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Havik, Trude; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore trajectories of teachers' instructional support as perceived by students during a national initiative to develop lower secondary schools. Grade eight and nine students (N = 815) from nine Norwegian schools participated in three waves of data collection within one-and-a-half academic years. Growth mixture model…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Kaplan, Haya – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The study is based on self-determination theory and focuses on the motivation of high-achieving Bedouin students who belong to a hierarchical-collectivist society. The study focuses on the question: What are the relations between teachers' autonomy support and control and an optimal learning experience among students? The study is unique in its…
Descriptors: Arabs, Minority Group Students, High Achievement, Self Determination
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Fatou, Nicolas; Kubiszewski, Violaine – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Students' engagement is known to be associated with academic success and to prevent school dropouts. While many studies have considered this variable when examining school trajectories, more research is needed to investigate the factors that may sustain and promote engagement in school, regarded as a multidimensional construct (affective vs.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Case Studies, Correlation
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Trusz, Slawomir – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The study tested 4 direct and 28 indirect teacher expectancy effects on students' results in the mathematics and literacy sections of the matriculation test, and their final marks in the 12th-grade mathematics and literacy class. The following were considered as mediators: student self-esteem, their self-expectancy, and time spent learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Mathematics Achievement, Literacy, Outcomes of Education
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Simpkins, Sandra; Estrella, Gabriel; Gaskin, Erin; Kloberdanz, Erin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Based on the Eccles' expectancy-value theory, the objectives of this study were (1) to examine the longitudinal relations between Latino parents' science beliefs, parents' science support, and high school students' science motivational beliefs, and (2) to test whether these relations varied by familism values and adolescent gender. Multi-informant…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Parent Attitudes, Student Motivation, Parent Child Relationship
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Evans, Paul; Martin, Andrew J.; Ivcevic, Zorana – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
With a growing interest in well-being as an outcome of schooling, there is an increased need for research on how to enable it in students' academic lives. This study examined personality and coping strategies as predictors of students' well-being outcomes at school using structural equation modelling. Students (N = 328) completed measures of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Coping, Well Being, Stress Variables
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Chervonsky, Elizabeth; Hunt, Caroline – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The ability to regulate emotions appropriately and effectively is important in maintaining positive social interactions and outcomes. The current study investigated the association between the habitual use of suppression and reappraisal, and involvement in bullying in high school. Other social outcomes, such as current social satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Self Control, Correlation, High School Students
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Wolff, Fabian; Helm, Friederike; Möller, Jens – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Students compare their achievement in a subject with their classmates' achievements (social comparison), their own prior achievements (temporal comparison), and their achievements in other subjects (dimensional comparison), which can each be better (upward comparison), equal (lateral comparison), or worse (downward comparison). Prior research has…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Foreign Countries, Testing
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Bédard-Thom, Christiana; Guay, Frédéric – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Recent studies posit that mental toughness is a relevant construct for predicting achievement outcomes in academic settings. It is a multidimensional construct that encapsulates psychological resources that facilitate consistent performance despite stressors and challenges. However, recent evidence has called into question its multidimensional…
Descriptors: High School Students, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Predictor Variables
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Dare, Alec; Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
High-ability students have special education needs that are often overlooked or misunderstood (Blaas in "Aust J Guid Couns" 24(2):243-255, 2014) which may result in talent loss (Saha and Sikora in "Int J Contemp Sociol Discuss J Contemp Ideas Res" 48(1):9-34, 2011). Educational acceleration can help avoid these circumstances…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Matteucci, Maria Cristina; Guglielmi, Dina; Lauermann, Fani – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Teachers' formal accountability and duties have been the focus of high-stakes educational reforms, for instance in the context of national accountability systems. Yet, teachers' sense of personal (rather than formal) responsibility and willingness to assume responsibility for their teaching and students remains an understudied area. The main…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility
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Lehman, Brett – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
This study examines gender differences in the extent to which U.S. high school students are bullied in connection with participation in and attitudes towards extracurricular activities. Previous research suggests that students are bullied when their participation exhibits gender abnormal performances of masculinity or femininity, but less is known…
Descriptors: High School Students, Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Bullying
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Hand, Sarah; Rice, Lindsay; Greenlee, Eric – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
There is a shortfall of girls and women pursuing STEM disciplines, a deficit that may be partially attributed to subtle forms of bias that are tied to traditional gender role stereotypes. The current study examined these subtle biases in high school teachers and students in two ways: by asking teachers and students to attribute masculine and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Gender Bias, STEM Education
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Sommerfeld, Amanda K. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
University enrollment rates have increased substantially both in the U.S. and internationally over the past 40 years. Unfortunately, university completion rates have not kept pace, causing scholars to project that international labor markets may face a deficit in qualified (i.e., bachelors-degree or equivalent) workers. In the U.S., this could…
Descriptors: Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates
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