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Munz, Stevie M.; Colvin, Janet – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
Students enrolled in a basic communication course are required to self-examine their communication apprehension by means of the PRPSA (McCroskey 1970). The present study qualitatively examined pretest and posttest responses from 793 students enrolled in a basic communication course to assess their understanding of their communication apprehension.…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Anxiety, Self Concept, Second Language Learning
Rose, Shawn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With the emergence of more narrative-focused video games, this study attempted to better understand how college students construct meaning through these interactive experiences as a means of understanding social and cultural differences and perspectives. This study explored how playing narrative-focused video games may interconnect with college…
Descriptors: Video Games, Situated Learning, Media Literacy, Play
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Arpaci, Dilara; Bardakçi, Mehmet – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Investigating the relationship between them can reveal important implications vital for classroom practice in teacher education institutions. Therefore, this study investigated the relationship between pre-service teachers' early teacher identity and their need for cognition. The research data was collected with the sample which consists of 449…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Self Concept, Measures (Individuals)
Dunham, Nicola – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2016
This overall aim of this paper is to report on PhD (Education) research critically examining the nature and significance of academic identity for students in early childhood field-based initial teacher education (FBITE) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Student academic identity is defined as the appropriation of academic values and practices within a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Self Concept, Preservice Teachers
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Masta, Stephanie – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
In this study, I used small stories narrative and Indigenous methodology to understand the everyday occurrences of Native American students and to highlight the complex relationship between their identity, their sense of belonging in graduate school, and their view of education. The experiences of the participants were marked by two things: the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, American Indian Students, Student Experience, Self Concept
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Lu, Yolanda; Curwood, Jen Scott – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
A substantial body of research indicates that a teacher's identity is an essential aspect of their professional practice. As this body of research grows, researchers have increasingly sought to investigate the nature of pre-service teacher identities. This paper reports on a study that examined identities in the context of a pre-service cohort's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication, Self Concept
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Endendijk, Joyce J.; Andrews, Naomi C. Z.; England, Dawn E.; Martin, Carol L. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
The current study examined emerging adults' gender identity and its link with several gender-related and social outcomes, by using a novel dual-identity approach that was originally developed in children. Dutch emerging adults between 18 and 25 years old (N = 318, M[subscript age] = 21.73, SD = 2.02; 51% female) indicated their similarity to the…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Young Adults, Sex Stereotypes, Friendship
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Mokhtarnia, Shabnam; Ghafar-Samar, Reza – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study aimed at exploring the possible differences between Iranian English and non-English major students in terms of their attitude towards native English speakers and reported self-identity change. It also attempted to investigate the possible significant relationships between these two variables. The results of the independent-sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Major, Marci L. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the director's perspective on the role organizational images play in social identity development in midlevel choral ensembles. Using a phenomenological methodology, I interviewed 10 current or former directors of midlevel choral ensembles from eight midwestern U.S. colleges and universities. Directors cited…
Descriptors: Singing, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Interviews
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Tran, Minh; Chang, Mitchell – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
This chapter points to how race and gender specific affinity groups serve as a vehicle for Asian male students to challenge mainstream stereotypes and redefine themselves in culturally relevant ways that subsequently empower them to embrace more fully their Asian male identities.
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Gender Differences, Race, Stereotypes
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Gromova, Chulpan R.; Alimbekov, Akmatali – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
Relevance of the studied problem is that the nature of interrelation between an index of an egocentrism and characteristics of identity isn't studied. Secondly, special trainings of decentration for students--future teachers are not developed. The article is directed to study the structure of the first-third year students' identity, connection…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Concept, Preservice Teachers, Personality Traits
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Stenberg, Katariina; Karlsson, Liisa; Pitkaniemi, Harri; Maaranen, Katriina – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
In this article, we investigate first-year student teachers' teacher identities through their practical theories and ask what these practical theories reveal about their emerging teacher identities? This study approaches teacher identity from a dialogical viewpoint where identity is constructed through various positions. The empirical part of this…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Self Concept, Learning Processes, Teacher Education
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Burri, Michael; Chen, Honglin; Baker, Amanda – Modern Language Journal, 2017
The constructs of teacher cognition and teacher identity have recently gained considerable attention in second language teacher education research for their crucial roles in understanding teacher learning. While a number of current studies have examined the contributions of both constructs, the connections between cognition and identity are yet to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation Instruction
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McGowan, Brian L. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2016
This study explores how race influenced African American men's interpersonal relationships with other men at a predominantly White institution. The use of both semi-structured and photo-elicitation interview formats provided participants an opportunity to reflect on their precollege experiences, identity, and relationships. Two categories emerged…
Descriptors: Race, Interpersonal Relationship, Males, African Americans
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Pifer, Meghan; Baker, Vicki – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
In this chapter, we review the ways in which scholars have conceptualized and relied on the notion of identity to understand the academic career. We explore the use of identity as a theoretical construct in research about the experience of being an academic. We discuss the individual and organizational factors that scholars have focused on when…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Professional Identity, College Faculty, Influences
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