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Babayigit, Selma; Stainthorp, Rhona – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study had three main aims. First, we examined to what extent listening comprehension, vocabulary, grammatical skills and verbal short-term memory (VSTM) assessed prior to formal reading instruction explained individual differences in early reading comprehension levels. Second, we examined to what extent the three common component skills,…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Short Term Memory
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Nicolaou, Aristoklis Andreas; Xistouri, Xenia – Educational Psychology, 2011
Field dependence/independence cognitive style was found to relate to general academic achievement and specific areas of mathematics; in the majority of studies, field-independent students were found to be superior to field-dependent students. The present study investigated the relationship between field dependence/independence cognitive style and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Grade 6, Self Supporting Students, Academic Achievement
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Vrachimi-Souroulla, Andry; Panayiotou, Georgia; Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Lamprianou, Iasonas – Educational Psychology, 2011
The study aimed to field-test a Greek version of the Wechsler Quicktest and to examine its psychometric properties. The Quicktest was individually administered to 208 students, aged 5-14 years, along with a reading test. Based on the Rasch analysis, data for the Quicktest subtests showed acceptable fit to the model. Also, correlations were found…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Tests, Construct Validity, Test Validity
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Panaoura, Areti; Gagatsis, Athanasios; Deliyianni, Eleni; Elia, Iliada – Educational Psychology, 2010
In a previous article of the same journal, we have discussed the interrelations of students' beliefs and self-efficacy beliefs for the use of representations and their respective cognitive performance on the learning of fraction addition. In the present paper, we confirm a similar structure of cognitive and affective factors on using…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Problem Solving
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Stavrinides, Panayiotis; Georgiou, Stelios; Theofanous, Vaso – Educational Psychology, 2010
The aim of this study was to test the direction of effect in the relationship between bullying and empathy. The participants were 205 sixth-grade students, randomly selected from urban and rural schools in Cyprus. A six-month, two-time-point longitudinal design was used in which the participants completed the bullying subscale of the Revised…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Bullying, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Constantinidou, Maria; Stainthorp, Rhona – Educational Psychology, 2009
There is evidence that phonological awareness skills secure decoding ability and that phonological deficits underlie failure to acquire adequate word recognition. Slow word-reading rate may be an additional defining characteristic of reading disability. The present study aimed to investigate whether: (1) reading disabled (RD) Greek-speaking…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Speech Communication
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Martinez-Gonzalez, Raquel-Amaya; Symeou, Loizos; Alvarez-Blanco, Lucia; Roussounidou, Eleni; Iglesias-Muniz, Jesus; Cao-Fernandez, Maria-Auxiliadora – Educational Psychology, 2008
This paper focuses on family involvement in the education of teenagers at risk of dropping out from compulsory secondary school. A questionnaire was completed by 131 Spanish and Cypriot families with children at six schools--three in each country. The questionnaire investigated: (1) parental perceptions of their children's activities in their free…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Parenting Styles
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Georgiou, Stelios N. – Educational Psychology, 2008
The aim of this study was to examine the beliefs that experienced and novice teachers hold about school achievement. It is important to investigate these beliefs and attributions because of the significant role that teachers play in the lives of most children. A group of Greek Cypriot elementary school teachers (n = 154) and a comparable group of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers, Family Characteristics, Elementary School Teachers
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Georgiou, Stelios N.; Demetriou, Andreas P.; Stavrinides, Panayiotis – Educational Psychology, 2008
This study examined the relationship between adolescents' attachment style and their decision to enter mentoring relationships. The participants were 569 Greek Cypriot high school students. It was found that adolescents who have a mentor are more secure in their attachment than those who do not. Girls with low scores in secure attachment do not…
Descriptors: Mentors, Attachment Behavior, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship