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O'Toole, Veronica M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
This study reports a subset of findings from a larger study that examined the emotional impacts of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake on 20 teachers, who functioned as first responders when the earthquake struck in the middle of a normal school day. This qualitative study investigated the emotion regulation strategies employed by these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Teacher Attitudes, Natural Disasters
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Froiland, John Mark; Davison, Mark L.; Worrell, Frank C. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
Among 110 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, teacher autonomy support in 9th grade significantly predicted intrinsic motivation for math in 9th grade as well as math course-taking over the next 2¬†years, both of which in turn significantly predicted math achievement by 11th grade. In a second model, teacher autonomy support was positively…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Student Motivation, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 9
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Hodis, Flaviu A.; Tait, Carolyn; Hodis, Georgeta M.; Hodis, Monica A.; Scornavacca, Eusebio – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
This research investigated the interrelations among achievement goals and the underlying reasons for pursuing them. To do so, it utilized the framework of goal complexes, which are regulatory constructs defined at the intersection of aims and reasons. Data from two independent large samples of New Zealand university students showed that across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Grocott, Andrew C.; Hunter, John A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Although positive effects are often reported, research assessing the impact of Adventure Education and Outward Bound programmes on self-esteem is fraught with methodological weaknesses pertaining to an emphasis on scales assessing global self-esteem, a lack of follow-up measures to assess the potential long-term benefits of such programmes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adventure Education, Self Esteem, Program Evaluation