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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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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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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