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Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Kipritsi, Eirini – Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study examined possible interactive links between empathy (cognitive and affective), moral disengagement (MD) and various bullying forms using a mediation model in 301 Greek early adolescents (10-12 years old). Results indicated that both dimensions of empathy were significantly negatively correlated, whereas MD was positively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents
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Georgios, Lykesas; Ioannis, Giosos; Olga, Theocharidou; Dimitris, Chatzopoulos; Maria, Koutsouba – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Physical exercise is acknowledged to play a highly significant role in human health and life quality. The concept "Quality of Life" (QoL) refers to many parameters, including the individual's physical condition, psychological status, level of independence, social relationships and interaction with the environment. Participating in dance…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Elementary School Students, Physical Health, Mental Health
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Mastrothanais, Konstantinos; Kalianou, Maria; Katsifi, Spiridoula; Zouganali, Anna – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In the current research, the use of students' metacognitive strategies with and without special learning difficulties was studied as well as any differentiation of this use because of class or gender. The tool which was used was Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory, Version B (Jr. MAI) of Sperling et al. (2002) and is based on Brown's…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Learning Problems, Gender Differences
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Fragouli, Stiliani; Rokka, Aggeliki – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this study we introduce an infusion model to "inject" ammonites and ammonite fossils in current subjects of Greek primary curriculum. Paleontology and mainly fossils attract more and more elementary students and teachers, yet in Greece this trend is solely about dinosaurs, despite the fact that the most common Greek fossils are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Paleontology, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Leptokaridou, Elisavet T.; Vlachopoulos, Symeon P.; Papaioannou, Athanasios G. – Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined the efficacy of autonomy-supportive teaching during elementary school physical education (PE) in influencing pupils' enjoyment, fear of failure, boredom and effort. A sample of 54 pupils attending fifth and sixth grades comprised the control group (typical instruction; n = 27) and the experimental group…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Student Participation
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Sideridis, Georgios D.; Simos, Panagiotis; Mouzaki, Angeliki; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
The study explored the moderating role of rapid automatized naming (RAN) in reading achievement through a cusp-catastrophe model grounded on nonlinear dynamic systems theory. Data were obtained from a community sample of 496 second through fourth graders who were followed longitudinally over 2 years and split into 2 random subsamples (validation…
Descriptors: Naming, Reading Processes, Reading Achievement, Grade 2
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Chatzistamatiou, Mariza; Dermitzaki, Irini; Efklides, Anastasia; Leondari, Angeliki – Educational Psychology, 2015
The aim of the study was to investigate the relationships between elementary students' reported use of self-regulatory strategies in mathematics and their motivational and affective determinants. Participants of the study were 344 fifth- and sixth-grade Greek students. Students were asked to complete self-reported measures regarding the strategies…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Self Control, Correlation, Elementary School Students
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Bebetsos, Evangelos; Zafeiriadis, Stratos; Derri, Vassiliki; Kyrgiridis, Pavlos – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Students' attitudes, intentions and behaviours towards their peers with disabilities are important to their mutual co-existence and development. The aim of this study was to investigate a) whether students' attitudes and intentions towards their schoolmates with disabilities are related to their general and modified behavior in mainstream physical…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Correlation, Intention, Student Behavior
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Reppa, Glykeria P. – Science Education International, 2007
Enjoyment and mood affection are considered to be main targets of intervention to promote physical activity (PA). Health education based on PA is seeking to explore the factors that affect children to foster and retain healthy habits. This study recognizes that the teaching methodology is crucial and attempts to investigate the effect two…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Motivation