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Mohammadipour, Mohammad; Rashid, Sabariah Md; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Thai, Yap Ngee – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Emotions are an indispensable part of second language learning. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the use of language learning strategies and positive emotions. The present study adopted a sequential mixed methods design. The participants were 300 Malaysian ESL undergraduates selected through stratified random sampling…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Thang, Siew Ming; Jaafar, Nurjanah Mohd – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
Over the last decade, issues regarding attributions for success and failure in the learning of English have garnered much interest among Asian researchers. Of particular interest is the tendency of Asian learners to be self-critical when it comes to attributions for failure in the learning of English. This tendency has commonly been linked to the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
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Choy, S. Chee; Yim, Joanne Sau-Ching; Tan, Poh Leong – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
"The notion of reflection nowadays is considered crucial in the field of teaching and teacher education" (Clara, 2015) and relevant literature reviewed in this study has indicated support for this. We propose and test a model of reflective thinking among teachers using a sample of 1,070 preservice teachers in Malaysia. Data were…
Descriptors: Reflection, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Nasip, Sorayah; Amirul, Sharifah Rahama; Sondoh, Stephen Laison, Jr.; Tanakinjal, Geoffrey Harvey – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between individual psychological characteristics (i.e. innovativeness, locus of control, self-confidence, propensity to take risk, need for achievement and tolerance for ambiguity) and entrepreneurial intention. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 676 undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Intention, Individual Characteristics, Innovation
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Al-Dheleai, Yahya M.; Tasir, Zaidatun – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
Facebook has now become the most popular social networking tool among university-aged youth. Its popularity has transformed it into an acceptable platform for educational purposes. The use of Facebook is currently more suited to facilitate online interaction among learning participants. The purpose of this study is to investigate students'…
Descriptors: Social Media, Statistical Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes
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Shim, George Tan Geok; Shakawi, Abang Mohammad Hudzaifah Abang; Azizan, Farah Liyana – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Educators have always highlighted the importance of mathematics mastery in education for many years. With the current emphasis of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMs) education, mathematics mastery is even more vital because it supports the learning and mastery of science fields such as engineering and science. Furthermore, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diagnostic Tests, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Zakaria, Azyyati; Halim, Nur Hazwani Abdul – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
Life satisfaction is a way a person evaluates his or her life and how he or she feels about where it is going in the future. This study was conducted to investigate the level of high achievers' life satisfaction, the domains of their life satisfaction and its relationship to their academic achievement. Based on the literature review, academic…
Descriptors: Correlation, Life Satisfaction, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Kumar, Jeya Amantha; Muniandy, Balakrishnan; Yahaya, Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This study was designed as a preliminary study (N = 33) to explore the effects of gender and academic achievement (Cumulative Grade Point Average-CGPA) on polytechnic students' learning outcomes when exposed to Multimedia Learning Environments (MLE) designed to induce emotions. Three designs namely positive (PosD), neutral (NeuD) and negative…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Rosli, Mohd Shafie; Saleh, Nor Shela; Aris, Baharuddin; Ahmad, Maizah Hura; Sejzi, Abbas Abjoli; Shamsudin, Nur Amalina – International Education Studies, 2016
The aims of this study are to probe into the motivational factors toward the usage of e-learning and social media among educational technology postgraduate students in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This study had involved 70 respondents via the means of a questionnaire. Four factors have been studied, named, the factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Social Media, Use Studies
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Ibrahim, Engku Haliza Engku; Sarudin, Isarji; Muhamad, Ainon Jariah – English Language Teaching, 2016
There are many factors that contribute to one's ability to read effectively. Vocabulary size is one important factor that enhances reading comprehension. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between students' reading comprehension skills and their vocabulary size. A total of 129 pre-university students undergoing an intensive…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Scores
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Khalid, Mohd N. M.; Quick, Don – International Education Studies, 2016
This paper discusses the association between online students' interaction through the Learning Management System (LMS) discussion forum and their reported course satisfaction. The participants in the study reported here were selected from several faculties in one university in Malaysia who were enrolled in at least one hybrid or fully online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Management Systems, Communities of Practice
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Carter, Stephen; Yeo, Amy Chu-May – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate two areas of interest: first, to determine business student customer satisfiers that could be contributors to students' current and predicted retention in a higher educational institution (HEI) and second, to use these satisfiers to inform HEI marketing planning. Design/Methodology/Approach: The…
Descriptors: Marketing, Prediction, Retention (Psychology), Higher Education
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Braeken, Johan; Blömeke, Sigrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Using data from the international Teacher Education and Development Study: Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M), the measurement equivalence of teachers' beliefs across countries is investigated for the case of "mathematics-as-a fixed-ability". Measurement equivalence is a crucial topic in all international large-scale assessments and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Test Bias, Teacher Education
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Rayner, Gerry; Papakonstantinou, Theo; Gleadow, Roslyn – Cogent Education, 2016
The internationalisation of higher education generates several issues related to quality, uniformity of subjects taught across campuses and the role of differences in English-speaking ability, which may affect student learning and skills development. This study used a self-assessment survey framework to investigate Australian (native English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Self Efficacy, Writing Ability
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Al-Samarraie, Hosam; Selim, Hassan; Zaqout, Fahed – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
A model is proposed to assess the effect of different content representation design principles on learners' intuitive beliefs about using e-learning. We hypothesized that the impact of the representation of course contents is mediated by the design principles of alignment, quantity, clarity, simplicity, and affordance, which influence the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Motivation, Course Content, Intuition
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