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Khamis, Vivian – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study investigated the extent to which gender differences in coping, school and family environments could account for variation in psychopathology among school-age children. Participants were 665 middle school students. Results showed no gender differences for PTSD. Females scored higher on emotional problems and prosocial behavior whereas…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Psychopathology, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students
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Garner, Pamela W.; Bender, Stacy L.; Fedor, Megan – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Eighty-seven preservice teachers, some of whom had preschool teaching experience, were randomly assigned to an intervention that included training in breathing awareness meditation infused with social-emotional learning (n = 43) or a control group that received training in (n = 44) in breathing awareness meditation only. Both groups showed an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development, Control Groups
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Gonzálvez, Carolina; Sanmartín, Ricardo; Vicent, María; Inglés, Cándido J.; Aparicio-Flores, M. Pilar; García-Fernández, José M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The aim of this research is twofold: to analyze the mean differences scores in mathematic self-attributions based on school refusal and to verify its predictive capability on high scores in school refusal. The Sydney Attribution Scale and the School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised were administered to 1078 Spanish students (50.8% boys) aged…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Scores, Self Concept, Attribution Theory
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Tan, Kevin; Oe, Jin Shin; Hoang Le, Minh Dung – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Boys struggle academically and behaviorally more than girls and are more likely to have difficulty with social skills. It seems likely that boys and girls do not perceive social skills in the same light. Past research has not investigated this or its relationship to academic and behavioral performance. Using data from a cohort of 9th-grade…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Student Attitudes, Grade Point Average
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Fleming, Danielle; Wilson, Mark; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The Nonverbal Literacy Assessment (NVLA) is a literacy assessment designed for students with significant intellectual disabilities. The 218-item test was initially examined using confirmatory factor analysis. This method showed that the test worked as expected, but the items loaded onto a single factor. This article uses item response theory to…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Severe Intellectual Disability, Factor Analysis, Nonverbal Ability
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Green, Ambra L.; Maynard, Deanna K.; Stegenga, Sondra M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The use of exclusionary discipline practices in schools has been well documented since the 1970s with the passing of the Safe Schools Act and implementation of zero-tolerance policies. Despite research indicating the ineffectiveness of exclusionary practices, students continue to receive suspensions and expulsions at alarming rates. Additional…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion, Misconceptions
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Saeki, Elina; Segool, Natasha; Pendergast, Laura; von der Embse, Nathaniel – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the potential influence of test-based accountability policies on school environment and teacher stress among early elementary teachers. Structural equation modeling of data from 541 kindergarten through second grade teachers across three states found that use of student performance on high-stakes tests to evaluate teachers…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Educational Policy
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Begeny, John C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This paper serves as the introductory article for the special issue titled, Internationalization in School and Educational Psychology. The paper begins with a summary of the existing literature about internationalization and describes how there are both similarities and differences in the many proposed descriptions and definitions of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Global Approach
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Amesty, Elvia; Páez, Doris – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Because teachers have regular access to youth, they have the potential of playing a significant role in health promotion and drug abuse prevention strategies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of training and encouraging project-based learning methods on Venezuelan teachers' attitudes toward school-based drug abuse prevention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Health Promotion, Drug Abuse
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Kim, Eui Kyung; Begeny, John C.; Hida, Rahma; Wang, Jiayi; Jones, Renee; Oluokun, Helen – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Although a few prior studies have explored the publication outlets of school and educational psychology scholars employed within the United States, past research has not yet examined the publication outlets of such scholars working outside of the United States. With the aim of addressing this gap in the literature and increasing empirical data…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Global Approach, Books
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Begeny, John C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Internationalization has been described as a moral, intellectual, and professional imperative for psychology and its subdisciplines. Numerous scholars within and outside of psychology have been discussing the meaning and importance of internationalization, but the descriptions, definitions, and goals described within the existing literature vary.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Models, Global Approach, School Psychology
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Bernardo, Allan B. I.; Begeny, John C.; Earle, Orlean Brown; Ginns, Diana S.; Pilar Grazioso, Maria; Soriano-Ferrer, Manuel; Suzuki, Haruna; Zapata, Roxana – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
As the final paper within this special issue on Internationalization in School and Educational Psychology, this paper documents broad perspectives about internationalization from multiple school and educational psychologists who have worked in various contexts (e.g., in different professional roles and geographic locations). Based upon three core…
Descriptors: Global Approach, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Educational Indicators
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Bernardo, Allan B. I.; Yeung, Susanna S.; Resurreccion, Katrina Fernando; Resurreccion, Ron R.; Khan, Aqeel – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Intervention programs to strengthen hope in students have been developed and implemented in schools. The programs are based on Snyder's theory that defines hope as thoughts regarding personal capacities and pathways for goal attainment. Hope theory was recently extended to include external loci-of-hope, which derive from conjoint models of agency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, College Students, Life Satisfaction
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Farley, Jennifer – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study applied a theory of bystander intervention to teachers and has proven to have much utility in understanding how other bystanders may influence a teacher's direct intervention in instances of school bullying. Middle-school teachers (n = 63) completed an online survey, which utilized video scenarios, and quantitative methods were utilized…
Descriptors: Grading, Audiences, Prosocial Behavior, Intervention
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McDermott, Paul A.; Rovine, Michael J.; Buek, Katharine W.; Reyes, Roland S.; Chao, Jessica L.; Watkins, Marley W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Leading research argues the distinct importance of earliest detection of childhood behavior problems and the value of discovering subsequent change patterns as children transition through the early education years. This study examined the relative contributions of earliest assessments of children's problem behaviors as compared to the changes in…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Predictor Variables, Children
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