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Lätsch, Alexander – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
According to Bronfenbrenner's socio-ecological model, school is an essential microsystem of the developing child. Schools provide important developmental contexts for children and adolescents, as they constitute environments that might either foster or evoke students' emotional instability. In particular, less is known about the precise and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
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Binder, Nadine; Odag, Ozen; Leiser, Anne; Ludders, Lisa; Kedzior, Karina Karolina – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Higher education institutions increasingly seek to promote students' intercultural competence (IC), yet its conceptualization remains a challenge. The first aim of this study was to explore how a purposive sample of n = 77 domestic, undergraduate students at a public university in Germany define IC. The second aim was to assess to what extent such…
Descriptors: Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Undergraduate Students, Definitions
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Rupprecht, Silke; Paulus, Peter; Walach, Harald – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Teacher wellbeing and performance is affected by their ability to cope with the demands of the profession. This pilot nonrandomized, waitlist-controlled study investigated the impact of a mindfulness intervention (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) on teachers' wellbeing, self-regulation ability and classroom performance applying a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teacher Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Hartas, Dimitra – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), patterns of parental involvement were examined in selected OECD countries. The findings showed that, irrespective of educational qualifications, parents were frequently involved in their children's learning at the start of primary school and at age 15. Cross-national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship
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Hofferber, Natalia; Eckes, Alexander; Wilde, Matthias – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Grolnick and Ryan (1987) assume that an autonomy supportive environment leads to higher learner engagement and thus to greater achievements and deeper understanding of content. In school, knowledge acquisition (rote learning as well as conceptual learning) are regarded as most important. In this study, we examined the effects of teachers' autonomy…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Academic Achievement, Rote Learning
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Pilz, Matthias; Berger, Susanne; Canning, Roy – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This paper presents a comparative research project on pre-vocational education in lower secondary schools in seven European countries. The primary aim of the study was to better understand how the formal pre-vocational education curriculum is interpreted and shaped by individual teachers. The countries covered are Austria, Germany, Hungary,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevocational Education, Comparative Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Meyer, Annika; Meyer-Ahrens, Inga; Wilde, Matthias – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Previous research has found conflicting evidence in studies where students participate in the selection of their course topics in educational settings. Katz and Assor (2007), for example, have argued that the increase in student motivation is probably not due to the mere act of choosing, but to the value of the options with respect to personal…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Education