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Zee, Marjolein; de Jong, Peter F.; Koomen, Helma M. Y. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined teachers' domain-specific self-efficacy (TSE) in relation to individual students with a variety of social-emotional behaviors in class. Using a sample of 526 third- to sixth-grade students and 69 teachers, multilevel modeling was conducted to examine students' externalizing, internalizing, and prosocial behaviors as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Hogenes, Michel; van Oers, Bert; Diekstra, René F. W.; Sklad, Marcin – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The present study aims to contribute to the understanding of the effects of music education, in particular music composition as a classroom activity for fifth- and sixth-graders. The intervention (experimental condition) focused on a three-step-model for music composition, based on the Cultural Historical Activity Theory of education, and has been…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Boerma, Inouk E.; Mol, Suzanne E.; Jolles, Jelle – Reading Psychology, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher perceptions and children's reading motivation, with specific attention to gender differences. The reading self-concept, task value, and attitude of 160 fifth and sixth graders were measured. Teachers rated each student's reading comprehension. Results showed that for boys,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences, Reading Motivation, Grade 6
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Pronk, Jeroen; Olthof, Tjeert; Goossens, Frits A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
While both outsiders and defenders have antibullying attitudes, only defenders have the reputation to defend victims. However, outsiders--despite their reputation of avoiding involvement in bullying--do receive some defender nominations and thus defend victims at least occasionally. This study investigated the relationship between these behavioral…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Social Behavior, Social Cognition
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Veenendaal, Nathalie J.; Groen, Margriet A.; Verhoeven, Ludo – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the directionality of the relationship between text reading prosody and reading comprehension in the upper grades of primary school. We compared 3 theoretical possibilities: Two unidirectional relations from text reading prosody to reading comprehension and from reading comprehension to text reading prosody…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
Gubbels, Joyce; Segers, Eliane; Keuning, Jos; Verhoeven, Ludo – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
The theory of triarchic intelligence posits that, in addition to the widely acknowledged analytical reasoning abilities, creative and practical abilities should be included in the assessments of intellectual capacities and identification of gifted students. To find support for such an approach, the present study examined the psychometric…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Correlation, Factor Analysis
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Driessen, Geert; Agirdag, Orhan; Merry, Michael S. – Educational Review, 2016
Notwithstanding dramatically low levels of professed religiosity in Western Europe, the religious school sector continues to thrive. One explanation for this paradox is that nowadays parents choose religious schools primarily for their higher academic reputation. Empirical evidence for this presumed denominational advantage is mixed. We examine…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Religion, Religious Factors, Academic Achievement
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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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Pronk, Jeroen; Olthof, Tjeert; Goossens, Frits A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study investigated personality correlates of early adolescents' tendency to either defend victims of bullying or to avoid involvement in bullying situations. Participants were 591 Dutch fifth- and sixth-grade students (X-bar[subscript age] = 11.42 years). Hierarchical regression models were run to predict these students' peer-reported…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Correlation, Bullying, Victims
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van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Burk, William J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
The purpose of this study was to identify and validate subtypes of peer status by integrating preference and popularity into a single framework. Person-oriented analyses were performed among 3,630 children and adolescents of different cohorts in primary and secondary education. In the young age groups (Grade 3/4 to Grade 7), three clusters were…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Preferences, Social Influences, Children
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van der Zanden, Petrie J. A. C.; Denessen, Eddie J. P. G.; Scholte, Ron H. J. – School Psychology International, 2015
Bullying is a problem in many schools around the world. It is seen as an unwanted phenomenon in education and in many contexts the reduction of bullying is a target of national and local education policy. In practice, the extent to which bullying occurs differs widely across classrooms. Part of these differences may be explained by teachers'…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Behavior, Peer Relationship, Questionnaires
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Gorissen, Chantal J. J.; Kester, Liesbeth; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Martens, Rob – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
This study focuses on learning in three different hypermedia environments that either support autonomous learning, learner-controlled learning or system-controlled learning and explores the mediating role of academic self-regulation style (ASRS; i.e. a macro level of motivation) on learning. This research was performed to gain more insight in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Independent Study
Gubbels, Joyce; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
In most industrialized societies, the regular educational system does not meet the educational needs of gifted pupils, causing a lag in their school achievement. One way in which more challenge can be provided to gifted children is with an enrichment program. In the present study, cognitive, socioemotional, and attitudinal effects of a triarchic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Children, Elementary School Students
Boor-Klip, Henrike J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; van Hell, Janet G. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Despite its importance in social development, social understanding has hardly been studied in high-ability children. This study explores differences in social understanding between children in high-ability and regular classrooms, specifically theory of mind (ToM) and perception accuracy, as well as associations between individual characteristics…
Descriptors: Social Development, Gifted, Children, Comparative Analysis
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de Kock, Willem D.; Harskamp, Egbert G. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2014
Teachers in primary education experience difficulties in teaching word problem solving in their mathematics classes. However, during controlled experiments with a metacognitive computer programme, students' problem-solving skills improved. Also without the supervision of researchers, metacognitive computer programmes can be beneficial in a natural…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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