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The nature of the association between number line and mathematical performance: An international twin study.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychology, Institute of Genetic, Neurobiological, and Social Foundations of Child Development, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Oblast, Russia.

Background: The number line task assesses the ability to estimate numerical magnitudes. People vary greatly in this ability, and this variability has been previously associated with mathematical skills. However, the sources of individual differences in number line estimation and its association with mathematics are not fully understood. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12259DOI Listing
December 2018

Work-related learning in the transition from higher education to work: The role of the development of self-efficacy and achievement goals.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Centre for Research on Professional Learning & Development, and Lifelong Learning, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Work-related learning is particularly important at the start of graduates' careers. Preparing students for work-related learning is a chief aim of higher education, demonstrating its relevance when investigating the transition to work.

Aim: This study aimed to investigate the role of personal factors for work-related learning during the transition from higher education to work. Read More

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December 2018

What makes a good teacher? The relative importance of mathematics teachers' cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, beliefs, and motivation for instructional quality.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

Background: Teachers differ substantially in their instructional performance in the classroom. Thus, researchers and policymakers are interested in how these differences can be explained and how the instruction provided by low-performing teachers can be improved. Previous research has focused either on generic (cognitive ability and personality) or profession-specific (professional knowledge, beliefs, and motivation for teaching) teacher characteristics as predictors of instructional quality but their relative importance has not yet been tested. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12256DOI Listing
November 2018

School attitude and perceived teacher acceptance: Developmental trajectories, temporal relations, and gender differences.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Background: Positive school attitudes defined as students' school liking and school attachment are positively related to many desirable outcomes. Student-teacher relations have often been considered to be an important determinant of school attitudes.

Aims: Students' perceived teacher acceptance was used as an indicator for student-teacher relations. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjep.12252
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October 2018
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'Putting oneself in someone else's shoes during childhood: How to learn it' Training for preschool age children.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries, University of Parma, Italia.

Background: Perspective taking, defined as the aptitude to understand the cognitive, affective, and visual point of view of others, represents a fundamental social ability for the development of socio-cognitive and affective skills.

Aims: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possibility of promoting perspective taking in typically developmental preschoolers using an evidence-based training procedure.

Sample And Method: The research used a pre-test/post-test quasi-experimental design in which 206 typically developmental preschoolers (104 males and 102 females) were categorized into the experimental or the control group. Read More

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October 2018

Significant predictors of mathematical literacy for top-tiered countries/economies, Canada, and the United States on PISA 2012: Case for the sparse regression model.

Authors:
Mark V Brow

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Background: National ranking from the triennial Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) often serves as a barometer of national performance and human capital. Though excessive student- and school-level covariates (n > 700) may prove intractable for traditional least-squares estimate procedures, shrinkage methods may be more suitable for subset selection.

Aims: With a focus on the United States, this paper proposes sparse regression for PISA 2012 to discover salient student- and school-level predictor variables for mathematical literacy achievement. Read More

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October 2018

Classroom identification in ethnic minority and majority students: Effects of relationships and ethnic composition.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Oct 26. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Ercomer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Background: Many studies have shown that school belonging is crucial for students' school adjustment, but the construct has been operationalized in different ways. Moreover, most research has focused on adolescents and not compared its antecedents for ethnic minority versus majority students.

Aims: Based on Goodenow and Grady's () seminal paper, we examined classroom identification as a central aspect of school belonging in minority and majority preadolescents, and predicted it from relationships with peers and teachers, taking into account classroom ethnic composition and perceived multicultural teaching. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12253DOI Listing
October 2018
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Effects of teaching planning strategies to first-grade writers.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Oct 26. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Departmento de Psicología, Sociología y Filosofía, Facultad de Educación, Universidad de León, Spain.

Background: Traditionally writing instruction at the start of school has focused on developing students' ability to spell and handwrite. Teaching children explicit self-regulatory strategies for developing content and structure for their text has proved effective for students in later grades of primary (elementary) education.

Aims: The present study aims to determine whether first-grade students benefit from learning higher-level self-regulating strategies for explicit planning of content and structure. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjep.12251
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October 2018
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Retrieval practice opportunities in middle school mathematics teachers' oral questions.

