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Effects of Self-Efficacy, Social Support and Religiosity on Twelfth-Grade Students’ Test Anxiety in Indonesia

National Examination is one annual important agenda in Indonesia’s senior high school, which often creates certain level of anxiety for participating students. This study was conducted to determine the effects of self-efficacy and social support, two factors that have been studied extensively, in predicting twelfth-grade students’ test anxiety in Indonesia. Under the cultural framework of […]

Developing a Learning Power Scale

This paper describes the development of a scale designed to assess primary students’ learning dispositions. A literature review identified six dimensions, which were used to construct a 69- item, 4-point scale questionnaire. The sample comprised 397 fifth grade students from seven schools. The results provide evidence for a valid and reliable 4-factor learning power scale: […]

Parental Influences on International High School Students’ University Choices

The majority of international students in Canadian high schools navigate their educational experiences and career decision-making as unaccompanied minors. Beyond high school, many international students hope to enter universities and pursuing education in the host country. In this study, international students were asked about the influences they perceived regarding the decision to pursue university education […]

What Makes Cultural Education Meaningful for Students? A Case Study Approach

Culture and cultural education are often seen as missing elements in higher education. Yet, multicultural and multilingual students are thoughts to show greater abilities in many areas, including conflict resolution and executive control (Bialystok, 2009). In this paper, we discuss the challenges associated with bringing culture and cultural content into higher education. We conducted a […]

Refugee Youth and Their Transition From School to Further Education, Training and Employment

While refugees make a significant social and economic contribution to Australia, it is widely acknowledged that young people face multiple disadvantages that affect their school completion and retention, university entry, and subsequent employment. This large scale mixed-methods investigation explores education and employment pathways, barriers and outcomes among refugee youth aged between 15 and 24 years […]

Future Inferences and Rational Actions in History Lessons in the United States, Japan, Iran, and France: Typology of Styles of Reasoning

This study presents an analytical framework for systematic explanation of future inference and rational actions. Based on basic ontological and epistemological conceptions of time, a typology of four styles of reasoning is constructed. Each style of reasoning presents a specific view on future and causal relations between goals and means, and subsequent rational actions. The […]

College Academic Achievement: Testing a Structural Equation Model Based on Ethnic Identity, Self-Efficacy, Adaptability, And Personality Characteristics

Improving college graduation rates is a major concern in the American educational system. However, there is controversy among the plethora of research findings regarding the factors that directly influence undergraduate academic success or failure. Using SPSS and Mplus, the hypothesized model, on a sample of 1,411 undergraduate students, examined the predictors of undergraduate academic achievement. […]

Comparing Self-Efficacy Beliefs Between American and Chinese Students: A Qualitative Study

This study explored differences regarding academic self-efficacy beliefs between American and Chinese students through a qualitative approach. Participants were 6 American students and 6 Chinese students enrolled in different graduate programs at Oklahoma State University. The researcher conducted a semi-structured, hour long in-person interview with each participant. Three themes emerged from content analysis: (1) sense, […]

Radicalization of Muslim Immigrant Youth in the Netherlands: A Pedagogical Perspective

Socio-psychological factors are increasingly emphasized for their role in processes of radicalization among young people: problematic identity development, lack of a sense of purpose, feelings of isolation and perceived (collective) threat to the (ethnic or religious) community. Anger or fear may result, which in their turn may lead to negative attitudes and withdrawn or violent […]

Content Analysis and Survey of Positive and Negative Experiences of Coaches in Community Based Junior Sport Clubs in Japan

Sports occupy an important place in the life of elementary school children and community based sports clubs can provide children with adequate opportunities to exercise. However, studies have indicated problems faced by these clubs. We conducted two online surveys in order to examine conditions of community sports clubs. In Study 1, coaches (N=150) described situations […]

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