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ERIC Number: EJ916209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
A Cross-Cultural Study of Student Problem Behaviors in Middle Schools
Gu, Haigen; Lai, Shu-Ling; Ye, Renmin
School Psychology International, v32 n1 p20-34 Feb 2011
Using the latest international educational database, TIMSS, this study investigates and compares the occurrences of 11 student problem behaviors as reported by middle school principals in ten countries. For each country, the study reveals the relationships of these problem behaviors with teachers' attitudes and parental involvement, and discusses the influences of the problem behaviors on students' academic achievement. Finally, a longitudinal study analyses the development and changes of student problem behaviors in 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007 using the data from TIMSS four regular cycles. The results find that the student problem behaviors, especially those problem behaviors related to lessons or conflicting with others, in the Western country schools, have strong relationships with students' performances. The findings provide worldwide perspectives and meaningful references for intensive research of school psychology, reduction of student problem behaviors in middle schools, and improvement of students' academic performance. (Contains 2 notes, 4 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Hong Kong; Japan; Russia; Singapore; South Korea; Taiwan; United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study