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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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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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Kessels, Ursula; Heyder, Anke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Disruptive student behavior is a frequent part of school life, most often shown by male students and related to many negative academic outcomes. In this study, we examined the psychological benefits of engaging in disruptive behavior for low-achieving students from an attributional perspective. In an experimental vignette study of 178 ninth…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Behavior, Low Achievement, Attribution Theory
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Elmelid, Rasmus; Johansson, Alexandra; Mellander, Emelie – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The aim of the current study was to examine whether moral disengagement and defender self-efficacy at individual level and collective efficacy to stop peer aggression at classroom level were associated with defending and reinforcing in school bullying situations in late childhood. Self-reported survey data were collected from 1060 Swedish students…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Moral Values, Self Efficacy
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Phan, Huy P.; Ngu, Bing H. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The present study considered "global self-esteem" and "academic self-efficacy" as two contrasting precursors and distinctive pathways that could account for effective schooling experiences: (1) the "social pathway" (e.g., the predictive effect of teacher-student social relationship) and (2) the "personal…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Students, Grade 11
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Rigby, Ken – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Previous studies undertaken internationally have concluded that teachers commonly underestimate the prevalence of bullying among students at their schools. Evidence supporting this claim is based upon findings that estimations of bullying prevalence derived from the self-reports of individual students are higher than the estimations made by…
Descriptors: Incidence, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Mouw, Jolien M.; Saab, Nadira; Janssen, Jeroen; Vedder, Paul – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
High-quality helping behavior is essential for effective peer interaction and learning. This study focused on ethnic group composition and the quality of group interaction as predictors of individual mathematics performance. Video-observations of 92 fifth-grade students working in groups balanced on mathematics performance level were analyzed. We…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Mathematics Achievement, Ethnic Groups, Grade 5
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Rasooli, Amirhossein; DeLuca, Christopher; Rasegh, Abdollah; Fathi, Sajad – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Conceptualizing fairness through social psychology theory has recently been called for in classroom assessment (CA) literature. This study used two open-ended questionnaires to explore university students' critical incidents of fairness and unfairness and their affective and behavioral reactions to experiences of un/fairness. The findings showed…
Descriptors: College Students, Justice, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Fromuth, Mary Ellen; Bass, Jeffery E.; Kelly, David B.; Davis, Teresa L.; Chan, Kin Leong – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The current study examined the relationship of academic entitlement with student attitudes (e.g., locus of control, motivation) and academic behavior. Participants were 272 (96 men, 176 women) undergraduate students enrolled in general psychology and recruited from a psychology research pool. In groups, participants individually completed a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expectation, Student Behavior, Correlation
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Simões, Francisco; Calheiros, Maria Manuela – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The present study tests a model of the interplay between teaching style determinants, interpersonal resources, and teacher burnout dimensions, controlling for teachers' experience variables. Two-hundred and ninety-seven teachers in the Portuguese educational system teaching in a rural region participated in the research. Using a Structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Styles, Interpersonal Competence, Teacher Burnout
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Vahidnia, Fatemeh; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The teacher's pet phenomenon is generally regarded as a negative concept by both teachers and students as it violates the principle of fairness. A careful review of the existing literature reveals that the concept of 'teacher's pet' is taken for granted and therefore no inclusive definition has been provided. In response to this gap, the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Demanet, Jannick; Van Houtte, Mieke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Strain theories expect socio-economically disadvantaged students to be overrepresented among perpetrators of school-deviant behavior. Empirical research, however, is inconclusive about the SES-deviance relationship. Recently, strain theorists argued that economic deprivation, rather than a socio-economic status (SES) index is related to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Disadvantaged Youth, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior
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Park, Crystal L.; Williams, Michelle K.; Hernandez, Paul R.; Agocha, V. Bede; Carney, Lauren M.; DePetris, Andrea E.; Lee, Sharon Y. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Psychological factors have been implicated in STEM persistence but remain poorly understood. In particular, the role of self-regulation--the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional skills that allow individuals to work efficiently toward their desired goals, especially when under stress--has received minimal attention. Psychological factors may be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Self Management, Student Behavior
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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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