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Quirk, Matthew; Furlong, Michael; Lilles, Elena; Felix, Erika; Chin, Jenna – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
The low achievement of students from non-English-speaking households living in low socioeconomic contexts is associated with academic skill gaps evident at kindergarten entry. Yet, few cost-effective, valid instruments are available to assess these students' school readiness. To examine this topic, this longitudinal study followed 1,069 primarily…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Hispanic American Students, Reading Skills
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Mercer, Sterett H.; DeRosier, Melissa E. – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
This study assessed the importance of teacher preference of individual students, relative to peer rejection and student aggression, as an independent predictor of children's emotional adjustment and grades. First, a longitudinal, cross-lagged path analysis was conducted to determine the patterns of influence among teacher preference, peer…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, Path Analysis
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Van Deur, Penny – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
This paper reports on an assessment of knowledge of SDL in primary (elementary) South Australian school students, fifty-six of whom were assessed to be high reasoning. The goals of the study were to identify the effectiveness of teaching and assessing knowledge of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) in high reasoning students, investigate whether there…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Path Analysis
Chen, Yi-Hsin; Rendina-Gobioff, Gianna; Dedrick, Robert F. – Online Submission, 2007
Method effects associated with item wording have been explored in a variety of instruments and found that the practice of using positively- and negatively- worded items may introduce systematic measurement errors that disrupt analyses and interpretations of the results. Therefore, the first purpose in the present study was to explore if method…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Self Concept Measures, Measures (Individuals), Path Analysis
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Weeks, David G. – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 1980
A reanalysis of a structural equation model of the development of intellectual abilities is presented. The original model emphasized four different constructs of intelligence; the reanalysis emphasized a general factor model. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Factor Analysis, Intellectual Development, Longitudinal Studies