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Oakland, Thomas; Hatzichristou, Chryse – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This article summarizes prominent themes found in descriptions of school psychology programs in Estonia (Kikas, 2014), Greece (Hatzichristou & Polychroni, 2014), Hong Kong (Lam, 2014), Romania (Negovan & Dinca, 2014), Sweden (Schad, 2014), United Kingdom (Wood, 2014), and United States (Joyce & Rossen, 2014). This paper summarizes…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Training, Program Content, Guides
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Oakland, Thomas; Iliescu, Dragos; Chen, Hsin-Yi; Chen, Juliet Honglei – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
Measures of adaptive behaviors provide an important tool in the repertoire of clinical and school/educational psychologists. Measures that assess adaptive behaviors typically have been built in Western cultures and developed in light of behaviors common to them. Nevertheless, these measures are used elsewhere despite a paucity of data that examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adjustment (to Environment), Measures (Individuals), Child Behavior
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Oakland, Thomas; Callueng, Carmelo; Rizwan, Muhammad; Aftab, Sobia – School Psychology International, 2012
Age, gender, and cross-national differences of children ages 9 through 16 in Pakistan (n = 463) and the United States (n = 500) are examined on four bipolar temperament styles: Extroversion-introversion, practical-imaginative, thinking-feeling, and organized-flexible. In general, Pakistani children prefer extroverted over introverted, practical…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Personality Traits, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Oakland, Thomas; Singh, Kuldeep; Callueng, Camelo; Puri, Gurmit Singh; Goen, Akiko – School Psychology International, 2011
Age, gender, and cross-national differences of children ages 8- through 16-years-old in India (n = 400) and the United States of America (n = 3,200) are examined on four bipolar temperament styles: extroversion-introversion, practical-imaginative, thinking-feeling, and organized-flexible styles. In general, Indian children prefer extroverted to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Cross Cultural Studies, Personality Measures
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Oakland, Thomas; Hatzichristou, Chryse – School Psychology International, 2010
Age, gender and cross-national differences of children ages 8 through 16 in Greece (n = 400) and the United States (n = 5,400) are examined on four temperament styles: extroversion-introversion, practical-imaginative, thinking-feeling and organized-flexible styles. In general, Greek children prefer extroverted to introverted styles and organized…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Cognitive Style
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Lee, Dong Hun; Oakland, Thomas; Ahn, Changgu – School Psychology International, 2010
Temperament styles of 4,628 South Korean children, ages 9-17, are described in reference to possible gender and age differences and compared with those of 3,200 US age peers in the light of Jung's theory of temperament as modified by Myers and Briggs, one that highlights four bipolar qualities: extroversion-introversion, practical-imaginative,…
Descriptors: Females, Personality Traits, Age Differences, Foreign Countries
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Oakland, Thomas; Pretorius, Jenny D.; Lee, Dong Hun – School Psychology International, 2008
Four bipolar temperament qualities (i.e. extroversion-introversion, practical-imaginative, thinking-feeling and organized-flexible) of 800 South African children, ages 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17, first are described and then compared to temperament qualities of 800 US children of the same ages. South African children do not differ in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Extraversion Introversion, Personality Traits
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Oakland, Thomas; Mpofu, Elias; Gregoire, Jacques; Faulkner, Michael – International Journal of Testing, 2007
Tests often are used to assist in assessing common childhood disabilities and disorders (e.g., mental retardation). Learning disabilities and difficulties (LD) constitute the plurality, even the majority, of school-related disorders in many countries. However, tests and other assessment methods to assess LD are not available universally and, among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Cross Cultural Studies
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Oakland, Thomas; Mpofu, Elias; Sulkowski, Michael – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2006
Temperament styles of 600 Zimbabwe children are described and compared to those of 3,200 U.S. children. Gender and age differences are described for children in Zimbabwe and compared to U.S. children. Results indicate that Zimbabwe children generally prefer extroverted to introverted styles, practical to imaginative styles, feeling to thinking…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Oakland, Thomas; Lub, Li – School Psychology International, 2006
Preferences for four bipolar temperament qualities (i.e. extroversion-introversion, practical-imaginative, thinking-feeling and organized-flexible styles) of 400 Chinese children, ages 9, 11, 13 and 15, first are described and then compared to temperament qualities of 3,539 US children of the same ages. Chinese children more frequently prefer…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, Extraversion Introversion, Cross Cultural Studies
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Oakland, Thomas; Mpofu, Elias; Glasgow, Ken; Jumel, Bernard – International Journal of Testing, 2003
Summarizes some prevailing policies and practices important to the assessment of mental retardation in Australia, France, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Discusses international standards for diagnosis and classification of mental disorders and cross-national similarities and differences. Also discusses implications for test development. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classification, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests