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Hayden, Katherine; Ouyang, Youwen; Scinski, Lidia; Olszewski, Brandon; Bielefeldt, Talbot – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
The iQUEST (investigations for Quality Understanding and Engagement for Students and Teachers) project is designed to promote student interest and attitudes toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The project targets seventh- and eighth-grade science classrooms that serve high percentages of Hispanic students.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Student Interests, Science Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Haug, Ellen; Torsheim, Torbjorn; Sallis, James F.; Samdal, Oddrun – Health Education Research, 2010
The school is an important setting for physical activity. The purpose of the present study was to examine the association between physical environmental characteristics and participation in daily physical activity during school breaks. Data from 130 schools and 16 471 students (Grades 4-10) in Norway were obtained in 2004 through self-administered…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
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Trach, Jessica; Hymel, Shelley; Waterhouse, Terry; Neale, Ken – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
Addressing the impact of peer bystanders on school bullying, this cross-sectional study examined whether student responses to bullying that they witnessed varied as a function of sex and grade. In a school-based survey regarding social experiences at school, Grade 4 to 11 students (N = 9397, 51% male) who reported witnessing bullying (68%) rated…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
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Haapasalo, Ilona; Valimaa, Raili; Kannas, Lasse – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The aim of this study was to describe students' perceptions of their psychosocial school environment and to examine the associations between such perceptions and students' perceived school performance. Our analyses were based on data from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children 2006 study, involving responses by Finnish students from grades 7…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Nelson, Brian C. – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Most policy doctrines promote the use of scientific inquiry in the K-12 classroom, but good inquiry is hard to implement, particularly for schools with fiscal and safety constraints and for teachers struggling with understanding how to do so. Purpose: In this paper, we present the design of a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE)…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Virtual Classrooms, Science Curriculum
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Kitamura, Toshinori; Shikai, Noriko; Uji, Masayo; Hiramura, Hidetoshi; Tanaka, Nao; Shono, Masahiro – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2009
In order to examine the relationships between parenting styles and personality traits over generations, a cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted for fathers and mothers of school-age children of grades 5-9. The parenting styles measured by the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) and the personality traits measured by the Temperament and…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Mothers, Structural Equation Models, Parenting Styles
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Punamaki, Raija-Leena; Wallenius, Marjut; Holtto, Hanna; Nygard, Clas-Hakan; Rimpela, Arja – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2009
The study aims were, first, to examine the associations between the type and intensity of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and peer and parent relationships. Second, the study explored gender- and age-specific ICT usage and their associations with peer and parent relationships. The participants were 478 Finnish 10- and 13-year-old…
Descriptors: Mothers, Economically Disadvantaged, Early Adolescents, Adolescents
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Donnelly, Joseph; Young, Michael; Pearson, Rebecca; Penhollow, Tina M.; Hernandez, Aida – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
The use of illicit and licit drugs continues to be a major public health concern. Many prevention and drug education programs address this issue by attempting to enhance self-esteem. The idea is that increased levels of self-esteem will serve as a protective factor in decreasing the motivation and increasing the resistance to use drugs. This study…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Self Esteem, Prevention, Public Health
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Langdon, Susan W.; Preble, William – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2008
There are several avenues of inquiry that seek to understand and ameliorate the problem of bullying in schools, including the strategy of fostering respect. To date, however, there is little empirical literature testing the presumed relationship between respect and bullying. This study examined this relationship with surveys (N = 3,147) and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior
Clemons, Trudy L. – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among students' self-perception, attitudes toward school, study and organizational skills, achievement motivation, attributional style, gender, parental involvement and style, parental income and parental level of education, and students' academic performance or achievement. Using…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Grade Point Average
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Warburton, Victoria; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the temporal patterns of approach-avoidance achievement goals, implicit theories of ability and perceived competence in physical education across the transition from primary to secondary school. We also evaluated the predictive utility of implicit theories and perceived competence with regard to achievement…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Competence, Motivation, Achievement Need
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Carlson, Ginger Apling; Grant, Kathryn E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study used self-report symptom inventories administered in school classrooms to examine relations among gender, psychological symptoms, stress, and coping in 1,200 low-income African American urban early adolescents. Girls reported more symptoms than boys, accounted for by higher internalizing symptoms. Boys reported more stress than girls,…
Descriptors: Females, Psychopathology, Adolescents, Coping
Nicotera, Anna; Teasley, Bettie; Berends, Mark – National Center on School Choice, Vanderbilt University (NJ3), 2007
This paper empirically examines the underlying premise of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) school choice provision that students will perform better when they are given the opportunity to transfer from persistently low-performing schools to higher performing schools. We focus on students who move from schools that must offer choice under NCLB in a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Choice, Reading Achievement, Transfer Students
Hanushek, Eric A.; Rivkin, Steven G. – Education Working Paper Archive, 2007
Substantial uncertainty exists about the impact of school quality on the black-white achievement gap. Our results, based on both Texas Schools Project (TSP) administrative data and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey (ECLS), differ noticeably from other recent analyses of the black-white achievement gap by providing strong evidence that…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement, Racial Differences, African American Students
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Cortes, Rebecca C.; Fleming, Charles B.; Catalano, Richard F.; Brown, Eric C. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
This study reports on relationships among gender, maternal depressed mood, and children's trajectories of depressive phenomena across middle childhood and early adolescence. It tested the hypothesis that, compared to boys, girls become increasingly vulnerable to maternal depression as they enter adolescence. The study sample consisted of 834…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing, Children