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Yepes, Maryam; Maurer, Jürgen; Stringhini, Silvia; Viswanathan, Barathi; Gedeon, Jude; Bovet, Pascal – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Background: While obesity continues to rise globally, the associations between body size, gender, and socioeconomic status (SES) seem to vary in different populations, and little is known on the contribution of perceived ideal body size in the social disparity of obesity in African countries. Purpose: We examined the gender and socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Body Composition, Socioeconomic Status, Gender Differences
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Topçu, Mustafa Sami; Erbilgin, Evrim; Arikan, Serkan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This study makes an important contribution to an expanding body of international comparative studies by exploring factors predicting differences in science and mathematics achievement by students in Turkey and the Republic of Korea on the 2011 TIMSS assessment. While these countries are similar with regards to population size, cultural beliefs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Teimouri, Yasser; Goetze, Julia; Plonsky, Luke – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019
Second language (L2) anxiety has been the object of constant empirical and theoretical attention for several decades. As a matter of both theoretical and practical interest, much of the research in this domain has examined the relationship between anxiety and L2 achievement. The present study meta-analyzes this body of research. Following a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Correlation
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Stockinger, Helena – Religious Education, 2019
The qualitative Early Childhood research project analyzes how children, aged five to six years, talk about the dimensions of diversity they recognize in their kindergarten and how two kindergartens in Austria deal with diversity. The children talk about age, gender, size, language, religion, different countries of origin, and skin colors. With…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Diversity
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Salchegger, Silvia – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
A large body of research has demonstrated a big-fish--little-pond effect (BFLPE) by showing that equally able students have lower academic self-concepts in high-ability schools than in low-ability schools. Although the BFLPE generalizes across many countries, it varies significantly between countries. The reasons for this variation are still…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Track System (Education), Selective Admission
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Zorio-Grima, Ana; Sierra-García, Laura; Garcia-Benau, Maria A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify the combinations of factors leading to experience in sustainability reporting by Spanish public universities. Design/methodology/approach: Using a sample of 49 public universities in Spain, this paper identifies the combinations of factors on innovation profile, political and internal factors…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Universities, Public Colleges
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Bergamin, Marco; Ermolao, Andrea; Matten, Sonia; Sieverdes, John C.; Zaccaria, Marco – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the physiological responses during upper-body aquatic exercises in older adults with different pool temperatures. Method: Eleven older men (aged 65 years and older) underwent 2 identical aquatic exercise sessions that consisted of 3 upper-body exercises using progressive intensities (30, 35, and 40…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aquatic Sports, Water, Metabolism
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Birhan, Wohabie – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
Developmentally appropriate curriculum is a component for quality early childhood care and education. This study was conducted in Debre Markos town, East Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia. The study aimed to evaluate if the textbooks implemented by private preschools are developmentally appropriate or not. Qualitative case study approach was employed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality
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Sidaway, Shannon; de Lange, Paul; Bouilheres, Frederique; Sangster, Alan – Accounting Education, 2013
Extending the scope of prior research, this study examines perceptions of the costs and benefits of professional accounting body affiliation in the transition from student to practitioner. The study employs data obtained from 275 students and 508 practitioners and reports differences in respect of the importance placed on various costs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Professional Associations, Group Membership
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Jones, M. Gail; Paechter, Manuela; Yen, Chiung-Fen; Gardner, Grant; Taylor, Amy; Tretter, Thomas – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Metric scale is an important concept taught as part of science curricula across different countries. This study explored metric and relative (body-length) scale concepts of inservice ("N"?=?92) and preservice ("N"?=?134) teachers from Austria, and Taiwan, and their concepts were compared with those of teachers from the USA.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts, Scaling, Metric System
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Aviani, Ivica; Erceg, Nataša; Mešic, Vanes – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2015
In this study we investigated how two different approaches to drawing free body diagrams influence the development of students' understanding of Newton's laws, including their ability to identify real forces. For this purpose we developed a 12-item two-tier multiple choice survey and conducted a quasiexperiment. This experiment included two groups…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Surveys, Quasiexperimental Design, College Students
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Ding, Haiyong; Sun, Haichun; Chen, Ang – Learning and Individual Differences, 2011
Students' different perceptions of task values influence their learning experience and achievement in physical education. Framed using the subjective task value construct, this study was conducted to determine the extent to which male and female Chinese middle schoolers with different body sizes differed in their perception of the task values. A…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Middle School Students, Program Effectiveness, Learning Experience
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Hately, Garrick; Mandic, Sandra – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study compared physical activity (PA), physical function and quality of life in elderly individuals with coronary artery disease (CAD) and their non-CAD peers participating in community-based, maintenance cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Community-based maintenance CR programme. Methods: A total…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Quality of Life, Physical Health
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Zhang, Yunyun; Liu, Sichen; Li, Youfa; Li, Xin; Ren, Ping; Luo, Fang – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study examined the prevalence of different weight status and the relationships between weight status and physical fitness among Chinese children and youth. Methods: Participants were 107,206 Grade 4 children and 70,213 Grade 8 youth from the China National Assessment of Educational Quality -- Physical Education & Health in 2015…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Fitness, Body Weight, Comparative Analysis
Jacob, Brian; McCall, Brian; Stange, Kevin M. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013
This paper investigates whether demand-side market pressure explains colleges' decisions to provide consumption amenities to their students. We estimate a discrete choice model of college demand using micro data from the high school classes of 1992 and 2004, matched to extensive information on all four year colleges in the U.S. We find that most…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Student Costs, Paying for College, Colleges
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