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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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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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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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King, Ronnel B.; Mendoza, Norman B. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2020
Past studies that explored the antecedents of achievement goals have mostly focused on the role of personal characteristics and parental/teacher influences. However, the role of one's classmates has not been given much attention. Drawing on the concept of goal contagion, the present study aimed to examine whether classmates' achievement goals…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Competition, Peer Influence, Secondary School 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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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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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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Tan, Fiona D. H.; Whipp, Peter R.; Gagné, Marylène; Van Quaquebeke, Niels – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Teacher-student interactions are fundamental to learning outcomes. However, the facilitation of student-defined, in-class two-way feedback interaction is under-researched. The purpose of this paper is to share insights from Year 9 students (N = 32; age = 14-15 years), describing effective teacher's two-way feedback interaction through Respectful…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Secondary School Students, Teacher Effectiveness
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Brandmo, Christian; Bråten, Ivar; Schewe, Olav – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study examined predictors of test anxiety in a sample of 2528 Norwegian upper-secondary and postsecondary students by means of structural equation modeling. Results showed that personal goals related to career and grades positively predicted test anxiety, whereas self-efficacy beliefs were a negative predictor of test anxiety. In turn,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, Secondary School Students, College Students
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Bedynska, Sylwia; Krejtz, Izabela; Sedek, Grzegorz – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
A large body of experimental research on stereotype threat concentrated on immediate consequences of this effect. Far less attention has been given to the underlying mechanisms that may explain accumulative and long-term consequences of stereotype threat. To shed new light on the dynamic of stereotype threat, the current research examined the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students, Females, Short Term Memory
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Havik, Trude; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore trajectories of teachers' instructional support as perceived by students during a national initiative to develop lower secondary schools. Grade eight and nine students (N = 815) from nine Norwegian schools participated in three waves of data collection within one-and-a-half academic years. Growth mixture model…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Ferreira, Juliene Madureira; Soini, Tiina; Kupiainen, Reijo; Salum, Ana Claudia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In the present study, learning in school was studied from the students' perspectives in two different national contexts. The aim was to explore students' learning experiences in school by identifying what are the core elements of learning for secondary school students. We conducted the study with a qualitative approach in which photos taken by the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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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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