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Jayman, Michelle; Ohl, Maddie; Hughes, Bronach; Fox, Pauline – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Policymakers are focusing increased attention on the role of schools to promote and support children's mental health, and evidence-based models of good practice are in demand. Pyramid Club is a school-based, socio-emotional intervention, demonstrably effective with primary-aged pupils. Aims: This study extends previous Pyramid Club…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Development, Social Development, Mental Health
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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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Heyder, Anke; Kessels, Ursula; Steinmayr, Ricarda – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Boys earn lower grades in languages than girls. The expectancy-value model by Eccles" et al." (1983, "A series of books in psychology. Achievement and achievement motives. Psychological and sociological approaches," W.H. Freeman, San Francisco, CA, 76) is a comprehensive theoretical model for explaining gender…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Parent Attitudes
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Putwain, David W.; Symes, Wendy; Wilkinson, Hannah M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Fear appeals are persuasive messages that draw attention to the negative consequences (e.g., academic failure) that follow a particular course of action (e.g., not engaging in lessons) and how negative consequences can be avoided with an alternate course of action. Previous studies have shown that when fear appeals are appraised as…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Fear, Mathematics Tests, Secondary School Students
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Zhu, Shimin; Tse, Samson; Cheung, Sing-Hang; Oyserman, Daphna – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: Imagining one's future self is a hallmark of adolescence. But imagining is not enough; adolescents must feel that this future is plausibly likely and take action, which may require pragmatic support from parents. Prior research has examined the effect of parental aspirations and expectations on children's possible self, not the effect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Self Concept
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Pat-El, Ron Jonathan; Tillema, Harm; Segers, Mien; Vedder, Paul – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: Assessment can be a powerful force in promoting student learning. Still, few measures exist to gauge Assessment for Learning (AFL) in the classroom. Literature on AFL suggests that it encompasses both a monitor to track student progress as well as a scaffold to show or help students recognize in what areas they need to improve. Aims:…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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Taylor, Genevieve; Lekes, Natasha; Gagnon, Hugo; Kwan, Lisa; Koestner, Richard – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: In many parts of the world, it is common for secondary school students to be involved in part-time employment. Research shows that working can have a negative impact on school engagement. However, the majority of studies have focused on the amount of time that students spend working rather than on the "quality" of work experience and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Dropouts, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Roth, Guy; Kanat-Maymon, Yaniv; Bibi, Uri – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Background: This study examined students' perceptions of autonomy-supportive teaching (AST) and its relations to internalization of pro-social values and bullying in class. Aims: We hypothesized that: (1) teachers' AST, which involves provision of rationale and taking the student's perspective, would relate positively to students' identified…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Sanctions, Student Attitudes, Bullying
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Mooij, Ton; Smeets, Ed; de Wit, Wouter – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Background: School safety and corresponding feelings of both pupils and school staff are beginning to receive more and more attention. The social cohesion characteristics of a school may be useful in promoting feelings of safety, particularly in pupils. Aims: To conceptualize theoretically, and check empirically a two-level model of social…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Violence, Sexual Harassment, School Safety
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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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Trautwein, Ulrich; Ludtke, Oliver – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Epistemological beliefs are subjective theories of the structure and acquisition of knowledge. The instruments used to measure epistemological beliefs in educational psychology (see Duell & Schommer-Aikins, 2001) typically consist of questionnaires tapping general, decontextualized beliefs about knowledge or knowledge acquisition in a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Multiple Regression Analysis, Factor Analysis
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Ahmavaara, Anni; Houston, Diane M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Dweck has emphasized the role of pupils' implicit theories about intellectual ability in explaining variations in their engagement, persistence and achievement. She has also highlighted the role of confidence in one's intelligence as a factor influencing educational attainment. Aim: The aim of this paper is to develop a model of…
Descriptors: Students, Educational Attainment, Academic Aspiration, Intelligence
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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
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Putwain, David W. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Despite a large body of international literature concerning the antecedents, correlates of and treatments for test anxiety, there has been little research until recently using samples of students drawn from the UK. There is a need to establish some basic normative data for test anxiety scores in this population of students, in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), North Americans, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Phan, Huy P.; Deo, Bisun – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: Research evidence seems to suggest that the social and cultural environments influence students' approaches to their study. This social and cultural contention has led to the rethinking and reconceptualization of theories (e.g. Biggs, 1987; Marton & Saljo, 1976) pertaining to student approaches to learning (SAL) in academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Cultural Context, Factor Analysis
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