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Goodwin, Amanda P.; Cho, Sun-Joo – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
This study explores reader, word, and learning activity characteristics related to vocabulary learning for 202 fifth and sixth graders (N = 118 and 84, respectively) learning 16 words. Three measures of word knowledge were used: multiple-choice definition knowledge, self-report of meaning knowledge, and production of morphologically related words.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Skills, Learning Activities, Grade 5
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Kearns, Devin M.; Steacy, Laura M.; Compton, Donald L.; Gilbert, Jennifer K.; Goodwin, Amanda P.; Cho, Eunsoo; Lindstrom, Esther R.; Collins, Alyson A. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Comprehensive models of derived polymorphemic word recognition skill in developing readers, with an emphasis on children with reading difficulty (RD), have not been developed. The purpose of the present study was to model individual differences in polymorphemic word recognition ability at the item level among 5th-grade children (N = 173)…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Reading Difficulties, Individual Differences, Grade 5
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Abry, Tashia; Bryce, Crystal I.; Swanson, Jodi; Bradley, Robert H.; Fabes, Richard A.; Corwyn, Robert F. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Concerns regarding the social-behavioral maladjustment of U.S. youth have spurred efforts among educators and policymakers to identify and remedy educational contexts that exacerbate children's anxiety, depression, aggression, and misconduct. However, investigations of the influence of collective classroom student characteristics on individuals'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Self Destructive Behavior
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Muola, J. M. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between academic achievement motivation and home environment among standard eight pupils. The study was carried out on 235 standard eight Kenyan pupils from six urban and rural primary schools randomly selected from Machakos district. Their age ranged between 13 and 17 years. Two…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Family Environment, Questionnaires
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Goodwin, Amanda P.; Gilbert, Jennifer K.; Cho, Sun-Joo – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
The current study uses a crossed random-effects item response model to simultaneously examine both reader and word characteristics and interactions between them that predict the reading of 39 morphologically complex words for 221 middle school students. Results suggest that a reader's ability to read a root word (e.g., "isolate") predicts that…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Morphemes, Semantics, Reading Comprehension
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Wiest, Lynda; Amankonah, Frank O. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper reports the performance of 30 rising seventh-grade girls on a task in which they were asked to order four fractions from least to greatest. Less than three-fifths attained correct answers. The performance gap was widest between students who attended Title I schools and those who did not, the latter being much more likely to attain…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Instruction, Females, Fractions
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Alexander-Passe, Neil – Dyslexia, 2008
All school children experience stress at some point in their school careers. This study investigates whether dyslexic children, by way of their educational and social difficulties, experience higher levels of stress at school. The School Situation Survey was used to investigate both the sources and manifestations of stress amongst dyslexic…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Siblings, Dyslexia, Age Differences
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Walsh, Patrick – Economics of Education Review, 2010
Parents who volunteer, or who lobby for improvements in school quality, are generally seen as providing a school-wide public good. If so, straightforward public-good theory predicts that free-riding will reduce average involvement at larger schools. This study uses longitudinal data to follow families over time, as their children move from middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Parent Participation, School Size
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Garcia, Aileen S.; Takahashi, Shinya; Anderson-Knott, Mindy; Dev, Dipti – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Physical activity (PA) has long been acknowledged to contribute health benefits among children. However, research has consistently shown that PA declines as children grow older. Thus, this study examined the factors which are associated to children's PA in order to identify potential barriers to PA. Methods: Using data from the…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Health Behavior, Barriers
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Malin, Lydia; Jacob, Marita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Gender segregation in vocational education and training (VET) in different occupations is observed in many European countries. This occupational gender segregation depends on -- among other factors -- the initial occupational aspirations of adolescents. While previous research has mainly focused on individual-level explanations and on the family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Occupational Aspiration, Vocational Education
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Wolf, Sharon; Aber, J. Lawrence; Morris, Pamela A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
In 2007, the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) in the Mayor's Office of the City of New York mounted the first holistic Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) initiative in an economically advanced, services rich jurisdiction. The initiative is known as Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards (henceforth "Family Rewards"). CCTs offer cash assistance…
Descriptors: Rewards, Incentives, Low Income Groups, Family Programs
Wade, Julie; Maina, Nyambura – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2016
Students who received mental health services at a Linkages to Learning (LTL) site showed improvement on some measures of well-being and school engagement, including self-ratings of self-concept and attendance. Families who received case management services showed improvement on multiple areas of self-sufficiency, and large percentages of…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Caseworker Approach, School Health Services, Access to Health Care
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Kornienko, Olga; Dishion, Thomas J.; Ha, Thao – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
This study examined longitudinal changes in peer network selection and influence associated with self-reported antisocial behavior (AB) and violent behavior (VB) over the course of middle school in a sample of ethnically diverse adolescents. Youth and families were randomly assigned to a school-based intervention focused on the prevention of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Peer Groups, Correlation, Peer Influence
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Moroni, Sandra; Dumont, Hanna; Trautwein, Ulrich; Niggli, Alois; Baeriswyl, Franz – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Parental involvement research has greatly expanded over the past decade, but findings are mixed, reflecting in part the conceptual and methodological limitations of many studies. On the basis of longitudinal questionnaire data from 1,685 sixth-grade students, the authors studied parental help with homework because it is the most common and most…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Homework, Helping Relationship, Questionnaires
Ziyanak, Sebahattin; Yagci, Hakan – Online Submission, 2015
This study focused on a lately constructed survey instrument that was intended to test the family perspective on a home visiting program and school. The four areas investigated were parent-teacher communications, student-teacher interactions, the parent's perception of the school and the parents' understanding of the home visiting program. The…
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Home Visits, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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