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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