Authors:
Lisa K Fazio

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Oct 14. Epub 2018 Oct 14.

Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Background: Tasks that involve retrieving information from memory, such as answering short answer questions, are more effective at improving learning than restudying, concept mapping, and other study techniques. However, little is known about how often teachers naturally provide these retrieval practice opportunities during lectures and classroom discussions.

Aims: To identify how often teachers ask questions that require retrieval, what types of retrieval questions they ask, and whether teachers in high-growth classrooms differ in their use of retrieval questions compared to teachers in low-growth classrooms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12250DOI Listing
October 2018

The roles of place-value understanding and non-symbolic ratio processing system in symbolic rational number processing.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Oct 11. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Background: While it has been widely demonstrated that children's and adolescents' understanding of rational number plays an important role in their mathematics achievement, we have limited knowledge about the cognitive correlates of this understanding.

Aims: The current study aimed at examining whether children's non-symbolic ratio processing and their understanding of place-value structure of whole numbers play a role in their understanding of fractions and decimals and whether their roles are different for fractions versus decimal understanding.

Sample: A sample of 124 fourth graders was tested. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjep.12249
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October 2018
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'Best friends forever'? Friendship stability across school transition and associations with mental health and educational attainment.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Sep 27. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, UK.

Background: Friendships have been linked to mental health and school attainment in children. The effects of friendlessness and friendship quality have been well researched, but less is known about the role of friendship stability (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12246DOI Listing
September 2018
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Teacher-student interaction and lower secondary school students' situational engagement.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Sep 3. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Background: Prior research has shown that engagement plays a significant role in students' academic learning.

Aims: The present study sought to expand the current understanding of students' engagement by examining how situational engagement during a particular lesson is associated with the observed teacher-student classroom interactions (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12244DOI Listing
September 2018
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Teachers' attitudes towards ethnic minority students: Effects of schools' cultural diversity.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Sep 21. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Background: Research exploring mechanisms driving inequalities in school systems has found that biased teacher judgements contribute to observed disadvantages for ethnic minority students. Teacher judgements may be driven by explicit and implicit attitudes.

Aims: The current research explored the effect of cultural diversity at schools (actual or imagined) on teachers' attitudes towards ethnic minority students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12248DOI Listing
September 2018

A multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis of teacher perceptions of social and emotional learning in rural Malawi.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Sep 21. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Learning Systems Institute & College of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Background: Social and emotional learning (SEL) positively impacts children's school achievement and adult productivity. Successful implementation of SEL relies on teachers' pedagogical beliefs and practices.

Aims: We examined whether the Teachers' SEL Belief Scale designed in the United States is adoptable in low-income countries such as Malawi in response to a growing interest in teacher practices in SEL but a lack of research instruments in these countries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12247DOI Listing
September 2018

Relationship between parent involvement and academic achievement through metacognitive strategies: A multiple multilevel mediation analysis.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Sep 10. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

University of Alicante, Spain.

Background: Different studies reveal an association between parent involvement, metacognition, and academic achievement; however, the majority analyse the developmental process of acquisition in experimental or quasi-experimental designs with students enrolled in child education. Adolescence is an important stage in personal and academic development. Given the complexity of learning, and according to the metacognitive and affective model of self-regulated learning (Efklides, 2011, Educational Psychologist, 46, 6), different types of metacognitive processes are relevant for the optimal development of individuals in academic contexts. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjep.12245
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September 2018
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The role of neighbourhood greenspace in children's spatial working memory.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Sep 5. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Psychology and Human Development, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK.

Background: Exposure to nature may be particularly beneficial for the brain regions that support spatial working memory, a strong correlate of academic achievement.

Aims: To explore whether children living in greener neighbourhoods (wards) have better spatial working memory.

Sample: Drawn from the UK's Millennium Cohort Study, the sample was 4,758 11-year-olds living in urban areas in England. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12243DOI Listing
September 2018
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Economic disadvantage and math achievement: The significance of perceived cost from an evolutionary perspective.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Sep 5. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background: Children growing up in poverty tend to perform worse in school than their more economically advantaged peers.

Aims: The current study integrates an educational theory of motivation and an evolutionary theory of life history strategies to examine how economic disadvantage predicts children's mathematics achievement through their academic beliefs and values.

