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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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Coffey, Sue; Lindsay, Gail M.; Cochrane, Marianne; Cummings, Katherine; Macdonald, Karen; Mairs, Sandra; Sproul, Susan; Bouchard, Shelley; Lulat, Zainab; Salamat, Nadia; Bell, Ronald – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Background: Education of nurses from a diploma to a degree is a global phenomenon. However, bridging is often seen as a "backdoor" route to becoming a Registered Nurse and very little evaluation data exists to challenge this notion. Objectives: This research project was undertaken to explore student characteristics, academic performance,…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Bakhshaei, Mahsa; Georgiou, Theophano; McAndrew, Marie – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
In Quebec's French-language secondary schools, youth originating from South Asia have the highest dropout rate among all immigrant-origin students, whereas in the English sector, their coethnic peers have a more positive academic profile than third-plus-generation students. Using quantitative data, this paper aims to understand the difference in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, French, English (Second Language)
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Tavernier, Royette; Willoughby, Teena – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Despite extensive research on sleep and psychosocial functioning, an important gap within the literature is the lack of inquiry into the direction of effects between these 2 constructs. The purpose of the present 3-year longitudinal study was to examine bidirectional associations between sleep (quality and duration) and 3 indices of psychosocial…
Descriptors: Sleep, Gender Differences, College Students, Student Surveys
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Whitley, Jessica; Rawana, Edward; Brownlee, Keith – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2014
Self-concept has been found to play a key role in academic and psychosocial outcomes for students. Appreciating the factors that have a bearing upon self-concept may be of particular importance for Aboriginal students, many of whom experience poorer outcomes than non-Aboriginal Canadians. In this study, we conducted a quantitative analysis of the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept
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Lewthwaite, Brian; Owen, Thomas; Doiron, Ashley; Renaud, Robert; McMillan, Barbara – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2014
This study presents a pedagogical framework to inform culturally responsive teaching in a Yukon First Nations community. The paper describes the community-based processes used to develop the framework, and presents accounts from teachers who have used the framework to inform their teaching. Preliminary indications of the adjusted teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Canada Natives, Teaching Methods
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He, Yunke; Banham, Heather – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
Using time series data, this study shows that domestic students' academic performance is generally better than international students' performance, but the gap is significantly narrowing as international students' performance is improving over time. The study also shows that there is no strong correlation between the percentage of international…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Gains
O'Reilly, Robert; Farland, Parnell – 1974
A model for educational supervisors which attempts to link management theory to learning is demonstrated. With teachers today having greater autonomy in selecting appropriate content and methods, supervisors should focus on two tasks: they should become more involved with teachers in selecting goals and become more adept in monitoring the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Achievement Tests, Administration
O'Reilly, Robert – 1975
This study shows that the psychosocial climate of a classroom has an effect on the learning of students. Consequently, teachers and supervisors should monitor the classroom climate and develop techniques for improving it. The subjects for the study were 1,100 secondary students in 48 mathematics classes in eastern Ontario. Variables in the study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Mathematics, Mathematics Education