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Sharabi, Adi; Sade, Sarit; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
The goals of the study were first to compare the social and academic well-being (loneliness and academic self-efficacy (ASE) among college students with and without learning disabilities (LD), as well as three personal strengths (hope, optimism and sense of coherence (SOC). The second goal was to identify the predicting factors to their loneliness…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Psychological Patterns, Self Efficacy, Well Being
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Heiman, Tali; Olenik-Shemesh, Dorit; Eden, Sigal – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
Cyberbullying is defined as an intentional online act via electronic media, to harm, embarrass and/or humiliate another person. As adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at a higher risk in being involved in bullying behaviour as perpetrators or victims, the main purpose of this study is to examine the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, At Risk Students
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Rosenstreich, Eyal; Feldman, David B.; Davidson, Oranit B.; Maza, Etai; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
The goals of the study were to examine personal resources and social distress during the first month in college among students with learning disabilities (LD) and to compare their experiences with non-LD peer. The sample consisted of 335 first-year undergraduate students falling into two groups: 85 students with LD and 250 non-LD students.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, College Freshmen, Learning Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies
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Levi, Uzi; Einav, Michal; Raskind, Ilana; Ziv, Orit; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Teachers play a critical role in facilitating the academic achievements of students with learning disabilities (LD). The personal resources of teachers, such as sense of coherence (SOC) and hopeful thinking, may predict self-perception of the competency and efficacy they possess to help students with LD acquire needed learning skills. Several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Einav, Michal; Levi, Uzi; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
The goals of the study were to examine the relations between maternal coping and hope among mothers who participated in early intervention program for their infants. Earlier studies focused attention on mothers' experiences of stress and their coping. Within the salutogenic construct, we aim at examining relations between mothers' coping and hope…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Environment, Mothers, Developmental Disabilities
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Kirshner, Sharon; Weiss, Patrice L.; Tirosh, Emanuel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
Virtual reality (VR) technology enables evaluation and practice of specific skills in a motivating, user-friendly and safe way. The implementation of virtual game environments within clinical settings has increased substantially in recent years. However, the psychometric properties and feasibility of many applications have not been fully…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Computer Simulation, Cerebral Palsy
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Kaniel, Shlomo; Siman-Tov, Ayelet – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
The main purpose of this research is to compare the differences between how mothers and fathers cope with autistic children based on a multivariate model that describes the relationships between parental psychological resources, parental stress appraisal and parental adjustment. 176 parents who lived in Israel (88 mothers and 88 fathers) of…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Locus of Control, Mothers, Autism
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Al-Yagon, Michal – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
The present study examined how vulnerability and protective factors at the individual level (child's disabilities; patterns of attachment), and at the family level (fathers'/mothers' affect), help explain differences in socioemotional and behavioural adjustment among children aged 8-12 years with comorbid learning disability (LD) and attention…
Descriptors: Mothers, Learning Disabilities, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Lifshitz, Heftziba; Katz, Yaacov J. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2009
This study compared behavioural, cognitive, and motivational components of religiosity among 54 Jewish adolescents (aged 13-21 years) and 35 adults (aged 30-60 years) with intellectual disability (ID) (IQ=40-69). A special questionnaire was constructed based on several previous studies by other authors. A different pattern was found between age…
Descriptors: Jews, Mental Retardation, Older Adults, Adolescents
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Almog, Orit; Shechtman, Zipora – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
This study examines how teachers actually cope with behavioural problems of included students. In order to understand the impact of individual differences on teachers' coping strategies, the authors looked at the relationship between these strategies and teachers' democratic beliefs and self-efficacy. Participants were 33 teachers in Israel, who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy