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Teodorczuk, Krysia; Guse, Tharina; du Plessis, Graham A – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study evaluated the effect of positive psychology interventions (PPIs) on hope and well-being among adolescents living in a child and youth care centre (CYCC) in South Africa. Adolescents (n = 29) were allocated to either the experimental or control group through matched sampling. The experimental group engaged in one-hour intervention…
Descriptors: Psychology, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Residential Care
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Molin-Karakoc, Linda; Ikola, Minna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Engagement is considered key in measuring student development, offering valuable clues into the adaptation, motivation and participation of students. This article sheds light on the multifaceted construct of engagement and its implications for first-generation migrant adolescents. Participant interviews and observations were conducted to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Immigrants
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Prescott, Julie; Hanley, Terry; Ujhelyi Gomez, Katalin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
A qualitative approach was used to explore young people's experiences of using synchronous and asynchronous online forums to gain insight into the use of online services for mental health. Nineteen young people took part in two online synchronous focus groups facilitated by the online counselling service, KOOTH.com. Inductive thematic analysis…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Emotional Problems, Social Support Groups, Synchronous Communication
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Laletas, Stella – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
For professional school counsellors who work in secondary schools, ethical issues arise more often than in other practice settings. While ethical codes and guidelines provide guidance in decision making, a reliance on ethical principles may still leave professionals open to criticism since such principles can be interpreted to suit the situation.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, School Counselors, Secondary Schools
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Cooper, Mick; van Rijn, Biljana; Chryssafidou, Evi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This study is a pilot evaluation of a new avatar-based therapeutic tool, ProReal, with psychologically distressed young people within a school setting. In total, 54 young people, aged 12-18 years old, participated in face-to-face "avatar-based counselling." Young people used the software to represent themselves and others, their problems…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Counseling Techniques, Adolescents, Computer Software
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Shechtman, Zipora; Vogel, David L.; Strass, Haley A.; Heath, Patrick J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Stigma associated with seeking help has been found to be a key help-seeking barrier, however its role is less clear for: (a) adolescents, (b) groups outside the United States and (c) different types of therapy. This study addresses these omissions by examining the relationships between perceptions of public stigma of mental illness and the…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Adolescents, Negative Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Weiss, Josie A.; Harris, Donna M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Many adolescents have hopes of college graduation, independent living, and satisfying careers. Career preparation is an important component that can facilitate these desires. However, many adolescents do not achieve these hopes in their desired timeframes due to interruptions, such as unplanned pregnancies. As illustrated by the Theory of…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Success, Scheduling, Adolescent Development
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Holliday, Carol; Peacock, Fiona; Lewoski, Clair – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Tutors of a child and adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling programme undertook a thematic analysis of five student assignments, from the same student cohort, designed to investigate their motives for undertaking the course. The assignments were thematically analysed utilising ideas derived from consensual qualitative research and narrative…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Psychotherapy, Assignments, Children
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Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija; Puhakka, Helena; Meriläinen, Matti – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study investigates Internet use in relation to self-esteem and adaptability in career decision-making among Finnish adolescents (N = 336). Decision-making and adaptability were evaluated using a questionnaire on career decision style, self-esteem was assessed with a self-esteem test, and Internet use was measured by an instrument that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Adolescents
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Ginevra, Maria Cristina; Nota, Laura – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The first purpose of the study was to establish how Italian adolescents perceive jobs in the newly emerging economy sectors as well as more traditional jobs from gender-stereotyped and gender-segregated perspectives. The second purpose was to verify the role of problem-solving and gender in gender-role stereotyping. A total of 217 Italian high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Problem Solving, Adolescents
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Ntinda, Kayi; Mpofu, Elias; Bender, Benza; Moagi, Sophie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The study determined personal-socio-contextual influences that predicted the perceived quality of relationships with Batswana early teenage mothers. The participants were 86 Botswana high school students (mean age 18.97, SD = 1.76) with motherhood. They completed a numerical measure of adjustment to teenage motherhood in the context of family,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F.; Mailli, Rebecca – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The influence of gender, age, Psychological resilience and family interaction factors upon generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) was investigated in 75 non-autism spectrum disorder (NASD) siblings who had a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). GAD and MDD were much more prevalent than in…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Gender Differences, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Gibson, Kerry; Cartwright, Claire – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
This study explores how adolescent clients construct the purpose and outcome of counselling. A narrative analysis was performed on interviews with 22 clients (aged 16--18) who had used a school-based counselling service. The aim was to identify the purpose and outcomes that participants attributed to their counselling experience. The analysis…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Client Characteristics (Human Services)
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Hamilton-Roberts, Amy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
This small-scale study, based in a semi-rural South Wales Local Authority, sought to explore how both school-based counsellors and link-teachers perceive their school-based counselling services. The research aimed to answer three research questions: 1) what are the perceived impacts of the service? 2) what are the perceived attributes of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, Counseling Services, Questionnaires
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Rupani, Pooja; Haughey, Nuala; Cooper, Mick – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
This article explores how school-based counselling might impact young people's capacity to study and learn. Previous research has indicated that counselling in schools has an indirect positive impact on academic achievement. A mixed methods approach, using a semi-structured qualitative interview and a brief rating scale, was employed with 21 young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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