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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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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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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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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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Li, Hongxia; Hua, Xiaoteng; Yang, Yalin; Huang, Bijuan; Si, Jiwei – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Although an increasing number of studies have suggested that students with low mathematics achievement (LMA) tend to perform worse in arithmetic strategy use than children with typical development, the potential reasons remain unclear. Accordingly, the current study investigated the potential impact of task switching on strategy use for children…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement, Arithmetic, Learning Strategies
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de Leur, Tessa; van Boxtel, Carla; Wilschut, Arie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The past is not in the classroom to observe and study. Thus, creating a lively and understandable image of a past period or situation is an achievement to be learned. A variety of tasks can be used to stimulate students to create an image of the past. In this experimental study, 151 grade 9 students (14-16 years old) participated by completing a…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 9
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Oostdam, R. J.; Koerhuis, M. J. C.; Fukkink, R. G. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Much research has been done into the relationship between students' motivation to learn and their basic psychological needs as defined by the self-determination theory (autonomy, competence, relatedness). However, few studies have explored how these psychological needs relate to different types of maladaptive behavior in the classroom. To prevent…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Psychological Needs, Learning Motivation, Self Determination
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Huang, Xiaoxia; Zhang, Jie; Hudson, Laura – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
This study tested a proposed model consisting of mathematics anxiety, mathematics self-efficacy, and implicit theories of intelligence in predicting mathematics and science career interest in middle school students, while controlling for student math level. One hundred fifty-two seventh-grade students in a middle school in the USA participated in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Gender Differences
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Auphan, Pauline; Ecalle, Jean; Magnan, Annie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Reading difficulties in school are very challenging for teachers due to many different reader subtypes in one and the same class. Moreover, there are few easy-to-use tools enabling teachers to assess reading ability. According to the Simple View of Reading (Hoover and Gough in "Reading and Writing", 2(2), 127-160, 1990), efficient…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Computer Assisted Testing, Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
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Edossa, Ashenafi Kassahun; Neuenhaus, Nora; Artelt, Cordula; Lingel, Klaus; Schneider, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Knowledge about one's own cognitive processes is the basis for the monitoring and regulation of learning processes for effective reading comprehension. Taking verbal cognitive ability into account, the present study aimed to examine the developmental trajectories of reading comprehension and declarative metacognitive knowledge and their…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students, High Achievement
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Józsa, Krisztián; Kis, Noémi; Barrett, Karen Caplovitz – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Children's motivation to master challenging tasks is an important predictor of school success, and yet, such motivation declines during adolescence. It is therefore important to identify ways to intervene to reduce this decline. One malleable factor that is associated with motivation is parenting. The present study used structural equation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 7, Mothers, Student Attitudes
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Morinaj, Julia; Hascher, Tina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
School alienation is identified as a severe educational problem that hampers students' academic journey. However, little is known about the concept's interplay with other socio-emotional phenomena such as well-being. This longitudinal study explored the cross-lagged associations among alienation from learning, teachers, and classmates, and…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Well Being, Secondary School Students, Grade 7
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Peixoto, Francisco; Sanches, Cristina; Mata, Lourdes; Monteiro, Vera – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study analyzes the relationships between cognitive appraisals, classroom and test emotions, and math achievement in a sample of 1,219 Portuguese students from the 6th and 8th grades. Participants completed measures of perceived value, perceived competence, and seven math achievement emotions (boredom, hopelessness, anger, anxiety, enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Psychological Patterns, Mathematics Achievement
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Jurkowski, Susanne; Hänze, Martin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Students' individual learning is supposed to be based on cognitive and social processes. Therefore, students' social skills are assumed to play an important role for school performance. This study set out to investigate the links between students' peer relations skills and assertion skills and their grades for written performances and oral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Interpersonal Competence
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