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Giallo, Rebecca; Treyvaud, Karli; Matthews, Jan; Kienhuis, Mandy – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
The transition to primary school is an important time for both children and parents. The aim of this randomized controlled study was to assess the effectiveness of a Transition to Primary School Parent Program in strengthening parent knowledge and confidence to manage the transition process, increasing parent involvement in their children's…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Transitional Programs, Self Efficacy
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Giallo, Rebecca; Kienhuis, Mandy; Treyvaud, Karli; Matthews, Jan – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
The psychometric properties of the Parent Self-efficacy in Managing the Transition to School Scale (PSMTSS) were investigated with a sample of 763 mothers whose children were starting primary school in Australia. Exploratory factor analysis identified two factors, Efficacy and Worry, accounting for 56.6% of the total variance in parent…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Validity, Student Adjustment, Measures (Individuals)
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Giallo, Rebecca; Hayes, Louise – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
A teacher professional development program using applied behavioural techniques was delivered to primary school teachers. Teachers (N = 78) rated the program highly and reported improved knowledge and skills in managing disruptive student behaviour. Objective measures of teacher (n = 32) pre- and post-workshop data revealed significant changes in…
Descriptors: Statistical Significance, Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development