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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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Millea, Meghan; Wills, R.; Elder, A.; Molina, D. – Education, 2018
Increasingly, student success in college is gauged by retention and graduation rates. Understanding the factors that influence student success can assist practitioners in terms of programming and institutional investments. This study evaluated factors such as residential living, attendance programs, demographic attributes, average class size, and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Student Records, Success
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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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Killlon, Jessica B.; Torres, Aurora – Education, 2017
The Connor Davidson Resilience Scale was developed to measure resiliency, an individual's ability to positively adapt to stressful or adverse situations. Resilient individuals have close and secure relationships, have a strong sense of purpose, know when to turn to others for help, and find humor in situations. The focus of this study was on the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Humor, Resilience (Psychology), Adjustment (to Environment)
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Bui, Khanh; Rush, Ryan A. – Education, 2016
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study, this report examined the relationship between parental involvement in eighth grade and college attendance by eight years after high school for students whose parents have no college education (i.e., first-generation students; n = 1,358) in comparison to students whose parents have some…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Grade 8, College Attendance
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Alebous, Tahani – Education, 2016
The study aimed at investigating the degree of awareness of environmental risks of water shortage of students-teachers in the majors of Classroom teachers, Counseling and Special education in the Education Sciences College at WISE and their degree of awareness according to major and gender. The sample of the study which was selected randomly…
Descriptors: Risk, Environmental Influences, Natural Resources, Water
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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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Andrews, Amanda; Brown, Jennifer – Education, 2015
Math anxiety is a reoccurring problem for many students, and the effects of this anxiety on college students are increasing. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between pre-enrollment math anxiety, standardized test scores, math placement scores, and academic success during freshman math coursework (i.e., pre-algebra, college…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Standardized Tests, Scores
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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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Çaliskan, Nihat – Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to identify "the wish sentences" that teacher candidates create in the communication with themselves. The case study which is one of the type of qualitative research is utilized in this study. The study group is formed by 320 students studying in a university in central Anatolia. Data were collected by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, College Students, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Aktürk, Ahmet Oguz – Education, 2014
This study investigated the relationships between the self-efficacy beliefs of students at community colleges regarding the educational use of the Internet and their epistemological beliefs. Moreover, it is also examined whether the self-efficacy beliefs of the students regarding the educational use of the Internet and their epistemological…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Two Year College Students, Self Efficacy, Educational Technology
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Asiyai, Romina Ifeoma – Education, 2014
This study examined impediments to research among students of institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. The study was guided by one research question and three hypotheses. Data were collected from 600 final year students randomly selected from institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Problems, Student Research, Higher Education
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Alkandari, Nabila Y. – Education, 2014
The study was conducted in order to understand the way in which the financial status of students in Kuwait is affected as a result of enrolling in private higher education institutions. The aim is to analyze whether they face financial issues upon the time of payment and how these issues can be resolved. The analysis was done on a sample of 1280…
Descriptors: College Students, Private Colleges, Paying for College, Textbooks
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Recepoglu, Ergun; Ergun, Muammer – Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to analyze perceptions of prospective teachers about their media literacy competencies in terms of different variables. This is a descriptive research in the survey model which tries to detect the current situation. Study group includes 580 prospective teachers from Turkish, Primary School, Social Studies, Science,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Media Literacy
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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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