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Aydin, Utkun – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The capacity to cope with test anxiety that contain high concentrations of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological manifestations, is becoming increasingly important in educational contexts as well as evaluative settings. The developing ability to deal with test anxiety relative to the increasingly strict evaluative practices students encounter…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Plante, Isabelle; O'Keefe, Paul A.; Aronson, Joshua; Fréchette-Simard, Catherine; Goulet, Mélissa – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study used a novel approach to examine the link between gender ability stereotype endorsement and academic interests by examining not only stereotypes people hold "within" the domains of mathematics and language arts, but also "between" them. Grade 6 and 8 students (285 males, 363 females) reported their degree of…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Student Interests, Mathematics
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Alhoshan, Eman – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The objectives in this research were to determine the construct validity of both an adapted self-confidence questionnaire, the Personal Evaluation Inventory (PEI), developed by Shrauger and Schohn, and a Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) questionnaire, which was adapted from the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale. The research was conducted in two…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Self Esteem, Questionnaires, Measures (Individuals)
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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Weiser, Beverly; Buss, Carolyn; Sheils, Ashley Parker; Gallegos, Elisa; Murray, L. Robin – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
While qualitative research has shown great benefits for teachers who receive coaching, there is a paucity of experimental research examining students' academic outcomes after their teachers received ongoing support from a knowledgeable and experienced coach. Thus, a quasi-experimental design investigated the literacy outcomes of 452 students…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Education, Coaching (Performance), Educational Technology
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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The present paper examines if developmental pathways for students at risk for academic failure can be improved through social and emotional learning (SEL). Specifically, we test this hypothesis by accounting for shifts in student engagement, a highly studied and malleable construct often inclusive of SEL interventions, as the pathway by which to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Intervention, Academic Failure
Karademir, Cigdem Aldan; Deveci, Ozge – Online Submission, 2019
Based on Confucius' saying "A word may change your mind, an emotion may change your life and a person may change you", our emotions affect our learning if we take life as a process of learning. Some of our learning on which we are successful and unsuccessful are student characteristics. Effective properties are one of the characteristics…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Skills
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Zhao, Weiguo; Song, Yining; Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Ruixue – Educational Psychology, 2019
The subjects of this research were 776 pupils from grade three to grade six in Shandong Province, China. This study examined the influence of teacher support on students' reading engagement, and the mediating variables between those two factors, as measured by the perception of teachers' support scale, reading engagement scale, reading interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Beker, Katinka; van den Broek, Paul; Jolles, Dietsje – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Constructing a knowledge representation from multiple texts requires the integration of information across texts. The aim of the current study was to investigate how elementary school students integrate information across multiple text passages and, particularly, whether students use information from a prior text to improve understanding of a…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 6
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Phillips Galloway, Emily; Uccelli, Paola – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
To assess text comprehension and concept mastery, standards-aligned measures have moved from using multiple-choice questions to using source-based writing tasks (sometimes referred to as Reading-to-Write tasks). For example, it is now common for students to be asked to read a text and then to produce a written response, often a summary or…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Language Skills, Academic Language
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Wang, Cixin; La Salle, Tamika P.; Do, Kieu Anh; Wu, Chaorong; Sullivan, Kathryn E. – School Psychology, 2019
Middle school is a risky period, marked by increased peer victimization, and the onset of several mental disorders, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs). Parental involvement is critical to students' well-being; however, few studies have examined the role of parental involvement among middle school students or its effect on their…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Mental Health, Correlation, Victims
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Nation, Jasmine M.; Harlow, Danielle; Arya, Diana J.; Longtin, Maya – Afterschool Matters, 2019
The past decade has brought increased focus on STEM learning (Bell, Lewenstein, Shouse, & Feder, 2009; NGSS Lead States, 2013; U.S. Department of Education, 2015). The growth of STEM-related industries and the power associated with STEM fields make access to STEM careers an equity issue (Buechley, 2016). Despite gains in educational…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Student Interests, Career Choice
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Ng, Zi Jia; Huebner, E. Scott; Maydeu-Olivares, Alberto; Hills, Kimberly J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
While adolescence is a critical stage of development marked by heightened bottom-up emotional reactivity and immature top-down regulatory control, research on emotion regulation has relatively neglected middle childhood to adolescence years. This may be attributed to the limited number and scope of age-appropriate, reliable, and valid measures of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Children, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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McDonald, Scott; Bateman, Kathryn; Gall, Helen; Tanis-Ozcelik, Arzu; Webb, Aubree; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Plate tectonics is the organizing paradigm of geosciences, but it is also conceptually complex, and students often struggle with developing a system level understanding of the earth. This article reports on research designed to create a characterization of the different levels of sophistication around plate tectonics in the form of a learning…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Earth Science, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Fazal, Minaz; Bryant, Melanie – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Blended learning models can help teachers leverage the power of technology to customize student learning and differentiate instruction for students at varying achievement levels. Research on the effectiveness of blended learning in K-12 education has largely relied on case studies, and findings suggest differences in achievement outcomes based on…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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