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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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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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Huang, Siqi; Kuo, Ben C. H. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The current study sought to examine the demographic, psychosocial, and cultural predictors of psychological entitlement (PE) and academic entitlement (AE) and their impacts on psychological well-being in a sample of Asian and Caucasian young adults in Canada. This study found that on average, less than 80% of the participants endorsed items…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Well Being
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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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Morinaj, Julia; Hadjar, Andreas; Hascher, Tina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Early adolescence represents a particularly sensitive period in the life of young learners, which is accompanied by an increase in school alienation. Due to its harmful nature (Hascher and Hadjar in Educ Res 60:171-188, 2018. 10.1080/00131881.2018.1443021), school alienation may lead to unfavorable consequences such as low academic achievement…
Descriptors: Alienation, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies
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McIntyre, Nora A.; Mulder, Kees Tim; Mainhard, M. Tim – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Mobile eye-tracking was used to investigate the link between teacher gaze and student-rated teacher interpersonal behaviour. Teacher gaze was recorded for 10 min during a teacher-centred part of a naturally occurring lesson. The "Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction" was then administered to assess how UK students evaluated their teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Eye Movements, Nonverbal Communication
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Sotardi, Valerie A.; Bosch, Jannis; Brogt, Erik – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
We examined state evaluation anxiety, trait evaluation anxiety, and neuroticism in relation to New Zealand first-year university students' (n = 234) task performance on either a test or essay assessment. For both assessment types, the underlying components of state evaluation anxiety (cognitive worry, emotionality, and distraction) reflect…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Psychological Testing, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Su; Long, Haiying; Li, Dan; Yang, Luxi – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Over the past two decades, researchers consistently demonstrated the importance of science teaching approaches and student self-efficacy in influencing their science achievement. These findings have become the foundation of science education reform. However, empirical supports of these relationships are limited to direct relationships and…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Bergold, Sebastian; Kasper, Daniel; Wendt, Heike; Steinmayr, Ricarda – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Bullying victimization has been shown to negatively impact academic achievement. However, under certain circumstances, levels of academic achievement might also be a cause of bullying victimization. Previous research has shown that at least in Western countries, high school engagement is connoted by students as un-masculine. Therefore, high school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Males, Masculinity
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Nouwen, Ward; Clycq, Noel – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Tackling early leaving from education and training (ELET) is one of the main education policy targets of the European Union and many of its member states. This paper offers new insights on this issue by studying how so-called at-risk students develop their educational trajectory by embedding their attitudes towards and engagement in schooling…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Learner Engagement, Urban Schools, At Risk Students
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Thomas, Kendra J.; Santo, Jonathan B.; da Cunha, Josafá Moreira – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Substantial research has established the connection between students' beliefs in a just world (BJW) and their perceptions of and behaviors in the school. While much of that research has acknowledged that the relationship between BJW and school variables must be bi-directional, little empirical evidence exists on how the school climate shapes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Predictor Variables, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries
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Burger, Andri; Naude, Luzelle – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The aim of the study was to investigate the differences between the academic success and the factors contributing to the success of first- and continuous-generation students in higher education within the South African context. Continuous-generation students achieved significantly higher levels of academic success and reported higher levels of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Student Educational Objectives
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