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Al-Harthi, Aisha S. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This study investigated cultural variations between two samples of Arab and American distance learners (N = 190). The overarching purpose was to chart the underlying relationships between learner self-regulation and cultural orientation within distance education environments using structural equation modeling. The study found significant…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Distance Education, Arabs, Cultural Differences
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Al-Harthi, Aisha S. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2010
This study investigated the differences between Arab and American distance learners' preference in the 2 components of transactional distance (structure and interaction) and their relation to learners' self-efficacy and help seeking. The study sample consisted of 95 cases from each group (N = 190). Study results indicated significant differences…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Distance Education, Self Efficacy, Arabs
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Kansal, Vineet – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
Open learning provides a unique opportunity to professionals for their continuing education and capacity building. Arab Open University, Kuwait (AOU) has been a successful enterprise with an objective to address the educational needs of masses in the Arab universities. Continuing education in the Arab region was the most neglected part of the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Continuing Education
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Alkandari, Nabila Y. – Education, 2014
The study was conducted in order to understand the way in which the financial status of students in Kuwait is affected as a result of enrolling in private higher education institutions. The aim is to analyze whether they face financial issues upon the time of payment and how these issues can be resolved. The analysis was done on a sample of 1280…
Descriptors: College Students, Private Colleges, Paying for College, Textbooks
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Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed M.; Al-Arja, Nahida S.; Abdalla, Taysir – Death Studies, 2006
The authors explored death obsession level and correlates among a sample (N=601) of Palestinians living in the city of Beit Jala, the village of Al-Khader, and the Aida refugee camp in the Bethlehem area. They live in war conditions; the houses of half of them have been demolished. The Death Obsession Scale (DOS) was administered. Its alpha…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Arabs, Death
Molek, Frank J., Ed. – 1975
A group of 25 members of the higher education community of North America visited the Middle East for the purpose of improving admissions criteria and academic placement of Arab students. Group findings and the consensus of recommendations are reported. Countries studied were: Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Examined were each country's…
Descriptors: Administration, Admission (School), Bibliographies, Comparative Education
Meinhoff, Michael; Meinhoff, Joan – 1976
This is a collection of papers which discusses characteristics of ESL (English as a Second Language) students in Kuwait. The first chapter, "Oral Communication," notes the extreme facility with which these students communicate in English. Chapter Two, "Names," explains how people in Kuwait are named and addressed. Chapter…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, College Students, Communication Skills, Cultural Differences
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah; Parker, Philip D.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Abdelfattah, Faisal; Nagengast, Benjamin; Möller, Jens; Abu-Hilal, Maher M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
The internal/external frame of reference (I/E) model and dimensional comparison theory posit paradoxical relations between achievement (ACH) and self-concept (SC) in mathematics (M) and verbal (V) domains; ACH in each domain positively affects SC in the matching domain (e.g., MACH to MSC) but negatively in the nonmatching domain (e.g., MACH to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cultural Differences, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis