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Katschnig, Tamara; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
School safety is an important factor in schools. Data from the IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) indicate that perceptions of school safety are directly related to academic success. School safety seems to be particularly relevant for immigrant students, as their perceptions of safety appear to be more strongly…
Descriptors: School Safety, Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Balish, Shea M.; Conacher, Dan; Dithurbide, Lori – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Preliminary findings suggest sport participation is positively associated with happiness. However, it is unknown if this association is universal and how sport compares to other leisure activities in terms of an association with happiness. This study had 3 objectives: (a) to test if sport membership is associated with happiness, (b) to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Recreational Activities, Psychological Patterns, Participation
Clavel, Jose G.; Crespo, Francisco Javier G.; Méndez, Ildefonso – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2016
The different strategies and methodologies used by teachers in their day-to-day activity may have an impact on the academic performance of their students. Indexes constructed to summarize how teachers address different teaching tasks can be used to quantify the teaching activities' associations with academic results. In the IEA's Trends in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Achievement
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Classmates can influence a student's academic achievement through immediate interactions (e.g., academic help, positive attitudes toward reading) or by sharing tangible or intangible family resources (books, stories of foreign travel). Multilevel analysis of 141,019 fourth-grade students' reading achievements in 33 countries showed that…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Student Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Raddick, M. Jordan; Bracey, Georgia; Gay, Pamela L.; Lintott, Chris J.; Cardamone, Carie; Murray, Phil; Schawinski, Kevin; Szalay, Alexander S.; Vandenberg, Jan – Astronomy Education Review, 2013
Citizen science, in which volunteers work with professional scientists to conduct research, is expanding due to large online datasets. To plan projects, it is important to understand volunteers' motivations for participating. This paper analyzes results from an online survey of nearly 11000 volunteers in Galaxy Zoo, an astronomy citizen science…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Astronomy, Motivation, Scientific Research
Morrison, Christian; Murtin, Fabrice – Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1), 2010
Education is recognized to be a key factor of economic development, not only giving access to technological progress as emphasized by the Schumpeterian growth theory, but also entailing numerous social externalities such as the demographic transition (Murtin, 2009) or democratization (Murtin and Wacziarg, 2010). If the evolution of world…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Illiteracy, Human Capital
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Dettmers, Swantje; Trautwein, Ulrich; Ludtke, Oliver – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2009
Although homework is generally believed to be an important supplement to in-school learning, research has not yet fully clarified the relationship between homework and achievement. This cross-cultural study analyzed the relationship between homework time and mathematics achievement drawing on data from 231,759 students in 9,791 schools and 40…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement