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Pittayachawan, Siddhi; Macauley, Peter; Evans, Terry – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
This article reports how statistical analyses of PhD thesis records can reveal future research capacities for disciplines beyond their primary fields. The previous research showed that most theses contributed to and/or used methodologies from more than one discipline. In Australia, there was a concern for declining mathematical teaching and…
Descriptors: Databases, Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Bernacki, Matthew L.; Byrnes, James P.; Cromley, Jennifer G. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2012
Studies examining students' achievement goals, cognitive engagement strategies and performance have found that achievement goals tend to predict classes of cognitive strategy use which predict performance on measures of learning. These studies have led to deeper theoretical understanding, but their reliance on self-report data limit the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Notetaking, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Welsh, Janet A.; Nix, Robert L.; Blair, Clancy; Bierman, Karen L.; Nelson, Keith E. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
This study examined developmental associations between growth in domain-general cognitive processes (working memory and attention control) and growth in domain-specific skills (emergent literacy and numeracy) across the prekindergarten year and their relative contributions to kindergarten reading and math achievement. One hundred sixty-four Head…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Low Income Groups, Preschool Education, Reading Achievement
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Lowe, Sarah R.; Chan, Christian S.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: In this study, we examined the influence of pre-disaster perceived social support on post-disaster psychological distress among survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Method: Participants (N = 386) were low-income mothers between 18 and 34 years of age at baseline (M = 26.4, SD = 4.43). The majority (84.8%) was African American; 10.4%…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Natural Disasters, Mothers, Low Income
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Weir, Kirsty F.; Jose, Paul E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study compares predictions from the Hopelessness Theory of depression (Abramson, Metalsky, & Alloy, 1989) with the Response Styles Theory of depression (RST; Nolen-Hoeksema, 1987) with data obtained from a preadolescent sample (ages 9 to 13 years). Three hundred ten preadolescents completed self-report measures of stress, sense of control,…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Path Analysis, Depression (Psychology), Psychological Patterns