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Mitchell, Jeannette C.; Mitchell, Johanna E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This study evaluates an interactive web-based homework designed to increase student understanding in a principles of microeconomics course. Employing concepts from Action Research, the preliminary investigation was undertaken based on assumptions about the efficacy of online educational resources. Do students who do well on online homework improve…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Homework, Economics Education, Microeconomics
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Mangiero, George A.; Kraten, Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
Financial analysts generally create static formulas for the computation of NPV. When they do so, however, it is not readily apparent how sensitive the value of NPV is to changes in multiple interdependent and interrelated variables. It is the aim of this paper to analyze this variability by employing a dynamic, visually graphic presentation using…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Visual Aids, Computer Graphics, Business Administration Education
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Forrester, William R.; Tashchian, Armen; Shore, Ted H. – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
This study investigated the applicability of the Big Five and FIRO-B frameworks as predictors of group process outcomes in the context of student teams. The personality dimensions of Agreeableness, Extraversion, Conscientiousness, and Neuroticism were correlated with the interpersonal behavior dimensions of Inclusion, Affection, and Control. The…
Descriptors: Intention, Teamwork, Group Dynamics, Personality
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Olson, Joel D.; Ringhand, Darlene G.; Kalinski, Ray C.; Ziegler, James G. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
What is the best way to assign graduate business students to online team-based projects? Team assignments are frequently made on the basis of alphabet, time zones or previous performance. This study reviews personality as an indicator of student online team performance. The personality assessment IDE (Insights Discovery Evaluator) was administered…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Student Projects
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Arling, Priscilla A.; Kirby, Jill; Saajasto, Kegan – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
For college graduates entering the workforce, contributing to an employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan can be an important way of saving for the future. However, contribution rates for young people in these plans are far below recommended percentages, leading to concerns about future financial stability for these individuals. Prior work has…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Preretirement Education, Financial Services
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Muhammad, Aliyu Dahiru; Aliyu, Sirajo; Ahmed, Selim – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Entrepreneurial intention (EI) is one of the major contributing factors to the formation, growth and development of entrepreneurship. It promotes self reliance and brings about initiatives. Entrepreneurship on the other hand, has been considered as an engine of growth for economic growth and development of developed and emerging economies.…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Unemployment, College Students
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Seevers, Matthew T.; Johnson, Bryan R.; Darnold, Todd C. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This study examines personality factors as antecedents of student social capital. We hypothesize relationships between two constructs taken from the five-factor model of personality (agreeableness and extraversion) and two variables that reflect a student's social capital (quantity of ties and strength of ties) in an academic setting. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Social Capital
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Brill, Robert T.; Gilfoil, David M.; Doll, Kristen – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Academic researchers have often touted the growing importance of "soft skills" for modern day business leaders, especially leadership and communication skills. Despite this growing interest and attention, relatively little work has been done to develop and validate tools to assess soft skills. Forty graduate students from nine MBA…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Leadership
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Bunn, Esther; Fischer, Mary; Marsh, Treba – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
This study seeks to determine if a difference exists in student performance and participation between an online and face-to-face Accounting Intermediate I class taught by the same professor. Even though students self-selected which course section to enroll, no significant difference was found to exist between the delivery method of the two courses…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Intermode Differences, Delivery Systems
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Seiver, Daniel Alan; Haddad, Kamal; Do, Andrew – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Many academic disciplines have examined the role that variation in Jungian personality types plays in the academic performance of college students. Different personality types tend to have different learning styles, which in turn influence student performance in a variety of college courses. To measure the impact of learning styles on student…
Descriptors: College Students, Cognitive Style, Personality Traits, Introductory Courses
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Wiechowski, Linda; Washburn, Terri L. – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Student learning outcomes and course satisfaction scores are two key considerations when assessing the success of any degree program. This empirical study was based upon more than 3,000 end-of-semester course evaluations collected from 171 courses in the 2010-2011 academic year. The study, conducted at a Midwestern business college, considered the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Financial Services, Economics Education, Comparative Analysis
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Estelami, Hooman – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
An emerging question in business education is whether all students would benefit from distance learning and if student performance can be predicted prior to enrollment in an online course based on student characteristics. In this paper, the role of student characteristics on academic performance is examined in the context two different online…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Business Administration Education
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Wamala, Robert; Maswere, Dyson W.; Mwanga, Yeko – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This study investigates the role of prior grounding attained in mathematics in predicting the academic achievement of enrollees in Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (BSAS). The investigation is based on administrative records of 240 BSAS enrollees at Makerere University, School of Statistics and Planning in the 2007-2009 cohorts. Students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Ugrin, Joseph C.; Odom, Marcus D.; Pearson, J. Michael; Bahmanziari, Tammy R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
This paper explores how social relationships between new accounting faculty members and their former dissertation chairs can influence the publishing productivity of the new faculty members in their early academic careers. The focus on social relationships offers a unique approach to studying the effectiveness doctoral education. Our findings show…
Descriptors: Accounting, College Faculty, Social Exchange Theory, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dotterweich, Douglas P.; Rochelle, Carolyn F. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Distance education has surged in recent years while research on student characteristics and factors leading to successful outcomes has not kept pace. This study examined characteristics of regional university students in undergraduate Business Statistics and factors linked to their success based on three modes of delivery - Online, Instructional…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Student Characteristics, Success, Statistics
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