The Journal of Research in Business Education


Vol. 55, No. 2, Fall

Hardware, Software, and Technology Tools in the Business Education Classroom
AbstractBackground: Technological advancements in the educational classroom may still result in failure to integrate technology Purpose: This study provides information that may be utilized to improve the integration of hardware, software, and technology...
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Teachers' Perceived Ability to Integrate Technology into the Instructional Setting
AbstractBackground: The researchers in this study observed that little or no effort is made by administrators to evaluate the technology expertise of the teachers who are responsible for integrating software applications into the instmctional environment....
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Integrated Reading Literacy Interventions (Irlis): A Mixedmethod Analysis of the Perceived Characteristics for Effective Professional Development
AbstractBackground: Business educators play a strong role in preparing individuals for the workforce. The contemporary workforce requires participants to have the ability to organize, synthesize, and evaluate written and symbolic material, which is reading...
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Strategic Use of Social Media on Companies' E-Commerce Sites
AbstractObjective: This study assessed the Fortune 500 largest U.S. companies' strategic use of social media for e-commerce and industry differences. Background: Social media have changed the traditional communication landscape and empowered consumers...
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Vol. 54, No. 2, Fall

Business Education University Supervisors' Challenges in Fulfilling Their Supervisory Roles and Responsibilities
AbstractBackground: Given university supervisors' critical roles in preparing student teachers to become effective teachers and the knowledge they hold from past experiences, more research is needed to examine their issues and challenges in fulfilling...
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Integrated Reading Literacy Interventions: A Qualitative Study of the Defining Characteristics and Classroom Practices of Inservice Teachers of High School Business
AbstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to contribute an understanding of integrated reading literacy interventions in business course phenomena via the review, analysis, synthesis and detail of data. Method: The qualitative research method was...
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Blogging as a Reflective Tool for Leadership Development: An Exploratory Study of a Leadership Practicum Grounded in the Relational Leadership Model
AbstractObjective: The purpose of this research is to examine blogging as an instructional technique to develop an understanding of relational leadership through the lens of a leadership practicum. This research contributes to the literature in leadership...
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The Status of It Skills in Business during Recessionary Times: Implications for Educators
AbstractPurpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the demand for information technology (IT) skills in the business world in order to provide guidance to curriculum planners. Method: Want ads in two online job banks were queried using various...
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Vol. 53, No. 1, Winter

Business Educators' Perceptions of the Impact of Their Professional Development on Classroom Instruction
AbstractObjective: This research investigated teachers' perceptions of the impact of professional development on the classroom instruction of secondary business teachers and the relationship between the impact of professional development and the number...
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Exploring Concerns of Business Student Teachers
AbstractBackground: The student teaching internship is the culminating experience and has been cited as the most significant, exciting, and difficult experience teacher candidates will encounter throughout their entire teacher preparation program. In...
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Enhancing Collaborative Learning: Impact of Question Prompts Design for Online Discussion
AbstractObjective: The purpose of study was to investigate the impact of question prompts designed to guide students' focus on context-related issues as they solve problems in a web-based environment. Background: Online discussions integrated with collaborative...
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A Vulnerability Assessment of the U.S. Small Business B2c E-Commerce Network Systems
AbstractObjective: This study assessed the security vulnerability of the U.S. small companies' business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce network systems. Background: As the Internet technologies have been changing the way business is conducted, the U.S....
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Vol. 52, No. 3, Fall

Editorial: Tough Economic Times
"Tough times force cuts in state education budgets." How many times have you read this newspaper headline? The field of business education is not sheltered from looming cuts presently taking place state-to -state across the nation. The impact of the...
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Factors Leading to Membership in Professional Associations and Levels of Professional Commitment as Determined by Active and Inactive Members of Delta Pi Epsilon
AbstractPurpose: This study was undertaken with grant funds provided by the Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) Research Foundation, Inc., to assess the factors of professional commitment related to membership. Additionally, the respondents' perceptions about DPE...
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Professional Development Priorities of Idaho Business Teachers: An Examination of a Set of Competencies Associated with Teaching and Learning
AbstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived teaching and learning professional development needs of [state] secondary business teachers (N =233) in order to guide pre-service curriculum development and in-service training...
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Ethical Reasoning Instruction in Non-Ethics Business Courses: A Non-Intrusive Approach
AbstractThis article discusses four confirmatory studies designed to corroborate findings from prior developmental research which yielded statistically significant improvements in student moral reasoning when specific instructional strategies and content...
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Student Perspectives toward Key Personal Finance Variables
AbstractPurpose: In the current economic climate, young people's attitudes and habits related to money management seem to be of great interest. The primary purpose of this study is to advance the knowledge base in the area of personal finance education....
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Vol. 52, No. 2, Spring

