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The Influence of Time on the Decisions That Students Make about Their Academic Reading.

Published on Mar 1, 2019in Active Learning in Higher Education 2.29
· DOI :10.1177/1469787417731200
Amit Sharma10
Estimated H-index: 10
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University),
Hubert B. Van Hoof8
Estimated H-index: 8
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University),
Crystal M. Ramsay6
Estimated H-index: 6
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
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The study reported here investigated reading among students from the perspective of how students choose to use their time and whether they self-ration it. A survey of undergraduate students found that their self-reported allocation of time to academic activities other than reading was positively correlated to the reading that they did and that students’ reading was significantly correlated to their belief of being time constrained. Furthermore, the study found that students’ participation in nonacademic activities had a negative correlation to the reading they did for their courses. Finally, the study also found that students who allocated time for reading earlier than the day of class/lecture were more likely to complete these readings than those who allocated time closer to the day of class/lecture. This article argues that both students and faculty should have greater awareness of the choices students make in how they allocate their time and toward reading and other related activities.
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Published on Nov 1, 2016in Research in Higher Education 1.96
Bradley E. Cox8
Estimated H-index: 8
(FSU: Florida State University),
Robert D. Reason19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Iowa State University)
+ 1 AuthorsMegan Gillman1
Estimated H-index: 1
(FSU: Florida State University)
Abstract Students’ lives outside of college can have dramatic effects on academic outcomes (e.g., grades, persistence, graduation). However, the manner in which students’ lives outside of college are referenced in college-effects models suggests some uncertainty among scholars as to which, and how, student experiences outside of an institution affect college student outcomes. Using longitudinal data from a racially diverse sample of 3914 students (997 White, 1051 Black, 915 Hispanic, and 951 Asi...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Medical Education Online 1.72
Meral Demirören3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ankara University),
Sevgi Turan7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Hacettepe University),
Derya Öztuna14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Ankara University)
Background : Problem-based learning (PBL) is most commonly used in medical education to enhance self-regulated learning (SRL) skills. Self-efficacy beliefs affect students’ motivation through self-regulatory processes. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between medical students’ self-reported SRL skills and their self-efficacy in PBL. Methods : A cross-sectional study was conducted with second (286; 83.1%) and third (275; 80.2%) year students at the Ankara University School...
Published on Oct 1, 2013in Teaching Sociology 1.02
Sarah J. Hatteberg1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
Kody Steffy1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
A common source of frustration for college instructors is getting their students to read. Since the 1970s, studies have shown that no more than 30 percent of students complete a reading assignment on any given day. But what can be done? What strategies can instructors use to make certain that their students read? Do pop or announced quizzes work better? Does it help to call on students randomly in class? To date, little systematic evidence exists concerning the relative utility of the many metho...
Amit Sharma10
Estimated H-index: 10
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University),
Bert Van Hoof1
Estimated H-index: 1
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University),
Barton K. Pursel4
Estimated H-index: 4
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
Research suggests that reading compliance among undergraduate students is low. This study assessed the factors that influence students’ decisions to comply with their assigned course readings using two theoretical underpinnings: students’ ability to self-ration time and construal effects on their decision process. Data collected through focus group discussions with undergraduate students and analyzed using qualitative methods suggested that both these behavioral economics theories may provide va...
Published on Jul 1, 2013in Active Learning in Higher Education 2.29
Candice Stefanou6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Bucknell University),
Jonathan Stolk8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering)
+ 2 AuthorsSusan M. Lord18
Estimated H-index: 18
(USD: University of San Diego)
Investigations of the relationships between contexts in which learning occurs and students’ behaviours, cognitions and motivations may further our understanding of how instruction is related to students’ development as self-regulated learners. In this study, student self-regulated learning strategies in problem-based learning and project-based learning environments were examined to determine whether student self-regulation outcomes differed depending on the instructional design. Quantitative res...
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Gigi Foster1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Tess Stafford1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Sherrlyn Sue Olsen1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Joseph C. Cordray10
Estimated H-index: 10
+ 3 AuthorsMatthew K. Wenger1
Estimated H-index: 1
Challenges arise when teaching food safety to culturally diverse employees working in meatpacking and food manufacturing industries. A food safety training program was developed in English, translated into Spanish, and administered to 1,265 adult learners. Assessments were conducted by comparing scores before and immediately following training. Scores concerning food safety knowledge and food handling behavior improved dramatically when training was conducted in the native language. Impressive g...
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Liyi Zhang8
Estimated H-index: 8
(WHU: Wuhan University),
Wei Ma1
Estimated H-index: 1
(WHU: Wuhan University)
Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the use of mobile reading among Chinese college students and to provide a statistical analysis of correlation between the users' educational level and their mobile reading behavior. The result can be used as a reference for the differentiated marketing of the mobile reading service provider.Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on an online questionnaire oriented to Chinese college students, including undergraduate and graduate students. The qu...
Published on Jul 1, 2010in Teaching of Psychology 0.98
Tara T. Lineweaver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Butler University)
To increase the number of students who read the text before class and to promote student interaction centering on text material, I developed an online discussion assignment as a required component of a cognitive psychology course. Across 2 studies, this assignment had a limited effect on examination performance, but students completing online discussions were more likely to read the textbook in advance of class and reported reading it more carefully, particularly late in the semester. Students c...
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Henry Khiat (NUS: National University of Singapore)
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Published on Jan 24, 2019in Journal of Hispanic Higher Education
Yuxia Ouyang (PSU: Pennsylvania State University), Hubert B. Van Hoof8
Estimated H-index: 8
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
+ 5 AuthorsJulio Enrique Gavilanes Valle (ESPOL: Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral)
A study into reading behavior and reading compliance among 2,600 students in five universities in Ecuador found that their reading behavior and reading compliance were better than among students in the United States, despite the challenges that exist in Ecuadorian higher education. Suggestions for future research, in particular with regard to improving students’ time management skills as a way to enhance their reading compliance, are included.