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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The present paper examines if developmental pathways for students at risk for academic failure can be improved through social and emotional learning (SEL). Specifically, we test this hypothesis by accounting for shifts in student engagement, a highly studied and malleable construct often inclusive of SEL interventions, as the pathway by which to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Intervention, Academic Failure
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Hong, Jon-Chao; Hwang, Ming-Yueh; Szeto, Elson; Tai, Kai-Hsin; Tsai, Chi-Ruei – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Hands-on making (e.g., "Maker") has become prevalent in current educational settings. To understand the role that students' epistemic curiosity plays in hands-on making contests, this study explored its correlation to students' positive affect and continuance intention to participate in a hands-on making contest called…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Hands on Science, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Sebanc, Anne M.; Guimond, Amy B.; Lutgen, Jeff – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study investigates whether friendship quality, academic achievement, and mastery goal orientation predict each other across the transition to middle school. Participants were 146 Latino students (75 girls) followed from the end of elementary school through the first year of middle school. Measures included positive and negative friendship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Middle School Students, Friendship, Path Analysis
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Pitzer, Jennifer; Skinner, Ellen – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Students perform better in school to the extent they are able to engage fully, cope adaptively, and bounce back from obstacles and setbacks in their academic work. These three processes, which studies suggest are positively inter-connected, may comprise a self-sustaining system that enables "motivational resilience." Using…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Change, Student Motivation, Resilience (Psychology)
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Juha – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The study examined the role of motivation in students' performance and engagement in elementary and middle school physical education. Cross-lagged relationships between performance and engagement were investigated across Grades 6-9. A total of 763 (365 girls, 398 boys) Finnish school students (11- to 12-year old) were followed across three years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Expectation
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Yi, Xinfa; Hu, Weiping; Plucker, Jonathan A.; McWilliams, Jenna – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2013
The major objectives of this study were to determine the characteristics of creativity development of Chinese children, the creative organizational climate of Chinese schools, and the relations among them. The results provided evidence that the creativity scores of children in elementary school were significantly higher than those of children in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Development, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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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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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