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Weber, Maximilian; Becker, Birgit – SAGE Open, 2019
This article examines whether social inequality exists in European adolescents' school-related Internet use regarding consuming (browsing) and productive (uploading/sharing) activities. These school-related activities are contrasted with adolescents' Internet activities for entertainment purposes. Data from the Programme for International Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Differences, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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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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Abubakar, Ahmed; Hilman, Haim; Kaliappen, Narentheren – SAGE Open, 2018
The study is on performance measurement in academia. It aims at developing and validating the measurement scale for the performance of higher institutions. The items were developed based on the extant literature. Data were collected via an online survey in which a questionnaire link was sent to 269 vice chancellors/presidents of the sampled…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Shuva, Nafiz Zaman – SAGE Open, 2016
Research in digital libraries (DLs) has gained much interest across the globe. Most funding related to DL are available for building DLs, rather than producing digital librarians by developing the DL curricula and offering necessary funding to introduce state-of-the-art DL labs for future library professionals. Based on online surveys, this…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Education, Foreign Countries, Information Science
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Herdlein, Richard; Zurner, Emily – SAGE Open, 2015
A study of student satisfaction, needs, and learning outcomes was commissioned by a comprehensive university in Western Europe to provide a professional evaluation of student services and the co-curricular activities of students. Such a study had not been completed in the past and was needed to align student services with the mission, long-range…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Needs, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies
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Arcimaviciene, Liudmila – SAGE Open, 2015
In the last 10 years, a highly productive space of metaphor analysis has been established in the discourse studies of media, politics, business, and education. In the theoretical framework of Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Critical Discourse Analysis, the restored metaphorical patterns are especially valued for their implied ideological value as…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Figurative Language
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Huisman, Janine; Smits, Jeroen – SAGE Open, 2015
We study household and context determinants of school dropout using data for 130,000 children in 363 regions of 30 developing countries using multi-level discrete-time event-history analysis. Most (72%) of the variation in school dropout is due to household-level factors, with socioeconomic resources (parental education, father's occupation, and…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Dropout Prevention