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Taal, Margot; Ekels, Elles; van der Valk, Cindel; van der Molen, Maurits – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study presents a review of intervention studies conducted in the Low Countries (i.e., The Netherlands and Flanders) focusing on social-emotional behaviors in the school. The primary purpose of this review was to assess whether studies included an operational definition of the intervention under study and reported data on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Social Behavior, Affective Behavior
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Ortiz, Jennifer; Bray, Melissa A.; Bilias-Lolis, Evelyn; Kehle, Thomas J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a group contingency intervention that has effectively reduced disruptive behavior and improved classroom management in many replications, for various settings and populations. The student composition of American public schools is changing, leading to culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms with unique…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Games, Student Behavior
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Zsolnai, Anikó; Kasik, László – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of our cross-sectional investigation was to explore prosocial behavior at the ages of 9, 11, and 13, and to reveal associations between this social behavior and some background variables such as age, gender, and parents' educational attainment. The participants were 185 Hungarian students and their teachers. Two Likert-type questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Child Behavior, Prosocial Behavior
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Villarreal, Victor; Gonzalez, Jorge E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The authors investigated whether participation in school-based extracurricular activities would predict social and behavioral outcomes (school membership, peer prosocial orientation, and prosocial behavior) associated with school social capital in a group of Hispanic middle school students from the United States of America. Results of hierarchical…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Hispanic American Students, Social Capital
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Larose, Simon; Duchesne, Stéphane; Boivin, Michel; Vitaro, Frank; Tremblay, Richard E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Using a 17-year longitudinal design, this study examined the role of personal and family factors assessed early in life, and also academic and social experiences assessed in the first year of college, in predicting college completion. We followed a sample of 444 French-speaking Canadian children from middle to upper socioeconomic backgrounds (66%…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Experience, Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Background
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Quirk, Matthew; Mayworm, Ashley; Furlong, Michael J.; Grimm, Ryan; Rebelez, Jennica – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the dimensionality and measurement invariance of the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP), a brief screening tool designed for use as a universal school readiness assessment. Teachers rated the readiness of 10,031 children during the first month of kindergarten in four ethnically diverse, medium-sized school districts…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Screening Tests, School Readiness, Factor Analysis
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Han, Jeanie Nam; Vanderwood, Michael L.; Lee, Catherine Y. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the predictive validity of early literacy measures with first-grade Korean English language learners (ELLs) in the United States at varying levels of English proficiency. Participants were screened using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF), DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Korean Americans
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Nyroos, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan; Peng, Aihui; Linnanmäki, Karin; Svens-Liavåg, Camilla; Bagger, Anette; Sjöberg, Gunnar – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
While test anxiety has been studied extensively, little consideration has been given to the cultural impacts of children's experiences and expressions of test anxiety. The aim of this work was to examine whether variance in test anxiety scores can be predicted based on gender and cultural setting. Three hundred and ninety-eight pupils in Grade 3…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Cultural Differences, Test Anxiety, Student Experience
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Fastame, Maria Chiara; Cherchi, Rossella; Penna, Maria Pietronilla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current research was aimed mainly at exploring the reliability of a short-screening tool developed to self-evaluate visuospatial abilities in children. We presented 290 Italian third, fourth, and fifth graders with the 16-item Shortened Visuospatial questionnaire and several objective measures of intellectual efficiency, such as Raven's…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Grade 3
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McWayne, Christine M.; Manz, Patricia H.; Ginsburg-Block, Marika D. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Given the growing numbers of Latino children entering the U.S. educational system, there is a need to understand the ways Latino parents support their children's early education. However, tools used to measure family engagement have been developed primarily with middle-income, English-speaking European American families in the United States. The…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Questionnaires, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Vanderwood, Mike L.; Tung, Catherine; Arellano, Elizabeth – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This study examined the effects of a phonological awareness (PA) intervention on the phonological and alphabetic principle skills of first-grade English language learners (ELLs). Nine first-grade classrooms in two large elementary schools were screened with DIBELS Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF) and Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) in the fall and…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Intervention, Alphabets, Grade 1
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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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Clinton, Amanda; Christo, Catherine; Shriberg, David – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
During the past 2 decades, many respective reading processes have been delineated, and much is now known about reading acquisition in children. Most of this research has been completed using English-dominant subjects. As such, the literature focuses on an opaque orthography and aspects of learning to read in this context. In this study, predictors…
Descriptors: Spanish, Phonological Awareness, Regression (Statistics), Emergent Literacy
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Shah, Mira B.; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Clark, Teresa P. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
To effectively provide early interventions to children, identifying those who are in need of these interventions is essential. In India, several problems hinder the process of early identification, including a lack of standardized measures for assessment. This study investigates the utility of the Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Third Edition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, School Readiness, Young Children
Anderson, Cynthia M.; Horner, Robert H.; Rodriguez, Billie Jo; Stiller, Brianna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Supporting the full range of students with behavioral challenges requires that schools build the capacity to implement evidence-based behavioral interventions. Fortunately, a substantive body of research documents behavioral interventions are available to both decrease problem behavior and enhance prosocial skills. To date, however, this…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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