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Clarke, Rufus M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1986
A modified version of the Approaches to Studying Inventory was administered to students in an innovative medical school. It was found that, although the inventory was not predictive of academic success for this group, it might be helpful in student counseling, and student responses were consistent with the school's philosophy. (LRW)
Descriptors: Correlation, Cross Sectional Studies, Developed Nations, Educational Counseling
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Gill, C. E.; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1985
This study analyzed the Tertiary Admission Examination and Australian Scholastic Aptitude Test results for 264 pairs of 17-year-old monozygotic and dizygotic twins in Western Australia to determine if examination performance is influenced by environmental or genetic factors. Purely environmental models are rejected as inadequate explanations of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Covariance, Cognitive Ability, Environmental Influences
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Kirby, John R.; Gordon, Christopher J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1988
Discussion of text segmenting and comprehension highlights a study of elementary students in Australia that tested two hypotheses, one concerning reading abilities and one concerning information processing skills involved in syntactic analysis. Tests that measured vocabulary, comprehension, and processing skills are described, results are…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries