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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
Duncan-Wiles, Daphne S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the recent addition of engineering to most K-12 testable state standards, efficient and comprehensive instruments are needed to assess changes in student knowledge and perceptions of engineering. In this study, I developed the Students' Awareness and Perceptions of Learning Engineering (STAPLE) instrument to quantitatively measure fourth…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
Scott, Jerilyn Carter – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The author replicated and extended a study by Flowerday, Schraw, & Stevens (2004) that examined the effects of choice, topic interest, and situational interest on reading engagement, attitude, and learning in college-age students. The study was replicated using fourth and fifth graders as subjects. The study was extended to examine the effects of…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Multiple Choice Tests
Bharadwaj, Prashant; De Giorgi, Giacomo; Hansen, David; Neilson, Christopher – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
We establish the presence of a gender gap in mathematics across many low- and middle-income countries using detailed, comparable test score data. Examining micro level data on school performance linked to household demographics we note that first, the gender gap appears to increase with age. Indeed, the gap nearly doubles when comparing 4th grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Females, Mathematics Tests, Classroom Environment
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Chiu, Ming Ming; McBride-Chang, Catherine; Lin, Dan – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
The authors tested the component model of reading (CMR) among 186,725 fourth grade students from 38 countries (45 regions) on five continents by analyzing the 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study data using measures of ecological (country, family, school, teacher), psychological, and cognitive components. More than 91% of the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Student Attitudes, International Studies, Family Characteristics
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Bezbaruah, Nandita; Brunt, Ardith – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: The aim of the present study is to determine the influence of cartoon characters in preferences of fruit and vegetables among children. Methods: A 10-item survey was used in this cross-sectional study to determine the factors that influence a child's likelihood of eating fruits and vegetables. Seven factors influencing consumption of…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Eating Habits, Children, Advertising
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Kwon, Kyongboon; Lease, A. Michele; Hoffman, Lesa – Social Development, 2012
The impact of children's clique membership on their peer nominations for social behaviors and status was examined in a sample of 455 third- through fifth-grade children. Social identity theory (SIT) and children's peer group affiliation and context served as primary conceptual frameworks for this investigation. As suggested by SIT, results…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Peer Relationship, Peer Groups, Grade 5
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Boissicat, Natacha; Pansu, Pascal; Bouffard, Therese; Cottin, Fanny – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2012
According to the literature, among social comparison mechanisms, identification with an upward target would be the most frequent mechanism that students report to use. However, it remains unclear how the identification and the contrast mechanisms contribute to the construction of pupils' scholastic perceived competence. The aim of this study was…
Descriptors: Identification, Cognitive Ability, Intelligence, Foreign Countries
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Tseng, Wan-Ling; Kawabata, Yoshito; Gau, Susan Shur-Fen; Banny, Adrienne M.; Lingras, Katherine A.; Crick, Nicki R. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2012
This study examined the structural relations of preadolescents' inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity, aggressive and prosocial behaviors, and peer functioning. There were 739 fourth (n = 239) and fifth (n = 500) graders (52.23% boys) in Taiwan who participated in this study. Preadolescents' inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity were…
Descriptors: Females, Rating Scales, Preadolescents, Prosocial Behavior
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Arora, Alka – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
The "TIMSS 2011 International Results in Mathematics" summarizes fourth and eighth grade student achievement in each of the 63 countries and 14 benchmarking entities which participated in TIMSS 2011. The report includes trends in mathematics achievement over time for participants in the previous TIMSS 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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