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Smedsrud, Jørgen; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Idsøe, Ella Maria; Ulvund, Stein Erik; Idsøe, Thormod; Lang-Ree, Ole Christian – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Research regarding highly intelligent adolescents in Scandinavia is scarce. We know little about highly intelligent adolescents' experiences with the school-system and how they experience their social relationships and relationships with their teachers. We used survey and test data from approximately 16,000 respondents from the Norwegian Armed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intelligence, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Lundberg, Erik; Abdelzadeh, Ali – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
School is often ranked highly among social agents that are central to the development of various citizenship values and norms in younger members of society. In this paper, we examined the impact of two dimensions of school climate on changes in social trust among adolescents over time, namely relationships and safety. Using a series of latent…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Attitude Change, Trust (Psychology), Adolescents
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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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Ulriksen, Robin; Sagatun, Åse; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Waaktaar, Trine; Lervåg, Arne Ola – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Social support and socioeconomic status (SES) have received considerable attention in explaining academic achievement and the achievement gap between students with ethic majority and immigrant background, and between boys and girls. Using a Structural Equation Modeling approach we examine (1) if there exist a gap in school achievements between…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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van der Want, Anna C.; den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Brekelmans, Mieke; Claessens, Luce C. A.; Pennings, Helena J. M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article investigates the link between teachers' appraisal of specific interpersonal situations in classrooms and their more general interpersonal identity standard, which together form their interpersonal role identity. Using semi-structured and video-stimulated interviews, data on teachers' appraisals and interpersonal identity standards…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Professional Identity, Semi Structured Interviews, Standards
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Kokkonen, Juha A.; Kokkonen, Marja T.; Telama, Risto K.; Liukkonen, Jarmo O. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The present two-wave longitudinal study examined the extent to which physical education (PE) teachers' democratic and socially supportive behavior, pupils' goal orientations, and the perceived motivational climate in PE explained differences in pupils' intended helping behavior by gender in PE classes. The results of 105 boys and 109 girls based…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Physical Education