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Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; McInerney, Dennis M.; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Educational Psychology, 2014
The big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) posits that students with the same ability will have higher academic self-concepts when they are in low-ability classes than in high-ability classes. Our research puts the BFLPE under scrutiny by examining goal orientations as the moderators that may affect the size of the BFLPE. We collected data on…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Self Concept
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Brickman, Stephanie; McInerney, Dennis M.; Martin, Amy – Journal of American Indian Education, 2009
There is an extensive research history related to understanding how educational institutions can better serve the American Indian student. However, there is little research on how the sociocultural context shapes perceptions of the future and impacts student achievement. This study investigates who the sociocultural context of home and school…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Schools, American Indians, Metacognition
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Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Martin, Andrew J.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Yeung, Alexander S. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
The big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) was evaluated with 4,461 seventh to ninth graders in Singapore where a national policy of ability streaming is implemented. Consistent with the BFLPE, when prior achievement was controlled, students in the high-ability stream had lower English and mathematics self-concepts (ESCs and MSCs) and those in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes
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Magson, Natasha R.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Nelson, Genevieve F.; Yeung, Alexander S.; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian H.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
This research explored gender and cross-cultural similarities and differences in the motivational profiles of Indigenous Papua New Guinean (PNG) and Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Secondary students (N = 1,792) completed self-report motivational measures. Invariance testing demonstrated that the Inventory of School Motivation…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Student Motivation, Mastery Learning, Foreign Countries
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McInerney, Dennis M.; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Lam, Amy Kwok Hap – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study examined the prediction of academic self-concept (English and Mathematics) and learning strategies (deep and surface), and their direction of effect, on academic achievement (English and Mathematics) of 8,354 students from 16 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Two competing models were tested to ascertain the direction of effect: Model A…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychology, 2005
This article presents a brief overview of developments in educational psychology over the last twenty-five years. It firstly presents an historical context by reviewing four basic emphases in educational psychology; cognitive psychology, behavioural psychology, social cognitive theory and humanism. The article then reviews the growth in cognitive…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology
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Suliman, Rosemary; McInerney, Dennis M. – Australian Journal of Education, 2006
There is a general belief that Lebanese-background students in Australia do not usually perform well at school. This study examines the school achievement of Lebanese-background students and the major motivational factors related to their achievement. A total of 271 Year Nine students (117 Lebanese-background and 154 non-Lebanese background) in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Recognition (Achievement), Foreign Countries, Cultural Background
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McInerney, Dennis M.; Ali, Jinnat – Educational Psychology, 2006
This study examines the multidimensional and hierarchical structure of achievement goal orientation measured by the Inventory of School Motivation. The instrument consists of eight different scales with 43 survey items (ranging from three to seven items each). Each scale reflects one of eight specific dimensions: task, effort, competition, social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Cross Cultural Studies
McInerney, Dennis M., Ed.; Walker, Richard A., Ed.; Liem, Gregory Arief D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
It is now nearly thirty years since sociocultural theories of learning created great excitement and debate amongst those concerned with learning in diverse contexts. Since that time significant advances have been made in sociocultural theory and research. Various sociocultural approaches to the understanding of learning (for example, sociocultural…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Learning Theories, Motivation, Social Influences
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McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychology Review, 2004
A growing area of research in educational psychology is future time perspective and its relationship to desired educational outcomes. This article discusses and critiques five reviews of current research on future time perspective. Key questions addressed are when do individuals begin to articulate a future, how far into the future does this…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Futures (of Society), Educational Psychology, Outcomes of Education
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Lee, Jie Qi; McInerney, Dennis M.; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Ortiga, Yasmin P. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2010
This research aimed to study the relationships between students' future goals (FGs) and their immediate achievement goal orientations (AGOs) among 5733 Singaporean secondary school students (M age = 14.18, SD = 1.26; 53% boys). To this end, we hypothesized that the relationships between like valenced FGs and AGOs (both intrinsic or both extrinsic)…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Incentives, Goal Orientation, Prediction
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Sinclair, Catherine; Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M. – Teachers College Record, 2006
Many studies have investigated preservice teachers' motivations to teach. However, few studies have (a) used robust measurement methodologies to test the psychometric properties of instruments measuring motivations to teach, (b) attempted to measure changes over time in preservice teachers' motivations to teach, or (c) attempted to assess the…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Psychometrics
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Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
This article outlines the construction and validation of the Goal Orientation and Learning Strategies Survey (GOALS-S). This 84-item survey was designed to measure students' motivational goal orientations and their cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Results of first-order confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) supported the factorial validity of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Goal Orientation, Surveys
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychology, 2005
Students from a school in Hong Kong (n = 199) responded to 22 items asking about their school motivation and aspirations in a survey. Structural equation models found four school motivation factors consistent with the task, effort, competition, and praise scales of the Inventory of School Motivation, one education aspiration factor, one career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Statistical Analysis, Structural Equation Models
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Dowson, Martin; McInerney, Dennis M.; Nelson, Genevieve F. – Educational Psychology, 2006
It is widely postulated that school context characteristics and sex may influence students' motivational orientations. However, relatively little empirical evidence exists to support this postulate. Hence the present study sought to examine both the individual and interactive effects of school and sex differences on students' motivational goals.…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Gender Differences, Educational Environment, School Culture
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