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Klongyut, Somsak; Singseewo, Adisak; Suksringarm, Paitool – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study aimed to investigate and compare knowledge, attitudes and participating behaviors of students who participated in a training session. A training manual based on the participatory process was used. The sample consisted of 30 grade 5 students and 30 grade 6 students using a voluntary sampling technique. Research instruments included 1) a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes
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Chen, Chen-Ju; Yeh, Ming-Chen; Tang, Fu-In; Yu, Shu – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
Smoking-related outcome expectation and self-efficacy have been found to be associated with adolescent smoking initiation. There is, however, a lack of appropriate instruments to investigate early adolescents' smoking outcome expectations and antismoking self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Smoking Outcome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Self Efficacy, Adolescents
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Quinn, David M.; Cooc, North – Educational Researcher, 2015
Research on science achievement disparities by gender and race/ethnicity often neglects the beginning of the pipeline in the early grades. We address this limitation using nationally representative data following students from Grades 3 to 8. We find that the Black-White science test score gap (-1.07 SD in Grade 3) remains stable over these years,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Science Achievement, Gender Differences, Racial Differences
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Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Dana, Oshra – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2015
Private tutoring (PT) is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. In Israel too, about a third of elementary school students participate in PT. Based on sociological and school quality considerations, we examined school characteristics that are associated with PT intensity at school. The data encompassed a random state wide sample of 389 Israeli…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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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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Binngießer, Janine; Randler, Christoph – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The relevance of environmental attitudes is obvious and attitudes towards farm and companion animals and animal welfare in medical research are an important aspect of education. However, both have rarely been linked with each other, and animal attitudes are only sparsely represented within environmental education assessment instruments. Linking…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Animals, Social Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Waters, Theodore E. A.; Bosmans, Guy; Vandevivere, Eva; Dujardin, Adinda; Waters, Harriet S. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Recent work examining the content and organization of attachment representations suggests that 1 way in which we represent the attachment relationship is in the form of a cognitive script. This work has largely focused on early childhood or adolescence/adulthood, leaving a large gap in our understanding of script-like attachment representations in…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Thomsen, Tamara; Fritz, Viktoria; Mößle, Regine; Greve, Werner – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
Coping research has consistently shown that accommodative coping is positively correlated with individuals' health. Until now, however, there have been little to no studies on the prognostic impact of accommodative coping on health, and only a few studies investigating its buffering effect on the relation between stress and health in childhood and…
Descriptors: Coping, Well Being, Children, Longitudinal Studies
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De Laet, Steven; Colpin, Hilde; Vervoort, Eleonora; Doumen, Sarah; Van Leeuwen, Karla; Goossens, Luc; Verschueren, Karine – Developmental Psychology, 2015
The present longitudinal study examined how relationships with teachers and peers jointly shape the development of children's behavioral engagement in late elementary school. A sample of 586 children (46% boys; M[subscript age] = 9.26 years at Wave 1) was followed throughout Grades 4, 5, and 6. A multidimensional approach was adopted,…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Development, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Hewitt, Michael P. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
In the present study, relationships between two components of self-regulation (self-efficacy and self-evaluation) and gender, school level, instrument family, and music performance were examined. Participants were 340 middle and high school band students who participated in one of two summer music camps or who were members of a private middle…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Gender Differences, Age Differences
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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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Erdogan, Mehmet – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Summer Environmental Education Program (SEEP) on elementary school students' environmental knowledge, affect, skills and behavior which are the main components of environmental literacy. The sample consisted of 45 students (25 males, 20 females) studying in 4th through 8th grades and living in…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Environmental Education, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level
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Arikan, Elif Esra; Unal, Hasan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
The aim of this study is to investigate the metaphors images of gifted students about mathematics. The sample of the study consists of 82 gifted students, which are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 graders, from Istanbul. Data were collected by asking students to complete the sentence: "Mathematics is as …, because…". In the study content analysis was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Figurative Language, Student Attitudes, Grade 2
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Altintas, Esra; Özdemir, Ahmet S. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
The aim of the study is to develop a differentiation approach for the mathematics education of gifted middle school students and to determine the effect of the differentiation approach on creative thinking skills of gifted students based on both cognitive and affective factors. In this context, the answer to the following question was searched:…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction, Creativity, Academically Gifted
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Erten, Sinan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
This study investigates the extent of interest among middle and high school students in environmental protection issues along with the sources of their interests and factors that impact their interests, namely people with whom they interact and courses that they take related to the environment, science and technology. In addition, it is confirmed…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Conservation (Environment), Student Interests
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