Online Instruction, Electronic learning, Internet-based Instruction, Internet
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 1 - 9
The study explored the relationship between students’ attitudes toward using online instruction and their prior years of experience in using the Internet. The findings revealed a linear relationship between the two variables such that as students’ prior years of experience in using the Internet increases their attitudes toward using online instruction increases. The findings also indicated high positive students' attitudes toward using online instruction.
Authors: Abdullah M. Abu-Tineh , Osama M. Obeidat , Samer A. Khasawneh
Leadership, Transformation, Transformational leadership, Leithwood and Jantzi's Model
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 10 - 20
The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which Leithwood and Jantzi's transformational leadership model is being practiced by school principals as identified by their teachers in Albalqa Governorate. The sample for this study included 340 teachers selected randomly. Results indicated that transformational leadership is being moderately practiced by principals. Moreover, female teachers and basic school teachers identified their principals as transformational more than principals of male teachers and high school teachers did. Similarly, new hiring teachers and mid career teachers identified their principals as transformational more than veteran teachers did.
Electronic Learning, King Abdulaziz , Historical Skills
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 32 - 54
The results of the study showed; there were statistically significant differences at the (œ= 0.01 level) between pre-test and post-test results of the test measuring historical skills in favor of the post-test application. Moreover, the results of the Effect Size (ń<sup>2
- Identification of standard levels: its which identifying the student’s physical fitness and physical health, physiology measurements. - Physical health and functional measurements: it’s a principal to agauged the elements which evaluate from inside
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 77 - 91
-The most important finding was the student’s physical fitness is middle , the identification of standard levels that could be used to evaluate the level of physical healthy and functional measurements for student in the Faculty of Physical education and sport , The study also concluded that there is a positive correlation between the physical healthy and functional variables and, The study recommended the conducting of measurements for student’s physical fitness as an indicator of health, and using the suggesting standard levels to evaluate physical healthy measurement for student in the Faculty of Physical education and sport.
The result of the study revealed that the degree of the of leadership communication effectiveness among academic leaderships at Jordanian Public Universities indicated a medium degree of effectiveness in areas: Timing of information communication; interest and participation; and feedback. Moreover, the result of the study indicates a high level of effective communication in areas: Clarity and openness of the communication system; incredibility and volume of information; and choose of appropriate communication tools. Finally the study revealed statistically significant differences in the degree of communication among academic leadership due to their colleges, and their administrative level. On the other hand the result showed no significant differences attributed to their gender, and to the university from which they graduated.
This study aimed at analyzing the present status and the future of values in Arab education through answering the following questions:
- What is the present situation of values in Arab education?
- What are the future horizons of values in Arab education?
- What are the advantages of the present situation of values in Arab education?
- What are the disadvantages of the present situation of values in Arab education?
- What are the suggestions introduced by the researcher?
Since this study is theoretical, the researcher will consult as many relevant articles, papers, books and documents. Also, the views of prominent expert's writes, scholars and educators were reviewed.
Finally, the data collected were classified, analyzed and discussed to find out answers for the questions of the study.
- The results of the study showed that:
- Education in the Arab world has a value system in its aims methods and curricula. Such a system can be employed to cope with the challenges of the twenty first century.
- Teaching values in Arab education often occurs unintentionally in teacher education programmers.
- Some attempts are made in Arab education to introduce a special vision concerning teaching values and including them in the teaching learning process to meet the demands of the present century.
Self concept, The Hashemite University, Socio-Economic and Academic Factors.
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 154 - 171
This study aims at investigating the factors that affect the formation of self-concept at the Hashemite University Students. It also aims to know if there were statistical significant differences in forming self-concept due to sex, family size, residence, family income, college, students’ academic level, and students’ accumulative average.
The population consisted of (14892) student enrolled at Hashemite University in the academic year 2005/2006. The sample consisted (751) students.
To investigate the impact of the above factors on shaping self-concept, a questionnaire was developed from AL-Wahabi scale (1999). In analyzing the data obtained, the researchers utilized means, standard deviation as well as t- test and ANOVA.
The findings of the study revealed that:
The ranking of self-concept dimensions of the Hashemite University students is respectively as follows: behavior, self-acceptance, identity, self-personality, ethical self, critical self, physical self and family self.
There were statistical significant differences among males and females on the dimensions of social and critical self in favor of males.
There were statistical significant differences among rural and urban students on the dimensions of: ethical self, personality self, family self, and social self, in favor of rural students.
There were statistical significant differences among students with regard to family income variable on the dimensions of family self and social self, in favor of families with high income.
There were statistical significant differences among students of scientific and humanistic colleges on the dimensions of personality self, family self, self criticism and behavior, in favor of students of scientific colleges, and in favor of humanistic colleges on the dimension of physical self.
There were statistical significant differences among first year and fourth year students in favor of students of first year on the dimensions of physical self, family self, self criticism, identity and self acceptance.
