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Siegler, Robert S.; Lortie-Forgues, Hugues – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Understanding an arithmetic operation implies, at minimum, knowing the direction of effects that the operation produces. However, many children and adults, even those who execute arithmetic procedures correctly, may lack this knowledge on some operations and types of numbers. To test this hypothesis, we presented preservice teachers (Study 1),…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Education, Knowledge Level, Hypothesis Testing
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Reeve, Johnmarshall – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
The present study introduced "agentic engagement" as a newly proposed student-initiated pathway to greater achievement and greater motivational support. Study 1 developed the brief, construct-congruent, and psychometrically strong Agentic Engagement Scale. Study 2 provided evidence for the scale's construct and predictive validity, as…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement