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Clemmensen, Lars; Jepsen, Jens Richardt Møllegaard; van Os, Jim; Blijd-Hoogewys, Els M. A.; Rimvall, Martin K.; Olsen, Else Marie; Rask, Charlotte U.; Bartels-Velthuis, Agna A.; Skovgaard, Anne Mette; Jeppesen, Pia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Bullying and poor theory of mind (ToM) are both considered to negatively impact academic performance. However, it is unclear if they have separate effects. Aim: The aim of the current study was to examine the potentially separate associations of bullying and ToM with academic performance. Sample: A general population sample of 1,170…
Descriptors: Bullying, Theory of Mind, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Burns, Richard A.; Crisp, Dimity A.; Burns, Robert B. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: The cross-lagged panel (regression) model (CLPM) is the usual framework of choice to test the longitudinal reciprocal effects between self-concept and achievement. Criticisms of the CLPM are that causal paths are over-estimated as they fail to discriminate between- and within-person variation. The random-intercept cross-lagged panel…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Putwain, David W.; Loderer, Kristina; Gallard, Diahann; Beaumont, Joanna – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Previous studies have shown that subjective well-being and adaptability are linked to adaptive educational outcomes, including higher achievement and lower anxiety. It is not presently clear, however, how school-related subjective well-being and adaptability are related, or predict behavioural outcomes such as student conduct. Aim: The…
Descriptors: Well Being, Adjustment (to Environment), Student Behavior, Predictor Variables
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Moxley-Paquette, Elizabeth A.; Burkholder, Gary J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Language-based cognitive fitness describes the ability to carry out cognitive tasks with vigour and alertness, to learn, and to adapt. Aims: The purpose of this research was to test the efficacy of a brain fitness training programme to better understand the role played by three precursor abilities for language-based cognitive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Children, Private Schools
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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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Zilli, Chantelle; Parsons, Sarah; Kovshoff, Hanna – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: The UNCRC (1989) established the importance of listening to children's views globally. In England, seeking the views of pupils with special educational needs and disability about their education, and involving them in decision-making, has been mandatory since 2015. Autistic children's views and experiences are particularly…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Participative Decision Making, Case Studies
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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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Daumiller, Martin; Janke, Stefan – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Previous research has shown that achievement goals affect the frequency of academic dishonesty. However, mixed findings suggest that especially the effect of performance goals might depend on contextual factors. Aims: We wanted to investigate whether crucial aspects of the achievement situation influence the magnitude of the effect of…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Ethics
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Dockx, Jonas; Van den Branden, Naomi; De Fraine, Bieke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: It is found that assigning students to a lower track during secondary education negatively affects their academic performance. As an explanation, it is often mentioned that an anti-school culture in lower tracks undermines students' effort and involvement. Aims: This study assessed whether going to a lower track affects student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, School Culture
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Hadden, Ian Robert; Easterbrook, Matthew John; Nieuwenhuis, Marlon; Fox, Kerry Jane; Dolan, Paul – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Studies in the United States show that school students from some ethnic backgrounds are susceptible to stereotype threat, that this undermines their academic performance, and that a series of virtually zero-cost self-affirmation writing exercises can reduce these adverse effects. In England, however, socioeconomic status (SES) is a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Socioeconomic Status, Achievement Gap
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Rushton, Sophie; Giallo, Rebecca; Efron, Daryl – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is consistently associated with poor school-level outcomes. Although school engagement is recognized as a protective factor associated with increased academic achievement, school retention/completion, and student well-being in the general population, little research has focused on school…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Outcomes of Education, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Longitudinal Studies
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Sheffler, Pamela C.; Cheung, Cecilia S. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Research indicates that implicit theories of intelligence, specifically growth mindset, are conducive to students' academic achievement and engagement. While much research has focused on the role of teachers and parents, it is unclear how implicit theories of intelligence operate in the peer context. Aims: This study examined the…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, World Views, Role, Learning Processes
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Ng-Knight, Terry; Shelton, Katherine H.; Riglin, Lucy; Frederickson, Norah; McManus, I. C.; Rice, Frances – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Friendships have been linked to mental health and school attainment in children. The effects of friendlessness and friendship quality have been well researched, but less is known about the role of friendship stability (i.e., maintaining the same friend over time), an aspect of friendship which is often interrupted by the transition…
Descriptors: Friendship, Mental Health, Peer Relationship, Student Adjustment
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Mameli, Consuelo; Molinari, Luisa; Passini, Stefano – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: The literature in educational psychology converges on the idea that students should take an active and accountable position in their learning processes. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of research that has systematically put the constructs of agency and responsibility at the core of their interests. Aims: In this study, we explore…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Learning Processes, Student Responsibility, Independent Study
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Pöysä, Sanni; Vasalampi, Kati; Muotka, Joona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Prior research has shown that engagement plays a significant role in students' academic learning. Aims: The present study sought to expand the current understanding of students' engagement by examining how situational engagement during a particular lesson is associated with the observed teacher-student classroom interactions (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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