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Abulela, Mohammed A. A.; Harwell, Michael M. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
Data analysis is a significant methodological component when conducting quantitative education studies. Guidelines for conducting data analyses in quantitative education studies are common but often underemphasize four important methodological components impacting the validity of inferences: quality of constructed measures, proper handling of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Novices, Data Analysis
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Talan, Tarik – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
The importance of mobile technologies in the educational process has directed the attention of many researchers to this field and has created an important body of academic research. The main purpose of this study is to determine the effect of mobile learning on students' learning performance. In this study, the meta-analysis method was employed.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Meta Analysis, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Caliskan, Aysun; Zhu, Chang – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
With the enormous scientific and technological developments, higher education institutions are facing rapid structural, social, technological changes. Because they are considered as an important center of talent development and knowledge production and sharing for countries. To fulfill their educational, social and economic needs, higher education…
Descriptors: Correlation, Organizational Culture, Higher Education, Educational Innovation
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Shliakhovchuk, Elena; Muñoz García, Adolfo – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
The video-game industry has become a significant force in the business and entertainment world. Video games have become so widespread and pervasive that they are now considered a part of the mass media, a common method of storytelling and representation. Despite the massive popularity of video games, their increasing variety, and the…
Descriptors: Video Games, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Cooperation
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Kobayashi, Emiko; Farrington, David P. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
It is widely accepted that Japanese, compared to Americans, commit fewer criminal and other forms of deviant acts. However, there is evidence that Japanese students have an unusually high prevalence of bullying. In the current study, we develop a rationale for predicting that Japanese students, relative to Americans, should be oriented more…
Descriptors: Bullying, Locus of Control, Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences
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Tomaszek, Katarzyna; Muchacka-Cymerman, Agnieszka – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
Student burnout and Internet addiction are two of the serious problems that are common among young people. Both are connected with many negative effects on the mental functioning of adolescents. However, so far only few studies have explored these two phenomena all together. The aim of our study was to test the relationship between student burnout…
Descriptors: Burnout, Internet, Correlation, Gender Differences
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Abulela, Mohammed A. A.; Davenport, Earnest C., Jr. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
Validating the intended interpretations for proposed uses of tests scores is paramount for making valid inferences in educational and psychological research. Ascertaining measurement invariance for measurement instruments is an assumption for comparing means. If measurement invariance does not hold for groups of interest, comparison of means will…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Study Skills, Learning Strategies, Error of Measurement
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Dong, Yang; Wu, Sammy Xiao-Ying; Dong, Wei-Yang; Tang, Yi – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
A rich home literacy environment (HLE) fosters students' academic achievement. However, the link between HLE and children's reading comprehension is unclear. This study examined the effects of HLE factors on children's reading comprehension through a meta-analysis of 59 studies conducted between 1998 and 2018. Results of the meta-analysis…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Reading Comprehension, Educational Research, Correlation
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Justice, Laura M.; Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Hijlkema, Maria J.; Sánchez Chan, Alejandra – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
Globally, there is great interest in enhancing young children's literacy development as a route to improving worldwide literacy. To contribute to this area of interest, this paper reports findings from a multi-pronged early-literacy program designed to improve the print-knowledge of young children in Yucatec Mayan villages. The school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Rural Areas, Program Development
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Vázquez-Cano, Esteban; De la Calle-Cabrera, Ana María; Hervás-Gómez, Carlos; López-Meneses, Eloy – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2020
This investigation set out to analyse the relation between parents' academic qualifications, profession and role in educating their children and their children's level of efficacy in reading at the end of the adolescent stage, in three states with different socio-cultural contexts, namely Canada, Finland and Singapore. The study is carried out in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Smith, Francis X.; Was, Christopher A. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
Knowledge monitoring is an important metacognitive process, which can help students improve study habits and thereby increase academic performance. Which is more useful in predicting test performance: knowing what you know, or knowing what you do not know? Two distinct constructs of knowledge monitoring calibration, sensitivity and specificity,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Scores, Individual Differences, Academic Achievement
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Sorrentino, Anna; Farrington, David P. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
In recent years, bullying and cyberbullying against teachers by students have been recognized as problems affecting educators teaching in different grades. Few studies to date have addressed explanatory risk factors related to the perpetrators (students) rather than the victims (teachers) in a longitudinal design, in order to establish the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Bullying, Victims
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Ibáñez, Vanessa; Pérez, Sergio; Silva, Josep; Tamarit, Salvador – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study aims at quantifying the relationship between the marks of students and their seating position in the classroom. The study is cross-sectional, quantitative, observational, and correlational. It analyzed data collected throughout two academic years about the students' marks (in different terms, courses, and degrees) and about their daily…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Attendance, Engineering Education, Classroom Design
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Kulikowski, Konrad; Potoczek, Anna; Antipow, Emil; Król, Szymon – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
There is a great deal of research showing that PhD students suffer from dissatisfaction. Whereas most studies in this field strived to identify factors negatively related to PhD students' well-being, still little is known about factors positively related to the well-being of young academics. We based our analysis on the Job Demands-Resource Theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Well Being
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Wu, Lin; Valcke, Martin; Van Keer, Hilde – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
Student's individual, family, and teacher factors play a significant role in children's reading development. However, the mechanisms by which these critical factors jointly contribute to children's reading comprehension achievement are poorly understood. The present research aimed at developing a multilevel comprehensive model which shows critical…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Motivation, Reading Strategies
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