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Kern, Lee; Harrison, Judith R.; Custer, Beth E.; Mehta, Paras D. – Behavioral Disorders, 2019
School engagement is an important predictor of graduation. One strategy to enhance student engagement is mentoring. Check & Connect is a structured mentoring program that has resulted in favorable outcomes for many students, including those with emotional and behavioral disorders. Effectiveness, however, depends on the quality of the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship, Learner Engagement, Program Effectiveness
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Gion, Cody; McIntosh, Kent; Smolkowski, Keith – Behavioral Disorders, 2018
The present study examined the extent to which racial disproportionality in office discipline referrals (ODRs) exists between American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) and White students in elementary (n = 140), middle (n = 67), and high (n = 48) schools. A multilevel logistic regression model was applied to examine overall levels of ODR…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, White Students
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Gurel, Sungur; Barber, Brian R. – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify statewide trends in school approaches to student discipline and examine the associations between punitive discipline practices and student, school, and local education agency (LEA) characteristics. In addition, we compared punitive disciplinary practices for schools and LEAs that do and do not allow…
Descriptors: School Districts, Punishment, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Carrero, Kelly M.; Collins, Lauren W.; Lusk, Mandy E. – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
Researchers have been working diligently to build the evidence base for what works for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). As the evidence base grows, the field must investigate what works, for whom, and under what conditions. To begin to address for whom the mounting evidence is applicable, this study systematically reviewed…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Literature Reviews
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Smolkowski, Keith; Girvan, Erik J.; McIntosh, Kent; Nese, Rhonda N. T.; Horner, Robert H. – Behavioral Disorders, 2016
Racial disparities in rates of exclusionary school discipline are well documented and seemingly intractable. However, emerging theories on implicit bias show promise in identifying effective interventions. In this study, we used school discipline data from 1,666 elementary schools and 483,686 office discipline referrals to identify specific…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Elementary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Intervention
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Gumpel, Thomas P.; Wiesenthal, Vered; Șderberg, Patrik РBehavioral Disorders, 2015
This study had three primary goals: to explore the relationship between narcissism, participant roles, and aggression; to examine the role of gender as a moderating influence on narcissism-based aggression; and to examine how these variables work together to influence aggressive outcomes in a sample of aggressive middle and high school students.…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Social Status, Social Cognition, Aggression
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Swogger, Emily D.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Sanchez, Jeremy – Behavioral Disorders, 2015
We report findings of a convergent validity study examining the internalizing subscale (SRSS-I5) of the newly adapted Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE12) with the internalizing subscale of the Teacher Report Form (TRF; Achenbach, 1991) conducted in 13 schools across three states with 195 kindergarten…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Cutting Scores, Decision Making
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Barrett, David E.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Behavioral Disorders, 2015
Using large-sample, archival data from the state of South Carolina's juvenile justice agency, we examine the question of race differences in predictors of repeat offending for a sample of approximately 100,000 youth who had been referred for criminal offenses. Independent variables relating to background, adverse parenting, mental health,…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Archives, Juvenile Justice, Racial Differences
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Losinski, Mickey; Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna; Zablocki, Mark; Teagarden, James – Behavioral Disorders, 2014
Two previous reviews have indicated that self-regulated strategy instruction (SRSD) is an evidence-based practice that can improve the writing skills of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to extend the findings and analytic methods of previous reviews by examining published studies regarding…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Effect Size, Standards
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Whitford, Denise K.; Levine-Donnerstein, Deborah – Behavioral Disorders, 2014
Office disciplinary referrals (ODR) and classroom exclusions among students from minority backgrounds have been a persistent concern for decades. The purpose of this dissertation was to assess disciplinary characteristics of American Indian students in special education. More specifically, the purpose was to determine (a) the rate at which…
Descriptors: Referral, Discipline Problems, American Indian Students, Elementary School Students
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Barrett, David E.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Zhang, Dalun; Zhang, Dake – Behavioral Disorders, 2014
This study examined influences on delinquency and recidivism using structural equation modeling. The sample comprised 199,204 individuals: 99,602 youth whose cases had been processed by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and a matched control group of 99,602 youth without juvenile records. Structural equation modeling for the…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Influences, Delinquency, Recidivism
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Trout, Alexandra L.; Lambert, Matthew C.; Nelson, Timothy D.; Thompson, Ronald W. – Behavioral Disorders, 2014
The prevalence of weight problems among youth in general and youth in out-of-home care has been well documented; however, the prevalence of obesity/overweight among youth with high-incidence disabilities in more restrictive settings, such as residential care, has not been assessed. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Residential Care, Body Weight, Youth Problems, Disabilities
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Lambert, Matthew C.; Epstein, Michael; Ingram, Stephanie; Simpson, Amy; Bernstein, Seth – Behavioral Disorders, 2014
Many students who exhibit behavioral and emotional problems during adolescence often show less severe problems in school in early grades. Screening for these early indicators can help educational professionals direct support to students who are more likely to benefit from increased support. The screening protocol needs to be psychometrically…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems, Adolescents, Severity (of Disability)
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Lin, Yu-Chu; Morgan, Paul L.; Hillemeier, Marianne; Cook, Michael; Maczuga, Steve; Farkas, George – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
We examined three questions. First, do reading difficulties increase children's risk of behavioral difficulties? Second, do behavioral difficulties increase children's risk of reading difficulties? Third, do mathematics difficulties increase children's risk of reading or behavioral difficulties? We investigated these questions using (a) a sample…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Zhang, Dalun; Willson, Victor; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Barrett, David; Ju, Song; Wu, Jiun-Yu – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
Truancy remains a persistent concern, with serious consequences for the individual, family, and society, as truancy is often linked to academic failure, disengagement with school, school dropout, and delinquency. This study analyzed large-scale data covering multiple years of cohorts of delinquent youths born between 1981 and 1988. Truancy…
Descriptors: Truancy, Attendance Patterns, Delinquency, At Risk Students