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Martinez-Gonzalez, Raquel-Amaya; Symeou, Loizos; Alvarez-Blanco, Lucia; Roussounidou, Eleni; Iglesias-Muniz, Jesus; Cao-Fernandez, Maria-Auxiliadora – Educational Psychology, 2008
This paper focuses on family involvement in the education of teenagers at risk of dropping out from compulsory secondary school. A questionnaire was completed by 131 Spanish and Cypriot families with children at six schools--three in each country. The questionnaire investigated: (1) parental perceptions of their children's activities in their free…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Parenting Styles
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Kyttala, Minna – Educational Psychology, 2008
The first purpose of this study was to investigate whether the visuospatial working memory (VSWM) skills of 15-16-year-old pupils with difficulties in mathematics differ from those of their normally achieving peers. The goal was to broaden the view of the complex system of VSWM. A set of passive and active VSWM tasks was used. The study's second…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Memory
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Zhang, Li-fang – Educational Psychology, 2008
The present study replicated investigation of the link between Holland's six career interest types and Costa and McCrae's big five personality traits in a Chinese context. A sample of 79 university students from Hong Kong evaluated their own abilities and responded to the Short-Version Self-Directed Search (SVSDS) and the NEO Five-Factor…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Educational Research, Personality, Educational Practices
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Thompson, Ted; Parker, Cathryn – Educational Psychology, 2007
Self-worth protective students characteristically perform well on some occasions yet on other occasions they perform poorly. In this study, two accounts of the poor performance of self-worth protective students are assessed. The first is that their poor performance is an outcome of evaluative threat. The second is that their poor performance is an…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Academic Achievement, Anxiety
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Osborne, Jason W. – Educational Psychology, 2007
Claude Steele's stereotype threat hypothesis has attracted significant attention in recent years. This study tested one of the main tenets of his theory--that stereotype threat serves to increase individual anxiety levels, thus hurting performance--using real-time measures of physiological arousal. Subjects were randomly assigned to either high or…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stereotypes, Task Analysis, Mathematics Achievement
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Grimley, Michael – Educational Psychology, 2007
This paper explores whether the principles of cognitive load and multimedia theory are mediated by cognitive style, gender, and prior knowledge. Participants were 91 children aged 10-11 years (54 boys, 37 girls), each assigned to one of two presentation modes. In Condition 1 children were presented with diagrams supported by printed textual…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Multimedia Materials, Comprehension, Cognitive Style
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Grimley, Mick – Educational Psychology, 2007
This paper explores how the interaction between cognitive style, gender, and type of task predicts task outcome, particularly when presentation speed is varied. A sample of 91 11-year-old pupils completed the Cognitive Style Analysis. Pupils were assigned to one of two groups balanced for gender and cognitive style. Group 1 listened to a recording…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Cognitive Style, Task Analysis, Gender Differences
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Yip, Michael C. W. – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study aims to investigate the differences between high and low academic achieving Hong Kong University students in terms of learning and study strategies. A total of 180 Hong Kong University students participated in the present study by completing a revised Chinese version of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, College Students, Low Achievement
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Betoret, Fernando Domenech – Educational Psychology, 2007
The main purpose of this study was to examine the effect of teachers' and students' thinking styles on students' satisfaction with the course followed and on their learning process. The sample was made up of 102 instructional psychology college students who responded to two administrations of the Thinking Style Inventory, one about their teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Measures (Individuals), Cognitive Style, Student Attitudes
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Crisp, Richard J.; Lewis, Ann; Robertson, Christopher – Educational Psychology, 2006
The moves towards the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) into mainstream settings places particular responsibilities on SEN educators in these schools, who are charged with both meeting such pupils' individual needs and promoting more inclusive contexts. The resultant tensions may be reflected in how SEN educators see their…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Context Effect
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Spada, Marcantonio M.; Nikcevic, Ana V.; Moneta, Giovanni B.; Ireson, Judy – Educational Psychology, 2006
This study investigated the role of metacognition as a mediator of the effect of test anxiety on a surface approach to studying. The following scales were completed by 109 undergraduate social sciences students: Approaches and Study Skills Inventories for Students (ASSIST), Metacognitions Questionnaire (MCQ), and Test Anxiety Scale (TAS). Positive…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Test Anxiety, Measures (Individuals), Undergraduate Students
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Evans, C.; Waring, M. – Educational Psychology, 2006
Higher education has struggled to acknowledge and translate into better teaching and learning practices that sizeable literature base suggesting a link between cognitive style, learning preferences, and performance. Research is reported in which 80 undergraduate students on a primary education degree were studied to examine the relationship…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Inclusive Schools, Cognitive Style
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Savage, Robert; Stuart, Morag – Educational Psychology, 2006
This paper investigates the processes that predict reading acquisition. Associations between (a) scaffolding errors (e.g., "torn" misread as "town" or "tarn"), other reading errors, and later reading and (b) vowel and rime inferences and later reading were explored. To assess both of these issues, 50 6-year-old children were shown a number of CVC…
Descriptors: Rhyme, Vocabulary, Phonology, Skill Development
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Sutcliffe, Paul A.; Bishop, Dorothy V.M.; Houghton, Stephen – Educational Psychology, 2006
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were examined on four subtests of the Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch) when on and off stimulant medication. Performance was assessed relative to 18 individually age-matched controls. Children with ADHD performed significantly worse on TEA-Ch measures when off compared…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Stimulants, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Zhang, Li-fang – Educational Psychology, 2006
This study concerns the contingent nature of the relationships of student-teacher style match (or mismatch) to students' academic achievement. Participants were 135 (59 male and 76 female) students (average age of 21.5 years) from three academic disciplines (mathematics, physics, and public administration) who responded to the Thinking Styles…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Cognitive Style, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
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