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Karademir, Ersin; Ulucinar, Ufuk – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study is to verify the causal relationship between middle school students' critical reading skills, science literacy skills and attitudes towards science literacy with research data according to the default model. Through the structural equation modeling, path analysis has been applied in the study which was designed in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Critical Reading, Reading Skills, Scientific Literacy
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Hendrickx, Marloes M. H. G.; Mainhard, Tim; Oudman, Sophie; Boor-Klip, Henrike J.; Brekelmans, Mieke – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
According to social referencing theory, cues peers take from positive and negative teacher behavior toward a student affect the student's peer liking and disliking status. The present study was the first to test the hypothesized mediation model connecting teacher behavior with peer liking and disliking status, via peer perceptions of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Peer Acceptance, Teacher Student Relationship, Longitudinal Studies
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Staus, Nancy L.; Falk, John H. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
Although there is substantial research on the effect of emotions on educational outcomes in the classroom, relatively little is known about how emotion affects learning in informal science contexts. We examined the role of emotion in the context of an informal science learning experience by utilizing a path model to investigate the relationships…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Science Instruction, Informal Education, Path Analysis
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Cohen, Lizi – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The goal of the research was to examine the contribution of learning strategies as a mediator for motivation and a sense of achievement in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), among students who participate in a unique program in Israel, called "Academy Online--MOOCs in the Israeli Education System." The goal of the program was to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, 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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Myrick, Jessica Gall; Noar, Seth M.; Kelley, Dannielle; Zeitany, Alexandra E. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
Background: Unlike other types of cancer, skin cancer incidence rates are on the rise and adolescent females are particularly likely to tan indoors, a major risk factor. However, little research has examined the role of media use in encouraging or discouraging this dangerous behavior in this population. Aims: To empirically assess the links…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Health Behavior, Intention
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Sharkins, Kimberly A.; Leger, Sarah E.; Ernest, James M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Early childhood poverty is a prevalent social issue, both in the United States and in the wider international community. It has been well established that factors associated with poverty, including familial income and parental education level, can negatively affect children's language and cognitive development, which can result in academic…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Poverty, Language Acquisition
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Amundson, Lisa – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
Web 2.0 technologies facilitate teacher partnerships in today's diverse classrooms. Teacher preparation programs are seeking the factors to support their students desire to use these technologies. A total of 590 preservice teachers reported the factors that lead to their behavioral intentions to use Web 2.0 technologies. Using the theoretical…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Intention
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Schütze, Birgit; Rakoczy, Katrin; Klieme, Eckhard; Besser, Michael; Leiss, Dominik – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Formative assessment has been identified as a promising intervention to support students' learning. How to successfully implement this means of assessment, however, is still an open issue. This study contributes to the implementation of formative assessment by analyzing the impact of a training measure on teachers' formative feedback practice,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods
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Park, Jongman; Kim, Minkee; Jang, Shinho – International Education Studies, 2017
This quantitative research examined factors that affect elementary students' creativity and how those factors correlate. Aiming to identify significant factors that affect creativity and to clarify the relationship between these factors by path analysis, this research was designed to be a stepping stone for creativity enhancement studies. Data…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Shahbazzadeh, Somayeh; Beliad, Mohammad Reza – International Education Studies, 2017
This study investigates the mediatory role of exercise self-regulation role in the relationship between personality traits and anger management among athletes. The statistical population of this study includes all athlete students of Shar-e Ghods College, among which 260 people were selected as sample using random sampling method. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Scores, Path Analysis
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Eidizadeh, Rosa; Salehzadeh, Reza; Chitsaz Esfahani, Ali – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to study the role of business intelligence, knowledge sharing and organisational innovation on gaining competitive advantage. Design/Methodology/Approach: The statistical population of the study was the managers and the specialists of some export companies of which 213 persons participated in this research. Path analysis…
Descriptors: Competition, Innovation, Sharing Behavior, Business
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Streit, Cara; Carlo, Gustavo; Ispa, Jean M.; Palermo, Francisco – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The present study examined the early parenting and temperament determinants of children's antisocial and positive behaviors in a low-income, diverse ethno-racial sample. Participants were from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, which included 960 European American (initial M age = 15.00 months; 51.2% female) and 880 African…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Behavior Problems, Emotional Response, African Americans
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Anderson, Sara; Phillips, Deborah – Developmental Psychology, 2017
We employed data from a longitudinal investigation of over 1,000 children who participated in Tulsa's universal school-based pre-K program in 2005, and path modeling techniques, to examine the contribution of pre-K classroom quality to both kindergarten- and middle-school academic skills. We also examined gender and income-related differences in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Young Children
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Baumgartner, Jennifer; McBride, Brent A.; Ota, Carrie L.; DiCarlo, Cynthia F. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study explores the associations among parental education, weekly work hours, child behaviours, and parental daily hassles and parents desires for continuity between home and childcare. Data were collected using questionnaires from 82 parents with a child attending centre-based childcare in the Midwestern US. Results indicate that parent…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Child Care, Child Behavior
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