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Aryadoust, Vahid – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study sought to examine the development of paragraph writing skills of 116 English as a second language university students over the course of 12 weeks and the relationship between the linguistic features of students' written texts as measured by Coh-Metrix--a computational system for estimating textual features such as cohesion and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Skills, College Students
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Karagiannopoulou, Evangelia; Milienos, Fotios S. – Educational Psychology, 2015
The study explores the relationships between students' experiences of the teaching-learning environment and their approaches to learning, and the effects of these variables on academic achievement. Two three-stage models were tested with structural equation modelling techniques. The "Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Educational Environment
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Johnson, Marcus L.; Taasoobshirazi, Gita; Kestler, Jessica L.; Cordova, Jackie R. – Educational Psychology, 2015
We tested a theoretical model of college students' ratings of messengers of resilience and models of resilience, students' own perceived resilience, regulatory strategy use and achievement. A total of 116 undergraduates participated in this study. The results of a path analysis indicated that ratings of models of resilience had a direct effect on…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, Models, Academic Achievement
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Gutiérrez-Braojos, Calixto – Educational Psychology, 2015
During the past decade, research on the constructive learning process has been conducted mainly from two perspectives: student approaches to learning (SAL) and self-regulated learning (SRL). The SAL perspective has highlighted the role of learning conceptions with respect to other topics involved in constructive learning processes, whereas…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, Study
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Spada, Marcantonio M.; Moneta, Giovanni B. – Educational Psychology, 2014
The objective of this study was to verify the structure of a model of how surface approach to studying is influenced by the trait variables of motivation and metacognition and the state variables of avoidance coping and evaluation anxiety. We extended the model to include: (1) the investigation of the relative contribution of the five…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Study Habits, Predictor Variables, Test Anxiety
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Petersen, Il-haam; Louw, Johann; Dumont, Kitty; Malope, Nomxolisi – Educational Psychology, 2010
This study presents data that extend an earlier analysis of predictors of academic performance from one to three years. None of the adjustment and other psychosocial variables (help-seeking, academic motivation, self-esteem, perceived stress and perceived academic overload) could predict success at university at the end of three years of study.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Followup Studies, Student Adjustment
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2009
Research exploring students' academic learning has recently amalgamated different motivational theories within one conceptual framework. The inclusion of achievement goals, self-efficacy, deep processing and critical thinking has been cited in a number of studies. This article discusses two empirical studies that examined these four theoretical…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Path Analysis
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Petersen, Il-haam; Louw, Johann; Dumont, Kitty – Educational Psychology, 2009
Adjustment to the university environment is regarded as an important factor in predicting university outcomes. This study explores the pathways taken by adjustment and other psychosocial variables (help-seeking, academic motivation, self-esteem, perceived stress, and perceived academic overload), in relation to the success of economically and…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Questionnaires
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Phan, Huy P. – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study examined the causal and mediating relations between students' learning approaches, self-efficacy beliefs, stages of reflective thinking, and academic performance. Second-year undergraduate students (n = 241; 118 females, 123 males) in the South Pacific were administered the revised version of Biggs' Study Process Questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement