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Hintsanen, Mirka; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Academic emotions in the context of master's thesis work is a highly understudied issue. This study examined the association between self-regulated learning skills and academic emotions elicited by master's thesis work. Altogether, 84 behavioural sciences students conducting their master's theses completed a survey comprised of a modified version…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Study Skills, Psychological Patterns, Graduate Students
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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research has indicated significant disparities in the academic achievement of minority and majority groups in most Western countries. In light of the role of academic achievement as the main component of social mobility, it is important to understand the source of these differences between the majority and minority groups. The present research…
Descriptors: Differences, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Goal Orientation
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Kim, ChanMin; Park, Seung Won; Huynh, Niem; Schuermann, Ryan Thomas – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
We investigated how high-performers and low-performers differ with regard to motivation and engagement in a university-level, large-format general education geography course. One hundred and ten students participated in the study. A self-report measure was administered three times (at the beginning, middle and end of the semester). Performance…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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Al-Harthi, Aisha Salim Ali – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
There is more need today for school leaders to be up-to-date with technology and its various uses in education. Enhancing self-efficacy in the use of technology is an expected role of educational leadership preparation programmes. This study investigated technological self-efficacy of a group of educators in leadership positions while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy, Teacher Leadership
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Shawer, Saad F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This quantitative investigation examined the influence of low and high self-efficacy on candidate teacher academic performance in a foreign language teaching methodology course through testing the speculation that high self-efficacy levels would improve pedagogical-content knowledge (PCK). Positivism guided the research design at the levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Adcroft, Andy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this article is to examine the relationship between motivations to learn and expectations of learning and to see if there are any differences across student groups based on their choice of degree programme and level of study. Six scales were used from Pintrich et al.'s Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, of which two…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Measures (Individuals)