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Garzón-Umerenkova, Angélica; Gil-Flores, Javier – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: Procrastination is the act of delaying necessary tasks to the extreme of experiencing discomfort and negative consequences for the individuals. The presence of nontraditional students at universities is a phenomenon which has increased remarkably over the last decades. This type of university students finds some difficulties during…
Descriptors: Time Management, Academic Persistence, Nontraditional Students, College Students
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Viciana, Jesús; Mayorga-Vega, Daniel – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: Traditionally, literature has contributed qualitative approaches for studying how to plan Physical Education (PE). To our knowledge there are not quantitative populationbased studies regarding the decision-making process among in-service Spanish PE teachers. The aim of this study was to analyze possible differences in the factors of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Decision Making, Educational Planning
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Józsa, Krisztián; Barrett, Karen Caplovitz; Morgan, George A. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: School readiness predicts both school and life success, so measuring it effectively is extremely important. Current school readiness tests focus on pre-academic skills; however, mastery motivation (MM: persistent, focus on trying to do a task) and executive functions (EF: planful self-control) are also crucial. Method: The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, School Readiness, Computer Assisted Testing
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Bernal, Ana; Esparza, Javier; Ruiz, María-José; Ferrando, Mercedes; Sainz, Marta – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: This work tackles the question about the nature of creativity as a general vs. domain-specific ability. First we deal with the concept of creativity and then, the main approaches to the debate of generality vs. specificity are exposed. Method: A total of 133 students attending 3rd grade of secondary education in Murcia Region took…
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking, Creativity Tests
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Ossa-Cornejo, Carlos; Díaz-Mujica, Alejandro; Aedo-Saravia, Jaime; Merino-Escobar, Jose M.; Bustos-Navarrete, Claudio – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: There are a few methods to study inquiry's abilities in Chile, despite its importance in science education. This study analyzes the psychometric properties of a Scientific Inquiry Scale in pedagogy students of two Chilean universities. Method: The study uses an instrumental design with 325 students from 3 pedagogy majors. As a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Science Process Skills, Inquiry
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Castillo-Gualda, Ruth; García, Valme; Pena, Mario; Galán, Arturo; Brackett, Marc A. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a socio-emotional learning program, RULER, on enhancing both the emotional intelligence and work-related outcomes in Spanish teachers. Measures included: Ability emotional intelligence, assessed by the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) and work-related…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Multivariate Analysis, Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout
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Lopes, João; Silva, Elisabete; Oliveira, Célia; Sass, Daniel; Martin, Nancy – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: Classroom misbehavior is a major source of classroom-wasted time and a situation that negatively interferes with students' opportunity to learn. Method: The present study investigated the relation between 5th through 9th grade perceived Portuguese teacher's classroom management, teacher's perceived time spend with misbehavior,…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Alvarez, Manuela Alvarez; Elexpuru, Iciar; Castelló, Montserrat; Villardón-Gallego, Lourdes; Yániz, Concepción – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: In the Spanish context, very little is known about what research means for researchers in training. The goal of this study is twofold: to analyze the research conceptions held by doctoral students in the Social Sciences, and to evaluate how those conceptions relate to several relevant variables in the process of researcher training.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Science Research, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Ventura, Ana Clara – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
The aim of this research is to analyse and systematize the conceptual and empirical bases of the available literature on research approaches, objects of study, and future prospects in the field of stylistics, in order to encourage best practice in teacher training. Three research approaches are presented: the empiricist-behaviorist approach, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Research
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Viseu, João; Neves de Jesus, Saul; Rus, Claudia; Canavarro, José M. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Teacher motivation is vital for the educational system. For teachers to be motivated their work satisfaction and positive psychological capital are crucial. The state-of-the-art on teacher motivation requires a literature review regarding the studies that relate teacher motivation and the above mentioned constructs. In this paper, through…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Psychological Characteristics, Human Capital
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Martínez-Fernández, J. R.; Corcelles, M.; Bañales, G.; Castelló, M.; Gutiérrez-Braojos, C. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: In this study, the conceptions of learning and writing of a group of undergraduates enrolled in a teacher education programme were identified. The relationship between them were analysed, and a set of patterns of beliefs about learning and writing were defined. Finally, the relation between these patterns and the quality of a text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Dilmac, Bülent; Yurt, Eyüp; Aydin, Mustafa; Kasarci, Ismail – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: Cyberbullying has been more common than the traditional bullying in recent years. As with the traditional bullying, humane values likely to explain the reason why adolescents tend to bully via cyber-means. Cyber-bullying behaviors also reasoned by adolescents' sensibility towards it. This study investigates the predictive…
Descriptors: Values, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Adolescents
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Jones, Brett D.; Sigmon, Miranda L. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: The purpose of our study was to assess whether the Elementary School version of the MUSIC® Model of Academic Motivation Inventory was valid for use with elementary students in classrooms with regular classroom teachers and student teachers enrolled in a university teacher preparation program. Method: The participants included 535…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Prino, Laura Elvira; Pasta, Tiziana; Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: Despite the clear relevance of the Student-teacher relationship, studies have rarely encompassed subjects with special education needs. Our study focused on the differences perceived by teachers in their relationships with these students. Method: We described the results obtained with different groups of children with special…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities
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Muñoz, Liz; Cruz, Josefina Santa – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: The aim of this work was to determine whether the type of feedback given by the preschool teacher during class impacts the children's metacognitive control. For this purpose, the children's behavior was analyzed while teachers provided feedback during collaborative learning sessions. Method: A quasi-experimental, cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Feedback (Response)
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