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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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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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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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La Salle, Tamika P.; Wang, Cixin; Parris, Leandra; Brown, Jacqueline A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the relationships between suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs), school climate, and student demographics among middle school students. The study was conducted with a sample of 152,191 middle school students across 607 schools within 182 school districts in a southeastern state. Results support…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Suicide, Ethnicity, Middle School Students
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Jaureguizar, Joana; Ibabe, Izaskun; Straus, Murray A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This study focused on violent and prosocial behaviors by adolescents toward parents and teachers, and the relation between such behaviors and adolescents' perceptions about the family and school environment. Gender differences in child-to-parent violence and student-to-teacher violence were also studied. The sample comprised 687 adolescents from…
Descriptors: Violence, Prosocial Behavior, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Raimundo, Raquel; Marques-Pinto, Alexandra; Lima, Maria Luisa – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This quasi-experimental exploratory study investigated whether a social-emotional learning program, implemented during a 1-year period, could lead to gains in social-emotional competencies and a reduction in internalizing and externalizing problems. Furthermore, it showed which pupils would benefit most from the program. The program was applied to…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Students, Student Characteristics
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Hart, Caroline O.; Mueller, Christian E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
School delinquency has been linked to an array of negative educational outcomes, and if left unchecked, may lead to more serious problems in adulthood. Identifying the risk and protective factors that influence school delinquency is therefore crucial to develop effective intervention programs. Utilizing Hirschi's social bond theory as a framework,…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Student Behavior, Social Theories, Social Control
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Duy, Baki – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
In the present study, attitudes of elementary school teachers toward different types of bullying (verbal, physical, and relational) were investigated. Six written vignettes describing all types of bullying were given to 405 elementary school teachers (F = 218; M = 187). Results indicated that teachers perceived relational bullying, specifically,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Bullying, Elementary School Teachers
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Kahn, Jeffrey H.; Jones, Jayme L.; Wieland, Amy L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
The literature suggests that teacher responses to bullying are a function of the type of aggression (overt vs. relational), the gender of the children involved, and characteristics of the teacher. We extended the literature by examining teachers' dispositional coping styles as a predictor of their responses to bullying. Preservice teachers (N =…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Vignettes, Coping
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Cook-Cottone, Catherine; Casey, Carolyn M.; Feeley, Thomas Hugh; Baran, Jennifer – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
A meta-analysis was conducted on school-based interventions to reduce obesity in children. Sixty-six (k = 66, N = 31,059) comparisons from 40 published studies from 1997 through 2008 were included in analyses. Results indicated a significant effect for school-based interventions with an overall weighted effect size of r = 0.05. Several moderating…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Effect Size, Meta Analysis
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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
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Ma, Claudia Q.; Huebner, E. Scott – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study examined the extent to which the quality of parent and peer attachments related to early adolescents' life satisfaction (LS), whether peer attachment served as a mediator between parent attachment and LS, and potential gender differences. Total of 587 middle school students in grades 6 through 8 participated. Although both parent and…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Predictor Variables, Life Satisfaction
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Rusby, Julie C.; Taylor, Ted K.; Foster, E. Michael – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
School discipline referrals (SDRs) may be useful in the early detection and monitoring of disruptive behavior problems to inform prevention efforts in the school setting, yet little is known about the nature and validity of SDRs in the early grades. For this descriptive study, SDR data were collected on a sample of first grade students who were at…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Grade 1, Prevention, Identification
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Merrell, Kenneth W.; Buchanan, Rohanna; Tran, Oanh K. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
This article provides an overview of the literature on relational aggression of school-aged children and adolescents, with the specific aim of making this information relevant to school settings and education professionals. Relational aggression is discussed in terms of definitions, terms, and the importance of the school context. The literature…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Children, Literature Reviews
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Kruczek, Theresa; Salsman, Jill – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Trauma has the potential to undermine both the educational and personal achievement of students. This article will provide a review and an integration of theoretical and empirical literature on the prevention and treatment of stress disorders, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and teens. An initial review of the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Intervention, Stress Management
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