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Marcotte, Diane; Diallo, Thierno M. O.; Paré, Marie-Laurence – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Many studies have reported an increase in mental health problems during post-secondary transition, often originating from high school years. The present study examined how depressive symptoms during the 2 years following the post-secondary transition could be predicted by, on the one hand, school performance, externalized and learning…
Descriptors: High School Students, Depression (Psychology), Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Niklas, Frank; Schneider, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
Mathematical competencies are important not only for academic achievement at school but also for professional success later in life. Although we know a lot about the impact of "Home Literacy Environment" on the development of early linguistic competencies, research on "Home Numeracy Environment" (HNE) and the assessment of its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Literacy, Mathematics Skills
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Urdan, Tim; Solek, Monica; Schoenfelder, Erin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
Research examining family influences on student motivation and achievement in school has generally focused on parental influences and has often been limited to one or two variables (e.g., parental expectations or aspirations, parental involvement in schoolwork). In the present study we interviewed high school seniors to examine whether and how…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Parent School Relationship
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Cano, Francisco – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
In the framework of the SAL (Students' approaches to learning) position, the learning experience (approaches to learning and study orchestrations) of 572 high school students was explored, examining its interrelationships with some personal and familial variables. Three major results emerged. First, links were found between family's intellectual…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Learning Experience, High School Students
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Fortin, Laurier; Marcotte, Diane; Potvin, Pierre; Royer, Egide; Joly, Jacques – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to identify the different subgroups of students at risk of dropping out of school. The typology was developed based on the three main contexts associated with school dropout risk, namely, the personal, family and school contexts. On the basis of these factors, the clustering results enabled us to categorize at-risk…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Behavior Problems, Dropouts, High Risk Students
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Tulviste, Tiia; Gutman, Piret – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
The main purpose of this study was to shed some light on the effect of socialization context (home vs. orphanage) on gender-specific value acquisition. With this aim value preferences and collectivistic attitudes of institution-reared and home-reared teenagers (14-20 yrs.) were compared. Teenagers from ordinary homes were found to score high on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Values, Group Behavior, Adolescents
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Flammer, August; Schmid, David – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
210 children (110 girls and 100 boys) were interviewed individually about causes that lead to success or to failure in school tests. They were presented fictitious scenarios about an unknown peer who had either success or failure in a dictation task and a sums task. The free answers were taken as mirroring means-ends beliefs of the interviewed…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Content Analysis, Interviews, Academic Achievement
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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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Eslea, Mike; Smith, Peter K. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2000
Describes an investigation of student and parent attitudes towards bullying by comparing attitudes with bullying behavior. States that parents (n=747) completed the Parental Attitudes to Bullying Scale and children (n=326), aged six to eleven, in primary schools completed the Children's Attitudes to Bullying Scale. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Bullying, Children, Educational Research
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Fontaine, Anne Marie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1994
Reports on a study of the relationship between achievement motivation at school and child-rearing practices. Finds that more motivated children live in more rigidly structured families. Suggests more research on the differential influences of social context and gender. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Characteristics