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Ivers, Jo-Hanna; Downes, P. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
The current study developed the concept of fear of success that was originally examined by Martina Horner (1970; "Journal of Social Issues", 28(2), 157-175, 1972). The key dimension in Horner's (1970; "Journal of Social Issues", 28(2), 157-175, 1972) studies was gender. The key dimension in the current study was social class. It was hypothesised…
Descriptors: Social Class, Economically Disadvantaged, Interviews, Primary Sources
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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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de Koning, Els; Boekaerts, Monique – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
This article reports on a study regarding the school-identification of 1819 first-year students in secondary vocational education. We measured the school-identification of these adolescents and used the perspective of self-regulation to define three blocks of potential determinants, including the students' personal goals (1) their appraisals of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, Self Management, Goal Orientation