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Babayigit, Selma; Stainthorp, Rhona – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study had three main aims. First, we examined to what extent listening comprehension, vocabulary, grammatical skills and verbal short-term memory (VSTM) assessed prior to formal reading instruction explained individual differences in early reading comprehension levels. Second, we examined to what extent the three common component skills,…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Short Term Memory
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Vrachimi-Souroulla, Andry; Panayiotou, Georgia; Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Lamprianou, Iasonas – Educational Psychology, 2011
The study aimed to field-test a Greek version of the Wechsler Quicktest and to examine its psychometric properties. The Quicktest was individually administered to 208 students, aged 5-14 years, along with a reading test. Based on the Rasch analysis, data for the Quicktest subtests showed acceptable fit to the model. Also, correlations were found…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Reading Tests, Construct Validity, Test Validity
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Stavrinides, Panayiotis; Georgiou, Stelios; Theofanous, Vaso – Educational Psychology, 2010
The aim of this study was to test the direction of effect in the relationship between bullying and empathy. The participants were 205 sixth-grade students, randomly selected from urban and rural schools in Cyprus. A six-month, two-time-point longitudinal design was used in which the participants completed the bullying subscale of the Revised…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Bullying, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Georgiou, Stelios N.; Demetriou, Andreas P.; Stavrinides, Panayiotis – Educational Psychology, 2008
This study examined the relationship between adolescents' attachment style and their decision to enter mentoring relationships. The participants were 569 Greek Cypriot high school students. It was found that adolescents who have a mentor are more secure in their attachment than those who do not. Girls with low scores in secure attachment do not…
Descriptors: Mentors, Attachment Behavior, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship