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Madjar, Nir; Chohat, Ronny – Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study aimed to explore the concept of transition self-efficacy, which is defined as individuals' subjective evaluation of their ability to execute the actions required for a successful transition from elementary to middle school. The study followed a sample of 128 sixth-grade students for 2 consecutive years (before and after the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Self Concept
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Madjar, Nir; Shklar, Nitzan; Moshe, Limor – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Completing homework assignments is part of students' daily routine. Because this task is embedded within the home environment, parents play an important role in homework-related attitudes and behaviors. Recent findings have demonstrated that effort and cognitive engagement while doing homework are better proximal predictors of positive outcomes…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Homework, Assignments, Student Motivation
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Sebanc, Anne M.; Guimond, Amy B.; Lutgen, Jeff – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study investigates whether friendship quality, academic achievement, and mastery goal orientation predict each other across the transition to middle school. Participants were 146 Latino students (75 girls) followed from the end of elementary school through the first year of middle school. Measures included positive and negative friendship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Middle School Students, Friendship, Path Analysis
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Kumar, Revathy; Karabenick, Stuart A.; Burgoon, Jacob N. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
The theory of planned behavior and the dual process attitude-to-behavior MODE model framed an examination of how White teachers' (N = 241) implicit and explicit attitudes toward White versus non-White students were related to their classroom instructional practices in 2 school districts with a high percentage of Arab American and Chaldean American…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Whites, Arabs
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Jones, Martin H.; McMichael, Stephanie N. – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Previous work examines the relationships between personality traits and intrinsic/extrinsic motivation. We replicate and extend previous work to examine how personality may relate to achievement goals, efficacious beliefs, and mindset about intelligence. Approximately 200 undergraduates responded to the survey with a 150 participants replicating…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Personality Traits, Learning Motivation, Replication (Evaluation)
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Levpuscek, Melita Puklek; Zupancic, Maja; Socan, Gregor – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The study examined individual factors and social factors that influence adolescent students' achievement in mathematics. The predictive model suggested direct positive effects of student intelligence, self-rated openness and parental education on achievement in mathematics, whereas direct effects of extraversion on measures of achievement were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Adolescents, Social Influences, Individual Characteristics
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Al-Harthy, Ibrahim S.; Was, Christopher A. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between knowledge monitoring and motivation as defined by self-efficacy and goal orientations. A path model was proposed to hypothesize the causal relations among predictors of the students' total score in the Educational Psychology course. The sample consisted of undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Motivation, Prior Learning