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Poulou, Maria S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The study investigated how teachers' perceptions of emotional intelligence (EI), social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, and teaching efficacy relate to perceptions of teacher-student relationships and students' emotional and behavioral difficulties. Ninety-eight elementary teachers from public schools in central Greece completed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Wilson, Travis M.; Zheng, Chanjin; Lemoine, Katherine A.; Martin, Caroline P.; Tang, Yue – Journal of Experimental Education, 2016
Person-centered analyses of achievement goals have been scarce in studies of elementary school children. In this investigation, the authors examined the natural combinations of achievement goals (mastery, performance-approach, performance-avoidance) among 3rd grade students (N = 195) and how clusters differed in self-, teacher-, and peer-reported…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Individual Differences, Social Adjustment
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Carter, Lauren M.; Williford, Amanda P.; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: This study examined the quality of teacher attributions for child disruptive behavior using a new measure, the Preschool Teaching Attributions measure. A sample of 153 early childhood teachers and 432 children participated. All teachers completed the behavior attributions measure, as well as measures regarding demographics,…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Behavior Problems, Preschool Teachers
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Chung, Li-Chuan; Marvin, Christine A.; Churchill, Susan L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
The present study investigated specific teacher factors that potentially influence teacher-child relationships with preschool-age children. One demographic questionnaire and three rating scales were used to survey 152 head teachers of 3-6-year-old children in community-based childcare and preschool centers in one mid-western state. There were 46…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Rating Scales, Preschool Teachers, Developmental Delays
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Eisenhower, Abbey; Taylor, Heather; Baker, Bruce L. – School Psychology Review, 2016
Starting Strong in Kindergarten (Starting Strong) is a school-based indicated prevention targeting behavior problems, student-teacher relationships, and parent-school connectedness for children with or at risk for disruptive behavior problems during the transition to kindergarten. By use of a block-randomized, controlled trial to test program…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Prevention, Transitional Programs, Behavior Problems
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Sutherland, Kevin S.; McLeod, Bryce D.; Conroy, Maureen A.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Smith, Meghan M. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2014
The measurement of treatment integrity is critical to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of evidence-based programs (EBPs) designed to improve the developmental outcomes of young children at risk of emotional/behavioral disorders. Unfortunately, the science of treatment integrity measurement lags behind the development and evaluation of EBP…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Competence, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
De Clute, Shannon M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to test the applicability of working alliance theory (Bordin, 1979; Castonguay, Constantino, & Grosse Holtforth, 2006) and interpersonal influence theory (Strong, 1968) as ways to articulate an empirically informed model of student-teacher relationships in order to extend the current body of knowledge on effective…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Theories
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O'Connor, Erin E.; McCormick, Meghan P.; Cappella, Elise; McClowry, Sandee G. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Not all children begin kindergarten ready to learn. Young children who exhibit dysregulated or disruptive behavior in the classroom have fewer opportunities to learn and consequently achieve lower levels of academic skills (Arnold et al., 2006; Raver, Garner, & Smith-Donald, 2007). A growing body of literature has examined how children's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, At Risk Students
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Mashburn, Andrew J.; Hamre, Bridget K.; Downer, Jason T.; Pianta, Robert C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2006
Teachers' ratings of children's competencies may in part reflect characteristics and perspectives of teachers who assigned the ratings, which compromises their validity as a measure of child attributes. The purposes of this study were to use multilevel modeling to (a) estimate between-rater variance in teachers' ratings of children's social…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Classroom Environment
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O'Connor, Erin E.; Dearing, Eric; Collins, Brian A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
The present study examined associations between the quality of teacher-child relationships and behavior problems among elementary school students using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a study of 1,364 children from birth through adolescence. There were two main findings. First, high-quality teacher-child…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior