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Zainuddin, Siti Zaidah; Damiano-Nittoli, Alexander Charles; Zainal, Azlin Zaiti – SAGE Open, 2019
The main aim of the present study is to build knowledge and understanding regarding the linguistic use of hedging by Malaysian speakers of English in academic spoken discourse and, more specifically, doctorate students presenting their thesis in the candidature defense. It looks not only to describe the specific nature of spoken academic hedging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Academic Language, Doctoral Dissertations
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Sabti, Ahmed Abdulateef; Md Rashid, Sabariah; Nimehchisalem, Vahid; Darmi, Ramiza – SAGE Open, 2019
Previous studies have examined learner factors such as anxiety, self-efficacy, and achievement motivation in ESL/EFL (English as a second language/English as a foreign language) writing. Studies have affirmed that self-efficacy and achievement motivation could enhance writing performance, whereas anxiety may hinder writing achievement. This study…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Writing Achievement, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Deveci Sirin, Hatice – SAGE Open, 2019
Adult separation anxiety disorder (ASAD) is classified under anxiety disorders in "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (5th ed.; DSM-5). However, the reasons for ASAD are uncertain. The relationship between ASAD and childhood experiences is one of the frequently debated issues. The purpose of this study was to develop…
Descriptors: Separation Anxiety, Adults, Anxiety Disorders, Parent Child Relationship
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Holmes, Colin; Lindsay, David – SAGE Open, 2018
Public universities, as the predominant source of nurse education, serve an instrumental role as pressure mounts to produce large numbers of workready graduates to meet the needs of the labor market. Neoliberalism is recognized as the dominant political and economic philosophy across the globe, and new managerialist, corporatized practices, as its…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Nursing Education, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Mažgon, Jasna; Jeznik, Katja; Ermenc, Klara Skubic – SAGE Open, 2018
The article discusses results of a study that evaluated university students' competencies related to inclusive education. The study aimed to find out how prospective school counselors, who were familiar with theories on inclusion as an educational concept and had some relevant field experience, analyzed and reflected upon inclusion-related,…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Characteristics, Competence, Inclusion
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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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Arshad, Kamaruddin; Lean, Qi Ying; Ming, Long Chiau; Mahalingam, Sundara Rajan; Tiong, Chua Say; Abdullah, Amir Heberd; Shafie, Farah Ayuni – SAGE Open, 2018
Environmental health (EH) is the study of environment and environmental factors affecting the health of human. Identifying the most relevant and up-to-date and updated teaching topics of EH programs is vital to ensure competent practitioners are nurtured. Thus, this study aimed to attain the view of current content of EH programs for EH…
Descriptors: Environment, Public Health, Health Conditions, Environmental Influences
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Adu-Yeboah, Christine; Kwaah, Christopher Yaw – SAGE Open, 2018
This study sought to understand the process of providing on-campus practical experience to teacher trainees in preparation for practicum in basic schools, and how the trainees perceive these. It used the mixed method approach to obtain data from three purposively sampled colleges of education in the Central Region of Ghana. Questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes
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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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Ghasemy, Majid; Hussin, Sufean Bin; Abdul Razak, Ahmad Zabidi Bin; Maah, Mohd Jamil Bin; Ghavifekr, Simin – SAGE Open, 2018
The study was undertaken to identify the essential leadership capabilities and managerial competencies as the key leadership performance drivers in Malaysian focused universities. To collect data, the previously developed scales of capabilities, competencies, and leadership performance in the context of Malaysian Higher Education (HE) were…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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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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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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Becirovic, Senad; Brdarevic-Celjo, Amna; Dubravac, Vildana – SAGE Open, 2018
Despite its importance being acknowledged in a plethora of studies, developing reading strategies appears absent from many classrooms, which justifies a considerable research interest in this topic. The present study aims to investigate how gender, nationality, and grade point average affect the frequency of the usage of different types of reading…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Grade Point Average, Reading Strategies
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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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Magulod, Gilbert Cabilangan – SAGE Open, 2018
Literature is life. It is the gateway of looking at the world outside. We can learn, understand and appreciate the world. Reading literature is the best way to know who we are, what we are, and what we used to be. Using descriptive correlational research design, the study ventured on assessing the literary appreciation skills and reading…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Literature Appreciation, Correlation, College Students
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