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Allwood, Matt; Allen, Kate; Price, Anna; Hayes, Rachel; Edwards, Vanessa; Ball, Susan; Ukoumunne, Obioha C; Ford, Tamsin – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2018
This paper assesses the reliability and validity of the teacher-completed Pupil Behaviour Questionnaire (PBQ), by comparing it to the already extensively validated teacher-completed Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). Participants included 2074 primary school children participating in a universal school-based trial and 41 vulnerable…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Screening Tests, Questionnaires
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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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Askell-Williams, Helen; Skrzypiec, Grace; Cao, Fei; Jin, Yan – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
There is a growing interest in mainland China about schools' roles in supporting students to develop positive mental health. However, relatively little data have been collected about mainland Chinese students' mental health. This article reports a collaborative study, by eastern and western researchers, to translate and administer the Strengths…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Bruhn, Allison; Barron, Sheila; Fernando, Josephine; Balint-Langel, Kinga – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2018
Direct behavior ratings have been identified as a practical and feasible alternative to direct observation of behavior for monitoring behavioral progress. Despite the evidence of usability, there have been calls for further examination of direct behavior ratings using different behaviors and scales. To this end, we examined the ratings of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Rating Scales, Observation, Elementary School Students
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Sang, Biao; Ding, Xuechen; Coplan, Robert J.; Liu, Junsheng; Pan, Tingting; Feng, Xingyi – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The goals of the present study were to (a) develop and validate a new self-report measure of social avoidance for use among early adolescents in mainland China and (b) explore the links between subtypes of social withdrawal (i.e., shyness, unsociability, and social avoidance) and indices of socio-emotional difficulties in this cultural context.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Withdrawal (Psychology), Elementary School Students
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Zvara, Bharathi J.; Macfie, Jenny; Cox, Martha; Mills-Koonce, Roger – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Role confusion is a deviation in the parent-child relationship such that a parent looks to a child to meet the parent's emotional needs and abdicates, in part, the parental role in exchange for care, intimacy, or peer support from the child. In addition, a child may initiate role-confused behavior in order to gain closeness to a parent who is…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Ambiguity (Context), Adjustment (to Environment)
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Chesnut, Ryan; DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Czymoniewicz-Klippel, Melina T.; Perkins, Daniel F. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Parent-focused interventions (PFIs) are a promising method for supporting parents and promoting children's well-being. Few PFIs in the USA, however, include physical health promotion content and are universal programs. The purpose of this paper is to describe a universal health-promoting PFI for parents of elementary school-aged children…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Well Being, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Garrett-Peters, Patricia T.; Mokrova, Irina L.; Carr, Robert C.; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Previous studies suggest that the roots of school dropout (a) can be established early in life, (b) are likely to involve multilevel factors (home, child, classroom) operating prior to and during the elementary school years, and (c) can be identified by 3rd grade. The decision to drop out of school is thus a dynamic developmental process that can…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Family Characteristics, Child Rearing, Self Control
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McKinnon, Rachel D.; Blair, Clancy – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Teacher-child relationships have been linked to children's classroom engagement and to academic achievement. However, researchers have paid minimal attention to individual child factors that predict the development of these relationships. In the current study, we examined executive function (EF) prior to school entry as a predictor of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Executive Function
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