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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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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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Demanet, Jannick; Van Houtte, Mieke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Strain theories expect socio-economically disadvantaged students to be overrepresented among perpetrators of school-deviant behavior. Empirical research, however, is inconclusive about the SES-deviance relationship. Recently, strain theorists argued that economic deprivation, rather than a socio-economic status (SES) index is related to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Disadvantaged Youth, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior
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Los, Ryan; Schweinle, Amy – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In response to the recent call from educational psychology for comprehensive models of academic achievement (Linnenbrink-Garcia and Patall, in: Corno, Anderman (eds) Handbook of educational psychology, Taylor and Francis, New York, 2015. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203874790), this study used multiple theories of motivation and instructional…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Correlation, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Simões, Francisco; Calheiros, Maria Manuela – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The present study tests a model of the interplay between teaching style determinants, interpersonal resources, and teacher burnout dimensions, controlling for teachers' experience variables. Two-hundred and ninety-seven teachers in the Portuguese educational system teaching in a rural region participated in the research. Using a Structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Styles, Interpersonal Competence, Teacher Burnout
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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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Lau, Christina; Kitsantas, Anastasia; Miller, Angela D.; Drogin Rodgers, Ellen B. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess the interrelationship of elementary students' perceived responsibility for learning, self-efficacy, and sources of self-efficacy in mathematics, and differentiation as a function of gender and grade level. Participants in this study included 442 third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students from U.S.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs
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Putwain, David W.; von der Embse, Nathaniel P. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Teachers often communicate to students the consequences of success and failure (fear appeals) and the timing (timing reminders) of forthcoming examinations. Prior research has examined how fear appeals and teaching reminders are evaluated by students and how they relate to educational outcomes such as engagement. Few studies have addressed the use…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Fear, Academic Achievement, Academic Failure
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Fauth, Benjamin; Decristan, Jasmin; Rieser, Svenja; Klieme, Eckhard; Büttner, Gerhard – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
In this study, we investigated conditions and consequences of teacher popularity in primary schools. Teacher popularity is embedded in a theoretical framework that describes relationships between teacher competence, teaching quality, and student outcomes. In the empirical analyses, we used multilevel modeling to distinguish between individual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students
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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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Ganguly, Sohinee; Kulkarni, Mrinmoyi; Gupta, Meenakshi – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
There are two dominant strains in the literature on academic performance, the attribution studies and the self-efficacy studies. The present study attempted to incorporate these two strains while examining the academic performance of engineering undergraduate students in India. Time management and perceived stress were included in the model to…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Gillet, Nicolas; Huyghebaert, Tiphaine; Barrault, Servane; Bucourt, Emilie; Gimenes, Guillaume; Maillot, Axel; Poulin, Aurélie; Sorel, Olivier – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Based on the new 3 × 2 achievement goal model, the first purpose of this prospective research was to examine the relation of self-approach and self-avoidance goals to four educational outcomes, namely intentions of dropping out, educational satisfaction, self-efficacy, and achievement. We also considered the autonomous and controlled reasons…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy
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Puente-Díaz, Rogelio; Cavazos-Arroyo, Judith – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The purpose of our investigation was to examine the role of intrinsic and extrinsic regulation and boredom as antecedents of creative self-efficacy. In addition, we also assessed the effect of creative self-efficacy on divergent thinking among children. A battery of questionnaires assessing regulation for schoolwork, creative self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Self Efficacy, Independent Study, Psychological Patterns
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Lin, Shengjie; Fong, Carlton J.; Wang, Yidan – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
This mixed-methods study investigated the sources of self-efficacy reported by Chinese undergraduate students and the related role of individual differences. One hundred and fifty-six Chinese students completed a questionnaire and open-ended responses, citing the factors that contributed to feelings of greater confidence and lesser confidence.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Siblings, Individual Differences
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Matteucci, Maria Cristina; Guglielmi, Dina; Lauermann, Fani – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Teachers' formal accountability and duties have been the focus of high-stakes educational reforms, for instance in the context of national accountability systems. Yet, teachers' sense of personal (rather than formal) responsibility and willingness to assume responsibility for their teaching and students remains an understudied area. The main…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility
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