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Pic, Miguel; Lavega-Burgués, Pere; March-Llanes, Jaume – Educational Studies, 2019
This work studied if decision-making differences between girls and boys existed in different versions of the traditional game called la pelota sentada according to their roles, sub-roles (decisions), valence (cooperation or opposition) and level of adjustment (effectiveness) of motor behaviours. One hundred and twelve compulsory secondary…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Decision Making, Gender Differences, Sex Role
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Chen, Wei-Ru; Chen, Li-Ming – Educational Studies, 2019
The current scales for self-blame are not suitable for school bullying scenarios and most lack validity. This study used a self-developed scale to measure bullied victims' tendency to self-blame and further examined whether victims and bully/victims exhibited different tendencies toward self-blame under both bullied and generalized scenarios. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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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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Sulak, Tracey N. – Educational Studies, 2018
A positive school climate impacts students by promoting positive relations among students, staff and faculty of the school. The current study used latent class analysis and multinomial regression with R3STEP to analyse patterns of negative behaviours in schools and test the association of these patterns with structural variables like school size,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Regression (Statistics), Bullying, Student Behavior
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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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Keller, Tamás – Educational Studies, 2016
This paper argues that school grades cannot be interpreted solely as a reward for a given school performance, since they also reflect teachers' assessments of pupils. A teacher's evaluation of a pupil's performance, as reflected in the grade awarded, might influence the effort that the pupil invests in learning. Grades might therefore serve as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Evaluation, Grading
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Kaplun, Cathy; Knight, Jennifer; Grace, Rebekah; Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Comino, Elizabeth; Jackson-Pulver, Lisa; Kemp, Lynn – Educational Studies, 2016
The Gudaga Goes to School Study described the transition to school and early education experiences of 117 urban Aboriginal children and their families. This paper outlines the methods and design of the study. A life course approach, employing multidimensional and multi-theoretical frameworks was used to capture the complexity of issues surrounding…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Urban Areas, Children, Questionnaires
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Nash, Poppy; Schlösser, Annette – Educational Studies, 2015
This paper reports a case study on working closely with a secondary school, to enhance understanding of disruptive behaviour, through the use of bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) materials. This project evolved from the researchers' previous research on the extent to which teachers believe disruptive pupils can control their…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Case Studies, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Darmody, Merike; Thornton, Maeve – Educational Studies, 2015
Internationally there is now a growing body of research on student school engagement. Much of this research highlights the association of school engagement with a range of social, behavioural and academic outcomes. Less attention is paid to factors predicting disaffection among young children across various dimensions using nationally…
Descriptors: Prediction, Elementary School Students, Outcomes of Education, Learner Engagement
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Cooper, Paul; Yan, Zi – Educational Studies, 2015
This study aims to explore the relationships between the extent and perceived quality of teachers' experience of training in behaviour management (BM), and their awareness of the nature and extent of behavioural problems among school students, and their confidence in their own competence to deal with such problems. Teachers (n = 183) from Hong…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Self Efficacy, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems
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Free, Janese L. – Educational Studies, 2014
Using Hirschi's social bonds theory as a foundation, this study examines the effects of at-risk students' school bonds on their classroom behaviour. In this article, school bonds are defined as the students' attachment to teachers/staff, students' affiliation to the school, students' belief in the fairness of the school rules and students'…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Student Behavior, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
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Goforth, Kate; Noltemeyer, Amity; Patton, Jon; Bush, Kevin R.; Bergen, Doris – Educational Studies, 2014
Educators are increasingly recognising the importance of improving students' mathematics achievement. Much of the current research focuses on the impact of instructional variables on mathematics achievement. The goal of this study was to examine the influence of less researched variables--family and student factors. Participants were 747…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students, Negative Attitudes
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Šedová, Klára – Educational Studies, 2013
Based on an analysis of 137 texts written by pupils, this paper examines pupils' humour directed at teachers, its types and social functions. The collected data are divided into three categories that describe different modes of teachers as targets of pupils' humour. The first mode describes teachers as unintentionally comical, the second as duped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Humor
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de Jong, Romi; van Tartwijk, Jan; Wubbels, Theo; Veldman, Ietje; Verloop, Nico – Educational Studies, 2013
Teacher discipline strategies are well documented when it comes to its effects on students and the working climate in the classroom. Although it is commonly acknowledged that for student teachers classroom management is a major concern, student teachers' use of discipline strategies is largely unknown. In this paper, we examine student teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Discipline, Educational Environment
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Reid, Ken – Educational Studies, 2012
This paper reflects upon a career of 40 years involving teaching and research into the causes and solutions for school absenteeism and truancy. It includes insights into both professional and empirical work and notes how the subject has become increasingly "politicised" over the last 25-30 years by governments of both persuasions: Left and Right.…
Descriptors: Truancy, Attendance, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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