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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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Wang, Jing; King, Ronnel B.; Rao, Nirmala – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
The role of mastery and performance goals in self-regulated learning (SRL) has received much attention. However, in collectivist and Confucian-heritage contexts, social-academic goals may also play an important, yet unexamined role in SRL. This study examined the association between social-academic goals and SRL. We tested a hierarchical model…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Structural Equation Models, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation
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Grobler, Adelene A.; Knight, Mirriam R.; Lens, Willy; Lacante, Marlies – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
A relatively large number of South African learners drop out of school during the last 2 years of high school. This has important negative consequences for the individual learners, as well as for the country as a whole since it contributes greatly to the high number of unskilled and unemployed people. This study was carried out to explore whether,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, High School Students, Self Determination, Learning Motivation
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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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Buijs, Maartje; Admiraal, Wilfried – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Secondary school teachers often complain that their students show a disengaged attitude in class. Students do not prepare for lessons, they show a passive attitude towards classroom activities and they have a limited awareness of their own learning process. Based on a pilot study, four homework assignments were designed, implemented, and evaluated…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Homework, Assignments, History Instruction
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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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Chasseigne, Gerard; Giraudeau, Caroline; Lafon, Peggy; Mullet, Etienne – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
The study examined the knowledge of the functional relations between potential difference, magnitude of current, and resistance among seventh graders, ninth graders, 11th graders (in technical schools), and college students. It also tested the efficiency of a learning device named "functional learning" derived from cognitive psychology on the…
Descriptors: Physics, Grade 9, Cognitive Psychology, Grade 7
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Coirier, Pierre; Favart, Monik; Chanquoy, Lucile – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
The goal of this study was to analyze the development of the relationship between conceptual and linguistic processes as regards idea ordering and structuring (linearizing), when composing a text. Participants (from 7th graders to University students) were required to compose a text using a list of eleven scrambled ideas. Conceptual rules allow to…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Linguistics, Models, Cluster Grouping
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Broekkamp, Hein; Van den Bergh, Huub; Van Hout-Wolters, Bernadette H. A. M.; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
Departing from a realistic classroom context, this study focuses on the relationship between students' perception of task demands and their learning performance. History teachers (N=20) and their 11th-grade students (N=375) rated the relative importance of sections of an instructional text on which teachers would be giving a test. In addition,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement, Test Content