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Beier, Margaret E.; Kim, Michelle H.; Saterbak, Ann; Leautaud, Veronica; Bishnoi, Sandra; Gilberto, Jaqueline M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Can engaging college students in client-centered projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursework increase interest in STEM professions? The current study explored the effectiveness of project-based learning (PjBL) courses on student attitudes, major choice, and career aspirations in STEM. Framed in expectancy-value…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Active Learning
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Zhou, Xiang; Lee, Richard M.; Syed, Moin – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The goal of this longitudinal study was to examine the trajectories of ethnic identity exploration and commitment in 538 ethnic-racial minority students during their first 2 years of college. Multilevel modeling analyses demonstrated ethnic identity development continued as students transitioned to college. Specifically, ethnic identity…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Minority Group Students, Individual Development, Longitudinal Studies
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Denovan, Andrew; Dagnall, Neil; Dhingra, Katie; Grogan, Sarah – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
University life can be stressful, and accurate measurement of perceived stress is important for research and practice. However, despite widespread use, disagreement persists regarding the latent structure of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which poses serious consequences for how the measure should be administered. Furthermore, factorial…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students, Gender Differences
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Davies, Chantal; Healey, Ruth – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
In spite of a number of drivers for change in the pursuit of gender equality in higher education in the UK and beyond, the gender gap in research activity is still widely recognised across most subject disciplines. Over recent years, mentoring strategies have often been seen as the Alexandrian sword capable of cutting the gender deficit 'Gordian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Gender Bias, Gender Differences
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Cvetkovski, Stefan; Jorm, Anthony F.; Mackinnon, Andrew J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study examines the mental health trajectories of future/current undergraduate university students relative to their age-matched community peers from the ages of 15 to 21. It analysed data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. The sample comprised 442 students and 1292 peers. Mental health was assessed with the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
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van der Slik, Frans; Hout, Roeland van; Schepens, Job – Second Language Research, 2019
Applied linguistics may benefit from a morphological complexity measure to get a better grip on language learning problems and to better understand what kind of typological differences between languages are more important than others in facilitating or impeding adult learning of an additional language. Using speaking proficiency scores of 9,000…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Morphology (Languages), Applied Linguistics, Language Classification
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Barkaoui, Khaled – Language Testing, 2019
This study aimed to examine the sources of variability in the second-language (L2) writing scores of test-takers who repeated an English language proficiency test, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, multiple times. Examining repeaters' test scores can provide important information concerning factors contributing to "changes" in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Writing Tests, Scores, English (Second Language)
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Kisaka, Lynette G.; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Hofman, Adriaan W. H. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Workforce diversity is considered an indicator of successful diversity and equal employment opportunity initiatives. In Kenya, it is a legal requirement for all public establishments to seek to represent the diversity of the population in employment of staff. This study analyses ethnic and gender representativeness and heterogeneity of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Ethnic Diversity, Barriers
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Gun, Adem; Agirbas, Ozturk – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
Context: The aim of the study was to identify the relationship between exercise addiction (EA) and physical activity levels (PAL) and body mass index (BMI) of students of Physical Education and Sports College (PESC). Methods: The study consists of 204 male and 101 female from Erzincan University PESC. Personal Information Form, Exercise Dependence…
Descriptors: Correlation, Exercise, Addictive Behavior, Body Composition
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Chang, Yun; Davidson, Curt; Conklin, Seann; Ewert, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This study examines the effect of short-term adventure-based outdoor programs (AOP) on reducing college students' stress levels. The effects of sex and different outdoor adventure activities in stress reduction are also evaluated. Thirty-three college students participated in selected short-term backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking programs.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, College Students, Stress Variables
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study explored 42 English as a foreign language (EFL) undergraduates' self-regulated learning with and without technology in a university in northwest Taiwan. Based on the conceptual framework on Zimmerman's (Zimmerman, B. J. 2000. "Attaining Self-regulation: A Social Cognitive Perspective." In "Handbook of Self-Regulation:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Boonroungrut, Chinun; Oo, Toe Toe; One, Kim – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The Facial Emotion Recognizer (FER) detection technology in the education field is in the early stage. Objective, to investigate the classroom emotion and the effectiveness of the Microsoft cloud-based FER interpretations The randomly selected 29 international students who enrolled the fundamental Chinese language course were investigated during…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Foreign Students, Human Body, Information Technology
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Daramola, Dorcas Sola; Bello, Muhinat Bolanle; Yusuf, Abdul Raheem; Amali, Ismaila Oteikwu O. – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study investigated creativity Level of Hearing Impaired and Hearing Students of Federal College of Education in Oyo. Specifically, the study investigated the creativity level of hearing and hearing-impaired students. Also, a relationship between gender and onset of hearing loss and students' creativity level were found out. A descriptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, College Students, Creativity
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Morali, Gürkan – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this research is to examine of Turkish foreign language learners' reading self-efficacy in terms of gender, educational level, Turkish language achievement level, and the number of Turkish books read. The study has the descriptive characteristic. It is designed according to the cross-sectional survey research. The participants of the…
Descriptors: Turkish, Second Language Instruction, Reading Skills, Self Efficacy
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Ramshe, Mostafa Hosseyni; Ghazanfari, Mohammad; Ghonsooly, Behzad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
There may be successful and less successful learners in every learning context. The latter group may try their best to improve their performance in comparison with their previous failures. To achieve such an objective, they try to adopt goals which are likely to promote their success. Such goals are commonly known as personal best goals. The…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students
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