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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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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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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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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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James, Kate; Hannah, Elizabeth F. S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
In Ireland, dyslexic students can apply for reasonable accommodations in Leaving Certificate examinations. One such accommodation is the Spelling and Grammar Waiver (SGW). Questions have been raised regarding its validity, and it has been suggested that it gives an unfair advantage. Mock Leaving Certificate English paper scripts were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spelling, Grammar, Dyslexia
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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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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