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von der Embse, Nathaniel; Ryan, Shannon V.; Gibbs, Tera; Mankin, Ariel – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Due to the increased pressure from test-based accountability practices, teachers have reported high levels of stress and burnout. High teacher stress has an impact on school outcomes, including links to absenteeism, burnout, school climate, and teacher behavior management. Teacher stress interventions may be an important first step toward reducing…
Descriptors: Teachers, Teacher Burnout, Anxiety, Stress Management
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Bender, Stacy L.; Roth, Rachel; Zielenski, Alicia; Longo, Zachary; Chermak, Ashley – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Mindfulness has been gaining momentum in the field of school psychology, however compared to other applied psychology fields, less research on mindfulness interventions has been conducted. This study systematically reviewed mindfulness literature and empirical studies in nine school psychology journals from 2006-2016. The prevalence of mindfulness…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Incidence, Literature Reviews, Intervention
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Wood, Laura; Roach, Andrew T.; Kearney, Moriah A.; Zabek, Faith – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Executive functions (EFs) develop rapidly in preschoolers and lay an important foundation for school readiness. One potential method of supporting EF development is through mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs). Whereas studies with older children and adults have supported this approach, research with young children has been more limited. In the…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Metacognition
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Garner, Pamela W.; Bender, Stacy L.; Fedor, Megan – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Eighty-seven preservice teachers, some of whom had preschool teaching experience, were randomly assigned to an intervention that included training in breathing awareness meditation infused with social-emotional learning (n = 43) or a control group that received training in (n = 44) in breathing awareness meditation only. Both groups showed an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development, Control Groups
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Eklund, Katie; O'malley, Meagan; Meyer, Lauren – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Mindfulness is linked to a variety of social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral well-being indicators in youth. Given increased interest among researchers and practitioners, high-quality instruments are needed to effectively measure the construct in children, youth, and young adults, especially in the context of mindfulness-based interventions…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Psychometrics, Intervention, Surveys
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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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Callan, Gregory L.; Marchant, Gregory J.; Finch, W. Holmes; Flegge, Lindsay – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
A multilevel mediated regression model was fit to Programme for International Student Assessment achievement, strategy use, gender, and family- and school-level socioeconomic status (SES). Two metacognitive strategies (i.e., understanding and summarizing) and one learning strategy (i.e., control strategies) were found to relate significantly and…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Learning Strategies
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Digiacomo, Gregory; Chen, Peggy P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
We investigated the effects of a self-regulatory intervention strategy designed to improve middle-school students' calibration accuracy, self-regulatory skills, and math achievement. Focusing on self-monitoring and self-reflection as the two key processes of this intervention in relation to improving students' math achievement and overall…
Descriptors: Intervention, Middle School Students, Metacognition, Mathematics Instruction