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Esen, Binnaz Kiran; Özcan, H. Duygu; Sezgin, Mehtap – Online Submission, 2017
In this research, the prediction cognitive flexibility obtained by general self-efficacy, academic self-efficacy, social self-efficacy, emotional self-efficacy and achievement is examined. This study is executed in 2014-2015 academic year on 760 high school students who are between ages 15 and 18. Cognitive flexibility Scale is developed by Bilgin…
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Ability
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement
Fisher, Tracey Simmons – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine African American, middle class parents' facilitation of an academic achievement ideology that is racism-resistant in their adolescent offspring in AP and Gifted Education classrooms. Three research questions guided the study: (1) how do African American, middle class parents come to acquire or…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Middle Class, Parent Role
Greever, Sadie – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this literature review is to provide a comprehensive summary of the topic of poverty and its effects upon student behavior and academic performance. Presented in this chapter of the review of the related literature will be: (a) description of poverty and the role of education, (b) effects of poverty on student behavior, (c) effects…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Poverty, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement
Cole, Levi Edward – Online Submission, 2013
First conceptualized in the 1960s, the term culture-bound disorders refers to a classification of mental disorders or syndromes that are considered specific or closely related to cultural factors and or particular ethnocultural groups. In Japan, two culture-bound disorders, "taijin kyofusho" and "hikikomori," have seized the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Mental Disorders, Cultural Influences
Lawrence, A. S. Arul; Deepa, T. – Online Submission, 2013
The objective of the study is to find the significant relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement of high school students with reference to the background variables. Survey method was employed. Two tools are used in this study namely self-made Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Short Form (TEIQue SF) and the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, Emotional Intelligence, Correlation
Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Silva, Liliana, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2013, taking place in Madrid, Spain, from 26 to 28 of April. Our efforts and active engagement can now be rewarded with these three days of exciting new developments about what we are passionate about: Psychology and its connections. We take pride…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychoeducational Methods, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
Heisley, Deborah D.; Moore, Richard W.; Patch, Robin N. – Online Submission, 2012
As part of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Los Angeles OneSource Centers offer low-income youth ages 14-21 services aimed at improving educational achievement, enhancing job skills, and preparing for college. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the youths' satisfaction with services received at 14 OneSource Centers throughout…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Employment Opportunities, Low Income Groups, Participant Satisfaction
McDonald, Betty – Online Submission, 2012
This paper examines the relationship between objective academic achievement (OAA) and subjective well-being (SWB). Using a sample of 515 adolescents from ten different high schools across a small country, semi-structured interviews, academic records and observations provided relevant data for the study. OAA was measured from examination results…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Well Being, Self Concept, Adolescents
Karakartal, Demet – Online Submission, 2012
Important loss (death) in individuals' life may cause various kinds of bereavement reactions. Most of the individuals cope with bereavement effects in various ways and they adapt themselves to the new situation. On the other hand, some individuals may have problems in coping with and analyzing bereavement period effects caused by loss. Parent loss…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Academic Achievement, Grief, Children
Shafiq, M. Najeeb – Online Submission, 2011
Using quantile regression analyses, this study examines gender gaps in mathematics, science, and reading in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Jordan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Qatar, Tunisia, and Turkey among 15 year-old students. The analyses show that girls in Azerbaijan achieve as well as boys in mathematics and science and overachieve in reading. In Jordan,…
Descriptors: Muslims, Social Characteristics, Overachievement, Academic Achievement
Kang, Yanrong; Moore, Joyce – Online Submission, 2011
Parenting style, as a widely studied topic, has been used by researchers and educators in the US to predict students' academic achievements. Despite its theoretical and practical significance, no much work has been conducted to test the generalizability of parenting research framed in the Western culture to the Chinese population. Parenting styles…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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
Weaver, Robert D.; Habibov, Nazim N. – Online Submission, 2010
In this study, the authors analyzed data from a nationally representative survey of youth to study happiness amongst Canadian adolescents aged 12-17. Testing for differences in the level of happiness between female and male adolescents was conducted. Following this, multivariate analysis was employed to determine which factors were associated with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Multivariate Analysis, Gender Differences, Psychological Patterns
Quarles, Alice; Maldonado, Nancy L.; Lacey, Candace H.; Thompson, Steve D. – Online Submission, 2008
This qualitative study explored the relationships between six Little Sisters (mentees) and their Big Sisters (mentors) to develop an understanding of the perceptions of high-risk adolescent female mentees and their mentors regarding their mentoring relationships. Participants were purposefully selected--those actively involved in a formal…
Descriptors: Mentors, Self Efficacy, Data Analysis, Skill Development
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