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Eells, Gregory T. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
The use of the mobile Internet continues to play an increasing role in all of our lives and particularly in the lives of college and university students. Questions have been raised about the impact of the Internet on adolescents' and college students' fulfillment of traditional developmental tasks and more broadly their mental health. The present…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Internet, Vignettes, Psychotherapy
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Fischer, Peter; Greitemeyer, Tobias; Kastenmuller, Andreas; Vogrincic, Claudia; Sauer, Anne – Psychological Bulletin, 2011
In recent years, there has been a surge in the quantity of media content that glorifies risk-taking behavior, such as risky driving, extreme sports, or binge drinking. The authors conducted a meta-analysis involving more than 80,000 participants and 105 independent effect sizes to examine whether exposure to such media depictions increased their…
Descriptors: Music, Video Games, Research Methodology, Drinking
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Berg, C. J.; An, L. C.; Thomas, J. L.; Lust, K. A.; Sanem, J. R.; Swan, D. W.; Ahluwalia, J. S. – Health Education Research, 2011
Given the previously documented higher rates of smoking among 2-year college students in comparison with 4-year university students, this study compares smoking patterns, attitudes and motives among 2-year and 4-year college students. Two thousand two hundred and sixty-five undergraduate students aged 18-25 years at a 2-year college and a 4-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Ethnicity, Smoking, Negative Attitudes
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Vieira, Edward T., Jr.; Grantham, Susan – Educational Psychology, 2011
In this study, the authors attempted to examine the roles of trait autonomy, trait self-efficacy, important goal-related task engagement and gender in predicting whether undergraduate university students are willing to set difficult goals. One hundred and thirty-six undergraduate communications students from the North-Eastern USA completed an…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis, Goal Orientation
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Odaci, Hatice – Computers & Education, 2011
Although computers and the internet, indispensable tools in people's lives today, facilitate life on the one hand, they have brought new risks with them on the other. Internet dependency, or problematic internet use, has emerged as a new concept of addiction. Parallel to this increasing in society in general, it is also on the rise among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Predictor Variables
Wren, Stephanie; Showers, Nancy – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2010
Students are demanding more convenient and less time-consuming forums in which to be engaged in all areas of their education, including sharing their ideas about their educational experiences. Web surveys are more prevalent as a technologically advanced research medium being used throughout higher education. As such, this methodology is proving to…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Educational Experience, Incentives
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Akyol, Zehra; Ice, Phil; Garrison, Randy; Mitchell, Rob – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The Community of Inquiry Framework is based on the premise that online learning is a collaborative constructivist activity. However, not all courses are similarly oriented. In general, courses can be divided into constructivist and objectivist. In constructivist courses, learners develop solutions to problems through sustained discourse and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Distance Education, Online Courses
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Kennedy, G.; Judd, T.; Dalgarno, B.; Waycott, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2010
Previously assumed to be a homogenous and highly skilled group with respect to information and communications technology, the so-called Net Generation has instead been shown to possess a diverse range of technology skills and preferences. To better understand this diversity, we subjected data from 2096 students aged between 17 and 26 from three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Technology, Misconceptions
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Sonntag, Michael E.; Bassett, Jonathan F.; Snyder, Timothy – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
The present article examined the validity of public web-based teaching evaluations by comparing the ratings on RateMyProfessors.com for 126 professors at Lander University to the institutionally administered student evaluations of teaching and actual average assigned GPAs for these same professors. Easiness website ratings were significantly…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Validity, Teacher Effectiveness
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Rutter, Malcolm – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2009
This case study describes the use of a synchronous communication application (MSN Messenger) in a large academic computing environment. It draws on data from interviews, questionnaires and student marks to examine the link between use of the application and success measured through module marks. The relationship is not simple. Total abstainers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Questionnaires, Grades (Scholastic)