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Masadis, Grigorios; Filippou, Filippos; Derri, Vasiliki; Mavridis, Georgios; Rokka, Stella – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate: a. the effect of an interdisciplinary program of Greek traditional dance by the means of the teamwork method of teaching social skills to students. b. whether this effect was similar for boys and girls. The sample of the study constituted of 206 elementary school pupils (4th, 5th, and 6th class). The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Dance
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Mavropoulou, Angeliki; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Douka, Styliani; Alexandris, Konstantinos; Hatzimanouil, Dimitris – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Physical education in elementary education usually provides children's first contact with sports. According to the trans-contextual model of motivation, physical education teachers can positively influence children's beliefs toward and actual leisure time physical activity behavior. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a dance-based…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Student Motivation, Beliefs, Extracurricular Activities
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Kolovelonis, Athanasios – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study examined associations between students' participation in sport out of school and their calibration of sport performance in physical education. Four hundred twenty nine fifth and sixth grade students reported their sport participation and performed a basketball shooting test after they had estimated their performance in this test. Two…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Athletics, Physical Education, Performance Factors
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Kyriakides, Leonidas; Charalambous, Evi; Creemers, H. P. M. (Bert); Dimosthenous, Andria – Educational Research, 2019
Background: Recent effectiveness studies have investigated the relationship between two dimensions of effectiveness -- namely, quality and equity. Specifically, the question of whether effective schools can also reduce the initial differences in student outcomes attributed to student background factors has been examined. In this context, the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Disadvantaged Environment
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Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Voulgaridou, Ioanna – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study explored the role of empathy (cognitive, emotional) as a moderator in the link between coping and proactive and reactive relational aggression (RA) among 328 Greek preadolescents. The results indicated positive associations between emotion-focused coping (i.e., minimization), maladaptive coping, including resignation, passive avoidance,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Coping, Aggression, Interpersonal Relationship