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Dandy, Justine; Durkin, Kevin; Barber, Bonnie L.; Houghton, Stephen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
There are ethnic group differences in academic achievement among Australian students, with Aboriginal students performing substantially below and Asian students above their peers. One factor that may contribute to these effects is societal stereotypes of Australian Asian and Aboriginal students, which may bias teachers' evaluations and influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Educational Objectives, Indigenous Populations, Academic Achievement
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Houghton, Stephen; Tan, Carol; Khan, Umneea; Carroll, Annemaree – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2013
The Adapted Self-Report Delinquency Scale (ASDS) was administered to 328 adolescents (174 males and 154 females) from eight high schools in Perth, Western Australia. The ages of the sample ranged from 13 to 17 years. Males reported a greater percentage level of involvement than females in 36 of 40 individual delinquent behaviours comprising the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Delinquency, High School Students, Gender Differences
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O'Rourke, John; Houghton, Stephen – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2008
The Student Perceptions of Classroom Support Scale (SPCS), which measures the perceptions of students with mild disabilities of academic and social support mechanisms implemented in regular classrooms, was administered to 60 secondary school-aged students. Data were obtained with reference to curricular, instructional, physical and peer support…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Mild Disabilities
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Kellner, Rick; Houghton, Stephen; Douglas, Graham – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study investigated the peer-related social functioning of 291 children, ages 8-17, diagnosed with varying attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) subtypes. Subjects were given the Interpersonal Relationships Questionnaire. Analyses of variance revealed significant differences in self-reports by group for five of six questionnaire…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Elementary Secondary Education
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Carroll, Annemaree; Green, Shauna; Houghton, Stephen; Wood, Robert – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2003
This study examined the relationship between Australian high school students' (n=965) self-reported delinquency and the importance of their social reputations. Students with low delinquency involvement, females, and older students tended to desire a more conforming reputation than those with high delinquency involvement, males, or younger…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Delinquency, Foreign Countries, High Schools