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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Sneyers, Eline; De Witte, Kristof – Educational Review, 2018
This article provides a meta-analysis on the effect of academic probation, student-faculty mentoring and need-based grants on various student outcomes. Using 25 (quasi-) experimental studies, we find that academic probation has a significant negative effect on retention (d = -0.17), while it does not have an effect on graduation. Student-faculty…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Bilodeau, Cynthia; Meissner, John – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of a combined academic and personal counselling initiative on student performance and emotional well-being outcomes of 289 at-risk students at a Canadian University. Criterion for risk included academic struggles, mental health distress, or both. The program was developed to be tailored to individual…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, School Counseling, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
Agasisti, Tommaso; Avvisati, Francesco; Borgonovi, Francesca; Longobardi, Sergio – OECD Publishing, 2018
Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to prosper despite encountering adverse circumstances. This paper defines academic resilience as the ability of 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform at a certain level in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in reading, mathematics and science that…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
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Hurley, Noel; Seifert, Tim; Sheppard, Bruce – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2018
The participants in this study were teachers and students of a large school district located on the east coast of Canada. We distributed surveys to 1,514 teachers across 84 schools and received 1,423 usable surveys for a return rate of 94%. At the time of the second data collection, three years later, 1574 teachers from 78 schools agreed to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, School Districts, Factor Analysis
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Chhinzer, Nita; Russo, Anna Maria – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore employer perceptions of graduate student employability. This study is novel since existing research focused on employability is largely theoretic, remains focused on defining employability of undergraduates and largely fails to determine employer perceptions of factors that increase or decrease…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Graduate Students, Work Experience
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Anderson, Scott; Goss, Allen; Inglis, Mike; Kaplan, Alan; Samarbakhsh, Laleh; Toffanin, Melissa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
We studied the impact of clickers, also known as electronic student response systems, on the performance of students on two undergraduate finance courses. Consistent with some of the recent literature, we found that clickers have very little impact on student performance, as measured by final course grades. Further, we found that clickers do not…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Undergraduate Students, Finance Occupations, Business Administration Education
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Bergey, Bradley W.; Deacon, S. Hélène; Parrila, Rauno K. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
University students who report a history of reading difficulties have been demonstrated to have poorer word reading and reading comprehension skills than their peers; yet, without a diagnosed learning disability, these students do not have access to the same support services, potentially placing them at academic risk. This study provides a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Grade Point Average, Scores
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Parker, James D. A.; Saklofske, Donald H.; Keefer, Kateryna V. – Gifted Education International, 2017
Much of the work on predicting academic success in postsecondary education has focused on the impact of various cognitive abilities, although in recent years there has been increased attention to the role played by emotional and social competency [also called emotional intelligence (EI)]. Previous work on the link between EI and giftedness is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Emotional Intelligence, Prediction, Role
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Aimé, Annie; Villatte, Aude; Cyr, Caroline; Marcotte, Diane – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Over a third of American college students are either overweight or obese, which has been suggested to negatively impact their academic achievement. Objective: This study seeks to better understand the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and grade point average (GPA), while examining potential mediators of this association. Participants and…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Weight, Obesity, Academic Achievement
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Seifert, Tricia A.; Moore, Kathleen; Beaulieu, Jacqueline; Arnold, Christine H. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
In its earliest form, Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) focused on recruiting students, but soon included a focus on student success, defined in terms of retention and graduation. Several researchers have noted that developing effective student services, as well as establishing strong lines of communications across departments, are key…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Students, Colleges
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Milla, Joniada – Education Economics, 2017
This paper explores how expectations and post-secondary education (PSE) path disruption decisions are affected by a learning process that students experience once enrolled in a PSE program. An unexpected change in grades, between high school and first year PSE program, serves as an informative signal on how well their academic performance and…
Descriptors: College Choice, Expectation, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement
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Lakman, Yana; Chalmers, Heather; Sexton, Cayleigh – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Young Carers (YCs) provide care for ill, disabled, or addicted family member(s) and may experience risk to their educational success. This study examined 145 YCs in Southern Ontario, aged 8-18, using surveys and found that many YCs considered school important and were doing well academically whereas some YCs' education was negatively impacted.…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Correlation, Children, Adolescents
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de Silva, Tricia L.; Zakzanis, Konstantine; Henderson, Joanna; Ravindran, Arun V. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
Poor academic performance and dropout are major concerns at post-secondary institutions. Influences include sociodemographic, psychosocial, and academic functioning factors. Canadian literature is limited, and little published data directly compare academic outcomes between local-born, immigrant, and international students. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Ranellucci, John; Hall, Nathan; Muis, Krista; Lajoie, Susanne; Robinson, Kristy – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
The effects of three interventions designed to boost academic achievement among mastery-oriented students were evaluated on interest-based studying, social desirability, and perceived goal difficulty. Undergraduate students (N = 177) completed relevant self-report measures at the beginning and the end of the semester and were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, Social Desirability, Undergraduate Students
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