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Helbling, Laura A.; Tomasik, Martin J.; Moser, Urs – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This study used a stratified random sample of classes in Zurich, Switzerland, comprising approximately 2,000 students whose academic performances in math and language were assessed across primary and lower secondary education. Based on this longitudinal data, the study investigated the association of social inequalities with the baseline of, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Bergold, Sebastian; Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel; Steinmayr, Ricarda – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The present study investigated (a) how a latent profile analysis based on representative data of N = 74,868 4th graders from 17 European countries would cluster the students on the basis of their reading, mathematics, and science achievement test scores; (b) whether there would be gender differences at various competency levels, especially among…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Gender Differences, Disproportionate Representation, Profiles
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Chen, Ouhao; Kalyuga, Slava; Sweller, John – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
The worked example effect indicates that examples providing full guidance on how to solve a problem result in better test performance than a problem-solving condition with no guidance. The generation effect occurs when learners generating responses demonstrate better test performance than learners in a presentation condition that provides an…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Prior Learning
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Hein, Sascha; Tan, Mei; Aljughaiman, Abdullah; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
This study utilized multilevel modeling to examine the student characteristics (gender and age) and school factors (private vs. public school, urban vs. rural school, socioeconomic status, curricular organization, resources, activities, and equipment) associated with individual and between-school differences in the verbal, numerical, and figural…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Frischkorn, Gidon T.; Greiff, Samuel; W├╝stenberg, Sascha – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Complex problem solving (CPS) as a cross-curricular competence has recently attracted more attention in educational psychology as indicated by its implementation in international educational large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, research on the development of CPS is scarce, and the few…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Educational Psychology, Longitudinal Studies, Adolescents
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Carbonneau, Kira J.; Marley, Scott C.; Selig, James P. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
The use of manipulatives to teach mathematics is often prescribed as an efficacious teaching strategy. To examine the empirical evidence regarding the use of manipulatives during mathematics instruction, we conducted a systematic search of the literature. This search identified 55 studies that compared instruction with manipulatives to a control…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
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Klassen, Robert M.; Chiu, Ming Ming – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
The authors of this study sought to examine the relationships among teachers' years of experience, teacher characteristics (gender and teaching level), three domains of self-efficacy (instructional strategies, classroom management, and student engagement), two types of job stress (workload and classroom stress), and job satisfaction with a sample…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Teacher Characteristics
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Skinner, Ellen; Furrer, Carrie; Marchand, Gwen; Kindermann, Thomas – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
A study of 805 4th through 7th graders used a model of motivational development to guide the investigation of the internal dynamics of 4 indicators of behavioral and emotional engagement and disaffection and the facilitative effects of teacher support and 3 student self-perceptions (competence, autonomy, and relatedness) on changes in these…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Social Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement
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Kieffer, Michael J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
This study contrasts growth trajectories in English reading for 2 groups of language minority (LM) learners--those who enter kindergarten with limited oral English proficiency and those who enter kindergarten proficient in oral English--with that of native English speakers. Fitting a multilevel model for change to longitudinal data on a nationally…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Risk, Kindergarten, Oral English
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Taylor, April Z.; Graham, Sandra – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Peer nomination procedures were used to explore the development of academic achievement values and their relation to perceptions of barriers to opportunity. A total of 615 boys and girls across 3 grade levels (2nd, 4th, 7th) and 2 ethnic groups (African American, Latino) nominated peers who they admired, respected, and wanted to be like.…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Females, Males, Academic Achievement
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Marchand, Gwen; Skinner, Ellen A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Models of self-regulated learning and of children's coping both consider help-seeking an adaptive response to academic problems, yet students do not always seek help when it is needed, and help-seeking generally declines across early adolescence. A study of 765 children in elementary and middle school (Grades 3-6) during fall and spring of the…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Age Differences, Coping, Middle Schools
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Patrick, Helen; Ryan, Allison M.; Kaplan, Avi – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
This research examined whether 5th-grade students' (N = 602) perceptions of the classroom social environment (teacher support, promotion of mutual respect, promotion of task-related interaction, student support) were related to their engagement in the classroom (self-regulation and task-related interaction) and whether those relations were…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Interaction, Student Attitudes, Early Adolescents
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Jitendra, Asha K.; Griffin, Cynthia C.; Haria, Priti; Leh, Jayne; Adams, Aimee; Kaduvettoor, Anju – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
The purposes of this study were to assess the differential effects of a single strategy (schema-based instruction; SBI) versus multiple strategies (general strategy instruction, GSI) in promoting mathematical problem solving and mathematics achievement as well as to examine the influence of word problem-solving instruction on the development of…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Mathematics Tests, Academic Standards, Mathematics Achievement
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Chiappe, Penny; Glaeser, Barbara; Ferko, Doreen – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
This study examined the roles of speech perception and phonological processing in reading and spelling acquisition for native and nonnative speakers of English in the 1st grade. The performance of 50 children (23 native English speakers and 27 native Korean speakers) was examined on tasks assessing reading and spelling, phonological processing,…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Spelling, Reading Skills, Oral Language