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Kim, Hee Yeong; Kim, Gi Un – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study is to analyze whether self-directedness in learning has positive effects on employment readiness of undergraduates. The subject of this study has little precedent research and we generated a research model. This study shows the following results: First, intrinsic motivation factor of self-directedness in learning has a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Career Readiness, Undergraduate Students
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Cacciamani, Stefano; Villani, Daniela; Bonanomi, Andrea; Carissoli, Claudia; Olivari, Maria Giulia; Morganti, Laura; Riva, Giuseppe; Confalonieri, Emanuela – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
To maximize the advantages of the tablet personal computer (TPC) at school, this technology needs to be accepted by students as new tool for learning. With reference to the Technology Acceptance Model and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, the aims of this study were (a) to analyze factors influencing high school students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Lin, Xiao-fan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hu, Qintai – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
With the increasing importance of adult and continuing education, the present study aimed to examine the factors that influence continuing web-based learning at work. Three questionnaires were utilised to investigate the association of the job characteristics from Karasek et al.'s (1998) job demand-control-support model and the self-regulated…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Metacognition, Web Based Instruction, Professional Continuing Education
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Miklikowska, Marta – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although research has shown the effects of empathy manipulations on prejudice, little is known about the long-term relation between empathy and prejudice development, the direction of effects, and the relative effects of cognitive and affective aspects of empathy. Moreover, research has not examined within-person processes; hence, its practical…
Descriptors: Empathy, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Immigrants
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Mei, Bing; Brown, Gavin T. L.; Teo, Timothy – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
Despite the rapid proliferation of information and communication technologies, there exists a paucity of empirical research on the causes of the current low acceptance of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) by English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in the People's Republic of China (PRC). This study aims to remedy this situation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Moore, Stephanie; Moffa, Kathryn – Grantee Submission, 2018
Contemporary mental health assessment conceptualizations focus on both well-being and distress. This study presents initial validation information for the "Social Emotional Distress Survey--Secondary" (SEDS-S), which was designed for school-based complete mental health screening that employs brief self-report measures of well-being and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Well Being, Mental Health
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Zheng, Lanqin; Dong, Yan; Huang, Ronghuai; Chang, Chun-Yen; Bhagat, Kaushal Kumar – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between primary school students' conceptions of, approaches to, and self-efficacy in learning science in Mainland China. A total of 1049 primary school students from Mainland China participated in this study. Three instruments were adapted to measure students' conceptions of learning science,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Li, Mang; Zheng, Chunping; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Zhang, Yun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study explored the structural relationships among secondary school students' conceptions, self-regulation, and strategies of learning science in mainland China. Three questionnaires, namely conceptions of learning science (COLS), self-regulation of learning science (SROLS), and strategies of learning science (SLS) were developed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Karadag, Engin; Oztekin-Bayir, Ozge – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2018
In the study, the effect of school principals' authentic leadership behaviors on teachers' perceptions of school culture was tested with the structural equation model. The study was carried out with the correlation research design. Authentic leadership behavior was taken as the independent variable, and school culture was taken as the dependent…
Descriptors: School Culture, Structural Equation Models, Principals, Administrator Behavior
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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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Deer, LillyBelle K.; Gohn, Kelsey; Kanaya, Tomoe – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: Current college students in the USA are reporting higher levels of anxiety over career planning than previous generations, placing pressure on colleges to provide effective career development opportunities for their students. Research has consistently found that increasing career-related self-efficacy is particularly effective at…
Descriptors: College Students, Career Planning, Career Development, Anxiety
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Collado-Rivera, Maria; Branscum, Paul; Larson, Daniel; Gao, Haijuan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the determinants of sugary drink consumption among overweight and obese adults attempting to lose weight using the Integrative Model of Behavioural Prediction (IMB). Design: Cross-sectional design. Method: Determinants of behavioural intentions (attitudes, perceived norms and perceived…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Health Behavior, Factor Analysis, Obesity
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Uslu, Baris; Arslan, Hasan – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
In line with 'the entrepreneurial university' discourse, managerialism and performative culture brought new expectations to faculty such as developing online programmes/courses, carrying out training for professionals, obtaining research funds, leading projects in cooperation with industry/business, collaborating with colleagues from various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Leadership, Universities
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Uslu, Öner – 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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Wang, Xianhui; Xing, Wanli – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
One important aspect of digital citizenship, defined as "the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use," is to reinforce ethical online behavior and discourage risky conduct. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of parental involvement and socioeconomic status on teens digital citizenship,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Socioeconomic Status, Adolescents, Social Media
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