, Ana Maria; Nobile, Marta; Schulz, Peter J

2012-06-01

298

Smoking at School: Views of Turkish University Students  

PubMed Central

The recent interest in cigarette smoking among university students has brought attention to problems concerning opinions, attitudes, prevention, health education, policy formulation and implementation. This survey research tested five hypotheses on the views of college students about smoking in school hallways and cafeteria, compliance with anti smoking laws, considering cigarette smoking as an expression of freedom of choice, teachers’ smoking in classrooms and in their offices, and school administration’s policy on enforcing the law. Hypothesized differences between students’ views on the issues according to gender, smoking status and years at school were investigated. Data were obtained from 3,659 students attending six universities in Ankara, Turkey. The study findings provided support for all the hypothesized differences (except a single issue). Males and females differed significantly on all the issues studied. The majority of nonsmoking students have anti-smoking views in regards of the studied issues as compared to regular and occasional smokers. Smokers and nonsmokers markedly disagree on banning cigarette smoking in the cafeteria and hallways. However, the majority of students are against teachers’ smoking in classrooms and in their offices with the doors open. Although most students want a smoke free environment, there is no active-anti smoking policy on smoking by universities. Findings point out the need for campus-wide effective smoking prevention programs, as well as cessation programs and services for the students.

Erdogan, Nazmiye; Erdogan, Irfan

2009-01-01

299

Greek University Students: A Discouraged Workforce  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose - The significance of young, well-educated workers in the Greek labour market has been largely neglected in studies addressing the issue of low participation rate in the labour force of the country. This study focuses on the reluctance of Greek students to enter the labour market and combine studies with paid work. This article reports on…

Mihail, Dimtrios M.; Karaliopoulou, Katerina

2005-01-01

300

A Mathematics Clinic for University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four interference factors to math learning are poor or no instruction, low motivation, inappropriate learning theory, and physiological learning dysfunction. The math clinic, a teaching-learning strategy, uses diagnostic teaching skills and various learning rates for math studies. Instruction is matched to the student from information provided by…

Clever, George

301

Extended Wait Time and University Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two experiments examined the effects of extending the pauses between teacher questions and naming a student, wait time I. Although articles addressing both preservice and practicing teachers admonish them to extend these pauses to be more effective questioners, comparisons of wait times of 1 s with 3 s, and 3 s with 6 s, detected no significant advantage for extended

Orpha K. Duell

1994-01-01

302

Greek University Students: A Discouraged Workforce  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose - The significance of young, well-educated workers in the Greek labour market has been largely neglected in studies addressing the issue of low participation rate in the labour force of the country. This study focuses on the reluctance of Greek students to enter the labour market and combine studies with paid work. This article reports on…

Mihail, Dimtrios M.; Karaliopoulou, Katerina

2005-01-01

303

What Characterises the Competent RE Teacher? Finnish Student Teachers' Perceptions at the Beginning of Their Pedagogical Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study is part of a research project concerning perceptions of competence among RE student teachers at different stages of their pedagogical studies. This article focuses on the perceptions of RE teachers' competence at the beginning of their training. According to the qualitative data the RE student teachers discerned various areas of…

Ubani, Martin

2012-01-01

304

What Characterises the Competent RE Teacher? Finnish Student Teachers' Perceptions at the Beginning of Their Pedagogical Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is part of a research project concerning perceptions of competence among RE student teachers at different stages of their pedagogical studies. This article focuses on the perceptions of RE teachers' competence at the beginning of their training. According to the qualitative data the RE student teachers discerned various areas of…

Ubani, Martin

2012-01-01

305

Students' political engagement: a comprehensive study of University of Ottawa undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article comprehensively examines the level and patterns of political participation of University of Ottawa (U-Ottawa) undergraduate students. Based on a self-administered survey of 570 undergraduate students of all disciplines, I find that U-Ottawa students show high degrees of political interest and involvement (e.g. the average U-Ottawa student regularly informs him- or herself about politics and one out of two

Daniel Stockemer

2012-01-01

306

Finnish National Training Centre for Emergency Services.  

PubMed

This is a review of the facilities and programmes of the Finnish National Centre for Emergency Services in Kuopio, Finland. It includes the Emergency Services College that provides all of the training for emergency service workers in Finland and provides some services for the international community. There are needs for training by the medical community in Finland that relate both to skills and knowledge. Education and training focus on the demonstration of evidence-based competence. The facility includes a training ground for the provision of immediate emergency medical care, scene safety, extrication, industrial accidents, and water rescue. It is used for the training of paramedic students, nurses, medical students, firefighters, dispatch center staff, and officers. Computer-aided simulations are used to enhance the learning process. Plans are underway for adding tele-education and/or virtual-reality facilities. Close liaison is maintained with the University of Kuopio, Kuopio University Hospital, and with the Pohjois-Savo Polytechnic Institute. PMID:11183458

Kettunen, T A; Mattila, M A; Hänninen, O O

307

Marketing the University to Student-Athletes: Understanding University Selection Criteria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As competition for top athletes intensifies, and as challenges associated with recruitment increase, universities must develop and employ recruiting strategies based upon attributes that student-athletes identify as important to their decision-making process. The study investigates college choice decision attributes of student-athletes,…

Judson, Kimberly M.; James, Jeffrey D.; Aurand, Timothy W.

2004-01-01

308

Adult Students' Achievement Goal Orientations and Evaluations of the Learning Environment: A Person-Centred Longitudinal Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study focused on the stability and change in students' achievement goal orientations and whether the students' perceptions of the learning environment vary as a function of their achievement goal orientations. Participants were 169 students of the Finnish National Defense University. The students' goal orientations and their evaluations of…

Pulkka, Antti-Tuomas; Niemivirta, Markku

2013-01-01

309

Marketing the University to Student-Athletes: Understanding University Selection Criteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

As competition for top athletes intensifies, and as challenges associated with recruitment increase, universities must develop and employ recruiting strategies based upon attributes that student-athletes identify as important to their decision-making process. The study investigates college choice decision attributes of student-athletes, identifies key choice criteria, and examines gender and ethnicity issues related to student-athlete college choice. Three of the four

Kimberly M. Judson; Jeffrey D. James; Timothy W. Aurand

2004-01-01

310

Relevance of mental health issues in university student dropouts.  

PubMed

Background A significant proportion of university students drop out of their courses, representing a significant loss of resources in terms of funds invested in them, as well as loss of revenue to universities. Aims To determine whether a history of recent or current mental health problems affected the likelihood of university students dropping out of their studies and, if so, whether additional supportive measures are needed. Methods We scrutinized the occupational health records of a cohort of students enrolled in 2005 to identify whether they had evidence of mental health problems at that time. Additionally, we identified all cohort members who had dropped out of their courses by 2011, thereby identifying students with a history of mental health problems among all those who dropped out. The dates in question were chosen to ensure that the permissible time limit for completing their studies had elapsed at the end of the follow-up period. Results In total, 1319 student records were surveyed. Of these, 181 students (14%) did not complete their studies. Further, 278 (21%) had evidence of mental health problems at enrolment but students dropping out of courses were not more likely to have had a recent or current mental health problem at the time of enrolling. Conclusions The presence of mental health problems at the time of course enrolment was not a predictor for subsequently dropping out of the course in question. The findings suggest that existing supportive measures for this group may be adequate. PMID:23771886

Tamin, S K

2013-06-15

311

University as vocational education: working?class students’ expectations for university  

Microsoft Academic Search

Labor market conditions, a pervasive public discourse about the benefits of higher education, and parental hopes push many young working?class people into university. The institutional culture and demands of university, however, often remain elusive and fraught with uncertainty. In this paper, I draw on qualitative interviews with first?generation, working?class students at a Canadian university to analyze the ways in which

Wolfgang Lehmann

2009-01-01

312

Breast cancer knowledge and awareness among university students in Angola  

PubMed Central

Background The high breast cancer mortality rate in Sub-Saharan Africa has been attributed to a lack of public awareness of the disease which often leads to late diagnosis of the disease. Little is known about the level of knowledge and awareness of breast cancer in Angola. Previous studies have shown that breast cancer awareness is higher among well-educated people. The goal of this study was to assess breast cancer knowledge and awareness among university students in Angola. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey of university students using a self-administered questionnaire to investigate participants’ awareness and knowledge of breast cancer. A total of 595 university students in medical and non-medical programs successfully completed the survey. Results Our results showed insufficient knowledge of breast cancer among university students in Angola irrespective of whether they were in medical or non-medical programs. The majority of the participants were not aware of some of the early signs of breast cancer such as change in color or shape of the nipple, even though they appreciated the need for monthly breast self-examination. Overall most of the participants indicated the need for increased breast cancer awareness among university students. Conclusion The study points to the insufficient knowledge of university students in Angola about breast cancer. We expect that our results may provide useful data that may be used by the department of health in Angola and other African countries to formulate health education programs aimed at increasing awareness and promote screening and early detection of breast cancer in the continent.

Sambanje, Martha Nyanungo; Mafuvadze, Benford

2012-01-01

313

Mass media campaign impacts influenza vaccine obtainment of university students.  

PubMed

Abstract Objective: To describe the effectiveness of a mass media campaign in increasing the rate of college student influenza vaccine obtainment. Participants/Methods: Students (N = 721) at a large southern university completed a survey between September 2011 and January 2012 assessing what flu clinic media sources were visualized and if they encouraged them to obtain vaccination. Results: Nearly a 30% increase was seen in flu vaccination rates in Fall 2011 over Fall 2010. The main campus Web site portal was the most visualized media source among students. The majority of responses indicated that the source of information visualized had a moderate to strong influence over their decision to get vaccinated. Conclusions: Various communication channels should be utilized to increase influenza vaccination rate on a university campus. Use of mass media to influence college students to perceive, retain, and act on the message of obtaining the influenza vaccine did produce a noteworthy outcome. PMID:24152021

Shropshire, Ali M; Brent-Hotchkiss, Renee; Andrews, Urkovia K

314

Dietary patterns of female university students with nutrition education.  

PubMed

Dietary patterns were examined in a convenience sample of 36 female University of Alberta students, all of whom had completed at least one nutrition course. Data from a validated food frequency questionnaire were used to determine if students had a dietary pattern similar to that recommended in Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide (EWCFG) or by the Traditional Healthy Mediterranean Diet Pyramid (THMDP), as measured using a Mediterranean Diet Quality Index Score. No student consumed the THMDP minimum number of portions of legumes, seeds, and nuts, of olive oil, or of whole grains. The majority did not meet the minimum EWCFG recommendations for any food group. The results suggest that nutrition education alone may be insufficient to ensure optimal dietary patterns among female university students. The methodology reported in this study is novel in assessing whether dietary patterns resemble the THMDP or the EWCFG. PMID:24018006

Strawson, Cynthia; Bell, Rhonda; Downs, Shauna; Farmer, Anna; Olstad, Dana; Willows, Noreen

2013-01-01

315

Evaluation of a mobile learning organiser for university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a 10-month trial of a mobile learning organiser, developed for use by university students. Implemented on a wireless-enabled Pocket PC hand-held computer, the organiser makes use of existing mobile applications as well as tools designed specifically for students to manage their learning. The trial set out to identify the most-used tools for such a learning device and

Dan Corlett; Mike Sharples; Susan Bull; Tony Chan

2005-01-01

316

University Students’ Informal Learning Practices Using Facebook: Help or Hindrance?  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Facebook (FB) has gained worldwide popularity and Higher Education Institutions have an interest in the Social Network Site’s\\u000a (SNSs) potential to support student learning and peer networking. This research paper reports on the findings from one online\\u000a discussion group with 15 students from the University of South Australia about their preferences, experiences and use of FB\\u000a for informal learning. This

Rebecca Vivian

317

Pre-University Outreach: Encouraging Students to Consider Engineering Careers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article from Lisa S. Anderson and Kimberley A. Gilbride provides some information on the Discover Engineering program at Toronto's Ryerson University. The program began as a summer program for female high school students, but now includes classroom outreach to co-ed high school classes. The paper describes the program's outreach activities and examines the impact this program has had in influencing students to choose engineering. This piece originally appeared in the Global Journal of Engineering Education.

Anderson, Lisa S.; Gilbride, Kimberley A.

2012-04-06

318

Students' experiences of sexual harassment at a small university  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study provides a comprehensive description of female and male students' experiences of sexual harassment at a small university. Two hundred and fifteen undergraduates, 36.1% of those surveyed, returned a questionnaire that included 34 incidents grouped into four categories of experience: in class, with faculty, with staff, and with students. Eighty-nine percent of women and 85.1% of men reported

Donald B. Mazer; Elizabeth F. Percival

1989-01-01

319

Universal Pre-Kindergarten and the Students Enrolled  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to research the benefits of Universal Pre-Kindergarten and answer the question: What reading and writing development can be observed in a Pre-Kindergarten classroom? The research for this study was done through observation and assessment of a group of students enrolled in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program through a local suburban school district. This particular group

Apryl Dragert

2011-01-01

320

Notre Dame Student makes winning comeback at University Games  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Health and Physical Education student from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus, Mr Chris Johnson, made the perfect comeback after a year of injuries, by winning the decathlon at this year’s Australian University Games (AUGs) in Adelaide.\\u000aMr Johnson’s effort at the AUGs was an important achievement for him, receiving an overall personal best score.\\u000a“I was

Moira Saunders

2006-01-01

321

The role of the nurse teacher in clinical practice: an empirical study of Finnish student nurse experiences.  

