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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Green, Simon; McGlynn, Susan; Stuart, Deidre; Fahey, Paul; Pettigrew, Jim; Clothier, Peter – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The effect of high school study of mathematics on numeracy performance of sports and exercise science (SES) students is not clear. To investigate this further, we tested the numeracy skills of 401 students enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in SES using a multiple-choice survey consisting of four background questions and 39 numeracy…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Tests
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Hanham, José; McCormick, John – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Relationships among self-construal, self-efficacy, and group behaviors during a group problem-solving task with friends and acquaintances were hypothesized. The sample comprised 126 students in Grades 8-11, from 5 randomly selected government high schools, organized into 42 groups. Data collection involved self-reports and observations.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Student Attitudes
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McLouglin, Larisa; Spears, Barbara; Taddeo, Carmel – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
A substantial amount of research has documented the negative impact technology has on young people's lives: particularly cyberbullying and the negative mental health outcomes associated with it. Research examining how technology could promote mental health and wellbeing in young people however, needs further investigation. This paper reports on a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Mental Health, Well Being
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Hackett, Daniel A.; Davies, Timothy B.; Ibel, Denis; Cobley, Stephen; Sanders, Ross – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2018
This study examined the predictive ability of the medicine ball chest throw and vertical jump for muscular strength and power in adolescents. One hundred and ninety adolescents participated in this study. Participants performed trials of the medicine ball chest throw and vertical jump, with vertical jump peak power calculated via an estimation…
Descriptors: Predictive Measurement, Muscular Strength, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Rogers, Mary E.; Creed, Peter A.; Praskova, Anna – Journal of Career Development, 2018
We surveyed Australian adolescents and parents to test differences and congruence in perceptions of adolescent career development tasks (career planning, exploration, certainty, and world-of-work knowledge) and vocational identity. We found that, for adolescents (N = 415), career development tasks (not career exploration) explained 48% of the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes, Career Development, Vocational Interests
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Reichert, Frank; Print, Murray – Educational Review, 2018
Building active and informed citizens is a major part of civics and citizenship education in order to enhance and sustain democracies. Civic learning and civic action opportunities within school contexts are commonly claimed to promote an active and informed citizenry. In the present research, we examine the meaning of formal civics education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizen Participation, Student Participation
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Doherty, Catherine – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This paper considers the educational experience constructed under Australia's policy decision in 2009 to extend compulsory education by requiring that students must be "earning or learning" till 17 years of age. The discussion draws on an empirical project that explored the moral order operating in classrooms for students retained under…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Moral Values, Classroom Communication, Risk
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Brooker, Abi; Lawrence, Jeanette; Dodds, Agnes – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2017
Digital media are beneficial for research of complex refugee issues, as they allow refugees to express their personal experiences of complex issues in ways that are not restricted by language barriers or limited in authenticity, while also offering researchers a way to systematically compare refugees' varied experiences. We used a computerised…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Refugees, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Won, Mihye; Krabbe, Heiko; Ley, Siv Ling; Treagust, David F.; Fischer, Hans E. – Educational Assessment, 2017
In this study, we investigated the value of a concept map marking guide as an alternative formative assessment tool for science teachers to adopt for the topic of energy. Eight high school science teachers marked students' concept maps using an itemized holistic marking guide. Their marking was compared with the researchers' marking and the scores…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Concept Mapping, Formative Evaluation
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Moore, Brian; Woodcock, Stuart – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Anti-bullying strategies are significant approaches addressing bullying in schools, however their capacity to produce a reduction in bullying behaviour is open to question. This article examined a resilience-based approach to bullying. One hundred and five primary and high school students were surveyed using several standardised instruments. The…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Elementary School Students, High School Students
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Reynolds, Katherine J.; Lee, Eunro; Turner, Isobel; Bromhead, David; Subasic, Emina – School Psychology International, 2017
In explaining academic achievement, school climate and social belonging (connectedness, identification) emerge as important variables. However, both constructs are rarely explored in one model. In the current study, a social psychological framework based on the social identity perspective (Turner, Hogg, Oakes, Reicher, & Wetherell, 1987) is…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Social Influences, Identification (Psychology)
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Jung, Jae Yup – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Three competing models of the career decision-making thought processes of adolescents of high intellectual ability were tested in this study. Survey data were collected from 664 intellectually gifted Australian adolescents and analyzed using structural equation modeling procedures. The finally accepted, optimal model suggested that, regardless of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Gifted, Career Choice
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Lye, Jenny; Hirschberg, Joe – Education Economics, 2017
The recent growth in privately administered secondary education in many developed countries has been a widely observed phenomenon. The Australian private secondary school sector has grown faster than those in any other "OECD" nation, even though the average tuition fees charged by these schools have increased at double the nation's…
Descriptors: Fees, Private Schools, Tuition, High Schools
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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
South Africa participated in TIMSS from 1995 to 2015. Over these two decades, some positive changes have been reported on the aggregated mathematics performance patterns of South African learners. This paper focuses on the achievement patterns of South Africa's high-performing Grade 9 learners (n = 3378) in comparison with similar subsamples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Multiplication, Comparative Education
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