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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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Lambert, Matthew C.; Sointu, Erkko T.; Epstein, Michael H. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Child assessment practices have undergone, and are continuing to undergo, significant changes. Among the most prominent changes is the movement toward measuring child well-being, in general, and emotional and behavioral strengths, in particular. The Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale (BERS) is a strength-based instrument which is widely used in…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Translation, Psychometrics, Scores
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Pendergast, Laura L.; Jones, Paul; Scharf, Rebecca; Rasheed, Muneera; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Murray-Kolb, Laura E.; Rasmussen, Zeba; Svensen, Erling; Tofail, Fahmida; Seidman, Jessica C.; Caulfield, Laura E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Characteristics of temperament have been shown to predict aspects of personality and psychopathology. Approach temperament (i.e., sensitivity, reactivity, and behavioral disposition toward reward stimuli) may be a particularly salient predictor of developmental outcomes (e.g., Nigg, 2006; Shiner & Caspi, 2003). However, there is little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Rating Scales, Infants
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Farrell, Peter; McFarland, Max; Gonzalez, Ruth; Hass, Michael; Stiles, Deborah A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
The development of rigorous and universally respected quality assurance procedures that monitor and recognize the delivery of effective and ethically responsible public services has become increasingly evident in many countries. However, within professional psychology, these developments generally are located in individual countries. With a few…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Global Approach, School Psychologists, Counselor Training