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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study examined changes in reading motivation and reading achievement among Hebrew-speaking first graders following an intervention program designed to increase intrinsic reading motivation. The program was delivered by the class teacher and focused on choosing relevant reading materials, providing choices for reading and encouraging social…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Semitic Languages, Prediction
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Jensen, Maria Therese; Solheim, Oddny Judith – Educational Psychology, 2020
In previous studies on classroom emotional climate (CEC), factors related to teacher's working conditions have rarely been included. Thus, in the current study, we examined associations between supervisory support, teacher burnout and CEC, and whether pupil teacher ratio (PTR) moderated this association, applying a randomised-control trial design.…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Ratio, Teaching Conditions
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Shih, Shu-Chuan; Kuo, Bor-Chen; Lee, Shu-Juan – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study established an online game-based assessment to explore third and fourth graders' performance of computational estimation in addition and subtraction. Students' computational estimation strategies could be automatically recorded and classified in this assessment, and the Higher-Order DINA model was used as a measurement model in order to…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Computation
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Kyttälä, Minna; Kanerva, Kaisa; Munter, Irene; Björn, Piia M. – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the extent to which WM measured in kindergarten predicts WM measured in second grade (stability of individual WM progress) and the extent to which WM measured at kindergarten predicts academic performance at second grade (N = 94). The results showed that WM skills significantly increase during the time span from…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Kindergarten, Grade 2, Predictor Variables
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Grant, Ashley A.; Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K. – Educational Psychology, 2019
High turnover rates of early care and education teachers reduce the quality of education; unsatisfied teachers, suffering from stress or emotional exhaustion, are less equipped to promote children's development and more likely to leave the classroom. We used data from a national survey of US early childhood educators (n = 1129) to examine…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Work Environment, Well Being
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Yang, Xiujie; Chung, Kevin Kien Hoa; McBride, Catherine – Educational Psychology, 2019
One hundred sixty-five Hong Kong Chinese children were administered measures of early mathematics, visual-spatial skills, and executive functioning (working memory, inhibition, shifting, updating) once in kindergarten (mean age = 62.80 months, SD = 3.74) and again in first grade (mean age = 77.25 months, SD = 4.60). In kindergarten, visual-spatial…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visual Perception, Mathematics Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – Educational Psychology, 2019
In this study, we investigated children's classroom engagement and disaffection and their relationships with class size, child gender, child age and school type in Vietnamese kindergartens. Children's classroom engagement and disaffection were examined among 1315 kindergarteners (mean age = 5.49; SD = 0.87) and 33 teachers from 31 classrooms in 8…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Learner Engagement
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Zhao, Weiguo; Song, Yining; Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Ruixue – Educational Psychology, 2019
The subjects of this research were 776 pupils from grade three to grade six in Shandong Province, China. This study examined the influence of teacher support on students' reading engagement, and the mediating variables between those two factors, as measured by the perception of teachers' support scale, reading engagement scale, reading interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Colmar, Susan; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Connor, Julie; Martin, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Academic buoyancy is a construct relevant to the schooling lives of students, defining how they overcome or 'bounce back' from everyday academic adversity. The present study was correlational in design and examined academic buoyancy in 191 upper primary-aged students, focusing on its association with reading and mathematics performance, and the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Pulido, Loïc; Morin, Marie-France – Educational Psychology, 2018
We examined the progress made by 132 six-year-old French-speaking children in their preliteracy skills during four kinds of interventions. Three of these interventions concerned invented spelling, where the children tried to spell words. In the first condition, they were encouraged to reflect on conventional spellings. In the second condition,…
Descriptors: Invented Spelling, Literacy Education, Alphabets, Phonemes
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Gagné, Monique; Janus, Magdalena; Milbrath, Constance; Gadermann, Anne; Guhn, Martin – Educational Psychology, 2018
We examined how emotional and communication functioning at kindergarten predicted the academic trajectories of refugee children. Drawing from a population-based Canadian cohort, the study followed 629 refugee children from age 5 to 13 and (i) modeled kindergarten, Grade 4, and Grade 7 academic trajectories via group-based trajectory modeling and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Emotional Development, Communication Skills, Prediction
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Viljaranta, Jaana; Kiuru, Noona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Silinskas, Gintautas; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2017
The majority of previous research on academic skills, self-concept of ability and interest has deployed the variable-oriented approach and focused on self-concept, or ability, or interest only. This study examined the patterns and dynamics of pattern change in Finnish children's word reading skill, self-concept of ability and interest from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Self Concept, Reading Ability
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Law, Yin-kum; Lam, Shui-fong; Law, Wilbert; Tam, Zoe W. Y. – Educational Psychology, 2017
Peer acceptance is an important facilitator for the success of inclusive education. The aim of the current study is twofold: (1) to examine how classroom goal orientation is associated with children's acceptance of peers with learning difficulties; and (2) to evaluate the effectiveness of a storytelling programme with drama techniques on…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Elementary School Students, Goal Orientation, Story Telling
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Dias, Natália Martins; Seabra, Alessandra Gotuzo – Educational Psychology, 2017
Executive functions (EF) can be promoted by classroom interventions. Our study investigated whether (a) an intervention conducted by teachers improves EF in children; (b) there are effects on behaviour and academic achievement; and (c) there are stable benefits in a one-year follow-up. Fifty-eight first-graders, divided into experimental (EG = 28)…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Primary Education
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Chung, Kevin K. H.; Liu, Hongyun; McBride, Catherine; Wong, Anita M. -Y.; Lo, Jason C. M. – Educational Psychology, 2017
The present study investigated the relative importance of executive functioning, parent-child verbal interactions, phonological awareness and visual skills on reading and mathematics for Chinese children from low-versus middle-socio economic status (SES) backgrounds. A total of 199 kindergarten children were assessed on executive functioning,…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Executive Function, Path Analysis
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