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Jackson Scott, Taya – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the key characteristics of learning communities and how they have impacted student success for academically diverse learners in an undergraduate medical environment. The study was conducted at two minority serving institutions regarded for their social mission and ability to provide a critical mass of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Student Diversity, Undergraduate Students, Medical Education
Pratt, Andrea Spacone – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Binge eating disorder is defined as eating an objectively large amount of food in a discrete time period while experiencing a loss of control over one's eating behavior. Research and theory on eating disorders frequently identifies sociocultural factors such as body image as a main factor in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Correlation, Self Concept, Human Body
Cobb, Cory L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In the present study, using a relational efficacy framework, I examined the advisory working alliance and its associations with research self-efficacy among clinical and counseling psychology PhD students. Moreover, I examined whether the research training environment (RTE) and relation-inferred self-efficacy (RISE) mediated the relationship…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Graduate Students
James, Jewel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Aiming to bridge a gap in the psychological literature as it pertains to giving voice to the experiences of mothers enrolled in college with limited financial resources, this qualitative study sought to contribute to research in the area of persistence. Through the lens of a critical-ideological paradigm, this phenomenological study examined the…
Descriptors: Low Income, Undergraduate Students, One Parent Family, Mothers
Kao, Cassie I. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In the United States, colleges and universities have not promoted the academic success of their students of color as effectively as their White students (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2016). While much research has been conducted to explore how racism impacts higher education attainment of Black/African American and…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Learner Engagement, College Students, Campuses
Warner, Ryan C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Research has indicated that African American undergraduate students experience racial microaggressions within their university contexts, and these experiences are associated with negative outcomes such as symptoms of depression and anxiety (Cokely, Hall-Clark, & Hicks, 2011; Nadal, 2011; Nadal, et al., 2014). Little is known about the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Bias, College Environment, Graduate Students
Snyder, Robert Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand and perceive how student leaders, and specifically student body presidents, navigated social power and used influence with institutional leaders in the higher education decision-making environment to achieve the goals and objectives of their presidencies. The foundational texts of higher education…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Student Government, Presidents, Power Structure
Powell, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Burnout is a common problem in practicing social workers. This study investigated the effect of burnout, role ambiguity and coping strategies among graduate social work students in field placement. This was accomplished through the usage of the Maslach Burnout Inventory Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS), the Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Social Work, Masters Programs, Burnout
Sims-Jones, Jacquelyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is a problem experienced in schools across the country including in the ABC Elementary School in Georgia, where the No Place for Hate antibullying program is in place to address this problem. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand educators' perspectives on their experiences implementing the program. Bandura's social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Brownson, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Planning is a central component of the teaching experience in which the teacher draws on curriculum and pedagogy as well as learners and their context. Planning is also a teacher standard at both the state and national level (WI DPI Teacher Standards, InTASC, 2013). For teacher candidates (TCs), an opportunity to learn to plan occurs during the…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Cooperating Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Educational Planning
Rogers, Sherrita Yolande – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Black women are earning doctoral degrees in the field of education at a rate higher than any other demographic group; however, their overall degree obtainment is increasing at a slower rate than other minority groups. In addition, median degree completion rates in the field of education are higher than any other measured field of study. At the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, African American Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Persistence
Beshara-Blauth, Alexa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Community colleges are continually being faced with pressures to use data to inform decisions. These pressures arise from a triage of factors, including accountability, accreditation, and student success initiatives. Yet, as these demands continue, research has shown that community colleges struggle to institutionalize data-informed decision…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Community Colleges, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions)
Hammett, Victoria LaFrieda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has focused on faculty's preparation and expertise that is vital to successfully integrating technology into courses (Mishra & Koehler 2006). The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine which aspect faculty members are utilizing when integrating technology into courses in higher education. The research questions that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Integration, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Schneider, Constance B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore how secondary school counselors affect the entrance of African American students into higher education based on counselor beliefs. Minimizing and understanding barriers to postsecondary access is critical in closing the achievement gap for underrepresented African American students. Gaps in enrollment is often…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, School Counselors, Disproportionate Representation, African American Students
Diaz, Delia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Most adult English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States struggle with the basics of English literacy and reading comprehension. The lack of metacognitive awareness during reading prevents ELL students from engaging actively in the learning process. The CALLA method was used as a conceptual framework for explicit instruction. The problem…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Teaching Methods
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