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Vahidnia, Fatemeh; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The teacher's pet phenomenon is generally regarded as a negative concept by both teachers and students as it violates the principle of fairness. A careful review of the existing literature reveals that the concept of 'teacher's pet' is taken for granted and therefore no inclusive definition has been provided. In response to this gap, the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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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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Rasooli, Amirhossein; DeLuca, Christopher; Rasegh, Abdollah; Fathi, Sajad – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Conceptualizing fairness through social psychology theory has recently been called for in classroom assessment (CA) literature. This study used two open-ended questionnaires to explore university students' critical incidents of fairness and unfairness and their affective and behavioral reactions to experiences of un/fairness. The findings showed…
Descriptors: College Students, Justice, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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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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Askell-Williams, Helen; Skyrzypiec, Grace; Zhao, Xueqin; Cao, Fei – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
This paper reports mainland Chinese students' self-appraisals about their psychological dispositions whilst at school. Increasing interest has turned to factors such as resilience, wellbeing, flourishing, happiness and satisfaction, which in turn are predicted to be associated with factors such as emotional stability, achieving personal goals,…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Psychological Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Kehoe, Michelle; Bourke-Taylor, Helen; Broderick, David – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Students attending schools today not only learn about formal academic subjects, they also learn social and emotional skills. Whole-school restorative practices (RP) is an approach which can be used to address student misbehaviour when it occurs, and as a holistic method to increase social and emotional learning in students. The aim of this study…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Interviews
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Georgiou, Stelios N.; Ioannou, Myria; Stavrinides, Panayiotis – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between parenting styles, cultural values and bullying behavior at school. The main objective was to test the mediating role of cultural values in these relationships. The participants were 985 pre-adolescents, aged 10-12 years old (M = 10.95, SD = 0.75) from Cyprus and Greece who completed…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Social Values, Parenting Styles, Student Behavior
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Jereb, Eva; Urh, Marko; Jerebic, Janja; Šprajc, Polona – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Plagiarism is increasingly prevalent in the educational and research culture in higher education. Students are more and more looking for quick solutions when writing research papers and theses. In this paper, students' awareness of plagiarism and possible gender differences in this awareness are presented. Gender differences in plagiarism…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, College Students, Plagiarism, Student Behavior
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Anthenien, Amber Maree; DeLozier, Sarah J.; Neighbors, Clayton; Rhodes, Matthew G. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
We examined the extent to which college students' self-reported study strategy use relates to perceived peer strategy use, allowing us to determine whether college students misperceive peers' use of different study strategies. College students (n = 195) reported their use and perceived peer use of 10 different study strategies. Study strategy use…
Descriptors: College Students, Study Habits, Learning Strategies, Student Behavior
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Burleigh, Tyler J.; Meegan, Daniel V. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
When students are faced with the decision of whether to assist a peer, they should be sensitive to the potential risks associated with doing so. Two factors associated with risky helping behaviour in the classroom are: (1) the grading practices that are used, and (2) knowledge of a peer's relative status. Normative ("curved") grading…
Descriptors: Risk, Grading, Peer Relationship, Competition
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Andersen, Ida Gran – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
I combine sociological and economic research to test a new theoretical model of the causes and consequences of teacher responses to students' track location. I examine the impact of teacher reward structures on educational inequality by analyzing how grading practices affect students' effort and achievement across tracks. Differences in grading…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Rewards, Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
With reference to social-ecological, self-determination, attributional, and social cognitive theories, the current study examined whether gender, age, altruistic motivation to defend victims, and tendency to blame the victims, at the individual level, and the prevalence of reinforcing and defending, at the classroom level, were associated with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Self Determination, Social Cognition
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Sneyers, Elien; Vanhoof, Jan; Mahieu, Paul – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
In less meritocratic educational systems, teachers' decision-making processes and their perceptions of pupils are essential for the practice of pupils' allocation at transitory moments. The present study investigated how perceptions held by teachers impact upon teacher track recommendations regarding pupils' enrolment in secondary education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Track System (Education)
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