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Zhang, Feng; Jiang, Ying; Ming, Hua; Ren, Yi; Wang, Lei; Huang, Silin – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Low family socio-economic status (SES) is usually associated with children's poor academic achievement, but the mechanisms underlying this relationship are less understood. Aims: The present study examined the mediating role of parental academic involvement and the moderating role of parental subjective social mobility in this…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Low Income Groups
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Kikas, Eve; Mädamürk, Kaja; Palu, Anu – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Math is a difficult subject with which many upper middle-school students struggle. In addition to knowledge, skills, and motivation, effective learning strategies play an important role in learning math. Aims: This study aimed to examine the effects of comprehension-oriented learning strategies (perceptual and abstract grouping of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Comprehension, Learning Strategies
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Thijs, Jochem; Keim, Abigail C.; Geerlings, Jolien – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Many studies have shown that school belonging is crucial for students' school adjustment, but the construct has been operationalized in different ways. Moreover, most research has focused on adolescents and not compared its antecedents for ethnic minority versus majority students. Aims: Based on Goodenow and Grady's (1993) seminal…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Ethnicity, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Starkey-Perret, Rebecca; Deledalle, Aurore; Jeoffrion, Christine; Rowe, Charlotte – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: This study focuses on achievement emotions in a context of foreign language acquisition in a French-speaking population. Aims: Firstly, the reliability and construct validity of the Achievement Emotion Questionnaire were examined; the second aim was to compare the effectiveness of two teaching approaches, classical and task-based…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Emotional Response
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Lowrie, Tom; Logan, Tracy; Ramful, Ajay – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Although spatial ability and mathematics performance are highly correlated, there is scant research on the extent to which spatial ability training can improve mathematics performance. Aims: This study evaluated the efficacy of a visuospatial intervention programme within classrooms to determine the effect on students' (1) spatial…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation
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Van Hoof, Jo; Verschaffel, Lieven; Van Dooren, Wim – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Rational numbers are of critical importance both in mathematics and in other fields of science. However, they form a stumbling block for learners. One widely known source of the difficulty learners have with rational numbers is the natural number bias, that is the tendency to (inappropriately) apply natural number properties in…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills
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Kollerová, Lenka; Smolík, Filip – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Past research has shown that peer victimization by bullying is associated with peer rejection and fear of victimization, but little is known about the interplay between victimization and other characteristics in the prediction of these experiences. We assume that the associations between victimization and peer rejection/fear of…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Bullying, Peer Acceptance
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Li, Weijian; Ji, Haojie; Li, Fengying; Li, Ping; Zhang, Yuchi; Li, Xinyu – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Like adults, children need to allocate study time and endeavour optimally in order to enhance learning effectiveness. Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the development of shifting from habitual to agenda-based processes on study decisions. Sample: The participants were 309 children in the second, fourth, and sixth grades.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 6
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Baas, Diana; Castelijns, Jos; Vermeulen, Marjan; Martens, Rob; Segers, Mien – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Assessment for Learning (AfL) is believed to create a rich learning environment in which students develop their cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Monitoring student growth and providing scaffolds that shed light on the next step in the learning process are hypothesized to be essential elements of AfL that enhance cognitive and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Processes, Metacognition
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Torrance, Mark; Fidalgo, Raquel; Robledo, Patricia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Strategy-focused writing instruction trains students both to set explicit product goals and to adopt specific procedural strategies, particularly for planning text. A number of studies have demonstrated that strategy-focused writing instruction is effective in developing writing performance. Aim: This study aimed to determine whether…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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Mok, Magdalena M. C.; McInerney, Dennis M.; Zhu, Jinxin; Or, Anthony – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: A number of methods to investigate growth have been reported in the literature, including hierarchical linear modelling (HLM), latent growth modelling (LGM), and multidimensional scaling applied to longitudinal profile analysis (LPAMS). Aims: This study aimed at modelling the mathematics growth of students over a span of 6 years from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 3
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Möller, Jens; Zimmermann, Friederike; Köller, Olaf – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: The reciprocal I/E model (RI/EM) combines the internal/external frame of reference model (I/EM) with the reciprocal effects model (REM). The RI/EM extends the I/EM longitudinally and the REM across domains. The model predicts that, within domains, mathematics and verbal achievement (VACH) and academic self-concept have positive effects…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mathematics Achievement, Verbal Ability, Validity
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Pinxten, Maarten; Marsh, Herbert W.; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Van Damme, Jan – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: The multidimensionality of the academic self-concept in terms of domain specificity has been well established in previous studies, whereas its multidimensionality in terms of motivational functions (the so-called affect-competence separation) needs further examination. Aim: This study aims at exploring differential effects of enjoyment…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Competence, Self Concept, Mathematics Achievement
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Limpo, Teresa; Alves, Rui A.; Fidalgo, Raquel – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: It is well established that the activity of producing a text is a complex one involving three main cognitive processes: Planning, translating, and revising. Although these processes are crucial in skilled writing, beginning and developing writers seem to struggle with them, mainly with planning and revising. Aims: To trace the…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Processes, Revision (Written Composition), Planning
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Osana, Helena P.; Pitsolantis, Nicole – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: Although making explicit links between procedures and concepts during instruction in mathematics is important, it is still unclear the precise moments during instruction when such links are best made. Aims: The objective was to test the effectiveness of a 3-week classroom intervention on the fractions knowledge of grade 5/6 students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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