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Cents-Boonstra, Miriam; Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Anna; Lara, Mayra Mascareño; Denessen, Eddie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Positive student engagement is a prerequisite for students' educational success. In this study, a microanalytic approach was used to explore patterns in teachers' use of specific motivating teaching behaviours from the perspective of self-determination theory in relation to indicators of students' positive engagement. The lessons of 52 teachers…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Behavior, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques
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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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Van Vo, De; Csapo, Beno – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
The purpose of this study is to explore students' motivation towards science learning at different grade levels and to investigate whether inductive reasoning can contribute to an explanation of science motivation. The study conducted a cross-sectional assessment in six public schools in Vietnam with a total population of 813 students from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Science Education
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Nouwen, Ward; Clycq, Noel; Struyf, Annemie; Donche, Vincent – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2022
Educational policy strategies give work-based learning (WBL) and dual learning pathways a prominent role in strengthening student engagement. Given this mounting policy attention, the current study aims to fill a knowledge gap with regard to the relation between WBL and student engagement, particularly within the context of dual pathways combining…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Work Experience Programs, Education Work Relationship
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Schürmann, Linda; Gaschler, Robert; Quaiser-Pohl, Claudia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Preservice teachers should learn about motivation theory during their university studies in order to be able to motivate their students in their future job. Thus, this study had two objectives. First, it explored whether experience in education sciences and a motivation theory seminar were related to preservice teachers' perceived experience with…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Schnitzler, Katharina; Holzberger, Doris; Seidel, Tina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Student participation and cognitive and emotional engagement in learning activities play a key role in student academic achievement and are driven by student motivational characteristics such as academic self-concept. These relations have been well established with variable-centered analyses, but in this study, a person-centered analysis was…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Student Participation
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Stavrulaki, Euthemia; Li, Mingfei; Gupta, Juhi – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Using the perspective of self-determination theory, we examined college students' motivation orientation as a mediator of the relationship between parenting style and life satisfaction or GPA. The sample was drawn from a medium size university in the northeast of the USA (N = 432). While controlling for gender, age, and ethnicity, we used…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Life Satisfaction
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Wirthwein, Linda; Steinmayr, Ricarda – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The operationalization of performance-approach goals (PAGs) was found to be an important moderator of the associations between different PAGs and several educational outcomes. To explore this aspect in more detail, we conducted two studies with school students (N[subscript 1] = 425, mean age = 16.6 years, SD = 0.61; N[subscript 2] = 310, mean age…
Descriptors: Performance, Goal Orientation, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement
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Nouwen, Ward; Clycq, Noel – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Tackling early leaving from education and training (ELET) is one of the headline targets for education policy in the European Union. Although ELET rates have been decreasing in most member states, male, socially disadvantaged and immigrant students remain overrepresented in ELET figures. Moreover, students in vocational tracks and students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, Dropout Prevention
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Zhu, Chunjie; Urhahne, Detlef – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Numerous studies have focused on the significance and consequences of teacher judgment; the development of teachers' judgment accuracy over time, however, has been rarely examined. The aim of this study was to investigate the temporal stability of teachers' judgment accuracy of students' motivation, emotion, and achievement. The correspondence…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Accuracy, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Bardach, Lisa; Lüftenegger, Marko; Oczlon, Sophie; Spiel, Christiane; Schober, Barbara – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
This study investigates the effects of contextual and motivational factors as well as, crucially, their interaction in predicting university students' dropout intentions. We focus on context-related problems in students' degree program as contextual factors and students' personal best goals (PB goals) as motivational factors. The sample of this…
Descriptors: Potential Dropouts, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Graduate Students
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Wei, Dan; Zhang, Danhui; He, Jingwen; Bobis, Janette – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
According to the self-determination theory, autonomy-supportive teaching is considered an effective approach to motivate students to learn. The present study investigates the effect of students' perceived autonomy support on math achievement over time, i.e. from grades 4 to 6, using a longitudinal survey administered in Chinese elementary schools.…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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García-Moya, Irene; Brooks, Fiona; Moreno, Carmen – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The aim of this qualitative study was to identify central attributes of positive relationships with teachers from the adolescent students' perspectives that could help delineate the meaning of student-teacher connectedness while exploring to what extent its main attributes were similar or different in England and Spain. As part of the EU-funded…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Józsa, Krisztián; Kis, Noémi; Barrett, Karen Caplovitz – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Children's motivation to master challenging tasks is an important predictor of school success, and yet, such motivation declines during adolescence. It is therefore important to identify ways to intervene to reduce this decline. One malleable factor that is associated with motivation is parenting. The present study used structural equation…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 7, Mothers, Student Attitudes
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Jungert, Tomas; Hubbard, Kyle; Dedic, Helena; Rosenfield, Steven – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
For years, a popular explanation for women choosing to abandon studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been their lack of aptitude. This study challenged that notion by integrating theories of cognitive style, academic emotion, self-efficacy, and motivation to explain students' academic achievement and perseverance…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Cognitive Style, Predictor Variables
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