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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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Winberg, T. Mikael; Hellgren, Jenny M.; Palm, Torulf – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
The study aims to assess the relative importance of a large number of variables for predicting students' positive-activating emotions during mathematics learning. Participants were 668 first-year upper secondary school students from 33 schools of different sizes and locations. Two questionnaires were distributed, one assessing students'…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Prediction, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Grüninger, Rahel; Specht, Inga; Lewalter, Doris; Schnotz, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
Until recently, museums mainly communicated well-established knowledge. Current science, however, is characterized by a rapid knowledge increase, so that we often have to deal with fragile and inconsistent knowledge. In order to develop exhibitions that encourage visitors to process information in a differentiated way, museums need to know how…
Descriptors: Museums, Cognitive Processes, Environmental Influences, Influences
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Pepe, Alessandro; Addimando, Loredana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
The present paper examines the influence of parent's demographics (gender and educational level) and a contextual variable (school grade) on counterproductive parents' behavior during interaction with teachers. Data were gathered by administering the Italian version of the Challenging Parent Standard Questionnaire (Pepe 2010) to a sample of…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Individual Characteristics, Gender Differences
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Schuchart, Claudia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
This article applies the theory of planned behaviour (Ajzen 1988, 1991) to analyse the decision of students to attain a more advanced certificate than the one dictated by their school track. The analyses were based on a longitudinal survey of 1,010 Hauptschule students in Germany in years 8 and 10. Consistent with the theory, the results showed…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries, Family Characteristics, Secondary School Students
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Macher, Daniel; Paechter, Manuela; Papousek, Ilona; Ruggeri, Kai – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
The present study investigated the relationship between statistics anxiety, individual characteristics (e.g., trait anxiety and learning strategies), and academic performance. Students enrolled in a statistics course in psychology (N = 147) filled in a questionnaire on statistics anxiety, trait anxiety, interest in statistics, mathematical…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Individual Characteristics, Learning Strategies, Anxiety
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De Grez, Luc; Valcke, Martin; Roozen, Irene – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
Although many educators help others to develop oral presentation skills, little research is available to direct the instructional design activities of these educators. In the present article an explorative study on university freshman is described, in which goal-setting, self-reflection, and several characteristics of the subjects during oral…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Reflection, Self Concept, Individual Characteristics
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Salonen, Pekka; Lepola, Janne; Vauras, Marja – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
In this exploratory study we conceptualized and explored socio-cognitive, emotional and motivational regulatory processes displayed in scaffolding interaction between parents and their non-task and task-oriented children. Based on the dynamic systems view and findings from developmental research, we assumed that parents with non-task oriented and…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction, Cognitive Processes
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Rullo, Giuseppina; Musatti, Tullia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
This study focuses on mothers' and young children's everyday social experience by analyzing their social relationships, social support in child care, mother-child interaction, and mothers' evaluations of all these aspects. Three hundred and eighty-four mothers with a child aged between 1 and 3 years, living in a city in Central Italy, were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Experience, Social Life, Interpersonal Relationship
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Frascarolo, France; Zaouche-Gaudron, Chantal; Rouyer, Veronique; Favez, Nicolas – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005
The aim of this pilot study is to analyse the discourse of fathers of toddlers concerning fatherhood and the link between some particularities in the discourse and family alliance. The sample consists of 13 Swiss first time fathers (5 fathers of girls and 8 of boys). In order to evaluate the paternal discourse, the fathers were given a…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Infant Care, Father Attitudes
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Lamb, Susannah; Bibby, Peter; Wood, David; Leyden, Gerv – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1997
Examines aspects of intellectual, linguistic, and academic abilities of children with moderate learning difficulties, and analyzes a profile of these abilities. Explores the relationships among several aspects of academic achievement and biographical factors. Provides a rationale for a long-term intervention study designed to develop these…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries