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Nowland, Rebecca; Qualter, Pamela – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Much of the literature on school transfers has centred on academic adjustment and/or achievement, but school transfers also involve social adaption. Children who are socially anxious or lack emotional self-efficacy are likely to have difficulties with social aspects of the transition. Aim(s): We examined the influence of social…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Student Adjustment, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Bagnall, Charlotte Louise; Skipper, Yvonne; Fox, Claire Louise – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Primary-secondary school transition is a major life event for 11-year-old children in the United Kingdom and can also be a stressful period for parents and teachers. However, most research focuses on the impact of transition on children's academic performance and social well-being and we have a limited understanding of their emotional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Coping, Emotional Response
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Arciuli, Joanne; Emerson, Eric – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Self-reported school satisfaction is an important indicator of child and adolescent well-being. Few studies have examined how disability, gender, and age affect school satisfaction. Aim: We sought to determine whether the interaction between disability and gender with regard to self-reported school satisfaction might be specific to…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Gender Differences, Individual Differences, Foreign Countries
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Gough Kenyon, Sheila M.; Lucas, Rebecca M.; Palikara, Olympia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: A successful transition from primary to secondary school for typically developing (TD) children is associated with academic and psychosocial outcomes. Children with developmental language disorder (DLD) tend to have pervasive needs in both of these domains, yet little is known about their experience of this transition. We have no…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Language Impairments
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Chen, Ouhao; Retnowati, Endah; Kalyuga, Slava – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: The worked example effect in cognitive load theory suggests that providing worked examples first followed by solving similar problems would facilitate students' learning. Using problem solving-worked example sequence is another way of implementing example-based instruction. Although research has demonstrated the superiority of worked…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cognitive Ability, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Carretti, Barbara; Toffalini, Enrico; Saponaro, Cosmiana; Viola, Francesco; Cornoldi, Cesare – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Reading can be assessed using different materials, including non-words and texts. Unlike reading words or non-words, reading a text may be supported by reading comprehension, and the extent of this support could change with the amount of schooling. Aim: The present study aimed to examine how reading decoding in a shallow orthography…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading), Italian
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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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Kipman, Ulrike; Kühberger, Anton; Pletzer, Belinda – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: There is little research on how to best introduce children to stochastics. In general, demonstration and concrete experience seem to be necessary to establish good understanding of stochastics in children. Pupils seem to be able to develop an intuition on stochastic thinking when they actively solve probabilistic problems and carry out…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Hebron, Judith S. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) face many educational challenges, particularly in terms of academic achievement, social inclusion, and mental health. School connectedness is linked to many positive outcomes and may be of particular salience at the primary-secondary school transition, when young people with ASC are…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student School Relationship, Comparative Analysis
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Schmidt, Isabelle; Brunner, Martin; Preckel, Franzis – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Achievement in math and achievement in verbal school subjects are more strongly correlated than the respective academic self-concepts. The internal/external frame of reference model (I/E model; Marsh, 1986, "Am. Educ. Res. J.," 23, 129) explains this finding by social and dimensional comparison processes. We investigated a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Self Concept
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Oldfield, Jeremy; Humphrey, Neil; Hebron, Judith – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are more likely to exhibit behaviour difficulties than their typically developing peers. Aim: The aim of this study was to identify specific risk factors that influence variability in behaviour difficulties among individuals with SEND. Sample: The study sample comprised…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students
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Foody, Mairéad; Samara, Muthanna; O'Higgins Norman, James – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Bullying research has gained a substantial amount of interest in recent years because of the implications for child and adolescent development. Aim and sample: We conducted a meta-analysis of traditional and cyberbullying studies in the Republic and North of Ireland to gain an understanding of prevalence rates and associated issues…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Incidence, Victims
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Herrmann, Julia; Schmidt, Isabelle; Kessels, Ursula; Preckel, Franzis – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Ability grouping can lower students' academic self-perceptions through reference group effects of class-average achievement on academic self-concept (ASC)--the "Big-fish-little-Pond"-effect (BFLPE; Marsh & Parker, 1984, J. "Pers. Soc. Psychol.," 47, 213). Although the effect itself is well documented, many open…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Self Concept, Mathematics Skills, Gifted
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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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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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