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Struyven, Katrien; Jacobs, Karen; Dochy, Filip – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In times of teacher shortage, well-considered, goal-oriented teacher recruitment is important. An understanding of the reasons why different groups of students undertake teacher training would be useful in developing targeted campaigns. Against this background, the research question is as follows: what are the motivations prompting students to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Attitude Measures, Career Choice, Elementary School Teachers
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de Boer, Anke; Timmerman, Marieke; Pijl, Sip Jan; Minnaert, Alexander – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
In many countries, there has been a development towards the inclusion of students with special educational needs in regular education. Over the past decade, this has resulted in an increased interest in attitudes towards this educational change of those directly involved. This current study aims at the development, psychometric evaluation, and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Questionnaires, Educational Change, Psychometrics
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Selimbegovic, Leila; Chatard, Armand; Mugny, Gabriel – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
A study was conducted to explore expert influence as a possible way to encourage girls' mobility towards math- and science-related careers. High school students were exposed to an expert source presenting "scientific evidence" that contrary to stereotype, girls are better than boys in all subject domains. Beliefs related to stereotype…
Descriptors: Sciences, Mathematics, Social Attitudes, Females
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van Braak, Johan; Tondeur, Jo; Valcke, Martin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
In order to identify differences in determinants of supportive and class use of computers, path modelling was applied in a sample of 468 primary school teachers. Independent variables were categorised in three levels: demographics (age and gender), computer experience (computer training, computer experience expressed over time, intensity of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Individual Differences, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Molinari, Luisa; Melotti, Giannino; Emiliani, Francesca – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
The aim of this study is that of reaching a better comprehension of the topic of children's rights within educational relationships. In a first stage, we analysed the representational field of children's rights produced through free associations by the two partners who are in conflict in everyday life, namely adults (n=267) and adolescents…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Parent Responsibility, School Responsibility, Student Responsibility
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Marcotte, Genevieve; Marcotte, Diane; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This study evaluates the role of familial support and dysfunctional attitudes in depression, delinquency and the concomitance of these disorders in an adolescent population from a middle-class community in the Trois-Rivieres area. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Mesure d'adaptation sociale et personnelle pour adolescents quebecois-MASPAQ…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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Menesini, Ersilia; Fonzi, Ada; Smith, Peter K. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
We compared how teachers and pupils in Italy take into account different dimensions of bullying behaviour, such as intentionality, imbalance of power, repetition and typology of aggression, in relation to bullying behaviours, and investigated the attribution of meaning that teachers and pupils give to a set of terms frequently used to connote this…
Descriptors: Bullying, Aggression, Focus Groups, Cartoons
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Piche, Christiane; Plante, Chantal – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Reports on a study of the perceived masculinity, femininity, or androgyny of young Canadian boys and teacher attitudes toward those students. Concludes that students whom teachers perceived as masculine were more likely to be labeled aggressive, whereas more apparently feminine or androgynous boys were seen by teachers as more prosocial. (SG)
Descriptors: Androgyny, Attitude Measures, Femininity, Foreign Countries
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Reports research that examined the relationship between students' views of family and school and the students' academic ability and achievement. Explains that 516 Australian children were studied at ages 11 and 16. Identifies a correlation between student perceptions and their school-related outcomes. (SG)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Elementary Secondary Education
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Borg, Mark G.; Riding, Richard J. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Presents findings of an analysis of job stress among secondary school teachers in Malta. Reports that one-third of 545 respondents rated teaching as stressful or very stressful. Identifies pupil misbehavior, poor working conditions, poor staff relations, and time pressures as leading contributors to stress. Examines the influence of demographic…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries, Interprofessional Relationship