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Fitzpatrick, Madeleine; McCrudden, Eunan; Kirby, Karen – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Purpose: Research is only beginning to address the extent to which evidence-based parenting programmes have utility and merit within populations of children and families with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a parent-focused intervention for families who have a child with a NDD and investigate whether…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parents, Children, Neurological Impairments
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Alshoraty, Yazid Isa – International Education Studies, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine the reasons for students' violence at Jordanian Universities from the viewpoint of the Hashemite University students. The sample consisted of 521 male and female students, chosen randomly. To collect data, the researcher designed a three-domain questionnaire. The findings of the study revealed that the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Violence, Questionnaires
McCafferty, Kimberlee Rutan – Exceptional Parent, 2011
Sometimes one of the most difficult parts of handling a life-altering event is not even knowing what needs to be accomplished, never mind what issues should be tackled first. There is no single set plan for any family, no "one size fits all" list of tasks to accomplish first. In this article the author, a mother of two children on the autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Disability Identification, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Personal Narratives
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Fives, Helenrose; Barnes, Nicole – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
We present a descriptive analysis of 53 naïve assessment constructors' explanations for selecting test items to include on a summative assessment. We randomly assigned participants to an informed and uninformed condition (i.e., informed participants read an article describing a Table of Specifications). Through recursive thematic analyses of…
Descriptors: Test Items, Summative Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Test Construction
Adams, Wesley J. – Canadian Counsellor, 1985
Interviewed two-children families, comprised of 200 parents which included both mothers and fathers. Significant correlations were found between wife's number of siblings, desired family size of both spouses, and future family size. No significant relationship was found between sex of children and preferred family size. (Author/MCF)
Descriptors: Family Influence, Family Planning, Family Size, Foreign Countries
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Skibbe, Lori E.; Foster, Tricia D. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Relations between participation in Imagination Library, a book distribution program that serves children from birth through age 5, and children's literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined. Children (n = 2,428) who participated in the program had greater letter knowledge and higher scores on measures of phonological awareness when compared to…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Literacy, Books, Preschool Children
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Olneck, Michael R.; Bills, David B. – Social Psychology Quarterly, 1979
Birth order effects in brothers were found to derive from difference in family size. Effects for family size were found even with socioeconomic background controlled. Nor were family size effects explained by parental ability. The importance of unmeasured preferences or economic resources that vary across families was suggested. (Author/RD)
Descriptors: Ability, Achievement, Birth Order, Family Characteristics
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Orsmond, Gael I.; Lin, Ling-Yi; Seltzer, Marsha Mailick – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2007
We examined types of disabilities in siblings from a large sample of families of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the impact of another child with a disability on maternal and family well-being. The most frequent disabilities in siblings were attention and hyperactivity (4.6%) and autism spectrum (2.4%) disorders and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Child Rearing, Adolescents, Siblings
Pew Charitable Trusts, 2017
The federal government and the states each invested more than $70 billion in higher education-related spending programs, excluding loans, in academic year 2014, the latest year for which data are available. But that figure, as substantial as it is, does not paint a full picture of federal and state investments in higher education. It excludes the…
Descriptors: Federal Government, State Government, Taxes, Educational Finance
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Carlisle, Joanne F.; Katz, Lauren A. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study is to examine factors that influence students' reading of derived words. Recent research suggests that the lexical quality of a derived word depends on the familiarity of the word, its morphemic constituents (i.e., base word and affixes), and the frequency with which the base word appears in other words (i.e., members of…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Word Frequency, Morphemes, Familiarity
Reecks-Rodgers, Debra Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Prior studies have indicated that qualified female administrators have not applied for superintendency positions because of possible work/family conflicts, but little research has been done on the work/family issues encountered by women in the superintendency or on the strategies they use to resolve these issues. In response, this study is an…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Women Administrators, Females, Focus Groups
Marchant, Gregory J.; McCreary, John J. – Online Submission, 2018
This report investigates factors relevant to choosing locations conducive to both attainment and maintenance of a teaching career. In addition to salary and cost of living, the investigators compiled and ranked variables related to family, such as parental income and education, and differences in political structures that affect careers in…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Costs
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Krott, Andrea; Nicoladis, Elena – Journal of Child Language, 2005
The family size of the constituents of compound words, or the number of compounds sharing the constituents, has been shown to affect adults' access to compound words in the mental lexicon. The present study was designed to see if family size would affect children's segmentation of compounds. Twenty-five English-speaking children between 3;7 and…
Descriptors: Phonology, Young Children, Language Processing, Vocabulary Development
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Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Stapleton, Laura M. – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study investigated the contributions of maternal education and ethnicity to three dimensions of home-based parental involvement in young children's education and development: parental expectations about educational attainment, children's activities at home and outside the home, and family routines. Controlling for family background variables…
Descriptors: Young Children, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Ethnicity
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Çiftçi, S. Koza; Yildiz, Pinar – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine the effect of self-confidence on mathematics achievement. In this meta-analysis, the effect of self-confidence on mathematics achievement was analysed using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). In the first stage of the study, the average effect size of self-confidence on…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Meta Analysis
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