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Wozencroft, Kelly; Campbell, Marilyn; Orel, Alexandria; Kimpton, Melanie; Leong, Eliza – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2015
Little is known about the prevalence of cyberbullying among university students and less about whether they utilise anti-bullying policies. However, failure to report cyberbullying incidents to authorities would lessen the efficacy of these policies. This study investigated the prevalence of cyberbullying among university students and their…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intention, Information Security, Incidence
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Qasim, Samir; Ravenscroft, John; Sproule, John – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Previous research has not examined the potential relationship between physical activity interventions and psychological domains of young adults with visual impairment (VI). This study aimed to investigate whether karate practice improves the self-esteem of young adults with VI. A secondary aim of this study was to explore the exercise and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Esteem, Case Studies, Measures (Individuals)
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Vickers, Margaret; Finger, Linda; Barker, Katrina; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
A significant body of literature attests to the influence of social contexts on students' engagement with school. A review of this literature led to the construction of a self-report instrument designed to measure Social-Relational Support for Education (SRSE). The conceptual framework underlying the SRSE instrument focuses on the factors that can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity
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Kyle, Vanessa A.; White, Katherine M.; Hyde, Melissa K.; Occhipinti, Stefano – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
We examined goal importance, focusing on high, but not exclusive priority goals, in the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to predict students' academic performance. At the beginning of semester, students in a psychology subject (N = 197) completed TPB and goal importance items for achieving a high grade. Regression analyses revealed partial…
Descriptors: Role, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Prediction
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Allen, Kelly A.; Bowles, Terence – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
Belonging has been shown to have a significant impact on a range of factors associated with wellbeing. These areas include life satisfaction, general wellbeing, clinical depression, cognitive performance, academic outcomes, and physical health. Belonging is an important aspect of psychological functioning. Schools offer unique opportunities for…
Descriptors: Well Being, Physical Health, Depression (Psychology), Life Satisfaction
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Bowles, Terry – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
A cohort of female adolescents from 11 to 18 Years of age (n = 325) completed a questionnaire based on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (Gardner, 1999) to examine their perception of their talents as they progressed through secondary school. Results showed that the highest ranking talents were Physical and Sport Activity, and Language…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Multivariate Analysis, Multiple Intelligences, Talent
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Brown, Gavin; Harris, Lois – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
Student beliefs about assessment may vary according to the level of schooling. The "Students Conceptions of Assessment" version 6 (SCoA-VI) inventory elicits attitudes towards four beliefs (assessment: improves teaching and learning, measures external factors, has affective impact/benefit, is irrelevant). Using multi-group confirmatory…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Metallidou, Panayiota; Diamantidou, Eleni; Konstantinopoulou, Eleni; Megari, Kalliopi – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
The study aimed at providing evidence for the development of children's beliefs about everyday reasoning. A total of 116 third, fifth, and seventh graders participated in the study. They were examined individually with 14 everyday thinking scenarios which have been developed by Amsterlaw (2006). After each scenario, children were asked to evaluate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 7
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Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry M.; Patrick, Rosan R. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2011
The aim of the present study is to examine the relationships among achievement motivation orientations and academic achievement and interest and whether achievement goals mediate these relationships. A sample of 503 students aged 14-16 years from 8 secondary schools in two Australia cities responded to a questionnaire package, comprising measures…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Motivation, Program Effectiveness
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Rizzo, Patrizia; Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph; Drechsler, Renate – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Insufficient self-regulation and reduced awareness of self-regulatory skills have been discussed as possible explanations for academic difficulties. However, instruments for assessing metacognitive knowledge of self-regulation in young school children have been lacking so far and it has been questioned whether younger school children are able to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Rating Scales, Children, Factor Analysis
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Burnett, Paul C.; Mandel, Valerie – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
This small scale qualitative study investigated teachers' and students' perceptions of praise and feedback in the classroom using structured interviews and classroom observation. A case study approach was used whereby students and teachers from one school participated. Some 56 students and five teachers were interviewed individually or in small…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Observation, Interviews
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Mansfield, Caroline F. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Student motivation during adolescence has become an increasingly important issue for educators and researchers. Using a goal theory perspective, researchers have investigated a range of goals (including achievement goals, social goals and future goals) that influence students' desire to achieve at school. The present study examines the range of…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Student Motivation, Adolescents, Researchers
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Chua, Siew Lian; Wong, Angela F. L.; Chen, Der-Thanq – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2009
Associations between the nature of Chinese Language Classroom Environments and Singapore secondary school students' motivation to learn the Chinese Language were investigated. A sample of 1,460 secondary three (grade 9) students from 50 express stream (above average academic ability) classes in Singapore government secondary schools was involved…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Foreign Countries, Grade 9
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Beltman, Susan; Wosnitza, Marold – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
This study examines the roles other people play in individuals' decisions to enter into teacher education. Elements of social cognitive and situated theoretical approaches to motivation are combined, using a newly developed instrument. Participants were 303 Australian and German teacher education students. They indicated other people who had…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Motivation, Decision Making, Social Influences
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Owusu-Banahene, Nana Opoku; Amedahe, Francis K. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
This study examines the gender differences among Ghanaian adolescent students' beliefs about aggression and its association with their reported level of aggression. A total of 800 students selected from eight same-sex senior high schools participated in the study. It was hypothesized that male and female students will score high on the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Aggression, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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