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Wilczynski, Susan M.; Fusilier, Iantha; Dubard, Melanie; Elliott, Amy – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
Experimental analysis of social stimuli has typically been restricted to the presence or absence of verbal attention. In the present study, an ABAB design was used to assess the influence of proximity as a social stimulus. Close and distant proximity of a familiar adult was systematically manipulated to evaluate the effect of proximity on the…
Descriptors: Proximity, Intervention, Self Contained Classrooms, Behavior Disorders
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Trickett, Edison J.; Birman, Dina – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
A differentiated model of acculturation was used to assess the relationship of acculturative styles to school adaptation among a group of 110 refugee adolescents from the former Soviet Union. Acculturation was assessed with respect to both American and Russian cultures and, within each culture, distinguished among language competence, behavior,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Unions, Russian, Refugees
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McDermott, Paul A.; Steinberg, Carrie M.; Angelo, Lauren E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
In this article we examine the ability of contextual information to enhance assessment of behavior problems in schools. Capitalizing on the multisituational structure of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents, exploratory and confirmatory analyses with a representative national sample (N = 1,400, ages 5-17 years) revealed three unique…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Hyperactivity, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Zettergren, Peter – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
This longitudinal study examined the relation between stable sociometric status among same-gender classmates at age 10-11 and peer situation and social adjustment at age 15. Rejected, popular, and average groups of both genders (N = 90) were selected from a representative school sample. Rejected boys and girls preserved their low position among…
Descriptors: Females, Social Adjustment, Sociometric Techniques, Peer Acceptance
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Gilman, Rich; Meyers, Joel; Perez, Laura – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
One factor that contributes to adolescent positive mental health is active engagement. Engagement is defined as any activity that is initiated to attain an outcome. In general, two forms of activities exist that correspond with engagement: solitary, non-structured, and non-cooperative pursuits, often without adult supervision (e.g., playing video…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Learning Activities, School Psychologists
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Huebner, E. Scott; Suldo, Shannon M.; Smith, Laura C.; McKnight, Caroline G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
A central component of positive psychology is subjective well-being (SWB). One facet of SWB receiving increased research attention is children's perceived quality of life (PQOL). Existing research related to child and youth PQOL is reviewed, followed by a discussion of the implications of the research for school psychology practice. Research with…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Well Being, Quality of Life, Children
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Steck, Erin L.; Abrams, Laura M.; Phelps, LeAdelle – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Traditionally the identification of, and treatment for, eating disorders has been based on developmental psychopathology theory and research, thereby emphasizing risk factors and the elimination of maladaptive behaviors. This article seeks to reconceptualize the prevention of, and protective factors for, eating disordered behavior from the…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Psychopathology, Prevention, At Risk Persons
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Clark, Elaine; Olympia, Daniel E.; Jensen, Jenise; Heathfield, Lora Tuesday; Jenson, William R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with an orientation to the concepts and principles of autonomy and self-determination and the application of those concepts and principles to working with children and adolescents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), including autism. Self-determination is essentially…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation
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Hill, Diane K.; Merrell, Kenneth W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
The term "controversial" has been used in the professional literature to describe children and adolescents who have the seemingly paradoxical quality of being both socially skilled and antisocial. Although there have been some widely influential studies regarding controversial children and youth, there has been relatively little research in this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Rating Scales, Parent Attitudes
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Frick, Paul J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Research has uncovered a large number of risk factors that can place a child at risk for showing severe antisocial and aggressive behavior and to be diagnosed with conduct disorder. In this paper, recent research is outlined that has organized these risk factors into distinct pathways, each involving somewhat distinct causal processes, through…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Risk, Aggression, Adolescents
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Olympia, Daniel; Farley, Megan; Christiansen, Elizabeth; Pettersson, Hollie; Jenson, William; Clark, Elaine – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
While much of the current focus in special education remains on reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1997, disparities in the identification of children with serious emotional disorders continue to plague special educators and school psychologists. Several years after the issue of social maladjustment and its relationship to…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education Teachers
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Canivez, Gary L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Independent examination and replication of the core syndrome factor structure of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA; McDermott, Marston, & Stott, 1993) is reported. A sample of 1,020 children were randomly selected from their classroom and rated on the ASCA by their teacher. The six ASCA core syndromes produced a…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Adolescents, Factor Structure, Behavior Rating Scales
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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
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Weis, Robert; Crockett, Thomas E.; Vieth, Sasha – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Military-style residential treatment for adolescents with academic and conduct problems is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional school-based services. However, dropout from "boot camp" programs is a primary reason for their high cost. Social-emotional functioning before referral may differentiate adolescents who…
Descriptors: Profiles, School Psychologists, Antisocial Behavior, Adolescents
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Cruce, Michael K.; Stinnett, Terry A.; Choate, Kurt T. – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
Attributions toward HIV[positive] adolescents made by teacher education students who graduated from rural or urban high schools were examined. Participants read vignettes in which level of promiscuity and sexual orientation were varied, then completed a rating scale that reflected various attitudes toward HIV[positive] students. The vignette…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexual Orientation, Rating Scales, High Schools
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