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Chen, Ouhao; Retnowati, Endah; Kalyuga, Slava – Educational Psychology, 2019
The instructional effect of worked examples has been investigated in many research studies. However, most of them evaluated the overall performance of the participants in solving post-intervention problems, rather than individual step performance in multi-step problems. The two experiments reported in this article investigated the relations…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Sequential Learning, Performance, Difficulty Level
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Putwain, David W.; von der Embse, Nathaniel P. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Based on the Job Demands-resources (RD-R) model, the aim of the current study was to examine how pressure arising from imposed curriculum changes and teacher self-efficacy relate to perceived stress in teachers. Participants (839 teachers working in English schools) completed an online survey that contained questions about demographics,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Self Efficacy, Curriculum Development, Stress Variables
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Torsney, Benjamin M.; Lombardi, Doug; Ponnock, Annette – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study investigated inclusion of epistemic value into Richardson and Watt Factors Influencing Teaching Choice (FIT-Choice) framework to produce a more robust, useful teacher motivation model. We specifically examined pre-service teachers' social utility value (SUV), personal utility value (PUV) and epistemic value regarding pursuing future…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Preservice Teachers, Value Judgment, Faculty Development
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Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin – Educational Psychology, 2019
The present study investigated the children's capabilities of utilizing analytic strategies in Chinese character learning using an associative pseudocharacter learning paradigm. The participants were 54 Chinese primary school children (26 second graders and 28 fifth graders) who completed a pseudocharacter learning task that was followed by a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Task Analysis, Generalization, Orthographic Symbols
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Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – Educational Psychology, 2019
In this study, we investigated children's classroom engagement and disaffection and their relationships with class size, child gender, child age and school type in Vietnamese kindergartens. Children's classroom engagement and disaffection were examined among 1315 kindergarteners (mean age = 5.49; SD = 0.87) and 33 teachers from 31 classrooms in 8…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Learner Engagement
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Stiglbauer, Barbara; Zuber, Julia – Educational Psychology, 2019
Regulatory focus is a strong predictor for a person's behaviour in signal detection tasks. While a promotion focus is related to a risky response strategy (hits, false alarms), a prevention focus is associated with a conservative strategy (correct rejections, misses). The present research is based on the assumption that multiple-choice (MC)…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Response Style (Tests), Bias, Test Wiseness
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Lau, Ying; Fang, Lue; Cheng, Ling Jie; Kwong, Ho Keung Dennis – Educational Psychology, 2019
The study aimed to investigate the direct effect of volunteer motivation on social problem-solving ability, self-efficacy, and mental health and examine the mediating effects on volunteer motivation and mental health by testing social problem-solving ability and self-efficacy. We examined a hypothetical model that integrates the concepts of…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Motivation, Social Problems, Problem Solving
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Schwab, Susanne – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study aims to show the importance of explicitly identifying student-specific teachers' self-efficacy. Data from 43 regular teachers who rated their self-efficacy towards 611 fourth-grade students from inclusive classes in Austria were analyzed. In addition, 15 regular teachers and 15 special needs teachers rated their student-specific…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Grade 4, Inclusion, Special Education Teachers
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Desombre, Caroline; Lamotte, Mathilde; Jury, Mickaël – Educational Psychology, 2019
The inclusion of children with special educational needs is a major challenge. Amongst the factors linked to a successful inclusive education policy, teachers' attitude toward inclusion is particularly important. The present paper seeks to understand why general teachers exhibit less favourable attitude toward inclusion than special education…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Jing; Dong, Zehua; Yang, Xiangdong – Educational Psychology, 2019
The importance of academic interest has been emphasised in education, both as a construct influencing achievement, and as an important learning outcome. However, psychological predictors such as personality and intelligence that characterise students who become interested in coursework are often neglected. The present study examined the influences…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Academic Aspiration, Intelligence, Secondary School Students
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Lohbeck, Annette – Educational Psychology, 2019
By focusing on the domains of math and German, the present study with 200 elementary school children investigated the specific relationships of self-reported grades with academic self-concepts and self-perceptions of effort within the competence-affective separation of academic self-concepts. In addition, possible mediator effects of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grades (Scholastic), Self Concept
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Du, Xuejiao; Zhang, Qi – Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous research has verified the benefits obtained when learners trace out worked examples with the index finger. Our study conducted two experiments to explore the reasons for this phenomenon and its generalizability. Experiment 1 compared the learning effects among tracing, non-tracing, and cueing methods. The cueing method was included to…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Cues, Teaching Methods
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Luo, Wenshu; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Lee, Kerry – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the interaction between self-efficacy and implicit beliefs of ability in their association with maladaptive learning in mathematics. The analysis was based on a large sample of 2538 Singapore Secondary 2 students (M[subscript age] = 13.75), who took measures of entity beliefs of ability, self-efficacy, and three maladaptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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Zhao, Weiguo; Song, Yining; Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Ruixue – Educational Psychology, 2019
The subjects of this research were 776 pupils from grade three to grade six in Shandong Province, China. This study examined the influence of teacher support on students' reading engagement, and the mediating variables between those two factors, as measured by the perception of teachers' support scale, reading engagement scale, reading interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Chou, Chun-Mei; Shen, Chien-Hua; Hsiao, Hsi-Chi; Shen, Tsu-Chuan – Educational Psychology, 2019
The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation among teachers' perceived acceptance of technological innovation, organisations' innovation climate, and innovative teaching using information and communication technology (ICT) in Taiwan. The participants (N = 482) responded to a questionnaire using a five-point Likert scale for each factor,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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