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Yates, Tracy Hardwell – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this correlational study was to examine the relationship among the mathematical self-efficacies, mathematical teaching self-efficacies, and instructional practices of elementary teachers. This study was also designed to determine how these variables influence an individual teacher's QDI in relation to MCT2 math scores in grades 3-5.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
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Madjar, Nir; Chohat, Ronny – Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study aimed to explore the concept of transition self-efficacy, which is defined as individuals' subjective evaluation of their ability to execute the actions required for a successful transition from elementary to middle school. The study followed a sample of 128 sixth-grade students for 2 consecutive years (before and after the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Self Concept
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Wilson, Travis M.; Zheng, Chanjin; Lemoine, Katherine A.; Martin, Caroline P.; Tang, Yue – Journal of Experimental Education, 2016
Person-centered analyses of achievement goals have been scarce in studies of elementary school children. In this investigation, the authors examined the natural combinations of achievement goals (mastery, performance-approach, performance-avoidance) among 3rd grade students (N = 195) and how clusters differed in self-, teacher-, and peer-reported…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Individual Differences, Social Adjustment
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Friedel, Jeanne M.; Cortina, Kai S.; Turner, Julianne C.; Midgley, Carol – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
This study examined the effects of change in teacher goal emphases on students' efficacy beliefs in mathematics across the transition to middle school. The sample (N = 929) included primarily White (65%) and Black (27%) students, and approximately one third received free or reduced-fee lunch. Analyses grouped children by cross-classification of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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Smart, Julie B. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
This mixed-methods study examined the relationship between middle level science students' perceptions of teacher-student interactions and students' science motivation, particulary their efficacy, value, and goal orientation for learning science. In this sequential explanatory design, quantitative and qualitative data were collected in two phases,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Griggs, Marissa Swaim; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Patton, Christine L. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2013
Self-efficacy forecasts student persistence and achievement in challenging subjects. Thus, it is important to understand factors that contribute to students' self-efficacy, a key factor in their success in math and science. The current cross-sectional study examined the contribution of students' gender and math and science anxiety as well as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Classroom Environment, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Micari, Marina; Pazos, Pilar – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
This study examined the relationships among peer alignment (the feeling that one is similar in important ways to one's engineering peers), instructor connectedness (the sense that one knows and looks up to academic staff/faculty members in the department), self-efficacy for engineering class work (confidence in one's ability to successfully…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Engineering Education, Peer Relationship, Undergraduate Students
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Shi, Yinghui; Peng, Changling; Yang, Harrison Hao; MacLeod, Jason – Open Learning, 2018
The study reported here examined college students' academic self-efficacy, 'academic press' and learning achievement, as well as the association between these three variables within learning contexts using interactive whiteboard-based instruction. A quasi-experimental study was conducted using a sample (n = 103) of first-year college students in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Tyler, Kenneth M.; Boelter, Christina M.; Boykin, A. Wade – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2008
The purpose of this study is to examine whether teachers' perceptions of educational value discontinuity are predictive of the psychological antecedents of academic performance (e.g., academic engagement and academic self-efficacy) during middle school. Educational value discontinuity is defined as the difference between teachers' actual…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Low Income Groups
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Harvey, Kristin Emilia; Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Jackson, Karen Moran – Journal of Experimental Education, 2016
The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of discrepancies between teachers' perceptions of students' motivation and students' reports of their motivation on math and English grades and to identify possible gender and ethnic differences. Participants included 215 low-income, ethnic-minority students and their teachers in academically…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Minority Group Students, Low Income Students, Urban Schools
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Castro-Villarreal, Felicia; Guerra, Norma; Sass, Daniel; Hseih, Pei-Hsuan – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2014
Theoretical models were tested using structural equation modeling to evaluate the interrelations among cognitive motivational variables and academic achievement using a sample of 128 predominately Hispanic pre-service teachers enrolled in two undergraduate educational psychology classes. Data were gathered using: (1) a quantitative questionnaire…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Student Motivation, Cognitive Processes
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Buzza, Dawn C.; Dol, Melissa – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
Helping low-achieving students with learning disabilities and/or emotional-behavioural difficulties to develop the component skills for Self-Regulated Learning (SRL), such as setting and monitoring learning goals, is important for their success, both in and beyond school. This study examined the effects of a goal setting intervention on…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Intervention
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Tyler, Kenneth M. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
Academic cheating within the middle grades has become a prevalent schooling dilemma for teachers and administrators. Among the various contextual and cognitive factors that promote academic cheating is home-school dissonance, which has been shown to predict the phenomenon among high school students. The current study extends this line of research…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Middle School Students, Urban Youth, Cheating
Ferrell, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the relationship between features of the social classroom environment (teacher support, student support, teacher promotion of interaction) and three types of student engagement (behavioral, emotional, cognitive) in mathematics, mediated by motivational beliefs (mastery goal orientation, self-efficacy), with a focus on student…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Social Environment, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Sahil, Sharifah Azizah Syed; Hashim, Rosna Awang – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2011
Purpose: The main aim of the present investigation was to examine the role of teacher, peer, and parental academic and emotional support in predicting adolescent cognitive engagement, especially within the context of ESL classrooms. Method: The present study examined the availability of academic and emotional support from teachers, classmates and…
Descriptors: Role, Social Support Groups, Adolescents, Self Efficacy
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