Laura Pendergast, Ph.D.
Laura Pendergast, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Psychological Studies in Education

Ritter Annex 265
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone: (215) 204-8077
Laura.Pendergast@temple.edu

Education
  • Ph.D., School Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed., School Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Eastern Illinois University
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Social-emotional and behavioral assessment and diagnosis
  • Assessment for school-based intervention
  • Scale validation through factor analysis and IRT
  • Multicultural issues in assessment and psychopathology
  • Psychometrics and scale development
Recent Scholarship

Pendergast, L. L., Brown, C., Jensen, D., Youngstrom, E. A., Alloy, L. B., & Abramson, L. (Manuscript Under Review). Structural invariance of General Behavior Inventory (GBI) scores in Black and White young adults.

Pendergast, L. L., Youngstrom, E. A., Merkitch, K., Moore, K., Black, C. L., Abramson, L. Y., & Alloy, L. B. (In Press).  Differentiating bipolar disorder from unipolar depression and ADHD: The utility of the General Behavior Inventory. Psychological Assessment.

Pendergast, L. L., Vandiver, B. J., Cole, P. M., Schaefer, B. A., Murray-Kolb, L. E., Khatry, S. K., ... Christian, P. (In Press). Factor structure of scores from the Parent and Teacher Conners’ Rating Scales – Revised among children in Nepal. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology.

Connolly, S.L., Wagner, C.A., Shapero, B.G., Pendergast, L.L., Abramson, L.Y., & Alloy, L.B. (2014). Rumination Prospectively Predicts Executive Functioning Impairments in Adolescents. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45, 46-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2013.07.009. 

Adams, A. M., Shapero, B. G., Pendergast, L. L., & Alloy, L. B. (2013). Self-Referent Information Processing in Individuals with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Affective Disorder, doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.07.039

Pendergast, L. L., Watkins, M. W., & Canivez, G. L. (2013). Structural and convergent validity of the homework performance questionnaire. Educational Psychology, 1-14. doi:10.1080/01443410.2013.785058

Pendergast, L. L., & Watkins, M. W. (2009). Development of an electronic version of the Homework Performance Questionnaire. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40, 323 – 335. doi: 10.2190/EC.40.3.d

Publication
Laura L. Pendergast – Publications 
 
1. Pendergast, L. L., von der Embse, N., Kilgus, S. P., Eckland, K. R. (Manuscript under review). Measurement equivalence across race and gender: A primer and illustrated example of multi-group confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of School Psychology. 
 
2. The MAL-ED Network Investigators. (Writing group: Murray-Kolb, L. E. & Pendergast, L. L.). (Manuscript under internal review). The associations of early life infection and malnutrition on child cognitive development at 24 months of age: Findings from the MAL-ED study. To be submitted to The Lancet. 
 
3. Koshy, A. J., Mautone, J. A., Pendergast, L. L., Blum, N. J., & Power, T. J. (Manuscript under review). Validation of the Behavioral Health Checklist in urban and suburban pediatric primary care. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 
 
4. Hindman, A. M., Pendergast, L. L., & *Gooze, R. A. (Manuscript under review). Exploring the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale: Investigating its factor structure and validity within a Head Start sample. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
 
5. von der Embse, N., Sandilos, L. E., Pendergast, L. L., & *Mankin, A. (Manuscript under review). Teacher stress, teaching-efficacy, and job satisfaction in response to test-based educational accountability policies. Learning and Individual Differences. 
 
6. von der Embse, N., Pendergast, L. L., Segool, N., Saeki, E., & *Ryan, S. (Manuscript under review). The influence of test-based accountability policies on school climate and teacher stress across four states. Teaching and Teacher Education. 
 
7. Schaefer, B. A., Pendergast, L. L., Murray-Kolb, L. E., Svensen, E., Shrestha, R.,  Rasheed, M., Scharf, R., Kosek, M. … Seidman, J. (Manuscript under review). Bayley-III factor structural invariance for 24-Month-Old infants in the 8-site MAL-ED study. Psychological Assessment. 
 
