Volume 2 : Issue 1, January 2012

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Predicting academic cheating among the fifth grade students: The role of self-efficacy and academic self-handicapping

Original Research, B1
Barzegar K. and Khezri H.

J. Life Sci. Biomed. 2(1): 1-6. 2012.

ABSTRACT: The main purpose of this study was to predict academic cheating, based on some personal factors (self-efficacy and self-handicapping strategies). 477 students from fifth grade were selected by random cluster sampling method. To measure the research variables, were used the three sub-scales of Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scale (Midgley et al, 1997). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, analysis of variance and multiple regression analysis by using software SPSS17. Findings showed that there is significant difference (P
Keywords: Academic Self-efficacy, Self-handicapping Strategies, Cheating.

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The relationship between self – regulating strategies and academic performance of Hormozgan University undergraduate students

Original Research, B2
Zainalipoor H., Zarei E. and Ahangar F.

J. Life Sci. Biomed. 2(1): 7-10. 2012.

ABSTRACT: The main purpose of this study has been investigated the relationship between Self – regulating strategies and academic performance of Hormozgan University undergraduate students. The total numbers of participants in this study were 420 students (247 female and 173 male) which selected by stratified random sampling method. Using the data was gathered through the Pintrich et al questionnaire along with the first semester average of 2010-2011. These data were analyzed by statistics methods such as multiple regression and multivariate variance. The results showed that there is a significant and positive relation between the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational and resource management strategies with academic performance. But only the resource management strategy has a positive and significant relationship with academic performance in multiple regression analysis. The results of this study also showed that there is a significant difference between male and female students in resource management.
Keywords
: Self – regulating strategies, Academic performance

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A study on strong and weak points of change process in domains of codification and design, dissemination and publication of qualitative-descriptive evaluation project in the province of Isfahan

Original Research, B3
Ebrahimi Dinani A., Nasr AR and Sharif Khalife Soltani M

J. Life Sci. Biomed. 2(1): 11-20, 2012.

ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study is to examine advantageous points and Achilles heels of change process in the qualitative-descriptive evaluation project in the province of Isfahan. The change process was studied through five domains of codification and design, dissemination and publication, acceptance, administration and institutionalization which because of being widespread, the current study has just discussed about the domains of codification and design besides dissemination. The applied method, on the one hand, is descriptive-analytical and quantitative-qualitative, from the other. Regarding qualitative part the evaluation specialists carrying out the project were interviewed and quantitative information was collected from related teachers and principals. Since the people taking part in the study were so few, the method of head count was used. The number of the teachers was 44 and that of principals and experts was 8 and 10. The results of the study indicated that in the domain of codification and design pertaining to qualitative part, evaluative specialists emphasized the favorableness and acceptance of the objectives of the project, on the one hand, and its Achilles heels regarding the degree of administrators’ participation in codification and design, on the other hand. In quantitative part, the average of attending to the codification and design of qualitative evaluation project has been 3.14 which is above the determined mean. Regarding the domains of dissemination and publication pertaining to qualitative part, the evaluative specialists stated so many cases regarding two general categories of informing and the type of project dissemination. In quantitative part, the mean score of the degree of attending to dissemination and publication in evaluation project was 2.94 which is below the determined average.

Key words: Change process, Codification and design, Descriptive evaluation, Dissemination, Strong point, Weak point

 

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An Investigation into the Effect of Cooperative Learning with Focus on Jigsaw Technique on the Academic achievement of 2nd-Grade Middle School Students

Original Research, B4
Akbar Sheikhi Fini A, Zainalipour H and Jamri M

J. Life Sci. Biomed. 2(1): 21-24. 2012.

ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study is to examine advantageous points and Achilles heels of change process in the qualitative-descriptive evaluation project in the province of Isfahan. The change process was studied through five domains of codification and design, dissemination and publication, acceptance, administration and institutionalization which because of being widespread, the current study has just discussed about the domains of codification and design besides dissemination. The applied method, on the one hand, is descriptive-analytical and quantitative-qualitative, from the other. Regarding qualitative part the evaluation specialists carrying out the project were interviewed and quantitative information was collected from related teachers and principals. Since the people taking part in the study were so few, the method of head count was used. The number of the teachers was 44 and that of principals and experts was 8 and 10. The results of the study indicated that in the domain of codification and design pertaining to qualitative part, evaluative specialists emphasized the favorableness and acceptance of the objectives of the project, on the one hand, and its Achilles heels regarding the degree of administrators’ participation in codification and design, on the other hand. In quantitative part, the average of attending to the codification and design of qualitative evaluation project has been 3.14 which is above the determined mean. Regarding the domains of dissemination and publication pertaining to qualitative part, the evaluative specialists stated so many cases regarding two general categories of informing and the type of project dissemination. In quantitative part, the mean score of the degree of attending to dissemination and publication in evaluation project was 2.94 which is below the determined average.

Key words: Change process, Codification and design, Descriptive evaluation, Dissemination, Strong point, Weak point

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