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Lakes, Kimberley; Nguyen, Helena May; Jones, Marissa; Schuck, Sabrina E. B. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe a school-based universal intervention (the Tilly's Life Center "I Am Me" program) to promote emotional competence and social-emotional skills in adolescents. We present results of a mixed-methods program evaluation conducted in public schools in Southern California. In Study 1, sixteen students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Intelligence, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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Drake, Gabrielle; Edenborough, Michel; Falloon, Jan; Fattore, Tobia; Felton, Rhea; Mason, Jan; Mogensen, Lise – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
The emotional aspects of children's social relations have generally been marginalised in social science discourse. Children, who participated in the Australian segment of the Children's Understandings of Well-being (CUWB) project used various media to 'voice' the importance for their well-being of emotional relatedness with family, friends,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Safety, Well Being, Program Descriptions
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Kosic, Marianna – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
The paper explores the opportunities and challenges of combining media literacy and social-emotional literacy to promote mental health and well-being in school curricula. It describes the implementation of an experimental module within the program "Crescere insieme What's Up" (Growing up together What's Up). This upstream prevention and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Age Groups, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Portelli, Pamela – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief Alcohol Expectancy Challenge, with the aim of reducing the prevalence of alcohol consumption amongst Maltese teenagers.119 students were randomly allocated to a control or a 3-hour expectancy challenge session. Alcohol consumption and alcohol expectancies were investigated via a…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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Kasik, László; Guti, Kornél; Gál, Zita; Gáspár, Csaba; Tóth, Edit; Fejes, József Balázs – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
Most questionnaires construe avoidance as resulting from a problem-solving process and analyse only a few, single-factor and mostly non-adequate, forms of avoidance. The aim of the present study was to develop a multi-dimensional questionnaire to measure avoidance among adolescents. We tested the Avoidance Questionnaire for Adolescents (AQA) with…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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D'Amico, Antonella; Guastaferro, Teresa – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to analyse adjustment problems in a group of adolescents with a Specific Learning Disorder (SLD), examining to what extent they depend on the severity level of the learning disorder and/or on the individual's level of emotional intelligence. Adjustment problems,, perceived severity levels of SLD, and emotional and…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Disabilities, Adolescents
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Cowie, Helen; Myers, Carrie-Anne; Aziz, Rashid – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Across Europe, and in the context of a post-BREXIT situation, society is having to accommodate to large numbers of people from diverse cultures. There is a reported increase in xenophobic incidents, bullying and social exclusion, indicating that diversity runs the risk of intolerance and prejudice. This is played out in all manner of social…
Descriptors: Stranger Reactions, Children, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Reicher, Hannelore; Matischek-Jauk, Marlies – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Depression is a major and increasingly frequent health problem among young people (WHO, 2017). Adolescence is a peak time for the first onset of depression (Seeley & Lewinsohn, 2008). However despite discovering high prevalence rates among young people in recent studies , teachers tend to overlook depressive symptoms in adolescents, while…
Descriptors: Prevention, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Social Development
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Gomez-Baya, Diego; Mendoza, Ramon; Paino, Susana – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
Research to date has identified various risk factors in the emergence of depressive disorders in adolescence. There are very few studies, however, which have analyzed the role of perceived emotional intelligence in depressive symptoms longitudinally during adolescence. This work aimed to analyze longitudinal relationships between perceived…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Predictor Variables, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Gaspar de Matos, Margarida; Simões, Celeste – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
In addition to the empirical validation of "health and happiness" determinants, theoretical models suggesting where to ground actions are necessary. In the beginning of the twentieth century, intervention models focused on evaluation and empirical validation were only concerned about overt behaviours (verbal and non-verbal) and covert…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Participation, Youth Programs
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Skrzypiec, Grace; Slee, Phillip; Sandhu, Damanjit – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
Bullying is an international issue that is only just beginning to be researched in India and anecdotal evidence in Punjab, India, has suggested that most schools in the Punjab are in denial about bullying on campus. Our aim was to investigate the nature of bullying in this region using the PhotoStory Method. We sought to discover how young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Victims, Handheld Devices
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Cooper, Paul; Kakos, Michalis – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2013
In this paper the authors explore the phenomena of positive attitudes towards negative affect among young adolescent as reflected in the appearance and behaviours of "radical peer crowds", such as Punks, Goths and Emos. The authors consider the significance of this in relation to the history of melancholy and theories of identity…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Peer Influence, Popular Culture