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Gross, Thomas J.; Duncan, Jenna; Kim, Samuel Y.; Alex Mason, W.; Haggerty, Kevin P. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
The current study examined (1) if the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) would yield alternative factor structures related to either symptoms or strengths with early adolescent students when an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is used; (2) which scales best predicted suspensions of typically developing early adolescents; and (3) what…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Suspension, At Risk Students, Risk
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Solomontos-Kountouri, Olga; Tsagkaridis, Konstantinos; Gradinger, Petra; Strohmeier, Dagmar – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2017
The present paper (1) examined variables, which could predict traditional bullying, cyberbullying, traditional victimization and cybervictimization and (2) looked at persons to examine whether academic, socio-emotional and demographic characteristics differed between traditional, cyber and mixed bullies, victims and bully-victims. A sample of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Bullying, Victims, Secondary School Students
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Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Maïano, Christophe; Scalas, L. Francesca; Janosz, Michel; Litalien, David – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The self-equilibrium hypothesis underlines the importance of having a strong core self, which is defined as a high and developmentally stable self-concept. This study tested this hypothesis in relation to body image (BI) trajectories in a sample of 1,006 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 12.6, including 541 males and 465 females) across a 4-year…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Concept, Human Body, Body Composition
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Kim, Eui Kyung; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; You, Sukkyung – School Psychology International, 2017
In an attempt to identify and intervene with students in need of services, the South Korean government has implemented national mental health screening. However, concerns raised about the unintended stigmatization of the screening assessment that focuses on student deficits prompts the need for additional research. This study evaluated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Quality of Life, Adolescents
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Bruhn, Allison Leigh; Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Fernando, Josephine; Choi, Taehoon; Troughton, Leonard – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
Multitiered frameworks like Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) have been recommended for preventing and remediating behavior problems. In this study, technology-based self-monitoring was used as a Tier 2 intervention to improve the academic engagement and disruptive behavior of three middle school students who were identified as…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Prevention
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Bruhn, Allison Leigh; Vogelgesang, Kari; Fernando, Josephine; Lugo, Wilbeth – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2016
Technology in schools is abundant as is the call for evidence-based interventions for students who need additional support to be successful. One promising use of technology is for self-monitoring interventions aimed at improving classroom behavior. In this study, two middle school students with disabilities used a multicomponent, self-monitoring…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Middle School Students, Handheld Devices
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Lester, Leanne; Cross, Donna – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2014
Chronic victimisation in adolescence is a traumatic experience with potential negative long-term health consequences. Given that victimisation has been shown to increase over the transition from primary to secondary school, longitudinal data from 1810 students transitioning from primary to secondary school were used to identify victimisation…
Descriptors: Victims, Behavior Problems, Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Carter, Erik W.; Lambert, Warren E.; Jenkins, Abbie B. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2013
We reported findings of an exploratory validation study of a revised universal screening instrument: the Student Risk Screening Scale--Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE) for use with middle school students. Tested initially for use with elementary-age students, the SRSS-IE was adapted to include seven additional items reflecting…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Screening Tests, Middle School Students