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Adams, Richelle V.; Blair, Erik – SAGE Open, 2019
Effective time management is associated with greater academic performance and lower levels of anxiety in students; however many students find it hard to find a balance between their studies and their day-to-day lives. This article examines the self-reported time management behaviors of undergraduate engineering students using the Time Management…
Descriptors: Time Management, Student Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Lashley, Lidon – SAGE Open, 2019
This study gazed upon curriculum delivery in postcolonial Guyana. The key focus was on the impact of effective curricula instructional materials on curriculum delivery. A descriptive survey method was employed to gather data and a sequential transformative strategy which embraced a mixed method approach was utilized to analyze and interpret the…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Postcolonialism, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness
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Dincer, Ali; Yesilyurt, Savas; Noels, Kimberly A.; Vargas Lascano, Dayuma I. – SAGE Open, 2019
This study examines the antecedents and outcomes of classroom engagement of 412 Turkish English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. Grounded in self-determination theory and the self-system model of motivation, this mixed-methods study examined the relations between context (perceived autonomy-support from the instructor), self (basic…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Learner Engagement, English Language Learners, Teacher Student Relationship
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Abukari, Ziblim – SAGE Open, 2018
Resilience research began in North America and Western Europe but there is a growing call for exploration of what resilience might mean in specific cultural contexts. Placed within the context of Africentrism and resilience perspectives, this study explores academic experiences of Ghanaian youth in three universities. Semistructured and focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Isik, Ulviye; Tahir, Omaima El; Meeter, Martijn; Heymans, Martijn W.; Jansma, Elise P.; Croiset, Gerda; Kusurkar, Rashmi A. – SAGE Open, 2018
The aim of this study to create a comprehensive overview of factors that may influence motivation of ethnic minority students from their own perspective. A systematic review was conducted in PubMed, ERIC, and PsycINFO to find studies in which the motivation of ethnic minority students was studied. The articles reviewed were qualitatively…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Phillips, Margaret; Jones, Lynn – SAGE Open, 2018
We conducted a survey of the winners of University of California (UC) Berkeley's Library Prize for Undergraduate Research (2003-2016) to learn about the long-term impact of undergraduate research projects on students, find out what winners gained from the experience, and compare their careers post-graduation with other students. Seventy-four…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Libraries, Awards
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Lynch, Siobhán; Gander, Marie-Louise; Nahar, Ananda; Kohls, Niko; Walach, Harald – SAGE Open, 2018
The benefits of mindfulness for a variety of clinical and nonclinical populations are well established and there is growing interest in the potential of mindfulness in higher education. This article reports on the results from a randomized wait-list controlled study of Mindfulness-Based Coping With University Life (MBCUL), an adaption of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Coping, Randomized Controlled Trials, Higher Education
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Baothman, Abdullah; AlJefri, Hatim; Agha, Sajiga; Khan, Muhammad Anwar – SAGE Open, 2018
This study was conducted to determine the preferences of medical and health science students about various study habits and to evaluate the effect of study habits on academic performance. This cross-sectional survey conducted in the college of medicine and the college of health science of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Health Sciences
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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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Mukherji, B. Runi; Neuwirth, Lorenz S.; Limonic, Laura – SAGE Open, 2017
Immigration to the United States has been a major catalyst for population growth and is the significant factor in the changing racial/ethnic composition of our population. The specific changes in the racial/ethnic mix in United States in recent times are due in large part to a surge in immigration from diverse sending countries. However, much of…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Immigration, Immigrants
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Scherer, Stephen; Talley, Cheryl P.; Fife, John E. – SAGE Open, 2017
The United States has often been viewed as a leading force in technological advancement and scientific innovation. However, that may soon change with the low number of postsecondary degrees being awarded to students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Without an adequate number of qualified individuals fueling the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Grade Point Average, STEM Education, Student Characteristics
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Yusoff, Sarah; Yusoff, Rohana; Md Noh, Nur Hidayah – SAGE Open, 2017
This article describes the implementation of blended learning in a higher education institution by focusing on the less proficient students. Malaysia's Ministry of Higher Education has urged every university to introduce blended learning in their teaching and learning processes as a new approach. Nevertheless, there are less proficient students…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, College Students, Learning Processes
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Naz, Farah; Murad, Hasan Sohaib – SAGE Open, 2017
Pakistan is one of the progressing countries in the world. Its education system is yet in the stage of development. Students from towns and far flung areas come to advanced cities for higher education. This has made the university classrooms a mix of students having a diversity of age, gender, exposure, language, and family backgrounds. To…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Student Diversity
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Dakduk, Silvana; Malavé, José; Torres, Carmen Cecilia; Montesinos, Hugo; Michelena, Laura – SAGE Open, 2016
This paper reports a review of studies on admission criteria for MBA programs. The method consisted in a literary review based on a systematic search in international databases (Emerald, ABI/INFORM Global, ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest European Business, ProQuest Science Journal, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Psychology Journals,…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Grade Point Average
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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