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Safar, Ammar H. – College Student Journal, 2015
This longitudinal descriptive qualitative evaluation action research case study explored the reflections/experiences (i.e., their perceptions, attitudes, and feelings) of 450 pre-service teachers in the College of Education (COE) at Kuwait University (KU) over three academic years regarding the use of Prezi as a facilitative storytelling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Carlson, Mary Bell; Britt, Sonya L.; Goff, Briana Nelson; Archuleta, Kristy L. – College Student Journal, 2015
College students and military populations can have many similar yet very different characteristics related to their financial lives. Using social learning theory, this study examined factors that influence financial behavior outcomes of both populations using primary data. Findings indicate past behaviors and some personal factors play a…
Descriptors: College Students, Military Personnel, Differences, Money Management
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Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z. – College Student Journal, 2015
Person-environment interactions are the main focus in Actiotope Model of Giftedness. This is a very new approach for Turkey, which generally uses old versions of intelligence test for identification. In Actiotope Model of Giftedness instead of cognitive identification the focus is on the resources (educational and learning capital) that provide…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Turkish, Test Validity, Factor Structure
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Harder, Joseph T.; Czyzewski, Alan; Sherwood, Arthur L. – College Student Journal, 2015
An important dimension of university students' academic success is retention in their chosen major. When students do switch majors or interrupt their education, it is largely due to their lack of confidence about doing well academically, as well as perceived chances of success in the career area related to university major. A term often used for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Cognitive Style, Business Administration Education, Career Choice
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Blau, Gary; Pred, Robert; Andersson, Lynne; Lopez, Andrea B. – College Student Journal, 2015
Professional Development Engagement (PDE) refers to the level of undergraduate engagement in professional development. Professional Development (PD) involves activities designed to help students prepare for a successful college-to-work transition. This study tested a new 12-item measure of PDE for a complete-data sample of 246 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Professional Development, Education Work Relationship, Professional Associations
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Laverghetta, Antonio – College Student Journal, 2015
College student anti-intellectualism is defined as a general disdain of intellectual and academic endeavors. Eigenberger and Sealander (2001), using the student anti-intellectualism scale (SAIS), reported that SAIS scores were negatively correlated with openness to experience and elaborative/deep cognitive processing. Proneness to boredom,…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Anti Intellectualism, Educational Attitudes
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Hoffman, Edward; Acosta-Orozco, Catalina; Compton, William C. – College Student Journal, 2015
The present study utilized metaphor analysis to examine the core values of Colombian medical students. The entire 9th semester medical class of 60 students was invited to respond to a structured questionnaire. It asked participants to state their preferred life-metaphor, whether they had always preferred this metaphor since childhood or…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries
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Blinn-Pike, Lynn; McCaslin, Brianna – College Student Journal, 2015
The problem addressed in this study had two parts: a) which categories of grandparent(s) were the most frequently written about when college females are asked to write journals in order to express their feelings about their grandparents in their own words; and b) what is the thematic content of their journals about the various categories of…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Physical Activities, Death, Grandparents
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Pettijohn, Terry F.; Frazier, Erik; Rieser, Elizabeth; Vaughn, Nicholas; Hupp-Wilds, Bobbi – College Student Journal, 2015
A 21-item survey on texting in the classroom was given to 235 college students. Overall, 99.6% of students owned a cellphone and 98% texted daily. Of the 138 students who texted in the classroom, most texted friends or significant others, and indicate the reason for classroom texting is boredom or work. Students who texted sent a mean of 12.21…
Descriptors: College Students, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gudmunson, Clinton G.; Zuiker, Virginia Solis; Katras, Mary Jo; Sabri, Mohamad Fazli – College Student Journal, 2015
Growing financial concerns among college students and on college campuses suggests urgency in teaching personal finance more effectively. Active learning approaches to teaching, including the use of case studies, problem-based learning, group work, in-class writing, demonstrations, and so forth, may be more appropriate and useful when used to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Money Management, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning
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Milroy, Jeffrey J.; Orsini, Muhsin Michael; D'Abundo, Michelle Lee; Sidman, Cara Lynn; Venezia, Diana – College Student Journal, 2015
Problem: A large number of American adults do not meet national physical activity (PA) guidelines for aerobic PA and muscle strengthening. Similarly, many American college students, specifically females do not engage in regular PA. Self Determination Theory can provide a basis for investigating motivational processes of PA. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Correlation
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Leone, Ryan J.; Morgan, Amy L.; Ludy, Mary-Jon – College Student Journal, 2015
While it is well documented that college freshmen gain weight, there is a dearth of studies examining critical time periods for this weight change. Freshmen living on campus (n = 103; 21M, 82F) visited the laboratory in August/September, November, January, February/March, and April/May. Measurements at each visit included: weight, waist…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Body Composition, College Freshmen, Correlation
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Khoshaim, Heba Bakr; Ali, Tasneem – College Student Journal, 2015
Universities and colleges at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assess new applicants using academic indicators, such as high school grade point average (HSGPA) and the score of a national standardized test (the General Aptitude Test), to ensure that they are academically fit to join the institution. Such criteria have been suggested in previous research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Mathematics, Introductory Courses, College Freshmen
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Hoffman, Edward; Acosta-Orozco, Catalina – College Student Journal, 2015
The present study utilized metaphor analysis to explore the core values of Colombian college students in a leadership program. The entire class of 60 students was invited to respond to a structured questionnaire. It asked participants to state their preferred life-metaphor, whether they had always preferred this metaphor since childhood or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, College Students, Leadership Training
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Hajra, Sayonita Ghosh; Das, Ujjaini – College Student Journal, 2015
This paper uses collaborative learning strategies to examine students' perceptions in a differential equations mathematics course. Students' perceptions were analyzed using three collaborative learning strategies including collaborative activity, group-quiz and online discussion. The study results show that students identified both strengths and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Calculus
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