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Blincoe, Sarai; Garris, Christopher P. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
Academic entitlement (AE) is increasingly associated with problematic behaviors and attitudes, including student incivility and endorsement of cheating. As research on this context-specific form of entitlement increases, no one has yet explored the rates of occurrence outside of North America. To investigate whether students at North American…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Behavior Problems
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Wang, Shuo; Zhou, Ya; Yu, Shi; Ran, Li-Wen; Liu, Xiang-Ping; Chen, Yu-Fei – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Objective: This study tested the efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), compared with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in alleviating academic procrastination. Method: A total of 60 (53.3% male) undergraduates suffering from academic procrastination were randomly assigned to two treatment groups (ACT and CBT) and a control group.…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Psychotherapy, Comparative Analysis
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Dessel, Adrienne B.; Goodman, Kevin D.; Woodford, Michael R. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
Discrimination targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students on college campuses occurs. Bystander intervention is important in supporting targeted students and improving campus climate for LGBT students. Peer-familiarity context (i.e., who the bystander knows in the situation) can play a role in bystander intervention, but…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Discrimination
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Wang, Kenneth T.; Tian, Lu; Fujiki, Mayo; Bordon, Jennifer J. – Journal of International Students, 2017
Perfectionism is a multidimensional personality construct salient for international students; they are known to be likely high achievers in their home country and face several acculturative challenges after crossing national borders. This study examined whether perfectionist types changed during cross-national transitions in a sample of 227…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Asians, Personality Traits
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Yildiz, Mehmet Ali – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to test serial-multiple mediation role of self-esteem and perceived social support on the relationship between university students' loneliness and life satisfaction. The participants of this study consisted of 398 undergraduate students, with 289 females and 109 males aged between 17 and 41 with a mean age of 21.79 (SD…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Prevention, Mental Health Workers
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St Clair-Thompson, Helen; Giles, Rebecca; McGeown, Sarah P.; Putwain, David; Clough, Peter; Perry, John – Educational Psychology, 2017
Mental toughness can be conceptualised as a set of attributes that allow people to deal effectively with challenges, stressors and pressure. Recent work has suggested that it may be a valuable construct to consider within educational settings. The current studies explored the associations between mental toughness and educational transitions. Study…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Student Adjustment, High School Students, Coping
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Blasberg, Jonathan S.; Hewitt, Paul L.; Flett, Gordon L.; Sherry, Simon B.; Chen, Chang – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
In the current research, we illustrate the impact that item wording has on the content of personality scales and how differences in item wording influence empirical results. We present evidence indicating that items in certain scales used to measure "adaptive" perfectionism fail to capture the disabling all-or-nothing approach that is…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Psychometrics
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Doren, Catherine; Grodsky, Eric – Sociology of Education, 2016
Parental income and wealth contribute to children's success but are at least partly endogenous to parents' cognitive and noncognitive skills. We estimate the degree to which mothers' skills measured in early adulthood confound the relationship between their economic resources and their children's postsecondary education outcomes. Analyses of…
Descriptors: Family Income, Cognitive Ability, Mothers, Correlation
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Knowlden, Adam P.; Hackman, Christine L.; Sharma, Manoj – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: College students are at an increased risk of mental distress. The purpose of this study was to determine whether mental and lifestyle factors differed according to self-reported levels of psychological distress. Design and setting: A self-report questionnaire comprising the Kessler-6 Psychological Distress Scale, Revised Life…
Descriptors: Life Style, Emotional Disturbances, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem
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Wright, Bradley James; O'Halloran, Paul Daniel; Stukas, Arthur Anthony – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: We assessed how 6 psychological performance enhancement techniques (PETs) differentially improved self-efficacy (SE) and skill performance. We also assessed whether vicarious experiences and verbal persuasion as posited sources of SE (Bandura, 1982) were supported and, further, if the effects of the 6 PETs remained after controlling for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Performance, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept Measures
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Walsh, Kelsey J.; Robinson Kurpius, Sharon E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Based on Tinto's model of academic persistence, this study explored background and personal factors that theoretically impact the academic persistence decisions of college freshmen. The factors studied were (a) parental educational attainment, (b) parental valuing of education, (c) high school grade point average, (d) residential status (on- vs.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, Parent Influence, Beliefs
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Conway, Brittney; Hammermeister, Jon; Briggs, Lynn; Young, Justin; Flynn, Courtney – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
Higher levels of mental skill use and knowledge have been consistently associated with enhanced performances in athletic settings (e.g., Greenleaf, Gould & Dieffenbach, 2001; Hatzigeorgiadis, Zourbanos, Galanis, & Theodorakis, 2011; Weinberg, 2008). More specifically, exceptional athletic performances have been linked to the practice and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Success, Thinking Skills, English
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Dev, Smitha; Qiqieh, Sura – International Education Studies, 2016
The present study aims to find out the relationship between English Language proficiency, self-esteem, and academic achievement of the students in Abu Dhabi University (ADU). The variables were analyzed using "t" test, chi-squire and Pearson's product moment correlation. In addition, Self-rating scale, Self-esteem inventory and Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Self Esteem
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Erozkan, Atilgan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The study investigated the relationship between childhood trauma and types of attachment and the predictive role of childhood trauma on types of attachment. The sample was composed of 911 (492 female; 419 male) university students at Mugla Sitki Kocman University, in Turkey. Data were collected using the brief screening version of the Childhood…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Correlation, Children, Trauma
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Retzlaff-Fürst, Carolin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Children and adolescents spend a large part of their day at school. Physical and mental problems result from physical inactivity, sitting positions at work and "indoor lifestyle" (WHO 2004). Therefore, health education is a major topic in school. Biology classes (scholastic) can make an important contribution in this context. Health as a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Well Being, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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