PubMed

This paper focuses on the role of the nurse teacher (NT) in supporting student nurse education in clinical practice. The paper draws on the outcomes of a study aimed at exploring student nurse experiences of the pedagogical relationship with NTs during their clinical placements. The participants (N=549) were student nurses studying on pre-registration nursing programmes in Finland. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, cross-tabulation and ANOVA. The study showed that the core aspect of NTs work in clinical practice revolved around the relationship between student, mentor and NT. Higher levels of satisfaction were experienced in direct proportion to the number of meetings held between the student and NT. However, whilst the importance of this relationship has been reported elsewhere, an additional aspect of this relationship emerged in the data analysis. Those NT who facilitated good face to face contact also used other methods to enhance the relationship, particularly e-mail, virtual learning environment and texting. This outcome suggests that NT's interpersonal and communicative skills are as important as their clinical knowledge and skills in promoting effective learning in the clinical practice area. The paper argues for such approaches to be utilised within the emergent opportunities afforded by new communication and educational technologies. PMID:19232789

Saarikoski, Mikko; Warne, Tony; Kaila, Päivi; Leino-Kilpi, Helena

2009-02-18

322

A student's analysis of the Moi University-Linköping University exchange programme.  

PubMed

Introduction : Moi University College of Health Sciences was established in 1989. It is comprised of the schools of medicine, nursing, public health and dentistry. Since its inception, the college has been in collaboration with Linköping University in Sweden. This collaboration has taken the form of student and staff exchanges, as well as infrastructure and library improvements. This study was carried out to analyse the exchange programme and highlight some of the strengths that the exchange programme brings to the students' academic experience. Methods : A qualitative cross-sectional survey was conducted among the students who participated in the elective/exchange programme in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Self-administered questionnaires were completed by the participants. Additional data were obtained from the recommendations and conclusions from the reports that the students wrote after their participation in the exchange programme. Focus group discussions and key informant interviews were also carried out. Results : A total of 46 students participated in the exchange programme: 27 from Moi University and 19 from Linköping University. The disciplines of students reflected the undergraduate courses offered by these universities. The exchange programme's strengths were exposing students to new cultural settings, different healthcare system organisation and influencing future academic and personal lives, as well as making education global. The main challenge facing the exchange programme was language. Discussion : This study shows the exchange programme as a strong pillar of the medical education curriculum, enabling students to get a global perspective on their education, while exposing them to significant cultural and healthcare organisation diversity. There is a need to expand the collaboration so that more students have the opportunity to experience the overseas exchange programme. PMID:23823594

Mwenda, A S

2012-11-01

323

Space science education for postgraduate students in Minoufiyia University, Egypt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1986 the author with his colleagues in the Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Minoufiyia University, Minoufiyia, Egypt created a new branch in the physics department, to award the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric physics. Courses in solar, solar-terrestrial, and atmospheric physics were necessary for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, because they not studded it before in the undergraduate level. Till now, seven students obtained on M.Sc. degree, and two students obtained on Ph.D. from the Physics Department of Minoufiya University in Solar, Solar-Terrestrial, and Space Physics, and there are one Ph.D and two M.Sc. under the awarding. This current extend to other six Egyptian Universities (Cairo, Ain Shams, Helwan, Alexandria, Mansoura, and Minua), where five students obtained on Ph.D degree, and thirteen students obtained on M.Sc. in Solar, Solar-terrestrial, and Space Physics from the six universities under the supervision of the author. In April 2002 the author succeeded to obtain on the agreement of the Minoufiyia University Council by construction Space Research Center, as a first center for space research in the Egyptian Universities (20 Universities), as a part from the Desert Environment Research Institute for temporal time, then after the growth, it will be independent center. Beside the research work in space science and technology, the center have the validity to award Diploma, M.Sc and Ph.D. in space science for postgraduate students. There are different courses in space science and technology for each level of the three degrees. According to the program of the European Mediterranean Countries (TEMPS III) for developing the higher education level, the center constructed a project for developing space science and technology education in the center in collaboration with European Universities and Space Research Centers. This paper explain in detail the experience in Space Science Education in Minoufiya University, and how expand it to the other universities in Egypt.

Mosalam Shaltout, M. A.

324

Beliefs about euthanasia among university students: perspectives from Pakistan.  

PubMed

Opinions of university students about euthanasia were studied in 4 cities in Pakistan using convenience sampling. A total of 836 students (316 males and 520 females) completed a questionnaire in which euthanasia was defined as deliberate administration of an overdose of a drug by a doctor to relieve pain and suffering of a dying patient at his/her explicit request to end his/her life. Only 25.6% of students agreed that euthanasia should be legalized in Pakistan. The most common reason cited for legalization of euthanasia was to relieve patient's suffering but only when a committee of physicians agreed to recommend it. Students who opposed legalization (74.4%) cited impediments to future medical research as the most common reason, followed by the risk of misuse by physicians or family members. Only 8.9% of students cited religious beliefs as a reason against legalization. There is a need in Pakistan for more debate about euthanasia. PMID:22256415

Shaikh, M A; Kamal, A

2011-10-01

325

How teachers support university students’ lifelong learning development for sustainable futures: The student's perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore the nature of teaching practices for developing lifelong learners from the perspective of university students. The nature of lifelong learning focuses on what is possible in the future as opposed to what has happened in the past. A lack of analysis of the teaching process from the student's perspective may widen the

Ya-Hui Su; Li-Yia Feng; Chao-Chin Yang; Tzu-Ling Chen

326

The Student as Co-Producer: Learning from Public Administration about the Student-University Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The dominant metaphor/model used to characterise the relationship of the student to the university, that is, the "student as consumer", is partial and not appropriate to the realities of contemporary higher education. This article suggests that co-production, a concept drawn from the public administration literature, offers a more appropriate…

McCulloch, Alistair

2009-01-01

327

Erciyes University Students' Knowledge about AIDS: Differences between Students of Natural and Social Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors' goal in this study was to assess differences in knowledge about AIDS between students of natural science (NS) and social science (SS). The authors surveyed 542 students at Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey, regarding their knowledge of AIDS. Some differences in knowledge about AIDS (eg, regarding the virus that causes AIDS, the…

Tasci, Sultan; Baser, Muruvvet; Mucuk, Salime; Bayat, Meral; Zincir, Handan; Sungur, Gonul

2008-01-01

328

Applying Sleep Research to University Students: Recommendations for Developing a Student Sleep Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many students are unaware that academic difficulties may be related to their sleep habits. This article introduces key elements of a student sleep education program that can be easily incorporated into many universities first-year orientation classes or as part of residential housing programs. (Author)

Brown, Franklin C.; Buboltz, Walter C., Jr.

2002-01-01

329

Students’ Evaluations of University Teaching: Chinese Version of the Students’ Evaluations of Educational Quality Instrument  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluates the applicability of a Chinese translation of the Students’ Evaluations of Educational Quality (SEEQ) and explores the generality of selected findings based on North American research to the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Students (N = 844) selected a \\

Herbert W. Marsh; Kit-Tai Hau; Choi-Man Chung; Teresa L. P. Siu

1997-01-01

330

Students and Their Presenting Concerns at a Student Counselling Service at a South African University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a summary of the concerns and the demographic data collected from clients at the Student Counselling Service (SCS) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, during the period of March 2001 to April 2003. First-time presenting clients who are enrolled students, were asked to ill out an anonymous questionnaire, of…

Schreiber, B. M.

2007-01-01

331

Exploring Spirituality of University FCS Students: A Resource for Resiliency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This interview study explored the role of spirituality in the career preparation experiences of 25 university family and consumer sciences (FCS) students. All participants viewed spirituality as both a steadfast higher power and a flexible resource for providing resiliency. Participants believed their career-related experiences were meaningful…

Rehm, Marsha L.; Allison, Barbara N.

2009-01-01

332

University Students' Perceptions of the Life Effects of Stuttering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An open-ended, written survey was administered to 146 university students who did not stutter to obtain their impressions of the effects of stuttering on the lives of people who stutter (PWS). Participants first wrote about the general effects of stuttering and then considered how their lives would be different if they stuttered. Both types of…

Hughes, Stephanie; Gabel, Rodney; Irani, Farzan; Schlagheck, Adam

2010-01-01

333

Mobile phone usage and device selection of university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, what can be identified as info-communication age, the mobile phone became a determinant technical device in life. I studied the mobile device selection criteria and usage habits of university students with a non-representative research. The results show that the price, look and shape of the device are more important than the available applications or brand. Technical parameters have more

Attila Endre SIMAY

334

Alienation of Ethnic Minority Students at a Predominantly White University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey of minority and White undergraduates at a public university that found greater alienation among minority students is evaluated. Factors that reduce alienation are identified and differences and similarities between White and minority perceptions of ethnic clustering and representation are ascertained. (Author/MLW)|

Loo, Chalsa M.; Rolison, Garry

1986-01-01

335

Language Learning Strategies and English Proficiency of Chinese University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationship between language learning strategy (LLS) preferences and English proficiency among Chinese university students. Oxford's (1990), Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) and an institutional version (ITP) of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) were administered to 168 third-year English…

Nisbet, Deanna L.; Tindall, Evie R.; Arroyo, Alan A.

2005-01-01

336

University Students' Understanding of Nonconservation: Implications for Structural Reversion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|University students' understanding of the laws of matter conservation, weight conservation, gravity and the functioning of levers were examined before, during, and after a traditional weight conservation task in which a surreptitious deception caused the pan balance scale not to balance. (Author/JMB)|

Strauss, Sidney; And Others

1977-01-01

337

Intangible Culture, Cooperation and Intercultural Dialogue among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on intercultural competence and dialogue across cultural borders between university students from different Portuguese-speaking countries. Various principles and strategies for intercultural education are summarised, and the project "cultures@esec", based on such principles and strategies, is described. The project was focused…

Goncalves, Susana

2011-01-01

338

Perceptions of the Humanness of Religious Leaders Among University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory study investigated perceptions of the humanness of religious leaders among university students (N = 374). Most respondents perceived that religious leaders were likeable, beneficial to the community, and experienced similar shortcomings to other persons.Items were factor analyzed to confirm variable groupings (KMO measure of sampling adequacy = .770). Twenty-four items were retained to form eight variables with eigenvalues

Michael N. Kane; Robin J. Jacobs

2012-01-01

339

Impulsivity, Coping, Stress, and Problem Gambling among University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors investigated whether coping styles moderated the relationship between (a) impulsivity and stress and (b) stress and gambling behavior and tested whether impulsive persons who use avoidant or emotion-focused coping under high-stress conditions are most likely to gamble. Among 202 university student volunteers, 33% of men but only 3% of…

Lightsey, Owen Richard, Jr.; Hulsey, C. Duncan

2002-01-01

340

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

341

Facing Enrollment Crisis, Japanese Universities Fight to Attract Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Not long ago Japanese campuses were Spartan affairs with few frills American students take for granted. But times have changed. College enrollments are plummeting as Japan's supply of youngsters dries up and universities prepare for a profound shakeout that could see more than a quarter of all campuses closing in the next few years. Now, Japanese…

McNeill, David

2008-01-01

342

The Moral Judgment of Students Violating a University Disciplinary Code  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research outlined in this study attempted to identify and understand the moral judgment levels of students who violated a university conduct code. An effort was made to identify the differences between levels of moral judgment, the type of code violation, and selected demographic variables, such as age, gender, Greek affiliation, grade point average, and class level for two groups

Merryl Hope Taylor Cooper

2004-01-01

343

Mentoring Graduate Students in Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Graduate Program in Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University involves about 100 graduate students and over 70 faculty members. Research opportunities include experimental and theoretical activities in astronomy, condensed matter, high-energy, and nuclear physics, as well as new initiatives in biological and nano physics and physics education research. Faculty and peer mentors, as well as an academic advisor, are

Jolie A. Cizewski

2002-01-01

344

Alcohol Use and the Effects on University Business Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the effects of alcohol consumption on university undergraduate students in eight management schools in the province of Ontario, Canada. The study establishes two contrasting groups—the socially oriented and the academically oriented. It elaborates on the potential consequences that excessive drinking may have on the learning, ethics, and self?efficacy of these emerging adults and their interaction with classmates

Charles H. Bélanger; Valorie M. Leonard; Rolland Lebrasseur

2011-01-01

345

Tutors and Tutorials: Students' Perceptions in a New Zealand University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students are considered to be the main "customers" in universities and polytechnics and increasingly they seek to have their needs met. This is one of the main reasons for persistent calls for the improvement of teaching in higher education. Tutors play an important role in the delivery of undergraduate education, although they are often perceived…

Retna, Kala S.; Chong, Eric; Cavana, Robert Y.