Sample: Participants were 1,536 students (M  = 12. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjep.12242
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September 2018
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Grit and self-discipline as predictors of effort and academic attainment.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Aug 13. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Laboratory of Self-Regulation and Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Research Group, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Background: Beyond ability, traits related to perseverance, such as grit and self-discipline, are associated with adaptive educational outcomes. Few studies have examined the independent effects of these traits on outcomes and the mechanisms involved.

Aims: This study estimated parameters of a process model in which grit-perseverance of effort (grit-effort) and consistency of interest (grit-interest) dimensions and self-discipline were independent predictors of students' science grades. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12241DOI Listing
August 2018
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Teaching assistant and pupil interactions: The role of repair and topic management in scaffolding learning.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jul 26. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

UCL Institute of Education, London, UK.

Background: Teaching assistants (TAs) are taking increasing responsibility for the learning of pupils. A key instructional skill for TAs is the ability to scaffold learning.

Aim: To explore the interactions of TAs in relation to scaffolding as a theory of instruction. Read More

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Mind wandering, together with test anxiety and self-efficacy, predicts student's academic self-concept but not reading comprehension skills.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jul 24. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy.

Background: Mind wandering (MW) has commonly been linked to bad scholastic performance; however, such association has rarely been investigated in the classroom. Moreover, in examining such association, motivational variables have been largely ignored.

Aim: We aimed at examining the associations between the dispositional tendency to engage in MW and a series of reading comprehension skills and measures of academic self-concept above and beyond the role of sex, age, test anxiety, self-efficacy, and self-regulation strategies. Read More

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July 2018
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Influence of initial mathematical competencies on the effectiveness of a classroom-based intervention.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jul 11. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

University of Oviedo, Spain.

Background: Students commonly struggle with mathematics and mathematical problem-solving. Therefore, it is necessary to design and implement interventions aimed at improving these essential components of learning. Furthermore, the outcomes of these interventions can vary significantly and appear to be a function of a student's initial competencies in mathematics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12239DOI Listing
July 2018
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The longitudinal effects of induction on beginning teachers' stress.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jul 11. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Teacher Education, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Background: Teaching is a stressful profession especially for beginning teachers. Induction programmes can support beginning teachers. Little is known concerning which elements of induction programmes can influence (the change in) teachers' stress over time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12238DOI Listing
July 2018
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The role of within-class consensus on mastery goal structures in predicting socio-emotional outcomes.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jul 10. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Faculty of Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, and Economy, University of Vienna, Austria.

Background: Within-class consensus on mastery goal structures describes the extent to which students agree in their perceptions of mastery goal structures. Research on (work) teams suggests that higher levels of consensus within a group indicate a well-functioning social environment and are thus positively related to beneficial socio-emotional outcomes. However, the potential of within-class consensus to predict socio-emotional outcomes has not yet been explored in research on mastery goal structures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12237DOI Listing
July 2018
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A classroom intervention to improve executive functions in late primary school children: Too 'old' for improvements?

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 26. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Department of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Background: Given the strong relationship between executive functions and academic achievement, there has been great interest in improving executive functions. School-based group interventions targeting executive functions revealed encouraging results in preschoolers and young school children; however, there is a paucity of studies in older primary school children (age 10-12). This is surprising considering that deficits in executive function performance can often be observed in this age group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12232DOI Listing
June 2018
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Size and modality effects in Braille learning: Implications for the blind child from pre-reading sighted children.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 17. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Background: Beginning readers are typically introduced to enlarged print, and the size of this print decreases as readers become more fluent. In comparison, beginning blind readers are expected to learn standard-sized Braille from the outset because past research suggests letter knowledge cannot be transferred across different sizes of Braille.

Aims: The study aims to investigate whether learning Braille using an oversized pegboard leads to faster, transferable, letter learning and whether performance is mediated by either tactile or visual learning. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12229DOI Listing
June 2018
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First-graders' allocation of attentional resources in an emotional Stroop task: The role of heart period variability and classroom climate.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialization, University of Padova, Italy.

Background: Children's ability to remain focused on a task despite the presence of emotionally salient distractors in the environment is crucial for successful learning and academic performance.

