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. 29, No. 4, December

Academic Misconduct in Undergraduate Teacher Education Students and Its Relationship to Their Principled Moral Reasoning
The purpose of this study was (a) to investigate preservice teacher education students' (n=145) performance on the Academic Misconduct Survey (AMS), a measure of self-reported academic misconduct, and (b) to examine the relationship between AMS...
An Exploratory Study of Academic Goal Setting, Achievement Calibration and Self-Regulated Learning
This study investigated the effects of a goal-setting intervention on students' perceptions of their use of different types of self-regulatory skills (General Organization/Planning, Task Preparation Strategies, Environmental Structuring, Recall...
Assessing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Awareness: A Basis for Curriculum Change
This study examined the social attitudes related to race, gender, age, and ability among senior level health education students at a mid-sized university in the southeast by means of a personally experienced critical incident involving a cross-cultural...
Examining the Impact of Extra-Curricular Activities on the Personal Development of 149 High School Seniors
The article sought to assess the Personal Development impact of four different kinds of extra-curricular activities on a group of 149 high school seniors. A t-statistic was computed for Personal Development Test scores between individuals in four...
Factors Which Make Expository Reading Difficult
Expository reading materials, such as textbooks used in class, need careful reviewing by teachers. If, for example, there are too many new words on a page, these need to be clarified so meaningful reading occurs. Adequate time then needs to be given...
Improving Instruction in Multicultural Classes by Using Classroom Learning Environment
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of assisting science classroom teachers in multicultural classes in obtaining information about student perception of the learning environment and guiding systematic improvement in science classroom...
Preservice Teachers' Perceived Barriers to the Implementation of a Multicultural Curriculum
This study investigated preservice teachers' perceived barriers for implementing multicultural curriculum with preservice teachers as they began their teacher education program. Preservice teachers (n = 68) were asked to identify the inherent barriers...
School Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is affected by emitence of various sources and air movement dynamics. Indoor air pollutants can be natural and anthropogenic materials. Indoor sources of these pollutants are small pools of water in the heating/ventilation/air/...
The 1-Minute Explicit Timing Intervention: The Influence of Mathematics Problem Difficulty
This study examined the effects of explicit timing with varying levels of mathematics tasks. Fifty-four students in the sixth-grade completed a one-step addition task (1st grade level), a three-step subtraction task (3.5 grade level), and a complex...
The Acquisition of Beliefs That Promote Subjective Well-Being
Adaptive human learning involves self-instruction and individually determined self-education. When human learning is restricted to the most viable options in the process of belief acquisition, subjective well-being is likely to be promoted. Useful...
The Great Psychological Dilemma in Our Schools and Colleges
There are major psychological problems in our schools and colleges around the world and especially, in America. These conflicts entail the absence of "Boarded" school psychologists and their roles related to health care and student behavior. Recent...
The Influence of Student Teaching on Preservice Elementary Teachers' Science Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectancy Beliefs
This investigation, examined the impact of the student teaching semester on preservice elementary teachers' personal efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs in science teaching. Quantitative data were gathered from the Science Teaching Efficacy...