Future Directions for Business Education: A Delphi Study
AbstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to synthesize perceptions from the field about current issues and to propose future directions for the field of business education. Method: A modified three-stage Delphi study was carried out with business...
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Instructional Technology Professional Development Evaluation: Developing a High Quality Model
AbstractBackground: The literature contains very few studies that focused on evaluating the impact of professional development activities on student learning. And, many of these studies failed to determine whether the professional development activities...
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Methods of Teaching Speech Recognition
AbstractObjective: This article introduces the history and development of speech recognition, addresses its role in the business curriculum, outlines related national and state standards, describes instructional strategies, and discusses the assessment...
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Vol. 52, No. 1, Winter

Editorial: Spicing Up Online Courses
For the past seven or eight years, the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, that includes 16 higher education institutions, has hosted a system- wide Teaching and Learning with Technology conference. The conference is usually held in one of the...
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Factors Influencing Success in Integrating the Four-Year Business School Curriculum: Implications for Business Educators
AbstractBackground: Previous research has advocated the use of an integrated business curriculum, and has examined issues related to content, design and delivery of an integrated curriculum. However, no study was found that evaluated deans' perceptions...
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E-Learning Quality Assurance: A Perspective of Business Teacher Educators and Distance Learning Coordinators
AbstractBackground: Business teacher educators and distance learning coordinators have the responsibility to deliver quality online courses and programs. Therefore, they must make sure that quality assurance benchmarks are present in online business...
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Reading Skill Development: A Survey of Need and Responsibility
AbstractBackground: According to research, adolescent reading skills tend to be poor, and increased pressure from Federal legislation has been placed on educators to improve these skills. Research lacks on business teacher educators' preparation to provide...
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Essential Soft Skills for Success in the Twenty-First Century Workforce as Perceived by Business Educators
AbstractBackground: Soft skills describe career attributes that individuals should possess, such as team skills, communication skills, ethics, time-management skills, and an appreciation for diversity. In the twenty-first century workforce, soft skills...
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Vol. 51, No. 3, Fall

Editorial: The Structured Abstract Format
As is true of most business education organizations, Delta Pi Epsilon is in a constant state of change. As business educators, we are always striving to keep up-todate and to be our very best. This has led to a policy change in the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal....
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The Effect of Gender on the Importance of Business Ethics and Managerial Decisions: A Student Perspective
AbstractObjective: The study examined male and female business college students' perceptions regarding the need for a match between personal and corporate ethics, whether success in business depends on ethical behavior, and the types of ethical misconduct...
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Impact of Post-Secondary Business Teacher Educators' Employment Characteristics and Innovation Factors on Their Adoption of Current Computer Technologies as a Pedagogical Tool
AbstractBackground: Business teacher educators prepare business teachers and workers to be successful in today's constantly changing technological environment Therefore, business teacher educators must meet the challenge to be prepared technologically...
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Measuring Future Worker Productivity Via Business Email Message Creation: Implications for Education
AbstractObjective: This research was conducted to determine if relationships exist among college students' business email message productivity score and (a) email message quality score, (b) text keying method used to create email message, and (c) self-reported...
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Model for Preparing Marketing and Business Teachers to Meet the Challenge of Ctso Leadership and Advisement
AbstractObjective: This article presents a teacher education program graduates' perceptions of their preparedness to take on roles as FBLA, DECA, and BPA advisers. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to better understand impacts that the model of teacher...
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Vol. 51, No. 2, Spring

Pre Business College Freshman Perception of Classroom Behavior: An Analysis among and between Genders
AbstractThe focus of this study was 1) to identify pre business college freshman observed classroom behavior (personal, technical, and collaborative behaviors) in high school versus college, and to compare by gender (male to male; female to female),...
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Analyzing Online Education through the Lens of Institutional Theory and Practice: The Need for Researchbased and -Validated Frameworks for Planning, Designing, Delivering, and Assessing Online Instruction
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the (a) perceptions held by deans, vice presidents for academic affairs, and distance education administrators regarding online instruction; (b) impact of colleges' institutional contexts on their approaches...
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The Effects of Systematic Changes to a Business Course over a Three Year Period
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the measurable impacts of shortening lectures and increasing engaged learning activities in an undergraduate marketing course. Class pedagogy is progressively changed over six semesters from a lecture-based...
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Instructor Presence for Web-Based Classes
AbstractIs instructor presence important in an online distance education class? Yes, said the students of this mixed methods research study. Students (n=241) enrolled in 31 Web-based sections of classes at four Midwestern post-secondary institutions...
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Vol. 51, No. 1, Winter

