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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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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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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