Aims: This study investigated first-graders' allocation of attentional resources in the presence of distracting emotional, school-related social interaction stimuli. Moreover, we examined whether such attentional processes were influenced by students' self-regulation, as indexed by heart period variability, observed classroom climate, or their interaction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12228DOI Listing
June 2018
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Construct validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children - Fifth UK Edition: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the 16 primary and secondary subtests.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 4. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Background: There is inadequate information regarding the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth UK Edition (WISC-V ; Wechsler, 2016a, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth UK Edition, Harcourt Assessment, London, UK) to guide interpretation.

Aims And Methods: The WISC-V was examined using complementary exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) for all models proposed by Wechsler (2016b, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth UK Edition: Administration and scoring manual, Harcourt Assessment, London, UK) as well as rival bifactor models.

Sample: The WISC-V standardization sample (N = 415) correlation matrix was used in analyses due to denial of standardization sample raw data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12230DOI Listing
June 2018
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Scaffolding: Integrating social and cognitive perspectives on children's learning at home.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun;88(2):171-173

School of Psychology Politics and Sociology, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12227DOI Listing
June 2018
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Activity-oriented teaching of stochastics in elementary school.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 May 4. Epub 2018 May 4.

University of Salzburg, Austria.

Background: There is little research on how to best introduce children to stochastics. In general, demonstration and concrete experience seem to be necessary to establish good understanding of stochastics in children. Pupils seem to be able to develop an intuition on stochastic thinking when they actively solve probabilistic problems and carry out probability experiments based on age-adequate content and materials. Read More

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May 2018
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Development and validation of the Bullying and Cyberbullying Scale for Adolescents: A multi-dimensional measurement model.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 May 3. Epub 2018 May 3.

Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia.

Background: Intervention on adolescent bullying is reliant on valid and reliable measurement of victimization and perpetration experiences across different behavioural expressions.

Aims: This study developed and validated a survey tool that integrates measurement of both traditional and cyber bullying to test a theoretically driven multi-dimensional model.

Sample: Adolescents from 10 mainstream secondary schools completed a baseline and follow-up survey (N = 1,217; M  = 14 years; 66. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12223DOI Listing
May 2018
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Improving socio-emotional health for pupils in early secondary education with Pyramid: A school-based, early intervention model.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 May 1. Epub 2018 May 1.

The Graduate School, University of West London, UK.

Background: Policymakers are focusing increased attention on the role of schools to promote and support children's mental health, and evidence-based models of good practice are in demand. Pyramid Club is a school-based, socio-emotional intervention, demonstrably effective with primary-aged pupils.

Aims: This study extends previous Pyramid Club evaluations by examining effectiveness with pupils in early secondary education; service users' perceptions and experiences were investigated to increase understanding of Pyramid's impact, thus supporting enhanced practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12225DOI Listing
May 2018
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Teacher beliefs about the aetiology of individual differences in cognitive ability, and the relevance of behavioural genetics to education.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Apr 26. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Psychology in Education Research Centre, Department of Education, University of York, UK.

Background: Despite a large body of research that has explored the influence of genetic and environmental factors on educationally relevant traits, few studies have explored teachers' beliefs about, or knowledge of, developments in behavioural genetics related to education.

Aims: This study aimed to describe the beliefs and knowledge of UK teachers about behavioural genetics and its relevance to education, and to test for differences between groups of teachers based on factors including years of experience and age of children taught.

Sample: Data were gathered from n = 402 teachers from a representative sample of UK schools. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12224DOI Listing
April 2018
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Emotion regulation and well-being in primary classrooms situated in low-socioeconomic communities.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Apr 14. Epub 2018 Apr 14.

University of Cambridge, UK.

Background: Although emotion is central to most models of children's well-being, few studies have looked at how well-being is related to the ways in which children regulate their emotions.

Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the associations among children's emotion regulation strategy choice and their emotional expression, behaviour, and well-being. The study also investigated whether contextual factors influenced the emotion regulation strategies children chose to use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12222DOI Listing
April 2018
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Culture-specific links between maternal executive function, parenting, and preschool children's executive function in South Korea.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 14;88(2):216-235. Epub 2018 Apr 14.

Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK.

Background: Research on the relationships between parental factors and children's executive function (EF) has been conducted mainly in Western cultures.

Aim: This study provides the first empirical test, in a non-Western context, of how maternal EF and parenting behaviours relate to child EF.

Sample: South Korean mothers and their preschool children (N = 95 dyads) completed EF tasks. Read More

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June 2018
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Training of parental scaffolding in high-socio-economic status families: How do parents of full- and preterm-born toddlers benefit?

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 30;88(2):300-322. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Institute for Education Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany.

Background: Preterm children have an increased risk regarding self-regulation development. Given the strong link between parenting behaviour (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12218DOI Listing
June 2018
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Exploring the impact of teacher emotions on their approaches to teaching: A structural equation modelling approach.

Authors:
Junjun Chen

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Mar 30. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Background: Research into teacher emotion has attracted increasing attention in the last two decades. The relevance of teacher emotion in education has been highlighted. However, evidence of how teacher emotions impact their teaching approaches is rather limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12220DOI Listing
March 2018
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Quality of both parents' cognitive guidance and quantity of early childhood education: Influences on pre-mathematical development.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 25;88(2):192-215. Epub 2018 Mar 25.

Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku, Finland.

Background: Only a handful of longitudinal studies have explored the effects of both parents in early parenthood on children's cognitive development, and no study has controlled for simultaneous early childhood education and care (ECEC) experiences.

Aims: To examine the similarity of each parent's cognitive guidance and contribution to children's pre-mathematical outcomes across parent gender while controlling for amount of ECEC.

Sample: A longitudinal study on 66 Finnish two-parent families and their children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12217DOI Listing
June 2018
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The effects of mother-child mediated learning strategies on psychological resilience and cognitive modifiability of boys with learning disability.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 24;88(2):236-260. Epub 2018 Mar 24.

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Background: The theoretical framework of the current study is based on mediated learning experience (MLE) theory, which is similar to the scaffolding concept. The main question of the current study was to what extent mother-child MLE strategies affect psychological resilience and cognitive modifiability of boys with learning disability (LD). Secondary questions were to what extent the home environment, severity of boy's LD, and mother's attitude towards her child's LD affect her MLE strategies and consequently the child's psychological resilience and cognitive modifiability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12219DOI Listing
June 2018
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Scaffolding for motivation by parents, and child homework motivations and emotions: Effects of a training programme.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jun 5;88(2):323-344. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy.

Background And Aims: Based on the principles of scaffolding for motivation and on the assumptions of self-determination theory, two studies aimed to assess the role played by perceived parental autonomy-supportive scaffolding on child homework autonomous motivation, self-efficacy, affect, and engagement.

Samples And Results: The results of Study 1, which involved 122 parents and their children, showed that the higher the parental autonomous motivation, the more their children perceived them as autonomy-supportive while scaffolding for motivation, and hence developed autonomous motivation, self-efficacy, and engagement in homework. In Study 2, 37 parents were involved in a four-session training programme that focused on sustaining autonomy-supportive scaffolding modalities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12216DOI Listing
June 2018
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Agency and responsibility in adolescent students: A challenge for the societies of tomorrow.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Feb 23. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

Department on Education Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.

Background: The literature in educational psychology converges on the idea that students should take an active and accountable position in their learning processes. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of research that has systematically put the constructs of agency and responsibility at the core of their interests.

Aims: In this study, we explore whether good experiences at school - here conceptualized as the general level of basic needs fulfilment and interpersonal justice - impact on student agency and responsibility, which in turn are considered as possible mediators between a good educational experience and two outcome measures, that is, academic achievement and career decision-making self-efficacy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12215DOI Listing
February 2018
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The relation between cognitive and metacognitive processing: Building bridges between the SRL, MDL, and SAL domains.

Authors:
Liesje Coertjens

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Mar;88(1):138-151

Psychological Sciences Research Institute, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Aim: The main aim of this commentary was to connect the insights from the contributions of the special issue on the intersection between depth and the regulation of strategy use. The seven contributions in this special issue stem from three perspectives: self-regulated learning (SRL), model of domain learning (MDL), or the student approaches to learning (SAL).

