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Ma, Zexin; Nan, Xiaoli; Qin, Yan; Zhou, Peiyuan – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: China and the USA are among the countries where depression is most prevalent. However, the treatment rate of depression is relatively low in these two countries. Negative attitudes toward depression is one of the major contributor to the low-treatment rate. The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of narratives to promote positive…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Positive Behavior Supports, Depression (Psychology), Cultural Context
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
This pilot study focuses on the impact of academic conferences from a gender-based perspective. What motivates faculty members to attend conferences? Which conferences do they choose? Can differences be found between men and women in their attitude to the effect of the conference and its contribution to their academic work, in light of many…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Conferences (Gatherings), Preferences, Gender Differences
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Tambunan, Hardi – International Education Studies, 2018
This study aims to identify the most dominant factor of the teacher's role as a motivator that influences students' interest and motivation to perform in mathematics achievement. It is conducted in eighth grade of senior high school with 209 students, consisted of five state schools and two private schools from seven regencies in North Sumatera.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Objectives
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Russell, Ginny; Ukoumunne, Obioha C.; Ryder, Denise; Golding, Jean; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
Previous U.K. population-based studies have found associations amongst early speech and language difficulties, socioeconomic disadvantage and children's word-reading ability later on. We examine the strength of these associations in a recent U.K. population-based birth cohort. Analyses were based on 13,680 participants. Linear regression models…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics), Path Analysis
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Kirikkanat, Berke; Soyer, Makbule Kali – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The major purpose of this study was to create a path analysis model of academic success in a group of university students, which included the variables of academic confidence and psychological capital with a mediator variable--academic coping. 400 undergraduates from Marmara University and Istanbul Commerce University who were in sophomore, junior…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Self Esteem
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Fearon, Colm; Nachmias, Stefanos; McLaughlin, Heather; Jackson, Stephen – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This study investigates the role of personal values as motivational antecedents for understanding higher education (HE) student career decidedness among university business school (UBS) students. We propose a new "protean"-informed HE student career decidedness model for theorizing how both personal values and social capital mediators…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Career Choice, Higher Education, Focus Groups
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Uslu, ├ľner – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Today, students are expected to access, analyse and synthesise information, and work cooperatively. Their learning environment, therefore, should be equipped with appropriate tools and materials, and teachers should have instructional abilities to use them effectively. This study aims to propose a model to improve teachers' instructional abilities…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Chan, Chun-Chen; Chen, Su-Ching; Lin, Yu-Wei; Liao, Tsung-Yao; Lin, Yu-En – Journal of Career Development, 2018
Social cognitive career theory (SCCT) was used as a basis for investigating the factors influencing the career intentions of Taiwanese sports management students. Participants (N = 696) completed measures gauging social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, career interests, and career intentions. The results of a path analysis supported…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Cognition, College Students, Athletics
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Saw, Guan; Chang, Chi-Ning – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
This study examines the disparities in, changes in, and longitudinal interrelationships among mathematics achievement and motivational factors for Hispanics and their White, Black, and Asian peers throughout high school. Analyzing the nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, regression results indicate that Hispanics trail…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Motivation Techniques, Hispanic American Students
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Lodewyk, Ken R. – Educational Psychology, 2018
Trait personality has been associated with achievement and many of its related outcomes in settings such as education, health, physical activity and sport. Scant trait personality research has been performed among school-age students in physical education, so this study investigates relations between the six-dimension (HEXACO) model of trait…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Correlation
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Quaicoe, James Sunney; Pata, Kai – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This study proposes a model for describing the situation of Digital Teaching and Learning ("TD-TaL") in Ghanaian schools using the perspectives of basic school teachers. The Digital Teaching and Learning model was developed based on the theories of Valsiner's Zone of Free Movement ("ZFM") and Zone of Promoted Action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Harmsen, Ruth; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Maulana, Ridwan; van Veen, Klaas – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this study, the relationships between beginning teachers' perceived stress causes, stress responses, observed teaching behaviour and attrition is investigated employing structural equation modelling (SEM). A total of 143 BTs were surveyed using the Questionnaire on the Experience and Evaluation of Work-BTs (QEEW-BT). Teaching behaviour was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables, Emotional Response
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West, Michael; Sima, Adam; Wehman, Paul; Chan, Fong; Luecking, Richard – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Objective: The specific aim of this study was to use data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS-2) to examine modifiable factors that were related to competitive employment acquisition for students who were at high risk of poor school-to-work outcomes. Design: Quantitative descriptive design using path analysis. Participants: 580…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Iruka, Iheoma U.; Brown, Deborah; Jerald, Judith; Blitch, Kimberly – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Improving the home environment and parenting practices to support children's early development and learning is a key focus of many. Home visiting is one potential strategy to improve the home environment and parenting; however, more data about current programmatic efforts is needed, especially for children with multiple risks living in…
Descriptors: Success, Home Visits, Language Acquisition, Family Environment