8. Lee, G. O., Richard, S., Kang, G., Houpt, E., Seidman, J. C., Pendergast, L. L., Bhutta, Z., Ahmed, T, … and The MAL-ED Network Investigators (Manuscript under review). A comparison of diarrheal severity scores in the MAL-ED multisite community based cohort study. International Journal of Epidemiology. 
 
9. Pendergast, L. L., *Nickens, L., *Pham, S., *Miliaresis, S., & Canivez, G. L. (Manuscript under review). Race and sex differences in teacher perceptions of student homework performance: A preliminary examination. Journal of Experimental Education. 
 
10. Oriá, R., Murray-Kolb, L. M., Scharf, R., Pendergast, L. L., Lang, D., Kolling, G., & Guerrant, R. L. (Manuscript under review). The disequilibrium point: Enteric pathogens shifting the balance to poor cognition in children. Nutrition Reviews. 
 
 
11. von der Embse. N., Pendergast, L. L., Kilgus, S. P., Eckland, K. R. (In-press). Evaluating the applied use of a mental health screener: Structural validity of the Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener. Psychological Assessment. 
 
12. Pendergast, L. L., & Kaplan, A. (In-press). Instructional context and student motivation, learning, and development: Commentary and implications for school psychologists. School Psychology International. 
 
13. Pendergast. L. L., & *Pham, S. (2015). Review of the Emotional and Behavioral Screener. Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln: NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. 
 
14. Saeki, E., Pendergast, L. L., Segool, N., & von der Embse, N. (2015). Psychosocial and instructional consequences of the Common Core State Standards: Implications for research and practice. Contemporary School Psychology. 19, 89-97. doi: 10.1007/s40688-014-0043-5. 
 
15. Pendergast, L. L., Youngstrom, E. A., *Brown, C., *Jensen, D., Alloy, L. B., & Abramson, L. (2015). Structural invariance of General Behavior Inventory (GBI) scores in Black and White young adults. Psychological Assessment, 27, 21-30. doi: 10.1037/pas0000020.
 
16. Pendergast, L. L., Vandiver, B. J., Cole, P. M., Schaefer, B. A., Murray-Kolb, L. E., & Christian, P. (2014). Factor structure of scores from the Parent and Teacher Conners’ Rating Scales – Revised among children in Nepal. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 2, 261-270. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2013.878678.
 
17. Pendergast, L. L., Scharf, R. J., Rasmussen, Z. A., Seidman, J. C., Schaefer, B. A., Svensen, E., Tofail, F., Koshy, B., Kosek, M., Rasheed, M. A., Roshan, R., Maphula, A., Shrestha, R., Murray-Kolb, L. E., and the MAL-ED Network Investigators (2014). Post-partum depression across time and place: The structural and temporal invariance of the SRQ-20 among women from multi-site, international MAL-ED study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 167, 178-186. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.05.039.
 
18. *Connolly, S.L., *Wagner, C.A., *Shapero, B.G., Pendergast, L.L., Abramson, L.Y., & Alloy, L.B. (2014). Rumination prospectively predicts executive functioning impairments in adolescents. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45, 46-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2013.07.009. 
 
19. Pendergast, L. L., Youngstrom, E. A., *Merkitch, K., *Moore, K., *Black, C. L., Abramson, L. Y., & Alloy, L. B. (2014).  Differentiating bipolar disorder from unipolar depression and ADHD: The utility of the General Behavior Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 26, 195-206. doi: 10.1037/a0035138.
 
20. *Adams, A. M., *Shapero, B. G., Pendergast, L. L., & Alloy, L. B. (2014). Self-referent information processing in individuals with bipolar spectrum disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 152, 483-490. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.07.039.
 
21. Pendergast, L. L., Watkins, M. W., & Canivez, G. L. (2014). Structural and convergent validity of the homework performance questionnaire. Educational Psychology, 34, 291-304. doi:10.1080/01443410.2013.785058.
 
22. Pendergast, L. L., & Watkins, M. W. (2009). Development of an electronic version of the Homework Performance Questionnaire. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40, 323 – 335. doi: 10.2190/EC.40.3.d.