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Tarchi, Christian; Mason, Lucia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to test the relationships between critical thinking, prior topic knowledge and beliefs, and multiple-document comprehension through a path analysis approach. The participants were 281 Italian undergraduate students. Participants first completed a rational-experiential inventory, a critical thinking skills test, a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Prior Learning, Beliefs
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Tarchi, Christian; Surian, Alessio; Daiute, Colette – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
This study analyzed study abroad students' orientations to cultural differences as assessed with mixed methods, including traditional intercultural sensitivity measures and oral narratives of critical incidents in the foreign culture. Sixty students participated, 32 US study abroad students, and 28 Erasmus Mundus students, all studying in…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Student Mobility
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Selleri, Patrizia; Carugati, Felice – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
There is a consensus that the items proposed by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) program allow us to focus on the outcomes of the processes of appropriation and transformation of learning tools at the end of compulsory schooling, particularly regarding the key competencies for lifelong learning and citizenship in digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Ajello, Anna Maria; Caponera, Elisa; Palmerio, Laura – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
In Italy, from the 2003 reports to the present, the National Institute for the Educational Evaluation of Instruction and Training (INVALSI) has conducted research on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results in order to understand Italian students' low achievement in mathematics. In the present paper, data from a representative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Longobardi, Emiddia; Spataro, Pietro; Pizzicannella, Emiliano – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Previous studies with English-speaking children showed that handwriting and spelling abilities played a critical role in the development of writing fluency and quality, particularly during the transition from the kindergarten to primary school; in contrast, studies dealing with orthographically transparent languages found small or no relations…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Spelling, Italian, Receptive Language
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Mameli, Consuelo; Molinari, Luisa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to analyse the role played by teaching interactive practices (measured through a self-report Likert scale) in predicting teacher burnout, after controlling for school grade (primary vs. secondary school) and teaching experience. Participants were 282 Italian teachers equally distributed between primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Pinto, Giuliana; Bigozzi, Lucia; Vezzani, Claudio; Tarchi, Christian – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study explores the predictivity of an emergent literacy model on the acquisition of reading in primary school in a language with a transparent writing system. As writing systems have different levels of transparency, results cannot be easily transferred between languages. In this study, we explored the predictivity of phonological awareness,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Phonological Awareness, Reading Instruction
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Pepe, Alessandro; Addimando, Loredana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
The present paper examines the influence of parent's demographics (gender and educational level) and a contextual variable (school grade) on counterproductive parents' behavior during interaction with teachers. Data were gathered by administering the Italian version of the Challenging Parent Standard Questionnaire (Pepe 2010) to a sample of…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Individual Characteristics, Gender Differences
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Canal, Luisa; Bonini, Nicolao; Micciolo, Rocco; Tentori, Katya – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
Professional teachers at first stage of secondary school were asked to assess the relative weights of five dimensions that in Italy must be considered when the final grades of students are decided. The teachers were also asked to give an overall evaluation of two samples of "typical" (i.e., students who record similar performances on all…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Santinello, Massimo; Vieno, Alessio; De Vogli, Roberto – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
The principal aim of the study is to examine the role of perceived teacher unfairness in predicting bullying behaviour. Data were taken from the "Health Behaviour in School Aged Children" project, a cross-sectional survey investigating health behaviours among early adolescents in selected European countries. Bullying behaviour…
Descriptors: Bullying, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Victims of Crime
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Arcidiacono, Francesco; Pontecorvo, Clotilde – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
The aim of this paper is to analyze how fathers position themselves within their everyday discursive practices at home. We consider the shift from a traditional father figure, defined and perceived as a provider, to an emerging collaborative one in order to explore the discursive acts of fathers' positioning through the observation of the everyday…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Parent Role, Fathers, Foreign Countries
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Arcidiacono, Francesco; Pontecorvo, Clotilde – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
This work studies verbal conflict between parents and preadolescents through analysis of family dinnertime conversations. We move from the assumption that verbal conflict is an educational instrument of interaction and a tool of socialization. The aim of the research is to analyze the participants' strategies in situations of conflict and to…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Verbal Communication, Conflict, Preadolescents
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Pansu, Pascal; Dubois, Nicole; Dompnier, Benoit – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the socionormative approach of internality in the field of education, and more specifically regarding scholastic judgment. It describes the theoretical development and the main procedures used by researchers to show that internal causal explanations have more value than external ones because they…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Locus of Control, Personality Theories
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Matteucci, Maria Cristina; Tomasetto, Carlo; Selleri, Patrizia; Carugati, Felice – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
Achievement evaluation in school contexts may be considered as a kind of social judgment, which is affected by social and moral determinants since it is not merely an estimation of pupils' accomplishment (Dompnier, Pansu, & Bressoux, 2006; Weiner, 2003). Teachers' judgments have been investigated starting from the analysis of two theoretical…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Motivation, Educational Environment, Intervention
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Maroni, Barbara; Gnisci, Augusto; Pontecorvo, Clotilde – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
This paper examines the rhythm and the management of classroom interaction as an important constituent of a teaching-learning process. Twenty-three lessons in 12 classes (four 2nd grades, four 3rd grades and four 4th grades) of state primary schools spread all over Italy were observed and videotaped for a total of 15 hours. The descriptive…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Interaction, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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