2009-01-01

346

National Astronomy Day: Bringing the Universe to Your Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How do teachers help students realize their place in the universe? How do they teach the relationship among the Earth, Moon, stars, and galaxies during daylight hours? Most teachers assume that astronomy is a difficult subject to teach in the classroom and that without a planetarium little can be learned. In this article, the authors discuss…

Fendrich, Jean; Brown, Mark

2012-01-01

347

White University Students' Responses to Societal Racism: A Qualitative Investigation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this investigation was to extend earlier conceptual and empirical literature on the ways in which White individuals respond to societal racism. To this end, the authors conducted in-depth interviews to examine 11 midwestern, non-Hispanic, White university students' reactions and experiences related to individual and institutional…

Spanierman, Lisa A.; Oh, Euna; Poteat, V. Paul; Hund, Anita R.; McClair, Vetisha L.; Beer, Amanda M.; Clarke, Alexis M.

2008-01-01

348

Influencing University Students' Knowledge and Attitudes toward Breastfeeding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Spending a few minutes reading about the benefits of breastfeeding had a significant, positive effect on university students' knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding on post-surveys and follow-up surveys one month later. Since lactation duration is correlated with both knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding, implications of these…

Froehlich, Jan; Boivin, Meghan; Rice, Desiree.; McGraw, Katie; Munson, Elin; Walter, Katherine Corcoran; Bloch, Mary K. S.

2013-01-01

349

Multivariate Prediction of Academic Performance by Hong Kong University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1985-01-01

350

Behavioral Activation for Moderately Depressed University Students: Randomized Controlled Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although depression is prevalent among university students, limited and dated research has examined the efficacy of behavioral interventions in treating this population (C. Lee, 2005). On the basis of a modified version of the Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (BATD; D. R. Hopko & C. W. Lejuez, 2007; C. W. Lejuez, D. R. Hopko, & S. D.…

Gawrysiak, Michael; Nicholas, Christopher; Hopko, Derek R.

2009-01-01

351

Undergraduate Students' Information Literacy Behaviour in Chulalongkorn University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the ways in which Thai undergraduate students in Chulalongkorn University find, evaluate, manage, and apply the needed information for doing their course-related assignments and everyday life research. The information literacy behaviour studied includes the undergraduates’ use of information resources, evaluation of information, research styles, and difficulties encountered during research practices. The survey instrument originally developed by Project

Somsak Sriborisutsakul; Chindarat Berpan; Oranuch Sawetrattanasatian; Duangnate Vongpradhip; Nenuphar Supavej; Wachiraporn Klungthanaboon; Saowapha Limwichitr

2012-01-01

352

ENCOURAGING ENROLLMENT OF OLDER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A RECRUITMENT SUCCESS STORY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Why do so few older students take advantage of reduced or free tuition offered at most state institutions of higher learning? One reason may be that few colleges and universities actively recruit senior citizens or take action to remove real or perceived barriers to their enrollment in regularly scheduled classes. What happened as a result of a recruitment program to

Barbara A. Gunn; Lois J. Parker

1987-01-01

353

Student Perceptions of Campus Safety at a Large Rural University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined student attitudes and behaviors regarding campus safety at a large rural university. A 31-item instrument was developed, and a panel of eight expert judges reviewed the survey items. A total of 16 residence halls participated in the study, and 970 surveys were distributed with 529 returns. A principal components analysis…

Santucci, Kimberly B.; Gable, Robert K.

354

South African university students' attitudes towards emigration and sociopolitical issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mail survey undertaken in 1977 showed that a clear majority (64%) of final year students polled at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, answered in the affirmative to a question asking them whether they would permanently settle in a country other than South Africa. Almost all the respondents in the survey were desirous of change to the socio?political

Alan Simon

1979-01-01

355

The Ideal Man and Woman According to University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study determined if the ideal man has changed over the years and who and what the ideal woman is. We asked students at Cameron University to rate the importance of character traits that define the ideal man and woman. Subjects also provided examples of famous people exemplifying the ideal, good, average, and inferior man and woman. We…

Weinstein, Lawrence; Laverghetta, Antonio V.; Peterson, Scott A.

2009-01-01

356

Costa Rican High Education, Its Universities and Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multiple efforts have been undertaken around the world to describe and categorize universities and systems of higher education, in the understanding that knowledge about these institutions can inform interventions which can improve educational quality and efficiency, while helping consumers--students, parents, employers, and governments--make…

Castro, Silvia P.

2010-01-01

357

Retaining Latino Students: Culturally Responsive Instruction in Colleges and Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article the authors define and describe culturally responsive teaching (CRT) in college and university courses. Whereas, the Latino population in our K-12 schools has grown rapidly, we have not seen such growth in the population of Latino students in our postsecondary schools. It is the authors' position that CRT can be a tool in helping…

Pappamihiel, N. Eleni; Moreno, Marcio

2011-01-01

358

Environmental Attitude Survey of University Students: 1971 vs. 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Compares survey findings from 1971 and 1981 on university student perceptions and attitudes on environmental/energy questions. Five major categories were assessed and significant differences were observed between the surveys. A more materialistic lifestyle with less concern for environmental issues and concerns was indicated in the 1981 survey.…

Thompson, John C., Jr.; Gasteiger, Edgar L.

1985-01-01

359

The Russian University, Professors, and Students in 1910-1915  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the scientific and social life of the Russian university at the beginning of the twentieth century. Higher education in Russia, having gone through the upheavals of the first Russian revolution, was experiencing a huge upsurge. Although professors and students had been subjected to police persecution, and despite the…

Ianitskii, O. N.

2008-01-01

360

Perceptions of HPV Vaccine amongst UK University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this small-scale focus group study is to explore the impact the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has on attitudes towards HPV, cervical cancer and sexual risk taking amongst university students in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were recruited through advertisements placed on notice boards throughout the…

Martin, Ellen; Senior, Naomi; Abdullah, Ammar; Brown, Janine; Collings, Suzanne; Racktoo, Sophie; Walpole, Sarah; Zeiton, Moez; Heffernan, Catherine

2011-01-01

361

Costa Rican High Education, Its Universities and Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Multiple efforts have been undertaken around the world to describe and categorize universities and systems of higher education, in the understanding that knowledge about these institutions can inform interventions which can improve educational quality and efficiency, while helping consumers--students, parents, employers, and governments--make…

Castro, Silvia P.

2010-01-01

362

Smokeless Tobacco Consumption by Mexican-American University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A modified version of the Illinois Department of Public Health Tobacco Use Survey was used to assess smokeless tobacco consumption among students attending a state university in New Mexico. Respondents included 65 male and 83 female Mexican-Americans, as well as 59 male and 118 female Anglo-Americans. Ages ranged from 16 to 67; subgroup median…

Lopez, Linda C.

363

Smokeless Tobacco Consumption by Mexican-American University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A modified version of the Illinois Department of Public Health Tobacco Use Survey was used to assess smokeless tobacco consumption among students attending a state university in New Mexico. Respondents included 65 male and 83 female Mexican-Americans, as well as 59 male and 118 female Anglo-Americans. Ages ranged from 16 to 67; subgroup median…

Lopez, Linda C.

364

A Classification of Genre Families in University Student Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As demand for English-medium higher education continues to grow internationally and participation in higher education increases, the need for a better understanding of academic writing is pressing. Prior university wide taxonomies of student writing have relied on intuition, the opinions of faculty, or data from course documentation and task…

Gardner, Sheena; Nesi, Hilary

2013-01-01

365

Shyness and Cognitions: An Examination of Turkish University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors aimed to examine the relation between shyness and dysfunctional relationship beliefs and to extend findings of previous studies to understand the role of fear of negative evaluation and self-esteem in shyness. Participants were 415 Turkish undergraduate students at Middle East Technical University. The participants completed Turkish versions of the J. M. Cheek and A. H. Buss (1981) Shyness

Selda Koydemir; Ayhan Demir

2008-01-01

366

Facing Enrollment Crisis, Japanese Universities Fight to Attract Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Not long ago Japanese campuses were Spartan affairs with few frills American students take for granted. But times have changed. College enrollments are plummeting as Japan's supply of youngsters dries up and universities prepare for a profound shakeout that could see more than a quarter of all campuses closing in the next few years. Now, Japanese…

McNeill, David

2008-01-01

367

Memory Content of Scientific Concepts in Beginning University Science Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the characteristics of the content of scientific concepts stored in memory by beginning university science students. The features of this representation are examined and compared to the memory content of abstract non-scientific concepts shown by previous studies. Property generation task, a tool extensively used in identifying…

Mateus, Geral; Otero, Jose

2011-01-01

368

Memory content of scientific concepts in beginning university science students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the characteristics of the content of scientific concepts stored in memory by beginning university science students. The features of this representation are examined and compared to the memory content of abstract non-scientific concepts shown by previous studies. Property generation task, a tool extensively used in identifying conceptual content, was used for this purpose. The findings show that

Geral Mateus; Jose Otero

2011-01-01

369

Descriptive epidemiology of contact dermatitis in a university student population  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The frequency of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis has been compared in relatively few studies.Objective: This report describes the frequency of visits by university students to campus prepaid health plan dermatologists for irritant and allergic contact dermatitis compared with visits for other types of dermatitis and other skin problems.Methods: Prospective recording of specific dermatologic diagnoses was performed for all

Philip D. Shenefelt

1996-01-01

370

HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE INVOLVEMENT OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN A FIVE-YEAR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT IN THE SECOND PRECINCT IN WASHINGTON, D.C., BETWEEN 1961 AND 1966. THE PROJECT WAS PLANNED TO--(1) MOBILIZE AND ASSIST THE MORE THAN 160 CHURCHES IN THE AREA, (2) SURVEY THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS AND HELP THEM SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS, (3)…

LOWE, GILBERT A., JR.

371

Sex Differences in University Students' Attitudes toward Rape  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the nature of sex differences among university students' attitudes toward rape. Results showed males were quite different from females in their attitudes and tended to support many myths regarding rape. Implications of the results concerning the nature and prevention of rape on college campuses are discussed. (Author)|

Barnett, Nona J.; Feild, Hubert S.

1977-01-01

372

Midsemester Academic Interventions in a Student-Centered Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boretz, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

373

Sports injuries survey on university students in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sports injuries survey was conducted among 1714 students of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The common sports involved in injuries were Soccer (26%), Basketball (18%), Cycling (11%), Track and field athletics (11%) and Swimming (10%). The lower limb usually took the brunt of the injuries (67%) followed by the upper limb (28%) and spinal injuries were relatively uncommon

K. M. Chan; F. Fu; L. Leung

1984-01-01

374

Environmental Attitude Survey of University Students: 1971 vs. 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares survey findings from 1971 and 1981 on university student perceptions and attitudes on environmental/energy questions. Five major categories were assessed and significant differences were observed between the surveys. A more materialistic lifestyle with less concern for environmental issues and concerns was indicated in the 1981 survey.…

Thompson, John C., Jr.; Gasteiger, Edgar L.

1985-01-01

375

Intangible Culture, Cooperation and Intercultural Dialogue among University Students  

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|This paper focuses on intercultural competence and dialogue across cultural borders between university students from different Portuguese-speaking countries. Various principles and strategies for intercultural education are summarised, and the project "cultures@esec", based on such principles and strategies, is described. The project was focused…

Goncalves, Susana

2011-01-01

376

Alcohol Use and the Effects on University Business Students  

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|This paper examines the effects of alcohol consumption on university undergraduate students in eight management schools in the province of Ontario, Canada. The study establishes two contrasting groups--the socially oriented and the academically oriented. It elaborates on the potential consequences that excessive drinking may have on the learning,…

Belanger, Charles H.; Leonard, Valorie M.; Lebrasseur, Rolland

2011-01-01

377

Tutors and tutorials: students' perceptions in a New Zealand university  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students are considered to be the main ‘customers’ in universities and polytechnics and increasingly they seek to have their needs met. This is one of the main reasons for persistent calls for the improvement of teaching in higher education. Tutors play an important role in the delivery of undergraduate education, although they are often perceived as a ‘neglected’ or ‘invisible’

Kala S. Retna; Eric Chong; Robert Y. Cavana

2009-01-01

378

Intolerance of Ambiguity and Political Orientation among Israeli University Students.  

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|Explores relations between political orientation and cognitive style among Israeli university students. Finds that intolerance of ambiguity contributed significantly to political orientation and that the political Left showed more complex cognitive styles than the Right. Notes implications for testing competing hypotheses about cognitive style…

Fibert, Zigi; Ressler, William Harris

1998-01-01

379

Wellness and Self-Esteem among Turkish University Students  

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|This study investigated the differences among 465 Turkish first year university students regarding overall wellness and four of its dimensions (cognitive emotional wellness-CEW, relational wellness-RW, life goal-LG, and physical wellness-PW) in terms of self-esteem levels and gender. The data were gathered by administering the Rosenberg…

Oguz-Duran, Nagihan; Tezer, Esin

2009-01-01

380

University Students' Experiences of Nonmarital Breakups: A Grounded Theory  

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|Prior nonmarital breakup research has been focused on negative outcomes, rarely examining the personal growth aspects of this experience. In this study, we used a qualitative grounded theory methodology to explore the changes that university students reported experiencing as a result of a heterosexual nonmarital breakup and how those changes…

Hebert, Sarah; Popadiuk, Natalee

2008-01-01

381

Agronomy Students at Southern Land-Grant Universities.  

