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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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Catrysse, Leen; Gijbels, David; Donche, Vincent; De Maeyer, Sven; Lesterhuis, Marije; Van den Bossche, Piet – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Up until now, empirical studies in the Student Approaches to Learning field have mainly been focused on the use of self-report instruments, such as interviews and questionnaires, to uncover differences in students' general preferences towards learning strategies, but have focused less on the use of task-specific and online measures.…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Eye Movements, Measurement Techniques, Interviews
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Hughes, Claire; White, Naomi; Foley, Sarah; Devine, Rory T. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Traditional measures of school readiness are labour-intensive and do not assess family support. Aims: The current study used the newly developed Brief Early Skills and Support Index (BESSI: Hughes, Daly, Foley, White and Devine 2015) to examine 6-month longitudinal stability and change in teachers' ratings of young children's school…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, School Readiness, Longitudinal Studies, Questionnaires
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Gärtner, Kim Angeles; Vetter, Verena Clara; Schäferling, Michaela; Reuner, Gitta; Hertel, Silke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Preterm children have an increased risk regarding self-regulation development. Given the strong link between parenting behaviour (i.e., scaffolding and sensitivity) and children's self-regulation, parental training presents a promising way to counteract the negative consequences of preterm birth. Aims: We explored the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Child Development, Self Control, Child Rearing
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Hebron, Judith S. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) face many educational challenges, particularly in terms of academic achievement, social inclusion, and mental health. School connectedness is linked to many positive outcomes and may be of particular salience at the primary-secondary school transition, when young people with ASC are…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student School Relationship, Comparative Analysis
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Starkey-Perret, Rebecca; Deledalle, Aurore; Jeoffrion, Christine; Rowe, Charlotte – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: This study focuses on achievement emotions in a context of foreign language acquisition in a French-speaking population. Aims: Firstly, the reliability and construct validity of the Achievement Emotion Questionnaire were examined; the second aim was to compare the effectiveness of two teaching approaches, classical and task-based…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Emotional Response
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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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Muijs, Daniel – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Bullying remains a persistent phenomenon in schools, but the extent to which day-to-day policies and practices relate to bullying prevalence has not been widely studied. In this study, we use an educational effectiveness framework to interrogate this relationship. Aims: The aim was to study the relationship between school factors and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Correlation, Institutional Characteristics, Incidence
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Gouveia-Pereira, Maria; Vala, Jorge; Correia, Isabel – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Teachers' legitimacy is central to school functioning. Teachers' justice, whether distributive or procedural, predicts teachers' legitimacy. Aims: What is still do be found, and constitutes the goal of this paper, is whether unjust treatment by a teacher affects the legitimacy of the teacher differently when the student knows that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Value Judgment
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Putwain, David W.; Symes, Wendy; Wilkinson, Hannah M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Fear appeals are persuasive messages that draw attention to the negative consequences (e.g., academic failure) that follow a particular course of action (e.g., not engaging in lessons) and how negative consequences can be avoided with an alternate course of action. Previous studies have shown that when fear appeals are appraised as…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Fear, Mathematics Tests, Secondary School Students
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Zhang, Yining; Lin, Chin-Hsi; Zhang, Dongbo; Choi, Yunjeong – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: In spite of considerable advancements in our understanding of the different factors involved in achieving vocabulary-learning success, the overall pattern and interrelationships of critical factors involved in L2 vocabulary learning--particularly, the mechanisms through which learners regulate their motivation and learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 10, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Hui; Hall, Nathan C.; Goetz, Thomas; Frenzel, Anne C. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Prior research has shown teachers' goal orientations to influence classroom goal structures (Retelsdorf "et al.," 2010, "Learning and Instruction, 20," 30) and to also impact their emotions (Schutz "et al.," 2007, "Emotion in Education," Academic Press, Amsterdam, the Netherlands). However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Teachers, Longitudinal Studies
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Justicia-Galiano, M. José; Martín-Puga, M. Eva; Linares, Rocío; Pelegrina, Santiago – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Numerous studies, most of them involving adolescents and adults, have evidenced a moderate negative relationship between math anxiety and math performance. There are, however, a limited number of studies that have addressed the mechanisms underlying this relation. Aims: This study aimed to investigate the role of two possible…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Self Concept, Correlation, Short Term Memory
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Montuoro, Paul; Mainhard, Tim – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Considerable research has investigated the deleterious effects of teachers responding aggressively to students who misbehave, but the mechanism underlying this dysfunctional behaviour remains unknown. Aims: This study investigated whether the mechanism underlying teacher aggression follows I[superscript 3] theory or General Aggression…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Aggression, Foreign Countries
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Peter, Johannes; Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Leichner, Nikolas; Krampen, Günter – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Particularly in higher education, not only a view of science as a means of finding absolute truths (absolutism), but also a view of science as generally tentative (multiplicism) can be unsophisticated and obstructive for learning. Most quantitative epistemic belief inventories neglect this and understand epistemic sophistication as…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Epistemology, Psychology, Factor Analysis
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