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Herrero Romero, Rocio; Hall, James; Cluver, Lucie – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Many adolescents in South Africa are exposed to multiple types of violence, socio-economic disadvantage, and low-quality education: all risk factors for educational outcomes including school delay (grade enrolment below that which is age-appropriate). Supportive teacher-student relationships are known to be associated with improved…
Descriptors: Violence, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, At Risk Students
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Aelterman, Nathalie; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Haerens, Leen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: It is generally accepted that well-established classroom rules prevent problem behaviour, while also supporting students' achievement gains. Yet, there might be considerable variability in students' underlying motives to comply or refrain from complying with classroom rules, with some students adhering to them because they fully accept…
Descriptors: Correlation, Behavior Problems, Cheating, Truancy
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Mameli, Consuelo; Molinari, Luisa; Passini, Stefano – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: The literature in educational psychology converges on the idea that students should take an active and accountable position in their learning processes. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of research that has systematically put the constructs of agency and responsibility at the core of their interests. Aims: In this study, we explore…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Learning Processes, Student Responsibility, Independent Study
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Jayman, Michelle; Ohl, Maddie; Hughes, Bronach; Fox, Pauline – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Policymakers are focusing increased attention on the role of schools to promote and support children's mental health, and evidence-based models of good practice are in demand. Pyramid Club is a school-based, socio-emotional intervention, demonstrably effective with primary-aged pupils. Aims: This study extends previous Pyramid Club…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Development, Social Development, Mental Health
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Thomas, Hannah J.; Scott, James G.; Coates, Jason M.; Connor, Jason P. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Intervention on adolescent bullying is reliant on valid and reliable measurement of victimization "and" perpetration experiences across different behavioural expressions. Aims: This study developed and validated a survey tool that integrates measurement of both traditional and cyber bullying to test a theoretically driven…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Support Groups, Correlation
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Crosswaite, Madeline; Asbury, Kathryn – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Despite a large body of research that has explored the influence of genetic and environmental factors on educationally relevant traits, few studies have explored teachers' beliefs about, or knowledge of, developments in behavioural genetics related to education. Aims: This study aimed to describe the beliefs and knowledge of UK…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Genetics, Environmental Influences, Teaching Experience
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Kipman, Ulrike; Kühberger, Anton; Pletzer, Belinda – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: There is little research on how to best introduce children to stochastics. In general, demonstration and concrete experience seem to be necessary to establish good understanding of stochastics in children. Pupils seem to be able to develop an intuition on stochastic thinking when they actively solve probabilistic problems and carry out…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Bardach, Lisa; Lüftenegger, Marko; Yanagida, Takuya; Schober, Barbara; Spiel, Christiane – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Within-class consensus on mastery goal structures describes the extent to which students agree in their perceptions of mastery goal structures. Research on (work) teams suggests that higher levels of consensus within a group indicate a well-functioning social environment and are thus positively related to beneficial socio-emotional…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Hagger, Martin S.; Hamilton, Kyra – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Beyond ability, traits related to perseverance, such as grit and self-discipline, are associated with adaptive educational outcomes. Few studies have examined the independent effects of these traits on outcomes and the mechanisms involved. Aims: This study estimated parameters of a process model in which grit-perseverance of effort…
Descriptors: Science Education, Grades (Scholastic), Personality Traits, Predictor Variables
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Pöysä, Sanni; Vasalampi, Kati; Muotka, Joona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Prior research has shown that engagement plays a significant role in students' academic learning. Aims: The present study sought to expand the current understanding of students' engagement by examining how situational engagement during a particular lesson is associated with the observed teacher-student classroom interactions (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Veas, Alejandro; Castejón, Juan-Luis; Miñano, Pablo; Gilar-Corbí, Raquel – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Different studies reveal an association between parent involvement, metacognition, and academic achievement; however, the majority analyse the developmental process of acquisition in experimental or quasi-experimental designs with students enrolled in child education. Adolescence is an important stage in personal and academic…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Desideri, Lorenzo; Ottaviani, Cristina; Cecchetto, Carla; Bonifacci, Paola – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Mind wandering (MW) has commonly been linked to bad scholastic performance; however, such association has rarely been investigated in the classroom. Moreover, in examining such association, motivational variables have been largely ignored. Aim: We aimed at examining the associations between the dispositional tendency to engage in MW…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Academic Ability
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Arrona-Palacios, Arturo; Díaz-Morales, Juan F. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: The effect of morningness-eveningness, sleep habits, and intelligence on academic performance has been studied in a fixed morning school shift. However, no studies have analysed these variables in an afternoon school shift and tested whether morningness-eveningness is related to academic performance beyond sleep habits and intelligence…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Sleep, Intelligence, Academic Achievement
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Li, Meijuan; Zhang, Yongmei; Liu, Hongyun; Hao, Yi – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: The topic of gender differences in mathematical performance has received considerable attention in the fields of education, sociology, economics and psychology. Aims: We analysed gender differences based on data from the Beijing Assessment of Educational Quality in China. Sample: A large data set of Grade 5 and Grade 8 students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Schmidt, Isabelle; Brunner, Martin; Preckel, Franzis – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Achievement in math and achievement in verbal school subjects are more strongly correlated than the respective academic self-concepts. The internal/external frame of reference model (I/E model; Marsh, 1986, "Am. Educ. Res. J.," 23, 129) explains this finding by social and dimensional comparison processes. We investigated a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Self Concept
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