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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study examined changes in reading motivation and reading achievement among Hebrew-speaking first graders following an intervention program designed to increase intrinsic reading motivation. The program was delivered by the class teacher and focused on choosing relevant reading materials, providing choices for reading and encouraging social…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Semitic Languages, Prediction
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Torppa, Minna; Vasalampi, Kati; Eklund, Kenneth; Sulkunen, Sari; Niemi, Pekka – Educational Psychology, 2020
This paper examined if difficulty in reading comprehension (PISA) is distinct from difficulty in reading fluency and if the distinct types of reading difficulties are differently associated with learning motivation, school burnout, and school enjoyment. The participants were 1324 Finnish ninth graders. Findings suggested that difficulties in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Difficulty Level, Reading Fluency, Learning Motivation
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Simpkins, Sandra D.; Liu, Yangyang; Hsieh, Ta-Yang; Estrella, Gabriel – Educational Psychology, 2020
High school underrepresented minority students in the US are at an increased risk of dropping out of the STEM pipeline. Based on expectancy-value theory, we examined if Latino students' perception of support from parents, siblings/cousins, teachers, and friends in 10th grade predicted their science ability self-concepts and values, which in turn…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Scientific Attitudes, Learning Motivation
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Lindner, Christoph; Retelsdorf, Jan – Educational Psychology, 2020
In the present study we investigated which role manipulated (i.e., experimentally induced) and perceived (i.e., self-reported) self-control depletion plays in students' (N = 176 seventh graders) achievement-related experiences and behaviour during a test of English as a foreign language, while controlling for trait self-control. Our successful…
Descriptors: Self Control, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Performance Factors
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Nisha, Bobby – Educational Psychology, 2019
Spatial design as a discipline relies on the psychological construct of space. In the light of shortcomings and challenges faced by traditional approaches to spatial design learning, this paper investigates the role and value of Virtual Reality (VR) as a pedagogic vehicle. Based on understandings informed by action-research using VR with learners…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Spatial Ability
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Wong, Tracy K. Y.; Konishi, Chiaki; Tao, Lydia – Educational Psychology, 2019
Guided by the school climate and social-emotional learning literature, this study explored math self-concept in relation to student-teacher relationships and students' sense of school belonging while accounting for sex differences. Participants included two random subsamples (Ns = 532; 558) of 15-year-old Canadian students who participated in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Educational Environment, Self Concept
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Lohbeck, Annette – Educational Psychology, 2019
By focusing on the domains of math and German, the present study with 200 elementary school children investigated the specific relationships of self-reported grades with academic self-concepts and self-perceptions of effort within the competence-affective separation of academic self-concepts. In addition, possible mediator effects of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grades (Scholastic), Self Concept
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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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Zhao, Weiguo; Song, Yining; Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Ruixue – Educational Psychology, 2019
The subjects of this research were 776 pupils from grade three to grade six in Shandong Province, China. This study examined the influence of teacher support on students' reading engagement, and the mediating variables between those two factors, as measured by the perception of teachers' support scale, reading engagement scale, reading interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J.; Bobis, Janette; Way, Jennifer; Anderson, Judy – Educational Psychology, 2019
Using growth modeling, this study examined trajectories of 'switching on' (aspirations) and 'switching off' (disengagement) in mathematics across middle school and high school. In addition, guided by principles under expectancy-value theory, the study sought to determine the extent to which patterns of growth differed by motivation (self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Cheng, Wen – Educational Psychology, 2019
To determine intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for work among college students, an online survey was conducted to collect participants' self-reported motivation and personality traits, as well as academic performance in samples of 310 American and 686 Taiwanese college student respondents. Data suggest that intrinsic and extrinsic motivations…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Incentives, Personality Traits
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Hoffman, Adam J.; Kurtz-Costes, Beth – Educational Psychology, 2019
U.S. national data show that American Indians earn lower math and science scores than other ethnic/racial groups. In the current study, a brief, self-affirmation intervention was aimed at increasing science motivational beliefs in American Indian middle school students (n = 212, M[subscript age] = 12.7 years). Students, each read a biography of a…
Descriptors: Intervention, American Indian Students, Middle School Students, Ethnicity
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Wang, Cheng-Lung; Lin, John J. H. – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study aimed to examine the mediating effects of motivational beliefs in the relations between parental involvement and science achievement. Three types of motivational beliefs, namely, self-concept, intrinsic value, and utility value were addressed based on the Expectancy-Value Theory model. A representative national sample from Taiwan of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Beliefs, Science Achievement
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De la Torre-Cruz, Manuel J.; López-Serrano, Sebastián; Ruiz-Ariza, Alberto; Martínez-López, Emilio J. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous research that has examined the association between parental physical activity behaviour and physical self-concept in children and adolescents has found inconsistent relationships. This study examined whether perceived parental physical activity practice contributed to the explanation of physical self-concept in adolescents based on the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Early Adolescents, Self Concept
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Colmar, Susan; Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Connor, Julie; Martin, Andrew J. – Educational Psychology, 2019
Academic buoyancy is a construct relevant to the schooling lives of students, defining how they overcome or 'bounce back' from everyday academic adversity. The present study was correlational in design and examined academic buoyancy in 191 upper primary-aged students, focusing on its association with reading and mathematics performance, and the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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