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Sulkowski, Michael L.; Lazarus, Philip J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Technological disasters result from human error, negligence, or limitations in perceiving and reducing risk. They are a form of manmade disaster that exerts a devastating effect on impacted individuals, communities, and ecosystems. Because of their negative impacts, technological disasters often erode community connectedness, undermine adaptive…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Intervention, Safety, Victims
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Graybill, Emily C.; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Greenberg, Daphne; Roach, Andrew T. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
The Participatory Culture-Specific Model of Course Development (PCSMCD), adapted from the Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention Model, is a proposed framework to address challenges to social justice education by addressing the following four course variables: instructor characteristics, instructor experiences, student characteristics, and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Models, Intervention, Guidelines
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Smith, Andrew – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
There is a growing literature that describes the benefits and challenges of collaboration among schools, counsellors, and the families of students. This literature, however, is largely drawn from Western cultural settings and from situations where the different collaborators exist as essentially separate entities. This article seeks to add to and…
Descriptors: Social Services, Social Agencies, Group Dynamics, Qualitative Research
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Backner, William; Clark, Elaine; Jenson, William; Gardner, Michael; Kahn, James – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate presence and awareness of psychological problems and functioning in adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and comorbid psychiatric conditions. For this reason, 26 adolescent males diagnosed with both "high-functioning" ASD and psychiatric conditions were assessed. Twenty-six age-…
Descriptors: Comorbidity, Males, Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Reddy, Linda A.; Espelage, Dorothy; McMahon, Susan D.; Anderman, Eric M.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Brown, Veda Evanell; Reynolds, Cecil R.; Jones, Abraham; Kanrich, Jaclyn – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Violence directed toward teachers has been understudied despite significant media and empirical investigation on school violence, such as student-to-student victimization and bullying. To date, there are relatively few published studies scattered across many countries. To address this void, the American Psychological Association, in collaboration…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Violence, School Safety, National Surveys
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Magtoto, Joanne; Cox, David; Saewyc, Elizabeth – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Using a province-wide school-based health survey, this article investigated body satisfaction as a mediator of the association between eating disorder behaviors and immigrant status. Participants were a sample of adolescent girls (n = 15,066) and boys (n = 14,200) who completed the 2008 McCreary Centre Society Adolescent Health Survey IV.…
Descriptors: Human Body, Immigrants, Adolescents, Eating Disorders
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Furlong, Michael J.; You, Sukkyung; Smith, Douglas C.; Gonzalez, Victoria; Boman, Peter; Shimoda, Yoshiyuki; Terasaka, Akiko; Merino, Cesar; Grazioso, María del Pilar – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
The validity of the Multidimensional School Anger Inventory (MSAI) was examined with adolescents from 5 Pacific Rim countries (N = 3,181 adolescents; age, M = 14.8 years; 52% females). Confirmatory factor analyses examined configural invariance for the MSAI's anger experience, hostility, destructive expression, and anger coping subscales. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals)
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Clinton, Amanda; Christo, Catherine; Shriberg, David – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
During the past 2 decades, many respective reading processes have been delineated, and much is now known about reading acquisition in children. Most of this research has been completed using English-dominant subjects. As such, the literature focuses on an opaque orthography and aspects of learning to read in this context. In this study, predictors…
Descriptors: Spanish, Phonological Awareness, Regression (Statistics), Emergent Literacy
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Dela Rosa, Elmer D.; Bernardo, Allan B. I. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Achievement goals research has focused on the importance of mastery relative to performance goals, but the multiple goals perspective asserts that performance goals also lead to positive outcomes and that learners adopt multiple goals in adaptive ways. However, this multiple-goals perspective has not been extensively studied in Asian students. The…
Descriptors: Asians, Foreign Countries, Mastery Learning, Academic Achievement
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Shah, Mira B.; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Clark, Teresa P. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
To effectively provide early interventions to children, identifying those who are in need of these interventions is essential. In India, several problems hinder the process of early identification, including a lack of standardized measures for assessment. This study investigates the utility of the Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Third Edition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, School Readiness, Young Children
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Perry, Lindsey – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
This literature review examines formative assessment education practices currently being utilized in Africa, as well as recent research regarding professional development on such assessments. Two main conclusions about formative assessment use and training, as well as a set of recommendations about teacher training on formative assessment, can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Educational Practices, Professional Development
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Khamis, Vivian – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
This study investigated predictors of academic achievement among Palestinian children, including child and parent characteristics, exposure to armed conflict, child strengths, and children's hope. Participants were 1,697 children of both genders. The mean age of participants was 12 years, 10 months. Results of the final hierarchical multiple…
Descriptors: Violence, Conflict, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Stampoltzis, Aglaia; Antonopoulou, Katerina – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
School teachers play an important role in the identification and assessment of pupils' difficulties, and have been considered one of the most valuable sources of information with regard to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses. The study examines and compares general and special education teachers' knowledge and misconceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Knowledge Level, Misconceptions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Davis, J. Mark; Lao, Ian Leong – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Compared to other areas of the world and other Chinese societies such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, little is known about psychiatric conditions in Macao, a Special Administrative Region of China. There is growing evidence of the cross-national and cross-cultural validity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but there are no studies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Anderson, Cynthia M.; Horner, Robert H.; Rodriguez, Billie Jo; Stiller, Brianna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Supporting the full range of students with behavioral challenges requires that schools build the capacity to implement evidence-based behavioral interventions. Fortunately, a substantive body of research documents behavioral interventions are available to both decrease problem behavior and enhance prosocial skills. To date, however, this…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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