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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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O'Brien, Laurie T.; Bart, Henry L.; Garcia, Donna M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
African Americans and other ethnic minorities are severely underrepresented in both graduate education and among the professoriate in ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB). In the present research, we take a social psychological approach to studying inclusion by examining interrelationships among challenges to inclusion, the sense of belonging,…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty, Ecology
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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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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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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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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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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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Trusz, Slawomir – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The article attempts to answer the question why females prefer humanities/social studies, whereas males opt for technology/science. For this purpose, the study majors selected by 445 females and 431 males were linked by logit functions with: (1) parents' and (2) teachers' expectancies, (3) students' self-expectancies, (4) their self-concepts of…
Descriptors: Females, Humanities, Social Studies, Males
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Thomas, Emma F.; Clark, Alison J.; Pedersen, Anne – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Prejudice towards Muslim people in Western countries is common and increasing. This paper describes an educational intervention aimed at increasing positive attitudes and actions to support Muslim Australians. University students participated in a 12-week educational programme that drew on prejudice reduction principles and a pedagogical approach…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Identification (Psychology), Social Bias, Racial Bias
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Begrich, Lukas; Fauth, Benjamin; Kunter, Mareike – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
In recent decades, the assessment of instructional quality has grown into a popular and well-funded arm of educational research. The present study contributes to this field by exploring first impressions of untrained raters as an innovative approach of assessment. We apply the thin slice procedure to obtain ratings of instructional quality along…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expertise, Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment
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Boswell, Stefanie S.; Sohr-Preston, Sara L. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Little is known about the effects of Ratemyprofessors.com teaching evaluations relative to university-administered teaching evaluations in students. Therefore, this study investigated differences in use and consideration of these evaluation sources. It also investigated the effects of evaluation source, evaluation valence (mostly positive or…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Self Efficacy
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Nadon, Lindsey; Babenko, Oksana; Chazan, Devon; Daniels, Lia M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Students training for people-oriented careers, such as medicine and teaching, experience disproportionately high levels of burnout before entering the workforce. This is problematic because burnout is associated with negative outcomes such as unprofessionalism, low self-efficacy, and early career departure. The purpose of this research was to…
Descriptors: Burnout, Achievement Need, Goal Orientation, Medical Students
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Navarrete, Jairo A.; Sandoval-Díaz, José S. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
In Chile, a vast and persistent gender gap in math performance at university admission has negative consequences for women's opportunities. International evidence suggests that these gender differences reflect gender inequities in educational and economic opportunities available in a given culture. A theoretical model suggests that sociocultural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Achievement Gap, College Admission
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