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Wang, Xiaoyun; Li, Degao – SAGE Open, 2019
To examine the processing of phonological and configurational information in word recognition in discourse reading, we conducted two experiments using the self-paced reading paradigm. The materials were three-sentence discourses, in each of which the last word of the second sentence and the third word from the end of the last sentence formed a…
Descriptors: Phonology, Phonological Awareness, Semantics, Spelling
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Zheng, Boyang; Sun, Guiping; Wang, Hourong – SAGE Open, 2019
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an important component of China's medical system. How to educate TCM practitioners in China, therefore, has become a crucial issue. To contribute to this issue, the current research identified the competency model of TCM practitioners in China and developed an evaluation for TCM students. We combined Bloom's…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Test Reliability
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Xie, Qing; Chen, Jie – SAGE Open, 2019
This study investigates the communication and learning needs of Master of Business Administration (MBA) business English students and their perceptions of effective curriculum design. The research instruments are two-stage surveys of 99 MBA students from a public university in China. The results of the study show that English is not extensively…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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He, Zhiqiang; Wang, ZhiZhong; Lew, Bob; Mansor, Abu Talib; Jie, Zhang; Koenig, Harold G. – SAGE Open, 2019
Studies have shown that traumatic experiences are positively associated with risk of suicidal behaviors, whereas religiosity has been found to be negatively associated with that risk. How exactly religiosity interacts with traumatic experiences in its relationship to suicidal behaviors remains unclear. The current study examined the moderating…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Behavior, Trauma, Suicide
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Mensah, Isaac Kofi – SAGE Open, 2019
This research article examines the intention of university students to adopt and use e-government services in China. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) was used as the theoretical framework for this study. A total of 369 valid responses were collected from Chinese citizens (college students) and used for the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intention, Adoption (Ideas)
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Zhai, Keyu; Gao, Xing; Wang, Geng – SAGE Open, 2019
Under the third wave of international student mobility, Australia has become the third largest country receiving international students. Compared with the United States and the United Kingdom, Australia can still maintain a stable increase in terms of hosting Chinese students. For Australia, attracting international students becomes an important…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Motivation, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Xiaodong – SAGE Open, 2019
This case study explores how English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) learners reconstructed their writing beliefs when exposed to a systemic functional linguistics (SFL)--based writing curriculum. The study was conducted through qualitative content analyses of four EFL students' interviews, journal entries, teacher/peer feedback, as well as their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Mensah, Isaac Kofi; Tianyu, Zhao; Zeng, Guohua; Chuanyong, Luo – SAGE Open, 2019
This research paper examined the continued intention of college students to use DiDi mobile car-sharing services in China. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) was used as the theoretical framework while the data analysis was completed with SPSS. The results have demonstrated that performance expectancy, reliability,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Motor Vehicles, Intention
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Zhang, Xiaodong – SAGE Open, 2018
This study reports on how the supplementation of online resources, informed by systemic functional linguistics (SFL), impacted English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) student writers' development of critical thinking skills. Through qualitative analyses of student-teacher interactions, interviews with students, and students' written documents, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Second Language Instruction
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Sum, Raymond Kim Wai; Tsai, Hsiu-Hua; Ching Ha, Amy Sau; Cheng, Chih-fu; Wang, Fong-jia; Li, Minghui – SAGE Open, 2017
Previous research has encouraged a cultural specific framework to be developed through research in Asian countries, such as China, to help internationalize the findings and help athletes to adapt them to their society and culture. Based on a socioecological framework, this study investigated how social-ecological determinants affect elite student…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Athletes, Acculturation, Socialization
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Wang, Sheng; Seepho, Sirinthorn – SAGE Open, 2017
Many teaching strategies have been used to promote the development of critical thinking skills, among which the most frequently used are group discussion, concept mapping, and analytical questioning. The study aims to explore learners' voice and learning experience in the pedagogical contributions of these strategies to the development of critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Xiong, Hui; Li, Lan; Qu, Yingmei – SAGE Open, 2015
This study aims to investigate how a group of Chinese university teachers developed their cognitive models by using "English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers" metaphors. The research method includes an open-ended questionnaire, a checklist questionnaire, and verbal reports. The goal for this research is twofold. First, we will…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Models
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Liu, Donghong – SAGE Open, 2015
Whether L1 (first language) rhetorical transfer affects L2 (second language) writing remains a controversial issue. Based on Hyland's move theory, this article focuses on the moves and the quality of wrap-up sentences in essay conclusions, exploring the impact of L1 rhetorical transfer. One hundred eighty-four expository essays written by Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Essays, Writing (Composition), Sentences