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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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Wang, Mingzhong; Wang, Jing – School Psychology International, 2019
Although harsh parenting has been found to be a risk factor for poor peer relationships, less is known about the mediating and moderating mechanisms underlying this relation. Mainly guided by the person-environment interaction model, we tested a moderated mediation model to examine the mediating role of child overt aggression between harsh…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Peer Relationship, Aggression
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Yang, Fan; Chen, Xinyin; Wang, Li – Child Development, 2015
This study examined reciprocal contributions between shyness-sensitivity and social, school, and psychological adjustment in urban Chinese children. Longitudinal data were collected once a year from Grade 3 to Grade 6 (ages 9-12¬†years) for 1,171 children from multiple sources. Shyness-sensitivity positively contributed to social, school, and…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Child Development, Adjustment (to Environment), Social Development
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Guan, Connie Qun; Ye, Feifei; Wagner, Richard K.; Meng, Wanjin; Leong, Che Kan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
The goal of the present study was to test opposing views about 4 issues concerning predictors of individual differences in Chinese written composition: (a) whether morphological awareness, syntactic processing, and working memory represent distinct and measureable constructs in Chinese or are just manifestations of general language ability; (b)…
Descriptors: Chinese, Writing (Composition), Reading Comprehension, Morphology (Languages)
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Liu, Ru-De; Ding, Yi; Zong, Min; Zhang, Dake – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the concept development of decimal numbers in 244 Chinese elementary students in grades 4-6. Three grades of students differed in their intuitive sense of decimals and conceptual understanding of decimals, with more strategic approaches used by older students. Misconceptions regarding the density nature of…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Li-Tsang, Cecilia W. P.; Wong, Agnes S. K.; Chan, Jackson Y.; Lee, Amos Y. T.; Lam, Miko C. Y.; Wong, C. W.; Lu, Zhonglin – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
A previous study found a visual deficit in contour integration in English readers with dyslexia (Simmers & Bex, 2001). Visual contour integration may play an even more significant role in Chinese handwriting particularly due to its logographic presentation (Lam, Au, Leung, & Li-Tsang, 2011). The current study examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Visual Perception, Chinese, Handwriting
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Wei, Dan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This paper examines how social capital formed by effective parental practices within Chinese families influences student achievement. Survey responses from 266 students from Grades 4 to 6 in a suburban elementary school in China were analysed to identify their perceptions of parental practices (support, pressure, help, monitoring and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Social Capital
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Xin, Ziqiang; Lin, Chongde; Zhang, Li; Yan, Rong – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Compared with standard arithmetic word problems demanding only the direct use of number operations and computations, realistic problems are harder to solve because children need to incorporate "real-world" knowledge into their solutions. Using the realistic word problem testing materials developed by Verschaffel, De Corte, and Lasure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Arithmetic, Word Problems (Mathematics), Foreign Countries