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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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Caleon, Imelda S.; Wui, Ma. Glenda L.; Chiam, Ching Leen; King, Ronnel B.; Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling; Tan, Chee Soon – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study explored the relative salience of students' personal strengths and teacher support in predicting academic risk status. The participants were Secondary One (S1, Grade Seven) students from Singapore who scored below the cohort's mean score in a national test administered at the end of primary education, and were identified as low risk…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Goal Orientation, Empathy
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Cheung, Kwok-Cheung – Educational Psychology, 2017
Many students from disadvantaged homes participating in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 were classified as academic resilient (called "disadvantaged high achiever", the DHA in this study). In comparison with peers of comparable home background status, there were also students from advantaged homes performing…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Learning, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Ker, H. W. – Educational Psychology, 2016
Reports from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) consistently show that there is a substantial gap in average mathematics achievement between Singapore and the USA. This study conducts an exploratory comparative investigation on the multilevel factors influencing the mathematics achievement of students from these two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests
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Lim, Siew Yee; Chapman, Elaine – Educational Psychology, 2015
Past studies have shown that distinct yet highly correlated sub-constructs of three broad mathematics affective variables: (a) motivation, (b) attitudes and (c) anxiety, have varying degree of correlation with mathematics achievement. The sub-constructs of these three affective constructs are as follows: (a) (i) amotivation, (ii) external…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Motivation, Mathematics Anxiety
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Luo, Wenshu; Hogan, David J.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Sheng, Yee Zher; Aye, Khin Maung – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigates attributional beliefs of Singapore secondary students in their English study and how they can be predicted by self-construal, competence and achievement goals. A total of 1,496 students were administered surveys on seven attributions, independent and interdependent self-construals, previous achievement, self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Stankov, Lazar; Morony, Suzanne; Lee, Yim Ping – Educational Psychology, 2014
Recent efforts to identify non-cognitive predictors of academic achievement and school success have largely focused on self-constructs such as self-efficacy, self-concept and anxiety that are measured with respect to a specific domain (e.g. mathematics). We extend the measurement of the non-cognitive realm in education to incorporate both social…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Self Concept, Self Efficacy
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Lee, Kerry; Ning, Flora; Goh, Hui Chin – Educational Psychology, 2014
Although the effects of achievement goals and working memory on academic performance are well established, it is not clear whether they jointly affect academic performance. Children from Primary 4 and 6 (N = 608) were administered (a) measures of working memory and updating from the automated working memory battery and a running span task, (b)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation
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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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Ng, Hong Kok; Kalyuga, Slava; Sweller, John – Educational Psychology, 2013
Animation has an inherent advantage over static graphics when presenting dynamic content because it provides a more accurate and realistic depiction. Simultaneously, animation has an inherent disadvantage because most animated information is perceptually transient. In this quasi-experimental study, cognitive load theory was used to investigate the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Animation, Visual Aids
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Ng, Hong Kok; Kalyuga, Slava; Sweller, John – Educational Psychology, 2013
Animation has an inherent advantage over static graphics when presenting dynamic content because it provides a more accurate and realistic depiction. Simultaneously, animation has an inherent disadvantage because most animated information is perceptually transient. In this quasi-experimental study, cognitive load theory was used to investigate the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Animation, Efficiency
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Tan, Ser Hong; Pang, Joyce S. – Educational Psychology, 2012
This study investigates the processes through which achievement motivation guides the selection of coping strategies which in turn affects environmental mastery post-failure feedback. Seventy-six college students received failure feedback after completing a professional aptitude test. Findings showed that gender moderated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), College Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Need
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Lowe, Patricia A.; Ang, Rebecca P. – Educational Psychology, 2012
In the present study, the similarity of the factor structure of the Test Anxiety Scale for Elementary Students (TAS-E) and cultural and gender differences in test anxiety were examined in a sample of 1322 US and Singapore elementary students. The similarity of the factor structure of the TAS-E, a measure of test anxiety, was examined to determine…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Ang, Rebecca P.; Yusof, Noradlin – Educational Psychology, 2006
The Narcissistic Personality Questionnaire for Children (NPQC) is a brief self-report scale for measuring narcissism in children. In Study 1, a factor analysis on 370 children's NPQC scores revealed four factors that were labeled superiority, exploitativeness, self-absorption, and leadership. Study 2 established convergent and discriminant…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Personality Traits, Personality Assessment, Test Construction