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Lowrie, Tom; Logan, Tracy; Ramful, Ajay – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Although spatial ability and mathematics performance are highly correlated, there is scant research on the extent to which spatial ability training can improve mathematics performance. Aims: This study evaluated the efficacy of a visuospatial intervention programme within classrooms to determine the effect on students' (1) spatial…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation
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Van der Beek, Jojanneke P. J.; Van der Ven, Sanne H. G.; Kroesbergen, Evelyn H.; Leseman, Paul P. M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Mathematics achievement is related to positive and negative emotions. Pekrun's control-value theory of achievement emotions suggests that students' self-concept (i.e., self-appraisal of ability) may be an important mediator of the relation between mathematics achievement and emotions. Aims: The aims were (1) to investigate the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Emotional Response, Grade 9, Secondary School Students
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Chamberlin, Scott A.; Moore, Alan D.; Parks, Kelly – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Student affect plays a considerable role in mathematical problem solving performance, yet is rarely formally assessed. In this manuscript, an instrument and its properties are discussed to enable educational psychologists the opportunity to assess student affect. Aims: The study was conducted to norm the CAIMPS (instrument) with gifted…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Affective Measures, Program Validation, Mathematical Aptitude
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Van Hoof, Jo; Verschaffel, Lieven; Van Dooren, Wim – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Rational numbers are of critical importance both in mathematics and in other fields of science. However, they form a stumbling block for learners. One widely known source of the difficulty learners have with rational numbers is the natural number bias, that is the tendency to (inappropriately) apply natural number properties in…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills
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Otumfuor, Beryl Ann; Carr, Martha – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Spatial skills have been linked to better performance in mathematics. Aim The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher spatial skills and their instruction, including teacher content and pedagogical knowledge, use of pictorial representations, and use of gestures during geometry instruction. Sample:…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Mathematics Skills, Teacher Competencies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Scrimin, Sara; Moscardino, Ughetta; Altoè, Gianmarco; Mason, Lucia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Previous research indicates that children can display different attention allocation patterns in response to threat. However, data are lacking on the possible existence of an attentional bias in response to academic stressors, and whether variables related to school well-being (SWB) and students' individual characteristics may…
Descriptors: Well Being, Stress Variables, Grade 8, Task Analysis
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Kollerová, Lenka; Smolík, Filip – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Past research has shown that peer victimization by bullying is associated with peer rejection and fear of victimization, but little is known about the interplay between victimization and other characteristics in the prediction of these experiences. We assume that the associations between victimization and peer rejection/fear of…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Bullying, Peer Acceptance
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Baas, Diana; Castelijns, Jos; Vermeulen, Marjan; Martens, Rob; Segers, Mien – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Assessment for Learning (AfL) is believed to create a rich learning environment in which students develop their cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Monitoring student growth and providing scaffolds that shed light on the next step in the learning process are hypothesized to be essential elements of AfL that enhance cognitive and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Processes, Metacognition
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Daniels, Lia M.; Frenzel, Anne C.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Stewart, Tara L.; Perry, Raymond P. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background and Aims: The literature documents fewer classroom mastery goal structures in secondary school compared to elementary. However, little is known about how personal achievement goals may influence classroom goal structures. This is especially true at the level of pre-service teachers. Our objective was to investigate if pre-service…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Preservice Teachers, Educational Objectives, Prediction
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Gehlbach, Hunter; Brinkworth, Maureen E.; Harris, Anna D. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: Although teacher-student relationships lie at the heart of students' schooling experience, fundamental questions regarding these relationships remain unanswered. Aims: This study investigates three related questions about these relationships: To what extent do they change from the beginning to the end of a school year? Are any emergent…
Descriptors: Homework, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Roth, Guy; Kanat-Maymon, Yaniv; Bibi, Uri – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Background: This study examined students' perceptions of autonomy-supportive teaching (AST) and its relations to internalization of pro-social values and bullying in class. Aims: We hypothesized that: (1) teachers' AST, which involves provision of rationale and taking the student's perspective, would relate positively to students' identified…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Sanctions, Student Attitudes, Bullying
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Dietz, Franziska; Hofer, Manfred; Fries, Stefan – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Academic procrastination, the tendency to postpone learning activities, is regarded as a consequence of postmodern values that are prominent in post-industrialized societies. When students strive for leisure goals and have no structured routines for academic tasks, delaying strenuous learning activities becomes probable. Aims: The…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Time Management