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Ziegler, Esther; Edelsbrunner, Peter A.; Stern, Elsbeth – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Teacher-directed and self-directed learning have been compared across various contexts. Depending on the settings and the presentation of material, mixed benefits are found; the specific circumstances under which either condition is advantageous are unclear. We combined and reanalyzed data from two experimental studies investigating the effects of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Papadopoulos, Timothy C.; Spanoudis, George; Ktisti, Christiana; Fella, Argyro – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
We investigated the role of linguistic and cognitive processes in reading precocity from kindergarten to grade 2. A sample of 33 precocious readers was identified that did not differ on age, gender, and parental education to a control group of 259 typical readers. The effects of verbal ability were also controlled. All children were administered a…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Cognitive Processes, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Wu, Chao-Jung; Liu, Chia-Yu; Yang, Chung-Hsuan; Jian, Yu-Cin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Despite decades of research on the close link between eye movements and human cognitive processes, the exact nature of the link between eye movements and deliberative thinking in problem-solving remains unknown. Thus, this study explored the critical eye-movement indicators of deliberative thinking and investigated whether visual behaviors could…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Reading Comprehension, Screening Tests, Scores
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Locher, Franziska Maria; Becker, Sarah; Schiefer, Irene; Pfost, Maximilian – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Reading self-concept is an important predictor of reading comprehension and vice versa. However, the mechanisms that are at work in this relation have yet to be identified. In line with the self-enhancement approach, we propose that in the reading domain, amount of reading, book choice (text difficulty and book length), and intrinsic reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Self Concept, Correlation, Predictor Variables
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Zaric, Jelena; Hasselhorn, Marcus; Nagler, Telse – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
It is widely accepted that general intelligence and phonological awareness contribute to children's acquisition of reading and spelling skills. A further candidate in this regard is orthographic knowledge (i.e., the knowledge about permissible letter patterns). It consists of two components, word-specific (i.e., the knowledge of the spelling of…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Knowledge Level, Predictor Variables, Reading Skills
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Haverinen, Kaisa; Tikkanen, Lotta; Soini, Tiina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Teacher burnout has been identified as a significant occupational hazard. However, our understanding about individual variations in burnout risk among in-service teachers is still less than sufficient. This study explored socio-contextual burnout risk profiles and their association with the reported use of proactive strategies among in-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Xu, Jianzhong – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Whereas it is often a challenge to keep students motivated and interested in academic tasks, it is more of a challenge to have students stay motivated and interested in academic tasks outside school during nonschool hours--homework. Prior research, however, has largely overlooked the reasons or purposes students have for doing homework and their…
Descriptors: Homework, Goal Orientation, Student Interests, Mathematics Achievement
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Tang, Elaine; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Fung, Wing-kai – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Previous research studies have demonstrated the link between parents' education and parental stress level. However, these studies have not taken parents' goal orientation into consideration. Based on the framework of goal orientation theory, we examined how parents' goals would interact with parents' education to affect perceived parental stress…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Stress Variables, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Hanin, Vanessa; Colognesi, Stéphane; Van Nieuwenhoven, Catherine – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The aim of this article is to assess the effects on learners' emotions and emotion regulation of an intervention promoting the development of cognitive strategies for mathematical problem-solving and positive perceptions of problem-solving competence (SEP), embedded in an overall self-regulated approach, with upper elementary students (N = 334,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Intervention
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Langeloo, Annegien; Lara, Mayra Mascareño; Deunk, Marjolein I.; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Strijbos, Jan-Willem – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Early childhood education serves an increasing number of multilingual children, and teachers are challenged to create high-quality learning opportunities in the classroom for all children. The child's engagement and interactions with the teacher are important in this respect. The present study therefore examined how multilingualism relates to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Monolingualism, Multilingualism, Profiles
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Zhu, Chunjie; Urhahne, Detlef – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Numerous studies have focused on the significance and consequences of teacher judgment; the development of teachers' judgment accuracy over time, however, has been rarely examined. The aim of this study was to investigate the temporal stability of teachers' judgment accuracy of students' motivation, emotion, and achievement. The correspondence…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Accuracy, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation
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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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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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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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