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Grace, Rebekah; Elcombe, Emma; Knight, Jennifer; McMahon, Catherine; McDonald, Jenny; Comino, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2017
Child development for a cohort of urban Aboriginal children was assessed at three time points: 12 months, 3 years and 4.5 years. This paper reports developmental findings and explores the impact of child, family, home and community variables over time. Overall, child development at 4.5 years was significantly below the standardised mean. Female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Cohort Analysis, Urban Environment
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Geagea, Antoinette; MacCallum, Judith; Vernon, Lynette; Barber, Bonnie L. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2017
Positive school experiences increase school satisfaction and educational aspirations and are important developmental opportunities for adolescents. Associations between time-varying school-based arts participation, students' school satisfaction and university expectation were investigated using data collected from 1,215 students in 29 Western…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Participation, High School Students, Student Surveys
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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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Roberts, Rachel M.; George, Wing Man; Cole, Carolyn; Marshall, Peter; Ellison, Vanessa; Fabel, Helen – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined the effect of age-correction on IQ scores among preterm school-aged children. Data from the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit Follow-up Program for 81 children aged five years and assessed with the WPPSI-III, and 177 children aged eight years and assessed with the WISC-IV, were analysed. Corrected IQ scores were…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Intelligence Quotient, Age, Scores
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Magee, Robert G.; Jones, Brett D. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
This article describes the development of an instrument to assess beliefs about standardized testing in schools, a topic of much heated debate. The Beliefs About Standardized Testing scale was developed to measure the extent to which individuals support high-stakes standardized testing. The 9-item scale comprises three subscales which measure…
Descriptors: Testing, Measures (Individuals), Standardized Tests, Epistemology
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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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Dorman, Jeffrey P. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2009
This paper reports the partitioning of variance in scale scores from the use of three classroom environment instruments. Data sets from the administration of the What Is Happening In this Class (WIHIC) to 4,146 students, the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) to 2,167 students and the Catholic School Classroom Environment Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Classroom Environment, Scores
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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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Kuravsky, Lev S.; Malykh, Sergey B. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
A technique to study combined influence of environmental and genetic factors on the base of changes in phenotype distributions is presented. Histograms are exploited as base analyzed characteristics. A continuous time, discrete state Markov process with piece-wise constant interstate transition rates is associated with evolution of each histogram.…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Markov Processes, Intelligence Quotient, Genetics