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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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Dommett, Eleanor Jane – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
Different learning tools are available within virtual learning environments, including forums, quizzes, and ePortfolios. This article investigates perceptions of helpfulness and ease of use of these three tools, including how they are impacted by learner characteristics and what predicts frequency of use of each tool. Critically, the relationship…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Woodfield, Ruth – Gender and Education, 2019
The landscape of UK higher education (HE) has changed significantly over the past decades. Key shifts relate to the changing gender balance of the undergraduate student body and to emergent gender gaps in retention and attainment. Men are now less likely to access HE, complete their degrees or achieve 'Upper' degrees. There has been minimal…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Undergraduate Students
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González-Becerra, Iria – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This cross-sectional study provides a language learning motivational profile of undergraduates from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees taking language IWLP courses (language options open to all undergraduates) in a UK institution. Trends were generated through a questionnaire (363 participants) using self-determination…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Alharbi, Eman S.; Smith, Andrew P. – International Education Studies, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of being away from home on the well-being of international and domestic UK university students as a function of demographic factors, course load, support, personality, healthy lifestyle, and their employment of pre-planning and being at university strategies. A total of 510 students (n = 391…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Students, College Students, Personality Traits
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Scoffham, Stephen – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
How children piece together their ideas about other nations, peoples and cultures is an important but under-researched area of geography education. This article reviews findings conducted in Western industrialised countries relating to primary school children's global awareness and the factors which influence their understanding. Differences…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Archer, Louise; Francis, Becky; Miller, Sarah; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Mazenod, Anna; Pepper, David; Travers, Mary-Claire – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
"Setting" is a widespread practice in the UK, despite little evidence of its efficacy and substantial evidence of its detrimental impact on those allocated to the lowest sets. Taking a Bourdieusian approach, we propose that setting can be understood as a practice through which the social and cultural reproduction of dominant power…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Mixed Methods Research
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Hartas, Dimitra – Research Papers in Education, 2018
As a way to raise attainment, schools are encouraged to form ability groups across classes for particular subjects. There is limited evidence however about the relationship between setting and primary school children's characteristics and how teachers perceive them. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between set positioning for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Preadolescents
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Alharbi, Eman S.; Smith, Andrew P. – International Education Studies, 2018
This review aims to address the major sources of stress experienced by international students, the role of individual differences, the chronology of their stress levels and wellbeing over time, and gaps in the existing literature. Two electronic databases (PubMed and Psych Info) were searched for English peer-reviewed articles using eight search…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Well Being, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Read, Barbara – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
The global rise of 'neo-populism', culminating in the election of the populist Republican candidate Donald Trump to the US presidency, has been accompanied by a notable backlash and resistance to what has been categorised as governing/dominating 'elites', including HE academic institutions. Populist critiques centre on a perceived climate of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Criticism, Political Attitudes, Newspapers
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Gray, Laura – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Upcoming statutory UK government guidance for keeping children safe in education reflects the use of social media, which is one of the most common activities undertaken by young people. This study explores how and why young people are using social networking sites (SNS) and whether there are age or gender differences. A key feature of the study…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Child Safety, Age Differences
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Zabuska, Anna; Ginsborg, Jane; Wasley, David – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
While there is a growing body of research concerning the well-being of music students, burnout and engagement remain largely unexplored. Likewise, cross-national variations in approaches to music education, and different educational experiences of men and women may influence burnout and engagement. This preliminary study aimed to inform further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Burnout, Gender Differences
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Camp, Sarah-Jayne; Sherlock-Smith, Anna C.; Davies, Emma L. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Sexual assault is prevalent on UK University campuses, and prevention efforts are being increased. However, at present there is limited evidence about UK students' attitudes towards sexual assault prevention and what they think should be done to effectively address the issue. The purpose of this paper is to explore these views to provide…
Descriptors: Rape, Student Attitudes, Prevention, Case Studies
OECD Publishing, 2018
Rapid technological advances can have an impact on personal, social and professional development. Implications for education include changes in the demand for knowledge and skills as well as expanding possibilities for teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Robotics