Mahmoud Mohamed Emam's research while affiliated with Sultan Qaboos University and other places

Publications (50)

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This study identified distinctive profiles of Omani teachers related to their motivation to leave the teaching (MLT) occupation and estimated differences in teachers’ job satisfaction across the estimated profiles. Data on 1625 Omani teachers were analyzed using unconditional and conditional latent profile analysis. The results revealed three laten...
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Nations throughout the world have been engaged in efforts to redefine the role of principals to include instructional leadership. This is based upon research that has verified a positive indirect relationship between principal instructional leadership and student learning. This study tested a moderated mediation model of how the power distance orie...
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الملخص: تواجه آسر الأطفال ذوي الإعاقات العقلية ضغوط نفسية كبيرة، وتحديات عديدة بخصوص الرعاية الوالدية وتوفير الدعم الاجتماعي والمادي والأكاديمي والصحي وغيرها من الخدمات الضرورية، كما أن تربية ورعاية الأطفال ذوي الإعاقات بوجه عام والأطفال ذوي الإعاقة العقلية بوجه خاص تعتبر عملية مستمرة مدى الحياة. وبناء على هذا هدفت الدراسة الحالية إلى فحص مستويات ا...
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Purpose The accreditation process of academic programs is being used more to recognize program quality and identify areas for improvement based on rigorous standards. This study aims to use the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as a theoretical and analytical framework to examine the effectiveness and areas f...
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Lagging student performance in the Sultanate of Oman has, in recent years, led the Ministry of Education to target teachers’ professional learning as a key strategic pillar in its efforts to reform the education system. While international evidence finds principal leadership can make a meaningful difference in teacher engagement in professional lea...
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Knowledge on Omani adolescents’ vulnerability to depression is very limited. The current study examines the associations between Omani adolescents’ depressive symptoms (DS) and three central constructs: negative cognition (NC), as reflected by the individual’s view of self (VoS), view of the world (VoW) and view of the future (VoF), emotional and b...
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The present study aimed to uncover the factors contributing to the reluctance to pursue teaching as a career in Oman from the perspective of students in grades 10-12. The mixed-design approach was used; quantitative data was collected using a questionnaire (n=3455), while qualitative data was collected through focus group interviews (n=253). Result...
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The current study examined the mediating role of teacher commitment (TC) on the relationship between workplace spirituality (WS) and organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) in Bahraini public schools. A cross-sectional survey design was used to examine a proposed conceptual model. Data were collected from 349 teachers in Bahraini public schools,...
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Significance: Arab countries have a shortage of culturally sensitive psychoeducational assessments. Tests of visual-motor integration are low in their linguistic demands, yet they are not culture-free. Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the psychometric properties and the validation of the Full Range Test of Visual Motor Integration (...
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Intraclass correlation coefficients are estimated using appropriate analysis of variance models that are commonly used in behavioral measurement, biometric, and psychometric. The ICCs estimation accuracy is quantified by the degree of their sampling variability using the asymptotic standard errors or confidence intervals, which facilitates conducti...
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Parents of children with disabilities (PCWD) need to be provided with resources to empower them with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce their parenting stress and enhance their life satisfaction. This study aimed to examine the mediating effect of social support in the relationship between parenting stress and parents’ satisfaction with life...
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In Oman and elsewhere in Arab countries school professionals rely on measures that were developed in Western countries. Measures that assess adaptive behaviour (AB) that have been developed in Western cultures are argued to be culturally bound. Nevertheless, these measures are used elsewhere despite a paucity of data that examine their cross-nation...
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The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Inclusive School Climate Scale (ISCS) in order to assess how schools in Oman are building capacity for inclusive education successful practices. The 23-item ISCS was developed and administered to 287 teachers from schools in Oman. The results showed three main factors that reflected the abil...
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Leadership is conceptualized in various ways. In general, however, leadership is defined as a transaction between leaders and followers. In 2016, the College of Education at Sultan Qaboos University successfully obtained the international accreditation by the U.S. National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, which is now known as the Co...
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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 implementi...
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Age, gender, and cross-national differences of children ages 9 through 15 in Egypt (N = 800) and the United States (U.S., N = 800) are examined on four bipolar temperament styles: extroversion–introversion, practical–imaginative, thinking–feeling, and organized–flexible using the Student Styles Questionnaire (SSQ). Egyptian children generally prefe...
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Students at risk for learning disabilities (LD) are overidentified in elementary schools in Oman due to the absence of adequate instruments which teachers can use in validating their observations. Teachers need valid instruments so that their judgment of students’ behaviours can help in making academic and non-academic decision. The Learning Disabi...
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The chapter presents the case of the teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) program at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) as an exemplary program that has been successful to gain recognition from the US. The chapter begins with describing the actions taken by the program that led to the success in obtaining the recognition from the American Coun...
