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Coplan, Robert J.; Liu, Junsheng; Cao, Jian; Chen, Xinyin; Li, Dan – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
Although childhood shyness has been associated with school-adjustment difficulties in contemporary research in China, the conceptual mechanisms that may underlie these relations remain underinvestigated. The goal of this study was to examine a complex theoretical model that explicates the roles of both peer preference and teacher-child…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries, Teacher Influence
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Diniz, Eva; da Rosa Piccolo, Luciane; de Paula Couto, Maria Clara Pinheiro; Salles, Jerusa Fumagalli; Helena Koller, Silvia – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated children and adolescents' school performance over time focusing on two variables that may influence it: developmental context and gender. The sample comprised 627 participants (M[subscript age]?=?11.13, SD?=?1.8), 51% of them female, from grade one to eight, living either with family (n?=?474) or in care institutions…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Developmental Stages, Child Development, Adolescent Development
Bozdogan, Aykut Emre; Günaydin, Esra; Okur, Alperen – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of the study is to explore the academic achievement and performance tasks of students studying in a regional primary boarding school in science course with regard to different variables. The study was carried out via survey method and total 96 students, 57 of them boarding students and 39 of them non-boarding students studying in the 5th,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Boarding Schools, Science Instruction, Surveys
Thomas, Michele Lynette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the quantitative survey design study was to examine key social ecological care variables that are related to the domains of neighborhood (neighbors who care), school (teachers who care, a fun place to learn, and a fun place to be with other children), friends (friends who care, accepted by other children, and friends have good…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Social Environment
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Cavalluzzo, Linda; Geraghty, Thomas M.; Steele, Jennifer L.; Alexander, Jane K. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The last two decades have witnessed a vast expansion in the use of education data to improve classroom instruction and raise student achievement. Schools and districts face important challenges in implementing increased data use for instructional improvement. One key challenge is the need for teachers and administrators to have "data…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Decision Making, Program Evaluation, Attribution Theory
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Sung, Youngji Y.; Chang, Mido – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2010
The study explored various aspects of students' social skills in an attempt to identify specific aspect that has significance in predicting their academic performance and examined the longitudinal relationship of these social skills with academic performance. The study used two models that applied advanced statistical tools to a nationally…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Thompson, Marnie; Goe, Laura; Paek, Pamela; Ponte, Eva – ETS Research Report Series, 2004
This report is the first of four that stem from a study of The Impact of Approved Induction Programs on Student Learning (IAIPSL), conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and funded by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The IAIPSL study began in July 2002 and continued through April 2004. The purpose of the study is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Formative Evaluation, Beginning Teacher Induction