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Tao, Shuman; Wu, Xiaoyan; Zhang, Yukun; Tao, Fangbiao – SAGE Open, 2019
Students with multiple health risk behaviors (HRB) have increased amount of research attention. The study aimed to examine the multiple health behaviors and whether these behaviors differ by demographic characteristics and social factors in a 1-year follow-up study among 1,989 students. All the measures were from the Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Physical Activity Level, Team Sports, Suicide
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Broda, Michael; Ekholm, Eric; Schneider, Barbara; Hutton, Amy C. – SAGE Open, 2018
This study examines the association between high school teachers' collegial networks and their own familiarity with, and practices related to, supporting students' admission to college. Using survey data collected at two time points from 163 teachers in four mid-Michigan high schools in 2011-2012, this study (a) employs cluster analysis to map…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Collegiality, College Admission
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Reyes-Ruiz, Gerardo; Barragán-Ocaña, Alejandro; Olmos-Peña, Samuel; González-Ávila, María Eugenia – SAGE Open, 2018
Mexican high school students have a strong inclination to deem scientific and technological college-level education as overly challenging. The purpose of this study was to present firsthand information to learn the following: (a) current problems associated with scientific and technological human capital training in the Mexico City metropolitan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Science Education, Technology Education
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Warne, Russell T. – SAGE Open, 2017
With more than 3 million participants per year, the Advanced Placement (AP) program is one of the most popular programs in the United States for exposing high-achieving high school students to advanced academic content. Sponsored by the College Board, the AP program provides a framework in which high school teachers can teach introductory…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Program Effectiveness, High School Students, College Credits
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Chumbley, Steven Boot – SAGE Open, 2016
There continues to be a shortage of qualified graduates for agriculture jobs within the United States. One reason for this shortage is the decline in student enrollment in colleges of agriculture. One tool that can increase college preparation for future graduates and help students succeed is the agriculture dual-enrollment program. Dual…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Higher Education
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Lepp, Andrew; Barkley, Jacob E.; Karpinski, Aryn C. – SAGE Open, 2015
The cell phone is ever-present on college campuses and is frequently used in settings where learning occurs. This study assessed the relationship between cell phone use and actual college grade point average (GPA) after controlling for known predictors. As such, 536 undergraduate students from 82 self-reported majors at a large, public university…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average