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Chatterjee, Ritushree; Correia, Ana-Paula – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
Feelings of community increase information flow, cooperation, support, and a sense of commitment toward group goals. Many studies have explored the significance of sense of community and collaborative learning activities in online learning environments. Using a correlational study, the relationship between students' sense of community and their…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Correlation
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Gopalan, Maithreyi; Brady, Shannon T. – Educational Researcher, 2020
In a nationally representative sample, first-year U.S. college students "somewhat agree," on average, that they feel like they belong at their school. However, belonging varies by key institutional and student characteristics; of note, racial-ethnic minority and first-generation students report lower belonging than peers at 4-year…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, College Freshmen, Student School Relationship, Minority Group Students
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Yoon, So Yoon; Sorby, Sheryl A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2020
Since its development in 2006, the Longitudinal Assessment of Engineering Self-Efficacy (LAESE) V3.0 instrument with six constructs indicated by 31 items has been a popular tool used in engineering education research in the United States. However, there has been lack of validity and reliability evidence in the literature beyond its initial…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Ahn, Mi Young; Davis, Howard H. – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Students' sense of belonging is known to be strongly associated with academic achievement and a successful life at university. To achieve a comprehensive understanding of belonging, this study collected data via the 10 Words Question. Responses from 426 participants were analysed using a sequence of analytic methods including In Vivo coding,…
Descriptors: College Students, Sense of Community, Learner Engagement, Educational Environment
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Abera, Tadesse; Mohajer, Sohayl; Negassa, Dawit; Mulatie, Missaye – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
The aim of the study was to investigate the extent of engagement, inclusion and influence of engagement on inclusion of Students with Disabilities (SWDs) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Convergent Parallel Mixed research design was employed though only quantitative data presentation, interpretation and discussion was considered in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Learner Engagement
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Llamas, Jasmin; Malik, Vidur; McKenzie, Matthew R.; Blackburn, Casey; Hendricks, Kathryn; Marinsek, Danielle; Sia, Marissa; Marquez, Rebecca – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2020
The Latinx population continues to be underrepresented in higher education.This qualitative study explored the perceptions of 137 Latinx first-year students on factors that affected their college adjustment. Two primary domains emerged through consensual qualitative research analysis: (a) Detrimental Factors (i.e., issues that hindered adjustment)…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Hispanic American Students, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes
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Doran, Erin; Hengesteg, Paul – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2020
The Ascender program was created in 2012 by Catch the Next Inc., to address the challenges of increasing community college retention and transfer rates, especially among Latinx students in developmental education. This study looks at the experiences of participants in this program and how it provided validating experiences and fostered their…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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van Gijn-Grosvenor, Evianne L.; Huisman, Penelope – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This study was designed to explore what students perceive as essential factors influencing their sense of belonging. Gaining insight into what students perceive as influencing their sense of belonging enables design of interventions to foster that sense of belonging. Two hundred and nine students from a university in Sydney responded to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sense of Community, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship
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Healy, Mary – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
It is generally accepted that all humans have a profound need to belong and that a sense of 'belonging together' is a prerequisite for creating political communities. Many of our existing models for this 'first person plural' fail to fully account for the increased global mobility of persons which can all too often result in serial attachments at…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Group Membership, Citizenship, Children
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Buechner, Barton; Dirkx, John; Konvisser, Zieva Dauber; Myers, Deedee; Peleg-Baker, Tzofnat – Journal of Transformative Education, 2020
This article addresses a significant gap in the transformative learning literature as it relates to collective transformation, a transformation that is a level beyond individual transformation and is differentiated from the designed and imposed forms of social or organizational change. We consider collective transformation as an emergent and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, World Views, Disadvantaged, Sense of Community
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Skelcher, Shannon; Yang, Dazhi; Trespalacios, Jesús; Snelson, Chareen – Distance Education, 2020
Establishing a sense of community is important for student success in online learning environments. However, how online graduate students experience a sense of community in higher learning institutions providing their courses or degree is an area not fully explored. This article reports the results of an investigation into how graduate students in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Student School Relationship
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Galeazzi, Gilberto – Ethnography and Education, 2020
The paper concerns time and its role in the creation of a spiritual collective essence in the context of an Italian sailing school, the Centro Velico Caprera. The article focuses on how the implementation of a particular time frame contributes to the creation of the 'Spirit of Caprera', a set of disposition, characteristics and collective essence,…
Descriptors: Time, Marine Education, Aquatic Sports, Spiritual Development
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Morettini, Brianne; Luet, Kathryn; Vernon-Dotson, Lisa – Educational Forum, 2020
Beginning teacher resilience has become a topic of international interest, as all school districts are invested in retaining talented teachers. This study builds on extant literature on the role of mentors by examining the influence of mentoring on beginning teachers' perceptions of acceptance not only in the school but in the larger community…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Correlation, Mentors
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Suardika, I Ketut; Alberth; Mursalim; Siam; Suhartini, Lelly; Pasassung, Nikolaus – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2020
Social media has gained popularity in the realm of education. However, little research has examined empirically the extent to which students interacting using social media experience a different level of social presence, sense of community and perceived learning compared to those interacting face-to-face. As many as 100 students who were taking a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teacher Education, Interaction, Sense of Community
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Hemmati, Reza; Mahdie, Arefeh – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
An academic learning environment has a significant role in shaping students' learning experience, scholarly identity construction, and socialization into academic culture. The aim of the present study was to understand the experiences of PhD students from their learning environment and the challenges and problems they may face. This case study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Experience
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