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Dotzel, Stefanie; Bonefeld, Meike; Karst, Karina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Previous studies examining attitudes towards performance heterogeneity have focused on attitudes among teachers. However, positive attitudes towards the school environment are also assumed to be conducive for students. The aim of this paper is to examine students' attitudes towards performance heterogeneity with a sample of 784 5th-grade students.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Performance
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Sagkal, Ali Serdar; Sönmez, Melike Tural – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
The present study explored the direct and indirect (serial multiple mediation of math self-efficacy and math enjoyment) effects of perceived parental math support on middle school students' math engagement. A total of 374 middle school students ranging the age of 11 to 15 years completed a set of questionnaires assessing perceived parental math…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Psychological Patterns
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Kikas, Eve; Mädamürk, Kaja; Hennok, Liis; Sigus, Hardi; Talpsep, Teri; Luptova, Olga; Kivi, Valentina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
This study examined the effects of a teacher-led learning-strategy intervention program on fourth-grade students' reported use and perceived effectiveness of rehearsal and comprehension-oriented learning strategies. During 18 program units, teachers taught about learning and various learning strategies, including visualisation, elaboration and…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Intervention, Grade 4, Learning Strategies
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Mata, Lourdes; Monteiro, Vera; Peixoto, Francisco; Santos, Natalie Nóbrega; Sanches, Cristina; Gomes, Marta – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Learning maths is challenging for many primary school students, and teachers must understand students' learning and emotional processes specific to learning maths. The current research, grounded in control-value theory, focused on achievement emotions regarding maths. Primary school students (N = 71) were studied with the primary objective of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns
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Mendoza, Norman B.; King, Ronnel B. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Work avoidance goals, which refer to wanting to do as little as possible in school, are detrimental to school success. Given its maladaptive nature, studies have investigated the antecedents of work avoidance, such as the role of personal characteristics and social-contextual factors. The influence of one's classmates, however, remains…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Adolescents, Social Influences
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Tao, Vivienne Y. K.; Li, Yun; Wu, Anise M. S. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
This study was the first to investigate the prospective effects of failure mindsets on implicit theories of intelligence (ITI), whose profound effects on learning, motivation, and academic achievement have found increasing support. Participants were 240 Chinese university students (180 females, M[subscript age] = 19.13) who completed a baseline…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Failure
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Chevrier, Basilie; Lannegrand, Lyda – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Freshman year is a major life event in emerging adulthood requiring adaptation that is associated with self-determination processes, like academic motivation and basic psychological needs. The purpose of this study was to analyze the way that academic motivation and the satisfaction and frustration of the basic psychological needs are interrelated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Self Determination
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Mameli, Consuelo; Grazia, Valentina; Passini, Stefano; Molinari, Luisa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Based on the premise that classroom interactions unfold through a complex series of circular influences between teacher and students, the aim of this longitudinal study was to test a reciprocal effects model connecting students' perceptions of interpersonal justice, on the one hand, and student engagement, agency and anger, on the other.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship, Justice
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Testa, Italo; De Luca Picione, Raffaele; Scotti di Uccio, Umberto – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to analyse Italian high school and university students' attitudes towards physics using the Semiotic Cultural Psychological Theory (SCPT). In the SCPT framework, attitudes represent how individuals interpret their experience through the mediation of "generalized meaning" with which they are identified. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Rautanen, Pihla; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The aim of this research was to study the dynamics of fourth graders' perceived social support for schoolwork and to examine how this support contributes to their study engagement. Social support was hypothesised to be positively associated with higher levels of study engagement. Moreover, social support from teachers and guardians was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 4, Preadolescents
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Soncini, Annalisa; Matteucci, Maria Cristina; Butera, Fabrizio – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The present research investigated the possibility to foster positive classroom climate, achievement emotions, and adaptive beliefs about errors by manipulating teachers' error handling strategies. Through a pre-post experimental design, teachers' error handling strategies were manipulated during a fictitious lesson in the primary school context.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Error Patterns, Error Correction, Elementary School Teachers
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Räisänen, Milla; Postareff, Liisa; Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The present mixed-method longitudinal study examines students' experiences of study-related exhaustion, regulation of learning, peer learning and peer support during university studies. At the first measurement point, 188 first-year students completed the questionnaire. At the second measurement point, 91 of the 188 students participated in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Burnout, Longitudinal Studies, Peer Relationship
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Hachfeld, Axinja; Lazarides, Rebecca – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Germany historically responded to student diversity by tracking students into different schools beginning with grade 5. In the last decades, sociopolitical changes, such as an increase in "German-as-a-second-language" speaking students (GSL), have increased diversity in all tracks and have forced schools to consider forms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Individualized Instruction, Track System (Education)
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Klapp, Alli; Jönsson, Anders – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
National goals and performance standards were introduced in Sweden during the 1990s as part of a curriculum reform. The intention was to detect shortcomings among students and provide support to those students who did not reach the passing grade in one (or several) subject/s. Despite this reform, approximately one-fourth of the students do not…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Factor Analysis
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Menz, Cordelia; Spinath, Birgit; Seifried, Eva – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Endorsement of educational psychological misconceptions among preservice teachers can be a threat for reaching educational goals. Therefore, it is of societal interest whether preservice teachers hold educational psychological misconceptions and, if they do, whether these misconceptions can be reduced through confrontation with empirical evidence.…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Incidence, Beliefs, Educational Psychology
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