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Sothan, Seng – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Internationally, there has been considerable literature on the predictors of academic performance in higher education. However, the empirical findings are still limited in Cambodia; therefore, this paper was conducted to examine the determinants of academic performance of 329 undergraduate students selected from a university in Cambodia. Based on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Undergraduate Students, High Schools
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Chen, Cliff Yung-Chi – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Home-school relationships and communication play an important role in promoting children's and adolescents' development and learning. This study investigated the relations between school-initiated and family-initiated contact regarding school events and concerns regarding adolescents' academic, behavioral, and health issues and adolescents'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Adolescents, Student Behavior
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Tárraga García, Verónica; García Fernández, Beatriz; Ruiz-Gallardo, José Reyes – Educational Studies, 2018
Does home-based family involvement influence academic performance? To answer this question, a case study research was carried out with 96 children from all six levels of primary education at a public school, and their families. Data regarding home-based family involvement were collected using a questionnaire. Academic achievement was measured from…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Employed Parents
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Palmu, Iines R.; Närhi, Vesa M.; Savolainen, Hannu K. – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2018
The current study examined the over-time association between externalizing behaviour problems and academic performance during school transition in a cross-lagged design. The main focus was to reveal whether the externalizing behaviour composite and its components separately, including symptoms of CD and ADHD, differ in their relationship with…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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DeAngelis, Corey A.; Flanders, Will – Journal of School Choice, 2019
Few evaluations have focused on the supply and demand within the education marketplace in a school choice environment. Because traditional public schools are not subject to the same level of competitive pressures as private schools, we expect that measures of school quality--enrollment, academic achievement, and safety--will be more likely to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Closing, Private Schools, Public Schools
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Yao, Gao; Zhimin, Liu; Peng, Fang – Chinese Education & Society, 2015
Based on survey data on college students from 20 higher education institutions in Jiangsu Province, the effects of family capital on the academic performances of college students is analyzed. The study finds that family capital, place of origin, and birthplace clearly affect the academic performance, the chances of being appointed student cadres,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Higher Education, Surveys
Hu, Qing; Levine, Ross; Lin, Chen; Tai, Mingzhu – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020
What is the impact of regulatory reforms that enhance credit market efficiency on children's human capital? Using a parent-child panel dataset, we find that such reforms reduced children's academic performance in low-income families. Consistent with the view that financial development entices low-income parents to substitute out of childrearing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Finance Reform, Low Income Groups, Low Income Students
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Nyarko, Kingsley; Kugbey, Nuworza; Kofi, Collins Courage; Cole, Yaa Adubea; Adentwi, Kobina Impraim – SAGE Open, 2018
There have been several issues about the reading skills and abilities of children in Ghana, and how reading proficiency might influence the academic performance of children. In view of the above, this study examined the influence of reading proficiency on the academic performance of lower primary school children in Accra. Using a cross-sectional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests
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Kingdon, Danielle; Serbin, Lisa A.; Stack, Dale M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Internationally, girls outperform boys in overall school performance. The gender gap is particularly large among those in at-risk groups, such as children from families at economic disadvantage. This study modeled the academic trajectories of a low-income sample of boys and girls from the Concordia Longitudinal Risk Project across the full course…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences
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Potochnick, Stephanie – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This study provides the first national-level assessment of the size and academic performance of immigrant students with interrupted schooling. Exploiting unique aspects of the Educational Longitudinal Study (2002), a national-level survey of U.S. 10th graders, this study identifies students with interrupted schooling and uses multivariate analysis…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Immigrants, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Hoffmann, John P. – Youth & Society, 2020
Considerable research has addressed whether various academic factors affect involvement in delinquent behavior among youth. Yet few studies have assessed the association between academic underachievement and delinquency. Academic underachievement is defined as school performance, such as measured by grades, that falls below what is predicted by…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Delinquency, Attention Deficit Disorders, Self Control
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Mbogo, Rosemary Wahu – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper reports the findings of a Master's level thesis work that was done in 1997 to assess the antecedent factors affecting the academic performance of graduate students at the Nairobi Evangelical School of Theology (N.E.G.S.T.), which is currently Africa International University (AIU). The paper reviews the effect of lack of finance on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Theological Education
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Piccolo, Luciane R.; Merz, Emily C.; Noble, Kimberly G. – Developmental Science, 2019
A positive school climate has been found to support mental and physical health, academic achievement and social adjustment among youth. However, links between school climate and brain structure have not been investigated to date. In this study, we investigated whether school climate was associated with executive function (EF) and brain structure…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Correlation, Brain, Executive Function
Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W. – Online Submission, 2016
The relationships between cumulative family risk factors and American students' academic performance were examined in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Data from the 2007 "American Community Survey" were used to ascertain the percent of birth to 18 year old children in the United States who experienced three or more risk…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Risk, Family Characteristics, Family Influence
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Baoyan, Yang; Minggang, Wan – Chinese Education & Society, 2015
This paper uses survey data from educational tracking upon graduation from middle schools in Q County, Gansu Province, and explores the mechanism in which the level of father's education and economic capital affect academic performance. The study finds that the academic performance of male students is significantly higher than that of female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Fathers, Parent Background
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