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Engel, Anna; Membrive, Antonio; Rochera, María José; Coll, César – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2018
Introduction: Interest in understanding the decline in positive attitudes to science and technology (S&T) among children and young people has led to numerous studies in recent years. Some research has focused on how personal characteristics of children and young people and other demographic and sociocultural factors influence the development…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Student Attitudes, Adolescents
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Baytemir, Kemal; Ilhan, Tahsin – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2018
Introduction: The aim of this study is to develop a measurement instrument for measuring the exam anxiety experienced by the parents regarding their children's exams. Method: The data were collected from two different study groups. While the first group consists of 299 parents, 169 female and 130 male, the second group consists of 200 parents, 108…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Anxiety, Parents, Test Validity
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García-Fernández, Cristina Mª; Romera-Félix, Eva Mª; Córdoba-Alcaide, Francisco; Ortega-Ruiz, Rosario – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2018
Introduction: Research on bullying, and on its protective or risk factors in the school environment, continues to be an important area both for investigation and for educational practice. Certain personal and contextual characteristics have been considered key to preventing school violence. Method: The aim of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Victims, Student Attitudes, Bullying
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Frempong, G.; Visser, M.; Feza, Nosisi; Winnaar, L.; Nuamah, S. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: Through the education for all initiative, a number of education systems have been able to provide access to their students at the basic education level. The major challenge is that most of these learners, especially, those from poor families who attend schools with limited resources are often not successful. However, in South Africa,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Méndez, Laura; del Moral, M. Esther – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2015
Video games are starting to be considered for uses other than mere entertainment or recreation--as vehicles that promote implicit learning, given their attractive formula for training different types of cognitive skills (observation, memory, problem solving, etc.); as catalysts for learning processes; and even as learning contexts in themselves.…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Innovation, Educational Games, Teaching Methods
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García-Gómez, Andrés; Risco, Manuel López; Rubio, Jesús Carlos; Guerrero, Eloisa; García-Peña, Inés Magdalena – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2014
Introduction: The use of horses in therapy has a fairly long history. There are many references to the therapeutic benefits of this activity. Such therapies have been undergoing a boom internationally in recent years. However scientific research into the effective use of this activity in children with autism is still in the early stages of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Animals, Therapeutic Recreation
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Badia, Antoni; Meneses, Julio; Sigales, Carles – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2013
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to identify the main factors that influence teachers' decision-making regarding the educational use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in technology-rich classrooms. Method: We collected data from 278 teachers in Catalonia (Spain) working in eight primary and secondary education schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Decision Making
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Martinez, Leandro Navas; Llorca, Jose Antonio Soriano; Tello, Francisco Pablo Holgado – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2013
Introduction: The aim of this study was to verify whether the six-dimension structure of the Physical Self-Concept Questionnaire is maintained with Chilean students, and to assess its psychometric qualities in this population. Method: One thousand seven hundred sixty-seven students took part in this research, from Central and South Chile; 45.8%…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Self Concept Measures, Physical Characteristics
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Talvio, Markus; Lonka, Kirsti; Komulainen, Erkki; Kuusela, Marjo; Lintunen, Taru – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2013
Introduction: This study explored the development of teachers' social and emotional learning (SEL) skills by using "Teacher Effectiveness Training (TET)" (Gordon Training International) as an intervention with two groups of teachers. Further Gordon's model was approached from the perspective of modern educational psychology. The effects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Emotional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Stamatis, Panagiotis J. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2012
Introduction: The introductory part of this paper underlines the research interest of the educational community in the issue of non-verbal communication in education. The question for the introduction of this scientific field in Greek education enter within the context of this research which include many aspects. Method: The paper essentially…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Morales Rodriguez, Francisco Manuel; Trianes Torres, Maria Victoria; Miranda Paez, Jesus – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2012
Introduction: The study of coping among students accounts for an interesting subject, as having coping skills guarantees a healthy lifestyle and quality of life. The present study aims to analyze the role played by age and gender on the coping strategies used by Andalusian school students to cope with situations of daily stress. These situations…
Descriptors: Females, Quality of Life, Age Differences, Coping
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Marugan de Miguelsanz, Montserrat; Carbonero Martin, Miguel Angel; Palazuelo Martinez, Ma Marcela – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2012
Introduction: This study explores the level of assertiveness in various samples of students from Primary and Secondary Education. With the data obtained, on the one hand, we analyzed the relation between assertiveness and academic performance and, on the other, we verified whether students who are excluded from the norm, either because of their…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Primary Education, Compensatory Education, Academic Failure
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Gutierrez-Caceres, Rafaela – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: This article presents some of the more important results from a study focused on the analysis of self-efficacy in written composition among deaf and hearing students. This type of self-efficacy is essential to adequate development of the complex process of writing and the quality of written texts. Method: A total of 116 students…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Deafness, Measures (Individuals)
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Hinz, Arnold – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: Rating scales evaluating the quality of teaching are widely used by academic institutions and have become increasingly popular in the World Wide Web. This study examines teachers' and teacher-education students' knowledge and experience with public online ratings of teaching quality and their attitude towards them. Method: Based on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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Melville, Wayne; Bowen, G. Michael; Passmore, Graham – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: The development of video-conference and WebCT technology offers new possibilities for the education of pre-service teachers; opportunities that are only just beginning to be touched on. In this exploratory article, we investigate the opportunities for reflection that technology afforded three pre-service teachers in Canada as they a…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Reflection
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