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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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Derakhshan, Ali; Karimian Shirejini, Roghayeh – SAGE Open, 2020
Inasmuch as the fact that writing is a cognitively demanding task and as a step toward overcoming some of the barriers English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners face during writing performance, this study attempted to investigate Iranian EFL learners' perceptions toward the most common writing difficulties. To this end, 120 Iranian EFL learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Difficulties
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Chua, Wei Chuan; Thien, Lei Mee; Lim, Shun Yi; Tan, Chee Seng; Guan, Teik Ee – SAGE Open, 2020
Professional learning community (PLC) studies in the Asian Chinese nations remain scarce despite the emerging interest in the practice of PLC beyond the Western context. This study attempts to provide an understanding of the practices of PLC and challenges in implementing PLC in a Malaysian Chinese culture-dominated secondary school. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Program Implementation, Secondary Schools
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Al-Bogami, Basmah; Elyas, Tariq – SAGE Open, 2020
The use of iPad and other handheld devices in classrooms is spreading. Their use can empower learners and expose them to a plethora of resources. Yet, when it comes to learning a foreign language, reasonably little has been done to empirically ascertain the influence of iPad apps on facilitating language learning as well as engaging language…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zheng, Yao; Zhong, Qiting; Yu, Shulin; Li, Xiaohui – SAGE Open, 2020
This case study investigated students' response to feedback in the lens of student engagement with teacher feedback on their translation work. Drawing upon data from multiple sources, including students' translation assignments, classroom observations, semi-structured interviews, stimulated recalls, and other documents, it explored how three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Translation, Learner Engagement
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King, Sarah B.; Kaczynski, Andrew T.; Knight Wilt, Jacqueline; Stowe, Ellen W. – SAGE Open, 2020
The aim of this study is to evaluate objective and perceived campus walkability as an environmental support for physical activity within a large Southeastern university. Ten university routes were evaluated twice for 24 key walkability characteristics. Eighty-three campus member surveys (62 students, 21 faculty/staff) were administered and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Campuses, College Environment, College Students
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Tong, Fuhui; Wang, Zhuoying; Min, Yue; Tang, Shifang – SAGE Open, 2020
In this three-phase, systematic review, we comprehensively synthesize research on bilingual education in higher education institutions over a 19-year period, starting from the initiation of this top-down educational provision across mainland China. In this context, although English has no official status, it is highly regarded and widely used as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Higher Education, Educational Trends
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Padilla-Petry, Paulo; Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A. – SAGE Open, 2020
Student engagement in higher education has been studied from different theoretical perspectives and in different countries. Current issues include both concerns regarding students' attitudes and ambivalence and, in addition, the definition of the concept of student engagement and how various pedagogical approaches may contribute to contrasting…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Students
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Lili, Liu; Yingjin, Cui – SAGE Open, 2020
Looking at the course of educational development in developing countries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofit organizations (NPOs), and volunteers have played a significant role in increasing educational resources in underdeveloped areas and moving educational resources to a balanced state. This study used a mixed-methods approach to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Resources
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Alhamami, Munassir – SAGE Open, 2020
This study used a mixed-methods design to investigate the effects of language learners' subjective norm (SN) beliefs on learning English as a foreign language (EFL). To examine the perceived social pressure to learn EFL, two experiments were conducted in a Saudi university: a face-to-face language learning (FLL) experiment and an online language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Allam, Zafrul – SAGE Open, 2020
The aim of this study was to investigate the factors of quality in higher education in the eyes of stakeholders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of 151 respondents were taken for this scientific research. Biographical Information Blank and Quality in Higher Education questionnaires were administered to the respondents to explore prevailing…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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López-Alegría, Fanny; Oyanedel, Juan Carlos; Rivera-López, Gonzalo – SAGE Open, 2020
The student Burnout Syndrome is a response to chronic and severe stress linked to the role of the students and their academic context. This study aims at determining the prevalence and severity of the student Burnout Syndrome on a sample of midwifery students and its associated factors. The study is observational, cross-sectional, and analytical,…
Descriptors: Burnout, Obstetrics, Stress Variables, Incidence
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Tavernaro-Haidarian, Leyla – SAGE Open, 2020
Among many challenges in the space of education in the global South, we find that curricula are often out of touch with the contextual reality of students and that classroom or lecture-hall sizes are too big to engage a critical majority. Therefore, reimagining educational processes, or aspects thereof, becomes imperative. This article proposes…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods, Student Experience
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Keskin, Yusuf; Keskin, Sevgi Coskun; Yüceer, Deniz – SAGE Open, 2020
In Turkey today, one of the most frequently mentioned issues in the media is the influx of refugees, mostly from Syria. While most refugees are attempting to reach Europe by crossing through Turkey illegally, some consider Turkey an asylum center. This study used a phenomenological approach and qualitative experiment to determine how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media Effects, Refugees, Grade 7
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Pham, Thinh Ngoc; Lin, Mei; Trinh, Vu Quang; Bui, Lien Thi Phuong – SAGE Open, 2020
Electronic peer feedback (e-PF) has offered a number of benefits to English as a foreign language (EFL) students' academic writing competence and reflective thinking. However, little research has been conducted to examine whether e-PF can be incorporated in Confucian heritage culture (CHC) contexts. With a sample of 40 Vietnamese university…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, English (Second Language), Academic Language
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