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Cash, Anne H.; Debnam, Katrina J.; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; Wahl, Mary; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
As students transition into adolescence they are often permitted greater independence in nonclassroom settings within schools and thus the opportunities for problem behaviors increase. However, nonclassroom settings can also provide an opportunity for students and school staff to engage in informal yet positive interactions. This paper aimed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Informal Education, Predictor Variables
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Flunger, Barbara; Mayer, Axel; Umbach, Nora – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The present study investigated whether an autonomy-supportive intervention influenced students' need satisfaction, achievement emotions, and strategies of self-regulated learning differently depending on several student characteristics. The study was conducted with a sample of 345 9th-grade students in 17 physics classrooms who were randomly…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Intervention, Need Gratification, Psychological Patterns
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Garn, Alex C.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Lonsdale, Chris – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Student motivation research seeks to uncover greater understanding of when, how, and why students succeed or fail in school settings. Self-determination theory has been at the forefront of helping educational stakeholders answer questions on student motivation. This study investigates the motivation mediation model proposed by self-determination…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Student Motivation, Self Determination
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Ruzek, Erik A.; Schenke, Katerina – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Understanding how classrooms influence a student's motivation and engagement is a persistent concern in the field of educational psychology. Social-cognitive theories postulate that individual students' perceptions of their environment influence their motivation and subsequent behavior. However, empirical research directly testing the core tenets…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Classroom Environment, Environmental Influences, Learner Engagement
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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Teacher-student relationships are an important part of students' interpersonal context at school that impacts their academic development. This study extended prior research into teacher-student relationships by exploring the relative balance of negative and positive teacher-student relationships in high school students' academic lives (in each of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, High School Students, High School Teachers