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Laninga-Wijnen, Lydia; Harakeh, Zeena; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Veenstra, René; Vollebergh, Wilma – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This longitudinal study examined the extent to which the development of prosocial and aggressive peer norms was related to individual prosocial and aggressive behavior development across the first year of secondary education (three waves, n = 1,134 adolescents from 51 classes, M[subscript age] = 12.66). A distinction was made between descriptive…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Aggression, Peer Influence, Prosocial Behavior
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Bouwer, Renske; Koster, Monica; van den Bergh, Huub – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
In this study, the authors tested the effects of Tekster [Texter], a comprehensive strategy-focused writing instruction program, using a switching replication design with three measurement occassions. The program was implemented by fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teachers (N = 76) in 60 general education classrooms in the Netherlands. Students (n =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction
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Tjin A Tsoi, Sharon L. N. M.; de Boer, Anthonius; Croiset, Gerda; Koster, Andries S.; van der Burgt, Stéphanie; Kusurkar, Rashmi A. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018
Insufficient professional development may lead to poor performance of healthcare professionals. Therefore, continuing education (CE) and continuing professional development (CPD) are needed to secure safe and good quality healthcare. The aim of the study was to investigate the hypothesized associations and their directions between pharmacists'…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Structural Equation Models, Gender Differences, Work Environment
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Day, Indira N. Z.; van Blankenstein, Floris M.; Westenberg, P. Michiel; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Individual student success is influenced by the educational environment and student characteristics. One adaptation of the educational environment to improve student success is the introduction of continuous, or in-course, assessment. Previous research already identified several student characteristics that are related to student success as…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement, Questionnaires
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Griffioen, Didi M. E.; de Jong, Uulkje – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2017
During educational change, managers can contribute positively to the professional's sense of coping ability. The question remains as to whether the managers of lecturers can also influence the perception of lecturers on newly formulated organizational aims. Recently, the changes in many European institutes of higher professional education (HPE)…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Faculty, Higher Education, Professional Education
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Helmerhorst, Katrien O.; Riksen-Walraven, J. Marianne; Fukkink, Ruben G.; Tavecchio, Louis W. C.; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam J. J. M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2017
Background: Previous studies underscore the need to improve caregiver-child interactions in early child care centers. Objective: In this study we used a randomized controlled trial to examine whether a 5-week video feedback training can improve six key interactive skills of caregivers in early child care centers: Sensitive responsiveness, respect…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Pretests Posttests, Caregiver Child Relationship
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De Groot, Kristel; Van Strien, Jan W. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Although not used as a diagnostic criterion, impaired emotion regulation is frequently observed in autism. The present study examined self-reported use of emotion regulation strategies in individuals scoring low or high on autistic traits. In addition, the late positive potential, which is sensitive to emotional arousal, was used to examine the…
Descriptors: Autism, Emotional Response, Diagnostic Tests, Metacognition
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Stevenson, Claire E. – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2017
This study contrasted the effects of tutoring, multiple try and no feedback on children's progression in analogy solving and examined individual differences herein. Feedback that includes additional hints or explanations leads to the greatest learning gains in adults. However, children process feedback differently from adults and effective…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Feedback (Response), Children, Short Term Memory
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Grove, Rachel; Hoekstra, Rosa A.; Wierda, Marlies; Begeer, Sander – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Research has highlighted potential differences in the phenotypic and clinical presentation of autism spectrum conditions across sex. Furthermore, the measures utilised to evaluate autism spectrum conditions may be biased towards the male autism phenotype. It is important to determine whether these instruments measure the autism phenotype…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Factor Analysis, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autism
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Schaars, Moniek M.; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The present longitudinal study aimed to investigate the development of word decoding skills during incremental phonics instruction in Dutch as a transparent orthography. A representative sample of 973 Dutch children in the first grade (M[subscript age] = 6;1, SD = 0;5) was exposed to incremental subsets of Dutch grapheme-phoneme correspondences…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Phonics, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction
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Schripsema, Nienke R.; van Trigt, Anke M.; Lucieer, Susanna M.; Wouters, Anouk; Croiset, Gerda; Themmen, Axel P. N.; Borleffs, Jan C. C.; Cohen-Schotanus, Janke – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2017
Many different medical school selection processes are used worldwide. In this paper, we examine the effect of (1) participation, and (2) selection in a voluntary selection process on study performance. We included data from two cohorts of medical students admitted to Erasmus MC, Rotterdam and VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and compared them to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, College Admission, Medical Students
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Vogelaar, Bart; Bakker, Merel; Elliott, Julian G.; Resing, Wilma C. M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Dynamic testing has been proposed as a testing approach that is less disadvantageous for children who may be potentially subject to bias when undertaking conventional assessments. For example, those who encounter high levels of test anxiety, or who are unfamiliar with standardized test procedures, may fail to demonstrate their true…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Test Bias, Test Anxiety
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de Visser, Marieke; Fluit, Cornelia; Fransen, Jaap; Latijnhouwers, Mieke; Cohen-Schotanus, Janke; Laan, Roland – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2017
In the Netherlands, students are admitted to medical school through (1) selection, (2) direct access by high pre-university Grade Point Average (pu-GPA), (3) lottery after being rejected in the selection procedure, or (4) lottery. At Radboud University Medical Center, 2010 was the first year we selected applicants. We designed a procedure based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, College Admission, Selective Admission
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de Bruin, Anique B. H.; Kok, Ellen M.; Lobbestael, Jill; de Grip, Andries – Metacognition and Learning, 2017
Being overconfident when estimating scores for an upcoming exam is a widespread phenomenon in higher education and presents threats to self-regulated learning and academic performance. The present study sought to investigate how overconfidence and poor monitoring accuracy vary over the length of a college course, and how an intervention consisting…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, College Students, Progress Monitoring, Intervention
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Bundsgaard, Jeppe; Gerick, Julia – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Background: Previous studies have shown that there is a complex relationship between students' computer and information literacy (CIL) and their use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for both recreational and school use. Methods: This study seeks to dig deeper into these complex relations by identifying different patterns of…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Leisure Time
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