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Cheng, Wen – Educational Psychology, 2019
To determine intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for work among college students, an online survey was conducted to collect participants' self-reported motivation and personality traits, as well as academic performance in samples of 310 American and 686 Taiwanese college student respondents. Data suggest that intrinsic and extrinsic motivations…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Incentives, Personality Traits
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Chen, Chen; Ye, Shengquan; Hangen, Emily – Educational Psychology, 2018
Based on the hierarchical model of achievement motivation, this study examined how grit predicted achievement goals among two university student samples from American and Chinese cultures. Grit, as a personality trait, includes consistency of interest and perseverance of effort; achievement goals are represented by four types of goals, namely,…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Academic Persistence, Student Interests, Goal Orientation
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Martin, Andrew J.; Yu, Kai; Ginns, Paul; Papworth, Brad – Educational Psychology, 2017
We investigated academic buoyancy (a response to challenge) and adaptability (a response to change) among a sample of 12-16-year-olds in China (N = 3617) compared with same-aged youth from North America (N = 989) and the United Kingdom (UK; N = 1182). We found that Chinese students reported higher mean levels of buoyancy and adaptability. We also…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Huang, Xiaoting; Wilson, Mark; Wang, Lei – Educational Psychology, 2016
In recent years, large-scale international assessments have been increasingly used to evaluate and compare the quality of education across regions and countries. However, measurement variance between different versions of these assessments often posts threats to the validity of such cross-cultural comparisons. In this study, we investigated the…
Descriptors: Test Bias, International Assessment, Science Tests, Test Validity
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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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Song, Minjung; Bruning, Roger – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study was designed to explore the effects of different geographical background contexts and signalling for information about global warming on comprehension, recall and cognitive load. Two different geographical contexts, US and Korean, were employed to frame explanations of global warming phenomena to US students. Two signalling conditions…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Recall (Psychology), Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Levy, Brett L. M. – Educational Psychology, 2013
Political scientists have found that one of the strongest predictors of political participation is political efficacy, the belief that individuals' actions can influence political processes. Prior research indicates that political efficacy increases through various experiences, such as discussions of public issues, but it does not explain why or…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship Education, High School Students, Undergraduate Students
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Barber, Carolyn; Mueller, Conrad T.; Ogata, Sachiko – Educational Psychology, 2013
This study frames continued long-term participation in community engagement activities as indicative of a sense of "purpose" as defined by Damon, Menon, and Cotton Bronk (2003). Using data from US-based National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we examined factors that predict whether students participating in civic engagement…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, Citizen Participation
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Gehlbach, Hunter; Young, Lissa V.; Roan, Linda K. – Educational Psychology, 2012
Frequently and accurately discerning others' thoughts and feelings is associated with multiple valued educational outcomes across an array of settings. Despite its foundational role in social interactions, it is unclear whether individuals can be taught to improve their social perspective taking capacities. This experiment assesses whether a…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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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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Cheng, Hongyu; Andrade, Heidi L.; Yan, Zheng – Educational Psychology, 2011
Chinese students were often portrayed as passive learners in the classroom, whereas their American peers have been viewed as active learners. This study was designed to examine and explain the distinct learning behaviours in the classroom between these two student groups in relation to thinking style. Surveys of learning behaviours and thinking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies, Stereotypes
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Brown, Gavin T. L. – Educational Psychology, 2011
How students understand, feel about and respond to assessment might contribute significantly to learning behaviour and academic achievement. This paper reviews studies that have used a relatively new self-reported survey questionnaire ("Students' Conceptions of Assessment"--SCoA) about student perceptions and understandings of…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Program Effectiveness
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Liu, Shujie; Meng, Lingqi – Educational Psychology, 2010
The aims of this study were to examine the factor structure of the attitudinal questionnaire items from Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 and to investigate low- and high-performing students' mathematics self-concept in East Asian societies and in the USA. The participants were 24,119 eighth-graders, 4856 from…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Self Concept Measures, Questionnaires, Self Concept
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Lammers, William John; Savina, Elena; Skotko, David; Churlyaeva, Maria – Educational Psychology, 2010
The majority of research that relates teacher characteristics to student learning in the university has come from Western universities. Using various methodologies, research continues to examine the characteristics of outstanding university teachers. Much of that research in the USA assesses faculty and student perspectives. However, there are…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Arteche, Adriane; Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; Ackerman, Phillip; Furnham, Adrian – Educational Psychology, 2009
Students (n = 328) from US and UK universities completed four self-report measures related to intellectual competence: typical intellectual engagement (TIE), openness to experience, self-assessed intelligence (SAI), and learning approaches. Confirmatory data reduction was used to examine the structure of TIE and supported five major factors:…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Learning Motivation, Information Seeking, Teaching Methods
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