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Kavanagh, Lauren – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Given the significant role that academic self-concept plays in students' learning, understanding the psychological processes involved in its formation continues to be an important focus of enquiry. There is strong empirical support for two major models of academic self-concept (ASC) formation: the big-fish-little-pond (BFLP) model and the…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns
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Doyle, Orla; McEntee, Louise; McNamara, Kelly A. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
Socioeconomic inequalities in children's skills and capabilities begin early in life and can have detrimental effects on future success in school. The present study examined the relationships between school readiness and socioeconomic (SES) inequalities using teacher reports of the Short Early Development Instrument (Janus et al. 2005) in a…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Reading Readiness, Disadvantaged, Hypothesis Testing
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Guerin, Suzanne; Hennessy, Eilis – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
Although there has been a growing interest in research on bullying in the last decade the majority of studies have used definitions of bullying and victimisation derived from researchers' perceptions of the problem. The aim of the present study was to examine pupils' definitions of bullying in school. The participants were 166 pupils in the top…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intention, Urban Areas, Rural Areas