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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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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