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Li, Jingguang; Zhao, Yajun; Kong, Feng; Du, Shuailing; Yang, Suyong; Wang, Song – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study sought to validate the Short Grit Scale (Grit-S), an instrument that measures perseverance and passion for long-term goals, among Chinese high school students. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed that the scale retains the two-factor structure of the original scale. The scale demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency and…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Adolescents, Program Validation, High School Students
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Potocki, Anna; Sanchez, Monique; Ecalle, Jean; Magnan, Annie – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
This article presents two studies investigating the role of executive functioning in written text comprehension in children and adolescents. In a first study, the involvement of executive functions in reading comprehension performance was examined in normally developing children in fifth grade. Two aspects of text comprehension were…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Children, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties
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Hill, Oliver W.; Serpell, Zewelanji; Faison, M. Omar – Journal of Experimental Education, 2016
This article describes two studies testing the efficacy of a commercial one-on-one cognitive training program (LearningRx) and its computer-based version (Brainskills) in laboratory and school settings. Study 1 tested Brainskills in a laboratory setting with 322 middle school students. Paired "t"-tests revealed significant gains on all…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Individual Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Middle School Students
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Gomez-Arizaga, Maria P.; Conejeros-Solar, Leonor – Gifted Education International, 2014
Gifted students' performance on a Chilean university admission test, Prueba de Selección Universitaria (PSU), was investigated in this study. Sixty-six students participating in an enrichment-based university program for gifted youth were selected. The sample included both male and female gifted adolescents who studied in public and voucher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, College Readiness, College Entrance Examinations
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Alnabhan, Mousa; Alhamdan, Najat; Darwish, Ahmed – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
The current study aimed at investigating the effect of the Master Thinker program on developing critical thinking skills of 11th grade students in Bahrain. Specifically, this research attempts to examine the hypothesis: Teaching the Master Thinker program will be significantly effective in developing critical thinking and its skills (inference,…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Grade 11, Foreign Countries
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Duranovic, Mirela; Sehic, Sabina – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
A group of children with dyslexia (mean ages 9 and 14 years) was studied, together with group of children without dyslexia matched for age. Participants were monolingual native speakers of the Bosnian language with transparent orthography. In total, the diagnostic tests were performed with 41 children with dyslexia and 41 nondyslexic children. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence
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Kumar, Amit; Mathur, Madhu – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Teaching a subject like physics needs special teaching methods. It has been felt that in spite of strenuous efforts of physics teacher, students fail to grasp the certain concepts of subject, which lead disinterest among students towards physics. More ever students are often unable to apply their knowledge to advance studies. Therefore there is a…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Science Instruction
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Gralewski, Jacek; Karwowski, Maciej – Thinking Skills and Creativity, 2012
The goal of this study was to describe the relationship between the creative abilities and the school grades of high school students in Poland. Almost six hundred (N = 589) students from 34 high schools from all over Poland participated in the study. Their creative abilities were measured by using the Test of Creative Thinking-Drawing Production…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Intelligence, Grade Point Average