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Chang, Yu-shan – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictability of cloud-based m-learning for creative performance, and the mediating effect of motivation. The participants were 116 college students, who participated in the pre-test and post-test of a teaching experiment. The conclusions of this study are as follows: (1) cloud-based m-learning has…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Creativity, Student Motivation, Telecommunications
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Everaert, Patricia; Opdecam, Evelien; Maussen, Sophie – Accounting Education, 2017
Previous literature calls for further investigation in terms of precedents and consequences of learning approaches (deep learning and surface learning). Motivation as precedent and time spent and academic performance as consequences are addressed in this paper. The study is administered in a first-year undergraduate course. Results show that the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Learning Motivation
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – Educational Psychology, 2016
First-year university students (n = 199) completed an online questionnaire that queried their purchase of paper books and eBooks for university study and personal interest. The questionnaire also required students to rate their learning characteristics including reading strategies, study self-regulation, learning control beliefs and achievement…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Questionnaires, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
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Hieb, Jeffrey L.; Lyle, Keith B.; Ralston, Patricia A. S.; Chariker, Julia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
At the University of Louisville, a large, urban institution in the south-east United States, undergraduate engineering students take their mathematics courses from the school of engineering. In the fall of their freshman year, engineering students take "Engineering Analysis I," a calculus-based engineering analysis course. After the…
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Alkhausi, Hussain Ali; Al-Yahmadi, Hamad; Al-Kalbani, Muna; Clayton, David; Al-Barwani, Thuwayba; Al-Sulaimani, Humaira; Neisler, Otherine; Khan, Mohammad Athar – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study investigated predictors of first-year university grade point average (GPA) using academic and nonacademic variables. Data were collected from 1511 Omani students selected conveniently from the population of students entering Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Fall 2010. Variables considered in the analysis were general education diploma…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, College Freshmen
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Köseoglu, Yaman – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The issues of motivational inclinations, cognitive and meta-cognitive approaches and resource management abilities of university students are considered in predicting academic achievement. First-year university students filled in the Motivated Strategies Learning Questionnaire, completed the Implicit Theories of Intelligence Scale, answered the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen
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Johnson, Genevieve M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
First-year university students (n = 185) completed an online questionnaire that allowed comparison of those who reported studying on-campus with those who reported studying fully-online. Independent sample t-tests compared the means of students in the two study modes on demographics, frequency of use of digital technology and metacognitive…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Comparative Analysis
Simon, Rebecca A.; Aulls, Mark W.; Dedic, Helena; Hubbard, Kyle; Hall, Nathan C. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2015
To address continually decreasing enrollment and rising attrition in post-secondary STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, particularly for women, the present study examines the utility of motivation and emotion variables to account for persistence and achievement in science in male and female students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Student Motivation, Emotional Response
Worthley, Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In a national context of high failure rates in freshman calculus courses, the purpose of this study was to understand who is struggling, and why. High failure rates are especially alarming given a local environment where students have access to a variety of academic, and personal, assistance. The sample consists of students at Colorado State…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, College Freshmen, Calculus, College Mathematics
Hsieh, Tzu-Ling – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship among learning motivation, engagement behaviors, and performance of undergraduate students. 178 junior students are surveyed from five colleges at a four-year research university in Taiwan. The scales of motivation, engagement, and perceived learning outcomes are adapted from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
Santarosa, Stephanie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This exploratory study uses the 15 scales of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) to examine how traditional-aged college students in their first year of college compare with those who have persisted to their second year. In addition, the relationship of students' motivation levels and use of learning strategies with student…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Strategies, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Spain, Linda Monk – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study investigated writing apprehension, motivational levels, and writing performance of 68 undergraduates enrolled in four freshman composition courses during one semester. Participants in the treatment groups received relevance, confidence, or a combination of relevance and confidence motivational strategies based on Keller's ARCS model. In…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Student Motivation, Writing Achievement, Freshman Composition
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Watson, Mark; McSorley, Michelle; Foxcroft, Cheryl; Watson, Andrea – Tertiary Education and Management, 2004
Both internationally and within South Africa the failure rates at universities are presently high and throughput and graduation rates are low. It is thus imperative that the cognitive and non-cognitive predictors related to identifying learners who will succeed academically are explored. This paper focuses on two potentially important…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation