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Alivernini, Fabio; Manganelli, Sara; Cavicchiolo, Elisa; Girelli, Laura; Biasi, Valeria; Lucidi, Fabio – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In the study, based on a representative sample of 26,670 Italian fifth-grade students, the authors examine the academic motivational profiles of immigrant and native students, as well as of boys and girls. To reliably estimate mean differences, the measurement invariance of a short version of the Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire was first…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Grade 5, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Porcu, Mariano; Giambona, Francesca – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Latent class analysis (LCA) is a statistical method used to group individuals (cases, units) into classes (categories) of an unobserved (latent) variable on the basis of the responses made on a set of nominal, ordinal, or continuous observed variables. In this article, we introduce LCA in order to demonstrate its usefulness to early adolescence…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Classification, Early Adolescents, National Surveys
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Bigozzi, Lucia; Tarchi, Christian; Pinto, Giuliana – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate consistency in spelling skills across 2 different tasks of written production (dictation vs. composition) and stability of performance across 4 different grades. We assessed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders' spelling performance through 4 tasks: 2 dictation tasks (passage and sentences) and 2 composition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spelling, Reliability, Verbal Communication
Marzoli, Rita; Papa, Ornella – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigates the relationship between School Library and Students' achievement on a population sample of 9896 Schools. Many international researches confirmed the importance of the School Library for the Students learning. Recently the IEA PIRLS survey has revealed a positive relationship between the Reading comprehension performance…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Academic Achievement, Italian, Language Tests
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Contini, Dalit; Grand, Elisa – Sociological Methods & Research, 2017
Despite the increasing spread of standardized assessments of student learning, longitudinal data on achievement data are still lacking in many countries. This article raises the following question: Can we exploit cross-sectional assessments held at different schooling stages to evaluate how achievement inequalities related to individual-ascribed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Achievement Gap
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Mammarella, Irene C.; Ghisi, Marta; Bomba, Monica; Bottesi, Gioia; Caviola, Sara; Broggi, Fiorenza; Nacinovich, Renata – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The main goal of the present study was to shed further light on the psychological characteristics of children with different learning disability profiles aged between 8 and 11 years, attending from third to sixth grade. Specifically, children with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), reading disabilities (RD), or a typical development (TD) were…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Learning Disabilities, Children, Preadolescents
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Tobia, Valentina; Fasola, Anna; Lupieri, Alice; Marzocchi, Gian Marco – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study aimed to explore the spatial numerical association of response codes (SNARC), the flanker, and the numerical distance effects in children with mathematical difficulties. From a sample of 720 third, fourth, and fifth graders, 60 children were selected and divided into the following three groups: typically developing children (TD; n =…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Reading Difficulties, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Mazzone, Angela; Camodeca, Marina; Salmivalli, Christina – Journal of Moral Education, 2016
We examined the moderating effect of guilt on the associations between moral disengagement and bullying, defending and outsider behaviors in a sample of 404 students (203 boys; M[subscript age] = 11.09 years; SD = 1.48). Bullying, defending and outsider behavior were assessed through peer nominations, whereas guilt and moral disengagement were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Psychological Patterns, Moral Values, Correlation
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Ardito, Carmelo; Lanzilotti, Rosa; Costabile, Maria F.; Desolda, Giuseppe – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
Current information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to bring further changes to education. New learning techniques must be identified to take advantage of recent technological tools, such as smartphones, multimodal interfaces, multi-touch displays, etc. Game-based techniques that capitalize on ICT have proven to be very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Educational Technology, Technology Integration