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Zheng, Lanqin; Dong, Yan; Huang, Ronghuai; Chang, Chun-Yen; Bhagat, Kaushal Kumar – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between primary school students' conceptions of, approaches to, and self-efficacy in learning science in Mainland China. A total of 1049 primary school students from Mainland China participated in this study. Three instruments were adapted to measure students' conceptions of learning science,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Wagle, Rhea; Dowdy, Erin; Yang, Chunyan; Palikara, Olympia; Castro, Susana; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Furlong, Michael J. – School Psychology International, 2018
The Psychological Sense of School Membership (PSSM) scale has been used for more than 20 years to measure students' sense of school belonging, yet its psychometric properties have had limited examination with pre-adolescent children. This study investigated the utility and psychometrics of the PSSM in three primary school samples from the United…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Path Analysis, Student School Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Zhang, Li; Rao, Nirmala – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: This study investigated the relationships between effortful control and early literacy and mathematics achievement. A total of 181 children (85 girls and 96 boys) from rural China were assessed when they were in Grades 1 and 2. Path analyses controlling for maternal education indicated that effortful control at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Mathematics Achievement, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Ho, Rainbow T. H.; Lai, Angel H. Y.; Lo, Phyllis H. Y.; Nan, Joshua K. M.; Pon, Alicia K. L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
A year after the earthquake in Sichuan, China, a strength-based arts and play support program was launched to promote the well-being of young survivors, and this study was designed to examine its effectiveness. It was hypothesized that participation in the program would have direct positive effects on general self-efficacy and peer support, and…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Victims, Art Education, Play
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Zhang, Haomin – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2016
The present study tested a path diagram regarding the contribution of morphological awareness (MA) to early literacy acquisition among Chinese-speaking second graders (N = 123). Three facets of MA were addressed, namely derivational awareness, compound awareness and compound structure awareness. The model aimed to test a theory of causal order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Morphology (Languages)
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Zhang, Haomin – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study explored the concurrent and longitudinal effects of morphological awareness on the development of reading comprehension among Chinese-speaking children (N = 123, mean[subscript age] = 8.1 at Time 2). Drawing upon multivariate analyses, the study found that morphological awareness and lexical inferencing ability were intertwined together…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Morphology (Languages), Chinese, Multivariate Analysis
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Zhao, Ningning; Valcke, Martin; Desoete, Annemie; Zhu, Chang; Sang, Guoyuan; Verhaeghe, JeanPierre – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The present study aims at exploring predictors influencing mathematics performance. In particular, the study focuses on internal students' characteristics (gender, age, metacognitive experience, mathematics self-efficacy) and external contextual factors (GDP of school location, parents' educational level, teachers' educational level, and teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students
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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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Xue, Jin; Shu, Hua; Li, Hong; Li, Wenling; Tian, Xiaomei – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2013
The present study examined the developmental issue of cognitive factors that explain Chinese literacy. Phonological awareness, rapid automatized naming, short-term memory, orthographic awareness and morphological awareness and two literacy tasks (character naming and reading fluency) were administered to 408 second-graders, 428 fourth-graders and…
Descriptors: Naming, Phonological Awareness, Literacy, Orthographic Symbols
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Yeung, Pui-sze; Ho, Connie Suk-han; Chan, David Wai-ock; Chung, Kevin Kien-hoa – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
The present study is a four-year longitudinal study examining the important predictors of writing of 340 Chinese children in elementary grades. Children's transcription skills (handwriting skills and spelling), and syntactic skills in grade 1 were significant predictors of text writing in grade 1-4 while ideation in grade 1 only contributed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students, Transcripts (Written Records)
Chan, Yi-Chih – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Phonological awareness and morphological awareness have been shown to affect Chinese children's reading development. Previous studies conducted in Hong Kong, which required children to read two-character words only or a mixture of single-character and two-character words in a Chinese reading test, exclusively found that morphological awareness was…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages), Chinese, Reading Instruction
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Sonderegger, Robi; Barrett, Paula M.; Creed, Peter A. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2004
Building on previous cultural adjustment profile work by Sonderegger and Barrett (2004), the aim of this study was to propose an organised structure for a number of single risk factors that have been linked to acculturative-stress in young migrants. In recognising that divergent situational characteristics (e.g., school level, gender, residential…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Risk, Foreign Countries, Refugees