Table of contents for The psychology of Asian learners : a festschrift in honor of David Watkins / Ronnel B. King.


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Introduction.- 1 Advancing psychological studies on Asian learners: Continuing the legacy of David A. Watkins.- 2 A journey through David Watkins's research and contribution to cross-cultural psychology.- Part 1: Beliefs about learning and schooling.- 3 The indispensable role of culture in shaping children's learning beliefs.- 4 Understanding of students' beliefs about knowledge and learning in social and cultural context - A case of Korean Middle School Students.- 5 Youths' reasoning about higher education in Macao.- 6 Filipino students' reasons for not being motivated in school: Insights into their implicit beliefs about motivation and learning.- Part 2: Self-Related Processes.- 7 Testing the internal and external frames of reference for academic self-concept among Chinese vocational students.- 8 The Arab culture and the Arab self: Emphasis on Gender.- 9 Theoretical and Psychometric review of Arabic teachers' self-efficacy beliefs research.- 10 The role of self-efficacy and connectedness in the academic success of Chinese learners.- Part 3: Approaches to learning.- 11 Understanding and teaching the Chinese learner: Resolving the paradox of the Chinese learner.- 12 The predictive power of psychological types for learning approaches among Chinese university students.- 13 Pre-service teachers' approaches to learning and their learning outcomes: A Malaysian experience.- 14 The effects of culture and sex on students' approaches to learning: Inspiring insights from David Watkins's intellectual inquiries.- Part 4: Learning Motivation.- 15 The role of autonomous motivation for academic engagement of Indonesian secondary school students: A multilevel modelling approach.- 16 The Motivation-Achievement paradox in international educational achievement tests: Towards a better understanding.- 17 Curiosity and student learning in General Education.- 18 Exploring links between time perspective and academic motivation among Filipino undergraduates.- 19 Japanese students' motivation towards English as a foreign language.- Part 5: Learning Goals.- 20 Reciprocal relations between Chinese students' beliefs of competence, effort goal, and academic achievement.- 21 Goals matter and effort counts: The effects of achievement goals and effort on moral image, approval, and disapproval in a Chinese cultural context.- 22 Motivation of Chinese learners: An integration of Etic and Emic approaches.- 23 The conjoint influence of achievement goals in Filipino students' sense of Self, facilitating conditions and school outcomes: A personal investment theory analysis.- 24 Relation of social motivation and gender on academic achievement in Qatar.- 25 Examining the link between social goals and learning strategies.- Part 6: Adjustment and Well-being.- 26 Mainland Chinese students' responses to the cognitive conflicts in their adaptation to a Hong Kong university: A developmental perspective.- 27 Travelling a thousand miles: Determinants of cross-cultural adaption of Asian students in Australia.- 28 Basic psychological needs and flourishing in Filipino university students.- 29 Stress, positive psychological resources, and mental health of migrant Chinese postgraduate students in Macau.- 30 Positive emotions predict students' well-being and academic motivation: The Broaden-and-Build approach.- 31 The successful life of gritty students: Grit leads to optimal.- Part 7: Learning Environments.- 32 Academically At-risk adolescents in Singapore: The importance of teacher support in promoting academic engagement.- 33 From classroom environment to conception of Mathematics.- 34 Promoting students' creative self-efficacy: An field experimental study in Singapore secondary classrooms.- Part 8: Socio-cultural influences.- 35 Materialism and achievement motivation: How Chinese primary school children, secondary school teenagers, and university students are similar.- 36 Self-construal, incremental beliefs of ability, and learning preferences of Singapore students.- 37 Social axioms and academic achievement among Filipino college students.- 38 Understanding Chinese students' achievement patterns: Perspectives from social-oriented achievement motivation.- 39 Early learning experiences of young Chinese learners in Hong Kong: The role of traditional values and changing educational policy.- Epilogue.- 40 Asian learners: Retrospect and Prospect.


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