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Jackson, Chris; Baguma, Peter; Furnham, Adrian – Educational Psychology, 2009
Jackson developed a hybrid model of learning in personality, known as the Learning Styles Profiler (LSP), which seeks to explain personality in terms of biological, socio-cognitive and experiential processes. The hybrid model argues that functional learning outcomes can be understood in terms of how cognitions and experiences re-express sensation…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Grade Point Average, Personality, Foreign Countries
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Nabuzoka, Dabie; Ronning, John Andreas; Handegard, Bjorn Helge – Educational Psychology, 2009
A sample of 575 secondary school students aged 11-15 years was administered a checklist on experiences of bullying, then divided into groups of victims, witnesses and not exposed, and by gender. Participants completed the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire on psychosocial adjustment. Victims and witnesses completed another questionnaire on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Females, Measures (Individuals)
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Hustinx, Paul W. J.; Kuyper, Hans; van der Werf, Margaretha P. C.; Dijkstra, Pieternel – Educational Psychology, 2009
During recent decades, the classical one-dimensional concept of achievement motivation has become less popular among motivation researchers. This study aims to revive the concept by demonstrating its predictive power using longitudinal data from two cohort samples, each with 20,000 Dutch secondary school students. Two measures of achievement…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Achievement Need, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students
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Ertesvag, Sigrun K. – Educational Psychology, 2009
Using a cohort longitudinal design, this study examined pupils' perceptions of their teachers' classroom leadership, both before and after implementation of the Respect programme. Pupils in Grades 5-10 (age 11-16) in four Norwegian schools reported their perceptions of their teachers' emotional support, academic support, and monitoring five times…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Cohort Analysis
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Carter, Mark – Educational Psychology, 2009
The present study examined the effects of manipulation of two graphing conventions on judgements of time-series data by novice raters. These conventions involved the presence of phase change lines between baseline and intervention data and whether data points across phase changes were connected. The 1990 study of Matyas and Greenwood was also…
Descriptors: Intervention, Measures (Individuals), Graphs, Special Education
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Yin, Hongbiao; Lee, John C. K.; Zhang, Zhonghua – Educational Psychology, 2009
This study examines Hong Kong students' motivational beliefs, strategy use and their relations with two relational factors in classrooms--student learning community and teacher support and involvement. A total of 2206 Grade Four to Grade Nine students responded to a questionnaire that comprised three instruments, including two scales measuring…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Li-fang – Educational Psychology, 2009
The primary objective of this study was to examine the predictive power of occupational stress for teaching approaches. Participants were 246 faculty members from a large university in Guangzhou in the People's Republic of China, who completed the Approaches to Teaching Inventory, four scales from the Occupational Stress Inventory-Revised…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Coping, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Chan, David W. – Educational Psychology, 2009
This study investigated three orientations to happiness and their relationships with subjective well-being in a sample of 228 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. Confirmatory item factor analyses supported a three-dimensional model that included constructs represented by a life of meaning, a life of pleasure, and a life of…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Hailikari, Telle; Nevgi, Anne; Komulainen, Erkki – Educational Psychology, 2008
The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between prior knowledge, academic self-beliefs, and previous study success in predicting the achievement of 139 students on a university mathematics course. Structural equation modelling was used to explore the interplay of these variables in predicting student achievement. The results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Prior Learning, College Students
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Chaplain, Roland P. – Educational Psychology, 2008
The relationships between stress and psychological distress were investigated among a cohort of trainee secondary school teachers in England. Specifically, the study examined the structure of a Teacher Stress Scale and its relationship to mental health as measured by the 12-item General Health Questionnaire. Three factors were identified:…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Alloway, Tracy; Gathercole, Susan E.; Kirkwood, Hannah; Elliott, Julian – Educational Psychology, 2008
The aim of the present study was to investigate the construct stability and diagnostic validity of a standardised computerised tool for assessing working memory: the Automated Working Memory Assessment (AWMA). The purpose of the AWMA is to provide educators with a quick and effective tool to screen for and support those with memory impairments.…
Descriptors: Validity, Short Term Memory, Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods
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Hutchinson, Amy Joy; Yates, Gregory C. R. – Educational Psychology, 2008
In this project, 72 middle school students responded to a questionnaire tapping three aspects of perfectionism: self-striving, socially-prescribed perfectionism, and concern for mistakes. Their mothers completed a questionnaire assessing goal expression along three dimensions defined as direct expectations (e.g., "I set high standards for my…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Academically Gifted, Middle School Students
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Carroll, Annemaree; Houghton, Steve; Khan, Umneea; Tan, Carol – Educational Psychology, 2008
This research investigated differences in delinquent activities and the reputational orientations of at-risk and not-at-risk male and female adolescents. Initially, we sought to establish that adolescent males and females differed in these respects. This was found to be the case: males (n = 722) scored significantly higher than females (n = 738)…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Reputation, Multivariate Analysis, Adolescents
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Kinman, Gail – Educational Psychology, 2008
This cross-sectional study examined relationships between job-specific stressors and psychological and physical health symptoms in academic employees working in UK universities. The study also tests the main and moderating role played by sense of coherence (SOC: Antonovsky, 1987 in work stress process). SOC is described as a generalised resistance…
Descriptors: Employees, Work Environment, Stress Variables, Well Being
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Law, Yin-kum – Educational Psychology, 2008
Two studies were conducted to investigate the effects of cooperative learning on second-graders' motivation and learning from text. In Study 1, students (n = 160) in cooperative learning groups were compared with their counterparts (n = 107) in traditional instruction groups. The results revealed a statistically significant difference between the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning
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