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Huk, Oksana; Terjesen, Mark D.; Cherkasova, Lina – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Irrational beliefs have been linked to negative unhealthy emotions that can contribute to occupational burnout. Maladaptive cognitive schemas, such as irrational beliefs, are theorized to interfere with an appraisal of the perceived balance of resources and demands. The aim of the current study is to investigate the extent to which irrational…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Self Efficacy, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Goldweber, Asha; Garbarino, James – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Previous research suggests that social--cognitive factors mediate the association between social--environmental risk and aggression in high-risk samples, but less is known about the relation among these factors in suburban youth. The present study examined whether such an association occurred for suburban youth exposed to low levels of social…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Environmental Influences, Risk, Aggression
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Fiese, Barbara H.; Everhart, Robin S.; Wildenger, Leah – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The present study investigated the co-occurrence of asthma and obesity in a sample of 193 children (mean age = 7.76 years). Specifically, this study was interested in delineating the associated comorbidities of internalizing symptoms and sleep disruptions among younger (younger than 7 years) and older elementary age children with asthma who were…
Descriptors: Obesity, Diseases, Child Health, Children
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Schnurr, Britton L.; Kundert, Deborah K.; Nickerson, Amanda B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Research examining student outcomes (e.g., achievement, adjustment) after grade retention reveals that it does not result in long-term improvements for students; however, grade retention continues to be used as an intervention. The purpose of this study was to examine retention decision-making practices, as well as school psychologists' knowledge,…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Intervention
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Signor-Buhl, Sara J.; LeBlanc, Michael; McDougal, James – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
In this brief article, a case example is provided that illustrates potential program-evaluation procedures for examining the outcomes of children served in different models of special education. Specifically, the goal of this project was to evaluate the academic outcomes of children served in self-contained versus inclusive models of special…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Augustyniak, Kristine M.; Cook-Cottone, Catherine P.; Calabrese, Nancy – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
This study assesses the predictive validity of the Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale (PKRS) for later academic achievement and explores the utility of a domain-specific measure of kindergarten readiness. Kindergarten readiness scores were significantly correlated with both math and language arts achievement as measured by New York State…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Kindergarten, Structural Equation Models, Predictive Validity
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Stewart, Paul; Reihman, Jacqueline; Lonky, Edward; Darvill, Thomas; Pagano, James – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
In the current paper we describe the methodology and results of the Oswego study, in light of D.V. Cicchetti, A.S. Kaufman, and S.S. Sparrow's (this issue) criticisms regarding the validity of the human health/behavioral claims in the PCB literature. The Oswego project began as a replication of the Lake Michigan Maternal Infant Cohort study.…
Descriptors: Prenatal Influences, Infants, Error of Measurement, Cognitive Development
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Costenbader, Virginia; Rohrer, Allison M.; DiFonzo, Nicholas – Psychology in the Schools, 2000
Survey conducted of public and private school districts (N=755) in New York ascertained procedures and instruments used to conduct kindergarten screening. The Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning, and the Brigance K and 1 Screen were the most widely used instruments. The majority of respondents (95%) reported that screening is…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Measures (Individuals), Primary Education, Private Education
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Knoff, Howard M. – Psychology in the Schools, 1985
Surveyed 400 regular and special educators from New York and Massachusetts on mainstreaming attitudes and perceptions of handicapped exceptional children. Results, implications, and future research directions are discussed, so that services to handicapped exceptional children can be improved and implemented. (Author)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Mainstreaming
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May, Deborah C.; Kundert, Deborah K. – Psychology in the Schools, 1992
Surveyed 260 school districts about kindergarten screening tests. Found tremendous variability in responses: 34 different tests were used in screening; main purposes of screening were to identify handicapped and gifted students, group students in kindergarten classes, make school readiness placements, and plan and individualize instruction.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, School Readiness, School Readiness Tests