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Strunk, Kamden K.; Lane, Forrest C.; Mwavita, Mwarumba – Educational Psychology, 2018
Research in the field of time-related academic behaviour (i.e., procrastination and timely engagement) has traditionally been focused on more stable factors, such as personality. Recent research suggests there may be a motivational component to these behaviours. The present study examines whether time-related academic behaviour is stable across…
Descriptors: Time Management, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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García-Ros, Rafael; Pérez-González, Francisco; Cavas-Martínez, Francisco; Tomás, José M. – Educational Psychology, 2018
Applying a structural equations modelling methodology, the study analyses the relationships and effects of self-regulated learning (social interaction learning strategies and motivation) and first-year university experiences on permanence in the sophomore year. The participants are 239 first-year students in different Engineering degrees at a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Student Experience
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Mouratidis, A.; Michou, A.; Aelterman, N.; Haerens, L.; Vansteenkiste, M. – Educational Psychology, 2018
In this prospective study, we recruited a sample of Belgian adolescents (N = 886) to investigate to what extent perceived teachers' motivating style relates to quality of motivation in the beginning of the school year and, in turn, changes in study effort and procrastination by the end of the school year. After controlling for initial levels of…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Time Management, Adolescents, Student Motivation
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Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Bustos Gómez, María Clara – Educational Psychology, 2018
Formative assessments and feedback are vital to enhancing learning outcomes but require that learners feel at ease identifying their errors, and receiving feedback from a trusted source--teachers. An experimental test of a new theoretical framework was conducted to cultivate a pedagogical alliance to enhance students' (a) trust in the teacher, (b)…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Well Being, Error Patterns, Formative Evaluation
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Vassiou, Aikaterini; Mouratidis, Athanasios; Andreou, Eleni; Kafetsios, Konstantinos – Educational Psychology, 2016
Performance at school is affected not only by students' achievement goals but also by emotional exchanges among classmates and their teacher. In this study, we investigated relationships between students' achievement goals and emotion perception ability and class affect and performance. Participants were 949 Greek adolescent students in 49 classes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Emotional Response, Mathematics Teachers
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – Educational Psychology, 2016
First-year university students (n = 199) completed an online questionnaire that queried their purchase of paper books and eBooks for university study and personal interest. The questionnaire also required students to rate their learning characteristics including reading strategies, study self-regulation, learning control beliefs and achievement…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Questionnaires, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
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Putwain, David; Remedios, Richard; Symes, Wendy – Educational Psychology, 2016
Fear appeals are messages that focus on avoiding the negative consequences of failure. They are often used by teachers as a motivational tactic prior to high-stakes examinations. In this study, we examined whether 566 secondary school students, from 26 different classes, approaching high-stakes examinations appraised fear appeals as threatening or…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Ability, Secondary School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Corkin, Danya M.; Horn, Catherine; Pattison, Donna – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study examined differences in students' classroom motivational climate perceptions and motivational beliefs between those enrolled in undergraduate Biology courses that implemented an innovative, active learning intervention and those enrolled in traditional Biology courses (control group). This study also sought to determine whether…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Biology, Science Instruction
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Jungert, Tomas; Koestner, Richard – Educational Psychology, 2015
Research has shown that autonomy support has positive effects on academic development, but no study has examined how systemising cognitive orientation is related to important outcomes for science students, and how it may interact with autonomy support. This prospective investigation considered how systemising and support from teachers and parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Parent Influence, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Johnson, Marcus L.; Taasoobshirazi, Gita; Kestler, Jessica L.; Cordova, Jackie R. – Educational Psychology, 2015
We tested a theoretical model of college students' ratings of messengers of resilience and models of resilience, students' own perceived resilience, regulatory strategy use and achievement. A total of 116 undergraduates participated in this study. The results of a path analysis indicated that ratings of models of resilience had a direct effect on…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, Models, Academic Achievement
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Valle, Antonio; Núñez, José Carlos; Cabanach, Ramón G.; Rodríguez, Susana; Rosário, Pedro; Inglés, Cándido J. – Educational Psychology, 2015
The aim of the current study was to obtain information from students in higher education on different motivational profiles that resulted from the combination of three academic goals (i.e. learning goals (LG), performance-approach goals and performance-avoidance goals). Moreover, information related to the relevance of each goal within each…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Educational Objectives
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Jiang, Yi; Song, Juyeon; Lee, Minhye; Bong, Mimi – Educational Psychology, 2014
The purposes of the present study were to investigate (a) how the subjectively perceived achievement goals of significant others would predict the academic self-efficacy and achievement goals of Korean adolescents and (b) how those self-efficacy and achievement goals in turn predicted their achievement. We also compared these predictive…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Middle School Students
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Liu, Woon Chia; Wang, Chee Keng John; Kee, Ying Hwa; Koh, Caroline; Lim, Boon San Coral; Chua, Lilian – Educational Psychology, 2014
The development of effective self-regulated learning strategies is of interest to educationalists. In this paper, we examine inherent individual difference in self-regulated learning based on Motivated Learning for Learning Questionnaire (MLSQ) using the cluster analytic approach and examine cluster difference in terms of self-determination theory…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Learning Strategies
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Yin, Hongbiao; Lee, John C. K.; Zhang, Zhonghua – Educational Psychology, 2009
This study examines Hong Kong students' motivational beliefs, strategy use and their relations with two relational factors in classrooms--student learning community and teacher support and involvement. A total of 2206 Grade Four to Grade Nine students responded to a questionnaire that comprised three instruments, including two scales measuring…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Phan, Huy P. – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study examined the causal and mediating relations between students' learning approaches, self-efficacy beliefs, stages of reflective thinking, and academic performance. Second-year undergraduate students (n = 241; 118 females, 123 males) in the South Pacific were administered the revised version of Biggs' Study Process Questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement