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Bozic, Nick; Lawthom, Rebecca; Murray, Janice – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Since the 1990s many strength-based assessments (for example, inventories, checklists, interview schedules) have been developed for use with children and young people, but these have offered a limited appraisal of the contexts in which strengths are present. In this study a new form of contextualised strength-based assessment was used within the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Interviews, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Seaton, Fiona S. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Research evidences the benefit of students holding a growth mindset. There is also increasing recognition of the influence of teachers' beliefs on how students perceive their own abilities. Teacher and student beliefs are linked: despite this, there is sparse research investigating teacher mindsets. This research sought to evaluate training aimed…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Teacher Student Relationship, Mixed Methods Research
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Ewing, Donna L.; Monsen, Jeremy J.; Kielblock, Stephan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education affect its successful implementation within mainstream schools. This paper reviews nine questionnaires which capture primary school teachers' attitudes towards inclusion, with the aim to support researchers in selecting the most appropriate measure according to the purpose of their study. Most of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Questionnaires, Special Needs Students
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Melling, Richard; Swinson, Jeremy; Brett, Maggy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) scale was designed to detect the level and distribution of autistic-like traits across both the general population and those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Scores in the large normative samples were consistent with previous research in showing a continuous distribution of traits, implying that the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Scores, Measures (Individuals)
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Mohamed, Shaheen; Thomas, Miles – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This research investigates the perceptions of refugee children, refugee parents and school staff regarding the positive adaptation of refugee children in a new social context and the effects on mental health and psychological well-being. This included an exploration of resilience and the role of risk and protective factors. Few studies have…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Refugees, Parent Attitudes
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Anastasiou, Andri I.; Papachristou, Eleni M.; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The study compared teachers' and parents' views about elementary school children's psychosocial adjustment with and without a history of early grade retention. The sample included retained and non-retained students currently in Grades Two and Four (age range 7.5 to 11.6 years) in Cypriot public schools. The retained students experienced early…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Emotional Adjustment, Social Adjustment, Kindergarten
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Hughes, Cerian; Cline, Tony – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This study evaluated the efficacy of preschool Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), an early years curriculum designed to improve children's social and emotional competence, and reduce problem behaviour. Fifty-seven children aged three to four years took part in the study over one academic year. The control group (Group 1) received…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Education, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Putwain, Dave; Chamberlain, Suzanne; Daly, Anthony L.; Sadreddini, Shireen – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a multimodal and information technology (IT)-delivered intervention for test anxiety. Participants were randomly allocated to an intervention or waiting list group. Test anxiety was measured pre- and post-intervention and academic buoyancy, a construct that refers to students' capacity to withstand…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Intervention, Information Technology, Executive Function
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Evans, Margaret Jean; Cowell, Naina – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
The outcomes of a school improvement programme were measured in 26 primary schools over one year. Authorised pupil and staff absences and staff turnover decreased, and unauthorised pupil absences significantly increased ("p" < 0.05). Fixed-term exclusions significantly decreased ("p" < 0.001). The self-esteem of 316…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Elementary Schools, Teacher Persistence, Self Esteem
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Ewen, Mandy; Topping, Keith J. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
Limited research evidence pertains to the inter-related themes of personalised learning and curricular reform with young people who are disaffected with school or experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). The Extended New Directions (END) project aimed to provide flexible and individualised education to help re-engage…
Descriptors: Evidence, Stakeholders, Emotional Disturbances, Research Design
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Sandell, Rolf; Kimber, Birgitta; Andersson, Marie; Elg, Mattias; Fharm, Linus; Gustafsson, Niklas; Soderbaum, Wendela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This is a psychometric analysis of an instrument to assess the socio-emotional development of school students, How I Feel (HIF), developed as a situational judgment test, with scoring based on expert judgments. The HIF test was administered in grades 4-9, 1999-2005. Internal consistency, retest reliability, and year-to-year stability were…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Emotional Development, Psychometrics, Construct Validity
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Games, Fran; Curran, Anita; Porter, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This small-scale pilot research project investigates the prevalence of Speech Language and Communication Difficulties in a sample of children attending a Youth Offending Service in the UK. Using the CELF-4, approximately 90% of the sample displayed some form of language difficulty and, overall, this population displayed mild to moderate…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Measures (Individuals)
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Gillen, Alexia; Wright, Angela; Spink, Lucy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This study examines students' perceptions of factors they consider important in creating a positive classroom climate for learning. It investigates preferred learning environments and explores the associated elements identified by students. Four initial focus groups were employed with an inductive thematic analysis being undertaken to identify…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Measures (Individuals), Classroom Environment
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Wigelsworth, Michael; Humphrey, Neil; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Lendrum, Ann – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Recent policy developments (such as the Children's Plan) and the introduction of a new national strategy (the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme) have re-emphasised the importance of social and emotional skills in educational contexts. As such, educational psychologists are increasingly likely to be involved in the measurement of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Psychometrics, Emotional Development
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Jackson, Emily; Whitehead, Juliet; Wigford, Angie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Poor outcomes for Looked After Children (LAC) in relation to non-LAC have been well established by research. However, a small minority of LAC do achieve positive outcomes despite having experienced a number of risk factors. It is the process of resilience which is thought to enable individuals to experience positive outcomes. This study focused on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Risk, Emotional Disturbances
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