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Brimo, Danielle; Apel, Kenn; Fountain, Treeva – Journal of Research in Reading, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect(s) of syntactic knowledge and syntactic awareness on adolescents' reading comprehension. Method: One hundred and seventy-nine, 9th and 10th grade students' syntactic awareness, syntactic knowledge and reading comprehension skills were assessed. In addition, other known contributors to…
Descriptors: Syntax, Reading Comprehension, Grade 9, Grade 10
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Inda-Caro, Mercedes; Rodríguez-Menéndez, Carmen; Peña-Calvo, José-Vicente – Journal of Career Development, 2016
The authors have examined the relative contribution of personal (emotional state, gender-role attitudes), contextual (perceived social supports and barriers), and cognitive (self-efficacy beliefs, outcome expectations) variables to technological interests in a sample (N = 2,364) of 10th-grade Spanish students. The results of path analysis…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Cognition, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Hederich-Martínez, Christian; Camargo-Uribe, Angela – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study analyses the relationships among educational performance, field dependence-independence cognitive style and factors traditionally associated with performance and style, to build a comprehensive model of factors associated with the levels of education performance of students in Bogotá. A total of 3003 students, of grades 8 and 10, from…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Path Analysis
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Önen, Emine – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
This study aimed to examine connections between modes of thinking and approaches to learning. Participants were 1490 students attending to 9 high schools located in Ankara. The Style of Learning and Thinking-Youth Form and Revised Version of Learning Process Questionnaire were administered to these students. The connections between modes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Questionnaires, Path Analysis
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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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Al-Alwan, Ahmed F. – International Education Studies, 2014
The author proposed a model to explain how parental involvement and school engagement related to academic performance. Participants were (671) 9th and 10th graders students who completed two scales of "parental involvement" and "school engagement" in their regular classrooms. Results of the path analysis suggested that the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement
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Arrington, C. Nikki; Kulesz, Paulina A.; Francis, David J.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Barnes, Marcia A. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
Little is known about how specific components of working memory, namely, attentional processes including response inhibition, sustained attention, and cognitive inhibition, are related to reading decoding and comprehension. The current study evaluated the relations of reading comprehension, decoding, working memory, and attentional control in…
Descriptors: Attention, Short Term Memory, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
In this study, the relationship between students' chemistry self-efficacy beliefs and metacognitive awareness was investigated utilizing a path model. There were 268 chemistry high school students (59% 10th grade and 41% 11th grade) participated in the study. The students took two-hour chemistry course in the 9th and 10th grade and three-hour…
Descriptors: High School Students, Chemistry, Self Efficacy, Metacognition
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Gao, Zan – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2013
Epistemic beliefs are deeply held convictions about the nature of knowledge, knowing, and learning. In this study, approximately 500 ninth and tenth-grade physical education (PE) students completed fitness-specific measures assessing their epistemic beliefs in the simplicity and stability of knowledge and the speed of its acquisition along with…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Physical Education
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Keener, Emily; Mehta, Clare; Strough, JoNell – Gender and Education, 2013
We investigated gender differences in the association between gender-segregated peer preferences and sexism in adolescents (15-17 years, 60 boys and 85 girls). To assess gender-segregated peer preferences, adolescents nominated peers for interaction in two contexts: "hanging out" at home and working on a school project. The Modern Sexism…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Peer Relationship, Gender Bias, Adolescents
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Diseth, Age; Danielsen, Anne G.; Samdal, Oddrun – Educational Psychology, 2012
Teachers' support of basic psychological needs, self-efficacy, achievement goals, life satisfaction and academic achievement level was measured in a sample of 240 secondary school students (8th and 10th grades). Correlation analysis showed significant positive relations between all of the variables, except for the relation between need support of…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Life Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Holm-Denoma, Jill M.; Hankin, Benjamin L. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2010
The prospective relationship between initial rumination and subsequent bulimic symptoms, and vice versa, was examined, and possible mediators were tested in a community sample of 191 adolescent girls (M age = 14.5) at 3 different assessment time points. Path analyses indicated that Time 1 rumination predicted Time 3 bulimic symptoms, and vice…
Descriptors: Females, Eating Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Self Concept
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O'Bryan, Simone Travis; Braddock, Jomills Henry, II; Dawkins, Marvin P. – Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men, 2008
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), we developed and empirically tested a conceptual model to assess the longitudinal impact of school-based athletic participation and parental involvement, along with other factors, on the college-bound behaviors of male high school seniors attending public schools in the U.S. The…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Path Analysis, Parent School Relationship
Rinn, Anne N.; McQueen, Kand S.; Clark, Gina L.; Rumsey, Jessica L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
The current study investigated the gender differences of gifted adolescents' math/verbal self-concept and math/verbal ability by examining the Internal/External Frame of Reference Model (I/E model; Marsh, 1986). The sample consisted of 181 gifted adolescents, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. Gifted adolescents' math/verbal ability was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Adolescents, Path Analysis