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Vauclair, Christin-Melanie; Wilson, Marc; Fischer, Ronald – Journal of Moral Education, 2014
Whether moral conceptions are universal or culture-specific is controversial in moral psychology. One option is to refrain from imposing theoretical constraints and to ask laypeople from different cultures how "they" conceptualize morality. Our article adopts this approach by examining laypeople's associations of moral character in…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Individualism, Group Dynamics
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Dekker, Sonja; Fischer, Ronald – Journal of Educational Research, 2008
A meta-analysis of academic motivation focused on the relations between students' achievement goal orientations and societal values and human development indicators. The authors analyzed relevant studies using either A. J. Elliot and M. A. Church's (1997) or M. J. Middleton and C. Midgley's (1997) achievement goal instruments separating mastery,…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation
Fischer, Ronald G.; Fischer, Jerome M.; Jain, Sachin – Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, 2010
This study was designed to develop and initiate the validation of the Affective Cognition Writing Survey (ACWS), a psychological instrument used to measure emotional expression through writing. Procedures for development and validation of the instrument are reported. Subsequently, factor analysis extracted six factors: Positive Processing,…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Response, Factor Analysis, Affective Behavior
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Lun, Vivian Miu-Chi; Fischer, Ronald; Ward, Colleen – Learning and Individual Differences, 2010
Critical thinking is deemed as an ideal in academic settings, but cultural differences in critical thinking performance between Asian and Western students have been reported in the international education literature. We examined explanations for the observed differences in critical thinking between Asian and New Zealand (NZ) European students, and…
Descriptors: Asians, International Education, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Ward, Colleen; Fischer, Ronald; Lam, Fara Sheyna Zaid; Hall, Leonie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
The article reports the results of three studies designed to extend the psychometric analyses of cultural intelligence (CQ) and to examine its utility in the prediction of cross-cultural adaptation. The first study supported the proposed four-factor (Cognitive, Meta-cognitive, Motivational, and Behavioral) structure of CQ in a large sample of…
Descriptors: Validity, Scores, Measurement Techniques, Cultural Awareness
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McClure, John; Meyer, Luanna H.; Garisch, Jessica; Fischer, Ronald; Weir, Kirsty F.; Walkey, Frank H. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2011
Research has found a relation between motivation and attributions for success and failure. However, few studies have clarified the relationship of attributions to school achievement and possible cultural differences in this relationship. To investigate this issue, 5333 secondary students (European, Asian, Maori, Pacific) rated four common…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Motivation
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Fischer, Ronald G.; Fischer, Jerome M. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2006
Based on theories of emotional intelligence, adult education, psychology of reading, and emotions and literature, this study was designed to develop and validate the Affective Response to Literature Survey (ARLS), a psychological instrument used to measure an emotional response to literature. Initially, 27 items were generated by a review of…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Transformative Learning, Reader Response, Emotional Response
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Abubakar, Amina; van de Vijver, Fons; Alonso-Arbiol, Itziar; He, Jia; Adams, Byron; Aldhafri, Said; Aydinli-Karakulak, Arzu; Arasa, Josephine; Boer, Diana; Celenk, Ozgur; Dimitrova, Radosveta; Ferreira, Maria Cristina; Fischer, Ronald; Mbebeb, Fomba Emmanuel; Frías, María Teresa; Fresno, Andrés; Gillath, Omri; Harb, Charles; Handani, Penny; Hapunda, Given; Kamble, Shanmukh; Kosic, Marianna; Looh, Joseph Lah; Mazrui, Lubna; Mendia, Rafael Emilio; Murugami, Margaret; Mason-Li, Mei; Pandia, Weny Savitry; Perdomo, Cristina; Schachner, Maja; Sim, Samantha; Spencer, Rosario; Suryani, Angela; Tair, Ergyul – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
There is hardly any cross-cultural research on the measurement invariance of the Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scales (BMSLSS). The current article evaluates the measurement invariance of the BMSLSS across cultural contexts. This cross-sectional study sampled 7,739 adolescents and emerging adults in 23 countries. A multi-group…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Attitude Measures, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Fischer, Ronald G.; Fischer, Jerome M. – Journal of Adult Education, 2003
Adult students using an emotional intelligence (EI) curriculum (n=13) and 15 controls in a composition class completed the Emotional Intelligence Test and Emotional Content Quality Index. Significant pre- to posttest changes in the EI group suggest the curriculum positively increased their ability to identify, reflect on, process, and manage…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Curriculum Development, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Response
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Fischer, Ronald W. – Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1971
Mental institutions and public schools appear to have many similarities, and they often operate in ways that would seem contradictory to their philosophy. This article explores certain atrocities to the self" that result from programs that are intended to be beneficial but, in reality, often result in dehumanization. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Institutional Environment, Institutional Role, Institutions