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Burger, Andri; Naudé, Luzelle – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of academic success of South African students. The study focused on 164 first to fourth year students. The extent to which students' grade 12 performance, the type of high school they attended and their academic self-concepts contributed to their academic success during the entry and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Success, Grade 12
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Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2012
The present study examined the mediational role of academic motivation in the association between school self-concept and school achievement among 355 Indian immigrant adolescents in Canada and 363 Indian adolescents in India. Surveys were administered among Grades 9-12 students in Canada and India to assess their academic self-concepts, academic…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Incentives, Academic Achievement, Motivation
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Harper, Brian E. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
While there is great deal of research that tracks self-regulatory academic beliefs and behaviors of students, relatively few efforts examine the specific self-beliefs of high achieving African American students. This study compared the intelligence-related beliefs, efficacy beliefs and academic goal orientations of 257 African American (N = 196)…
Descriptors: African American Students, Intelligence, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation
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Weinstock, Michael; Assor, Avi; Broide, Galia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The assumption that high level functioning is characterized by a great deal of autonomy is central to some major theories of moral development [Kohlberg (in T. Lickona (ed.) "Moral development and behavior: Theory, research and social issues," 1976); Piaget ("The moral judgment of the child", 1932)] and to the self-determination theory of…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Student Attitudes, Value Judgment, Critical Thinking