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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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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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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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Gillis, John S.; Nadeau, Natalie; Claybourne, Marvin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The 20 item Child Anxiety Scale (CAS) was administered to 343 elementary school children. Unweighted Least Squares extraction with oblique rotation produced 3 correlated primary factors that were interpreted as matching factors C, L and O of the Sixteen Personality Factors questionnaire for adults. Of particular interest was the factor L pattern…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Holmes, Kathryn – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The online learning environment provides the opportunity for remote groups of students to interact with instructors and each other. Most web based learning platforms facilitate synchronous online discussions between participants. These discussion forums are designed to replicate the face to face tutorial setting and provide a medium for the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication, Discussion, Classification
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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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Garton, Alison F.; Gringart, Eyal – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
Empathy has been suggested to facilitate effective collaborative problem solving in children. The current study adapted the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI, Davis, 1980), a well-validated empathy measure for adults, for use with children aged 8 and 9 years. Four hundred and thirteen school children aged between 7;11 and 9;11 years completed…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Empathy
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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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Smith, Lorraine; Sinclair, Kenneth E. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
This exploratory study examined the range of gender-based achievement motivation patterns evident in a group of Australian final year high school students. Single, dual and multiple goal complexes were compared, enabling an evaluation of the relative impact of each of the goals on these patterns, as well as their relationships with academic…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Achievement Need
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Herrera, Maite; Little, Emma – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The current study examined the extent to which kindergarten children display behaviour problems in the clinical range at both home and kindergarten. Differences and similarities between parents' and teachers' responses to misbehaviour were also assessed. The co-occurrence of problems at home and kindergarten was assessed using the Preschool and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Kindergarten, Clinics
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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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Watt, Helen M. G. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
Adolescents from grade 9 in Sydney Australia (N = 60) were interviewed regarding why they would or would not consider pursuing maths-related careers. Open-ended interview data explored the comprehensiveness of explanations within the Expectancy-Value framework. The Expectancy-Value model is the major motivational framework for explaining students'…
Descriptors: Careers, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Grade 9
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Stephenson, Jennifer; Martin, Andrew J.; Linfoot, Ken W. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
This study explores the impact of an exploratory, minimalist intervention based on the principles of social communication training that aimed at promoting positive interactions between mother and child and increasing child initiations in mother-child communication. Encouraging data indicated a shift towards a more positive interaction style…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mothers, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship
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Chik, Maria P. Y.; Leung, C. S. Benjamin; Molloy, Geoffrey N. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The procedure for the development of a measure of humour appreciation among a convenience sample of 53 primary school children attending a one-week summer program held in Hong Kong is described. Two sets of visual stimuli depicting pictures of local celebrities portrayed either veridically (congruously) or incongruously were established from a…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Humor
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Miyahara, Motohide; Clarkson, Jenny – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The concurrent validity of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's Health and Physical Education Assessment (HPEA) (Crooks & Flockton, 1999) was examined with the respective items from the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Henderson & Sugden, 2000) and the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (Bruininks, 1978) on manual…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Validity, Foreign Countries, Motor Development
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