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Watts, Beverly Kinsey – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Competent mathematical skills are needed in the workplace as well as in the college setting. Adults in Adult Basic Education classes and programs generally perform below high school level competency, but very few studies have been performed investigating the predictors of mathematical success for adults. The current study contributes to the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Placement, Self Efficacy, Rating Scales
Music, Lisa J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation study was a two-part investigation with a sample of undergraduate students from three community and technical colleges and one university in the state of Kentucky. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that contribute to the mathematics self-efficacy of rural Central Appalachian undergraduate females. Two…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Self Efficacy, Mathematics
Nordstrom, Donna E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to address the gap in the current literature on community college students in basic math courses by examining motivational, parental and cultural factors as predictors of achievement and persistence of students enrolled in basic skills mathematics courses at a community college. More specifically, this study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Two Year College Students, Parent Influence
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Amelink, Catherine T.; Artis, Sharnnia; King Liu, Tsu-Jae – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Despite the awareness of the importance of self-efficacy, this concept has been studied in a limited sense among community college students (Collins & Bissell, 2004), but it has been shown to be significantly related to career decisions among enrollees (Kelly & Hatcher, 2013). The literature does not address what types of experiences can…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Majors (Students)
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Starobin, Soko S.; Chen, Yu; Kollasch, Aurelia; Baul, Tushi; Laanan, Frankie Santos – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Using statewide survey study data collected from more than 5,000 community college students, this study examined the impact of a preengineering curriculum on students' self-efficacy level after they entered rural community colleges. Project Lead The Way (PLTW), is a project-based learning curriculum for middle and high school students that strives…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Rural Schools, Engineering
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Johnson, Joel D.; Starobin, Soko S.; Santos Laanan, Frankie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This study confirmed appropriate measurement model fit for a theoretical model, the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) vocational choice (STEM-VC) model. This model identified factors that successfully predicted a student's vocational choice decision to pursue a STEM degree for Latina/o and White community college students.…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Two Year College Students
Brocato, Mary Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Over the past ten years, traditional lecture style delivery has given way to computer-aided instruction (CAI) in post-secondary education. Developmental mathematics courses have been one of the most widely used applications. At a small community college in the Mississippi Delta, a computer assisted version of Intermediate Algebra was implemented.…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Females, Self Efficacy, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Fong, Carlton J.; Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Yetkiner Ozel, Zeynep Ebrar; Phelps, Julie M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
The present study investigated developmental mathematics students' efficacy beliefs for motivational, self-regulated learning, resource management, and cognitive strategies and which of these beliefs most differentiated European American, African American and Hispanic students in terms of their mathematics achievement. The diverse sample consisted…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Remedial Mathematics, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
Ooten, Cheryl Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Beginning algebra is a gatekeeper course into the pipeline to higher mathematics courses required for respected professions in engineering, science, statistics, mathematics, education, and technology. Beginning algebra can also be a perfect storm if the necessary foundational skills are not within a student's grasp. What skills ensure beginning…
Descriptors: Algebra, Fractions, Community Colleges, Higher Education
Rodgers, Jennifer E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Developmental courses are offered at most two year and four year colleges and universities in order to meet the instructional needs of students who have shown skill deficiencies based upon test scores in the areas of reading, English, or mathematics. The purpose of developmental reading courses at the postsecondary level is to increase students'…
Descriptors: Remedial Reading, Recreational Reading, Reading Programs, Community Colleges
Simon, Rebecca A.; Aulls, Mark W.; Dedic, Helena; Hubbard, Kyle; Hall, Nathan C. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2015
To address continually decreasing enrollment and rising attrition in post-secondary STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, particularly for women, the present study examines the utility of motivation and emotion variables to account for persistence and achievement in science in male and female students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Student Motivation, Emotional Response
Kraft, Katrien van der Hoeven – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) careers have been touted as critical to the success of our nation and also provide important opportunities for access and equity of underrepresented minorities (URM's). Community colleges serve a diverse population and a large number of undergraduates currently enrolled in college, they are…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Geology, Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students
Koukounas, Susan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether high student accountability and formative assessment affected student motivation, learning and resource management strategies, and achievement in developmental algebra I. The setting was a fifteen-week semester at a community college in suburban New York. Two sections of developmental algebra I…
Descriptors: Accountability, Formative Evaluation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
Rivera, Natalie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This action research study, set in a community college in the southwestern United States, was designed to investigate the effects of implementing cooperative learning strategies in a developmental mathematics course. Introductory algebra was formerly taught in a lecture based format, and as such regularly had a low course completion rate. To…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Two Year College Students, Action Research, Teaching Methods
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Kim, ChanMin; Bennekin, Kimberly N. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
We designed support for volitional control with four stages for "goal initiation" ("Want it"), "goal formation" ("Plan for it"), "action control" ("Do it"), and "emotion control" ("Finish it") based on theories and models of volition. We implemented the support in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Goal Orientation, Individual Power, Community Colleges
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