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Daniels, Lia M.; Perry, Raymond P.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Stewart, Tara L.; Newall, Nancy E. G.; Clifton, Rodney A. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
In the area of achievement motivation, students' beliefs pertaining to achievement goals and perceived control have separately guided a large amount theoretical and empirical research. However, limited research has considered the simultaneous effects of goals and control on achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Surveys, Grades (Scholastic)
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Klassen, Robert; Wilson, Elaine; Siu, Angela F. Y.; Hannok, Wanwisa; Wong, Marina W.; Wongsri, Nongkran; Sonthisap, Panwadee; Pibulchol, Chaleosri; Buranachaitavee, Yanisa; Jansem, Anchalee – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In this study, we examine the teaching-related stress, self-efficacy, and occupational commitment of preservice teachers from two culturally western and two culturally eastern countries. The sample included 1,187 participants from Canada (n?=?379), England (n?=?203), Hong Kong (n?=?211), and Thailand (n?=?394). Self-efficacy partially reduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Anxiety, Self Efficacy
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Perry, Raymond P.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Daniels, Lia M.; Haynes, Tara L. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
Attributional (explanatory) thinking involves the appraisal of factors that contribute to performance and is instrumental to motivation and goal striving. Little is understood, however, concerning attributional thinking when multiple causes are involved in the transition to new achievement settings. Our study examined such complex attributional…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Grade Point Average, Multivariate Analysis, Goal Orientation
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Larouche, Marie-Noelle; Galand, Benoit; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
This paper reports results from two studies aimed at examining whether perception of social acceptance and actual social acceptance differ according to the presence of an illusion of scholastic incompetence. Results of both studies conducted in Belgium and in Quebec (respectively 179 and 543 participants) show that children's illusion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Acceptance, Academic Ability, Student Attitudes
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Nader-Grosbois, Nathalie; Normandeau, Sylvie; Ricard-Cossette, Marcelle; Quintal, Germain – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
This study has explored the parents' regulation strategies that were more likely to support children's self-regulation in learning situations with computers. These strategies have been analysed by means of new grids involving seven categories of behaviour: cognitive strategies relating to identification of objective, exploration of means,…
Descriptors: Mothers, Motivation Techniques, Identification, Parent Child Relationship
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Beaton, Ann; Tougas, Francine; Rinfret, Natalie; Huard, Nathalie; Delisle, Marie-Noelle – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
Two studies were conducted to test the link between numerical distinctiveness, stereotype threat and mathematical performance among women. In the first study, stereotype threat was measured with a stereotype activation task. Women in a solo, non-solo or control condition completed word fragments and a mathematical activity. Solo women, rather than…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Females, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Fortin, Laurier; Marcotte, Diane; Potvin, Pierre; Royer, Egide; Joly, Jacques – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to identify the different subgroups of students at risk of dropping out of school. The typology was developed based on the three main contexts associated with school dropout risk, namely, the personal, family and school contexts. On the basis of these factors, the clustering results enabled us to categorize at-risk…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Behavior Problems, Dropouts, High Risk Students
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Boehnke, Klaus – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
The present paper offers an exploration of the role achievement values play in the generation of mathematical achievement as measured in school grades and test scores. Based on a comparative study of 1665 German, Israeli, and Canadian 14-year-olds two hypotheses are tested. First, it is assumed that achievement value preferences have a dual role…
Descriptors: Role, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Structural Equation Models
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Aebischer, Verena; Oberle, Dominique – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
The present study tests the assumption that the stable vs. unstable character of the structural relationship between groups influences the type of bias to which differentiation may lead, and affects the likelihood of identification with one's ingroup. Study I was conducted in Canada with university students and Study 2 in two French high schools;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, College Students, Status
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Paquette, Daniel; Carbonneau, Rene; Dubeau, Diane; Bigras, Marc; Tremblay, Richard E. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
Three samples of francophone subjects from Quebec (Canada) are used to establish the prevalence of parent-child RTP according to different personal, social and family variables, and to verify if children who engage in more RTP with their father exhibit less physical aggression towards other children and are more competitive without resorting to…
Descriptors: Aggression, Incidence, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Marcotte, Genevieve; Marcotte, Diane; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This study evaluates the role of familial support and dysfunctional attitudes in depression, delinquency and the concomitance of these disorders in an adolescent population from a middle-class community in the Trois-Rivieres area. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Mesure d'adaptation sociale et personnelle pour adolescents quebecois-MASPAQ…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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Piche, Christiane; Plante, Chantal – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Reports on a study of the perceived masculinity, femininity, or androgyny of young Canadian boys and teacher attitudes toward those students. Concludes that students whom teachers perceived as masculine were more likely to be labeled aggressive, whereas more apparently feminine or androgynous boys were seen by teachers as more prosocial. (SG)
Descriptors: Androgyny, Attitude Measures, Femininity, Foreign Countries
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O'Sullivan, Julia T.; Howe, Mark L. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1998
Argues that metamemory should be conceptualized as personalized, constructed knowledge consisting of accurate and naive beliefs. Illustrates the advantages of such a conceptualization using data about the development of children's beliefs about long-term retention. Concludes by sketching future directions for research in this area. (DSK)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cognitive Psychology, Foreign Countries, Learning Processes
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Salomon, Anne; Strobel, Michael G. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1997
Studies children's social networks, interpersonal concerns, and help-seeking behavior as functions of gender, school performance, and economic status. Shows significant differences based on all three independent variables, with the most negative results demonstrated by economically disadvantaged boys. Discusses various strategies to counteract the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Hidi, Suzanne; McLaren, John A. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Describes a Canadian study attempting to relate the motivating power of interest to children's writing performance by supplementing background knowledge with topic relevant information. Reports that children with tutorial support on high interest subjects performed no better than others. Concludes that the motivational power of interesting topics…
Descriptors: Curiosity, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 6