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The background characteristics, occupational goals, and attitudes of agriculture students enrolled in 1890 and 1862 land grant universities in 1977 were examined by questionnaire, to construct a profile of agronomy majors as compared to animal science majors and to agriculture majors as a whole. Females comprised 38.2% of animal science majors but…

Dunkelberger, John E.; Molnar, Joseph J.

382

The Russian University, Professors, and Students in 1910-1915  

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|This article describes the scientific and social life of the Russian university at the beginning of the twentieth century. Higher education in Russia, having gone through the upheavals of the first Russian revolution, was experiencing a huge upsurge. Although professors and students had been subjected to police persecution, and despite the…

Ianitskii, O. N.

2008-01-01

383

Study on Beijing University Returned Overseas Students Assuming Leadership Posts  

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|In response to requests from the Central Committee's Organization Department and the Organization Department of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, a monographic study on the subject of Beijing University's returned overseas students assuming leadership posts, was conducted. Information was obtained in various quarters by means of informal…

Chinese Education and Society, 2004

2004-01-01

384

Existentialist Internationalisation and the Chinese Student Experience in English Universities  

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|Much of the "internationalisation" that is currently observed in English universities is driven, whether directly or not, by economic and financial rationales associated with a particular neo-liberal discourse of globalisation into which higher education has been subsumed. This is particularly true for the recruitment of international students

Tian, Mei; Lowe, John

2009-01-01

385

Abortion and Contraception: Attitudes of South African University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the availability of contraception, the rates of abortion among young women in South Africa continue to increase. We designed a study to examine young people's attitudes about abortion and contraception. One hundred and eighty-eight South African university students (97 females and 91 males) completed the survey. While we found moral objections to abortion for the sample as a whole,

Cynthia J. Patel; Trisha Kooverjee

2009-01-01

386

Alternative Medicine and Herbal Use among University Students  

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|In this study, the authors investigated the predictors of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and herbal supplement use among university students. They investigated demographic factors, trait affectivity, symptom reports, and individuals' worries about modernity as potential contributors to use of CAM and herbals. The authors surveyed…

Johnson, Susan K.; Blanchard, Anita

2006-01-01

387

Career Guidance and Counseling for University Students in China  

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In recent years, various forms of career guidance and career counseling have become more prominent and better serviced in most universities throughout the world. Such services are obviously to the benefit of the students themselves and for society. After an initially slow start, researchers and practitioners in China have now begun to focus on the…

Sun, Vincy Jing; Yuen, Mantak

2012-01-01

388

"Managing" Disability: Early Experiences of University Students with Disabilities  

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Recent UK legislation, operational from December 2006, places a duty on all public authorities, including higher education institutions, to actively promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities. The university studied here has a number of initiatives in place to develop good practice in this area, but how do students themselves…

Goode, Jackie

2007-01-01

389

Agronomy Students at Southern Land-Grant Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The background characteristics, occupational goals, and attitudes of agriculture students enrolled in 1890 and 1862 land grant universities in 1977 were examined by questionnaire, to construct a profile of agronomy majors as compared to animal science majors and to agriculture majors as a whole. Females comprised 38.2% of animal science majors…

Dunkelberger, John E.; Molnar, Joseph J.

390

Academic Performance and Perceived Stress among University Students  

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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

391

Breakup Effects on University Students' Perceived Academic Performance  

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The Problem: Problems that might be expected to affect perceived academic performance were studied in a sample of 283 university students. Results: Breakup Distress Scale scores, less time since the breakup and no new relationship contributed to 16% of the variance on perceived academic performance. Variables that were related to academic…

Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

2012-01-01

392

Breakup Effects on University Students' Perceived Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Problem: Problems that might be expected to affect perceived academic performance were studied in a sample of 283 university students. Results: Breakup Distress Scale scores, less time since the breakup and no new relationship contributed to 16% of the variance on perceived academic performance. Variables that were related to academic…

Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

2012-01-01

393

Perceptions of HPV Vaccine amongst UK University Students  

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|Purpose: The aim of this small-scale focus group study is to explore the impact the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has on attitudes towards HPV, cervical cancer and sexual risk taking amongst university students in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were recruited through advertisements placed on notice boards throughout the…

Martin, Ellen; Senior, Naomi; Abdullah, Ammar; Brown, Janine; Collings, Suzanne; Racktoo, Sophie; Walpole, Sarah; Zeiton, Moez; Heffernan, Catherine

2011-01-01

394

Prediction of Marijuana Usage Among Students in a University Residence  

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|This study is an attempt to discover predictors of examination averages and marijuana usage from factors derived from 70 biographic and personality variables. The sample consisted of 521 students living in residence at the University of Alberta. The 70 variables included the first-order personality factors from Form A of Cattell's (1962) 16PF…

Wardell, Doug; Mehra, N.

1974-01-01

395

Sexual harassment of university faculty by colleagues and students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of this research was on faculty members as victims of sexual harassment by colleagues (peer harassment) and students (contrapower harassment). A self-administered, mailed questionnaire was sent to a probability sample of faculty at a large, public Midwestern university and to the whole population of faculty at a small, public institution in the Western Mountain region. Several hypotheses were

Kathleen McKinney

1990-01-01

396

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gisele Ragusa

2010-01-01

397

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

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

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

398

Some university students are more equal than others: Efficiency evidence from England  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper estimates the efficiency of students in English universities using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and a new dataset which is able to capture the behaviour of university students. Two output variables are specified: the classification of a university degree, and student satisfaction. Three input variables are specified: teaching hours, private study and entry qualifications. The results reveal that university

Ching-Fu Chen; Kwok Tong Soo

2010-01-01

399

Patient attitudes towards medical students at Damascus University teaching hospitals  

PubMed Central

Background The cooperation of patients and their consent to involve medical students in their care is vital to clinical education, but large numbers of students and lack of experience as well as loss of privacy may evoke negative attitudes of patients, which may sometimes adversely affect the clinical teaching environment. This study aimed to explore the attitudes of patients towards medical students at Damascus University hospitals, and to explore the determinants of those attitudes thus discussing possible implications applicable to clinical teaching. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted at three teaching hospitals affiliated to the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus University. Four hundred patients were interviewed between March and April 2011 by a trained sociologist using a structured questionnaire. Results Of the patients interviewed, 67.8% approved the presence of medical students during the medical consultation and 58.2% of them felt comfortable with the presence of students, especially among patients with better socio-economic characteristics. 81.5% of the patients agreed to be examined by students in the presence of the supervisor, while 40.2% gave agreement even in the absence of the supervisor. Privacy was the most important factor in the patients' reticence towards examination by the students, whilst the relative safety and comfort if a supervisor was available determined patients' agreement. Conclusions The study concluded overall positive attitudes to the medical students' involvement in medical education. However, it is essential that students and clinical supervisors understand and adhere to professional and ethical conduct when involving patients in medical education.

2012-01-01

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Psychological stress among dental students at the University of Jordan.  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of psychological stress as well as the perceived sources of stress among undergraduate dental students at the University of Jordan. The top perceived stressors were compared with those of a previous study that examined the perceived sources of stress among undergraduate dental students at the University of Jordan in the year 2000. Psychological stress was assessed using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). Perceived sources of stress were evaluated using the Dental Environment Stress questionnaire. In the study, 520 students completed the questionnaires, for a response rate of 74 percent. These students showed a high level of psychological stress, with 70 percent at the cutoff point of a score of more than 3 for the GHQ-12. Women had a higher level of stress than men: 73 percent scored more than 3 on the GHQ-12 vs. 63 percent for men, which was statistically significant at p=0.05. The top perceived sources of stress from the year 2000 were mostly unaltered in our study, despite a substantial increase in the number of students as well as changes in the curriculum. Further research is needed into methods to minimize stress on dental students. PMID:21828305

Abu-Ghazaleh, Suha B; Rajab, Lamis D; Sonbol, Hawazen N

2011-08-01

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Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms among University Students in Oman  

PubMed Central

Objectives To study the prevalence of depressive symptoms and its association with gender, academic year, and college among university students in Oman. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among Omani students attending the students’ clinic of the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). A systematic sampling of students, males and females, from different colleges, who visited the clinic during the study period, was carried out. The self-administered Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was used to screen for propensity to depression. Results A total of 481 students participated in the study (243 males and 238 females). Overall, 133 (27.7%) of the participants (66 males and 67 females) had depression of various grades based on the PHQ-9 diagnostic criteria using a cut point of more than 11. Depression score at the cut point of 11 was not statistically associated with gender, college and the academic year. Conclusion Tendency for depression might be a common health problem among college students in Oman attending primary health care facilities. Further research on socio-demographic characteristics and the effect of depression on the academic performance is needed.

Al-Busaidi, Zakiya; Bhargava, Kamlesh; Al-Ismaily, Aida; Al-Lawati, Hadia; Al-Kindi, Rahma; Al-Shafaee, Mohammad; Al-Maniri, Abdullah

2011-01-01

402

Medical students’ attitudes to abortion: a comparison between Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Oslo  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background:Abortion policy varies significantly between Northern Ireland and Norway. This is the first study to compare medical students’ attitudes towards abortion in two different countries.Objective:To assess medical students’ attitudes to abortion at the University of Oslo (UiO) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).Design:An anonymous questionnaire completed by 59 medical students at UiO and 86 medical students at QUB.Participants:Students who had completed

R Steele

2009-01-01

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Partially specified physics problems: university students' attitudes and performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this research we asked the fourth year students (N = 50) of a technical faculty of the University of Split (Republic of Croatia) to solve a partially specified physics problem related to gravitational force. The task for the students was to decide whether the situation described in the problem is feasible or not. Nevertheless, the formulation of the problem is such that it does not give students any explicit advice regarding what to calculate or how to judge the feasibility of the given situation in the real world. The research was carried out using a structured written exam method. The worksheet was structured in order to assess explicitly a few elements of the students' problem-solving performance. Based on their results, the examinees were classified into four categories, depending on what they could or could not accomplish during problem solving. A majority of students were not able to solve the given physical problem completely. A selection of students' and professors' observations is also included. Our results show that traditionally formulated numerical exercises, which are mostly used in physics teaching, do not develop students' abilities in higher-order thinking (i.e. planning, decision making or result evaluation) to a desirable extent. We suggest that partially specified problems should be given to students, both in problem-solving sessions and exams, in order to prepare them for dealing with ill-structured tasks in real life.

Maruši?, M.; Erceg, N.; Sliško, J.

2011-05-01

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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

405

Student research projects: the experiences of student dietitians, university faculty members, and collaborators.  

PubMed

Two universities in the United Kingdom made systematic attempts to increase the number of student dietitians' research projects that are supervised by university faculty members in conjunction with external collaborators (collaborative projects), rather than by faculty alone (faculty-only projects). A questionnaire survey was used to evaluate the experiences of student dietitians (n=110), university faculty members (n=38), and collaborators (n=31) involved in a student research project, comparing those involved in a faculty-only project with those involved in a collaborative project. Students undertaking collaborative projects reported greater involvement in most areas of the research process and greater skill development in obtaining research ethics approval (P=0.005), data collection (P=0.05), and statistical analysis (P=0.004) than students undertaking faculty-only projects. In addition, collaborative projects were more frequently considered to produce results that would change dietetics practice than faculty-only projects by both student dietitians (60% vs 30%, P=0.01) and university faculty members (62% vs 19%, P<0.001). The collaborators also considered that in the majority of instances (61%) their involvement helped them to organize their own time to do research. The type of project did not appear to influence student's expectations of future involvement in research and audit. In general, both types of projects resulted in positive experiences for student dietitians, university faculty members, and collaborators. We recommend that those involved in dietetics education, practice, and management consider the potential value of senior-level student dietitian involvement in collaborative research projects. PMID:17761233

Whelan, Kevin; Thomas, Jane E; Madden, Angela M

2007-09-01

406

Study on the opinion of university students about the themes of the origin of Universe and evolution of life  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the results of a questionnaire administered to university students, about several questions involving the origin of the Universe and life and biological evolution, as well as questions related to more common scientific themes. As few as between 2.4% (philosophy students) and 14% (geography students) did not accept the theory of evolution, because they believed in creation as

Rogério F. de Souza; Marcelo de Carvalho; Tiemi Matsuo; Dimas A. M. Zaia

2010-01-01

407

A Comparative Study of Student Support Services of Allama Iqbal Open University and the Open University of Sri Lanka  

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|This paper attempts to compare the availability, quality, similarities and differences in student support services offered by the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Pakistan and The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). It also aims to identify and report the deficiencies that students of both the institutions face in the student support…

Gujjar, Aijaz Ahmed; Chaudhry, Bushra Naoreen; Chaudhry, Amtul Hafeez

2009-01-01

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A Comparative Study of Student Support Services of Allama Iqbal Open University and the Open University of Sri Lanka  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper attempts to compare the availability, quality, similarities and differences in student support services offered by the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Pakistan and The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). It also aims to identify and report the deficiencies that students of both the institutions face in the student support services.…

Gujjar, Aijaz Ahmed; Chaudhry, Bushra Naoreen; Chaudhry, Amtul Hafeez

2009-01-01

409

Impact of sexual health course on Malaysian university students.  

