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International Journal of Educational Research

2016 Volume 77, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Same difference? Understanding variation in the estimation of effect sizes from educational trials

    ZhiMin Xiao, School of Education, Durham University, United Kingdom; Adetayo Kasim, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Durham University, United Kingdom; Steve Higgins, School of Education, Durham University, United Kingdom

    By applying four analytic models with comparable outcomes and covariates to a dataset of 20 outcomes from 17 educational trials, we found results closely matching in well-powered studies without... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. Openness to theory and its importance for pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy, emotions, and classroom behaviour in the teaching practicum

    Tina Hascher & Gerda Hagenauer

    Researchers have shown a growing interest in the learning mechanism of student teachers. Our study seeks to contribute to this field by investigating student teachers’ individual characteristics... More

    pp. 15-25

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  3. Accuracy and bias in Spanish secondary school students’ self-concept of math ability: The influence of gender and parental educational level

    Milagros Sáinz, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Spain; Katja Upadyaya, Institute for Behavioral Sciences, Finland

    The present two-wave longitudinal study investigated the accuracy or bias in students’ math self-concept of ability during the transition to high school from the last year of secondary compulsory... More

    pp. 26-36

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  4. Multidimensionality of behavioural engagement: Empirical support and implications

    Virginie Hospel & Benoît Galand, Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY), Belgium; Michel Janosz, School Environment Research Group/Public Health Research Institute, Canada

    Behavioural engagement refers to a large range of student behaviours, differing from one study to another. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a global measure or specific behaviours... More

    pp. 37-49

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  5. Parent–child connectedness for schooling and students’ performance and aspirations: An exploratory investigation

    Ian Hay, Suzie Wright & Jane Watson, Faculty of Education, Australia; Jeanne Allen, School of Education and Professional Studies, Australia; Kim Beswick & Neil Cranston, Faculty of Education, Australia

    Student-school connectedness and parent–child connectedness have been identified as important factors in predicting students’ level of educational progress, aspirations and psychosocial wellbeing, ... More

    pp. 50-61

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  6. If grades are not good enough—The role of self-assessment in the transition to tertiary education

    Tamás Keller, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany

    This paper studies the transition to tertiary education, using data from a Hungarian panel dataset called Life Course Survey. A sample of 4500 students is analysed from a single school cohort which... More

    pp. 62-73

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  7. Linking life satisfaction with school engagement of secondary students from diverse cultural backgrounds in Hong Kong

    Celeste Y.M. Yuen

    The present study examines the association of life satisfaction with school engagement in relation to gender, grade level, family income, parental education and religious affiliation. A sample of... More

    pp. 74-82

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  8. Quantitative and qualitative teacher shortage and the turnover phenomenon

    Smadar Donitsa-Schmidt & Ruth Zuzovsky

    The study measures the quantitative and qualitative teacher shortage in Israel by examining the size of the turnover phenomena, and by investigating the actions taken by school principals when... More

    pp. 83-91

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  9. The efficacy of interventions for test anxiety in university students: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Christopher D. Huntley, School of Medicine, United Kingdom; Bridget Young, School of Psychological Sciences, United Kingdom; Vikram Jha, School of Medicine, United Kingdom; Peter L. Fisher, School of Psychological Sciences, United Kingdom

    The relative efficacy of interventions for test anxiety in university students is unknown. Previous meta-analyses have reported treatment outcomes across all age groups rather than specifically... More

    pp. 92-98

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  10. Maternal literacy teaching, causal attributions and children’s literacy skills in Finnish-speaking and language minority families

    Riitta Sikiö, Leena Holopainen & Martti Siekkinen, Philosophical Faculty, Finland; Gintautas Silinskas, Department of Psychology, Finland; Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Department of Teacher Education, Finland; Jari-Erik Nurmi, Department of Psychology, Finland

    This study investigated the effect of mothers’ (language minority group mothers, LM, n=49, and Finnish speaking mothers, MP, n=368) literacy teaching at home, and mothers’ causal attributions of... More

    pp. 99-108

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  11. ADHD-specific knowledge and attitudes of teachers (ASKAT): Development and validation of a new research instrument

    Sarah Mulholland

    Currently there are few valid and reliable research instruments that investigate the knowledge and attitudes teachers hold towards ADHD, and of the studies that investigate teacher ADHD-specfic... More

    pp. 109-116

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  12. Understanding teachers’ attitude toward educational reforms through metaphors

    Orit Avidov Ungar

    This qualitative study examines what representations of metaphors are held by teachers and how those representations express teachers’ positions about change through educational reform. Metaphors... More

    pp. 117-127

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  13. Education for global citizenship in Scotland: Reciprocal partnership or politics of benevolence?

    Alison MacKenzie, Penny Enslin & Nicki Hedge, School of Education, United Kingdom

    Links between schools in the United Kingdom and partner schools in developing countries are an increasingly popular approach to teaching global citizenship. This study addresses the limited... More

    pp. 128-135

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  14. Sitting on a stability ball improves attention span and reduces anxious/depressive symptomatology among grade 2 students: A prospective case-control field experiment

    Anca Gaston, School of Kinesiology, Canada; Sherri Moore, Essential Physiotherapy, Canada; Leslie Butler, Canada

    This study used a prospective matched case-control design to examine the effects of sitting on a stability ball on inattention, hyperactivity, oppositional defiant behaviours, and anxious... More

    pp. 136-142

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  15. Adding nuance to the challenge-skill relationship: The interaction of perceived and actual skill

    Sara M. Fulmer, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, United States; Maria Tulis, Department of Psychology, Germany

    Optimal motivation occurs when there is a balance between perceived challenge and perceived skill. The challenge-skill relationship has been studied extensively with regard to perceived skill, with... More

    pp. 143-154

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