Journal of Instructional Psychology

Published quarterly by Project Innovation, the Journal of Instructional Psychology was founded in 1974. This professional journal covers instructional and educational management, bilingual and multicultural aspects and technology and education. Articles in the Journal of Instructional Psychology include the topics of education, psychology and psychiatry.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, September

An Evaluation of the Aims of the Faculty School Partnership Sheme by Mathematics Student Teachers and Their Mentors
After the radical change of the teacher training programs in Turkey the partnership process started to become the area of interest among the teacher training community. In the new model the idea is the mutual learning between mentor and student teachers...
Bridging the Gap: Reaching First-Generation Students in the Classroom
The presence of first-generation students in the college classroom poses specific challenges for instructors, across disciplines. Being cognizant of the unique characteristics and tendencies of first-generation students is a first step in better reaching...
Calibrating a Measure of Gender Differences in Motivation for Learning Technology
This paper reports on the theory, design, and calibration of an instrument for measuring gender difference in motivation for learning technology. The content of the instrument was developed based upon the motivational theories of Eccles and others....
Concurrent Validity between Teacher Efficacy and Perceptions of Response to Intervention Outcomes
This study examined concurrent validity between the Teacher Efficacy Beliefs and Behaviors Scale-TEBBS (Nunn, 1998) with the Indicators of RtI Effectiveness Scale-IRES (Nunn, 1999). A total of 429, K-12 educators participating in a statewide RtI initiative...
Design Principles of Worked Examples: A Review of the Empirical Studies
Many researchers investigated the efficacy of using worked examples in classroom instruction and provided evidence in the effectiveness of worked example instruction in mathematics, computer programming, physics, and etc. However, there are limited...
Does Your Elementary Mathematics Methodology Class Correspond to Constructivist Epistemology?
This study examines whether the instruction of an elementary mathematics education methodology course corresponds to constructivist learning. The participants were pre-service teachers in their senior year at a college in the southern part of the U.S....
Effect of Learner-Centered Education on the Academic Outcomes of Minority Groups
The purpose of the present study is to determine the effect that learner-centered classrooms and schools have on the academic performance of minority and non-minority groups. A diverse sample of schools at the elementary school level were selected....
Giving University Students Incentives to Do Homework Improves Their Performance
Past research has focused on either the positive influence of incentives on homework completion (Cullen, Cullen, Hayhow, & Plouffe, 1975) or the positive influence of homework completion on academic performance (Cooper, Robinson, & Patall,...
Measuring Mathematics Anxiety: Psychometric Analysis of a Bidimensional Affective Scale
The purpose of this study is to develop a theoretically and methodologically sound bidimensional affective scale measuring mathematics anxiety with high psychometric quality. The psychometric properties of a 14-item Mathematics Anxiety Scale-Revised...
Professional Human Service Occupation Biases Represented in General Psychology Textbooks
We examined the coverage given by General Psychology textbooks, representing 8 major commercial publishers, regarding the professions of psychology, counseling, marriage & family therapy, and social workers. Of the 24 textbooks assessed, we found...
Teaching Mental Skills for Self-Esteem Enhancement in a Military Healthcare Setting
The need exists for educational methods which can positively influence self-esteem, especially in demanding military healthcare settings. Warrior Transition Units (WTU's) are tasked with the challenging mission of caring for seriously injured or ill...