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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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Völlinger, Vanessa A.; Supanc, Marina; Brunstein, Joachim C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The present study sought to evaluate the effects of a reading strategy instructional program on the reading competence of third-grade students. Students were instructed in fluent and strategic reading by trained research assistants in whole class settings and subsequently worked on expository text material together with peers. Their reading…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Reading Strategies, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Skrzypiec, Grace; Askell-Williams, Helen; Zhao, Xueqin; Du, Wenping; Cao, Fei; Xing, Lihong – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
There has been substantial research in the United States, Europe, and Australia about factors influencing students' well-being. However, such research has been relatively rare in Mainland China. We administered four predictor scales (School Satisfaction, Self-Concept, Relationships, and Resilience) and three outcome scales (Flourishing, Mental…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Elementary School Students
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Vega, Desireé; Tabbah, Rhonda; Monserrate, Michele – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This mixed methods study examined the outcomes of a multicultural course on school psychology students' feelings of empathy and sensitivity toward members of different racial and ethnic groups. It also investigated students' perceptions of how the course would influence their future practice as school psychologists. Ethnic identity awareness was…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, School Psychology, Empathy, Ethnic Groups
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Proctor, Sherrie L.; Nasir, Afshan; Wilson, Tossea; Li, Kathrynne; Castrillon, Paola – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This qualitative study investigated eight African-American specialist-level students' experiences with and perceptions of their retention and persistence toward degree completion in school psychology programs. Findings indicate that participants deemed the general supports faculty offered to all students and positive, supportive relationships with…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, African American Students, School Psychology
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Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Demaray, Michelle K.; Malecki, Christine K.; Dorio, Nicole B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to investigate social support (from parents, classmates, teachers, and close friends) as a protective factor in the association between depression and suicidal ideation. Data on students' levels of social support, depression, and suicidal ideation were collected from 399 9th-grade students using the Child and…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Adolescents, Social Support Groups, Peer Relationship
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Nkoma, Elliott – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The study used focus group interviews at three administrative offices (provinces) that house trainee/educational psychologists in order to explore their experiences on how they learn about their support roles and responsibilities regarding the implementation of inclusive education. 13 trainee/educational psychologists from these provinces…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Psychologists, Educational Psychology
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Krier, Jessie C.; Green, Tonika Duren; Kruger, Ashley – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Children in the foster care system often face many educational challenges, including having an increased risk of language delays compared to the general population, with an estimated 35%-73% of the foster youth population experiencing language difficulties. Language delays are caused by many factors, but for children in foster care, one major…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Language Impairments, Developmental Delays, At Risk Persons
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Villarreal, Sofia; Montoya, Jared A.; Duncan, Phyllis; Gergen, Esther – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined leadership style as a predictor of career readiness among a sample of (N = 281) students from two early college high schools from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Participants included 165 females and 116 males ranging from 14 to 19 years of age and 96.8% identified as Hispanic. Participants provided demographic…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Career Readiness, Hispanic American Students, Questionnaires
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Nelson, Peter M.; Parker, David C.; Van Norman, Ethan R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
In the present study, we evaluated the number of attempts required to master specific subskills for working with whole and rational numbers among students at risk for math difficulties. Participants included a subset of students in grades four through eight receiving supplemental math support. Mastery--defined as 85% correct on short tests--was…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Education, At Risk Students
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Rahill, Stephanie A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
School psychologists spend a great deal of time translating assessment results into a psychoeducational report. The importance of creating reports that are both useful and understandable to the readers of the report while also being efficient for the school psychologist cannot be overstated. This study examines parent and teacher perceptions…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Research Reports, Parent Attitudes
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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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Stiglbauer, Barbara; Zuber, Julia – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The challenge-hindrance stress framework argues that certain job stressors have entirely detrimental effects (hindrance stress), but some may also have beneficial effects (challenge stress). Though the challenge-hindrance framework has largely been neglected in teacher stress research, we adopted it to provide a more differentiated view of the…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teaching (Occupation), Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Motivation
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Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Hong, Saahoon; Bart, William M.; Shin, Jaehyun; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Many states have scaled up School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS) with the goal of improving student behavior and academic outcomes. Although the effects of SW-PBIS on behavioral and discipline outcomes have been promising, the findings for academic achievement have been inconclusive and are often limited to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior
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Hill, Nancy E.; Liang, Belle; Price, Maggi; Polk, Whitney; Perella, John; Savitz-Romer, Mandy – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
In contrast to the focus on short-term, extrinsic goals in our society (e.g., wealth, prestige), positive youth development scholars have highlighted the need for parents and schools to help youths cultivate and plan for long-term, intrinsic, and meaningful goals (i.e., envisioning a meaningful future), arguing that envisioning a meaningful future…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Structural Equation Models, Academic Aspiration, Parent Aspiration
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