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Estrada, Eduardo; Ferrer, Emilio; Shaywitz, Bennett A.; Holahan, John M.; Shaywitz, Sally E. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Identifying change at the individual level is an important goal for researchers, educators, and clinicians. We present a set of statistical procedures for identifying individuals who depart from a normative change. Using Latent Change Scores models (LCS), we illustrate how the Individual Likelihood computed from a statistical model for change…
Descriptors: Change, Children, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Lineweaver, Tara T.; Roy, Ashley; Horth, Madison – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Past research has investigated the development of stereotypes surrounding race and gender in children; however, there is a lack of literature examining the development of children's stereotypes of older adults. In this study, 163 children from four grades: first (n = 44), fourth (n = 49), fifth (n = 35), and eighth (n = 35) completed a new…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Older Adults, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students
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Önder, Emine; Uyar, Seyma – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to determine students' characteristics that predict their academic success. The study group consisted of 4,229 students studying at middle schools in Burdur. The data were collected using a questionnaire in the 2014-2015 academic year and analyzed using CHAID (Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detection) analysis, a type of…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students
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Pereira, Nielsen; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Gentry, Marcia; Balhmar, Tahani Abdulrahman; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Arabic version of "My Class Activities" (MCA), an instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of interest, challenge, choice, and enjoyment in classrooms. Scores of 3,516 Sudanese students in Grades 2 to 8 were used. Confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Gifted
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Baroody, Alison E. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
This study examined the contribution of classroom format on teaching effectiveness and achievement in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Secondary data analyses of the Measures of Effective Teaching database included 464 US classrooms. Classrooms were defined as self-contained if a generalist teacher provided instruction on all subjects…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Design, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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Klein, Perry D.; Haug, Katrina N.; Arcon, Nina – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
Argument writing is challenging for elementary students. Previous experimental research has focused on scaffolding rhetorical goals, leaving content goals relatively unexplored. In a randomized experiment, 73 students in grades 5, 6, and 7 wrote persuasive texts about difficult-to-classify vertebrates. Each student received one of three sets of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Persuasive Discourse, Cues, Content Area Writing
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Dawes, Molly; Xie, Hongling – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The trajectory of early adolescents' popularity goal during the transition to middle school was examined in a diverse sample of 401 students. Popularity goal was assessed at five time points from the spring semester of fifth grade through the spring semester of seventh grade with the transition to middle school occurring between the fifth and…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Goal Orientation, Gender Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Bolognino, Sarah J. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
The present study reports on the psychometric defensibility of the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener (PWDS), which is a 10-item self-report behavior rating scale for measuring youth's bidimensional (also known as dual-factor or two-continua) mental health. The PWDS was developed using preexisting items within the Health Behavior in…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Well Being, Mental Health, Behavior Rating Scales
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Human-Vogel, Salomé; Morkel, Jorina – Educational Studies, 2017
In the present study, we examine the personal belief in a just world (PBJW) for teachers and learners in predominantly Afrikaans-speaking South African schools, and the relationship between teachers' PBJW and their perception of problem behaviour in the classroom. The study is informed by national debates of school violence in South African…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Grade 4
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Lau, Erica Y.; Dowda, Marsha; McIver, Kerry L.; Pate, Russell R. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We examined longitudinal changes in children's physical activity during the school day, afterschool, and evening across fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. Methods: The analytical sample included children who had valid accelerometer data in fifth grade and at least one other time-point, and provided complete sociodemographic information…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Physical Activity Level, Gender Differences, Longitudinal Studies
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Acar, Zeycan; Gündüz, Nevin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to analyse the participation motivation for extracurricular activities; study on primary school students. It also analysed whether such factors as age and sex change on the basis of their participation motivation. The population of the study is composed of 797 students in primary school and, the sample is composed of 513…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities
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Yarbrough, Jamie L.; Cannon, Laura; Bergman, Shawn; Kidder-Ashley, Pamela; McCane-Bowling, Sara – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Numerous studies have identified differences between males and females in academic performance across the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The current study examined whether or not gender differences exist when math curriculum-based measures (M-CBMs) are used to assess basic math computation skills in a sample of third- through…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 3
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Yaman, Süleyman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Due to problems related their content and use; textbooks do not achieve the expected effect in learning although they are one of the most important elements of the science curriculum. Questions in textbooks are also important criteria in determining the effect of textbooks. In this study, it was aimed to compare questions in four different science…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Content
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Coplan, Robert J.; Liu, Junsheng; Cao, Jian; Chen, Xinyin; Li, Dan – School Psychology Quarterly, 2017
Although childhood shyness has been associated with school-adjustment difficulties in contemporary research in China, the conceptual mechanisms that may underlie these relations remain underinvestigated. The goal of this study was to examine a complex theoretical model that explicates the roles of both peer preference and teacher-child…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries, Teacher Influence
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Shachar, Hanna – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine how the quality of teaching contributes to a sense of belonging and satisfaction, while considering students' personal and socioeconomic variables, in explaining the risk of dropping out of school. Two thousand, eight hundred and seventy 4th- to 9th-grade students from 105 classes in 18 schools participated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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