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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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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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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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Schütte, Kerstin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Devaluing an academic domain is a potential means of alleviating the psychological discomfort that results from the inconsistency of a low domain-specific self-concept of ability and great value attached to the domain. Such motivated devaluation of a domain is expected to be stronger in cultural contexts that promote a relatively greater focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Shirley; Budd, Jillian; Jorgensen, Mary; Asuncion, Jennison; Barile, Maria – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
The goal of this research was to develop a model to predict which students with disabilities will drop out before graduation and to investigate the drop out pattern of students with disabilities. To accomplish this we evaluated potential predictors of persistence and drop-out among 611 college and university students with various disabilities and…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, College Students, Behavior Patterns, Path Analysis
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Crowson, H. Michael; Brandes, Joyce A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
This study addressed predictors of pre-service teachers' opposition toward the practice of educating students with disabilities in mainstream classroom settings--a practice known as inclusion. We tested a hypothesized path model that incorporated social dominance orientation (SDO) and contact as distal predictors, and intergroup anxiety,…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Inclusion
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Federici, Roger A.; Skaalvik, Einar M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2011
One purpose of the present study was to develop and test the factor structure of a multidimensional and hierarchical Norwegian Principal Self-Efficacy Scale (NPSES). Another purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between principal self-efficacy and work engagement. Principal self-efficacy was measured by the 22-item NPSES. Work…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals)
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Weiser, Dana A.; Riggio, Heidi R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
Research indicates both family background and self-efficacy influence academic outcomes; however, family background also impacts self-efficacy development. The purpose of the current study was to establish whether self-efficacy mediates the relationship between family background and academic achievement. Results indicated family background…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy, Family Characteristics, Parent Participation
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Ruthig, Joelle C.; Haynes, Tara L.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Perry, Raymond P. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The first year of college presents numerous challenges experienced as overwhelming by some freshmen who may become overly stressed and depressed. This longitudinal study examined perceived academic control (PAC) as a mediator of optimism and social support's buffering effects on freshman students' psychological health. Multiple regressions…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), College Freshmen, College Environment, Longitudinal Studies
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Schweinle, Amy; Mims, Grace A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Children's academic self-efficacy is one of the strongest predictors of achievement (Wigfield and Eccles, "Contemporary Educational Psychology" 25(1): 68-81, 2000). The present research examined mathematics self-efficacy and the relationship of racial context from the perspective of two competing bodies of research. Stereotype threat theory would…
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Educational Research, Stereotypes