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Björn, Piia Maria; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2016
This longitudinal study aimed to investigate the extent to which primary school text comprehension predicts mathematical word problem-solving skills in secondary school among Finnish students. The participants were 224 fourth graders (9-10 years old at the baseline). The children's text-reading fluency, text comprehension and basic calculation…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Prediction, Secondary School Students
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Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Viljaranta, Jaana; Tolvanen, Asko; Aunola, Kaisa – Educational Psychology, 2012
This study examined the extent to which a student's academic performance in first grade contributes to the active instruction given by a teacher to a particular student. To investigate this, 105 first graders were tested in mathematics and reading in the fall and spring of their first school year. At the same time points, their teachers filled in…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Grade 1, Reading Skills
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Vilenius-Tuohimaa, Piia Maria; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2008
This study aimed to investigate the interplay between mathematical word problem skills and reading comprehension. The participants were 225 children aged 9-10 (Grade 4). The children's text comprehension and mathematical word problem-solving performance was tested. Technical reading skills were investigated in order to categorise participants as…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), Grade 4
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Rytkonen, Katja; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2007
The present study investigated the extent to which parents' causal attributions predict the accuracy of, and bias in, their children's self-concept of maths ability. Participants were 207 children and their 182 mothers and 167 fathers, who were assessed during the children's first and second primary school years. The results showed that the more…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Self Concept, Prediction, Children
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Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2004
The aim of the study was to investigate prospective relationships between reading and writing performance during the first grade of primary school. The data was collected from 83 Finnish-speaking children who were examined four times on reading, spelling, and productive writing skills during the first grade. At the beginning of the school year,…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Spelling, Reading Skills, Grade 1