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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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Mischel, Jenny; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The aim of this exploratory study was to examine middle school students' (N = 88) perceptions of bullying, school climate and social support and coping. Data were collected using online surveys (n = 80) and face-to-face interviews (n = 8). Quantitative analyses revealed that prevalence of teasing, victimization, and bullying experiences…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Educational Environment
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Rapa, Luke J.; Diemer, Matthew A.; Roseth, Cary J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
This small-scale field experiment tests whether an adapted values-affirmation intervention enhances youths' academic achievement and mitigates social identity threat while simultaneously raising capacity to promote social change via the development of "critical consciousness" (CC). CC is the critical analysis of inequitable social…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Achievement, Critical Theory, Consciousness Raising
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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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Hodis, Flaviu-Adrian – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
This research used the expectancy-value theory to examine the extent to which three classes of motivation antecedents predicted secondary-school students' expectancies of success in English. To this end, it investigated four general motivation orientations, two school-related achievement motives, as well as autonomous and controlled reasons…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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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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Gebauer, Miriam M.; McElvany, Nele; Bos, Wilfried; Köller, Olaf; Schöber, Christian – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
The present study examined the four sources of self-efficacy (mastery experience, vicarious experience, verbal and social persuasion, and physiological state) and how these predict academic self-efficacy over time in N = 1597 (t[subscript 1]) and N = 1373 (t[subscript 2]) 7th-grade students. We simultaneously differentiated three different…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Socialization, Grade 7, Context Effect
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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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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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Haugan, Jan Arvid; Frostad, Per; Mjaavatn, Per-Egil – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This article illuminates factors predicting students' intention to leave upper secondary school. The research is anchored in an ecological theoretical perspective that considers dropout as a multifaceted phenomenon that culminates in the decision to leave school. Based on this, we have used a longitudinal research design to investigate to what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Intention, Dropouts
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Ebersold, Selina; Rahm, Tobias; Heise, Elke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the psychological mechanisms of how perceived autonomy support by the principal affects positive and negative aspects of teachers' well-being. While satisfaction of the basic psychological needs (Deci and Ryan in Psychol Inquiry 11:227-268, 2000, https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327965PLI1104_01; Ryan and Deci in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Professional Identity, Well Being, Psychological Needs
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Melkonian, Michael; Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Menano, Luisa; Fildago, Patricia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Drawing on data from the fifth cycle of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the authors examined the relations of reported acculturation orientations--heritage as well as host culture-orientations--and perceived cultural distance between host and heritage culture with academic performance among 399 first- and second-generation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acculturation, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Wang, Shengnan; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Meissel, Kane – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study aimed to explore and compare the instructional practices and classroom interactions of teachers within the Chinese junior high school context who had correspondingly high or low expectations for all their students. Eight junior high school teachers and their 32 lessons were observed. Results of classroom observations revealed that high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Teachers, Junior High School Students, Teacher Expectations of Students
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