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Luo, Wenshu; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Lee, Kerry – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the interaction between self-efficacy and implicit beliefs of ability in their association with maladaptive learning in mathematics. The analysis was based on a large sample of 2538 Singapore Secondary 2 students (M[subscript age] = 13.75), who took measures of entity beliefs of ability, self-efficacy, and three maladaptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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Madjar, Nir; Cohen, Veronique; Shoval, Gal – Educational Psychology, 2018
School transitions are important phases in students' educational experiences. The current study aimed to explore the trajectories of academic and social motivation across the transition from elementary to middle school. Participants (N = 415) were sampled from six elementary schools; 55% transitioned after sixth grade (transition) and 45% remained…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Longitudinal Studies
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DeBacker, Teresa K.; Heddy, Benjamin C.; Kershen, Julianna Lopez; Crowson, H. Michael; Looney, Kristyna; Goldman, Jacqueline A. – Educational Psychology, 2018
This investigation employed a longitudinal design to examine the influence of a one-shot growth mindset intervention on ninth-graders' implicit beliefs about intelligence and related achievement goals in four different samples. The intervention conformed to characteristics of 'wise interventions'. Participants' incremental beliefs about…
Descriptors: Intervention, Goal Orientation, Intelligence, Incidence
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Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Bustos Gómez, María Clara – Educational Psychology, 2018
Formative assessments and feedback are vital to enhancing learning outcomes but require that learners feel at ease identifying their errors, and receiving feedback from a trusted source--teachers. An experimental test of a new theoretical framework was conducted to cultivate a pedagogical alliance to enhance students' (a) trust in the teacher, (b)…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Well Being, Error Patterns, Formative Evaluation
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Madjar, Nir; Chohat, Ronny – Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study aimed to explore the concept of transition self-efficacy, which is defined as individuals' subjective evaluation of their ability to execute the actions required for a successful transition from elementary to middle school. The study followed a sample of 128 sixth-grade students for 2 consecutive years (before and after the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Self Concept
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Scheltinga, Peter A. M.; Timmermans, Anneke C.; van der Werf, Greetje P. C. – Educational Psychology, 2017
The self-reported grades Dutch, English and Math of 13,970 students in the third grade of Dutch secondary education (US grade 9) were investigated with regard to educational track-level and dominant achievement goal (DAG). The performance approach goal group scored significantly higher on all three subjects than the performance avoidance group,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic), Secondary School Students, Track System (Education)
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Daniels, Lia M.; Poth, Cheryl A. – Educational Psychology, 2017
The purpose of this paper was to examine the relationships between pre-service teachers' conceptions of assessment and their intended approaches to classroom instruction and assessment. We operationalised approaches to instruction and assessment according to Achievement Goal Theory, postulating that pre-service teachers approach instruction and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Correlation
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Scheltinga, Peter A. M.; Kuyper, Hans; Timmermans, Anneke C.; van der Werf, Greetje P. C. – Educational Psychology, 2016
The dominant achievement goals (DAGs) of 7,008 students in the third grade of Dutch secondary education (US grade 9) were investigated, based on Elliot & McGregors' 2 × 2 framework (2001), in relation to track-level and motivational variables. We found the mastery-approach goal and the performance-approach goal, generally considered adaptive,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Scores, Mastery Learning
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Vassiou, Aikaterini; Mouratidis, Athanasios; Andreou, Eleni; Kafetsios, Konstantinos – Educational Psychology, 2016
Performance at school is affected not only by students' achievement goals but also by emotional exchanges among classmates and their teacher. In this study, we investigated relationships between students' achievement goals and emotion perception ability and class affect and performance. Participants were 949 Greek adolescent students in 49 classes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Emotional Response, Mathematics Teachers
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Luo, Wenshu; Lee, Kerry; Ng, Pak Tee; Ong, Joanne Xiao Wei – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the relationships of students' incremental beliefs of math ability to their achievement emotions, classroom engagement and math achievement. A sample of 273 secondary students in Singapore were administered measures of incremental beliefs of math ability, math enjoyment, pride, boredom and anxiety, as well as math classroom…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation
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Lee, Jeesoo; Bong, Mimi; Kim, Sung-il – Educational Psychology, 2014
We tested the interaction between task value and self-efficacy on defensive pessimism, academic cheating, procrastination and self-handicapping among 574 Korean 11th graders in the context of English as a foreign language. We hypothesised that perceiving high value in tasks or domains for which self-efficacy was low would pose a threat to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Task Analysis
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Schweinle, Amy; Berg, Patti J.; Sorenson, Ashley R. – Educational Psychology, 2013
The present research sought to determine if primary school students differentiate between classes that are challenging and those that are difficult, and how these distinctions relate to their motivation and achievement. Results indicated that there are three types of challenges/difficulties. "Challenging" classes are those that are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preadolescents, Courses, Difficulty Level
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Ciani, Keith; Ferguson, Yuna; Bergin, David; Hilpert, Jonathan – Educational Psychology, 2010
Some argue that the goal of education is to influence out-of-school learning activity, yet little research exists on how teachers can help students develop an interest in a topic and continue to pursue that interest outside of school. The current study tested classroom context variables from self-determination theory (teachers' autonomy support)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Teacher Role, Student Motivation