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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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Preckel, Franzis; Lipnevich, Anastasiya A.; Boehme, Katharina; Brandner, Lena; Georgi, Karsten; Konen, Tanja; Mursin, Katharina; Roberts, Richard D. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: Chronotype refers to individuals' preference for morning or evening activities. Its two dimensions (morningness and eveningness) are related to a number of academic outcomes. Aims: The main goal of the study was to investigate the incremental validity of chronotype as a predictor of academic achievement after controlling for a number…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Grade 10
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Waters, Stacey; Cross, Donna; Shaw, Therese – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Connectedness to school is a significant predictor of adolescent health and academic outcomes. While individual predictors of connectedness have been well-described, little is known about school-level factors which may influence connectedness. A school's ecology, or its structural, functional, and built aspects, coupled with…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Academic Achievement, Grade 9, Grade 8
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Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Kiuru, Noona; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
Background: Transition from comprehensive school to later educational tracks is challenging for many adolescents. The present three-wave longitudinal study conducted in Finland considers this issue from the perspective of school burnout. Background: Transition from comprehensive school to later educational tracks is challenging for many…
Descriptors: Burnout, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Bar-Tal, D.; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1980
While holding the influence of socioeconomic status constant, the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement, anxiety, and level of aspiration was examined among 2,438 ninth-grade Israeli-Jewish students of Asian or African background, and European, American or Israeli backgrounds. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Adolescents, Anxiety