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Grund, Axel; Schäfer, Nina; Sohlau, Sylvia; Uhlich, Janne; Schmid, Sebastian – Educational Psychology, 2019
In an attempt to exploit the concept of mindfulness for educational contexts, we investigated the role of dispositional mindfulness as an internal resource for the development of situational interest. Using an online questionnaire, we assessed participants' (N = 161, mean age = 30.4 years, 74% female, 66% university students) mindfulness,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Interests, Role, College Students
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Stiller, Anne-Kathrin; Kattner, M. Florian; Gunzenhauser, Catherine; Schmitz, Bernhard – Educational Psychology, 2019
Effectively regulating negative emotions is important for successful self-regulated learning. However, research has hardly examined which emotion regulation strategies benefit self-regulated learning. In an experimental study, it was examined whether positive reappraisal facilitates self-regulated learning by counterbalancing the depletion of…
Descriptors: Self Control, Learning Strategies, Films, College Students
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Núñez-Peña, Maria Isabel; Bono, Roser – Educational Psychology, 2019
Students' academic achievement in courses with a high mathematical content can be affected by their levels of trait, math and test anxiety. In this study, 180 university students were assessed on these types of anxiety and the relationships between them and students' performance were evaluated. Higher levels of math anxiety were related to a low…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety, College Students, Test Anxiety
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Gutiérrez, Melchor; Tomás, José M. – Educational Psychology, 2019
This research analysed relationships between perceived teachers' autonomy support and academic success, with self-efficacy and school engagement acting as mediators. This was a survey of 870 students from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), with a mean age of 26.99 years (SD = 5.09), 50.6% were men. Factor structure for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Well Being, Professional Autonomy, Grades (Scholastic)
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Chen, Chen; Elliot, Andrew J.; Sheldon, Kennon M. – Educational Psychology, 2019
The present research sought to integrate self-determination theory and the achievement goal approach to achievement motivation by examining achievement goals as mediators of the link between psychological need support and both intrinsic and external motivation. We found support for our proposed integration, as mastery-approach and…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Achievement Need, Academic Achievement, Self Determination
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Eakman, Aaron M.; Kinney, Adam R.; Schierl, Michelle L.; Henry, Kimberly L. – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study examined relationships between instructor autonomy support, academic self-efficacy, academic problems and academic achievement among student service members/veterans (SSM/V). Participants included veterans, active duty or National Guard/Reservists of the US military (N = 172) enrolled in a postsecondary institution. Online surveys…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Military Personnel, Self Efficacy, Grade Point Average
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Closson, Leanna M.; Bond, Takara A. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous research suggests that students often use social network sites (SNS) as academic distractors, though little is known about the association between students' use of individual SNS and university adjustment. The present study examined academic outcomes associated with using Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. University…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Student Adjustment, Correlation
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Turner, Lisa A.; McCormick, Wesley H. – Educational Psychology, 2018
Academic entitlement characterises students who expect positive academic outcomes without personal effort. The current study examined the relations of perceived parental warmth and parental psychological control with two dimensions of academic entitlement (i.e., entitled expectations and externalised responsibility) among college students.…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, College Students, Expectation, Student Responsibility
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Weissgerber, Sophia C.; Reinhard, Marc-André; Schindler, Simon – Educational Psychology, 2018
We investigate the relationship between Need for Cognition (NFC), attitude towards and self-reported application of different desirable difficulties in self-regulated learning. Students with a higher NFC should be more appreciative and prone to use desirable difficulties because of a match between the learner's attributes and the learning task…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Factor Structure, Correlation, Metacognition
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Fryer, Luke K.; Ginns, Paul; Howarth, Mark; Anderson, Charles; Ozono, Shuichi – Educational Psychology, 2018
Individual differences are theorised as being key predictors of students' lecture attendance. Understanding students' (lack of) motivation for studying is an essential first step in supporting these individual differences and potentially increasing class/lecture attendance. The current study explored the role of students' deficits in motivations…
Descriptors: Attendance, Individual Differences, Student Motivation, Self Concept
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Fallah, Nasser – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study sought to explore the relationship between mindfulness, coping self-efficacy (CSE) and foreign language anxiety (FLA) among a sample of 295 Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Further, the capacity of CSE in mediating the relationship between mindfulness and FLA was tested. The participants were administered…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Coping, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bieg, Sonja; Reindl, Marion; Dresel, Markus – Educational Psychology, 2017
The present work broadens previous research on students' mastery goals and intrinsic motivation by exploring their reciprocal effects using a longitudinal approach. To this end, a study using four measurement points was conducted during 10 weeks of one semester. The sample comprised 1156 students enrolled in psychology courses at a medium-sized…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation, Self Determination, Academic Achievement
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Engelschalk, Tobias; Steuer, Gabriele; Dresel, Markus – Educational Psychology, 2017
Effective regulation of motivation can be theoretically explained by both the extent of motivational regulation strategies used (quantity) and their optimal implementation (quality). Researchers have not yet analysed the significance of both aspects for learning success simultaneously. In the present study, 188 students were presented with…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Regression (Statistics)
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Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E.; Atadero, Rebecca A.; Balgopal, Meena – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study examined the impact of incorporating group design projects into a second-year engineering class on achievement goal orientations and two academic outcomes: concept inventory and final exam scores. In this study, two sections were taught using lecture format, but one section also completed three group design projects as part of their…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Group Activities, Student Projects, Goal Orientation
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Aryadoust, Vahid – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study sought to examine the development of paragraph writing skills of 116 English as a second language university students over the course of 12 weeks and the relationship between the linguistic features of students' written texts as measured by Coh-Metrix--a computational system for estimating textual features such as cohesion and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Skills, College Students
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