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Bugler, Myfanwy; McGeown, Sarah; St. Clair-Thompson, Helen – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study investigated gender- and age-related differences in academic motivation and classroom behaviour in adolescents. Eight hundred and fifty-five students (415 girls and 440 boys) aged 11-16 ("M" age = 13.96, "SD" = 1.47) filled in a questionnaire that examined student academic motivation and teachers completed a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Suchert, Vivien; Hanewinkel, Reiner; Isensee, Barbara – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: To examine associations of cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity (PA) and weight status with academic achievement 1 year later. In addition, the mediating role of psychological variables was tested. Methods: Longitudinal analyses included 1011 German students (M = 14.1 years, SD = 0.6 years). Cardiorespiratory fitness was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
Mission, Paige Lauren – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Social-emotional development, psychosocial functioning, and relational experiences have been shown to impact academic achievement and psychological well-being. Social skills have been identified as being particularly critical in promoting mental health and life-long success. Children with well-developed social skills (e.g., sharing, being…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Spanish Speaking, Social Adjustment, English (Second Language)
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Lewis, Gary J.; Asbury, Kathryn; Plomin, Robert – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
Background: Childhood behavior problems predict subsequent educational achievement; however, little research has examined the etiology of these links using a longitudinal twin design. Moreover, it is unknown whether genetic and environmental innovations provide incremental prediction for educational achievement from childhood to adolescence.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Academic Achievement, Prediction, Peer Relationship
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Tennant, Jaclyn E.; Demaray, Michelle K.; Malecki, Christine K.; Terry, Melissa N.; Clary, Michael; Elzinga, Nathan – School Psychology Quarterly, 2015
Data on students' perceptions of teacher social support, academic functioning, and social-emotional functioning were collected from a sample of 796 7th and 8th grade middle school students using the Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale (CASSS; Malecki, Demaray, & Elliott, 2000), Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and school records, and…
Descriptors: Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, Middle School Students, Grade Point Average
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Johnson, Kaprea F. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
The impact of hyperactivity and peer relationships on academic achievement has long been highlighted in the professional literature. This study highlights how much variation in reading comprehension scores, an indicator of academic achievement, are accounted for by hyperactivity, conduct problems, and peer problems. The participants included 129…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Peer Influence, Academic Achievement, Reading Comprehension
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van der Meulen, Rachel T.; van der Bruggen, Corine O.; Spilt, Jantine L.; Verouden, Jaap; Berkhout, Maria; Bögels, Susan M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2014
Background: Gifted children learn differently compared to their peers in several ways. However, their educational needs are often not met in regular schools, which may result in underachievement and social-emotional and behavioral problems. A pullout program, the "Day a Week School" (DWS), was offered to gifted children in 25 elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Resource Room Programs, Elementary School Students
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Schlack, Robert; Ravens-Sieberer, Ulrike; Petermann, Franz – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
This study investigates self-rated mental health in terms of psychological problems, protective factors and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a nationally representative sample of adolescents (n = 6813) aged 11-17 involved in violence with varying frequency. Using MANCOVA and ANCOVA, youth with single and multiple histories of violent…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Quality of Life, Hyperactivity, Violence
Bandy, Tawana – Child Trends, 2012
As young people transition through childhood to adolescence, they often face developmental challenges that can impede their quest to become flourishing, healthy adults. While both males and females experience difficulties, there are certain risk factors to which males are more susceptible. Compared with females, males tend to be more likely to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Females, Program Effectiveness, Adolescents
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Zentall, Sydney S.; Beike, Suzanne M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Children with mild disabilities experience sufficient failure to produce negative future expectations (goals), which may compound early academic and social deficits. This research compared the teacher- and student-rated goals of 57 children at two age levels, who were average learners, had a reading problem/disability (RP), and were hyperactive or…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students, Social Development, Mild Disabilities
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Brennan, Lauretta M.; Shaw, Daniel S.; Dishion, Thomas J.; Wilson, Melvin – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2012
This project examined the unique predictive validity of parent ratings of toddler-age aggression, oppositionality, inattention, and hyperactivity-impulsivity to academic achievement at school-age in a sample of 566 high-risk children and families. The study also investigated potential indirect effects of the Family Check-Up on school-age academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Identification, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Ashdown, Daniela Maree; Bernard, Michael E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
This study investigated the effect of a social and emotional learning skills curriculum, the "You Can Do It! Early Childhood Education Program" (YCDI), on the social-emotional development, well-being, and academic achievement of 99 preparatory and grade 1 students attending a Catholic school in Melbourne, Australia. One preparatory and one grade 1…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Direct Instruction, Control Groups, Catholic Schools
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Thijs, Jochem; Eilbracht, Lizzy – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Although parents' relationships with teachers are considered to be an important aspect of parental school involvement, few studies have examined their implications for students' school adjustment. The present study provided further insight into the relevance of teachers' perceptions of the parent-teacher relationship by examining their link to…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment
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Basch, Charles E. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Objectives: This article provides an introduction to the October 2011 special issue of the "Journal of School Health" on "Healthier Students Are Better Learners." Methods: Literature was reviewed and synthesized to identify health problems affecting school-aged youth that are highly prevalent, disproportionately affect urban minority youth,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Physical Activities, Health Programs, Academic Achievement
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Everatt, John; Al-Sharhan, Abir; Al-Azmi, Yousuf; Al-Menaye, Nasser; Elbeher, Gad – Support for Learning, 2011
This article reports the findings of studies of the relationship between off-task behaviours and measures of educational achievement. The work focused on children from an Arabic-speaking/cultural background rarely studied in the literature. The first study involved children within a mainstream school context and found that measures of literacy and…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Hyperactivity
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