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Barksdale, Christopher; Peters, Michelle L.; Corrales, Antonio – Educational Studies, 2021
The purpose of this sequential mixed methods study was to examine the relationship between classroom climate and student achievement of middle school students. A purposeful sample of 428 middle school students (6th-8th grade) from a large southeastern Texas school district were administered the "Learning Environment Inventory" (LEI) to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Academic Achievement
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Sökmen, Yavuz – Educational Studies, 2021
This study investigated middle school students' behavioural, emotional, cognitive, and agentic engagement in science in relation to self-efficacy and learning environment variables. Learning environment variables addressed in the study were shared control, student negotiation, promoting mutual respect, and teacher feedback. Participants of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Middle School Students
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Vinter, Kati – Educational Studies, 2021
Academic burnout is a severe problem among adolescents, and coping skills are becoming more crucial. The current study identified the latent profiles of Estonian middle school students, who were reporting different levels of burnout at three measurement points, during one academic year and examined the differences between identified profiles in…
Descriptors: Burnout, Profiles, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Cheung, Ka Luen; Yang, Der-Ching – Educational Studies, 2020
This study examined the performance of sixth graders in Hong Kong on a number sense three-tier test (NSTTT) and identified their possible misconceptions about number sense. The NSTTT comprises a content tier, which assesses the content knowledge of number sense; a reason tier, which assesses the reasons for the first-tier responses; and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Elementary School Mathematics
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Bell, Sherry Mee; Park, Yujeong; Martin, Melissa; Smith, Jamie; McCallum, R. Steve; Smyth, Kelly; Mingo, Maya – Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine if reading achievement of students from high-poverty US schools differs as a function of participation in summer tutoring versus access to books. Data from 100 at-risk youth who participated in tutoring (n = 45) or received self-selected books (n = 55) indicated significant gains for students in both…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Poverty, Books, Tutoring
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Cascella, Clelia – Educational Studies, 2020
I explored the effect of socio-economic status (SES) on mathematics achievement by gender at grades 5 in 2012 and 10 in 2017. Secondary Italian data (30,868 pupils in primary and 38,091 in secondary school) were analysed via the Rasch model to estimate students' ability in mathematics and then via a three-level regression (students nested into…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 5
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Thomas, Valérie; Muls, Jaël; De Backer, Free; Lombaerts, Koen – Educational Studies, 2020
Parents play an important part in adolescents' life and significantly contribute to youngsters' academic success. However, parents' and students' perceptions regarding parental involvement may differ and how these perceptions are related to school achievement and wellbeing have been poorly researched. Therefore, self-report measures assessing…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation
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Cohen, Susie M.; Chang, Mido – Educational Studies, 2020
This study investigated the predictive effects of science self-efficacy, value in learning science, science attitudes, gender, and race on science achievement, among United States middle school students utilising Trends in International Math and Science Study 2011 data. A series of preliminary analyses using several descriptive statistics,…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Self Efficacy, Scientific Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Schwab, Susanne; Rossmann, Peter – Educational Studies, 2020
The present study focuses on the association between peer integration and the development of depressive symptoms in secondary school students. A sample of 393 7th grade students (194 boys, 199 girls, mean age = 13.38 years, sd = 0.85) was recruited from 25 secondary schools in Austria. Of these students, 34 were diagnosed as having special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Depression (Psychology), Grade 7
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Thien, Lei Mee; Karpudewan, Mageswary; Chin, Huan – Educational Studies, 2020
This study aims to establish the dimensions that explain the Malaysian Chinese primary school students' quality of school life. This study employed a mixed-methods convergent parallel design. Quantitative data were collected from 649 Grade 5 Malaysian National Chinese primary school students, and six students were purposively identified to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Preadolescents, Quality of Life
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Tourigny, Roxane; Plante, Isabelle; Raby, Carole – Educational Studies, 2020
This study compared the academic achievement and teacher-student relationship of students who remained with the same teacher for two consecutive years in so-called looping classrooms (n = 98), to their peers in traditional one-year classrooms (n = 94). Contrary to prior research on the topic, this study used a strict protocol to ensure that…
Descriptors: Looping (Teachers), Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship, Instructional Design
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Diaconu-Gherasim, Loredana R.; Tepordei, Ana-Maria; Mairean, Cornelia; Rusu, Andrei – Educational Studies, 2019
This study evaluated how gender is related to children's intelligence beliefs, goal orientations and academic achievement and whether there are gender differences in how intelligence beliefs and goal orientations are related to academic achievement. The participants, 362 seventh grade students (55.8% girls; M[subscript age] = 13.20,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Intelligence
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Chen, Ouhao; Manalo, Emmanuel; She, Yan – Educational Studies, 2019
A 2 (learning strategies: diagram vs. summary) × 2 (levels of expertise: low vs. high) experiment was conducted to compare the effectiveness of using diagrams to writing summaries for students given biological information to learn and who possessed different levels of expertise in that topic area. A main effect of learning strategy used on number…
Descriptors: Expertise, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Kopparla, Mahati; Bicer, Ali; Vela, Katherine; Lee, Yujin; Bevan, Danielle; Kwon, Hyunkyung; Caldwell, Cassidy; Capraro, Mary M.; Capraro, Robert M. – Educational Studies, 2019
Problem posing is the act of creating one's own problems, unlike the traditional practice of solving problems posed by others. Problem posing is not a commonly taught topic. Though some students have difficulties acquiring problem-posing skills, the positive effects are far reaching. A quasi-experimental research design was used to determine the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intervention, Problem Solving, Elementary School Mathematics
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Shen, Jianping; Ma, Xin; Gao, Xingyuan; Bierlien Palmer, Louann; Poppink, Sue; Burt, Walter; Leneway, Robert; McCrumb, Dennis; Pearson, Charles; Rainey, Mark; Reeves, Patricia; Wegenke, Gary – Educational Studies, 2019
In this study, we developed and validated an instrument that researchers can use to measure the collective effort of principals and teachers who excise their own unique leadership to generate (integrated) school leadership. Based on 644 teachers, we found sound psychometric properties of the scales of the instrument and the instrument as a whole.…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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