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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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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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Ahmed, Wondimu; Mudrey, Renee R. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This study examined how motivational factors (i.e., self-concept in science, enjoyment of science, and instrumental value of science) predict science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career aspirations using a nationally representative sample of 5,611 fifteen-year-old students (49.4% female) in the United States. The findings demonstrated…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Occupational Aspiration, Student Motivation, Self Concept
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Arslan, Gökmen; Renshaw, Tyler L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This study presents initial evidence supporting the language adaptation of a brief measure of youths' internalizing problems--the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS)--for use with Turkish adolescents within the context of school mental health screening. Results showed that responses to the Turkish version of the YIPS were characterized by…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Mental Health
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Schweder, Sabine – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
It is well known that self-efficacy positively affects students' learning behavior. However, less is known about this association in self-directed learning, which additionally promotes student's control strategies. To close this gap, this study tested whether control strategies mediate the association between self-efficacy and effort investment,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Independent Study, Secondary School Students, Metacognition
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Arslan, Gökmen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Universal screening is a useful way to identify emotional and behavioral problems and develop prevention or intervention strategies for adolescents at-risk in schools. The purpose of the present study is to report the preliminary development and validation of a brief and effective instrument--the Youth Externalizing Behavior Screener (YEBS)--aimed…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Hyperactivity
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Bodvin, Kathleen; Verschueren, Karine; Struyf, Elke – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Students of lower socioeconomic status and ethnic minority groups are underrepresented in extramural support services and overrepresented in special education. This raises questions about their participation in other student guidance trajectories and the support they receive from the school during the student guidance process. Therefore, a…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Low Income, Socioeconomic Status
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Hoferichter, Frances; Bakadorova, Olga; Raufelder, Diana; Francisco, Marilou B. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous cross-national studies on social motivation among secondary students from individualistic societies such as Germany and Canada found four different motivation types (MT) varying in class size: (a) teacher-dependent MT, (b) peer-dependent MT, (c) teacher- and peer-dependent MT, and (d) teacher- and peer-independent MT. The current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Teacher Influence
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Khamis, Vivian – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The study investigated whether religiosity mediates or moderates the relationship between war atrocities and inattention-hyperactivity in children from Gaza Strip and South Lebanon. Participants were 600 children aged 12-16 years, of whom 273 were males and 327 were females from public schools. Questionnaires were administered by two…
Descriptors: War, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Foreign Countries, Religion
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Poulou, Maria S.; Norwich, Brahm – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The satisfaction of adolescents' perceived psychological needs facilitates their academic achievement and adjustment within school. A first step in this direction is the identification of adolescents' psychological needs and the environmental factors to meet these needs. Based on the theory of Existence, Relatedness, and Growth, known as ERG, the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychological Needs, Public Schools, Secondary School Students
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Salinger, Rachel – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Mental health influences several major life outcomes. School-based treatment for mental health issues is the most effective intervention to support individuals with these problems. However, treatment availability and perceptions of mental health vary widely by country and their effects on the delivery and effectiveness of school-based mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, School Health Services, Cultural Differences
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Bear, George G.; Harris, Angela; Saraiva de Macedo Lisboa, Carolina; Holst, Bruna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Differences in self-reported perceptions of cognitive-behavioral and emotional engagement between students who were continuously promoted, retained once, or retained multiple times were examined in this study of 199 students, grades 5-9, in Brazil. Retained students reported significantly less cognitive-behavioral engagement than their promoted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students
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Blaskova, Lenka Janik; McLellan, Ros – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
This article explores the wellbeing experiences of 15-year-old students in Slovakia, who have repeatedly scored among the lowest ranks in the international reports on wellbeing (Program for International Student Assessment [PISA] 2003; PISA 2012; Health Behavior in School-Aged Children [HBSC] 2009/2010). In a qualitative enquiry, students from one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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Taal, Margot; Ekels, Elles; van der Valk, Cindel; van der Molen, Maurits – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study presents a review of intervention studies conducted in the Low Countries (i.e., The Netherlands and Flanders) focusing on social-emotional behaviors in the school. The primary purpose of this review was to assess whether studies included an operational definition of the intervention under study and reported data on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Social Behavior, Affective Behavior
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Bowles, Terence V. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
Social skills training is a long-standing intervention for adolescents with social anxiety, while self-esteem is often ignored. However, there is little evidence suggesting that those with social anxiety require social skills training or interventions associated with self-esteem. The aim of the research was to investigate whether social skills and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Anxiety, Adolescent Development, Interpersonal Competence
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