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Rigby, Ken – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
With the growing recognition of the serious problem of bullying in schools, attention is drawn to the gap between what is known through research about school-based bullying and what is being applied in schools. This article seeks to identify areas in which the beliefs of teachers about school bullying agree with, or diverge from, what has been…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Knowledge Level
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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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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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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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Lei, B. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
This article investigates the traumatic experience of teachers who experienced the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. A survey measuring participants' personal experiences, professional demands, and psychological responses was distributed to 241 teachers in five selected schools. Although the status of schoolteachers' trauma in a postdisaster…
Descriptors: Trauma, Natural Disasters, Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys
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Martinsone, Baiba; Damberga, Ilze – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of the present study was to analyze teachers' written self-reflections after implementation of a social-emotional learning program, which was recently developed specifically for the sociocultural context of Latvia. The goal of the analysis was to examine how teachers reflect upon their own strengths and weaknesses in implementing the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Program Implementation
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Sørlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Results from the first study of the three-level School-Wide Positive Behavior Support model in Europe (SWPBS, called N-PALS) are presented. Using a strengthened nonrandomized design, data was collected from more than 1,200 teachers and 7,640 students at four measure points over four school years in 28 Norwegian intervention schools and 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior
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Srivastava, Meenakshi; de Boer, Anke A.; Pijl, Sip Jan – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Teachers are seen as key players in implementing inclusive education. However, extremely little attention has been paid to teacher preparation, particularly in India. The aim of the current study was to implement a teacher training program and evaluate its effects and appropriateness. This focused on increasing teachers' (a) attitudes, (b)…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Inclusion, General Education, Program Effectiveness
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Monsen, Jeremy J.; Ewing, Donna L.; Boyle, James – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This paper presents the psychometric properties of a questionnaire measure that updates and extends Larrivee and Cook's (1979) Opinions Relative to Mainstreaming Scale in terms of structure, terminology, and language. The revised scale was tested using a sample of 106 teachers based in inclusive mainstream schools. Using Principal Component…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Behavior Rating Scales
McDermott, Paul A.; Watkins, Marley W.; Rhoad, Anna M.; Chao, Jessica L.; Worrell, Frank C.; Hall, Tracey E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Given relevant cultural distinctions across nations, it is important to determine the dimensional structure and normative characteristics of psychological assessment devices in each focal population. This article examines the national standardization and validation of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA) with a nationally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Vidourek, Rebecca A.; King, Keith A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
The present study examined teachers' perceived confidence in using strategies to positively connect students to school. A total of 419 teachers in Ohio elementary and middle schools were surveyed (60% response rate). Results indicated that teachers felt slightly confident to confident in their abilities to positively connect students to school.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Elementary School Teachers
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Lappalainen, Kristiina; Savolainen, Hannu; Sointu, Erkko T.; Epstein, Michael H. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the cross-informant agreement among student self-report, teacher report, and parent report on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire translated into Finnish (SDQ-Fin) and estimated mean convergent and divergent correlations with a sample of fifth-grade Finnish students (N = 588) and the cross-informant agreement among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Finno Ugric Languages, Grade 5
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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
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Frigerio, Alessandra; Montali, Lorenzo; Marzocchi, Gian Marco – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Teachers' perceptions of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can influence the diagnostic rates of the disorder and the management of children in schools. This study investigated the knowledge and perceptions of ADHD in a sample of 589 Italian primary school teachers using a self-report questionnaire that included the ADHD perceptions…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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