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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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Pörhölä, Maili; Almonkari, Merja; Kunttu, Kristina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study examines how individuals' engagement in bullying at school and at university relates to the anxiety they feel in general and in various learning situations in which students interact during their higher education. It was predicted that, of the individuals who have experiences of bullying (in the role of bully, victim, or in a dual role…
Descriptors: Bullying, Anxiety, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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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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Räty, Hannu; Kozlinska, Inna; Kasanen, Kati; Siivonen, Päivi; Komulainen, Katri; Hytti, Ulla – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine what sort of ability expectations university students have about the requirements of working life, and how the perception of these expectations relate to students' perceptions of their own employability. The participants comprised a sample of students (N = 1819) from two Finnish universities, representing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Expectation, Student Attitudes
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Räty, Hannu; Korhonen, Maija; Kasanen, Kati; Komulainen, Katri; Rautiainen, Riitta; Siivonen, Päivi – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
This study set out to investigate parental attitudes toward entrepreneurship education as evaluative directing components of social representations. A nationwide sample of parents (N = 625) was asked to indicate their opinions on a set of statements about entrepreneurship education. The parents' attitudinal orientation suggested that they would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Parent Attitudes, Educational Policy
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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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Räty, Hannu – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
By surveying a representative sample of Finnish parents, this study set out to compare two social representations of intelligence current in our educational discourse: the established one, "the idea of natural giftedness", and an emerging one, "the idea of the multifariousness of abilities and support for social equality." It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Surveys, Comparative Analysis
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Raty, Hannu; Komulainen, Katri; Hirva, Laura – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2012
This study set out to replicate a survey conducted 20 years ago on Finnish parents' social representations of educability. A nationwide sample of parents (N = 642) were asked to indicate their opinions on a set of statements pertaining to topical educational issues. The results indicated that educational discussion is still structured by two major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Entrepreneurship, Surveys
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Raty, Hannu; Komulainen, Katri; Skorokhodova, Nina; Kolesnikov, Vadim; Hamalainen, Anna – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2011
The study set out to examine Finnish and Russian children's images of intelligence as contextualized in the systems of the school and gender. Finnish and Russian pupils, aged 11-12 years, were asked to draw pictures of an intelligent and an ordinary pupil and a good and an ordinary pupil. A distinctive feature shared by the children in both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Freehand Drawing, Students
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Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
The study examined children's and their parents' and teachers' perceptions of the malleability of the child's academic competencies. A total of 103 third- and sixth-graders and their parents and teachers were asked to rate how much the child could improve her/his competencies in mathematics and Finnish. The participants were asked to use…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2008
This study set out to examine children's notions of the malleability of their academic competencies and the relations of these notions to the child's grade-level and gender and the parent's educational level. In interviews of a total of 103 boys and girls of the third and the sixth grade, children of academically and vocationally educated parents…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Grade 3, Grade 6, Academic Ability