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Carbonneau, Kira J.; Marley, Scott C.; Selig, James P.; Ward, Krystal; Korzekwa, Amy – Research in the Schools, 2019
The benefits of studying topics accompanied by adjunct displays are well established in the literature; however, less is understood about the durability of these learning benefits. Therefore, in the current study, we investigate the cognitive benefits of causal diagrams over time. Undergraduate participants (N = 194) recruited from teacher…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Causal Models, Visual Aids, Educational Benefits
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Anis, Yasmeen; Krause, Jeremy A.; Blum, Emily N. – Research in the Schools, 2016
Mathematics anxiety typically involves apprehension toward activities that require computation, which can lead to complications in every-day-life activities (Ashcraft, 2002). Mathematics anxiety also has become accepted as an issue associated with academic success for both children and adults (Ashcraft, 2002; Ashcraft & Moore, 2009; Beilock,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Gender Differences
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Iran-Nejad, Asghar; Xu, Yuejin; Mansouri, Behzad – Research in the Schools, 2013
Reported in this article was an experiment in which 143 undergraduates in an educational psychology course were encouraged to engage in the performance learning activity (PLA) of "seeking their own revelations (or insights) and reflecting on them in writing." The hypothesis, grounded in the biofunctionally-based, first-person…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Undergraduate Students, Educational Psychology, Learning Activities
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Ballard, Iva B. – Research in the Schools, 2013
In this quasi-experimental 2 x 2 factorial design study, the impact of an academic integrity module and Turnitin┬« on undergraduate student similarity index scores was investigated. Similarity index scores were used to measure suggested plagiarism rates of student papers. A purposive sample consisting of 96 undergraduate education students enrolled…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Integrity, Quasiexperimental Design, Undergraduate Students
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Vuk, Jasna; Morse, David T. – Research in the Schools, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare high- and low-achieving undergraduate college students on selfefficacy, test anxiety, and self-reported test-taking ability. Eighty students from 2 sections of educational psychology course participated in the study; complete data were collected for 76 students. Before taking their first exam, students…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness, High Achievement
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Putman, S. Michael – Research in the Schools, 2012
Researchers have recommended that teacher education candidates receive multiple opportunities for systematic implementation of practices within authentic contexts. These experiences form an important foundation for candidates' beliefs about their abilities in classrooms. Yet, few researchers have examined the relationship between the context for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Iwai, Yuko; Filce, Hollie; Ramp, Ellen – Research in the Schools, 2011
In this study, the authors examined the impact of metacognitive reading strategies on international college students' academic success by correcting the Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS) instrument with (a) grade point averages (GPAs) and (b) the English language proficiency levels, categorized by beginning (students at the English Language…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Undergraduate Students