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Zhang, Li-fang – Educational Psychology, 2009
The primary objective of this study was to examine the predictive power of occupational stress for teaching approaches. Participants were 246 faculty members from a large university in Guangzhou in the People's Republic of China, who completed the Approaches to Teaching Inventory, four scales from the Occupational Stress Inventory-Revised…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Coping, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Chan, David W. – Educational Psychology, 2009
This study investigated three orientations to happiness and their relationships with subjective well-being in a sample of 228 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. Confirmatory item factor analyses supported a three-dimensional model that included constructs represented by a life of meaning, a life of pleasure, and a life of…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Hailikari, Telle; Nevgi, Anne; Komulainen, Erkki – Educational Psychology, 2008
The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between prior knowledge, academic self-beliefs, and previous study success in predicting the achievement of 139 students on a university mathematics course. Structural equation modelling was used to explore the interplay of these variables in predicting student achievement. The results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Prior Learning, College Students
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Chaplain, Roland P. – Educational Psychology, 2008
The relationships between stress and psychological distress were investigated among a cohort of trainee secondary school teachers in England. Specifically, the study examined the structure of a Teacher Stress Scale and its relationship to mental health as measured by the 12-item General Health Questionnaire. Three factors were identified:…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Alloway, Tracy; Gathercole, Susan E.; Kirkwood, Hannah; Elliott, Julian – Educational Psychology, 2008
The aim of the present study was to investigate the construct stability and diagnostic validity of a standardised computerised tool for assessing working memory: the Automated Working Memory Assessment (AWMA). The purpose of the AWMA is to provide educators with a quick and effective tool to screen for and support those with memory impairments.…
Descriptors: Validity, Short Term Memory, Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods
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Hutchinson, Amy Joy; Yates, Gregory C. R. – Educational Psychology, 2008
In this project, 72 middle school students responded to a questionnaire tapping three aspects of perfectionism: self-striving, socially-prescribed perfectionism, and concern for mistakes. Their mothers completed a questionnaire assessing goal expression along three dimensions defined as direct expectations (e.g., "I set high standards for my…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Academically Gifted, Middle School Students
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Carroll, Annemaree; Houghton, Steve; Khan, Umneea; Tan, Carol – Educational Psychology, 2008
This research investigated differences in delinquent activities and the reputational orientations of at-risk and not-at-risk male and female adolescents. Initially, we sought to establish that adolescent males and females differed in these respects. This was found to be the case: males (n = 722) scored significantly higher than females (n = 738)…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Reputation, Multivariate Analysis, Adolescents
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Kinman, Gail – Educational Psychology, 2008
This cross-sectional study examined relationships between job-specific stressors and psychological and physical health symptoms in academic employees working in UK universities. The study also tests the main and moderating role played by sense of coherence (SOC: Antonovsky, 1987 in work stress process). SOC is described as a generalised resistance…
Descriptors: Employees, Work Environment, Stress Variables, Well Being
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Law, Yin-kum – Educational Psychology, 2008
Two studies were conducted to investigate the effects of cooperative learning on second-graders' motivation and learning from text. In Study 1, students (n = 160) in cooperative learning groups were compared with their counterparts (n = 107) in traditional instruction groups. The results revealed a statistically significant difference between the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning
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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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Kyttala, Minna – Educational Psychology, 2008
The first purpose of this study was to investigate whether the visuospatial working memory (VSWM) skills of 15-16-year-old pupils with difficulties in mathematics differ from those of their normally achieving peers. The goal was to broaden the view of the complex system of VSWM. A set of passive and active VSWM tasks was used. The study's second…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Memory
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Zhang, Li-fang – Educational Psychology, 2008
The present study replicated investigation of the link between Holland's six career interest types and Costa and McCrae's big five personality traits in a Chinese context. A sample of 79 university students from Hong Kong evaluated their own abilities and responded to the Short-Version Self-Directed Search (SVSDS) and the NEO Five-Factor…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Educational Research, Personality, Educational Practices
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Thompson, Ted; Parker, Cathryn – Educational Psychology, 2007
Self-worth protective students characteristically perform well on some occasions yet on other occasions they perform poorly. In this study, two accounts of the poor performance of self-worth protective students are assessed. The first is that their poor performance is an outcome of evaluative threat. The second is that their poor performance is an…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Academic Achievement, Anxiety
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Osborne, Jason W. – Educational Psychology, 2007
Claude Steele's stereotype threat hypothesis has attracted significant attention in recent years. This study tested one of the main tenets of his theory--that stereotype threat serves to increase individual anxiety levels, thus hurting performance--using real-time measures of physiological arousal. Subjects were randomly assigned to either high or…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stereotypes, Task Analysis, Mathematics Achievement
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Grimley, Michael – Educational Psychology, 2007
This paper explores whether the principles of cognitive load and multimedia theory are mediated by cognitive style, gender, and prior knowledge. Participants were 91 children aged 10-11 years (54 boys, 37 girls), each assigned to one of two presentation modes. In Condition 1 children were presented with diagrams supported by printed textual…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Multimedia Materials, Comprehension, Cognitive Style
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