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Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ., Volume 5, Issue 3 (December 2015) – 7 articles , Pages 293-382

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Homework involvement and motivation in elementary school students according to academic achievement and grade
by Antonio Valle, Bibiana Regueiro, Iris Estévez, Isabel Piñeiro, Susana Rodríguez and Carlos Freire
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2015, 5(3), 345-355; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe5030031 - 30 Nov 2015
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This paper analyzes statistically significant differences in some motivational and involvement in homework variables, depending on the course and the level of academic achievement. The sample consists of 535 participants of 4th, 5th and 6th Primary Education (from 9-13 years old). According to [...] Read more.
This paper analyzes statistically significant differences in some motivational and involvement in homework variables, depending on the course and the level of academic achievement. The sample consists of 535 participants of 4th, 5th and 6th Primary Education (from 9-13 years old). According to the academic performance, the results of this research indicate that students with higher academic achievement do more homework, manage better the time spent on them, perceive them more useful and even they are more motivated intrinsically toward them. Regarding the grade level, the results show that the attitude toward homework and intrinsic motivation and interest for homework decline as students advance to higher grade levels. Also as they advance, they spend more time doing homework and the time management becomes increasingly worse. Full article
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Differences in the perception of parental involvement in homework depending on the level of student motivation
by Bibiana Regueiro, Susana Rodríguez, Isabel Piñeiro, Iris Estévez, Mar Ferradás and Natalia Suárez
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2015, 5(3), 313-323; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe5030028 - 30 Nov 2015
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The main purpose of this work is to check if the student motivation is an important factor in their perception of family involvement on homework. This is to check the relationships between different levels of intrinsic motivation towards school work of students in [...] Read more.
The main purpose of this work is to check if the student motivation is an important factor in their perception of family involvement on homework. This is to check the relationships between different levels of intrinsic motivation towards school work of students in secondary and their perceptions of parental support and the type of feedback provided by their parents to homework, including the latter parental support and parental control. The sample consists of 730 (43.4% male; 56.6% female) of Secondary School students (12 to 16). The results show that higher levels of intrinsic motivation are associated with a higher perception of students regarding parental accompaniment to do homework and parental control and support them. We conclude, therefore, that student motivation is a factor of great importance to the involvement of the family environment and, more specifically, for the support and feedback provided by parents regarding homework. Full article
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Family involvement, adolescent self-concept and academic achievement
by Ana Álvarez, Natalia Suárez, Ellián Tuero, José C. Núñez, Antonio Valle and Bibiana Regueiro
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2015, 5(3), 293-311; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe5030027 - 30 Nov 2015
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The purpose of this work was to analyze the specific relationship between parental involvement, dimensions of student self-concept and achievement. 503 students of Secondary Education (ESO) and the first year of Baccalaureate course participated in the study. Data were collected using two questionnaires [...] Read more.
The purpose of this work was to analyze the specific relationship between parental involvement, dimensions of student self-concept and achievement. 503 students of Secondary Education (ESO) and the first year of Baccalaureate course participated in the study. Data were collected using two questionnaires (Family Involvement Questionnaire and Self-Concept Scale for Adolescents) and academic achievement scores. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance and paths analysis. The results obtained suggest a significant relationship between the dimensions of perceived family involvement and the dimensions of self-concept (except for parents' praise behaviors). What's more, the relationship between perceived family involvement and achievement is partially mediated by the academic self-concept. Full article
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Spanish adaptation of the Alcohol Expectancy-Adolescent Questionnaire, Brief
by José J. Gázquez, Mª del Carmen Pérez-Fuentes, Mª del Mar Molero, África Martos, Fernando Cardila, Ana B. Barragán, José J. Carrión, Anabella Garzón and Isabel Mercader
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2015, 5(3), 357-369; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe5030032 - 26 Nov 2015
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Alcohol is a substance commonly used by adolescents. Due to the relevant role alcohol expectancies have for understanding adolescent use behavior, valid and reliable instruments need to be designed to evaluate these beliefs. The purpose of this study was to validate the Spanish [...] Read more.
