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Cheng, Hong-Yu; Ding, Qian-Ting – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The purpose of the study was to reveal whether and how learner-centered instruction in comparison with traditional teacher-centered instruction might present unique effects on the learning behaviors and academic motivation of Chinese students. Meanwhile, it was also explored how the distinctive instructing features of Chinese teachers assuming the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Teacher Student Relationship, Outcomes of Education
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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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Zhu, Chunjie; Urhahne, Detlef – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Numerous studies have focused on the significance and consequences of teacher judgment; the development of teachers' judgment accuracy over time, however, has been rarely examined. The aim of this study was to investigate the temporal stability of teachers' judgment accuracy of students' motivation, emotion, and achievement. The correspondence…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Accuracy, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Yi, Hui; Tian, Lili; Huebner, E. Scott – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Based on the self-system model of motivational development, we examined the mediating role of school engagement, including cognitive engagement and behavioral engagement, in accounting for the relation between mastery goal orientations and subjective well-being in school among elementary school students. A total of 974 Chinese children (440…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation
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Wei, Dan; Zhang, Danhui; He, Jingwen; Bobis, Janette – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
According to the self-determination theory, autonomy-supportive teaching is considered an effective approach to motivate students to learn. The present study investigates the effect of students' perceived autonomy support on math achievement over time, i.e. from grades 4 to 6, using a longitudinal survey administered in Chinese elementary schools.…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Zhang, Haomin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The present study aims to explore the reciprocal relationship between multidimensional lexical knowledge (reading vocabulary and morphological awareness) and reading comprehension among early elementary-age Chinese students. Using data from second-grade students (N = 288, M[subscript age]=7.8), the study drew upon a cross-lagged panel design to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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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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Cheng, Hong-Yu; Zhang, Shu-Qiang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether and how high school students' cognitive tendencies in holistic/analytic style relate to their active or passive behavioral patterns observed in the classroom. It was speculated that academic intrinsic motivation might play the role as a moderator and learning approach (the structure-oriented…
Descriptors: High School Students, Motivation, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment
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Jiang, Ronghuan; Li, Xiaodong; Fernández, Ceneida; Fu, Xinchen – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study investigates Spanish and Chinese students' performance on both addition problems and proportion problems considering a cross-national perspective. The effect of number structure and nature of quantities was also considered. Nine hundred twenty-five 4th to 8th graders (453 Chinese, 472 Spanish) took a test which is composed of addition…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Addition
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Zhu, Mingjing; Urhahne, Detlef – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2015
Numerous studies have been conducted on the accuracy of teacher judgement in different educational areas such as mathematics, language arts and reading. Teacher judgement of students' foreign-language achievement, however, has been rarely investigated. The study aimed to examine the accuracy of teacher judgement of students' foreign-language…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Grade 5, English (Second Language)
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Zhou, Ji; Urhahne, Detlef – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Based on Weiner's attributional theory of intrapersonal motivation, the mediating effect of attributions between teacher judgment and student motivation was examined. In two studies, 144 German and 272 Chinese fourth-grade elementary school students were tested on their mathematical achievement, causal ascriptions for success and failure,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Student Motivation, Mathematics Tests, Attribution Theory
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Li, Xia; Sun, Ye; Baroody, Arthur J.; Purpura, David – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Recent research has found that linguistic cues may affect children's number word acquisition. Two studies were undertaken to evaluate the use of singular/plural markings and small number words in Chinese and English and its effect on children's number concepts. The first study utilized the CHILDES data and investigated how singular/plural markings…
Descriptors: Young Children, Chinese, English, Language Acquisition