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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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Jiang, Yi; Song, Juyeon; Lee, Minhye; Bong, Mimi – Educational Psychology, 2014
The purposes of the present study were to investigate (a) how the subjectively perceived achievement goals of significant others would predict the academic self-efficacy and achievement goals of Korean adolescents and (b) how those self-efficacy and achievement goals in turn predicted their achievement. We also compared these predictive…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Middle School Students
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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 – 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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Hutchinson, Amy Joy; Yates, Gregory C. R. – Educational Psychology, 2008
In this project, 72 middle school students responded to a questionnaire tapping three aspects of perfectionism: self-striving, socially-prescribed perfectionism, and concern for mistakes. Their mothers completed a questionnaire assessing goal expression along three dimensions defined as direct expectations (e.g., "I set high standards for my…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Academically Gifted, Middle School Students
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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