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Gasco, Javier; Villarroel, Jose-Domingo – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2014
Introduction: Motivation is an important factor in the learning of mathematics. Within this area of education, word problem solving is central in most mathematics curricula of Secondary School. The objective of this research is to detect the differences in motivation in terms of the strategies used to solve word problems. Method: It analyzed the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Student Motivation
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Faber, Gunter – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2013
Introduction: Against the background of contradictory research findings in the field the present study aimed at unraveling the structural complexities of gender differences in secondary students' verbal self-concepts and, thus, analyzing possible gender x achievement interaction effects in the L1 German and L2 English language subject. According…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Gender Differences
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de la Fuente, Jesus; Peralta, Francisco Javier; Sanchez, Maria Dolores – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2006
Introduction: The importance of values education in current society continues to be one of the greatest challenges to our Educational System. Its pertinence becomes no less than inexcusable when we speak of education in social values during adolescence, or, during "Educacion Secundaria Obligatoria" ["N.T." Mandatory Secondary…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Adjustment (to Environment), Social Values, Psychometrics
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Andres, Sol; Barrios, Angela – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2006
In recent years in Spain there has been a growing popular concern as well as research interest in the study of social relations pertaining to coexistence at school, including a desire to know the real incidence and nature of conflicts involved. Thus, a great variety of school interventions have been underway, with the aim of reducing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Peer Mediation, Educational Environment
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Cerezo Rusillo, Maria Teresa; Casanova Arias, Pedro Felix – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2004
Introduction: The following study examines gender differences existing in various cognitive-motivational variables (causal attributions, academic goals, academic self-concept and use of significant learning strategies) and in performance attained in school subjects of Language Arts and Mathematics. Method: For this purpose, a sample of 521…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Females, Language Arts, Incentives