Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1972

ERR Articles

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”: Graffiti and civic education among youths in Nigeria

July 2023

This paper explored the relationship between graffiti arts and civic education among young people in Nigeria. A mixed methods approach was employed to generate and synthesize empirical data. The study was guided by Barbara Rogoff's social constructivism theory. Findings indicated that graffiti arts and artists were present in Nigeria, driven by desires for self-expression, financial gain, and training opportunities...

Author(s): Patrick Edem Okon, Okon Effiong Udoyo and John Agbor Nje

Education for sustainable development: Investigation of preschool children’s metaphorical perceptions and views regarding “global problem” concept

July 2023

This research will explore preschool children’s metaphorical perceptions and views about the concept of “global problem” in the context of education for sustainable development. The study will involve 20 preschool children, who are aged between 60 and 70 months and are attending a public kindergarten in ?zmir, Turkey, during the Spring of 2021-2022 academic year. The data collection process involved...

Author(s): Duygu ÇETÌNGÖZ and Tugçe ÖZCAN

Effect of college students’ perceived authentic leadership on innovation behavior: The serial mediation effects of trust climate and creative self-efficacy

June 2023

This study investigated the relationship between the perceived authentic leadership of college students and their innovation behavior according to social cognitive theory and further explored the mediating effect of trust climate and creative self-efficacy on this relationship. A questionnaire survey was conducted, and more than 847 samples were collected from college students in China. The results revealed that the...

Author(s): Zhen-Lei Xiao and Jian-Hao Huang

21st Century Skills and Learning Environments: ELT Students' Perceptions

June 2023

This study aimed to explore the perceptions of English Language Teaching (ELT) students regarding 21st century skills and learning environments. A qualitative content analysis method was used, which involved conducting semi-structured interviews with 62 ELT students. The findings of the study revealed that ELT students perceive critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity, and effective communication as...

Author(s): Feyza Nur Ekizer and Seyda Sari Yildirim

Principal characteristics' effect on teacher retention: A systematic review

June 2023

Teacher attrition and retention are among the major problems in schools worldwide. Particularly in the United States, there is a great demand for teachers in elementary and secondary schools because of teachers transferring to new schools or resigning from the teaching profession altogether. This systematic review focuses on research on the prevalent decline of teacher retention in American elementary and secondary...

Author(s): Darron L. Shell, Carletta S. Hurt and Hiraetta White

Locus of control on mental health of college students in Guangxi, China: The chain mediating effect of grit and self-esteem

May 2023

This study aims to explore the relationship between locus of control, grit, self-esteem and mental health among college students. A questionnaire survey was used to conduct a study on the mental health of 923 E-learning college students from 10 universities in Guangxi, China. In this study, Pearson correlation analysis was used to test the correlation between the study variables, and Bootstrap was used to test the...

Author(s): Zhi-An Dong, Man Jiang and Zi-Ming Liu

The relationship between innovative self-efficacy and innovative ability of dance majors’ students in Chinese Universities research

May 2023

The cultivation of innovative ability is an important part of China's current long-term education planning and innovative development-driven strategy, as well as an important issue of university teaching reform. The cultivation of innovative ability of dance professionals in colleges and universities is a problem of great concern for dance majors in terms of innovative teaching and new curriculum reform. The purpose...

Author(s): Le Li, and Yuan-Cheng Chang

The investigation of the relationship between positive childhood experiences and family values

May 2023

This study aims to investigate the relationship between the positive childhood experiences of young people and family values. In the quantitative research design, descriptive and relational screening method was used in the study, and the study group consisted of 753 university students aged 18-25. Data were collected using the Positive Childhood Experiences Scale and the Family Values Scale. T-test, ANAVO, and Pearson...

