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Timothy, Vedastus L.; Nkwama, Skeeter – Cogent Education, 2017
Despite the widespread prevalence, teacher moonlighting is one of the under-researched areas. Using data from 313 public primary school teachers in Ilala District, this study examined the determinants of teacher moonlighting. The findings show that 39.4% of teachers had a secondary income generating activity. Sex and age of the teacher were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Ullrich, Dieter; Ullrich, Katja; Marten, Magret – Cogent Education, 2017
Speech-/language-impaired (SL)-children face problems in school and later life. The significance of "non-cognitive, social-emotional skills" (NCSES) in these children is often underestimated. Aim: Present study of affected SL-children was assessed to analyse the influence of NCSES for long-term school education. Methods: Nineteen…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Intelligence Quotient, Social Development
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Antaramian, Susan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study investigated whether very high levels of life satisfaction were associated with academic success at the college level. Three-hundred fifty-seven university students reported on their life satisfaction and various indicators of educational functioning. Participants with very high life satisfaction (top 10%) were compared to those with…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Student Satisfaction, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Bishara, Saied; Weiss, Itzhak – Cogent Education, 2017
Phonological and morphological awareness and its correlation with reading punctuated and non-punctuated words in Arabic as a first language were examined, as well as its transfer to Hebrew as a second language. Research participants were 30 fourth grade pupils. Phonological awareness was examined by phonological decoding of actual and meaningless…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Correlation, Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages)
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Gharaibeh, Besher; Hweidi, Issa; Al-Smadi, Ahmed – Cogent Education, 2017
Background: Simulation can produce highly qualified professionals, however, it can also be perceived as stressful and frustrating by the nursing students. Purposes: This study was to identify the attitudes and perceptions of Jordanian nursing students toward simulation as an educational strategy, to investigate whether certain students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Undergraduate Students
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Gaines, Trudi; Barnes, Marsha – Cogent Education, 2017
Kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms is almost exclusively inclusive instructional settings. Supports for the regular education teachers vary as time and budgets permit, placing increased responsibility for providing instruction to children with disabilities on these teachers. Professional development targeted at teachers' self-efficacy with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attitude Measures, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Boone, William J.; Noltemeyer, Amity – Cogent Education, 2017
In order to progress as a field, school psychology research must be informed by effective measurement techniques. One approach to address the need for careful measurement is Rasch analysis. This technique can (a) facilitate the development of instruments that provide useful data, (b) provide data that can be used confidently for both descriptive…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, School Psychology, School Psychologists, Educational Research
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Raney, Marcella; Henriksen, Adriel; Minton, Jessica; Lynch, Timothy Joseph – Cogent Education, 2017
Background: Acute physical activity breaks lasting 10--60 min have been related to positive effects on student focus and academic performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of repeated brief physical activity-infused academic lessons (1-5 min) on student retention and on-task behavior. Methods: One class from each K-2 grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Persistence, Time on Task, Kindergarten
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Opseth, Thea Moos; Carstensen, Tove; Yazdani, Farzaneh; Ellingham, Brian; Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Bonsaksen, Tore – Cogent Education, 2017
Background: The intentional relationship model (IRM) proposes six distinct ways of relating to clients. A new instrument for measuring self-efficacy for using the therapeutic modes in occupational therapy practice was recently found to have good psychometric properties. To date, however, no research has investigated factors associated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Therapy, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Ho, Walter King Yan; Ahmed, Md. Dilsad; Keh, Nyit Chin; Khoo, Selina; Tan, Cheehian; Dehkordi, Mitra Rouhi; Gallardo, Mila; Lee, Kicheon; Yamaguchi, Yasuo; Wang, Jian; Liu, Min; Huang, Fan – Cogent Education, 2017
Numerous studies have been published heralding the benefits of physical education in school education. Sport and physical activities form the major content in learning and the arrangement serves as the major source of development in students. This paper identifies "quality" as an internationally concerned issue and within the concept,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Quality, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys
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Taylor, Zachary Wayne – Cogent Education, 2017
Examining post-election statements made by UC System, UT-Austin, and UW-Madison executive leadership, this study employs word frequency, collocation, and a three-pronged latent semantic analysis to explicate the associative diction, major concepts, and institutional priorities expressed by said leadership to answer the research question,…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Research, Elections, State Universities
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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
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Kwarteng, Alexander; Frimpong, Michael; Sylverken, Augustina Angelina; Arthur, Yarhands D.; Ahuno, Samuel T.; Owusu-Dabo, Ellis – Cogent Education, 2017
Interest and motivation significantly influence achievement; however, interest in immunology remains to be determined. Using a structured questionnaire, the current study assessed for the first time interest in immunology among biomedical graduate students in Ghana after a one-week introduction to immunology course. Our results revealed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Medical Students, Biomedicine
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Kirchner, Emmarentia; Mostert, Maria Louise – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper reports on the reading motivation and reading activity of 402, urban, Namibian learners in 6 schools in the central region of Namibia. From the fourth grade these Grade 7 learners received their instruction through the medium of English, and offered English as Second Language in addition to another Namibian language. They were enrolled…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Grade 7, Language of Instruction
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Waaland, Torbjørn – Cogent Education, 2017
The main purpose of this article is to study the influence of social support on mentoring provided and the moderating influence of having a higher education. This cross-sectional survey was based on a questionnaire that was sent to 435 employees from 29 preschools in Norway. A total of 284 responses were returned, a response rate of 65.3%. Three…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Social Support Groups, Teacher Qualifications
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