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Plante, Isabelle; O'Keefe, Paul A.; Aronson, Joshua; Fréchette-Simard, Catherine; Goulet, Mélissa – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study used a novel approach to examine the link between gender ability stereotype endorsement and academic interests by examining not only stereotypes people hold "within" the domains of mathematics and language arts, but also "between" them. Grade 6 and 8 students (285 males, 363 females) reported their degree of…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Student Interests, Mathematics
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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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Yu, Baeksan; Lim, Hyejung; Kelly, Sean – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
A common rationale for providing free lunch for all students is that selectively receiving a free meal at school generates stigma. This study examines the hypothesis that eligibility to receive a school free lunch has negative effects on student educational outcomes, and that this stigma-effect is more severe in schools where a low proportion of…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Lunch Programs, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Saidah, Berenice; Louvet, Eva; Pansu, Pascal – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The aim of the present paper was to analyze the social value of effort versus competence in the field of education. In Study 1, participants (N = 116) were asked to indicate the importance of effort- and competence-related personality traits in achieving academic success. We also examined their meritocratic beliefs. In Study 2, middle school…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Personality Traits, Academic Achievement
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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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Alivernini, Fabio; Cavicchiolo, Elisa; Manganelli, Sara – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The ever-increasing presence of immigrants in Italian schools make these contexts important for the study of young peoples' attitudes towards those who are new to a country. We analysed the metaphors regarding immigrants produced by a sample of 840 eighth-grade students. The results of a content analysis showed nine complex attitudes referring to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Student Attitudes
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Wang, Shengnan; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Meissel, Kane – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study aimed to explore and compare the instructional practices and classroom interactions of teachers within the Chinese junior high school context who had correspondingly high or low expectations for all their students. Eight junior high school teachers and their 32 lessons were observed. Results of classroom observations revealed that high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Teachers, Junior High School Students, Teacher Expectations of Students
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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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Dawes, Molly – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
What are the common types of social goals endorsed by early adolescents and how are they related to their school adjustment? This article discusses the importance of assessing students' social goals during the early adolescent developmental period when peers become increasingly important and youth experience tremendous changes to the school…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation
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Resh, Nura; Sabbagh, Clara – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Adult citizenship requires a gradual acquisition of political culture--knowledge, attitudes, skills and patterns of behavior necessary to engage in political action. This is especially the case in democratic societies, which are based on citizens' participation. Hence, education for citizenship is uniformly considered as a major mission of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Justice
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Skaalvik, Einar M.; Federici, Roger A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
The purpose of this study was to test possible interactions between mastery and performance goal structures in mathematics classrooms when predicting students' goal orientations. More specifically, we tested if the degree of performance goal structure moderated the associations between mastery goal structure and students' goal orientations.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Mathematics Education
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Long, Haiying – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
This study focuses on "high achievement but low motivation" phenomenon that is prevalent in East Asian countries and districts, and uses eighth graders in Taipei that participated in TIMSS 2007 as an example to examine the direct and indirect effects of academic motivation, positive affect, and instruction on science achievement.…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Education, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Froiland, John Mark; Davison, Mark L.; Worrell, Frank C. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
Among 110 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, teacher autonomy support in 9th grade significantly predicted intrinsic motivation for math in 9th grade as well as math course-taking over the next 2 years, both of which in turn significantly predicted math achievement by 11th grade. In a second model, teacher autonomy support was positively…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Student Motivation, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 9
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Krispenz, Ann; Dickhäuser, Oliver; Reinhard, Marc-André – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
Empirical studies have revealed that teachers face problems when assessing task difficulty for their students. By drawing on research that focuses on how individuals assess what others know, we argue that these difficulties are a consequence of the imputation of one's own knowledge to others (i.e., social projection). In particular, we tested the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Difficulty Level, Social Attitudes
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Ulmanen, Sanna; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
This study explores the complexity of emotionally engaging schoolwork among students by analysing the interrelation between the affective and the social dimensions of emotional engagement. The data were collected from 78 Finnish sixth-grade (aged 12-13 years) and 89 eighth-grade (aged 14-15 years) students using picture tasks. The results show…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Response, Learner Engagement, Grade 6
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