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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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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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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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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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Zhang, Li-fang – Educational Psychology, 2008
The two primary objectives of this study were: to identify the preferred teaching styles of secondary-school students and to compare these preferences with those of university students from past research; and to examine the contributions of students' preferred teaching styles to their academic achievement. A sample of 298 students from a Catholic…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Furnham, Adrian; Christopher, Andrew; Garwood, Jeanette; Martin, Neil G. – Educational Psychology, 2008
More than 400 students from four universities in America and Britain completed measures of learning style preference, general knowledge (as a proxy for intelligence), and preference for examination method. Learning style was consistently associated with preferences: surface learners preferred multiple choice and group work options, and viewed…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Cognitive Style, Demography, Theses
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Liljequist, Laura; Renk, Kimberly – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study examined the relationships among teachers' perceptions of students' behavioural problems and their own efficacy and psychological symptoms. Findings suggested that teachers were more bothered by externalising (i.e., acting out) than internalising (i.e., withdrawal, depression) behavioural problems in their students, and believed that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Depression (Psychology), Correlation