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Venta, Amanda; Bailey, Cassandra; Muñoz, Carla; Godinez, Estrella; Colin, Yessica; Arreola, Aleyda; Abate, Anna; Camins, Joshua; Rivas, Monico; Lawlace, Sally – School Psychology, 2019
Given the high risk of psychopathology among recently immigrated Central American adolescents, the aim of this study was to examine several putative protective factors: parental attachment, peer attachment, and school engagement. Based on prior research with other immigrant groups, parental and peer attachment were expected to correlate with…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Psychopathology, At Risk Students, Immigrants
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Hartas, Dimitra – Research Papers in Education, 2018
As a way to raise attainment, schools are encouraged to form ability groups across classes for particular subjects. There is limited evidence however about the relationship between setting and primary school children's characteristics and how teachers perceive them. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between set positioning for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Preadolescents
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Wagle, Rhea; Dowdy, Erin; Yang, Chunyan; Palikara, Olympia; Castro, Susana; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Furlong, Michael J. – School Psychology International, 2018
The Psychological Sense of School Membership (PSSM) scale has been used for more than 20 years to measure students' sense of school belonging, yet its psychometric properties have had limited examination with pre-adolescent children. This study investigated the utility and psychometrics of the PSSM in three primary school samples from the United…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Path Analysis, Student School Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Frostick, Caroline; Tong, Jin; Moore, Derek; Renton, Adrian; Netuveli, Gopalakrishnan – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Research shows that school environment impacts significantly on students' mental health, future aspirations and feelings of school connectedness, which in turn can improve academic outcomes. The UK has seen rising numbers of academy schools in recent years which have been scrutinised for academic performance but overlooked in terms of important…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Student School Relationship, Educational Environment, Outcomes of Education