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Legkauskas, Visvaldas; Magelinskaite-Legkauskiene, Šarune; Kepalaite, Albina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This longitudinal study investigated the links between school anxiety, social competence, and teacher-student relationship in the 1st grade and academic achievement in the 3rd grade. The sample consisted of 389 Lithuanian school children who at the time of the study started their 1st year in elementary school. Regression analyses indicated that…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 3, Interpersonal Competence, Anxiety
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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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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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Masland, Lindsay C.; Lease, A. Michele – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
The contributions of academic achievement motivation and social status to peer-reported academic influence were explored in a sample of 322 children in grades three through five. Latent moderated structural equation modeling indicated that children who value academics are more likely to be rated by peers as academically influential. Social status…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Social Status, Influences
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Timmermans, Anneke C.; de Boer, Hester; van der Werf, Margaretha P. C. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
Little is known about factors other than students' abilities and background variables that shape teachers' achievement expectations. This study was aimed at investigating the role of teachers' perceptions of students attributes (working habits, popularity, self-confidence, student--teacher relationships, and classroom behavior) in shaping…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
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Geboers, Ellen; Geijsel, Femke; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Despite widespread attention to citizenship in educational practice, knowledge of the citizenship of students is still fragmented. We therefore present a comprehensive framework to integrate empirical data and theoretical insights into the citizenship of young people today. To develop and validate the framework, we conducted exploratory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Primary Education, Secondary School Students
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Tarchi, Christian; Pinto, Giuliana – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Different schools apply different educational approaches, and different learning concepts interpret knowledge in different ways. The two dominant perspectives classify learning as the acquisition of knowledge, or as participation in school practices. In order to support teachers in choosing the educational method that best fits their teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Kim, Hyun Sik – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Drawing on data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class 1998-1999 of the United States, this article evaluates teacher expectancy effects on achievement growth in kindergarten. We attempt to disentangle teacher expectancy effects from omitted variable bias or predictive validity by exploiting counterfactual predictions in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Predictive Validity, Reading Tests, Scores
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Earnshaw, Valerie A.; Rosenthal, Lisa; Carroll-Scott, Amy; Peters, Susan M.; McCaslin, Catherine; Ickovics, Jeannette R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Experiencing bullying as a victim is associated with negative health and health behavior outcomes, including substance use, among adolescents. However, understandings of protective factors--factors that enhance adolescents' resilience to the negative consequences of bullying--remain limited. The current study investigates whether teacher…
Descriptors: Smoking, Bullying, Race, Correlation