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McCoy, Dana Charles; Wolf, Sharon; Godfrey, Erin B. – School Psychology International, 2014
This study examined the role that Ghanaian caregivers' values toward education play in shaping students' intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation for learning, and the ways these values and motivational orientations predict school attendance and achievement. Study participants included 88 students (M?=?11.63 years; 48% female) from two primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Values
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Troia, Gary A.; Harbaugh, Allen G.; Shankland, Rebecca K.; Wolbers, Kimberly A.; Lawrence, Ann M. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
A convenience sample of 618 children and adolescents in grades 4 through 10, excluding grade 8, were asked to complete a writing motivation and activity scale and to provide a timed narrative writing sample to permit an examination of the relationships between writing motivation, writing activity, writing performance, and the student…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Path Analysis, Rating Scales
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Ramirez, Gloria; Chen, Xi; Pasquarella, Adrian – Topics in Language Disorders, 2013
Cross-language effects of Spanish derivational awareness on English vocabulary and reading comprehension were studied in Spanish-speaking English Language Learners (N = 90) in grades four and seven. The role of cognate vocabulary in cross-language transfer of derivational awareness was also examined. Multivariate path analyses controlling for age,…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Language Skills, Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners
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Jaakkola, Timo Tapio; Sääkslahti, Arja; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Manninen, Mika; Watt, Anthony; Liukkonen, Jarmo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
The purpose of the study was to analyze students' motivation in relation to their participation in fitness testing classes. Participants were 134 Finnish Grade 5 and 8 students. Students completed the contextual motivation and perceived physical competence scales before the fitness testing class and the situational motivation questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Physical Fitness, Tests
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Porfeli, Erik; Ferrari, Lea; Nota, Laura – Journal of Career Development, 2013
This study asserts a theoretical model of academic and work socialization within the family setting. The presumed associations between parents' work valences, children's work valences and valence perceptions, and children's academic interest and achievement are tested. The results suggest that children's perceptions of parents mediate the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Academic Achievement, Parent Influence, Parent Child Relationship
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Terwogt, Mark Meerum; Rieffe, Carolien; Miers, Anne C.; Jellesma, Francine C.; Tolland, Abigail – Infant and Child Development, 2006
The literature on somatic complaints in children without a clear physical medical cause often demonstrates connections with various psychological factors, such as negative emotions and problems handling them, poor self-image, and coping potential. We entered these elements into a structural model to elucidate the relationships among them and…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Coping, Depression (Psychology), Self Concept