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Toma, R. B.; Greca, I. M.; Orozco Gómez, M. L. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: There is a growing interest in investigating attitudes towards science and views of Nature of Science among elementary grade students in terms of gender, cultural backgrounds, and grade level variables. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes toward science and views of Nature of Science among Spanish students,…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences
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Peura, Pilvi I.; Viholainen, Helena J. K.; Aro, Tuija I.; Räikkönen, Eija M.; Usher, Ellen L.; Sorvo, Riikka M. A.; Klassen, Robert M.; Aro, Mikko T. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
We investigated the specificity of reading self-efficacy among second- to fifth-grade children in Finland (N = 1,327). Bandura (1997) theorized that efficacy beliefs can be assessed at different levels of specificity; however, empirical support for this view is scarce among young children. Efficacy beliefs targeting reading-related activities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Campbell, Jonathan M.; Caldwell, Elizabeth A.; Railey, Kirsten S.; Lochner, Olivia; Jacob, Rachel; Kerwin, Shelby – School Psychology Review, 2019
Elementary school students frequently report no knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and often endorse negative attitudes toward peers with ASD. Investigators evaluated a peer education autism program, the Kit for Kids (KfK), with 234 students from 19 classrooms and 3 elementary schools. Students receiving the KfK curriculum reported…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Guo, Wu Yuan; Yan, Zi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between students' attitudes towards formative assessment and summative assessment and aims to enrich the understanding of formative and summative assessment from the students' perspective. A total of 3,019 Hong Kong primary school students responded to a newly developed instrument. Overall, students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Castellanos, Melisa; Saldarriaga, Lina; Lopez, Luz Stella; Bukowski, William M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Evidence of cultural comparisons of gender-identity-measurement scales is scarce. The present study aims to assess the scalar invariance of two dimensions of a widely used gender identity scale (Egan and Perry's Multidimensional Gender Identity Inventory) across two cultural contexts. Fourth, sixth, and fifth graders from Barranquilla (Colombia)…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Gender Differences, Peer Relationship, Self Concept
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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; Isen, Debbie; Poquiz, Jonathan – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to examine whether physical and relational victimization negatively impacts indicators of school climate--students' perceptions of school safety, their attachment to school, and their help-seeking behavior--and whether gender moderates these associations. Using a sample of 361 third through fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Aggression, Educational Environment
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Gosset, Michael; Silverman, Stephen – Physical Educator, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of the physical education curricular approach used in teaching upper elementary school students on students' attitude toward physical education. An Approach Guide was developed to assist in categorizing school approaches as skill-themes (ST) or multiactivity (MA). Twenty schools meeting…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Curriculum, Student Attitudes
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Sclafani, Chris; Wickes, Dennis – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Much research has been conducted on reading levels of elementary school students. Teachers search for learning experiences that lend inclusion to all genders and levels. How does this all lay out for the students? The initial trial of the study looks into the impact and differences of gender and/or reading level on areas such as school enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Practices
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Hutchison, Amy C.; Woodward, Lindsay; Colwell, Jamie – Reading Research Quarterly, 2016
The online reading, writing, and communication practices of students have been of significant interest to literacy researchers and teachers throughout the last several years, as insights into what students are currently doing in and outside of school can inform what they can be expected to know and be able to do in digital environments. Yet,…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Grade 4
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Khishfe, Rola; BouJaoude, Saouma – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Students' attitudes and conceptions seem to be influenced by social/cultural contexts and interactions with other students from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, educators need to study attitudes, conceptions, and career choices in relation to diversity indicators. Such was one focus of the Science Education for Diversity project, which involved…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Career Choice
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MacEvoy, Julie Paquette; Papadakis, Alison A.; Fedigan, Shea K.; Ash, Sarah E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Although relationship expectations are thought to influence all social interactions, little is known about the function of children's friendship expectations. This study examined the associations among children's friendship expectations and their behavior within their friendships, their friendship adjustment, and their socioemotional functioning.…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Relationship, Expectation, Child Behavior
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Toland, Michael D.; Usher, Ellen L.; Li, Caihong R. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Objective: Increased action is needed to combat the growing epidemic of pediatric obesity. It is imperative that researchers investigate psychological and demographic variables that may be associated with pediatric obesity in order to formulate and implement more appropriate and effective interventions. The present study examined the univariate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Health Behavior, Beliefs
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Skinner, Ellen A.; Pitzer, Jennifer R.; Steele, Joel S. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
How children and youth deal with academic challenges and setbacks can make a material difference to their learning and school success. Hence, it is important to investigate the factors that allow students to cope constructively. A process model focused on students' motivational resources was used to frame a study examining whether engagement in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Grade 3, Grade 4
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La Salle, Tamika P.; Zabek, Faith; Meyers, Joel – School Psychology Forum, 2016
School climate has increasingly been recognized as an essential component of school improvement owing to the established associations between a positive school climate and academic outcomes for students. Our study examines associations among a brief measure of school climate assessing elementary student perceptions and the College and Career Ready…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Correlation
Washington, Taren L. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study evaluated a comprehensive mentoring program on selected at-risk students with specific school problems (attendance, discipline referrals, and core area grades). The sample included youths in Grades 4-8 who differed on some characteristics including grade-level, ethnicity, and gender. For the purpose of this mixed methods study, the…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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