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Mofield, Emily; Parker Peters, Megan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
The current study compared differences between mindset beliefs about intelligence (fixed vs. growth), dimensions of perfectionism (Concern Over Mistakes, Doubt of Action, Personal Standards, Organization), and achievement attitudes among gifted underachievers (n = 15) and gifted achievers (n = 169) in Grades 6 to 8 and examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Personality Traits, Academically Gifted, High Achievement
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Gallagher, Shelagh A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Students' personal epistemologies, or their beliefs about knowledge and knowing, have a substantial impact on learning, affecting their responses to curriculum, strategy selection, and psychosocial variables. Changes in epistemological reasoning occur similarly to other stage-based developmental schemes, with qualitative shifts in worldviews at…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Middle School Students, Academically Gifted, Grade 6
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Scrimin, Sara; Moscardino, Ughetta; Finos, Livio; Mason, Lucia – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study investigated early adolescents' psychophysiological response to a school-related stressor (SRS) as indexed by heart rate variability and examined the unique and interactive effects of heart rate variability and temperament on academic achievement. A total of 91 seventh graders watched an SRS video-clip while their heart rate variability…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Stress Variables, Video Technology, Metacognition
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Pöysä, Sanni; Vasalampi, Kati; Muotka, Joona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Prior research has shown that engagement plays a significant role in students' academic learning. Aims: The present study sought to expand the current understanding of students' engagement by examining how situational engagement during a particular lesson is associated with the observed teacher-student classroom interactions (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Erickson, Megan; Gresham, Frank – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2019
Universal screening serves to identify students at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties while their behavior is still amenable to treatment. However, there are few universal screeners available for middle school students who may be at heightened risk for developing emotional and behavioral difficulties due to major academic and social…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior, Screening Tests, Behavior Disorders
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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; Badia Martín, Mar; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Ziegler, Albert – Roeper Review, 2019
This study explores how secondary school students perceive high-performing potential classmates. A total of 1,794 seventh- and 10th-grade students from five countries completed a questionnaire measuring their expectations of hypothetical male and female high-performing classmates in three categories: intellectual ability, positive social…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 10, Secondary School Students
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Bulut, Birol; Aslan, Süleyman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The feeling of empathy is as old as the humankind. Empathy is an attempt to perceive the emotions and to understand the thoughts of other individuals and discern their point of view. Due to such aspects, empathy presents "a focus on other individuals." In general terms, empathy was defined as "adopting a sensitive attitude towards…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Immigration, Grade 7, Social Studies
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Çatak, Muzaffer – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
It is necessary to determine the ways of success in order to achieve success. It can be said that it is essential to be aware of the factors that may cause failure to achieve success. Some students have certain prejudices against their classes. This study aims to reveal the prejudice and negative judgments which are thought to affect the failures…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Social Studies
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Khishfe, Rola – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
It is important to question the generalizability of the knowledge about the nature of science (NOS), and thus know whether the knowledge about NOS can be transferred to various contexts. As such, the purpose of this study was to investigate whether students were able to transfer their acquired NOS understandings into contexts that vary in their…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Scientific Principles, Familiarity, Context Effect
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Abu Rabia, Salim – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
The goal of the present study was to investigate the effect of short Arabic vowels on listening comprehension. It is well documented that short vowels affect reading and reading comprehension in Arabic literacy. Since reading comprehension and listening comprehension share many commonalities, it is assumed that short vowels will positively affect…
Descriptors: Vowels, Semitic Languages, Listening Comprehension, Short Term Memory
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Daher, Wajeeh; Musallam, Nadera – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The angle topic is central to the development of geometric knowledge. Two of the basic concepts associated with this topic are the adjacent and opposite angles. It is the goal of the present study to analyze, based on the cultural historical semiotics framework, how high-achieving seventh grade students objectify the adjacent and opposite angles'…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Grade 7, High Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Vantieghem, Wendelien; Van Houtte, Mieke – Youth & Society, 2018
Despite boys' educational underachievement, gender differences in study motivation have received little research attention. Guided by self-determination theory and the identity-based motivation model, this study investigates differences in study motivation between boys and girls, as well as within each gender. To adequately consider these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Jourand, Clément; Adé, David; Sève, Carole; Komar, John; Thouvarecq, Régis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Introduction: Many studies in physical education (PE) have sought to identify and categorize the modes of student interaction in order to gain greater insight into the nature of cooperative activity. More others recent studies have examined how modes of interaction evolve on the basis of the modes of collective activity that they generate. These…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Interaction
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Petry, Katja – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Students with a disability in inclusive classes often face problems with peer acceptance, friendships and peer interactions. In this paper, the relationship between these difficulties in social participation and the attitudes that typically developing adolescents hold towards peers with a disability at the level of the class was explored. A…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Abtahi, Yasmine – Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
In this article, I use the Vygotskian concept of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) to examine the learning experience of two grade seven pupils as they attempted to solve an addition of fractions problem using fraction strips. The aim is to highlight how tools can facilitate the enactment of a ZPD, within which the tool provides the guidance.…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Grade 7, Fractions, Problem Solving
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