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Kikas, Eve – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Estonia is a small republic that has undergone several big societal changes (from belonging to the Soviet Union to becoming a free republic, and the process of integrating into the European Union) during the last several decades. Psychology has been taught as a separate discipline starting from 1968, but its content has been changed from very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Context Effect
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Sørlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This paper reviews literature on the rationale, challenges, and recommendations for choosing a nonequivalent comparison (NEC) group design when evaluating intervention effects. After reviewing frequently addressed threats to validity, the paper describes recommendations for strengthening the research design and how the recommendations were…
Descriptors: Validity, Research Design, Experiments, Prevention
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Woods, Kevin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Demographic characteristics of professional preparation programs for practitioner educational psychologists in England together with significant recent national and social influences upon this activity are discussed. The paper then provides an original case illustration of the orientation and structure of the preparation program at the University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, School Psychologists, Counselor Training
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Lappalainen, Kristiina; Savolainen, Hannu; Sointu, Erkko T.; Epstein, Michael H. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the cross-informant agreement among student self-report, teacher report, and parent report on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire translated into Finnish (SDQ-Fin) and estimated mean convergent and divergent correlations with a sample of fifth-grade Finnish students (N = 588) and the cross-informant agreement among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Finno Ugric Languages, Grade 5
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Shajith, Bindiya I.; Erchul, William P. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Parental involvement in children's school activities is beneficial for children's academic and social competence. However, parental involvement tends to decrease as children become older and it is therefore important to promote parental involvement at the secondary level, especially in middle schools. Frequent, positive home-school communications…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Regression (Statistics), Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Ofoha, Dorothy; Saidu, Rosemary – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Despite the evidence pointing to its detrimental child outcomes, physical punishment remains one of the most commonly used techniques to discipline children in many Nigerian homes. Research has revealed that a majority of Nigerian parents are not aware of the negative consequences. They are also not aware of nonaversive ways to discipline…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Gallagher, Shane; Dunsmuir, Sandra – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
The current study adds to the growing research into the modern phenomenon of cyberbullying, which can threaten the psychological, psychosocial, and physical health of children and young people. The relationship between traditional bullying and cyberbullying was examined by means of self and peer report measures. The sample consisted of 239…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Asamsama, Octaviana Hemmy; Huang, Leesa; Nelson, R. Brett; Chen, Cin-Ru; Huang, Lily; Kwon, Kyongboon; Kodama, Naoko – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Relative to positive psychology, a focus on increasing psychological well-being has been recently supported. Positive psychology is the study of influences and processes that contribute to the successful and optimal functioning of individuals. Nurturing and encouraging wellness competencies creates a buffer against mental illness and fosters…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Mental Health, Wellness
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Yildiz, Mustafa; Yildirim, Kasim; Ates, Seyit; Rasinski, Timothy; Fitzgerald, Shawn; Zimmerman, Belinda – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This research study focused on the relationships among the various components of reading fluency components (word recognition accuracy, automaticity, and prosody), as well as their relationships with reading comprehension among fifth-grade students in Turkey. A total of 119 fifth-grade elementary school students participated in the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Fluency
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Ahtola, Annarilla; Kiiski-Mäki, Hanna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Indirect work of school psychologists has not actualized itself widely in everyday practices. To understand this contradiction, the working environment of school psychologists, that is, the school, is worthy of closer examination. In the present study, we wanted to find out which factors affect school professionals' perceptions of school…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Joyce-Beaulieu, Diana; Rossen, Eric – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
School psychology in the United States continues to evolve in response to shifts in the country's demographic characteristics, an increasing focus on the importance of child mental health, together with health and education reforms. The landscape of school psychological services in the United States also is shaped through the changing roles and…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Context Effect, Demography
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Sharoni, Varda; Natur, Nazeh – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
The goals of this study were to adapt the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT) into Arabic, to compare recall functioning among age groups (6:0 to 17:11), and to compare gender differences on various memory dimensions (immediate and delayed recall, learning rate, recognition, proactive interferences, and retroactive interferences). This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Verbal Learning, Measures (Individuals)
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Reschly, Amy L.; Betts, Joseph; Appleton, James J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of two measures of student engagement, the Student Engagement Instrument (SEI) and the Motivation-Engagement Scale (MES), with adolescents in the southeastern United States. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed an acceptable fit of the SEI and a relatively poor fit of the MES in this sample.…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Test Validity, Psychometrics
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Bear, George G.; Yang, Chunyan; Glutting, Joseph; Huang, Xishan; He, Xianyou; Zhang, Wei; Chen, Dandan – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
Several previous studies have found that Chinese students perceive teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships more favorably than American students. In this study we examined if the same holds true with respect to teachers' perceptions. Also examined were both students' and teachers' perceptions of conduct problems. The sample…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Multivariate Analysis, Teacher Attitudes
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Penderi, Efthymia; Petrogiannis, Konstantinos; McDermott, Paul – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
New developments in the kindergartens in Greece have necessitated the availability of assessment tools that cover a wide range of children's skills and competencies that are related to the promotion of children's learning and development. The present study focuses on children's approaches to learning and aims to provide evidence for the Greek form…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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