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Thien, Lei Mee – SAGE Open, 2019
Although the literature abounds with factors that contribute to organizational commitment and commitment to change, it is still unclear what factors influence teachers' affective commitment to change. This study attempts to examine the relationships between two perceived distributive leadership functions, namely, leadership team cooperation and…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Readiness, Teacher Attitudes, Participative Decision Making
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Sewpersad, Romona; Ruggunan, Shaun; Adam, Jamila K.; Krishna, Suresh Babu Naidu – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study is to qualitatively explore how new managerial practices have influenced the psychological contracts of academics at a university of technology. Little is qualitatively known about how new managerial policies shape psychological contracts for academics in higher education. This study adopts a generic qualitative approach…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, College Administration, Employer Employee Relationship
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Zibin, Aseel – SAGE Open, 2019
This article tackles a phenomenon in Urban Jordanian Arabic (UJA) where young individuals (mainly females) in Amman, the capital of Jordan, add the Arabic suffix -?k, which is glossed as second female singular or as a possessive pronoun, to English loanwords to sound more "modern," for example, "I love you" becomes [l?vv?k].…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Linguistic Borrowing, English, Semitic Languages
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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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Adriosh, Mohamed; Razi, Özge – SAGE Open, 2019
There has been an increasing interest in the topic of code switching (CS) for the past two decades. This ethnographic exploratory study uncovers the status quo of classroom CS in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms in Libyan universities. It aims to investigate how EFL teachers code-switch to facilitate teaching/learning process. Six…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Cer, Erkan – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the "knowledge of cognition" and "regulation of cognition," which are processes of the metacognitive strategy for improving learners' writing skills. The working group for the present study, in which a sequential explanatory design was employed, included 44 pupils (21…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Metacognition, Writing Skills, Secondary School Students
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Kishore, Sushant – SAGE Open, 2019
This article is an empirical reflection on interdisciplinary research. Surveying theories of performance and performativity, it proposes performance as a heuristic tool to breach and bridge the divide between Literature and Culture. The scriptocentricism of academia that reiterates the imperialist ideals and ideas of knowledge, history, and…
Descriptors: Performance, Culture, Human Body, Models
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Masrai, Ahmed – SAGE Open, 2019
The association between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension has been extensively researched. However, modeling the contribution of vocabulary knowledge within different frequency ranges to second language (L2) learners' reading comprehension is an underexplored area. Thus, the present study examines the degree to which high-, mid-, and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Wei, Rining; Hu, Yuhang; Xiong, Jianhui – SAGE Open, 2019
Many surveys of effect size (ES) reporting practices have been conducted in social science fields such as psychology and education, but few such studies are available in applied linguistics. To bridge this gap and to echo the recent calls for more robust statistics from scholars in applied linguistics and beyond, this study represents the first…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Language Research, Periodicals, Effect Size
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Kumcagiz, Hatice – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine university students' Internet addiction in relation to their parental attachment and sociodemographics. The participants consisted of 402 university students aged 17 to 25 years, 249 (61.9%) of whom were female and 153 (38.1%) of whom were male. The participants completed a questionnaire comprising the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Addictive Behavior, Attachment Behavior
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Mahfar, Mastura; Noah, Sidek Mohd; Senin, Aslan Amat – SAGE Open, 2019
This article discusses the development and validation of a Rational Emotive Education (REE) module for the stress intervention of Malaysian boarding school students. The module comprises four submodules, namely, Acceptance, Feelings, Beliefs, and Disputing Beliefs that have been developed by using the Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Stress Management, Boarding Schools
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Maqsood, Binish; Saleem, Tahir; Aziz, Asif; Azam, Summiaya – SAGE Open, 2019
The present study aims at establishing grammatical constraints on the borrowing of nouns (Ns) and verbs (Vs) in Urdu and English by adopting Noam Chomsky's Methodological Naturalism within the field of generative grammar as the theoretical framework of the study. For this purpose, the corpus of Pure Urdu and Pure English sentences from textbooks…
Descriptors: Grammar, Urdu, Verbs, Linguistic Borrowing
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Watanabe, Naomi; Denham, Susanne A.; Jones, Nicole M.; Kobayashi, Tessei; Bassett, Hideko H.; Ferrier, David E. – SAGE Open, 2019
To facilitate preschoolers' emotional development, it is useful to have a developmentally and culturally appropriate measure of emotion knowledge. The Affect Knowledge Test (AKT), a widely used measure of emotion knowledge, has been previously used with diverse cultural groups, including Japanese preschoolers, despite scarce reliability and…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Preschool Children, Psychometrics, Test Reliability
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Kralova, Zdena; Tirpakova, Anna – SAGE Open, 2019
The current study aims to fill the gap in the current literature by focusing on the wide scale of nonnative English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' perceptions and opinions in the specific context of a post-Communist country. It focuses on the link between five demographic variables (age, the length of English language study, English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Phillips, Margaret – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to characterize a representative body of research to demonstrate the advantage of disseminating educational research in ways that reach the broadest audience. Using the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database, I compiled a set of research findings on a number of broad educational themes. Focusing on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Access to Information
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