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Bédard-Thom, Christiana; Guay, Frédéric – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Recent studies posit that mental toughness is a relevant construct for predicting achievement outcomes in academic settings. It is a multidimensional construct that encapsulates psychological resources that facilitate consistent performance despite stressors and challenges. However, recent evidence has called into question its multidimensional…
Descriptors: High School Students, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Predictor Variables
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Chen, Xiaochen; Graham, Sandra – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Asian American students often report lower self-esteem than their peers from other racial groups even though they are doing better academically. The current study attempted to explore this paradox from an attributional perspective. Academic achievement, self-esteem and attributions for academic failures (i.e., low ability and low effort) were…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, African American Students, White Students, Hispanic American Students
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Kleen, Hannah; Glock, Sabine – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Teachers' stereotypes may be one factor that contributes to the disadvantages ethnic minority students experience in school. According to dual-process theories, teachers have two strategies that they can apply to derive judgments of students. Teachers' judgments are based on stereotypes when the information they have about students is consistent…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Attitudes, Ethnic Stereotypes, Females
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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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Dare, Alec; Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
High-ability students have special education needs that are often overlooked or misunderstood (Blaas in "Aust J Guid Couns" 24(2):243-255, 2014) which may result in talent loss (Saha and Sikora in "Int J Contemp Sociol Discuss J Contemp Ideas Res" 48(1):9-34, 2011). Educational acceleration can help avoid these circumstances…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Smyth, Lillian; Mavor, Kenneth I.; Platow, Michael J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Research has demonstrated a significant role of discipline social identification in predicting learning approaches, even controlling for individual differences. Smyth et al. ("Educ Psychol" 35(1):53-72, 2015. doi:10.1080/01443410.2013.822962) suggest that learners share discipline-based social identifications, and that this…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Learning Strategies, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wolgast, Anett; Fischer, Natalie – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The teaching profession is associated with high levels of perceived stress due to time constraints, heavy workload, and extra-curricular obligations. Teachers' perceived stress affects the quality of their instruction and consequently their students' motivation. According to social interdependence theory, frequent cooperative activities with…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Cooperation, Lesson Plans, Stress Variables
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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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Morin-Messabel, Christine; Ferrière, Séverine; Martinez, Frederic; Devif, Julie; Reeb, Laurence – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The dynamics of the construction and perpetuation of gender stereotypes are classic research subjects in social psychology and in the field of educational guidelines in France. The most recent government decree aims to counter stereotypes in schools, by exposing pupils to counter-stereotypes. This study examines the effects of activating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Social Psychology, Change Strategies
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Skaalvik, Einar M.; Skaalvik, Sidsel – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
This study explored how teachers' working conditions or school context variables (job demands and job resources) were related to their teaching self-concept, teacher burnout, job satisfaction, and motivation to leave the teaching profession among teachers in Norwegian senior high school. Participants were 546 teachers in three counties in central…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions, Work Environment
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Marshik, Tesia; Ashton, Patricia T.; Algina, James – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Self-determination theory and research suggest that students are more motivated and have higher achievement when teachers support their psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. However, teachers might have difficulty supporting their students' psychological needs if their own psychological needs are not met, which might…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Psychological Needs
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Phan, Huy P. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The focus of inquiry pertaining to quality learning and student well-being experiences at school has involved numerous studies, utilizing complex quantitative methodological approaches. In a similar vein, for consideration of research advancement, there has been extensive progress made regarding motivational tenets of effective learning and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Experience, Emotional Response, Interpersonal Relationship
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McLellan, Chelsea K.; Jackson, Dennis L. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The current study explored the relation between the Big-Five personality domains, self-regulated learning, and academic entitlement. Academic entitlement is defined as the tendency to possess expectations of unearned academic success, unearned/undeserved academic services, and/or the expectation of unrealistic accommodation (Chowning and Campbell…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Multivariate Analysis, Schematic Studies, Correlation
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Jury, Mickaël; Darnon, Céline; Dompnier, Benoit; Butera, Fabrizio – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
According to the recent research, the educational system fulfills both an educational function (i.e., teaching and training students) and a selection function (i.e., determining students' future position in the social hierarchy), particularly in higher education. It has been argued that in the university system the selection function provides a…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Social Structure
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Carolan, Brian V. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Though most extant research suggests that educational expectations are adopted early in life and stabilize by adolescence, recent research has begun to challenge this assumption. This study further examines whether and to what degree adolescents' educational expectations adapt in response to two mechanisms: interpersonal influence and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Expectation, Gender Differences, Student Adjustment
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