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Hein, Sascha; Tan, Mei; Aljughaiman, Abdullah; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
This study utilized multilevel modeling to examine the student characteristics (gender and age) and school factors (private vs. public school, urban vs. rural school, socioeconomic status, curricular organization, resources, activities, and equipment) associated with individual and between-school differences in the verbal, numerical, and figural…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Lubin, Amélie; Vidal, Julie; Lanoë, Céline; Houdé, Olivier; Borst, Grégoire – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Solving simple arithmetic word problems is a major ability that children must acquire throughout the primary-grade mathematics curriculum. However, this skill is often challenging for them. For instance, "unknown referent problems" are more difficult to solve than "unknown compare problems." In unknown compare problems, the…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Word Problems (Mathematics), Inhibition, Priming
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Zimmermann, Friederike; Schütte, Kerstin; Taskinen, Päivi; Köller, Olaf – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Student misbehavior is a pervasive problem and may seriously affect academic achievement. Previous research hints at different effects depending on whether achievement tests or achievement judgments are used as academic outcomes. Previous research also indicates that low achievement can conversely contribute to problem behavior and that low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Adolescents
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Almasi, Janice F.; Carter, Janis C.; Rintamaa, Margaret; Madden, Angela – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
This study examines the impact of the Learning Strategies Curriculum (LSC), an adolescent reading intervention program, on 6th- and 9th-grade students' reading comprehension and strategy use. Using a randomized treatment-control group design, the study compared student outcomes for these constructs for 365 students who received daily instruction…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Learning Strategies