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Bilodeau, Cynthia; Meissner, John – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of a combined academic and personal counselling initiative on student performance and emotional well-being outcomes of 289 at-risk students at a Canadian University. Criterion for risk included academic struggles, mental health distress, or both. The program was developed to be tailored to individual…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, School Counseling, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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Johnston, Lauren E.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Geres-Smith, Rhonda – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine whether incorporating vocabulary instruction in individual reading fluency interventions for English Language Learners (ELLs) would improve reading comprehension. Two vocabulary instructional procedures were contrasted with a fluency-building only condition in an alternating-treatments design…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Spadafora, Natalie; Farrell, Ann H.; Provenzano, Daniel A.; Marini, Zopito A.; Volk, Anthony A. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
Incivility involves rude, discourteous, and disrespectful attitudes and behaviours. The present study examined how various temperament traits were related to beliefs of classroom incivility among adolescents. The sample comprised of 222 adolescents (120 boys) between the ages of 12 and 17 (M[superscript age] = 14.07, SD = 1.54) who were recruited…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Interpersonal Relationship, Individual Differences, Adolescents
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Nadeau, Line; Oslejskova, Eva; Tessier, R̩jean РCanadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
A number of studies report that from the first years of life, preterm children have more difficulty self-regulating and communicating in their social group. If these children show signs of difficulty adjusting socially, the question then is whether or not these problems continue and persist over time. The objective is to observe the combined…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Social Adjustment, Social Isolation, Aggression
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Holmes, Alana; Silvestri, Robert – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2016
Staff at campus-based counselling and disability centres in 15 of Ontario's 24 community colleges completed 3,536 surveys on 1,964 individual students querying the presence of mental illness and academic challenges as reported by students accessing these services. Survey data were analyzed to determine prevalence rates of mental disorders and…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Hudson, Chloe C.; Lambe, Laura; Pepler, Debra J.; Craig, Wendy M. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2016
The current study explored online preventive coping (privacy settings) and reactive coping (reporting tools) among youth and how the use of these online safety tools related to the frequency of cybervictimization. Surveys were administered to youth in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary school. Results indicated that the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Coping, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims, Privacy
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Mykota, David B.; Laye, Adele – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2015
Violence exposure is a serious public health concern for adolescents in schools today. Violence exposure can be quite severe and frequent with multiple acts of indirect and direct victimization having lasting effects on the physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of adolescents. The purpose of the present study is to examine the rates of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Violence, Public Health
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Rahbari, Noriyeh; Vaillancourt, Tracy – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2015
Executive functions (EFs) and intelligence were examined concurrently and longitudinally in 126 preschool children. EF was assessed using the Flexible Item Selection Task (FIST) and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version (BRIEF-P). Children's intelligence was assessed using the Verbal and Performance subtests from…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Executive Function, Intelligence, Preschool Children
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Greflund, Sara; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H.; May, Seth L. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2014
The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the extent to which students with Aboriginal status receive disproportionate rates of office discipline referrals (ODRs) and more severe administrative consequences relative to students without Aboriginal status. The participants were 1,750 students in five rural British Columbia and Alberta…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students, Rural Schools
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Rawana, Jennine S.; Norwood, Sarah Jane; Whitley, Jessica – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2011
The goal of this study was to describe the strength-based bullying prevention program, "Strengths in Motion," and to evaluate the program utilizing a mixed-method design. Participants included students in Grades 4 to 8 from an intervention (n = 50) and a comparison (n = 53) school in Northern Ontario. Measures of bullying, strengths, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment