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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Ang, Lawrence; Breyer, Yvonne Alexandra; Pitt, Joseph – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
"Recommendation" is a highly credible and powerful construct in marketing. This article investigates the construct "intention to recommend" in the context of student evaluations of teaching. Motivated by changes in the sector, the study explores what factors drive course recommendation and their relationship with each other. A…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Evaluation Methods, College Students
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Eickelmann, Birgit; Gerick, Julia; Koop, Christian – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
By means of an international comparison, the research presented in the article aims to identify supporting and hindering school level factors for the use of ICT in secondary school mathematics lessons. The relationship between ICT use and the performance of Grade 9 students in mathematics is examined and further integrated into a multi-level model…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics
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Balakrishnan, Vimala; Teoh, Kung Keat; Pourshafie, Tahereh; Liew, Teik Kooi – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study is an investigation into factors that encourage and/or inhibit the use of social media in the academic learning process between Australian and Malaysian students at higher learning institutions. Push-pull-mooring theory was used as a guide, resulting in seven independent variables ("convenience", "social influence",…
Descriptors: Social Media, Cross Cultural Studies, Path Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Keatley, David A.; Ferguson, Eamonn; Lonsdale, Adam; Hagger, Martin S. – Health Education Research, 2017
Binge drinking is associated with deleterious health, social and economic outcomes. This study explored the lay understanding of the causes of binge drinking in members of the general public in the United Kingdom and Australia. Participants in the United Kingdom (N = 133) and Australia (N = 102) completed a network diagram exercise requiring them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Opinion, Etiology, Drinking
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Howard, Steven J.; Woodcock, Stuart; Ehrich, John; Bokosmaty, Sahar – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: A fundamental aim of standardized educational assessment is to achieve reliable discrimination between students differing in the knowledge, skills and abilities assessed. However, questions of the purity with which these tests index students' genuine abilities have arisen. Specifically, literacy and numeracy assessments may also engage…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Literacy, Numeracy, Student Evaluation
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Su, Sophia; Baird, Kevin – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This study provides an insight into the collegiality of Australian accounting academics and the association of collegiality with their work-related attitudes and academic performance. Data were collected by a survey questionnaire from a random sample of 267 accounting academics within Australian universities. The results suggest a moderate level…
Descriptors: Accounting, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Collegiality
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Zadow, Corinne; Houghton, Stephen; Hunter, Simon C.; Rosenberg, Michael – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2017
This study examined the association and directionality of effect between mental wellbeing and depressive symptoms in Australian adolescents. Data were collected on two occasions 21 months apart. At Time 1, 1,762 10- to 14-year-old adolescents from a range of socio-economic status areas participated. At Time 2 (T2), 1,575 participated again. On…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Mental Health, Well Being
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Cooke, Anna N.; Fielding, Kelly S.; Louis, Winnifred R. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
To identify pathways to lower environmental impacts, this research examined the motivation and antecedents of motivation (autonomy, relatedness, competence), of environmentally active people. Previous research suggests that people with more self-determined motivation for pro-environmental behavior (PEB) should carry out more PEBs, and have lower…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Path Analysis, Conservation (Environment)
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Aryadoust, Vahid – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study sought to examine the development of paragraph writing skills of 116 English as a second language university students over the course of 12 weeks and the relationship between the linguistic features of students' written texts as measured by Coh-Metrix--a computational system for estimating textual features such as cohesion and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Skills, College Students
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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Mok, Magdalena M. C.; McInerney, Dennis M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Prior cross-cultural research with students in different national contexts (Australia and China) has shown consistency in the extent to which individual personal best (PB) goals are associated with engagement at school. Aims: This study extends this work to a multicultural context, assessing perceived PB goal structure in school and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Learner Engagement
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Beccaria, Lisa; Rogers, Cath; Burton, Lorelle; Beccaria, Gavin – Distance Education, 2016
University students are likely to experience high rates of stress, which has the potential to negatively affect academic performance and their experience of study. Research with on-campus students has found positive benefits of health-promoting behaviours such as stress reduction and academic achievement; yet no research has examined these…
Descriptors: College Students, Stress Management, Coping, Academic Achievement
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Pittayachawan, Siddhi; Macauley, Peter; Evans, Terry – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
This article reports how statistical analyses of PhD thesis records can reveal future research capacities for disciplines beyond their primary fields. The previous research showed that most theses contributed to and/or used methodologies from more than one discipline. In Australia, there was a concern for declining mathematical teaching and…
Descriptors: Databases, Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Monaghan, Conal; Bizumic, Boris; Reynolds, Katherine; Smithson, Michael; Johns-Boast, Lynette; van Rooy, Dirk – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
One prominent approach in the exploration of the variations in project team performance has been to study two components of the aggregate personalities of the team members: conscientiousness and agreeableness. A second line of research, known as self-categorisation theory, argues that identifying as team members and the team's performance norms…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Student Projects, Computer Software, Programming
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Rodgers, Rachel F.; McLean, Siân A.; Paxton, Susan J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Sociocultural theory of body dissatisfaction posits that internalization of the media ideal and appearance comparison are predictors of body dissatisfaction, a key risk factor for eating disorders. However, no data exist regarding the longitudinal relationships between these variables. The aim of this study was to explore longitudinal…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mass Media Effects, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 7
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