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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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Park, Crystal L.; Williams, Michelle K.; Hernandez, Paul R.; Agocha, V. Bede; Carney, Lauren M.; DePetris, Andrea E.; Lee, Sharon Y. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Psychological factors have been implicated in STEM persistence but remain poorly understood. In particular, the role of self-regulation--the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional skills that allow individuals to work efficiently toward their desired goals, especially when under stress--has received minimal attention. Psychological factors may be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Self Management, Student Behavior
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Mouw, Jolien M.; Saab, Nadira; Janssen, Jeroen; Vedder, Paul – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
High-quality helping behavior is essential for effective peer interaction and learning. This study focused on ethnic group composition and the quality of group interaction as predictors of individual mathematics performance. Video-observations of 92 fifth-grade students working in groups balanced on mathematics performance level were analyzed. We…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Mathematics Achievement, Ethnic Groups, Grade 5
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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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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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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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Avram, Eugen; Burtaverde, Vlad; Zanfirescu, Andrei-?erban – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This research tested the relationship between career adaptability and academic performance and the incremental validity of career adaptability in predicting academic performance, as well as the mediation role of career adaptability in the relationship between personality and academic performance. 437 undergraduate students completed measures of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Vocational Adjustment, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Bertl, Bianca; Andrzejewski, Denise; Hyland, Lynda; Shrivastava, Anita; Russell, Douglas; Pietschnig, Jakob – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The identification of determinants and correlates of academic entitlement is of particular interest for researchers and (academic) tutors alike. Whilst personality traits have been linked to academic entitlement in the past, the relative importance of familial influence remains unclear. Hence, to address this deficit, this study utilizes a sample…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics, Family Influence
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Kaplan, Haya – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The study is based on self-determination theory and focuses on the motivation of high-achieving Bedouin students who belong to a hierarchical-collectivist society. The study focuses on the question: What are the relations between teachers' autonomy support and control and an optimal learning experience among students? The study is unique in its…
Descriptors: Arabs, Minority Group Students, High Achievement, Self Determination
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Fatou, Nicolas; Kubiszewski, Violaine – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Students' engagement is known to be associated with academic success and to prevent school dropouts. While many studies have considered this variable when examining school trajectories, more research is needed to investigate the factors that may sustain and promote engagement in school, regarded as a multidimensional construct (affective vs.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Case Studies, Correlation
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Anderman, Eric M.; Eseplage, Dorothy L.; Reddy, Linda A.; McMahon, Susan D.; Martinez, Andrew; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Reynolds, Cecil; Paul, Narmada – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Violence perpetrated against teachers is prevalent and has the potential to adversely affect teachers' well-being, efficacy, and longevity in the profession. In this study, we examined teachers' reactions after having experienced violence, specifically examining the roles of attributional processes. In collaboration with the American Psychological…
Descriptors: Teacher Response, Teaching Experience, Violence, Attribution Theory
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Lee, Moosung; Kim, Yeonjeong; Madyun, Na'im – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
A critical issue facing the majority of immigrant adolescents in U.S. public schools is persistent academic underperformance. Using data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study, this study investigates the extent to which negative social environments in U.S. public schools predict the academic achievement of immigrant adolescents.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adolescents, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Chauvin, Bruno; Demont, Elisabeth; Rohmer, Odile – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Positive judgments on the Self are good predictors of academic achievement. It could be useful to benefit from an instrument able to assess how pupils elaborate self-judgments. So far, such a tool does not exist. The purpose of the present study was to develop a self-report measure of social judgment for children at school (the School Social…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Measurement Techniques, Questionnaires
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Skaalvik, Einar M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore relations between students' prior grades in mathematics, achievement goal orientations in math classes, math anxiety, and students coping strategies in math classes. Three achievement goal orientations (mastery goals, performance-approach goals, and performance-avoidance goals) and two coping strategies…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Coping, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement
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Evans, Paul; Martin, Andrew J.; Ivcevic, Zorana – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
With a growing interest in well-being as an outcome of schooling, there is an increased need for research on how to enable it in students' academic lives. This study examined personality and coping strategies as predictors of students' well-being outcomes at school using structural equation modelling. Students (N = 328) completed measures of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Coping, Well Being, Stress Variables
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