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Lopez, Estefania Estevez; Olaizola, Juan Herrero; Ferrer, Belen Martinez; Ochoa, Gonzalo Musitu – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
The present study aimed to analyze differences between aggressive and nonaggressive rejected students in four sets of variables: personal, family, school, and social. Participants in the study were 843 Spanish adolescents ranging in age from 11 to 16 years old, of whom 47% were boys. Results indicated that these two subgroups of rejected students…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Adolescents, Aggression, Rejection (Psychology)
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Goodenow, Carol; Szalacha, Laura; Westheimer, Kim – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Sexual minority adolescents--those self-identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) or with same-sex desires or sexual experiences--report higher rates of victimization and suicidality than their heterosexual peers, yet little empirical research has examined school factors associated with these risks. This study used data from the Massachusetts…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Social Support Groups, Victims of Crime, School Safety
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Nounopoulos, Alex; Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Gilman, Rich – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Research finds that the availability of specific coping resources can alleviate the more harmful effects of stress among adolescents. Although studies have investigated the relationship between coping resources and various outcomes among general samples of youth, no research has focused on adolescents who report high personal standards in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Adolescents, Grade Point Average, Coping
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Burnham, Joy J.; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Giesen, Judy – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Fears profiles among children and adolescents were explored using the Fear Survey Schedule for Children-American version (FSSC-AM; J.J. Burnham, 1995, 2005). Eight cluster profiles were identified via multistage Euclidean grouping and supported by homogeneity coefficients and replication. Four clusters reflected overall level of fears (i.e., very…
Descriptors: Profiles, Multivariate Analysis, School Phobia, Fear
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Canivez, Gary L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
Replication of the core syndrome factor structure of the "Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents" (ASCA; P.A. McDermott, N.C. Marston, & D.H. Stott, 1993) is reported for a sample of 183 Native American Indian (Ojibwe) children and adolescents from North Central Minnesota. The six ASCA core syndromes produced an identical…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Adolescents, American Indians, Factor Structure
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Rigby, Ben T.; Huebner, E. Scott – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
This study examined relationships among personality traits, causal attributions, and global life satisfaction in a sample of 212 high school students. A chief aim of this research was to explore whether causal attributions mediate the relationship between personality characteristics and global life satisfaction as hypothesized by DeNeve and Cooper…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Personality, Adolescents, Health Promotion
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Wilczynski, Susan M.; Fusilier, Iantha; Dubard, Melanie; Elliott, Amy – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
Experimental analysis of social stimuli has typically been restricted to the presence or absence of verbal attention. In the present study, an ABAB design was used to assess the influence of proximity as a social stimulus. Close and distant proximity of a familiar adult was systematically manipulated to evaluate the effect of proximity on the…
Descriptors: Proximity, Intervention, Self Contained Classrooms, Behavior Disorders
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Trickett, Edison J.; Birman, Dina – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
A differentiated model of acculturation was used to assess the relationship of acculturative styles to school adaptation among a group of 110 refugee adolescents from the former Soviet Union. Acculturation was assessed with respect to both American and Russian cultures and, within each culture, distinguished among language competence, behavior,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Unions, Russian, Refugees
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McDermott, Paul A.; Steinberg, Carrie M.; Angelo, Lauren E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
In this article we examine the ability of contextual information to enhance assessment of behavior problems in schools. Capitalizing on the multisituational structure of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents, exploratory and confirmatory analyses with a representative national sample (N = 1,400, ages 5-17 years) revealed three unique…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Hyperactivity, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Zettergren, Peter – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
This longitudinal study examined the relation between stable sociometric status among same-gender classmates at age 10-11 and peer situation and social adjustment at age 15. Rejected, popular, and average groups of both genders (N = 90) were selected from a representative school sample. Rejected boys and girls preserved their low position among…
Descriptors: Females, Social Adjustment, Sociometric Techniques, Peer Acceptance
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Gilman, Rich; Meyers, Joel; Perez, Laura – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
One factor that contributes to adolescent positive mental health is active engagement. Engagement is defined as any activity that is initiated to attain an outcome. In general, two forms of activities exist that correspond with engagement: solitary, non-structured, and non-cooperative pursuits, often without adult supervision (e.g., playing video…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Learning Activities, School Psychologists
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Huebner, E. Scott; Suldo, Shannon M.; Smith, Laura C.; McKnight, Caroline G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
A central component of positive psychology is subjective well-being (SWB). One facet of SWB receiving increased research attention is children's perceived quality of life (PQOL). Existing research related to child and youth PQOL is reviewed, followed by a discussion of the implications of the research for school psychology practice. Research with…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Well Being, Quality of Life, Children
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Steck, Erin L.; Abrams, Laura M.; Phelps, LeAdelle – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Traditionally the identification of, and treatment for, eating disorders has been based on developmental psychopathology theory and research, thereby emphasizing risk factors and the elimination of maladaptive behaviors. This article seeks to reconceptualize the prevention of, and protective factors for, eating disordered behavior from the…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Psychopathology, Prevention, At Risk Persons
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Clark, Elaine; Olympia, Daniel E.; Jensen, Jenise; Heathfield, Lora Tuesday; Jenson, William R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with an orientation to the concepts and principles of autonomy and self-determination and the application of those concepts and principles to working with children and adolescents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), including autism. Self-determination is essentially…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation
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Hill, Diane K.; Merrell, Kenneth W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
The term "controversial" has been used in the professional literature to describe children and adolescents who have the seemingly paradoxical quality of being both socially skilled and antisocial. Although there have been some widely influential studies regarding controversial children and youth, there has been relatively little research in this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Rating Scales, Parent Attitudes
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