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Orvis, Jessica N.; Sturges, Diana; Tysinger, P. Dawn; Riggins, Keenya; Landge, Shainaz – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Recent research indicates that students are adopting a consumerist approach to education, while data shows that the best academic outcomes are associated with intrinsic motivation. The goal of the study was to explore student academic motivation in an undergraduate Principles of Chemistry I class. The study targeted 432 students enrolled in 9…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science
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Ward, Phillip; Tsuda, Emi; Dervent, Fatih; Devirlmez, Erhan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Little is known about how teachers acquire specialized content knowledge (SCK). We examine the hypothesis that SCK is not acquired from K-12 physical education and from extracurricular activities characterized by playing; instead, SCK must be explicitly taught to teachers. Method: Students were enrolled in either basic physical activity…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Gandolfi, Enrico – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
This article investigates the phenomenon of open and participative development (e.g. beta testing, Kickstarter projects)--i.e. extended prototyping--in digital entertainment as a potential source of insights for instructional interventions. Despite the increasing popularity of this practice and the potential implications for educators and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Design, Games
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Maynard, Brandy R.; Wilson, Alyssa N.; Labuzienski, Elizabeth; Whiting, Seth W. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Background and Aims: To examine the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on gambling behavior and symptoms, urges, and financial outcomes. Method: Systematic review and meta-analytic procedures were employed to search, select, code, and analyze studies conducted between 1980 and 2014, assessing the effects of mindfulness-based interventions…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Therapy, Addictive Behavior, Meta Analysis
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Filges, Trine; Jorgensen, Anne-Marie Klint – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Objectives: This review evaluates the evidence on the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on drug use reduction for young people in treatment for nonopioid drug use. Method: We followed Campbell Collaboration guidelines to conduct a systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized trials. Meta-analytic methods were used to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Clinics, Drug Abuse
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Holloway-Friesen, Holly – Journal of Career Development, 2018
This study examined the role culture and college environment had on the perception of ethnic and gender career barriers of 138 Latino/a college students. Specifically, background characteristics (i.e., parent education, immigration status, and sex), acculturation, enculturation, and college environment on perceived ethnic/gender barriers were…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Acculturation, College Environment, Gender Differences
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González-Romá, Vicente; Gamboa, Juan Pablo; Peiró, José M. – Journal of Career Development, 2018
We investigated whether a set of indicators of the employability dimensions proposed by Fugate, Kinicki, and Asforth (i.e., career identity, personal adaptability, and human and social capital) are related to university graduates' employment status and five indicators of the quality of their jobs (pay, hierarchical level, vertical and horizontal…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Employment Level, Foreign Countries
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Womack, Anna; Leuty, Melanie E.; Bullock-Yowell, Emily; Mandracchia, Jon T. – Journal of Career Development, 2018
Various factors have shown to relate to different forms of career commitment (i.e., affective, continuance, and normative commitment). Commitment has been associated with intent to remain within a profession or organization, suggesting that commitment is an important component of career retention. Correspondingly, commitment to one's academic…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Correlation, Student Satisfaction
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Banks, Leon; Hopps, June Gary; Briggs, Harold E. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
This article presents data from an exploratory study of the demographic and published scholarship profiles of the deans and university provosts of the top 50 schools of social work as ranked by the 2016 U.S. News and World Report ratings. Method: The authors used an exploratory design to conduct a content analysis of the demographic and…
Descriptors: Social Work, African Americans, Deans, Diversity (Faculty)
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Peralta, Yadira; Moreno, Mario; Harwell, Michael; Guzey, S. Selcen; Moore, Tamara J. – Educational Research Quarterly, 2018
Variance heterogeneity is a common feature of educational data when treatment differences expressed through means are present, and often reflects a treatment by subject interaction with respect to an outcome variable. Identifying variables that account for this interaction can enhance understanding of whom a treatment does and does not benefit in…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Engineering, Design
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Cardoso, Paulo; Janeiro, Isabel Nunes; Duarte, Maria Eduarda – Journal of Career Development, 2018
This article examines the process and outcome of a life design counseling group intervention with students in Grades 9 and 12. First, we applied a quasi-experimental methodology to analyze the intervention's effectiveness in promoting career certainty, career decision-making, self-efficacy, and career adaptability in a sample of 236 students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Group Counseling, Intervention
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Cronin, Lorcan Donal; Allen, Justine; Mulvenna, Claire; Russell, Paul – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Both education policies and curriculum documents identify the personal development of students as a key objective of modern education. Physical education (PE) in particular has been cited as a subject that can promote students' life skills development and psychological well-being. However, little research has investigated the processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physical Education, Well Being
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Christ, Tanya; Chiu, Ming Ming; Rider, Stephanie; Kitson, Deborah; Hanser, Katherine; McConnell, Elizabeth; Dipzinski, Renae; Mayernik, Heather – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
We explore whether (a) teacher ratings of texts' cultural relevance along various dimensions differ from those of students, (b) these ratings reflect a single construct, and (c) ratings of specific dimensions are related to specific reading outcomes. Fifty African-American students were each administered two text protocols for a total of 100…
Descriptors: Informal Reading Inventories, Cultural Relevance, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Jourand, Clément; Adé, David; Sève, Carole; Komar, John; Thouvarecq, Régis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Introduction: Many studies in physical education (PE) have sought to identify and categorize the modes of student interaction in order to gain greater insight into the nature of cooperative activity. More others recent studies have examined how modes of interaction evolve on the basis of the modes of collective activity that they generate. These…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Interaction
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Brian, Ali; Taunton, Sally – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Young children from disadvantaged settings often present delays in fundamental motor skills (FMS). Young children can improve their FMS delays through developmentally appropriate motor skill intervention programming. However, it is unclear which pedagogical strategy is most effective for novice and expert instructors. Purpose: The…
Descriptors: Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Developmental Delays, Intervention
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