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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; del Mar Badia, Maria; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen Quoc, Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Baier, Barbara; Schmidt, Martha; Ziegler, Albert – Online Submission, 2014
This cross-national scenario based study examined fourth-grade students' perceptions of high-performing classmates in terms of their expected intellectual abilities, positive social qualities and popularity among their peers across seven countries. The overall results show that high academic achievements predominantly lead to positive expectations…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
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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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Honig, Alice Sterling; Zdunowski-Sjoblom, Nicole – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Family interviews were conducted with 28 7-12-year-old children who had experienced various forms of bullying and relational aggression by their peers, as well as with their parent and with an older sibling. Interviews explored possible supportive strategies of older siblings, parents, and teachers. All bullied children reported negative feelings…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Preadolescents, Bullying
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Jocz, Jennifer Ann; Zhai, Junqing; Tan, Aik Ling – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Recent research reveals that students' interest in school science begins to decline at an early age. As this lack of interest could result in fewer individuals qualified for scientific careers and a population unprepared to engage with scientific societal issues, it is imperative to investigate ways in which interest in school science can be…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Student Interests, Science Interests, Performance Factors
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Sundqvist, Pia; Sylvén, Liss Kerstin – ReCALL, 2014
This paper presents findings from a study investigating young English language learners (YELLs) in Sweden in 4th grade (N = 76, aged 10-11). Data were collected with the help of a questionnaire and a one-week language diary. The main purpose was to examine the learners' L2 English language-related activities outside of school in general, and their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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Kwon, Kyongboon; Kim, Elizabeth Moorman; Sheridan, Susan M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2014
Background: Positive attitudes toward school have been suggested as a meaningful indicator of school engagement among elementary children. The current study was guided by a social cognitive developmental perspective which suggests that social cognitions, including beliefs, play an important role in children's adjustment outcomes. Objective: The…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Tate, Eleanor B.; Unger, Jennifer B.; Chou, Chih-Ping; Spruijt-Metz, Donna; Pentz, Mary Ann; Riggs, Nathaniel R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Objective: This study tested the relationships among child executive function (EF), child-perceived parent fast food intake, and child self-reported subsequent consumption of high-calorie, low-nutrient (HCLN) food. Design: One year and 6-month longitudinal observation from a larger randomized controlled trial. Setting. Southern California…
Descriptors: Children, Executive Function, Parent Influence, Eating Habits
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McDonald, Kristina L.; Baden, Rachel E.; Lochman, John E. – Applied Developmental Science, 2013
Although research has examined how parenting may influence children's social information processing, little research has examined how these factors may influence children's social goals. The current study examined how both parent- and child-reports of parenting behaviors were associated with regressed change in children's reported social goals…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Punishment, Grade 4, Grade 5
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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
Makar, Kathryn K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Research conclusions concerning predictors of academic success have been, at best, less than convincing. In fact, these conclusions are more conflicting or mixed when emotional constructs are used. As a result, modern curriculum developers as well as classroom instructors seem to deemphasize, if not ignore, the role of the affective domain in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Prediction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Zumbrunn, Sharon; Doll, Beth; Dooley, Kadie; LeClair, Courtney; Wimmer, Courtney – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
This study explored the use of student-marked school maps, a practitioner-friendly method for assessing student perceptions of positive and negative peer interactions in specific school settings. Two hundred eighty-two third- through fifth-grade students from a Midwestern U.S. elementary school participated. Descriptive analyses were used to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Interaction
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Agranovich, Shoshana; Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
This study examines attitudes to school science classes amongst primary school children, based on the assumption that these will influence their attitudes and choices later in life. 1298 primary school students in grades 4-6 were given a Likert-type questionnaire and asked to provide verbal explanations for their agreement/disagreement with each…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Neumann, Susanne; Hopf, Martin – Research in Science Education, 2013
Although the term "radiation" has a fixed place in everyday life as well as in the media, there is very little empirical research on students' conceptions about this topic. In our study we wanted to find out what students associate with this term. In 2009, we asked 509 students (between grade 4 and grade 6) from seven different schools…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Loke, Stephen W.; Lowe, Patricia A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
A pilot study was conducted to examine the psychometric properties of the Environmental School Transition Anxiety Scale (E-STAS) with a sample of 220 fourth- to sixth-grade students who were about to or had completed their school transition. The results of an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) of the students' responses on the E-STAS produced a…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Environmental Education, Transitional Programs, Anxiety
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Taylor, Holly A.; Hutton, Allyson – Cognition and Instruction, 2013
This article describes the initial implementation of an innovative program for elementary-age children involving origami and pop-up paper engineering to promote visuospatial thinking. While spatial ability measures correlate with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) success, a focus on spatial thinking is all but missing in elementary…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Questionnaires, Intervention
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