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Martin, Andrew J.; Yu, Kai; Ginns, Paul; Papworth, Brad – Educational Psychology, 2017
We investigated academic buoyancy (a response to challenge) and adaptability (a response to change) among a sample of 12-16-year-olds in China (N = 3617) compared with same-aged youth from North America (N = 989) and the United Kingdom (UK; N = 1182). We found that Chinese students reported higher mean levels of buoyancy and adaptability. We also…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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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
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Levy, Brett L. M. – Educational Psychology, 2013
Political scientists have found that one of the strongest predictors of political participation is political efficacy, the belief that individuals' actions can influence political processes. Prior research indicates that political efficacy increases through various experiences, such as discussions of public issues, but it does not explain why or…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship Education, High School Students, Undergraduate Students
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Barber, Carolyn; Mueller, Conrad T.; Ogata, Sachiko – Educational Psychology, 2013
This study frames continued long-term participation in community engagement activities as indicative of a sense of "purpose" as defined by Damon, Menon, and Cotton Bronk (2003). Using data from US-based National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we examined factors that predict whether students participating in civic engagement…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, Citizen Participation
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Zhang, Li-fang – Educational Psychology, 2008
The two primary objectives of this study were: to identify the preferred teaching styles of secondary-school students and to compare these preferences with those of university students from past research; and to examine the contributions of students' preferred teaching styles to their academic achievement. A sample of 298 students from a Catholic…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes