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Karagiannopoulou, Evangelia; Milienos, Fotios S. – Educational Psychology, 2015
The study explores the relationships between students' experiences of the teaching-learning environment and their approaches to learning, and the effects of these variables on academic achievement. Two three-stage models were tested with structural equation modelling techniques. The "Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Educational Environment
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Stamovlasis, D.; Kypraios, N.; Papageorgiou, G. – Science Education International, 2015
In this study, structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to an instrument assessing students' understanding of chemical change. The instrument comprised items on understanding the structure of substances, chemical changes and their interpretation. The structural relationships among particular groups of items are investigated and analyzed using…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Chemistry, Convergent Thinking, Logical Thinking
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Mouratidis, Athanasios; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Tsorbatzoudis, Charalambos – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Self-determination theory posits that satisfaction of the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness represents the basic nutriments for humans' optimal functioning. It also postulates that with greater the degree to which these three needs are equally satisfied, the quality of motivation is further enhanced. Yet, this premise has remained…
Descriptors: Need Gratification, Motivation, Physical Education, Adolescents
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Kypraios, Nikolaos; Papageorgiou, George; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
In this study, students' understanding of chemical changes was investigated in relation to four individual differences, related to logical thinking, field dependence/independence, convergence and divergence thinking. The study took place in Greece with the participation of students (n = 374) from three grades (8th, 10th and 12th grades) of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Chatzistamatiou, Mariza; Dermitzaki, Irini; Bagiatis, Vasilios – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between teachers' reports on self-regulatory strategy use in mathematics instruction and individual motivational and affective factors. Two hundred and ninety-two Greek primary school teachers responded to two questionnaires assessing (a) the strategies they use themselves to plan, monitor…
Descriptors: Mothers, Independent Study, Mathematics Instruction, Student Motivation
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Georgiou, George K.; Manolitsis, George; Zhang, Xiao; Parrila, Rauno; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2013
We examined the developmental dynamics between task-avoidant behavior and different literacy outcomes, and possible precursors of task-avoidant behavior. Seventy Greek children were followed from Grade 4 until Grade 6 and were assessed every year on reading fluency, spelling, and reading comprehension. The teachers assessed the children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Tsitsipis, Georgios; Papageorgiou, George – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
In this study, structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to an instrument assessing students' understanding of the particulate nature of matter, the collective properties and physical changes, such as melting, evaporation, boiling and condensation. The structural relationships among particular groups of items were investigated. In addition,…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Evaluation, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry
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Papantoniou, Georgia; Moraitou, Despina; Katsadima, Effie; Dinou, Magda – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: The present study examined the effect of action control (i.e., disengagement, initiative, and persistence) and dispositional hope (i.e., pathways thought, and agency thinking) on self-regulated learning strategy use (i.e., cognitive, metacognitive, and resource management) and course achievement. Method: A total of 275 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Learning Strategies, Measures (Individuals)
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Tsitsipis, Georgios; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Papageorgiou, George – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
In this study, students' understanding of the structure of matter and its changes of state such as melting, evaporation, boiling, and condensation was investigated in relation to three cognitive variables: logical thinking (LTh), field dependence/independence, and convergence/divergence dimension. The study took place in Greece with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts, Logical Thinking, Path Analysis