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Burns, Emma C.; Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
There is a well-documented developmental decline in engagement among adolescents throughout secondary school. Given this pattern of engagement poses problems for both student well-being and their academic outcomes, it is important to examine potential strategies to address this decline. As a growth-oriented strategy, personal best (PB) goal…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Adolescents
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Cheon, Sung Hyeon; Reeve, Johnmarshall; Lee, Youngsun; Ntoumanis, Nikos; Gillet, Nicolas; Kim, Bo Ram; Song, Yong-Gwan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
We propose that students experience "autonomy dissatisfaction" when the learning environment is indifferent to their psychological need for autonomy. We hypothesized that (a) students could distinguish this newly proposed need state from both autonomy satisfaction and autonomy frustration, (b) autonomy dissatisfaction would explain…
Descriptors: Intervention, Personal Autonomy, Psychological Patterns, Secondary School Students
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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
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Dockx, Jonas; De Fraine, Bieke; Vandecandelaere, Machteld – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This study compared the effects of being in different tracks during the first 3 years of secondary education on student academic performance. A sample of a longitudinal cohort study in Flanders (3,205 students in 46 schools) was used to describe the learning gains for mathematics and reading comprehension. Four tracks were distinguished, with a…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement