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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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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