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Shinogaya, Keito – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Preparation is an effective and necessary activity; however, most students do not prepare for future lessons. The present study addressed this problem and examined how learners' motives, beliefs, and perceptions affected their strategy use during preparation for future lessons. Participants were 219 Japanese junior high school students who…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Nakayama, Minoru; Mutsuura, Kouichi; Yamamoto, Hiroh – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
Student's emotional aspects are often discussed in order to promote better learning activity in blended learning courses. To observe these factors, course participant's self-efficacy and reflections upon their studies were surveyed, in addition to the surveying of the metrics of student's characteristics during a Bachelor level credit course.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Reflection, Blended Learning
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Asano, Tadayoshi; Yamaoka, Michio – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The authors administered a Japanese version of the Test of Understanding in College Economics, the fourth edition (TUCE-4) to assess the economic literacy of Japanese undergraduate students in 2006 and 2009. These two test results were combined to investigate students' cognitive process or reasoning with specific economic concepts and principles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Cognitive Processes, Economic Factors
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Park, Eunil; Kim, Ki Joon – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to propose an integrated path model in order to explore user acceptance of long-term evolution (LTE) services by examining potential causal relationships between key psychological factors and user intention to use the services. Design/methodology/approach: Online survey data collected from 1,344 users are analysed…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Services, Path Analysis
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Yamagata, Shinji; Takahashi, Yusuke; Ozaki, Koken; Fujisawa, Keiko K.; Nonaka, Koichi; Ando, Juko – Developmental Science, 2013
This twin study examined the bidirectional relationship between maternal parenting behaviors and children's peer problems that were not confounded by genetic and family environmental factors. Mothers of 259 monozygotic twin pairs reported parenting behaviors and peer problems when twins were 42 and 48¬†months. Path analyses on monozygotic twin…
Descriptors: Twins, Mothers, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles
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Nishino, Takako – Modern Language Journal, 2012
This study investigates the relationship among Japanese high school teachers' beliefs, their practices, and socioeducational factors regarding communicative language teaching (CLT). A multimethods approach was used consisting of a survey, interviews, and class observations. A Teacher Beliefs Questionnaire was sent to 188 randomly selected Japanese…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Secondary School Teachers
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Nakayama, Minoru; Yamamoto, Hiroh; Santiago, Rowena – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2007
To improve the management of hybrid courses, the relationship between learner characteristics and learning performance was analyzed in two regular university courses. Undergraduate and graduate students participated in two 15-week hybrid courses which consisted of face-to-face lectures (Information Industrial issues), and the corresponding modules…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students, Blended Learning
Meerman, Arthur D. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2003
This study compared the perspectives of foreign and Japanese instructors regarding the impact of the former on lesson content and student learning. Participants consisted of 208 Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) and 96 Japanese Language Teachers (JLT) working together through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Path models constructed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Path Analysis, Japanese
Tamaoka, Katsuo; Ninomiya, Akira; Nakaya, Ayami – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2003
The present study investigated the satisfaction of international students. The factor analysis revealed the three factors of "learning and research", "living and adaptation" and "Japanese language ability". The ten variables were used to predict the satisfaction of international students and found five significant…
Descriptors: Part Time Employment, Language Skills, Path Analysis, Language Aptitude
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Cheng-Kuang, Hsu; And Others – American Journal of Sociology, 1983
Organizational context, organizational complexity, and bureaucratic control in 50 Japanese industrial manufacturing plants are analyzed. Highly dependent organizations rely on centralization and formalization to maintain administrative control. The significant relationship between formalization and centralization indicates that they are not…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, Centralization, Decision Making
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Kitahara, Michio – Adolescence, 1982
Studies two determinants of male puberty rites: communitywide exclusive male work groups and polygyny which act as an extension of male subculture; and sexual integration in the division of labor and distant father-child relationship which act to reduce the distance between the sexes. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences