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Lam, Shui-fong; Jimerson, Shane; Shin, Hyeonsook; Cefai, Carmel; Veiga, Feliciano H.; Hatzichristou, Chryse; Polychroni, Fotini; Kikas, Eve; Wong, Bernard P. H.; Stanculescu, Elena; Basnett, Julie; Duck, Robert; Farrell, Peter; Liu, Yi; Negovan, Valeria; Nelson, Brett; Yang, Hongfei; Zollneritsch, Josef – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: A comprehensive understanding of the contextual factors that are linked to student engagement requires research that includes cross-cultural perspectives. Aims: This study investigated how student engagement in school is associated with grade, gender, and contextual factors across 12 countries. It also investigated whether these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Learner Engagement, Cross Cultural Studies
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Lam, Shui-fong; Law, Yin-kum; Shum, Mark Shiu-kee – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: In the era of education reform when new teaching approaches are being advocated, it is important to investigate how different classroom discourse patterns are related to different educational outcomes. Aim: The purpose of the study was to analyse the whole classroom discourse of two teacher interns' writing classes. It was conducted…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Student Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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Chan, Joanne C. Y.; Lam, Shui-fong – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
Background: Vicarious learning is one of the fundamental sources of self-efficacy that is frequently employed in educational settings. However, little research has investigated the effects of competition on students' writing self-efficacy when they engage in vicarious learning. Aim: This study compared the effects of competitive and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Competition, Foreign Countries, Grade 7
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Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Lam, Shui-fong – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Social comparison research usually demonstrates that students will have higher self-evaluation in downward comparison but lower self-evaluation in upward comparison. However, the existence of this contrast effect may depend on people's self-construal. The contrast effect may exist only for people with independent self-construal. For…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Grade 7, Comparative Analysis