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Longobardi, Emiddia; Spataro, Pietro; Pizzicannella, Emiliano – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Previous studies with English-speaking children showed that handwriting and spelling abilities played a critical role in the development of writing fluency and quality, particularly during the transition from the kindergarten to primary school; in contrast, studies dealing with orthographically transparent languages found small or no relations…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Spelling, Italian, Receptive Language
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Kiemer, Katharina; Gröschner, Alexander; Kunter, Mareike; Seidel, Tina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
The present study investigates whether productive classroom discourse in the form of instructional and motivational classroom discourse (Turner et al., "Journal of Educational Psychology" 94: 88-106, 2002) provides a supportive social context for students that fosters the fulfilment of the basic psychological needs of autonomy and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Psychological Needs, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Desombre, Caroline; Anegmar, Souad; Delelis, Gérald – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
This study investigated the hypothesis that cognitive performance of students with physical disabilities may be influenced by the evaluators' identity. Students with or without a physical disability completed a logic test and were informed that they would be evaluated by students from their own group (ingroup condition) or from an other group…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Hypothesis Testing, Cognitive Ability, Physical Disabilities
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Sikiö, Riitta; Siekkinen, Martti; Holopainen, Leena; Silinskas, Gintautas; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the role of mothers' (language minority mothers, LM, n = 49, and Finnish-speaking mothers, MP, n = 368) parenting styles and maternal help with their children's homework in the children's (mean age 11.43 years) literacy skills at fourth grade in Finland. In addition, the moderating effect of a child's gender on…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parenting Styles, Homework, Parent Child Relationship
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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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Kozulin, Alex; Kazaz, Sigalit – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
The present research is aimed at developing an educational program effective for the development of the concepts of perimeter and area in students with LD and testing this program. The study combined action research with quasi-experimental design involving experimental (LD) and comparison (non-LD) groups. The intervention program consisted of 12…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Action Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups
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Wijnen, Marit; Loyens, Sofie M. M.; Smeets, Guus; Kroeze, Maarten; van der Molen, Henk – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
In educational theory, deep processing (i.e., connecting different study topics together) and self-regulation (i.e., taking control over one's own learning process) are considered effective learning strategies. These learning strategies can be influenced by the learning environment. Problem-based learning (PBL), a student-centered educational…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Lecture Method, Comparative Analysis, Learning Strategies
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Peixoto, Francisco; Sanches, Cristina; Mata, Lourdes; Monteiro, Vera – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study analyzes the relationships between cognitive appraisals, classroom and test emotions, and math achievement in a sample of 1,219 Portuguese students from the 6th and 8th grades. Participants completed measures of perceived value, perceived competence, and seven math achievement emotions (boredom, hopelessness, anger, anxiety, enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Psychological Patterns, Mathematics Achievement
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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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Selvik, Sabreen; Raaheim, Arild; Øverlien, Carolina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Numerous children around the world are forced to make multiple moves with their mothers in and out of refuges for abused women. Each time, they experience a sudden upheaval of their familiar environment. For these children, domestic violence and flight from violence is not an isolated event but part of their upbringing. Few statistics and little…
Descriptors: Children, Mothers, Family Violence, Emergency Shelters
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Suviste, Reelika; Palu, Anu; Kikas, Eve; Kiuru, Noona – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study examined the extent to which teaching practices and teaching experience predict mathematics skills of children's in the third through fifth grade by focusing on three cognitive components: (1) knowing facts and procedures, (2) applying this knowledge and (3) using reasoning. This study was longitudinal. The data was collected from 1,810…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Bojorque, Gina; Torbeyns, Joke; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna; Van Nijlen, Daniël; Verschaffel, Lieven – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study explored the development of Ecuadorian Kindergartners' spontaneous focusing on numerosity (SFON) during the kindergarten year, as well as the contribution of early numerical abilities to this development. One hundred Kindergartners coming from ten classrooms received two SFON tasks, one at the beginning and one at the end of the school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Numbers
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Dewolf, Tinne; Van Dooren, Wim; Verschaffel, Lieven – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
We investigated the effect of two visual aids in representational illustrations on pupils' realistic word problem solving. In part 1 of our study, 288 elementary school pupils received an individual paper-and-pencil task with seven problematic items (P-items) in which realistic considerations need to be made to come to an appropriate reaction.…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Illustrations, Word Problems (Mathematics), Elementary School Students
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Roelle, Julian; Rahimkhani-Sagvand, Natalie; Berthold, Kirsten – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Adjunct questions are a common means to foster learning from instructional explanations. As the benefit of adjunct questions is mitigated if learner performance on them is low, it is also common to provide feedback as an add-on if learners fail to correctly respond to them. However, if adjunct questions are highly demanding, feedback might not…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Outcomes of Education, Questioning Techniques, Educational Experiments
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Enesco, Ileana; Rodríguez, Purificación; Lago, Mª Oliva; Dopico, Cristina; Escudero, Ana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study addresses the influence of schoolteachers' testimonies on children's conceptions about unconventional correct counts or pseudoerrors. A total of 158 kindergarteners and second graders were individually interviewed: Fifty children participated in the baseline group (to determine their judgments about pseudoerrors without the presence of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Influence, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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