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Petress, Ken – College Student Journal, 2004
New instructors and students frequently are unfamiliar with examination types and rationales. This article surveys exam types and the motives for employing each of these testing methods.
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Students, Higher Education, Student Evaluation
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Coutinho, Savia A.; Woolery, Lisa M. – College Student Journal, 2004
The relationship between the need for cognition and life satisfaction was explored among college students. The 18-item short Need for Cognition Scale (NCS; Cacioppo, Petty, & Kao, 1984) and the 5-item Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985) were administered to 157 undergraduate university students.…
Descriptors: College Students, Life Satisfaction, Measures (Individuals), Schemata (Cognition)