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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