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Yang, Fuyi; Xu, Jianzhong; Tan, Heping; Liang, Ningjian – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background: As many students face the enduring challenge of maintaining their motivation to complete homework assignments, there is a critical need to pay close attention to homework motivation management (i.e., students' efforts to sustain or enhance their motivation in order to complete homework assignments that might be boring or difficult).…
Descriptors: Investigations, Homework, Learning Motivation, Mathematics Activities
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Chen, Gui; Guo, Guiping; Gong, Jingbo; Xiao, Shuiyuan – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
The current study investigated the moderating effects of gender, age, and weight status on the relationship between body dissatisfaction and depression among adolescents. Data were collected on body dissatisfaction, depression, and demographic characteristics from a convenience sample of 1,101 adolescents (505 girls, 596 boys). The relationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents
Chi, Shaohui – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The Performance Expectations described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) pose significant challenges for assessment design. Multiple models of assessments, including paper-and-pencil and hands-on based performance assessments, can be utilized to assess student competency while applying scientific and engineering practices, in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Testing, Science Education, Academic Standards
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Baoyan, Yang; Minggang, Wan – Chinese Education & Society, 2015
This paper uses survey data from educational tracking upon graduation from middle schools in Q County, Gansu Province, and explores the mechanism in which the level of father's education and economic capital affect academic performance. The study finds that the academic performance of male students is significantly higher than that of female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Fathers, Parent Background