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Choi, Naya; No, Boram; Jung, Suji; Lee, San Eun – Education Sciences, 2019
This paper examines what affects adolescents' English anxiety in the English as Foreign Langauage (EFL) context. A total of 414 adolescents in South Korea participated in the study and the AMOS 20.0 was used in structural equation modeling for statistical analysis. The results are as follows. Girls showed a higher level of English anxiety and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Yu, Baeksan; Lim, Hyejung; Kelly, Sean – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
A common rationale for providing free lunch for all students is that selectively receiving a free meal at school generates stigma. This study examines the hypothesis that eligibility to receive a school free lunch has negative effects on student educational outcomes, and that this stigma-effect is more severe in schools where a low proportion of…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Lunch Programs, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Lee, Seungmin; Shin, Myoungjin; Smith, Alan L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Although physical activity can play a positive role in psychosocial development, few studies have longitudinally examined the relationship between physical activity from physical education (PA from PE) and perceived peer acceptance (PPA). Methods: Data from the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey were used with 1908 elementary…
Descriptors: Child Health, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Peer Acceptance
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Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This study aimed to investigate that the language policies of Korea have been changed to meet the needs of the globalized world. The purpose of this research was to examine how English language textbooks reflected the goals of the language policies of Korea for promoting the competences of Korea's young generation to participate in a global…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Global Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Won, Sungjun; Lee, Sun-Young; Bong, Mimi – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The primary purpose of this study was to ascertain whether the degree to which Korean middle school students perceived their teachers to be credible made a difference in the effectiveness of teachers' persuasion as a source of students' academic self-efficacy. In the contexts of both general school learning and a specific subject of Korean…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Credibility, Self Efficacy, Middle School Students
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Lee, Sunjung; Pulido, Diana – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This study investigated the impact of topic interest, alongside L2 proficiency and gender, on L2 vocabulary acquisition through reading. A repeated-measures design was used with 135 Korean EFL students. Control variables included topic familiarity, prior target-word knowledge, and target-word difficulty (word length, class, and concreteness).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Korean
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Kwon, Soonjung; Kristjánsson, Kristján; Walker, David I. – Educational Review, 2017
This article explores some of the hidden background behind the highly praised school results in South Korea. An ethnographic case study is used to cast light on how schooling is actually experienced by South Korean students. Two main results are reported from these data. First, evidence is presented of damaging "cultural elements" such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Case Studies, Student Experience
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Nam, Chang Woo – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
This study investigated the effects of digital storytelling on student achievement, social presence, and attitude in online collaborative learning environments. Students in one middle school course were randomly assigned to one of the two treatment groups after they received initial general instruction regarding teamwork skills. The "digital…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, Story Telling, Academic Achievement
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Moon, Byongook; Morash, Merry – Youth & Society, 2017
The present study of 659 Korean adolescents tests General Strain Theory's (GST) utility in explaining gender differences in delinquency causation. It models the effects of key strains, negative emotions, and a composite measure of several conditioning factors separately for boys and girls and for delinquency. Consistent with the theory, males and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Delinquency, Emotional Response
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Kim, Eui Kyung; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; You, Sukkyung – School Psychology International, 2017
In an attempt to identify and intervene with students in need of services, the South Korean government has implemented national mental health screening. However, concerns raised about the unintended stigmatization of the screening assessment that focuses on student deficits prompts the need for additional research. This study evaluated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Quality of Life, Adolescents
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Ha, Yeojin; Park, Hyun-Jeong – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the causal effects of after-school programs (ASPs) and private tutoring on Korean secondary school students' academic achievement. The students' data from the Gyeonggi Education Panel Study were used in this study for the actual data analysis. The study attempted to adjust for possible selection bias toward…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Tutoring, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Lim, Yangmi; Nam, Su-Jung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study analysed "The 8th Online Survey of Adolescent Health and Behaviour in 2012", which is a government-approved statistical survey of Internet use and patterns in Korea. We conducted a propensity score matching (PSM) to control for economic status differences between monocultural and multicultural families and an ANOVA to estimate…
Descriptors: Internet, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Online Surveys
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Han, Sunyoung – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The trend of avoiding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors has persisted resulting in a lack of professionals in STEM fields. Further, the current STEM education system in Korea does not meet domestic demands for STEM labor. To discover an educational approach encouraging students to choose STEM majors at the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, STEM Education, Structural Equation Models, Correlation
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Kwon, Hyuksoo – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of motivation to learn technology, as perceived by South Korean middle school students, on their attitudes toward engineering. Using the instruments of Glynn et al. (2011) and Lee (2008), the study focused on eighth and ninth grade students in four middle schools located in South Korea's…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Kim, Soyoung; Chin, Meejung – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The authors explored different factors that were associated with mothers' and fathers' choice between two forms of parent-school communication: school briefing sessions and parent-teacher conferences. A total of 585 parents--295 mothers and 290 fathers from different households--who had at least one child enrolled in middle school in Korea were…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Parent School Relationship, Middle School Students, Mothers
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