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Skaalvik, Einar M.; Skaalvik, Sidsel – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
This study explored how teachers' working conditions or school context variables (job demands and job resources) were related to their teaching self-concept, teacher burnout, job satisfaction, and motivation to leave the teaching profession among teachers in Norwegian senior high school. Participants were 546 teachers in three counties in central…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions, Work Environment
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Marshik, Tesia; Ashton, Patricia T.; Algina, James – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Self-determination theory and research suggest that students are more motivated and have higher achievement when teachers support their psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. However, teachers might have difficulty supporting their students' psychological needs if their own psychological needs are not met, which might…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Psychological Needs
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Phan, Huy P. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The focus of inquiry pertaining to quality learning and student well-being experiences at school has involved numerous studies, utilizing complex quantitative methodological approaches. In a similar vein, for consideration of research advancement, there has been extensive progress made regarding motivational tenets of effective learning and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Experience, Emotional Response, Interpersonal Relationship
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McLellan, Chelsea K.; Jackson, Dennis L. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The current study explored the relation between the Big-Five personality domains, self-regulated learning, and academic entitlement. Academic entitlement is defined as the tendency to possess expectations of unearned academic success, unearned/undeserved academic services, and/or the expectation of unrealistic accommodation (Chowning and Campbell…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Multivariate Analysis, Schematic Studies, Correlation
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Jury, Mickaël; Darnon, Céline; Dompnier, Benoit; Butera, Fabrizio – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
According to the recent research, the educational system fulfills both an educational function (i.e., teaching and training students) and a selection function (i.e., determining students' future position in the social hierarchy), particularly in higher education. It has been argued that in the university system the selection function provides a…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Social Structure
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Carolan, Brian V. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Though most extant research suggests that educational expectations are adopted early in life and stabilize by adolescence, recent research has begun to challenge this assumption. This study further examines whether and to what degree adolescents' educational expectations adapt in response to two mechanisms: interpersonal influence and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Expectation, Gender Differences, Student Adjustment
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Tikkanen, Lotta; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
School leadership is a demanding job. Those involved in school leadership have shown to experience high levels of work stress that may, if prolonged, result in burnout. The purpose of this study was to examine school leaders' risks of burnout in terms of work stress and burnout symptoms, and their relationship with proactive self-regulation…
Descriptors: Principals, Burnout, At Risk Persons, Self Management
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Dawes, Molly – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
What are the common types of social goals endorsed by early adolescents and how are they related to their school adjustment? This article discusses the importance of assessing students' social goals during the early adolescent developmental period when peers become increasingly important and youth experience tremendous changes to the school…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation
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Puente-Díaz, Rogelio; Cavazos-Arroyo, Judith – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The purpose of our investigation was to examine the role of intrinsic and extrinsic regulation and boredom as antecedents of creative self-efficacy. In addition, we also assessed the effect of creative self-efficacy on divergent thinking among children. A battery of questionnaires assessing regulation for schoolwork, creative self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Self Efficacy, Independent Study, Psychological Patterns
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Resh, Nura; Sabbagh, Clara – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Adult citizenship requires a gradual acquisition of political culture--knowledge, attitudes, skills and patterns of behavior necessary to engage in political action. This is especially the case in democratic societies, which are based on citizens' participation. Hence, education for citizenship is uniformly considered as a major mission of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Justice
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Zych, Izabela; Ortega-Ruiz, Rosario; Llorent, Vicente J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The number of studies on school violence and bullying is increasing but research on the topic in Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries is in its early stages. This survey was answered by 904 Polish adolescents from six upper secondary schools in three cities. The results showed that victimization of any type was suffered by 18.7%…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Violence
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Nowicki, Elizabeth A.; Lopata, Joel – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Study objectives were to clarify children's gender-based implicit and explicit mathematics and reading stereotypes, and to determine if implicit and explicit measures were related or represented distinct constructs. One hundred and fifty-six boys and girls (mean age 11.3 years) from six elementary schools completed math or reading stereotype…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Children, Reading Ability, Mathematics Skills
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Lin, Shengjie; Fong, Carlton J.; Wang, Yidan – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
This mixed-methods study investigated the sources of self-efficacy reported by Chinese undergraduate students and the related role of individual differences. One hundred and fifty-six Chinese students completed a questionnaire and open-ended responses, citing the factors that contributed to feelings of greater confidence and lesser confidence.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Siblings, Individual Differences
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Matteucci, Maria Cristina; Guglielmi, Dina; Lauermann, Fani – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Teachers' formal accountability and duties have been the focus of high-stakes educational reforms, for instance in the context of national accountability systems. Yet, teachers' sense of personal (rather than formal) responsibility and willingness to assume responsibility for their teaching and students remains an understudied area. The main…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility
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Lehman, Brett – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
This study examines gender differences in the extent to which U.S. high school students are bullied in connection with participation in and attitudes towards extracurricular activities. Previous research suggests that students are bullied when their participation exhibits gender abnormal performances of masculinity or femininity, but less is known…
Descriptors: High School Students, Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Bullying
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