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Pecjak, Sonja; Pirc, Tina – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of our exploratory pilot study was to investigate the unofficial initiation rite of accepting novices in secondary school. We examined the prevalence of unofficial hazing, types and frequency of hazing activities and the attitudes toward hazing of students with different roles in hazing (targets, bystanders, and target-bystanders) in a…
Descriptors: Incidence, Secondary School Students, Hazing, Intervention
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Sun, Meilu; Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong; Liu, Fangtong – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The current study validated the Homework Goal Orientation Scale (HGOS) for secondary school students. Results revealed that HGOS consisted of two distinct but related subscales: mastery-approach and performance-approach. Given satisfactory measurement invariance, the latent mean differences were then examined across gender (males vs. females) and…
Descriptors: Homework, Goal Orientation, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students
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Carnazzo, Katherine; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Quirk, Matthew P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Students with learning disabilities (LD) represent a vulnerable population and are at higher risk for social and emotional challenges compared to their peers without LD. A strengths-based orientation is recommended to encourage building resilience factors to counteract the negative effects of LD over the lifespan. To identify areas of strength and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Social Development, Emotional Development
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McKenna, John William; Shin, Mikyung; Solis, Michael; Mize, Min; Pfannenstiel, Kathleen – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the effects of reading interventions from single-case design studies for students with and at-risk of emotional and behavioral disorders in grades K-12 using a quantitative synthesis. Seventeen studies met the selection criteria of having one more dependent variables meeting what works clearinghouse (WWC) design standards with…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, At Risk Students, Emotional Disturbances
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Cross, Fernanda L.; Marchand, Aixa D.; Medina, Michael; Villafuerte, Andrea; Rivas-Drake, Deborah – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the direct association between parental educational expectations and adolescents' academic self-efficacy, as well as the moderating influence of parental academic socialization messages. Participants were 148 Latino parent--adolescent dyads with the majority of Mexican origin (80.4%). Most of the parent participants were…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Efficacy, Academic Ability, Self Concept
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Hossain, Saira; O'Neill, Sue C.; Strnadov√°, Iva – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
School satisfaction is the reflection of students' comprehensive evaluation of their school experience. This study reports the level of school satisfaction among students in Grades 6 and 8 in Bangladesh to perceive and the factors that might contribute to it using a cross-sectional research design. A 61-item survey questionnaire was utilized to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Satisfaction, Secondary School Students, Grade 6
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Earl, Stephen R.; Taylor, Ian M.; Meijen, Carla; Passfield, Louis – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Drawing on self-determination theory, a person-centered methodology was adopted to identify distinct pupil profiles based on their psychological need satisfaction. A sample of 586 pupils (387 male, 199 female; mean age = 12.6, range 11--15 years old) from three secondary schools reported their psychological need satisfaction, and well- and…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Psychological Needs, Correlation, Academic Achievement