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Zhou, Mingming; Ren, Jing – School Psychology International, 2017
Engagement in academic tasks is important. However, compared to the large body of research on task engagement, the number of studies on task disengagement is quite limited. The aim of this study is to examine the associations between the motivational (self-determination) and attitudinal antecedents (learning orientations) of task disengagement.…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of the study was to determine the level of the relationship among Turkish elementary school students' personal epistemologies, motivation, learning strategies, and achievements in science. A total of 322 fifth-grade students participated in the study. Results from the structural equation modeling showed that students' personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Epistemology, Self Management
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Schuh, Kathy L.; Kuo, Yi-Lung; Knupp, Tawnya L. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2014
This study describes student perceptions of potential elaborative or generative learning strategies called student knowledge links. This construct was assessed using the Student Knowledge Linking Instrument-Perceptions (SKLIP), a new learning inventory to measure late-elementary student perceptions of the creation of student knowledge links. After…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Prior Learning
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Shannon, David; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill; Shores, Melanie – Journal of Research in Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning strategies used by ethnically diverse learners and to investigate the relationships among the constructs of classroom goal structure, achievement goal orientation, motivation and self-regulated learning in an ethnically diverse population of fourth and fifth grade learners (n = 396). Goal…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Metacognition
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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Steen, Sam; Huie, Faye – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2009
The present study examined the predictiveness of self-regulated learning strategies and goal orientation of elementary students' academic achievement. Eighty one (n = 81) fifth graders were asked to respond to two scales. It was hypothesized that student achievement would be predicted by prior achievement, use of self-regulation strategies, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Independent Study