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Patwa, Shamim S.; Peverly, Stephen T.; Maykel, Cheryl; Kapoor, Vineeta – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
India has very few school psychologists and school psychology as a discipline is almost non-existent. Further, the educational system in India, which is in great flux, has many needs that could be met by school psychologists. In this article, we discuss what roles school psychology could serve if the profession continues to develop in India. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, Role, Educational Change
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Pendergast, Laura L.; Jones, Paul; Scharf, Rebecca; Rasheed, Muneera; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Murray-Kolb, Laura E.; Rasmussen, Zeba; Svensen, Erling; Tofail, Fahmida; Seidman, Jessica C.; Caulfield, Laura E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Characteristics of temperament have been shown to predict aspects of personality and psychopathology. Approach temperament (i.e., sensitivity, reactivity, and behavioral disposition toward reward stimuli) may be a particularly salient predictor of developmental outcomes (e.g., Nigg, 2006; Shiner & Caspi, 2003). However, there is little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Rating Scales, Infants
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Adelson, Emiliya; Maitra, Shubhada; Nastasi, Bonnie K. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
In India, girls face many challenges that pose a threat to their sexual health and psychological well-being. The authors explore sexual health from the perspectives of adolescent girls, mothers of adolescent girls, and service providers. Focus groups and interview data were analyzed to understand the unique and shared perspectives of stakeholders.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents
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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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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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Basu, Jayanti – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Intelligence testing was one of the earliest interests of psychologists in India. Adaptation of Western intelligence tests has been a focus of psychologists in the first half of the last century. Indigenous development of intelligence tests has been attempted, but diversity of language and culture, complexity of school systems, and infrastructural…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Foreign Countries, School Psychology, Test Interpretation
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Srivastava, Meenakshi; de Boer, Anke A.; Pijl, Sip Jan – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Teachers are seen as key players in implementing inclusive education. However, extremely little attention has been paid to teacher preparation, particularly in India. The aim of the current study was to implement a teacher training program and evaluate its effects and appropriateness. This focused on increasing teachers' (a) attitudes, (b)…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, General Education, Program Effectiveness
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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