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Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2012
This paper includes a nontechnical description of methods for calculating effect sizes in intellectual and developmental disability studies. Different hypothetical studies are used to illustrate how null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) and effect size findings can result in quite different outcomes and therefore conflicting results. Whereas…
Descriptors: Intervals, Developmental Disabilities, Statistical Significance, Effect Size
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Dasgupta, Tirthankar; Sinha, Manjira; Basu, Anupam – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2015
In this paper we aim to model the organization and processing of Bangla polymorphemic words in the mental lexicon. Our objective is to determine whether the mental lexicon accesses a polymorphemic word as a whole or decomposes the word into its constituent morphemes and then recognize them accordingly. To address this issue, we adopted two…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Morphology (Languages), Morphemes, Language Processing
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Barnett, R. A.; Hunter, M. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2012
This study examined the adjustment of siblings of children with mental health problems. The participants had brothers or sisters receiving treatment at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service within the Hunter New England Health Service, New South Wales, Australia. Seventy-five siblings completed questionnaires on their self-concept, quality…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Size, Quality of Life, Mental Health
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Ahmed, Vaqar; Zeshan, Muhammad – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The present study carries out an impact analysis of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for secondary-school girls in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, including Battagram, Bonair, Hangu, Kohistan, Shangla, Tank, and Upper Dir. In 2012 we collected household-level primary data and used a probit model for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Statistical Analysis
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Hayes, Stephanie A.; Watson, Shelley L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
Researchers commonly report that families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience more parenting stress than families of typically developing (TD) children or those diagnosed with other disabilities [e.g., Down syndrome (DS), cerebral palsy, intellectual disability]. The authors reexamined the research using comparison groups to…
Descriptors: Parents, Autism, Child Rearing, Cerebral Palsy
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Mungkonwong, Penprapa; Wudthayagorn, Jirada – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2017
The specific size of vocabulary has been prescribed in Thailand's basic education curriculum for decades, but less is known about Thai students' vocabulary size. This study focused on Thai freshmen who just finished their 12 years of basic education. The objective of the study was to assess their vocabulary size and examine the relationship…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Correlation, Prior Learning, Compulsory Education
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Roos, Leslie L.; Hiebert, Brett; Manivong, Phongsack; Edgerton, Jason; Walld, Randy; MacWilliam, Leonard; de Rocquigny, Janelle – Social Indicators Research, 2013
This paper explores the relative importance of social factors and health measures in predicting educational achievement in early and late adolescence using population-based administrative data. The sample was made up of 41,943 children born in Manitoba, Canada between 1982 and 1989 and remaining in the province until age 18. Multilevel modeling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Educational Attainment
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Coppens, Karien M.; Tellings, Agnes; Verhoeven, Ludo; Schreuder, Robert – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: To address the problem of low reading comprehension scores among children with hearing impairment, it is necessary to have a better understanding of their reading vocabulary. In this study, the authors investigated whether task and word type differentiate the reading vocabulary knowledge of children with and without severe hearing loss.…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Comparative Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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Shahidul, S. M.; Karim, A. H. M. Zehadul; Mustari, S. – International Education Studies, 2015
Resources from multiple social contexts influence students' educational aspiration. In the field of social capital a neglected issue is how students obtain social capital from varying contexts and which contexts benefit them more to shape their future educational plan which consequently affects their level of aspiration. In this study, we aim to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Academic Aspiration, Family Influence
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Kuperman, Victor; Bertram, Raymond; Baayen, R. Harald – Language and Cognitive Processes, 2008
This paper explores the time-course of morphological processing of trimorphemic Finnish compounds. We find evidence for the parallel access to full-forms and morphological constituents diagnosed by the early effects of compound frequency, as well as early effects of left constituent frequency and family size. We also observe an interaction between…
Descriptors: Family Size, Suffixes, Eye Movements, Foreign Countries
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Kirkcaldy, Bruce; Furnham, Adrian; Siefen, Georg – School Psychology International, 2009
A sample of around 2,500 adolescents in a child and adolescent psychiatry clinic in the region of Munster, Germany had their intelligence assessed. Family size (total number of siblings within a family) was significantly correlated with intelligence score categories (-0.08 and -0.19 for males and females). First borns and only children displayed…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Siblings, Family Size, Psychiatry
Cheng, Diane; Thompson, Jessica – Institute for College Access & Success, 2017
College has never been so necessary or so expensive for Americans. Rising costs, state disinvestment, declining household incomes, and grant aid that has not kept pace lead more students to borrow, and borrow more, to go to school. While federal student loans are the safest option for students who need to borrow, rising student loan debt has…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Loan Repayment
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Chen, Bodong – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
Combining data from a school principal survey with student demographics and achievement data, the present study aimed to develop a much needed understanding of ICT usage in Ontario's K-12 public schools. Results indicated equitable first-order access to technology for schools, early integration of ICT from the earliest grades, frequent application…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Public Schools, Administrator Surveys
Trocchio, Jennie S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify the predictors of change in parental stress (including parent and child factors), depression, and interaction style in parents of toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), exposed to two types of early intervention (EI) programs, PLAY and Community Standard (CS). This study utilized secondary data of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Multivariate Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Multiple Regression Analysis
Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul; Salvanes, Kjell – Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1), 2005
There is an extensive theoretical literature that postulates a trade off between child quantity and quality within a family. However, there is little causal evidence that speaks to this theory. Using a rich dataset on the entire population of Norway over an extended period of time, we examine the effects of family size and birth order on the…
Descriptors: Family Size, Economics, Educational Attainment, Birth Order
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