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Martinek, Daniela – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In education, there is a common understanding that teachers contribute significantly to the motivation of their pupils. However, the instructors' own psychological needs in the tradition of the Self-determination Theory (Ryan and Deci Self-determination theory: basic psychological needs in motivation, development, and wellness, Guilford Press, New…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Self Determination, Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Tan, Fiona D. H.; Whipp, Peter R.; Gagné, Marylène; Van Quaquebeke, Niels – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Teacher-student interactions are fundamental to learning outcomes. However, the facilitation of student-defined, in-class two-way feedback interaction is under-researched. The purpose of this paper is to share insights from Year 9 students (N = 32; age = 14-15 years), describing effective teacher's two-way feedback interaction through Respectful…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Secondary School Students, Teacher Effectiveness
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Brandmo, Christian; Bråten, Ivar; Schewe, Olav – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study examined predictors of test anxiety in a sample of 2528 Norwegian upper-secondary and postsecondary students by means of structural equation modeling. Results showed that personal goals related to career and grades positively predicted test anxiety, whereas self-efficacy beliefs were a negative predictor of test anxiety. In turn,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, Secondary School Students, College Students
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García-Carmona, Marina; Marín, María Dolores; Aguayo, Raimundo – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Secondary school teachers are one of the occupational groups presenting the highest levels of sick leave due to stress in the workplace. This form of stress can cause burnout syndrome, which is characterised by emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and low levels of personal accomplishment. Secondary education teachers have received relatively…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Burnout, Teaching Conditions, Stress Variables
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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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Bedynska, Sylwia; Krejtz, Izabela; Sedek, Grzegorz – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
A large body of experimental research on stereotype threat concentrated on immediate consequences of this effect. Far less attention has been given to the underlying mechanisms that may explain accumulative and long-term consequences of stereotype threat. To shed new light on the dynamic of stereotype threat, the current research examined the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students, Females, Short Term Memory
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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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Ferreira, Juliene Madureira; Soini, Tiina; Kupiainen, Reijo; Salum, Ana Claudia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In the present study, learning in school was studied from the students' perspectives in two different national contexts. The aim was to explore students' learning experiences in school by identifying what are the core elements of learning for secondary school students. We conducted the study with a qualitative approach in which photos taken by the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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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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Ramberg, Joacim; Modin, Bitte – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Cheating is a more or less prominent feature of all educational contexts, but few studies have examined its association with aspects of school effectiveness theory. With recently collected data from upper-secondary school students and their teachers, this study aims to examine whether three aspects of school effectiveness--school leadership,…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Secondary School Students, Leadership
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Martikainen, Jari – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study examines social representations of teachership based on students' and teachers' drawings. Fifty-nine students and thirty-nine teachers in upper-secondary education in Finland participated in the research, drawing a picture of a typical teacher and commenting on their drawings verbally. The study focuses on what kinds of social…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Ebersold, Selina; Rahm, Tobias; Heise, Elke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the psychological mechanisms of how perceived autonomy support by the principal affects positive and negative aspects of teachers' well-being. While satisfaction of the basic psychological needs (Deci and Ryan in Psychol Inquiry 11:227-268, 2000, https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327965PLI1104_01; Ryan and Deci in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Professional Identity, Well Being, Psychological Needs
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