Procedure: Prior to combining insights from different studies, the definition and operationalization of cognitive and metacognitive processing in the seven contributions is described. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12214DOI Listing
March 2018
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Looking down the road: Future directions for research on depth and regulation of strategic processing.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Mar;88(1):152-166

Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

Purpose: The primary goal of this commentary was to consider the future directions that researchers dealing with levels and regulation of strategies and with approaches to learning may wish to pursue in the years to come.

Procedure: In order to accomplish this goal, the first step was to look for any common ground shared by authors contributing to this Special Issue. That common ground represented a convergence of evidence for these programmes of research; in effect, where they intersect. Read More

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March 2018
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The intersection between depth and the regulation of strategy use.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Mar;88(1):1-8

The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong.

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March 2018
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Correlates of students' internalization and defiance of classroom rules: A self-determination theory perspective.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jan 23. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

Ghent University, Belgium.

Background: It is generally accepted that well-established classroom rules prevent problem behaviour, while also supporting students' achievement gains. Yet, there might be considerable variability in students' underlying motives to comply or refrain from complying with classroom rules, with some students adhering to them because they fully accept them as their own, and others feeling compelled by external or internal demands to do so or even defying the rules altogether.

Aims: Grounded in self-determination theory, this study aimed to examine whether students' reasons for following (i. Read More

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January 2018
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Spatial cognition and science achievement: The contribution of intrinsic and extrinsic spatial skills from 7 to 11 years.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Dec 22;88(4):675-697. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

UCL Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

Background: Prior longitudinal and correlational research with adults and adolescents indicates that spatial ability is a predictor of science learning and achievement. However, there is little research to date with primary-school aged children that addresses this relationship. Understanding this association has the potential to inform curriculum design and support the development of early interventions. Read More

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December 2018
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Exposure to violence, teacher support, and school delay amongst adolescents in South Africa.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Jan 16. Epub 2018 Jan 16.

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, UK.

Background: Many adolescents in South Africa are exposed to multiple types of violence, socio-economic disadvantage, and low-quality education: all risk factors for educational outcomes including school delay (grade enrolment below that which is age-appropriate). Supportive teacher-student relationships are known to be associated with improved academic outcomes in high-income contexts.

Aims: To investigate whether the academic and emotional support provided by teachers can protect against school delay for adolescents exposed to multiple types of violence and socio-economic disadvantage in South Africa. Read More

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January 2018
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The unique role of executive function skills in predicting Hong Kong kindergarteners' reading comprehension.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Dec 15;88(4):628-644. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of Psychology, The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong.

Background: Word reading and linguistic comprehension skills are two crucial components in reading comprehension, according to the Simple View of Reading (SVR). Some researchers have posited that a third component should be involved in reading and understanding texts, namely executive function (EF) skills.

Aim: This study was novel in two ways. Read More

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December 2018
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Doing better (or worse) than one's parents: Social status, mobility, and performance-avoidance goals.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Dec 11;88(4):659-674. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Clermont Auvergne University, CNRS, LAPSCO, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Background: Previous research has shown that, when succeeding in higher education, first-generation (FG) students endorse more performance-avoidance goals (i.e., the fear of performing poorly) than continuing-generation (CG) students. Read More

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December 2018
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An exploration of the application and implementation of growth mindset principles within a primary school.

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Diana M Fraser

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Dec 20;88(4):645-658. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Brownhill of Annochie Croft, Ellon, UK.

Background: A growth mindset is a significant factor in the motivation and achievement of learners. Previous research has shown one-off interventions do encourage growth mindset thinking but only improvements are only short-lived. A sustainable and embedded approach may therefore be the only way to engender long-term changes to an individual's mindset. Read More

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December 2018
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School readiness in children with special educational needs and disabilities: Psychometric findings from a new screening tool, the Brief Early Skills, and Support Index.

Br J Educ Psychol 2018 Dec 21;88(4):606-627. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, UK.

Background: There is an urgent need to accelerate the detection of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A recent brief questionnaire designed for teachers and nursery staff, the Brief Early Skills and Support Index (BESSI), shows promising psychometric properties (Hughes, Daly, Foley, White, & Devine, . British Journal of Educational Psychology, 85(3), 332-356. Read More

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December 2018
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