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Campbell, Jonathan M.; Caldwell, Elizabeth A.; Railey, Kirsten S.; Lochner, Olivia; Jacob, Rachel; Kerwin, Shelby – School Psychology Review, 2019
Elementary school students frequently report no knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and often endorse negative attitudes toward peers with ASD. Investigators evaluated a peer education autism program, the Kit for Kids (KfK), with 234 students from 19 classrooms and 3 elementary schools. Students receiving the KfK curriculum reported…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Fite, Paula J.; Poquiz, Jonathan; Díaz, Kathleen I.; Williford, Anne; Tampke, Elizabeth C. – School Psychology Review, 2019
Extant research indicates that peer victimization is an important factor in the development of internalizing symptoms for youth. However, few studies have examined contextual factors that may impact how peer victimization contributes to these symptoms in middle childhood, especially in the form of victimization. The current study evaluated…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, School Safety, Peer Relationship
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Lucas-Molina, Beatriz; Giménez-Dasí, Marta; Fonseca-Pedrero, Eduardo; Pérez-Albéniz, Alicia – School Psychology Review, 2018
This study examines the interplay between individual characteristics (social status, provictim attitudes, and family messages about conflict resolution) and classroom descriptive and injunctive norms (peer victimization behaviors and bullying-related beliefs, respectively) in explaining defending behavior. For this purpose, we used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics
Yang, Chunyan; Bear, George G.; May, Henry – School Psychology Review, 2018
The concurrent associations between students' perceptions of cognitive-behavioral and emotional engagement in schools and three factors aligning with the major aims of the school-wide social-emotional learning (SEL) approach (i.e., teacher-student relationships, student-student relationships, and teaching of social and emotional competencies) were…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Bryson, Sara L.; Childs, Kristina K. – School Psychology Review, 2018
Previous research has suggested that school climate is an important predictor of school safety and disorder. This study builds on this line of research by examining racial and ethnic differences in the relationship between school climate and disorder in a sample of high school students. The data for this study came from a larger longitudinal study…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Educational Environment, High School Students
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Brown, Christina Flynn; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Tennant, Jaclyn E.; Jenkins, Lyndsay N. – School Psychology Review, 2017
Cyber victimization is a contemporary problem facing youth and adolescents (Diamanduros, Downs, & Jenkins, 2008; Kowalski & Limber, 2007). It is imperative for researchers and school personnel to understand the associations between cyber victimization and student social-emotional outcomes. This article explores (a) gender differences in…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Bullying, Victims, Social Development
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Scott, Katelyn C.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Moore, Tara C.; McCurdy, Merilee; Ciancio, Dennis; Cihak, David F. – School Psychology Review, 2017
An adapted alternating treatments design was used to evaluate and compare the effects of two group contingency interventions on mathematics assignment accuracy in an intact first-grade classroom. Both an interdependent contingency with class-average criteria (16 students) and a dependent contingency with criteria based on the average of a smaller,…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Accuracy, Mathematics Instruction
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Radley, Keith C.; Dart, Evan H.; O'Handley, Roderick D. – School Psychology Review, 2016
The current study investigated the effectiveness of the Quiet Classroom Game, an interdependent group contingency using an iPad loaded with a decibel meter app, for increasing academically engaged behavior. Three first-grade classrooms in the southeastern United States, identified as displaying high levels of noise and disruptive behavior, were…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Hammons, Kelsie N.; Roberson, Anthony J. – School Psychology Review, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the differential functionality of 2 general self-report items compared with 18 specific self-report items for classifying U.S. students' bullying involvement. First, by use of four samples from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children survey (HBSC; 1997-1998, N = 15,686; 2001-2002, N = 14,817;…
Descriptors: Classification, Bullying, Student Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education
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Poteat, V. Paul; Rivers, Ian; Vecho, Olivier – School Psychology Review, 2015
Drawing from an ecological framework, there has been growing attention on the role of peers in accounting for adolescents' homophobic behavior. In this study, we considered whether individuals' homophobic behavior could be attributed to their peers' collective levels of aggression, sexual prejudice, and importance placed on their sexual…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Role, Prediction, Aggression
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Espelage, Dorothy L.; Low, Sabina; Van Ryzin, Mark J.; Polanin, Joshua R. – School Psychology Review, 2015
Social-emotional learning programs are increasingly being implemented in U.S. schools to address a wide range of problematic behaviors (e.g., bullying, delinquency) and to promote academic success. The current study examined the direct and indirect impact of the Second Step Middle School Program (Committee for Children, 2008) on bullying,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Program Descriptions, Control Groups, Social Development
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Tynes, Brendesha M.; Del Toro, Juan; Lozada, Fantasy T. – School Psychology Review, 2015
Online racial discrimination experiences often reflect attacks on the humanity and intelligence of members of specific racial groups (e.g., African Americans and Latinos). Such experiences may have detrimental effects on academic outcomes over time. Changes in reports of online racial discrimination and academic motivation were examined among a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Racial Bias
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Madill, Rebecca A.; Gest, Scott D.; Rodkin, Philip C. – School Psychology Review, 2014
This study examines the roles of emotionally supportive teacher-child interactions and child characteristics (aggressive-disruptive behavior and low peer social preference) in first-, third, and fifth-grade children's perceptions of teacher closeness and sense of peer community. Results from a series of multilevel models suggest that emotionally…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Student Characteristics, Aggression
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Froh, Jeffrey J.; Bono, Giacomo; Fan, Jinyan; Emmons, Robert A.; Henderson, Katherine; Harris, Cheray; Leggio, Heather; Wood, Alex M. – School Psychology Review, 2014
Gratitude is essential to social life and well-being. Although research with youth populations has gained momentum recently, only two gratitude interventions have been conducted in youth, targeting mostly adolescents. In the current research, we tested a new intervention for promoting gratitude among the youngest children targeted to date.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychological Patterns, Elementary School Students, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Brady, Christine E.; Evans, Steven W.; Berlin, Kristoffer S.; Bunford, Nora; Kern, Lee – School Psychology Review, 2012
School impairment is often defined in terms of impairment in academic progress (i.e., poor grades). Poor academic performance can occur for several reasons, including poor homework completion, being off task during class lectures, and inefficient study habits. However, school impairment can include other factors such as a student's inability to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Homework, High School Students, Interpersonal Competence
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