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Longobardi, Claudio; Badenes-Ribera, Laura; Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Prino, Laura Elvira – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Selective mutism (SM) is a rare anxiety disorder that compromises children's daily life during critical periods of early development. Because school is a prime context for the manifestation of the disorder, the aim of this study was to investigate the quality of the student-teacher relationship and its effects on behavior and work, and on social…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Kester, Karen R.; Lucyshyn, Joseph M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Across the disciplines of psychology, the research to practice gap is gaining recognition. This study used an integrated knowledge translation (iKT) framework to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility, and sustainability of delivering an anxiety intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (i.e., "FYF"), in schools. Five…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stress Management, Children, Autism
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Buek, Katharine W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Children's approaches to learning (AtL) has been identified in research and policy as a key domain of children's school readiness. However, relatively little is known about the child and family factors that shape early AtL, how it varies in the general population, or how it develops and changes through the early years of schooling. This…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Processes, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Johnson, Micah E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Positive school experiences are an important predictor of long-term health and well-being. Developing positive relationships with school personnel and positive academic expectations set the foundation for success. Positive relationships and expectations can be a powerful protective factor or intervention to redirect troubled children toward a more…
Descriptors: Trauma, Juvenile Justice, Student School Relationship, Expectation
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Golay, Philippe; McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Bayesian structural equation modeling (BSEM) was used to investigate the latent structure of the Differential Ability Scales-Second Edition core battery using the standardization sample normative data for ages 7-17. Results revealed plausibility of a three-factor model, consistent with publisher theory, expressed as either a higher-order (HO) or a…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Bayesian Statistics, Factor Analysis, Aptitude Tests
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Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Demaray, Michelle K.; Malecki, Christine K.; Dorio, Nicole B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to investigate social support (from parents, classmates, teachers, and close friends) as a protective factor in the association between depression and suicidal ideation. Data on students' levels of social support, depression, and suicidal ideation were collected from 399 9th-grade students using the Child and…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Adolescents, Social Support Groups, Peer Relationship
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Canivez, Gary L.; Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Watkins, Marley W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) with four standardization sample age groups (6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-16 years) using exploratory factor analysis (EFA), multiple factor extraction criteria, and hierarchical EFA not included in the WISC-V "Technical and Interpretation…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Children, Intelligence Tests, Age Groups
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Gonzálvez, Carolina; Sanmartín, Ricardo; Vicent, María; Inglés, Cándido J.; Aparicio-Flores, M. Pilar; García-Fernández, José M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The aim of this research is twofold: to analyze the mean differences scores in mathematic self-attributions based on school refusal and to verify its predictive capability on high scores in school refusal. The Sydney Attribution Scale and the School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised were administered to 1078 Spanish students (50.8% boys) aged…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Scores, Self Concept, Attribution Theory
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McDermott, Paul A.; Rovine, Michael J.; Buek, Katharine W.; Reyes, Roland S.; Chao, Jessica L.; Watkins, Marley W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Leading research argues the distinct importance of earliest detection of childhood behavior problems and the value of discovering subsequent change patterns as children transition through the early education years. This study examined the relative contributions of earliest assessments of children's problem behaviors as compared to the changes in…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Predictor Variables, Children
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Mattison, Amira; Raffaele Mendez, Linda M.; Dedrick, Robert; Dickinson, Sarah; Wingate, Emily; Hanks, Camille – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Our goals in this study were to examine (a) the degree to which teacher perceptions of children's behavior in kindergarten (averaged across fall and spring for each child) predict retention by Grade 5 and (b) whether these relationships are moderated by student race, gender, or socioeconomic status (SES). Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Predictor Variables
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Barney, Jennifer Y.; Field, Clint E.; Morrison, Kate L.; Twohig, Michael P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a modern form of cognitive behavior therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness-based procedures to address clinical issues. A brief protocol of ACT was used with 3 children ages 10 and 11 years who were diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Results showed notable and clinically significant…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Behavior Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, School Psychologists
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Klingbeil, David A.; Fischer, Aaron J.; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Bloomfield, Bradley S.; Polakoff, Ben; Willenbrink, Jessica B.; Copek, Rebecca A.; Chan, Kai Tai – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The popularity of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) is growing rapidly in schools. Decisions regarding the use of these interventions must be based on empirical evidence. There is robust evidence for the use of MBIs with adults, but research on MBIs with youth is nascent. The purpose of this meta-analytic review was to add to the literature…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Behavior Problems
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Reddy, Linda A.; Forman, Susan G.; Stoiber, Karen C.; Gonzalez, Jorge E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The present investigation examined 460 school psychology trainers' attitudes and beliefs about the conditions for the education and training of evidence-based practices (i.e., assessments and interventions) in training programs in the United States and Canada using an online survey. Trainer attitudes and beliefs about education and training in…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, School Psychology, Online Surveys, Likert Scales
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Cottrell, Joseph M.; Barrett, Courtenay A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Debate regarding the causes of specific learning disabilities (SLDs), precise definitions of SLDs, and the most effective identification methods has persisted for over 50 years. Two prominent schools of thought regarding SLDs exist: (1) biological perspectives and (2) environmental perspectives. Three identification methods are outlined in the…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Children
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Eklund, Katie; Meyer, Lauren; Way, Samara; Mclean, Deija – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
As one out of five children in the United States demonstrate some type of mental or behavioral health concern warranting additional intervention, federal policies have emphasized the need for school-based mental health (SBMH) services and an expansion of Medicaid reimbursement for eligible children and families. Most youth access mental health…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Mental Health, Federal Legislation, Access to Health Care
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