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Journal Vol. VII (LXIX) - No. 1/2017

Time of science integration: psychology, education, anthropology, neuroscience
Cristian Vasile
Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Bd. Bucuresti, nr, 39, Ploiesti, 100680, Romania
Abstract
Nowadays education cannot be considered anymore as an isolated science using obsolete methods since most of its knowledge is rooted in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and anthropology. The modern education is an integration of useful and active information from all the above mentioned sciences and much more. Brain research is used in order to a better understanding of learning; classic theories from psychology are “modernized” under the influences of the environmental shift; anthropological changes have to be considered from the educational view.
Keywords: education; integration; psychology; anthropology; neuroscience

Some psycho-social aspects regarding evaluation in the opinion of high school teachers. Case study
Gabriel Albu
Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Bd. Bucuresti, nr, 39, Ploiesti, 100680, Romania
Abstract
School evaluation has become, in a while, the first rank concern of educational structures administrators and educational specialists. The study represents the perception of a number of teachers in high schools from Prahova County regarding some of the psycho-social components of evaluation, which promote the improvement and humanization thereof.
Keywords: evaluation; empathy; understanding; evaluating teacher; evaluated student

Case study on the importance of formative assessment in stimulating student motivation for learning and increasing the efficiency of the educational process
Alina Narcisa Crisan
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Abstract
This paper is part of a broader research carried out at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, respectively at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, aimed at improving the quality of the academic training of students, respectively the efficiency of the educational process, by reconsidering the formative assessment.
This study aims to identify the opinion of the teaching staff regarding formative assessment and formative feedback, the importance given to them, the amount these are applied in the classroom or the impact that they have in stimulating the learning motivation of students, reflected in the quality of the learning outcomes.
Keywords: formative assessment; formative feedback; higher education

Argumentation skills of Turkish freshman university students in chemistry laboratory
Ali Riza Sekerci, Nurtac Canpolat
Ataturk University, Faculty of Kazim Karabekir Education, Erzurum, 25240, Turkey
Abstract
The aim of current study is to examine the results of using the argumentation to improve freshman university students' argumentation skills in experiments of the General Chemistry Laboratory-II course. This is a case study which is a descriptive research design. The sample of the study consisted of 47 freshman university students enrolled in Ataturk University in Turkey. The data of the study was collected using verbal and written arguments, written opinion forms and semi-structured observation forms. The researcher used content analysis in the evaluation of the data obtained from written opinions and semi-structured observation forms. The results of this results suggest that freshman university students’ level of argumentation is predominantly in the Level 2 (claimdata, claim-warrant or claim-backing).
Keywords: chemistry laboratory; argumentation; argumentation skill; case study

Analysis of the main factors influencing student satisfaction towards the university environment
Tatiana-Gabriela Pescaru (Marinescu)
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, 39 Bucuresti Blvd., Ploiesti, 100680, Romania
Abstract
The current study starts from the premise according to which the most important mission education holds is to provide the individuals’ intellectual development and increased life satisfaction, as it is only through these that the individual can have access to fulfilment and happiness. Students’ level of satisfaction towards the university environment depends to a great extent on a series of factors which have to answer their needs and expectations. This study made it possible for the students to express their opinions concerning their experiences in the first place, and secondly, the students’ feedback can assist the university board in improving the quality of the services they provide.
Keywords: university environment; students; satisfaction; feedback

The effect of a multi-sensory program on reducing dyspraxia and dysgraphia among learning disabled students in Rafha
Waleed Fathi Abdulkarim, Mohamed Saleh Abdulrauf, Alaa Ahmed Elgendy
College of Arts &Science, Northern Border University, Rafha Campus, Saudi Arabia
Abstract

Background: Previous research has affirmed that multi-sensory approach may help students with learning disabilities. A limited research explores that the students who have dyspraxia and dysgraphia are quite different from other learning disabilities.
Aims: This paper aims to investigate the effectiveness of a multi-sensory program in reducing dyspraxia and dysgraphia among students with learning disabilities.
Methods and procedure: The Semi-experimental design was used for the research. Forty-one students from the second to fifth grade were selected as participants of the study from three primary schools with a prior diagnosis of learning difficulties. Nineteen of them included into this study as subjects of the study. They were divided into experimental (N=10) and control (N=9) groups. Dyspraxia rating scale (DYPS) and dysgraphia rating scale (DYGS) were used as the pre-test, post-test and follow-up test. A multi-sensory program (MSP) is a series of 45-mintue sessions, four times a week, which lasted for (8) weeks. Those in the control group received no training.
Conclusion and Outcomes: A multi-sensory program is effective on reducing dyspraxia and dysgraphia among learning disabled students.
Recommendation and Implication: Further research is needed to extend the efficacy of this program at home.
Keywords: dysgraphia; dyspraxia; multisensory; learning disabilities; Rafha

Emotion regulation strategies as predictors of internet addiction and smartphone addiction in adolescents
Mehmet Ali Yildiz
Adiyaman University, Turkey
Abstract
The current study aims to examine the strategies of adolescents’ emotion regulation to predict the Internet addiction and the smartphone addiction. The study participants included totally 262 high school students with 132 females (50.4%) and 130 (49.6%) males. Students’ ages ranged between 14 and 19 with average age being 16.57, SD=1.13. Emotion Regulation Scale for Adolescents, Young Internet Addiction Test-Brief Form, Smartphone Addiction Scale-Brief Form, and Personal Information Form were used as instruments to collect data in the current research. Based on the research findings, it was seen that external-dysfunctional emotion regulation, internal-dysfunctional emotion regulation, and internal-functional emotion regulation significantly predicted both the Internet addiction and the smartphone addiction; however, external-functional emotion regulation predict neither of the variables on significant levels. Emotion regulation strategies overall explained the 38% of variance in the Internet addiction and 19% of that in the smartphone addiction. The current research findings were discussed and interpreted, and suggestions were included for relevant researchers.
Keywords: emotion regulation; internet addiction; smartphone addiction; adolescents

Intergenerational transmission of parental authority in second generation of Holocaust survivors in Israel - a pilot study
Yosi Yaffe
Ohalo Academic College, P.O.B. 222 Katzrin 129000, Israel
Tel Hai Academic College, Kyriat Shemona, Israel
Abstract
A pilot study designed to examine the continuity and differences in parenting styles over two generations of parents from families of Holocaust survivors. The sample included 42 parents of second generation Holocaust survivors (age: 56.22 ± 7.08) and 44 parents as a control group (age: 53.56 ± 10.6). Using two versions of the PAQ questionnaire, parents reported on their own parenting styles and their recollections of their parents’ parenting styles during their childhood. The findings revealed that the three parenting styles in the first generation of Holocaust survivors explain about 34% of the variance of permissive parenting in the second generation. (with permissive and authoritarian parenting in the first generation as dominant predictors). In the control, normal intergenerational continuity was found between the permissive and authoritarian parenting styles. It was also found that the parents of second generation Holocaust survivors perceive themselves as less authoritarian, but more authoritative and permissive than their parents. The findings suggest that Holocaust survivors’ families hold unique characteristics of parental continuity over generations.
Keywords: Holocaust survivors; intergenerational transmission; parenting styles; parental authority

Self-esteem, personality and resilience. Study of a students emerging adults group
Beatrice Adriana Balgiu
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, România
Abstract
This study investigates the relationship between resilience, self-esteem and the big five personality traits, in a sample of emerging adults students, (N = 192). In this respect, three questionnaires were administered: an instrument which operationalizes resilience as a skill of rapid recovery following unpleasant events (Brief Resilience Scale – BRS), and personality and self-esteem questionnaires (the Big Five Inventory-10 – BFI-10, respectively the Single-item self esteem – SISE). Correlational and regression analysis shows statistically significant relationships between resilience, self-esteem, extraversion and neuroticism. Self-esteem as well as neuroticism can be considered a predictor of resilience, which suggests the fact that emotional balance and self trust are essential for the confrontation with stressful factors.
Keywords: resilience; Big Five; self-esteem; students emerging adults

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