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Froiland, John Mark; Oros, Emily – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the effects of intrinsic motivation, perceived competence, classroom engagement and extrinsic motivation on reading development among youth. Using a nationally representative sample of students in the US, the researchers followed students longitudinally from fifth to eighth grade. Reading achievement was measured using…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Reading Achievement
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Niehaus, Kate; Adelson, Jill L.; Sejuit, Aubrey; Zheng, Jiali – Applied Developmental Science, 2017
This study examined the extent to which socioemotional well-being mediated the relationship between language status and achievement, while exploring variability in this relationship based on informant (student versus teacher reports of socioemotional problems) and native language background (Spanish-speaking English language learners [ELLs] versus…
Descriptors: Native Language, Academic Achievement, Well Being, Children
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Niehaus, Kate; Adelson, Jill L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This study examined the measurement and interpretation of self-concept among the growing population of children who are English Language Learners (ELLs). More specifically, a 3-group analysis was conducted comparing native English-speaking children, Spanish-speaking ELLs, and ELLs from Asian language backgrounds. Data were drawn from the Early…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, English (Second Language), Speech Communication, Second Language Learning
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Meisels, Samuel J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
This paper will review several important constructs in the area of social and emotional development of children in grades 2-5. The importance of social and emotional development has become increasingly evident in light of new research on the brain and the development of programs to prevent social and behavioral disorders in youth. This review will…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Students, Grade 2