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Cruz Neri, Nadine; Guill, Karin; Retelsdorf, Jan – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Science performance is highly affected by students' reading comprehension. Recently, there has been a growing attention to the role of linguistic features for science performance, but findings are ambivalent, especially when looking into item word count. The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction of students' reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Science Achievement, Correlation, Science Tests
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Thums, Kathrin; Artelt, Cordula; Wolter, Ilka – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
This study aims at exploring gender differences in text-type-specific reading competences via readers' gender-specific reading preferences. Women were expected to read more often for the sake of entertainment (entertainment preference), whereas men were expected to read more often to gain information (information preference). We further assumed…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Gender Differences, Preferences
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Košir, Katja; Klasinc, Lucia; Špes, Tanja; Pivec, Tina; Cankar, Gašper; Horvat, Marina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The purpose of the present study was to examine individual and contextual predictors of victimization and bullying on a sample of early adolescents. Using both self-reports and peer nominations for victimization and bullying assessment, potential differential predictors for self- vs. peer-reported victimization and bullying were examined. A total…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Early Adolescents, Predictor Variables
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Wirthwein, Linda; Sparfeldt, Jörn R.; Heyder, Anke; Buch, Susanne R.; Rost, Detlef H.; Steinmayr, Ricarda – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Many studies have already found differences between male and female students in various motivational variables. With regard to the stereotypes associated to different school subjects, boys usually are more motivated in math or sciences whereas girls score higher in verbal subjects such as languages. Studies investigating sex differences in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes, Intellectual Disciplines, Academic Achievement
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Vasalampi, Kati; Pakarinen, Eija; Torppa, Minna; Viljaranta, Jaana; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
According to the big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLP) model, high individual academic performance in a particular subject is related to high self-concept in that subject, whereas high average classroom performance has a negative effect on self-concept. In the present study, data from Finnish primary school students in grade 3 (504 students), grade 4…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mathematics Skills, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Putarek, Vanja; Pavlin-Bernardic, Nina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
This study examined the relationships between motivational beliefs, defined as self-efficacy for self-regulated learning and achievement goals, engagement and academic cheating in the context of learning biology. Gender differences across these variables were also examined and both active and second-party types of cheating were included. Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Independent Study
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Klapproth, Florian; Fischer, Birthe Doreen – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
We experimentally examined whether preservice teachers considered both the gender of primary school students and their development of GPAs, indicated by two successive school reports, when making secondary school-track recommendations. We used student vignettes to mimic real students and orthogonally varied student gender, their GPA development…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Preservice Teachers, Grade Point Average, Preservice Teacher Education
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Willems, Jonas; Coertjens, Liesje; Tambuyzer, Bart; Donche, Vincent – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Science students' study success rates in the first year of higher education (FYHE) are problematic. Although a considerable amount of previous research has been carried out to investigate the determinants of students' academic achievement in FYHE, there has been little discussion about the incremental value of non-cognitive factors over and above…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Science Instruction
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Huang, Xiaoxia; Zhang, Jie; Hudson, Laura – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
This study tested a proposed model consisting of mathematics anxiety, mathematics self-efficacy, and implicit theories of intelligence in predicting mathematics and science career interest in middle school students, while controlling for student math level. One hundred fifty-two seventh-grade students in a middle school in the USA participated in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Gender Differences
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Morinaj, Julia; Hascher, Tina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
School alienation is identified as a severe educational problem that hampers students' academic journey. However, little is known about the concept's interplay with other socio-emotional phenomena such as well-being. This longitudinal study explored the cross-lagged associations among alienation from learning, teachers, and classmates, and…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Well Being, Secondary School Students, Grade 7
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Aleksic, Gabrijela; Merrell, Christine; Ferring, Dieter; Tymms, Peter; Klemenovic, Jasmina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Young children's socio-emotional skills are important for understanding their own and others' behaviors and interactions. No study in Serbia has investigated this before. In this study, we explored the links between early socio-emotional skills, behavior, and mathematics and literacy performance of preschool children in Serbia over time. Children…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Development, Emotional Development, Literacy
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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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Vezzani, Claudio; Vettori, Giulia; Pinto, Giuliana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Research on students' conceptions of learning is a growing and complex area of interest in the field of psychology of education. Even though much of the investigation addressed to explore conceptions of learning at the university level, still less research has considered how naïve (i.e. 'learning as reduction of deficit knowledge through…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, College Students, Gender Differences, Intellectual Disciplines
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Klapp, Alli – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate if academic and social self-concept and motivation to improve in academic school subjects mediated the negative effect of summative assessment (grades) for low-ability students' achievement in compulsory school. In two previous studies, summative assessment (grading) was found to have a differentiating…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies, Quasiexperimental Design
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Grygiel, Pawel; Modzelewski, Michal; Pisarek, Jolanta – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study reports relationships between general academic self-concept and achievement in grade 3 and grade 5. Gender-specific effects were investigated using a longitudinal, two-cycle, 3-year autoregressive cross-lagged panel design in a large, representative sample of Polish primary school pupils (N = 4,226). Analysis revealed (a) reciprocal…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies, Gender Differences
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