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Cassidy, Tony – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The relationship between social identity, family and school context, problem-solving style, self-esteem, health behaviour, psychological distress, and victimisation, was explored in a quasi-experimental survey of 461 children aged between 11 and 15 years old. There was a high prevalence of victimisation (29%) in the group and 44% of those…
Descriptors: Incidence, Problem Solving, Predictor Variables, Bullying
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Hejazi, Elaheh; Shahraray, Mehrnaz; Farsinejad, Masomeh; Asgary, Ali – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study was to assess the mediating effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between identity styles and academic achievement. Four-hundred high school students (200 male, 200 female) who were selected through cluster random sampling, completed the Revised Identity Styles Inventory (ISI, 6G) and Morgan-Jink Student Efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Path Analysis, Sampling
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Weinstock, Michael; Assor, Avi; Broide, Galia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The assumption that high level functioning is characterized by a great deal of autonomy is central to some major theories of moral development [Kohlberg (in T. Lickona (ed.) "Moral development and behavior: Theory, research and social issues," 1976); Piaget ("The moral judgment of the child", 1932)] and to the self-determination theory of…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Student Attitudes, Value Judgment, Critical Thinking
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Hallinan, Maureen T.; Kubitschek, Warren N.; Liu, Ge – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Communally organized, as opposed to bureaucratically organized, schools are expected to provide significant advantages to students in terms of their cognitive and social growth. However, for students to avail themselves of these benefits, they need to experience school as a community. One factor that may influence whether students view their…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, School Organization
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Kaufman, Annette; Dodge, Tonya – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
According to Self-Determination Theory, feelings of relatedness and value of a behavior are critical factors that affect internalization and integration. The purpose of the current study was to identify factors that influence relatedness and value in an academic setting. Specifically, the study investigated the effects of autonomy, mastery goals,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Regression (Statistics), Psychology, Student Motivation
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Galliger, Courtney C.; Tisak, Marie S.; Tisak, John – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Children's social interactions are often dependent upon the setting or context in which they occur. The current study explored the school bus as a unique context for social interaction. One hundred and fifty-seven elementary school students (78 males and 79 females), in grades 3, 4, and 5, completed a questionnaire concerning the rate and types of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Buses, Aggression, Bus Transportation
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Carson, Leslie R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
This study extends current research on African American college student achievement by focusing on collectivism, a key characteristic of African American racial identity. Collectivism serves as the framework for analysis of students' beliefs about the purpose of higher education, conceptualization of their roles and responsibilities as students,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Racial Identification, College Students
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Miller, Paul M.; Fagley, Nancy S.; Casella, Nancy E. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Research indicates people's decisions can sometimes be influenced by seemingly trivial differences in the "framing" (i.e., wording) of alternative options. The tendency to prefer risk averse options when framed positively and risky options when framed negatively is known as the framing effect. The current study examined the susceptibility of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Principals, Gender Differences, Risk
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Dickhauser, Oliver; Reinhard, Marc-Andre – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Individuals with low Need for Cognition (NFC) have been found to process information using a peripheral route compared to individuals higher in NFC. These differences affect the formation of performance expectancies. Based on previous work demonstrating that the formation of performance expectancies can be understood as an information processing…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Grade 10, Individual Characteristics, Schemata (Cognition)
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Edman, Jeanne L.; Brazil, Brad – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The present study examined whether there are ethnic differences in perceptions of campus climate, social support, and academic efficacy among community college students, and whether student perceptions were associated with academic success. A total of 475 community college students completed a questionnaire that measured students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Social Life, Student Attitudes
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Oates, Gary L. St. C. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The viability of five prominent explanations for the black-white performance gap ("academic engagement," "cultural capital," "social capital," "school quality" and "biased treatment") is examined using NELS data and a LISREL model that adjusts for clustering of students within schools. Empirical models have typically assessed these factors…
Descriptors: Race, Academic Achievement, Social Capital, White Students
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Ferrari, Joseph R.; Cowman, Shaun E.; Milner, Lauren A.; Gutierrez, Robert E.; Drake, Peter A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Academic staff (n = 305) and administrative staff (n = 595) at a large urban, Catholic, and religious order teaching university completed on-line school sense of community, social desirability, and mission-identity plus mission-driven activity measures. Partial correlates (controlling for social desirability) indicated that for both faculty and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission, Catholics, Urban Universities
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Schweinle, Amy; Mims, Grace A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Children's academic self-efficacy is one of the strongest predictors of achievement (Wigfield and Eccles, "Contemporary Educational Psychology" 25(1): 68-81, 2000). The present research examined mathematics self-efficacy and the relationship of racial context from the perspective of two competing bodies of research. Stereotype threat theory would…
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Educational Research, Stereotypes
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Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Fraser, Barry J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Research investigated classroom environment antecedent variables and student affective outcomes in Australian high schools. The Technology-Rich Outcomes-Focused Learning Environment Inventory (TROFLEI) was used to assess 10 classroom environment dimensions: student cohesiveness, teacher support, involvement, investigation, task orientation,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models, Outcomes of Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Sakka, Despina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The aim of the present study is to explore the views of migrant and non migrant students living in Greece on cultural diversity in the classroom. It focuses on students of both the dominant (i.e. Greek) and nondominant (i.e. migrant) groups and investigates their views in comparison to one another. Data were collected in the context of a pilot…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Educational Needs, Multicultural Education, Intervention
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