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Flunger, Barbara; Mayer, Axel; Umbach, Nora – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The present study investigated whether an autonomy-supportive intervention influenced students' need satisfaction, achievement emotions, and strategies of self-regulated learning differently depending on several student characteristics. The study was conducted with a sample of 345 9th-grade students in 17 physics classrooms who were randomly…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Intervention, Need Gratification, Psychological Patterns
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Garn, Alex C.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Lonsdale, Chris – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Student motivation research seeks to uncover greater understanding of when, how, and why students succeed or fail in school settings. Self-determination theory has been at the forefront of helping educational stakeholders answer questions on student motivation. This study investigates the motivation mediation model proposed by self-determination…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Student Motivation, Self Determination
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Burns, Emma C.; Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
There is a well-documented developmental decline in engagement among adolescents throughout secondary school. Given this pattern of engagement poses problems for both student well-being and their academic outcomes, it is important to examine potential strategies to address this decline. As a growth-oriented strategy, personal best (PB) goal…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Adolescents
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Ruzek, Erik A.; Schenke, Katerina – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Understanding how classrooms influence a student's motivation and engagement is a persistent concern in the field of educational psychology. Social-cognitive theories postulate that individual students' perceptions of their environment influence their motivation and subsequent behavior. However, empirical research directly testing the core tenets…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Classroom Environment, Environmental Influences, Learner Engagement
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Usher, Ellen L.; Li, Caihong R.; Butz, Amanda R.; Rojas, Joanne P. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Psychological factors such as grit and self-efficacy have been heralded as powerful predictors of performance. Their joint contribution to the prediction of early adolescents' school success has not been fully investigated, however. The purpose of this study was to examine U.S. elementary and middle school students' (N = 2,430) grit (assessed as…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Self Efficacy, Children, Academic Achievement
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Dockx, Jonas; De Fraine, Bieke; Vandecandelaere, Machteld – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This study compared the effects of being in different tracks during the first 3 years of secondary education on student academic performance. A sample of a longitudinal cohort study in Flanders (3,205 students in 46 schools) was used to describe the learning gains for mathematics and reading comprehension. Four tracks were distinguished, with a…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Patall, Erika A.; Steingut, Rebecca R.; Vasquez, Ariana C.; Trimble, Scott S.; Pituch, Keenan A.; Freeman, Jen L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
This diary study provided the first classroom-based empirical test of the relations between student perceptions of high school science teachers' various autonomy supporting and thwarting practices and students' motivation and engagement on a daily basis over the course of an instructional unit. Perceived autonomy supporting practices were…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Martin, Andrew J.; Papworth, Brad; Ginns, Paul; Malmberg, Lars-Erik – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Most educational climate research is conducted among (day school) students who spend the bulk of their young lives outside of school, potentially limiting the amount of climate variance that can be captured. Boarding school students, on the other hand, spend much of their lives at school and thus offer a potentially unique perspective on…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Educational Environment, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Bartelet, Dimona; Ghysels, Joris; Groot, Wim; Haelermans, Carla; van den Brink, Henriëtte Maassen – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This article examines an educational experiment with a unique combination of 3 elements: homework, the use of information and communication technology and a large degree of freedom of choice (student autonomy). More particularly, we study the effectiveness of a web-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that a school offers to its students as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Homework, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mathematics Achievement
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Rjosk, Camilla; Richter, Dirk; Hochweber, Jan; Lüdtke, Oliver; Stanat, Petra – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
In this study, we investigated effects of the proportion of language minority students in classrooms on the development of students' intrinsic motivation in language lessons and the mediating role of instructional climate (e.g., teacher support, focus on student interests). In addition, we explored the interaction between the proportion of…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries, Student Interests
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Song, Juyeon; Bong, Mimi; Lee, Kyehyoung; Kim, Sung-il – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
We examined (a) the relative importance of perceived social support from parents, peers, and teachers; (b) the consequences associated with different types of perceived social support; and (c) the mediation by achievement goals in the relationship between perceived social support and academic outcomes. We analyzed the first 3 waves of the Korean…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Adolescents, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement