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Gamst-Klaussen, Thor; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari P.; Svartdal, Frode; Strømgren, Børge – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales (SSIS-RS) is a multi-informant instrument assessing social skills and problem behavior in children and adolescents. It is a revised version of the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS). A Norwegian translation of the SSRS has been validated, but this has not yet been done for the Norwegian…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems, Measures (Individuals)
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Bodin, Maria C.; South, Sandra H.; Ingemarson, Maria – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Prevention in School (PS) is a comprehensive program which aims to improve the learning climate and reduce problem behavior in elementary schools. Core components are teaching of school rules, praise and rewards to support prosocial behavior, and a forum involving parents. This trial investigated the effects of PS on its intended outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Quasiexperimental Design, Prevention, Regression (Statistics)
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Viljaranta, Jaana; Tolvanen, Asko; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Only a few studies have examined the direction of associations between academic achievement, interest, and self-concept of ability simultaneously by using longitudinal data over several school years. To examine the cross-lagged relationships between students' interest, self-concept of ability, and performance in mathematics and reading,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Interests, Self Concept, Reading Achievement
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Jungert, Tomas; Andersson, Ulf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The aim was to examine achievement and self-efficacy in mathematics and native and foreign language literacy in children with specific mathematic LD (MD-only), children with comorbid mathematic and reading difficulties (MD-RD), and compare them with children without LD (controls), as well as to explore gender differences. Participants were 143…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Literacy, Native Language
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Vedul-Kjelsås, Vigdis; Stensdotter, Ann-Katrin; Sigmundsson, Hermundur – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
By using the Movement Assessment Battery (MABC), the present study investigated possible gender differences in several tasks of motor competence in children. The sample included 67 Norwegian sixth-grade children (Girls N?=?29; Boys?=?39). Boys' performance exceeds that of girls in ball skills and in one of the balance skills. No differences were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Physical Activities, Psychomotor Skills
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Sointu, Erkko T.; Savolainen, Hannu; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Epstein, Michael H. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Multiple informants such as teachers, students, and parents are commonly used as sources of information when assessing students' behaviors and emotions. However, there are few studies about cross informant agreement of strength-based assessment. The purpose of this study was to extend the international research on the Behavioral and Emotional…
Descriptors: Validity, Rating Scales, Emotional Development, Grade 5