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Fleury-Roy, Marie-Helene; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
This study addresses the issue of illusion of incompetence among elementary school children. The first objective is to examine whether teachers are able to recognize children with an illusion of incompetence. The second objective is to see whether teachers' appraisal of the behaviours and psychological characteristics of these children differ from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychological Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Grade 4
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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