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Moore, Stephanie A.; Mayworm, Ashley M.; Stein, Rachel; Sharkey, Jill D.; Dowdy, Erin – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Despite innovations in the screening and early identification of students who may benefit from school mental health services, many schools struggle to link screening to intervention decisions, particularly at the Tier 2 level. Universal complete mental health screening, which measures strengths along with risk factors, is a strength-based approach…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Screening Tests, Early Intervention, Decision Making
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Reid, Erin K.; Keller-Margulis, Milena A.; Schanding, G. Thomas; Tolar, Tammy D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
A concerning number of students fail to achieve writing proficiency, yet little attention has been devoted to examining why this occurs. While robust evidence indicates that behavior impacts reading and math achievement, the relationship between behavior and writing skills is unclear, particularly among young students. The authors examined the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Predictor Variables, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction
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Hart, Susan Crandall; DiPerna, James Clyde – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
This study aimed to examine whether having knowledge of student cognitive skill deficits changes teacher beliefs and responses in regard to classroom misbehavior. Teachers (N = 272) were randomly assigned to an experimental or control condition. Although teachers in both conditions read the same vignette describing a student's misbehavior, the…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Ability, Emotional Response
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Luiselli, James K.; Worthen, Douglas; Carbonell, Lauren; Queen, Alexander H. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
The authors describe social validity assessment of mindfulness education and practices among high school students (N = 84) participating in a 10-week instructional program. The participants rated their satisfaction with and acceptance of several program components, content areas, and outcomes, as well as their engagement in specific mindfulness…
Descriptors: High School Students, Metacognition, Validity, Program Effectiveness
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Garner, Pamela W. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
One hundred fifty preservice teachers and 25 in-service teachers were surveyed to examine whether mental representations of relationships, confidence about managing bullying, empathy toward victims, and emotional expressiveness were associated with their peer victimization-related beliefs. Teachers' confidence about managing bullying was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Victims
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Devcich, Daniel A.; Rix, Grant; Bernay, Ross; Graham, Esther – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
This pilot study aimed to test the well-being effects of a locally developed mindfulness-based program tailored for New Zealand elementary school children in comparison with an active control condition. It was hypothesized that significantly greater well-being change scores would be observed for the mindfulness group. Students (n = 106) between 9…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Program Effectiveness, Well Being, Pilot Projects
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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Cantwell, Emily D.; Royer, David J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
There is a priority for schools to address students' social and emotional needs as is done for academic learning. Tiered models of prevention provide a framework for teaching social skills and behavioral expectations, as well as academics, with positive, proactive, evidence-based practices. Central to responding to students' needs is accurate…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Screening Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention
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Boccio, Dana E.; Weisz, Gaston; Lefkowitz, Rebecca – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
In their role as child advocates, school psychologists strive to promote policies and practices that increase the availability of necessary academic and mental health services and enhance the well-being of children. However, administrative pressure to disregard ethical and legal mandates in favor of decisions that would prioritize the needs of the…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Ethics, Counseling Techniques, Administration
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Somers, Cheryl L.; Wang, Dan; Piliawsky, Monte – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of a combined tutoring and mentoring intervention for urban, low-income Black youth during the transition to high school. Participants were 118 ninth-grade students (experimental n = 69; comparison n = 49). After 7 months in the intervention program, students in the experimental group showed…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Tutoring, Mentors, Intervention
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Gregus, Samantha J.; Craig, James T.; Rodriguez, Juventino Hernandez; Pastrana, Freddie A.; Cavell, Timothy A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
The authors describe two pilot studies examining the potential benefits of Lunch Buddy (LB) mentoring, a manualized approach to school-based mentoring. LB mentoring takes place during the school lunch period and is designed to promote positive changes in children's peer relationships. In both studies, changes in peer victimization were assessed…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Relationship, Bullying, Victims
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Zucchetti, Giulia; Candela, Filippo; Sacconi, Beatrice; Rabaglietti, Emanuela – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
This study examined the longitudinal relationship between friendship quality (positive and negative) and school achievement among 228 school-age children (51% girls, M = 8.09, SD = 0.41). A three-wave cross-lagged analysis was used to determine the direction of influence between these domains across school years. Findings revealed that: (a) school…
Descriptors: Friendship, Attachment Behavior, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Smith, Christopher J.; Pollard, Elena; Stein, Alexander J.; Ober-Reynolds, Sharman; Kirwan, Janet; Malligo, Amanda; Matthews, Nicole L.; Openden, Daniel; Melmed, Raun D. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Schools regularly screen students for hearing and vision impairments because they present impediments to academic progress. For the same reason, schools should consider adding a universal screening for social challenges, which may also impede the learning process. This study reports on the development of the Social Challenges Screening…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Screening Tests, Questionnaires, Interpersonal Competence
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Perfect, Michelle M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
This study examined parent and youth self-reports to test the hypothesis that perceived insufficient sleep duration, inconsistent sleep habits, reduced quality of life, less frequent blood glucose monitoring, and higher hemoglobin A1c would predict poorer school functioning among 50 youth with type 1 diabetes. The data suggested that a delay in…
Descriptors: Sleep, Diabetes, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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McGoey, Kara E.; Rispoli, Kristin M.; Venesky, Lindsey G.; Schaffner, Kristen F.; McGuirk, Lindsay; Marshall, Stephanie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Evidence-based practices are rarely translated into school settings. The literature examining the science-to-practice gap provides possible explanations, although these explanations are not supported with empirical evidence. Variables affecting behavior intervention implementation, such as lack of teacher training, lack of time, lack of resources,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Stress Variables
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