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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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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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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