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Korhonen, Johan; Nyroos, Mikaela; Jonsson, Bert; Eklöf, Hanna – Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate the interplay between test anxiety and working memory (WM) on mathematics performance in younger children. A sample of 624 grade 3 students completed a test battery consisting of a test anxiety scale, WM tasks and the Swedish national examination in mathematics for grade 3. The main effects of test anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Short Term Memory, Test Anxiety, Mathematics Tests
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Pozzoli, Tiziana – Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of the present study was to examine whether class climate and class moral disengagement each contribute to explain different levels of victimisation among classes. Eight-hundred-and-ninety-nine children from 43 Swedish elementary school classes participated in the current study. Class moral disengagement, class relational climate and peer…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Moral Values, Victims, Peer Relationship
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Stenlund, Tova; Jönsson, Fredrik U.; Jonsson, Bert – Educational Psychology, 2017
This paper focuses on the factors that are likely to play a role in individual learning outcomes from group discussions, and it includes a comparison featuring test-enhanced learning. A between-groups design (N = 98) was used to examine the learning effects of feedback if provided to discussion groups, and to examine whether group discussions…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Tests, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis
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Klapp, Alli; Cliffordson, Christina; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – Educational Psychology, 2016
The purpose of the study was to investigate how grading of students in primary school affected achievement measured by grades one year later, and how the effect varied as a function of cognitive ability, gender and socio-economic status. The data derive from The Evaluation Through Follow Up longitudinal project. Through a national curriculum…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compulsory Education, Gender Differences, Cognitive Ability
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Stenlund, Tova; Sundström, Anna; Jonsson, Bert – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study examined whether practice testing with short-answer (SA) items benefits learning over time compared to practice testing with multiple-choice (MC) items, and rereading the material. More specifically, the aim was to test the hypotheses of "retrieval effort" and "transfer appropriate processing" by comparing retention…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Long Term Memory, Test Format, Testing
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Thornberg, Robert; Thornberg, Ulrika Birberg; Alamaa, Rebecca; Daud, Noor – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study examined 307 elementary school children's judgements and reasoning about bullying and other repeated transgressions when school rules regulating these transgressions have been removed in hypothetical school situations. As expected, children judged bullying (repeated moral transgressions) as wrong independently of rules and as more wrong…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Value Judgment, Logical Thinking
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Nyroos, Mikaela; Wiklund-Hornqvist, Carola – Educational Psychology, 2012
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between working memory capacity and mathematical performance measured by the national curriculum assessment in third-grade children (n = 40). The national tests concerned six subareas within mathematics. One-way ANOVA, two-tailed Pearson correlation and multiple regression analyses were…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Primary Education, Educational Attainment, Short Term Memory