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Bilodeau, Cynthia; Meissner, John – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of a combined academic and personal counselling initiative on student performance and emotional well-being outcomes of 289 at-risk students at a Canadian University. Criterion for risk included academic struggles, mental health distress, or both. The program was developed to be tailored to individual…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, School Counseling, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
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Johnston, Lauren E.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Geres-Smith, Rhonda – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine whether incorporating vocabulary instruction in individual reading fluency interventions for English Language Learners (ELLs) would improve reading comprehension. Two vocabulary instructional procedures were contrasted with a fluency-building only condition in an alternating-treatments design…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Deasley, Shanna; Evans, Mary Ann; Nowak, Sarah; Willoughby, David – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
In a sample of 128 Canadian junior kindergarten children (66 boys), we examined sex differences in emergent literacy and behaviour when listening to and interacting with books of four types: alphabet books with simple text and illustrations, traditional alphabet books with complex text and illustrations, alphabet eBooks, and illustrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Emergent Literacy, Reading Habits
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Spadafora, Natalie; Farrell, Ann H.; Provenzano, Daniel A.; Marini, Zopito A.; Volk, Anthony A. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
Incivility involves rude, discourteous, and disrespectful attitudes and behaviours. The present study examined how various temperament traits were related to beliefs of classroom incivility among adolescents. The sample comprised of 222 adolescents (120 boys) between the ages of 12 and 17 (M[superscript age] = 14.07, SD = 1.54) who were recruited…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Interpersonal Relationship, Individual Differences, Adolescents
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Pepperdine, Cameron R.; McCrimmon, Adam W. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
This article presents a description of the Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3; Sparrow, Cicchetti, & Saulnier, 2016), published by Pearson, which is a newly updated individually administered measure of adaptive functioning for individuals from birth to age 90. Primarily used in clinical, psychoeducational, and…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Intellectual Disability, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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Gelbar, Nicholas W.; Bray, Melissa; Kehle, Thomas J.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Makel, Cheryl – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
Some individuals with developmental dyslexia are able to acquire age-appropriate reading comprehension abilities by the time they reach postsecondary education. This study explored the role that study strategies have with secondary students with dyslexia in achieving age-appropriate reading comprehension skills. The findings of this study…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Comprehension, Study Habits, Secondary School Students
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King, Sara; Boutilier, Jessica A.; MacLaren Chorney, Jill – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
Although chronic pain is relatively common in childhood, many teachers feel ill-prepared to work with students with chronic and recurrent pain in the classroom and would like to learn more about supporting these students. A web-based eHealth intervention designed to provide information about pain and pain management in the classroom was developed…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Pain, Usability, Health Education
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The College Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (CSSWQ) is a 15-item self-report rating scale for measuring four classes of college-specific wellbeing behavior: academic efficacy, academic satisfaction, school connectedness, and college gratitude. The present study investigated the psychometrics of a revised version of this measure, which…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Well Being, Questionnaires, Behavior Problems
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Nadeau, Line; Oslejskova, Eva; Tessier, Réjean – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
A number of studies report that from the first years of life, preterm children have more difficulty self-regulating and communicating in their social group. If these children show signs of difficulty adjusting socially, the question then is whether or not these problems continue and persist over time. The objective is to observe the combined…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Social Adjustment, Social Isolation, Aggression
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Babcock, Sarah E.; Wilson, Claire A.; Lau, Chloe – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
This article describes and reviews The School Motivation and Learning Strategies Inventory (SMALSI™; Stroud & Reynolds, 2006), published by Western Psychological Services, a self-report inventory designed to assess academic motivation, as well as learning and study strategies. The test identifies 10 primary constructs, referred to broadly as…
Descriptors: Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness
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Hua, Yi – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
This article describes and reviews the "Test of Early Communication and Emerging Language" (TECEL; Huer & Miller, 2011). The test was constructed to assess infants' and toddlers' earliest communication and language abilities. The TECEL is a revision of the Nonspeech Test for Receptive/ Expressive Language (NST; Huer, 1983, 1988). The…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Correlation, Content Validity, Infants
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Meek, Fiona; Specht, Jacqueline; Rodger, Susan – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
The present study investigated the needs of adult education staff pertaining to adult students' mental health issues within a local school board. The study utilized mixed-methods design and was divided into progression of three separate studies. An initial focus group was conducted to identify the 12 participants' concerns and provide a direction…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Training, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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De Riggi, Melissa E.; Moumne, Samira; Heath, Nancy L.; Lewis, Stephen P. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), the immediate and deliberate destruction of one's own body tissue, without suicidal intent, and not for purposes that are socially accepted, is a critical concern for youth in schools. Despite significant scholarly advances and increasing clinical awareness of NSSI, many school mental health professionals (MHPs)…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, Mental Health Workers
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Fan, Weihua; Dempsey, Allison G. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
This study examined the mediating role of student school motivation in linking student victimization experiences and academic achievement among a nationally representative sample of students in 10th grade. Structural equation modeling supported that there were significant associations between student victimization and academic achievement for high…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Academic Achievement, Grade 10, Structural Equation Models
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Foote, Catherine; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J.; VanHeest, Jaci L.; Gelbar, Nicholas W.; Byer-Alcorace, Gabriel; Maykel, Cheryl; DeBiase, Emily – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
As the number of children affected by obesity increases in the United States, it is necessary to intervene with preventive and intervention techniques that will enact change. Because children spend a significant amount of their time in school, it is of particular interest to target strategies during the school day. Given the recommendations for…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Obesity, Child Health
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