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Trach, Jessica; Lee, Matthew; Hymel, Shelley – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
A substantial body of evidence verifies that social-emotional learning (SEL) can be effectively taught in schools and can reduce the prevalence and impact of emotional and behavioral problems (EBP) among children and youth. Although the positive effects of SEL on individual student's emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes have been…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Relationship, Group Dynamics
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Kornienko, Olga; Dishion, Thomas J.; Ha, Thao – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
This study examined longitudinal changes in peer network selection and influence associated with self-reported antisocial behavior (AB) and violent behavior (VB) over the course of middle school in a sample of ethnically diverse adolescents. Youth and families were randomly assigned to a school-based intervention focused on the prevention of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Peer Groups, Correlation, Peer Influence
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Carter, Erik W. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
For adolescents with severe disabilities, efforts to enhance the social dimensions of schooling are widely advocated, yet rarely implemented. The peer interactions and relationships so critical to school success and individual well-being can be elusive for many students with intellectual disability, autism, and multiple disabilities. This article…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Severe Disabilities, Intervention, Adolescents
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Cappella, Elise; Hwang, Sophia H. J.; Kieffer, Michael J.; Yates, Miranda – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Given the potential of afterschool programs to support youth in urban, low-income communities, we examined the role of afterschool classroom ecology in the academic outcomes of Latino and African American youth with and without social-behavioral risk. Using multireporter methods and multilevel analysis, we find that positive classroom ecology…
Descriptors: Urban Programs, After School Programs, Hispanic American Students, African American Students
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van den Berg, Y. H. M.; Stoltz, S. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Inclusive education has brought new challenges for teachers, including the search for a suitable place in the classroom for children with externalizing problems. In the current study, we examined whether a careful rearrangement of the classroom seats could promote social acceptance and more prosocial behaviors for children with externalizing…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Inclusion
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Lee, David L. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Managing social dynamics is a critical aspect of creating a positive learning environment in classrooms. In this paper three key interrelated ideas, reinforcement, function, and motivating operations, are discussed with relation to managing social behavior.
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Classroom Environment, Social Behavior, Reinforcement
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Watabe, Yuko; Owens, Julie S.; Serrano, Verenea; Evans, Steven W. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Previous literature suggests that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibit a positive bias (PB), defined as an over-estimation of one's own ability as compared with actual ability. However, it is possible that the larger discrepancy (i.e., PB) in children with ADHD is accounted for by lower competence levels rather…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Competence, Bias
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January, Stacy-Ann A.; Lambert, Matthew C.; Epstein, Michael H.; Spooner, Mary; Gebreselassie, Tesfayi – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Community-based systems of care (SOC) provide a range of services to students with significant emotional and behavioral difficulties and their families. However, little is known about the educational characteristics and functioning of students at enrollment in SOC. The purpose of this study was to replicate and extend previous research by…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Mikami, Amori Yee; Münch, Lisa Pauline; Hudec, Kristen L. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
We examined the extent to which children's skilled understanding and production of appropriate language (verbal ability) may relate to their peer functioning. Participants included two independent samples of children with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD; Study 1, N = 124; Study 2, N = 137) who were administered a…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Gender Differences, Verbal Ability, Clinical Diagnosis
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George, Melissa W.; Zaheer, Imad; Kern, Lee; Evans, Steven W. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Mental health service utilization research is needed for students who are likely to receive school mental health services, yet little research exists for adolescents experiencing emotional/behavioral problems and school impairment. This study addressed this gap using secondary data analyses conducted on baseline data from a large trial testing…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Drug Therapy, Emotional Disturbances
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Kilgus, Stephen P.; Eklund, Katie; Maggin, Daniel M.; Taylor, Crystal N.; Allen, Amanda N. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
The purpose of this study was to conduct reliability and validity generalization meta-analyses of evidence regarding the "Student Risk Screening Scale" (SRSS), a universal screener for externalizing behavior problems. A systematic review of the literature resulted in the identification of 17 studies inclusive of evidence regarding SRSS…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Screening Tests, Behavior Rating Scales, Test Reliability
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Owens, Julie Sarno; Holdaway, Alex S.; Smith, Jessica; Evans, Steven W.; Himawan, Lina K.; Coles, Erika K.; Girio-Herrera, Erin; Mixon, Clifton S.; Egan, Theresa E.; Dawson, Anne E. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
In this study, we (a) describe patterns of challenging student behaviors (classwide and for a target student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]) and teacher behaviors (i.e., praise, commands, and responses to challenging behavior) in kindergarten through Grade 5 classrooms, (b) examine the relations between these behaviors, and…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, Positive Reinforcement
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McCarthy, Alyssa E.; Young, Jami F.; Benas, Jessica S.; Gallop, Robert J. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Previous research has demonstrated the effectiveness of school-based depression prevention programs in reducing depressive symptoms and improving functioning. This study examined whether these programs have positive effects on school-related outcomes. Students at 10 middle and high schools in New Jersey were randomized to weekly sessions of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, School Counseling, Group Counseling
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Nadeem, Erum; Waterman, Jill; Foster, Jared; Paczkowski, Emilie; Belin, Thomas R.; Miranda, Jeanne – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2017
This exploratory longitudinal study examined behavioral outcomes and parenting stress among families with children adopted from foster care, taking into account environmental and biological risk factors. Child internalizing and externalizing problems and parenting stress were assessed in 82 adopted children and their families at 2 months…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Mental Health, Psychological Patterns, Child Rearing
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Walker, Jennifer D.; Brigham, Frederick J. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2017
Sixteen general and special education teachers were randomly assigned to one of four teams that were to make manifestation determinations using two different "hidden profiles" case studies based on students with an emotional behavioral disability. One case study was constructed to support a decision of the behavior not being a…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Case Studies
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