PubMed

A sexual health course was offered and taught by academic staff from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya during semester II of every year as a university elective course to other university students apart from medical students. The course covered a wide range of topics: adolescent sexuality, family planning and pregnancy, violence against women, alternative sexual behavior, physiology of sex, sex and the disabled, gender bias in sexuality, relationship and marriage, sexual dysfunctions, clarification of sexual attitudes and STDs and AIDS. The Sexual Knowledge and Attitude Test (SKAT-II) was used to measure students' pre- and post-course scores on sexual knowledge and attitudes. Fifty-four students who completed both the pre- and post-course tests showed a significant change in sexual knowledge and their attitudes towards sexual myths and autoeroticism. Sexual knowledge was also positively correlated with age, heterosexual relations, autoeroticism and sexual myths scores. However, sexual knowledge is negatively related to religiosity and the influence of religious beliefs on one's attitudes towards sexual matters. This study showed that the sexual health course offered does have a positive impact in increasing one's knowledge and changing one's attitudes towards sexual issues. PMID:15779575

Low, W Y

2004-10-01

410

University Rankings in Action? The Importance of Rankings and an Excellence Competition for University Choice of High-Ability Students  

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|This paper analyzes how high-ability students respond to different indicators of university quality when applying for a university. Are prospective students influenced by quality indicators of a university ranking or by an excellence status awarded within a nationwide competition? And if so, are some quality dimensions, e.g. research reputation,…

Horstschraer, Julia

2012-01-01

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Student Mental Health: How Can Psychiatrists Better Support the Work of University Medical Centres and University Counselling Services?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student psychiatric morbidity is rising. Whilst the influence of university counselling services is widely reported, NHS involvement by psychiatrists and general practitioners is not so well described. Counselling and mental health service providers for students at the University of Leeds were approached for numerical data and a university Group…

Waller, Rob; Mahmood, Tariq; Gandi, Robert; Delves, Sally; Humphrys, Nigel; Smith, Debbie

2005-01-01

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Waterpipe Tobacco and Cigarette Smoking Among University Students in Jordan  

PubMed Central

Setting While waterpipe and cigarette smoking are well studied in Syria and Lebanon, data from Jordan are sparse. Objectives To characterize the relative prevalence of waterpipe tobacco and cigarette smoking among university students in Jordan, and to compare the demographic and environmental factors associated with each form of tobacco use. Design We surveyed 1845 students randomly recruited from four universities in Jordan. We used multivariable logistic regression controlling for clustering of individuals within universities to determine associations between demographic and environmental covariates and waterpipe tobacco and cigarette use. Results Waterpipe tobacco smoking rates were 30% in the past 30 days and 56% ever, and cigarette smoking rates were 29% in the past 30 days and 57% ever. Past 30-day waterpipe tobacco smoking rates were 59% for males and 13% for females. Compared with males, females had substantially lower odds of being current waterpipe (OR=0.12, 95% CI=0.10–0.15) or cigarette (OR=0.08, 95% CI=0.05–0.14) smokers. Compared with waterpipe tobacco smoking, current cigarette smoking was more significantly associated with markers of high socioeconomic status. Conclusion Waterpipe tobacco smoking is as common as cigarette smoking among Jordanian university students. While cigarette smoking is consistently associated with high socioeconomic status, waterpipe tobacco smoking is more evenly distributed across various populations.

Khabour, Omar F.; Alzoubi, Karem H.; Eissenberg, Thomas; Mehrotra, Purnima; Azab, Mohammed; Carroll, Mary; Afifi, Rema A.; Primack, Brian A.

2013-01-01

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Fog Studies for University Students and High School Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the past few years, fog studies have been introduced as part of courses in Earth system science for both university students and high school teachers at Seattle Pacific University. In the undergraduate course, about three hours are devoted to the study of fog starting with a discussion on sustainable water systems. This is followed by presentations on types of fog, the role of fog in the biosphere, biogeochemical cycles and fog, human influences on fog and fog intensity, and remote sensing of fog. We end with a description of fog collection. Fog education efforts increased for students when our campus was able to obtain fog collecting equipment from Richard Jagels at the University of Maine. The equipment included active and passive fog collectors as well as infrared-beam fog detectors. Two graduating students took on fog collection as their senior project. After setting up the newly acquired equipment, the students designed a fog collection project for the University’s Whidby Island location on Puget Sound, an area that experiences frequent advection fog. They built a passive fog detector and determined where to place it on the Island. Future projects planned include implementing a water system based upon fog collection on Whidby Island. We have also implemented a new module on fog for the Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) - The Camanchaca: Fog in the Earth System (available at: http://essea.strategies.org/module.php?module_id=54). Aspects of fog in the Earth system are discussed and participants are led to see the important role fog has throughout the Earth system. This module was successfully piloted as part of an Earth system science course for teachers offered in June-July, 2009.

Witiw, M.; Ladochy, S.

2010-07-01

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Hookah use among college students from a Midwest University.  

PubMed

National data indicate nearly a quarter of college students smoked from a hookah at some point in their lifetime regardless of gender. To address this issue, researchers assessed the perceptions, knowledge, beliefs of hookah users at a large Midwestern University and also determined what other drug related high-risk behaviors were associated with this behavior. An anonymous, online survey was sent to 2,000 randomly selected undergraduate students from a large Midwestern University. Researchers used a cross sectional research design to determine the prevalence and motivating factors associated with hookah use. Respondents included 438 individuals (60% female) with an average age of 23.1 (SD = 12.32), yielding a response rate of 22%. Approximately 15.4% of the sample had previously smoked hookah, while 6% used hookah within the past 30 days. Common motivating factors associated with smoking hookah included socializing/partying (29%), peer influence (27%), and for relaxation (25%). Correlations were calculated comparing hookah use to other high risk behaviors with the two highest correlations consisted of 30-day tobacco use (r = 0.67) and marijuana (r = 0.39). The results from this study suggest hookah use is limited to a small percentage of students. Students appear to smoke hookah for social reasons and underestimate the addictive properties associated with the product. Researchers and practitioners need to develop and evaluate specific interventions to educate college students about the health hazards associated with hookah use. PMID:21805373

Braun, Robert E; Glassman, Tavis; Wohlwend, Jennifer; Whewell, Aubrey; Reindl, Diana M

2012-04-01

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Finnish Art Policy  

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|Discusses the role of the mass media, district theaters, national and provincial commissions on the arts, and adult education oriented national organizations in setting art education policy and improving access by Finnish adults to cultural education. (LY)|

Laurila, Aarne

1970-01-01

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[Research on Pisa University student's life style and health].  

PubMed

Surveys on life and health conditions of university students besides providing useful epidemiologic data partly related to the young population. They are potentially useful for the intervention planning aimed to remove possible environmental or behavioural risk factors. Following these purpose a survey sample about 1200 student attending the University of Pisa was carried out through an anonymous questionnaire about 41 questions focused on behaviours and lifestyles of young people, possible health problems, self-perception of the health state, the use of public health services, and the more commonly used (or preferred) sources of information on health topics. The results suggest that although the self perception of the state of health is broadly positive for the majority of students, there is also a significant frequency of individuals declaring significant at risk behaviours (persistence of sexual practices at risk, drug use, alcohol and smoke abuse). The consumption, also sporadic, of psicoattive substances has been declared gives beyond 40% of the students, in particular 37% asserts to have tried drugs. The habit to smoke appeared diffused much between the students; the percentage of smokers turns out equal to 41% in total (40% females, 42% males). 76% of the interviewed ones has declared to be sexually active, the percentage of those who have declared multiple relations or occasional is elevated (12%), and 47% of the students asserts to use the condom with fixed partner and 77% with occasional partner. Moreover there seems to be a significant association between the changes in the diet and other lifestyles that are due to the "university lifestyle" (as a consequence of leaving the family or increased commuting) and the insurgence of several types of sickness, e.g. gastroenteric disturbances and fever attacks. Finally, the present investigation suggests that few interventions on services offered to students (such as accommodation, teaching structures and especially the creation of a "health office" where students can acquire information on health and other topics related to their condition) could have a significantly beneficial impact on the general state of health of the university population. PMID:15552733

Carducci, A; Calamusa, A; Manfredi, P; Williams, J; Romano, F; Giuntini, A; Marcantonio, S; Bandinelli, R Bianchi; Piz, R; Tarini, F; Verani, M; Privitera, G

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University of Wisconsin-Madison: Paleontology Student Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Paleontological Experiences course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides great hands-on experiments that have been submitted by teachers across Wisconsin. The fun exercises are divided into three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Through the activities, students will dig for fossils, map sites, learn about geological time scale, and much more. The Teacher Notes link offers a brief, yet comprehensive, summary of cladistics and diagrams. Users can find descriptions of latex molds, cast-making, and other techniques. This website is sure to excite students about paleontology.

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Career Guidance and Counseling for University Students in China.  

PubMed

In recent years, various forms of career guidance and career counseling have become more prominent and better serviced in most universities throughout the world. Such services are obviously to the benefit of the students themselves and for society. After an initially slow start, researchers and practitioners in China have now begun to focus on the localization of guidance and counselling theory and strategies in order to match more exactly actual employment situations in different regions of the country. This should result in a service that meets students' needs more effectively. Using mainly core literature examining the context of career guidance and counseling in China from 2001 to the present, this paper elaborates on the current situation and summarizes the progress that has been made. The authors detail the content, implementation, problems that exist, and ways of improving projects of this kind in Chinese universities. Conclusions and suggestions for further research on career guidance and counseling are provided. PMID:22875997

Sun, Vincy Jing; Yuen, Mantak

2012-04-01

419

Trauma screening in students attending a medical university.  

PubMed

Clinicians seldom assess trauma history in patients who seek treatment for psychological problems, yet trauma exposure is often related to psychological distress. Assessing trauma history can provide valuable information for treatment conceptualization and provision, although patients may not spontaneously share their histories because of embarrassment, avoidance, or other concerns. The authors compared 73 students at a southeastern US medical university who sought counseling and psychological services and completed intake paperwork without a trauma screen with 130 students whose intake procedures included trauma screening. They found that (a) patients who were specifically asked about trauma history were more likely to report such events, (b) previous physical assaults with a weapon were related to current psychological distress, and (c) physical assaults with or without a weapon were related to clinically significant psychological distress. These findings suggest that screening for lifetime trauma history should be a standard part of mental health screenings in similar medical university counseling centers. PMID:11910949

Freedy, John R; Monnier, Jeannine; Shaw, Darlene L

2002-01-01

420

Binge Eating Disorder and body image perception among university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is characterized by recurrent episodes of compulsive eating, without any compensatory behavior to avoid possible gain weight. Individuals who suffer from eating disorders often show negative self-image.The present paper aimed to assess BED prevalence and self-image disorders among university students in the city of São José do Rio Preto, State of São Paulo, Brazil.The survey had

Marina G. Nicoli; Raphael D. R. Liberatore Junior

2011-01-01

421

Sociopsychological correlates of smoking among male university students in Bangladesh.  

PubMed

This study examined knowledge, attitude, prevalence, and factors affecting cigarette smoking among male students of a university in Bangladesh. A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 474 students in 2009. Both quantitative and qualitative statistics were employed to examine the relationship between smoking and sociopsychological factors. Overall, 36.1% of the students were currently smoking. Significantly, more nonsmokers than smokers showed negative attitudes toward smoking and positive attitudes toward tobacco-controlling measures. Age, study streams and year, mother's education and occupation, monthly expenditure, and father's smoking appeared as important determinants of students' smoking. A multivariate logistic regression analysis yielded significantly (P < .001) increased risk of smoking among students of the Law and Shariah Faculty (odds ratio [OR] = 38.75, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 6.56-228.82), third-year students (OR = 7.18, 95% CI = 2.56-20.17), and urban residents (OR = 2.14, 95% CI = 1.26-3.63). There is an urgent need for health promotion and anti-tobacco education in building a tobacco-free nation. PMID:20460274

Kamal, S M Mostafa; Islam, Md Aynul; Rahman, Md Anisur

2010-05-10

422

Drug Taking among Medical Students at Glasgow University  

PubMed Central

A survey of medical students was conducted at Glasgow University during two successive academic sessions. In 1971, out of 786 students matriculating in the first to fourth years, 749 present at lectures (95·3%) returned properly completed questionnaires. These showed that 100 (13%) had at one time or another taken drugs and that 27 (3·6%) had continued to do so. In 1972, out of 604 students matriculating in the first, second, and fifth years 487 (80·6%) returned questionnaires indicating that 79 (16%) had taken drugs at least once and that 19 (3·9%) had continued. Marijuana and hashish were by far the most commonly used drugs, the use of “harder” drugs being limited. About half of the students acknowledged the regular use of alcohol, and approximately a fifth were regular tobacco smokers. Those who took drugs were predominantly males who tended to smoke and drink more than other students. They also came from homes where the parents no longer lived together and tended to live away from home more than the other students. Exposure to drugs increased between 1971 and 1972, but the number accepting drugs did not. Appraisal of this problem is needed, since though still small it has the potential for rapid growth.

