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González-Cabrera, Joaquín; Sánchez-Álvarez, Nicolás; Calvete, Esther; León-Mejía, Ana; Orue, Izaskun; Machimbarrena, Juan M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
This study created a Spanish triangulated version of the European Bullying Intervention Project Questionnaire and obtained indicators of its validity and reliability. This new tool allows researchers to triangulate and flexibly investigate the three main roles in school bullying, obtaining seven potential roles (pure victim, pure bully, pure…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Intervention, Bullying, Validity
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Brouzos, Andreas; Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Vlachioti, Antigone; Baourda, Vasiliki – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
To facilitate students' transition into secondary school, a coping-oriented group program was designed. Pre- and posttest data from three intervention groups conducted over the course of 5 weeks were combined for a total of 56 sixth-grade students waiting to undergo school transition. There was also a test-retest control group (n = 26). Results…
Descriptors: Coping, Intervention, Transitional Programs, Grade 6
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McGill, Ryan J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
The present study examined the factor structure of the Kaufman assessment battery for children-second edition normative update with normative sample participants aged 7-18 years (N = 500) using confirmatory factor analysis with maximum likelihood estimation and multidimensional scaling procedures. For the 10 subtest Cattell-Horn-Carroll core…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Children, Test Validity, Factor Structure
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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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Erps, Kristen H.; Ochs, Sarah; Myers, Carl L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
As the second leading cause of death for adolescents, suicide is a major concern for school personnel. School psychologists' training in mental health makes them well-positioned to lead in suicide prevention efforts; however, studies have shown a lack of preparedness in crisis intervention and, more specifically, suicide risk assessment. This…
Descriptors: Suicide, School Psychologists, Risk Assessment, Role Perception
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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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McLoughlin, Larisa T.; Spears, Barbara A.; Taddeo, Carmel M.; Hermens, Daniel F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
It is well documented that cyberbullying can lead to adverse mental health outcomes. Separate research shows that higher levels of social connectedness may result in more positive mental health outcomes, however, the relationship between social connectedness and mental health in the face of cyberbullying is not yet fully understood. An online…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Mental Health, Interpersonal Relationship
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Brajša-Žganec, Andreja; Merkaš, Marina; Šakic Velic, Marija – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the relation of parental supervision, parental involvement at school and child's social competence with school achievement in primary school. A theoretical model was postulated that predicts direct and indirect effects of parental behaviors on adolescents' school achievement. Participants were 1,024 adolescents…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Murphy, Ashley N.; Radley, Keith C.; Helbig, Kate A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The current study evaluated use of the Superheroes Social Skills program as a means of increasing social skill accuracy in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Participants included four Caucasian male students that were eligible for special education services within the autism category. Social skills training was presented twice weekly for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Golay, Philippe; McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Bayesian structural equation modeling (BSEM) was used to investigate the latent structure of the Differential Ability Scales-Second Edition core battery using the standardization sample normative data for ages 7-17. Results revealed plausibility of a three-factor model, consistent with publisher theory, expressed as either a higher-order (HO) or a…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Bayesian Statistics, Factor Analysis, Aptitude Tests
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Cross, Donna S.; Runions, Kevin C.; Resnicow, Ken A.; Britt, Eileen F.; Gray, Caitlin – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Intervention approaches to bullying are largely preventive in nature, and even these have been shown to be ineffective, if not iatrogenic, with adolescents. Responses to bullying are limited to traditional punitive approaches or "no-blame" approaches aiming to restore the relationship between the targeted students. Neither of these…
Descriptors: Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Interviews, Adolescents
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Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Demaray, Michelle K.; Malecki, Christine K.; Dorio, Nicole B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to investigate social support (from parents, classmates, teachers, and close friends) as a protective factor in the association between depression and suicidal ideation. Data on students' levels of social support, depression, and suicidal ideation were collected from 399 9th-grade students using the Child and…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Adolescents, Social Support Groups, Peer Relationship
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Canivez, Gary L.; Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Watkins, Marley W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) with four standardization sample age groups (6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-16 years) using exploratory factor analysis (EFA), multiple factor extraction criteria, and hierarchical EFA not included in the WISC-V "Technical and Interpretation…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Children, Intelligence Tests, Age Groups
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Piña-Watson, Brandy; Martinez, Ashley J.; Cruz, Lauren N.; Llamas, Jasmín D.; López, Belem G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Ethnic identity (EI) affirmation has been related to positive academic outcomes for Latina/o youth. However, there is a dearth of research examining mediating mechanisms to this relationship. To address this gap, we examine psychological functioning (depressive symptoms and life satisfaction) as a mediator in the relationship between EI…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Mexican Americans, Outcomes of Education, Depression (Psychology)
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