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Radovan, Marko; Makovec, Danijela – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In this research, we have examined the characteristics of university students' motivation and its connection with perceptions of the learning environment. Higher education teachers often find it challenging to decide how to organize their lectures and what instructional strategy they should use to be most effective. Therefore, we endeavoured to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Environment, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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
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Yilmaz, Özkan; Sanalan, Vehbi Aytekin – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2015
The aim of this study is to examine the effect of mobile technology use in university science instruction on students' academic achievement and self-regulation skills. An experimental study is conducted to test the use of mobile in-class interaction system (M-CIS) and to determine the change in students' academic achievement and self-regulation…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning
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Zogheib, Salah – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2015
Single computer courses offered at colleges of education are expected to provide preservice teachers with the skills and expertise needed to adopt computer technology in their future classrooms. However, preservice teachers still find difficulty adopting such technology. This research paper investigated relationships among preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Science Education
Lackey, Christopher J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Motivation, self-efficacy, beliefs about intelligence, and attributions about academic performance all play important roles in student success. To determine the relationships between these factors and the influence of demographics upon them, an online quantitative survey was taken of college students measuring their self-perceptions of these…
Descriptors: Motivation, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
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Tanriseven, Isil – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The aim of this study is to analyse the effect of task planning with mind maps on the self-regulation strategies and motivational beliefs of pre-service teachers. A quasi-experimental design, with a pre-test and post-test control group, was applied in the research. The research group comprised of 60 pre-service teachers taking "Teaching…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers
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Johnson, Marcus Lee; Kestler, Jessica L. – College and University, 2014
A number of U.S. higher education institutions are converting from quarter-to semester-based academic calendars; in fall 2012, seventeen Ohio institutions did so. Over a two-year time period, college student samples were recruited from a large, public, urban, Midwestern university that was undergoing a transition from a quarter-based to a…
Descriptors: Semester System, Quarter System, Transitional Programs, College Students
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
Joo, Young Ju; Joung, Sunyoung; Lim, Eugene; Kim, Hae Jin – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This study investigated whether college students' self-efficacy, level of learning strategy use, academic burnout, and school support predict course satisfaction and learning persistence. To this end, self-efficacy, level of learning strategy use, academic burnout, and school support were used as prediction variables, and course satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2014, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 4 to 6 of April. Psychology, in our time, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Prevention
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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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Wernersbach, Brenna M.; Crowley, Susan L.; Bates, Scott C.; Rosenthal, Carol – Journal of Developmental Education, 2014
Although study skills courses improve student retention, the impact of study skills courses on students' academic self-efficacy has not been investigated. The present study examined pre- and posttest levels of academic self-efficacy in college students enrolled in a study skills course (n = 126) compared to students enrolled in a general education…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Investigations
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Thomas, Jackie C., Jr.; Wolters, Christopher; Horn, Catherine; Kennedy, Heidi – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
In this study, campus involvement, faculty mentorship, motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and utility value), and sense of belonging were examined as potential predictors of African-American college student academic persistence. Participants (n = 139) in the study were African-American college students from a large-urban university. Separate…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Urban Universities, Academic Persistence
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Juarez Collazo, Norma A.; Corradi, David; Elen, Jan; Clarebout, Geraldine – Higher Education Studies, 2014
Research has documented the use of tools in computer-based learning environments as problematic, that is, learners do not use the tools and when they do, they tend to do it suboptimally. This study attempts to disentangle cause and effect of this suboptimal tool use for experienced learners. More specifically, learner variables (metacognitive and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Use Studies
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Tilley, Brian P. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
The growing proportion of non-traditional students, very commonly defined as students over the age of 25 (though other features vary from study to study) necessitates more studies with this increasingly relevant group participating. Recently, the growth of non-traditional universities such as those offering predominantly online, accelerated…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Student Characteristics, Online Courses, Acceleration (Education)
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