International Journal of Higher Education

International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. The journal seeks to publish original research articles that are hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provide exploratory insights in the fields of educational theory, teaching method, instructional design, students management, case studies etc. in both undergraduate and graduate levels. The editorial board welcomes high-quality research or review papers focusing on teaching, researching, training and applied work in the field of higher education. The journal is published in both printed and online version. The online version is free access and download.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (


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2016 Q2: Articles Received: 35; Accepted: 21; Rejected: 13; Published: 16; Retracted: 0

2016 Q1: Articles Received: 40; Accepted: 28; Rejected: 15; Published: 24; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 145; Accepted: 88; Rejected: 43; Published: 72; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 120; Accepted: 78; Rejected: 39; Published: 58; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 127; Accepted: 79; Rejected: 39; Published: 71; Retracted: 0




What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant by email:

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (400.00USD).

g) Print Journals Are Mailed

After publication, two hard copies of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author. If you want more copies, please order at

h) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.



IJHE Indexed in ERIC

International Journal of Higher Education (IJHE) has been indexed in ERIC, the Education Resources Information Center. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and is the largest database of education research.  
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Call for Papers-International Journal of Higher Education


International Journal of Higher Education, which is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly by Sciedu Press.

We are seeking submissions for forthcoming issue published in November 2016. The paper should be written in professional English. The length of 3000-8000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online: or sent to:

For any further information about the journal, please log on its website:

Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2016


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Vol 5, No 3 (2016)

International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 5, No. 3, August 2016

Table of Contents


Student Perceptions of Justification in Two Disparate Domains: Education and Biology PDF
Christi Lea Dawson, Maeghan N Hennessey, Kelli Higley p1
Stress in Medical Students in a Problem-Based Learning Curriculum PDF
Ahmad Dagistani, Fawwaz Al Hejaili, Salih Binsalih, Hamdan Al Jahdali, Abdulla Al Sayyari p12
The Effect of Mobile Learning on Students' Achievement and Conversational Skills PDF
Abdellah Ibrahim Mohammed Elfeky, Thouqan Saleem Yakoub Masadeh p20
Student Self-Efficacy and Gender-Personality Interactions PDF
Lars Fallan, Leiv Opstad p32
Pedagogical Implications, Possibilities, and Pitfalls of Offering a Semester 3 Credit Course in Nine Consecutive Days PDF
Porter E. Coggins, Victoria Hays, Kate Larson p45
Students’ Perceptions and Faculty Measured Competencies in Higher Education PDF
J. Muthiani Malechwanzi, Hongde Lei, Lu Wang p56
Scientific Skills in Graduate Mexican Students: Curriculum, Mentoring and Institutional Support PDF
Angel Alberto Valdés Cuervo, Pedro Antonio Sánchez Escobedo, Etty Haydeé Estévez Nenninger, Silvia Patricia Aquino Zuñiga p70
Feel the Progress: Second-year Students’ Reflections on Their First-year Experience PDF
Telle Hailikari, Robert Kordts-Freudinger, Liisa Postareff p79
Comparing the Change of Teaching Motivations among Preservice Teachers in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland: Do In-school Learning Opportunities Matter? PDF
Johannes König, Martin Rothland, Sarantis Tachtsoglou, Stefan Klemenz p91
Integrating Faculty Led Service Learning Training to Quantify Height of Natural Resources from a Spatial Science Perspective PDF
Daniel Unger, David Kulhavy, Kai Busch-Petersen, I-Kuai Hung p104
A Study on the Relationship between College Students’ Boredom Tendency and Attribution Style as well as Achievement Motivation PDF
Shunqin Yan p117
The Roots of the Challenge: Undergraduate Chinese Students Adjusting to American College Life PDF
Mei-Ling Tung p121
Enhancing Student Teachers’ Teaching Skills Through a Blended Learning Approach PDF
Abeer Abdalhalim Albhnsawy, Ahmed Mahmoud Aliweh p131
Motivation Management of Project-Based Learning for Business English Adult Learners PDF
Xiaoqin Liu p137
Using ePortfolio’s to Assess Undergraduate Paramedic Students: A Proof of Concept Evaluation PDF
Rod Mason, Brett Williams p146
Investigating Causality between Global Experience and Global Competency for Undergraduates in Contemporary China’s Higher Education: A Transformative Learning Theory Perspective PDF
Jian Li, Jinhui Xu p155
Evaluation of the Processes and Outcomes of Implementing a Competency Model to Foster Research Knowledge Utilization in Education PDF
Melodie Briand-Lamarche, Renee Pinard, Pascale Theriault, Christian Dagenais p168
Qatar's Educational System in the Technology-Driven Era: Long Story Short PDF
Ibrahim Mohamad Karkouti p182
The Development of Biology Teaching Material Based on the Local Wisdom of Timorese to Improve Students Knowledge and Attitude of Environment In Caring the Persevation of Environment PDF
Andam S. Ardan p190
Student Perceptions to Teaching Undergraduate Anatomy in Health Sciences PDF
Ryan S Anderton, Li Shan Chiu, Susan Aulfrey p201
Strengthening Statistics Graduate Programs with Statistical Collaboration - The Case of Hawassa University, Ethiopia PDF
Ayele Taye Goshu p217
The Key Predictors of Success in University in France: What Are the Contributing Factors and Possible New Directions in Educational Research? PDF
Amelie Duguet, Marielle Le Mener, Sophie Morlaix p222
Opportunities and Challenges of Academic Staff in Higher Education in Africa PDF
Elijah Dickens Mushemeza p236

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International Journal of Higher Education
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