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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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Bruno, Alisée; Jury, Mickaël; Toczek-Capelle, Marie-Christine; Darnon, Céline – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Abundant research has shown that the endorsement of performance-avoidance goals in academic contexts is associated with negative outcomes, including poor academic achievement. The present study tests students' social class as a moderator of the relationship between performance-avoidance goals and achievement. Two hundred thirty students (106…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Class, Educational Attainment, Parent Background
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Ramberg, Joacim; Modin, Bitte – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Cheating is a more or less prominent feature of all educational contexts, but few studies have examined its association with aspects of school effectiveness theory. With recently collected data from upper-secondary school students and their teachers, this study aims to examine whether three aspects of school effectiveness--school leadership,…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Secondary School Students, Leadership
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Snijders, Ingrid; Wijnia, Lisette; Rikers, Remy M. J. P.; Loyens, Sofie M. M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Alumni can be of enormous value for higher education institutions because of the time and money they can spend on their former institution. Going beyond prior research that has as yet mostly considered alumni giving, this study focuses on exploring drivers for non-monetary alumni behavior (i.e., alumni loyalty). Modeling analysis was conducted on…
Descriptors: Alumni, Universities, Technology Education, Foreign Countries
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Lewis, Neil A., Jr.; Sekaquaptewa, Denise; Meadows, Lorelle A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In STEM project group teams, men speak for more time (Meadows and Sekaquaptewa, in: Proceedings of ASEE annual conference, 2011) and engage in more active technical participation than women, which can have negative long-term consequences (Cheryan et al. in Psychol Bull 143:1-35, 2017; Lord et al. in IEEE Trans Educ 54(4):610-618, 2011). In the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes, Video Technology
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Martikainen, Jari – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study examines social representations of teachership based on students' and teachers' drawings. Fifty-nine students and thirty-nine teachers in upper-secondary education in Finland participated in the research, drawing a picture of a typical teacher and commenting on their drawings verbally. The study focuses on what kinds of social…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Lawner, Elizabeth K.; Quinn, Diane M.; Camacho, Gabriel; Johnson, Blair T.; Pan-Weisz, Bradley – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This meta-analysis synthesizes research on using ingroup role models to improve the performance and interest of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). A systematic literature search resulted in forty-five studies that met the selection criteria, including the presence of a comparison group. Both lab and…
Descriptors: Role Models, Student Interests, STEM Education, Interaction
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Marx, David M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The goal of the current research was to investigate the impact of peer comparisons on female participants' math performance when the peers varied on comparison relevance and gender. Specifically, the two studies presented here explored the question of whether male peers, who are seen as less relevant, can serve as peer role models (PRM) for female…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Females, Peer Relationship
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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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Holmes, Joshua M.; Bowman, Nicholas A.; Murphy, Mary C.; Carter, Evelyn – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This paper examines the recently developed construct of student identity centrality, which describes the importance of being a student to a person's sense of self. The present study uses multiple college student surveys and institutional data to expand upon initial work in several ways. First, it shows that this construct is measured reliably…
Descriptors: Self Concept, College Students, Correlation, College Credits
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Starr, Christine R.; Leaper, Campbell – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are often stereotyped as geniuses and nerds (e.g., socially awkward). These stereotypes may demotivate some individuals from pursuing or remaining in STEM. However, these beliefs may enhance motivation among individuals who feel that they fit in with the stereotype. Guided by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes, Self Concept
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Liu, Lu – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The notion that students' aspirations are changeable with age is especially important in education aspirations studies. Researchers have acknowledged that individuals' aspirations are changeable and the stability of their aspirations is important for reaching their goals. Despite the finding that the misaligned educational and occupational…
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Educational Needs, Academic Aspiration, Demography
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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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