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Raza, Syed Ali; Qazi, Wasim; Umer, Amna – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
This study analyzes the influence of Facebook usage on building social capital among university students in Karachi by using a modified framework of technology acceptance model. Important information was gathered utilizing organized questionnaire containing items of Facebook intensity, social self-efficacy, perceived ease of use, perceived…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Capital, Social Media, Developing Nations
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Yeager, Kristopher Hawk – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) continue to have poor transition outcomes despite the continued advancement of evidence-based transition planning practices. Strategies tailored to the specific needs of students with EBD must be researched and disseminated to practitioners. A social capital approach to transition planning…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Transitional Programs, Planning
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Jordan, Michelle E.; Lorenz, Kent; Stylianou, Michalis; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This study examined classroom teachers' involvement in a yearlong Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP) implemented in one K-8 rural U.S. school district. Its purpose was to describe patterns of social interaction among teachers, administrators, and families associated with the intervention (i.e., social capital) and whether…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Physical Activities, School Districts, Physical Education
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Crawford, Lizabeth A.; Novak, Katherine B. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
In this paper we assess the extent to which social cap- ital affects the student activity-drinking relationship. Hierarchical OLS regressions (n=167) showed that bridging social capital closed the gap in alcohol consumption between students who spent little, versus a lot of, time participating in sports/fitness activities by reducing how…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Drinking, Social Capital, Alcohol Abuse
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Allan, Julie; Persson, Elisabeth – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
This article reports on the outcomes for students who experienced a strongly inclusive learning environment as a means for all to succeed. This Swedish lower secondary school dramatically improved its results, and the article reports the outcomes from the students' perspectives. Social capital, with its emphasis on relationships, was used to…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Trust (Psychology), Inclusion, Outcomes of Education
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Dahan, Thomas A. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Community social capital is an important mechanism for collective efficacy and civic engagement to address problems of public concern. Using panel data from four periods spanning nearly 20 years, this study investigated the effects of a federal policy supporting service-learning in higher education on community social capital as measured by an…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Service Learning, Social Capital, Higher Education
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Mountford, Nicola; Coleman, Matthew; Kessie, Threase; Cusack, Tara – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Interdisciplinary research networks are increasing, with professionals encouraged to undertake research across disciplines to increase innovation, creativity and knowledge. More recently, this interdisciplinary focus is being mirrored by the establishment of interdisciplinary doctoral research networks. But do these networks work? And if so, how…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Students, Student Research, Student Motivation
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Andreas, Sarah – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Both businesses and recent college graduates in the United States attribute the lack of soft skills in recent college graduates to the colleges' inability to prepare students for the workforce. This article explores the literature on social capital, human capital and social learning theory, offering an alternative hypothesis for why recent…
Descriptors: Social Capital, College Graduates, Labor Force Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Martín-Alcázar, Fernando; Ruiz-Martínez, Marta; Sánchez-Gardey, Gonzalo – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
This paper discusses the relationship between multidisciplinarity and research performance in the academic context. The paper explains how scholars' scientific performance is affected by the multidisciplinarity of the network of colleagues with whom they conduct their research. Furthermore, this paper explores the potential moderating role of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Capital
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Guan, Shanshan; James, Fiona – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
This study illuminates students' purposive cultivation of guanxi, or social networks based on continuous exchange of resources, in the context of China's Adult Higher Education (HE) system. Interviews with 30 students reveal the motivations underpinning their creation of informal ties amongst peers, which they consider to procure beneficial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Social Networks, Social Capital
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Clark, Langston – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
In this autoethnography, I utilized the concepts of otherfathering, social capital, and testimonio (i.e., testimonial) to explicate the need for and value of Black male mentors in physical education teacher education (PETE). To do so, I describe how three of my mentors operated as otherfathers by imbuing me with the social capital needed to be…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Teacher Education, Physical Education, Mentors
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Gilani, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
This thought piece attempts to explore the link between graduate employment and students' social capital within the context of UK higher education. It addresses the importance of social capital and the problems faced by graduates from lower socio-economic backgrounds when applying to graduate roles. It takes a practical approach by looking at…
Descriptors: College Role, College Graduates, Social Capital, Employment Practices
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Liu, Dan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
This paper explores how the concept of social capital developed by Bourdieu and Coleman as well as the Chinese concept of "guanxi" ([foreign characters omitted]) or relationships facilitates students' access to postgraduate education in a case study of a university in southeast China. The study comprises an initial survey of 381…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Interpersonal Relationship, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Martin, Julie P.; Stefl, Shannon K.; Cain, Lindsey W.; Pfirman, Aubrie L. – International Journal of STEM Education, 2020
Background: The higher education literature is replete with deficit-based studies of first-generation college students. By thinking of students' social relationships as embedded assets, our research adds to an anti-deficit, or asset-based, framing of first-generation students majoring in engineering. Our multi-institution study qualitatively…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Engineering Education, Academic Persistence, Social Capital
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Yang, Hyunwoo – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
Using data from the Korean Educational Longitudinal Study of 2005-2007, the current study investigated the role of family and school social capital in students' academic achievement in South Korea. Results showed that while some forms of family and school social capital were associated with increased math achievement, the effect of family social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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