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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
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Furnham, Adrian; Christopher, Andrew; Garwood, Jeanette; Martin, Neil G. – Educational Psychology, 2008
More than 400 students from four universities in America and Britain completed measures of learning style preference, general knowledge (as a proxy for intelligence), and preference for examination method. Learning style was consistently associated with preferences: surface learners preferred multiple choice and group work options, and viewed…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Cognitive Style, Demography, Theses
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Liljequist, Laura; Renk, Kimberly – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study examined the relationships among teachers' perceptions of students' behavioural problems and their own efficacy and psychological symptoms. Findings suggested that teachers were more bothered by externalising (i.e., acting out) than internalising (i.e., withdrawal, depression) behavioural problems in their students, and believed that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Depression (Psychology), Correlation
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Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Stapleton, Laura M. – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study investigated the contributions of maternal education and ethnicity to three dimensions of home-based parental involvement in young children's education and development: parental expectations about educational attainment, children's activities at home and outside the home, and family routines. Controlling for family background variables…
Descriptors: Young Children, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Ethnicity
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McInerney, Dennis M.; Ali, Jinnat – Educational Psychology, 2006
This study examines the multidimensional and hierarchical structure of achievement goal orientation measured by the Inventory of School Motivation. The instrument consists of eight different scales with 43 survey items (ranging from three to seven items each). Each scale reflects one of eight specific dimensions: task, effort, competition, social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Cross Cultural Studies
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