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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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Arslan, Gökmen; Renshaw, Tyler L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This study presents initial evidence supporting the language adaptation of a brief measure of youths' internalizing problems--the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS)--for use with Turkish adolescents within the context of school mental health screening. Results showed that responses to the Turkish version of the YIPS were characterized by…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Mental Health
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Felver, Joshua C.; Clawson, Adam J.; Morton, Melissa L.; Brier-Kennedy, Erica; Janack, Pamela; DiFlorio, Robert A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This research evaluated the effects of a seven-session mindfulness intervention, Learning to BREATHE, on an ethnically diverse at-risk high school student sample. Two classrooms were randomly assigned to intervention or normal health-education programming. Results indicated significant effects to self-reported psychosocial resilience, with…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Educational Environment
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Arslan, Gökmen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Universal screening is a useful way to identify emotional and behavioral problems and develop prevention or intervention strategies for adolescents at-risk in schools. The purpose of the present study is to report the preliminary development and validation of a brief and effective instrument--the Youth Externalizing Behavior Screener (YEBS)--aimed…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Hyperactivity
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Khamis, Vivian – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The study investigated whether religiosity mediates or moderates the relationship between war atrocities and inattention-hyperactivity in children from Gaza Strip and South Lebanon. Participants were 600 children aged 12-16 years, of whom 273 were males and 327 were females from public schools. Questionnaires were administered by two…
Descriptors: War, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Foreign Countries, Religion
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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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Poulou, Maria S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The study investigated how teachers' perceptions of emotional intelligence (EI), social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, and teaching efficacy relate to perceptions of teacher-student relationships and students' emotional and behavioral difficulties. Ninety-eight elementary teachers from public schools in central Greece completed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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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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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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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