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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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Hackbarth, Steven – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004
This is the third in a series of studies examining young students' attitudes toward and knowledge about computers. Data were collected at the end of students' third and fourth grade academic years and analyzed with respect to their "love" of computers, their feelings of competence in using them, and the number of computer terms they…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Internet, Computer Literacy, Access to Computers
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Gonzalez, Eugenio J.; Chrostowski, Steven J. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2004
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 is the most recent in a very ambitious series of international assessments conducted in nearly 50 countries to measure trends in mathematics and science learning. The aim of TIMSS, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, is to improve the teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Grade 4, Mathematics Teachers
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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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