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Corcoran, Roisin P.; O'Flaherty, Joanne – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Understanding the factors that contribute to an effective teacher has the potential to influence selection and preparation of pre-service teachers and may influence student outcomes. Prior research suggests a relationship between teacher characteristics (academic achievement, verbal ability, gender) and teacher effectiveness, however, these…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Performance Factors, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Newton, Nicola C.; Conrod, Patricia J.; Slade, Tim; Carragher, Natacha; Champion, Katrina E.; Barrett, Emma L.; Kelly, Erin V.; Nair, Natasha K.; Stapinski, Lexine; Teesson, Maree – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2016
Background: This study investigated the long-term effectiveness of Preventure, a selective personality-targeted prevention program, in reducing the uptake of alcohol, harmful use of alcohol, and alcohol-related harms over a 3-year period. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Preventure.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Schwartz, Allan J. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Since 1992, an overwhelming consensus among counseling center directors has asserted that, year after year, the severity or psychopathology of counseling center clients has been increasing. In contrast to this perceptual consensus, the search for confirming evidence using client self-report measures has been frustrating. These studies have…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Personality Assessment, Psychopathology, Guidance Centers
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Hannon, Brenda – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2015
This study uncovers which learning (epistemic belief of learning), socioeconomic background (level of parental education, family income) or social-personality factors (performance-avoidance goals, test anxiety) mitigate the ethnic gap in SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) scores. Measures assessing achievement motivation, test anxiety, socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Scores, Standardized Tests, College Entrance Examinations
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Carré, Arnaud; Chevallier, Coralie; Robel, Laurence; Barry, Caroline; Maria, Anne-Solène; Pouga, Lydia; Philippe, Anne; Pinabel, François; Berthoz, Sylvie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Abnormal functioning of primary brain systems that express and modulate basic emotional drives are increasingly considered to underlie mental disorders including autism spectrum disorders. We hypothesized that ASD are characterized by disruptions in the primary systems involved in the motivation for social bonding. Twenty adults with ASD were…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Comparative Analysis, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Perveen, Shaheen; Ramzan, Shaikh Imran – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2013
The central dimension of human personality is extroversion and introversion, the present study is therefore focussed on the relationship between creativity and extraversion and introversion personality traits. A teacher can identify extrovertism and introvertism among the students easily on the basis of their behaviour and habits. Teacher can also…
Descriptors: High School Students, Creativity, Personality Traits, Extraversion Introversion
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Rodríguez Montequín, V.; Mesa Fernández, J. M.; Balsera, J. Villanueva; García Nieto, A. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2013
Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching and learning methodology that emphasizes student centered instruction by assigning projects. The students have to conduct significant projects and cope with realistic working conditions and scenarios. PBL is generally done by groups of students working together towards a common goal. Several factors play…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Personality Measures, Questionnaires
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Schermer, Julie Aitken – Journal of Career Assessment, 2012
The present report consists of two further validity studies using the Jackson Career Explorer (JCE), a short form and continuous version of the Jackson Vocational Interest Survey, measuring 34 interests. The first study examined the relationships between the JCE and five personality factors, from a sample of 528 individuals. The correlations found…
Descriptors: Validity, Personality, Vocational Interests, Career Exploration
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Carson, Andrew D.; Evans, Karen; Gitin, Elena; Eads, Jonathan – Journal of Career Assessment, 2011
A sample of 1,747 students attending undergraduate classes in legal education at an online university completed the "StrengthsQuest" assessment as part of a larger investigation; of this number, 117 students also completed the "Kuder Career Search". Exploratory factor analysis (principal components followed varimax rotation) of…
Descriptors: Personality, Personality Measures, Correlation, Undergraduate Students
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Hamby, Tyler – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
In this study, the author examined potential mediators of the negative relationship between the absolute difference in items' lengths and their inter-item correlation size. Fifty-two randomly ordered items from five personality scales were administered to 622 university students, and 46 respondents from a survey website rated the items'…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality Traits, Undergraduate Students, Difficulty Level
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Khalily, Muhammad Tahir; Hallahan, Brian – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2011
We investigated the implicit psychological and behavioral consequences of sexual abuse in an adolescent girl who suffered child sexual abuse at preschool age in this case report. We report the manifestations of this abuse on her personality and psychological functioning using a structured clinical interview and a comprehensive psychological…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Testing
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Walton, Katherine M.; Ingersoll, Brooke R. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Literature on "Thin Slice" ratings indicates that a number of personality characteristics and behaviors can be accurately predicted by ratings of very short segments (<5?min) of behavior. This study examined the utility of Thin Slice ratings of young children with autism spectrum disorder for predicting developmental skills and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children
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James, Colin; Bore, Miles; Zito, Susanna – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
Research studies have reported elevated rates of psychological distress (e.g., depression) in practicing lawyers yet little research has examined predictors of such problems in law students. Specific personality traits have been shown to be predictors of a range of psychological problems. We administered a battery of tests to a cohort of 1st-year…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Well Being, Lawyers, Emotional Intelligence
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Miller, Mark W.; Resick, Patricia A. – Behavior Therapy, 2007
This study replicated and extended findings of internalizing and externalizing subtypes of posttraumatic psychopathology (Miller, M. W., Greif, J. L., & Smith, A. A. (2003). Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire profiles of veterans with traumatic combat exposure: Internalizing and externalizing subtypes. "Psychological Assessment, 15",…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Psychological Evaluation, Females, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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De Haan, A. D.; Prinzie, P.; Dekovic, M. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2010
Background: This study examines how and why children change in aggression and delinquency from age 6 to 15 years. Besides assessing the shape of the developmental trajectories of aggression and delinquency, we investigated whether child personality characteristics, parenting, and interactions between these two predict the development of…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Delinquency, Mother Attitudes, Child Rearing
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