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ERIC Number: ED560433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 139
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3033-6135-7
An Investigation on the Students' Perception of Instructors' Usage of Active and Collaborative Learning Techniques and the Level of Study Anxiety in International Students
Khoshlessan, Rezvan
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University, Beaumont
This study was designed to explore the relationships between the perception of professors' instructional practices and international students' study anxiety. The dominant goal of this research was to investigate whether the professors' use of active and collaborative learning techniques reduces the study anxiety of international students. The participants consisted of a convenience sample of college students (n = 85) during the Spring 2013 semester at a mid-sized public four-year institution in Texas. The researcher collected pertinent demographic data and used two modified versions of (SAQ) (Vitasari, Abdul Wahab, Othman & Awang, 2010) and ACES Survey (Matthews, Pourciau, & Farrow, 2011). The results demonstrated a weak inverse relationship between the students' perception of an instructors' usage of active and collaborative learning techniques in class and the international students' study anxiety and continued to exist when controlling for educational status, gender, nationality, and field of study. Recommendations for future research include a similar study not limited to international students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas