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Bempeni, Maria; Poulopoulou, Stavroula; Tsiplaki, Ioanna; Vamvakoussi, Xenia – Online Submission, 2018
We constructed and calibrated an instrument targeting conceptual and procedural fraction knowledge. We used this instrument in a quantitative study with 126 secondary students (7th and 9th graders), testing the hypothesis that there are individual differences in the way students combine the two types of knowledge. Cluster analysis revealed four…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Fractions, Mathematics Skills, Secondary School Students
Geigle, Bryce A. – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this thesis is to investigate and present the status of student synthesis with color coded formula writing for grade level six through twelve, and to make recommendations for educators to teach writing structure through a color coded formula system in order to increase classroom engagement and lower students' affect. The thesis first…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Writing (Composition), Grade 6
Sahin, Ertugrul; Barut, Yasar; Ersanli, Ercüment – Online Submission, 2013
Although the literature on self-esteem has a long and prolific history in Turkey regarding which demographics may influence the self-esteem of adolescents. The research findings are intricate and undermine the need of further research in Turkey. This cross-sectional study re-examined the effects of age, grade level and education level of a mother…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Self Esteem
Sahin, Ertugrul; Barut, Yasar; Ersanli, Ercüment – Online Submission, 2013
This study examined the effects of gender, age, grade level, and the educational level of the mother and father on social appearance anxiety in Turkish adolescents. This was a cross-sectional study in which a simple random sampling method was used. Participants were 2,219 adolescents (1089 boys, 1130 girls) with a mean age of 12.76 years old (SD =…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Educational Attainment, Mothers
Koiv, Kristi – Online Submission, 2012
Attachment theory provides a frame for understanding the role of attachment styles in the development of bullying behaviour in adolescence. The present study examined attachment styles (secure, avoidant and anxious/ambivalent) that differentiated bullies, victims, bully/victims and uninvolved adolescents. A total of 1,921 students (1,006 girls and…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Adolescents, Attachment Behavior, Bullying
Knoester, Matthew D. – Online Submission, 2010
Research suggests that independent reading outside of school is a strong indicator of school and reading success. However, studies also suggest that student recreational reading significantly decreases in the middle school years. This article explores some of the reasons adolescent students choose to read independently or are reluctant to do so.…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Independent Reading, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
Wang, Su-hsing; Luh, Wei-ming – Online Submission, 2009
The purposes of this study were twofold: (1) to verify whether or not gender and interpersonal relationships influence the variance of psychosomatic symptoms in Taiwanese adolescents; and (2) to examine the moderating role of gender between interpersonal relationships and psychosomatic symptoms in Taiwanese adolescents. The present study adopted…
Descriptors: Psychosomatic Disorders, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship
Li, Qing – Online Submission, 2005
This study is an exploration of the cyberbullying issue. The primary focus is on the examination of the nature and extent of adolescents' cyberbullying experiences. Particularly, the following research questions guide this exploration: (1) To what extent do adolescents experience cyberbullying? (2) What are the characteristics of cyberbullying?…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Telecommunications, Adolescents
Bonvillain, Jocelyn Freeman; Honora, Detris – Online Submission, 2004
The purpose of the present study was to explore the extent to which racial identity attitudes and self-esteem could predict academic performance for African American middle school students. A total of 175 African American adolescents in 7th grade attending one of two urban schools participated in the study. The Multi-Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM)…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Racial Identification