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Bryant, Peter; Nunes, Terezinha; Barros, Rossana – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: Most psychologists who study children's reading assume that their hypotheses are relevant to children's success at school. This assumption is rarely tested. Aims: The study's aims were to see whether two successful measures of the processes underlying children's learning to read and write are related to their…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Reading Processes, Writing Processes, Science Achievement
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Daniels, Lia M.; Frenzel, Anne C.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Stewart, Tara L.; Perry, Raymond P. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background and Aims: The literature documents fewer classroom mastery goal structures in secondary school compared to elementary. However, little is known about how personal achievement goals may influence classroom goal structures. This is especially true at the level of pre-service teachers. Our objective was to investigate if pre-service…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Preservice Teachers, Educational Objectives, Prediction
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Daschmann, Elena C.; Goetz, Thomas; Stupnisky, Robert H. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Background: Boredom has been found to be an important emotion for students' learning processes and achievement outcomes; however, the precursors of this emotion remain largely unexplored. Aim: In the current study, scales assessing the precursors to boredom in academic achievement settings were developed and tested. Sample: Participants were 1,380…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Validity, Learning Processes, Grade 5
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Hofer, Manfred; Schmid, Sebastian; Fries, Stefan; Kilian, Britta; Kuhnle, Claudia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Motivational interference is defined as the amount of impairment in a target activity due to the incentives of a non-chosen attractive alternative. The amount to which pupils experience motivational interference while studying or while performing a leisure activity in a school-leisure conflict situation is seen as depending on the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Path Analysis, Values
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Shayer, Michael; Adhami, Mundher – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: In the context of the British Government's policy directed on improving standards in schools, this paper presents research on the effects of a programme intended to promote the cognitive development of children in the first 2 years of primary school (Y1 & 2, aged 5-7 years). The programme is based on earlier work dealing with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Effect Size
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Catterson, Jennifer; Hunter, Simon C. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The impact of stress on psychological adjustment may be mediated by cognitive interpretations (i.e., appraisals) of events for individuals. Defining characteristics of loneliness suggest that appraisals of blame, threat, and perceived control may be particularly important in this domain. Aims: To evaluate the extent to which cognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Multiple Regression Analysis, Bullying
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Miller, David; Topping, Keith; Thurston, Allen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Paired reading (PR) is an application of peer tutoring. It has been extensively researched, and its efficacy across a range of outcomes has been established. Benefits include improvements in key reading skills, and also in affective aspects of learning. Several studies have shown gains in self-esteem, although measurement methods have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Effect Size
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Moller, Jens; Pohlmann, Britta – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: On the one hand, achievement indicators like grades or standardized test results are strongly associated with students' domain-specific self-concepts. On the other hand, self-evaluation processes seem to be triggered by a self-enhancing means of information processing. As a consequence, above average students have more positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
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De Sousa, Diana Soares; Greenop, Kirston; Fry, Jessica – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Emergent bilingual Zulu-English speaking children in South Africa have spoken but no written proficiency in Zulu (L1), yet are required to learn to spell English (L2) via English-only literacy instruction. Little research exists on emergent bilingual's phonological awareness (PA) and spelling development, with no L1 formal literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Spelling, Phonemes
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Pinxten, Maarten; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; D'Haenens, Ellen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The relation between academic self-concept and achievement has been examined in a large number of studies. The majority of these studies have found evidence for a reciprocal effects model. However, there is an ongoing debate on how students' achievement should be measured and whether the type of achievement indicator (grades, tests,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Retention (Psychology)
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Guay, Frederic; Chanal, Julien; Ratelle, Catherine F.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Larose, Simon; Boivin, Michel – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: There are two approaches to the differential examination of school motivation. The first is to examine motivation towards specific school subjects (between school subject differentiation). The second is to examine school motivation as a multidimensional concept that varies in terms of not only intensity but also quality (within school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Learning Motivation
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Leondari, Angeliki; Gonida, Eleftheria – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Academic self-handicapping refers to the use of impediments to successful performance on academic tasks. Previous studies have shown that it is related to personal achievement goals. A performance goal orientation is a positive predictor of self-handicapping, whereas a task goal orientation is unrelated to self-handicapping. Aims: The…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences