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Foulstone, Alexis R.; Kelly, Adrian – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Academic self-efficacy is the degree to which students believe they are capable of learning or accomplishing an academic task within a specific area of education. High academic self-efficacy has been associated with positive education outcomes such as enhanced learning, motivation, self-determination, and ultimately academic performance. The…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Psychology, Intervention
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Pardo, Abelardo; Han, Feifei; Ellis, Robert A. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
Self-regulated learning theories are used to understand the reasons for different levels of university student academic performance. Similarly, learning analytics research proposes the combination of detailed data traces derived from technology-mediated tasks with a variety of algorithms to predict student academic performance. The former approach…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Theories, College Students, Academic Achievement
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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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Dryer, Rachel; Henning, Marcus A.; Tyson, Graham A.; Shaw, Rosemary – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This study examined whether: (1) the non-academic constructs of psychological well-being, motivation to learn and quality of life (QOL) explained the variance in the academic achievement of students with disability; and (2) students with a mental health disability (MHD) differed from students with other disability on academic achievement and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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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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Bowden, Mark P.; Abhayawansa, Subhash; Bahtsevanoglou, John – Education & Training, 2015
Purpose: There is evidence that students who attend Technical and Further Education (TAFE) prior to entering higher education underperform in their first year of study. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of self-efficacy in understanding the performance of students who completed TAFE in the previous year in a first year subject of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Self Efficacy, Microeconomics
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Hood, Michelle – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
This study examined predictors of students' intentions to access face-to-face (f2f) or online options for lectures and tutorials in a buffet-style blended learning 2nd-year psychology statistics course ("N" = 113; 84% female). Students were aged 18 to 51 years ("M" = 23.16; "SD"= 6.80). Practical and technological…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Intention, Online Courses, Computer Software
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Al-Hmouz, Hanan – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
This study examines the problem of underachievement among gifted high school students. Low achievers were compared to high and moderate achievers on their motivation, self-regulation, and attitudes toward their school and teachers. Participants were all highly able students from grades 10 and 11 in an academically selective gifted high school in…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Doube, Wendy; Lang, Catherine – Computer Science Education, 2012
A multimedia university programme with relatively equal numbers of male and female students in elective programming subjects provided a rare opportunity to investigate female motivation to study and pursue computer programming in a career. The MSLQ was used to survey 85 participants. In common with research into deterrence of females from STEM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Females, Self Efficacy