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Roman, Sergio; Cuestas, Pedro J.; Fenollar, Pedro – Studies in Higher Education, 2008
The current research represents an initial step into the analysis of the effect of self-esteem, others' (peers and teachers) expectations and family support on academic achievement through learning approaches (deep processing, surface processing and effort). Data were gathered from 553 university students from different faculties of a Spanish…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Family Programs, Academic Achievement, Self Esteem
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Fenollar, Pedro; Roman, Sergio; Cuestas, Pedro J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: The prediction and explanation of academic performance and the investigation of the factors relating to the academic success and persistence of students are topics of utmost importance in higher education. Aims: The main aim of the present study is to develop and test a conceptual framework in a university context, where the effects of…
Descriptors: Class Size, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness