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Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Silinskas, Gintautas; Kiuru, Noona; Pakarinen, Eija; Turunen, Tiina; Siekkinen, Martti; Tolvanen, Asko; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
This cross-lagged longitudinal study examines the evocative impact of a child's psychological adjustment on teachers' affective response and instructional support for a child, and the influence this support and response has on the child's subsequent adjustment. A hundred and seventeen Finnish teachers self-rated the instructional support they…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Responses
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Sikiö, Riitta; Siekkinen, Martti; Holopainen, Leena; Silinskas, Gintautas; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the role of mothers' (language minority mothers, LM, n = 49, and Finnish-speaking mothers, MP, n = 368) parenting styles and maternal help with their children's homework in the children's (mean age 11.43 years) literacy skills at fourth grade in Finland. In addition, the moderating effect of a child's gender on…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parenting Styles, Homework, Parent Child Relationship
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Vasalampi, Kati; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Jokisaari, Markku; Salmela-Aro, Katariina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
This study investigated the extent to which autonomous motivation, effort and progress relating to current educational goals predict success in dealing with the challenging transition to university. Our study included two measurement points: (1) before the entrance examination, at which point participants (n = 280) documented ratings of their…
Descriptors: Archives, Student Motivation, College Students, Self Determination
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Pakarinen, Eija; Kiuru, Noona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Siekkinen, Martti; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
This study examined the extent to which observed teaching practices and self-reported teacher stress predict children's learning motivation and phonological awareness in kindergarten. The pre-reading skills of 1,268 children were measured at the beginning of their kindergarten year. Their learning motivation and phonological awareness were…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Phonological Awareness, Learning Motivation, Scoring
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Parrila, Rauno; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Niemi, Pekka; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
This longitudinal study investigates how the reading-related activities of mothers at home relate to the development of reading skills among their kindergarten children. A total of 1,529 children (5-to-6-year-olds) were tested on word reading twice, once at the beginning and once at the end of a kindergarten year. The mothers of the children (n =…
Descriptors: Mothers, Birth Order, Kindergarten, Reading Skills
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Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
The aim of this longitudinal study was to investigate cross-lagged relationships between mathematical performance and reading comprehension during the first and second years of primary school. 114 Finnish-speaking children were examined six times on mathematics and reading comprehension during Years 1 and 2. At the beginning of Year 1, they were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Skills, Longitudinal Studies
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Onatsu-Arvilommi, Tiina Pepita; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1997
Examines how family composition, size, and atmosphere; parental control; and the level of parental education and socioeconomic status are associated with children's problems at school. Shows that underachievers came from families with absent natural fathers, lower parental control, and negative atmosphere; overachievers came from intact families…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics
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Onatsu-Arvilommi, Tiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Aunola, Kaisa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1998
Investigates the extent to which parents' well-being and parenting styles provide a basis of the development of their children's cognitive and behavioral strategies in primary school. Reveals that maternal depressive symptomatology was associated with their children's use of maladaptive strategies, whereas maternal authoritative parenting styles…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Child Development, Cognitive Objectives, Elementary Education