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Kristensen, Karen-Lis; Mørck, Line Lerche – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2016
This paper addresses some of the contradictions, dilemmas, and struggles in a Danish primary school practice involved in medicating children diagnosed with ADHD. It draws on a social practice research study of a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with ADHD, who was medicated against his will. It focuses on his struggles when being medicated, and…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Therapy, Metacognition, Clinical Diagnosis
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Canrinus, Esther T.; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Beijaard, Douwe; Buitink, Jaap; Hofman, Adriaan – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
This study investigates how relevant indicators of teachers' sense of their professional identity (job satisfaction, occupational commitment, self-efficacy and change in level of motivation) are related. A model is proposed, tested with structural equation modelling (SEM) and refined using data from 1,214 Dutch teachers working in secondary…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Motivation
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Hasse, Cathrine – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
It has been argued that in higher education academic disciplines can be seen as communities of practices. This implies a focus on what constitutes identities in academic culture. In this article I argue that the transition from newcomer to a full participant in a community of practice of physicists entails a focus on how identities emerge in…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines
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Hviid, Pernille – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
How do children conceptualise their own development? From their point of view, what serve as constraints for their movements in time and space? The theoretical framework of the experiment described here was a cultural historical first person developmental perspective. The concept of transition is here put in use to capture the children's…
Descriptors: Child Development, Concept Formation, Experience, Developmental Stages
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Kofoed, Jette – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
This analysis concentrates on the case of a child, Jenny. The paper suggests that the concept of liminality may hold the key to an understanding of muted subject positions like the one assumed by Jenny in a school class. Liminality is proposed as a way of conceptualizing transitions where the subject in question transgresses established rules and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adjustment (to Environment), Alienation, Grade 6
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Bogner, Franz X.; Wiseman, Michael – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This paper describes, by focusing on factor analytic structures, pupils' reactions towards the utilisation and preservation of nature. A previously hypothesised model based on these two domains (comprised of 5 primary factors) was shown to be valid for four different Western European pupil samples: CH, D, DK, IRL. The empirical basis of this…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis, Rural Areas