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Shankland, Rébecca; Rosset, Evelyn – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
Research studies looking into the effects of positive psychology interventions (PPIs) implemented in classrooms have yielded promising results, not only in terms of student well-being but also in terms of academic outcomes, school climate, and teacher well-being. However, a number of PPIs require relatively high levels of commitment from school…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychology, Well Being, Psychotherapy
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Zusho, Akane – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
In the last special issue devoted to this topic, Pintrich ("Educ Psychol Rev" 16:385-407, 2004) provided an in-depth critique of his conceptual framework on self-regulated learning (SRL), comparing and contrasting it to Biggs' student approaches to learning (SAL) perspective. Since then, there have been a number of advances in the study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Criticism
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Vermunt, Jan D.; Donche, Vincent – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
The aim of this article is to review the state of the art of research and theory development on student learning patterns in higher education and beyond. First, the learning patterns perspective and the theoretical framework are introduced. Second, research published since 2004 on student learning patterns is systematically identified and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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Zaff, Jonathan F.; Donlan, Alice; Gunning, Aaron; Anderson, Sara E.; McDermott, Elana; Sedaca, Michelle – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
A high school education prepares young people to participate positively in the economy and in civic life, among other positive life outcomes. However, nearly one in five American high school students does not graduate from high school on time, if ever. Progress has been made on understanding why students fail to complete high school and on raising…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
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Morris, David B.; Usher, Ellen L.; Chen, Jason A. – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
Teachers' efficacy beliefs are thought to influence not only their motivation and performance but also the achievement of their students. Scholars have therefore turned their attention toward the sources underlying these important teacher beliefs. This review seeks to evaluate the ways in which researchers have measured and conceptualized the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Motivation, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
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Dent, Amy L.; Koenka, Alison C. – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
This research synthesis explores how academic achievement relates to two main components of self-regulated learning for students in elementary and secondary school. Two meta-analyses integrated previous findings on (1) the defining metacognitive processes of self-regulated learning and (2) students' use of cognitive strategies. Overall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Independent Study, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Vasquez, Ariana C.; Patall, Erika A.; Fong, Carlton J.; Corrigan, Andrew S.; Pine, Lisa – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
A meta-analysis of 36 studies examining the relations between parent autonomy support (PAS) and child outcomes indicated that PAS was related to greater academic achievement and indicators of adaptive psychosocial functioning, including autonomous motivation, psychological health, perceived competence, engagement, and positive attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Meta Analysis, Academic Achievement, Positive Attitudes
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Pinquart, Martin – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
Parents and researchers alike are interested in how to promote children's academic competence. The present meta-analysis integrates the results of 308 empirical studies on associations of general parenting dimensions and styles with academic achievement of children and adolescents assessed via grade point average or academic achievement tests.…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement, Children, Adolescents
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Tze, Virginia M. C.; Daniels, Lia M.; Klassen, Robert M. – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
The experience of academic boredom among students may be universal; in fact, almost all students complain at least occasionally about being bored in class or while studying. Despite the perceived negative influence of boredom on learning, there has been no synthesis of empirical findings underscoring how boredom relates to academic outcomes.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Interests, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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Carpenter, Shana K.; Lund, Terry J. S.; Coffman, Clark R.; Armstrong, Patrick I.; Lamm, Monica H.; Reason, Robert D. – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
Retrieval practice has been shown to produce powerful learning gains in laboratory experiments but has seldom been explored in classrooms as a means of enhancing students' learning of their course-relevant material. Furthermore, research is lacking concerning the role of individual differences in learning from retrieval. The current study explored…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Biology, Academic Achievement
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Wang, Ming-Te; Degol, Jessica L. – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
The construct of school climate has received attention as a way to enhance student achievement and reduce problem behaviors. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the existing literature on school climate and to bring to light the strengths, weakness, and gaps in the ways researchers have approached the construct. The central information in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Measurement, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Ma, Xin; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y.; Hu, Shanshan; Yuan, Jing – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
This meta-analysis examined the relationship between learning outcomes of children and educational involvement of parents during a unique period of early childhood education and early elementary education based on 100 independent effect sizes from 46 studies. Learning outcomes are academic achievement, and frameworks of parental involvement…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Early Childhood Education
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Stieff, Mike; Uttal, David – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Spatial training has been indicated as a possible solution for improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) achievement and degree attainment. Advocates for this approach have noted that the correlation between spatial ability and several measures of STEM achievement suggests that spatial training should focus on improving…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Training, STEM Education, Academic Achievement
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Redick, Thomas S.; Shipstead, Zach; Wiemers, Elizabeth A.; Melby-Lervåg, Monica; Hulme, Charles – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Working memory training programs have generated great interest, with claims that the training interventions can have profound beneficial effects on children's academic and intellectual attainment. We describe the criteria by which to evaluate evidence for or against the benefit of working memory training. Despite the promising results of initial…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Training, Literature Reviews, Academic Achievement
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Waters, Lea; Barsky, Adam; Ridd, Amanda; Allen, Kelly – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Schools need reliable evidence about the outcomes of meditation programs before they consider if and how such programmes can influence learning agendas, curriculum and timetables. This paper reviewed evidence from 15 peer-reviewed studies of school meditation programmes with respect to three student outcomes: well-being, social competence and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Evidence, Program Effectiveness, Well Being
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