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Larouche, Marie-Noelle; Galand, Benoit; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
This paper reports results from two studies aimed at examining whether perception of social acceptance and actual social acceptance differ according to the presence of an illusion of scholastic incompetence. Results of both studies conducted in Belgium and in Quebec (respectively 179 and 543 participants) show that children's illusion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Acceptance, Academic Ability, Student Attitudes
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Marcotte, Genevieve; Marcotte, Diane; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This study evaluates the role of familial support and dysfunctional attitudes in depression, delinquency and the concomitance of these disorders in an adolescent population from a middle-class community in the Trois-Rivieres area. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Mesure d'adaptation sociale et personnelle pour adolescents quebecois-MASPAQ…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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Bouffard, Therese; Boileau, Lucille; Vezeau, Carole – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2001
Examines the impact of the transition from elementary to secondary school on students' motivational profile and its link to academic achievement. Focuses on sixth grade and secondary one students (girls, n=186; boys, n=150) at the end of the school year. Reports the most powerful indicator of academic performance was self-efficacy. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries