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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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Mouw, Jolien M.; Saab, Nadira; Janssen, Jeroen; Vedder, Paul – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
High-quality helping behavior is essential for effective peer interaction and learning. This study focused on ethnic group composition and the quality of group interaction as predictors of individual mathematics performance. Video-observations of 92 fifth-grade students working in groups balanced on mathematics performance level were analyzed. We…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Mathematics Achievement, Ethnic Groups, Grade 5
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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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Braun, Summer S.; Zadzora, Kathleen M.; Miller, Aaron M.; Gest, Scott D. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Teachers' efforts to manage classroom social dynamics are associated with students' social and academic adjustment, but the determinants of teachers' use of social dynamics management strategies have remained unexplored. Multiple potential determinants of strategy use were examined in a study of 164 teachers and their 2986 students in 164 1st,…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Adjustment
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Pinchak, Nicolo P. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
This study uses data from wave one of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent to Adult Health to analyze the relationship between middle and secondary school students' perceptions of their teachers, or "teacher regard," and students' expectations for college attendance. Variation in this relationship is further examined by…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Cabras, Cristina; Marmillata, Sara; Sechi, Cristina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Sexual objectification can be defined as an imprecise cognitive process which produces inaccurate evaluations according to gender. Moreover, sexual objectification restricts evaluation to a single aspect of people: appearance (Langton in "Future Philos" 285-303, 2004; Langton in "Sexual solipsism: philosophical essays on pornography…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Skaalvik, Einar M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore relations between students' prior grades in mathematics, achievement goal orientations in math classes, math anxiety, and students coping strategies in math classes. Three achievement goal orientations (mastery goals, performance-approach goals, and performance-avoidance goals) and two coping strategies…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Coping, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement
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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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Marshik, Tesia; Ashton, Patricia T.; Algina, James – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Self-determination theory and research suggest that students are more motivated and have higher achievement when teachers support their psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. However, teachers might have difficulty supporting their students' psychological needs if their own psychological needs are not met, which might…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Psychological Needs
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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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