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Chu, Tsz Lun; Martin, Scott B.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Guided by the biopsychosocial model, we examined (a) the prevalence of weight control behaviors (WCBs; i.e., trying to stay the same weight, lose weight, gain weight, or do nothing about weight) among early adolescent boys by race/ethnicity and grade level, and (b) how the boys' perceptions of sociocultural pressures (from parents, peers, and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Males, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Pecjak, Sonja; Pirc, Tina – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of our exploratory pilot study was to investigate the unofficial initiation rite of accepting novices in secondary school. We examined the prevalence of unofficial hazing, types and frequency of hazing activities and the attitudes toward hazing of students with different roles in hazing (targets, bystanders, and target-bystanders) in a…
Descriptors: Incidence, Secondary School Students, Hazing, Intervention
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Samson, Jennifer E.; Wehby, Joseph H. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Hostile attribution bias (HAB) has been shown to predict aggressive behavior, especially toward peers. The current study examined whether HAB is also related to conflict with teachers, an important predictor of academic and social success in school-aged children. A total of 282 second to fourth grade boys in 74 classrooms completed a self-report…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Attribution Theory, Teacher Behavior, Intention
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Yohannan, Justina; Carlson, John S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Youth exposed to traumatic events are at higher risk for negative developmental outcomes, including low academic performance, poor social skills, and mental health concerns. To best address these risks, school-based intervention services, and trauma-informed practices can be provided. The goal of this study was to systematically review the…
Descriptors: Trauma, At Risk Students, Intervention, Educational Environment
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Drevon, Daniel D.; Hixson, Michael D.; Wyse, Robert D.; Rigney, Alexander M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of this study was to conduct a descriptive and quantitative review of the literature examining the effectiveness of check-in check-out (CICO), a commonly used behavioral intervention in the context of a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports framework. Studies that experimentally investigated the effectiveness of CICO or modified…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Roesslein, Rachel I.; Codding, Robin S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Understanding fractions has been a pervasively difficult skill for struggling math learners, yet it is essential for success in secondary level mathematics skills. The present systematic review examined the evidence base of fraction interventions for elementary level students identified as struggling math learners. Twelve studies met inclusion…
Descriptors: Fractions, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Cochrane, Wendy S.; Sanetti, Lisa M. H.; Minster, Molly C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
A random sample of 1,000 Nationally Certified School Psychologists were mailed a 17-item survey about treatment integrity. A total of 132 responded and answered questions about the importance of treatment integrity data for tiered interventions and the frequency and methods used to measure treatment integrity in one-to-one and problem-solving team…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Attitudes, Beliefs, Intervention
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Collier-Meek, Melissa A.; Sanetti, Lisa M. H.; Boyle, Ashley M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers are responsible for delivering classroom-management plans and behavior support plans; however, many struggle to implement them consistently. Low levels of treatment integrity may be the result of various implementation barriers. No study has been conducted to examine teachers' experience of these barriers within the context of specific…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Implementation, Classroom Techniques, Positive Behavior Supports
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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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Fischer, Saskia M.; Bilz, Ludwig – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teacher intervention is an important factor in stopping bullying. Several studies indicate that teachers who believe they are capable of stopping bullying intervene more often in bullying. But this finding has only been based on hypothetical situations. It remains unclear if these results can be replicated in bullying interventions that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Bullying, Intervention
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Hammerschmidt-Snidarich, Stephanie M.; Maki, Kathrin E.; Adams, Sarah R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Repeated reading (RR) is a common fluency intervention, but recent studies comparing RR to continuous reading (CR; i.e., wide reading) found no significant differences in effects. This prompts the question of whether the mechanism that improves skills is repeatedly reading portions of connected text, or simply reading connected text. The current…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Repetition, Reading Fluency, Intervention
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Greenspan, Scott B.; Fefer, Sarah A.; Whitcomb, Sara A.; Kemp, Jessica M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Physical activity provides a myriad of well-documented social-emotional, behavioral, and academic benefits for youth. While research suggests that physical activity should be integrated within the school day to support the well-being of students, an understanding of related empirical work within school psychology research and practice is unclear.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, School Psychology, Youth
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In, Hyoyeon; Kim, Hyunhee; Carney, JoLynn V. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The present study examined the role of school connectedness in mediating the relations of social skills and school climate of diversity (SCD) to life satisfaction (LS) among school-aged children. This study also investigated whether there is any gender difference in relationships. Participants included 873 elementary school students in Grades 4…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Life Satisfaction, Interpersonal Competence, Student Diversity
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Mikami, Amori Yee; Smit, Sophie; Johnston, Charlotte – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Abstract Elementary school teachers often implement classroom behavioral management systems to address student misbehavior. Common problems targeted by these systems are the inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behaviors characteristic of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study examined teachers' attributions for why…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Elementary School Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Behavior Problems
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Hall, Cristin M.; Breeden, Nicole C.; Giacobe, Nicklaus – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Educational professionals, including school psychologists, are utilizing extant social media platforms to gather ideas, strategies, and resources to serve students with a variety of needs. The concern about the quality of resources remains a consistent reservation by proponents of adherence to best practices and evidence-based programs. The…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Institutional Characteristics, Social Media, Evidence Based Practice
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