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Berger, Nathan; Archer, Jennifer – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Recent research using quantitative methodologies and an emerging social psychological theory of socioeconomic status (SES) has found an association between students' SES and their academic achievement goals. As a new area of research in the achievement goal tradition, there has been little investigation of the contextual influences upon particular…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Goal Orientation, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Influences
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Whipp, Peter R.; Salin, Kasper – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Studies related to reasons why teachers stay are far less frequent than those reporting reasons to leave. This study assessed the factors that satisfied PE teachers and the motivators to stay in PE teaching. Physical educator "stayers" (N = 139) responded to a 'PE Teachers' Career Intentions Questionnaire', 'Basic Satisfaction Needs at…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence
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Rigby, Ken – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Students' perceptions of the nature and prevalence of bullying and how the problem was being addressed were investigated in a convenience sample of 1688 students in years 5-10 attending Australian government schools. Comparisons were made between students who reported that they had been bullied during the previous 12¬†months and others. Rankings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Student Attitudes, Incidence
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Quin, Daniel; Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Heerde, Jessica A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Students' perceptions of their social and instructional interactions with their teachers play a key role in students' engagement. Understanding how the quality of these interactions can influence students' engagement in school is paramount to improving students' engagement. Eighty-eight year 7 students from three schools in the state of Victoria,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Shin, Hwayeon Helene; Braithwaite, Valerie; Ahmed, Eliza – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
A total of 3956 children aged 12-13¬†years who completed the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC Wave 5) were studied about their experiences of traditional face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying in the last month. In terms of prevalence, sixty percent of the sample had been involved in traditional bullying as the victim and/or the…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Aggression
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Reichert, Frank – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
It is commonly understood that democracies need actively engaged democrats and that adolescence is a significant period in life for educating engaged citizens. Whereas previous quantitative studies in the field have primarily focused on the relationships among participation-related variables, the research reported here aims to categorize secondary…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Gavidia-Payne, Susana; Denny, Bianca; Davis, Kate; Francis, Andrew; Jackson, Mervyn – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Self-concept is one important yet understudied construct, often associated with healthy children's well-being, and particularly crucial for those raised in rural disadvantaged communities. Also, commonly acknowledged is that adults, including parents and teachers, play an important role in fostering self-concept. The overall aim of the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
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Rigby, Ken; Bortolozzo, Giulio – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2013
Previous research has indicated that harm to the mental health of children who are repeatedly victimised by their peers at school can be ameliorated through social or emotional support provided by other students. In this study we examined whether student provictim attitudes are related to more basic attitudes to self and attitudes to others.…
Descriptors: Validity, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Khodayarifard, Mohammad; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Anshel, Mark H. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
This study examined the relationships among student academic performance and child's and parents' attributional styles. One hundred seventy-nine students (87 boys and 92 girls) who were enrolled in primary public schools in New South Wales, Australia, and their parents volunteered to participate in the study. Only English-speaking, two-parent…
Descriptors: Student Records, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Fraser, Barry J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Research investigated classroom environment antecedent variables and student affective outcomes in Australian high schools. The Technology-Rich Outcomes-Focused Learning Environment Inventory (TROFLEI) was used to assess 10 classroom environment dimensions: student cohesiveness, teacher support, involvement, investigation, task orientation,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models, Outcomes of Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Funnell, Robert – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Behaviour management is acknowledged as a leading psychological method to reduce classroom conflict by applying "rational choice" techniques. But it falls short in schools where poor academic results are reproduced, as is illustrated in an analysis of misbehaviour in an Australian rural school. It is argued that explanations of behaviour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Bornholt, L. J.; Maras, P. M.; Robinson, R. A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
This project explores the apparent layers in motivation for young people's plans in order to extend Pathways Theory. We bring together personal, relational and group motivation to explain the planned pathways to study, work and family life. Location was an Australian town, close to the national socio-economic average, to control broad social…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Esteem, Family Life, Family Work Relationship