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Chu, Tsz Lun; Martin, Scott B.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Guided by the biopsychosocial model, we examined (a) the prevalence of weight control behaviors (WCBs; i.e., trying to stay the same weight, lose weight, gain weight, or do nothing about weight) among early adolescent boys by race/ethnicity and grade level, and (b) how the boys' perceptions of sociocultural pressures (from parents, peers, and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Males, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Hossain, Saira; O'Neill, Sue C.; Strnadová, Iva – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
School satisfaction is the reflection of students' comprehensive evaluation of their school experience. This study reports the level of school satisfaction among students in Grades 6 and 8 in Bangladesh to perceive and the factors that might contribute to it using a cross-sectional research design. A 61-item survey questionnaire was utilized to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Satisfaction, Secondary School Students, Grade 6
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Dennie, David; Acharya, Parul; Greer, Deirdre; Bryant, Camille – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The study examined the extent that teacher-student relationships (TSR) influenced basic psychological needs, engagement, and student growth using the self-systems process model as a framework using structural equation modeling. Based on prior research, it was hypothesized that context (TSR) influenced self (basic psychological needs), which…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Class Activities, Learner Engagement, Grade 7
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Brajša-Žganec, Andreja; Merkaš, Marina; Šakic Velic, Marija – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the relation of parental supervision, parental involvement at school and child's social competence with school achievement in primary school. A theoretical model was postulated that predicts direct and indirect effects of parental behaviors on adolescents' school achievement. Participants were 1,024 adolescents…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Ignacio, Peter L.; McCurdy, Merilee; White, Jada; Auge, Madeline B.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Schwartz-Micheaux, Janet – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Enhancing rates of accurate, active, academic responding can enhance learning. Both temporal manipulations (i.e., reducing time to work on assignments) and providing multiple distributed temporal cues (MDTC), sometimes referred to as explicit timing, have been shown to enhance rates of accurate mathematics responding. The current study was…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Writing (Composition), Cues, Learning Processes
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Liang, Christopher T. H.; Rocchino, Gabrielle H.; Gutekunst, Malaïka H. C.; Smithson, Annalisa – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Abstract Masculinity ideology is argued to be associated with academic outcomes. However, relatively few studies have examined these associations. This study examines the associations between masculinity ideology and academic skepticism, self-presentation of low achievement, academic engagement, academic initiative, and self-regulation, above and…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Ideology, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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Stevenson, Nathan A.; Reed, Deborah K.; Tighe, Elizabeth L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
To provide timely and effective supports for students reading below grade level, schools require methods for quickly and accurately identifying those students in need. One method for identifying those students is through universal screening. Assessments such as oral reading fluency (ORF) and Maze reading comprehension are commonly used as…
Descriptors: Special Education, Middle School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Oral Reading
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Raufelder, Diana; Scherber, Sandra; Wood, Megan A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Although positive teacher-student relationships are known to aid students' academic self-regulation, the emotional aspects of teacher liking are often neglected within research. The present study used a large sample of seventh- and eighth-grade students (N = 1,088; M[subscript Age] = 13.7) in secondary schools in Germany to investigate whether the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Adolescent Attitudes
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Dart, Evan H.; Radley, Keith C.; Battaglia, Allison A.; Dadakhodjaeva, Komila; Bates, Kayla E.; Wright, Sarah J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
The present study investigated the effectiveness of a novel class-wide intervention, the Classroom Password, for increasing the academic engaged behavior of middle school students. The effectiveness of an independent group contingency was evaluated using a concurrent multiple baseline design across three seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learner Engagement, Middle School Students, Group Dynamics
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Binfet, John Tyler; Gadermann, Anne M.; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
In this study, we sought to create and validate a brief measure to assess students' perceptions of kindness in school. Participants included 1,753 students in Grades 4 to 8 attending public schools in a large school district in southern British Columbia. The School Kindness Scale (SKS) demonstrated a unidimensional factor structure and adequate…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Prosocial Behavior, Psychometrics, Public Schools
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You, Sukkyung; Lee, June; Lee, Yunoug; Kim, Ann Y. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
In efforts to increase the field and society's understanding of bullying, the authors investigated how various forms of attachment (mother, peer, and school) are directly and indirectly related to bullying behavior through empathy, and whether these relationships are moderated by gender. Adolescents, of grades 7 through 9, from one middle school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Debnam, Katrina J.; Pas, Elise T.; Bottiani, Jessika; Cash, Anne H.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
A critical next step in advancing our understanding of teacher practices that can equitably engage and support learning in diverse classrooms is determining the effectiveness of culturally responsive interventions. Yet, quantitative measurement indicators of the effectiveness of culturally responsive teaching interventions are scarce. Most…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Observation
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Baly, Michael W.; Cornell, Dewey G.; Lovegrove, Peter – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Cross-sectional studies indicate how many students are victims of bullying at a single time, but do not tell us whether the same students continue to be bullied or whether there is a cumulative impact of bullying over time. This study examined the longitudinal stability and the cumulative impact of victimization in a sample of 382 students…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Bullying, Victims, Grade 6
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Hoferichter, Frances; Raufelder, Diana; Eid, Michael – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
In this study, we examined whether socio-motivational relationships, such as student-student relationships (SSR) and teacher-student relationships (TSR), as well as peers as positive motivators (PPM) and teachers as positive motivators (TPM), would mediate the association of both perceived stress and neuroticism with test anxiety in 1,088 German…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation
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Fearrington, Jamie Y.; Parker, Patricia D.; Kidder-Ashley, Pamela; Gagnon, Sandra G.; McCane-Bowling, Sara; Sorrell, Christy A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Many studies have found gender differences in certain areas of academic achievement, such as reading and math. Fewer studies have examined gender disparities in writing skills. The current study explored gender differences in written expression performance. Participants were 1,240 male and female students in third through eighth grade,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Writing Skills, Rural Schools, Writing Tests
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