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Wouters, Sofie; Colpin, Hilde; Van Damme, Jan; Verschueren, Karine – Educational Psychology, 2015
The big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) model predicts students' academic self-concept to be negatively predicted by the achievement level of their reference group, controlling for individual achievement. Despite an abundance of empirical evidence supporting the BFLPE, there have been relatively few studies searching for possible moderators.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Males, Grade 6
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Doumen, Sarah; Broeckmans, Jan; Masui, Chris – Educational Psychology, 2014
Although invested study time is expected to relate to exam performance, research findings have been mixed. Therefore, the current study examined (a) the role of self-study time above and beyond relevant student characteristics, affective-motivational processes (i.e. academic self-efficacy, learning goal orientation, and action-state orientation)…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Independent Study, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy
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Kyndt, Eva; Dochy, Filip; Struyven, Katrien; Cascallar, Eduardo – Educational Psychology, 2012
This study starts with investigating the relation of perceived workload, motivation for learning and working memory capacity (WMC) with students' approaches to learning. Secondly, this study investigates if differences exist between different student profiles concerning their approach to the learning and the influence of workloads thereon. Results…
Descriptors: Motivation, Short Term Memory, Multivariate Analysis, Profiles