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Mamedova, Saida; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conducted the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a multi-domain adult skills assessment with an extensive background questionnaire, in 2012. PIAAC is a global effort to understand how individuals' education, workplace experiences, and other…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
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Martin, Andrew J.; Papworth, Brad; Ginns, Paul; Malmberg, Lars-Erik – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Most educational climate research is conducted among (day school) students who spend the bulk of their young lives outside of school, potentially limiting the amount of climate variance that can be captured. Boarding school students, on the other hand, spend much of their lives at school and thus offer a potentially unique perspective on…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Educational Environment, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Forneris, Tanya; CamirĂ©, Martin; Williamson, Robert – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
In order to prepare students for adulthood and responsible citizenship, most high schools offer extracurricular activities designed to facilitate the learning of a wide range of competencies. The purpose of this study was to examine how participation in a single or a combination of extracurricular school activities for high school students may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Competence
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Krahn, Harvey J.; Howard, Andrea L.; Galambos, Nancy L. – Youth & Society, 2015
Youth today spend years moving in and out of different education and employment statuses until they settle into stable employment. This 14-year Canadian longitudinal study reveals how month-to-month fluctuations in employment and educational statuses from age 19 to 25 predict employment success at age 32. Early employment instability was linked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Employment, Prediction
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Hoglund, Wendy L. G.; Chisholm, Courtney A. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Three complementary models of how peer relationship problems (exclusion and victimization) and aggressive behaviors relate to prospective levels of internalizing problems are examined. The additive risks model proposes that peer problems and aggression cumulatively increase risks for internalizing problems. The reciprocal risks model hypothesizes…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Social Isolation, Victims, Aggression
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Konishi, Chiaki; Saewyc, Elizabeth – School Psychology International, 2014
This study examined the link between victimization and sexual orientation and how this link contributes to social-emotional health, extending to school-related outcomes among adolescents. Of additional interest was whether having caring adult support was a protective factor in reducing the risk for high levels of distress or enhancing positive…
Descriptors: Correlation, Victims, Sexual Orientation, Social Development
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Fogarty, Ian; Geelan, David – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2013
Students in 4 Canadian high school physics classes completed instructional sequences in two key physics topics related to motion--Straight Line Motion and Newton's First Law. Different sequences of laboratory investigation, teacher explanation (lecture) and the use of computer-based scientific visualizations (animations and simulations) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Animation, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Pybus, Colin M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
Several studies have reported declining student enrolment rates in optional physical education. This study--incorporating constructs from social cognitive, self-determination, and body image theory--investigated factors that might be influential to this trend. Surveys were administered to 227 tenth-grade students from five schools in one school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, High Schools
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Gfellner, Barbara M.; Armstrong, Helen D. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
This study supported associations between three theoretically driven conceptualizations of racial and ethnic identity (REI; Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure; Multidimensional Racial Identity Measure; Bicultural Identity Measure) and with adaptive functioning among Canadian indigenous adolescents in middle school to high school. Age differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Biculturalism
Ogenchuk, Marcella J.; Hellsten, Laurie-Ann M.; Prytula, Michelle – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe a study of the outcomes of a school-based alcohol abuse prevention initiative. The initiative was focused on identifying, developing, disseminating, and evaluating information for high school students based on the school community needs. Student learning outcomes were measured using pre- and post-tests…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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Connolly, Jennifer; Nocentini, Annalaura; Menesini, Ersilia; Pepler, Debra; Craig, Wendy; Williams, Tricia S. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
This study compared rates of dating aggression among 16-year-old adolescents in Canada and Italy, as well as differential associations with dyadic risk factors. 664 Canadians (297 boys, 367 girls) and 578 Italians (315 boys, 263 girls) indicated the frequency of physical aggression towards a romantic partner. They also rated the level of conflict…
Descriptors: Aggression, Dating (Social), Conflict, Risk
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Li, Zhi Hong; Connolly, Jennifer; Jiang, Depeng; Pepler, Debra; Craig, Wendy – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
This study compared the romantic involvements of Canadian and Chinese adolescents as well as linkages with friend and parental relationships. Participants were 496 Chinese adolescents and 395 Canadian adolescents, aged 16-17 years. Chinese adolescents were less likely to have any form of romantic involvement, including a romantic relationship,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context