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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
The present paper examines if developmental pathways for students at risk for academic failure can be improved through social and emotional learning (SEL). Specifically, we test this hypothesis by accounting for shifts in student engagement, a highly studied and malleable construct often inclusive of SEL interventions, as the pathway by which to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Intervention, Academic Failure
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Oslund, Eric L.; Clemens, Nathan H.; Simmons, Deborah C.; Simmons, Leslie E. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The current study examined statistically significant differences between struggling and adequate readers using a multicomponent model of reading comprehension in 796 sixth through eighth graders, with a primary focus on word reading and vocabulary. Path analyses and Wald tests were used to investigate the direct and indirect relations of word…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Young, Mark R. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
Cognitive science indicates that the millennial generation's behavior of instant messaging and multitasking may provide inadequate cognitive capabilities for thoughtful processing of experiences that lead to deep learning. This study describes a teaching innovation that explicitly stimulates reflection and critical self-assessment, along with…
Descriptors: Reflection, Intervention, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Liu, Yong-bing; Xue, Ling-ling; Xue, Hui-ping; Hou, Ping – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between health literacy, self-care agency, social support and health status among elderly Chinese nursing home residents in Xinjiang. Design: Participants were selected using a stratified cluster random sampling design. Setting: The study was conducted from September 2011 to…
Descriptors: Health, Literacy, Questionnaires, Structural Equation Models
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Spies, Tracy G.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Garza, Tiberio; Huerta, Margarita – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this longitudinal study, the cross-language transfer from second language (L2) to first language (L1) was examined among Spanish-speaking English-language learners in an English intervention (Grades 1-3) in the southwest United States. Path analysis revealed statistically significant transfers (ps < 0.05) for the treatment group from English…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, English Language Learners
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West, Michael; Sima, Adam; Wehman, Paul; Chan, Fong; Luecking, Richard – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Objective: The specific aim of this study was to use data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS-2) to examine modifiable factors that were related to competitive employment acquisition for students who were at high risk of poor school-to-work outcomes. Design: Quantitative descriptive design using path analysis. Participants: 580…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Special Education
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Shonfeld, Miri – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This quantitative research examined the contribution of an Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) program on attitudes towards technology in terms of technological anxiety, self-confidence and technology orientation among M.Ed. students. The advanced online collaborative program was implemented at two teacher training colleges in Israel for a period…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, Statistical Analysis, Anxiety
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Moilanen, Kristin L.; Leary, Janie M.; Watson, S. Michelle; Ottley, Jason – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
We investigated how family characteristics and experiences during early adolescence predicted timing of sexual initiation. In addition, we investigated adolescent sex and race/ethnicity as potential moderating factors. As part of the Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-1979 (CNLSY-79), 799 adolescents aged 12 to 15 years provided…
Descriptors: Prediction, Age Differences, Sexuality, Decision Making
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Orkibi, Hod; Hamama, Liat; Gavriel-Fried, Belle; Ronen, Tammie – Youth & Society, 2018
This study focused on the ability to experience a high ratio of positive to negative emotions in 807 Israeli adolescents aged 12 to 15 years (50% girls). While considering possible gender differences, we tested a model positing that adolescents' self-control skills would link to their positivity ratio and indirectly through perceived social…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Adolescents, Gender Differences, Self Control
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Ortega-Maldonado, Alberto; Salanova, Marisa – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This study explores the predictive relationships between psychological capital (PsyCap), meaning-focused coping, satisfaction and performance among undergraduate students. Six hundred and eighty two (n = 682) college students from 29 different academic programmes completed an academic well-being survey, which included measures of PsyCap, coping…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Well Being, Coping, Intervention
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Prenger, Rilana; Schildkamp, Kim – Educational Psychology, 2018
Data-based decision-making has the potential to increase student achievement results. Data-based decision-making can be defined as teachers' systematic analysis of data sources in order to study and adapt their educational practices for the purpose of maximizing learning results. Teachers must apply the findings from their data use to their…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data Analysis, Teacher Role, Academic Achievement
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Osteen, Philip J. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Objective: Suicide is a significant public and mental health crisis in the United States. Training providers in suicide assessment and response is designated as one of the primary strategies for reducing deaths by suicide. Research has established that suicide intervention training is effective, but little work has been published on potential…
Descriptors: Suicide, Mental Health, Intervention, Skill Development
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Su, Jinni; Hancock, Linda; Wattenmaker McGann, Amanda; Alshagra, Mariam; Ericson, Rhianna; Niazi, Zackaria; Dick, Danielle M.; Adkins, Amy – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To evaluate the effect of a campus-wide social norms marketing intervention on alcohol-use perceptions, consumption, and blackouts at a large, urban, public university. Participants: 4,172 college students (1,208 freshmen, 1,159 sophomores, 953 juniors, and 852 seniors) who completed surveys in Spring 2015 for the Spit for Science…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Drinking, Student Surveys