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Hernández, Maciel M.; Robins, Richard W.; Widaman, Keith F.; Conger, Rand D. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
School belonging (i.e., social connectedness to school) has positive implications for academic achievement and well-being. However, few studies have examined the developmental antecedents of school belonging, particularly for students of Mexican origin. To address this gap in the research literature, the present study examined reciprocal relations…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Ethnicity, Self Esteem, Well Being
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Harris, Michelle A.; Wetzel, Eunike; Robins, Richard W.; Donnellan, M. Brent; Trzesniewski, Kali H. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
The current study investigated the development of global and domain (academic, physical, same-sex peer relationship, opposite-sex peer relationship) self-esteem from age 10 to 16 in a sample of Mexican-origin adolescents. Participants' (N = 674) responses on the Self-Description Questionnaire (SDQ; Marsh, 2005) II-S showed moderate rank-order…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Mexican Americans, Peer Relationship, Questionnaires
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Denner, Jill; Laursen, Brett; Dickson, Daniel; Hartl, Amy C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The influence of parental beliefs and behaviors on children's math confidence and performance is well documented, but few studies examine these associations over time, or in large samples of Latino/a families. This study used longitudinal data from 247 (114 sons and 133 daughters) mother-child dyads to examine whether maternal math gender…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Esteem, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence
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Hong, Zeng-Wei; Huang, Yueh-Min; Hsu, Marie; Shen, Wei-Wei – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Anthropomorphized robots are regarded as beneficial tools in education due to their capabilities of improving teaching effectiveness and learning motivation. Therefore, one major trend of research, known as Robot- Assisted Language Learning (RALL), is trying to develop robots to support teaching and learning English as a foreign language (EFL). As…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Chan, Siu Mui; Oi Poon, Scarlet Fung – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study examined child cognitive-behavioural factors and parenting factors related to childhood depressive symptoms. Results indicate that positive and negative attributional styles were protective and vulnerable factors of depression symptoms, respectively, and the attribution-depression link was mediated by self-esteem and coping responses.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Yang, An; Li, Xiang; Salmivalli, Christina – Educational Psychology, 2016
Although knowledge on the psychosocial (mal)adjustment of bully-victims, children who bully others and are victimised by others, has been increasing, the findings have been principally gained utilising a single method to identify bully-victims. The present study examined the psychosocial adjustment of bully-victims (as compared with pure bullies…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Behavior Problems, Psychological Patterns
Hodgson, Claire; Worth, Jack – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2015
Bikeability (2014) is described as "cycling proficiency for the 21st century". The training is practical, skill-based, outcome-led and designed to "boost the confidence of the trainee and to minimise risk". There are three levels of training and children typically start Bikeability lessons once they have learned to ride a bike.…
Descriptors: Children, Safety, Self Esteem, Risk Management
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Van Klaveren, Chris; De Witte, Kristof – Education Economics, 2015
Schools frequently increase the instructional time to improve primary school children's math and reading skills. There is, however, little evidence that math and reading skills are effectively improved by these instruction-time increases. This study evaluates "Playing for Success" (PfS), an extended school day program for underachieving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Team Sports, Extended School Day, Elementary School Students
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Liu, Hui-ju; Chen, Ting-Han – English Language Teaching, 2014
This study mainly investigates language anxiety and its relationship to the use of learning strategies and multiple intelligences among young learners in an EFL educational context. The participants were composed of 212 fifth- and sixth-graders from elementary schools in central Taiwan. Findings indicated that most participants generally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Wang, Jing-Ru; Chen, Shin-Feng; Fang, I.; Chou, Ching-Ting – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study used a Chinese-language version of the Index of Science Reading Awareness to explore the science reading metacognition and comprehension of Taiwanese students. Structural equation modelling results confirmed the underlying model comprised three clusters of metacognitive knowledge: beliefs and confidence in science reading, knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Science Instruction
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Arens, A. Katrin; Hasselhorn, Marcus – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
This study tested whether the gender intensification hypothesis applies to relations between multiple domain-specific self-concept facets and self-esteem. This hypothesis predicts gender-stereotypic differences in these relations and assumes they intensify with age. Furthermore, knowledge about gender-related or age-related differences in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Self Concept, Self Esteem
Dos Santos, Kimberley G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation was designed to examine the effects of a site-based teacher mentoring program on teacher confidence and effectiveness in an elementary school in Florida. Based on preliminary data, there was a need for system organizational change to improve teacher confidence and performance with the district's Document Based Question (DBQ)…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mentors, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Racine, Elizabeth F.; DeBate, Rita D.; Gabriel, Kelley P.; High, Robin R. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Media use is associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and reduced quality of life among children. This study examined the relationship between media use during discretionary hours after school and psychological and physical assets among preadolescent girls. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data from a…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Age, Physical Activities, Females
Braswell, Charley Alexandria – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the influences of a school-based cultural awareness program on ethnic identity and self-esteem in fifth grade early adolescents. The development and implementation of a school-based cultural awareness program was intended to offer students a basic foundation for the development and/or…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Cultural Awareness, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Kaniuka, Theodore S. – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2010
The main purpose of schools is to improve the academic performance of all students and more recently with special regard to those that have historically struggled to meet state achievement goals. In an effort to attain these goals, educators have utilized many approaches including enhancing student self-esteem as a precursor to improving the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Remedial Reading, Reading Attitudes, Reading Programs
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