Category: Mind, Brain & Psychology: Human Emotional & Cognitive Development & Outcomes within Educational Contexts

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What It Means to be a Great Teacher? The Life Experience of University Students in Thailand

Educational research on teacher-student relationships recognizes their impact on students. However, it typically emphasizes on physical outcomes, such as students’ learning achievement, with less attention to psychological ones, such as students’ feelings. While everyone acknowledges the significance of the professional teacher, little acknowledgment of caring and loving teacher as an issue exists in the meaning

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Indian Classical Dance Education and its Impact on the Spiritual Intelligence of the Students – An Empirical Research

The aim of this study is to empirically investigate the impact that the period of learning of Indian Classical art form Bharatanatyam creates on the Spiritual intelligence of the students. Primary quantitative data has been collected using closed-end survey from 180 students pursuing Bharatanatyam from higher education institutions in India. The variable Spiritual Intelligence has

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An Empirical Investigation of Feedback Sequencing on Emotion Regulation Processes

The effects of receiving feedback on course assessments have emotional implications for students (e.g., Ryan & Henderson, 2018) that extend to motivation and behavior (Boud & Falchilvov, 2007). Receiving negative feedback, then, may have harmful effects on students’ emotions, motivation, and performance. A way in which students’ emotions may be regulated is through employing the

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Sandwich With a Side of Motivation: An Investigation of the Effects of the Feedback Sandwich Method on Motivation

The “feedback sandwich” method involves placing corrective feedback between two positive statements. Although it has been argued that this method is an effective means of delivering feedback to students because it seemingly makes constructive feedback more pleasant (e.g., Dohrenwent, 2002), there exists limited empirical research to support this claim. Receiving feedback from instructors has implications

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Exploring the Impact of Online Teaching on MCBS students – A Case Study

Covid-19 has created major upheavals in the lives of students all over the world. The abrupt transition to online classrooms across educational institutes has caused immense turmoil in the students’ psyche. Students of Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS), also faced this dilemma. The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate how this

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An Exploratory Study on Racial Experiences and Resiliency of Foreign Medical Students

Medicals students aspire to gain a degree in a foreign land and encounter new experiences in the host country. The aim of the study was to explore the lived racial experiences of foreign medical students. A qualitative phenomenolocial approach was utilized by the researcher. Foreign medical students (N=15) participated in open-ended interview questions. Thematic analysis

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Awakened Schools: A Theoretical Framework for Engaging Students’ Interconnectedness

Much research has been done around the implementation and benefits of social and emotional learning. In spite of this good research, the field of SEL lacks a theoretical, rather than outcomes-based, grounding, in particular in ways that extend beyond curriculum-based approaches (Weissberg et al., 2013). There have been calls from within the field of SEL

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Predictors, Sources of Test Anxiety and Coping Strategies: A Comparative Study of Postgraduate Taught Students in the UK and Saudi Arabia

Test anxiety (TA) is pervasive across cultural boundaries and is related to impaired academic performance and psychological wellbeing. This study aimed to investigate predictors, sources of TA and the coping strategies employed by postgraduate taught (PGT) students in UK universities (UKUK), international students in UK universities (IUK), and Saudi students in Saudi universities (SASA). The

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Investigating the Impact of Factors Associated With Student Academic Achievement and Expectations Through the Ecosystemic Perspective in the Greek Context

In this proposal, Bronfenbrenner’s theory (Brofenbrenner,1970; 1979; Brofenbrenner & Crouter, 1983; Brofenbrenner & Morris, 1998; Brofenbrenner & Evans, 2000) will be used to investigate the individual, microsystemic and exosystemic factors that may affect adolescents’ academic achievement as well as their expectations in Greece. First, the topic of academic achievement in an adolescent developmental context will

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Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Education in Lao PDR: Case of Vientiane Province

In the past decade, significant and measurable progress in Early Childhood Development (ECD) has been accomplished in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), but it continues to be behind the average development level of the world. Given this evidence, this case study on parental involvement in ECD attempts to examine the extent of parental involvement

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If University Students Do Paid Work During Their Studies, Does It Increase Their Internal Locus of Control?

