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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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Wroblewski, Althea P.; Dowdy, Erin; Sharkey, Jill D.; Kyung Kim, Eui – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
The present study examined whether high school students' (N = 1,658) self-reported social-emotional strengths collected at the beginning of the school year via schoolwide screening could predict student membership in one of three truancy categories (low, moderate, and high to chronic truancy) using discriminant analysis. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Emotional Response, Interpersonal Competence, Truancy
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Wang, Ching-Yeh; Hsu, Po-Fen – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Computer programming has been gradually emphasized in recent computer literacy education and regarded as a requirement for all middle school students in some countries. To understand young students' perceptions about their own learning in computer programming, this study aimed to develop an instrument, Computer Programming Self-Efficacy Scale…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Literacy, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Hanrahan, Stephanie; Rynne, Steven; Beckman, Emma; Rossi, Tony – European Physical Education Review, 2019
In its contemporary form, sport for development has been positioned as an important part of strategic policy for a variety of governmental and sporting organisations. One area that has been targeted by governments and a variety of sporting partners has been the impact of sport on non-communicable diseases (NCDs, sometimes colloquially referred to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Athletics, Child Behavior
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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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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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Sentürk, Halil Evren – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Many young student-athletes living in Turkey prefer Faculties of Sport Sciences in various universities for their academic, sports and vocational career developments. In this process, attitudes towards sports of student-athletes gain importance. In this context, the purpose of the present research is studying the factors affecting the Faculty of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Athletics, Student Attitudes
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Var, Levent; Cihan, Bekir Baris – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to determine the opinions of middle school, high school and university students about the unwanted and violent behaviors in sports. A total of 784 students (330 females, 454 males) studying in Kirsehir in 2017-2018 academic year participated in the study. A questionnaire consisting of two parts was developed by Seker…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, Violence
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Fung, Suk-Chun – International Education Studies, 2019
This is the first study to investigate humane attitudes toward animals and empathic tendencies toward humans among Chinese adolescents and young adults. The present study administered two scales, the Animal Attitude Scale (AAS) and Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI), to 471 Hong Kong secondary school and university students who were between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Altruism, Empathy, Humanistic Education
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Arseven, Ilhami; Orhan, Ahmet Turan; Arseven, Ayla – International Education Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine teacher candidates' perceptions of their own proficiency in using information and communication technologies and their attitudes towards information and communication technologies in terms of gender, major, internet usage frequency and computer ownership. The study group consists of 336 teacher candidates, 98…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Information Technology, Self Efficacy
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Khazaleh, Ahmad; Hwaidi, Tayel Abdel Hafez; Alnasraween, Mo'en Salman; Al-Taj, Heyam – International Education Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify the attitudes of the students of Amman Arab University toward pre-marital medical examination; it also aims to identify the role of premarital examination in reducing the appearance of disabilities. This study used the descriptive method; the sample of the study consisted of 200 undergraduate and master's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Marriage
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El Mortaji, Latifa – International Education Studies, 2019
Research on gender and writing strategies in English as a foreign language (EFL) is scarce. This study investigates whether Moroccan male and female undergraduates use similar or different writing strategies when composing essays in the narrative and expository genres. Using think-aloud as a main research tool, a questionnaire, and retrospective…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kahraman, Sakip – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The objective of this study was to evaluate university students' understanding of atmospheric environmental issues according to gender and attending (or not) a college level environmental course (CLEC) including topics such as global warming (GW), greenhouse effect (GE), ozone layer depletion (OLD) and acid rain (AR), and to investigate their…
Descriptors: College Students, Climate, Environment, Gender Differences
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Bakla, Arif – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
It is often argued that current generations use digital technologies in different ways than older ones do. In response to the need for research on how younger generations use new technologies, this paper surveys identifiable patterns of technology use in EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) learners in daily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Correlation
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