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Diseth, Åge; Breidablik, Hans Johan; Meland, Eivind – Educational Psychology, 2018
The relation between autonomy support and basic need satisfaction was investigated by applying a longitudinal design at a time interval of two years, and by comparing two different grade level cohorts of students. Participants comprised 1.225 Norwegian students divided by two subsamples (6th and 8th grade level/8th and 10th grade level). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students, Cohort Analysis
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Sang, Biao; Pan, Tingting; Deng, Xinmei; Zhao, Xu – Educational Psychology, 2018
Numerous studies have suggested that academic stress has negative impact on adolescents' psychological function, few of those studies, however, considered whether and how the impact of stress on adolescents' emotional states is moderated by corresponding regulation. This study aimed to examine the fluctuation of emotional states before and after…
Descriptors: Sampling, Stress Variables, Self Control, Emotional Response
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Li, Haibin – Educational Psychology, 2017
Given Chinese students often perform well academically despite the challenges of their competitive academic environments, it is important to explore what enables the academic resilience of these students. Moreover, because the extant resilience literature is biased towards Western accounts of resilience, it is crucial that non-Western perspectives…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competition, Student Records, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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Ho, Sammy K. – Educational Psychology, 2017
In this study, we report on the relationship between positive humour and burnout among 379 secondary school teachers in Hong Kong, and explore whether the relationship varies according to gender. The moderating effects of both affiliative and self-enhancing humour on each burnout component were then examined. High affiliative and self-enhancing…
Descriptors: Correlation, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Humor
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Froiland, John Mark; Worrell, Frank C. – Educational Psychology, 2017
This longitudinal study examined the relationships among parental autonomy support, student intrinsic life goals (i.e. community feeling), student expectations for long-term educational attainment and later academic performance (measured by GPA) in 227 students in an ethnically and racially diverse high school. Hypotheses were tested with…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Expectation, Academic Achievement, Adolescents
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Sun, Binghai; Shao, YuTing; Richardson, Michael J.; Weng, Yuanyuan; Shen, Jiliang – Educational Psychology, 2017
The present research, comprised of two studies, examines the features and factor structure of the Teacher Caring Questionnaire, a measure of teacher caring developed in the Zhejiang province of China. In the first study, features of teacher caring were derived from open-ended teacher and student descriptions of caring teacher behaviour. A second…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Questionnaires
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St Clair-Thompson, Helen; Giles, Rebecca; McGeown, Sarah P.; Putwain, David; Clough, Peter; Perry, John – Educational Psychology, 2017
Mental toughness can be conceptualised as a set of attributes that allow people to deal effectively with challenges, stressors and pressure. Recent work has suggested that it may be a valuable construct to consider within educational settings. The current studies explored the associations between mental toughness and educational transitions. Study…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Student Adjustment, High School Students, Coping
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Zhu, Xihe; Chen, Senlin – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study examined the effect of cognitive demand on situational interest and performance using running tasks in physical education. Adolescents (N = 179) participated in a field study involving three different levels of cognitive demand. Running performances and situational interest were measured four times with a testing interval of seven days.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Physical Activities, Physical Education
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Martin, Andrew J.; Elliot, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study assessed the role of prior personal best goals in predicting subsequent academic motivation and engagement. A total of 1160 high school students participated in a longitudinal survey study exploring the extent to which personal best and mastery and performance (dichotomous) achievement goals predict students' academic motivation and…
Descriptors: Role, Achievement Need, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Sahin, Mehmet; Gumus, Yusuf Yasin; Dincel, Sezen – Educational Psychology, 2016
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between game addiction and academic achievement. The secondary aim was to adapt a self-report instrument to measure game addiction. Three hundred and seventy high school students participated in this study. Data were collected via an online questionnaire that included a brief…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Correlation, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Erzen, Evren; Odaci, Hatice – Educational Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of attachment styles and self-efficacy of adolescents preparing for university entrance exams in Turkey on predicting test anxieties. The study group consisted of 884 final-year high school students (423 female and 461 male) attending different types of high school, preparing for university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior, Self Efficacy, Adolescents
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Ringeisen, Tobias; Raufelder, Diana; Schnell, Kerstin; Rohrmann, Sonja – Educational Psychology, 2016
Control-value theory (CVT) proposes a framework for the structure of the relationships between the various predictors of achievement-related emotions, particularly anxiety. Despite existing evidence for the role of anxiety predictors, research has not yet justified their proposed structure. Hence, the current study validated the structure of test…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Predictor Variables, Validity, Theories
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Björn, Piia Maria; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2016
This longitudinal study aimed to investigate the extent to which primary school text comprehension predicts mathematical word problem-solving skills in secondary school among Finnish students. The participants were 224 fourth graders (9-10 years old at the baseline). The children's text-reading fluency, text comprehension and basic calculation…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Prediction, Secondary School Students
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Putwain, David; Remedios, Richard; Symes, Wendy – Educational Psychology, 2016
Fear appeals are messages that focus on avoiding the negative consequences of failure. They are often used by teachers as a motivational tactic prior to high-stakes examinations. In this study, we examined whether 566 secondary school students, from 26 different classes, approaching high-stakes examinations appraised fear appeals as threatening or…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Ability, Secondary School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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