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Lai, Shu-Ling; Stevens, Carla; Martinez, Jorge; Ye, Renmin – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
Using an international educational database, PISA 2009, this study investigates and analyzes 15-year-old students' attitudes toward school in 11 Asia-Pacific units (country, city, or area). For each unit, the study demonstrates four types of students' attitudes toward school, compares male and female students, and examines the relationships of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Gu, Haigen; Lai, Shu-Ling; Ye, Renmin – School Psychology International, 2011
Using the latest international educational database, TIMSS, this study investigates and compares the occurrences of 11 student problem behaviors as reported by middle school principals in ten countries. For each country, the study reveals the relationships of these problem behaviors with teachers' attitudes and parental involvement, and discusses…
Descriptors: Student Problems, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Lai, Shu-Ling; Ye, Renmin; Chang, Kuo-Pao – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2008
This study discusses and compares five types of bullying in middle schools among ten Asia-Pacific countries. The study does this in the following ways. It explores the impact of students' genders and family backgrounds on the bullying, finds interactions of the victimization of bullying and relevant attitudes toward schools, teachers and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Bullying, Cross Cultural Studies, Academic Achievement
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Barnard, Lucy; Lan, William Y.; To, Yen M.; Paton, Valerie Osland; Lai, Shu-Ling – Internet and Higher Education, 2009
In developing the Online Self-regulated Learning Questionnaire (OSLQ) to address the need for an instrument measuring self-regulation in the online learning environment, this study provides evidence toward the reliability and validity of the instrument. Data were collected from two samples of students. The first sample of students took coursework…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Statistical Analysis
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Lai, Shu-Ling; Chang, Tai-Shent; Ye, Renmin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2006
This study uses international data to investigate computer use situations in elementary school reading classes and the impacts of computer usage on students' reading performance across 15 countries. The study compares and reveals computer use levels in reading classes, frequencies of teachers having students use computers, times and places of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Reading Instruction, Elementary Schools
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Lai, Shu-Ling – International Journal of Instructional Media, 1998
Describes a study that investigated the effects of visual display within a college computer-based learning program that taught computer programming language through analogies. Three types of visual displays (text, static graphics, and animation) are compared, and assessment measures that included posttests and attitude questionnaires are…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics
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Lai, Shu-Ling – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2000
Describes a study of college students that investigated whether various types of visual illustrations influenced abstract concept learning when combined with audio instruction. Discusses results of analysis of variance and pretest posttest scores in relation to learning performance, attitudes toward the computer-based program, and differences in…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Audiovisual Instruction
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Lai, Shu-Ling – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2000
Describes the development of a computer-based learning courseware that presented associative learning between abstract and concrete domains and discusses results of a study of college students that determined whether various audio-visual combinations and differences in IQ levels influenced learning and long-term retention using the courseware.…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Abstract Reasoning, Associative Learning, Audiovisual Instruction
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Lai, Shu-Ling – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2001
Investigates whether students perform best after using computer-based learning (CBL) courseware with three types of animation-control strategies: program control, linear control, and learner control. Results suggest that accommodating learners' individual differences in the design of computer-based learning lessons is an important concern. (AEF)
Descriptors: Animation, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Lai, Shu-Ling; Repman, Judith L. – International Journal of Instructional Media, 1996
Purposes of this study were to determine: (1) if analogies and elaboration and placement of the analogies help novices learning a computer-programming language; (2) if students' mathematics ability influences programming learning; and (3) the interaction effects between analogy and mathematics ability. Subjects were 156 college students. Results…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computer Software Development