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Li, Haibin – Educational Psychology, 2017
Given Chinese students often perform well academically despite the challenges of their competitive academic environments, it is important to explore what enables the academic resilience of these students. Moreover, because the extant resilience literature is biased towards Western accounts of resilience, it is crucial that non-Western perspectives…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competition, Student Records, Resilience (Psychology)
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St Clair-Thompson, Helen; Giles, Rebecca; McGeown, Sarah P.; Putwain, David; Clough, Peter; Perry, John – Educational Psychology, 2017
Mental toughness can be conceptualised as a set of attributes that allow people to deal effectively with challenges, stressors and pressure. Recent work has suggested that it may be a valuable construct to consider within educational settings. The current studies explored the associations between mental toughness and educational transitions. Study…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Student Adjustment, High School Students, Coping
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Erzen, Evren; Odaci, Hatice – Educational Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of attachment styles and self-efficacy of adolescents preparing for university entrance exams in Turkey on predicting test anxieties. The study group consisted of 884 final-year high school students (423 female and 461 male) attending different types of high school, preparing for university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior, Self Efficacy, Adolescents