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Scales, Peter C.; Van Boekel, Martin; Pekel, Kent; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
We examined how middle-school students' motivation, belonging, school climate, and grade point average (GPA) are affected by students experiencing developmental relationships--those that go beyond teachers being caring (e.g., showing warmth to students) and providing challenge (e.g., high expectations) to also include teachers providing support,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade Point Average, Middle School Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Goldstein, Sara E.; Lee, Chih-Yuan Steven; Gunn, John F., III; Bradley, Shaniqua; Lummer, Shannon; Boxer, Paul – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The present study explores concurrent relations between social support, gender, susceptibility to peer influence, and peer-based aggression and harassment in a socioeconomically and racially diverse sample of 774 seventh and eighth grade students. Results indicate that students perceiving lower support from their family or school were relatively…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Middle School Students, Social Support Groups, Bullying
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Bryce, Crystal I.; Alexander, Brittany L.; Fraser, Ashley M.; Fabes, Richard A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Hope--a multidimensional positive motivational state--is particularly salient with adolescents in the school setting. Cognitive hope focuses on goal attainment cognitions whereas behavioral hope focuses on actions required for goal attainment. Studies rarely examine the contribution of each type of hope to adolescents' academic functioning and…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Cognitive Processes, Adolescents, Well Being
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Tomás, José Manuel; Gutiérrez, Melchor; Georgieva, Sylvia; Hernández, Miosotis – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Achievement in the academic settings has long lasting positive outcomes. In this study, hope, self-efficacy, and engagement are linked to academic success. The aims of this study were to test a model which predicts academic success in the Dominican Republic while testing for the mediator role of engagement. The sample was composed of 614…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Positive Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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Newell, Kirsten W.; Codding, Robin S.; Fortune, Tara W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Students learning to read in more than one language are a growing population in schools. Early screening and identification of reading difficulties may lead to better outcomes for all students. Oral reading fluency (ORF) is one tool shown to be both a reliable measure of reading and an accurate method to identify students at risk for poor reading…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, English Language Learners, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Dart, Evan H.; Collier-Meek, Melissa A.; Chambers, Caitlyn; Murphy, Ashley – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Assessing the degree to which interventions are implemented in school settings is critical to making decisions about student outcomes. School psychologists may not be available to regularly conduct observations of intervention implementation, however, their data may be used alongside other methods for multi-informant assessment. Teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Integrity
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Strait, Gerald G.; Turner, Jenna; Stinson, Diana; Harrison, Samanthia; Bagheri, Rojan; Perez, Tanya; Smith, Bradley H.; Gonzalez, Jorge; Anderson, Jacqueline R.; Simpson, Jill; McQuillin, Sam D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Many schools use paraprofessionals to implement and monitor interventions. Though paraprofessionals are cost-effective, many questions remain about the training and skills they need to implement a wide array of school-based interventions. In this study, we compare paraprofessionals' (i.e., undergraduates) implementation of the Group-Academic…
Descriptors: Mentors, Paraprofessional Personnel, Intervention, Cost Effectiveness
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Andreou, Eleni; Roussi-Vergou, Christina; Didaskalou, Eleni; Skrzypiec, Grace – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The aim of the current study was to examine the role of resilience in the victimization experiences of students and their subjective well-being as well as to explore gender and age-related effects. Initially, 558 students (52.15% male) from grades 6 to 10 participated in the study completing The Student Aggression and Victimization Questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Resilience (Psychology), Gender Differences
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Hutchison, Morica; Russell, Beth S.; Wink, Mackenzie N. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Childhood exposure to traumatic experiences and subsequent psychological symptoms increase the risk for lifelong behavioral and mental health problems, including depression diagnoses, reduced adaptive coping strategies, substance abuse, and early death, with negative impacts on children's social development and academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Trauma, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Martin, Scott B.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Guided by the biopsychosocial model, we examined (a) the prevalence of weight control behaviors (WCBs; i.e., trying to stay the same weight, lose weight, gain weight, or do nothing about weight) among early adolescent boys by race/ethnicity and grade level, and (b) how the boys' perceptions of sociocultural pressures (from parents, peers, and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Males, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Sun, Meilu; Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong; Liu, Fangtong – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The current study validated the Homework Goal Orientation Scale (HGOS) for secondary school students. Results revealed that HGOS consisted of two distinct but related subscales: mastery-approach and performance-approach. Given satisfactory measurement invariance, the latent mean differences were then examined across gender (males vs. females) and…
Descriptors: Homework, Goal Orientation, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students
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Niileksela, Christopher R.; Templin, Jonathan – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Confirmatory latent profile analysis (CLPA) was used with the normative sample from the "Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement," 3rd ed. (KTEA-3) to determine whether it was possible to identify a latent class of individuals whose scores were consistent with the academic strengths and weaknesses related to dyslexia. The CLPA identified…
Descriptors: Identification, Dyslexia, Achievement Tests, Profiles
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Rosário, Pedro; Cunha, Jennifer; Nunes, Ana Rita; Moreira, Tânia; Núñez, José Carlos; Xu, Jianzhong – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers' homework follow-up practices, the in-class strategies teachers use to monitor their students' homework assignments, have an impact on their students' homework behaviors and academic achievement. The current study explored the perspectives of middle school mathematics teachers on the three domains of homework follow-up: the practices used…
Descriptors: Homework, Teaching Methods, Student Behavior, Middle School Teachers
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Liang, Christopher T. H.; Rocchino, Gabrielle H.; Gutekunst, Malaïka H. C.; Smithson, Annalisa – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Abstract Masculinity ideology is argued to be associated with academic outcomes. However, relatively few studies have examined these associations. This study examines the associations between masculinity ideology and academic skepticism, self-presentation of low achievement, academic engagement, academic initiative, and self-regulation, above and…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Ideology, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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Parker, Janise S.; Shum, Kai Zhuang; Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Ferron, John; Dedrick, Robert F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study explored how adaptive help seeking was related to academic self-efficacy, perfectionism (maladaptive and adaptive), attitudes toward help seeking (perceived benefits and perceived threats), and teacher emotional support among 311 grade 9 students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes. Significant bivariate links…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Help Seeking, Middle School Students, Grade 9
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