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van Rensburg, Angelique C.; Theron, Linda C.; Ungar, Michael – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The factor structure of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28) was originally established using a Canadian sample. This factor structure was not confirmed in a study with New Zealand youth. Given such variability, the current study investigated the factor structure of the CYRM-28 in a sample of Sesotho-speaking South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Likert Scales, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Ma, Cecilia M. S.; Shek, Daniel T. L. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: The present study explored the outcomes of a positive youth development (PYD) program entitled "Project P.A.T.H.S." based on a total of 12,281 Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Method: To understand the impact of this program, the study assessed the changes in developmental outcomes using a single group pretest and posttest…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Descriptions, Asians, Pretests Posttests
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González Suitt, Karla; Geraldo, Pablo; Estay, Marlene; Franklin, Cynthia – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This article presents a pilot study exploring the applicability of a linguistically adapted, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) program, implemented by social workers in Chilean primary care. Method: We completed a single-case design with eight replications. To analyze the results of the program on participants' alcohol use and other…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Counseling Techniques, Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Malmberg-Heimonen, Ira Elena; West, Brady T.; Vuori, Jukka – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This study reevaluates the effects of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of job search interventions on labor force participation. In the trial, various methods of job search interventions were included, of which about half were research-based JOBS (Job Opportunity and Basic Skills) interventions and the other half were practice-based,…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Kjellgren, Cecilia – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study explores outcomes of treatment provided by specialized units within the social welfare sector in Sweden to clients seeking help with hypersexual behavior. Method: The participants were 27 males and 1 female (M = 40.3 years) who sought help from one of the three specialized units within social welfare in Sweden. A…
Descriptors: Social Work, Sexuality, Outcomes of Treatment, Welfare Services
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Sim, Timothy; Austin, Michael; Abdullah, Fazlin; Chan, Tak Mau Simon; Chok, Martin; Ke, Cui; Epstein, Irwin; Fisher, Mike; Joubert, Lynette; Julkunen, Ilse; Ow, Rosaleen; Uggerhøj, Lars; Wang, Samuel; Webber, Martin; Wong, Keith; Yliruka, Laura – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
This statement on social work practice research highlights the contributions of scholars, practitioners, and conference participants in the Fourth International Conference on Practice Research (ICPR) in 2017, hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in May 2017. It focuses on the contexts and challenges of carrying out practice research in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caseworkers, Social Work, Research and Development
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Balenzano, Caterina; Moro, Giuseppe; Cassibba, Rosalinda – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The article describes an evaluation study to test the effectiveness of "Storie in gioco" project (Stories in Play, Storie in gioco [SIG]), a dropout prevention intervention aimed to prevent early school leaving (ESL) in at risk students. Method: The research used a mixed-method approach: in the quantitative phase, a two-group…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Duan, Wenjie; Bu, He – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: To investigate the efficiency of a single-session character-strength-based cognitive intervention on enhancing freshmen's adaptability. Method: A randomized trial, pretest, posttest, follow-up intervention was employed using repeated-measures analyses to evaluate the effect. This 90-min intervention contained four activities with 52…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Pretests Posttests, Undergraduate Students
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Altinova, Hasan H.; Duyan, Veli; Megahead, Hamido A. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objectives: This study examines the impact of women's human rights education on improving the gender perceptions (GPs) of social work students. Methods: Experimental group consists of third-year social work students participated in the "Human Rights Education Program for Women (HREP)" within the scope of social work principles and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Females, College Students
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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
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Tamasi, Katalin; McKean, Christina; Gafos, Adamantios; Hohle, Barbara – Journal of Child Language, 2019
In a preferential looking paradigm, we studied how children's looking behavior and pupillary response were modulated by the degree of phonological mismatch between the correct label of a target referent and its manipulated form. We manipulated degree of mismatch by introducing one or more featural changes to the target label. Both looking behavior…
Descriptors: Phonology, Child Language, Preferences, Child Behavior
Jung, Jae Yup; Young, Marie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
This mixed methods study investigated the occupational/career decision-making processes of intellectually gifted adolescents from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In the first phase, interview data from 26 Australian adolescents, who were simultaneously intellectually gifted and of low socioeconomic status background, were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration, Academically Gifted, Adolescents
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Tang, Ping; Yuen, Ivan; Xu Rattanasone, Nan; Gao, Liqun; Demuth, Katherine – Journal of Child Language, 2019
Weak syllables in Germanic and Romance languages have been reported to be challenging for young children, with syllable omission and/or incomplete reduction persisting till age five. In Mandarin Chinese, neutral tone (T0) involves a weak syllable with varied pitch realizations across (preceding) tonal contexts and short duration. The present study…
Descriptors: Syllables, Mandarin Chinese, Tone Languages, Intonation
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Delcenserie, A.; Genesee, F.; Trudeau, N.; Champoux, F. – Journal of Child Language, 2019
A battery of standardized language tests and control measures was administered to three groups of at-risk language learners -- internationally adopted children, deaf children with cochlear implants, and children with specific language impairment -- and to groups of second-language learners and typically developing monolingual children. All…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Language Tests, At Risk Students, Adoption
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Nejmaoui, Nabila – English Language Teaching, 2019
In the 21st century where information has become easily available and accessible, education has shifted its attention to teaching students how to process and think critically about the information they receive. Welcoming the changes that education constantly witnesses, the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) has embraced the integration of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Thinking
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