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Chao, Jessica L.; McDermott, Paul A.; Watkins, Marley W.; Drogalis, Anna Rhoad; Worrell, Frank C.; Hall, Tracey E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
This study reports on the national standardization and validation of the Learning Behaviors Scale (LBS) for use in Trinidad and Tobago. The LBS is a teacher rating scale centering on observable behaviors relevant to identifying childhood approaches to classroom learning. Teachers observed a stratified sample of 900 students across the islands'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Validation, Behavior Rating Scales, National Standards
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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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Hatzichristou, Chryse; Lianos, Panayiotis; Lampropoulou, Aikaterini – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
In this study, an evidence-based program aiming to promote psychological well-being and resilience within the context of Greek schools is presented. It is based upon a multidimensional model that synthesizes different theoretical domains, placing emphasis on different goals depending on the needs of the school community during unsettling times.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Resilience (Psychology)
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Green, Vanessa A.; Johnston, Michael; Mattioni, Loreto; Prior, Tessa; Harcourt, Susan; Lynch, Tegan – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigates responsibility for addressing cyberbullying and the extent to which specific training is needed. A total of 888 school staff completed an anonymous online survey and included two groups: (a) teachers, including heads of departments, and (b) principals, deputy principals, and deans (i.e., school managers). The majority…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Responsibility, Administrator Responsibility
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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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Asbury, Kathryn; Klassen, Robert; Bowyer-Crane, Claudine; Kyriacou, Chris; Nash, Poppy – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
A growth mindset has been found beneficial to students, particularly when they encounter academic setbacks (Dweck, 2000). Evidence suggests that teachers' own mindsets may influence those of their students. We assessed mindset among student teachers from different places of origin (UK and East Asia) in a UK university (N = 255). Although both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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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
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Nyroos, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan; Peng, Aihui; Linnanmäki, Karin; Svens-Liavåg, Camilla; Bagger, Anette; Sjöberg, Gunnar – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
While test anxiety has been studied extensively, little consideration has been given to the cultural impacts of children's experiences and expressions of test anxiety. The aim of this work was to examine whether variance in test anxiety scores can be predicted based on gender and cultural setting. Three hundred and ninety-eight pupils in Grade 3…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Cultural Differences, Test Anxiety, Student Experience
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Block, Heidi M.; Radley, Keith C.; Jenson, William R.; Clark, Elaine; O'Neill, Robert E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current study evaluated the effectiveness of Superheroes Social Skills, a multimedia social skills package, in improving social responsiveness and social initiation behaviors of four elementary school children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program was implemented in a public school setting in the southwestern United States for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Social Development, Child Behavior
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Raufelder, Diana; Hoferichter, Frances – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current study presents a newly developed measurement: the TEMO (Teacher and Motivation) scale, which assesses adolescent students' perception of liked and disliked teachers and the resulting impact on their academic motivation. A total of 1,088 students from secondary schools in Germany participated in this study. To explore the underlying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Asamsama, Octaviana Hemmy; Huang, Leesa; Nelson, R. Brett; Chen, Cin-Ru; Huang, Lily; Kwon, Kyongboon; Kodama, Naoko – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Relative to positive psychology, a focus on increasing psychological well-being has been recently supported. Positive psychology is the study of influences and processes that contribute to the successful and optimal functioning of individuals. Nurturing and encouraging wellness competencies creates a buffer against mental illness and fosters…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Mental Health, Wellness
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Ahtola, Annarilla; Kiiski-Mäki, Hanna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Indirect work of school psychologists has not actualized itself widely in everyday practices. To understand this contradiction, the working environment of school psychologists, that is, the school, is worthy of closer examination. In the present study, we wanted to find out which factors affect school professionals' perceptions of school…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Bear, George G.; Yang, Chunyan; Glutting, Joseph; Huang, Xishan; He, Xianyou; Zhang, Wei; Chen, Dandan – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Several previous studies have found that Chinese students perceive teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships more favorably than American students. In this study we examined if the same holds true with respect to teachers' perceptions. Also examined were both students' and teachers' perceptions of conduct problems. The sample…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Multivariate Analysis, Teacher Attitudes
Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
In the era of teacher evaluation and effectiveness, assessment tools that identify and monitor educators' instruction and behavioral management practices are in high demand. The Classroom Strategies Scale (CSS) Observer Form is a multidimensional teacher progress monitoring tool designed to assess teachers' usage of instructional and behavioral…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Classroom Techniques, Instruction, Teacher Evaluation
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