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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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Clark, Kelly N.; Dorio, Nicole B.; Eldridge, Morgan A.; Malecki, Christine K.; Demaray, Michelle K. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Grit has been defined as passionate perseverance toward long-term challenging goals and it is associated with various positive outcomes for youth, including academic achievement. However, less is known about these associations for the two facets of grit (i.e., perseverance of effort, consistency of interest) and few studies have examined the link…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Academic Achievement, Social Support Groups, Academic Persistence
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Parker, Janise S.; Amabile, Avery; Oliver, Emily; Garnes, Jasmine; Sarathy, Ashwini – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
We conducted four focus group interviews with 24 high school youth to examine facilitators and barriers to African American high school students' expression of various self-determination skills (e.g., choice/decision making, self-advocacy, goal setting, and attainment etc.). The majority of our research participants were African American, with one…
Descriptors: Barriers, African American Students, High School Students, Self Determination
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Abdollahi, Abbas; Panahipour, Sana; Akhavan Tafti, Mahnaz; Allen, Kelly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Academic stress is a commonly reported affective state by high school students that can be accompanied by unwanted and unhelpful short-and long-term implications including a low sense of school belonging. Understanding how academic stress may be alleviated or managed by students is an essential consideration for all schools concerned with student…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Academic Achievement, Student School Relationship, High School Students
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Taslidere, Erdal – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The current study aimed to determine and predict 12th-grade students' physics achievement in terms of some selected cognitive, physics-related effective, personal, and socioeconomic characteristics in Turkey. Four hundred and ninety-six students (273 female and 223 male) from 18 high schools formed the study group. Findings indicated that…
Descriptors: Grade 12, High School Students, Physics, Science Achievement
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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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Dong, Zehua; Li, Min; Minstrell, Jim; Cui, Yunhuo – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
Science motivation is an important factor that directly influences students' science learning. Numerous studies have been undertaken to develop and validate questionnaire items for measuring students' motivation in science learning. This study is the first longitudinal examination of the Chinese version of Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Learning Motivation, Chinese, Science Education
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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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Meyer, Melanie S.; Cranmore, Jeff – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
For academically advanced college-bound students, decisions about where to apply, and ultimately, where to enroll are influenced by a wide range of factors. One key factor in the decision-making process is access to quality information about universities. This qualitative descriptive study used semistructured interviews with 10 high school seniors…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, College Bound Students, High School Seniors, Advanced Students
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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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Kim, Sung Reul; Kim, Hye Young; Kim, Ji Young; Kim, Hyun Kyung – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to identify the association between type D personality and smoking cessation among high school students who had participated in a stop smoking program. From 27 high schools, we recruited 279 smoking students who had participated in a stop smoking program between May 29, 2015, and January 25, 2016. About 26.5% of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Smoking, Failure
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Hutchins, Bryan C.; Arshavsky, Nina; Edmunds, Julie A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study examined why some seniors attending Early College High Schools did not plan to continue their education at a 4-year college immediately after graduation despite attending schools designed to provide coordinated academic and social supports with the expectation that all students would continue their education. Most students in our study…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Graduates, College Preparation, Noncollege Bound Students
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Doumas, Diana M.; Midgett, Aida; Watts, April D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Although school-based programs are effective at decreasing bullying, the majority of studies have been conducted with elementary and middle school students. We conducted a pilot study using a randomized controlled design investigating the social validity of a brief, bullying bystander program adapted to be age-appropriate for high school students…
Descriptors: Bullying, High School Students, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Ottmar, Erin – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study investigates relations between cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal opportunities, noncognitive outcomes, and student achievement in 1,096 students from 20 high schools (10 Deeper Learning [DL] network, 10 control) who participated in the Study of DL (SDL). DL is an umbrella term used to encompass the cognitive, interpersonal,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development
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