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Gutman, Leslie Morrison – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2006
This study examined the effects of student and parent goal orientations and perceived classroom goal structures on grades and self-efficacy in mathematics during the high school transition. From a sample of 50 African American families living in a low-income school district, student survey data and open-ended parent interviews were examined. There…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Surveys, Self Efficacy, Grades (Scholastic)
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Hoffman, Bobby; Spatariu, Alexandru – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2008
A regression design was used to test the unique and interactive effects of self-efficacy beliefs and metacognitive prompting on solving mental multiplication problems while controlling for mathematical background knowledge and problem complexity. Problem-solving accuracy, response time, and efficiency (i.e. the ratio of problems solved correctly…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reaction Time, Self Efficacy, Prompting
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Usher, Ellen L.; Pajares, Frank – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate items with which to assess A. Bandura's (1997) theorized sources of self-efficacy among middle school mathematics students. Results from Phase 1 (N=1111) were used to develop and refine items for subsequent use. In Phase 2 of the study (N=824), a 39-item, four-factor exploratory model fit best.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Psychometrics, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Nunez, Jose Carlos; Rosario, Pedro; Vallejo, Guillermo; Gonzalez-Pienda, Julio Antonio – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2013
This work assessed the efficacy of a middle-school-based mentoring program designed to increase student use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies, self-efficacy for and the perceived usefulness of SRL as well as mathematics and language achievement. A longitudinal cluster randomized trial study design obtained evidence that found…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Goetz, Thomas; Cronjaeger, Hanna; Frenzel, Anne C.; Ludtke, Oliver; Hall, Nathan C. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2010
The present study investigated the relations between academic self-concepts and the emotions of enjoyment, pride, anxiety, anger, and boredom as experienced in mathematics, physics, German, and English classes (N=1710; grades 8 and 11). In line with our hypotheses derived from appraisal-based emotion theories and self-efficacy research,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Physics, Grade 8
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Jain, Sachin; Dowson, Martin – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
This study tested the veracity of a model of Mathematics Anxiety as the end-point of related self-regulatory and self-efficacy processes. Data were collected in India from 232, eighth grade students on the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire and the Mathematics Anxiety Scale. Demographic information such as student' gender, age, marks…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Grade 8
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Mitchell, Anita Witt; McConnell, John Robert, III – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2012
The major themes and trends represented by the articles published in "Contemporary Educational Psychology" (CEP) from 1995 to 2010 are reviewed in this paper. Included are the major topics, theoretical perspectives, participant characteristics, research methods and statistics used, and highly cited papers. The most frequently occurring topic…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, History, Self Efficacy, Educational Psychology
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Friedel, Jeanne M.; Cortina, Kai S.; Turner, Julianne C.; Midgley, Carol – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2007
This study examines children's perceptions of the achievement goals parents and teachers emphasize for them in mathematics, and the relation of these goals to children's personal achievement goals, self-efficacy beliefs, and coping strategies. Results indicated that children's perceptions of both parent and teacher mastery and performance goal…
Descriptors: Parents, Self Efficacy, Coping, Student Motivation
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Luo, Wenshu; Paris, Scott G.; Hogan, David; Luo, Zhiqiang – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2011
This study investigated how achievement goals are combined to affect students' learning. We used a multiple goals perspective, based on mastery (i.e., mastery approach) and performance (including both approach and avoidance components) goals, to examine the achievement goal patterns of 1697 Singapore Secondary 3 students in their math study. Four…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Time Management, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation