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Vandergrift, Larry; Baker, Susan – Language Learning, 2015
Listening comprehension plays a key role in language acquisition, yet little is known about the variables that contribute to the development of second language (L2) listening ability. This study sought to obtain empirical evidence for the impact of some of the learner variables and the degree to which they might predict success in L2 listening.…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Short Term Memory, Language Research
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Gonida, Eleftheria N.; Voulala, Katerina; Kiosseoglou, Grigoris – Learning and Individual Differences, 2009
The role of perceived school goal structures and parent goals in predicting adolescents' goal orientations and their behavioral and emotional engagement in the classroom was examined in the present study. Surveys were given to a sample of 271 seventh- and ninth-grade students. Path analyses showed that (a) perceived school mastery goal structures…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Parents, Academic Achievement, Grade 7
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Ahmed, Eliza; Braithwaite, Valerie – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2004
This study focuses on the prediction of self-initiated bullying from family, school, personality, and shame management variables. Reintegrative shaming theory provided a theoretical framework for data gathered from students (n = 1,401) and their parents (n = 978). To test the importance of shame management in relation to bullying, the MOSS-SASD…
Descriptors: Bullying, Path Analysis, Educational Environment, Psychological Patterns