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Mevarech, Zemira R.; Maskit, Ditza – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
The purpose of the present study is twofold: (a) examine the intensity of a wide range of teachers' emotional appraisals regarding teaching profession and teachers themselves as teachers; (b) analyse the differential effects of years of experience on the teachers' emotional appraisals. Participants were 180 Israeli teachers. The teacher emotion…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Emotional Response, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Havik, Trude; Bru, Edvin; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
The primary aim of this study was to investigate how students' perceptions of relationships with peers at school and teachers' classroom management are associated with school refusal-related reasons and truancy-related reasons for school non-attendance. The study included controls for emotional stability and relevant parental variables. A student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Truancy
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Shih, Shu-Shen – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
The present study attempted to explore the relations among Taiwanese eighth graders' perceptions of teachers' autonomy support versus psychological control, satisfaction of need for autonomy, work engagement, and academic burnout. Four hundred and seven eighth-grade Taiwanese students completed a self-reported survey assessing the variables…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Burnout, Self Determination, Grade 8
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Van Praag, Lore; Boone, Simon; Stevens, Peter A. J.; Van Houtte, Mieke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
The influence of the ethnic composition of schools on interethnic relations and attitudes has been studied extensively and has received ample interest from policy makers. However, less attention has been paid to the structures and processes inside schools that organize interethnic relations and attitudes. In Flanders (Belgium), secondary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Track System (Education), Secondary School Students, Ethnic Groups
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Korpershoek, Hanke; Kuyper, Hans; van der Werf, Greetje – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
In this study, we investigated the school motivation of 7,257 9th grade students in 80 secondary schools across the Netherlands. Using a multiple goal perspective, four motivation dimensions were included: performance, mastery, extrinsic, and social motivation. Our first aim was to identify distinct motivation profiles within our sample, using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Performance
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Gavidia-Payne, Susana; Denny, Bianca; Davis, Kate; Francis, Andrew; Jackson, Mervyn – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Self-concept is one important yet understudied construct, often associated with healthy children's well-being, and particularly crucial for those raised in rural disadvantaged communities. Also, commonly acknowledged is that adults, including parents and teachers, play an important role in fostering self-concept. The overall aim of the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
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Kao, Chen-yao – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
There has been a paucity of research on gifted individuals' perceptions of gender stereotypes. The purpose of this study was to explore mathematically gifted adolescent females' perceptions of gender stereotypes through a research design of the qualitative multiple case study involving the constant comparison and the Three C's analysis scheme.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mathematics, Females, Adolescents
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Lapidot-Lefler, Noam; Dolev-Cohen, Michal – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Recent technological developments have added cyberspace as part of adolescents' social milieu. Bullying, which is prevalent in adolescents' social environment, also takes place in cyberspace, although it is believed to have a more potent and harmful effect. A study of cyberbullying and FtF bullying could elucidate critical implications for…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Junior High School Students, High School Students
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Willis, Alison S.; Nagel, Michael C. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Based on social psychological and neurobiological models of human development, this paper proposes that the role of the teacher is central in the rehabilitation of children who have suffered the effects of stress and trauma. The purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of educators regarding children's learning. This study used a…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Young-Jones, Adena; Fursa, Sophie; Byrket, Jacqueline S.; Sly, James S. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Bullying has become a prominent topic within education due to recent media headlines in the United States and abroad. The impact of these occurrences ripples beyond the bully and victim to include administrators, parents, and fellow students. While previous research has concluded bullying behaviors decrease as a child progresses in school, more…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Peer Relationship, College Students
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Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Shirley; Budd, Jillian; Jorgensen, Mary; Asuncion, Jennison; Barile, Maria – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
The goal of this research was to develop a model to predict which students with disabilities will drop out before graduation and to investigate the drop out pattern of students with disabilities. To accomplish this we evaluated potential predictors of persistence and drop-out among 611 college and university students with various disabilities and…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, College Students, Behavior Patterns, Path Analysis
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Rinfret, Natalie; Tougas, Francine; Beaton, Ann M.; Laplante, Joelle; Ngo Manguelle, Christiane; Lagacé, Marie Claude – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the links between grades, psychological disengagement mechanisms (discounting evaluative feedback and devaluing school), and motivation among female students in traditional and non-traditional career paths. We predicted that the association between grades and discounting is affected by the importance of…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Student Motivation, Females, High School Students
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Gabriel, Ute; Lilla, Nanine; Zander, Lysann; Hannover, Bettina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
This research investigates how students from immigrant families whose first language differs from the language of instruction at school view themselves while at school, depending on the way in which they use their first and second language. While some immigrant students are inclined to predominantly use their first language in the home environment…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Gausel, Nicolay – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
As people normally care about what others think of them, any failures associated with them can be experienced as socially embarrassing. Consequently, they might become motivated to blame someone else for the failure in order to defend against possible criticism from others. In line with this reasoning, a study (N = 129) investigating how people…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Correlation, Psychological Patterns
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Matteucci, Maria Cristina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Research on impression management has shown that students can manage their social images by providing attributional self-presentation strategies (ASPSs). Based on the distinction between social desirability judgments and social utility judgments, two studies were conducted to examine the students' understanding of the impact of ASPSs both on…
Descriptors: Social Desirability, Social Status, Undergraduate Students, Profiles
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