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Pearl, Cynthia E.; Vasquez, Eleazar, III.; Marino, Matthew T.; Wienke, Wilfred; Donehower, Claire; Gourwitz, Jillian; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Duerr, Sunny R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to provide content validation for quality indicators included in an observation instrument developed to evaluate classrooms serving students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A panel of 103 subject-matter experts consisting of a mixture of field personnel (n = 64; 59 classroom teachers, five school administrators)…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Inclusion
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Mikami, Hitoshi; Leung, Chi Yui; Yoshikawa, Lisa – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The following question has yet to be answered by researchers: when does anxiety have a systematic downward bias on foreign language (FL) reading test scores? The results of the correlation and regression analyses conducted in this study indicate that, at least in the case of university-level English learners in Japan, anxiety-induced bias occurs…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Test Anxiety
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Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy D.; Matthews, Kelly E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Higher education institutions globally are acknowledging the need to teach communication skills. This study used the Science Student Skills Inventory to gain insight into how science students perceive the development of communication skills across the degree programme. Responses were obtained from 635 undergraduate students enrolled in a Bachelor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Student Attitudes, Research Universities
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Topkaya, Nursel; Sahin, Ertugrul; Meydan, Betül – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to develop a scale to determine the barriers affecting psychological help-seeking in college students. In line with this purpose, the validity and reliability of the scale were examined in five different studies. Exploratory factor analysis results suggested that the scale consists of five dimensions, labeled as…
Descriptors: Validity, Reliability, Barriers, College Students
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Caliskan, Nihat; Kuzu, Okan; Kuzu, Yasemin – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a rating scale that can be used to evaluate behavior patterns of the organization people pattern of preservice teachers (PSTs). By reviewing the related literature on people patterns, a preliminary scale of 38 items with a five-points Likert type was prepared. The number of items was reduced to 29 after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Rating Scales, Test Construction, Preservice Teachers
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Lawanto, Oenardi; Santoso, Harry B.; Lawanto, Kevin N.; Goodridge, Wade – Journal of Educators Online, 2017
The objective of this study was to evaluate students' self-regulated learning (SRL) skills used in a Web-intensive learning environment. The research question guiding the study was: How did the use of student SRL skills and student engagement in online activities compare between higher- and lower-performing students participating in a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Control, Web Based Instruction, Learner Engagement
Gunduz, Semseddin – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study was to set forth the relationship between the individuals' states to adopt social networks and social intelligence and analyze both concepts according to various variables. Research data were collected from 1145 social network users in the online media by using the Adoption of Social Network Scale and Social Intelligence…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Networks, Interpersonal Competence, College Graduates
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Higde, Emrah; Oztekin, Ceren; Sahin, Elvan – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2017
This study examined Turkish pre-service science teachers' awareness, uncertainty beliefs, values, and behaviours pertinent to climate change. It aimed to determine significant predictors of climate change-related behaviours and uncertainty beliefs about the reality of climate change. A Turkish-adapted survey was administered to 1277 pre-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Arquero, José L.; del Barrio-García, Salvador; Romero-Frías, Esteban – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
Our study analyzes an educational experience based on the integrated use of social media within a higher education course under a personal learning environment approach and investigates the factors that determine students' loyalty to social media learning. We examined the moderating role of need for cognition (NFC) in students' formation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Attachment Behavior, Social Media
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Al-Ashqar, Wafaa Mohammed Ali – International Education Studies, 2017
The present study aimed to detect the level of faculty members' attitudes at public universities towards the performance appraisal process and its relationship with some variables (gender, college, scientific rank, university, teaching experience, and age). The study sample consisted of (320) faculty members of both sexes in three public…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Predictor Variables
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Huang, Rui-Ting; Tang, Tzy-Wen; Lee, Yi Ping; Yang, Fang-Ying – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Increasing attention has been paid to mobile learning studies. However, there is still a dearth of studies investigating the moderating effect of proactive personality on mobile learning achievements. Accordingly, the primary purpose of this study is not only to investigate the key elements that could improve the effectiveness and efficiency of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Role
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Pike, Ronald E.; Pittman, Jason M.; Hwang, Drew – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper investigates the use of a cloud computing environment to facilitate the teaching of web development at a university in the Southwestern United States. A between-subjects study of students in a web development course was conducted to assess the merits of a cloud computing environment instead of personal computers for developing websites.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Higher Education, College Students, Internet
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Boakye, Naomi A. N. Y. – English Language Teaching, 2017
There have been a number of studies on reading interventions to improve students' reading proficiency, yet the majority of these interventions are undertaken with the assumption that students' reading challenges are obvious and generic in nature. The interventions do not take into consideration the diversity in students' reading backgrounds and…
Descriptors: Profiles, Intervention, Reading Programs, Sociology
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Hilao, Marites Piguing; Wichadee, Saovapa – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
Mobile phone technology that has a huge impact on students' lives in the digital age may offer a new type of learning. The use of effective tool to support learning can be affected by the factor of gender. The current research compared how male and female students perceived mobile phones as a language learning tool, used mobile phones to learn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gender Differences, Handheld Devices
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Yöndem, Sadik; Yöndem, Zeynep Deniz; Per, Meral – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The qualities of artists and musicians have attracted the attention of personality psychologists and researchers studying creativity. Artistic activities are considered by some to be therapeutic, and may offer a buffer effect on psychological health. On the other hand, research has occasionally revealed a positive relationship between creativity…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Music Education, Art Education
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