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Wong, Tracy K. Y.; Konishi, Chiaki; Tao, Lydia – Educational Psychology, 2019
Guided by the school climate and social-emotional learning literature, this study explored math self-concept in relation to student-teacher relationships and students' sense of school belonging while accounting for sex differences. Participants included two random subsamples (Ns = 532; 558) of 15-year-old Canadian students who participated in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Educational Environment, Self Concept
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Lohbeck, Annette – Educational Psychology, 2019
By focusing on the domains of math and German, the present study with 200 elementary school children investigated the specific relationships of self-reported grades with academic self-concepts and self-perceptions of effort within the competence-affective separation of academic self-concepts. In addition, possible mediator effects of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grades (Scholastic), Self Concept
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Luo, Wenshu; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Lee, Kerry – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the interaction between self-efficacy and implicit beliefs of ability in their association with maladaptive learning in mathematics. The analysis was based on a large sample of 2538 Singapore Secondary 2 students (M[subscript age] = 13.75), who took measures of entity beliefs of ability, self-efficacy, and three maladaptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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Zhao, Weiguo; Song, Yining; Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Ruixue – Educational Psychology, 2019
The subjects of this research were 776 pupils from grade three to grade six in Shandong Province, China. This study examined the influence of teacher support on students' reading engagement, and the mediating variables between those two factors, as measured by the perception of teachers' support scale, reading engagement scale, reading interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J.; Bobis, Janette; Way, Jennifer; Anderson, Judy – Educational Psychology, 2019
Using growth modeling, this study examined trajectories of 'switching on' (aspirations) and 'switching off' (disengagement) in mathematics across middle school and high school. In addition, guided by principles under expectancy-value theory, the study sought to determine the extent to which patterns of growth differed by motivation (self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, High School Students
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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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Hoffman, Adam J.; Kurtz-Costes, Beth – Educational Psychology, 2019
U.S. national data show that American Indians earn lower math and science scores than other ethnic/racial groups. In the current study, a brief, self-affirmation intervention was aimed at increasing science motivational beliefs in American Indian middle school students (n = 212, M[subscript age] = 12.7 years). Students, each read a biography of a…
Descriptors: Intervention, American Indian Students, Middle School Students, Ethnicity
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Wang, Cheng-Lung; Lin, John J. H. – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study aimed to examine the mediating effects of motivational beliefs in the relations between parental involvement and science achievement. Three types of motivational beliefs, namely, self-concept, intrinsic value, and utility value were addressed based on the Expectancy-Value Theory model. A representative national sample from Taiwan of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Beliefs, Science Achievement
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De la Torre-Cruz, Manuel J.; López-Serrano, Sebastián; Ruiz-Ariza, Alberto; Martínez-López, Emilio J. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous research that has examined the association between parental physical activity behaviour and physical self-concept in children and adolescents has found inconsistent relationships. This study examined whether perceived parental physical activity practice contributed to the explanation of physical self-concept in adolescents based on the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Early Adolescents, Self Concept
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Colmar, Susan; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Connor, Julie; Martin, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Academic buoyancy is a construct relevant to the schooling lives of students, defining how they overcome or 'bounce back' from everyday academic adversity. The present study was correlational in design and examined academic buoyancy in 191 upper primary-aged students, focusing on its association with reading and mathematics performance, and the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Nisha, Bobby – Educational Psychology, 2019
Spatial design as a discipline relies on the psychological construct of space. In the light of shortcomings and challenges faced by traditional approaches to spatial design learning, this paper investigates the role and value of Virtual Reality (VR) as a pedagogic vehicle. Based on understandings informed by action-research using VR with learners…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Spatial Ability
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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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Tulis, Maria; Steuer, Gabriele; Dresel, Markus – Educational Psychology, 2018
Research on learning from errors gives reason to assume that errors provide a high potential to facilitate deep learning if students are willing and able to take these learning opportunities. The first aim of this study was to analyse whether beliefs about errors as learning opportunities can be theoretically and empirically distinguished from…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Opportunities, Learning, Student Adjustment
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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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Burkitt, Esther – Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study assessed concordance between child reported and adult observed strategies to depict single and mixed emotion in the same human figure drawings. 205 children (104 boys, 101 girls) aged 6 years 2 months to 8 years 3 months formed two age groups (6 years 2 months-7 years 2 months and 7 years 3 months-8 years 3 months) across two…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns, Freehand Drawing
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