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Fernández, Estrella; García, Trinidad; Gómez, Cristina; Areces, Débora; Rodríguez, Celestino – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2019
Introduction: Further inquiry into constructs such as creativity, intelligence and scholastic abilities, and understanding how they relate to each other, can promote better understanding of the variables involved in academic achievement. Consequently, the objective of the present study was to examine the predictive value of creativity and multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Multiple Intelligences, Predictor Variables
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Álvarez-Montero, Francisco; Mojardín-Heráldez, Ambrocio; Audelo-López, Carmen – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2014
Graduate studies, and in particular doctoral ones, pursue the development of scientific researchers able to make original contributions in a specific area of knowledge. However, attrition rates indicate that achieving this goal is not easy. The available evidence indicates that there are behavioral factors, positive and negative, that influence…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Admission Criteria, Correlation
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Awofala, Adeneye O. A.; Arigbabu, Abayomi A.; Fatade, Alfred O.; Awofala, Awoyemi A. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2013
Introduction: The stability of the achievement goal orientation across different contexts has been a source of further research since the new millennium. Through theoretically-driven and empirically-based analyses, this study investigated the psychometric properties of the Elliot and McGregor 2x2 framework for achievement goal questionnaire within…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Nyroos, Mikaela; Wiklund-Hornqvist, Carola – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: The Swedish government has decided to introduce national tests in primary education. Swedish pupils in general have few tests and a recognised possible adverse effect of testing is test anxiety among pupils, which may have a negative impact on examination performance. However, there has been little research on effects of testing on…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Testing, Grade 3
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Gadelrab, Hesham F. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: The purpose of this study is double. First, to evaluate the factorial structure of Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST) as a measure of approaches to learning with bilingual Egyptian higher education students by testing the plausibility of reproducing its intended three-factor structure. Second, the study aimed…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Predictive Validity, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis
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Jones, Brett D. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: The MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation consists of psychological components (i.e., empowerment, usefulness, success, interest, and caring) that have been derived from research and theory as ones that are critical to student engagement in academic settings. The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine whether men and women rate…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Models, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students
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Chow, Henry P. H. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: University students need to cope with a complex new life role and to achieve academic success. This article explores the academic performance and psychological well-being among university students in a western Canadian city. Method: Using a convenience sample, a total of 501 undergraduate students in Regina, Saskatchewan took part in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life
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Kususanto, Prihadi; Ismail, Hairul Nizam; Jamil, Hazri – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: Between-class ability grouping practice in Malaysian Secondary Schools was studied in order to find the influence students' perception on their teachers' behavior on their self-esteem. Students' perception on teachers' behaviors were divided into two categories: controlling students' behavior to avoid disciplinary matters and…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Teacher Behavior, Student Attitudes, Low Achievement
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Olatoye, R. Ademola; Akintunde, S. O.; Yakasai, M. I. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: This study investigated the extent to which the level of creativity and emotional intelligence influenced the level of academic achievement of Higher National Diploma HND business administration students of Polytechnics in the South Western States of Nigeria. Method: Three instruments; Student Cumulative Grade Point (CGPA)…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, Academic Achievement, Business Administration Education
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Derrer-Rendall, Nicola; Wesson, Caroline; Anderson, Lindsey; Bould, Emma – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: This paper reports a preliminary investigation of the individual and situational factors affecting goal achievement in a psychology student population. The impact of normative information on goal achievement is considered in relation to goal commitment, optimism, gender and academic setting. Method: Psychology students (n=121) from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Psychology, Goal Orientation
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Olani, Aboma – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: Premature withdrawal from university due to academic failure can present problems for students, families and educators. In an effort to widen the understanding regarding factors predicting academic success in higher institutions, prior academic achievement measures (preparatory school grade average point (GPA), aptitude test scores,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Withdrawal (Education), Grade Point Average
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Waheed, Olowa Olatomide – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: Increasing Awareness of the importance of vocational agricultural education has driven various regimes in government and Educators to embark on several review of agricultural curriculum at both secondary and tertiary institutions and as well provided policies and incentives towards motivating young ones to study and take agriculture…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Phan, Huy P. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2008
Introduction: Research pertaining to achievement goals and reflective thinking practice has received considerable attention in educational psychology. However, very few, if any, studies have looked at the impact of the classroom climate and how this psychosocial milieu may influence students' engagement in achievement goals and reflective thinking…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Psychology, Academic Achievement, Achievement Need
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Villach, Maria Jose Rochera; Llanos, Mila Naranjo – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2007
Introduction: This article deals with classroom assessment situations from a socio-cultural perspective. Some characteristics of classroom assessment are identified and described as they relate to the teachers' pedagogical intervention for the monitoring and improvement of students' self-regulation processes. Method: A qualitative methodological…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Grade 6, Teaching Methods, Sociocultural Patterns
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Witts, Benjamin; Houlihan, Daniel – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2007
A review of the literature regarding school refusal was conducted. It was found that the term School Refusal Behavior has gone through many changes. These changes encompass nomenclature, etiology, and treatment. The names used to describe the behavior of school refusal have ranged from truancy in the 1930s to School Refusal Behavior in the 1990s.…
Descriptors: Etiology, School Phobia, Truancy, Intervention
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