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Cano-Correa, Ana-María; Quiroz-Velasco, María-Teresa; Nájar-Ortega, Rosario – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
In Peru, young college students have leading roles in social protest mobilizations even when they seldom belong to political organizations. This study aims to analyze the perception of current politics and its institutions among young college students, and to inquire into their interest on relevant events at their surroundings and into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Participation, Political Issues
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Sahin, Cengiz – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
Social media addiction is considered as a sort of Internet addiction. Individuals who spend too much time on social media have a desire to be notified of anything immediately, which can cause virtual tolerance, virtual communication and virtual problems. Behaviours that force the person into these actions can be explained as social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Addictive Behavior, Life Satisfaction, College Students
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Hou, Huei-Tse; Yu, Tsai-Fang; Wu, Yi-Xuan; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
The theory of spatial thinking is relevant to the learning and teaching of many academic domains. One promising method to facilitate learners' higher-order thinking is to utilize a web map mind tool to assist learners in applying spatial thinking to cooperative problem solving. In this study, an environment is designed based on the theory of…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Myrick, Jessica Gall; Willoughby, Jessica Fitts; Verghese, Roshni Susana – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The goal of this study was to take an in-depth look at why college students do (or do not) seek health information, and how they seek information when they do. Design: Qualitative content analysis of responses to an open-ended prompt embedded in a survey about health information seeking behaviours. Setting: Nearly 700 (N?=?697) college…
Descriptors: Young Adults, College Students, Health Promotion, Information Seeking
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Ozgur, Hasan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
The purpose of present research is to detect cyberbullying, cybervictimization and cyberbullying sensibility levels of distance education students and analyze these levels with respect to several variables. The research has been patterned on relational screening model. Study group consisted of 297 distance education students studying at university…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, College Students
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Melki, Jad P. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
The role of new media in the Arab uprisings and the news of widespread surveillance of digital and mobile media have triggered a renewed interest in Arab audiences research, particularly as it pertains to these audiences' critical abilities and digital media literacy competencies. Taken for granted have been Arab youth's widespread use of social…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Arabs, Audiences
Ilgaz, Hale; Mazma, Sacide Güzin; Altun, Arif – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
In this study, the "Information Seeking Strategies" scale that was developed by Mills, Knezek and Wakefield (2013) has been adapted to Turkish language. A confirmatory factor analysis was run and subsequently, two items were removed. The fact that these two items are related to learning in a traditional class environment may be…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Search Strategies, Turkish, Factor Analysis
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Fontenot, Holly B.; Collins Fantasia, Heidi; Charyk, Anna; Sutherland, Melissa A. – Journal of American College Health, 2014
Objective: To examine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates, including initiation and completion of the vaccine series, and barriers to vaccination in a sample of male college students. Participants: Male students between the ages of 18 and 25 who reported being currently or previously sexually active (N = 735). Methods: A cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Cancer, Case Studies
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Baker, William M. – Journal of Education for Business, 2013
This research determines which computer skills are important for entry-level accountants, and whether some skills are more important than others. Students participated before and after internships in public accounting. Longitudinal analysis is also provided; responses from 2001 are compared to those from 2008-2009. Responses are also compared to…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, College Students, Accounting
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Austin, Erica Weintraub; Pinkleton, Bruce E.; Austin, Bruce W.; Van de Vord, Rebecca – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: To compare the extent to which information efficacy (confidence for acquiring useful information) and media literacy skills predict knowledge and self-efficacy for preventing or treating the health threat of influenza. Participants: A random-sample survey of 1,379 residential students enrolled at a northwestern public university was…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Self Efficacy, Media Literacy, Internet
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Hofer, Amy R.; Townsend, Lori; Brunetti, Korey – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2012
Librarians regularly encounter students who struggle to understand and apply information literacy concepts. A qualitative survey administered to information literacy practitioners asked about troublesome content and analyzed results using the threshold concepts pedagogical framework first described by Jan Meyer and Ray Land. A threshold concept…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Library Science
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Fielding, Kelly S.; Head, Brian W. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
The current study investigates determinants of young Australians' pro-environmental intentions and actions. Two samples of young people took part in the research: 12-17-year-olds (N = 1529) currently in secondary schooling and 18-24-year-olds (N = 2192) in post-secondary schooling or workforce. All participants completed an online "Youth and…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Conservation (Environment), Young Adults, Student Attitudes
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Hodgson, Paula; Pang, Marco Y. C. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
The process of formative assessment in universities has the potential to engage students in reflection and to take greater ownership of their learning. We report on a study involving 104 students taking a statistics course in a degree programme in rehabilitation science in Hong Kong. The assessment strategy was redesigned to include a weekly…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Statistics
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Kelly, Gabrielle E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
There is a perception that university students have changed dramatically in their modes of learning in recent years, mainly due to their widespread use of the Internet as an information source, the change in student body due to the greater accessibility of third level education and changes in experience in second level education. Lectures,…
Descriptors: Part Time Employment, College Students, Lecture Method, Internet
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Zenotz, Victoria – Language Awareness, 2012
In a world in which online reading is becoming increasingly common and, as a consequence, online literacy more and more necessary, this paper focuses on possibility of training L2 (second language) readers to bridge the gap between paper reading and online reading. Many researchers believe metacognitive awareness to be the most important ability…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Reading Processes
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