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Vikstøl Olsen, Anne Karin; Spieler, Kristin; Kovac, Velibor Bobo – Cogent Education, 2018
Student grades are traditionally used to evaluate academic achievement in higher education. A review of previous research indicates a relatively clear tendency to adopt either an individual or contextual approach in exploring this subject. The present study represents an attempt to simultaneously examine effects of individual variables and…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Academic Achievement, Individual Characteristics, Grades (Scholastic)
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Carstensen, Tove; Ødegaard, Nina B.; Bonsaksen, Tore – Cogent Education, 2018
Background: Research into occupational therapy students' approaches to studying is growing, and research has shown approaches to studying to be associated with academic performance. However, learning conceptions and preferences for teaching among occupational therapy students have rarely been reported, and their relationships to study approaches…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Teaching Methods, Preferences, Occupational Therapy
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Gustavsen, Ann Margareth – Cogent Education, 2017
Previous studies found that girls have higher academic achievement than boys in most school subjects. Teachers' grading of academic achievement seems to be based not only on students' knowledge but also their social skills, and teachers tend to assess girls as having better social skills than boys. The main aim of this study was to examine through…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes