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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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Fong, Cathy Y. C.; Chung, P. Y. – Educational Psychology, 2020
The present study aimed to examine the potential importance of orthographic flexibility for Chinese reading acquisition. Orthographic flexibility is a novel concept that represents the ability to manage and switch attention among multiple aspects of orthographic information. A total of 92 Chinese kindergarten children at age 6 were assessed on…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Chinese, Reading, Young Children
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Liao, Chen-Huei; Kuo, Bor-Chen; Tsao, Chieh-Ju; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study aims to identify the predictors of Chinese reading and literacy skills among Chinese school children in Taiwan. Participants recruited in the study were 182 Grade 1 elementary school students. First, data were collected on these students' literacy skills, which comprised morphological awareness, orthography processing, visual perception…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Reading Skills, Literacy
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Yang, Xiujie; McBride, Catherine – Educational Psychology, 2020
The present study examined phonological processing skills (phonological memory, phonological awareness, and rapid automatised naming, RAN) in relation to early Chinese reading and early Chinese mathematics for young children. Early Chinese reading was assessed with single character reading and multi-character word reading, and early mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phonology, Language Processing, Phonological Awareness
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Birnbaum, Lisa; Schüller, Elisabeth M.; Kröner, Stephan – Educational Psychology, 2020
While leisure writing may help children to acquire writing skills, it can also be considered as an inherently valuable cultural activity. This study explores how children's beliefs may explain to what extent children are inclined to leisure writing and if there are any gender differences. Building on preliminary scale development work, we analysed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Writing Attitudes
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Hong, Wei; Zhen, Rui; Liu, Ru-De; Wang, Ming-Te; Ding, Yi; Wang, Jia – Educational Psychology, 2020
Student engagement, consisting of behavioural, cognitive, and emotional components, has been proven to influence both academic success and psychological well-being. To examine the linkages among the three aspects of academic engagement, a sample of 789 Chinese primary school students (47% girls; 39% 3rd graders, 31% 4th graders, 30% 5th graders)…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Kotaman, Hüseyin; Aslan, Mustafa – Educational Psychology, 2020
The purpose of this study is to examine the motivation type preferences of students in kindergartens and second, fourth, sixth, and eighth grades and the underlying reasons thereof after successfully completing a mathematics task. The students in the study solved an easy mathematics question. After they solved the problem, they were presented with…
Descriptors: Preferences, Student Attitudes, Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation
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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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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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