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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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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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Benzing, Valentin; Schmidt, Mirko; Jäger, Katja; Egger, Fabienne; Conzelmann, Achim; Roebers, Claudia M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Given the strong relationship between executive functions and academic achievement, there has been great interest in improving executive functions. School-based group interventions targeting executive functions revealed encouraging results in preschoolers and young school children; however, there is a paucity of studies in older…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Correlation
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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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Münchow, Hannes; Richter, Tobias; von der Mühlen, Sarah; Schmid, Sebastian – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: The evaluation of informal arguments is a key component of comprehending scientific texts and scientific literacy. Aim: The present study examined the nomological network of university students' ability to evaluate informal arguments in scientific texts and the relevance of this ability for academic success. Sample: A sample of 225…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Scientific and Technical Information, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Badger, Julia R.; Mellanby, Jane – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: School attainment tests and Cognitive Abilities Tests are used in the United Kingdom to set targets for educational outcome. Whilst these are good predictors, they depend not only on basic ability but also on learnt knowledge and skills, such as reading. Method and Aims: VESPARCH is an online group test of verbal and spatial reasoning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Verbal Ability, Spatial 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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Burnette, Jeni L.; Russell, Michelle V.; Hoyt, Crystal L.; Orvidas, Kasey; Widman, Laura – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Students living in rural areas of the United States exhibit lower levels of educational attainment than their suburban counterparts. Innovative interventions are needed to close this educational achievement gap. Aims: We investigated whether an online growth mindset intervention could be leveraged to promote academic outcomes. Sample:…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Females, Educational Attainment, Intervention
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Kim, Lisa E.; MacCann, Carolyn – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Instructors are under pressure to produce excellent outcomes in students. Although the contribution of "student" personality on student outcomes is well established, the contribution of "instructor" personality to student outcomes is largely unknown. Aim: This study examined the influence of instructor personality…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Personality Traits
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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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Heyder, Anke; Kessels, Ursula; Steinmayr, Ricarda – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Boys earn lower grades in languages than girls. The expectancy-value model by Eccles" et al." (1983, "A series of books in psychology. Achievement and achievement motives. Psychological and sociological approaches," W.H. Freeman, San Francisco, CA, 76) is a comprehensive theoretical model for explaining gender…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Parent Attitudes
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Kamarova, Sviatlana; Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D.; Hagger, Martin S.; Lintunen, Taru; Hassandra, Mary; Papaioannou, Athanasios – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Previous prospective studies have documented that mastery-approach goals are adaptive because they facilitate less negative psychological responses to unfavourable social comparisons than performance-approach goals. Aims: This study aimed to confirm this so-called "mastery goal advantage" effect experimentally. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement
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Corcoran, Roisin P.; O'Flaherty, Joanne – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Given that the ultimate academic goal of many education systems in the developed world is for students to graduate from college, grades have a considerable bearing on how effective colleges are in meeting their primary objective. Prior academic performance informs predominantly the selection and retention of teacher candidates.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Correlation
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Hayley, Amie C.; Sivertsen, Børge; Hysing, Mari; Vedaa, Øystein; Øverland, Simon – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Sleep difficulties are common among university students and may detrimentally affect academic outcomes. Despite this, remarkably little information is currently available during this critical developmental period of early adulthood, and thus, the direct effect on measurable domains of academic ability and proficiency is equivocal.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sleep, Academic Achievement, College Students
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