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Toren, Nurit Kaplan; Schlesinger, Ronit; Musher-Eizenman, Dara – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This study focused on Arabs and Jewish pre-service teachers' perception of body image. Body image is a major component of our well-being. Western culture attributes specific characteristics to women based on their body shapes, which significantly influences their functioning. The aim of this study was to examine cultural differences in attitudes…
Descriptors: Arabs, Jews, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Shiakou, M.; Piki, L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This study describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a dramatized scenario as a tool for educating primary schoolchildren (n = 150) on bullying. One of this study's main aims was to assess whether the scenario was successful at educating children on the critical characteristics of bullying endorsed by the majority of the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Drama, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Ni, Hong; Li, Chieh; Li, Beilei; Xi, Honghua – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
This study used ClassMaps Survey to investigate third to fifth grade elementary students' perceptions of five relational (e.g., teacher-student relationships and peer friendships) and three individual (e.g., academic self-efficacy and behavioral self-control) resilience-promoting factors in classrooms in China and the United States. Examination of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Students
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Lessard, Valérie; Larose, Simon; Duchesne, Stéphane – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The aim of this study was to examine how mathematics tracking in high school (i.e., the practice of grouping students into basic or advanced sequences of courses) shapes students' perceived competence and their perception of the usefulness of their math courses. We hypothesized that the socioeducational environment of the math classroom (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Track System (Education), High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Larose, Simon; Duchesne, Stéphane; Châteauvert, Geneviève Boisclair – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The aims of this study were twofold: to describe associations between mentoring relationship quality (MRQ) and student academic adjustment in a formal mentoring program involving teachers as mentors and academically at-risk students as mentees, and to explore the mediating and moderating effects of student mastery goal orientation on these…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Student Relationship, At Risk Students, Student Adjustment
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Coelho, Vítor Alexandre; Sousa, Vanda – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The Bullying and Cyberbullying Behaviors Questionnaire--Short Form (BCBQ-SF) allows students to report their victimization and bullying behaviors. The questionnaire was completed by 1,003 middle school students (6th-9th grade; M[subscript age] = 12.78, SD = 1.43). Factor analyses supported an integrated two-factor structure with acceptable…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Questionnaires, Factor Structure
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Moreira, Paulo A. S.; Dias, Maria Adelaide – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
While past research has shown the Student Engagement Instrument (SEI) to be an adequate measure of school engagement, this self-report questionnaire currently exists as a number of different versions, each comprising various subsets of the original 35 items. The first objective of this study was to use confirmatory factor analysis to assess the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Middle School Students, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Twyford, Jennifer M.; Buckley, Lara; Moffa, Kathryn; Dowdy, Erin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) self-report form is a brief 25-item measure that assesses the psychological adjustment of youth. Although widely utilized as a screening tool, a lack of consistent psychometric evidence undermines the SDQ's utility as a sound diagnostic tool for all youth. This study focused on examining the…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Hispanic American Students, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The construct validity of the Spanish Version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V[superscript Spain]) was investigated via confirmatory factor analysis. For all 15 subtests, the higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2015b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. A bifactor model with…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Construct Validity, Test Reliability
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Arslan, Gökmen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This report presents initial psychometrics from testing a cultural adaptation of the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener (PWDS) with a sample of urban adolescents in Turkey (N = 399). Results from confirmatory factor analyses indicated that responses to the Turkish version of the measure (PWDS-T) were characterized by a two-factor…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Psychometrics, Adolescents
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Lambert, Matthew C.; Sointu, Erkko T.; Epstein, Michael H. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Child assessment practices have undergone, and are continuing to undergo, significant changes. Among the most prominent changes is the movement toward measuring child well-being, in general, and emotional and behavioral strengths, in particular. The Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale (BERS) is a strength-based instrument which is widely used in…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Translation, Psychometrics, Scores
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Ahmed, Wondimu; Mudrey, Renee R. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This study examined how motivational factors (i.e., self-concept in science, enjoyment of science, and instrumental value of science) predict science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career aspirations using a nationally representative sample of 5,611 fifteen-year-old students (49.4% female) in the United States. The findings demonstrated…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Occupational Aspiration, Student Motivation, Self Concept
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Gelbar, Nicholas W.; Bray, Melissa – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
School psychologists are often given the task of reviewing the reports from clinical neuropsychologists to translate them into school-based supports and services. In order to explore the prevalence and utility of this, a pilot study was conducted using a nationwide sample recruited from the members of the National Association of School…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Attitudes, Neuropsychology, Diagnostic Tests
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Richards, Todd L.; Nielsen, Kathleen H.; Dunn, Michael W.; Raskind, Marshall H.; Abbott, Robert D. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Two studies were conducted of students with and without persisting Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs-WL) in Grades 4 to 9 (M = 11 years, 11 months) that supported the hypotheses that CELF 4 parent ratings for listening (language by ear), speaking (language by mouth), reading (language by eye), and writing (language by hand) were correlated with…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 4
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Arslan, Gökmen; Renshaw, Tyler L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This study presents initial evidence supporting the language adaptation of a brief measure of youths' internalizing problems--the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS)--for use with Turkish adolescents within the context of school mental health screening. Results showed that responses to the Turkish version of the YIPS were characterized by…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Mental Health
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