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The development of inclusive education (IE) is arguably the biggest challenge currently facing school systems in Oman. School leadership (SL) was argued to be a determinant of organisational effectiveness and an antecedent of organisational commitment (OC). The current study investigated how SL affects teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive educatio...
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In the Arab region, several assessments are available to evaluate student skills in mathematical computations. However, none of them uses formative evaluation to guide universal screening of struggling learners or students with learning disability (LD). The current study aimed to develop mathematical computation curriculum-based measurement (MC-CBM...
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Identification of children who exhibit emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBDs) has been prioritized in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region including Oman. Research showed that cognitive attribution processes are biased and defective in atypical populations such as students with learning disabilities (LD). The c...
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The study examined school leaders’ and teachers’ perceptions of Learning Disabilities (LDs) in Key Stage1 Schools in a sample drawn from schools in Muscat, the capital city of Oman. A sample of 175 school leaders and 175 teachers completed The Survey on Learning Disabilities (SLD), an instrument developed to explore beliefs and perceptions of the c...
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Leadership of technology for inclusion is clearly emphasized in international standards for educators. This paper describes the role and processes of leadership to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for inclusion of students with disabilities in schools. As learning technology is becoming an indispensable component of inclusive prac...
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What this paper adds: This paper, to our knowledge, is the first research paper that provides empirical evidence on the Arabic self report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (A-SDQ) within a school-based sample. Though the focus was on the self-report version we collected data from the proxy versions for parents and teachers t...
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Inclusive education (IE) and the special education services related to it are relatively new in Oman. Efforts to manage special/inclusive education face many challenges due to a number of culturally rooted factors. Further, empirical research on IE in Oman is scarce and there is a need to advance IE discourse based on empirically validated perspect...
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Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBDs) began to receive considerable attention in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region including Oman. In the Omani context, there is lack of valid assessment instruments which can be used to obtain information on EBDs in schools. The current study used the Arabic self-rep...
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Visual motor integration (VMI) is the ability of the eyes and hands to work together in smooth, efficient patterns. In Oman, there are few effective methods to assess VMI skills in children in inclusive settings. The current study investigated the performance of preschool and early school years responders and non-responders on a VMI test. The full...
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Objectives: The estimated worldwide prevalence of learning disorders (LDs) is approximately 2-10% among school-aged children. LDs have variable clinical features and are often associated with other disorders. This study aimed to examine the comorbidity of LDs and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among a sample of schoolchildren in O...
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Reading skills have begun to be strongly considered by researchers and practitioners for the identification of students who have or at risk for reading disabilities (RDs). The current study investigated role of phoneme segmentation and phoneme blending in identifying children at risk for RDs. 240 students from the second and fourth grade and who we...
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Research has documented overlapping and coexisting characteristics of learning disabilities (LD) and emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD). Such concomitance may impact teacher referrals of children at risk for LD which in turn may influence service delivery. Using the Learning Disabilities Diagnostic Inventory (LDDI) and the Strengths and D...
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The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a widely used child mental health questionnaire with five hypothesized subscales. There is theoretical and preliminary empirical support for combining the SDQ's hypothesized emotional and peer subscales into an ‘internalizing’ subscale and the hypothesized behavioural and hyperactivity subscales...
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Background: The development of a meaningful career for support staff working with children who have disabilities is part of a process of self-exploration and crystallization of identity. Such process is determined by several individual characteristics including spirituality and personal commitment. This study examined whether both constructs can pr...
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The study investigated whether family functioning can predict the self-concept and self-esteem of normally achieving (NA) and at risk for learning disabilities (LD) students in Oman regardless of parent education level and gender status. A total of 259 elementary school students were selected from schools in the main districts of Muscat, the capita...
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The study investigated variations in Arabic reading skills between normally achieving students and students at risk for reading disability in second and fourth grades. Using a cross-sectional design the study tested the effect of gender, grade level, and student condition on the variation of Arabic reading skills. Participants were 381 Arabic speak...
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Staff providing support to children with disabilities in residential disability centres in Oman are exposed to stressful work environments which may put them at an increased risk of burnout. Previous research has examined predictors of stress in disability support staff, but there is little consensus as the findings are inconclusive.Using a cross-s...
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The number of pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who join mainstream schools in the UK has been increasing over the last decade. Given the difficulties in social and emotional understanding which these children have, their inclusion in schools is likely to be challenging. Their ASD-related manifestations, moreover, tend to allow for tension...
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A number of Egyptian children experience psychiatric or mental health problems owing to a variety of internal and external qualities in their social context. These problems may mask strengths, particularly their social potential represented in their prosocial behaviour (PB). Research on emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBDs) should thus cons...
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Inclusive Education (IE) in Egypt has recently received a momentum by the reauthorization of the Child Act in 2008 and the issuing of IE Mandates in 2009, and 2011. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher self-efficacy and teacher attitudes toward the inclusive classroom. Research studies have demonstrated that tea...
