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Canivez, Gary L.; Watkins, Marley W.; Good, Rebecca; James, Kate; James, Trevor – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Irish educational psychologists frequently use the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth UK Edition (WISC-IV[superscript UK]; Wechsler, 2004, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth UK Edition, London, UK, Harcourt Assessment) in clinical assessments of children with learning difficulties. Unfortunately, reliability…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Children, Intelligence Tests, Comparative Analysis
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Foody, Mairéad; Samara, Muthanna; O'Higgins Norman, James – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Bullying research has gained a substantial amount of interest in recent years because of the implications for child and adolescent development. Aim and sample: We conducted a meta-analysis of traditional and cyberbullying studies in the Republic and North of Ireland to gain an understanding of prevalence rates and associated issues…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Incidence, Victims
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Corcoran, Roisin P.; O'Flaherty, Joanne – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Given that the ultimate academic goal of many education systems in the developed world is for students to graduate from college, grades have a considerable bearing on how effective colleges are in meeting their primary objective. Prior academic performance informs predominantly the selection and retention of teacher candidates.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Correlation
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Hayes, Jennifer; Stewart, Ian – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Previous research found that pre-teenage ability to derive arbitrary "same," "opposite," "more," and "less" relations correlated with measured intelligence quotient (IQ) and that training this "derived relational responding" (DRR) skill produced substantial IQ rises. Aims: This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preadolescents, Females, Elementary School Students
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Canivez, Gary L.; Watkins, Marley W.; James, Trevor; Good, Rebecca; James, Kate – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: Subtest and factor scores have typically provided little incremental predictive validity beyond the omnibus IQ score. Aims: This study examined the incremental validity of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth UK Edition (WISC-IV[superscript UK]; Wechsler, 2004a, "Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth UK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Achievement Tests, Test Validity
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Henry, Rachael M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1981
Reports application of "Repertory Grid Technique" to teachers' perceptions and evaluations of senior secondary pupils in two urban religious schools and a rural comprehensive school. Analyses were made of differences between teachers, individual grids, and the repertory grid data in comparison to pupils'"Sixteen Personality…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Catholic Schools, High Schools, Personality Traits