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King, Ronnel B.; Mendoza, Norman B. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Past studies that explored the antecedents of achievement goals have mostly focused on the role of personal characteristics and parental/teacher influences. However, the role of one's classmates has not been given much attention. Drawing on the concept of goal contagion, the present study aimed to examine whether classmates' achievement goals…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Competition, Peer Influence, Secondary School Students
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Timler, Amanda; McIntyre, Fleur; Bulsara, Caroline; Rose, Elizabeth; Hands, Beth – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Our identity develops with age, and many impacting factors will determine whether it is healthy or unhealthy. A particularly fragile phase of identity development occurs during adolescence when level of motor competence may be influential, yet is rarely considered. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine male and female adolescent's…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Self Concept, Measures (Individuals), Scores
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Androushchak, Gregory; Poldin, Oleg; Yudkevich, Maria – Educational Studies, 2013
We estimate the influence of classmates' ability characteristics on student achievement in exogenously formed university student groups. The study uses administrative data on undergraduate students at a large selective university in Russia. The presence of high-ability classmates has a significant positive effect on individual grades in key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
Fernandez, Chris; Webster, Jeff; Cornett, Allyson – Trellis Company, 2019
Recent research suggests that the combination of high and rising college prices, stagnant family incomes, and increased enrollment of lower-income students leaves many college students struggling to meet their basic needs, including adequate, regular nutrition. This report explores the lived experiences of students with low food security, how…
Descriptors: Hunger, College Students, At Risk Students, Coping
Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting; Xu, Di – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
Nationally, 15% of first-time community college students were high school students taking college coursework through dual enrollment (DE) in the fall of 2010, and the percentage has risen since then. The growing numbers of DE students at community colleges raises concerns about how high school peers might influence traditionally aged college…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Palardy, Gregory J.; Rumberger, Russell W.; Butler, Truman – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education concluded that segregated schools were inherently unequal and therefore unlawful. That decision was not based solely upon the notion that segregated black schools were inferior in terms of academic instruction, curricular rigor, resources, etc., but also on…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Desegregation Litigation, High School Students, Models
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Roussel, Peggy; Elliot, Andrew J.; Feltman, Roger – Learning and Instruction, 2011
The influence of achievement goals and social goals on help-seeking from peers in an academic context was examined in two studies. A total of 551 high school students participated in the two studies. The results across the studies demonstrated strong convergence, revealing that mastery-approach, mastery-avoidance, and friendship-approach goals…
Descriptors: High School Students, Friendship, Help Seeking, Peer Relationship
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Warrican, S. Joel; Alleyne, Melissa L.; Smith, Patriann; Cheema, Jehanzeb; King, James R. – Reading Psychology, 2019
The theory of peer effect posits that students who find themselves in the company of high or low performing peers tend to exhibit better academic performance than what is solely attributable to their own individual characteristics. In this study, we investigate peer effects within literacy achievement among Trinidadian and Tobagonian youth, using…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Low Achievement
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King, Ronnel B.; Ganotice, Fraide A. – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2014
High-quality social relationships are important for students' academic motivation and achievement. However, the specific pathways through which social relationships influence motivation, learning, and achievement are still unclear. Guided by Anderman's (in: Urdan (ed.), "Advances in motivation and achievement, vol. 11: the role of contextual…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students
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Ehlers, Tim; Schwager, Robert – Education Economics, 2020
We present a theory explaining the impact of ability tracking on academic performance based on grading policies. Our model distinguishes between initial ability, which is mainly determined by parental background, and eagerness to learn. We show that achievements of low ability students may be higher in a comprehensive school system, even if there…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Grading, Models
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Lai, Chih-Hung; Lin, Hung-Wei; Lin, Rong-Mu; Tho, Pham Duc – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
This article explores whether a learning community can affect students' learning achievement and engagement. Besides, this study also analyzed whether degree centralities of peer interaction affect learning achievement and learning engagement based on social network analysis. While the experimental group combined the English learning system with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Peer Influence, Online Courses
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Laninga-Wijnen, Lydia; Ryan, Allison M.; Harakeh, Zeena; Shin, Huiyoung; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
This research investigated whether classroom-based peer norms for achievement goals moderate friendship selection, maintenance and influence processes related to academic achievement in 46 Grade 5 and Grade 6 classrooms (N = 901, 58.7% Grade 5 students, 48.5% boys). A distinction was made between peer norms for mastery (i.e., developing…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Social Networks, Network Analysis
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Iowa. Descriptive statistics are presented for Iowa and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population characteristics,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Michigan. Descriptive statistics are presented for Michigan and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, Enrollment
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Nebraska. Descriptive statistics are presented for Nebraska and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
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