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Guill, Karin; Lüdtke, Oliver; Köller, Olaf – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: A considerable proportion of secondary school students gets additional support from private tutoring lessons. Empirical findings on the effectiveness of private tutoring are inconclusive. The instructional quality of the tutoring lessons might influence their effectiveness. Aims: We analysed (1) whether students privately tutored in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Private Education, Tutoring
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Higgins, Kathryn; Perra, Oliver; Jordan, Julie-Ann; O'Neill, Tara; McCann, Mark – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Aspects of the school environment, such as school attachment levels, are linked to adolescent offending. Previous research has not clarified whether a school- or individual-level intervention approach to improving pupil school attachment and commitment is most likely to reduce adolescent offending. Aim: The present study assessed the…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Student School Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Intervention
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Domen, Janneke; Hornstra, Lisette; Weijers, Desirée; van der Veen, Ineke; Peetsma, Thea – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: According to self-determination theory, teachers can support their students' engagement in learning by providing autonomy support and structure. Within classes, however, there appears to be great diversity in the extent to which students experience autonomy and structure. Aims: This study aimed to investigate the degree to which…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Marsh, H. W. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1982
Describes research leading to the development of SEEQ (Students' Evaluations of Educational Quality), a program which collects college students' evaluations of teacher effectiveness. Three tables, a 29-item reference list, and appendices outlining the information contained in the SEEQ survey and in the SEEQ summary report are included. (JL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Factor Analysis
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Oluikpe, G.C. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1982
Presents a table of discriminatory values for selecting test items based on mean differences in responses between upper and lower scorers in an normally distributed population. Provides a means for classifying items as poor, fair, or good. Describes a simple method for rank ordering accepted items. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Item Analysis
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Gardner, P. L.; Taylor, S. M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1980
Transmission-interpretation (T-I) has been conceptualized as an important dimension of teacher verbal behavior. This study measured teacher T-I through a Likert scale completed by students. The T-I scale (a copy is appended) correlated 0.83 with the Student Perception of Teacher Style scale, measuring teacher directiveness. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Characteristics
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Marsh, H. W.; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1983
Student ratings of their own self-concept were moderately correlated with teacher ratings of their self-concept, with academic achievement test results, and with teacher ratings of academic ability. These findings provide strong support for the multidimensionality of self-concept. The Self Description Questionnaire used in the study is included.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Research
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Lawrence, D. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1981
Reports development of a 16-item questionnaire, the LAWSEQ, to measure self esteem in primary children. A copy of the instrument is included. (SJL)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem