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Hughes, Claire; Daly, Irenee; Foley, Sarah; White, Naomi; Devine, Rory T. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Early work on school readiness focused on academic skills. Recent research highlights the value of also including both children's social and behavioural competencies and family support. Aims: Reflecting this broader approach, this study aimed to develop a new and brief questionnaire for teachers: The Brief Early Skills and Support…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Questionnaires, Preschool Children, Test Reliability
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Putwain, David W.; Daly, Anthony L.; Chamberlain, Suzanne; Sadreddini, Shireen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Prior research has shown that test anxiety is negatively related to academic buoyancy, but it is not known whether test anxiety is an antecedent or outcome of academic buoyancy. Furthermore, it is not known whether academic buoyancy is related to performance on high-stakes examinations. Aims: To test a model specifying reciprocal…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Secondary School Students, Test Anxiety, Scores
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Felton, Mark; Garcia-Mila, Merce; Villarroel, Constanza; Gilabert, Sandra – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: There is growing interest in using argumentative discourse in educational settings. However, in a previous study, we found that discourse goals (persuasion vs. consensus) while arguing can affect student outcomes in both content learning and reasoning. Aims: In this study, we look at argumentative discourse data from a previous study…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Cooperative Learning, Discourse Analysis, Middle School Students
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Casas, José A.; Ortega-Ruiz, Rosario; Del Rey, Rosario – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: The bullying phenomenon has serious consequences for those that are involved. In order to find more effective ways to eradicate it from the schools, more research is needed. In this context, teacher management and emotional intelligence (EI) are shown to be relevant keys to consider. Aim: The aim of this study was to analyse the ways…
Descriptors: Bullying, Classroom Techniques, Emotional Intelligence, Aggression
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Perera, Harsha N.; McIlveen, Peter; Oliver, Mark E. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Existing literature has documented relationships between personality traits and academic achievement as well as some of the mechanisms underlying these links. However, the pathways by which personality traits are associated with achievement during stressful educational circumstances require further investigation. Aims: This study…
Descriptors: Coping, Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns
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Koomen, Helma M. Y.; Jellesma, Francine C. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: The constructs of closeness, conflict, and dependency, which are derived from attachment theory, are widely used to qualify teachers' perceptions of relationships with individual children. Aims: Our main aim was to reveal whether similar and reliable dimensions could be identified in middle childhood with a newly developed student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Affective Behavior, Gender Differences
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Lietaert, Sofie; Roorda, Debora; Laevers, Ferre; Verschueren, Karine; De Fraine, Bieke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: The gender gap in education in favour of girls is a widely known phenomenon. Boys generally have higher dropout rates, obtain lower grades, and show lower engagement. Insight into factors related to these academic outcomes could help to address the gender gap. Aims: This study investigated, for Dutch language classes, (1) how boys and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Learner Engagement, Indo European Languages, Student Behavior
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Pinto, Giuliana; Tarchi, Christian; Bigozzi, Lucia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: The relationship between oral language and the writing process at early acquisition stages and the ways the former can enhance or limit the latter has not been researched extensively. Aims: The predictive relationship between kindergarten oral narrative competence and the first- and second-grade written narrative competence was…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Oral Language, Writing (Composition), Story Telling
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Suchodoletz, Antje; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Gunzenhauser, Catherine; Fäsche, Anika – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Educational processes and outcomes are influenced by a multitude of factors, including individual and contextual characteristics. Recently, studies have demonstrated that student and context characteristics may produce unique and cumulative effects on educational outcomes. Aims: The study aimed to investigate (1) the relative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Spelling, Student Characteristics
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Timmermans, Anneke C.; Kuyper, Hans; Werf, Greetje – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: In several tracked educational systems, realizing optimal placements in classes in the first year of secondary education depends on the accuracy of teacher expectations. Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate between-teacher differences in their expectations regarding the academic aptitude of their students. Sample: The sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Expectations of Students, Accuracy, Bias
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Shen, Bo; McCaughtry, Nate; Martin, Jeffrey; Garn, Alex; Kulik, Noel; Fahlman, Mariane – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Teacher burnout is regarded as a serious problem in school settings. To date, studies on teachers' stress and burnout have largely centred on teachers' own characteristics, socialization, and behaviours, but few have explored the connection between teachers' burnout and students' motivation via their own perceptions of teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Student Motivation, Stress Variables, Correlation
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Martin, Andrew J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: There has been increasing interest in growth approaches to students' academic development, including value-added models, modelling of academic trajectories, growth motivation orientations, growth mindsets, and growth goals. Aims: This study sought to investigate the relationships between implicit theories about intelligence…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Goal Orientation, Theories, Longitudinal Studies
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Parker, Philip D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Seaton, Marjorie; Van Zanden, Brooke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: The Internal-External frame of reference (IE) model suggests that as self-concept in one domain goes up (e.g., English) self-concept in other domains (e.g., mathematics) should go down (ipsative self-concept hypothesis). Aims: To our knowledge this assumption has not been tested. Testing this effect also provides a context for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Self Concept, English
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Martin, Andrew; Travers, Cheryl J.; Morisano, Dominique; Locke, Edwin A. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Goal-setting theory continues to be among the most popular and influential theories of motivation and performance, although there have been limited academic applications relative to applications in other domains, such as organizational psychology. Aims: This paper summarizes existing quantitative research and then employs a qualitative…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Qualitative Research, Reflection, Academic Achievement
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Mok, Magdalena M. C.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Zhu, Jinxin; Or, Anthony – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: A number of methods to investigate growth have been reported in the literature, including hierarchical linear modelling (HLM), latent growth modelling (LGM), and multidimensional scaling applied to longitudinal profile analysis (LPAMS). Aims: This study aimed at modelling the mathematics growth of students over a span of 6 years from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 3
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