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Gardner, Alexa Fraley; Jones, Brett D. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Because of the success of the Reggio Emilia Approach in early childhood education, it could be useful to researchers and practitioners to identify and explicate components of the approach that make it effective in motivating students. In this paper, we examine the Reggio Emilia Approach through the lens of the MUSICĀ® Model of Motivation, a model…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Student Motivation, Models, Motivation Techniques
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Abu-Hilal, Maher M.; Zayed, Kashef – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: Optimism and pessimism are two psychological constructs that play a significant role in human mental and psychological hygiene. The two construct are strongly but negatively correlated. Optimism and pessimism can be influenced by culture and the environment. The present study attempts to test the structure of optimism and pessimism…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Psychology
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Coronel, Claudia Paola; Levin, Mariel; Mejail, Sergio – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: Adolescence is a stage in the life cycle where social abilities are a crucial factor in social adjustment. Prosocial behaviour contributes to the development of self-esteem and psychological well-being. Method: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare social abilities in adolescents of low and high socioeconomic status, from…
Descriptors: Socialization, Socioeconomic Status, Adolescents, Social Adjustment
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Briell, Jeremy; Elen, Jan; Depaepe, Fien; Clarebout, Geraldine – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: While there is a general agreement on the theoretical importance of epistemological beliefs, the research area is struggling with the measurement of these beliefs. In this contribution, the use of drawings to ascertain epistemological beliefs is explored. Method: Three studies are described. In Study 1, we asked participants to draw…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Freehand Drawing, Measurement Techniques
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Witt, Marcus – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: The cognitive processes that underpin successful mathematical processing in children have been well researched by experimental psychologists, but are not widely understood among teachers of primary mathematics. This is a shame, as an understanding of these cognitive processes could be highly useful to practitioners. This paper…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Memorization, Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Skills
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Albayrak, Mustafa – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: When counting is taught to students at primary stage of schooling, they are generally allowed to use their fingers as a counting tool. Therefore, some students continue using their fingers to count, while others stop this habit later. The students who have the habit of using their fingers to count have difficulty when their fingers…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Remedial Programs, Grade 1
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Amaya, Andrea Crane; Campbell, Marilyn – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: This cross-cultural study compared both the symptoms of anxiety and their severity in a community sample of children from Colombia and Australia. Method: The sample comprised 516 children (253 Australian children and 263 Colombian children), aged 8 to 12-years-old. The Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS) was used to measure both…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Severity (of Disability)
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Aydogan, Ismail; Dogan, Ahmet Atilla; Bayram, Nuran – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine perceived levels of burnout among Turkish high school teachers working in Turkey and abroad. Method: A total of 255 Turkish teachers working at public schools in Germany (n=78), Cyprus (n=94) and Turkey (n=83) comprised our study group. In Germany and Cyprus, the participants were selected…
Descriptors: High Schools, Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Odiemo, Luke Okunya – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: Different authors have proposed LPP as a pedagogical theorization framework to facilitate the linkage of psychological theory to teaching practice because it is useful for designing and assessing the effectiveness of pedagogical practice. This study aimed at testing the utility of the LPP-based theory-informed strategy at promoting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Structures, Teaching Methods
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Mourad, Ali Eissa – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: Writing poses challenges for many students. In Egypt, many students with learning disabilities (LD) who learn English as a foreign language exhibit deficiencies in the writing process. In order for students to achieve a good level of competence, those students need to apply strategies which have proven to be effective in improving…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Writing Skills, Secondary School Students
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Amer, Aly – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2006
In the application of the "Original" Bloom's taxonomy since its publication in 1956, several weaknesses and practical limitations have been revealed. Besides, psychological and educational research has witnessed the introduction of several theories and approaches to learning which make students more knowledgeable of and responsible for their own…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Classification, Editing, Content Analysis