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Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Moore, Stephanie; Moffa, Kathryn – Grantee Submission, 2018
Contemporary mental health assessment conceptualizations focus on both well-being and distress. This study presents initial validation information for the "Social Emotional Distress Survey--Secondary" (SEDS-S), which was designed for school-based complete mental health screening that employs brief self-report measures of well-being and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Well Being, Mental Health
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Loera, Gustavo; Rueda, Robert; Oh, Youn Joo – Urban Education, 2018
The academic achievement rates of urban Latino students are significantly lower than those of non-minority youth. To date, most of the research on this topic has focused on learning and motivational characteristics of underrepresented youth in elementary and middle school and much less on urban high schools. This study investigated variables…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Urban Youth, Learning Motivation
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Mangahas, Ana Marie E. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
This mixed method study explored Christian teachers' beliefs in religious schools on evolution, their attitudes toward evolution, and their perceptions on the effect of those beliefs on the teaching of evolutionary content. Teachers (N = 52) from Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI) accredited schools in California and Hawaii…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Biology, Science Teachers
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Ray, James V.; Frick, Paul J.; Thornton, Laura C.; Wall Myers, Tina D.; Steinberg, Laurence; Cauffman, Elizabeth – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Research has only recently begun to examine how callous-unemotional (CU) traits interact with contextual factors to predict delinquent behavior. The current study attempts to explain the well-established link between CU traits and offending by testing the potential mediating and moderating roles of 2 critical contextual factors: peer delinquency…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, Delinquency, Peer Influence
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Berzenski, Sara R.; Yates, Tuppett M. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The ability to recognize and label emotions serves as a building block by which children make sense of the world and learn how to interact with social partners. However, the timing and salience of influences on emotion recognition development are not fully understood. Path analyses evaluated the contributions of parenting and child narrative…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cognitive Ability, Emotional Development, Emotional Response
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White, Elizabeth S.; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
We examined civic engagement in middle childhood and the degree to which parents' civic beliefs (i.e., social trust and civic efficacy), civic participation, and socialization practices were associated with indicators of children's civic engagement (i.e., social responsibility and civic values). Survey data were collected from 359 racially,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Citizen Participation, Socialization
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Sebanc, Anne M.; Guimond, Amy B.; Lutgen, Jeff – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study investigates whether friendship quality, academic achievement, and mastery goal orientation predict each other across the transition to middle school. Participants were 146 Latino students (75 girls) followed from the end of elementary school through the first year of middle school. Measures included positive and negative friendship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Middle School Students, Friendship, Path Analysis
Barsh, Rick – ProQuest LLC, 2015
There often exists an immense disparity between the idealized goals of classroom teachers and the actual shortcomings of these educators. Strategies have been devised and programs have been implemented to enable teachers to be successful; however, these practices often lack the empowerment to sustain teachers through the arduous tasks and demands…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Religious Factors, Teacher Attitudes
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Smith, Justin L.; Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study investigated a sample of California elementary, intermediate, and high school employed teachers (N = 247) to assess the effects of retirement perceptions on career commitment among teachers who are in different age groupings. Using path analysis, the influence of five retirement perceptions variables was examined: concerns about…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Investigations, Retirement, Retirement Benefits
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Echols, Leslie – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the influence of academic teaming (i.e., sharing academic classes with the same classmates) on the relationship between social preference and peer victimization among 6th-grade students in middle school. Approximately 1,000 participants were drawn from 5 middle schools that varied in their practice of academic teaming. A novel…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 6, Ability Grouping, Peer Relationship
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Walk, Anne; Matsuo, Hisako; Giovanoni, Alex – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2015
The aim of the present study is to explore a variety of cognitive and social variables which are most relevant to children's linguistic success in an educational setting. The study examines kindergarten English language outcomes in classrooms containing monolingual English speaking children and bilingual children who speak English and one other…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Bilingualism
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Llamas, Jasmin; Ramos-Sanchez, Lucila – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
The authors examined 83 Latino undergraduates to determine whether perceived social support of friends mediates the role of intragroup marginalization on acculturative stress and college adjustment. A mediation effect was found for college adjustment but not for acculturative stress. Results highlight the importance of friends for college…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Disadvantaged, Social Support Groups
Ooten, Cheryl Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Beginning algebra is a gatekeeper course into the pipeline to higher mathematics courses required for respected professions in engineering, science, statistics, mathematics, education, and technology. Beginning algebra can also be a perfect storm if the necessary foundational skills are not within a student's grasp. What skills ensure beginning…
Descriptors: Algebra, Fractions, Community Colleges, Higher Education
Wolf, Nancy Butler – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational reform is most likely to be successful when teachers are knowledgeable about the intended reform, and when their concerns about the reform are understood and addressed. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an effort to establish a set of nationwide expectations for students and teachers. This study examined teacher understanding…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematical Models, State Standards
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Loera, Gustavo; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Oh, Youn Joo; Rueda, Robert – Career and Technical Education Research, 2013
Drawing on social cognitive theory, this study examined the relationship between student and school-based factors (e.g., educational aspirations, quality of the program of study, and adults' impact on college enrollment) and students' academic engagement and satisfaction with student life in a career technical education (CTE) setting. This study…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Predictor Variables, Student Motivation
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