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Bobkowski, Piotr S.; Cavanah, Sarah B. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Using data from the nationally representative Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study examined how journalism participation in high school relates to subsequent academic outcomes. The analysis statistically controlled for a host of correlates of academic achievement, isolating the associations between journalism participation and…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students
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Robinson, Kristy A.; Lee, You-kyung; Bovee, Emily A.; Perez, Tony; Walton, S. Patrick; Briedis, Daina; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This longitudinal study investigated development in expectancy for success (perceived competence), 3 types of task value (utility, interest, attainment), and 3 types of perceived cost (opportunity, effort, psychological) for engineering students during their first 2 years of college. Latent growth curve models indicated declines in expectancy and…
Descriptors: Success, Competence, Engineering Education, Grade Point Average
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Kassaee, Ameneh Mahrou; Rowell, Ginger Holmes – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
Researchers have confirmed that students' motivation is one of the most important factors educators can target to improve learning (Williams & Williams, 2011). This study explored the role which student's motivation played in the retention of first-time, full-time freshman (FTFTF) STEM majors at University (U) (blinded). Student motivational…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Intervention, STEM Education, Student Motivation
Pakhira, Deblina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Exposure to organic chemistry concepts in the laboratory can positively affect student performance, learning new chemistry concepts and building motivation towards learning chemistry in the lecture. In this study, quantitative methods were employed to assess differences in student performance, learning, and motivation in an organic chemistry…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, College Science, Science Instruction, Lecture Method
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Allen, Jeff; Robbins, Steve – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2010
Using longitudinal student data from 15 four-year (n = 3,072) and 13 (n = 788) two-year postsecondary institutions, the authors tested the effects of interest-major congruence, motivation, and 1st-year academic performance on timely degree completion. Findings suggest that interest-major congruence has a direct effect on timely degree completion…
Descriptors: Time to Degree, Congruence (Psychology), College Students, Two Year College Students