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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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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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Kurdi, Vanessa; Archambault, Isabelle – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
This study examined the influence of student-teacher relationships on children's anxiety and its differential association according to children's sex and academic achievement. The sample included 350 third- and fourth-grade students and their elementary school teachers. Results of multiple regression analysis indicated that student-teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Anxiety, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement
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Ward, Michelle A.; Clayton, Kylee; Barnes, Jennifer; Theule, Jennifer – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
Numerous studies have explored the relationship between parent-child attachment and peer victimization, a problem for many Canadian children and youth; however, research in this area has been mixed. The present study utilized meta-analytic procedures to clarify the relationship between parent-child attachment and peer victimization. A random…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior, Victims, Peer Relationship
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Beauvais, Lucie; Bouchafa, Houria; Beauvais, Caroline; Kleinsz, Nina; Magnan, Annie; Ecalle, Jean – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The goal of the experiment was to examine the relevance of a new French web-based assessment, Tinfolec (Test INFOrmatisé d'évaluation de la LECture), the aim of which is to evaluate the reading abilities of children in primary grades. The participants were 1,016 children from Grades 2 to 5. They completed the five tasks of Tinfolec designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Evaluation, Reading Tests
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Wilcox, Gabrielle; McQuay, Jocelyn; Blackstaffe, Anita; Perry, Rosemary; Hawe, Penelope – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
Understanding how social support and anxiety influence academic engagement in boys and girls is important to ensure that we effectively promote academic engagement. This study examined the relationship between gender, social support, anxiety, and academic engagement in elementary and junior high school students. Students in Grades 5 to 9 (N =…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Junior High School Students, Learner Engagement, Social Support Groups
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the preliminary structural, convergent, and incremental classification validity of responses to the Subjective Academic Problems Scale (SAPS), which is a seven-item self-report behavior rating scale intended for use as a triaging tool within secondary-level school mental health screening…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Mental Health, Secondary Education, Scores
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