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Kush, Joseph C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fourth Edition, Italian adaptation (WISC-IV Itaian; Orsini, Pezzuti, & Picone, 2012; Wechsler, 2012) standardization sample was examined with exploratory factor analytic methods (EFA) not included in the "Technical Manual." Principal-axis extraction followed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Children, Factor Structure
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Matteucci, Maria Cristina; Farrell, Peter T. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Although the presence and practice of school psychology around the world has expanded considerably over the last 10¬†years, in Italy the profession is still in the process of development. The aim of the present study is to investigate the presence and practice of school psychologists in an Italian district, using a mixed-methods research design…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, School Districts, Psychological Services
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Borja, Amanda P.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Sarkar, Sreeroopa – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
Research points to the importance of sociocultural and developmental experiences in understanding children's social supports. The present study examines qualitative themes about children's social supports, derived from a multicountry study of 604 school-aged children (ages 4-19 years). Using the ecomap (a child-generated paper-and-pencil drawing…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Social Support Groups, Qualitative Research
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Fastame, Maria Chiara; Cherchi, Rossella; Penna, Maria Pietronilla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current research was aimed mainly at exploring the reliability of a short-screening tool developed to self-evaluate visuospatial abilities in children. We presented 290 Italian third, fourth, and fifth graders with the 16-item Shortened Visuospatial questionnaire and several objective measures of intellectual efficiency, such as Raven's…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Grade 3
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Frigerio, Alessandra; Montali, Lorenzo; Marzocchi, Gian Marco – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Teachers' perceptions of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can influence the diagnostic rates of the disorder and the management of children in schools. This study investigated the knowledge and perceptions of ADHD in a sample of 589 Italian primary school teachers using a self-report questionnaire that included the ADHD perceptions…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities