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Nalipay, Ma. Jenina N.; Cai, Yuyang; King, Ronnel B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Previous studies that attempted to explain why girls often perform better than boys in reading have emphasized the role of values and beliefs, with little attention paid to the role of emotions. This study focused on the role of parent-child emotional contagion in explaining gender differences, by investigating how parents' reading emotion…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Achievement, Parent Influence, Emotional Response
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Fung, Francis; Tan, Cheng Yong; Chen, Gaowei – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The present study explored the relationships between student engagement and mathematics achievement for 295,416 15-year-old students from 11,767 secondary schools in 34 countries who participated in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Affective engagement was measured by students' mathematics interest (InterestMath) and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
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Callan, Gregory L.; Marchant, Gregory J.; Finch, W. Holmes; Flegge, Lindsay – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
A multilevel mediated regression model was fit to Programme for International Student Assessment achievement, strategy use, gender, and family- and school-level socioeconomic status (SES). Two metacognitive strategies (i.e., understanding and summarizing) and one learning strategy (i.e., control strategies) were found to relate significantly and…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Learning Strategies