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Kamal, Anju; Radhakrishnan, Souhreda – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Differences in styles of learning have become important considerations at all levels of education over the last several years. Examining college students' preferred style of learning is useful for course design and effective instructional methods. Using the Felder-Silverman Index of Learning Styles (ILS), and MBTI Inventories we investigate the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Personality Traits, Preferences, Electronic Learning
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Derakhshan, Ali; Shakki, Farzaneh – SAGE Open, 2018
It is also hypothesized that proficiency level may have a voice with respect to learning styles. Therefore, to throw light on this issue, the present investigation targeted the relationship between Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' learning styles and their levels of proficiency at Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran. To this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), College Students
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Fatahi, Somayeh; Moradian, Shakiba – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Emotions and personality are important parts of human characteristics and they play a significant role in parts of adaptive e-learning systems, it is essential to consider them in designing these systems. This paper presents an empirical study on the impact of using an adaptive e-learning environment based on learner's personality and emotion.…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Personality Traits, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Smail, Linda; Silvera, Ginger – Cogent Education, 2018
Many American universities located in the Middle East try to offer the stamp of higher quality in education that the United States provides and delivers. These institutions are doing an incredible job of providing opportunity for youths of that region to obtain an American education. However, these universities bear the stereotype that they are…
Descriptors: Universities, Student Attitudes, Teaching Styles, North Americans
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Reynolds, John H.; Adams, D. Robert; Ferguson, Roger C.; Leidig, Paul M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
For the past several years, there has been an increase in the number of job opportunities in the computing field. As a result, many schools and universities are facing a significant increase in the number of students seeking to major in one of several computing disciplines. This increase in the numbers and variety of majors in the computing field…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Majors (Students), Computer Science Education, Higher Education
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Yoder, Stephen A. – Honors in Practice, 2017
"The Moral Imagination," edited by Oliver F. Williams is a collection of essays written nearly twenty years ago on how honors educators might teach students to develop a sense of moral imagination through literature, art, and film. The book's subtitle--"How Literature and Films Can Stimulate Ethical Reflection in the Business…
Descriptors: Reflection, Honors Curriculum, Business Administration Education, Essays
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Cotler, Jami L.; DiTursi, Dan; Goldstein, Ira; Yates, Jeff; DelBelso, Deb – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
In this paper we examine whether emotional intelligence (EI) can be taught online and, if so, what key variables influence the successful implementation of this online learning model. Using a 3 x 2 factorial quasi-experimental design, this mixed-methods study found that a team-based learning environment using a blended teaching approach, supported…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Emotional Intelligence, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods
Mallari, Shedy Dee C.; Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III – Online Submission, 2017
The study focused on the investigation of the existing dynamics between the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality profiling (MBTI), and General Weighted Average (GWA) of nursing students. The participants were 48 college students in Angeles City, Philippines. All the students were administered with the MBTI instrument. Descriptive…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Profiles, Weighted Scores
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Harlow, Jason J. B.; Harrison, David M.; Justason, Michael; Meyertholen, Andrew; Wilson, Brian – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
We measured the personality type of the students in a large introductory physics course of mostly life science students using the True Colors instrument. We found large correlations of personality type with performance on the precourse Force Concept Inventory (FCI), both term tests, the postcourse FCI, and the final examination. We also saw…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Introductory Courses, Physics, Science Instruction
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Smail, Linda – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Mathematics is the foundation of all sciences, but most students have problems learning math. Although students' success in life related to their success in learning, many would not take a math course unless it is their university's core requirements. Multiple reasons exist for students' poor performance in mathematics, but one prevalent variable…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Study Habits, Personality Traits, Mathematics Anxiety
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Fleischmann, Corinna; Nakagawa, Elizabeth; Kelley, Tyler – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
As the National Science Foundation and engineers throughout the world seek to strengthen the future of the engineering profession, the Civil Engineering (CE) program at the United States Coast Guard Academy embodies this initiative with a student focused approach. One course in particular, Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers (CE…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Case Studies, Personality
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Francis, Leslie J.; Smith, Greg – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
Psychological type theory suggests that introverts and extraverts may approach Christian ministry somewhat differently. This theory was tested within the context of a residential workshop attended by 15 curates, 12 of whom were accompanied by their training incumbents. Twelve themes were identified within responses to the question, "What does…
Descriptors: Clergy, Extraversion Introversion, Christianity, Churches
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Shaw, Cassandra S.; Wu, Xiaodong; Irwin, Kathleen C.; Patrizi, L. A. Chad – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between student retention and faculty personality as it was hypothesized that faculty personality has an effect on student retention. The methodology adopted for this study was quantitative and in two parts 1) using linear regression models to examine the impact or causality of faculty…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Academic Persistence, Statistical Analysis
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Fallan, Lars; Opstad, Leiv – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
The present study examines the self-efficacy levels and self-efficacy strength for male and female students in a course in Principle of Economics. The groups of male and female students may be mutually heterogeneous when it comes to personality types in a business school (Fallan & Opstad, 2014). This study does not treat the gender groups as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Personality Traits, College Students, Gender Differences
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Burton, Hughlene; Daugherty, Brian; Dickins, Denise; Schisler, Dan – Accounting Education, 2016
Prior studies concerning the personality type and preferences of accountants generally draw conclusions based upon the reports of either practicing accountants, or accounting students, at a single point in time. So while much is known about the personality type of accountants in general, left unexplored is the question of whether public…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Accounting, Preferences, Personality Measures
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