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Barclay, Kieron; Conley, Dalton – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2022
Despite growing interest in the potential influence of grandparents on grandchild status attainment, research has not addressed whether the ordinal position or number of grandchildren affects outcomes. We apply sibling- and cousin-fixed effects analyses to Swedish population data to examine how cousin order and cousin group size influence grade…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Birth Order, Grandchildren, Foreign Countries
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Baglione, Stephen L.; Smith, Zachary – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine whether students perceive grade inflation as a problem. It questions whether differences exist in perceptions based upon gender and grade point average (GPA). Design/methodology/approach: Previously validated scales were used to assess perceptions. The sample included 108 full-time…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Brown-Kramer, Carolyn R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2022
Background: Psychology courses provide a good opportunity for instructors to teach students effective learning strategies integrated with content. Objective: This replication and extension study explored changes in students' self-reported use of learning strategies before and after a term paper assignment and examined the relationships between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Introductory Courses, Learning Strategies
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Lessard, Leah M.; Juvonen, Jaana – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2022
The current study examined school variations in academic engagement norms and whether such norms affect those most susceptible to peer influence. We presumed that behaviors associated with perceived popularity make norms salient and are most likely to affect socially marginalized (rejected) youth. Focusing on differences across 26 middle schools,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Risk, Peer Acceptance, Middle School Students
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Rivara, Frederick P.; Marcynyszyn, Lyscha A.; Wang, Jin; Chrisman, Sara P. D.; Hilt, Robert; Zatzick, Douglas F.; Johnson, Ashleigh M.; Jinguji, Thomas; Quitiquit, Celeste; McCarty, Carolyn A. – Journal of School Health, 2022
Background: There is limited long-term data on the course of school-related problems and academic needs for youth with persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS). Methods: This was a randomized trial comparing collaborative care to usual care for 200 youth 11-18 years of age with PPCS. In this report, the main outcomes were academic functioning,…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Health Services
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Pilotti, Maura; Alkuhayli, Halah; Al Ghazo, Runna – Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives, 2022
Purpose: In the present study, the authors examined whether academic performance [grade point average (GPA)] can be predicted by self-reported frequency of memorization and recitation, verbatim memory performance, and self-efficacy in a sample of college students from Saudi Arabia. Design/methodology/approach: Students' verse memory, word memory,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Memorization
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Wang, Peipei; Li, Lin; Wang, Ru; Xie, Yifan; Zhang, Jianwei – Education and Information Technologies, 2022
Planning course study is critical to facilitate strategic intervention in education. As a significant basis of planning course study, student performance prediction aims to utilize students existing relevant information to predict their future learning performance including course grades, course failure, grade point average, etc. We target course…
Descriptors: Planning, Prediction, Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic)
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Reuter, Peter R.; Forster, Bridget L.; Brister, Sierra R. – Journal of American College Health, 2021
Objective: To explore the correlation between eating habits of university students and academic achievement. Participants: 577 undergraduate students at a university in the United States. Methods: Students were invited to participate in an anonymous online survey that asked questions concerning health-related behaviors; participants were asked to…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Tessier, Lisa; Reiff, Dana M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
In fall 2015, a mixed-method study was conducted with 106 early-semester and 89 late-semester undergraduate respondents to examine their use of rubrics and perceptions of their impact on academic success. A significant shift toward rubric use was found over the course of the semester, with most use occurring before assignments were due. Students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scoring Rubrics, Grades (Scholastic), Undergraduate Students
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Sandsør, Astrid Marie Jorde; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Bøckmann, Ester – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2022
This paper uses register data to study how a particular age reward feature affects admission into two highly competitive study programs: medicine and law. The Norwegian admission system to higher education is centralized, and applicants compete in two quotas: one quota almost entirely based on grade point average from upper secondary education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Age Differences, Medical Schools
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Smith, Natasha L.; Grohs, Jacob R.; Van Aken, Eileen M. – Journal of Engineering Education, 2022
Background: Increasing the persistence of engineering transfer students can help meet the US national priority of increasing the number of engineering graduates. Many transfer students experience a decrease in their grade point average (GPA) at their receiving institution, known as transfer shock, which can lead to them leaving the institution.…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Engineering Education
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Dikmen, Melih – Journal of Theoretical Educational Science, 2022
This study examines the relationship between higher education students' perceived stress levels, and their problem solving skills, awareness levels and academic achievement. Also, the mediating role of mindfulness levels and problem-solving skills on the association between perceived stress level and academic achievement was investigated. The…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Problem Solving, Perception, Academic Achievement
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Johnson, Iryna – Research in Higher Education, 2022
When institutions introduce financial aid policies, researchers have an opportunity to study these policies within the framework of a natural experiment. For this methodological note, I use a natural experiment that occurred at the public university when institutional scholarship for all first-time freshmen meeting a minimum high school grade…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, School Holding Power, Student Financial Aid, College Freshmen
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Mackinnon, Sean P.; Kashif, Shazia – Online Submission, 2022
Grading practices at Dalhousie University have changed considerably over the past 120 years. From 1901 until the early 1970s, Dalhousie used a variant of the British system. Initially, a grade of 65% or higher was required for distinction. In 1937, Dalhousie moved to a 2-category system (Distinction vs. Ordinary Pass) and in 1942 the distinction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Grading, Educational History
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Wood, J. Luke; Harris, Frank, III – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
This study examined the influence of multiple types of insecurity on student GPAs. Data demonstrated that students who did not experience one of the four insecurities had significantly higher GPAs that those facing housing, transportation, and employment barriers; food insecurity or combination; or all four insecurities.
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Grade Point Average, Housing, Student Transportation
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