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Khalid, Fatima; Mirza, Sultan Sikandar; Bin-Feng, Chai; Saeed, Nighat – SAGE Open, 2020
The objective of this study is to determine the relationship between learning engagement, academic motivation, and academic performance in undergraduate students and the importance of religion in determining the academic motivation and academic performance. A sample of 840 university students from different regions (provinces) of Pakistan is…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Role of Religion, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students
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Santokhie, Stefan; Lipps, Garth E. – SAGE Open, 2020
This study developed and validated a measure of Locus of Control in university students. Tertiary academic locus of control is the general expectancy that university students have regarding their ability to change their academic outcomes. Students who have an internal academic locus of control expect that their own efforts, skill, or luck will…
Descriptors: College Students, Locus of Control, Outcomes of Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Eratli Sirin, Yeliz; Sahin, Mustafa – SAGE Open, 2020
In this study, the factors affecting the success of university students were analyzed by logistic regression analysis. In the study, success variable was defined according to the survey information applied to 360 university students studying in School of Physical Education and Sport in Çukurova University and Kahramanmaras Sütçü Imam University in…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Influences, Physical Education
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Karadag, Mehmet; Altinay Aksal, Fahriye; Altinay Gazi, Zehra; Dagli, Gökmen – SAGE Open, 2020
The basic objective of this study is to examine whether there is a relationship between spiritual leadership, school culture, and academic success. The data were collected by mixed method from teachers working in seven high schools and five achievement low level high schools in Sanliurfa in 2018. The data obtained from the teachers were analyzed…
Descriptors: School Culture, Spiritual Development, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Alegre, Francisco; Moliner, Lidón; Maroto, Ana; Lorenzo-Valentin, Gil – SAGE Open, 2020
Peer tutoring in Mathematics has reported academic benefits across many educational levels, from Preschool to Higher Education. However, recent literature reviews and meta-analysis state that students experience higher gains in Primary or Elementary Education (ages 7-12 years) than in secondary education or middle school and high school (ages…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement
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Lashley, Lidon – SAGE Open, 2019
This study gazed upon curriculum delivery in postcolonial Guyana. The key focus was on the impact of effective curricula instructional materials on curriculum delivery. A descriptive survey method was employed to gather data and a sequential transformative strategy which embraced a mixed method approach was utilized to analyze and interpret the…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Postcolonialism, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness
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Abuya, Benta A.; Mutisya, Maurice; Onsomu, Elijah O.; Ngware, Moses; Oketch, Moses – SAGE Open, 2019
Research shows that children living with two biological parents outperform those raised in other family structures. A growing number of children do not live with two biological parents in sub-Saharan Africa, but few studies have examined the consequences. In this article, data from the African Population and Health Research Center collected in the…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Children, Educational Attainment, Slums
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Odudukudu, Martin – SAGE Open, 2019
Jonas indicated that educators interpret/apply concepts of interest differently. Dewey, following the different ways that teachers apply concepts of student interest, categorized teachers as advocates of efforts and as advocates of autonomy. Renninger and Heidi claimed that the greatest defect in the psychology of learning is the lack of an…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Academic Achievement, Student Needs, Educational Theories
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Nganga, Lydiah; Kambutu, John; Han, Keonghee Tao – SAGE Open, 2019
Disparities in academic performance based on race in the United States are a persistent problem. As a result, a plethora of remedies such as using student-centered instructional strategies, de-tracking, ensuring low teacher-student ratios, and promoting high teacher expectations for all learners have been tried with limited success. Thus, this…
Descriptors: Caring, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students, Student Empowerment
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Dincer, Ali; Yesilyurt, Savas; Noels, Kimberly A.; Vargas Lascano, Dayuma I. – SAGE Open, 2019
This study examines the antecedents and outcomes of classroom engagement of 412 Turkish English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. Grounded in self-determination theory and the self-system model of motivation, this mixed-methods study examined the relations between context (perceived autonomy-support from the instructor), self (basic…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Learner Engagement, English Language Learners, Teacher Student Relationship
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Poston, David I.; Vandenkieboom, Kathryn K. – SAGE Open, 2019
The study compares the standardized test performance of "chess kids" versus their peers. The comparison of score gains to non-chess peers (same grade and same academic percentile) attempts to eliminate the chicken-and-egg issue that often muddles this topic, that is, does chess make kids smarter or do smart kids simply prefer chess. The…
Descriptors: Games, Standardized Tests, Scores, Achievement Gains
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Adams, Richelle V.; Blair, Erik – SAGE Open, 2019
Effective time management is associated with greater academic performance and lower levels of anxiety in students; however many students find it hard to find a balance between their studies and their day-to-day lives. This article examines the self-reported time management behaviors of undergraduate engineering students using the Time Management…
Descriptors: Time Management, Student Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – SAGE Open, 2019
This article illustrates the links between different ways of assessing disadvantage at school and subsequent qualification outcomes at age 16 in England. Our previous work has compared variables that represent current or recent snapshots of disadvantage (such as eligibility for free school meals [FSM]) with long-term summary variables and found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Poverty
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Abukari, Ziblim – SAGE Open, 2018
Resilience research began in North America and Western Europe but there is a growing call for exploration of what resilience might mean in specific cultural contexts. Placed within the context of Africentrism and resilience perspectives, this study explores academic experiences of Ghanaian youth in three universities. Semistructured and focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Isik, Ulviye; Tahir, Omaima El; Meeter, Martijn; Heymans, Martijn W.; Jansma, Elise P.; Croiset, Gerda; Kusurkar, Rashmi A. – SAGE Open, 2018
The aim of this study to create a comprehensive overview of factors that may influence motivation of ethnic minority students from their own perspective. A systematic review was conducted in PubMed, ERIC, and PsycINFO to find studies in which the motivation of ethnic minority students was studied. The articles reviewed were qualitatively…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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