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Hsin, Ching-Ting; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Shih, Meilun; Sheu, Feng-Ru; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This cross-sectional research was conducted to probe how 626 Taiwanese children's conceptions of learning differ by age and gender via drawing. Participants were from the kindergarten, the first grade, and the third grade. A coding scheme categorizing the people, learning domain, and place in the drawings was developed. Chi-square tests were then…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Kindergarten
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Kim, Yanghee – Computers in the Schools, 2016
Compared to boys, many girls are more aware of a social context in the learning process and perform better when the environment supports frequent interactions and social relationships. For these girls, embodied agents (animated on-screen characters acting as tutors) could afford simulated social interactions in computer-based learning and thereby…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 9, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Ridder, Monica A. M.; Koning, Maaike; Visscher, Tommy L. S.; Hirasing, Remy A.; Seidell, Jacob C.; Renders, Carry M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Energy balance-related behavior on schooldays and beliefs about school-based interventions may differ between students in different educational levels, sexes, and BMI (body mass index) categories. In Zwolle (the Netherlands), 1,084 adolescents (13-15 years) at 9 secondary schools completed a questionnaire. Overweight prevalence (boys 18.1%, girls…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Health Behavior, Questionnaires, Body Composition
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Bozoglu, Oguzhan; Göktürk, Söheyda – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Purpose: Delivering a quality PE class where factors leading to negative experiences are eliminated and student attitude is kept positive plays a crucial role in their involvement of physical activity. The purpose of this study is to understand what kind of experiences and feelings students have lived through in the physical education classes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Curriculum
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Hopland, Arnt O.; Nyhus, Ole Henning – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between satisfaction with learning environment and student effort, both in class and with homework assignments. Design/methodology/approach: The authors use data from a nationwide and compulsory survey to analyze the relationship between learning environment and student effort. The…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Paraskeva, Fotini; Mysirlaki, Sofia; Papagianni, Aikaterini – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper outlines a proposal for the development of educational multiplayer online games based on the activity theory, as an alternative to the current trend in multiplayer gaming and a means of promoting collaboration among students. In order to examine whether online games are engaging for learners, we consider multiple factors regarding game…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences
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Chen, Ji-Kang; Wei, Hsi-Sheng – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2013
Objectives: This paper examines how peer social support mediates the association between school victimization and student psychological health among junior-high students in an Asian context (Taiwan), and further examines how gender and ethnicity differ in the interrelationships of school violence, peer social support and psychological health.…
Descriptors: Violence, Intervention, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Teo, Timothy – Interactive Learning Environments, 2006
Research has found that computer attitudes not only play an influential role in determining the extent to which students accept the computer as a learning tool but also future behaviours towards the computer such as using it for further study and vocational purposes. A sample of 183 post-secondary students was assessed for their computer attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Computer Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D.; Arendtsz, Amanda; Bempechat, Janine; Li, Jin – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Adolescents' emotional engagement plays a critical role in promoting their academic performance as well as overall psychological wellbeing. As a part of a 3-year longitudinal study, this study drew upon self-determination theory to examine three psychological predictors of emotional engagement within specific learning contexts. Ninety-four, low…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Academic Achievement, Grade 9, Learner Engagement
Onochie, Okeke Chinedu Ifedi – Online Submission, 2010
The females' relatively low participation in higher education is discussed within the Nigerian society in a way that such issues are discursively placed in often contradictory, as well as extremely complicated contexts. Dominant discussions draw on the interplay between gender and students' performance across subjects, as well as on the influences…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Ji-Kang; Astor, Ron Avi – School Psychology International, 2009
Using a nationally representative sample in Taiwan, this study aims to describe the prevalence of perpetration of school violence in Taiwan. The study explores how gender, age and school type relate to students' perpetration of violence in an Asian culture context. The sample included 14,022 students from elementary to high schools in grades 4 to…
Descriptors: Violence, Asian Culture, Incidence, Prevention
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Fan, Weihua; Williams, Cathy M.; Corkin, Danya Marie – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
This multilevel study examines the extent to which individual- and school-level variables are predictive of three aspects of students' perceived school climate (order, safety, and discipline; fairness and clarity of school rules; and teacher-student relationship) by using a nationally representative sample. A wide range of social and academic risk…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Catholic Schools, Student Attitudes, Risk
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Chu, Man-Wai; Babenko, Oksana; Cui, Ying; Leighton, Jacqueline P. – International Journal of Testing, 2014
The study examines the role that perceptions or impressions of learning environments and assessments play in students' performance on a large-scale standardized test. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) was used to test aspects of the Learning Errors and Formative Feedback model to determine how much variation in students' performance was explained…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
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Mashiya, Nontokozo – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
This paper reports on a case study of male foundation phase pre-service students who were among the first cohort to specialise in the foundation phase since the inception of the programme at one South African university. The students reported on their experiences of teaching in a female-dominated field and their views about their preparedness to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers