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Verniers, Catherine; Martinot, Delphine – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Endorsing an entity theory of intelligence has negative effects on students' academic trajectories. Research focused on students' personal theories of intelligence has shown that girls are more likely than boys to hold an entity theory of intelligence. However, no study has examined the possibility of a gender stereotype basis for this…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Social Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Knowledge Level
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Reder, Fanny; Marec-Breton, Nathalie; Gombert, Jean-Emile; Demont, Elisabeth – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: The awareness of the formal structure of language has been widely studied in the literature but less in a bilingualism context. Even less with second-language learners (SLL) who are acquiring their second language (L2) and are not considered as bilinguals. Aims: This study aimed at providing an investigation of young SLL's skills in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics, German, Monolingualism
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Giannopulu, I.; Escolano, S.; Cusin, F.; Citeau, H.; Dellatolas, G. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
Background: The behavioural and academic performance of young children with teachers' reported hyperactivity, conduct problems or inattention is under debate. Aim: This study investigates the associations between teachers' reported behavioural difficulties and academic and cognitive performances in two large samples of preschool and school…
Descriptors: Test Results, Age Differences, Academic Achievement, Hyperactivity
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Coquin-Viennot, Daniele; Moreau, Stephanie – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Understanding and solving problems involves different levels of representation. On the one hand, there are logico-mathematical representations, or problem models (PMs), which contain information such as "the size of the flock changed from 31 sheep to 42" while, on the other hand, there are more qualitative representations, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arithmetic, Problem Solving, Elementary School Students
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Escribe, Christian; Huet, Nathalie – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Background: An important aim of educational psychology is to account for the difficulties in cognitive strategy maintenance. Possible explanations may be found in developmental studies concerning the interdependence of knowledge accessibility and strategy use, and in current achievement goal models which assume that individuals with a learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Maintenance, Educational Psychology, Classification
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Emler, Nicholas; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1987
Designed to determine how children acquire beliefs about institutional roles and authority associated with them, this study focused on schools and the teacher's role. Students from France and Scotland aged between 7 and 11 years with contrasting socioeconomic backgrounds were interviewed, and class and national differences in beliefs were found.…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Developed Nations