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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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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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Samara, Muthanna; El Asam, Aiman; Khadaroo, Ameerah; Hammuda, Sara – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Refugee children might have experienced violent and traumatic events before settling into a new country. In the United Kingdom, the number of refugee children is increasing; however, little is known about their psycho-social and physical well-being. Aim: This study aims to investigate the psychological well-being and behaviour of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Children, Mental Health, Bullying
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King, Ronnel B. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Beliefs about the malleability of intelligence (fixed or growth mindsets) are strongly influenced by teachers and parents. However, the social contagion of mindsets among one's classmates has not been given sufficient attention. Aims: This study aimed to examine the social contagion of mindsets among one's peers by investigating the…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Beliefs, Students, Cognitive Structures
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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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Higgins, Kathryn; Perra, Oliver; Jordan, Julie-Ann; O'Neill, Tara; McCann, Mark – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Aspects of the school environment, such as school attachment levels, are linked to adolescent offending. Previous research has not clarified whether a school- or individual-level intervention approach to improving pupil school attachment and commitment is most likely to reduce adolescent offending. Aim: The present study assessed the…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Student School Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Intervention
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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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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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Schiefer, Julia; Golle, Jessika; Tibus, Maike; Herbein, Evelin; Gindele, Verena; Trautwein, Ulrich; Oschatz, Kerstin – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Further developing students' thinking about knowledge and knowing in science (epistemic beliefs) is considered a normative goal of science education in many countries around the world, even for elementary-school-aged children. Aims: The goal of the present study was to introduce and evaluate a new intervention in science education…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Science Activities, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Longobardi, Claudio; Borello, Laura; Thornberg, Robert; Settanni, Michele – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: The literature indicates that separate significant links exist in adolescence between empathy, cognitive and affective motivation to defend victims, and behavioural problems in bullying episode in schools. Aims: The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between empathy, motivation to defend, and defending behaviour in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Empathy, Correlation, Adolescents
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Walker, Sue; Lunn-Brownlee, Jo; Scholes, Laura; Johansson, Eva – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: A growing body of research shows that the beliefs we hold about the nature of knowing and knowledge (epistemic beliefs) may mediate moral reasoning. However, a limitation of much of the research in the area of epistemic beliefs is the lack of a longitudinal approach. Aims: The study investigated longitudinal changes in Australian…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Beliefs, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Dündar-Coecke, Selma; Tolmie, Andrew; Schlottmann, Anne – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Causes produce effects via underlying mechanisms that must be inferred from observable and unobservable structures. Preschoolers show sensitivity to mechanisms in machine-like systems with perceptually distinct causes and effects, but little is known about how children extend causal reasoning to the natural continuous processes studied…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Logical Thinking, Elementary School Students, Scientific Concepts
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