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Bakx, Anouke; Van Houtert, Ton; van de Brand, Maartje; Hornstra, Lisette – Educational Studies, 2019
High-ability pupils in primary schools often do not achieve up to their full potential and teachers seem to face difficulties to motivate these pupils. In this study 891 primary school pupils (463 high-ability pupils) were asked about their views on desired characteristics of good teachers by means of an open teacher-spider-questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Diaconu-Gherasim, Loredana R.; Tepordei, Ana-Maria; Mairean, Cornelia; Rusu, Andrei – Educational Studies, 2019
This study evaluated how gender is related to children's intelligence beliefs, goal orientations and academic achievement and whether there are gender differences in how intelligence beliefs and goal orientations are related to academic achievement. The participants, 362 seventh grade students (55.8% girls; M[subscript age] = 13.20,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Intelligence
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Tarabini, Aina; Curran, Marta; Montes, Alejandro; Parcerisa, Lluís – Educational Studies, 2019
There is growing evidence that school engagement, or more specifically disengagement, is a key indicator for predicting Early School Leaving. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of secondary schools in student (dis)engagement and subsequent opportunities to succeed in school. Drawing on data from a qualitative study in five secondary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power
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van Blankenstein, Floris M.; Saab, Nadira; van der Rijst, Roeland M.; Danel, Marleen S.; Bakker-van den Berg, Aaltje S.; van den Broek, Paul W. – Educational Studies, 2019
Research skills are important for university graduates, but little is known about undergraduates' motivation for research. In this study, self-efficacy beliefs and intrinsic motivation for several research activities were measured three times during an undergraduate research project (N = 147 students). In order to promote self-efficacy for writing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Self Efficacy
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Lee, JiHye – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examined changes in the structural relationship among learner-centred classes perceived by Korean junior high school students, attitudes during class and academic achievement. A linear change model was identified as optimal, showing a steady increase over time for each parameter. The higher the initial value for learner-centred classes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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To, W. M.; Tang, Margaret N. F. – Educational Studies, 2019
This study explored the antecedents of students' intention to participate in computer-based course evaluation. The study proposed an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that integrated subjective norm and perceived relevance into TAM. Based on the responses from 149 business school students in Macao, the study identified the direct and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Computer Attitudes
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Berger, Jean-Louis; Lê Van, Kim – Educational Studies, 2019
Research on teachers' professional identity integrates many constructs that are treated independently in most cases. This study described the associations between components of teacher professional identity and their association with teachers' general pedagogical beliefs. Secondary teachers (n = 236) completed a survey about several components of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Teacher Motivation
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Bennett, Daniel L.; Edwards, Elyssa; Ngai, Courtney – Educational Studies, 2019
We study the effects of homeschool background and time use on academic performance among students at Patrick Henry College, a private religious institution with a 63-credit core classical liberal arts curriculum. Using ordinary least squares regression analysis, we examine four research questions: (1) Does time use influence academic performance?…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Home Schooling, Private Colleges, Parent Background
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Atasoy, Volkan; Cakiroglu, Jale – Educational Studies, 2019
This study investigated how preservice teachers develop collective efficacy when preparing lesson plans for a science methods course, and how this collective efficacy changed over time. The data were collected from four preservice science teachers working in a group to fulfil the requirements of the course. Findings revealed that four factors,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Tarrasch, Ricardo – Educational Studies, 2019
Students in special education teaching and counselling are exposed to relatively high levels of stress during their studies and their professional career, which are commonly manifested in high occupational burnout. Professional development programmes normally do not address this issue. A practicum course was developed to provide theoretical…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Mental Health, Teacher Burnout, Preservice Teachers
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Chen, Wei-Ru; Chen, Li-Ming – Educational Studies, 2019
The current scales for self-blame are not suitable for school bullying scenarios and most lack validity. This study used a self-developed scale to measure bullied victims' tendency to self-blame and further examined whether victims and bully/victims exhibited different tendencies toward self-blame under both bullied and generalized scenarios. The…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Greenwood, Richard – Educational Studies, 2019
Pupil involvement in planning is one way in which teachers listen to the "pupil voice". This paper focuses on pupil involvement in planning class topics using KWL grids. The opinions of teachers, teacher education students and primary school pupils in Northern Ireland were sought on this using questionnaires and interviews. The vast…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Opinions, Teacher Attitudes
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Yu, Baohua – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examined (1) differences in background, integrative/instrumental motivation, learning approach, leaning strategy and proficiency in second language (L2) and (2) the determinants of learning outcomes between Hong Kong and Mainland (Chinese) students. To achieve this, a questionnaire survey was distributed to 773 s language learners…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Design, Language Proficiency