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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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Nalipay, Ma. Jenina N.; Bernardo, Allan B. I.; Tarroja, Maria Caridad H.; Bautista, Ma. Lourdes C. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is an assessment tool that has been translated into various languages for use with school-aged children in different cultures. The English form is used in the Philippines, but there is no published evidence on the CBCL's structural validity when used with Filipino-English bilingual respondents. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Check Lists, Child Behavior, Test Validity
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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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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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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; López-Pinar, Carlos; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The factorial structure of the WISC-IV for 859 Spanish children diagnosed with ADHD was examined. A bifactor model with the four factors first identified by Wechsler (2003a) was the best fit to the data. The Coding and Symbol Search subtests were particularly poor measures of "g" but relatively strong measures of the Processing Speed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Test Validity
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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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James, Kate; Hannah, Elizabeth F. S. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
In Ireland, dyslexic students can apply for reasonable accommodations in Leaving Certificate examinations. One such accommodation is the Spelling and Grammar Waiver (SGW). Questions have been raised regarding its validity, and it has been suggested that it gives an unfair advantage. Mock Leaving Certificate English paper scripts were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spelling, Grammar, Dyslexia
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Watkins, Marley W.; Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The reliability and factorial validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fifth Edition: Canadian (WISC-V[superscript CDN]) was investigated. The higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2014b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. An alternative bifactor model with four group factors and one general factor,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Validity
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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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Wang, Cixin; Yang, Chunyan; Jiang, Xu; Furlong, Michael – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The Social Emotional Health Survey-Primary (SEHS-P) was originally developed to assess U.S. elementary students' positive psychological traits: gratitude, zest, optimism, and persistence, and the higher-order latent construct of covitality. The present study evaluated the validity of a Chinese version of SEHS-P with a sample of 653 Chinese…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Student Surveys, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Telef, Bülent Baki; Furlong, Michael J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigated the psychometric properties of a Turkish-language adaptation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey-Secondary (SEHS-S), a measure of core psychological assets hypothesized to be associated with adolescents' flourishing mental health. Convenience samples of students (Grades 9-12) from six Turkish high schools were used;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Translation, Surveys
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Bear, George G.; Holst, Bruna; Lisboa, Carolina; Chen, Dandan; Yang, Chunyan; Chen, Fang Fang – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This study presents evidence of the validity and reliability of scores for the newly developed Brazilian Portuguese version of the Delaware School Climate Survey-Student (Brazilian DSCS-S). The sample consisted of 378 students, grades 5 through 9, attending four private and three public schools in southern Brazil. Confirmatory factor analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Scores
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Daniel, Sarah R.; Jordan, Michelle E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Collaborative group work plays an important part in postsecondary education, and the ability to assess the quality of such group work is useful for both students and instructors. The purpose of this study was to develop a self-report measure of students' perceptions of the quality of their interactions during collaborative educational tasks.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Macrine, Sheila L.; Heji, Hayat; Sabri, Amel; Dalton, Sara – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Developmental screening has become an established component of child health programs in many developed countries. The research objective of this project was to translate and adapt a developmental assessment (Oregon Project Skills Inventory) for use with young children with visual impairments who speak Arabic. The study was prompted by the lack of…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Semitic Languages, Young Children, Screening Tests
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Quirk, Matthew; Mayworm, Ashley; Furlong, Michael J.; Grimm, Ryan; Rebelez, Jennica – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the dimensionality and measurement invariance of the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP), a brief screening tool designed for use as a universal school readiness assessment. Teachers rated the readiness of 10,031 children during the first month of kindergarten in four ethnically diverse, medium-sized school districts…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Screening Tests, School Readiness, Factor Analysis
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