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Oskenbay, Fariza; Tolegenova, Aliya; Kalymbetova, Elmira; Chung, Man Cheung; Faizullina, Aida; Jakupov, Maksat – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This study explores psychological trauma as a reason for computer game addiction among adolescents. The findings of this study show that there is a connection between psychological trauma and computer game addiction. Some psychologists note that the main cause of any type of addiction derives from psychological trauma, and that finding such…
Descriptors: Trauma, Mental Health, Psychology, Computer Games
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Preston, Kathleen Suzanne Johnson; Parral, Skye N.; Gottfried, Allen W.; Oliver, Pamella H.; Gottfried, Adele Eskeles; Ibrahim, Sirena M.; Delany, Danielle – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
A psychometric analysis was conducted using the nominal response model under the item response theory framework to construct the Positive Family Relationships scale. Using data from the Fullerton Longitudinal Study, this scale was constructed within a long-term longitudinal framework spanning middle childhood through adolescence. Items tapping…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Models
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van der Linden, Wim J.; Guo, Fanmin – Psychometrika, 2008
In order to identify aberrant response-time patterns on educational and psychological tests, it is important to be able to separate the speed at which the test taker operates from the time the items require. A lognormal model for response times with this feature was used to derive a Bayesian procedure for detecting aberrant response times.…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Bayesian Statistics, Reaction Time, College Entrance Examinations
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Ranger, Jochen; Kuhn, Jorg-Tobias – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2012
Research findings indicate that response times in personality scales are related to the trait level according to the so-called speed-distance hypothesis. Against this background, Ferrando and Lorenzo-Seva proposed a latent trait model for the responses and response times in a test. The model consists of two components, a standard item response…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Item Response Theory, Models, Psychological Testing
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Knowlden, Adam P.; Hackman, Christine L.; Sharma, Manoj – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: College students are at an increased risk of mental distress. The purpose of this study was to determine whether mental and lifestyle factors differed according to self-reported levels of psychological distress. Design and setting: A self-report questionnaire comprising the Kessler-6 Psychological Distress Scale, Revised Life…
Descriptors: Life Style, Emotional Disturbances, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem
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Ford, Timothy G.; Ware, Jordan K. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2018
Few studies that examine organizational conditions conducive to teacher learning utilize social-psychological theory to explain how leader actions specifically support teachers' psychological needs as learners. We apply self-determination theory to the conceptualization of a new construct, Teacher Self-Regulatory Climate (TSRC), defined as a set…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Individual Needs, Educational Environment
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Dennis, Alan R.; Bhagwatwar, Akshay; Minas, Randall K. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2013
The importance of testing, especially certification and high-stakes testing, has increased substantially over the past decade. Building on the "serious gaming" literature and the psychology "priming" literature, we developed a computer game designed to improve test-taking performance using psychological priming. The game primed…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Student Motivation, Test Wiseness, Academic Achievement
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Roy, Mandy; Dillo, Wolfgang; Bessling, Svenja; Emrich, Hinderk M.; Ohlmeier, Martin D. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2009
Objective: Aspergers Syndrome can present as comorbid with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Very few cases of the assessment and treatment of this comorbidity in adulthood are described in the research literature. Method: A 26-year-old patient as suffering from ADHD in combination with Aspergers Syndrome is diagnosed. Treatment is…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Neurology
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Mahmood, Khalid; Iqbal, Muhammad Maqsood – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study was studied that emotional and behavioural problems of young students who are directly related to their academic achievement and thus play a vital role in the development of young learners carrier. This study helped to fill a gap by conducting an exploration of psychological adjustment and academic achievement among adolescents. It also…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Academic Achievement, Computer Software, Statistical Analysis
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Payandeh Najafabadi, Amir T.; Najafabadi, Maryam Omidi; Farid-Rohani, Mohammad Reza – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
In Iran, high school graduates enter university after taking a very difficult entrance exam called the Konkoor. Therefore, only the top-performing students are admitted by universities to continue their bachelor's education in statistics. Surprisingly, statistically, most of such students fall into the following categories: (1) do not succeed in…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Bayesian Statistics, Performance Factors
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Lee, Sora; Bolt, Daniel M. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2018
Both the statistical and interpretational shortcomings of the three-parameter logistic (3PL) model in accommodating guessing effects on multiple-choice items are well documented. We consider the use of a residual heteroscedasticity (RH) model as an alternative, and compare its performance to the 3PL with real test data sets and through simulation…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Models, Guessing (Tests), Multiple Choice Tests
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Evers, Arne; Sijtsma, Klaas; Lucassen, Wouter; Meijer, Rob R. – International Journal of Testing, 2010
This article describes the 2009 revision of the Dutch Rating System for Test Quality and presents the results of test ratings from almost 30 years. The rating system evaluates the quality of a test on seven criteria: theoretical basis, quality of the testing materials, comprehensiveness of the manual, norms, reliability, construct validity, and…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Documentation, Educational Quality, Educational Testing
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Gül, Özgür; Çaglayan, Hakan Salim – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
This study was carried out to determine whether the drama course has any effect on the psychological well-being levels of the 4th grade students who study at the Department of Physical Education and Sports Teaching at the Faculty of Sport Sciences. The research group consists of 39 students studying at the 4th grade in the Department of Physical…
Descriptors: Drama, Well Being, Mental Health, Physical Education Teachers
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Elkington, Katherine S.; Bauermeister, Jose A.; Zimmerman, Marc A. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Psychological distress has been inconsistently associated with sexual risk behavior in youth, suggesting additional factors, such as substance use, may explain this relationship. The mediating or moderating role of substance use on the relationship between psychological distress and sexual risk behaviors was prospectively examined over the four…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexuality, Psychology, Urban Youth
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Yokus, Tuba – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study aims to examine the relation between pre-service music teachers' psychological resilience and academic achievement levels and to determine what variables influence their psychological resilience levels. The study sample consisted of students enrolled in a music education program in the 2013-2014 academic year (N = 333). In respect with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Statistical Analysis
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