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Sticca, Fabio; Goetz, Thomas; Nett, Ulrike E.; Hubbard, Kyle; Haag, Ludwig – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
This study examined the short- and long-term effects of self-enhancement (i.e., overreporting of academic grades) on academic self-concept and academic achievement. A total of 916, 719, and 647 students participated in the first, second, and third waves of assessment, respectively (mean age at T1 = 15.6 years). At each assessment, students…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Bart, William M.; Hokanson, Brad; Can, Iclal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigated the factorial structure of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Figural Form A with an aim to find out whether the two-factor structure of creative thinking established by Kim and Kim, Cramond, and Bandalos holds true for the older participants. Data were gathered from 996 8th grade students and 748 11th grade…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity Tests, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis
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Vidourek, Rebecca A.; King, Keith A.; Merianos, Ashley L. – Children & Schools, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of school violence on recent alcohol use and episodic heavy drinking among seventh- through 12th-grade students. A total of 54,631 students completed a survey assessing substance use and other risky behaviors. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to examine the research questions. Results…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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DeSilva Mousseau, Angela M.; Lund, Terese J.; Liang, Belle; Spencer, Renée; Walsh, Jill – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
This study examined the relationship between stress and sleep duration for adolescent females from affluent backgrounds. Participants were 218 students attending two independent single-sex secondary schools. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression models (cross-sectional and longitudinal) were run to examine the association between stress and…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Sleep, Adolescents, Females
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Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Anderson, Katelin; Bai, Yang; Welk, Gregory J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: This study examined the agreement between estimated peak oxygen consumption (VO[subscript 2peak]) obtained from the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) fitness test and equated PACER laps derived from One-Mile Run time (MR). Methods: A sample of 680 participants (324 boys and 356 girls) in Grades 7 through 12…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physical Fitness, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Dooley, T. Price; Schreckhise, William D. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study evaluates the Youth Development Program (YDP), a component of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). We examine whether the YDP reduced dropout rates among youth in secondary schools in seven school districts in the impoverished Mississippi River Delta in southeast Arkansas. Initially, the program seems to have an impact. Students…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Comparative Analysis
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Núñez, José Carlos; Suárez, Natalia; Rosário, Pedro; Vallejo, Guillermo; Cerezo, Rebeca; Valle, António – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The authors intended to (a) identify the association between gender or grade level and teachers' homework (HW) feedback and (b) examine the relationship between teachers' HW feedback, HW-related behaviors (e.g., amount of HW completed), and academic achievement. Four hundred fifty-four students (Grades 5-12) participated in this study. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences
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Onwumere, Onyebuchi; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Mathematics is an important school subject but one which often poses problems for learners. It has been found that learners do not possess the cognitive capacity to handle understanding procedures, representations, concepts, and applications at the same time. while the extent of field dependency may hold the key to one way by which the working…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Short Term Memory
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Richmond, Tracy K.; Milliren, Carly; Walls, Courtney E.; Kawachi, Ichiro – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Social capital in neighborhoods and workplaces positively affects health. Less is known about the influence of school social capital on student health outcomes, in particular weight status. We sought to examine the association between individual- and school-level social capital and student body mass index (BMI). Methods: Analyzing data…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Child Health, Body Weight, Body Composition
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James, Anthony G.; Lester, Ashlie M.; Brooks, Greg – Youth & Society, 2014
The transmission model of religious socialization was tested using a sample of American Jewish parents and adolescents. The authors expected that measures of religiousness among parents would be associated with those among their children. Interaction effects of denominational membership were also tested. Data were collected from a sample of 233…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors, Socialization
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Konishi, Chiaki; Saewyc, Elizabeth – School Psychology International, 2014
This study examined the link between victimization and sexual orientation and how this link contributes to social-emotional health, extending to school-related outcomes among adolescents. Of additional interest was whether having caring adult support was a protective factor in reducing the risk for high levels of distress or enhancing positive…
Descriptors: Correlation, Victims, Sexual Orientation, Social Development
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Mashburn, Andrew J.; Meyer, J. Patrick; Allen, Joseph P.; Pianta, Robert C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
Observational methods are increasingly being used in classrooms to evaluate the quality of teaching. Operational procedures for observing teachers are somewhat arbitrary in existing measures and vary across different instruments. To study the effect of different observation procedures on score reliability and validity, we conducted an experimental…
Descriptors: Observation, Teacher Evaluation, Reliability, Validity
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Andersen, Lori; Myers, Leann; O'Malley, Keelia; Mundorf, Adrienne R.; Harris, Diane M.; Johnson, Carolyn C. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Childhood obesity continues to be a public health problem in the United States. Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables (F/V) is one strategy for decreasing high consumption of energy-dense, high-fat foods, thereby improving weight status. Many Orleans Parish public schools were provided with salad bars (SBs) to augment school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Food, Eating Habits
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McDermott, Michael J.; Drescher, Christopher F.; Smitherman, Todd A.; Tull, Matthew T.; Heiden, Laurie; Damon, John D.; Hight, Terry L.; Young, John – Substance Abuse, 2013
Background: Data are limited regarding the prevalence of substance use among adolescents in rural and ethnically diverse communities. This study examined rates and sociodemographic correlates of lifetime substance use among adolescents in Mississippi, a rural state that is the poorest in the country (21.3% poverty rate) and has the largest…
Descriptors: Incidence, Correlation, Substance Abuse, Rural Areas
Welle, Stacy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, public school districts in the United States are working to improve the achievement of students on state standardized tests for accountability. Teachers, administrators, and districts need to find ways to get all students to pass standardized tests. Mathematical concepts appear throughout…
Descriptors: Scores, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests
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