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Ziyaeemehr, Ali; Kumar, Vijay – International Journal of Instruction, 2014
Humor is an integral component of any language and therefore has an impact on the way languages are acquired/learned. Numerous studies have investigated the role of instructor humor in teaching/learning processes; however, there is little empirical research on the relationship between instructor humor and learning of a second language. This paper…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Humor, English (Second Language)
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Nasirudeen, A. M. A.; Koh, Josephine Koh Wat; Lau, Adeline Lee Chin; Seng, Lim Lay; Ling, How Ai – Journal of International Students, 2014
This study aims to identify the level of acculturative stress and to examine the correlations between acculturative stress or its subcategories and variables such as English language proficiency. The results show that international students were challenged by social interactions, lack of English language proficiency and financial issues. The…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Ismail, Habsah; Hassan, Aminuddin; Muhamad, Mohd. Mokhtar; Ali, Wan Zah Wan; Konting, Mohd. Majid – International Journal of Instruction, 2013
This is an investigation of the students' beliefs about the nature of knowledge or epistemological beliefs, and the relation of these beliefs on their learning approaches. Students chosen as samples of the study were from both public and private higher institutions of learning in Malaysia. The instrument used in the study consists of 49 items…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Epistemology, Learning Strategies
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Chuan, Chun Cheng; Yusof, Aminuddin; Shah, Parilah Mohd – International Education Studies, 2013
Factors that influence the academic achievement of Malaysian university athletes were investigated using 156 field hockey players from several universities. The relationship between team subculture, parental influence, the learning environment, support systems, financial aid, training factors, academic assistance, socialization, and stress level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Athletics, Athletes
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Suki, Norazah Mohd; Suki, Norbayah Mohd – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
Mobile technologies have enabled a new way of communicating, for whom mobile communications are part of normal daily interaction. This paper explores the proposed and verified Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that can be employed to explain the acceptance of Mobile Learning (M-learning), an activity in which users access learning material with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Internet, Adoption (Ideas)
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Islam, Md. Aminul; Rahim, Noor Asliza Abdul; Liang, Tan Chee; Momtaz, Hasina – International Education Studies, 2011
This research attempted to find out the effect of demographic factors on the effectiveness of the e-learning system in a higher learning Institution. The students from this institution were randomly selected in order to evaluate the effectiveness of learning system in student's learning process. The primary data source is the questionnaires that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Tahir, Izah Mohd; Bakar, Nor Mazlina Abu – International Education Studies, 2009
Learning mathematics has been recognized by many as important. It does not only develop students' ability to think in quantitative terms but can also enhance skills such as analytical and problem solving skills. However, to enable us to tell our students how important mathematics is we have to understand students' beliefs in learning mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement