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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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Bardach, Lisa; Lüftenegger, Marko; Yanagida, Takuya; Schober, Barbara; Spiel, Christiane – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Within-class consensus on mastery goal structures describes the extent to which students agree in their perceptions of mastery goal structures. Research on (work) teams suggests that higher levels of consensus within a group indicate a well-functioning social environment and are thus positively related to beneficial socio-emotional…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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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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Van der Beek, Jojanneke P. J.; Van der Ven, Sanne H. G.; Kroesbergen, Evelyn H.; Leseman, Paul P. M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Mathematics achievement is related to positive and negative emotions. Pekrun's control-value theory of achievement emotions suggests that students' self-concept (i.e., self-appraisal of ability) may be an important mediator of the relation between mathematics achievement and emotions. Aims: The aims were (1) to investigate the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Emotional Response, Grade 9, Secondary School Students
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Pinxten, Maarten; Marsh, Herbert W.; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Van Damme, Jan – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: The multidimensionality of the academic self-concept in terms of domain specificity has been well established in previous studies, whereas its multidimensionality in terms of motivational functions (the so-called affect-competence separation) needs further examination. Aim: This study aims at exploring differential effects of enjoyment…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Competence, Self Concept, Mathematics Achievement
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Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Martin, Andrew J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Background: The literature has documented theoretical/conceptual models delineating the facilitating role of peer relationships in academic and non-academic outcomes. However, the mechanisms through which peer relationships link to those outcomes is an area requiring further research. Aims: The study examined the role of adolescents' perceptions…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Peer Relationship, Achievement Tests, Adolescents
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Chouinard, Roch; Karsenti, Thierry; Roy, Normand – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Research has shown that motivation is a key factor in the learning process as well as in school achievement. In essence, a number of researchers have highlighted the close link between motivation and achievement-related behaviours such as effort. Aims: The present study aims to acquire more specific information concerning the relations…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Processes, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
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Andriessen, Iris; Phalet, Karen; Lens, Willy – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
Background: Cross-cultural research on minority school achievement yields mixed findings on the motivational impact of future goal setting for students from disadvantaged minority groups. Relevant and recent motivational research, integrating Future Time Perspective Theory with Self-Determination Theory, has not yet been validated among minority…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Attitudes, Time Perspective, Learning Strategies
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Dickhauser, Oliver; Reuter, Martin; Hilling, Christine – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Background: Choice behaviour has far-reaching consequences on students' educational careers. Previous models on course selection for example, the model of achievement-related choices (Wigfield & Eccles, 2000) and of self-efficacy theory (Bandura, 1997), stress the importance of ability perceptions (self-concept of ability) as major determinants of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Course Selection (Students), Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement
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Standage, Martyn; Duda, Joan L.; Ntoumanis, Nikos – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Background: Contemporary research conducted in the context of school physical education (PE) has increasingly embraced various tenets of self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 1991). Despite this increase in research attention, some postulates of the framework remain unexplored (e.g. impact of a need-supportive climate). As such, the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Education, Gender Differences, Student Motivation