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Tarchi, Christian; Surian, Alessio – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Universities have been promoting study abroad programmes for a long time to improve intercultural competence. However, the mere exposure to cultural differences while studying abroad does not ensure intercultural competence, unless study abroad students' reflective processes are explicitly targeted. The article presents the results of a short…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Acculturation
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Demirbag, Mehmet; Bahcivan, Eralp – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
This study was conducted to investigate the relationships among Turkish preservice science teachers' argumentativeness, epistemological beliefs, and achievement goals, as well as the reasons for coherencies and incoherencies among these variables. A sequential explanatory research design was applied within the 2 following studies. In Study I, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Persuasive Discourse
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Kobayashi, Keiichi – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Teaching other students in a face-to-face manner has been shown to effectively foster both one's own and their learning. This study experimentally investigated whether and how tutors and tutees academically benefit from three phases of face-to-face teaching: preparing-to-teach, initial-explanation, and interaction phases. Japanese undergraduates…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Tutors, Undergraduate Students
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Brouwer, Jasperina; Engels, Maaike C. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
After the transition to university, students need to build a new peer network, which helps them to adapt to university life. This study investigated to what extent students' prosocial attitudes and academic achievement facilitate the embeddedness in friendship and help-seeking networks, while taking structural network characteristics into account.…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Academic Achievement, Social Networks, Friendship
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Willems, J.; Coertjens, L.; Donche, V. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
The social adjustment process is a prominent factor in the literature on the transition to higher education (HE). This vast body of research, however, has predominantly focussed on academically oriented first-year higher education (FYHE) contexts, leaving professionally oriented programs (providing vocational education that prepares students for a…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Social Adjustment, Student Experience
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Tao, Vivienne Y. K.; Li, Yun; Wu, Anise M. S. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
This study was the first to investigate the prospective effects of failure mindsets on implicit theories of intelligence (ITI), whose profound effects on learning, motivation, and academic achievement have found increasing support. Participants were 240 Chinese university students (180 females, M[subscript age] = 19.13) who completed a baseline…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Failure
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Chevrier, Basilie; Lannegrand, Lyda – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Freshman year is a major life event in emerging adulthood requiring adaptation that is associated with self-determination processes, like academic motivation and basic psychological needs. The purpose of this study was to analyze the way that academic motivation and the satisfaction and frustration of the basic psychological needs are interrelated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Self Determination
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Bäulke, Lisa; Grunschel, Carola; Dresel, Markus – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Student dropout can be conceptualized as a decision-making process, consisting of different phases. Based on previous literature on student dropout, decision-making, and action-phases, we proposed that the process of developing dropout intentions includes the following phases: "non-fit perception," "thoughts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Dropouts, Dropout Attitudes
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Lardy, Laurent; Bressoux, Pascal; De Clercq, Mikael – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
The massification and diversification of the student population who enters university has become a challenge for Higher Education institutions. A better consideration of this diversity could help to gain a greater understanding of students' achievement process, and this requires observing situations where this diversity is substantial. Thus, in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Student Characteristics, Student Diversity
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An, Min; Zhang, Xiao; Wang, Ying; Zhao, Jingxin; Kong, Lingyue – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
This study examined the bidirectional longitudinal relations between achievement goals and academic performance among Chinese college students. The Achievement Goal Questionnaire was administered to a sample of Chinese college students (N = 311) in their first and third years of study. Their end-of-term grade point averages were used as measures…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Collectivism, College Environment
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Testa, Italo; De Luca Picione, Raffaele; Scotti di Uccio, Umberto – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to analyse Italian high school and university students' attitudes towards physics using the Semiotic Cultural Psychological Theory (SCPT). In the SCPT framework, attitudes represent how individuals interpret their experience through the mediation of "generalized meaning" with which they are identified. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Schürmann, Linda; Gaschler, Robert; Quaiser-Pohl, Claudia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Preservice teachers should learn about motivation theory during their university studies in order to be able to motivate their students in their future job. Thus, this study had two objectives. First, it explored whether experience in education sciences and a motivation theory seminar were related to preservice teachers' perceived experience with…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Opoku, Maxwell Peprah; Cuskelly, Monica; Pedersen, Scott J.; Rayner, Christopher S. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The intention of teachers towards adopting inclusive practices is vital to determining teaching behaviour in classrooms. Although some previous studies have reported that variables such as attitudes, subjective norms and self-efficacy combine to predict intention of teachers, such studies are sparse in sub-Saharan Africa and mainly limited to…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Practices
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Stavrulaki, Euthemia; Li, Mingfei; Gupta, Juhi – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Using the perspective of self-determination theory, we examined college students' motivation orientation as a mediator of the relationship between parenting style and life satisfaction or GPA. The sample was drawn from a medium size university in the northeast of the USA (N = 432). While controlling for gender, age, and ethnicity, we used…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Life Satisfaction
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Räisänen, Milla; Postareff, Liisa; Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The present mixed-method longitudinal study examines students' experiences of study-related exhaustion, regulation of learning, peer learning and peer support during university studies. At the first measurement point, 188 first-year students completed the questionnaire. At the second measurement point, 91 of the 188 students participated in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Burnout, Longitudinal Studies, Peer Relationship
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