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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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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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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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Bae, Yunhee; Han, Sunyoung – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
The Student Experience in the Research University is an online survey instrument that serves to assess institutional functions of research universities in the U.S. and understand students' behaviour, satisfaction, and achievement. The present study explored measurement models describing two primary domains (i.e., Academic Engagement and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education, Student Experience, Research Universities
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Kim, Sunha; McVee, Mary; Faith, Myles S. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
In response to the increasing importance of a college education, this study investigates the college access trajectories of targeted racial and linguistic minority students and recommends ways to promote their college access. High school completers drawn from the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics were tracked for eight years, and a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, High School Graduates
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Peng, Michael Yao-Ping; Chen, Chun Chun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
The multiple characteristics of students motivate universities to provide a learning environment that integrates teaching and learning in one and to strengthen students' learning motivation through student-oriented learning mode, so as to enhance students' input in study. In this study, the concept of depth learning is adopted to measure students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education
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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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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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Sahin Sarkin, D. Bahar; Gülleroglu, H. Deniz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study contributes to validity studies by determining the cut-off point of an inventory measuring university students' anxiety levels with Angoff, ROC, and Borderline methods and by examining high/low anxiety levels according to these methods point. The study is regarded as a basic research due to the newly-added data in a multi-scoring…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Measures (Individuals), Cutting Scores, Foreign Countries
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Aydin, Sinan; Öztürk, Aylin; Büyükköse, Gamze Tuna; Er, Fikret; Sönmez, Harun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study aims to investigate the reasons for learners to drop-out of Open Education System of Anadolu University, Turkey, between 2012-2015. This study uses an exploratory sequential mixed method. The general structure is divided into two phases. In the first phase, the data is collected by semi-structured face-to-face interviews. The results of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Attitudes, Dropouts, College Students
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Aydin, Ibrahim Seçkin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
The concept of self-efficacy is built upon the theory of Social Cognitive Learning by Bandura. Based on this theory, one could posit that an individual's belief on his/her self-efficacy at any given subject is of high importance. A body of research shows that people with high self-efficacy levels have higher performance levels. In parallel to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Kartal, Erdogan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study is about artificial neural network modeling of the linguistic challenges encountered by students learning Turkish as a foreign language in universities in France. The study was conducted in four universities where Turkish is taught as an optional foreign language. Sixty-six students whose mother tongues were either Arabic or French…
Descriptors: Turkish, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Peng, Michael Yao-Ping; Zhang, Zhaohua; Ho, Sophia Shi-Huei – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
There are a multitude of factors influencing the learning outcomes of students, with all previous studies basing their conclusions upon predetermined variables according to different theories and exploring the relevance between them. In this study, two important antecedents--the transfer of teachers' knowledge and student orientation--are put…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learning, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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