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Yi, Hongmei; Li, Guirong; Li, Liying; Loyalka, Prashant; Zhang, Linxiu; Xu, Jiajia; Kardanova, Elena; Shi, Henry; Chu, James – Comparative Education Review, 2018
An increasing number of policy makers in developing countries have made the mass expansion of upper-secondary vocational education and training (VET) a top priority. The goal of this study is to examine whether VET fulfills these objectives of building skills and abilities along multiple dimensions and further identify which school-level factors…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies, Safety
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Lester, Leanne; Mander, David – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This study investigated the social, emotional and mental wellbeing predictors of bullying victimisation and perpetration for boarding students following the transition from primary school to secondary boarding school. Longitudinal data on 76 male and 74 female boarding students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 was used from a larger longitudinal study of…
Descriptors: Role, Well Being, Mental Health, Bullying
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Riglin, Lucy; Frederickson, Norah; Shelton, Katherine H.; Rice, Frances – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
This longitudinal study of adolescents in the first year of secondary school, examined the relationship between psychological functioning at the beginning of year 7 (mean age 11.25 years) with attainment at the end of year 7 (mean age 11.78 years). Depressive symptoms, school liking and conduct problems predicted lower attainment across time…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students
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Elmore, Gail M.; Huebner, E. Scott – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
This study investigated the relationships among demographics, parent and peer attachment, school satisfaction, and student engagement behavior in a 1-year longitudinal study of secondary-school students. Statistically significant cross-sectional differences in school satisfaction were observed, based on grade, but not on race, gender, or…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attachment Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Correlation
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Lambert, Nathan; Miller, Andy – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: Recent studies have investigated the causal attributions for difficult pupil behaviour made by teachers, pupils, and parents but none have investigated the temporal stability or predictive validity of these attributions. Aims: This study examines the causal attributions made for difficult classroom behaviour by students on two…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis, Secondary School Students