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Georgiou, George K.; Das, J. P. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine what components of executive function (EF)--inhibition, shifting and updating/working memory--predict reading comprehension in young adults. Ninety university students (65 females, 25 males; mean age = 21.82 years) were assessed on shifting (Planned Connections and Colour/Shape Shifting), inhibition…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Verbal Ability
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Ortega-Maldonado, Alberto; Salanova, Marisa – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This study explores the predictive relationships between psychological capital (PsyCap), meaning-focused coping, satisfaction and performance among undergraduate students. Six hundred and eighty two (n = 682) college students from 29 different academic programmes completed an academic well-being survey, which included measures of PsyCap, coping…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Well Being, Coping, Intervention
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Lou, Nigel Mantou; Noels, Kimberly A. – Modern Language Journal, 2017
Some people ascribe successful language learning to an innate aptitude that cannot be further developed, at least after a certain young age (i.e., an entity mindset), while other people believe that language learning ability can be improved (i.e., an incremental mindset). The purpose of this research is to (a) introduce the Language Mindsets…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning, College Students
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Lodewyk, Ken; Sullivan, Philip – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2017
A recently validated trait personality framework is the HEXACO (honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience). Little is yet known about how the HEXACO personality dimensions and its subsets--particularly the dimension of honesty-humility--relates to physical activity and body size…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Personality Traits, Physical Fitness, Self Concept
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Stupnisky, Robert H.; Hall, Nathan C.; Daniels, Lia M.; Mensah, Emmanuel – Journal of Higher Education, 2017
With the aim of advancing the growing research literature on faculty development, a model of pretenure faculty success in teaching and research was proposed. Building from the early-career faculty literature and self-determination theory, we hypothesized that balance, clear expectations, and collegiality predict success by supporting autonomy,…
Descriptors: Models, Tenure, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Boyraz, Güler; Horne, Sharon G.; Granda, Rebecca – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
We conducted 2 studies to determine whether the relationship between depressive symptomatology and college GPA is mediated by effort regulation and to understand how depressive symptomatology upon entry to college affects students' adjustment and academic achievement later in the first year of college. In Study 1, we found that the relationship…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Grade Point Average, Prediction
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Lane, Joel A. – Journal of College Counseling, 2016
This study examined the relationships among attachment, psychological well-being (PWB), life satisfaction, and concerns about the transition out of college among a sample of college seniors. A path analysis was conducted predicting that PWB and life satisfaction would mediate the relationships between attachment and 3 types of graduation…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Well Being, College Seniors, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Grajales, Tevni E.; Sommers, Brittany – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
This study observed the role of identity styles, identity commitment, and identity statuses in predicting religiosity in a sample of undergraduate students attending a Seventh-day Adventist university (N = 138). Two structural models were evaluated via path analysis. Results revealed two strong models for the prediction of religiosity. Identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Path Analysis, Prediction, Religion
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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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Ben-Eliyahu, Adar; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa – Metacognition and Learning, 2015
An integrative framework for investigating self-regulated learning situated in students' favorite and least favorite courses was empirically tested in a sample of 178 high school and 280 college students. Building on cognitive, clinical, social, and educational conceptions of self-regulation, the current paper integrated affective (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Self Control, Prediction
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Braun, Robert E.; Glassman, Tavis; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye; Dake, Joseph; Jordan, Tim; Yingling, Faith – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2014
This study assessed the Integrated Behavioral Model's (IBM) utility in explaining high-risk drinking among college students. A total of 356 participants completed a four-page questionnaire based on the (IBM) theory and their drinking behavior. The results from a path analysis revealed three significant constructs (p<0.05) which predicted…
Descriptors: Prediction, Drinking, Prevention, College Students
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Lane, Forrest C.; Schutts, Joshua W. – Journal of College and Character, 2014
Individuals with greater levels of purpose and meaning tend to be happier, demonstrate greater selfcontrol, strong values, and have healthier mental attitudes (Molasso, 2006a; Steger, 2009). It has been suggested that knowing one's talents may be related to the development of purpose, but this hypothesis has not been previously tested. This study…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Prediction, Talent, Psychological Patterns
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Ojeda, Lizette; Castillo, Linda G.; Rosales Meza, Rocío; Piña-Watson, Brandy – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2014
This study examined how college persistence intentions and life satisfaction influenced by acculturation, enculturation, White marginalization, and Mexican American marginalization among 515 Mexican American college students. The utility of a path analysis model was supported. Enculturation positively predicted persistence and life satisfaction.…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Life Satisfaction, Academic Persistence, College Students
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Ranellucci, John; Muis, Krista R.; Duffy, Melissa; Wang, Xihui; Sampasivam, Lavanya; Franco, Gina M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: Research is needed to explore conceptual change in relation to achievement goal orientations and depth of processing. Aims: To address this need, we examined relations between achievement goals, use of deep versus shallow processing strategies, and conceptual change learning using a think-aloud protocol. Sample and Method:…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Protocol Analysis
Yang, Tao – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Our connections to the digital world are invoked by brands, but the intersection of branding and interaction design is still an under-investigated area. Particularly, current websites are designed not only to support essential user tasks, but also to communicate an institution's intended brand values and traits. What we do not yet know, however,…
Descriptors: Merchandise Information, Web Sites, Usability, Guidelines
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