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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Effect of Consistency of Interest and Perseverance of Effort on Academic Achievement: A Cross-cultural Meta-analysis

Near a decade, the rapid growth of grit research existed in both educational and psychological literature. The concept of grit is firstly originated by Duckworth and her colleagues (2007) which operationalized into two distinct facets: Consistency of interest refers to individual maintenance of commitment towards long-term goals without getting distracted by new goals, while perseverance


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


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


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