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Chen, Yu; Starobin, Soko S. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This study examined a psychosocial mechanism of how general self-efficacy interacts with other key factors and influences degree aspiration for students enrolled in an urban diverse community college. Using general self-efficacy scales, the authors hypothesized the General Self-efficacy model for Community College students (the GSE-CC model). A…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Community Colleges, Structural Equation Models, Factor Analysis
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Robinson, Philip G.; Newman, David; Reitz, Cara L.; Vaynberg, Lena Z.; Bahga, Dalbir K.; Levitt, Morton H. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to see whether a large drawing of a nephron helped medical students in self-directed learning groups learn renal physiology, histology, and pharmacology before discussing clinical cases. The end points were the grades on the renal examination and a student survey. The classes in the fall of 2014 and 2015 used the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Medical Students, Medical Education, Human Body
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Bailet, Laura L.; Zettler-Greeley, Cynthia; Lewis, Kandia – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
Home literacy activities influence children's emergent literacy progress and readiness for reading instruction. To help parents fulfill this opportunity, we developed a new Emergent Literacy Screener (ELS) and conducted 2 studies of its psychometric properties with independent prekindergarten samples. For Study 1 (n = 812, M[subscript age] = 54.4…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Screening Tests, Psychometrics
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Kramer, Dennis A., II; Holcomb, Michael R.; Kelchen, Robert – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The growth of the public discourse on college completion and student debt has pushed policymakers and institutional leaders to implement a variety of policies aimed at incentivizing student completion. This article examines state-adopted excess credit hour (ECH) policies on student completion and median debt outcomes. Using a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Credits, School Policy, Educational Policy
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Pressley, Tim; Roehrig, Alysia D.; Turner, Jeannine E. – Teacher Educator, 2018
This qualitative case study focused on 13 elementary teachers' perceptions of their evaluations. Using multiple schools (5) and teachers (13) we explored the impact of evaluations on instruction. Informed by Pekrun's control-value theory, our analysis focused on teachers' motivations and emotions. Teachers did not value or feel in control of their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods
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Faulconer, E. K.; Griffith, J. C.; Wood, B. L.; Acharyya, S.; Roberts, D. L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
While the equivalence between online and traditional classrooms has been well researched, very little effort has been expended to do such comparisons for college level introductory chemistry. The existing literature has only one study that investigated chemistry lectures at an entire course level as opposed to particular course components such as…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Liu, Yujuan; Raker, Jeffrey R.; Lewis, Jennifer E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Academic Motivation Scale-Chemistry (AMS-Chemistry), an instrument based on the self-determination theory, was used to evaluate students' motivation in two organic chemistry courses, where one course was primarily lecture-based and the other implemented flipped classroom and peer-led team learning (Flip-PLTL) pedagogies. Descriptive statistics…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Organic Chemistry, Blended Learning, Learning Motivation
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Erbeli, Florina; Hart, Sara A.; Wagner, Richard K.; Taylor, Jeanette – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
A fairly recent definition of reading disability (RD) is that in the form of a hybrid model. The model views RD as a latent construct that is manifested through various observable unexpected impairments in reading-related skills and through inadequate response to intervention. The current report evaluated this new conceptualization of RD from an…
Descriptors: Etiology, Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Response to Intervention
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Forthun, Larry F.; Fogarty, Kate; Rudd, Shelby; Bartolomeo, Susan; Mighty, Peggy D. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Grandparents who take on primary responsibility for raising grandchildren face unique family challenges while helping reduce the burden on the foster care system. The GRandS (Grandfamily Resilience and Sustainability) Program was a family life education program designed with three fundamental goals: (a) increase grandparent caregivers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Caregiver Training, Extension Education, Family Life Education
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Buhagiar, Tarek; Leo, Christopher – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
This study investigates whether there is a difference in academic performance between students who access supplemental material through gamification versus students who do not. The study focuses on students in the College of Business Administration in a large (60,000 students) urban university, enrolled in two sections of a core course for the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement, Outcomes of Education
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Splett, Joni W.; Trainor, Kathryn M.; Raborn, Anthony; Halliday-Boykins, Colleen A.; Garzona, Marlene E.; Dongo, Melissa D.; Weist, Mark D. – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Despite schools increasingly adopting multitiered systems of support (MTSS) for prevention and intervention of mental health concerns, many are slow to adopt universal mental health screening (UMHS), a core MTSS feature, due to concerns about their limited capacity to meet the needs of all identified. In this study, we examined differences in the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Child Behavior, Rating Scales, Mental Health
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Mokher, Christine G.; Leeds, Daniel M.; Harris, Julie C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) was a statewide policy requiring college readiness testing and participation in college readiness courses for high school students. We used regression discontinuity to compare outcomes for students scoring just above and below test score cutoffs for assignment to FCCRI. We also examined…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Regression (Statistics), High School Students
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Cancio, Roberto – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
Every year, over 20,000 Hispanics enlist in the U.S. military. Their military experiences influence their long-term educational outcomes. This exploratory study estimates the effect of military service on education level completed by men up to 15 years after initial enlistment. Findings suggest that technical military jobs, more than nontechnical…
Descriptors: Military Service, Hispanic Americans, Veterans, Comparative Analysis
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James, Delores C. S.; Harville, Cedric, II – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: African American women (AAW) are in a unique position to be recruited into mobile (mHealth) weight management research and programs due to their high rates of obesity and their high ownership of smartphones. Aim: This study examined smartphone usage, social media engagement, and willingness to participate in mHealth weight management…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Handheld Devices, Social Media
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Lavner, Justin A.; Weiss, Brandon; Miller, Joshua D.; Karney, Benjamin R. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
The early years of marriage are a time of significant personal and relational changes as partners adjust to their new roles, but the specific ways that spouses' personalities may change in early marriage and how these changes are associated with spouses' marital satisfaction trajectories have been overlooked. Using 3 waves of data collected over…
Descriptors: Marriage, Marital Satisfaction, Personality Traits, Correlation
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