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Zimmermann, Friederike; Schütte, Kerstin; Taskinen, Päivi; Köller, Olaf – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Student misbehavior is a pervasive problem and may seriously affect academic achievement. Previous research hints at different effects depending on whether achievement tests or achievement judgments are used as academic outcomes. Previous research also indicates that low achievement can conversely contribute to problem behavior and that low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Adolescents
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Chen, Wei; Wang, Long; Zhang, Xing-Li; Shi, Jian-Nong – Journal of Loss and Trauma, 2012
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of trauma exposure on the posttraumatic stress symptomatology (PTSS) of children who resided near the epicenter of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. The mechanisms of this impact were explored via structural equation models with self-esteem and coping strategies included as mediators. The…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Structural Equation Models, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Coping
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Stoeckli, Georg – Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The author investigated the role of individual characteristics (self-esteem, social anxiety, and self-reported classroom participation) and peer reactions (peer-perceived shyness, peer nominations) in classroom loneliness in a sample of 704 preadolescent boys (360) and girls (344). It was hypothesized that classroom participation functions as a…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Structural Equation Models, Anxiety, Social Influences