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Chu, Tsz Lun; Martin, Scott B.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Guided by the biopsychosocial model, we examined (a) the prevalence of weight control behaviors (WCBs; i.e., trying to stay the same weight, lose weight, gain weight, or do nothing about weight) among early adolescent boys by race/ethnicity and grade level, and (b) how the boys' perceptions of sociocultural pressures (from parents, peers, and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Males, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Niileksela, Christopher R.; Templin, Jonathan – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Confirmatory latent profile analysis (CLPA) was used with the normative sample from the "Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement," 3rd ed. (KTEA-3) to determine whether it was possible to identify a latent class of individuals whose scores were consistent with the academic strengths and weaknesses related to dyslexia. The CLPA identified…
Descriptors: Identification, Dyslexia, Achievement Tests, Profiles
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Rosário, Pedro; Cunha, Jennifer; Nunes, Ana Rita; Moreira, Tânia; Núñez, José Carlos; Xu, Jianzhong – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers' homework follow-up practices, the in-class strategies teachers use to monitor their students' homework assignments, have an impact on their students' homework behaviors and academic achievement. The current study explored the perspectives of middle school mathematics teachers on the three domains of homework follow-up: the practices used…
Descriptors: Homework, Teaching Methods, Student Behavior, Middle School Teachers
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Kilgus, Stephen P.; Eklund, Katie; von der Embse, Nathaniel P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the current study was to examine the validity and diagnostic accuracy of the "Intervention Selection Profile--Social Skills" (ISP-SS), a brief social skills assessment tool intended for use with students in need of Tier 2 intervention. Participants included 160 elementary and middle school students who had been identified…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, At Risk Students
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Parker, Janise S.; Shum, Kai Zhuang; Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Ferron, John; Dedrick, Robert F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study explored how adaptive help seeking was related to academic self-efficacy, perfectionism (maladaptive and adaptive), attitudes toward help seeking (perceived benefits and perceived threats), and teacher emotional support among 311 grade 9 students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes. Significant bivariate links…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Help Seeking, Middle School Students, Grade 9