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Gadzella, Bernadette M.; Pierce, Devin; Young, Adena – College Student Journal, 2008
This is a report on the development of a coping stress inventory and the analyses of the data collected from 344 participants. The Coping Stress Inventory, CSI, with 16 items intercorrelated in the categories (Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive Appraisal). The internal consistency for the CSI was 0.77. Responses to the CSI were compared (a)…
Descriptors: Coping, Measures (Individuals), Responses, Comparative Analysis
Gadzella, Bernadette M. – 1983
A 10-module computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program on study skills was field tested to determine its effectiveness with high school students, using 50 advanced seniors in a large Texas high school as subjects. The program consisted of a study skills pretest, the CAI modules, a notebook on study skills, and a posttest. The modules were…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Field Tests, High School Students
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Gadzella, Bernadette M. – Psychology in the Schools, 1975
Through the use of a questionnaire, the author explores college students' ideas of the ideal student. (HMV)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Perception, Questionnaires
Gadzella, Bernadette M. – 1981
This paper describes a computer assisted instruction (CAI) study skills program and reports the results of a study conducted to determine its effectiveness. The program consists of ten CAI study skills modules, a CAI study skills notebook, and a CAI study skills test. The modules address (1) managing time, (2) improving memory, (3) taking lecture…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Learning Modules, Program Effectiveness
Gadzella, Bernadette M. – 1980
A study was conducted to compare the effects of study skills instructions on students' study behaviors and attitudes when such instructions were offered through study guides, class instructions, and discussions, or via computer assisted instruction (CAI). Undergraduate students were separated into three groups which (1) read study skills guides…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Intermode Differences, Student Attitudes
Gadzella, Bernadette M. – Texas Tech Journal of Education, 1985
This article reports on findings from two studies in which computer-assisted instruction in study skills was used with high school students. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Learning Strategies
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Gadzella, Bernadette M. – Journal of Experimental Education, 1982
A computer-assisted instruction study skills program was presented to 88 college students, while a control group did not have access to it. Scores for the experimental group on the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes increased during the semester, while scores for the control group decreased. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Study Habits
Gadzella, Bernadette M. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1979
Perceptions and perceptual changes on study habits and attitudes for students who received study-skills instructions individually from student counselors were compared with those of students who received instructions and participated in class discussions and those of students who did not receive any study-skills instructions or counseling. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling, Higher Education, Peer Counseling
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Gadzella, Bernadette M. – College Student Journal, 1977
Views of 3,670 students from six colleges and universities on most and least important traits of an ideal professor were analyzed. All data were collected with the same instrument. Data revealed students selected similar MOST and LEAST important traits of a quality professor. (Author)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others – 1996
This study compared critical thinking skills of 98 college freshmen as measured by the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal instrument during their first week in the course with their final grades in a freshman course. Results indicated that there were significant differences among the three groups on the three subtests of Inference,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, College Preparation, Critical Thinking
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others – 1996
The purpose of this study was to determine whether getting students involved in analyzing issues critically would help them develop effective critical thinking skills. The subjects were 113 students, ages 17-60 years, freshmen through seniors, enrolled in freshman level courses at a southwest state university. These students responded to the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Critical Thinking, Higher Education
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others – 1992
All human beings experience stress at some time. Some stressors help us to achieve goals and experience successes in life. Other stressors are detrimental as they inhibit performance and affect health. This study investigated the differences among college students (N=530) who reported their stress levels as mild (N=90), moderate (N=374), or severe…
Descriptors: College Students, Divorce, Higher Education, Married Students
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others – 1991
The reliability of the Students' Views of an Ideal Student Questionnaire was studied. The questionnaire consists of 26 characteristics of a quality student. The subjects were 88 volunteers (33 males and 55 females), enrolled in various classes at a state university, who responded to the questionnaire twice within 10 days. Subjects included 35…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Likert Scales
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others – 1992
A study was done of college students' perceptions of the characteristics of the ideal student and the study's findings were compared with earlier research. In particular the study examined differences between student groups of gender, college status and grade point average (GPA). The study surveyed 313 students in psychology and special education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Grade Point Average, Higher Education
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others – 1992
A study was done of college students' current perceptions of the most and least important characteristics of an ideal professor. These perceptions were compared with findings from earlier studies, and differences among student groups (based on gender, college status, grade point average (GPA), and majors) were compared. The study surveyed 356…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Grade Point Average
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