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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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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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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, 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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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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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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Avram, Eugen; Burtaverde, Vlad; Zanfirescu, Andrei-?erban – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This research tested the relationship between career adaptability and academic performance and the incremental validity of career adaptability in predicting academic performance, as well as the mediation role of career adaptability in the relationship between personality and academic performance. 437 undergraduate students completed measures of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Vocational Adjustment, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Bertl, Bianca; Andrzejewski, Denise; Hyland, Lynda; Shrivastava, Anita; Russell, Douglas; Pietschnig, Jakob – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The identification of determinants and correlates of academic entitlement is of particular interest for researchers and (academic) tutors alike. Whilst personality traits have been linked to academic entitlement in the past, the relative importance of familial influence remains unclear. Hence, to address this deficit, this study utilizes a sample…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics, Family Influence
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Plante, Isabelle; O'Keefe, Paul A.; Aronson, Joshua; Fréchette-Simard, Catherine; Goulet, Mélissa – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study used a novel approach to examine the link between gender ability stereotype endorsement and academic interests by examining not only stereotypes people hold "within" the domains of mathematics and language arts, but also "between" them. Grade 6 and 8 students (285 males, 363 females) reported their degree of…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Student Interests, Mathematics
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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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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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Burger, Andri; Naudé, Luzelle – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of academic success of South African students. The study focused on 164 first to fourth year students. The extent to which students' grade 12 performance, the type of high school they attended and their academic self-concepts contributed to their academic success during the entry and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Success, Grade 12
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Legkauskas, Visvaldas; Magelinskaite-Legkauskiene, Šarune; Kepalaite, Albina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This longitudinal study investigated the links between school anxiety, social competence, and teacher-student relationship in the 1st grade and academic achievement in the 3rd grade. The sample consisted of 389 Lithuanian school children who at the time of the study started their 1st year in elementary school. Regression analyses indicated that…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 3, Interpersonal Competence, Anxiety
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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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Kaplan, Haya – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
The study is based on self-determination theory and focuses on the motivation of high-achieving Bedouin students who belong to a hierarchical-collectivist society. The study focuses on the question: What are the relations between teachers' autonomy support and control and an optimal learning experience among students? The study is unique in its…
Descriptors: Arabs, Minority Group Students, High Achievement, Self Determination
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