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Usher, Ellen L.; Li, Caihong R.; Butz, Amanda R.; Rojas, Joanne P. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Psychological factors such as grit and self-efficacy have been heralded as powerful predictors of performance. Their joint contribution to the prediction of early adolescents' school success has not been fully investigated, however. The purpose of this study was to examine U.S. elementary and middle school students' (N = 2,430) grit (assessed as…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Self Efficacy, Children, Academic Achievement
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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