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See detailUnderstanding the link between need for cognition and complex problem solving
Rudolph, Julia UL; Greiff, Samuel UL; Strobel, Anja et al

in Contemporary Educational Psychology (2018), 55

With the aim of broadening the understanding of the nomological network of Complex Problem Solving (CPS), we investigated the link between CPS and Need for Cognition (NFC) while controlling for reasoning ... [more ▼]

With the aim of broadening the understanding of the nomological network of Complex Problem Solving (CPS), we investigated the link between CPS and Need for Cognition (NFC) while controlling for reasoning ability. Further, we explored whether the relation between NFC and CPS was mediated by test-taking behavior (i.e., exploration time). Using structural equation modeling, we analyzed data from 474 German seventh graders. We found (a) that NFC and CPS were positively related, (b) that this link was partially mediated by CPS exploration time, and (c) that the link between NFC and CPS that was partially mediated by exploration time remained substantial even after we controlled for reasoning. Altogether, these results provide new insights into how CPS and NFC are linked. [less ▲]

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See detailStudying against your will: Motivational interference in action
Grund, Axel UL; Schmid, Sebastian; Fries, Stefan

in Contemporary Educational Psychology (2015), 41

Motivational interference refers to affective, cognitive, and behavioral' impairments during a focal activity due to conflicting action tendencies. In the present study, we focused on antecedents and ... [more ▼]

Motivational interference refers to affective, cognitive, and behavioral' impairments during a focal activity due to conflicting action tendencies. In the present study, we focused on antecedents and domain-specific consequences of motivational interference during everyday study activities using an experience sampling approach. Fifty-eight university students provided real-time reports on their daily studying activities (N = 672) over the course of one week. They reported on their momentary affect, whether they experienced motivational conflict during their study activities, and, if so, indicated when this feeling emerged. After the experience sampling period, they reported on their academic and social adaptation as well as their study satisfaction, and rated their relative performance. Compared with non-conflicted studying activities, we found considerably lower positive affect during conflicted studying. Conflicts that existed before the initiation of the study activity, and conflicts that emerged during studying, yielded affective impairments. As expected, aggregated conflict experiences negatively predicted measures of academic functioning, but not students' social adaptation. The discussion focuses on motivational antecedents of interference effects during self-regulated learning. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailThe formation of academic self-concept in elementary education: a unifying model for external and internal comparisons
Pinxten, Maarten; Wouters, Sofie; Preckel, Franzis et al

in Contemporary Educational Psychology (2015), 41(2), 124-132

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See detail"My questionnaire is too long!" The assessments of motivational-affective constructs with three-item and single-item measures
Gogol, Katarzyna; Brunner, Martin; Goetz, Thomas et al

in Contemporary Educational Psychology (2014), 39(3), 188-205

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