McKay, A. J.; Hawthorne, V. M.; McCartney, H. N.

1973-01-01

423

Health as the universal language. International students as teaching resources.  

PubMed

Institutions of higher learning lacking curriculums in international health often fail to offer a course on the subject to their student bodies. In the interest of increasing academic challenge and multicultural understanding, these institutions should call upon their international students to design and provide such a course. In the process, new international students could become better oriented, while health education students planning to be in foreign settings could gain valuable knowledge. The process and exchange could be a valuable learning experience for all. A 1985 workshop at Ohio State University entitled "Health and Wellness in the Nigerian Community" offered a cross-cultural survey of health-related issues. Forty-one Nigerian students in the Nigerian Education Program and four Black American students discusses principles of high-level wellness, focusing upon personal and community health issues in the workshop. Differences and similarities between values and sociocultural settings were explored, with greater cross-cultural understanding emerging as the final result. PMID:3152189

Gayle, J A

424

Factors Related to Anxiety in University Students in Japan and China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated factors related to anxiety in 290 Japanese and 295 Chinese university students. The students answered four commonly used questionnaires. The Japanese students scored higher on the anxiety scale than the Chinese students. In addition, this study examined the differences between students with high and low anxiety in both countries. Students with low anxiety in both Japan and

Junko Tsujino; Mayumi Higa; Xinying Huang; Tadashi Inuihara

2002-01-01

425

Service Quality Of University Library: A Survey Amongst Students At Osmangazi University And Anadolu University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student satisfaction is an important measure of service quality in libraries. Students’ perceptions about libraries seem to have been largely ignored by library management in developing countries. The assessment of service quality provides an important feedback for libraries to assess and improve its service to its users. The aim of this study is to develop a reliable and valid instrument

2007-01-01

426

Argileh smoking among university students: a new tobacco epidemic.  

PubMed

The recent global increase in argileh use represents the modern renaissance of an old public health threat and a new tobacco epidemic. This study examined argileh smoking knowledge and attitudes in a sample of university students in Beirut as determinants of argileh smoking. Data were collected cross-sectionally through self-administered questionnaires from 416 students at the American University of Beirut through stratified cluster sampling. The proportion of ever-smokers in this study was 43%, compared with the 30% reported 4 years ago. A total of 28.3% of the surveyed students were current argileh smokers, and the average initiation age was 16 years. Compared with argileh smokers, significantly greater proportions of nonsmokers had positive attitudes about argileh banning and more accurate knowledge about argileh. Argileh smoking among Lebanese young is on the rise. Students demonstrated partial knowledge and moderate to favorable attitudes concerning argileh smoking. Possible public health interventions are discussed in light of the social and cultural context of argileh use to neutralize this emerging global public health threat. PMID:15203779

Chaaya, Monique; El-Roueiheb, Zana; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Azar, Grace; Nasr, Joumana; Al-Sahab, Ban

2004-06-01

427

The impact of higher education on entrepreneurial intentions of university students in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this article is to investigate the relationship between Chinese university students' higher educational background and their entrepreneurial intentions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The TPB model was adopted and tested for the formation of Chinese university students' entrepreneurial intentions using structural equation modeling. Data were collected from students of Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Findings – The main

Sizong Wu; Lingfei Wu

2008-01-01

428

Assessment of Support Facilities Available to Degree Programme Distance Learning Students in the Southwestern Nigerian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study assessed the availability of support facilities to degree programme distance learning students in two universities in Nigeria's University of Ibadan and of Ado-Ekiti. A sample of 250 students was drawn from the two universities. A questionnaire on distance learning student support facilities (DLSSFQ) was elicited. Analysis of the data…

Adegbile, J. A.; Oyekanmi, J. O.

2009-01-01

429

A multilingual mobile university information portal designed to cater for visiting overseas students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Student dropout rates have been a source of contention throughout many Universities worldwide. Universities recognize this fact and many have acted to improve their induction process for students joining the University in the first year. However, student dropout rates continue to be higher than acceptable and it is in this context that this project has been undertaken. However,

Kevin Curran; Winston Huang

2008-01-01

430

Fair access, achievement and geography: explaining the association between social class and students’ choice of university  

Microsoft Academic Search

This quantitative study is concerned with what determines prospective university students’ first choice between universities of different status. The results suggest that examination performance, going to an independent school and fear of debt independently affect students’ decisions. Social factors and students’ perceived level of information on universities had no independent effect at this stage of decision?making. There were considerable differences

Jean Mangan; Amanda Hughes; Peter Davies; Kim Slack

2010-01-01

431

Hitting the Ground Running: The Role of Induction in Preparing Students for University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students enter University from a variety of backgrounds and undergo a process of transition into University life. A theoretical framework describing the integration of incoming students into the academic and social systems of the university during this transition is discussed. Practical problems faced by new students arise not only from academic and social issues but also from their background characteristics.

Houston Lowe

432

Universal Precautions Training of Preclinical Students: Impact on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Compliance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Little information exists regarding the impact of universal precautions training programs on preclinical students? knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Methods. We developed, implemented, and assessed an educational program in universal precautions for and year medical and preclinical physician assistant students. Students (n = 170) completed pre- and posttraining questionnaires to assess universal precautions knowledge and to evaluate attitudes about their

D. J. Diekema; S. S. Schuldt; M. A. Albanese; B. N. Doebbeling

1995-01-01

433

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shah, Syed Shafqat Ali

2009-01-01

434

A Multilingual Mobile University Information Portal Designed to Cater for Visiting Overseas Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Student dropout rates have been a source of contention throughout many Universities worldwide. Universities recognize this fact and many have acted to improve their induction process for students joining the University in the first year. However, student dropout rates continue to be higher than acceptable and it is in this context that…

Curran, Kevin; Huang, Winston

2008-01-01

435

A Multilingual Mobile University Information Portal Designed to Cater for Visiting Overseas Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Student dropout rates have been a source of contention throughout many Universities worldwide. Universities recognize this fact and many have acted to improve their induction process for students joining the University in the first year. However, student dropout rates continue to be higher than acceptable and it is in this context that…

Curran, Kevin; Huang, Winston

2008-01-01

436

Gender Differences in Perceived Role Conflict among University Student-Athletes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Perceptions of role conflict of university student-athletes were explored, with a focus on differences in perceptions of role conflict between female and male student-athletes. Data were collected from 169 university student-athletes attending a southeastern university using a group administered questionnaire. Analysis of a ten item role conflict…

Lance, Larry M.

2004-01-01

437

Analysis of the feasibility of exercise intervention in University Students' Internet Addiction on exercise psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to find the effective prevention of University Students' Internet Addiction ways, we analyzed the mechanism of University Students' Internet Addiction by using Literature and Logical analysis methods. The research indicates that University Students' Internet Addiction is formed by the interaction of physical-psychological--environ -ment. Through studying the results of previous research, sports can produce positive psychological benefits in the

Xiao-hua Liao

2011-01-01

438

Students’ Views Regarding their Participation in University Governance: Implications for Distributed Leadership in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper examines the views of students regarding the extent of their participation in the management of their university and their satisfaction with the degree of this participation. After an examination of the literature on student participation in university governance, the author presents the results of a survey based on data collected from 135 students of the University of Cyprus

Maria E. Menon

2005-01-01

439

Student Teaching in the Context of a School-University Partnership: An Ethnography of a Student Teacher.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes a student teacher's experience in a school-university partnership and investigates the converging influences of the school and the university on the student teacher. The study examined the experience of a student teacher in the Puget Sound Professional Development Center Middle School Preservice Teacher Education Program, a…

Shen, Jianping

440

26 CFR 31.3306(c)(10)-2 - Services of student in employ of school, college, or university.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Services of student in employ of school, college, or university...2 Services of student in employ of school, college, or university...employ of a school, college, or university, by a student who is...

2009-04-01

441

26 CFR 31.3306(c)(10)-2 - Services of student in employ of school, college, or university.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Services of student in employ of school, college, or university...2 Services of student in employ of school, college, or university...employ of a school, college, or university, by a student who is...

2010-04-01

442

Selection of Universities by Students in Journalism and Mass Communication Courses: Do Criteria Differ between Caucasian and Minority Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study measures the significance of factors used by minority students in their selection of universities/colleges. This web survey was conducted mainly on 778 students enrolled in journalism/mass communication courses representing five historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and twelve other universities. Differences were found…

Biswas, Masudul; Perkins, Lyle; Izard, Ralph

2012-01-01

443

Catholic Student Protest and Campus Change at Loyola University in New Orleans, 1964-1971  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study analyzes the development of the student protest movement at Loyola University New Orleans from1964 to 1971. It focuses on student protests against racial discrimination and the Vietnam War, student agitation for greater freedom on campus, and battles that Loyola's faculty had with the university administration. This study argues that Loyola's student protesters were acting as Catholics against situations

Robert Lorenz

2009-01-01

444

A comparison of student nurses in a university hospital training school and a hospital training school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scores on the Psychological Examination of the American Council on Education are higher (1) for university freshmen than for student nurses, (2) for student nurses in university hospitals than for students in non-affiliated nurses' schools, and (3) for the preceding groups than for negro student nurses.

M. C. Langhorne

1935-01-01

445

Mentoring Graduate Students in Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Graduate Program in Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University involves about 100 graduate students and over 70 faculty members. Research opportunities include experimental and theoretical activities in astronomy, condensed matter, high-energy, and nuclear physics, as well as new initiatives in biological and nano physics and physics education research. Faculty and peer mentors, as well as an academic advisor, are identified for each graduate student upon arrival at Rutgers. All first-year graduate students, without regard to background, are required to participate in the Seminar in Physics, which introduces the graduate students to the breadth of research opportunities, as well as advising students about the academic requirements and preparing for the broad spectrum of future career opportunities. Annual activities in this seminar include sessions at which recent graduates of the program discuss their careers outside of academia or basic research. The course requirements for the Ph.D. in Physics include 2 courses outside of the area of research, one of which can be a course outside of the departmental offerings. Since most students have the option to register for many courses after completing the formal requirements, most students take courses in computer science, engineering, or finance as part of their education. Within one year of advancement to Ph.D. candidacy, students are expected to have the first meeting with their research committee, at which the results of a trial project are presented both orally and in a short written report, and which also serves as a test of the student's aptitude for study in the chosen area and with the chosen advisor. Subsequently, every student is required to meet at least annually with this committee. As a result of these mentoring activities, the time to Ph.D. is now less than 6 years on average. Although about 1/2 of the students assume post-doctoral positions upon completion of the Ph.D., our alumni obtain careers in a broad range of fields, including finance and management consulting.

Cizewski, Jolie A.

2002-04-01

446

University Students' Conceptions of an Excellent Physical Education Teacher in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated how university students perceive an excellent physical education (PE) teacher at the university level. A sample of 2000 university students at four universities in China responded to a 53-item questionnaire. A 6-factor, 28-item model of an excellent teacher in PE was subsequently generated with a statistical good fit,…

Song, Lihua; Chen, Junjun

2013-01-01

447

Exchange students experience at the Buenos Aires University, School of Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Five years ago the School of Engineering opened an office to handle the needs of exchange students. Buenos Aires University has more than 400 agreements with universities in 42 countries, but often the applicant is from another university. In an interchange agreement a reversal of tuitions is agreed so the students continue to pay their tuition in the university of

A. E. Dams; H. Pagola

2007-01-01

448

Comparison of university students' understanding of graphs in different contexts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigates university students’ understanding of graphs in three different domains: mathematics, physics (kinematics), and contexts other than physics. Eight sets of parallel mathematics, physics, and other context questions about graphs were developed. A test consisting of these eight sets of questions (24 questions in all) was administered to 385 first year students at University of Zagreb who were either prospective physics or mathematics teachers or prospective physicists or mathematicians. Rasch analysis of data was conducted and linear measures for item difficulties were obtained. Average difficulties of items in three domains (mathematics, physics, and other contexts) and over two concepts (graph slope, area under the graph) were computed and compared. Analysis suggests that the variation of average difficulty among the three domains is much smaller for the concept of graph slope than for the concept of area under the graph. Most of the slope items are very close in difficulty, suggesting that students who have developed sufficient understanding of graph slope in mathematics are generally able to transfer it almost equally successfully to other contexts. A large difference was found between the difficulty of the concept of area under the graph in physics and other contexts on one side and mathematics on the other side. Comparison of average difficulty of the three domains suggests that mathematics without context is the easiest domain for students. Adding either physics or other context to mathematical items generally seems to increase item difficulty. No significant difference was found between the average item difficulty in physics and contexts other than physics, suggesting that physics (kinematics) remains a difficult context for most students despite the received instruction on kinematics in high school.

