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Moreira, Paulo; Moreira, Fátima; Cunha, Diana; Inman, Richard A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) conceptualizes change as a process with five identifiable stages. Each stage has psychological characteristics that are manifestations of an underlying continuum of change. Surprisingly few studies have applied the TTM to understand the process involved with academic development. The objective of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Academic Achievement, Change
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Mozahem, Najib A.; Kozbar, Dana K.; Al Hassan, Ahmad W.; Mozahem, Laila A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play an important role in shaping the economies of countries. It is now well documented that females are underrepresented in these fields. This study examines whether gender differences exist in Lebanon with regard to the career choices of boys and girls at the secondary school level. Three hundred…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Factor Analysis
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Sideridis, Georgios D. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The purpose of the present study was to compare and contrast goal orientations with regard to stress experienced under conditions of pressure. Participants were 54 college students who participated in the study in response to extra credit. The experimental manipulation involved solving a tangram puzzle within a specific, short time under pressure…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Goal Orientation, Stress Variables, Physiology
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Fefer, Sarah A.; Gordon, Kayla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This study explores the relationship between discipline and perception of school climate among students in Grades 5 through 12 (N= 769). Students reported how many times they got in trouble (i.e., sent to the office, detention, suspension) and rated their perceptions of school climate overall and on specific subscales. The results suggest that…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Discipline, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Thomas, Christopher L.; Cassady, Jerrell C.; Heath, Joshua A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
Test anxiety has been identified as a substantial barrier to student success at all educational levels. Given the ubiquitous presence of test anxiety, there have been many attempts to provide readily available measures of test anxiety to help identify learners at-risk for adverse academic outcomes. The purpose of the current study was to test the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Test Anxiety, Structural Equation Models, At Risk Students
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O'Connor, Kim M.; Hayes, Ben – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The current review explored effective school-based intervention for children with behavioral difficulties in mainstream primary schools. A search of the literature identified 17 journal articles that investigated a variety of targeted individual and group interventions to address externalizing behaviors. Target behaviors addressed included both…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness
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Luthar, Suniya S.; Kumar, Nina L.; Zillmer, Nicole – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
Teachers in the US are now considered integral to promoting students' mental health; here we report on two major challenges for educators in high achieving schools (HAS). The first involves high adjustment disturbances among students. We present data on nine HAS cohorts showing elevated rates of clinically significant symptoms relative to norms;…
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, Mental Health, Health Promotion, Barriers
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Luthar, Suniya S.; Mendes, Skyler H. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The focus of this article is on the important need for educators in trauma-informed schools to receive ongoing support themselves. That K-12 teachers should attend to their students' mental health is now commonly emphasized and indeed is invaluable for prevention purposes. At the same time, teachers in general are at high risk for burnout, and…
Descriptors: Trauma, School Health Services, Mental Health, Well Being
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Matsopoulos, Anastassios; Gavogiannaki, Mariza; Griva, Artemis-Margarita – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This paper investigates parental perceptions and evaluation of the implementation of a European resilience-focused curriculum (RESCUR) in a sample of Greek schools. RESCUR, which includes six resilience-promoting skill areas, was implemented in 28 elementary classrooms in the Southern region of Crete, Greece. Parental perceptions and views were…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation, Resilience (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Kangas-Dick, Kayleigh; O'Shaughnessy, Emily – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
In this article we discuss teacher resilience and the critical role it plays in preventing attrition and burnout in schools. Using a bioecological model, we examine protective and risk factors that promote or inhibit teacher resilience at the levels of the "person," "microsystem," "mesosystem," and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Burnout, Faculty Mobility
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Twum-Antwi, Akwasi; Jefferies, Philip; Ungar, Michael – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
A multisystemic model of resilience suggests that the capacity of one system to cope with atypical stress improves the capacity of co-occurring systems. In this paper, we review research demonstrating this relationship, where the more resilient caregivers are, the more likely children are to experience the promotive and protective factors they…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Educational Environment, Resilience (Psychology), Caregiver Child Relationship
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Theron, Linda; van Rensburg, Angelique – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This article's purpose is directed by three, previously unanswered questions. First, which parent-figures (i.e., biological and social parents), if any, do adolescents from two disadvantaged communities in South Africa identify when they explain the process of their personal resilience? Second, do rural and urban adolescents report the same…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, Resilience (Psychology)
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Toren, Nurit Kaplan; Schlesinger, Ronit; Musher-Eizenman, Dara – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This study focused on Arabs and Jewish pre-service teachers' perception of body image. Body image is a major component of our well-being. Western culture attributes specific characteristics to women based on their body shapes, which significantly influences their functioning. The aim of this study was to examine cultural differences in attitudes…
Descriptors: Arabs, Jews, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Shiakou, M.; Piki, L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This study describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a dramatized scenario as a tool for educating primary schoolchildren (n = 150) on bullying. One of this study's main aims was to assess whether the scenario was successful at educating children on the critical characteristics of bullying endorsed by the majority of the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Drama, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Ni, Hong; Li, Chieh; Li, Beilei; Xi, Honghua – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This study used ClassMaps Survey to investigate third to fifth grade elementary students' perceptions of five relational (e.g., teacher-student relationships and peer friendships) and three individual (e.g., academic self-efficacy and behavioral self-control) resilience-promoting factors in classrooms in China and the United States. Examination of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Students
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