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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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Yurdakal, Ibrahim Halil – World Journal of Education, 2019
In this study, it is aimed to examine the attitudes of fourth grade primary school students towards reading in terms of different variables. In this context, the attitudes of students' reading attitudes were examined according to gender, age, read books regulary and number of books read in a month. The research was prepared in accordance with the…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes
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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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Shen, Mei; Troia, Gary A. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Fifteen third and fourth graders with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were asked to complete reading self-efficacy and reading activity scales and standardized tests of oral and written language to examine the relationships between reading self-efficacy, reading activity, oral language, and reading achievement, with gender and age…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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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
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Kanevsky, Lannie – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Pedagogical shifts favouring collaborative learning and findings of recent studies have raised concerns regarding the claim that gifted students prefer to learn alone. The purpose of this study was to further investigate if, when and how high ability learners want to work with or without others. The distributions of 416 high ability students (n =…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Student Surveys
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Cheng, Feon W.; Monnat, Shannon M.; Lohse, Barbara – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: "NEEDs for Bones" (NFB), based on the Health Belief Model, is a 4-lesson osteoporosis-prevention curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds. This study examined the relationship between enjoyment of food tastings and interest in NFB. Methods:NFB was administered by teachers as part of standard practice and evaluated after the fourth…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Correlation, Food
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Roque, Isabel; de Lemos, Marina Serra; Gonçalves, Teresa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
This study examined the development of school-related causality beliefs which are children's generalized perceptions of the utility or power of different categories of specific means in producing school outcomes. Based on the action theory perspective, we analyzed the developmental model of these beliefs as well as the trajectories of the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Developmental Stages, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 2
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Mavropoulou, Sophia; Sideridis, Georgios D. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
This study aimed to measure the effects of contact with integrated students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the knowledge, attitudes and empathy of children (n = 224) from grades 4-6. A comparison group of children (n = 251) who had no contact with classmates with ASD was also included. All participants completed self-report instruments.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures
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Özsoy, Sibel; Ahi, Berat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of the present study is to investigate first level of elementary school students' perceptions of the future state of the environment through the pictures they draw. The participants of the study are 131 first-grade students, 127 second-grade students, 160 third-grade students, 188 fourth-grade students, and 222 fifth-grade students,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Grade 1
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Arens, A. Katrin; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Craven, Rhonda G.; Watermann, Rainer; Hasselhorn, Marcus – International Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The often observed decline in students' self-perceptions across transition to secondary school after grade 6 is often attributed to students' entry to puberty. This study aims to examine whether lowered self-perceptions can be observed after transition in Germany which occurs after grade 4 and thus takes place before puberty. Fifth graders (N =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Puberty, Self Esteem
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