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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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Saqui, Sonja; Mercer, Sterett H.; Cheng, Michèle P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The current study explored whether a reading intervention combining flexibly applied multisyllabic word-decoding strategies with evidence-based fluency strategies was effective in improving the science text reading skills of upper-elementary struggling readers. Four students, three in fourth and one in fifth grade, participated in the study. A…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum, Reading Instruction
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Kraemer, Elisabeth E.; Davies, Susan C.; Arndt, Kelli Jo; Hunley, Sawyer – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Attending to instruction is a critical behavior for academic success. Many elementary school teachers, however, identify disruptive and inattentive classroom behaviors as key barriers to students' successful educational performance. This study examined the impact of two class-wide positive behavior support programs. The Mystery Motivator and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Comparative Analysis
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Richards, Laura C.; Heathfield, Lora Tuesday; Jenson, William R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Evidence-based classwide interventions have the potential to help a large number of students by preventing problem behaviors before they become a significant problem in the classroom. Results of a study examining the effectiveness of a classwide peer-modeling intervention package to improve students' on-task behavior in the classroom are…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Rewards, Classrooms
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Metallidou, Panayiota; Vlachou, Anastasia – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
This study explored the self-regulated learning (SRL) profile of upper elementary (fifth and sixth grade) school children who were differentiated in their task value beliefs (low and high) in language and mathematics. Students' SRL profile involved their teachers' ratings of achievement outcomes and SRL behaviors. The subscale of task value…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Role, Beliefs
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Weist, Mark D.; Stiegler, Kerri; Stephan, Sharon; Cox, Jennifer; Vaughan, Courtney – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
This article provides background on school mental health (SMH) programs in Baltimore and efforts to integrate evidence-based preventive interventions into the schools served by these programs. We describe the triangular model of SMH promotion, building at the base from environment and relationship enhancement, followed by universal and selective…
Descriptors: Prevention, Mental Health, Administrators, School Health Services
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Perdue, Neil H.; Manzeske, David P.; Estell, David B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
School engagement is an important theoretical and practical cornerstone to the promotion of school completion. The current study explores the influences of childhood peer relationships in the third grade predicting school engagement at Grade 5. Participants are among the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child…
Descriptors: Aggression, Child Health, Peer Relationship, Friendship
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Farmer, Thomas W.; Leung, Man-Chi; Keagy, Kristen; Boudah, Daniel J.; Akos, Patrick; McDonough, Erin; Hall, Cristin M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
This study examined the social preference nominations (i.e., "liked most" and "liked least") in relation to peer group and classroom social dynamics in a sample of 622 fifth graders from 11 schools in a southeastern state. Liked most and liked least nominations were given to a small concentration of students within classrooms.…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Peer Groups, Grade 5, Rural Areas
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Twemlow, Stuart W.; Biggs, Bridget K.; Nelson, Timothy D.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Fonagy, Peter; Twemlow, Stephen W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study evaluated the Gentle Warrior Program, a traditional martial arts-based intervention to reduce aggression in children, as it was implemented in three elementary schools. The sample consisted of 254 children in grades 3, 4, and 5 who participated in the Gentle Warrior Program as part of a larger school violence intervention. Results…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary Schools, Violence, Bullying