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Butler, Susan M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The study compares faculty and school demographics in selected high school science classrooms to expand the research on women with careers in science. The classrooms are either situated in "high need Local Education Agencies" or the classrooms are situated in "low-performing schools," as categorized by the Florida Department of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Lau, Shun; Nie, Youyan – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2011
Student motivation may have significant influences on essential academic outcomes. However, students' motivation may decline as they grow older. This study examined six motivation constructs (self-efficacy, interest, mastery goal orientation, engagement, avoidance coping, and effort withdrawal) of students from 78 schools in Singapore (N = 4214)…
Descriptors: Females, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
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Asterhan, Christa S. C.; Schwarz, Baruch B.; Gil, Julia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
CoBackground: Research has shown the importance of careful teacher support during collaborative group work to promote productive discourse between students (Webb, 2009). However, this research has traditionally focused on face-to-face communication. The role of online teacher guidance of small-group computer-mediated discussions has received…
Descriptors: Scripts, Persuasive Discourse, Discussion Groups, Cooperation
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Jang, Keum Seong; Hwang, Seon Young; Choi, Ja Yun – Journal of School Health, 2008
Background: The aims of this study were to identify the independent factors associated with intermittent addiction and addiction to the Internet and to examine the psychiatric symptoms in Korean adolescents when the demographic and Internet-related factors were controlled. Methods: Male and female students (N = 912) in the 7th-12th grades were…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, High School Students, Substance Abuse, Intervention