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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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Ahmed, Wondimu; Mudrey, Renee R. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This study examined how motivational factors (i.e., self-concept in science, enjoyment of science, and instrumental value of science) predict science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career aspirations using a nationally representative sample of 5,611 fifteen-year-old students (49.4% female) in the United States. The findings demonstrated…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Occupational Aspiration, Student Motivation, Self Concept
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Salinger, Rachel – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Mental health influences several major life outcomes. School-based treatment for mental health issues is the most effective intervention to support individuals with these problems. However, treatment availability and perceptions of mental health vary widely by country and their effects on the delivery and effectiveness of school-based mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, School Health Services, Cultural Differences
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Bear, George G.; Harris, Angela; Saraiva de Macedo Lisboa, Carolina; Holst, Bruna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Differences in self-reported perceptions of cognitive-behavioral and emotional engagement between students who were continuously promoted, retained once, or retained multiple times were examined in this study of 199 students, grades 5-9, in Brazil. Retained students reported significantly less cognitive-behavioral engagement than their promoted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students
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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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Blaskova, Lenka Janik; McLellan, Ros – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
This article explores the wellbeing experiences of 15-year-old students in Slovakia, who have repeatedly scored among the lowest ranks in the international reports on wellbeing (Program for International Student Assessment [PISA] 2003; PISA 2012; Health Behavior in School-Aged Children [HBSC] 2009/2010). In a qualitative enquiry, students from one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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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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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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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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Bowles, Terence V. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
Social skills training is a long-standing intervention for adolescents with social anxiety, while self-esteem is often ignored. However, there is little evidence suggesting that those with social anxiety require social skills training or interventions associated with self-esteem. The aim of the research was to investigate whether social skills and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Anxiety, Adolescent Development, Interpersonal Competence
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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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Telef, Bülent Baki; Furlong, Michael J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigated the psychometric properties of a Turkish-language adaptation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey-Secondary (SEHS-S), a measure of core psychological assets hypothesized to be associated with adolescents' flourishing mental health. Convenience samples of students (Grades 9-12) from six Turkish high schools were used;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Translation, Surveys
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Kok, Jin Kuan; Low, Sew Kim – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
School counseling services in Malaysia have remained unpopular since their establishment in 1963. Given the rising challenges faced by school children, there is a need to conduct a qualitative study to understand the school counselors' experiences, their counseling approaches working with secondary school students in Malaysia, and also how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Cooperation
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