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Völlinger, Vanessa A.; Spörer, Nadine; Lubbe, Dirk; Brunstein, Joachim C. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study examined a theoretical model hypothesizing that reading strategies mediate the effects of intrinsic reading motivation, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge on reading comprehension. Using path analytic methods, we tested the direct and indirect effects specified in the hypothesized model in a sample of 1105 fifth-graders. In…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Reading Strategies, Mediation Theory, Models
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Spies, Tracy G.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Garza, Tiberio; Huerta, Margarita – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this longitudinal study, the cross-language transfer from second language (L2) to first language (L1) was examined among Spanish-speaking English-language learners in an English intervention (Grades 1-3) in the southwest United States. Path analysis revealed statistically significant transfers (ps < 0.05) for the treatment group from English…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, English Language Learners
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Rotgans, Jerome I.; Schmidt, Henk G. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The extent to which a student experiences situational interest during a learning task is dependent on at least two factors: (1) external stimuli in the learning environment that arouse interest and (2) internal dispositions, such as individual interest. The objective of the present study was to disentangle how both factors influence situational…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Anicama, Catherine; Zhou, Qing; Ly, Jennifer – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined the concurrent associations of school-based parent involvement (PI), family sociocultural factors, and children's academic skills in a sample of 258 Chinese American children (5-9 years old) in immigrant families. Parents reported their American and Chinese orientations and family socioeconomic status (SES). Parents and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Grade 1
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Shinogaya, Keito – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Preparation is an effective and necessary activity; however, most students do not prepare for future lessons. The present study addressed this problem and examined how learners' motives, beliefs, and perceptions affected their strategy use during preparation for future lessons. Participants were 219 Japanese junior high school students who…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Byrd, Christy M. – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
School racial climate is an important aspect of the school environment that can have significant implications for youths' development. However, existing research is limited by conceptual and methodological concerns that restrict the ability of researchers and educators to identify "what" about and "how" the racial climate is…
Descriptors: African American Students, Middle School Students, Secondary School Students, Socialization
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Harlow, Lea; DeBacker, Teresa; Crowson, H. Michael – Journal of Educational Research, 2011
The authors extend their understanding of learner motivation by addressing questions around the construct of classroom need for closure in a high school sample. First, they established that their classroom need for closure measure demonstrated adequate psychometric properties when used with high school students. Subsequently, they explored…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Psychometrics, High School Students, Achievement Need
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Liukkonen, Jarmo; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Watt, Anthony; Jaakkola, Timo – Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The aim of the study was to examine the impact of a self-determined motivational climate including support of autonomy, relatedness, task involvement, and ego-involving climate on students' affective responses and effort in physical education. The sample involved 338 sixth-grade students (11-12 years old) who completed a questionnaire battery…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Path Analysis
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Kizilgunes, Berna; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra – Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The authors proposed a model to explain how epistemological beliefs, achievement motivation, and learning approach related to achievement. The authors assumed that epistemological beliefs influence achievement indirectly through their effect on achievement motivation and learning approach. Participants were 1,041 6th-grade students. Results of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Achievement Need, Student Motivation, Path Analysis
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Stage, Frances K.; Carter, Hasani C.; Nora, Amaury – Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The authors review the use and interpretations of path analyses in articles published in The Journal of Educational Research from 1992 to 2002 and discuss related issues. This article provides (a) a brief introduction to path analysis, (b) suggested guidelines and recommendations for reporting results, (c) a sample of a model path analysis, (d)…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Path Analysis
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Stevens, Tara; Olivarez, Arturo, Jr.; Lan, William Y.; Tallent-Runnels, Mary K. – Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The authors evaluated self-efficacy and motivational orientation across Hispanic and Caucasian students to predict variables related to mathematics achievement, including mathematics performance and students' plans to take additional mathematics courses. Path models were analyzed for 358 students in Grades 9 and 10 who attended a West Texas high…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Motivation, Goodness of Fit, White Students
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Eldredge, J. Lloyd; And Others – Journal of Educational Research, 1990
Findings from a study of 504 second grade students indicate that phonics knowledge has a causal impact on both reading comprehension and vocabulary gains; reading comprehension has a causal effect on vocabulary gains. (Author/IAH)
Descriptors: Causal Models, Correlation, Decoding (Reading), Grade 2
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Chalip, Laurence; Stigler, James W. – Journal of Educational Research, 1986
This longitudinal panel study investigated the relationship between ability and achievement among elementary school children in Taiwan. Results are discussed in terms of theoretical and policy implications. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Chinese Culture, Elementary Education