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Tian, Lili; Jiang, Siyi; Huebner, E. Scott – School Psychology Quarterly, 2019
Based on Greenspoon and Saklofske's (2001) dual-factor model of mental health, we defined adolescents' mental health as comprised of two distinguishable factors: positive and negative mental health. We tested the direct relations between the Eysenck's (1967) Big Two personality traits (Extraversion and Neuroticism) and positive and negative mental…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Personality Traits, Adolescents, Stress Variables
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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Gordon, Mindy – Urban Education, 2019
This rich, arts- and spatial-thinking-integrated project examined the effects of making three-dimensional dioramas of traditional African cultures on Black fifth graders at an urban school on students' racial identities, knowledge of cultural universals, and spatial thinking skills. Pretest and posttest attitudes measured with the Multidimensional…
Descriptors: African Culture, African American Students, Grade 5, Racial Identification
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Kang, Hosun; Calabrese Barton, Angela; Tan, Edna; Simpkins, Sandra; Rhee, Hyang-yon; Turner, Chandler – Science Education, 2019
This study explores ways to support girls of color in forming their senses of selves in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the middle school years. Guided by social practice theory, we analyzed a large data set of survey responses (n = 1,821) collected at five middle schools in low-income communities across four states in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Minority Group Students, STEM Education
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Kikas, Eve – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study examined the longitudinal associations between children's perceptions of parental involvement in math homework (control and support) and their math performance and motivation (task-persistent homework behavior and math self-concept). Children (n = 512) reported their perceptions concerning parental involvement in sixth-grade math…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Foreign Countries
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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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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Almahasnih, Abderraheem Fadhil Salamn – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this research was to investigate the phenomenon of bullying and the dangerous effects on victims and the security of school environment, and to understand the psycho-social dimensions, through recognizing the degree of contribution of embodying the social values, feeling inferiority and strength of inner feeling of bullies who try to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Case Studies, Grade 9, Grade 10
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Falco, Lia D. – Middle School Journal, 2019
Findings from recent studies suggest that students' pathways into mathematics-related careers begin as early as middle school when students are forming lasting self-perceptions of their academic abilities. Middle school is also a time when students begin making choices about future coursework in math, science, and technology that will have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Middle School Students
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Kennedy, Andrea K.; Winter, Virginia Ramseyer; Corbin, Megan M. – Physical Educator, 2019
In this study, we examine if school physical education (PE) policy initiatives are related to body image among adolescents. Problems with body image often peak during adolescence, and it is important that there are ways of improving body image among youth. This cross-sectional study used data from the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Human Body, Self Concept, Educational Policy
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Hoffman, Adam J.; Kurtz-Costes, Beth – Educational Psychology, 2019
U.S. national data show that American Indians earn lower math and science scores than other ethnic/racial groups. In the current study, a brief, self-affirmation intervention was aimed at increasing science motivational beliefs in American Indian middle school students (n = 212, M[subscript age] = 12.7 years). Students, each read a biography of a…
Descriptors: Intervention, American Indian Students, Middle School Students, Ethnicity
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Carter, Kate – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
Teaching middle school mathematics, I have found that classroom dynamics have a profound impact on the quality of mathematical discussion. Wanting to improve classroom discussion in order to better facilitate both small-group and student-driven learning, I started the school year by randomly grouping students every week for their small groups. I…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication, Educational Quality
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Mueller, Carlyn – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
Frequent discussion in the field of disability research focuses knowledge on rehabilitation for students with disabilities. However, lacking is a focus on student identity development in the face of a highly stigmatizing and stigmatized label. Semi-structured interviews with four freshman males labeled with high incidence disabilities were…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Labeling (of Persons), Males, Students with Disabilities
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Shih, Jeffrey; Ing, Marsha; Phelan, Julia; Brown, Richard; Maiorca, Cathrine – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
This study explores the relationships among students' perceived learning opportunities in school mathematics, their perceptions of self in mathematics, and their desire to learn more mathematics in the future. Data included student survey responses from eighth and tenth grade students from a state in the Southeast region of the United States.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Poza, Luis E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article analyzes language practices that 5th grade students in a two-way bilingual education (TWBE) program used to position themselves relative to peers and to transcendent scripts (Gutiérrez, Rymes, & Larson, 1995; Reyes, 2006) about ethnicity and ability (academic and linguistic) that attach themselves to students through their various…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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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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