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Huang, Chiungjung – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
A meta-analysis of 187 studies containing 247 independent studies (N = 68,429) on gender differences in academic self-efficacy identified an overall effect size of 0.08, with a small difference favoring males. Moderator analysis demonstrated that content domain was a significant moderator in explaining effect size variation. Females displayed…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Social Sciences, Males, Effect Size
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Pina-Neves, Silvia; Faria, Luisa; Raty, Hannu – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In this paper, we assume that students' achievement is influenced not only by a set of individual appraisals such as beliefs about their personal efficacy but also by a set of more systemic factors related to beliefs about their class efficacy as a group. Literature and research review supports that students' beliefs about their efficacy, both as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Chatzistamatiou, Mariza; Dermitzaki, Irini; Bagiatis, Vasilios – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between teachers' reports on self-regulatory strategy use in mathematics instruction and individual motivational and affective factors. Two hundred and ninety-two Greek primary school teachers responded to two questionnaires assessing (a) the strategies they use themselves to plan, monitor…
Descriptors: Mothers, Independent Study, Mathematics Instruction, Student Motivation
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Darnon, Celine; Buchs, Celine; Desbar, Delphine – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
Can teenagers' self-efficacy be improved in a short time? Previous research has shown the positive effect of cooperative learning methods, including "jigsaw classrooms" (Aronson and Patnoe, 1997), on various outcomes (e.g., the liking of school, self-esteem, and reduction of prejudices). The present practice report investigated the effects of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Cooperative Learning, Educational Experience, Vocational Education
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Rosário, Pedro; Núñez, José Carlos; Valle, António; González-Pienda, Julio; Lourenço, Abílio – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The present study complements previous research findings with new data to improve our understanding of the relationship between motivational variables and academic performance in math mediated by self-regulated learning (SRL). A structural equation model with predictor (i.e., grade retention, grade level, and study time), process (i.e., perceived…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Motivation, Mathematics Achievement, Independent Study
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Decker, Anna-Theresia; Kunter, Mareike; Voss, Thamar – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2015
This study investigates whether the quality of discourse during teacher induction classes predicts beginning teachers' reflection and beliefs about teaching and learning mathematics. In a study with repeated measurements (interval 10 months), transmissive and constructivist beliefs of 536 German teacher candidates in their 2-year induction phase…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Reflection, Beliefs
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Peklaj, Cirila; Podlesek, Anja; Pecjak, Sonja – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2015
The aim of the study was to examine the relationships between gender, previous knowledge, different personality traits, subject-specific motivational dimensions and students' math grade in secondary school. A total of 386 first-year students (142 boys and 244 girls) from secondary schools in Slovenia (mean age was 15.7 years) participated in the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Prior Learning, Personality Traits, Student Motivation