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Schweder, Sabine – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
It is generally accepted and well documented that mastery goal orientation positively affects students' learning behavior. However, less is known about this association in self-directed learning during adolescence, which additionally promotes student's positive emotions. This study tested whether positive emotions mediate the association between…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation, Psychological Patterns, Student Attitudes
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Pinto, Giuliana; Tarchi, Christian; Bigozzi, Lucia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
This study presents an original genre awareness intervention for kindergarten children. The efficacy of the intervention was tested on children's awareness in three different genres: narrative, epistolary, and instructions. We hypothesized that the intervention would be effective in improving children's structural knowledge in all three genres.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Literary Genres, Literacy Education
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García-Moya, Irene; Brooks, Fiona; Moreno, Carmen – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The aim of this qualitative study was to identify central attributes of positive relationships with teachers from the adolescent students' perspectives that could help delineate the meaning of student-teacher connectedness while exploring to what extent its main attributes were similar or different in England and Spain. As part of the EU-funded…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Amani, Malahat; Nazifi, Morteza; Sorkhabi, Nadia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Early adolescent girls' (6th grade) academic achievement was examined using parenting styles as predictors and parent involvement and early adolescents' self-regulated learning (SRL) as mediators. Participants were 341 early adolescents, 341 mothers, and 20 teachers (N = 702) among all middle schools of Bojnord, Iran-recruited using cluster,…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Grade 6, Academic Achievement, Parenting Styles
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Vangrieken, Katrien; Kyndt, Eva – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
This study assessed how teachers understand and value autonomy, collaboration and the relationship between both. Quantitative analyses (N[subscript 1] = 1610, N[subscript 2] = 1408) included a multilevel SEM model and identifying teacher profiles based upon perceived autonomy (curricular, didactical-pedagogical) and autonomy attitude…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Collaboration, Effect Size
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Bakadorova, Olga; Lazarides, Rebecca; Raufelder, Diana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
While school self-concept is an important facilitator of a student's school engagement, previous studies rarely investigated whether it may also explain the change in students' school engagement during secondary school. Moreover, as social relations play an increasingly important role in adolescence, the current research distinguishes between the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Self Concept, Social Influences
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Li, Hongxia; Hua, Xiaoteng; Yang, Yalin; Huang, Bijuan; Si, Jiwei – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Although an increasing number of studies have suggested that students with low mathematics achievement (LMA) tend to perform worse in arithmetic strategy use than children with typical development, the potential reasons remain unclear. Accordingly, the current study investigated the potential impact of task switching on strategy use for children…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement, Arithmetic, Learning Strategies
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Gordeeva, Tamara; Sheldon, Kennon; Sychev, Oleg – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Optimistic attributional style has been shown to be reliably associated with high well-being and low depression and (Hu et al., "Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology," 34(4): 304-321, 2015). Via both a meta-analysis and two new studies, we examine the relationship between optimistic attributional style for explaining negative and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attribution Theory, Positive Attitudes, Prediction
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Hoogendijk, Kirsten; Holland, Judith G.; Tick, Nouchka T.; Hofman, Adriaan W. H.; Severiens, Sabine E.; Vuijk, Patricia; Maras, Athanasios; van Veen, Dolf – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The teacher-student relationship plays an important role in the academic and behavioral development of primary school children with externalizing problem behavior. However, such problem behavior often threatens the quality of the teacher-student relationship. Teacher-focused coaching intervention Key2Teach aims to improve elements of the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Intervention, Coaching (Performance)
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Kavanagh, Lauren – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Given the significant role that academic self-concept plays in students' learning, understanding the psychological processes involved in its formation continues to be an important focus of enquiry. There is strong empirical support for two major models of academic self-concept (ASC) formation: the big-fish-little-pond (BFLP) model and the…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns
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de Leur, Tessa; van Boxtel, Carla; Wilschut, Arie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The past is not in the classroom to observe and study. Thus, creating a lively and understandable image of a past period or situation is an achievement to be learned. A variety of tasks can be used to stimulate students to create an image of the past. In this experimental study, 151 grade 9 students (14-16 years old) participated by completing a…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 9
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Košir, Katja; Klasinc, Lucia; Špes, Tanja; Pivec, Tina; Cankar, Gašper; Horvat, Marina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The purpose of the present study was to examine individual and contextual predictors of victimization and bullying on a sample of early adolescents. Using both self-reports and peer nominations for victimization and bullying assessment, potential differential predictors for self- vs. peer-reported victimization and bullying were examined. A total…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Early Adolescents, Predictor Variables
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Rawlings, Anna Maria; Tapola, Anna; Niemivirta, Markku – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Students' goal strivings are known to be connected with important outcomes, both academically and with regard to individual well-being. In spite of their importance, our knowledge of factors contributing to their early development is rather limited. In this longitudinal study on school beginners (N = 212), we focused on the interrelationships…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Mastery Learning
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Guevara, Irene; Moreno-Llanos, Iván; Rodríguez, Cintia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The psychological literature on the development of gestures during the first year of life has been limited. It has mainly focused on the development of pointing at around 11 months of age, considering it "the" gesture that allows triadic interactions. However, recent studies have argued for the importance of earlier ostensive gestures…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Infants, Cognitive Development, Interpersonal Communication
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Grossen, Michèle; Muller Mirza, Nathalie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
In Switzerland, as elsewhere, issues dealing with cultural diversity raise major challenges in education. At present, little is known about how students make sense of these highly sensitive societal issues and relate them to their everyday experience. Drawing on a sociocultural and dialogical approach to learning, this study aimed at understanding…
Descriptors: Ethnic Diversity, Foreign Countries, Social Problems, Student Experience
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