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Kane, Eva Marie – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2016
The college student population in USA is predicted to increase from 13 million to 21 million between 2003-2015 (Strom & Storm, 2004). This increase along with the exponentially increasing cost of post-secondary education has caused an increase in the financial burden placed on students. Between 2000 and 2012, the two major post-secondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Experience, Financial Support, Student Motivation
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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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Cho, Moon-Heum; Heron, Michele L. – Distance Education, 2015
Enrollment in online remedial mathematics courses has increased in popularity in institutions of higher learning; however, students unskilled in self-regulated learning (SRL) find online remedial mathematics courses particularly challenging. We investigated the role of SRL, specifically motivation, emotion, and learning strategies, in students'…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Independent Study, Mathematics Instruction
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Park, Seung Won; Huynh, Niem Tu – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
University students who do not declare geography as their major are at risk of poor motivation to learn in an introductory geography class. However, research exploring the role of non-majors' motivation is lacking. This study examines motivational factors impacting non-geography students' engagement and performance. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, World Geography, Nonmajors
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Marshall, Jason E.; Fayombo, Grace; Marshall, Rasheda – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
There is a growing concern among educators and university administrators that the high cost of tuition fees has encouraged tertiary level students to adopt a "consumerist view" of tertiary education, where education is seen as a service-for-payment. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this belief may cause lecturers to compromise the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Consumer Economics, Incidence
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Reed, Phil; Reay, Emma – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
This study explored the relationship between problematic levels of Internet use and motivation to study in a university sample. One hundred and sixty-two participants were recruited online and completed four questionnaires: Internet Addiction Test, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Emotional-Social Loneliness Scale, and the Motivated…
Descriptors: College Students, Internet, Student Motivation, Learning Strategies
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Ness, Bryan M.; Middleton, Michael J.; Hildebrandt, Michael J. – Journal of American College Health, 2015
Objectives: To examine the relationships between self-reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, perceived positive relations with others, self-regulation strategy use, and academic motivation among student service members/veterans (SSM/V) enrolled in postsecondary education. Participants: SSM/V (N = 214), defined as veterans, active…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Interpersonal Relationship, Independent Study
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van Vliet, E. A.; Winnips, J. C.; Brouwer, N. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
In flipped-class pedagogy, students prepare themselves at home before lectures, often by watching short video clips of the course contents. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of flipped classes on motivation and learning strategies in higher education using a controlled, pre- and posttest approach. The same students were followed…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Homework, Teaching Methods
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Simunich, Bethany; Robins, David B.; Kelly, Valerie – American Journal of Distance Education, 2015
This study investigated whether "findability," an aspect of usability, is an important component in student perceptions of/satisfaction with online courses and, as such, should be considered more heavily in online course design. Using standard usability testing measures, such as eye-tracking, time-on-task, and think-alouds, participants…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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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
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Valle, Antonio; Núñez, José Carlos; Cabanach, Ramón G.; Rodríguez, Susana; Rosário, Pedro; Inglés, Cándido J. – Educational Psychology, 2015
The aim of the current study was to obtain information from students in higher education on different motivational profiles that resulted from the combination of three academic goals (i.e. learning goals (LG), performance-approach goals and performance-avoidance goals). Moreover, information related to the relevance of each goal within each…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Educational Objectives
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Wang, Lihui; Lawson, Michael J.; Curtis, David D. – Language Teaching Research, 2015
Imagery training has been shown to improve reading comprehension. Recent research has also shown that the quality of visual mental imagery used is important for reading comprehension. A review of literature shows that there has been relatively little detailed research on the quality of imagery used by learners, especially in the case of students…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Dull, Richard B.; Schleifer, Lydia L. F.; McMillan, Jeffrey J. – Accounting Education, 2015
Students' goal orientations are examined using two major frameworks for learning: achievement goal theory (AGT) and students' approaches to learning (SAL). Previous student success research is extended, by examining goal constructs from the AGT framework to determine if they help explain the learning process in accounting. Data were gathered using…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Accounting
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