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de Araujo, Pedro; Murray, James – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
In a recent study, de Araujo and Murray (2010) find empirical evidence that living on campus leads to improved student performance, finding both immediate effects (GPA improves while the student lives on campus) and permanent effects (GPA remains higher even after moving off campus). Using the same dataset, we extend the analysis to explain why…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Comparative Analysis
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Willis, Tasha Y.; Wick, David; Bykowski, Carla; Doran, Joanna K.; Li, Hoi Yi; Tran, Amy – Journal of Social Work Education, 2021
This article reports on professional development of nine U.S. social work students of color who participated in a delegation exploring human trafficking in Thailand through a reverse mission program. Through the use of the 2015 Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) as a conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Crime, Social Work, Caseworkers
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Urberg, Kathryn A. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 1999
Peers are rarely credited as the source of positive behaviors; rather credit is given to the child or the parent for doing a good job. This introduction provides an overview of some of the methodological complications involved in studying peer influence, and discusses a new model for conceptualizing peer influence. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Child Behavior
Perkins, Christel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research indicates that study abroad participation has many benefits, including increasing students' language proficiency, intercultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication skills when compared with students who do not study abroad. Additionally, study abroad have been found to shape students' career paths, and academic pursuits. Despite…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, African American Students, Study Abroad, College Students
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Buzinski, Steven G.; Clark, Jenna; Cohen, Matthew; Buck, Benjamin; Roberts, Scott P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Pluralistic ignorance occurs when individuals misperceive a group norm and attempt to match the perceived--rather than actual--norm. Little is currently known about its role in the undergraduate classroom. The present research examined the pluralistic ignorance of studying behavior and its relationship with examination performance across four…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Study Habits, Undergraduate Students, Tests
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Leahy, Christine – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2016
This research study explores the learning potential of a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) activity. Research suggests that the dual emphasis on content development and language accuracy, as well as the complexity of L2 production in natural settings, can potentially create cognitive overload. This study poses the question whether, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Morris, Stephen P.; Edovald, Triin; Lloyd, Cheryl; Kiss, Zsolt – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
Based on the experience of evaluating 2 cross-age peer-tutoring interventions, we argue that researchers need to pay greater attention to causal mechanisms within the context of school-based randomised controlled trials. Without studying mechanisms, researchers are less able to explain the underlying causal processes that give rise to results from…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Influences
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Chao, Tzu-Yang; Sung, Yao-Ting – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Students of middling achievement who achieve intermediate results on the Basic Competence Test, a national high-stakes entrance examination in Taiwan, experience the highest test anxiety. The present study explored why such students experienced greater test anxiety and the source of that anxiety. A questionnaire survey was administered to 5,220…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, Adolescents, Grade 9
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Teksan, Keziban – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The research was conducted with the aim of determining the levels of reading motivation of students who are studying in the department of teaching in terms of various variables and the factors that cause having low and high reading motivation. The research is based on the determination of the internal and external motivation sources that motivate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Motivation, Public Colleges
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Bierman, Karen L. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2011
Peers influence children's social-emotional development and school engagement in important and unique ways. Recent research on peer social networks documents that children are affected by the nature of the school-based peer ecology, as well as by their personal peer experiences. Yet, little is known about how teachers affect the peer ecology, nor…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Ecology, Teacher Influence, Peer Influence
Fernandez, Chris; Webster, Jeff; Cornett, Allyson – Trellis Company, 2019
Recent research suggests that the combination of high and rising college prices, stagnant family incomes, and increased enrollment of lower-income students leaves many college students struggling to meet their basic needs, including adequate, regular nutrition. This report explores the lived experiences of students with low food security, how…
Descriptors: Hunger, College Students, At Risk Students, Coping
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Backer, David; D'Hoest, Florelle; Ford, Derek R.; Rocha, Samuel D.; Lewis, Tyson E. – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article features three engagements with Tyson Lewis's insightful book on studying, with a reply by the author.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Study Habits, Communities of Practice, Peer Influence
Lima, Kevin M. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of mainland college students, graduates of a unique Hawai'i high school, to identify factors that influenced higher education persistence. Students not persisting at college, a problem for students and higher education institutions is defined for this study as a student that did not return…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Phenomenology, Academic Persistence, Higher Education
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Gasman, Marybeth; Nguyen, Thai-Huy – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the methods that were used to do egalitarian research with ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Rather than doing research "on" these institutions, the authors worked with them to understand their successes and build upon their capacity in the science, technology, engineering and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Black Colleges, Educational Research, African American Students
Sarcedo, Genice M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Across colleges and universities in the United States, few Latino men are reaching higher education. Saenz and Ponjuan call this phenomenon the ''vanishing" of Latino men in higher education. Much of the literature examining the presence of Latino men in higher education utilizes a cultural deficit approach to explain why students of color…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Males, Academic Persistence
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