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Dixson, Dante D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Several studies have found that higher hope is associated with higher academic achievement. Although scholars have asserted that this association is the result of higher hope leading to an increased likelihood that students will engage success-oriented behaviors (e.g., participating in class, completing homework assignments), very little empirical…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Doumas, Diana M.; Midgett, Aida; Watts, April D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Although school-based programs are effective at decreasing bullying, the majority of studies have been conducted with elementary and middle school students. We conducted a pilot study using a randomized controlled design investigating the social validity of a brief, bullying bystander program adapted to be age-appropriate for high school students…
Descriptors: Bullying, High School Students, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Rose, Alison L.; Atkey, Sarah K.; Flett, Gordon L.; Goldberg, Joel O. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Self-stigma is a phenomenon in which negative public stereotypes about mental illness are internalized and can undermine help-seeking. Unfortunately, little is known about how self-stigmatization relates to positive well-being indicators among youth. A sample of 134 high school students completed established measures of self-stigma, well-being,…
Descriptors: Well Being, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem
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Cross, Donna S.; Runions, Kevin C.; Resnicow, Ken A.; Britt, Eileen F.; Gray, Caitlin – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Intervention approaches to bullying are largely preventive in nature, and even these have been shown to be ineffective, if not iatrogenic, with adolescents. Responses to bullying are limited to traditional punitive approaches or "no-blame" approaches aiming to restore the relationship between the targeted students. Neither of these…
Descriptors: Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Interviews, Adolescents
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Collins, Tai A.; Hawkins, Renee O.; Flowers, Emily M.; Kalra, Hilary D.; Richard, Jessie; Haas, Lauren E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) have difficulty with academic engagement during independent seatwork tasks. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Behavior Bingo, a novel interdependent group contingency intervention, on the academic engagement, off-task, and disruptive behavior of students with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Cultural Awareness, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Rocchino, Gabrielle H.; Dever, Bridget V.; Telesford, Alana; Fletcher, Kristen – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
This study examines academic self-efficacy and gender as predictors of internalizing and externalizing behaviors in adolescence. In addition, the role of gender was considered as a moderator in the relationship between academic self-efficacy and internalizing/externalizing difficulties. Participants were 4,318 predominantly African American,…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Efficacy, Prevention, Intervention
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Collins, Tai A.; Cook, Clayton R.; Dart, Evan H.; Socie, Diana G.; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Long, Anna C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Off-task and disruptive classroom behaviors have a negative impact on the learning environment and present a unique challenge for teachers to address. The aim of this study was to evaluate the Class Pass Intervention (CPI) as a behavior management strategy for secondary students with disruptive classroom behavior. The CPI consists of providing…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Martinez, Andrew; Mcmahon, Susan D.; Coker, Crystal; Keys, Christopher B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Student behavioral problems pose a myriad of challenges for schools. In this study, we examine the relations among teacher and school-level constructs (i.e., teacher collaboration, supervision/discipline, instructional management), and student-related outcomes (i.e., high-risk behaviors, barriers to learning, student social-behavioral climate).…
Descriptors: Risk, Student Behavior, Correlation, Barriers
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Smolkowski, Keith; Strycker, Lisa; Ward, Bryce – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
This study evaluated the scale-up of a Safe & Civil Schools "Foundations: Establishing Positive Discipline Policies" positive behavioral interventions and supports initiative through 4 years of "real-world" implementation in a large urban school district. The study extends results from a previous randomized controlled trial…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Educational Environment, School Safety, School Culture