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Vega, Desireé; Plotts, Cynthia – School Psychology International, 2020
This exploratory study investigated the experiences of seven bilingual school psychology graduate students' participation in a two-week cultural immersion experience at the Texas-Mexico border. Findings revealed five significant themes related to their experience: (1) pushed out of comfort zone, (2) bonding with peers, (3) language, culture, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Bilingualism, Peer Relationship, Graduate Students
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Zhen, Rui; Wu, Xinchun; Zhou, Xiao – School Psychology International, 2020
Recent studies have examined academic engagement trajectories, but many focused on the overall academic engagement of adolescents, and few assessed specific engagement dimensions of adolescents with trauma experiences. The current study recruited 342 adolescents who had experienced an earthquake to examine their behavioral and psychological…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Trauma, Natural Disasters, Foreign Countries
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Mohamed Emam, Mahmoud; Al-Mahdy, Yasser F. Hendawy – School Psychology International, 2020
The current study investigated teachers' efficacy for inclusive practices (TEIP) in public schools in the Sultanate of Oman, exploring the effect of teacher gender and years of experience. The TEIP scale was administered to teachers in Oman. Participants included 287 basic school teachers selected from schools identified as embracing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Effectiveness, Public Schools
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Hatzichristou, Chryse; Lampropoulou, Aikaterini; Lianos, Panayiotis – School Psychology International, 2020
This paper presents social justice principles as core concepts in school psychology practice via a conceptual framework that combines theory, research, training, and practical applications. Focusing on the specific needs of Greece (i.e. economic recession, influx of migrant and refugee students, etc.), we discuss the inclusion of multicultural and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Fundamental Concepts, School Psychology
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Pillay, Jace – School Psychology International, 2020
The aim of this article is to discuss the social justice implications for educational psychologists working with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) who comprise 3.7 million of the population in South Africa. The author begins with a global conceptualisation of social justice and then discusses the nature of social justice in South Africa. This…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Parents, Death, Educational Psychology
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Fisher, Emily S. – School Psychology International, 2020
In an increasingly diverse global context in which school psychologists strive to ensure appropriate educational services for all, addressing social injustice is critical. Cultural humility can serve as a link between cultural diversity and social justice, providing a deep awareness that allows school psychologists to understand themselves and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Psychology, Counselor Training, Cultural Awareness
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Naser, Shereen C.; Verlenden, Jorge; Arora, Prerna G.; Nastasi, Bonnie; Braun, Lindsay; Smith, Rokeishia – School Psychology International, 2020
A key part of promoting social justice as school psychologists is infusing practice with actions that breakdown systems of inequity and incorporate systems of inclusion. The current manuscript provides a description of applying social justice as a framework in universal programming through child rights education. Additionally, the manuscript…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Social Justice, Program Development, Program Content
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Abbott, Nicola; Cameron, Lindsey; Thompson, Jayne – School Psychology International, 2020
Researchers and anti-bullying organisations have increasingly turned their attention to the role of bystanders in tackling bullying and peer victimisation (e.g. name-calling). The objective of this study was to develop and assess the impact of a role-play programme designed to strengthen adolescent's defending behaviour to name-calling. This was…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Bullying
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Liu, Bingyu; Platow, Michael J. – School Psychology International, 2020
The current study examined the relationship between belief in a just world and self-reported academic resilience, and whether perceived academic competence mediated this relationship. Seven-hundred fifty-one students enrolled in a middle school and a high school (45.81% male, 15 to 16 years old) from two regions of China participated in this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asians, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence
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Carroll, Annemaree; Houghton, Stephen; Forrest, Kylee; McCarthy, Molly; Sanders-O'Connor, Emma – School Psychology International, 2020
School-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programmes represent a practical method of improving social and emotional well-being in students. To date, however, what is less well understood is why a theoretically sound, appropriately administered, engaging universal SEL programme may be more effective for some children over others. In the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Kovac, Velibor Bobo; Kostøl, Elin Marie Frivold – School Psychology International, 2020
Contemporary definitions of bullying are strikingly in agreement that bullying represents aggressive behaviour involving premeditation, time span, power imbalance and clear role assignment. Even though useful in some situations, these premises are not as helpful if the aim is to improve the social environment in educational contexts. The aim of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Aggression, Student Behavior, Teacher Role
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McGill, Ryan J.; Ward, Thomas J.; Canivez, Gary L. – School Psychology International, 2020
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) is the most widely used intelligence test in the world. Now in its fifth edition, the WISC-V has been translated and adapted for use in nearly a dozen countries. Despite its popularity, numerous concerns have been raised about some of the procedures used to develop and validate translated and…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Translation, Test Validity
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Liu, Jin; Guo, Siying; Gao, Ruiqin; DiStefano, Christine – School Psychology International, 2020
The Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17 was originally used in primary care settings with parents to identify their children's behavioral and emotional problems, but there has been some research supporting use of this scale in school settings. This study examined: (a) the factor structure and measurement invariance of the teacher-rated Pediatric…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Check Lists, Factor Structure, Error of Measurement
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Kurth, Luisa; Engelniederhammer, Anna; Sasse, Heide; Papastefanou, Georgios – School Psychology International, 2020
This research investigates whether a short mindfulness exercise can reduce children's psychophysiological stress reactions in the face of a performance task. To answer the question, a randomized controlled trial with 106 elementary school children, aged between 5 and 11 years, was conducted. An intervention group completed a two-minute breathing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Metacognition, Stress Variables, Intervention
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Kim, Jeongsuk; Gentle-Genitty, Carolyn; Kim, Jangmin – School Psychology International, 2020
Many studies have examined significant factors associated with school delinquency among adolescents, including relationship violence, property damage, and other serious threats to students' safety. However, students' coping behaviors after being victims of or witnesses to violence and other forms of delinquency have not been thoroughly examined.…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Middle School Students, High School Students, Violence
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