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Hanley, Terry; Winter, Laura Anne; Burrell, Kimberley – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Schools are commonly asked to take on roles that support the emotional well-being of students. These practices are in line with humanistic education theory and can be difficult to fulfil by schools. Broader ecological pressures, such as periods of austerity, are likely to add to the difficulty in meeting students' needs. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Economic Climate
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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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Finn, Kristin E.; Seymour, Clancy M.; Phillips, Anna E. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Weight bias is a pervasive problem for adolescents in school contexts. Despite evidence of negative attitudes towards students who are overweight, comparatively little research has examined whether teachers provide biased assessments of student work. Aims: The purpose of this study was to experimentally test whether middle and high…
Descriptors: Obesity, Social Bias, Grading, Middle School Teachers
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Abacioglu, Ceren Su; Volman, Monique; Fischer, Agneta H. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) has been associated with increased student engagement and achievement. Its practice in classrooms, however, has been shown to be less than optimal. Nonetheless, certain teacher qualities have been suggested to facilitate its practice. Aims: The current study sought quantitative evidence in support…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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King, Naomi; Bunce, Louise – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: The marketization of higher education (HE), which positions students as consumers and academics as service providers, may adversely affect students' motivation for learning and academics' motivation for teaching. According to self-determination theory (SDT), high-quality forms of motivation are achieved when individuals experience…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Commercialization, Higher Education
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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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Hayes, Rachel; Titheradge, Daniel; Allen, Kate; Allwood, Matt; Byford, Sarah; Edwards, Vanessa; Hansford, Lorraine; Longdon, Bryony; Norman, Shelley; Norwich, Brahm; Russell, Abigail Emma; Price, Anna; Ukoumunne, Obioha C.; Ford, Tamsin – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Teaching is a stressful occupation with poor retention. The Incredible Years® Teacher Classroom Management (TCM) programme is a training programme that research has demonstrated may be an effective intervention for improving children's mental health, but little research has explored any impacts there may be on the teachers' own…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Stress Management, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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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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Allen, Kate; Hansford, Lorraine; Hayes, Rachel; Allwood, Matthew; Byford, Sarah; Longdon, Bryony; Price, Anna; Ford, Tamsin – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: The Incredible Years® (IY) Teacher Classroom Management (TCM) programme may be an effective way to reduce teacher stress levels, improve child behaviour, and promote positive socio-emotional development. However, few studies have considered what teachers think of the course and how it might work. Aims: In this paper, we examine…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Lee, Jeongmin; Yang, Yanyun; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Social and emotional learning (SEL) positively impacts children's school achievement and adult productivity. Successful implementation of SEL relies on teachers' pedagogical beliefs and practices. Aims: We examined whether the "Teachers' SEL Belief Scale" designed in the United States is adoptable in low-income countries such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Glock, Sabine; Kovacs, Carrie; Pit-ten Cate, Ineke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Research exploring mechanisms driving inequalities in school systems has found that biased teacher judgements contribute to observed disadvantages for ethnic minority students. Teacher judgements may be driven by explicit and implicit attitudes. Aims: The current research explored the effect of cultural diversity at schools (actual or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Bias, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students
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Crosswaite, Madeline; Asbury, Kathryn – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Despite a large body of research that has explored the influence of genetic and environmental factors on educationally relevant traits, few studies have explored teachers' beliefs about, or knowledge of, developments in behavioural genetics related to education. Aims: This study aimed to describe the beliefs and knowledge of UK…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Genetics, Environmental Influences, Teaching Experience
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Harmsen, Ruth; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Maulana, Ridwan; van Veen, Klaas – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Teaching is a stressful profession especially for beginning teachers. Induction programmes can support beginning teachers. Little is known concerning which elements of induction programmes can influence (the change in) teachers' stress over time. Aims: This study aims to investigate the growth of stress causes and stress responses…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Beginning Teacher Induction, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Teachers
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Braun, Henry – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: There is unrealized potential in higher education for greater use of performance assessment, particularly in support of teaching and learning: Well-designed performance tasks can elicit evidence regarding what students know and can do with respect to complex learning objectives. At the same time, there is some pressure, at least in the…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Higher Education, Test Format, Standardized Tests
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