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Ozkal, Nese – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
This study investigated secondary school sixth, seventh and eighth graders' self-efficacy beliefs, engagement and disaffection in Math lessons and academic achievement in relation to learning Mathematics and Math performance. The study was conducted with the voluntary participation of 651 sixth, seventh and eighth graders attending secondary…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Grade 7
Cosentino, Cassandra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to investigate the effect of a self-regulation treatment on sixth grade students' reading comprehension, motivation for learning, and self-efficacy perceptions. The research took place in three urban schools in the northeast United States in the winter of 2016. The study's quasi-experimental design…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Self Control, Grade 6, Reading Comprehension
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2014, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 4 to 6 of April. Psychology, in our time, 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, Intervention, Prevention
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Chen, Ching-Huei; Huang, Kun – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2014
An experiment was conducted to examine how different response modes for practice questions and the presence or absence of cues influenced students' self-efficacy beliefs, perceived cognitive load, and performance in language recall and recognition tasks. One hundred fifty-seven 6th grade students were randomly assigned to one of four conditions:…
Descriptors: Cues, Second Language Learning, Cognitive Ability, Self Efficacy
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Schuh, Kathy L.; Kuo, Yi-Lung; Knupp, Tawnya L. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2014
This study describes student perceptions of potential elaborative or generative learning strategies called student knowledge links. This construct was assessed using the Student Knowledge Linking Instrument-Perceptions (SKLIP), a new learning inventory to measure late-elementary student perceptions of the creation of student knowledge links. After…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Prior Learning
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Yetkin Ozdemir, I. Elif; Pape, Stephen J. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
Research and theory suggest several instructional practices that could enhance student self-efficacy. However, little is known about the ways these instructional practices interact with individual students to create opportunities or challenges for developing adaptive self-efficacy. In this study, we focused on two sources of efficacy, mastery…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Context Effect, Classroom Environment, Self Efficacy
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Shores, Melanie L.; Shannon, David M.; Smith, Tommy G. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
A total of 761 students (58.1% female) from selected fifth- and sixth-grade mathematics classrooms in Alabama were examined to investigate the relationships between individual learner variables (gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status [SES]) and mathematics performance. Specifically, this portion of the study examined individual learner variables…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Mathematics Achievement, Path Analysis, Grade 6
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Ricco, Robert; Pierce, Sara Schuyten; Medinilla, Connie – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
This study seeks to establish the relevance of middle school students' naive beliefs about knowledge and learning in science to their achievement motivation in this domain. A predominantly Hispanic and lower-income sample of 459 middle school students (sixth through eighth grades) completed measures of epistemic beliefs along with several measures…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Early Adolescents
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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