Finally, there were statistical significant differences with regard to student accumulative average on the personality self and social self dimensions in favor of students with high accumulative average.
This Research aimed to Identify The Effect of Socio-economic Level For Athletic Students on Choosing Sport Games, According to Many Variables Included School Type (Private to Governmental), Residency (East/or West Amman), Parents Occupation, Parents Educational Level, Monthly Income.
(405) Athletic High School Students Selected From Amman High Schools Were Involved In this Investigation.(189) Subjects Were From the Private Sector, (216) were From Governmental Schools.
The Mean, Std, Frequencies and Percentages and Chi-square Test Were Used to Analyze Data.
The Results of this Investigation Revealed that There Was Statistical Significant Effect for Parent’s Occupation Type, Educational Level, Family Monthly Income, Location of Residency, and School Type on Children Tendency for Selecting Sports games.
The Researcher Recommended Increasing Awareness and Education About Sport For Youth by Media,and Encouraging Youngs Participating in Sport Games by Increasing Sizes and Numbers of Sport Facilities, and Doing Further Researches About Effects of Social and Economic Level of Family on Health Related-Physical Fitness For Students.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the coaches' leadership behaviors as perceived by basketball players in Jordan. Also, the study aimed at examining the effects of coaches' behaviors on athletes' satisfaction.
One hundred and one basketball players participated in this study. They completed a modified version of the Leadership Scale for Sports (LSS) and the Athlete Satisfaction Questionnaire, ASQ.
The results revealed that there was a significant relationship between coaches’ leadership behaviors and athletes' satisfaction. The regression analysis showed that democratic leadership behavior was the most important predictor of athlete satisfaction followed by training and instruction. Social support and positive feedback were also significant predictors of athletes' satisfaction. Moreover, significant negative relationships were found between athletes’ satisfaction and coaches' leadership behaviors. The study recommended that coaches should utilize the democratic and training and instruction behaviors and avoid autocratic behaviors when dealing with athletes. Additionally, studies investigating coaches’ behaviors in different sports should be conducted.
Social class, Low-self concept, Juvenile delinquency.
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 208 - 228
This study aims at investigating the relationships between social class and low-self concept and juvenile delinquency. A random, simple, multistage sample was chosen, consisted of 615 students (males) from the Second Educational Area in Amman. A questionnaire consisted of two parts of questions was distributed to the subjects. The first part consisted of the demographic variables, meanwhile, the second part consisted of the following variables: social class scales, self questions, delinquent acts, prohibited behaviors, religious scales. Gottfredson and Hirschi’s scale was adopted in this study.
The findings of the study revealed the following: positive and weak relationships between the objective social class dimensions (parents, level of education, father’s work for others and monthly family income) and low self-concept dimensions; objective social class dimensions (mother’s occupation and father’s own work) and delinquent acts; the monthly family income and all prohibited behaviors; low-self concept dimensions (physical) and delinquent acts; and all dimension of low-self concept and prohibited behaviors.
A negative and weak relationships were found between the objective social class dimensions (father’s occupation) and low-self concept dimensions; objective dimensions of social class (father’s level of education, father’s work for others and monthly family income) and delinquent acts; the objective and subjective social class dimensions parents level of education and father’s occupation and all prohibited behaviors; the low-self concept dimensions and delinquent acts.
The study aimed at identifying the trends of socialization among Jordanian families from the parents' perspective. The population of the study consisted of the whole Jordanian families.They are (945806) families according to the general statistics department (2004), while the sample was (2000) fathers and mothers chosen randomly, and the data were gathered in accordance with developing questionnaire for the trends of socialization, it was consisted of 60 items distributed equally in two trends, the first measures the positive aspects in the socialization; it comprises dimensions (discussions, considering attitudes and tendencies, acceptance, responsibilities and cooperation), the other measures passive trends; it comprises (authoritarian, neglected, extra protection, segregation, indecision,
The collected data were analyzed statistically by finding out means and standard deviations. The study showed the following results:
• The positive trends of socialization were highly practiced, as it had a mean of (3.5), on all of its themes except the theme of accountability which had an intermediate degree of practice with a mean of (3.35, Also, the study revealed that the themes of acceptance and cooperation had a high degree of practice with a mean of (3.96) for each one and in the first rank among the positive trends of socialization. The theme of accepting attitudes and tendency and dialogue had a mean of (3.78) and (3.79) respectively in the seconds rank among the positive trends of socialization.
• The negative trends of socialization were practiced to an intermediate degree, as it had a mean of (2.50-3.49). The themes of neglect and discrimination had a mean of (2.68-2.70) respectively, in the first rank among the negative trends of socialization. Also, the study revealed that each theme of over protection and hesitation had a mean of (2.80), in the second rank among the negative trends of socialization. In the last rank of the negative trends was the theme of domination one with a mean of (2.87).
• In the lights of the study findings, recommendations were made for more improvements in the area of trends of socialization among the Jordanian families.