Should students work during university? Work may hinder time for studies, but could also provide income and build important life skills, especially important for students from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. This paper examines whether working during university improves students’ locus of control – the belief in one’s own ability to have control over their life

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The Role of Software in Computer Science Majors’ Career Choice

The shortage of highly-skilled ICT (information and communications technology) workers remains a serious and global concern. This paper reports on how to attract more computer science majors to job fields within ICT that are especially critical to economic growth, rather than how to solve the overall shortage. A qualitative preliminary study found that certain software-related

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Exploring the Cognitive Mechanism of Lifelong Learning and the Influence of Emotion

Lifelong learning is essential in today’s society of information explosion and technological transformation. Understanding how lifelong learning manifests cognitively can promote student success and enhance machine learning. This project will explore the relationships among three basic cognitive factors underlying lifelong learning: persistence, autonomy, and motivation. We will also examine the influence of emotion on lifelong

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The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Self-efficacy and Worry in College Students

Academic performance is influenced by many factors. Self-efficacy and anxiety have been known as predictors of academic performance in college students. Students with strongly perceived self-efficacy are more likely to use analytical thinking and devising successful courses of action effectively in academic settings. On the contrary, anxiety acts as a barrier for students to perform

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Overcoming Academic Anxiety and Improving Hope of University Students: A Group Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)

University students’ anxiety is mostly caused by academic anxiety. It is a disruptive thought pattern followed by physiological responses and behavior as a result of concern regarding the possibility of having poor academic performance. It may cause detrimental effects such as procrastination, poor academic performance, and withdrawal from social relations. Fear and anxiety are causally

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The Influence of Emotion on College Student Resilience in Taiwan

Resilience is critical to learning and self-development. Understanding the factors that influence college students’ resilience help them build up such positive strength. Emotion can be an influential factor to the development of resilience. This study therefore aims to examine the influences of positive emotion and negative emotion on college students’ resilience in the aspects of

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Teachers’ Characteristics, Teacher Burnout and Motivation to Leave

A lack of teachers especially vocational field is one of the most important problem of Thai education. The report from the Office of Vocational Education Commission 2019 revealed that Public vocational institutions lack teachers around 18,846 persons. There are many factors that affects teachers’ retention such as welfare, stability, job position and burnout. This research

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Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of a Thai Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2

Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Thai version of the Body appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2). Previous empirical research suggested that body appreciation is associated with positive psychological well-being such as life-satisfaction and self-esteem in female sample. Materials and methods: A total sample comprised of 217 Thai females, whose mean age

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Can the Intervention of SCAMPER Bring About Changes of Neural Activation While Taking Creativity Tasks?

SCAMPER (substitution, combination, modification, putting to other uses, elimination, and rearrangement) has been regarded as an effective technique that provides a structured way to help people produce creative ideas and solutions. Although some neuroscience studies regarding creativity training have been conducted, no study has focused on SCAMRER. This study pioneers computer-based learning in integrating fMRI

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The Perceived Effects of Home Environment on University Students’ Study Motivation

Despite the contribution of the family to students’ academic performance, limited studies have examined the influence of home environment on students’ motivation to study. Thus, this qualitative research aimed to describe the perceived contribution of physical and social home environment to university students’ motivation to study. The respondents comprised 30 purposively selected college students, aged

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The Influence of Mentoring and Coaching Relationship on job Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction in Teachers: Pilot Study of Vocational Teachers

A lack of support from the principal, colleagues or other school leaders is one of the most important problem in teachers. There are many dimensions for teachers to handle in their lives such as workload, independently in career, life balance, and stress. Then it may decrease job satisfaction and life satisfaction in teachers. Mentoring and

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Exploring Filipino Kindergarten Children’s Concepts of the Environment: A Study of Drawings

The success of Environmental Education (EE) is based on how the curriculum helps students develop the “right” relationship with the environment. EE scholars reveal that environmental problems arise not because EE approaches have failed but because people connect with the environment differently. Hence, educators should understand students’ views of the environment before formulating environmental science

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Cinematherapy as Modeling Technique in Cognitive and Emotional Development in Educational Context of the Depressed Filipino Female Adolescents

This study is a pioneering effort of the Psychological Section of the National Center for Mental Health. As basic research, it aimed to determine the efficacy of Cinematherapy as a modeling technique in reducing if not eliminating depressive symptoms so as to increase their competency level and improve their academic performance upon return to school