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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Downey, Jillian; Thompson, Katherine; Genschel, Ulrike – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Economic recessions impact higher education institutions in complex ways. Several analyses have examined the influence of the 2007-2009 recession on tuition, enrollments, revenues, and expenditures, but the connection of these resource allocation patterns to a student success outcome--namely, retention--is limited. This study examined…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Higher Education, Tuition, Enrollment
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Fosnacht, Kevin; Broderick, Cynthia – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This study investigated the correlates of two measures that capture students' perception of the religious and spiritual campus climate. It focuses on how the factors, religious identity and attending a religiously affiliated institution, influence students' perception of the respect for their beliefs and comfort in expressing their views on…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Role of Religion, Institutional Characteristics, College Environment
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Arnekrans, Allison K.; Calmes, Stephanie A.; Laux, John M.; Roseman, Christopher P.; Piazza, Nick J.; Reynolds, Jennifer L.; Harmening, Debra; Scott, Holly L. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
Developmental trauma--distressing childhood experiences that include mistreatment, interpersonal violence, abuse, assault, and neglect--is associated with substance use and poor academic performance. The authors investigated the links between developmental trauma, grade point average, substance use, and resilience among first-year college students…
Descriptors: Child Development, Trauma, Child Abuse, Violence
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Davis, Elisabeth; Guarino, Nicole; Lindsay, Jim – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between receiving Pell Grants and 21st Century Scholarships and early college success among the 2014 cohort of Indiana public high school graduates entering public Indiana colleges in the fall after graduation. Early college success for these students was defined using three measures plus a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grants, Student Financial Aid, Success
Smith, Kara; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2018
Projections by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2012) point to a need for approximately one million more Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals than the U.S. will be able to produce considering the current rate of STEM postsecondary degree completions (Executive Office of the President of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, STEM Education, Student Participation, High School Students
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Öhrstedt, Maria; Lindfors, Petra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Previous research indicates that higher educational students' perceptions of stress are in part related to the teaching and learning context, and influence academic outcomes. This study intends to deepen our understanding of these processes by examining the linkages between approaches to learning, perceived stress and expected and actual academic…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen
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Hughes, Amber N.; Gibbons, Melinda M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the career development of underprepared college students using relational career theory. Specifically, the constructs of family influence, locus of control, and career decision-making self-efficacy were explored as they relate to perceived success in college. Significant correlations between external locus…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Students, Locus of Control, Career Choice
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Ramnarain, Umesh; Ramaila, Sam – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
This study investigated the self-efficacy of first-year Chemistry students at a South African university. The research involved a quantitative survey of 333 students using the College Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CCSS) developed by Uzuntiryaki and Capa Aydin (2009). Descriptive statistics on data for the CCSS scales suggested that students have…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Self Efficacy, College Freshmen, Science Instruction
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Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Chan, Kevin Ka Shing; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Although the contribution of family support and peer support to university adjustment has been examined separately, few attempts have been made to explore the mechanism underlying this relation. This is the first study in the Asian context to test the role of self-esteem in mediating the effect of social support on first-year university adjustment…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Self Esteem, Foreign Countries
Benson, Nancy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Through qualitative coding and analysis of 121 literacy narratives, this study examines first-year college students' references to former reading sponsors, defined as the people, institutions, and entities that played a role in their reading development. The study was designed to locate the sponsors present in the narratives, to determine patterns…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Coding, College Freshmen, Reading Instruction
Mejri, Sami – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The number of international students studying at American colleges and universities has increased tremendously since 2000. The influx of global student mobility has had positive economic outcomes for higher education institutions in the U.S. and has given rise to voluminous literature concerning the cultural and educational experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness, Social Distance, Peer Relationship
Kamel, Omaima Mustafa – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was two-fold: to investigate whether there are correlation between and among academic overload, self-efficacy and perceived social support as predictors of academic adjustment among first year university students and to investigate the relative contribution of among academic overload, self-efficacy and perceived social…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables, College Freshmen, Student Adjustment
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Erdogan, Tolga; Ozdemir, Emrah – Online Submission, 2018
In related research, learning approaches and learning strategies have been reported as important variables influencing the quality of student learning. The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between the learning approaches and the language learning strategies of higher education students. The research was conducted with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Gender Differences
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Yilmaz, Adnan – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The rapid and continuous developments in computer technologies underscores the need to investigate computers' impact on students' motivation in second/foreign language (L2)reading and writing skills. Given this need, the present empirical study aims to examine the effect of computers on students' motivation in L2 reading and writing skills. 35…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Learning Motivation
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Khine, Myint Swe; Fraser, Barry J.; Afari, Ernest; Oo, Zeya; Kyaw, Thein Thein – Learning Environments Research, 2018
We investigated students' perceptions of their science classroom environments with the use of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire at the university level in Myanmar. The translated questionnaire was administered to 251 students in first-year science classes at a university. Both exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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