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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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Taboada Barber, Ana M.; Buehl, Michelle M.; Beck, Jori S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
In this investigation, we replicated Skinner et al.'s study of the dynamics of engagement with a more diverse sample of Grades 6 and 7 students from a middle school with a large English learner (primarily Spanish-speaking) student population. We tested dimensions of the self-system model of motivational development in a specific academic domain…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Social Studies, Grade 6, Grade 7
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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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Nicholson, Heather; Foote, Catherine; Grigerick, Sarah – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Providing individual and group counseling has become an identified role for school psychologists working in the school setting. There is an extensive research base that highlights positive outcomes and supports the use of a variety of counseling methods when working with children and adolescents. However, there may exist a host of other outcomes,…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Adolescents, Group Counseling, Psychotherapy