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Jeno, Lucas M.; Danielsen, Anne G.; Raaheim, Arild – Educational Psychology, 2018
We investigate a model based on Self-Determination Theory (SDT) to predict academic achievement and dropout intentions among biology students in higher education in Norway. Students (n = 754) from a representative national sample participated in this cross-sectional study. The results align with our hypotheses and SDT assumptions. The model…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropouts, Higher Education, Self Determination
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Diseth, Åge; Breidablik, Hans Johan; Meland, Eivind – Educational Psychology, 2018
The relation between autonomy support and basic need satisfaction was investigated by applying a longitudinal design at a time interval of two years, and by comparing two different grade level cohorts of students. Participants comprised 1.225 Norwegian students divided by two subsamples (6th and 8th grade level/8th and 10th grade level). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students, Cohort Analysis
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Saele, Rannveig Grøm; Sørlie, Tore; Nergård-Nilssen, Trude; Ottosen, Karl-Ottar; Goll, Charlotte Bjørnskov; Friborg, Oddgeir – Educational Psychology, 2016
Approximately 30% of students drop out from Norwegian upper secondary schools. Academic achievement, as indexed by grade point average (GPA), is one of the strongest predictors of dropout. The present study aimed to examine the role of cognitive, school-related and affective/psychological predictors of GPA. In addition, we examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Secondary School Students
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Kovac, Velibor Bobo; Cameron, David Lansing; Høigaard, Rune – Educational Psychology, 2016
Understanding the underlying processes influencing college students' academic achievement represents an important goal of educational research. The aim of the present study was to examine the utility of the extended Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and the relative influence of cognitive processes and measures of past behaviour in the prediction…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Grades (Scholastic), College Students, Cognitive Processes
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Strømsø, Helge Ivar; Bråten, Ivar; Anmarkrud, Øistein; Ferguson, Leila E. – Educational Psychology, 2016
We examined the role of justification for knowing beliefs in learning and comprehension when ethnic majority and ethnic minority students from the same school classes read five conflicting documents on the scientific issue of sun exposure and health. Results showed that the more ethnic minority students trusted scientific authorities and the less…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Beliefs, Reading
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Diseth, Age; Danielsen, Anne G.; Samdal, Oddrun – Educational Psychology, 2012
Teachers' support of basic psychological needs, self-efficacy, achievement goals, life satisfaction and academic achievement level was measured in a sample of 240 secondary school students (8th and 10th grades). Correlation analysis showed significant positive relations between all of the variables, except for the relation between need support of…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Life Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Stromso, Helge Ivar; Braten, Ivar; Britt, M. Anne – Educational Psychology, 2011
We examined whether epistemic beliefs predict students' evaluation of documents. Undergraduates read two texts on climate change. Participants judged the trustworthiness of each text and then indicated the criteria for their rating. We found that readers who believe strongly in relying on personal interpretations rather than on authorities trusted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Climate, Change
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Ertesvag, Sigrun K. – Educational Psychology, 2009
Using a cohort longitudinal design, this study examined pupils' perceptions of their teachers' classroom leadership, both before and after implementation of the Respect programme. Pupils in Grades 5-10 (age 11-16) in four Norwegian schools reported their perceptions of their teachers' emotional support, academic support, and monitoring five times…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Cohort Analysis
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Dysvik, Anders; Martinsen, Oyvind Lund – Educational Psychology, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between students' reactions to teaching and their consequent performance as measured by course grades. Reactions to teaching were reported by 189 adult part-time students enrolled in postgraduate studies over two consecutive academic semesters across six different study programs in a large…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Trainees, Foreign Countries
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Midthassel, Unni Vere; Bru, Edvin; Idsoe, Thormod – Educational Psychology, 2008
This paper investigates changes in bullying behaviour among pupils in 72 Norwegian compulsory schools two years after the schools completed an anti-bullying program. A sample of 22 schools received eight lesson plans with material for staff to use to focus on the challenges of anti-bullying during this period of two years. Another sample of 22…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Ertesvag, Sigrun K.; Vaaland, Grete Sorensen – Educational Psychology, 2007
Disobedient pupils, off-task behaviour, and bullying are common problems in schools in many countries; they interfere with teaching, create an unsafe learning environment, and challenge the staff. Effective programs involving entire schools to prevent and reduce such problems have already been designed and implemented. However, most interventions…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Students, Prevention