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. 39, No. 3-4, September-December

Academic Integrity: Online Classes Compared to Face-to-Face Classes
Trends toward an increase in online courses suggest the need for more research on differing levels of cheating and other acts of academic disintegrity as compared to face-to-face classes. We surveyed 639 students in both types of classes. Students...
Comparison of Student Learning Outcomes in Online and Traditional Classroom Environments in a Psychology Course
Promoting distance education is an important policy on many college campuses, so evaluating to what extent online learning environment may affect learning outcomes and/or student satisfaction should continue to be a research priority. This study investigated...
Cyberloafing: A Content Analysis of the Emerging Literature
This study reports on bibliographic citation data for the term Cyberloafing identified in the comprehensive database PROQUEST Complete. The keyword search, which targeted articles only, produced 76 total 'hits'; of these 62 were specific to cyberloafing....
Disaster Research for the Hurricane Sandy Impact Area: A Select Bibliography
There, undoubtedly, will be a flurry of research activity in the 'Superstorm' Sandy impact area on a myriad of disaster-related topics, across academic disciplines. This study, based on a content analysis procedure, identified key articles on hurricanes...
Factorial Validation of the Seven-Component Model of the Work Profile Questionnaire Emotional Intelligence (WPQei) in a Turkish Educational Setting
This study examined the factorial validity of Cameron's (2004) Seven-Component Model of Work Profile Questionnaire-Emotional Intelligence (WPQei) in the Turkish context. The sampling of the research is a total of 783 senior students enrolled in education...
High School Students' Challenges in English Reading Comprehension in Amman Second Directorate of Education
This study investigated the challenges faced by 500 2nd secondary students in their EFL reading comprehension in Amman 2nd directorate of education. To achieve this purpose, a 49-item close questionnaire was used to collect relevant data in the first...
Measuring the Effect of Problem-Based Learning Instructional Program on Reflective Thinking Development
This study aimed at measuring the effect of using problem-based learning (PBL) on reflective thinking development for tenth grade students in Jordan schools. The study sample consisted of 70 students divided randomly into two groups; experimental (36)...
Model-Based Assessment of Conceptual Representations
This research study uses a model-based assessment by eliciting, representing, and analyzing how individuals conceptualize complex problems. This study uses an automated, online, model-based set of tools called HIMATT (Highly Interactive Model-based...
Occupational Health Psychology: Neglected Areas of Research
Since occupational health psychology is a relatively young specialty, it would be informative to gauge the extent of research emphasis on key topical areas in the sub-discipline. This study reports on a content analysis of journal articles (1996-2012)...
Preference for Group Learning Is Correlated with Lower Grade Point Average
Discussions of group and cooperative learning have often ignored individual difference as potential confounding variable. It is possible that some individuals may be disadvantaged by cooperative learning. The purpose of this study was to see if there...
Stereotypes about the Psychology Degree: Student Sources and Beliefs
Very little research addresses the sources of stereotypes about the psychology discipline and what students think of those stereotypes. In Study I, students from a psychology careers course listed the stereotypes they had heard about psychology and...
The Catholic School Community as a Protective Factor for Students Whose Military Parents Have Been Deployed
This study explores school-based mental health services for students who have experienced the military deployment of a parent. Military deployment creates a period of uncertainty and reorganization of the family as the family prepares for or adjusts...
The Efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing in Resolving the Trauma Caused by the Road Accidents in the Sultanate of Oman
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in Resolving the Trauma Caused by the Road Accidents in the Sultanate of Oman. Three measures were used in this study, Trauma symptoms...
The Retrospective Pretest as a Gauge of Change
Positive effects in courses for preservice teachers about inclusion of students with disabilities and other exceptionalities have not been consistently shown, but it is possible that the lack of effect is due to the assessment technique that has been...
What Makes a Test Difficult? Exploring the Effect of Item Content on Students' Performance
Item difficulty on tests administered to 25 undergraduate students in an introductory statistics course was systematically varied by manipulating the item content using a multiple-reversal, mixed within-between design. The hypothesis that test questions...