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Frings, Daniel; Gleibs, Ilka H.; Ridley, Anne M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
A successful journey through higher education is, for many, a once in a lifetime opportunity for social mobility. Unfortunately, one notable feature of higher education systems is that students from some backgrounds do not achieve the same academic attainments as do others. The current study tests the role of one particular set of processes:…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Identification (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, Blacks
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Ingemarson, Maria; Rosendahl, Ingvar; Bodin, Maria; Birgegård, Andreas – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Clarity of school rules and teachers' use of praise are strategies suggested to facilitate a positive classroom climate. Studies indicate difficulties for teachers to use such approaches in classrooms with higher levels of disruption. To study (1) if student-rated clarity of school rules, use of praise, and classroom climate differ between…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques
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Schneider, Rebecca; Sparfeldt, Jörn R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Academic self-concepts are important correlates and predictors of successful scholastic learning. According to the internal/external frame of reference (I/E) framework, self-concepts are based on two comparison processes: social (external) comparison processes that seem to increase during elementary school and cognitively more demanding…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Concept, Elementary School Students, Grades (Scholastic)
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Bonefeld, Meike; Dickhäuser, Oliver; Karst, Karina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
It is important for teachers to be able to accurately assess students' performance. Such judgments can be influenced by characteristics of the student Südkamp et al. (J Educ Psychol 104:743-762, 2012. 10.1037/a0027627). Besides students' actual performance, students' group characteristics (e.g., gender or immigration background) may effect…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Tests, Grade 2
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Donat, Matthias; Rüprich, Claudia; Gallschütz, Christoph; Dalbert, Claudia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
In a cross-sectional questionnaire study with N = 1045 German students between 13 and 18 years old (M = 14.1, SD = 0.6), we investigated the relation between students' cyber-bullying perpetration and victimization and their personal belief in a just world (BJW). We considered students' individual experience of teacher and classmate justice as…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Empathy, Social Desirability
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Mouratidou, Katerina; Karamavrou, Sofia; Karatza, Sofia; Schillinger, Marcia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Aggression and social insecurity in children have received a lot of attention in recent research. In the current study the purpose was to examine whether specific demographic characteristics, such as gender, age (that is educational level and school class) and geographical area are significant factors for a child's aggressive and socially insecure…
Descriptors: Aggression, Security (Psychology), Student Behavior, Gender Differences
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Pörhölä, Maili; Cvancara, Kristen; Kaal, Esta; Kunttu, Kristina; Tampere, Kaja; Torres, Maria Beatriz – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
This study reports results from cross-cultural comparisons of (a) the frequency of university students' experiences of bullying victimization and perpetration between students, (b) students' experiences of bullying victimization by university personnel, and (c) the breakdown of victimization by the forms of bullying students have experienced.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior
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Proyer, René T.; Tandler, Nancy – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Playfulness is an individual differences variable at the trait-level. It describes the ability to experience or (re)frame everyday situations as stimulating, interesting, and/or entertaining. Playfulness in adolescents is understudied. We collected self-report data on four facets of playfulness (other-directed, lighthearted, intellectual, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Play, Personality Traits, Academic Achievement
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Glock, Sabine; Schuchart, Claudia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The ethnic match between teachers and students is widely believed to be beneficial for the achievement of ethnic minority students, who often lag behind their ethnic majority peers. In a quasi-experimental vignette study, we investigated whether preservice teachers who shared the same ethnic background as the student in the vignette had different…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Vignettes
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Gainsburg, Izzy; Sekaquaptewa, Denise – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Social psychologists have leveraged social norms messaging about prejudice to improve social climates. Less research, however, has explored how social identities of message sources and recipients (e.g., gender) influence receptivity to these messages. Testing for the effects of source and recipient social identity on message receptivity is not…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Attitude Change, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students
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Ni, H. Wenwen; Goodale, Brianna M.; Huo, Yuen J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Past research on socioeconomic status (SES) and test performance in higher education has highlighted the factors that depress performance among students from low-SES backgrounds. We complement this work by focusing on how cues of affluence and prestige in the physical environments of elite universities may "boost" performance among…
Descriptors: College Students, Achievement Gap, Socioeconomic Status, Social Class
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Mischel, Jenny; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The aim of this exploratory study was to examine middle school students' (N = 88) perceptions of bullying, school climate and social support and coping. Data were collected using online surveys (n = 80) and face-to-face interviews (n = 8). Quantitative analyses revealed that prevalence of teasing, victimization, and bullying experiences…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Educational Environment
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Skaalvik, Cecilie – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The current study explored relations between principal self-efficacy for instructional leadership, emotional exhaustion, engagement, and motivation to quit the work as a principal. Participants in the study were 340 principals in elementary school and high school in five randomly selected counties in Norway. The theoretical frameworks for the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Burnout
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Martinek, Daniela – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In education, there is a common understanding that teachers contribute significantly to the motivation of their pupils. However, the instructors' own psychological needs in the tradition of the Self-determination Theory (Ryan and Deci Self-determination theory: basic psychological needs in motivation, development, and wellness, Guilford Press, New…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Self Determination, Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Tan, Fiona D. H.; Whipp, Peter R.; Gagné, Marylène; Van Quaquebeke, Niels – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Teacher-student interactions are fundamental to learning outcomes. However, the facilitation of student-defined, in-class two-way feedback interaction is under-researched. The purpose of this paper is to share insights from Year 9 students (N = 32; age = 14-15 years), describing effective teacher's two-way feedback interaction through Respectful…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Secondary School Students, Teacher Effectiveness
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