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Grunschel, Carola; Patrzek, Justine; Fries, Stefan – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In the present study, we broadly investigated reasons and consequences of academic procrastination. Additionally, we explored whether students seeking help from student counselling services to overcome academic procrastination (counselling group) report more serious reasons and consequences of academic procrastination than students who…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Time Management, College Students, Help Seeking
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Kilian, Britta; Hofer, Manfred; Fries, Stefan; Kuhnle, Claudia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
The relations between students' value orientations, decisions in conflicts between on-task and off-task actions in the classroom, and experiences of motivational interference following these conflicts were investigated. It was expected that well-being value orientation was positively linked and achievement value orientation was negatively linked…
Descriptors: Conflict, Student Motivation, Time on Task, Academic Achievement
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Fries, Stefan; Schmid, Sebastian; Hofer, Manfred – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
Value orientations are believed to influence learning in school. We assume that this influence is mediated by the valences attached to specific school subjects. In a questionnaire study (704 students from 36 classes) achievement and well-being value orientations were measured. Students also rated valence scales for the school subjects German and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Values, Questionnaires
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Schmid, Sebastian; Hofer, Manfred; Dietz, Franziska; Reinders, Heinz; Fries, Stefan – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
The assumption that today's German students are able to successfully combine synthesis achievement values and well-being values appears to be overly optimistic when regarded from the perspective of motivational psychology. The results of a qualitative-quantitative interview study with 25 students indicate that achievement and well-being values may…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Leisure Time, Student Attitudes, Values
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Fries, Stefan; Schmid, Sebastian; Dietz, Franziska; Hofer, Manfred – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
Based on Inglehart's (1997) idea that the importance of modern values is challenged by a growing importance of postmodern values in postindustrialised societies, we analyse the consequences of students' attempts to integrate (modern) achievement values and (postmodern) well-being values. Since opportunities for value integration are limited,…
Descriptors: Values, Evaluative Thinking, Conflict of Interest, Needs Assessment