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Wah, Francesca; Sim, Tick Ngee – Educational Psychology, 2020
Effects of reward pedagogy (competitive, cooperative, individualistic, cooperative-competitive, and cooperative-individualistic) on spelling scores and prosocial behavior in Singapore students were examined alongside its interplay with ability level. A total of 1005 Primary 3 and 4 students were randomly assigned to one of the five reward…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rewards, Spelling, Scores
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Wu, Yi-Jhen; Carstensen, Claus H.; Lee, Jihyun – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study examined learning strategy use in mathematics among East Asian students in East Asian educational systems. By employing latent class analysis on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 data, we found four classes of learning strategy types, namely memorization with metacognitive strategies (17.49%), metacognitive…
Descriptors: Memorization, Learning Strategies, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Luo, Wenshu; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Lee, Kerry – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the interaction between self-efficacy and implicit beliefs of ability in their association with maladaptive learning in mathematics. The analysis was based on a large sample of 2538 Singapore Secondary 2 students (M[subscript age] = 13.75), who took measures of entity beliefs of ability, self-efficacy, and three maladaptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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Caleon, Imelda S.; Wui, Ma. Glenda L.; Chiam, Ching Leen; King, Ronnel B.; Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling; Tan, Chee Soon – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study explored the relative salience of students' personal strengths and teacher support in predicting academic risk status. The participants were Secondary One (S1, Grade Seven) students from Singapore who scored below the cohort's mean score in a national test administered at the end of primary education, and were identified as low risk…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Goal Orientation, Empathy
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Cheung, Kwok-Cheung – Educational Psychology, 2017
Many students from disadvantaged homes participating in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 were classified as academic resilient (called "disadvantaged high achiever", the DHA in this study). In comparison with peers of comparable home background status, there were also students from advantaged homes performing…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Learning, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Ker, H. W. – Educational Psychology, 2016
Reports from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) consistently show that there is a substantial gap in average mathematics achievement between Singapore and the USA. This study conducts an exploratory comparative investigation on the multilevel factors influencing the mathematics achievement of students from these two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests