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Cross, Jennifer E.; Peisner, William – Professional School Counseling, 2009
This article studied changes in rumor spreading and perceptions of peers' rumor spreading among students at one public junior high school following a social norms marketing campaign. Results of the study show that perceptions of peer rumor spreading fell following the campaign, but self-reports of rumor spreading did not decrease. Results suggest…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Marketing, Junior High School Students, Early Adolescents
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Falco, Lia D.; Crethar, Hugh; Bauman, Sheri – Professional School Counseling, 2008
This article presents findings from a pilot study that examined the effect of a school counselor-led intervention, using the "Skill-Builders" curriculum, on middle-school students' attitudes toward mathematics learning. Results from the current study demonstrated that students who received the Skill-Builders curriculum had significantly…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Scores, School Counselors
Stoltz, Jo-Anne – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 2005
The author argues for school-based violence prevention programming that addresses the unique predicament faced by male youth when they are asked to adopt attitudes and behaviours that may contradict traditional socialized notions of masculinity. Studies based on the Gender Role Conflict Scale (GRCS) and the Masculine Gender Role Stress Scale…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Gender Issues, Measures (Individuals), Program Development
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Alemagno, Sonia; Dickie, Jill – Journal of Employment Counseling, 2005
This study examines the recent employment history and needs of 110 women held in 2 urban county jails in Ohio. Those who had worked recently were more likely to have a high school education, to have a skill, to have a driver's license with access to a car, and to have dependents. Women who had worked recently were less likely to have a drug or…
Descriptors: Females, Employment Patterns, Mental Disorders, Gender Differences
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Vera, Elizabeth M.; Shin, Richard Q.; Montgomery, Gloria P.; Mildner, Carolyn; Speight, Suzette L. – Professional School Counseling, 2004
This study examined the correlates and predictors of conflict resolution styles in a sample of urban seventh and eighth graders. Girls were found to rely on verbal assertion more frequently and aggressiveness less frequently than boys in the sample. Self-efficacy and self-control were found to be significant predictors of conflict resolution…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Interpersonal Competence, Self Efficacy
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Hijazi, Yahya; Tatar, Moshe; Gati, Itamar – Professional School Counseling, 2004
Making a career decision becomes a major priority for adolescents during the last year of high school. The present study examined the taxonomy of career decision-making difficulties among 1,613 Arab 12th-grade students attending schools in East Jerusalem, areas in the West Bank under the Palestinian National Authority, and Israel. No significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Decision Making, Career Choice