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Prewett, Sara L.; Bergin, David A.; Huang, Francis L. – School Psychology International, 2019
This study investigated 336 fifth- and sixth-grade middle school students' relationships with their ten mathematics teachers. Authors used a five-step hierarchical multiple linear regression to examine teacher and student factors related to students' quality of relationships with their teachers. Analyses revealed that teachers' student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Teachers
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Duan, Wenjie; Xie, Dan – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
The Flourishing Scale (FS) is a brief eight-item inventory used to measure psychological well-being. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the FS in a sample of 766 Chinese adolescents. The paper-and-pencil method was adopted. Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to examine the factor structure of the FS items. Expanded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Well Being, Mental Health
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Melekoglu, Tuba; Isin, Ali; Türk, Aysen – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Handgrip strength is an important determinant of general health. The primary purpose of this study is to examine the handgrip strength levels in adolescents in terms of sports participation. The second purpose is to determine the association between handgrip strength and other strength parameters. Physically active adolescent athletes (n = 31,…
Descriptors: Human Body, Muscular Strength, Adolescents, Athletics
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Agirbas, Ozturk; Keyf, Erdil; Aggon, Eser; Ozan, Murat – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to determine the nutritional habits and nutritional knowledge levels of athletes competing in the boxing junior men category (15-16 years old). The sample of the study consists of athletes within the age group of 15-16 competing in the Turkish High School Junior Men's Boxing Championship. The nutrition level scale was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Males, Adolescents
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Kucukibis, H. Fatih; Gul, Mehmet – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between attitudes towards physical activity and self-esteem of high school students. Three different scales were used on 626 adolescents in total who lived in Sivas, found by random sampling method. The first scale is "the Personal Information Scale" consisting of 6 items to…
Descriptors: Correlation, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Physical Activities
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Koç, Murat; Saritas, Nazmi – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of respiratory muscle training on respiratory functions and aerobic and anaerobic strength in adolescent taekwondo athletes. Between the ages of 12-17, 32 taekwondo athletes participated in the study. Participating athletes were randomly divided into two groups as "experimental group"…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Athletes, Foreign Countries, Human Body
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Akin, Becci A.; Lang, Kyle; McDonald, Thomas P.; Yan, Yueqi; Little, Todd – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This study tested the effectiveness of Parent Management Training, Oregon (PMTO) model on child social-emotional well-being. Methods: Using a randomized controlled design and three measures of social-emotional well-being, the study investigated effectiveness of PMTO with families of children in foster care with serious emotional…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Parent Education, Child Welfare, Program Effectiveness
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Boland, Kelly M.; Stichter, Janine P.; Beversdorf, David Q.; Christ, Shawn E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Recent research has documented impaired ability to resist interference from visual distractors in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and suggests that this phenomenon may be more pronounced in young versus older children (Christ et al., "Neuropsychology" 25(6):690-701, 2011). The present study extends previous findings by…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Adolescents
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Rasmussen, Lotte; Pratt, Nicole; Roughead, Elizabeth; Moffat, Anna – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Based on data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children linked with pharmacy dispensing data from the Australian Government's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, we calculated the 1-year prevalence of psychotropic medicine supply in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as reported by parents in 2014. The majority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Incidence, Drug Therapy, Children
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Garcia-Pastor, T.; Salinero, J. J.; Theirs, C. I.; Ruiz-Vicente, D. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to compare body composition and physical activity level between children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). A sample of 78 children, adolescents and adults participated in the study. Anthropometrics and physical activity, using GT1M accelerometer, were assessed. Overweight and obesity prevalence…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Children
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Shivers, Carolyn M.; McGregor, Casey M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The present study examined 97 adolescent siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), or no disabilities. Siblings reported on their feelings toward their brother or sister (anxiety, hostility, and positive affect), and parents reported on general optimism, child behavior problems,…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Siblings, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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de Giambattista, Concetta; Ventura, Patrizia; Trerotoli, Paolo; Margari, Mariella; Palumbi, Roberto; Margari, Lucia – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Since Hans Asperger's first description (Arch Psych Nervenkrankh 117:76-136, 1944), through Lorna Wing's translation and definition (Psychol Med 11:115-129, 1981), to its introduction in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM, 1994), Asperger Syndrome has always aroused huge interest and debate, until…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Comparative Analysis
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Kennedy, P. J.; Sinfield, Philip; Tweedlie, Lucy; Nixon, Carol; Martin, Aisling; Edwards, Katie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1% of the general population. The prevalence of ASD, or symptom complexes compatible with ASD, amongst young people residing within Secure Children's Homes (SCH's) remains ill understood. There are critical implications for the resourcing and understanding of the management of young people…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Residential Care, Interpersonal Competence
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Willmott, Taylor; Russell-Bennett, Rebekah; Drennan, Judy; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Introduction: Game On: Know Alcohol, a school-based alcohol education program, aimed to educate adolescents on the harmful effects of (excessive) alcohol consumption. The program included two user-centered serious educational games, Perfect Pour and Dumb Driver. Purpose: To evaluate the objective effect of playing Perfect Pour and Dumb Driver on…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Adolescents, Drinking
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Alert, Marissa D.; Saab, Patrice G.; Llabre, Maria M.; McCalla, Judith R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Little is known about the correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior in Hispanic adolescents. This study examined at baseline and 2-year follow-up: (1) the relationship between self-efficacy for physical activity and physical activity, (2) the association of weight perception with physical activity and sedentary behavior, and (3)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Obesity, Self Concept, Physical Activity Level
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