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Kuldas, Seffetullah; Hashim, Shahabuddin; Ismail, Hairul Nizam; Samsudin, Mohd Ali; Bakar, Zainudin Abu – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Conscious allocation of cognitive resources to task-relevant thoughts is necessary for learning. However, task-irrelevant thoughts often associated with fear of failure can enter the mind and interfere with learning. Effects like this prompt the question of whether or not learners consciously shift their cognitive resources from task-relevant to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Resource Allocation, Learning, Motivation
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McConnell, Megan; Moss, Ellen – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the empirical findings on the stability of attachment from infancy through adulthood. More specifically, the paper discusses the longitudinal research concerning the continuity of attachment from infancy to adulthood as well as those studies that have assessed stability within a…
Descriptors: Infants, Adolescents, Adults, Longitudinal Studies
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Lynn, Lisa N.; Cuskelly, Monica; O'Callaghan, Michael J.; Gray, Peter H. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2011
Survival rates are increasing for children born extremely preterm, yet despite the majority of these children having IQ scores within the average range, 50-70% of these children have later school difficulties. This paper reviews factors associated with academic difficulties in these children, emphasizing the contributions of executive functions…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Wright, Craig; Conlon, Elizabeth; Wright, Michalle; Dyck, Murray – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2011
Dyslexia is a common presenting condition in clinic and educational settings. Unlike the homogenous groups used in randomised trials, educators typically manage children who have multiple developmental problems. Investigations are required into how these complex cases respond to treatment identified as efficacious by controlled trials. This study…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia
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Rizzo, Patrizia; Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph; Drechsler, Renate – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Insufficient self-regulation and reduced awareness of self-regulatory skills have been discussed as possible explanations for academic difficulties. However, instruments for assessing metacognitive knowledge of self-regulation in young school children have been lacking so far and it has been questioned whether younger school children are able to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Rating Scales, Children, Factor Analysis
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O'Neill, Sue; Stephenson, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
With the growing adoption of the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) system state-wide in New South Wales, Australia, it was of interest to determine the readiness of behaviour specialists to conduct Functional Behaviour Assessments (FBA) as part of the third tier of School-wide PBS provision. This article presents the findings from a survey…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Change
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Carmichael, Colin; Callingham, Rosemary; Hay, Ian; Watson, Jane – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
This paper examines the relationship between key predictors of middle school students' interest for statistical literacy, including their self-efficacy for statistical literacy and their prior mathematics achievement. Given the lack of research in the statistical literacy domain, a review of the mathematics education literature confirms the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Statistics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Blomfield, Corey; Barber, Bonnie – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Adolescent participation in extracurricular activities is associated with numerous positive outcomes, yet the mechanisms underlying this relationship are largely unknown. This study had two goals: to investigate the association between participation in extracurricular activities and indicators of positive and negative development for Australian…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Participation
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Burnett, Paul C.; Mandel, Valerie – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
This small scale qualitative study investigated teachers' and students' perceptions of praise and feedback in the classroom using structured interviews and classroom observation. A case study approach was used whereby students and teachers from one school participated. Some 56 students and five teachers were interviewed individually or in small…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Observation, Interviews
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O'Rourke, John; Cooper, Martin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Providing a curriculum that promotes personal growth and wellbeing is an overarching learning outcome of the Western Australian Curriculum Framework (Curriculum Framework, 1998). However, little is known about what constitutes and causes wellbeing of students in our primary schools. In the study reported in this paper the happiness of 312…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Foreign Countries, Psychological Evaluation
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Amon, Krestina L.; Campbell, Andrew – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
This study investigated "The Journey to Wild Divine" as a biofeedback management tool teaching breathing and relaxation skills to children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). The children played the game by manipulating their heart rate using breathing techniques taught in the game, measured through three finger sensors. Parents…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Metabolism, Video Games
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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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Brownlee, Joanne; Chak, Amy – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
Twenty-one in-service early childhood students participated in a teaching practicum in Australia as part of the final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Hong Kong. Students spent two weeks visiting a university and early childhood settings in Australia. The university based component of the program included workshops and discussions with lecturing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs
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King, Michael G. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
An improved method for the assessment of Social Development of secondary school students is described. For those with Social Development difficulties, the "Vineland Classroom" Edition can be used and interpreted to provide an Adaptive Behaviour Composite score. Prior to the present development, the "Classroom" Edition was only…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Development, Secondary School Students, Student Evaluation
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Blythe, John M. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2006
This pilot study investigated the efficacy of "Phonics Alive 2: The Sound Blender", a computer-based phonological skills training program, delivered with both at-home and at-school components over a 10-week period, as a potential treatment of phonological dyslexia. Participants were 20 dyslexic primary students with an average delay of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Dyslexia, Interaction, Decoding (Reading)
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