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Fisher, Laurel J. – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
Identities extend standard models that explain student motivations to complete courses at technical college. A differential hypothesis was that profiles of identities (individuality, belonging and place) explain the self-concepts and task values that contribute to participation, considering demographic factors (age, gender, location, paid work).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Van der Beek, Jojanneke P. J.; Van der Ven, Sanne H. G.; Kroesbergen, Evelyn H.; Leseman, Paul P. M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Mathematics achievement is related to positive and negative emotions. Pekrun's control-value theory of achievement emotions suggests that students' self-concept (i.e., self-appraisal of ability) may be an important mediator of the relation between mathematics achievement and emotions. Aims: The aims were (1) to investigate the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Emotional Response, Grade 9, Secondary School Students
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Craven, Rhonda G.; Ali, Jinnat – School Psychology International, 2013
Indigenous Australians have been known to be disadvantaged in many ways although higher art and physical self-concepts have been reported with Indigenous samples. Given recent research demonstrating the reciprocal effects of achievement and self-concept in academic domains, Indigenous students may experience further disadvantages in both academic…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Indigenous Populations, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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Woodland, Malcolm H. – Journal of Black Psychology, 2008
In this study, factor analyses were used to examine the structural validity of scores on the Personal and Academic Self-Concept Inventory (PASCI) in a group of 222 Black college males. Definitions of self-concept and how self-concept has been operationalized in Black populations were also reviewed. Results from this study challenged the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals), Cultural Differences
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Yang, Shu Ching; Huang, Chiao Ling – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
This study aimed to validate a systematic instrument to measure online players' motivations for playing online games (MPOG) and examine how the interplay of differential motivations impacts young gamers' self-concept and life adaptation. Confirmatory factor analysis determined that a hierarchical model with a two-factor structure of…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Computer Games, Self Concept, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Fakolade, O. A.; Oyedokun, S. O. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
The paper considered several psychosocial variables as predictors of school adjustment of 40 gifted students with learning disabilities in Junior Secondary School in Ikenne Local Government Council Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Purposeful random sampling was employed to select four schools from 13 junior secondary schools in the area, six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Student Adjustment
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Medford, Emma; McGeown, Sarah P. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2012
Research suggests that children's motivation to read is influenced by their level of reading skill and reading self-concept. However, it is possible that characteristics unrelated to reading, such as underlying personality characteristics, may also influence children's motivation to read. The current study examined the extent to which children's…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Questionnaires, Personality Traits
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DeFreitas, Stacie Craft; Rinn, Anne – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013
This study examined whether verbal and math self-concepts could help explain the academic performance of first generation college students. Participants were 167 ethnically diverse students at an inner city, commuter, open-enrollment, four-year university in the southwestern United States. Results indicated that students with lower verbal and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, First Generation College Students, Self Concept, Mathematics Skills
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Leung, Kim Chau; Marsh, Herbert W.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Abduljabbar, Adel S. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2015
Studies adopting a construct validity approach can be categorized into within- and between-network studies. Few studies have applied between-network approach and tested the correlations of the social (same-sex relations, opposite-sex relations, parent relations), moral (honesty-trustworthiness), and emotional (emotional stability) facets of the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Self Concept Measures, High School Students, Correlation
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Emam, Mahmoud Mohamed; Abu-Serei, Usama Saad – International Education Studies, 2014
The study investigated whether family functioning can predict the self-concept and self-esteem of normally achieving (NA) and at risk for learning disabilities (LD) students in Oman regardless of parent education level and gender status. A total of 259 elementary school students were selected from schools in the main districts of Muscat, the…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Family Environment, Predictor Variables, Self Concept
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Huang, Chiungjung – Journal of School Psychology, 2011
The relation between self-concept and academic achievement was examined in 39 independent and longitudinal samples through the integration of meta-analysis and path analysis procedures. For relations with more than 3 independent samples, the mean observed correlations ranged from 0.20 to 0.27 between prior self-concept and subsequent academic…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Achievement, Path Analysis, Skill Development
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Zubeldia, Miren; Goñi, Eider; Díaz, Maravillas; Goñi, Alfredo – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to analyze the psychometric properties of the Musical Self-Concept Questionnaire (CAMU), an abbreviated and culturally adapted Spanish language version of the Music Self-Perception Inventory (MUSPI) developed by Vispoel. Participants comprised 1,126 students from professional and advanced conservatories located in…
Descriptors: Self Concept Measures, Psychometrics, Music, Questionnaires
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Taskinen, Päivi H.; Schütte, Kerstin; Prenzel, Manfred – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2013
Many researchers consider a lacking interest in science and the students' belief that science is too demanding as major reasons why young people do not strive for science-related careers. In this article, we first delineated a theoretical framework to investigate the importance of interest, self-concept, and school factors regarding students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Interests, Student Motivation, Science Careers
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Parker, Philip D.; Martin, Andrew J. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2008
While much research has outlined the importance of intra-psychic factors in predicting workplace success, it is rare that attention is given to the development of these factors in training for human service professions (e.g. psychology, clergy, nursing). Accordingly, the present study explores differences in self-concept, a key intra-psychic…
Descriptors: Human Services, Structural Equation Models, Personality Traits, Personality Measures
Blewitt, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed-methods study explored the characteristics of a reading program at a South Central Los Angeles charter school, as well as explored the relationship between motivational and affective factors on the Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) instrument and students' reading lexile scores. Data were collected through student questionnaire…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Science Education, Science Instruction
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