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Breik, Wisam Darwiesh; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim – Gifted Education International, 2019
This study examines differences in coping strategies (CSs) in relation to gifted status, gender, and family size. Two hundred gifted adolescents were selected from gifted schools, and 1000 non-gifted adolescents were selected from ordinary schools. One-way multivariate analysis of variance produced significant differences among the subjects in…
Descriptors: Coping, Comparative Analysis, Gifted, Family Size
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Sakirudeen, Abisola Oladeni – Research in Pedagogy, 2018
This study was carried out to investigate family dynamics and parenting problems of secondary school students in Uyo Metropolis of Akwa Ibom State. Three research questions and three null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The survey design was adopted for the study. The population of 7412 students (2016/2017 academic session) with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Relationship, Child Rearing, Secondary School Students
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Lim, Eunjung; Davis, James; Choi, So Yung; Chen, John J. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: From 5 to 7.5 million schoolchildren are chronically absent, defined as missing =15 days of school within a year. Students miss schools due to various reasons such as health, socioeconomic status, and environmental factors. We examined child's health and behavior, family structure, and sociodemographics to understand chronic…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Attendance, Child Health, Environmental Influences
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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Põder, Kaire; Lauri, Triin; Veski, Andre – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
We indicate the size of family background effects in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia--countries that differ in both the rhetoric and extensiveness of the system-level school choice policies. Family background effect is defined as the dependence of student achievement on family background characteristics, such as parental education, income, and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Family Characteristics
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Cabus, Sofie J.; Ariës, Roel J. – Educational Review, 2017
Theory and evidence indicate that, if family size grows, the younger children will get less parental involvement than the older children. These differences in parental involvement through birth order may impact academic achievement if, and only if, parental involvement is an important determinant of children's educational attainment. The oldest…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Birth Order
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Kakumbi, Zonic; Samuel, Elizabeth B.; Mulendema, Peter J. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this research was to investigate pupil background characteristics and academic performance in senior secondary schools in Kitwe district with a view of recommending on how to improve pupils' performance. The study was conducted in Kitwe district because in the past years pupils' performance in senior secondary schools has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Family Characteristics
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Ahmed, Vaqar; Zeshan, Muhammad – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The present study carries out an impact analysis of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for secondary-school girls in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, including Battagram, Bonair, Hangu, Kohistan, Shangla, Tank, and Upper Dir. In 2012 we collected household-level primary data and used a probit model for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Statistical Analysis
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Mungkonwong, Penprapa; Wudthayagorn, Jirada – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2017
The specific size of vocabulary has been prescribed in Thailand's basic education curriculum for decades, but less is known about Thai students' vocabulary size. This study focused on Thai freshmen who just finished their 12 years of basic education. The objective of the study was to assess their vocabulary size and examine the relationship…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Correlation, Prior Learning, Compulsory Education
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Shahidul, S. M.; Karim, A. H. M. Zehadul; Mustari, S. – International Education Studies, 2015
Resources from multiple social contexts influence students' educational aspiration. In the field of social capital a neglected issue is how students obtain social capital from varying contexts and which contexts benefit them more to shape their future educational plan which consequently affects their level of aspiration. In this study, we aim to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Academic Aspiration, Family Influence
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Ariko, Collins Oliver; Othuon, Lucas O. A. – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2012
Teacher transfer requests interfere with the stability and continuity of teaching thereby causing low student performance. The purpose of the study was to investigate how teacher transfer requests can be minimized. The study employed a descriptive survey design. The population of the study included 16 head teachers, 126 teachers and the provincial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Transfer, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Schools
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Wiest, Lynda; Amankonah, Frank O. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper reports the performance of 30 rising seventh-grade girls on a task in which they were asked to order four fractions from least to greatest. Less than three-fifths attained correct answers. The performance gap was widest between students who attended Title I schools and those who did not, the latter being much more likely to attain…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Instruction, Females, Fractions
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Tefera, Adai – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2019
This study explores the experiences and perspectives of 15 Black and Latinx students with disabilities as they journeyed through the process of taking and attempting to meet high-stakes testing policies in an urban high school in southern California. Utilizing critical policy sociology and student voice, findings reveal material and structural…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
Donley, Jan – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2019
The Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL) is a national content center established to work with regional comprehensive centers and state education agencies (SEA) to build SEAs' capacity to stimulate, select, implement, and scale up innovation in learning. This report is a collection of evidence ratings and practice briefs. The categories for…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Capacity Building, Educational Practices, Best Practices
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Alexander-Passe, Neil – Dyslexia, 2008
All school children experience stress at some point in their school careers. This study investigates whether dyslexic children, by way of their educational and social difficulties, experience higher levels of stress at school. The School Situation Survey was used to investigate both the sources and manifestations of stress amongst dyslexic…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Siblings, Dyslexia, Age Differences
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