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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The present paper examines if developmental pathways for students at risk for academic failure can be improved through social and emotional learning (SEL). Specifically, we test this hypothesis by accounting for shifts in student engagement, a highly studied and malleable construct often inclusive of SEL interventions, as the pathway by which to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Intervention, Academic Failure
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Oslund, Eric L.; Clemens, Nathan H.; Simmons, Deborah C.; Simmons, Leslie E. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The current study examined statistically significant differences between struggling and adequate readers using a multicomponent model of reading comprehension in 796 sixth through eighth graders, with a primary focus on word reading and vocabulary. Path analyses and Wald tests were used to investigate the direct and indirect relations of word…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Kiehne, Elizabeth; Ayers, Stephanie L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Elevated rates of risky behavior among Latino youth have been linked to features of acculturation such as discrepant rates of acculturation between parents and adolescents. This study examined how parent-adolescent mainstream and Mexican cultural gaps are differentially related to adolescent risky behavior through family conflict, parental…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Acculturation, Risk, Parent Child Relationship
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Mouratidis, A.; Michou, A.; Aelterman, N.; Haerens, L.; Vansteenkiste, M. – Educational Psychology, 2018
In this prospective study, we recruited a sample of Belgian adolescents (N = 886) to investigate to what extent perceived teachers' motivating style relates to quality of motivation in the beginning of the school year and, in turn, changes in study effort and procrastination by the end of the school year. After controlling for initial levels of…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Time Management, Adolescents, Student Motivation
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Kurt, Uluhan; Tas, Yasemin – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
This study aimed to investigate relationships between Turkish middle school students' perceptions of parental involvement, students' basic psychological needs, and their engagement in science. Parental involvement was addressed with four dimensions: parents' educational aspiration, parental communication, parents' participation, and parental…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Psychological Needs, Learner Engagement
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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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Eickelmann, Birgit; Gerick, Julia; Koop, Christian – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
By means of an international comparison, the research presented in the article aims to identify supporting and hindering school level factors for the use of ICT in secondary school mathematics lessons. The relationship between ICT use and the performance of Grade 9 students in mathematics is examined and further integrated into a multi-level model…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics
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Uçar, F. Melike; Sungur, Semra – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Numerous studies have been conducted to investigate the factors related to science achievement. In these studies, the classroom goal structure perceptions, engagement, and self-efficacy of the students have emerged as important factors to be examined in relation to students' science achievement. Purpose: This study examines the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Science Achievement, Goal Orientation
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Drijbooms, Elise; Groen, Margriet A.; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the contribution of transcription skills, oral language skills, and executive functions to growth in narrative writing between fourth and sixth grade. While text length and story content of narratives did not increase with age, syntactic complexity of narratives showed a clear developmental progression. Results…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Predictor Variables, Syntax, Difficulty Level
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Klein, Perry D.; Haug, Katrina N.; Arcon, Nina – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
Argument writing is challenging for elementary students. Previous experimental research has focused on scaffolding rhetorical goals, leaving content goals relatively unexplored. In a randomized experiment, 73 students in grades 5, 6, and 7 wrote persuasive texts about difficult-to-classify vertebrates. Each student received one of three sets of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Persuasive Discourse, Cues, Content Area Writing
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Jurkowski, Susanne; Hänze, Martin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Students' individual learning is supposed to be based on cognitive and social processes. Therefore, students' social skills are assumed to play an important role for school performance. This study set out to investigate the links between students' peer relations skills and assertion skills and their grades for written performances and oral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Interpersonal Competence
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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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Karademir, Ersin; Ulucinar, Ufuk – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study is to verify the causal relationship between middle school students' critical reading skills, science literacy skills and attitudes towards science literacy with research data according to the default model. Through the structural equation modeling, path analysis has been applied in the study which was designed in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Critical Reading, Reading Skills, Scientific Literacy
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Hendrickx, Marloes M. H. G.; Mainhard, Tim; Oudman, Sophie; Boor-Klip, Henrike J.; Brekelmans, Mieke – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
According to social referencing theory, cues peers take from positive and negative teacher behavior toward a student affect the student's peer liking and disliking status. The present study was the first to test the hypothesized mediation model connecting teacher behavior with peer liking and disliking status, via peer perceptions of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Peer Acceptance, Teacher Student Relationship, Longitudinal Studies
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