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Arensdorf, Jill; Naylor-Tincknell, Janett – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2016
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) have been shown to increase student retention rates and academic performance (Hotchkiss, Moore, & Pitts, 2006), as well as increase overall satisfaction with college (Baker & Pomerantz, 2000) and increase cognitive skills (Walker, 2003). These benefits have been demonstrated in a variety of institutions…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Student Attitudes
Ashbaugh, Kristen Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
An increasing number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are transitioning into adulthood and entering postsecondary education. For both typical individuals and individuals with ASD, a college education and experience is linked to improved outcomes in employment, personal skill building, integration into a meaningful community, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Academic Achievement
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O'Driscoll, Finian – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2012
Purpose: This study presents institutional research and aims to explore the underlying factors that contribute to hospitality management students' satisfaction and perceptions of service quality at a higher education college in Ireland. Research focusing on hospitality and leisure management education argues for greater cognisance of the relevance…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Administrator Education, Institutional Research, Student Attitudes
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Hammons, Kelsie N.; Roberson, Anthony J. – School Psychology Review, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the differential functionality of 2 general self-report items compared with 18 specific self-report items for classifying U.S. students' bullying involvement. First, by use of four samples from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children survey (HBSC; 1997-1998, N = 15,686; 2001-2002, N = 14,817;…
Descriptors: Classification, Bullying, Student Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education
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Holland, E. Penelope – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Quantitative student evaluations of teaching (SET) and assessments are widely used in higher education as a proxy for teaching quality. However, SET are a function of individual rating behaviours resulting from student background, knowledge and personalities, as well as the learning experience being rated. SET from three years of data from a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Behavior, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Foreign Countries
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Sitticharoon, Chantacha; Srisuma, Sorachai; Kanavitoon, Sawita; Summachiwakij, Sarawut – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
The relationships among the scores of major subjects taught in the first preclinical year of a Thai medical school, previous academic achievements, and daily life activities are rarely explored. We therefore performed an exploratory study identifying various factors possibly related to the educational scores of these medical students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Scores, Correlation
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Kuo, Feng-Yang; Wu, Wen-Hsiung; Lin, Cathy S. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
Today, information technology (IT) has permeated virtually every aspect of our society and the learning of software programming is becoming increasingly important to the creation and maintenance of the IT infrastructure critical to our daily life. In this article, we report the results of a study that demonstrates how the self-regulation paradigm…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, College Students, Programming Languages
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Akpinar, Murat; del Campo, Cristina; Eryarsoy, Enes – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
This study investigates the effects of collaboration and competition on students' learning performance in a course of business statistics. The collaboration involved a simultaneously organised group competition project with analysis of real-life business problems among students. Students from the following schools participated: JAMK University of…
Descriptors: Competition, Teamwork, International Studies, Statistics
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Shih, Cheng Ping; Tillett, Denroy; Lawrence, Nadine – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Taiwan has proven and continues to prove its economic prowess as a fast and well developed nation. One theory to account for this accomplishment is its continued success in developing its best natural resource--its people--through education. A continuum of this practice is the implementation of Higher Education and then International Higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Hunter, Emily M.; Perry, Sara Jansen; Carlson, Dawn S.; Smith, Steven A. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2010
Work-family scholars now recognize the potential positive effects of participation in one life domain (i.e., work or family) on performance in other life domains. We examined how employees might benefit from team resources, which are highly relevant to the modern workplace, in both work and nonwork domains via work-family enrichment. Using the…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Job Enrichment, Family Environment, Job Satisfaction
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Zullig, Keith J.; Huebner, E. Scott; Patton, Jon M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
This study investigated the magnitude of the relationships between eight school climate domains and a measure of global school satisfaction among 2,049 middle and high school students. Tests of moderator effects were conducted to determine if the magnitude of the relationships between the school climate domains and school satisfaction differed as…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, High School Students, Middle School Students, Quality of Life
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Cotterill, Stewart T.; Brown, Hazel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Research evidence suggests that outdoor education offers significant potential in priming healthy physical activity behaviors, developing life skills, enhancing self-esteem and promoting improved academic performance. The aim of the current study was to explore from a cross-sectional perspective the perceived benefits of a dinghy sailing program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Aquatic Sports, Outdoor Education
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Dong, Shengli; Lucas, Margaretha S. – Journal of College Student Development, 2014
Increasing numbers of students with disabilities attend colleges and universities after graduation from high school, but studies show that students with disabilities lag behind academically and fail to make progress and complete academic programs at a level and a timeframe comparable to their peers without disabilities. Studies are needed that…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Psychological Patterns, Profiles
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de Roiste, Aingeal; Kelly, Colette; Molcho, Michal; Gavin, Aoife; Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: There is increasing recognition of children's abilities to speak for themselves. School democracy, as demonstrated by genuine participation, has the potential to benefit both teachers and students; leading to better relationships and improved learning experiences. The aim of this study is to investigate whether participation in schools in…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Democracy, School Involvement, Academic Achievement
McNulty, Kristy Lee Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study utilized a quality of life framework of psychosocial adaptation to explore relationships among college stress, functional limitations, coping strategies, and perceived social suport in adjustment to college among first-year and second-year undergraduate students with disabilities, based on specific hypothesized relations. College…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Adjustment, Disabilities, Stress Variables
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