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Peixoto, Francisco; Sanches, Cristina; Mata, Lourdes; Monteiro, Vera – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study analyzes the relationships between cognitive appraisals, classroom and test emotions, and math achievement in a sample of 1,219 Portuguese students from the 6th and 8th grades. Participants completed measures of perceived value, perceived competence, and seven math achievement emotions (boredom, hopelessness, anger, anxiety, enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Psychological Patterns, Mathematics Achievement
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Mendes, Sofia A.; Lasser, Jon; Abreu-Lima, Isabel M.; Almeida, Leandro S. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Studies have generally characterized school psychologists as a relative homogenous population. Understanding the differences in professional practices and related variables is important for the development of the profession. Using a sample of 446 Portuguese school psychologists, this study used cluster analysis to identify distinct profiles of…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Multivariate Analysis, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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Costa, Ana; Faria, Luísa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2016
This study examines the developmental trajectories of ability and trait emotional intelligence (EI) in the Portuguese secondary school. Within a three-wave longitudinal design, 395 students (M[subscript age] = 15.4; SD = 0.74) completed both the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ) and the Vocabulary of Emotions Test (VET). Results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Emotional Intelligence, Longitudinal Studies
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Barros, Sílvia; Leal, Teresa B. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2015
The main goal of this study was to examine parents' and teachers' perceptions of quality in early childhood education for toddlers in Portugal. A total of 110 parents and 110 teachers participated in the study, rating the importance of specific quality criteria and assessing childcare classrooms, based on the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Toddlers, Parent Attitudes
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Cadima, Joana; Peixoto, Carla; Leal, Teresa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
The observation and assessment of quality of teacher--child interactions in elementary school settings are increasingly recognized as important; however, research is still very limited in European countries. In this study, we examined the quality of the interactions between teacher and children in first-grade classrooms in Portugal and the extent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers
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Campos, Isabel S.; Almeida, Leandro S.; Ferreira, Aristides I.; Martinez, Luis F.; Ramalho, Gloria – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The present study aims to examine the relationship between cognitive factors and mathematical achievement in primary education. Participants were 103 Portuguese third grade students, aged 8 and 9. All participants completed a battery for working memory (WMTB-C), a test of general intelligence (Raven's Progressive Color Matrices), a selective…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Attention, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 3
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Abreu-Lima, Isabel M. P.; Leal, Teresa B.; Cadima, Joana; Gamelas, Ana Madalena – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The main purpose of this study is to analyze whether quality of preschool classrooms relates to 4- and 5-year-old children developmental outcomes. The study was conducted in 60 classrooms in Porto Metropolitan Area, Portugal. Children (N = 215) were evaluated in the literacy, math, and behavior domains. Preschool quality was assessed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Observation Techniques, Emergent Literacy, Metropolitan Areas
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Dias, Diana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Students face significant pressures in their decision about their career plan. These pressures are simultaneously internal and external, personal and social, individual and from the reference group. The present paper aims at understanding the reasons driving students' choices, perceived needs, and aspirations. Moreover, it discusses the major…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Background, Self Esteem, Content Analysis
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Pina-Neves, Silvia; Faria, Luisa; Raty, Hannu – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In this paper, we assume that students' achievement is influenced not only by a set of individual appraisals such as beliefs about their personal efficacy but also by a set of more systemic factors related to beliefs about their class efficacy as a group. Literature and research review supports that students' beliefs about their efficacy, both as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Rosário, Pedro; Núñez, José Carlos; Valle, António; González-Pienda, Julio; Lourenço, Abílio – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The present study complements previous research findings with new data to improve our understanding of the relationship between motivational variables and academic performance in math mediated by self-regulated learning (SRL). A structural equation model with predictor (i.e., grade retention, grade level, and study time), process (i.e., perceived…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Motivation, Mathematics Achievement, Independent Study
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Graça, João; Calheiros, Maria Manuela; Barata, Maria Clara – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Younger generations are increasingly questioning the legitimacy of teachers. However, evidence concerning classroom authority and the many factors that shape it tend to disregard the complexity and dynamics of the relationship between the teacher and the student. This paper aims to contribute to further unfold and understand this topic.…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Power Structure, Teacher Role, Student Role
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Rocha, Magda – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
The departing point of this study is the theoretical framework of "Making the Match project" (Evers and Rush in Management Learning 27:275-299, 1996) about how to develop a common language among stakeholders regarding transferable skills. Thus, the paper examines the impact of demographic variables (age and gender) and developmental…
Descriptors: Career Development, Transfer of Training, Foreign Countries, Age Differences
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Rosario, Pedro; Nunez, Jose C.; Gonzalez-Pienda, Julio; Valle, Antonio; Trigo, Luisa; Guimaraes, Carina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
A programme to enhance first-year college students' self-regulated learning strategies is proposed and assessed in two samples, one from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and the other from the University of Minho (Portugal). Each sample was divided into two groups (experimental and control). The Spanish sample comprised 44 students in the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Learning Strategies, Learning Processes
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Vandenplas-Holper, Christiane; Roskam, Isabelle; Fontaine, Anne-Marie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
Using Harter's ("Child Dev" 53(1):87-97, 1982) perceived competence scale, this study integrates several paradigms related to the issues of self-perceived competence, stability or change and attributional theory. It examines how 268 Belgian and Portuguese fifth graders consider their scholastic, social and physical competence at present…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cultural Differences, Time Perspective, Educational Policy
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Correia, Isabel; Dalbert, Claudia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
This article investigates the meaning of the belief in a just world (BJW) for justice cognition at school and for subjective well-being. We hypothesized that BJW should serve as a resource helping to maintain positive well-being and to assimilate experienced injustice. The results of two studies with Portuguese school students (7th-12th grade) and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Life Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Adolescents
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