Author(s): Adem ARSLAN and Arzu ÖZYÜREK

Cognizance of collective bargaining and its benefits in relation to teacher’s welfare and working condition in public secondary schools in Delta State

April 2023

The study focus mainly on the cognizance of collective bargaining and its benefits in relation to teacher’s welfare and working condition in public secondary school in Delta State, Nigeria. Two research questions were asked and answered in regard to the extent of awareness of Delta State public secondary school teachers of the principle of collective bargaining and the benefits of collective bargaining in public...

Author(s): Patience Okoro

A conceptual research of college students’ boredom, learning attitude, academic achievement, and behavior

April 2023

Boredom is a topic worth studying, especially the impact of boredom on college students' study is worthy of further study. This research explained the related concepts of boredom firstly. According to the research content of previous researchers, boredom was divided into external influences and internal influences. The researcher also combined the 4 variables of boredom and college students' learning attitude,...

Author(s): Zhengyan Guo and Yuan-Cheng Chang

An analysis of student decision making for educational recommender systems

April 2023

Recommender systems in education aim to help students make good decisions about the direction of their learning. The design of such systems in conventional research has treated the decision making process of students as a black box and assumes the best recommendations to be those that accurately predict student choices. Such an approach overlooks potentially valuable use cases for supporting optimal decision making,...

Author(s): Robert Wesley Songer and Tomohito Yamamoto

An investigation of the relationship between digital obesity and digital literacy levels of individuals in the context of Turkey

March 2023

The concepts of digital obesity and digital literacy, which are interconnected in influencing human beings, can find their place in all areas of life with the virtualized life industry in the globalizing world. Having these competencies, awareness can be explained by the orientation process between these concepts and the individual. In this direction, this study, which aims to examine the relationship between digital...

Author(s): Fatima Betül Demir, Ülkü Ulukaya Öteles and Erol Koçoglu

A study on the development of creativity of teachers in Shaanxi Universities in China in the context of demographic variables

March 2023

This study was to explore the current state of creativity among university teachers in Shaanxi, China. The study was based on creativity systems theory and a questionnaire survey was conducted with a convenience sample of university teachers in Shaanxi Province. A total of 711 teachers from 30 universities were sampled to compare the effects of demographic variables such as gender, title, subject background, and...

Author(s): Xinyao Li, and Yuan-Cheng Chang

Sustainable interior design learning during the Covid-19 era: From theory into practice

March 2023

The three pillars of sustainability, social, environmental and economic developments, are global trends in education. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic is a critical indication of nature's resistance. Developing a sustainable interior design learning approach is not a prerequisite for a sustainable education perspective but may bring solutions to environmental concerns. Therefore, developing a curriculum for...

Author(s): Shu Fen Chou

Knowledge of high school female students about breast self-examination

February 2023

It is important for high school female students, to be familiar with their own bodies and regularly examine their own breasts to check for any changes that could potentially be indicative of breast cancer. It is important to educate students about breast self-examination (BSE) as a means of detecting potential breast cancer early. A quasi-experimental pre and post-test design were implemented to evaluate the...

Author(s): Sara Elsadig Ibrahem Mohamed, Alhanof Ahmed Majashi, Sharifa Ali Ozran and Sara Mohammed Jeli

Training program on knowledge and attitude of students regarding premenstrual syndromes and the effects on absenteeism

January 2023

The study aimed to assess the consequences of an academic educational program on the scholars' knowledge and attitude regarding premenstrual syndromes and, its effect on the absenteeism of scholars in Sabya University College. A quasi-experimental study of 0.97 students recruited study group; data were collected then recollected after the tutorial program session was provided. Data were interred into spss...

Author(s): Mohammed Amani Abdelgader, Omair Layla Mohmmad Ebrihem, Otife Amal Adel, Hassani Rim Rahouma, Bashir Wafa Abdein Humza, Ali Maha Abdalla and Hamid Hawa Ibrahim

Synthesis of critical thinking research of basic education level students using Meta-analysis in Thailand during 2010 to 2021

January 2023

An analysis of critical thinking research during 2010 to 2021 was conducted using effect size criteria; subsequently, a model was proposed for teaching and learning management that promoted critical thinking by students at the basic education level using the Thai digital collection data base. Based on a search of past research quality examination criteria were identified using a research quality check form. Out of 200...

Author(s): Boonsathirakul Jittinun and Kerdsomboon Chakree 

Review on the effect of online education on job motivation

December 2022

The aim of this study is to compile the literature in the context of business motivation of the online education process, the importance of which is once again understood in educational sciences during the pandemic process. When literature is looked at, it is clearly seen that the importance and effectiveness of distance education has increased with the pandemic. As a result, the quality and quantity of distance...

Author(s): Egriboyun Ramazan, Asilhan Meral, Cerit Bekir, Temiz Yasin, Ünal Canan Hancioglu and Ekici Emek Ekim

Design of a green skills scale for Chinese University students

December 2022

Based on the concept of sustainability and the aim of addressing China’s great need for talent with green skills, a green skills scale was designed with the help of Chinese university students. Students from four institutions of higher education who had agreed to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) participated as research subjects. With reference to the reviewed literature, a green skills...

Author(s): Su Quan, Chang Yuan-Cheng and Chen Peng-Fei

Executive functions, gender, and personality traits in students with and without specific learning disabilities

November 2022

This study examined the associations between executive functions, gender and personality traits in students with and without specific learning disabilities (SLD). In this study, 80 sixth-grade students were sampled. Of these, 40 were students diagnosed with learning disabilities, 22 boys (55%) and 18 girls (45%) and 40 with no such diagnosis, 23 boys (57%) and 17 girls (43%). All students were tested using two...

Author(s): Bishara Saied

The account of teaching qualitative research method in accounting program in Brazil

November 2022

This study investigates the reflexive relationship between the challenges encountered during the development and teaching of the qualitative research method (QARM) program and the stories of PhD students about their experiences with the course. The study is based on a number of pedagogical issues drawn from postgraduate students combined with an auto-ethnographic account of parallel experiences of teaching qualitative...

Author(s): Imoniana Joshua Onome, Brunstein Janette and Nova Silvia Pereira Casa

Correlates in granting students loans in Uganda: Thematic selection criterion and guidelines

October 2022

This mixed research study focused on the selection criterion and guidelines used by the Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) in granting students loan scheme to University Students in Uganda with a sample from Makerere University. Findings revealed that the majority of the loan beneficiaries are aware of these guidelines and one to benefit from the scheme had to formally pass A level education stage with 3...

Author(s): Charles Muweesi, Shizhou Lou, Muwagga Anthony Mugagga, Wang Cuiying, Ssali Francis Kizza, Robert Tomusange, Mugenyi Disan Kuteesa and Namagero Shira Tendo

Development of mathematics mobile learning application: Examining learning outcomes and cognitive skills through math questions

September 2022

Mobile technologies have started to be preferred as a new learning technology in teaching and learning. Considering the need for adequate and rapid feedback in solving mathematical problems that students have difficulty with reflects the need for a different educational practice and technology. In this study, based on design-based research (DBR) model, a mobile application was developed, which enables the extension of...

Author(s): Mustafa Tuncay Saritas

The place of education in social development and its sociological foundations

August 2022

Equipping people with desired behaviors, that is, educating them, has been the most important goal throughout the ages. Today, this phenomenon is becoming more and more complex and its effect is felt more intensely. However, unless a person's behavior develops in a valid and reliable way, it is not possible to reach a longed for life style. A person can be intertwined with all kinds of processes, from the most...

Author(s): Öztürk Eray, Kardas Mesut, Sapmaz Ali, Dönmez Ugur, Sahin Ìlhan  and Çölkesen Arif 

Effects of Whatsapp group learning platform on senior secondary schools students’ learning outcomes in Science, Technology, and Mathematics (stm) in Ekiti State, Nigeria

August 2022

The study investigated the effects of the WhatsApp Group Learning Platform (WGLP) on Senior Secondary School (SSS) Students' Learning Outcomes in Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STM) in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample comprised 100 SS II students from two public secondary schools in Ekiti State who were randomly selected from their classrooms. A multistage sampling technique was used to pick the sample. Data...

Author(s): Lois Folasayo Ajayi and Ibironke E. Olajide

Motivation heightens and independent thinking deepens: Undergraduate students share their experiences of PBL while learning Microeconomics

August 2022

The aim of this study is to analyze the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in learning Microeconomics. It aims to answer the following research questions: What are the experiences of undergraduate students who studied with Problem-Based Learning (PBL)? Is this strategy useful at the undergraduate level? Does PBL really motivate students? Does it foster independent thinking? These questions are interesting but very...

Author(s): Rhonda Dookwah and Gabriel Julien

Fathers looking after children in Türkiye in public settings

August 2022

This study was conducted to determine the situation in Türkiye in terms of fathers looking after their children in public settings. For this purpose, natural observations of parents who came to playgrounds, movie theaters, stores, toy stores, and restaurants with their children aged 3–5 years were made in the study. Observational data were collected from 522 children and parents who came to the shopping mall...

Author(s): Tutkun Cansu 

A research on the levels of perceived stress and quality of life of physical education teachers: A pilot study in Türkiye

July 2022

The study focuses on the classification of occupational stressors perceived by physical training teachers in Turkey and the correlations of these stressors between some workload, biographic and quality of life variables. This research was conducted face to face among physical education teachers in public and private schools in the cities of Bal?kesir, Kocaeli, Bursa, Kütahya, Osmaniye, Yalova, Ankara, Antalya,...

Author(s): Alpay Numan 

Reflection of policy documents in early years’ educational settings during the COVID-19 pandemic

July 2022

This study investigates the implementation of policy documents in early years’ educational settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments over the entire world declared and created new disapplication to provide a clear understanding on how they can manage the pandemic process. Likewise, Turkish ministries created policy documents which help teachers keep children and themselves healthy and safe, which is the...

Author(s): Ozbay Ipek and Karaoglu Sevim

Pedagogical literacy scale: A scale development study

June 2022

The present study aims to develop a valid and reliable pedagogical literacy scale based on teachers’ views. It also aims to investigate the variations in pedagogical literacy levels of teachers based on gender, educational level, and professional seniority variables to test the functionality of the pedagogical literacy scale. The study was conducted with teachers employed in educational institutions at various...

Author(s): Koçoglu Erol, Tekdal Danyal and Çetinkaya Nursenem

Inclusion of green economy and sustainability programs in higher education institutions: Examining the case of Kenyatta University, Kenya

June 2022

Higher education institutions play a pivotal role in instilling green economy and sustainable development principles in students. There are complex environmental challenges, and breaking through this complexity necessitates the incorporation of green economy learning to assist students in understanding these complex connections. This study explores the inculcation of interdisciplinary learning at the Master’s...

Author(s): Ngare Innocent Osoro, Otieno Dorcas Beryl, Ogutu Emma Atieno, Omwami Duncan Ondieki, Marang&#;a Amos Atima, Otieno Edwin Odhiambo, Gikonyo Salome Wairimu and Opiyo Lamech Owino

Traits of street children

May 2022

Street children: who are they? Why are they homeless? How do they actually live on the streets? What quality of life do they enjoy? What are the characteristics of these children? These questions appear to be simple, but the answers are so very complex. Very often the public lacks proper information about these children and they instinctively judge and cast aspersion on them. This non-empirical paper presents a clear...

Author(s): Julien Gabriel

Impact of Chinese university teachers’ aesthetic experiences on their professional development

May 2022

The professional development of teachers is fundamental to educational reform and promotion, and such a development includes teachers’ aesthetic experiences. This study aims to explore the impact of Chinese teachers’ aesthetic experiences on their professional development and the differences between male and female teachers in terms of the impact of aesthetic experiences on professional development. In...

