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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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Twyford, Jennifer M.; Buckley, Lara; Moffa, Kathryn; Dowdy, Erin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) self-report form is a brief 25-item measure that assesses the psychological adjustment of youth. Although widely utilized as a screening tool, a lack of consistent psychometric evidence undermines the SDQ's utility as a sound diagnostic tool for all youth. This study focused on examining the…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Hispanic American Students, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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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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Collier-Meek, Melissa A.; Sanetti, Lisa M. H. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Home-school interventions can facilitate positive family-school relationships and improve student outcomes. However, there is little research that attends to parents' treatment integrity, even though home-school interventions are uniquely challenging and parents may experience particular challenges as implementers. This case study documents two…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Participation, Parent Education, Intervention
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Chen, Cliff Yung-Chi – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Home-school relationships and communication play an important role in promoting children's and adolescents' development and learning. This study investigated the relations between school-initiated and family-initiated contact regarding school events and concerns regarding adolescents' academic, behavioral, and health issues and adolescents'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Adolescents, Student Behavior
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Aoyama, Ikuko; Yanagida, Takuya; Wright, Michelle F. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Bullying can occur with differing levels of visibility (e.g., public or private) and in various contexts (e.g., face-to-face or online). This study examined 474 Japanese middle-school students' emotional responses to public versus private bullying scenarios in face-to-face and digital contexts. After reading four hypothetical bullying vignettes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Bullying, Gender Differences
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Bell, Patrick B.; Larrazolo, Heather L.; Nastasi, Bonnie K. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
In the United States, children that require mental health supports most frequently receive them in school. Promoting social-emotional skills is considered both a universal prevention against future psychological disturbances as well as a core component in the treatment of psychological disorders. However, fostering social-emotional skills requires…
Descriptors: Well Being, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Culturally Relevant Education
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Malakar, Partha; Basu, Jayanti – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of the study was to determine whether the general intelligence, cognitive processes, school achievement, and intelligence-achievement relationship of adolescents with subclinical levels of obsessive-compulsive symptoms differed from those of their normal counterparts. From an initial large pool of 14-year-old Bengali students in eighth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Processes
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Whitcomb, Sara A.; Woodland, Rebecca H.; Barry, Shannon K. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
An exploratory case study is presented in which social network analysis (SNA) was used to explore how school teaming structures influence the implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The authors theorized that PBIS leadership teams that include members with connections to all other information-sharing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Positive Behavior Supports, Program Implementation, Social Networks
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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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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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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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Sørlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Results from the first study of the three-level School-Wide Positive Behavior Support model in Europe (SWPBS, called N-PALS) are presented. Using a strengthened nonrandomized design, data was collected from more than 1,200 teachers and 7,640 students at four measure points over four school years in 28 Norwegian intervention schools and 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior
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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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Raufelder, Diana; Hoferichter, Frances – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current study presents a newly developed measurement: the TEMO (Teacher and Motivation) scale, which assesses adolescent students' perception of liked and disliked teachers and the resulting impact on their academic motivation. A total of 1,088 students from secondary schools in Germany participated in this study. To explore the underlying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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