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Chang, Chih-Ming; Hung, Min-Ling; Lu, Jui-Lien; Chou, Chien – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Given the importance of cultivating users' positive behaviors in cyberspace, this study presents a comprehensive vision of how to address important virtues that might foster Taiwanese adolescents' positive behaviors in cyberspace. In this study, we constructed an instrument--the Cyber Virtues Scale (CVS)--for measuring the underlying dimensions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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Dönmez, Onur; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kabakçi Yurdakul, Isil; Kuzu, Abdullah; Girgin, Ümit – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Children's ever-increasing and autonomous engagement with the internet exposes them to online risks, especially when parental supervision is limited. Furthermore, media coverage highlighting negative online experiences increases adults' risk perceptions, which in turn jeopardize children's sustainable and beneficial engagement with the internet.…
Descriptors: Risk, Measures (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication
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Holfeld, Brett; Leadbeater, Bonnie J. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2015
As access to technology is increasing in children and adolescents, there are growing concerns over the dangers of cyber bullying. It remains unclear what cyber bullying looks like among young Canadian children and how common these experiences are. In this study, we examine the psychometric properties of a measure of cyber bullying behaviors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Teo, Timothy; Kam, Chester – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
Following the call to ensure the validity of instruments used to assess users' level of Internet usage, this study examined the factor structure of the Internet Addiction Test-Adolescence version (IAT-A) when applied to a sample of young children in a multicultural society and assessed whether the items in the IAT-A were invariant by gender and,…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Addictive Behavior, Internet, Measures (Individuals)
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Sharabi, Adi; Margalit, Malka – International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 2014
Positive and negative mood have often been considered indicators of wellbeing, affecting behavior and adjustment. This study evaluated the personal and familial predictors of positive and negative mood among 1,024 Israeli students (children with learning disabilities [LD]: 302 boys, 198 girls; children without LD: 308 boys, 216 girls). They were…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Well Being, Behavior Problems
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Liu, Eric Zhi-Feng; Lee, Chun-Yi; Chen, Jen-Huang – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
With ever increasing exposure to computer games, gaining an understanding of the attitudes held by young adolescents toward such activities is crucial; however, few studies have provided scales with which to accomplish this. This study revisited the Computer Game Attitude Scale developed by Chappell and Taylor in 1997, reworking the overall…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Attitude Measures, Internet, Gender Differences
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Lan, Chu M.; Lee, Yu H. – School Psychology International, 2013
Although there has been considerable research which has explored factors related to internet addiction, few studies have investigated elementary school students' involvement in this behaviour pattern. Participants in the present study were 1045 children in grades 3 to 6 from elementary schools in Taiwan. Students completed surveys on their use of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Internet, Addictive Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Webber, Kristina C.; Rizo, Cynthia F.; Bowen, Natasha K. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2012
Objectives: This study examines the factor structure and scale quality of data collected with the online Elementary School Success Profile (ESSP) for Teachers from a sample of teachers of 1,145 third through fifth graders. Methods: Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) using Mplus and weighted least squares means and variances adjusted (WLSMV)…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Least Squares Statistics, Profiles
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Hung, Chun-Ming; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Huang, Iwen – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Although project-based learning is a well-known and widely used instructional strategy, it remains a challenging issue to effectively apply this approach to practical settings for improving the learning performance of students. In this study, a project-based digital storytelling approach is proposed to cope with this problem. With a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Koo, Malcolm; Norman, Cameron D.; Chang, Hsiao-Mei – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2012
The eight-item eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) is a previously validated scale developed to assess consumers' combined knowledge, comfort, and perceived skills at finding, evaluating, and applying electronic health information to health problems. In the present study, a Chinese version of the eHEALS was developed and its psychometric properties…
Descriptors: College Students, Reliability, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
Onorato, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
A non-experimental research study was performed in which the researcher investigated the relationship between principals' use of transformational leadership practices and students' reading and mathematics achievement. A sample of principals from 2,500 randomly selected elementary, middle, and high schools in New York State were recruited by…
Descriptors: Principals, Transformational Leadership, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Xia, Nailing – RAND Corporation, 2010
There is considerable debate about the relative importance of family versus school factors in producing academic and nonacademic student outcomes, and whether and how their impacts vary across different student groups. In addition to critically reviewing and synthesizing earlier work, this study extends the literature by (a) using the ECLS-K, a…
Descriptors: Blacks, Whites, Asians, Latin Americans
Saez, Leilani; Park, Bitnara; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Jamgochian, Elisa; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Anderson, Daniel; Kamata, Akihito; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2010
In this series of studies, we investigated the technical adequacy of three curriculum-based measures used as benchmarks and for monitoring progress in three critical reading- related skills: fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. In particular, we examined the following easyCBM measurement across grades 3-7 at fall, winter, and spring…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension
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Chang, Chiung-Sui – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2008
The purpose of this study was to describe the development and validation of an instrument to identify various dimensions of the computer technology literacy self-assessment scale (CTLS) for elementary school students. The instrument included five CTLS dimensions (subscales): the technology operation skills, the computer usages concepts, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
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Hinson, Janice; DiStefano, Christine; Daniel, Cathy – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2003
This study investigated fourth grade students' perceptions of abilities to use the Internet. The 31-item research instrument measuring Internet Self-Perceptions was adapted for use from the Reader Self-Perception Scale (RSPS) developed by Henk and Melnick (1995). The RSPS survey was based upon Bandura's (1977, 1986, 1995) research in the areas of…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Teaching Methods, Self Concept, Grade 4