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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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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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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Ecological systems theory assumes that child development is the consequence of ongoing reciprocal and spiraling interactions between the child and his/her microsystem (immediate home, school, and community environments). The increasing presence of digital technologies in children's immediate environments suggests the need for the proposed…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Internet, Cognitive Development, Child Development
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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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Mansfield, Caroline F. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Student motivation during adolescence has become an increasingly important issue for educators and researchers. Using a goal theory perspective, researchers have investigated a range of goals (including achievement goals, social goals and future goals) that influence students' desire to achieve at school. The present study examines the range of…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Student Motivation, Adolescents, Researchers
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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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Dedousis-Wallace, Anna; Shute, Rosalyn H. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2009
We examined teacher characteristics predicting likelihood of intervening in indirect bullying (N=55) and piloted a 45-minute educational presentation about its mental health impact. Teachers' global empathy and perceived seriousness of indirect bullying vignettes were predictors of their likelihood of intervening, but knowledge of mental health…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Teacher Characteristics, Bullying, Self Efficacy
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Mullis, Ronald L.; Byno, Lucy H.; Shriner, Michael; Mullis, Ann K. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2009
Relations between reckless behaviour and sexual practices of emerging adult women (ages 18-25) within a social cognitive theoretical perspective were examined. In addition, relations between self esteem, sexual attitudes and sexual behaviour were also examined. The Sexual Experience Inventory, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Hendrick Sexual Attitude…
Descriptors: Health Education, Females, Self Esteem, Measures (Individuals)
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Wright, Craig; Conlon, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2009
This article presents a critique on K. Amon and A. Campbell's "Can children with AD/HD learn relaxation and breathing techniques through biofeedback video games?". Amon and Campbell reported a successful trial of a commercially available biofeedback program, "The Wild Divine", in reducing symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Video Games, Hyperactivity
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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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Chua, Siew Lian; Wong, Angela F. L.; Chen, Der-Thanq – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2009
Associations between the nature of Chinese Language Classroom Environments and Singapore secondary school students' motivation to learn the Chinese Language were investigated. A sample of 1,460 secondary three (grade 9) students from 50 express stream (above average academic ability) classes in Singapore government secondary schools was involved…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Foreign Countries, Grade 9
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King, Michael G.; Newnham, Karyn – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
The label Attachment Disorder (AD) is used as either a description of a child's presentation, or as a diagnostic category. It is unclear whether this label is intended to be identical with the DSM-IV Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) diagnostic category, or if it is a separate diagnosis based on Randolph's Questionnaire and the premises…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Educational Psychology, Attachment Behavior, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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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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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Lake, Robert; Matters, Gabrielle – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
Background: Two major conceptions of learning exist: reproducing new material and transforming material to make meaning. Teachers' understandings of what learning is probably influence their teaching practices and student academic performance. Aims: To validate a short scale derived from Tait, Entwistle, & McCune's (1998) ASSIST inventory and…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics
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Bowles, Terry – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
To date questionnaires that measure Multiple Intelligences (MIs) have typically not been systematically developed, have poor psychometric properties, and relatively low reliability. The aim of this research was to define the factor structure, and reliability of nine talents which are the behavioural outcomes of MIs, using items representing…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Reliability, Factor Structure, Psychometrics
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