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Moreira, Paulo A. S.; Dias, Maria Adelaide – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
While past research has shown the Student Engagement Instrument (SEI) to be an adequate measure of school engagement, this self-report questionnaire currently exists as a number of different versions, each comprising various subsets of the original 35 items. The first objective of this study was to use confirmatory factor analysis to assess the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Middle School Students, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Arslan, Gökmen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This report presents initial psychometrics from testing a cultural adaptation of the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener (PWDS) with a sample of urban adolescents in Turkey (N = 399). Results from confirmatory factor analyses indicated that responses to the Turkish version of the measure (PWDS-T) were characterized by a two-factor…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Psychometrics, Adolescents
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Richards, Todd L.; Nielsen, Kathleen H.; Dunn, Michael W.; Raskind, Marshall H.; Abbott, Robert D. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Two studies were conducted of students with and without persisting Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs-WL) in Grades 4 to 9 (M = 11 years, 11 months) that supported the hypotheses that CELF 4 parent ratings for listening (language by ear), speaking (language by mouth), reading (language by eye), and writing (language by hand) were correlated with…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 4
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Felver, Joshua C.; Clawson, Adam J.; Morton, Melissa L.; Brier-Kennedy, Erica; Janack, Pamela; DiFlorio, Robert A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This research evaluated the effects of a seven-session mindfulness intervention, Learning to BREATHE, on an ethnically diverse at-risk high school student sample. Two classrooms were randomly assigned to intervention or normal health-education programming. Results indicated significant effects to self-reported psychosocial resilience, with…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Educational Environment
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Hoferichter, Frances; Bakadorova, Olga; Raufelder, Diana; Francisco, Marilou B. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous cross-national studies on social motivation among secondary students from individualistic societies such as Germany and Canada found four different motivation types (MT) varying in class size: (a) teacher-dependent MT, (b) peer-dependent MT, (c) teacher- and peer-dependent MT, and (d) teacher- and peer-independent MT. The current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Teacher Influence
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Sakiz, Halis; Aftab, Raiha – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This study focused on academic achievement among a sample of 810 students studying in vocational and nonvocational high schools in Turkey. It specifically investigated (a) the current levels of academic achievement and psychological resilience, (b) the relationships between levels of academic achievement and psychological resilience, (c) whether…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Resilience (Psychology), Correlation, Student Characteristics
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Siyez, Digdem M. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The study aimed to examine the effects of perceived social support from teachers, expectation of academic achievement, school control, and gender on anger dimensions in high school students in Izmir, Turkey. In total, 446 high school students (234 girls, 212 boys) participated in the study. Pearson's correlation and multiple regression analyses…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, High School Students, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academic Achievement
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Tripathi, Suriyadeo – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of the present study was to determine the factor structure of the Positive Life Assets Scale (PLAS), a new measure to identify both internal and external life assets among high school students in Thailand, and to further examine the usefulness of the PLAS for a comprehensive, developmental, and strengths-based school and community…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, High School Students, Program Validation, Factor Analysis
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Bear, George G.; Holst, Bruna; Lisboa, Carolina; Chen, Dandan; Yang, Chunyan; Chen, Fang Fang – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This study presents evidence of the validity and reliability of scores for the newly developed Brazilian Portuguese version of the Delaware School Climate Survey-Student (Brazilian DSCS-S). The sample consisted of 378 students, grades 5 through 9, attending four private and three public schools in southern Brazil. Confirmatory factor analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Scores
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Diseth, Åge; Samdal, Oddrun – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The present study was aimed at investigating the relationships between students' perceived classroom achievement goals, school engagement and substance use in terms of smoking and drinking, and at investigating gender differences regarding these issues in a sample of 1,239 Norwegian 10th grade students. A multivariate analysis showed that…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Attitudes, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement
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Asamsama, Octaviana Hemmy; Huang, Leesa; Nelson, R. Brett; Chen, Cin-Ru; Huang, Lily; Kwon, Kyongboon; Kodama, Naoko – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Relative to positive psychology, a focus on increasing psychological well-being has been recently supported. Positive psychology is the study of influences and processes that contribute to the successful and optimal functioning of individuals. Nurturing and encouraging wellness competencies creates a buffer against mental illness and fosters…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Mental Health, Wellness
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Reschly, Amy L.; Betts, Joseph; Appleton, James J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of two measures of student engagement, the Student Engagement Instrument (SEI) and the Motivation-Engagement Scale (MES), with adolescents in the southeastern United States. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed an acceptable fit of the SEI and a relatively poor fit of the MES in this sample.…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Test Validity, Psychometrics
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Gunter, Whitney D.; Daly, Kevin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Research has found that many characteristics are related to performance on standardized tests. Many of these are not necessarily "academic" attributes. One area of this research is on the connection between physical health or lifestyles and test performance. The research that exists in this area is often disconnected with each other and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Health Behavior, Physical Health
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von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Kilgus, Stephen P.; Segool, Natasha; Putwain, Dave – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
The implementation of test-based accountability policies around the world has increased the pressure placed on students to perform well on state achievement tests. Educational researchers have begun taking a closer look at the reciprocal effects of test anxiety and high-stakes testing. However, existing test anxiety assessments lack efficiency and…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Screening Tests, Disability Identification, Program Validation