department chair to take the course and/or are advised that this course might be helpful in assisting them with improving their academic skills. Given that it is the student’s decision
whether or not to sign up for this course, many students who have been referred do not choose to sign up for the course. One of the service characteristics of this research is to recommend an easier registration process for these students. The goal is to remove the step of sending the student away to enroll on his or her own after being identified as potentially being eligible to take the Insights on Success course. Previously, there has been no personal connection with an advisor when a student was identified as one who should sign up for the Insights on Successclass. In this research, there is a personal touch to enrolling the students, and the success of this personal touch is measured by the number of enrollments for the academic term in which this study was conducted versus the previous years’ registrations. The personal touch that was
If not managed appropriately, stress can lead to serious problems. Exposure to chronic stress can contribute to both physical illnesses, such as heart disease, and mental illnesses, such as anxiety disorders. The field of health psychology focuses in part on how stress affects bodily functioning and on how people can use stress management techniques to prevent or minimize disease. The purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of academic stress and exam anxiety among private secondary school students in India as well as the associations with socio-economic and study-related factors. Participants were 400 adolescent students (52 percent male) from five private secondary schools in Kolkata who were studying in grades 10 and 12. Participants were selected using a multi-stage sampling technique and were assessed using a study-specific questionnaire. Findings revealed that 35 and 37 percent reported high or very high levels of academic stress and exam anxiety respectively. All students reported high levels of academic stress, but those who had lower grades reported higher levels of stress than those with higher grades. Students who engaged in extra-curricula activities were more likely to report exam anxiety than those who did not engage in extra-curricula activities.
that became apparent during data analysis was the large number of “Neither Agree nor Disagree” responses from students. For 9 of the 12 questions asked, “Neither Agree nor Disagree” responses were between 20 and 47%. It appears as if for some students, not all of the academic advisor qualities felt applicable to their specific graduate programs. This
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Excessive use of the Internet is an increasing problem today. Most people feel the consequences of excessive use of the Internet in different aspects of their lives from academic and business success to disrupting social relationships with their family and friends. This paper explores the correlation between internet usage habits and academicsuccess of students. It describes the history of Internet in Croatia and how Internet is used by Croatians today. Furthermore, the paper gives an overview of what is an addiction, what kind of addiction exists, what is Internet addiction, how to recognize symptoms of an Internet addiction and how to treat it. In order to better explain the impact of the Internet on academicsuccess, a survey was conducted on 129 students. The research results show that although most respondents in their everyday life feel the problems that are the consequences of the time spent online, it does not reflect as much on their academicsuccess.
In Figure 4, there was an insignificant relationship between the macro-level and self- reported GPA. There was also an insignificant relationship between the micro-level and self- reported GPA but there was a significant relationship between the meso-level and self-reported GPA. Although there was a significant relationship between the meso-level and self-reported GPA, the relationship had a negative slope i.e. there was an inverse relationship between the support areas at the meso-level and self-reported GPA in spite of their level of significance. The reason for the inverse relationship between the support areas at the meso-level and self-reported GPA could be due to the fact that international students from Asia socialized more amongst themselves, thereby providing social support to each other, and were less engaged with the campus-environment than other international students (Andrade, 2006; Bai, 2016). Another reason could be that in spite of the enormous supports that several higher education institutions have put in place at the meso-level (institutional) to provide social supports to international students, language and cultural barriers still prevent these students from adequately utilizing these supports (Mori, 2000; Schindler, 1999; Ristner, Modai, & Ponizovski, 2000; İhtiyaroğlu & Ateş, 2018). Indeed, (Lin & Scherz, 2014) argued that Asian students seemed to struggle the most with language issues as many had difficulty understanding lectures from their instructors.
deviations from the mean for that variable for the secondary school attended. The coefficients for these variables, therefore, are able to be interpreted as impacts for students who have a value of a particular characteristic more or less than the mean for the school attended. They can be thought of as capturing within-school effects. The remaining variables, NonCap, SES, TER4, Graduate and HighTER, were, reflecting the level for their measurement, included in the estimating equation as deviations from the variables’ overall means in the data sample. In this form, the impacts of these variables on academic performance are interpreted as impacts for students from particular schools (see Win and Miller, 2005 for further discussion). In other words, these impacts record inter-school effects. This specification does not have any major impact on the results, though the intra-school, inter-school distinction is generally argued to assist interpretation of findings when multiple-level data are analysed.
A majority of students felt positive about the anonymity of peer review. This is consistent with what actually happens in scientific community. According to Arnold Relman, the chief editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, about 85% of their reviewers have preferred to remain anonymous, and report that they are more candid and rigorous when they are not required to sign their reviews. 87% thought college students could provide meaningful and helpful peer reviews. Previous research has suggested that students appreciate the opportunity to comment on each other’s work in a constructive manner, and that peer review can instill a sense of community within a class (Hay & Miller, 1992). When students were asked if it was realistic to expect meaningful reviews from high school students, 75% responded positively. There is no significant difference between teacher education students and other students on this measure. However as noted earlier, this item was the sole item on which teacher education students felt more positive than other students.
Implications for Future Research
There is a gap in the literature regarding food insecurity and university students. This research illustrates a direct link between food insecurity rates and overall lower academicsuccess for students directly impacted. This information collected can be used to open programs on campus such as food banks or discounted food programs to allow all students access to met their basic needs. This information collected illustrates a high level of food insecurity prevalence rates on St. Cloud State University. With the data collected, new initiatives and programs can be created to bridge the gap between students who identify as food insecure or as individuals whose basic needs are not being met. Its important to understand that as an individual’s basic needs are not being met it can directly affect their success in other areas of their lives. This study took into consideration how the basic need of food was not being met and how it directly affected
CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY Purpose of this Study
The purpose of this study was to understand the impact first-semester student involvement and student characteristics on retention and graduation rates of college students. While there is extensive and growing research on the impact of each individual category of Astin's Student Involvement Theory on academic performance (with the exception of ROTC), there is a very obvious gap in the literature about how these different experiences relate to each other. Most research is siloed into its respective involvement experience and does not consider the potential influence that other involvement experiences might have on their study. This suggests there are possible interactions among variables of shared variance across variables and suggests this might be why there are so many contradictory findings in the current literature.
Despite the view put forth by Horace Mann in 1854 that education could be the “great equalizer”, educational success and opportunities in the United States are still far from being the same for everyone. There are still vast differences in achievement when students are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and parental education. Education policy researchers have long proposed that these educational outcome differences are a result of differences in school funding, lack of resources, and school overcrowding (Burtless, 1996; Card & Krueger, 1996; Hoxby, 1998). Other researchers point to factors outside the school such as human, family, and social capital found in the homes and communities of these students (Bankston et al., 1997; Bankston, 2004; Coleman, 1988; Desimone, 2001; Lareau, 1987). Social cognitive theory looks at the impact of psychological variables on student outcomes, mainly students’ motivation and efficacy. Perhaps the most prominent research in this realm was done by Morgan (2005) who showed that student beliefs were directly related to commitment and success in education. A big part of this success has been due to an educational culture that values high commitment by rewarding committed students with higher grades (Farkas et al., 1990). This finding was particularly important in understanding educational success for minority children. Morgan et al. (2013) reinforced this finding by showing that student beliefs were not only directly related to student commitment and success, but that beliefs were important to success outside of their connection to educational commitment.
local program cannot be generalized to larger student populations. One recommendation, therefore, is that a national standard be created whereby classes considered small contain 15 students or fewer.
Administrators should be provided professional development to identify ways to adjust school master schedules to allow for more small classes. Such development opportunities would not create a financial burden. As a third recommendation, school districts should survey both teachers and students regarding class size. Students who have been in both large and small classes could be polled and the results compared. Finally, school districts should provide professional support for business administrators on accounting, tax auditing, and law. Such training could help business administrators find ways to hire additional staff and accommodate the space needs generated by increasing the number of classes in a building. By creating a standard for labeling class size, soliciting teacher and student opinion about the effects of class size, and providing professional development for administrative staff, school districts may discover the rationale and means to create more small classes for special needs students and thus improve their test scores.
