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Downey, Steve; Wentling, Rose Mary; Wentling, Tim; Wadsworth, Andrew – Online Submission, 2004
This study sought to measure the relationship between national culture and the usability of an e-Learning system by using Hofstede's cultural dimensions and Nielson's usability attributes. The study revealed that high uncertainty avoidance cultures found the system more frustrating to use. The study also revealed that individuals from cultures…
Descriptors: Professional Training, Gender Differences, Individualism, User Satisfaction (Information)
Breland, Hunter; Lee, Yong-Won; Najarian, Michelle; Muraki, Eiji – Educational Testing Service, 2004
This investigation of the comparability of writing assessment prompts was conducted in two phases. In an exploratory Phase I, 47 writing prompts administered in the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language[TM] (TOEFL[R] CBT) from July through December 1998 were examined. Logistic regression procedures were used to estimate prompt…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Quality Control, Gender Differences, Writing Tests
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Hijazi, Yahya; Tatar, Moshe; Gati, Itamar – Professional School Counseling, 2004
Making a career decision becomes a major priority for adolescents during the last year of high school. The present study examined the taxonomy of career decision-making difficulties among 1,613 Arab 12th-grade students attending schools in East Jerusalem, areas in the West Bank under the Palestinian National Authority, and Israel. No significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Decision Making, Career Choice
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Smith, Kelli K.; Matkin, Gina S.; Fritz, Susan M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2004
In this paper the research on gender and Full-Range Leadership is documented and explored. Included is consideration of research that studied Full-Range Leadership directly as well as indirect study that contributed to the field of research on Full-Range Leadership. The paper culminates in a series of recommendations for future research. It is…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Leadership, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Gage, Andrea J.; Mumma, Shelly; Fritz, Susan – Journal of Leadership Education, 2004
The relationship between an individual's comprehension of his or her role in society, the gender expectations of society, and how these thoughts and stereotypes influence an individual's behavior in particular settings seem to be separate, yet interrelated. It is for this reason that an analysis of four main theories of gender and leadership must…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Leadership Role, Comparative Analysis, Correlation
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Eckman, Ellen W. – Planning and Changing, 2004
Eckman examines the similarities and differences between how males and females experience the role of being a high school principal. He also provides insights into the high school principalship that can be useful to both males and females who might consider the position as a career choice.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Career Choice, Principals, High Schools
Burian-Fitzgerald, Marisa; Harris, Debbi – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2004
The vast majority of Michigan's teachers work above and beyond their required work week; the average teacher works more than 45 hours per week. The time teachers spend outside regular school hours is often ignored by critics who deride the "short hours and long vacations" enjoyed by teachers. When discussing compensation policies and…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Faculty Workload, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Salaries
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Sable, Jennifer; Naum, Julia; Thomas, Jane Moy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2004
The Common Core of Data (CCD) Nonfiscal surveys consist of data on the status of public elementary and secondary education submitted annually to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) by state education agencies (SEAs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,…
Descriptors: Documentation, Dropouts, Graduation, High School Graduates
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Sable, Jennifer; Naum, Julia – National Center for Education Statistics, 2004
The Common Core of Data (CCD) Nonfiscal surveys consist of data on the status of public elementary and secondary education submitted annually to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) by state education agencies (SEAs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduation, High School Graduates, Student Characteristics
Wartella, Ellen; Caplovitz, Allison G.; Lee, June H. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2004
Interactive media have come of age. The range of interactive entertainment products, intended to be used by children in and out of school settings is growing: CD-ROMs, computers, the Internet, video games (for a variety of handheld and console platforms), interactive toys (including educational talking books), and a variety of wireless software…
Descriptors: Social Media, Toys, Computer Games, Video Games
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Cadwallader, Tom W.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Cairns, Beverley D. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2003
This chapter explores the relationship between childhood aggressive behavior and later adjustment, with a focus on the transition to high school. Pattern-oriented prodigal analysis is used to identify four homogeneous groups, based on stability or change in risk and nonrisk status over time. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Aggression, Child Behavior, Student Behavior, Student Adjustment
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Kahle, Jane Butler; Lakes, Marsha K. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2003
An analysis of the 1976-1977 NAEP survey of science attitudes showed that, by age nine, females, although expressing similar or greater desires to participate in science activities, had consistently fewer experiences in science than boys of the same age. Science activities surveyed included use of common experimental materials and instruments,…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Science Activities, Negative Attitudes, National Competency Tests
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Isaacowitz, Derek M.; Vaillant, George E.; Seligman, Martin E. P. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2003
Positive psychology has recently developed a classification of human strengths (Peterson & Seligman, in press). We aimed to evaluate these strengths by investigating the strengths and life satisfaction in three adult samples recruited from the community (young adult, middle-aged, and older adult), as well as in the surviving men of the Grant study…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Life Satisfaction
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Ames, Pat C. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2003
University students' attitudes toward computers were assessed as a function of learning style. Analyses of responses provided by 232 students to a learning style assessment instrument and a computer attitude survey revealed that specific learning styles were associated with an affinity for (liking of), confidence in, and anxiety about the use of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Style, Gender Differences
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Green, John S.; Grant, Melinda; Hill, Kathy L.; Brizzolara, Jeff; Belmont, Barbara – Journal of American College Health, 2003
The authors sought to assess the perception of risks for coronary heart disease (CHD) in college men and women. They surveyed 470 undergraduates from 2 major 4-year institutions who completed a questionnaire that measured perceived risks for heart disease. Sixty-eight percent of the respondents rated their risks as lower or much lower than those…
Descriptors: Females, Diseases, At Risk Persons, Males
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