• Are early writers and readers more successful than their counterparts? 

      Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2016-02-12)
      There exists an increasing number of scientific contributions focused on the influence of the attendance to early childhood and/or preprimary education on the future academic track of the students, which employ the quarter ...
    • Are soft skills conditioned by conflicting factors? A multiobjective programming approach to explore the trade-offs 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Henriques, Carla Oliveira (Science Direct, 2021)
      Despite the relevance of noncognitive skills (i.e. soft skills) for individual development and for certain forms of employment, they tend to be overlooked in studies centred on educational performance. This study brings ...
    • The difficulty of obtaining causal impact: an international analysis of students’ academic achievement 

      Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Shure, Nikki (2018-01-08)
      International large-scale assessments such as PISA are increasingly being used to benchmark the academic performance of young people across the world. Yet many of the technicalities underpinning these datasets are ...
    • Does it matter what students read? Evidence from Andalusia 

      Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2020-01-21)
      There is a great amount of literature which states that promoting reading among students is of public interest. Nevertheless, there is scarce evidence on the differential influence that each type of readings can have on ...
    • Essays on economics of education from the perspective of microeconometrics and optimization 

      Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (UMA Editorial, 2017)
      Esta tesis pertenece al campo de la Economía de la Educación, área de investigación dentro de la Economía que se basa en la aplicación de técnicas econométricas para analizar la realidad educativa. La intención de esta ...
    • Estatus socioeconómico y nivel de inglés académico autopercibido por alumnado universitario 

      Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Barrios-Espinosa, Maria Elvira; Velasco-Rengel, Carmen (2020-11-09)
      En esta comunicación se pretende analizar si el estatus socioeconómico del alumnado universitario influye en el nivel de inglés académico autopercibido por este, al entender que esta percepción puede ser un factor condicionante ...
    • Grade retention and academic performance: a difficult relationship? 

      Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Ladrón de Guevara Rodríguez, María; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2022-06)
      The education debate in Spain has widely discussed the positive and negative features of grade retention on students’ academic performance but, in spite of its relevance, this impact has not been assessed beyond correlation. ...
    • Iniciación al bilingüismo a través del trabajo colaborativo en el Grado de Educación Social. Una investigación-acción en el aula no bilingüe. 

      Linde-Valenzuela, Teresa; Infantes-Molina, Antonia; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-05-16)
      La sociedad del siglo XXI plantea nuevas exigencias a la ciudadanía puesto que en un mundo globalizado los retos que se presentan requieren soluciones multilaterales. En este contexto, la internacionalización genera nuevas ...
    • Innovación educativa mediante el uso del inglés como lengua vehicular en educación superior: Percepciones del alumnado 

      Barrios-Espinosa, Maria Elvira; Linde-Valenzuela, Teresa; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2020-10-16)
      La investigación se realizó en el marco de un Proyecto de Innovación Educativa (en adelante, PIE) reconocido por el Vicerrectorado de Personal Docente e Investigador en su convocatoria 2019-2021, que plantea el diseño, ...
    • Internet use and academic performance: An interval approach 

      Ladrón de Guevara Rodríguez, María; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Prieto Latorre, Claudia; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (Springer, 2022-05-21)
      As children spend more and more time on electronic devices and social networks, there is a growing concern about the infuence that these activities may have on their development and social well-being. In this context, ...
    • Is homework the solution to low academic performance? 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-01-29)
      Parental associations have long held the view that Spanish elementary school pupils spend too much time undertaking homework. This situation is so alarming that it has recently (2016) caused a ‘homework strike’, which has ...
    • Parents’ and students’ gender-interaction: the effect of parental expectations 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Prieto Latorre, Claudia; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-07-23)
      The study of the effect on students’ academic achievement of their parents’ expectations has been widely explored; nevertheless, most of the existing evidence for the Spanish case is purely correlational and subject to ...
    • Socioeconomic status and university students’ perceptions of English as a professional language 

      Barrios-Espinosa, Maria Elvira; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2021-06-22)
      The study behind this paper aimed to assess the influence of the socioeconomic status (SES) on university students’ expectations of English use in their prospective career and their perceptions of English competence as a ...
    • Students’ birth date and academic progression 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2019-06-10)
      Education laws which impose starting cut-off dates for students to begin compulsory education may be negative for those students who are born just before these cut-offs; this is because these students will be among the ...
    • Students’ Homework: Useful for their Learning 

      Jerrim, John; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-06-18)
      The debate on the effect of students’ homework time on their academic achievement has been extensively discussed; nevertheless, international research does not seem to have reach to any definitive result. This homework ...
    • Studying at home: worth it? 

      Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2018-07-02)
      Homework time and its effect on students’ academic achievement is a relevant subject with worldwide repercussion. Nevertheless, although transcendental, this issue has been studied for primary education mostly by correlational ...
    • Tasks in english in ordinary L1 modules as an inclusive and viable alternative to traditional EMI 

      Barrios-Espinosa, Maria Elvira; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Yélamos Guerra, Salomé (2021)
      The present paper starts from the premise that, despite the fact that EMI has experienced an exponential growth in the last 15 years (Dearden, 2014; Fenton-Smith et al., 2017; Macaro et al., 2018), there are still a number ...
    • The teaching crisis in less developed countries 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2018-01-08)
      There is a huge concern on the influence of teachers on students’ cognitive learning. However, little is known about the causal impact of teachers’ knowledge on students’ performance. In addition, this effect is likely to ...
    • Testing the impact on educational achievement of expectations 

      Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro (2016-02-11)
      Parental and students’ expectations on the educational achievement of the latter have been highlighted in the literature as proper proxies for students’ forthcoming performance and high school track elections. In this ...
    • The influence of weekly instruction on student’s academic performance in Spain 

      Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutiérrez, Óscar David (2021)
      Students attend compulsory school lessons every week, and this time should be used in such a way that it improves students’ competences; otherwise, it may be wasted. However, although parents suppose that their children ...