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Clem, Anna-Leena; Aunola, Kaisa; Hirvonen, Riika; Määttä, Sami; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Kiuru, Noona – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study investigated longitudinal associations between mathematics- and literacy-related causal attributions and self-concepts of ability among Finnish adolescents (N = 237). Questionnaires were administered to adolescents in Grades 7 and 9 to obtain information on their causal attributions and self-concepts of ability. The results showed that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Concept, Attribution Theory, Longitudinal Studies
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Kiuru, Noona; Laursen, Brett; Aunola, Kaisa; Zhang, Xia; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
This longitudinal study, conducted among a sample of Finnish primary-school children, examined the proposition that a single high-quality relationship (either with a teacher or a parent) can buffer against adjustment problems. Teachers rated the externalizing problems and prosocial behaviors of 378 children in Grade 1 and again in Grade 2.…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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DeLay, Dawn; Laursen, Brett; Kiuru, Noona; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Aunola, Kaisa – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
This study investigated friend influence over mathematics achievement in 202 same-sex friendship dyads (106 girl dyads). Participants were in the third grade (around age 9) at the outset. Each friend completed a questionnaire describing interest in mathematics and a standardized mathematical reasoning assessment. Peer nominations provided a…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Influence, Peer Acceptance, Logical Thinking
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Enlund, Emmi; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the interindividual stability and mean-level changes in parents' causal attributions for their children's academic performance across a 9-year period from the first year in primary school (Grade 1, age 7) to the end of lower secondary school (Grade 9, age 16). In all, 212 children participated in the study. The results…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Parent Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement
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Kiuru, Noona; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Leskinen, Esko; Salmela-Aro, Katariina – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
The present study investigated the extent to which peer group similarity in school burnout is due to peer group influence and the extent to which it is due to peer group selection. Moreover, the roles of academic achievement and gender in school burnout were examined. A total of 611 ninth graders were examined at the beginning of the final term of…
Descriptors: Burnout, Academic Achievement, Peer Groups, Grade 9
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Rytkonen, Katja; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2005
The present study investigated the causes to which parents attribute their children's academic successes and failures during children's transition from preschool to primary school. It followed 182 mothers and 167 fathers of 207 children. The parents completed a questionnaire concerning their causal attributions, level of education, and parenting…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement, Attribution Theory