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Havik, Trude; Bru, Edvin; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
The primary aim of this study was to investigate how students' perceptions of relationships with peers at school and teachers' classroom management are associated with school refusal-related reasons and truancy-related reasons for school non-attendance. The study included controls for emotional stability and relevant parental variables. A student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Truancy
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Roland, Erling; Bru, Edvin; Midthassel, Unni Vere; Vaaland, Grete S. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
The anti-bullying programme "Zero" was implemented at 146 Norwegian primary schools. The outcome among pupils was evaluated after 12 months of the total 16-month period using an age-equivalent design. The present study shows that bullying was reduced among pupils in the schools participating in the Zero programme. Moreover, National…
Descriptors: College Students, Bullying, National Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Bru, Edvin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The aim of the present research is to investigate the degree to which average academic outcomes in secondary school classes are associated with the inclusion of markedly disruptive pupils. Findings are based on two separate studies among pupils in Norwegian secondary schools. The first study included a relatively large sample of 2,332 pupils from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Behavior Problems
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Murberg, Terje A.; Bru, Edvin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The present study prospectively explored the main and interactive effect of negative life events and social support from teachers and classroom peers on depressive symptoms in a sample of 198 (111 females, 87 males) students in a Norwegian senior high school. In the longitudinal multivariate analyses, self-reported depressive symptom levels at…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)