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Tlhoaele, Malefyane; Suhre, Cor; Hofman, Adriaan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Cooperative learning may improve students' motivation, understanding of course concepts, and academic performance. This study therefore enhanced a cooperative, group-project learning technique with technology resources to determine whether doing so improved students' deep learning and performance. A sample of 118 engineering students, randomly…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Comprehension, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
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Vassiou, Aikaterini; Mouratidis, Athanasios; Andreou, Eleni; Kafetsios, Konstantinos – Educational Psychology, 2016
Performance at school is affected not only by students' achievement goals but also by emotional exchanges among classmates and their teacher. In this study, we investigated relationships between students' achievement goals and emotion perception ability and class affect and performance. Participants were 949 Greek adolescent students in 49 classes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Emotional Response, Mathematics Teachers
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Sen, Senol; Yilmaz, Ayhan – Science Education International, 2016
The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between preservice teachers' time and study environment management, effort regulation, self-efficacy beliefs, control of learning beliefs and metacognitive self-regulation. This study also investigates the direct and indirect effects of metacognitive self-regulation on time and study…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Self Control
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Maralani, Farnaz Mehdipour – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
This study investigated the mediation role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the relationship between creative educational environment and metacognitive self-regulation. Participants were 300 girls, selected randomly from the girl hostel in university of Tehran. Participants completed Akoal's creative educational environment questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Educational Environment, Metacognition
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Hassell, Martin D.; Sukalich, Mary F. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The use of social media is prevalent among college students, and it is important to understand how social media use may impact students' attitudes and behaviour. Prior studies have shown negative outcomes of social media use, but researchers have not fully discovered or fully understand the processes and implications of these…
Descriptors: Social Media, Correlation, Outcomes of Education, Structural Equation Models
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Vaculíková, Jitka – International Education Studies, 2016
The authors present findings on the third round of the Czech validation of the Motivated Strategies for learning questionnaire (MSLQ), originally developed by Pintrich et al. (1991). The validation only covered an area designed to access motivation in self-regulated learning. Data was collected from a sample of university students in regular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Construct Validity
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Gok, Tolga; Gok, Ozge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this research was to investigate the effects of peer instruction on learning strategies, problem solving performance, and conceptual understanding of college students in a general chemistry course. The research was performed students enrolled in experimental and control groups of a chemistry course were selected. Students in the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Sullivan, Philip – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Noteworthy proportions of adolescents--particularly females--report negatively about their experiences regarding fitness and the testing of it during physical education (PE). These accounts often coincide with lower levels of body image, fitness, motivation, and physical activity and higher rates of attrition from optional PE. Purpose:…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Physical Education
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Alt, Dorit – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This study was aimed at assessing the relationships between college students' pre-entry factors, self-efficacy and motivation for learning, and the perceived constructivist learning in traditional lecture-based courses and seminars (SM). The study included 411 undergraduate third-year college students. Several scales were administered to the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Seminars, Correlation
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Honken, Nora; Ralston, Patricia A.; Tretter, Thomas R. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Self-control has been related to positive student outcomes including academic performance of college students. Because of the critical nature of the first semester academic performance for engineering students in terms of retention and persistence in pursuing an engineering degree, this study investigated the relationship between freshmen…
Descriptors: Self Control, Engineering Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Tezci, Erdogan; Sezer, Fahri; Aktan, Sumer; Gurgan, Ugur – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem Statement: Being a virtuous citizen, developing communication skills, and becoming a life-long learner are directly proportionate to the individuals' perspectives on life. Provided that an education system is able to positively change the individuals' perspectives on life, it may allow individuals to acquire terminal behaviors easier. This…
Descriptors: Life Style, Learning Strategies, Self Management, Correlation
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Alkharusi, Hussain – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: Students are daily exposed to a variety of assessment tasks in the classroom. It has long been recognized that students' perceptions of the assessment tasks may influence student academic achievement. The present study aimed at predicting academic achievement in mathematics from perceptions of the assessment tasks after controlling…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Predictive Measurement, Predictor Variables, Learning Strategies
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Suárez, José Manuel; Fernández, Ana Patricia; Zamora, Ángela – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: The debate over the education of immigrant pupils relative to native Spanish students is currently a hot topic, but very little research has been undertaken in this area in Spain. The objective of this study was to detect certain possible differences in motivation and strategies between immigrant and Spanish pupils, and also between…
Descriptors: Immigration, Motivation, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation
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Wei, Chun-Wang; Lin, Yi-Chun; Lin, Yen-Ting – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Clinical resources in nursing schools are always insufficient for satisfying the practice requirements of each student at the same time during a formal course session. Although several studies have applied information and communication technology to develop computer-based learning tools for addressing this problem, most of these developments lack…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Clinical Experience, Web Based Instruction, Nursing Students
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Gaultney, Jane F. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
The present study used a validated survey to assess freshmen college students' sleep patterns and risk for sleep disorders and then examined associations with retention and grade point average (GPA) over a 3-year period. Students at risk for a sleep disorder were more likely to leave the institution over the 3-year period, although this…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Sleep, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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