Planinic, Maja; Ivanjek, Lana; Susac, Ana; Milin-Sipus, Zeljka

2013-12-01

449

Comorbidity of Anxiety-Depression among Australian University Students: Implications for Student Counsellors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The incidence, factor structure and scale item differences in anxiety-depression comorbidity were investigated in a sample of Australian university students defined according to the presence of anxiety and/or depression. The incidence of anxiety-depression comorbidity was over 32%, about four times that for anxiety or depression alone.…

Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F.

2012-01-01

450

Comorbidity of Anxiety-Depression among Australian University Students: Implications for Student Counsellors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The incidence, factor structure and scale item differences in anxiety-depression comorbidity were investigated in a sample of Australian university students defined according to the presence of anxiety and/or depression. The incidence of anxiety-depression comorbidity was over 32%, about four times that for anxiety or depression alone.…

Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F.

2012-01-01

451

On-Line Student Publications: Do Student Editors at Public Universities Shed Their First Amendment Rights in Cyberspace?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The First Amendment rights of students at public universities and colleges are well established by federal and state courts. Where a publication has been created as a forum for student expression, college authorities may not exercise anything but advisory control over editorial decisions of student editors. On-line student newspapers and literary…

Senat, Joey

452

On-Line Student Publications: Do Student Editors at Public Universities Shed Their First Amendment Rights in Cyberspace?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The First Amendment rights of students at public universities and colleges are well established by federal and state courts. Where a publication has been created as a forum for student expression, college authorities may not exercise anything but advisory control over editorial decisions of student editors. On-line student newspapers and literary…

Senat, Joey

453

University Student Perceptions of the Relationship between University Education and the Labour Market in Egypt and Oman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How do university students perceive the key relationship between their university education and the labour market? This article describes the perceptions that 827 Egyptian and Omani seniors--both males and females, studying commerce, education, and engineering--hold about that relationship. For these students, a major motivation for attending…

Al-Harthi, Hamood K.

2011-01-01

454

Choosing a University: A Conjoint Analysis of the Impact of Higher Fees on Students Applying for University in 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the light of the forthcoming policy shift to full-cost fees for English undergraduates, this study examines the impact of fee changes on how students weigh up their university choices. Conjoint analysis is used to examine the importance that students attach to various attributes of a university. It also explores differences across subsections…

Dunnett, Andrew; Moorhouse, Jan; Walsh, Caroline; Barry, Cornelius

2012-01-01

455

Adjectival descriptors for antisocial personality trait in Chinese university students.  

PubMed

Investigators used the lexical approach in which Chinese dictionaries were used to identify 48 adjectives representing antisocial personality traits. These were used to construct ratings scales which were administered to 301 university students in different geographical regions of China. Factor analysis yielded three factors labeled Intolerant, Assaulting, and Fierce and Malicious. The 10 adjectives with highest loadings for each factor were used to develop a short inventory, the Chinese Adjectival Descriptors for Antisocial Personality Trait. The inventory was administered to 448 undergraduate students in the four areas of China. Again a three factor structure was obtained. The internal reliabilities of the three were .85, .81, and .81 for Fierce and Malicious, Assaulting, and Intolerant, respectively. Men scored significantly higher than women on Fierce and Malicious and Assaulting. PMID:20001181

Yu, Rongrong; Yu, Shaohua; Liu, Yuhong; Chen, Wei; Shen, Mowei; Wang, Dengfeng; Wang, Wei

2009-12-01

456

Dating and eating. Beliefs about dating foods among university students.  

PubMed

Dating is an important courtship activity in the U.S., and food consumption is part of dating events. Students use dating scripts to guide decisions and behaviors on dates, and perform scripts on dates to construct positive impression management. This study examined how students conceptualized dating foods. A questionnaire was administered in one large university class, and data from 301 students were analyzed. Students were asked to name three dating foods, three foods that are not dating foods, what makes foods dating foods, and what makes foods not dating foods. Findings revealed that both common and uncommon foods were named as dating and not dating foods. Alcoholic beverages were sometimes named as dating foods. Women often named feminine foods (considered appropriate for females) as dating foods, but men were not more likely to name masculine foods (considered appropriate for males) as dating foods. Neat and easy-to-eat foods were often named as dating foods, while pungent foods and foods causing bad breath were named as not dating foods. These findings support the conception that dating scripts guide thinking about food choices to enhance impression management. Dating food choices are important for current health and as potential precursors for long-term eating relationships like marriage. PMID:19577601

Amiraian, Dana E; Sobal, Jeffery

2009-07-03

457

Course Completion and Attainment in Disabled Students Taking Courses with the Open University UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This investigation compared outcomes in disabled and non-disabled students taking courses by distance learning with the Open University UK in 2003. Students with mental health difficulties showed poorer course completion than non-disabled students. Students with restricted mobility and students with other disabilities showed lower pass rates than…

Richardson, John T. E.

2010-01-01

458

Refugee Students at College and University: Improving Access and Support  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article summarizes the findings and recommendations of a study into access to, and experience of, colleges of further education and universities by refugees in Sydney, Australia. The study sought to identify examples of institutional good practice which are potentially transferable to other major host countries for refugees in the developed world. It focuses upon the factors influencing the decision to enter college or university, sources and usefulness of information and advice, access courses and special entry schemes, the recognition of prior learning and overseas qualifications and institutional sensitivity and support. It concludes with a series of recommendations for providers of further and higher education to improve access and support for students from refugee backgrounds.

Hannah, Janet

1999-03-01

459

Life satisfaction and perception of happiness among university students.  

PubMed

The aim of this essay has been the evaluation of three orientations towards happiness: pleasure, meaning and engagement, as well as their relation to life satisfaction and the perception of happiness in a sample of 320 university students. The results show that the most used kind of orientation towards happiness is pleasure, followed by meaning, and finally engagement. It has also been found that pleasure is the orientation most closely associated to happiness while engagement seems to be more related to life satisfaction. These findings aim to the distinction between the concepts of happiness and life satisfaction and lead the attention to the actions which can improve the levels of happiness. PMID:20977012

San Martín, Jesús; Perles, Fabiola; Canto, Jesús María

2010-11-01

460

A collaborative approach to advance student research at the University of Southern California.  

PubMed

The continued advancement of oral health and science relies upon the cultivation of a student's interest in research. The Student Research Group at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California is working to increase student involvement in research and develop future academic leaders. This study aims to, through student surveys, quantitatively evaluate students' involvement in research, students' interest in participating in research and to identify specific barriers students feel challenge their ability to participate in research. PMID:22685951

Stephens, Heather; Jensen, Bridger; Carpiaux, Weston; Sedghizadeh, Parish; Chai, Yang

2012-05-01

461

University students' perceptions of the life effects of stuttering.  

PubMed

An open-ended, written survey was administered to 146 university students who did not stutter to obtain their impressions of the effects of stuttering on the lives of people who stutter (PWS). Participants first wrote about the general effects of stuttering and then considered how their lives would be different if they stuttered. Both types of responses, while not qualitatively different, indicated that participants were more likely to focus on negative listener reactions and barriers to social, academic, and occupational success when they imagined themselves as PWS. Fewer participants indicated that PWS may positively cope with their stuttering through acceptance of stuttering, motivation and determination, and support systems. Quantitative differences based on gender and familiarity with PWS were not observed. The findings suggest that while university students are generally sensitive to the issues which can affect PWS, they may also tend to exaggerate the limitations placed on PWS by their stuttering. LEARNER OUTCOMES: The reader will be able to (1) understand the various ways in which fluent speakers perceive the life effects of stuttering; (2) discuss how fluent speakers, while apparently sensitive to the negative effects of stuttering, can also overemphasize the degree to which PWS are unable to participate effectively and autonomously in society; and (3) recognize the need for additional research in this area and for continued education of the general public and others by advocacy groups. PMID:19836026

Hughes, Stephanie; Gabel, Rodney; Irani, Farzan; Schlagheck, Adam

2009-09-23

462

Shyness and cognitions: an examination of Turkish university students.  

PubMed

The authors aimed to examine the relation between shyness and dysfunctional relationship beliefs and to extend findings of previous studies to understand the role of fear of negative evaluation and self-esteem in shyness. Participants were 415 Turkish undergraduate students at Middle East Technical University. The participants completed Turkish versions of the J. M. Cheek and A. H. Buss (1981) Shyness Scale, the Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions Scale (Z. Hamamci & S. Büyükoztürk, 2004) the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (M. R. Leary, 1983), and the M. Rosenberg (1965) Self-Esteem Scale. Bivariate correlations showed that shyness had a significant positive correlation with unrealistic relationship expectations and interpersonal rejection. Fear of negative evaluation and self-esteem also had significant relations to shyness. A stepwise regression analysis indicated that fear of negative evaluation, self-esteem, and interpersonal rejection were significant predictors of shyness, and self-esteem was the best predictor. These results provided evidence of the role of distorted relationship beliefs, approval concerns, and self-evaluations in shyness for Turkish university students. The authors discuss the findings in terms of relevant literature and cultural issues. PMID:19049241

Koydemir, Selda; Demir, Ayhan

2008-11-01

463

[Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in first year university students].  

PubMed

The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and their relation to a self-reported family history of disease was examined in 3,357 first year university students of Mar del Plata University (Argentine). The prevalence of family disease was 27.5% for hypercholesterolemia, 42.1% for hypertension, 26.9% for diabetes mellitus, 27.2% for obesity and 42.1% for cardiovascular disease. The percentual of 80.7% of the population surveyed showed at least one of these diseases in their previous family history. The prevalence of hypertension (systolic blood pressure levels > or = 140 mmHg) or/and diastolic blood pressure levels > or = 90 mmHg) was 7.0%. Hypertension was related to Body Mass Index (BMI), male sex and age. The percentual of 14.4% presented hypercholesterolemia (> or = 210 mg/dl), which was associated with age, BMI and family history of obesity and hypercholesterolemia. Nine hundred and eleven subjects (27.1%) were smokers. Differences related to sex were not found. Smoking was positively related to age and the career they had chosen. The examination detected one hundred and twenty-three (3.7%) students with cardiac problems. This was associated with a family history of cardiovascular disease. Preventive measures were suggested. PMID:9302828

Girotto, C A; Vacchino, M N; Spillmann, C A; Soria, J A

1996-12-01

464

The Use of Computers in the Education of Open University Students with Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1988 the Open University is implementing a major new policy on the use of computers in its courses; students taking certain courses will be obliged to have access to a microcomputer. This new policy has many far?reaching consequences, not least for students who are disabled. In the past most computing in Open University courses has been done by students

Alistair D. N. Edwards

1988-01-01

465

DETERMINING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' MOTIVATIONS FOR USING COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: A REPERTORY GRID TECHNIQUE APPROACH  

Microsoft Academic Search

Motivated by the increasing popularity of computer-mediated communication (CMC) technologies in university students learning, this study investigated students' motivations for using CMC technologies in their learning. Fifteen university students were interviewed using the Repertory Grid Technique (RGT) in order to elicit needs that they fulfill when choosing CMC for communication in their learning. Using ground theory approach, these elicited data

Zixiu Guo; Kenneth Cheung; Felix B. Tan

2008-01-01

466

University Student Death Response Plans Using a Structural Management Approach Provide Effective Coordinated Institutional Action  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student death is an inevitable event in the long life of university communities. Although student death is uncommon, universities need to be able respond in a timely and appropriate way to bring the relationship with a deceased student to a dignified close. This article presents a review of factors previously identified in higher education and death studies literature to be

Anne Cusick

2008-01-01

467

The effects of reality therapy and choice theory training on self concept among Taiwanese university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changing cultural expectations and constant academic pressures may have negative effects on the self concept of todays Taiwanese university students. The teaching of choice theory and the use of reality therapy as interventions were considered to assist these students in developing and maintaining a positive self concept. Taiwanese university students (n = 217) were subjected to either choice theory teaching

Arlin V. Peterson; Chuanlin Chang; Perry L. Collins

1998-01-01

468

"Of Never Quite Knowing What I Might Be": Using Chaos Counseling with University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the efficacy of video-based chaos counselling of university students. In this study, 42 university students watched a video that presented student case studies emphasising chaotic concepts. Career decision-making measures and measures of stress were taken one week prior, immediately after and one week after the video…

Davey, Rhyll P.; Bright, Jim E. H.; Pryor, Robert G. L.; Levin, Kirsty

2005-01-01

469

The Monsoon Wedding Phenomenon: Understanding Indian Students Studying in Australian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How does the University sector identify and support the diverse needs of Indian students? This paper reports on a research project carried out on undergraduate students from India enrolled at a Melbourne-based University. The focus is the need to understand why Indian students choose an overseas destination for tertiary study. The intent is to…

Johnson, Richard; Kumar, Margaret

2010-01-01

470

Measuring, Monitoring and Managing the Psychological Well-Being of First Year University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper profiles the psychological well-being of students in their initial year of university. There were three aims: to measure the impact of arrival at university on the psychological well-being of first year students, to monitor (i.e. profile) the shape of psychological well-being across the first year, and to investigate how students

Cooke, Richard; Bewick, Bridgette M.; Barkham, Michael; Bradley, Margaret; Audin, Kerry

2006-01-01

471

Student representation in university decision making: good reasons, a new lens?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article outlines the main cases for and related objections against student representation in university governance found in the relevant literature, and proposes a way in which variations in student representation within institutions may be understood and justified. It contextualises the modern origins of student representation in the experience of university democratisation of the 1960s and early 1970s. By means

Thierry M. Luescher-Mamashela

2012-01-01

472

Creating a Culture of Assessment within West Virginia University's Student Affairs Division  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In Autumn 2004, the Student Affairs Division of West Virginia University (WVU) began an intentional process of integrating assessment across units within the division. The vice president for student affairs initiated this direction in order to encourage the university's student affairs professionals to embrace their roles as educators who care…

Aloi, Susan L.; Green, Adam S.; Jones, Elizabeth A.

2007-01-01

473

Stay, Play Or Give It Away? Students Continuing, Changing or Leaving University Study in First Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study extends previous research on university attrition and course completion by its focus on the reasons for attrition and tracking the subsequent enrolment and other outcomes of students who discontinue their university studies. It also looks at older students as well as students from younger groups. It finds that attrition from first year…

Long, Michael; Ferrier, Fran; Heagney, Margaret

2006-01-01

474

"Of Never Quite Knowing What I Might Be": Using Chaos Counseling with University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the efficacy of video-based chaos counselling of university students. In this study, 42 university students watched a video that presented student case studies emphasising chaotic concepts. Career decision-making measures and measures of stress were taken one week prior, immediately after and one week after the video…

Davey, Rhyll P.; Bright, Jim E. H.; Pryor, Robert G. L.; Levin, Kirsty

2005-01-01

475

Temple University Persistence Rates for Community College of Philadelphia Transfer Students. Report #118.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Temple University has been the transfer institute most frequently attended by Community College of Philadelphia graduates and former students. This report provides short and long-term persistence rates of college students who transfer to Temple University (Pennsylvania). During fall semesters between 1988 and 1998, 22,248 students were admitted…

Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.

476

The Monsoon Wedding phenomenon: understanding Indian students studying in Australian universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

How does the University sector identify and support the diverse needs of Indian students? This paper reports on a research project carried out on undergraduate students from India enrolled at a Melbourne?based University. The focus is the need to understand why Indian students choose an overseas destination for tertiary study. The intent is to explore how the curriculum that they

Richard Johnson; Margaret Kumar

2010-01-01

477

University Student Death Response Plans Using a Structural Management Approach Provide Effective Coordinated Institutional Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student death is an inevitable event in the long life of university communities. Although student death is uncommon, universities need to be able respond in a timely and appropriate way to bring the relationship with a deceased student to a dignified close. This article presents a review of factors previously identified in higher education and…

Cusick, Anne

2008-01-01

478

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

479

Early Assessment: Using a University-Wide Student Support Initiative to Effect Real Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the implementation of a university-wide initiative aimed at providing a holistic view of a student's academic standing by conducting early, formative assessment for all first-year students. It tracks the Early Assessment System as a student support intervention at Stellenbosch University and suggests that the system has been…

van Schalkwyk, Susan

2010-01-01

480

Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Revised University Student Hassles Scale  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the scores on the Revised University Student Hassles Scale that was developed to identify everyday irritants experienced by a diverse body of university students. Factor analyses of data obtained from 965 graduate and undergraduate students yielded a well-differentiated 11-factor solution of…

Pett, Marjorie A.; Johnson, Mary M.

2005-01-01

481

A study to find out the preferred free e-mail services used by university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to investigate the free e-mail usage of students in the technology departments of the university, and also to learn which free e-mail service the participants prefer. The volunteer participants in this study consisted of 150 undergraduate students attending the Near East University in Northern Cyprus. 50 students from Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS),

Nadire Cavus; Hüseyin Bicen

2009-01-01

482

Epistemic levels in argument: An analysis of university oceanography students' use of evidence in writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to examine university oceanography students' use of evidence in writing. Drawing from rhetorical studies of science writing and studies of argumentation in science education, a model for assessing students' arguments is proposed that considers the relative epistemic status of propositions comprising students' written texts. The study was conducted in an introductory university oceanography course

Gregory J. Kelly; Allison Takao

2002-01-01

483

Effect of Peer Nutrition Education on Nutritional Status and Nutritional Knowledge of University Student-Athletes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of peer nutrition education on nutritional status and nutrition knowledge and attitudes of university athletes. Participants were 32 female student-athletes and 4 DPD students (peer educators) at Clemson University. Each peer educator was assigned to 8 student-athletes with whom they were expected to meet 1 time per week for 7

M. E. Kunkel; Lynne B. Bell; B. D. Luccia

1999-01-01

484

Cultural Factors Influencing Eastern and Western Engineering Students' Choice of University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Insight into factors that affect students' choice of university is useful when designing study programmes, especially in global competition for students. This study focuses on Taiwanese and Norwegian students' preferences for university, study programme, course qualities and future career qualities. Hofstede's model was used to predict…

Jian, Hua-Li; Sandnes, Frode Eika; Huang, Yo-Ping; Huang, Yueh-Min

2010-01-01

485

A Source of Inspiration: ATC for Visually Impaired Students at the Islamic University of Gaza  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the age driven by information technology, each university has a mission to equip its students with the necessary tools. The Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) offers all of its student access to the computing world and online classes. In order not to leave anyone behind, IUG established an Assistive Technology Center (ATC) for the visually impaired students. In this

Hatem A. Elaydi; Hazem Shehada

486

The impact of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity on academic achievement in UK university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing numbers of students in UK universities are presenting with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the impact of ADHD symptomatology on academic achievement in university students in the UK has not previously been explored. This study investigates the prevalence of self?reported ADHD symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity) in 464 undergraduate psychology students across two year cohorts.

Debbie J. Pope

2010-01-01

487

Presenting California State University Admission Requirements to Tenth Grade Students: A Pilot Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to introduce information about the new California State University freshman admission requirements to high school students, an outreach program has been developed in the university's feeder high schools, particularly those with large numbers of minority students. A pilot project was conducted with tenth grade students in Alhambra High…

Meacham, Isabel; Bachmann, George

488

University Students' Behavioral Intention to Use Mobile Learning: Evaluating the Technology Acceptance Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As many Korean universities have recommended the implementation of mobile learning (m-learning) for various reasons, the number of such tertiary learning opportunities has steadily grown. However, little research has investigated the factors affecting university students' adoption and use of m-learning. A sample of 288 Konkuk university students

Park, Sung Youl; Nam, Min-Woo; Cha, Seung-Bong

2012-01-01

489

Increasing Retention and Success of Students of Color at Research-Extensive Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The number of students of color transferring to and completing degrees at four-year, non research-extensive universities continues to increase. However, research-extensive universities struggle with recruiting and retaining students of color. This chapter discusses one initiative developed by a research-extensive university focused on increasing…

Aragon, Steven R.; Perez, Mario Rios

2006-01-01

490

Prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder in Turkish university students and assessment of associated factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Many students who begin university at risky periods for OCD development cannot meet the new challenges successfully. They often seek help and apply to the university health center for psychiatric distress. We aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at students of the Cukurova University in this cross sectional study. METHODS: This study

Elcin Yoldascan; Yarkin Ozenli; Oguz Kutlu; Kenan Topal; Ali Ihsan Bozkurt

2009-01-01

491

Re-Becoming ESL: Multilingual University Students and a Deficit Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, I analyze how a group of multilingual students at a university in British Columbia, Canada, go through the process of "re-becoming ESL" during their first year of university. I highlight a central contradiction. Despite bringing a diverse and rich range of languages and cultures to the university, multilingual students are…

Marshall, Steve

2010-01-01

492

Defining Appropriate Professional Behavior for Faculty and University Students on Social Networking Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The vast majority of university students have profiles on social networking sites (e.g., Myspace, Facebook) (Salaway et al. 2008). However, it is yet to be determined what role this rapidly evolving method of communication will play in an academic setting. Data for the current study was collected from 459 university students and 159 university

Malesky, L. Alvin; Peters, Chris

2012-01-01

493

Psychosocial Resources in First-Year University Students: The Role of Identity Processes and Social Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The investigation involved the assessment of a model predicting that family and university relationship environments are linked with identity processes and identity states (statuses) that predict psychosocial resources among first-year university students. A sample of 351 university students, between the ages of 18 and 21 years, completed measures…

Adams, Gerald R.; Berzonsky, Michael D.; Keating, Leo

2006-01-01

494

Easing the Transfer of Students from College to University Programs: How Can Learning Outcomes Help?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Increasingly, students are seeking transfer from college to university educational programs. This challenges universities to assess the effectiveness of transfer policies and also challenges colleges to prepare students for continued education. This paper reviews the various transfer procedures used by Canadian universities, barriers experienced…

Carter, Irene; Coyle, James; Leslie, Donald

2011-01-01

495

Study-MATE: Using Text Messaging to Support Student Transition to University Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students are most likely to drop out of university when first attending. This article analyses the use of technology in supporting the transition process of "first time" university students enrolled in a second-year accounting course. Study-MATE, a study skills program utilising the university's learning management system (LMS)--Blackboard,…

Cahir, Jayde; Huber, Elaine; Handal, Boris; Dutch, Justin; Nixon, Mark

2012-01-01

496

Family background, subject specialization and occupational recruitment of Scottish university students: Some patterns and trends  

Microsoft Academic Search

University entrants from different social backgrounds tend to specialize in different subjects at university. Self-recruitment operates to a large extent in the ancient professions of medicine, dentistry and law, and few working class students enter these faculties. Self-recruitment of male students to engineering, business, farming and to a lesser extent teaching, is also evident. Working class university entrants frequently specialize

Alison Kelly

1976-01-01

497

Defining Appropriate Professional Behavior for Faculty and University Students on Social Networking Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The vast majority of university students have profiles on social networking sites (e.g., Myspace, Facebook) (Salaway et al. 2008). However, it is yet to be determined what role this rapidly evolving method of communication will play in an academic setting. Data for the current study was collected from 459 university students and 159 university

Malesky, L. Alvin; Peters, Chris

2012-01-01

498

Creating College Advising Connections: Comparing Motivational Beliefs of Early College High School Students to Traditional First-Year University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Early college high schools (ECHSs) are partnerships between high schools and colleges or universities designed to enhance college readiness and completion, particularly among students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. We compared the self-reported motivational profiles of ECHS students to traditional first-year university

Oliver, Marvarene; Ricard, Richard J.; Witt, Karl J.; Alvarado, Melissa; Hill, Patricia

2010-01-01

499

University of Connecticut Student Yearbook, 1915-1990  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1915, the students at the Connecticut Agricultural College produced the first official student annual to commemorate the activities of the class of 1915. This annual has been produced continuously since that time, documenting "the growth, development, expansion and history of the University of Connecticut." Visitors to this site can browse through the various iterations of the Yearbook from 1915 to 1990. While visitors can't search the full-text versions of the yearbooks, they can look through each volume in its entirety. Those who are just arriving at the site may wish to look at the volume from 1959. This particular volume is notable for its cover art and for its coverage of student life, campus buildings, and athletics. It's worth noting that print copies and reproductions of images from these volumes are available from the Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Overall, these yearbooks offer a rather interesting portrait of one aspect of life in the Nutmeg State in the 20th century.

500

Study on the opinion of university students about the themes of the origin of Universe and evolution of life  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper reports the results of a questionnaire administered to university students, about several questions involving the origin of the Universe and life and biological evolution, as well as questions related to more common scientific themes. As few as between 2.4% (philosophy students) and 14% (geography students) did not accept the theory of evolution, because they believed in creation as described in the Bible. However, between 41.5% (philosophy students) and 71.3% (biology students) did not see any conflict between religion and evolution. About 80% of the students believed that the relationship between lung cancer and smoking is well established by science, but this number falls to 65% for biological evolution and 28.9% for the big bang theory. It should be pointed out that for 24.5% and 7.4% of the students the big bang theory and biological evolution, respectively, are poorly established by science. The students who self-reported being Christian but not Roman Catholic are more conservative in the acceptance of biological evolution and the old age of Earth and the Universe than are other groups of students. Other factors, such as family income and the level of education of parents, appear to influence the students' acceptance of themes related to the origin of the Universe and biological evolution.

de Souza, Rogério F.; de Carvalho, Marcelo; Matsuo, Tiemi; Zaia, Dimas A. M.

2010-04-01