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Villarreal, Sofia; Montoya, Jared A.; Duncan, Phyllis; Gergen, Esther – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined leadership style as a predictor of career readiness among a sample of (N = 281) students from two early college high schools from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Participants included 165 females and 116 males ranging from 14 to 19 years of age and 96.8% identified as Hispanic. Participants provided demographic…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Career Readiness, Hispanic American Students, Questionnaires
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Piña-Watson, Brandy; Martinez, Ashley J.; Cruz, Lauren N.; Llamas, Jasmín D.; López, Belem G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Ethnic identity (EI) affirmation has been related to positive academic outcomes for Latina/o youth. However, there is a dearth of research examining mediating mechanisms to this relationship. To address this gap, we examine psychological functioning (depressive symptoms and life satisfaction) as a mediator in the relationship between EI…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Mexican Americans, Outcomes of Education, Depression (Psychology)
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Stevens, Tara; Robinson, Eric; Holt, Ann – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
The current study examined the diagnostic decision-making of school psychologists as a function of a student's disability and academic performance with three research questions using a randomly-selected sample of school psychologists from the state of Texas. Results from the first research question indicated that school psychologists significantly…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Clinical Diagnosis, Decision Making, Disabilities
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Frels, Rebecca K.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Bustamante, Rebecca M.; Garza, Yvonne; Nelson, Judith A.; Nichter, Mary; Leggett, Elsa Soto – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Over the last decade, community leaders have connected with students through school-based mentoring (SBM) programs (e.g., adults who mentor at-risk students). However, research in the area of SBM is only on the cusp of understanding relationship elements for impacting youth. In this collective case study, we examined the perceptions and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Case Studies, Attitudes, Experience
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Peterson, Lisa S.; Hughes, Jan N. – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students retained in first grade, relative to similarly low-achieving students who were promoted, differed in the number of remedial educational services received by students in the pre-retention year and in the repeat year. Study participants were 769 relatively low-achieving first-grade…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade Repetition, Student Promotion, Grade 2
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Dominguez De Ramirez, Romilia; Shapiro, Edward S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
This study examined whether oral reading fluency in a child's first language (Spanish) as assessed by Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) was related to oral reading fluency in a second language (English) and whether Spanish oral reading fluency probes administered in the fall were predictive of English oral reading fluency outcomes for spring of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Curriculum Based Assessment, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Howard, Michelle S.; Medway, Frederic J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
This study examined how high school students cope with stress as a function of their attachment style. Data were gathered from 75 adolescent-parent pairs in Texas and included measures of attachment, coping style, life stress, and whom the respondent would turn to in times of stress. Adolescents' attachment security was positively related to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, School Psychologists, Family Relationship, Coping