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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
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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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Brezina, Vaclav; Pallotti, Gabriele – Second Language Research, 2019
Morphological complexity (MC) is a relatively new construct in second language acquisition (SLA). After critically discussing existing approaches to calculating MC in first- and second-language acquisition research, this article presents a new operationalization of the construct, the Morphological Complexity Index (MCI). The MCI is applied in two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods
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Ehret, Katharina; Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt – Second Language Research, 2019
We present a proof-of-concept study that sketches the use of compression algorithms to assess Kolmogorov complexity, which is a text-based, quantitative, holistic, and global measure of structural surface redundancy. Kolmogorov complexity has been used to explore cross-linguistic complexity variation in linguistic typology research, but we are the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Difficulty Level, Contrastive Linguistics, Language Research
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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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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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Mohammadi, Habib; Izadpanah, Siros – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Due to the development of English as an international language and dominance of fever of it, researchers were interested in the influential factors in learning English as a foreign or second language, and their relationship with English learning, such as; gender, different kinds of identity, religion, and etc. However, there are few studies on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Identification (Psychology)
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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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Shalka, Tricia R. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Research confirms trauma as pervasive in college student populations. Yet, a literature gap exists regarding the intersection of trauma and college student development. The purpose of this constructivist grounded theory study, informed by situational analysis, was to understand how college student identity development is impacted by college…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Grounded Theory, Trauma, College Students
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Bowers, Janet; Smith, Wendy; Ren, Lixin; Hanna, Robert – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
The need to incorporate active learning (AL) in higher education has become a prominent issue discussed by major leadership organizations such as the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS, 2016). These calls for AL are based on a large and growing body of research documenting the correlation between AL use and reduced failure rates,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Calculus, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Rostaminezhad, Mohamamd Ali; Porshafei, Hadi; Ahamdi, Ahmad Ali – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Connection and communication via social networking applications are now one of the most important features in college students' lives. Text and graphical messaging and generating, sharing, and viewing visual messages may affect students' academic life, especially their academic performance. In this regard, reports about the effect of social…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Academic Achievement, Role, Correlation
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Suwantarathip, Ornprapat – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Hybrid learning is becoming a crucial part of education in the 21st century. It is one of the most popular methods that has been accepted and used in many educational institutions all over the world. Therefore, hybrid learning was adopted in an intermediate English course at a private university in the first semester of the 2017 academic year.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wilson, Claire A.; Plouffe, Rachel A.; Saklofske, Donald H.; Di Fabio, Annamaria; Prince-Embury, Sandra; Babcock, Sarah E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study presents a cross-cultural validation of the recently developed Resiliency Scale for Young Adults (RSYA) with a sample of 289 Canadian university students and 259 Italian university students. The RSYA demonstrated good internal consistency across the two samples and acceptable retest reliability for the Canadian sample. Confirmatory…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Cross Cultural Studies, College Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Cihan, Bekir Baris; Bozdag, Berkan; Var, Levent – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between physical activity levels and life quality of Amasya University students. The universe of the study consists of university students studying in 6 faculties of the University of Amasya during the 2018-2019 academic year and the sample is composed of 331 (162 female, 169 male)…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, College Students, Quality of Life
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