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Ahn, Hyun Seon; Usher, Ellen L.; Butz, Amanda; Bong, Mimi – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: The potential role of culture in the development and operation of self-efficacy has been acknowledged by researchers. Clearer understanding of this cultural impact will benefit from research that shows how the same efficacy information is evaluated across cultures. Aims: We tested whether two sources of self-efficacy information…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Self Efficacy, Feedback (Response), Information Sources
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Meissel, Kane; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: There is substantial evidence indicating that various psychological processes are affected by cultural context, but such research is comparatively nascent within New Zealand. As there are four large cultural groups in New Zealand, representing an intersection of individualist, collectivist, indigenous, colonial, and immigrant cultures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Gorges, Julia; Göke, Thomas – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: After graduation from secondary school, academic tasks (i.e., learning contents) are no longer structured in terms of school subjects (i.e., English, mathematics). Therefore, learners lack past performance and mastery experience to inform their expectancy of success (i.e., ability beliefs) regarding novel tasks. Aims: In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Expectation, Success, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), College Freshmen
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Chamberlin, Scott A.; Moore, Alan D.; Parks, Kelly – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Student affect plays a considerable role in mathematical problem solving performance, yet is rarely formally assessed. In this manuscript, an instrument and its properties are discussed to enable educational psychologists the opportunity to assess student affect. Aims: The study was conducted to norm the CAIMPS (instrument) with gifted…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Affective Measures, Program Validation, Mathematical Aptitude
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Lau, Shun; Liem, Arief Darmanegara; Nie, Youyan – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
Background: The expectancy-value and achievement goal theories are arguably the two most dominant theories of achievement motivation in the contemporary literature. However, very few studies have examined how the constructs derived from both theories are related to deep learning. Moreover, although there is evidence demonstrating the links between…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Achievement Need, Foreign Countries
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Throndsen, Inger – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Background: Several studies have examined young primary school children's use of strategies when solving simple addition and subtraction problems. Most of these studies have investigated students' strategy use as if they were isolated processes. To date, we have little knowledge about how math strategies in young students are related to other…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Skills
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Chouinard, Roch; Karsenti, Thierry; Roy, Normand – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Research has shown that motivation is a key factor in the learning process as well as in school achievement. In essence, a number of researchers have highlighted the close link between motivation and achievement-related behaviours such as effort. Aims: The present study aims to acquire more specific information concerning the relations…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Processes, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
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Groenendijk, Talita; Janssen, Tanja; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; van den Bergh, Huub – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background. Previous research has shown that observation can be effective for learning in various domains, for example, argumentative writing and mathematics. The question in this paper is whether observational learning can also be beneficial when learning to perform creative tasks in visual and verbal arts. Aims. We hypothesized that observation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observational Learning, Secondary School Students, Creative Activities