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Ellison, Lynn; Jones, Dawn – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
This article describes an action research project that was undertaken to address a poor progression rate at the end of the first year of a single honours law degree. An attainment gap due to gender, age and ethnicity was also noted. The students were predominantly assessed by examinations; therefore a change of assessment to coursework and…
Descriptors: Law Students, Student Evaluation, Change, Gender Differences
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Mimirinis, Mike – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
The paper reports the results of a phenomenographic study on academics' conceptions of e-assessment. A cohort of 21 academics from 17 disciplines participated in semi-structured interviews exploring their experiences of using web-based technologies for formative and summative assessment purposes. Through iterative analysis of the interview…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Technology Uses in Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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Özkan, Zekiye; Arslan, Ersin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Introduction: Hyperactivity and attention deficit are situations which have been seen in individuals recently and affect both academic and life quality of individual negatively. The aim of this study is to determine hyperactivity and attention deficit level of university student who sport regularly and do not sport. Method: Carried out with…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Reliability, Validity, College Students
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Kendall, Chadwin T.; Stephenson, Ross L., Jr.; Yates, R. Rhett C.; Ziskal, Wayne S. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Collegiate flight training curriculum has changed over the past several years. The early era of flight training involved teaching pilots "stick and rudder" skills in conventionally equipped aircraft. With the arrival of the "glass cockpit" or technically advanced aircraft into general aviation, the Federal Aviation…
Descriptors: Flight Training, College Curriculum, Public Agencies, Academic Standards
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Hsu, Anna S.; Chen, Chuansheng; Greenberger, Ellen – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Kindergarten cohort (ECLS-K), this study aimed to identify body mass index (BMI) trajectories from kindergarten to eighth grade using group-based trajectory modeling (GBTM), examine the relationships between BMI trajectories and adolescents' school achievement (reading and math), determine…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement, Body Composition, Affective Behavior
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Laninga-Wijnen, Lydia; Gremmen, Mariola C.; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Veenstra, René; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.; Harakeh, Zeena – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined the role of academic status norms in friendship selection and influence processes related to academic achievement across the 2nd year of secondary school (SNARE project; N = 1,549 students from 70 classes; Mage = 13.69 years). Academic status norms were operationalized as the class-level correlation between academic achievement…
Descriptors: Role, Friendship, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Low, Sabina; Smolkowski, Keith; Cook, Clayton; Desfosses, Danielle – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined the impact of a commonly adopted elementary universal social-emotional learning program, Second Step, on student social-emotional and academic outcomes following 2 years of implementation. The cluster-randomized wait-list control trial included 61 schools, 321 teachers, and 8,941 early elementary students across 2 states, with…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Sapsani, Georgia; Tselios, Nikolaos – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2019
The present article examines the relationship between student personality, use of social media and their academic performance and engagement. Specifically, this article examines the relationship of students' Facebook (FB) use and personality characteristics using the Big Five Personality Test. This is focused on (a) student engagement; (b) time…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Social Media, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement
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Allen, Cara Cliburn; Alleman, Nathan F. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
In this exploratory, qualitative study we analyzed the effects of food insecurity on students' academic and social experiences at a private, selective, normatively affluent institution. Findings reveal that students self-excluded from social events that centered around food. Students' academics were often sacrificed and interrupted as a result of…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Food, Hunger, Social Experience
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Smetana, Judith; Robinson, Jessica; Bourne, Stacia V.; Wainryb, Cecilia – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined 131 U.S. middle class early, middle, and late adolescents' (M[subscript age] = 12.74, 15.81, and 20.40 years, respectively) narratives regarding experiences of disclosure, concealment, and lying to parents and responses to direct probes about lessons learned about self and parents. The thematic content focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Deception, Personal Narratives, Parent Child Relationship, Self Concept
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Thongsawat, Suriya; Davidson-Shivers, Gayle; Chatphoomiphong, Bhudnumphueng – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2019
A new student orientation is arranged to assist students in their adjustment to college. To do so, it is essential for the program to provide students an opportunity to connect to other students, instructors, academic advisors, and the university. Recently, there are several mobile applications developed to promote collaboration and interaction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Design, School Orientation, Undergraduate Students
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Edmonstone, John; Lawless, Aileen; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The paper examines whether, if leadership is defined by the willingness to tackle wicked issues, and if action learning is employed for leadership development purposes, do the action learning participants on leadership development programmes address such wicked issues? It adopts a version of dialogical sense-making to consider this and describes…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Baker, Amanda R.; Montalto, Catherine P. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
With the costs of college on the rise across the United States, many postsecondary educators are concerned about the potential effect of financial strain on student outcomes. Scholars have long hypothesized that students who are concerned about finances may demonstrate lower goal commitment, academic engagement, and persistence (Boatman &…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, Financial Problems, Stress Variables
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Precourt, Elena; Gainor, Maryella – Accounting Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we analyze various course- and student-related factors that affect participation grades within several college accounting classes. The second purpose is to determine whether in-class participation grades have an effect on exam performance in these classes. We find that, unlike in liberal arts and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Outcomes of Education, Grades (Scholastic)
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Soria, Krista M.; Werner, Linnette; Roholt, Christine VeLure; Capeder, Anna – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
The purpose of this article was to examine the effects of strengths-based approaches in co-curricular and curricular leadership on first-year students' holistic thriving, academic thriving, social thriving, and psychological thriving. We used propensity score matching and regression analyses with survey data from the Thriving Quotient, which was…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Curriculum, College Freshmen, Enrollment
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