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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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Martin, Andrew J.; Yu, Kai; Ginns, Paul; Papworth, Brad – Educational Psychology, 2017
We investigated academic buoyancy (a response to challenge) and adaptability (a response to change) among a sample of 12-16-year-olds in China (N = 3617) compared with same-aged youth from North America (N = 989) and the United Kingdom (UK; N = 1182). We found that Chinese students reported higher mean levels of buoyancy and adaptability. We also…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Hubers, Mireille D.; Burk, William J.; Segers, Eliane; Kleinjan, Marloes; Scholte, Ron H. J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study examined adolescent personality and problem behaviours as predictors of two types of social status: social preference and popularity. Academic track (college preparatory and vocational) and gender were expected to moderate these associations. The sample included 693 students (49.0% female; M = 15.46 years) attending classrooms in two…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Personality Traits, Behavior Problems, Predictor Variables
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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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Dotterer, Aryn M.; Wehrspann, Elizabeth – Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined the extent to which parent involvement in education was directly and indirectly (via school engagement) related to academic outcomes in an effort to more fully understand the school experiences of urban adolescents. Participants (80% racial/ethnic minority; n = 108) were in grades 6, 7 or 8. In the Fall and subsequent…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Adolescents, Urban Youth
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Harks, Birgit; Rakoczy, Katrin; Hattie, John; Besser, Michael; Klieme, Eckhard – Educational Psychology, 2014
The impact of two types of written feedback (process-oriented, grade-oriented) on changes in mathematics achievement, interest and self-evaluation was compared -- with a particular focus on the mediating role of feedback's perceived usefulness. Participants, 146 ninth graders (aged 14 to 17?years), were assigned to either a process-oriented or a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Mathematics Achievement, Grade 9
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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