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Chang, Yujin; Leach, Nicole; Anderman, Eric M. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine the relations between principals' perceived autonomy support from superintendents, affective commitment to their school districts, and job satisfaction. We also explore possible moderation effects of principals' career experiences on these relations. Data were collected from K-12 public school principals in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Principals, Professional Autonomy, Job Satisfaction
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Earnshaw, Valerie A.; Rosenthal, Lisa; Carroll-Scott, Amy; Peters, Susan M.; McCaslin, Catherine; Ickovics, Jeannette R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Experiencing bullying as a victim is associated with negative health and health behavior outcomes, including substance use, among adolescents. However, understandings of protective factors--factors that enhance adolescents' resilience to the negative consequences of bullying--remain limited. The current study investigates whether teacher…
Descriptors: Smoking, Bullying, Race, Correlation
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Georgiou, Stelios N.; Stavrinides, Panayiotis – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2013
The present study aimed at examining the relationship that may exist between specific parental practices at home and the child's bullying and victimization experiences at school. This study attempted to go beyond parental styles, a variable that most of the earlier studies have used and introduce three, relatively new parameters of bullying and…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Bullying, Conflict, Parenting Styles
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Whaley, Arthur L.; Noel, La Tonya – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2013
The present study tested the model minority and inferior minority assumptions by examining the relationship between academic performance and measures of behavioral health in a subsample of 3,008 (22%) participants in a nationally representative, multicultural sample of 13,601 students in the 2001 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey, comparing Asian…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Program Effectiveness, Achievement Need
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Rigby, Ken; Bortolozzo, Giulio – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2013
Previous research has indicated that harm to the mental health of children who are repeatedly victimised by their peers at school can be ameliorated through social or emotional support provided by other students. In this study we examined whether student provictim attitudes are related to more basic attitudes to self and attitudes to others.…
Descriptors: Validity, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Moller, Jens; Streblow, Lilian; Pohlmann, Britta – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The internal/external frame of reference (I/E) model by Marsh ("Am Educ Res J" 23:129-149, 1986) assumes that, besides social comparisons with their classmates, students engage in intraindividual, dimensional comparisons, comparing their own achievement in one subject with their achievement in other subjects. These dimensional comparison processes…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Learning Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Correlation
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Cassidy, Tony – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The relationship between social identity, family and school context, problem-solving style, self-esteem, health behaviour, psychological distress, and victimisation, was explored in a quasi-experimental survey of 461 children aged between 11 and 15 years old. There was a high prevalence of victimisation (29%) in the group and 44% of those…
Descriptors: Incidence, Problem Solving, Predictor Variables, Bullying
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Weinstock, Michael; Assor, Avi; Broide, Galia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The assumption that high level functioning is characterized by a great deal of autonomy is central to some major theories of moral development [Kohlberg (in T. Lickona (ed.) "Moral development and behavior: Theory, research and social issues," 1976); Piaget ("The moral judgment of the child", 1932)] and to the self-determination theory of…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Student Attitudes, Value Judgment, Critical Thinking
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Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Fraser, Barry J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Research investigated classroom environment antecedent variables and student affective outcomes in Australian high schools. The Technology-Rich Outcomes-Focused Learning Environment Inventory (TROFLEI) was used to assess 10 classroom environment dimensions: student cohesiveness, teacher support, involvement, investigation, task orientation,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models, Outcomes of Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Rinn, Anne N.; Jamieson, Kelly M.; Gross, Candace M.; McQueen, Kand S. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
This study examines the effects of social comparison, gender, and grade level on gifted adolescents' multidimensional self-concept. Participants include 248 gifted adolescents who had completed the sixth through tenth grade during the previous academic year. Multidimensional self-concept was measured using the Self Description Questionnaire II…
Descriptors: Gifted, Self Concept, Interpersonal Attraction, Adolescents