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Kashy-Rosenbaum, Gabriela; Kaplan, Oren; Israel-Cohen, Yael – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Using a multilevel approach, this study examined the role of classroom emotional climate on students' academic achievement. Positive and negative emotions and homeroom teachers' support were used to assess the classroom emotional climate on the individual and class levels. To our knowledge, no study to date has investigated these specific aspects…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries, Grade Point Average
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Kaplan Toren, Nurit – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Drawing on early research on parental involvement and its effect on children's school functioning, it was hypothesized in this study that parents' educational involvement is positively related to two indicators of school functioning: academic self-competence and academic achievement. However, in light of research on the distinction between…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Concept
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Kats-Gold, Inna; Priel, Beatriz – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
There is growing interest in the role of emotional competence in middle school children's adjustment and functioning, yet many populations remain underresearched. Few studies have explored the emotional competence, especially emotion understanding, of children with, or at risk of, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and even fewer…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Grade 4, Educational Environment
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Golan, Hedva; Gumpel, Thomas P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2000
Examines an alternative model of social skills and social competence training through conceptualizing social skills deficits according to a dichotomous model with elementary school special education students. Data suggests increases in prosocial behaviors as a result of the monitoring procedures. Presents suggestions for further research.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Shechtman, Zipora – Psychology in the Schools, 2000
Tests the effectiveness of an intervention designed to reduce aggressive behavior in children and adolescents. Participants were special education students (N=70) with behavioral problems in grades 5-9 living in Israel. A short-term multidimensional program utilizing bibliotherapy and clarifying processes was introduced. The intervention was…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Behavior Problems, Children
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Lufi, Dubi; Cohen, Arie – Psychology in the Schools, 1985
Tested the utility of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) subscales in differentiating between children with Attentional Deficit Disorder (ADD) (N=24) and children with other problems (N=19). Results indicated that scores on three WISC-R subscales--Arithmetic, Digit Span, and Coding--were significantly lower among the ADD…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Educational Diagnosis
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Gumpel, Thomas P. – Psychology in the Schools, 1999
Describes the development of the Readiness Inventory (RI), a measure of readiness for first grade. The RI was completed on 139 first-grade children and analyzed using a model of Item Response Theory. Findings indicate that behaviors dealing with academic skills are less indicative of readiness than abilities dealing with role-governed behaviors or…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Primary Education
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Hertz-Lazarowitz, Rachel; Od-Cohen, Moshe – Psychology in the Schools, 1992
Conducted communitywide experimental change program aimed at improving social climate of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classrooms in one school system in northern Israel. Thirty-three classrooms were randomly assigned to either small-group or whole-class work on topics in classroom life or to control group. Whole-class group showed improvement in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Klingman, Avigdor – Psychology in the Schools, 1992
Examines the community-based mental health preventive measures undertaken by the school psychology services in response to the missile attacks on Israel during the Gulf War. Attempts to report and delineate the major assumptions and components of some of the key interventions. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Community Services, Crisis Intervention, Foreign Countries, School Psychologists
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Klingman, Avigdor; Zeidner, Moshe – Psychology in the Schools, 1990
Assessed face validity of teacher-implemented program based on cognitive behavior modification principles and procedures for primary prevention of test anxiety among elementary school students, as evaluated by teachers (N=24) and students (N=248). Found from a phenomenological perspective results lend support to the feasibility of the program.…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Lufi, Dubi; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1990
Compared 29 children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), 21 emotionally disturbed (ED) children, and control (CO) group of 20 nonproblem children using 12 subtests of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised and Stroop Color and Word Test. Results showed CO group superior to ADHD and ED groups and ED group superior to ADHD…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Educational Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbances, Foreign Countries
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Assor, Avi; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1989
Used Harter and Pike's (1984) Pictorial Scale for Young Children to examine self-overrating and self-underrating in cognitive competence among 158 Israeli kindergarten children. Results showed that overrating and underrating in the cognitive domain were associated with similar tendencies in the physical, peer, and mother acceptance domains. (TE)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Competence, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten Children
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Breznitz, Zvia; Teltsch, Tamar – Psychology in the Schools, 1989
Examined school entrance age effect on academic achievement and social-emotional adjustment among 137 fourth graders. Found that differences between 73 oldest and 64 youngest subjects, identified in first grade, persisted in part to fourth grade. Younger subjects scored lowest in mathematics and oral and silent reading comprehension; were slower…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Elementary Education, Emotional Adjustment
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Lifshitz, Michaela – Psychology in the Schools, 1978
The present study assessed the extent to which kindergarten children's performance on the Bender-Gestalt Test is related to sex and sociocultural variables and to children's social behavior. Two distinctly different Israeli populations were included: the Druze and the Jews. Significant correlations between perceptual indicators and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten Children, Perception Tests, Preschool Education
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Milgram, Roberta M.; Milgram, Norman A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1976
Self-concept, intelligence and academic achievement were examined in students preparing to teach in primary, elementary, secondary, and special education (N=267). Differences in self-concept, but not in intelligence and academic achievement, were found among groups of student teachers. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences
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