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Wilkins, Stephen; Butt, Muhammad Mohsin; Heffernan, Troy – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2018
The study investigates how in international partnerships the brand credibility of each partner, student-institution identification with each partner, and perceived service quality relate to student satisfaction. A structured survey questionnaire was completed by 528 students taking a co-branded higher education program in Hong Kong or Sri Lanka.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Marketing, Student Satisfaction
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Oduh, William Akporobaroh – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study examined the dimensions of cognitive dissonance and the extent to which cognitive dissonance could influence the level of job satisfaction of guidance counsellors. The study was guided by three research questions and one null hypothesis. The design of the study was correlational survey. The population of the study was 158 practising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Secondary Schools, Job Satisfaction
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Schwabsky, Nitza – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the motives, opportunities, and threats associated with the adoption of market-driven externally developed reforms (EDRs) as well as how these motivator factors, combined with background variables, account for school principals' satisfaction with EDR adoption. Design/methodology/approach: Principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas)
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McQuillin, Samuel D.; Lyons, Michael D. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2016
This study evaluated the efficacy of an intentionally brief school-based mentoring program. This academic goal-focused mentoring program was developed through a series of iterative randomized controlled trials, and is informed by research in social cognitive theory, cognitive dissonance theory, motivational interviewing, and research in academic…
Descriptors: Mentors, Middle School Students, Randomized Controlled Trials, Self Efficacy
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Pugh, S. Douglas; Groth, Markus; Hennig-Thurau, Thorsten – Journal of Applied Psychology, 2011
Emotional dissonance resulting from an employee's emotional labor is usually considered to lead to negative employee outcomes, such as job dissatisfaction and emotional exhaustion. Drawing on Festinger's (1957) cognitive dissonance theory, we argue that the relationship between service employees' surface acting and job dissatisfaction and…
Descriptors: Service Occupations, Employees, Fatigue (Biology), Job Satisfaction
Zerbe, Robin Joy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As the teaching profession becomes increasingly challenging and teachers leave the profession at an alarming rate, school leaders need to understand the factors that influence teacher resiliency and longevity. A teacher's self-efficacy beliefs have been found to affect teacher's emotional and physiological well being (Bandura & Locke, 2003),…
Descriptors: International Schools, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology)
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Wade, Tracey; George, Wing Man; Atkinson, Melissa – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
The authors examined the relative effectiveness of 3 different approaches to the experience of body dissatisfaction compared to a control and ruminative attention control condition, with respect to increasing weight and appearance satisfaction. One hundred female undergraduates (mean age = 24.38, SD = 9.39) underwent a body dissatisfaction…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Attention Control, Psychological Patterns, Eating Disorders
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Nielson, Hailey E.; Reel, Justine J.; Galli, Nick A.; Crookston, Benjamin T.; Miyairi, Maya – Health Educator, 2013
Background and Aims: The purpose of this project was to examine body dissatisfaction and the degree of acculturation to Western media body ideals among Japanese adolescents. Furthermore, sex differences in body esteem were examined between male and female participants. Methods: Male and female participants (N=158) aged 15 to 18 years in Okinawa,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Human Body, Body Composition, Foreign Countries
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Wong, Ruth Ming Har – Teacher Education and Practice, 2013
Research has shown that the underlying teaching beliefs or theories of any particular teacher have generally been considered relatively stable and static throughout his or her career. However, this study investigates how one teacher's beliefs regarding both teaching and learning were changed during a short-term study and immersion program abroad.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Career Development, Beliefs
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Shultz, Thomas R.; Lepper, Mark R. – Psychological Review, 1996
It is argued that the reduction of cognitive dissonance can be viewed as a constraint satisfaction problem, and a computational model of the process of consonance seeking is proposed. Simulations from this model matched psychological findings from the insufficient justification and free-choice paradigms of cognitive dissonance theory. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Dissonance, Cognitive Processes, Mathematical Models, Simulation
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Rose, Janet; Rogers, Sue – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
Global concerns about what constitutes an appropriate curriculum and pedagogy for young children inevitably raises questions for teacher educators and the content of teacher education programmes. These concerns have been particularly visible in England following recent policy initiatives and the resultant "academic shovedown" and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education
Snead, Robert C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation investigates a possible service-value gap between faculty valuing of service categories and their perceptions of departmental valuing of these service categories at the University of Colorado. The service gap was shown to be statistically significant for most service categories on most campuses using a t-test for each…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Public Colleges, Noninstructional Responsibility, Values
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Young, I. Phillip; Chounet, F. Paul; Buster, Amy; Sailor, Scott – Journal of School Leadership, 2005
Research addressing attraction and selection of employees within the public school setting seems to indicate that the higher a school's student achievement the more likely a potential job candidate is to assess a position at that school favorably. However, the validity of this finding has failed to be assessed with "real teachers" accepting actual…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Districts, Psychological Patterns, Job Satisfaction
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Savickas, Mark L. – Career Development Quarterly, 1991
To help clients increase career success and life satisfaction, counselors can elicit and examine clients' concepts about work and love. If client's personal meanings conflict with social meaning of work and love, counselors can link client beliefs to client's career concerns, provoking cognitive dissonance that motivates client to modify beliefs.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Career Counseling, Client Attitudes (Human Services), Client Characteristics (Human Services)
Frankel, Joanne – 1973
Some of the research done to date concerning job satisfaction of junior college faculty is reviewed in this "Brief." Part I of the "Brief" describes four frameworks that have been applied to the analysis of job satisfaction: the traditional approach, the two-factor approach, the need hierarchy, and the cognitive dissonance approach. Part II…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Job Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Research Reviews (Publications)
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