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Belfi, Barbara; Haelermans, Carla; De Fraine, Bieke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: The effects of school socio-economic composition on student achievement growth trajectories have been a hot topic of discussion among politicians around the world for many years. However, the bulk of research investigating school socio-economic composition effects has been limited in important ways. Aims: In an attempt to overcome the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Elementary School Students
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Lietaert, Sofie; Roorda, Debora; Laevers, Ferre; Verschueren, Karine; De Fraine, Bieke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: The gender gap in education in favour of girls is a widely known phenomenon. Boys generally have higher dropout rates, obtain lower grades, and show lower engagement. Insight into factors related to these academic outcomes could help to address the gender gap. Aims: This study investigated, for Dutch language classes, (1) how boys and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Learner Engagement, Indo European Languages, Student Behavior
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Pinxten, Maarten; Marsh, Herbert W.; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Van Damme, Jan – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: The multidimensionality of the academic self-concept in terms of domain specificity has been well established in previous studies, whereas its multidimensionality in terms of motivational functions (the so-called affect-competence separation) needs further examination. Aim: This study aims at exploring differential effects of enjoyment…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Competence, Self Concept, Mathematics Achievement
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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)