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Blincoe, Sarai; Garris, Christopher P. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
Academic entitlement (AE) is increasingly associated with problematic behaviors and attitudes, including student incivility and endorsement of cheating. As research on this context-specific form of entitlement increases, no one has yet explored the rates of occurrence outside of North America. To investigate whether students at North American…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Behavior Problems
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Gupta, Taveeshi; Way, Niobe; McGill, Rebecca K.; Hughes, Diane; Santos, Carlos; Jia, Yueming; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Chen, Xinyin; Deng, Huihua – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
This 3-year, longitudinal analysis examined the psychological and social correlates of adhering to gender-typed behaviors in friendships among boys during middle school in United States ("N" = 446, "M"[subscript age] = 11.37 years) and in China ("N" = 368, "M"[subscript age] = 12.20 years). Results indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Friendship, Well Being
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Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Alessandri, Guido; Eisenberg, Nancy; Kupfer, A.; Steca, Patrizia; Caprara, Maria Giovanna; Yamaguchi, Susumu; Fukuzawa, Ai; Abela, John – Psychological Assessment, 2012
Five studies document the validity of a new 8-item scale designed to measure "positivity," defined as the tendency to view life and experiences with a positive outlook. In the first study (N = 372), the psychometric properties of Positivity Scale (P Scale) were examined in accordance with classical test theory using a large number of…
Descriptors: Validity, Measures (Individuals), Psychological Testing, Test Theory
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Wang, Kenneth T.; Puri, Rohini; Slaney, Robert B.; Methikalam, Bindu; Chadha, Narender – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2012
Psychometric properties of the Almost Perfect Scale and the Family Almost Perfect Scale were evaluated using Indian college students studying in India (N = 132). Three classes of perfectionists--adaptive, maladaptive, and nonperfectionists--that mirrored past studies were compared on self-esteem and depression. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indians, College Students, Personality Traits
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Dunkel, Curtis S.; Minor, Leslie; Babineau, Maureen – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2010
Studies have found that self-continuity is predictive of a substantial number of important outcome variables. However, a recent series of studies brings into question the traditional method of measuring self-continuity in favor of an alternative (B. M. Baird, K. Le, & R. E. Lucas, 2006). The present study represents a further comparison of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Measurement Techniques, Comparative Analysis