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Drysdale, Maureen T. B.; McBeath, Margaret – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This study examined differences in the psychological constructs of motivation, academic self-efficacy, and learning strategies between higher education students who participated in a work-integrated learning (WIL) programme and those who did not. Undergraduate WIL (n = 1048) and non-WIL (n = 656) students in all years of study and from several…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, College Students
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Goodboy, Alan K.; Bolkan, San; Baker, James P. – Communication Education, 2018
Guided by assumptions from the cognitive-affective theory of learning with media, we conducted a teaching experiment to corroborate past correlational research that suggested instructor misbehaviors, in the form of antagonism toward students, impede students' cognitive learning. Participants were 472 undergraduate students who were randomly…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Cognitive Processes, Learning Theories
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Vrieling, Emmy; Stijnen, Sjef; Bastiaens, Theo – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Many recent studies have stressed the importance of teacher candidates' (TCs) self-regulated learning (SRL) skills for successful learning. Because of the promising consequences of SRL for academic performance, teacher educators (TEs) are encouraged to increase TCs' SRL opportunities in educational programs. Because of the difficulty and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Kim, ChanMin; Park, Seung Won; Huynh, Niem; Schuermann, Ryan Thomas – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
We investigated how high-performers and low-performers differ with regard to motivation and engagement in a university-level, large-format general education geography course. One hundred and ten students participated in the study. A self-report measure was administered three times (at the beginning, middle and end of the semester). Performance…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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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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Wibrowski, Connie R.; Matthews, Wendy K.; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to assess the impact of the Skills Learning Support Program (SLSP) aimed to support entering first-generation college students' motivational beliefs, use of self-regulatory strategies, and academic achievement. The study included 137 students from ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds who were in need…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Chue, Kah Loong; Nie, Youyan – Journal of International Students, 2016
Psychological factors contribute to motivation and learning for international students as much as teaching strategies. 254 international students and 144 local students enrolled in a private education institute were surveyed regarding their perception of psychological needs support, their motivation and learning approach. The results from this…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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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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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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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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Mazumder, Quamrul – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2014
To better understand the motivation and strategies used by students around the world, a comparative study among three different countries was performed. The current study used the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) questionnaire to collect responses from students in public and private universities of Bangladesh. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Learning Strategies, Cross Cultural Studies
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Kucuk, Sirin; Sahin, Ismail – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
Online and blended learning, developed with advances in technology, have gained relative importance in modern communities. In recent years, the concept of creating learning communities has been coined to increase effectiveness of these learning environments. Based on this concept, Garrison, Anderson, and Archer (2000) developed the Community of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Blended Learning, Online Courses
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Shawer, Saad F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This quantitative investigation examined the influence of low and high self-efficacy on candidate teacher academic performance in a foreign language teaching methodology course through testing the speculation that high self-efficacy levels would improve pedagogical-content knowledge (PCK). Positivism guided the research design at the levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Purdie, Fiona; Ward, Lisa; McAdie, Tina; King, Nigel; Drysdale, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2013
Work-integrated learning (WIL) provides an opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, competence, and experience, which increase employability and lead to more satisfying careers. Research indicates that WIL results in improved academic- and occupationally-related outcomes. However, there is a paucity of quantitative research examining the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Work Experience Programs, Career Readiness
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Pacharn, Parunchana; Bay, Darlene; Felton, Sandra – Accounting Education, 2013
We examine a flexible assessment system that allows students to determine the weights allocated to each course component and to re-allocate the weights in response to achieved scores. The flexibility is intended to encourage students' participation in the learning process, thereby promoting self-regulated learning skills. We compare this…
Descriptors: Accounting, Student Evaluation, Scores, Student Participation
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