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Prewett, Sara L.; Bergin, David A.; Huang, Francis L. – School Psychology International, 2019
This study investigated 336 fifth- and sixth-grade middle school students' relationships with their ten mathematics teachers. Authors used a five-step hierarchical multiple linear regression to examine teacher and student factors related to students' quality of relationships with their teachers. Analyses revealed that teachers' student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Teachers
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Plante, Isabelle; O'Keefe, Paul A.; Aronson, Joshua; Fréchette-Simard, Catherine; Goulet, Mélissa – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study used a novel approach to examine the link between gender ability stereotype endorsement and academic interests by examining not only stereotypes people hold "within" the domains of mathematics and language arts, but also "between" them. Grade 6 and 8 students (285 males, 363 females) reported their degree of…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Student Interests, Mathematics
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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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Wachs, Sebastian; Bilz, Ludwig; Niproschke, Saskia; Schubarth, Wilfried – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
To date, little has been known about teachers' success in bullying interventions. Thus, the present study analyzes how successfully teachers intervene in real bullying situations, based on an analysis of 1,996 reports by German students aged between 12 and 15 (49.2% female) from 24 schools. Predictors of success included intervention strategy…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intervention, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Mofield, Emily; Parker Peters, Megan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
The current study compared differences between mindset beliefs about intelligence (fixed vs. growth), dimensions of perfectionism (Concern Over Mistakes, Doubt of Action, Personal Standards, Organization), and achievement attitudes among gifted underachievers (n = 15) and gifted achievers (n = 169) in Grades 6 to 8 and examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Personality Traits, Academically Gifted, High Achievement
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Ozkal, Nese – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
This study investigated secondary school sixth, seventh and eighth graders' self-efficacy beliefs, engagement and disaffection in Math lessons and academic achievement in relation to learning Mathematics and Math performance. The study was conducted with the voluntary participation of 651 sixth, seventh and eighth graders attending secondary…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Desoete, Annemie; Baten, Elke; Vercaemst, Vera; De Busschere, Ann; Baudonck, Myriam; Vanhaeke, Jennis – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
In this paper, we investigate the role of metacognitive postdiction skills, intrinsic motivation and prior proficiency in mathematics as Propensity factors within the opportunity-propensity (O-P) model of learning. We tested Belgian children from Grade 1 till 6 in January and June. The study revealed overlapping yet different predictors for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Prior Learning
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Özgen, Kemal; Aydin, Mehmet; Dinç, Recep; Seker, Idris; Alkan, Yasemin – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the epistemological beliefs of middle school students in rural area and their attitudes toward solving mathematical problems according to gender and class level variables. It was also necessary to determine whether the epistemological beliefs of middle school students in rural area had predicted their…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Rural Schools, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
Blanchard, Myrna E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using a phenomenological approach, this qualitative study examined the perspectives of Latino parents and their involvement in the decision of their child to enroll in an advanced mathematics course in sixth grade. Since enrollment in Algebra I in high school is said to be a strong predictor of college attainment and with the growing number of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Mathematics Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Advanced Courses
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Ozgenel, Mustafa; Caliskan Yilmaz, Filiz; Baydar, Feyza – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: The present research is conducted to identify whether or not school climate is predictive of secondary school students' attachment to school. Research Methods: In the research, a quantitative research model, namely relational survey model, was preferred. The research population consists of secondary school students attending public…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Predictor Variables, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
Mofield, Emily L.; Parker Peters, Megan – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
The study compared mindset beliefs, perfectionism, and achievement attitudes among gifted, advanced, and typical students in Grades 6 to 8 (N = 416) and explored the relationship between these variables. Welch's "F" tests revealed no statistically significant difference in growth or fixed mindset beliefs about intelligence among groups.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Psychological Patterns