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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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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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Kowalski, Monica J.; Froiland, John Mark – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Classroom management systems emphasizing rewards and consequences have long existed in schools within the US, but parental perceptions of the effects of these systems have largely been ignored. This survey study examined the ways in which 99 parents observed their children responding to various elementary classroom management systems. Regression…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Students, Children
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Schneider, Rebecca; Sparfeldt, Jörn R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Academic self-concepts are important correlates and predictors of successful scholastic learning. According to the internal/external frame of reference (I/E) framework, self-concepts are based on two comparison processes: social (external) comparison processes that seem to increase during elementary school and cognitively more demanding…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Concept, Elementary School Students, Grades (Scholastic)
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