Alcohol is a substance commonly used by adolescents. Due to the relevant role alcohol expectancies have for understanding adolescent use behavior, valid and reliable instruments need to be designed to evaluate these beliefs. The purpose of this study was to validate the Spanish version of the Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire-Adolescent, Brief (AEQ-AB). The sample was comprised of 315 adolescents aged 14 to 18 years who filled in an ad hoc questionnaire on demographic data the Spanish version of the EQ and the (AEQ-AB). Factor analysis showed that the original seven-item model clustered in two factors (positive and negative), fit the Spanish sample correctly. The reliability and validity analysis showed adequate translation and adaptation of the AEQ-AB questionnaire in Spanish adolescents. Full article
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Adolescent impulsiveness and use of alcohol and tobacco
by Mª del Carmen Pérez-Fuentes, José J. Gázquez, Mª del Mar Molero, Fernando Cardila, África Martos, Ana B. Barragán, Anabella Garzón, José J. Carrión and Isabel Mercader
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2015, 5(3), 371-382; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe5030033 - 25 Nov 2015
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Adolescence is characterized by premature experimentation with new experiences and sensations. These experiences sometimes include drugs, which even though legal and socially accepted, begin to have noticeable negative consequences to the adolescent’s development. In recent years, a decrease in use of tobacco by [...] Read more.
Adolescence is characterized by premature experimentation with new experiences and sensations. These experiences sometimes include drugs, which even though legal and socially accepted, begin to have noticeable negative consequences to the adolescent’s development. In recent years, a decrease in use of tobacco by Spanish adolescents has been observed, but not in alcohol. One of the causes of initiation in drug use is impulsive personality or behavior. Thus the purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between impulsiveness and frequency of use of alcohol and tobacco in 822 students aged 13 to 18 years of age. The State Impulsivity Scale (SIS) and an ad hoc questionnaire on demographic characteristics and use of alcohol and tobacco were used for this. The results showed that students who stated they were users scored significantly higher on impulsivity. Thus detailed analysis of the profile of individuals with this risk factor could favor more adequate intervention program design. Full article
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Burnout and empathy among professional caregivers of elderly
by Juan P. Martínez, Inmaculada Méndez and Julia García-Sevilla
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2015, 5(3), 325-333; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe5030029 - 15 Nov 2015
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The aim of this research has been to analyze cognitive and affective empathy among professional workers in an institutionalized center. Empathy is the capacity of taking into account others points of with feelings and emotions as Theory of Mind claims. Depersonalization emerges in [...] Read more.
The aim of this research has been to analyze cognitive and affective empathy among professional workers in an institutionalized center. Empathy is the capacity of taking into account others points of with feelings and emotions as Theory of Mind claims. Depersonalization emerges in caregivers in certain circumstances. This acts as a mechanism of defense and is typical in the professional with high levels of burnout. For this reason, it proceeded to examine this syndrome and its relationship with empathy among 20 professional caregivers. The instruments used were the Cognitive and Affective Empathy Scale (consisted of scales understanding of perspectives, emotional understanding, empathic stress and sympathetic joy), Maslach Burnout Inventory (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and professional accomplishment) and an ad hoc survey for the workforce for the collection of sociodemographic and workplace information. The results show a significant positive correlation, with high effect size, between age and empathic stress and between this one and emotional exhaustion. Positive significance between depersonalization and sympathetic joy has also been found. The conclusions of this research lead a reflection on the configuration and structure of this defense mechanism and its relationship with empathy in the workplace. Full article
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Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale (TSLS): A study on elderly attending to university programs
by Laura Galiana, Melchor Gutiérrez, Patricia Sancho, Amparo Oliver and José M. Tomás
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2015, 5(3), 335-344; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe5030030 - 1 Oct 2015
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Several measures have been developed for the operalization of well-being, standing out the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). To cope with some of its problems the Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale (TSLS) was developed. The aim of this study is to present and [...] Read more.
Several measures have been developed for the operalization of well-being, standing out the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). To cope with some of its problems the Temporal Satisfaction with Life Scale (TSLS) was developed. The aim of this study is to present and validate the Spanish version of the TSLS, in a sample elderly attending to University programs. The sample was composed of 737 elderly. Together with the TSLS, an indicator of general life satisfaction and the SF-8 Health Scale were used. Analyses included the study of factorial validity, estimations of reliability and external validity. Results of the confirmatory factor analysis were adequate: χ2(87)=454.593 (p<.001), CFI=.973; RMSEA=.085, showing appropriate fit for the three-dimension model posed. Internal consistency of the three dimensions was high: alpha values of .83 for past, .81 for present, and .86 for future life satisfaction. Additionally, results of external validity were as expected. The TSLS addresses the temporal axis in the measurement of life satisfaction, with psychometric guarantees. Its utilities are explained in the discussion. Full article
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