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Bryant, Peter; Nunes, Terezinha; Barros, Rossana – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: Most psychologists who study children's reading assume that their hypotheses are relevant to children's success at school. This assumption is rarely tested. Aims: The study's aims were to see whether two successful measures of the processes underlying children's learning to read and write are related to their…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Reading Processes, Writing Processes, Science Achievement
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Waters, Stacey; Cross, Donna; Shaw, Therese – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Connectedness to school is a significant predictor of adolescent health and academic outcomes. While individual predictors of connectedness have been well-described, little is known about school-level factors which may influence connectedness. A school's ecology, or its structural, functional, and built aspects, coupled with…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Academic Achievement, Grade 9, Grade 8
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Moller, Jens; Pohlmann, Britta – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: On the one hand, achievement indicators like grades or standardized test results are strongly associated with students' domain-specific self-concepts. On the other hand, self-evaluation processes seem to be triggered by a self-enhancing means of information processing. As a consequence, above average students have more positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
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Lambert, Nathan; Miller, Andy – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Recent studies have investigated the causal attributions for difficult pupil behaviour made by teachers, pupils, and parents but none have investigated the temporal stability or predictive validity of these attributions. Aims: This study examines the causal attributions made for difficult classroom behaviour by students on two…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis, Secondary School Students
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Barkoukis, Vassilis; Hagger, Martin S.; Lambropoulos, George; Tsorbatzoudis, Haralambos – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The trans-contextual model (TCM) is an integrated model of motivation that aims to explain the processes by which agentic support for autonomous motivation in physical education promotes autonomous motivation and physical activity in a leisure-time context. It is proposed that perceived support for autonomous motivation in physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Lau, Kit-Ling – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Most previous studies in Western societies have demonstrated a general decline in school motivation. However, it is not clear whether motivational decline occurs uniformly for all students. The moderating effects of individual and cultural differences on students' motivational decline need to be further explored. Aims: This study aimed…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Incentives, Achievement, Factor Structure
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Lohman, David F.; Lakin, Joni M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Strand, Deary, and Smith (2006) reported an analysis of sex differences on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) for over 320,000 UK students 11-12 years old. Although mean differences were small, males were overrepresented at the upper and lower extremes of the score distributions on the quantitative and non-verbal batteries and at the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Cognitive Tests, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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McPhillips, Martin; Jordan-Black, Julie-Anne – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Previous research has produced conflicting results regarding the effects of season of birth and age-position on cognitive attainments. In Northern Ireland the school year divides the summer season into two providing an opportunity to evaluate the relative contribution of season of birth and age-position effects. Aims: To investigate…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Psychomotor Skills
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Solberg, Mona E.; Olweus, Dan; Endresen, Inger M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: The reported prevalence of bully-victims and aggressive/provocative victims varies quite considerably in previous research, and only a few studies have reported prevalence rates across grades. There is also a lack of detailed analyses of the extent to which victims are also bullies, and bullies are also victims. Aims: To study the…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Incidence, Grades (Scholastic), Bullying