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Ashworth, Emma; Humphrey, Neil; Lendrum, Ann; Hennessey, Alexandra – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
This mixed-methods study examines two moderators of the impact of the Good Behavior Game--implementation variability, participant risk status, and the interaction between them--as predictors of behavioral and academic outcomes. Quantitative data from 38 primary schools were utilized, with outcome data collected at baseline and 2-year follow-up.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Intervention, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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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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Jones, Corey; Graybill, Emily; Barger, Brian; Roach, Andrew T. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Through this study we compared different informants and different behavior screening tools that are available to screen for behavioral and emotional risk. We examined screening results from 100 students from a high school with a high achiever's magnet program in the Southeastern United States (school demographics: 71% female and 79% black,…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Student Behavior, Screening Tests, High School Students
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Carroll, Annemaree; McCarthy, Molly; Houghton, Stephen; Sanders O'Connor, Emma – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The effectiveness of universal social emotional learning (SEL) programs are dependent on the incorporation of best practice principles, including an evaluative component. In the present study, the effects of a best practice, teacher-led SEL program was examined with 854 children aged 8-12 years. KooLKIDS uses an interactive multimedia format and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Children
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Lawrence, Roxanne C.; Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca J.; Bichay-Awadalla, Krystal; Futterer, Jenna N.; Bailey, Jhonelle – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
To address gaps in the availability of validated measures that assess early childhood teachers' workplace experiences, the current study examined the validity of the Early Childhood Teacher Experiences Scale (ECTES) for use in a diverse Head Start program. Mean differences in the ECTES dimensions of self-efficacy, job stress, and school support…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Test Reliability, Factor Structure
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O'Handley, Roderick D.; Olmi, D. Joe; Dufrene, Brad A.; Tingstrom, Daniel H.; Whipple, Heather – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Behavior-specific praise (BSP) and other forms of positive feedback and public acknowledgment are underutilized in secondary classrooms. Surprisingly, few studies have evaluated the independent effects of BSP in these settings. Using a multiple baseline design with an embedded A/B/B + C condition sequence, the purpose of the current study was to…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Feedback (Response), Secondary School Students, Student Behavior
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Battal, Jill; Pearrow, Melissa M.; Kaye, Amy J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Urban communities are disproportionality impacted by issues such as community violence, leaving children at higher risk of trauma, and increased adverse childhood experiences. This applied study addresses a research-to-practice gap by demonstrating the longitudinal impact of a district-initiated, school-wide multitiered systems of support approach…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students
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Wienen, Albert W.; Reijnders, Inge; van Aggelen, Marleen H.; Bos, Elske H.; Batstra, Laura; de Jonge, Peter – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
School-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) is a systemic approach for implementing a proactive schoolwide discipline and for improving students' academic and behavioral outcomes by targeting the school's organizational and social culture. With a multilevel approach, the present study evaluates the relative effectiveness of SWPBS on teachers'…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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O'Malley, Meagan D.; Wolf-Prusan, Leora; Lima Rodriguez, Cecilia; Xiong, Randy; Swarts, Mary Rose – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Threat-assessment procedures are advanced for their utility in reducing racial disparities in punitive and exclusionary school discipline outcomes. Generally unexamined, however, is bias in who gets referred for school-based threat assessment and under what circumstances. Cultural-competence considerations hold promise for addressing sources of…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Racial Differences, Discipline, Racial Bias
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Burnette, Anna Grace; Huang, Francis; Maeng, Jennifer L.; Cornell, Dewey – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Threat assessment is a violence prevention strategy used to investigate and respond to threats to harm others. In 2013, Virginia mandated the use of threat assessment teams for threats to self and to others, effectively subsuming suicide assessment with threat assessment and raising questions about the distinction between the two practices. In a…
Descriptors: Suicide, Incidence, Violence, Prevention
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Collier-Meek, Melissa A.; Sanetti, Lisa M. H.; Boyle, Ashley M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers are responsible for delivering classroom-management plans and behavior support plans; however, many struggle to implement them consistently. Low levels of treatment integrity may be the result of various implementation barriers. No study has been conducted to examine teachers' experience of these barriers within the context of specific…
Descriptors: Barriers, Program Implementation, Classroom Techniques, Positive Behavior Supports
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Green, Jennifer H.; Passarelli, Rebecca E.; Smith-Millman, Mills K.; Wagers, Keshia; Kalomiris, Anne E.; Scott, Madeline N. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Clinicians and training programs strive to implement evidence-based practices and manualized treatments with fidelity. However, the constraints of a local setting may limit the extent to which this is possible. In the current study, an adapted model of an evidence-based social-emotional learning small group curriculum, the Incredible Years…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Development, Emotional Development, Evidence Based Practice
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Egan, Theresa E.; Wymbs, Frances A.; Owens, Julie Sarno; Evans, Steven W.; Hustus, Chelsea; Allan, Darcey M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers' adoption and implementation of evidence-based programs is often limited. Program characteristics may be important facilitators or barriers of use, yet little is known about which attributes influence teacher decisions. Using a discrete choice experiment with a sample of general education elementary teachers (N = 230), we examined (a)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preferences, Intervention, School Role
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Huk, Oksana; Terjesen, Mark D.; Cherkasova, Lina – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Irrational beliefs have been linked to negative unhealthy emotions that can contribute to occupational burnout. Maladaptive cognitive schemas, such as irrational beliefs, are theorized to interfere with an appraisal of the perceived balance of resources and demands. The aim of the current study is to investigate the extent to which irrational…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Self Efficacy, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
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Kulkarni, Tara; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Recent studies report the cumulative prevalence of behavioral disorders among school-age children to be second only to anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, by the time behavior has been identified as needing special education services, patterns of disruptive and externalizing behavior have often become unremitting. If at-risk behavior can be reliably…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Kindergarten
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