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Witherspoon, Lauren M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The study used a sequential explanatory mixed methods research design to examine the motivational and behavioral factors that underlie underrepresented female Ph.D. students' decisions to enroll and persist in STEM-related fields. Quantitative survey data were collected using the Motivated Student Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) along with five…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Females, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
Hall-Rivera, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Student enrollment in undergraduate online education continues in an increasing trend toward the creation of new virtual degree programs. Academia and university faculty have observed comparable learning outcomes in both traditional and online classrooms, but minimal research exists discussing student perspectives of science-based coursework in…
Descriptors: Crime, Criminology, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses
Wells, Sandra H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative descriptive comparative study was to investigate and explore the usage of multimedia instructional tools (MMITs) in an integrated business applications course to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in the gain scores between the pretest and posttest scores of high school students who used…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, High School Students, Business Education, Multimedia Instruction
Acevedo, Ricardo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The study examined student utilization and application of learning strategies in college level online courses and the context was a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in the Southwest. Even though online courses continue to grow at a steady pace, few research studies have taken the task to analyze the utilization of learning strategies and their…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Learning Strategies, Online Courses
Garcia Joven, Jose Elias – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The increasing numbers of ELL and bilingual students in high schools, their high dropout rate, their low performance on standardized tests, and their low representation in STEM and gifted programs make urgent the need to focus on productive and effective instructional techniques to teach math to ELL/bilingual students in ways that motivate them to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Students, At Risk Students, Technology Uses in Education
Renegar, Kirk Whitfield – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The use of alternative classroom seating has recently become a topic of interest in education. Many teachers have redesigned their classrooms to include many forms of classroom seating aside from traditional student desks. These forms of seating include but are not limited to: therapy balls, therapy cushions, and beanbag chairs. While this…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Class Organization, Classroom Design, Middle School Students
Sullivan, Angela Lene – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Modern day students in higher education are challenged by the daily struggle of balancing life outside of school, the impetus to use technology in many aspects of their daily tasks, and their self-identified placement along the Self-Determination Theory continuum; however, gamifying a class may benefit students needing motivational incentives as a…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Information Storage, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
Kindel, Heather Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to investigate the effects of teaching a mindfulness curriculum to graduate physical therapy (PT) students in the classroom. The researcher investigated two research questions. How does training PT graduate students in mindfulness strategies affect self-regulation, stress management, and trait mindfulness in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Therapy, Intervention, Stress Management
Pickett, Shannon Dianne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the past 2 decades, the number of adult learners seeking an online education has dramatically increased, but student retention and degree completion rates for adult students are lower than those of other student populations. Research has shown that adult learners working full time achieve at higher levels than adult learners who are not…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Electronic Learning, Work Attitudes, Motivation
Xiu, Ying – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The flipped classroom, introduced by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams in 2008, has been a popular instructional strategy that promotes active learning. In a flipped classroom, the learning content is provided to students before class, and class time is dedicated to engaging students in student-centered activities that reinforce and integrate the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Learning, College Students
Mudrich, Rachel Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this research study was to determine if project-based learning activities (PBLA) incorporated into an eighth-grade mathematics classroom have an effect on students' academic achievement and motivation toward learning. The control group used the traditional instruction method to cover mathematic objective skills that are Common Core…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Massie, DeAnna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
College instructors are content experts but ineffective at creating engaging and productive learning environments. This mixed methods study explored how improvisational theatre techniques affect college instructors' ability to increase student engagement and learning. Theoretical foundations included engagement, active learning, collaboration and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes
Cosentino, Cassandra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to investigate the effect of a self-regulation treatment on sixth grade students' reading comprehension, motivation for learning, and self-efficacy perceptions. The research took place in three urban schools in the northeast United States in the winter of 2016. The study's quasi-experimental design…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Self Control, Grade 6, Reading Comprehension
Pachlhofer, Keith A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study used the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire in modularized courses at three institutions across the nation (N = 189), and multiple regression was completed to investigate five categories of student motivation that predicted academic success and course completion. The overall multiple regression analysis was significant and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
Forjan, Nadya Enamorado – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Academic achievement and the constructs that have been recently proposed as relevant to help students organize their study habits independently and effectively when taking online courses is important in the evaluation of the quality of student performance in higher education. Evaluating learner differences and how these differences affect…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Psychology
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