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Inclusive Education (IE) in Egypt has recently received a momentum by the reauthorization of the Child Act in 2008 and the issuing of IE Mandates in 2009, and 2011. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher self-efficacy and teacher attitudes toward the inclusive classroom. Research studies have demonstrated that tea...

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... In view of this situation, it is necessary to study the emotional labor of high school EFL teachers and its influencing mechanisms. Job satisfaction is one of the frequently studied outcomes related to the teaching profession (Al'Abri et al., 2022). It is an important indicator of teachers' wellbeing, and it is also an important variable influencing attrition (Price, 2001;Antón, 2009). ...
... Hence, studies reveal that workplace spirituality helps in enhancing the organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) among employees. Similar findings were noted by some past studies (Al-Mahdy et al., 2021;Belwalkar et al., 2018;Charoensukmongkol et al., 2015;Garg, 2018;Jannah and Santoso, 2017;Makiah et al., 2018;Sani et al., 2018). But there were some studies explain insignificant relation between workplace spirituality and OCB (Kazemipour and Mohd Amin, 2012;Nasurdin et al., 2013;Utami et al., 2021). ...
... Among these disciplines, family scientists and practitioners are devoted to expanding the breadth and depth of how we understand the family dynamics and social experiences of these families. In recent years, family science research and scholarship on parenting among this population has focused on expanding our understanding of some of the unique experiences related to mothering (Benzies et al., 2013;Williams & Murray, 2015;Zibricky, 2014), fathering (Bonsall, 2018;Mitchell & Lashewicz, 2019), and the overall parental and family experience with stress and adaptation (Bruce & Schultz, 1994;Emam et al., 2021;Tsibidaki & Tsamparli, 2009). Although our understanding of parenting and family experiences of families of CWD has been improving, there is not a comprehensive model for examining the parenting process for these families. ...
... Schalock et al. (2010) proposed that adaptive skills should be recorded in the community and cultural environments that are typical of the individual's age peers. Thus, it is reasonably argued that the assessment of adaptive behavior is culturally bounded in nature (Emam et al., 2020). Indeed, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of some measures have been conducted, such as the VABS (its 1984 version in Vietnam [Goldberg et al., 2009], and Indonesia [Tombokan-Runtukahu & Nitko, 1992]; its second edition in Palestine [Abd El Qadir et al., 2020], Zambia [Tan et al., 2014], and India [Kumar et al., 2016]), and the ABAS (its second edition in Australia [Du Plessis, 2016], and its third edition in Oman [Emam et al., 2020]). ...
... Their aim should be to develop and implement solutions that foster healthy principal-teacher relationships, as these relationships are crucial to maintain or increase job satisfaction and possibly reduce teacher turnover. As leaders within the school, principals have the unique ability to create inclusive and effective school climates (Emam & Al-Mahdy, 2020;Wahlstrom & Louis, 2008). ...
... The college's efforts led to the accreditation in 2016 from the NCATE for seven years (2016-2023) (Al-Balushi et al., 2020). This quest for accreditation at SQU was the culmination of the college's effort to align the "black box" of its TEP with the required international standards used by NCATE/CAEP. ...
... Consequently, to implement inclusion, it is critical to consider teachers' skill parameters, such as instructional strategies, behavior management, and collaboration (Mohamed Emam & Al-Mahdy, 2020;Romi & Leyser, 2006;Sharma et al., 2012). The need for inclusive educational research to measure attitudes toward implementation of inclusive practices led to suggestions for a unidimensional model, which eventually included these three factors . ...
... A study delineating the instance of the use of the Big Five Model in the educational context reported that the children's extroversion was found to have a significant correlation with a particular culture, namely the Islamic culture that resided at school (Aisyah et al., 2020). Similarly, the other studies (Callueng et al., 2020;Goldner & Scharf, 2013) reveal that children's extroversion was in relation to the social domain or behavior. In addition to the evidence, Draguns (2009) asserts that personality and culture comprise inseparable entities. ...
... In my future work, I will be the teacher and can rank each item with (+, 0, -) besides a more qualitative evaluation. This was done in a study by Al-Shehhi et al. (2019). ...
... The stimulation of phonological awareness, by facilitating the process of learning to read, prevents the development of learning disabilities (e.g., Amorim et al., 2020). Such prevention is particularly important, since learning disabilities lead to consequences not only in academic domain (e.g., dropping out of school), but also in socioemotional (e.g., low self-esteem), and behavioral dimensions (e.g., maladaptive behaviors) (e.g., Cruz, et al., 2014;Eloranta et al., 2018;Emam, 2018;Razak et al., 2018;Rodrigues et al., 2018;Skues et al., 2016;Watson et al., 2016). Thus, considering the importance attributed to the stimulation of phonological awareness, it is important to emphasize the role of pre-school and primary school teachers. ...