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Ghahari, Shima; Farokhnia, Farzaneh – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Literature on the learning benefits and interpersonal mechanisms of peer assessment (PA) and teacher assessment (TA) has been inconsistent. As part of a large-scale study, the research reported here has addressed the effect of formative PA on language grammar uptake and complexity, accuracy, and fluency triad scale levels, in comparison both to TA…
Descriptors: Reflection, Formative Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Grammar
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Malmström, Malin; Öqvist, Anna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Little empirical evidence is available on what drives young people to engage in higher education. Such knowledge is crucial in order to motivate students to make the most of their potential. This study surveyed a total of 294 Swedish high school students. The result shows that intentions play a mediating role between students' attitudes and the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Intention, Higher Education, Models
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Tripathi, Suriyadeo – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of the present study was to determine the factor structure of the Positive Life Assets Scale (PLAS), a new measure to identify both internal and external life assets among high school students in Thailand, and to further examine the usefulness of the PLAS for a comprehensive, developmental, and strengths-based school and community…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, High School Students, Program Validation, Factor Analysis
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Harris, Bryn; Barton, Erin E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
Many countries are experiencing a dramatic increase of Mexican immigrants in recent decades, especially the United States. It is essential that professionals understand the cultural expectations and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic and intervention practices in Mexico to be better prepared to meet the needs of this population. In fact,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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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Lockhart, Charlotte Fiona; Woods, Kevin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
Critical incidents, such as human or natural disasters, can have profound effects upon children and young people, and upon the adults who work with and care for them. Educational psychologists have contributed to and led the development of critical incident response teams to support those affected. This study sought to develop understanding of the…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Educational Psychology, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incidents Method
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Kit, Phey Ling; Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra; Burgetova, Kristina – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Psychology is a young discipline in Singapore. Hence, perceptions of the roles and responsibilities of an educational psychologist (EP) are still constantly being negotiated and redefined. This qualitative study examined how role negotiations and redefinitions could be actively facilitated through an experiential and intensive two-day Basic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, School Psychologists, Counselor Role
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Powers, Kristin; Shin, Seon-Hi; Hagans, Kristi S.; Cordova, Monica – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Student engagement is associated with many positive outcomes, including academic achievement, school persistence, and social-emotional well-being. The present study examined whether the Freedom Writers Institute, a professional development program designed to improve teachers' skills in creating personalized learning environments, can increase…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Program Effectiveness
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Woods, Kevin; Atkinson, Cathy; Bond, Caroline; Gibbs, Simon; Hill, Vivian; Howe, Julia; Morris, Sue – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
As part of initial professional training, educational psychologists in England undertake substantial periods of practice placement, within which the role of supervision is instrumental to their professional learning and effectiveness. The research reported here provides up-to-date and comprehensive information on the experiences and needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Trainees, Student Placement
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Ofoha, Dorothy; Saidu, Rosemary – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Despite the evidence pointing to its detrimental child outcomes, physical punishment remains one of the most commonly used techniques to discipline children in many Nigerian homes. Research has revealed that a majority of Nigerian parents are not aware of the negative consequences. They are also not aware of nonaversive ways to discipline…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness