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Woolf, Katherine; McManus, I. Chris; Potts, Henry W. W.; Dacre, Jane – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: UK-trained medical students and doctors from minority ethnic groups underperform academically. It is unclear why this problem exists, which makes it dif?cult to know how to address it. Aim: To investigate whether demographic and psychological factors mediate the relationship between ethnicity and ?nal examination scores. Sample: Two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Cohort Analysis, Medical Schools
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Furnham, Adrian; Monsen, Jeremy; Ahmetoglu, Gorkan – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Both ability (measured by power tests) and non-ability (measured by preference tests) individual difference measures predict academic school outcomes. These include fluid as well as crystalized intelligence, personality traits, and learning styles. This paper examines the incremental validity of five psychometric tests and the sex and…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Intelligence Tests, Test Results, Predictor Variables
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Hattie, J.; Watkins, D. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1981
The Internal Structure of the New Study Processes Questionnaire (Biggs, 1979) was investigated with samples of Australian and Filipino university students. The internal consistency reliabilities, item and subscale factor analysis, were quite favorable for the Australian sample; however, results indicated that the instrument may not be suitable for…
Descriptors: College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Factor Structure, Student Motivation
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Biggs, J. B. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1978
Studies of Australian and Canadian high school students point to at least a three-dimensional model of the study process domain, incorporating a complex of values, motives, and strategies. This complex mediates between personological and institutional variables on the one hand and academic performance on the other. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, High Schools, Intellectual Disciplines