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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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Fromuth, Mary Ellen; Bass, Jeffery E.; Kelly, David B.; Davis, Teresa L.; Chan, Kin Leong – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The current study examined the relationship of academic entitlement with student attitudes (e.g., locus of control, motivation) and academic behavior. Participants were 272 (96 men, 176 women) undergraduate students enrolled in general psychology and recruited from a psychology research pool. In groups, participants individually completed a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expectation, Student Behavior, Correlation
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Lawner, Elizabeth K.; Quinn, Diane M.; Camacho, Gabriel; Johnson, Blair T.; Pan-Weisz, Bradley – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This meta-analysis synthesizes research on using ingroup role models to improve the performance and interest of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). A systematic literature search resulted in forty-five studies that met the selection criteria, including the presence of a comparison group. Both lab and…
Descriptors: Role Models, Student Interests, STEM Education, Interaction
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Marx, David M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The goal of the current research was to investigate the impact of peer comparisons on female participants' math performance when the peers varied on comparison relevance and gender. Specifically, the two studies presented here explored the question of whether male peers, who are seen as less relevant, can serve as peer role models (PRM) for female…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Females, Peer Relationship
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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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Holmes, Joshua M.; Bowman, Nicholas A.; Murphy, Mary C.; Carter, Evelyn – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This paper examines the recently developed construct of student identity centrality, which describes the importance of being a student to a person's sense of self. The present study uses multiple college student surveys and institutional data to expand upon initial work in several ways. First, it shows that this construct is measured reliably…
Descriptors: Self Concept, College Students, Correlation, College Credits
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