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Wiseman, Tiffany Chantelle – Online Submission, 2008
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to examine the perception of children in the general education classroom of their classmates with developmental and other disabilities. Gender and grade level were evaluated, but more importantly, levels of integration and relationships with people with disabilities were analyzed. (Methodology) Two hundred…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, General Education, Student Attitudes, Disabilities
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Kartal, Hulya – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2008
Bullying is now recognized as a concern in schools worldwide. Bullying is a relatively new study field classified in the category of aggression. A person is being bullied when he or she is exposed repeatedly and over time to negative actions on the part of one or more persons. This study was conducted to acquire types of bullying behaviors and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Incidence, International Studies
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Aricak, Tolga; Bekci, Banu; Siyahhan, Sinem; Martinez, Rebecca – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2008
Introduction: Historically, terrorism has occurred in various regions of the world and has been considered a local problem until the September, 11 terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001. After 9/11, terrorism has become a global concern. The definition of terrorism has changed from a violent act of a group of local people against their…
Descriptors: Health Services, Elementary School Students, Terrorism, Student Attitudes
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Meelissen, Martina; Luyten, Hans – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2008
In general, studies on gender and mathematics show that the advantage held by boys over girls in mathematics achievement has diminished markedly over the last 40 years. Some researchers even argue that gender differences in mathematics achievement are no longer a relevant issue. However, the results of the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, School Effectiveness, Interaction, Foreign Countries
Piperakis, Stylianos M.; Karagouni-Areou, Fotini; Triga, Anastasia; Piperakis, Alexander S.; Argyracouli, Efthimia; Thanou, Aggeliki; Papadimitriou, Basiliki; Gourgoulianis, Konstantinos; Zafiropoulou, Maria – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the smoking habits of Greek elementary school students, their attitudes towards smoking, and their perceptions of the health consequences of tobacco use. Data were obtained from 1,092 elementary school students who completed a 24-item questionnaire designed for this study. Results indicated more older…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Smoking, Negative Attitudes
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Murray-Close, Dianna; Crick, Nicki R.; Galotti, Kathleen M. – Social Development, 2006
Elementary school children's moral reasoning concerning physical and relational aggression was explored. Fourth and fifth graders rated physical aggression as more wrong and harmful than relational aggression but tended to adopt a moral orientation about both forms of aggression. Gender differences in moral judgments of aggression were observed,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Aggression, Females, Grade 5
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Rodkin, Philip C.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Pearl, Ruth; Van Acker, Richard – Social Development, 2006
This study examined who among the 526 fourth to sixth graders are nominated as among the coolest kids in their class. There were two questions: (1) Are popular-aggressive (tough) children nominated as cool by a broad spectrum of their peers, or only by a select few? (2) Does variability in children's cool nominations more closely follow their…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Social Status, Aggression, Peer Acceptance
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Yang, Su-Jin; Kim, Jae-Min; Kim, Sung-Wan; Shin, Il-Seon; Yoon, Jin-Sang – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006
Objective: To investigate the prevalence and correlates of bullying and victimization behaviors in boys and girls at South Korean primary schools. Method: In a cross-sectional survey, 1,344 fourth-grade primary school children completed a questionnaire on self-reported bullying and victimization behaviors, depression, anxiety, body image, coping…
Descriptors: Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Student Behavior, Self Concept
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Schultheiss, Donna E. Palladino; Palma, Thomas V.; Manzi, Alberta J. – Career Development Quarterly, 2005
The purpose of this investigation was to explore childhood career development by examining 4th-and 5th-grade students' career and self-awareness, exploration, and career planning. Responses to written assignments provided qualitative data for analysis. Written narrative data were analyzed using consensual qualitative research methods as described…
Descriptors: Career Development, Qualitative Research, Child Development, Grade 4
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McDowell, David J.; Parke, Ross D. – Social Development, 2005
Seventy-six fourth-grade children and their parents participated in a study of the linkages among parental control and positive affect, children's display rule use, and children's social competence with peers. Using observational measures of parental behavior and children's display rule use, it was found that parental positive affect and control…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Social Development, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Carney, Jamie S.; Shannon, David M.; Murphy, Cindy – Journal of School Violence, 2005
This study examined conditions of safety and violence in South Florida elementary schools. Although conditions were generally considered safe in these schools, approximately one-half of the elementary school students in the study did express some concerns about their safety, especially in school bathrooms and the area outside of their school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, School Safety, Academic Achievement
Lloyd, Jennifer E. V.; Walsh, John; Yailagh, Manizheh Shehni – Canadian Journal of Education, 2005
In this study, we tested the claim that sex differences in mathematics achievement are related to boys' and girls' differing achievement-related beliefs. We compared the mathematics report card grades, 2001 Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) Numeracy subtest scores, performance attributions, and self-efficacy of 161 British Columbian public school…
Descriptors: Females, Self Esteem, Attribution Theory, Males
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Rodriguez, Alberto J.; Zozakiewicz, Cathy – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
In this article, the authors discuss a two-year long professional development research project that took place in the borderlands of the U. S. Southwest and involved a partnership between university and local school district faculty. This intervention project, called Maxima, was designed to positively impact the attitudes and participation of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Pluralism, Sexual Identity, Females
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Pope, Alice W. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2003
The concurrent and longitudinal risk of enemy relationships, using both nominations- and ratings-based methods of assessing enmity, were examined among elementary school children. After controlling for peer rejection, only ratings-based enemies were found to have negative developmental impact. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Rejection (Psychology), Peer Relationship, Child Development
Martin, Sarah Carrier – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2003
This study was designed to examine the effects of participation in regular outdoor schoolyard environmental education activities on environmental knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and comfort levels of fourth- and fifth-grade students. Results showed that the fifth-grade treatment group showed statistically significant differences in the measures…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Environmental Education, Playgrounds, Grade 5
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