Author(s): Lin Weixin, Chang Yuan-Cheng and Chen Peng-Fei

Contributions of cognitive theory to the problem of automatization of grammatical structures in teaching foreign language

April 2022

Unlike traditional methods, the communicative approaches draw on implicit and incidental ways of learning and contextualised exercises of grammar which improve language performance in terms of fluency and communicative competence. However, the discursive plan implies the use of high-level units of knowledge and the automatization of low-level knowledge is not ensured. Although learners’ production achieves success...

Author(s): Canan Aydinbek

Students’ perceptions of the impact of guidance and counselling programs on academic needs satisfaction in secondary schools within the Rift Valley Region, Kenya

April 2022

Guidance and counselling is increasingly becoming an important service in secondary schools in Kenya and the world at large. The needs of learners in secondary schools are constantly changing as the society is changing paving way for counselling services to be up scaled to address both academic and other issues. The purpose of this study is to investigate the views of students on the impact of guidance and counselling...

Author(s): Godfrey Ngeno

Entrepreneurial skills for business education graduates’ employability in Cross River State, Nigeria

April 2022

This study examined the differences between the responses of federal and state universities on entrepreneurial skills required for business education graduates’ employability in Cross River State. Specifically, the study examined the difference between the responses of federal universities and state universities on planning skills, marketing skills and management skills on the business education graduates’...

Author(s): Akeke M. N. G., Oche P. E., Akuegwu B. A., and Ushie, P. U.

The level of social acceptance of children with autism spectrum disorder integrated in regular schools from the point of view of parents and teachers in Jordan

March 2022

The present study aimed to determine the level of social acceptance of children with autism spectrum who are integrated into regular schools from the parents’ and teachers' perspectives in Jordan. The researcher built a scale of social acceptance of children with an autism spectrum disorder. It consists of (34) items distributed in three dimensions; it was applied to an exploratory sample from outside the...

Author(s): Feryal Abdel-Hadi Al-Shenikat

The situation of French as a second foreign language in secondary education institutions in Turkey

March 2022

This study aims to quantitatively analyse the situation of French as a second foreign language in secondary education institutions in Turkey. Regarding presenting a comparative analysis, the study is limited to German as a second foreign language, currently included in the curriculum of secondary education institutions in Turkey, and are excluded fewer common languages such as Chinese, Spanish, Italian, etc. The...

Author(s): Nahide Arslan

Influence of marital communication on family stability of married teachers in Nsukka education zone

March 2022

This study examined the influence of marital communication on the family stability of married teachers in the Nsukka Education Zone of Enugu State. It was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. The population comprised 1688 married teachers in Nsukka Education Zone secondary schools. A correlation design was adopted for the study. The sample was 455 respondents. Proportionate stratified sampling techniques...

Author(s): Joachim Chinweike Omeje, Benedeth Lebechi Ugwu and Chinenye Ifeoma Ogidi

Case study of the out of school Teenage Mothers’ lived experiences and perceptions on education in Rusororo sector, Rwanda: A back to school framework

March 2022

This study purposed to investigate the lived experiences of out of school teenage mothers during pregnancy, and post-delivery in Rusororo Sector, Gasabo district, Kigali City. It is a qualitative study that used case study design to investigate the school teenage mothers (participants) on their perceived school experience with fellow students, teachers and school leaders, study courses, and parents; the psychological...

Author(s): Patrick Gatsinzi

Cementing devices and ambiguity in the Holy Qur'an: Al-Qasas Surah as a model

February 2022

This study aims to identify the cementing devices used in the Holy Qur'an, Al-Qasas Surah, in particular. Specific cementing devices appear to connect the phrases and clauses contextualized in the verses of this Surah. Three exegeses and three different translations of the meaning of the Holy Qur'an were referred to in this study for data collection and data analysis. The study's findings indicate that these...

