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Bowles, Terry – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
A cohort of female adolescents from 11 to 18 Years of age (n = 325) completed a questionnaire based on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (Gardner, 1999) to examine their perception of their talents as they progressed through secondary school. Results showed that the highest ranking talents were Physical and Sport Activity, and Language…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Multivariate Analysis, Multiple Intelligences, Talent
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Metallidou, Panayiota; Diamantidou, Eleni; Konstantinopoulou, Eleni; Megari, Kalliopi – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
The study aimed at providing evidence for the development of children's beliefs about everyday reasoning. A total of 116 third, fifth, and seventh graders participated in the study. They were examined individually with 14 everyday thinking scenarios which have been developed by Amsterlaw (2006). After each scenario, children were asked to evaluate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 7
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Khodayarifard, Mohammad; Anshel, Mark H.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2006
This study examined relationships among components of attributional style and trait anxiety for 428 English-speaking boys and girls, grades 4-6, from primary public schools in New South Wales, Australia. Students completed general measures of attributional style and trait anxiety. Results showed a small but significant relationship between…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Anxiety
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Skouteris, Helen; Robson, Natalie – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2006
This experiment examined delayed self-recognition in 24 2.5-year-old and 24 3-year-old children. Children were marked covertly with a sticker on their forehead while playing a game, after which their photograph was taken. When shown this photograph, the 3- but not the 2.5-year-olds reached to remove this sticker reliably. However, the older…
Descriptors: Photography, Toddlers, Foreign Countries, Age Differences
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Fleming, Manuela – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
A population of 12-19 year-old adolescents (n = 994) was selected from a pool of 7264 students in order to study adolescent's perception of autonomy. Eleven behavioural autonomy items were elected by the adolescents and used to evaluate the frequency of desire, achievement and disobeying parents in early (12-13 year-old) and late (18-19 year-old)…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, Adolescents, Personal Autonomy, Puberty
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Chik, Maria P. Y.; Molloy, Geoffrey N.; Leung, C. S. Benjamin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The development of a humor measure was described in a brief report in this journal. In that report, a series of suitable congruous and incongruous pictures were developed with a community sample of children. The findings of that study were consistent with those reported by others (Chik, 2001; Masten, 1989; Schultz, 1972), indicating that…
Descriptors: Humor, Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 6
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Spencer, Fiona H.; Bornholt, Laurel J. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
This project examined some of the common constraints on reliable cognitive assessment for children over time. Repeated measures design (n = 133) was with younger (5 & 6 year old, n = 64) and older (7 & 8 year old, n = 69) children. Results showed that children's self-concepts moderated the test-retest reliability over extended intervals…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Cognitive Measurement, Self Concept, Age Differences
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Arbuckle, Christie; Little, Emma – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
A survey of 96 Australian primary and secondary school teachers was carried out based on a stratified random sample. The study aimed to determine Middle Years teachers' perceptions and management of disruptive classroom behaviour. Variables such as gender, teacher confidence and experience, supports, specific disruptive student behaviours, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers