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Hurst, Allison L. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores one of the enduring small mysteries of student life -- why do women participate in study abroad programs more than men? To answer this question, original data collected from seniors and recent graduates of a sample of liberal arts colleges in the US were analyzed. Results show an intractable gender gap persisting, even after…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Social Class, Study Abroad, Liberal Arts
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Almomani, Zaiad; Al-Hawary, Mohammad; Oudat, Mo'een; Al Okor, Ahmad – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The study aimed to identify the effectiveness of sports marketing strategies from the point of view of graduate students in the faculties of physical education at Jordanian universities. The study relied on the descriptive approach, and A questionnaire consisting of (4) areas, including (24) items, was used to collect data after verifying its…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Attaran, Sharmin; Celik, Bilge Gokhan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore environmental attitudes and how such attitudes, when combined with a specific cost, can affect environmental behavior. Environmental attitudes are important to study due to the rising belief by building occupants that they are owed safe, healthy, environmentally responsible, and comfortable living…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Student Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Smith, Stacy L. – Teaching Sociology, 2017
A modified version of Monopoly has long been used as a simulation exercise to teach inequality. Versions of Modified Monopoly (MM) have touched on minority status relative to inequality but without an exploration of the complex interaction between minority status and class. This article introduces Gender Stratified Monopoly (GSM), an adaptation…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Simulation, Minority Groups, Social Status
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Bale, Colin; Taylor, Neil; Vlaardingerbroek, Barend – Teaching Science, 2015
Diagrammatic representations are ubiquitous in science education, with students and teachers alike being firmly committed to their use. However, students interpret the visual data imparted by diagrams in different ways. In this study involving diagrams of cells, it was found that first-year university students apply various criteria to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cytology, Visual Aids, Measures (Individuals)
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McNeese, Rose M.; Roberson, Thelma; Haines, Geoffry – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
This manuscript presents findings from a mixed method study that sought to identify the factors that motivate graduate students to pursue a degree in the field of education administration. One hundred sixty-one graduate students from three universities located in Mississippi participated in the study. Participants completed a 10-item survey using…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Administrator Education, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Tu, Jui-Che; Chiang, Yu-Hsien – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The research is now an instructor in the department of animation in a college, discovering that students can not pay attention to their study and lack of motivation to learn. Therefore, the research motivation is how to restore students' learning motivation and have them plunge into course learning. The study aimed to develop "design strategy…
Descriptors: Animation, Computer Software, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
Ocak, Mehmet A. – Online Submission, 2006
This correlation study examined the relationship between gender and the students' attitude and prior knowledge of using one of the mathematical software programs (MATLAB). Participants were selected from one community college, one state university and one private college. Students were volunteers from three Calculus I classrooms (one class from…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Software
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Heiat, Abbas; Brown, Doug; Johnson, Debra M. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2007
This study explores the factors that influence a student's choice of major along with students' perceptions of accounting classes and the accounting profession The results indicate that students are most strongly influenced in their choice of major by a genuine interest in the subject matter. This finding is the same regardless of major and…
Descriptors: Accounting, Majors (Students), Influences, Student Attitudes
Zhang, Shaoan; Shi, Qingmin; Luo, Xiao; Ma, Xueyu – New Horizons in Education, 2008
Background: As an instructional tool, teacher self-disclosure is used widely by teachers. While researchers abroad have conducted a number of studies, scarce literature on teacher self-disclosure has been found. Aims: This study aims to explore the Chinese pre-service teachers' perceived effects of teacher self-disclosure on student learning,…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
Patrizi, Larry A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the relationship between student satisfaction with faculty characteristics via the community of inquiry (CoI) framework. The CoI framework includes cognitive presence, social presence, and teaching presence. Subsets of teaching presence were explored more deeply by including subsets facilitation of discourse and direct…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Doctoral Degrees