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Poulou, Maria S.; Norwich, Brahm – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The satisfaction of adolescents' perceived psychological needs facilitates their academic achievement and adjustment within school. A first step in this direction is the identification of adolescents' psychological needs and the environmental factors to meet these needs. Based on the theory of Existence, Relatedness, and Growth, known as ERG, the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychological Needs, Public Schools, Secondary School Students
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Makrygianni, Maria K.; Gena, Angeliki; Reed, Phil – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The effectiveness of several community-based early intervention programs for young children (2.5-6.5¬†years old) with autism spectrum disorder in Greece were compared, as they occurred in a community setting over a nine-month period. There were few differences in functioning change between programs, but applied behavior analysis (ABA) was most…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention
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Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Brouzos, Andreas; Koutsianou, Athina – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of a social and emotional learning (SEL) group to enhance first-grade students' school adjustment. A seven-session intervention program was conducted by two group leaders and included training in social and emotional skills. Pre- and post- and follow-up assessment data were collected from a total of 114…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Grade 1, Student Adjustment
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Hatzichristou, Chryse; Lianos, Panayiotis; Lampropoulou, Aikaterini – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
In this study, an evidence-based program aiming to promote psychological well-being and resilience within the context of Greek schools is presented. It is based upon a multidimensional model that synthesizes different theoretical domains, placing emphasis on different goals depending on the needs of the school community during unsettling times.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Resilience (Psychology)
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Poulou, Maria S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The study investigated how teachers' perceptions of emotional intelligence (EI), social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, and teaching efficacy relate to perceptions of teacher-student relationships and students' emotional and behavioral difficulties. Ninety-eight elementary teachers from public schools in central Greece completed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Schneider, W. Joel; Kaufman, Alan S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
As documented in this special issue, all over the world hard choices must be made in education, government, business, and medicine. Intelligence tests, used intelligently and with appropriate ethical safeguards, are one tool of many that help make hard choices work out well, or at least better than the next-best alternative (Kaufman, Raiford,…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Artificial Intelligence, Children, Adolescents
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Bablekou, Zoe; Kazi, Smaragda – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The article reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and adolescents in Greece, as well as procedures, current practices, and future directions. Although the history of special education is long in Greece, there has been very sporadic and incoherent legislation and decision making on the subject. Currently, intelligence tests are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Intelligence Tests
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Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Brouzos, Andreas; Moberly, Nicholas J.; Tsiligiannis, Georgia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the efficacy of a psychoeducational group for Greek special education teachers, all but one of whom reported experiencing anger in class. An anger management program was designed, which included a short, four-session package to be given within two weeks. The results of a pretest-posttest comparison revealed reductions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychoeducational Methods, Special Education Teachers, Psychological Patterns
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Oakland, Thomas; Hatzichristou, Chryse – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This article summarizes prominent themes found in descriptions of school psychology programs in Estonia (Kikas, 2014), Greece (Hatzichristou & Polychroni, 2014), Hong Kong (Lam, 2014), Romania (Negovan & Dinca, 2014), Sweden (Schad, 2014), United Kingdom (Wood, 2014), and United States (Joyce & Rossen, 2014). This paper summarizes…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Training, Program Content, Guides
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Farrell, Peter; McFarland, Max; Gonzalez, Ruth; Hass, Michael; Stiles, Deborah A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
The development of rigorous and universally respected quality assurance procedures that monitor and recognize the delivery of effective and ethically responsible public services has become increasingly evident in many countries. However, within professional psychology, these developments generally are located in individual countries. With a few…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Global Approach, School Psychologists, Counselor Training
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Penderi, Efthymia; Petrogiannis, Konstantinos; McDermott, Paul – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
New developments in the kindergartens in Greece have necessitated the availability of assessment tools that cover a wide range of children's skills and competencies that are related to the promotion of children's learning and development. The present study focuses on children's approaches to learning and aims to provide evidence for the Greek form…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Stampoltzis, Aglaia; Antonopoulou, Katerina – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
School teachers play an important role in the identification and assessment of pupils' difficulties, and have been considered one of the most valuable sources of information with regard to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses. The study examines and compares general and special education teachers' knowledge and misconceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Knowledge Level, Misconceptions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder