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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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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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Lin, Chun-Wen – Education, 2018
Some of the key issues in pedagogy are the way of students' peer learning, collaboration, and team work at school. Friendship quality is essential for academic achievement by peer learning and team work. In line with that, the aim of the present study is to examine the associations between variables that are positive perception, deliberative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Structural Equation Models, Friendship, Positive Attitudes
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Ainsa, Patricia; Olivarez, Arturo – Education, 2017
Mentoring sixty-three undergraduate students online yielded information through distance learning discussion to provide changes by improving the delivery and learning acquisition of new skills in online education. Responses from mentors and mentees having used and experienced various mentoring techniques were analyzed and results further indicated…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Harris, Charles M.; Zha, Shenghua – Education, 2017
Many college students are not progressing in the development of their critical thinking skills. Concept mapping is a technique for facilitating validation of one's critical thinking by graphically depicting the structure of complex concepts. Each of our three studies of concept mapping involved approximately 240 students enrolled in four sections…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Critical Thinking, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Ainsa, Patricia; Olivarez, Arturo – Education, 2017
Subjects were undergraduate online learners (Hispanic females) who responded to and requested to participate in mentoring at the University of Texas at El Paso, a border university located within two blocks of Mexico. Many requests for help came from the pre-service teachers who lacked confidence, were fearful, feeling isolated and stressed taking…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Females, Hispanic American Students
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Aljaad, Nawal Hamad Mohmad – Education, 2017
This research aims at finding out the educational usages of "Whatsapp" by the Saudi female students who are involved in the College of Education at King Saud University. To achieve the goal of this study, the researcher uses a simple sample of (122) female students from the Education College of King Saud University, which is chosen…
Descriptors: Females, Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Curriculum Development
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Flynn, Deborah M.; Chow, Peter – Education, 2017
One of the most stressful periods of life has been reported to be the time spent in the post secondary education system (Hales, 2009). As a result, researchers are interested in determining the various correlates associated with the successful coping during this time. It has been well established that self-esteem and self-worth are both factors…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Anxiety, College Students
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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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Daugherty, Timothy K.; Han, Suejung – Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the potential social and academic impact of theodicy, perceived control of events by God. The sample included 428 college students from two public universities, consenting to complete internet-based protocols. Standardized measures included the Theodicy Scale (Daugherty et al., 2009), Work Related…
Descriptors: College Students, Regression (Statistics), Attribution Theory, Religious Factors
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Khosrovani, Massomeh; Desai, Mayur S. – Education, 2016
The advent of mobile phone technologies and the emergence of new social media websites created a new platform for social interactions. This new phenomenon has positive features that allow individuals to interact socially and to conduct business. The use of social media also allows its users to share or exchange valuable knowledge and information,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, African American Students
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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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Akar, Cuneyt; Ulu, Mustafa – Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is twofold. The first objective is to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool for measuring the attitudes and opinions of classroom teachers regarding multiculturalism. The second one is to study the classroom teachers' attitudes and opinions towards multiculturalism in terms of gender, socio-economic and devoutness…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals)
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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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