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Aelterman, Nathalie; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Haerens, Leen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: It is generally accepted that well-established classroom rules prevent problem behaviour, while also supporting students' achievement gains. Yet, there might be considerable variability in students' underlying motives to comply or refrain from complying with classroom rules, with some students adhering to them because they fully accept…
Descriptors: Correlation, Behavior Problems, Cheating, Truancy
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Hagger, Martin S.; Hamilton, Kyra – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Beyond ability, traits related to perseverance, such as grit and self-discipline, are associated with adaptive educational outcomes. Few studies have examined the independent effects of these traits on outcomes and the mechanisms involved. Aims: This study estimated parameters of a process model in which grit-perseverance of effort…
Descriptors: Science Education, Grades (Scholastic), Personality Traits, Predictor Variables
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Hentges, Rochelle F.; Galla, Brian M.; Wang, Ming-Te – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Children growing up in poverty tend to perform worse in school than their more economically advantaged peers. Aims: The current study integrates an educational theory of motivation and an evolutionary theory of life history strategies to examine how economic disadvantage predicts children's mathematics achievement through their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Mathematics Instruction, Prediction
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Pöysä, Sanni; Vasalampi, Kati; Muotka, Joona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Prior research has shown that engagement plays a significant role in students' academic learning. Aims: The present study sought to expand the current understanding of students' engagement by examining how situational engagement during a particular lesson is associated with the observed teacher-student classroom interactions (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Veas, Alejandro; Castejón, Juan-Luis; Miñano, Pablo; Gilar-Corbí, Raquel – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Different studies reveal an association between parent involvement, metacognition, and academic achievement; however, the majority analyse the developmental process of acquisition in experimental or quasi-experimental designs with students enrolled in child education. Adolescence is an important stage in personal and academic…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Dinsmore, Daniel L.; Zoellner, Brian P. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: This investigation was designed to uncover the relations between students' cognitive and metacognitive strategies used during a complex climate simulation. While cognitive strategy use during science inquiry has been studied, the factors related to this strategy use, such as concurrent metacognition, prior knowledge, and prior…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cognitive Processes, Undergraduate Students, Prior Learning
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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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Moè, Angelica; Katz, Idit; Alesi, Marianna – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background and aims: Based on the principles of scaffolding for motivation and on the assumptions of self-determination theory, two studies aimed to assess the role played by perceived parental autonomy-supportive scaffolding on child homework autonomous motivation, self-efficacy, affect, and engagement. Samples and results: The results of Study…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Parent Participation, Motivation, Parent Child Relationship
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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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Burnette, Jeni L.; Russell, Michelle V.; Hoyt, Crystal L.; Orvidas, Kasey; Widman, Laura – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Students living in rural areas of the United States exhibit lower levels of educational attainment than their suburban counterparts. Innovative interventions are needed to close this educational achievement gap. Aims: We investigated whether an online growth mindset intervention could be leveraged to promote academic outcomes. Sample:…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Females, Educational Attainment, Intervention
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Kim, Lisa E.; MacCann, Carolyn – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Instructors are under pressure to produce excellent outcomes in students. Although the contribution of "student" personality on student outcomes is well established, the contribution of "instructor" personality to student outcomes is largely unknown. Aim: This study examined the influence of instructor personality…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Personality Traits
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Fraser, Diana M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: A growth mindset is a significant factor in the motivation and achievement of learners. Previous research has shown one-off interventions do encourage growth mindset thinking but only improvements are only short-lived. A sustainable and embedded approach may therefore be the only way to engender long-term changes to an individual's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Zendarski, Nardia; Sciberras, Emma; Mensah, Fiona; Hiscock, Harriet – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Students with attention/deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to languish behind their peers with regard to academic achievement and education attainment. School engagement is potentially modifiable, and targeting engagement may be a means to improve education outcomes. Aims: To investigate school engagement for students with…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learner Engagement, Student Surveys
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Scrimin, Sara; Moscardino, Ughetta; Altoè, Gianmarco; Mason, Lucia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Previous research indicates that children can display different attention allocation patterns in response to threat. However, data are lacking on the possible existence of an attentional bias in response to academic stressors, and whether variables related to school well-being (SWB) and students' individual characteristics may…
Descriptors: Well Being, Stress Variables, Grade 8, Task Analysis
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Rieser, Svenja; Naumann, Alexander; Decristan, Jasmin; Fauth, Benjamin; Klieme, Eckhard; Büttner, Gerhard – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: In order for teaching to be successful, students need to be actively involved in learning. However, research on teaching effectiveness often neglects students' learning activities. Although it is assumed that effective teaching promotes the use of beneficial learning activities, empirical evidence for this connection is still limited.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, Educational Quality, Learning Activities
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