Author(s): Jibrel Harb Al-Saudi and Aiman Eid Al-Rawajfeh

A source for technical and musical development in piano education: Analysis of Manookian “Etudes for the Intermediate Pianist” Method

February 2022

In this study, the American pianist and composer Jeff Manookian's "Etudes for the Intermediate Pianist" method was examined. In this qualitative study, the descriptive research model was employed and the literature was scanned through document review. As a result of the examination, no study was found on Manookian's piano etudes. To that end, Jeff Manookian's "Etudes for the Intermediate...

Author(s): Ozlem Omur

The level of critical thinking of a Jordanian sample of blind students and its relationship with some variables

February 2022

The present study aimed to find out the level of critical thinking skills of a Jordanian sample of blind students and its relationship with some variables, namely the gender and class level variable. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher developed the California Critical Thinking Scale in line with the characteristics of the blind, with the help of several teachers of blind students with experience and...

Author(s): Feryal Abdel-Hadi Al-Shenikat

Parent attitudes and submissive behaviors in adolescents as social anxiety predictors

February 2022

The aim of this study was to present the power of high school students' parents’ attitudes and submissive behaviors' in predicting social anxiety. The study group consisted of 298 students (159 female, 139 male) from two different high schools who were studying in the 2018-2019 academic year and voluntarily participated in the study. The study was carried out in accordance with the relational screening...

Author(s): Abdullah Mert

Identification of the processes of preparing Individualized Education Programs (IEP) by special education teachers, and of problems encountered therein

January 2022

There are qualitative studies aimed at identifying the problems encountered in the course of preparing individualized education programs (IEP). However, these studies are conducted with only a few participants. There is a need to test the results on a larger sample size. A questionnaire based on findings of interview techniques, used in qualitative research methodology, is developed. Using this questionnaire will...

Author(s): F. Nur Akçin

Examining the attitudes and usage levels of coaches towards technology in terms of athlete education

January 2022

Today, science and technological developments play a role in the field of sports, as in all domains of life. For this reason, coaches may use technology to improve the technical, tactical, condition, and psychological performance of their athletes. Besides, pandemic conditions such as COVID-19 bring about this obligation. The aim of the present study was to examine the attitudes and levels of use of technology by...

Author(s): Bilal BICER, Muzaffer Emir ORAK and Hanifi UZUM

The awareness of the students about the concepts in the production distribution and consumption learning field in the social studies course curriculum

January 2022

In our world where unlimited human needs are tried to be met with limited resources, the effort to use resources in the most effective way is the reason for the existence of economics. The aim of this research is to examine the awareness of the concepts and topics that are planned to be taught to the 4th grade students’ social studies curriculum and to make some suggestions. The study group of the research...

Author(s): Yasar CELIK

Strategic cocktail: Cognition and metacognition

January 2022

This theoretical reflection implies the main proposal that the activities of planning and teaching are linked; it is the main ingredient to cognition and metacognition. Two main parts make up this article: a theoretical discussion of the linkage, detailing a descriptive letter and content to be taught in the classroom. Within this part, a flowchart related to the master, content and topic is proposed, which are the...

Author(s): Celia María del Pilar Aramburu Ceñal

Family support and school-to-work transition: Perceptions and experiences of university graduates in Kampala city, Uganda

December 2021

This study explored the experiences and implications of transitioning from school to work without family support for university graduates in Uganda. The research was a qualitative exploratory study in Kampala city, Uganda. The data was collected through in-depth individual interviews with university graduates (first-degree graduates). The research findings showed that young men and women, upon graduation, strongly...

Author(s): Paul Ogwang Tulibaleka, Kuluthum Nakalema and Divine Effoude Ndohtabi

Well-being and academic workload: Perceptions of Science and technology students

November 2021

University students need to find a balance between their physical, mental, social, and emotional state to do well in their academics. Student’s well-being should be one of the top priorities for any academic institute. The present study employed a sequential mixed methods approach to provide insights into students’ perceptions of well-being and academic workload. An online survey (n = 385) was conducted in...

Author(s): Karma Yangdon, Kezang Sherab, Pema Choezom, Sangey Passang and Sonam Deki

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