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Pinxten, Maarten; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; D'Haenens, Ellen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The relation between academic self-concept and achievement has been examined in a large number of studies. The majority of these studies have found evidence for a reciprocal effects model. However, there is an ongoing debate on how students' achievement should be measured and whether the type of achievement indicator (grades, tests,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Retention (Psychology)
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Martin, Andrew J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: This study seeks to examine a multidimensional model of student motivation and engagement using within- and between-network construct validation approaches. Aims: The study tests the first- and higher-order factor structure of the motivation and engagement wheel and its corresponding measurement tool, the Motivation and Engagement…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), High School Students, Student Motivation, Educational Practices
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Saunders, Robyn J.; Solman, Robert T. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1984
Two experiments investigated effects of pictures on kindergarten children learning to read nouns. Results indicate instructions to associate word and picture and viewing of the word prior to presentation of the picture failed to improve performance. Children who learned words in absence of pictures recognized more words on post-learning trials.…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Intermode Differences, Kindergarten Children, Literature Reviews
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Freebody, Peter; Tirre, William C. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1985
Reading achievement test performance of high and low ability sixth-graders in contrasting reading programs was examined. Lower academic ability pupils benefitted from the explicitly sequenced, behaviorally oriented Matteson program, while higher academic ability students benefitted from the Scott Foresman program, which emphasizes rich language…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Elementary Education, Grade 6
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Hermelin, B.; O'Connor, N. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1986
A study of 12- to 14-year-olds was conducted to investigate which components of spatial ability may be dependent on general cognitive functioning level and to compare possible differences in carrying out certain spatial operations in children of equal intelligence, but who are not specifically gifted for mathematics or visual arts. (MBR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Ability, Gifted, Intelligence
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Kelly, Alison; Smail, Barbara – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1986
Attitude, achievement, and sex stereotyping tests administered to 11-year-olds reveal boys are more sex stereotyped; able and middle-class girls are less sex stereotyped; feminine self-image is linked to low achievement and masculine self-image to high achievement; and children endorsing sex stereotypes show less interest in science associated…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Occupations, Preadolescents, Psychological Studies
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Kraft, Goldie S.; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1985
Describes two experiments in which high school students who studied a map/prose combination expected either a spatial/locational or verbal/event posttest. Results indicate test expectation instructions significantly influenced kinds of information students were able to recall, and type of preinstructional expectation had a pronounced effect on how…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Expectation, Geographic Location, Instructional Design
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Sjoberg, L. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1984
Relationships between interest in natural sciences and technology and perceived ability, success, and invested effort were studied in Swedish secondary school students. Interests were accounted for by logical orientation and practical value. Interests and grades were strongly correlated, but correlations between interests and effort and vocational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
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Marsh, H. W. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1984
University students viewed a videotaped lecture which was experimentally manipulated to vary in content coverage and lecturer expressiveness and then completed an objective exam. Some students were given external incentive to do well. Results indicate that better performance was associated with added incentive, better content coverage, and more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Incentives, Learning Theories
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Zakay, Dan – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1985
Influences upon attitudes towards aphasic children were studied when ordinary children (ages nine-14) were given explanations of, or had direct contact with, motoric aphasic children and explanations of their handicap. Attitudes of children exposed to daily contact were less negative and attitudes were more negative with decreasing age across…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Aphasia, Attitude Change
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Little, A. W. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1985
Examines explanations used by children (ages five-14) to explain academic success and failure; frequency of their use; and developmental variations in types of explanations used. It was found that patterns of attribution categories vary by age, and that the attribution process involves a complex interaction of subjective and objective reality.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Age Differences, Attribution Theory
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Beveridge, Michael – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1985
This investigation of the development of young children's concept of evaporation examines their intuitive explanations of real world events involving evaporation. A study of the effects of providing evidence contradicting their explanations and of directing their attention to relevant situational features provides insight into the development of…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Eshel, Yohanan; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1987
Describes study of 435 Israeli elementary school students to assess effects of open education on reading comprehension assignments. Literature on open education is reviewed, the hypotheses tested are described, results are analyzed comparing the effects of open education with the effects of traditional classroom instruction, and 46 references are…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction
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Swanson, H. Lee – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1987
Discusses relation between verbal ability and metamemory and how these two factors relate to the later recallability of material. A study is described that separated 32 children into high and average verbal ability groups, administered a metamemorial questionnaire, and tested recall one week later. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Analysis of Variance, Children, Correlation
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Liddle, Ian; Wilkinson, J. Eric – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1987
Describes longitudinal study of the development of understanding of two logical properties of number by 36 children during the first three years of primary school in Glasgow. Piagetian tests and number skills tests were administered to explore the acquisition of number as class and number as order concepts. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Conservation (Concept)
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