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Mahfar, Mastura; Noah, Sidek Mohd; Senin, Aslan Amat – SAGE Open, 2019
This article discusses the development and validation of a Rational Emotive Education (REE) module for the stress intervention of Malaysian boarding school students. The module comprises four submodules, namely, Acceptance, Feelings, Beliefs, and Disputing Beliefs that have been developed by using the Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Stress Management, Boarding Schools
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Maqsood, Binish; Saleem, Tahir; Aziz, Asif; Azam, Summiaya – SAGE Open, 2019
The present study aims at establishing grammatical constraints on the borrowing of nouns (Ns) and verbs (Vs) in Urdu and English by adopting Noam Chomsky's Methodological Naturalism within the field of generative grammar as the theoretical framework of the study. For this purpose, the corpus of Pure Urdu and Pure English sentences from textbooks…
Descriptors: Grammar, Urdu, Verbs, Linguistic Borrowing
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Watanabe, Naomi; Denham, Susanne A.; Jones, Nicole M.; Kobayashi, Tessei; Bassett, Hideko H.; Ferrier, David E. – SAGE Open, 2019
To facilitate preschoolers' emotional development, it is useful to have a developmentally and culturally appropriate measure of emotion knowledge. The Affect Knowledge Test (AKT), a widely used measure of emotion knowledge, has been previously used with diverse cultural groups, including Japanese preschoolers, despite scarce reliability and…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Preschool Children, Psychometrics, Test Reliability
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Kralova, Zdena; Tirpakova, Anna – SAGE Open, 2019
The current study aims to fill the gap in the current literature by focusing on the wide scale of nonnative English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' perceptions and opinions in the specific context of a post-Communist country. It focuses on the link between five demographic variables (age, the length of English language study, English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Phillips, Margaret – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to characterize a representative body of research to demonstrate the advantage of disseminating educational research in ways that reach the broadest audience. Using the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database, I compiled a set of research findings on a number of broad educational themes. Focusing on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Access to Information
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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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Kwan, Matthew Y. W.; Graham, Jeffrey D.; Bedard, Chloe; Bremer, Emily; Healey, Cierra; Cairney, John – SAGE Open, 2019
The transition into university is often considered the first major life transition and is associated with significant declines in physical activity (PA). It remains, however, unclear how to best prevent or attenuate these declines. The concept of physical literacy (PL) and the enhancement of PL may hold some promise, as it is considered…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Physical Education
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Selickaite, Dovile; Hutzler, Yeshayahu; Pukenas, Kazimieras; Block, Martin E.; Reklaitiene, Diana – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate (a) the validity and reliability of the inclusive Self-efficacy Instrument for Physical Education Teacher scale (SE-PETE-D), using a Lithuanian physical education (PE) teachers' sample, and (b) the impact of type of disability and personal attributes. The English version of the scale was translated into…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Saini, Seema; Goswami, Indrajit – SAGE Open, 2019
Transformational leadership behaviors of school principals and vice principals may have a significant contributions to their professional commitments, including moral obligations to students and society at large. However, it is assumed that any discretion in instructional leadership activity may require substantial support from the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Secondary Schools, Principals
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Hlalele, Dipane; Mashiya, Nontokozo – SAGE Open, 2019
In this article, we explore and seek to understand transnational teacher migration from the narrative expressions of two women who migrated from their home countries to another southern African country. The data are complemented by a self-constructed narrative of a woman who left her home country. Framed through Appreciative Inquiry, the study…
Descriptors: Females, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes, Personal Narratives
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Abdullah, Zuraidah; Hoque, Kazi Enamul; Ramlan, Nor Hayati; Shafee, Salwati – SAGE Open, 2019
This study seeks to identify the level of general competency of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) lecturers of construction technology civil engineering (CTCE) of vocational college using the standard model of competency requirement based on grade of lecturer and years of teaching experience. The data were analyzed using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Civil Engineering
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Etherington, Matthew – SAGE Open, 2019
This narrative inquiry explores how Finnish schoolteachers perceived the emotion of pride as a feature of teaching and learning. The study consists of face-to-face interviews with Finnish schoolteachers between 30 and 62 years of age. The results reveal perceptions of teaching and learning that are shaped by a culture of social equality, modesty,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries, Norms
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Onoyeyan, Glory O.; Unegbu, Vincent – SAGE Open, 2019
Several career paths are open to law graduates. Many of them pursue careers in other fields without giving a thought to law librarianship. The fact that majority of law students do not consider law librarianship as a career option is undesirable for the future of law librarianship. The future of law librarianship profession may depend on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Law Libraries, Library Science
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Tolstenko, Andrew; Baltovskij, Leonid; Radikov, Ivan – SAGE Open, 2019
This article shows how education, which is the most important form of activity in the social medium, changes the cultural image and awareness of individuals, and shapes and transforms their political attitude toward the surrounding day-to-day realities. A comparison analysis is used to explore a civic education system that forms the national and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Civics, Political Issues
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Liao, Hung-Chang; Li, Yi-Chang; Wang, Ya-huei – SAGE Open, 2019
The study proposed an optimal cooperative learning grouping technique to facilitate medical university students' English learning process, considering their complementary competencies. A quasi-experimental design was adopted to evaluate the feasibility of using the grouping technique. TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) pretest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Medical Students
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