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Hall-Rivera, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Student enrollment in undergraduate online education continues in an increasing trend toward the creation of new virtual degree programs. Academia and university faculty have observed comparable learning outcomes in both traditional and online classrooms, but minimal research exists discussing student perspectives of science-based coursework in…
Descriptors: Crime, Criminology, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses
Kindel, Heather Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to investigate the effects of teaching a mindfulness curriculum to graduate physical therapy (PT) students in the classroom. The researcher investigated two research questions. How does training PT graduate students in mindfulness strategies affect self-regulation, stress management, and trait mindfulness in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Therapy, Intervention, Stress Management
Pachlhofer, Keith A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study used the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire in modularized courses at three institutions across the nation (N = 189), and multiple regression was completed to investigate five categories of student motivation that predicted academic success and course completion. The overall multiple regression analysis was significant and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
Clauson-Sells, Heather N. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examines the relationships between acculturation, academic self-efficacy and academic achievement of international college students in the United States during the 2013-2014 academic year. The subjects were 83 international students from 17 different countries- 36 students were enrolled full-time in community college level English…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Self Efficacy, Foreign Students, College Students
Simon, Nicole A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Virtual laboratory experiments using interactive computer simulations are not being employed as viable alternatives to laboratory science curriculum at extensive enough rates within higher education. Rote traditional lab experiments are currently the norm and are not addressing inquiry, Critical Thinking, and cognition throughout the laboratory…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Science Laboratories, Teaching Methods
Rush, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Universities are challenged with finding ways to motivate the increasing number of diverse students so that the largest number of students can be expected to succeed. University success is measured by retention and graduation rates, which affect profit. A lack of academic motivation among increasingly diverse students influences student retention,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, College Students, Gender Differences
Parlett, Deborah K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student motivation is a key factor in determining whether college students are successful in their academic careers and, ultimately their professional careers. Motivation is an internal drive within a person to move to action to complete a task. Student motivation encompasses self-regulation, determination, and efficacy. It is important for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Curriculum Development, Nursing Students
Ahmad, Khuloud Nasser – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A reexamination of the traditional instruction of introductory computer science (CS) courses is becoming a necessity. Introductory CS courses tend to have high attrition rates and low success rates. In many universities, the CS department suffered from low enrollment for several years compared to other majors. Multiple studies have linked these…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Introductory Courses, Nonmajors
Abts, Melanie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this action research study was to determine the effectiveness of two online college success courses: CPD 150 (College Success, 3 credits) and CPD 115 (Success Strategies, 1 credit), at Rio Salado College, a Maricopa Community College in Arizona. The goal of these courses is to prepare students to be college-ready by examining…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Pretests Posttests, Learning Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness
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
Goosen, Rebecca A. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify cognitive and non-cognitive variables that will predict a student's ability to achieve success in the lowest level developmental mathematics course at San Jacinto College. The study examined the ability of cognitive variables (standardized entrance examinations, high school grade point average, and type of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations