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Marade, Angelo A.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Education, 2018
Very little research examines how students and faculty members view the appropriateness of a variety of reasons for changing majors. In this study, we surveyed 260 students and faculty members from a large, public US university about their perceptions and beliefs about the appropriateness of changing an academic major for a wide range of reasons.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Woods, A. D.; McNiff, J.; Coleman, L. – Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to analyze whether a significant difference exists in the three levels of student engagement, (a) academic challenge, (b) active and collaborative learning, and (c) student-faculty interaction among male African-American student-athletes at NCAA Divisional (Division I, II, and III) and NAIA Institutions. The study…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Learner Engagement, African American Students, Males
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Ruggeri, David; Teti, Michelle – Education, 2018
Objective: To examine differences in marijuana consumption, access to marijuana, and perception of harm of consuming marijuana among college students enrolled in a small liberal arts college versus a large state university. Methods: Currently enrolled college students at a liberal arts college or large state university were e-mailed a link to an…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Use, College Students, Liberal Arts
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Sari, Ihsan – Education, 2015
In recent years, goal orientations have been examined in their relationship with other potential determinants of athletic performance. The relevant research showed that task orientation, compared to ego orientation, is linked to more adaptive outcomes (Behzadi, Hamzei, Nori and Salehian, 2011; Duda and Whitehead, 1998; Roberts, 2001; Biddle, 2001;…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, College Students, Goal Orientation
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Iscan, Canay Demirhan – Education, 2015
This study aimed to identify the views of experienced class teachers and class teacher candidates on values education. It conducted standard open-ended interviews with experienced class teachers and teacher candidates. The study group comprised 9 experienced class teachers from different socio-economic levels and 9 teacher candidates with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Values Education, Preservice Teachers
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Muller, Susan M.; Dodd, Amelia; Fiala, Kelly A. – Education, 2014
Attrition is a major problem for all areas of education. The presence of protective factors has been shown to promote resiliency, which might influence retention. This study was designed to examine characteristics associated with resiliency among a population of pre-service educators, public school teachers, and community-based health educators.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Resilience (Psychology), School Holding Power, Correlation
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Johnston, Pattie; Tankersley, Merrie; Joenson, Trevor; Hupp, Mikey; Buckley, Jennifer; Redmond-McGowan, Margaret; Zanzinger, Allison; Poirier, Alex; Walsh, Abigail – Education, 2014
Cyber-bullying has become increasingly problematic in academic settings including universities and colleges. The bullying literature has been expanding investigation of the bully behaviors and has identified four bully types to include pure offender, pure victim, offender and victim, neither-offender-nor-victim. The majority of research has…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Psychological Patterns, Motivation
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Kozlowski, Christine; Ferrari, Joseph R.; Odahl, Charlynn – Education, 2014
The current study compared perceptions by college students (n = 304; M age=19.75 years old) enrolled at an urban and diverse Roman Catholic university on self-report measures of faith/belief structures, social justice, and community service attitudes. Survey results indicated that both horizontal and vertical faith maturity perceptions…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools
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Keels, Megan; Lee, Zoey; Knox, David; Wilson, Ken – Education, 2013
Four-hundred and ninety eight female undergraduate students at a large southeastern university participated in a study to assess how lecture versus DVD format affected attitude change towards female masturbation. All groups were given a pre and post test to assess masturbatory attitudes. Group 1 experienced a masturbation lecture. Group 2…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Manton, Edgar J.; English, Donald E.; Flanagan, Jennifer; Dubey, Anvit – Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the ability of freshman college students to identify the founding fathers of free enterprise and of communism has improved. This study is a follow-up to four previous studies. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to College of Business and College of Education & Human Services…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Questionnaires, Social Systems, World History
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Ebrahim, Ali H. – Education, 2012
This study examined educational factors that positively influenced the confidence of students training to be elementary science educators (self efficacy). Specifically, it compared the impacts of a science method course and a practicum teaching course on Kuwait University students. Using a pre/post design, The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Practicums
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Roby, Douglas E. – Education, 2012
In this study, 142 graduate school teachers working in schools throughout southwestern Ohio assessed their human relation skills. A human relations survey was used for the study, and results were compared with colleagues assessing the teachers in the study. The survey was developed using a Likert-type scale, and was based on key elements affecting…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Human Relations, Teacher Leadership
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Williams, Henry S.; Szal, Dennis – Education, 2011
The clear call for accountability has been heard throughout the country as it deals with the system of education in the United States. Students are expected to be accountable for their learning as measured by state or national tests. Teachers are held responsible for their students' learning. Colleges and Universities have not, and should not…
Descriptors: Accountability, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Principals, Administrator Education
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Dikmenli, Musa – Education, 2010
In recent years, biodiversity has received a great deal of attention worldwide, especially in environmental education. The reasons for this attention are the increase of human activities on biodiversity and environmental problems. The purpose of this study is to investigate biology student teachers' conceptual frameworks regarding biodiversity.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Environmental Education, Association Measures, Ecology
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Williams, Alaric; Justice, Madeline – Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to discern the attitudes of African American undergraduate male students regarding counseling in four Texas universities. In addition to the attitudes, the reasons why African American males do not choose to seek counseling served as a secondary purpose. The study also examined the comparison of attitudes between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Black Colleges, Negative Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics
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