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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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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