ERIC and Education Research Complete Simultaneous Search, and EBSCOHost.
Additionally, web-based data sources used for further exploration on online education and online orientation include the following: Primary Source Electronic Books, Google Scholar, Merlot, Taylor & Francis Online, and The Teacher Reference Center. The terms and phrases are as follows: first-time online students, new online students, first-year college students, community college online students, online student success, online classes, online courses, online student retention, online student attrition, distance education in 21st century, 21st century students, higher education initiative to 21st century learning. The 2012–2016 customized date range was used to retrieve the most recent research articles in this literature review.
Third, in developing a summer bridge program, administrators should consider a more uniform approach among academic colleges offering coursework to students. The program I evaluated did not focus on remedial education where classes may be uniform among participants; therefore, students had the opportunity to take courses in progress toward their major. However, course offerings and course load were rather different across colleges. This may have unintended impacts on students’ academicsuccess as some students may be more prepared for their first year while others may not. While the evaluation study did not find significant positive impacts in terms of academicsuccess, it would have been interesting to understand if a student’s major or academic college significantly contributed to these results. A more collaborative effort among academic colleges in regards to their part in the summer bridge experience may help ensure the success of first-year students on a broad level. If a primary interest for students is getting ahead in college, as displayed in my interview findings, then administrators should ensure students begin on this path in the most successful way possible.
replaced by the mean of all cases, since the amount missing was less than 5% (Tabachnick & Fidell, 2007). Descriptive statistics for the perceived influence of work experience and academicsuccess variables indicated all but two items (first item from both constructs—Extrinsic Motivation and Learning Orientation) had skewness within ± 2 and kurtosis within ±3, the acceptable range for assuming a normal distribution (Tabachnick & Fidell, 2007). The item from Extrinsic Motivation was omitted from further analysis because its kurtosis value was higher than 7. The other item was retained because the kurtosis value was slightly higher than 3. Moreover, the examination of the histograms also showed normal distributions. Because there was no statistical inference in this study, it was reasonable to conclude the assumption of normality was not violated for exploratory analysis. The assumption of linearity among pairs of items was met because no serious contradicting skewness for each pair of items was noted. The subject-to-item ratio for this study was 18:1 (610:33). Therefore, the sample size met the rule of 10 (at least 10 subjects for each item in the instrument) and the minimum sample size of 5:1 (the subjects-to-variables ratio) (Garson, 2008; Tabachnick & Fidell, 2007).
What if some teachers at a school have their own policies about class attendance and make-up work?
Every school that receives federal financial assistance is bound by Title IX. 33 Schools must ensure that the policies and practices of individual teachers do not discriminate against pregnant students. For example, a teacher may not refuse to allow a student to submit work after a deadline that she missed because of absences due to pregnancy or childbirth. Additionally, if a teacher’s grading is based in part on class attendance or participation, the student should be allowed to earn the credits she missed so that she can be reinstated to the status she had before the leave. Schools should ensure that their teachers and staff are aware of and follow Title IX requirements.
In the light of all these assessment, in today’s educational systems, in which student-centered education is diversified around different models, jigsaw technique could be a good alternative. Because what lies on the basis of this technique is active individual, who takes responsibility, uses cooperation and communication skills and who learns to learn. As also stated by Lord  students learning with jigsaw technique attend the class at higher levels, they ask more questions, become both listener and narrator, and test their knowledge while they are listening. Also, students learning with this technique are given the opportunity to reconsider their misconceptions or missing knowledge as they are encouraged to learn via group study and exchange of information. Here, it should be noted that, this technique becomes effective to the extent that the teacher has a good grasp of this method and the physical conditions of the classrooms are appropriate for the technique. For such reasons, the use of jigsaw technique in education, particularly in social studies teaching, is likely to yield favorable outcomes.