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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Homeschooling has been expanding in many countries in the western world, especially in the United States and in England. Studies have shown that there are different types of homeschooling, with different influences on the outcome of the educational process. However, the research to date has ignored the effects of parents' personality and…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Parents, Personality, Parent Influence
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Phan, Huy P.; Ngu, Bing H. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The present study focused on an examination of both "global" and "domain-specific self-esteems" in secondary mathematics learning. The extent to which self-esteem, in general, would account and explain educational success through "social relationships with teachers" and "peers", and "personal interest…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Self Esteem, Student Interests, Secondary School Mathematics
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Waggoner Denton, Ashley; Veloso, James – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The syllabus is often the first meaningful piece of information that students receive about a course. Previous research has indicated that students form more positive impressions of a course instructor after reading a syllabus that has been manipulated to convey information in a friendly, rather than unfriendly, tone (Harnish and Bridges in…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Change, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes
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Molinari, Luisa; Mameli, Consuelo – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
In this paper, we examine the relationship between basic psychological needs and student engagement in a population of Italian secondary school students. To measure the psychological needs, we have selected a set of indicators that, beyond the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness, also include the need for justice, which is crucial in…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Merillat, Bethany D.; Corrigan, Diane G.; Harper, Brian E. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Research suggests student performance may be negatively influenced by stereotype threat, "being at risk of confirming, as self-characteristic, a negative stereotype about one's group" (Steele and Aronson in "J Personal Soc Psychol" 69(5):797, 1995). However, studies have also found that educating students about stereotype…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Social Bias, Urban Schools, Intervention
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Pinto, Giuliana; Tarchi, Christian; Bigozzi, Lucia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
This research looks at the potential of peer interaction practices in improving narrative competence by analyzing the efficacy of peer learning on children's oral narrative productions. Gains on a macro-level (structure and coherence of the narrative) and a micro-level (cohesion of the narrative) were analyzed. Fifty-six primary school children…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preschool Children, Story Telling, Cooperative Learning
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Pinchak, Nicolo P. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
This study uses data from wave one of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent to Adult Health to analyze the relationship between middle and secondary school students' perceptions of their teachers, or "teacher regard," and students' expectations for college attendance. Variation in this relationship is further examined by…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Askell-Williams, Helen; Skyrzypiec, Grace; Zhao, Xueqin; Cao, Fei – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
This paper reports mainland Chinese students' self-appraisals about their psychological dispositions whilst at school. Increasing interest has turned to factors such as resilience, wellbeing, flourishing, happiness and satisfaction, which in turn are predicted to be associated with factors such as emotional stability, achieving personal goals,…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Psychological Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Kaplan, Haya – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The study is based on self-determination theory and focuses on the motivation of high-achieving Bedouin students who belong to a hierarchical-collectivist society. The study focuses on the question: What are the relations between teachers' autonomy support and control and an optimal learning experience among students? The study is unique in its…
Descriptors: Arabs, Minority Group Students, High Achievement, Self Determination
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Kehoe, Michelle; Bourke-Taylor, Helen; Broderick, David – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Students attending schools today not only learn about formal academic subjects, they also learn social and emotional skills. Whole-school restorative practices (RP) is an approach which can be used to address student misbehaviour when it occurs, and as a holistic method to increase social and emotional learning in students. The aim of this study…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Interviews
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Georgiou, Stelios N.; Ioannou, Myria; Stavrinides, Panayiotis – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between parenting styles, cultural values and bullying behavior at school. The main objective was to test the mediating role of cultural values in these relationships. The participants were 985 pre-adolescents, aged 10-12 years old (M = 10.95, SD = 0.75) from Cyprus and Greece who completed…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Social Values, Parenting Styles, Student Behavior
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Whaley, Arthur L. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Over the past two decades, there have been significant advances in stereotype threat research on African Americans. The current article reviews general issues of internal validity and external validity (or generalizability) beyond college laboratories in stereotype threat studies, and as they are revealed specifically in the context of advances in…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Validity, Achievement Gap, African American Students
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Meggiolaro, Silvia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
This study investigates the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) use in the mathematics achievement scores of Italian secondary school students, with particular attention paid to the role of gender in the ICT-maths performance relationship. Data from the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment study allow to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Technology Uses in Education
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Chen, Ru-Si; Tu, Chia-Ching – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Integrating Internet-related applications into preschool instructional activities can enable children to develop multiple aspects of their learning abilities as well as their cognitive, affective, and relevant skills. Because of the trends toward an Internet society and parents' expectations from preschools, many teachers have considered parents'…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Fatou, Nicolas; Kubiszewski, Violaine – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Students' engagement is known to be associated with academic success and to prevent school dropouts. While many studies have considered this variable when examining school trajectories, more research is needed to investigate the factors that may sustain and promote engagement in school, regarded as a multidimensional construct (affective vs.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Case Studies, Correlation
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