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Cruz Neri, Nadine; Guill, Karin; Retelsdorf, Jan – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Science performance is highly affected by students' reading comprehension. Recently, there has been a growing attention to the role of linguistic features for science performance, but findings are ambivalent, especially when looking into item word count. The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction of students' reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Science Achievement, Correlation, Science Tests
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Levi, Uzi; Einav, Michal; Ziv, Orit; Raskind, Ilana; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
This study sought to extend the research on adolescents' hope, academic expectations, and average grades. The hope theory (Snyder, "Psychological Inquiry" 13(4):249-275, 2002), the salutogenic paradigm (with a focus on sense of coherence (SOC) (Antonovsky 1987)), and Bandura's ("Journal of Management" 38(1):9-44,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, Expectation, Academic Achievement
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Peter, Felix; Dalbert, Claudia; Kloeckner, Nils; Radant, Matthias – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The study examined the meaning of personal belief in a just world and students' experience of their teachers' behavior toward them personally for school distress in different class contexts. The study involved 827 secondary school students from 61 classes (grades 9 to 11). Analyses revealed that the more the students believed in a…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Experience, Teacher Behavior, Secondary School Students
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Graça, João; Calheiros, Maria Manuela; Barata, Maria Clara – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Younger generations are increasingly questioning the legitimacy of teachers. However, evidence concerning classroom authority and the many factors that shape it tend to disregard the complexity and dynamics of the relationship between the teacher and the student. This paper aims to contribute to further unfold and understand this topic.…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Power Structure, Teacher Role, Student Role
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Sellmann, Daniela; Bogner, Franz X. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Besides cognitive learning effects, short-term environmental education (EE) is often regarded as ineffective in intervening with participants' environmental attitudes and behaviour. However, in Germany, school classes often participate in such 1-day EE programmes because they better match the school curriculum in contrast to longer (residential)…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Program Effectiveness, Climate, Attitude Change
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Bråten, Ivar; Ferguson, Leila E.; Strømsø, Helge I.; Anmarkrud, Øistein – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Building on the multidimensional framework of epistemic cognition proposed by Greene et al. ("Educational Psychologist" 43:142--160, 2008), this study examined beliefs about justification of knowledge claims in science among 65 Norwegian 10th graders. The first research question asked whether beliefs in personal justification,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 10, Student Attitudes
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Blom, Sarah; Severiens, Sabine – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
In order to examine and explain differences in self-regulated (SR) deep learning of successful immigrant and non-immigrant students we investigated a population of 650 high track 10th grade students in Amsterdam, of which 39% had an immigrant background. By means of a questionnaire based on the MSLQ of Pintrich and De Groot (1990) the students…
Descriptors: Females, Factor Analysis, Urban Areas, Grade 10
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Janssen, Tanja; Braaksma, Martine; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
In this study we examined how good and weak students of literature interact with short literary stories. We focused on differences in the use of cognitive and affective reading activities, and in the extent to which good and weak students adapt their activities to (parts of) the story they are reading. 19 Dutch tenth-grade students from 8 classes…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Grade 10, Literature, Secondary Education
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Naceur, Abdelmajid; Schiefele, Ulrich – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
The present work examined the influence of topic interest on the strength of different components of text representation and long-term retention according to the model of text processing by van Dijk and Kintsch (1983). A Series of relevant personality characteristics were assessed to control for alternative explanations of interest effect, A total…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Retention (Psychology)
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de Matos, Margarida Gaspar; Barrett, Paula; Dadds, Mark; Shortt, Alison – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
Used data from the Portuguese HBSC (Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children) survey, which was conducted by one of the authors who is the national representative of the European Study HBSC, a World Health Organisation collaborative study (Currie, Hurrelmann, Setterbulte, Smith, & Todd, 2000; Matos, Simoes, Carvalhosa, Reis & Canha 2000),…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 8, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety