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Wozencroft, Kelly; Campbell, Marilyn; Orel, Alexandria; Kimpton, Melanie; Leong, Eliza – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2015
Little is known about the prevalence of cyberbullying among university students and less about whether they utilise anti-bullying policies. However, failure to report cyberbullying incidents to authorities would lessen the efficacy of these policies. This study investigated the prevalence of cyberbullying among university students and their…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intention, Information Security, Incidence
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Qasim, Samir; Ravenscroft, John; Sproule, John – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Previous research has not examined the potential relationship between physical activity interventions and psychological domains of young adults with visual impairment (VI). This study aimed to investigate whether karate practice improves the self-esteem of young adults with VI. A secondary aim of this study was to explore the exercise and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Esteem, Case Studies, Measures (Individuals)
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Chandrasena, Wanasinghe; Craven, Rhonda G.; Tracey, Danielle; Dillon, Anthony – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Every sphere of life has been revolutionised by science. Thus, science understanding is an increasingly precious resource throughout the world. Despite the widely recognised need for better science education, the percentage of school students studying science is particularly low, and the numbers of students pursuing science continue to decline…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires, Psychometrics
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Abraham, Jessy; Barker, Katrina – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Currently there is a need for measures to examine the issue of sustaining students' enrolment intentions over an extended period of study in physics, a subject which is generally perceived as hard and demanding by students. This paper addresses this gap in research by describing the development and the assessment of psychometric properties of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physics, Secondary School Science
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Kyle, Vanessa A.; White, Katherine M.; Hyde, Melissa K.; Occhipinti, Stefano – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
We examined goal importance, focusing on high, but not exclusive priority goals, in the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to predict students' academic performance. At the beginning of semester, students in a psychology subject (N = 197) completed TPB and goal importance items for achieving a high grade. Regression analyses revealed partial…
Descriptors: Role, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Prediction
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Scott, Brianna M.; Berman, Ashleigh F. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2013
Metacognition refers to students' knowledge and regulation of cognition, as well as their accuracy in predicting their academic performance. This study addressed two major questions: 1) how do metacognitive knowledge, regulation and accuracy differ across domains?, and 2) how do students' individual differences relate to their reported…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Difficulty Level, Metacognition, Questionnaires
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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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Brown, Gavin; Harris, Lois – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
Student beliefs about assessment may vary according to the level of schooling. The "Students Conceptions of Assessment" version 6 (SCoA-VI) inventory elicits attitudes towards four beliefs (assessment: improves teaching and learning, measures external factors, has affective impact/benefit, is irrelevant). Using multi-group confirmatory…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Headley, Clea J.; Campbell, Marilyn A. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study investigated the ability of primary school teachers to recognise and refer children with anxiety symptoms. Two hundred and ninety-nine primary school teachers completed a questionnaire exploring their recognition and referral responses to five hypothetical vignettes that described boys and girls with varying severity of anxiety…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Teachers, Referral, Anxiety
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Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry M.; Patrick, Rosan R. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2011
The aim of the present study is to examine the relationships among achievement motivation orientations and academic achievement and interest and whether achievement goals mediate these relationships. A sample of 503 students aged 14-16 years from 8 secondary schools in two Australia cities responded to a questionnaire package, comprising measures…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Motivation, Program Effectiveness
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Bushnell, Catherine; Kemp, Nenagh; Martin, Frances Heritage – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study investigated 10- to 12-year-old Australian children's text-messaging practices and their relationship to traditional spelling ability. Of the 227 children tested, 82% reported sending text-messages; a median of 5 per day. Use of predictive and multi-press entry methods was roughly equal. Children produced a wide range of text-message…
Descriptors: Spelling, Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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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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Deb, Sibnath; Chatterjee, Pooja; Walsh, Kerryann – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
The broad objective of the study was to understand better anxiety among adolescents in Kolkata city, India. Specifically, the study compared anxiety across gender, school type, socio-economic background and mothers' employment status. The study also examined adolescents' perceptions of quality time with their parents. A group of 460 adolescents…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Employment Level, Mothers, Psychological Testing
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Dunphy, Bruce; Dunphy, Stacey; Cantwell, Robert; Bourke, Sid; Fleming, Mark – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
The relationship between obstetrician attitudes and patient outcomes from intrapartum care was examined. Obstetrician attitudes were assessed utilizing a newly-designed pilot 35-item obstetrician attitude questionnaire (OAQ). Twelve obstetricians completed the OAQ, who provided intra-partum care to 4,149 women. Outcome measures included delivery…
Descriptors: Sleep, Clinical Experience, Affective Behavior, Attitudes
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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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