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Pachlhofer, Keith A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study used the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire in modularized courses at three institutions across the nation (N = 189), and multiple regression was completed to investigate five categories of student motivation that predicted academic success and course completion. The overall multiple regression analysis was significant and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
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Lange, Chris; Costley, Jamie – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Online instructors need to avoid unclear and confusing explanations of content, which can reduce the quality of learning. Extraneous load is reflective of poor instruction, in that it directs student effort towards processing information that does not contribute to learning. However, students may be able to manage poor instruction through effort…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Student Surveys
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Wibrowski, Connie R.; Matthews, Wendy K.; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to assess the impact of the Skills Learning Support Program (SLSP) aimed to support entering first-generation college students' motivational beliefs, use of self-regulatory strategies, and academic achievement. The study included 137 students from ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds who were in need…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Aisha, Bibi; Zamri, Sharifa NorulAkmar Syed; Abdallah, Nabeel; Abedalaziz, Mohammad; Ahmad, Mushtaq; Satti, Umbreen – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
In this study, different factors affecting students' differential equations (DEs) solving abilities were explored at pre university level. To explore main factors affecting students' differential equations problem solving ability, articles for a 19-year period, from 1996 to 2015, were critically reviewed and analyzed. It was revealed that…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Literature Reviews
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Cho, Moon-Heum; Lim, Seongmi; Lee, Kyeonghwa – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Students often complain about unsatisfactory experiences resulting from disproportionate contributions to collaborative projects. To improve the experience, we applied regulation theory to design a process to document regulation on a blog and examined whether such documentation enhanced students' self-regulation and co-regulation skills while…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Metacognition, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing
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Boyraz, Güler; Horne, Sharon G.; Granda, Rebecca – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
We conducted 2 studies to determine whether the relationship between depressive symptomatology and college GPA is mediated by effort regulation and to understand how depressive symptomatology upon entry to college affects students' adjustment and academic achievement later in the first year of college. In Study 1, we found that the relationship…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Grade Point Average, Prediction
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Bowering, Elizabeth R.; Mills, Joanne; Merritt, Allison – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
It is well known that university students with ineffective learning strategies and low motivation are at risk for lowered grades and stress. Given the needs of these students, Mount St. Vincent University developed the Student Success Course (SSC), a 14-week intervention that offers instruction in learning strategies, selfmanagement, and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, At Risk Students, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students
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Cho, Moon-Heum; Yoo, Jin Soung – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
Many researchers who are interested in studying students' online self-regulated learning (SRL) have heavily relied on self-reported surveys. Data mining is an alternative technique that can be used to discover students' SRL patterns from large data logs saved on a course management system. The purpose of this study was to identify students' online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Self Management, Active Learning, Data Analysis
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Kapucu, Serkan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to explore the relationships among Turkish high school students' attitude towards physics, self-efficacy of learning physics, mathematics achievement, and physics achievement. To investigate the relationships, a unique questionnaire that identifies the attitude, self-efficacy and achievements were delivered to a total of 301 high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Physics
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Bradley, Rachel L.; Browne, Blaine L.; Kelley, Heather M. – College Student Journal, 2017
This paper examined self-efficacy and self-regulatory skills and their influence on achievement in an online learning environment. This study utilized the Online Academic Success Indicators Scale (OASIS). The results of the scale were compared to previous tests measuring the predictive nature of self-efficacy and self-regulatory skills on academic…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Fournier, Kimberly A.; Couret, Jannelle; Ramsay, Jason B.; Caulkins, Joshua L. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
Large enrollment foundational courses are perceived as "high stakes" because of their potential to act as barriers for progression to the next course or admittance to a program. The nature of gateway courses makes them ideal settings to explore the relationship between anxiety, pedagogical interventions, and student performance. Here,…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Large Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Herges, Rebecca M.; Duffield, Stacy; Martin, William; Wageman, Justin – The Mathematics Educator, 2017
Mathematics achievement among K-12 students has been a long-standing concern in schools across the United States. A possible solution to this mathematics achievement problem is student motivation. A survey was administered to 65 mathematics students at a Midwestern middle school to determine their beliefs and attitudes related to motivation and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Turgut, Ozden; Ocak, Gurbuz – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study examines the relation between teacher candidates' problem solving appraisal and utilization of motivated strategies for learning. The study has been carried out with 416 teacher candidates. A correlation has been used between problem solving appraisal and utilization of motivated strategies for learning. Besides, regression analysis has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving, Motivation Techniques
Forjan, Nadya Enamorado – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Academic achievement and the constructs that have been recently proposed as relevant to help students organize their study habits independently and effectively when taking online courses is important in the evaluation of the quality of student performance in higher education. Evaluating learner differences and how these differences affect…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Psychology
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Song, Donglei; Ju, Ping; Xu, Hao – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Many gamification designs in education do effectively mobilize students to some extent. Yet, there is still very little research to account for the specific influence on each student. It is essential to determine whether the students can be engaged by gamification in terms of various psychological factors. In this paper, the game element point was…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Games, Games, Learner Engagement
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