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Smyth, Lillian; Mavor, Kenneth I.; Platow, Michael J. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Recent research has mapped the ways social identification and normative influence affect students' self-reported learning approaches and course experience, and also, the ways in which social identification and learning approach impact directly on grades. However, there is no evidence for a model incorporating both of these processes. The current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Learning Strategies
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J.; Bobis, Janette; Way, Jennifer; Anderson, Judy – Educational Psychology, 2019
Using growth modeling, this study examined trajectories of 'switching on' (aspirations) and 'switching off' (disengagement) in mathematics across middle school and high school. In addition, guided by principles under expectancy-value theory, the study sought to determine the extent to which patterns of growth differed by motivation (self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Elphinstone, B.; Whitehead, R.; Tinker, S. P.; Bates, G. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous research has indicated that nonattachment mediates the relationship between mindfulness and the ability to be adaptable. Additionally, adaptability has been associated with increased academic engagement and subsequently, higher grades. The current study combined these findings into a single model. In an undergraduate sample (N = 725), the…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Metacognition, Grades (Scholastic), Learner Engagement
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Colmar, Susan; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Connor, Julie; Martin, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Academic buoyancy is a construct relevant to the schooling lives of students, defining how they overcome or 'bounce back' from everyday academic adversity. The present study was correlational in design and examined academic buoyancy in 191 upper primary-aged students, focusing on its association with reading and mathematics performance, and the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Lee, Jihyun; Durksen, Tracy L. – Educational Psychology, 2018
We investigated psychological dimensions of academic interest among undergraduate students (N = 325) using a global academic interest scale. The scale was administered together with measures of academic performance, educational aspiration, career planning, goal setting, life satisfaction, attitudes towards leisure, personality and value.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Interests, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration
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Phan, Huy P.; Ngu, Bing H.; Alrashidi, Oqab – Educational Psychology, 2018
The present longitudinal research investigation explored the differential effects of "contextualised self-efficacy beliefs" (i.e. task, course, global) on the concepts of "personal resolve" and "effective functioning," and two adaptive outcomes, namely: "school experience" and "academic…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Student Experience
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J.; Bottrell, Dorothy; Armstrong, Derrick; Ungar, Michael; Liebenberg, Linda – Educational Psychology, 2017
The present study employed person-centred analyses that enabled identification of groups of students separated on the basis of their perceptions of social support (home and community), academic support, academic adversity and academic buoyancy. Among a sample of 249 young people, including many from high-needs communities, cluster analysis…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Academic Support Services, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Ginns, Paul; Martin, Andrew J.; Papworth, Brad – Educational Psychology, 2017
A primary goal our study was to explore whether relations between academic anxiety and students' use of a range of learning strategies (memorisation, elaboration, personal best [PB] goals and cooperation) were mediated by academic buoyancy. We were also interested in extending knowledge of anxiety and its role in students' learning strategy use.…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Anxiety, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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De Nobile, John – Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between aspects of organisational communication and dimensions of job satisfaction and general organisational commitment. Participants were 358 staff members from 35 government primary schools in the state of Western Australia, who completed a survey comprising the Organisational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Communication, Job Satisfaction, Elementary Schools
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Colgate, Orla; Ginns, Paul; Bagnall, Nigel – Educational Psychology, 2017
The role parents can play in supporting early reading attainment is well documented. There is still, however, a need to understand what motivates parents to become involved in reading at home with their child. Past research, based upon correlational studies, has mixed findings regarding the influence of the teacher and the child on parents'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Grade 2, Parents
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Campbell, Claire; Bond, Trevor – Educational Psychology, 2017
The Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test (GHDT) is a non-verbal assessment designed to infer young children's levels of intellectual development and understanding via the collection of three human figure drawings (HFDs)--one each of a man, a woman and a self-portrait. This paper presents findings from a research project that applied the Rasch model for…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Young Children, Cognitive Development, Human Body
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Martin, Andrew J.; Elliot, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study assessed the role of prior personal best goals in predicting subsequent academic motivation and engagement. A total of 1160 high school students participated in a longitudinal survey study exploring the extent to which personal best and mastery and performance (dichotomous) achievement goals predict students' academic motivation and…
Descriptors: Role, Achievement Need, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Aryadoust, Vahid – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study sought to examine the development of paragraph writing skills of 116 English as a second language university students over the course of 12 weeks and the relationship between the linguistic features of students' written texts as measured by Coh-Metrix--a computational system for estimating textual features such as cohesion and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Skills, College Students
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Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell – Educational Psychology, 2016
The study had two main aims: (i) to develop a model incorporating research self-efficacy and research disposition as predictors of publication output; and (ii) to assess the fit and robustness of this model to dichotomous groups based on gender, academic qualifications and rank. Data were drawn from a survey of lecturers (n = 331) working in two…
Descriptors: Research, Self Efficacy, Personality, Productivity
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J.; Curwood, Jen Scott – Educational Psychology, 2016
Given recent concerns around boys' literacy, this study examined multidimensional writing motivation and engagement among boys. We explored internal and external validity of 11 adaptive (e.g. self-efficacy for writing) and maladaptive (e.g. disengagement from writing) factors of writing motivation and engagement. The sample comprised 781 male…
Descriptors: Males, High School Students, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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