An Analysis of Business Education Recruitment Strategies over the Past 25 Years: Then and Now
AbstractThis article provides a review, analysis, and synthesis of recruitment strategies for business education from the flourishing 1970s to today's declining enrollments and program suspensions. A historical overview, continuing challenges, and best...
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A Study of Electronic Detection and Pedagogical Approaches for Reducing Plagiarism
AbstractPlagiarism is an increasing problem in high schools and universities. To address the issue of how to teach students not to plagiarize, this study examined several pedagogical approaches for reducing plagiarism and the use of Turnitin, an online...
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Preparing Student Teaching Interns: Advice from Current Business Educators
AbstractPost-secondary business teacher educators strive to prepare student teachers for the classroom. However, post-secondary teacher educators must seek the input of experienced secondary teachers to assist them in developing such prepared student...
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Refereed Publications of Vital Business Educators
AbstractProblem: No systematic research has explored the refereed publications records of vital business educators.Data Collection Procedures: A total of 120 prominent business educators were mailed a survey about their publication practices and history,...
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Vol. 50, No. 3, Fall

Workload Management Strategies for Online Educators
AbstractWith increased use of online education, both students and instructors are adapting to the online environment Online educators must adjust to the change in responsibilities required to teach online, as it is quite intensive during the designing,...
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The Value of Business Education: Perceptions of High School Guidance Counselors, Principals, and Boards of Education
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the value of business education at the secondary school level as perceived by three groups of people who have great impact on course offerings, student advisement, and teacher hiring decisions. Specifically,...
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Graduate Business Students' Perceptions of Online Learning: A Five Year Comparison
AbstractThis study compared graduate business students' access to online graduate programs and their perceptions relating to online learning overa five-year period. Student input was provided during 2001 and 2006. Students in 2006 had greater access...
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The Strategies Approach: Effective for Reviewing Grammar and Punctuation Concepts
AbstractThis article is based on results of a quasi-experimental study in which the efficacy of the strategies approach for reviewing grammar and punctuation concepts was assessed in a business communication course. The control group studied rules-based...
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Vol. 50, No. 2, Spring

A Study of Teacher Perceptions of Instructional Technology Integration in the Classroom
AbstractTeachers focus on teaching students technology skills, which include making the technology work, but many teachers are not comfortable with the skills of integration and active learning using technology. An important factor for effective integration...
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A Trend Study: Technology Adoption in the Teaching-Learning Process by Secondary Business Teachers - 2002 and 2007
AbstractThis study determined Louisiana secondary business teachers' adoption of technology for use in instruction. Teachers have increased their technology adoption for use in instruction over the past five years, although they still do not have access...
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Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
AbstractCritical thinking is a learned skill that requires instruction and practice. Business education instructors at both the secondary and post-secondary levels can enhance students' critical thinking skills by (1) using instructional strategies that...
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Characteristics and Effectiveness of the U.S. State E-Government - to - Business Services
AbstractThis study examined the user-interface characteristics and effectiveness of the e-government-to-business (G2B) sites of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. A group of 306 online users were trained to assess the sites. The findings indicate...
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Vol. 50, No. 1, Winter

Editorial: Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century Classroom
AS COLLEGE EDUCATORS we often complain about how unprepared our students are. They often have not mastered the basics, thus presenting additional challenges for us. How difficult is it to teach business communication when our sophomores and juniors still...
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Vital Business Educators' Perceptions about the Usefulness of Business Education Periodicals: Making the Relevant Literature More Accessible
AbstractProblem: The business education literature isn't accessible.Research Questions: Which business education periodicals do vital business educators perceive to be more useful? In which databases and/or indices are they found? How much literature...
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Measuring Speech Recognition Proficiency: A Psychometric Analysis of Speed and Accuracy
AbstractThis study examined the validity of various measures of speed and accuracy for assessing proficiency in speech recognition. The study specifically compared two different word-count indices for speed and accuracy (the 5-stroke word and the 1.4-syllable...
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Understanding Teaching with the Internet in Business Education
AbstractThe purpose of this qualitative study was to analyze the way three technology-trained business education teachers deliver content knowledge with the Internet in the traditional classroom. Interviews and observations were conducted to achieve...
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Analysis of Nonresponse Bias in Research for Business Education
AbstractThis research examined the issue of nonresponse bias and how it was reported in nonexperimental quantitative research published in the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal between 1995 and 2004. Through content analysis, 85 articles consisting of 91 separate...
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