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Ulstad, Svein Olav; Halvari, Hallgeir; Deci, Edward L. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study uses Self-Determination Theory as a theoretical framework to test the hypotheses that students self-reports of their motivational regulations would predict teachers' perception of students' motivational regulations, even after controlling for performance. An additional aim was to test a process model in which students' perceived…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Ning, Bo; Van Damme, Jan; Gielen, Sarah; Vanlaar, Gudrun; Van den Noortgate, Wim – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Finland and Shanghai are strong performers in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The current study explored the similarities and differences in educational effectiveness between these 2 strong performers. To this end, 14 predictors representing student background and school process characteristics were selected from the PISA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Comparative Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Trostek, Jonas R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Previous research on how students' acceptance of emotionally charged theories relates to their understanding is based on the measurement of acceptance and understanding as two separate variables. As an alternative, the present study takes a qualitative approach with the aim of exploring what 24 upper-secondary school students accept when they come…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Gender Issues, Emotional Response, Predictor Variables
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Frostad, Per; Pijl, Sip Jan; Mjaavatn, Per Egil – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Early school leaving in upper secondary education is a serious problem for both students and society. Several reviews have shown that there is no simple cause of early school leaving, but it seems to relate to demographic variables, social factors, academic achievement, and school factors. In this study, data from 2,045 students aged 16 from upper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Secondary School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Støen Utvaer, Britt Karin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The experience of meaning in a learning situation is a stated goal of Knowledge Promotion Reform in Norway. This study, guided by self-determination theory, examines how pursuing intrinsic and extrinsic life goals relates to the experience of meaning in vocational education. The study also examines how learning support, perceived competence, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Goal Orientation, Self Determination
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Mohammadpour, Ebrahim; Abdul Ghafar, Mohamed Najib – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Achievement in mathematics of eighth-grade students is modeled as a function of within-school, between-school and cross-country differences. The data were obtained from 217,728 students, within 7,216 secondary schools, in 48 countries, who participated in the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Multilevel analysis showed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Cross Cultural Studies, Secondary School Students
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Johansen, Vegard – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The significant increase of entrepreneurship education (EE) is a trend in Europe. Entrepreneurship education is supposed to promote general and specific entrepreneurial abilities and improve academic performance. This paper evaluates whether EE influences academic performance, measured by Grade Point Average. The main indicator used for EE is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement
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Strand, Anne-Sofie M.; Granlund, Mats – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This paper is a retrospective descriptive content analysis of all identified school documents for 90 ninth-grade students with a history of truancy, collected from two Swedish compulsory schools. The study investigates individual, school, and psychosocial factors in the documents and three analyses are presented: (1) a general analysis of the…
Descriptors: Attendance, Compulsory Education, Truancy, Learning Problems
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Rahikainen, Katariina; Hakkarainen, Kai – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate Finnish high school students' and teachers' perceptions of the effects of short-term Nordic study abroad programs in which they had participated. The data presented were based on a "mixed-methods strategy." The data set consisted of responses from 158 students and 92 teachers to a specifically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Lundetrae, Kjersti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Drop-out from upper secondary school is considered a widespread problem, closely connected with youth unemployment. The aim of the current study was to examine whether parents' level of education predicted drop-out for 16-24-year-olds when accounting for basic skills. For this purpose, data from the Norwegian (n = 996) and American (n = 641)…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Secondary School Students, Unemployment, Parent Background
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Markussen, Eifred; Froseth, Mari W.; Sandberg, Nina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
This contribution asks which factors predict early school leaving, non-completion, and completion in upper secondary education in Norway? The data comprises survey and public register data for 9,749 students. The analyses identified three major groups of variables predicting early school leaving, non-completion, and completion: social background,…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Dropouts, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries
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Kvalsund, Rune; Bele, Irene Velsvik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
This article is based on data from two national research projects in Norway dealing with upper secondary educational reforms that began in 1994. Together, the research projects represent a longitudinal study of prospective life course data from 1995 to 2003, covering approximately 500 students from the time they were receiving special education in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Research Projects, Foreign Countries, Social Networks