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McComas, Jennifer J.; Downwind, Ida; Klingbeil, David A.; Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Davidson, Katherine M.; Parker, David C. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Achievement disparities between American Indian students and non-American Indian peers are persistent and well documented. Student engagement is a promising target for intervention given its relation to academic achievement. This study investigated the relation between specific teacher practices (opportunities to respond [OTRs], praise, and…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Achievement Gap, Learner Engagement, Correlation
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Wang, Cixin; Swearer, Susan M.; Lembeck, Paige; Collins, Adam; Berry, Brandi – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the influence of student-teacher relationships and attitudes toward bullying on middle school students' bullying behaviors. Gender and grade differences were also examined. Data were collected from 435 middle school students. Results indicated that students' attitudes toward bullying mediated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Bullying, Student Behavior
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Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Henrich, Christopher C.; Graybill, Emily C.; Dew, Brian J.; Marshall, Megan L.; Williamson, Zachary; Skoczylas, Rebecca B.; Avant, Marty – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2006
The purpose of the Peer Victimization Intervention (PVI) was to develop and implement a culture-specific pilot intervention to address the effects of bullying on middle school students who are victims utilizing the Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention Model (PCSIM; Nastasi, Moore, & Varjas, 2004). The involvement of participants who serve…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Grade 8
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Sharp, Shannon R. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2005
Sixteen seventh and eighth graders previously identified as having behavioral problems earned significantly higher post-test scores on a test of REBT concepts immediately after participation in a Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) training program, and this knowledge was retained after an 8-week follow-up period (p less than 0.01).…
Descriptors: Aggression, School Psychologists, Effect Size, Scores