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Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – Educational Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between metacognition as measured in real-life situations and IQ scores as reflected by performance on the Raven Standard Progressive Matrices Scale. It is also intended in this study to report on whether or not there were significant differences in performance on the metacognitive…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Metacognition, Correlation, Tests
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Reichenberg, Olof – Educational Studies, 2018
Student behavioural disengagement is a problem in many schools. This paper aims to explain why students' behavioural disengagement occurs and reoccurs in Swedish classrooms in terms of two mechanisms. Mechanisms that explain student disengagement are tested quantitatively and illustrated qualitatively with primary data consisting of 74…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Peer Influence, Case Studies
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Ülkü, M. Ali; Karkowski, Andrea M.; Lahm, Terry D. – Educational Studies, 2018
Undergraduate Research (UR) provides deeper experiential learning opportunities for students while increasing their self-efficacy, academic success and motivation to pursue graduate studies. Many real-world problems require an integrated solution and collaboration across different disciplines; therefore, it is important that students develop…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Teacher Student Relationship
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Tárraga García, Verónica; García Fernández, Beatriz; Ruiz-Gallardo, José Reyes – Educational Studies, 2018
Does home-based family involvement influence academic performance? To answer this question, a case study research was carried out with 96 children from all six levels of primary education at a public school, and their families. Data regarding home-based family involvement were collected using a questionnaire. Academic achievement was measured from…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Employed Parents
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Human-Vogel, Salomé; Morkel, Jorina – Educational Studies, 2017
In the present study, we examine the personal belief in a just world (PBJW) for teachers and learners in predominantly Afrikaans-speaking South African schools, and the relationship between teachers' PBJW and their perception of problem behaviour in the classroom. The study is informed by national debates of school violence in South African…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Grade 4
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Sebastian, James; Moon, Jeong-Mi; Cunningham, Matt – Educational Studies, 2017
This paper explores parental involvement using principal and parent survey reports to examine whether parents' involvement in their children's schools predicts academic achievement. Survey data from principals and parents of seven countries from the PISA 2012 database and hierarchical linear modelling were used to analyse between- and within-…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Kim, Tae-Young; Kim, Yoon-Kyoung – Educational Studies, 2017
This exploratory study focused on the factors that constitute second language (L2) learners' resilience, and how these factors are related to L2 learning by investigating what relation resilience may have to motivated behaviour and proficiency in English learning. A total of 1620 secondary school learners of English participated in a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Processes
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Deha Dogan, C.; Canan Karababa, Z.; Fulya Soguksu, A. – Educational Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable scale to assess the level of English usage in daily life by students between 15 and 19 years of age, and to compare these students' scale scores according to their achievement levels in an English course. Five hundred and ninety-five participants were randomly selected from a universe.…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English (Second Language), Test Construction, Adolescents
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Jones, H. L.; Gaskell, E. H.; Prendergast, J. R.; Bavage, A. D. – Educational Studies, 2017
First-year undergraduates can find the transition from the prescriptive learning environment at school to one of self-directed learning at university, a considerable challenge. A Pre-university Skills Course (PSC) was developed to address this issue by preparing sixth formers for the university learning style. It was piloted with students in the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Benefits, Skill Development, Prior Learning
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Larsen, C.; Walsh, C.; Almond, N.; Myers, C. – Educational Studies, 2017
The benefits attributed to field trips by science educators are: social development; observation and perception skills; giving meaning to learning; providing first-hand experience and stimulating interest and motivation. Arguably, the "real value" of field work is attributed by students. In this study, 100 first-year students took part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Field Trips, Educational Benefits
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Ahmed, Tariq; Chandran, V. G. R.; Klobas, Jane E. – Educational Studies, 2017
Recent research on the benefits of entrepreneurship education has tended to ignore or "control out" possible demographic differences in outcomes for entrepreneurship graduates. This paper examines demographic differences in the perceived benefits of different components of entrepreneurship education programmes (EEPs), entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences
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Sosu, Edward M.; Rydzewska, Ewelina – Educational Studies, 2017
This study explores the nature of parental attitudinal beliefs towards educational inclusion and the factors that determine these beliefs. Participants were drawn from the Growing Up in Scotland Survey (N = 2200). Results indicate that majority of parents held positive generalised belief towards including children with additional support needs…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Attitudes, Inclusion
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Veas, Alejandro; Gilar, Raquel; Miñano, Pablo; Castejón, Juan Luis – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study, based on the construct comparability approach, performs a comparative analysis of general points average for seven courses, using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and the Partial Credit model (PCM) with a sample of 1398 student subjects (M = 12.5, SD = 0.67) from 8 schools in the province of Alicante (Spain). EFA confirmed a…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grades (Scholastic), Compulsory Education, Secondary Education
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Aksan, Zeynep; Çelikler, Dilek – Educational Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a scale for measuring prospective science teachers' awareness of waste recycling. The study was conducted with the participation of 382 prospective teachers attending a university located in northern Turkey. The five-point Likert type scale that was developed contained 82 items relating to prospective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recycling, Wastes, Test Construction
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Van Gasse, Roos; Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Studies, 2016
Pupil well-being has been an important topic in educational research for some time. Differences between schools in their influence on the well-being of their pupils are attributed to the policy-making capacities of the school. Little is known about schools' policy-making capacities with regard to pupil well-being, and the impact of school culture…
Descriptors: Well Being, School Culture, Environmental Influences, Statistical Analysis
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