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Liu, Meihua; Li, Mingming – College Student Journal, 2018
The present research examined the changes in Chinese university students' motivation to learn German during a 16-week semester. Analyses of the data showed that both at the beginning and toward the end of the semester, the participants held (fairly) positive attitudes towards German, were motivated to learn the language mainly for integrative and…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Perry, Cody J.; Lausch, David W.; Weatherford, Jenny; Goeken, Ryan; Almendares, Maria – College Student Journal, 2017
International students provide economic, cultural, and academic benefits to universities throughout the nation. However, many international students lack the support necessary to be successful and satisfied with their education. In order to determine international students' perceptions of their university experience, an online survey was emailed…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Environment, Student Experience, Online Surveys
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Rosehfeld, Barbara; O'Connor-Petruso, Sharon A. – College Student Journal, 2014
Mobile phones are used around the world, however, there are no definitive rules regarding their appropriate use. In the absence of such codification, the researchers surveyed 225 American and 115 Chinese college students to understand their perceptions of etiquette and appropriate use of mobile phones both in the classroom and in other public…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Margavio, Thomas M.; Margavio, Geanie W.; Hignite, Michael A.; Moses, Duane R. – College Student Journal, 2014
In a continuation of their prior research which focused on the differences in Emotional Intelligence (EI) levels between Chinese and American business students and the academic variables associated with those scores, the authors extend their efforts to investigate those personal (non-academic) characteristics of both American and Chinese business…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Business Administration Education, College Students, Emotional Intelligence
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Margavio, Thomas M.; Margavio, Geanie W.; Hignite, Michael A.; Moses, Duane R. – College Student Journal, 2012
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a characteristic of business students that has been the subject of significant research. This study was designed to extend that prior research by comparing the EI scores of American business students with those of Chinese business students. The study further focuses on those factors which may be related to ways in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Emotional Intelligence, Comparative Analysis
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Mahadevan, Lakshmi – College Student Journal, 2010
The major purpose of this study was to explore the relationship(s) between acculturation and the career beliefs of Indian, Chinese and Korean international students. Each of the participants was administered a demographics questionnaire, an adapted version of the Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity Acculturation Scale (SL-ASIA) and the Career Beliefs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Relationship, Acculturation
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Zhang, Baoguo – College Student Journal, 2008
This essay mainly discusses the following issue: Do people from different cultures store English words in their minds in different ways; and what elements determine people's mental lexicon? The findings from my experiment showed that cultural factors only play a minor role on this stage. The leading dominants in this light are the linguistic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Dictionaries, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development
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Wang, Li Hui; Tam, Chick F.; Yang, Hsin Ling; Chen, Yin Chang; Davis, Rebecca; Schwartz, Miriam E. – College Student Journal, 2008
Lutein and zeaxanthin (L/Z) were related to macular health. With respect to increasing life expectancy, age-related macular disease (AMD) has become a concern on public health. The objective was to investigate dietary L/Z intake and its related food preference in populations living in different areas. A three-day dietary record and a supplement…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Public Health, Food
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Tong, Yuehua; Song, Shanggui – College Student Journal, 2004
The present study was to examine the characteristics of general self-efficacy and subjective well-being and their relations in low SES college students in China. Low SES college students and regular college students were administered the General Self-Efficacy Scale and Index of Well-Being, Index of General Affect. Low SES college students scored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Self Efficacy, Life Satisfaction