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Keller-Schneider, Manuela – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Teacher education must ensure that teachers have the prerequisites to meet different demands in their career entry phase. The presented evaluation study of 241 student teachers in their second semester of pre-service education shows that not only highly rated courses have an impact on the learning outcome of student teachers; the intensity with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Learning Strategies
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Abraham, Jessy; Barker, Katrina – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Currently there is a need for measures to examine the issue of sustaining students' enrolment intentions over an extended period of study in physics, a subject which is generally perceived as hard and demanding by students. This paper addresses this gap in research by describing the development and the assessment of psychometric properties of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physics, Secondary School Science
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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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Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry M.; AL-Sinani, Yousra; El Shourbagi, Sahar; Fakhroo, Hessa A. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
This study uses the Rasch model technique to examine the dimensionality structure and differential item functioning of the Arabic version of the Perceived Physical Ability Scale for Children (PPASC). A sample of 220 Omani fourth graders (120 males and 100 females) responded to an Arabic translated version of the PPASC. Data on students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Test Bias, Grade 4
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Scott, Brianna M.; Berman, Ashleigh F. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2013
Metacognition refers to students' knowledge and regulation of cognition, as well as their accuracy in predicting their academic performance. This study addressed two major questions: 1) how do metacognitive knowledge, regulation and accuracy differ across domains?, and 2) how do students' individual differences relate to their reported…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Difficulty Level, Metacognition, Questionnaires
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Roberts, Rachel M.; George, Wing Man; Cole, Carolyn; Marshall, Peter; Ellison, Vanessa; Fabel, Helen – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined the effect of age-correction on IQ scores among preterm school-aged children. Data from the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit Follow-up Program for 81 children aged five years and assessed with the WPPSI-III, and 177 children aged eight years and assessed with the WISC-IV, were analysed. Corrected IQ scores were…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Intelligence Quotient, Age, Scores
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Skues, Jason L.; Cunningham, Everarda G. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined the validity of using teacher-administered educational and intelligence tests to screen students for learning disabilities (LDs). Twenty-seven Technical and Further Education (TAFE) students from regional Victoria who were enrolled in a program that was designed to reconnect school dropouts with education via TAFE participated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Screening Tests
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Magee, Robert G.; Jones, Brett D. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
This article describes the development of an instrument to assess beliefs about standardized testing in schools, a topic of much heated debate. The Beliefs About Standardized Testing scale was developed to measure the extent to which individuals support high-stakes standardized testing. The 9-item scale comprises three subscales which measure…
Descriptors: Testing, Measures (Individuals), Standardized Tests, Epistemology
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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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Duncombe, Melissa E.; Havighurst, Sophie S.; Holland, Kerry A.; Frankling, Emma J. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Conduct Problems Risk Screen (CPRS), a seven-item screen derived from DSM-IV-TR criteria that can be completed by parents or teachers. The sample consisted of 4,752 Australian five- to nine-year-old primary school children. The results showed the parent and teacher screens had very good…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Elementary School Students
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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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Mansfield, Caroline; Wosnitza, Marold; Beltman, Susan – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
Teacher motivation is an important field of research, especially in countries where teacher retention and quality have become prominent concerns. This paper presents a conceptual framework for understanding the stage appropriate "goals for teaching" of graduating teacher education students. Generated from empirical data and grounded in…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Persistence, Goal Orientation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Seabi, Joseph – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
The study investigated the effects of mediated learning experience (MLE) intervention on Remedial school learners' cognitive functioning as measured by the Ravens Coloured Progressive Matrices (RCPM). The sample comprised 67 participants (males = 35; females = 32; mean age = 11.8) from Grade 4 through to Grade 7. Participants were given the RCPM…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Control Groups
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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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