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He, Tung-hsien – SAGE Open, 2019
This study applied the structural equation modeling (SEM) technique to explore the predictive relations among personality facets, writing strategy use, and writing performance of college students learning English as a foreign language (EFL). In total, 201 participants composed an argument-based essay, before being surveyed using two self-report…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Writing Strategies, Writing Achievement, College Students
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Hao, Yu; Liu, Shuang; Jiesisibieke, Zhu Liduzi; Xu, Yi-Jie – SAGE Open, 2019
In recent years, online consumer credit in China has boomed. Many Chinese undergraduates are interested in utilizing online consumer credit to meet their increasing consumption needs. However, the explosion in online loans to students has created many problems. Based on a survey of 286 undergraduate students from four universities in Beijing, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Credit (Finance), Educational Attainment
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Liao, Ching-Chih – SAGE Open, 2018
This article investigates the influence of the position of occlusion, structural composition, and design educational status on Chinese character recognition accuracy and response time. Tsao and Liao conducted an experiment using 18 of the 4,000 most commonly used Chinese characters and suggested that the primary and secondary recognition features…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Reaction Time, Experimental Groups
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Derakhshan, Ali; Shakki, Farzaneh – SAGE Open, 2018
It is also hypothesized that proficiency level may have a voice with respect to learning styles. Therefore, to throw light on this issue, the present investigation targeted the relationship between Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' learning styles and their levels of proficiency at Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran. To this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), College Students
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Gindrich, Piotr Alfred; Kazanowski, Zdzislaw – SAGE Open, 2017
The basic purpose of this research was to explore certain dimensions of creative potential in university students who assessed their scholastic skills using self-ratings of the symptoms of learning disabilities. The learning disabled (LD; n = 47) group revealed lower levels of self-reported scholastic skills, whereas the non-learning disabled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Special Education, Creativity
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Cumberledge, Jason P. – SAGE Open, 2017
College marching bands face recruitment challenges each year. Many high school band students may not participate in college marching band due to concerns about adequate study time. This research was a case study that investigated the time usage of selected college students at one university. This study compared the time usage skills of four groups…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music, Music Education, Majors (Students)
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Kasapoglu, Aytul – SAGE Open, 2016
Although sociology education began a century ago in Turkey, sociology is considered a scientific discipline rather than a profession in which graduates can earn money. The primary aim of this article is to identify the essence of this problem in sociology education based on students' and sociologists' views. To achieve the study objectives, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Sethuraju, Raj; Sole, Jason; Oliver, Brian E. – SAGE Open, 2016
Although a sizable number of studies have gathered information from college students regarding their varying degrees of support for capital punishment, few have explored the underlying rationales behind these students' death penalty support or opposition. In addition, although criminal justice majors have frequently been used as study…
Descriptors: College Students, Death, Punishment, Law Enforcement
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Zibin, Aseel – SAGE Open, 2016
This study explores the ability of Jordanian learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) to comprehend metaphorical expressions in English and investigates whether the use of their first language (L1) conceptual and linguistic knowledge may facilitate the comprehension of these expressions. For this purpose, the study adopts a contrastive…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Figurative Language
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Machlev, Moshe; Karlin, Nancy J. – SAGE Open, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the frequency of use of different types of humor in the classroom for a possible relationship with perceived and actual learning. This relationship was examined using quantitative methods. Participants answered questions about their perceived and actual learning and the type of humor to which they were…
Descriptors: Correlation, Humor, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences
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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
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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