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Madjar, Nir; Cohen, Veronique; Shoval, Gal – Educational Psychology, 2018
School transitions are important phases in students' educational experiences. The current study aimed to explore the trajectories of academic and social motivation across the transition from elementary to middle school. Participants (N = 415) were sampled from six elementary schools; 55% transitioned after sixth grade (transition) and 45% remained…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Longitudinal Studies
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Rachels, Jason R.; Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda J. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
A quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest, non-equivalent control group design was used to examine the effect of a mobile gamification application on third and fourth grade students' Spanish language achievement and student academic self-efficacy. In this study, the treatment group's Spanish language instruction was through the use of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Telecommunications
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Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Wanzek, Jeanne; Rivas, Brenna; Jones, Francesca – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
An emerging body of research has evaluated the role of growth mindset in educational achievement, yet little work has focused on the unique role of mindset to standardized reading outcomes. Our study presents 4 key outcomes in a sample of 195 fourth-grade students. First, we evaluated the dimensionality of general and reading-specific mindset and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading, Reading Comprehension
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Wilson, Travis M.; Zheng, Chanjin; Lemoine, Katherine A.; Martin, Caroline P.; Tang, Yue – Journal of Experimental Education, 2016
Person-centered analyses of achievement goals have been scarce in studies of elementary school children. In this investigation, the authors examined the natural combinations of achievement goals (mastery, performance-approach, performance-avoidance) among 3rd grade students (N = 195) and how clusters differed in self-, teacher-, and peer-reported…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Individual Differences, Social Adjustment
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Sideridis, Georgios D.; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Antoniou, Faye – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to examine the hypothesis that a nonlinear relationship exists between a performance-classroom climate and the reading achievement of adolescent students with learning disabilities (LD). Participants were 62 students with LD (Grades 5-9) from public elementary schools in northern Greece. Classroom climate was…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Reading Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learning Disabilities
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Wasserberg, Martin J. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2014
This study investigated whether a diagnostic testing condition leads to stereotype threat effects for African American children (n = 198) at an urban elementary school. Results indicated that presenting a reading test as diagnostic of abilities hindered the performance of African American children aware of racial stereotypes but not of those…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Stereotypes, Elementary School Students
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Park, Daeun; Gunderson, Elizabeth A.; Tsukayama, Eli; Levine, Susan C.; Beilock, Sian L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Although students' motivational frameworks (entity vs. incremental) have been linked to academic achievement, little is known about how early this link emerges and how motivational frameworks develop in the first place. In a year-long study (student N = 424, Teacher N = 58), we found that, as early as 1st and 2nd grade, children who endorsed an…
Descriptors: Young Children, Mathematics Achievement, Teaching Methods, Intelligence
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Shannon, David; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill; Shores, Melanie – Journal of Research in Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning strategies used by ethnically diverse learners and to investigate the relationships among the constructs of classroom goal structure, achievement goal orientation, motivation and self-regulated learning in an ethnically diverse population of fourth and fifth grade learners (n = 396). Goal…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Metacognition
Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2011
The longitudinal study of the 2005-06 preschool in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) found short-term gains during the preschool year, but limited impact by kindergarten and no average impact by the end of 3rd grade on achievement, retention rates, special education placements, or attendance. Small sample sizes limit conclusions that can be…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Education, Attendance
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Griggs, Marissa Swaim; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Patton, Christine L. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2013
Self-efficacy forecasts student persistence and achievement in challenging subjects. Thus, it is important to understand factors that contribute to students' self-efficacy, a key factor in their success in math and science. The current cross-sectional study examined the contribution of students' gender and math and science anxiety as well as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Classroom Environment, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Steen, Sam; Huie, Faye – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2009
The present study examined the predictiveness of self-regulated learning strategies and goal orientation of elementary students' academic achievement. Eighty one (n = 81) fifth graders were asked to respond to two scales. It was hypothesized that student achievement would be predicted by prior achievement, use of self-regulation strategies, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Independent Study