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Webb, O. J.; Cotton, D. R. E. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The second year of university is little-researched, despite being a focal point for declining performance, persistence, and satisfaction. It is important to establish appropriate methods for studying this 'sophomore slump' and to pinpoint specific antecedents from broad domains noted in literature (e.g. students' social integration, perceptions of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Academic Achievement
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Tsang, Tiffany Lee – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Some scholars speculate that humanities education, as compared to STEM education, may be better able to provide students with the most in-demand twenty-first century workplace skill: innovation. Due to the lack of empirical research on this topic, this study compares US humanities and STEM students' college gains in their 'propensity toward…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), Humanities, STEM Education
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Neumann, Heike; Padden, Nina; McDonough, Kim – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Past research into the relationship between English proficiency test (EPT) scores and score profiles, such as the IELTS and the TOEFL, has shown that there is not always a clear relationship between those scores and students' subsequent academic achievement. Information about students' academic self-concept (ASC) may provide additional information…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Language Proficiency, Scores
Mahoney, Joseph L.; Durlak, Joseph A.; Weissberg, Roger P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Joseph Mahoney, Joseph Durlak, and Roger Weissberg compare results from four large-scale meta-analyses of student outcomes related to participation in universal, school-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. Their examination includes 356 research reports with rigorous designs and outcome data at post or follow-up from hundreds of…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness
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Diaconu-Gherasim, Loredana R.; Tepordei, Ana-Maria; Mairean, Cornelia; Rusu, Andrei – Educational Studies, 2019
This study evaluated how gender is related to children's intelligence beliefs, goal orientations and academic achievement and whether there are gender differences in how intelligence beliefs and goal orientations are related to academic achievement. The participants, 362 seventh grade students (55.8% girls; M[subscript age] = 13.20,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Intelligence
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Brogden, Laura; Gregory, Dennis E. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Community college students who experience childhood trauma may have difficulty with academic success and completion. Several authors have defined adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as nine specific events before the age of 18 and related those to significant disease and compromised health in adulthood. This study investigates community college…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Disadvantaged
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Lithari, Eleni – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Identity construction for individuals with dyslexia is significantly moulded by their transition to and experiences within secondary education. This is an interview-based study with 20 participants living in England. Support-related school experiences, relationships with teachers, societal perceptions about the importance of literacy and academic…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Self Concept
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Whatley, Mark A.; Wasieleski, David T.; Breneiser, Jennifer E.; Wood, Meagan M. – Educational Research Quarterly, 2019
Academic entitlement (AE) refers to a personality characteristic reflecting the degree to which students believe they have a right to special treatment within the classroom even though it may be undeserved. The construct has been linked to narcissism (Wasieleski, Whatley, Briihl, & Branscome, 2014). The present study investigated how…
Descriptors: College Students, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Self Concept
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Liou, Daniel D.; Rotheram-Fuller, Erin – Urban Education, 2019
Although education reforms have been designed to improve academic achievement for all students, there may be intervening factors, such as teacher expectations, that interfere with the success of these initiatives. This ethnographic case study examined student and teacher perspectives on an urban high school reform, and how that reform was…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Self Concept
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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Chao, Chih Nuo Grace; McInerney, Dennis M.; Bai, Barry – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study investigated the relationships between students' self-efficacy and self-concept for learning languages and students' academic achievement in learning English and Chinese. 1092 eighth to eleventh graders from four Hong Kong secondary schools completed questionnaires reporting their self-efficacy, self-concept and academic results for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Correlation, Second Language Learning
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Falco, Lia D. – Middle School Journal, 2019
Findings from recent studies suggest that students' pathways into mathematics-related careers begin as early as middle school when students are forming lasting self-perceptions of their academic abilities. Middle school is also a time when students begin making choices about future coursework in math, science, and technology that will have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Middle School Students
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Courtois, Aline – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article suggests that a process of de-academisation is discernible in the way the Erasmus year abroad is promoted, organised, supervised and evaluated. The article argues that rather than being a product of students' consumerist rationalities, this process is produced within the conditions of the managerialised and under-resourced university.…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Study Abroad, Student Mobility, Universities
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Harrison, N.; Tennent, C.; Vass, G.; Guenther, J.; Lowe, K.; Moodie, N. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2019
One of the aims of a systematic literature review (SLR) is to test the weight of historical perception against the reality of research and practice. A second aim is to identify approaches to knowing in schools (defined as curriculum) that might help us to identify possibilities for improvement in Indigenous student engagement and achievement in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
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Schachner, Maja K.; Schwarzenthal, Miriam; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Noack, Peter – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
As schools are becoming more culturally diverse, it is crucial to understand how they can approach this diversity in ways that allow all students to feel included and do well. We focus on the manifestation of two related but distinct approaches to cultural diversity, namely "equality and inclusion" (i.e., promoting positive intergroup…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Equal Education
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