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Castro-Atwater, Sheri; Huynh-Hohnbaum, Anh-Luu – Education, 2018
With the exponential growth of the multiracial and multiethnic college-age population, it is important to address the role that family and peers play in multiracial individuals' identity formation. This is particularly important as ethnic identity is strongly associated with adolescent and young adult self-esteem. Practice interventions are…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Intervention, Multiracial Persons, Racial Identification
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Rosemond, Marie Michelle; Owens, Delila – Education, 2018
Emerging adulthood is defined as age-based (18-29 years of age). This age range is central to traditional age collegians who are a very diverse group (i.e., relative to race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, relationship status, and educational attainment). In an effort to explore the career development process of college students this…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Exploration, College Students, Adult Students
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2018
Students have much to benefit from courses pertaining to the history of the teaching profession. History of education, as a course to be taken in teacher education, has been greatly minimized in the ensuing years. Approximately six per cent of colleges/universities require a course in this area for prospective teachers. When being a student in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational History, College Students
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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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Kanuni, Muge – Education, 2017
This article deals with giving a perspective of mathematics to students whose majors are not related to mathematics. A course named "Mathematical View" was specifically designed and implemented for this purpose. The course was given to students majoring in the Turkish Language and Literature Department at Duzce University who opted to…
Descriptors: Literature, Critical Thinking, Mathematical Aptitude, Nonmajors
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Akcay, Hakan – Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide an example of using real world issues as tools for science teaching and learning. Using real world issues provides students with experiences in learning in problem-based environments and encourages them to apply their content knowledge to solving current and local problems.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Science Instruction, Relevance (Education), Problem Based Learning
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Baloglu, Mustafa; Abbassi, Amir; Kesici, Sahin – Education, 2017
In general, anxiety has been found to be associated with motivational beliefs and the current study investigated multivariate relationships between statistics anxiety and motivational beliefs among 305 college students (60.0% women). The Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale, the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, and a set of demographic…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Mathematics Anxiety, Statistics, Student Attitudes
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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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Miller, Nancy – Education, 2017
While there has been a surge in the number of adults entering accelerated academic programs at colleges and universities over the last decade, there has not been a corresponding increase in the number of adult learners in these programs who persist and achieve their degrees. This work sought to develop a detailed model for helping faculty and…
Descriptors: Models, School Holding Power, Acceleration (Education), Adult Education
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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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Karkouti, Ibrahim Mohamad – Education, 2016
This paper examines the effects of negligence toward diversity issues on campus racial climate, describes how exclusionary practices affect minority students' (i.e., Asian American, Hispanic, Black, and Native American) educational experiences, and addresses faculty issues relevant to diversity. In addition, the paper identifies the factors that…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Higher Education, Organizational Culture, College Faculty
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Haralson, Michele; Hoaglund, Amy; Birkenfeld, Karen; Rogers, Betsy – Education, 2016
After first introduced in 1995 by Bernie Dodge and Tom March, webquests have inundated the K-12 classroom. (Dodge, 1995) WebQuests are designed to support students' critical thinking particularly at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Recently, studies have emerged focusing on the use of webquests in teacher education (Hassanien…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Critical Thinking
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