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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The construct validity of the Spanish Version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V[superscript Spain]) was investigated via confirmatory factor analysis. For all 15 subtests, the higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2015b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. A bifactor model with…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Construct Validity, Test Reliability
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Phosaly, Linda; Olympia, Daniel; Goldman, Sarah – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
To say that China, Malaysia, South Korea, and other East Asian countries have undergone immense change in the previous 20 years is an understatement. In fact, the phrase "The Four Asian Tigers" has been used to reference the rapidly emerging economies and changing cultures of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Currently,…
Descriptors: Risk, Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents
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Zhou, Zheng; Xin, Tao; Du, Lin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The large-scale internal migration from countryside to city over the past 30 years has transformed China's demographic, social, economic, and educational landscapes. There were approximately 35.81 million children below age 18 living with their migrant parents in urban cities without local registration of permanent residence ("Hukou").…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural to Urban Migration, Migrants, Children
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McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study examined the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, Spanish (WISC-IV Spanish, Wechsler, 2005a) with normative sample participants aged 6-16 years (N = 500) using confirmatory factor analytic techniques not reported in the WISC-IV Spanish Manual (Wechsler, 2005b). For the 10 core subtest…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Factor Analysis, Construct Validity
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Watkins, Marley W.; Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The reliability and factorial validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fifth Edition: Canadian (WISC-V[superscript CDN]) was investigated. The higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2014b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. An alternative bifactor model with four group factors and one general factor,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Validity
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Zeleke, Waganesh A.; Chitiyo, Morgan; Hughes, Tammy L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Autism has begun to attract both media and research attention across many developing countries. In Ethiopia, where there is limited attention to diagnostic processes and therapeutic interventions for children, the treatment for autism is widely misunderstood. This study examines the available behavioral and educational interventions currently…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Intervention
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Drogalis, Anna Rhoad; McDermott, Paul A.; Watkins, Marley W.; Chao, Jessica L.; Worrell, Frank C.; Hall, Tracey E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
This article reports on the national standardization and psychometric properties of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents--Home Edition (ASCA-H) for use in Trinidad and Tobago. ASCA-H is a parent rating scale composed of behavioral indicators in play, social, and learning contexts. The sample was comprised of students (N = 780)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adjustment (to Environment), Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Borja, Amanda P.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Sarkar, Sreeroopa – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
Research points to the importance of sociocultural and developmental experiences in understanding children's social supports. The present study examines qualitative themes about children's social supports, derived from a multicountry study of 604 school-aged children (ages 4-19 years). Using the ecomap (a child-generated paper-and-pencil drawing…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Social Support Groups, Qualitative Research
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Zsolnai, Anikó; Kasik, László – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of our cross-sectional investigation was to explore prosocial behavior at the ages of 9, 11, and 13, and to reveal associations between this social behavior and some background variables such as age, gender, and parents' educational attainment. The participants were 185 Hungarian students and their teachers. Two Likert-type questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Child Behavior, Prosocial Behavior
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Riccio, Cynthia A.; Pliego, Jessica; Rae, William A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
An increasing number of children experience chronic health issues that affect their academic and behavioral functioning, as well as psychological well-being. At the same time, psychological stress can exacerbate the chronic illness. The first line of treatment most often is medical (e.g., pharmacology, surgery, radiation). Even when the medical…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Metacognition, Intervention, Well Being
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Hassed, Craig – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Mindfulness is a generic skill with a wide range of applications relevant to education. These include fostering mental health; improving communication, empathy, and emotional development, improving physical health; and enhancing learning and performance. This article will give a brief overview of the science, practice, and philosophy of…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Metacognition, Perception, Relaxation Training
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Kranzler, John H.; Floyd, Randy G.; Benson, Nicholas; Zaboski, Brian; Thibodaux, Lia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) approach to identifying a specific learning disorder (SLD) is based on the postulate that deficits in cognitive abilities in the presence of otherwise average general intelligence are causally related to academic achievement weaknesses. To examine this postulate, we conducted a classification agreement analysis…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Children, Youth, Cognitive Ability
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Kranzler, John H.; Benson, Nicholas; Floyd, Randy G. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article briefly reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and youth in the United States of America, as well as current practices and future directions. Although administration of intelligence tests in the schools has been a longstanding practice in the United States, their use has also elicited sharp controversy over time.…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Youth, Test Construction
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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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Blumen, Sheyla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The history of intellectual assessment with children and youth in Peru is presented from the foundation of scientific psychology in Peru until now. Current practices are affected by the multicultural ethnolinguistic diversity of the country, the quality of the different training programs, as well as by Peruvian regulations for becoming an academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods
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