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D'Errico, Francesca; Paciello, Marinella; De Carolis, Bernardina; Vattanid, Alessandro; Palestra, Giuseppe; Anzivino, Giuseppe – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
In times of growing importance and emphasis on improving academic outcomes for young people, their academic selves/lives are increasingly becoming more central to their understanding of their own wellbeing. How they experience and perceive their academic successes or failures, can influence their perceived self-efficacy and eventual academic…
Descriptors: Well Being, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes
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Stretton, Alexander; Spears, Barbara A.; Taddeo, Carmel; Drennan, Judy – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
Help-seeking is an adaptive process whereby a person seeks external support for a problem. Help-seeking early in response to mental health concerns is thus important in preventing mental illness in later life. Recent developments in service provision such as online help services, have been identified as promoting help-seeking behaviours, but there…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Mental Disorders, Internet, Barriers
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McLouglin, Larisa; Spears, Barbara; Taddeo, Carmel – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
A substantial amount of research has documented the negative impact technology has on young people's lives: particularly cyberbullying and the negative mental health outcomes associated with it. Research examining how technology could promote mental health and wellbeing in young people however, needs further investigation. This paper reports on a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Mental Health, Well Being
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Pittard, Caroline M.; Pössel, Patrick; Lau, Timothy – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Depressive symptoms affect around half of students at some point during college. According to the hopelessness theory of depression, making negative inferences about stressful events is a vulnerability for developing depression. Negative and socio-emotional teaching behavior can be stressors that are associated with depression in school students.…
Descriptors: College Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology), Inferences
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Huang, Ching-Yu; Shen, April Chiung-Tao; Hsieh, Yi-Ping; Feng, Jui-Ying; Wei, Hsi-Sheng; Hwa, Hsiao-Lin; Feng, Joyce Yen – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
The current study aims to clarify the associations as well as the pathways through which parenting and children's emotional intelligence (EI) may influence children's mental health with a cross-sectional sample of 675 school pupils (fourth grade, mean age = 10.4 years, 310 boy, 356 girls and 9 unidentified) in Taiwan. Hierarchical regression and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Elementary School Students
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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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Veiga, Guida; Neto, Carlos; Rieffe, Carolien – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
Play has an important role in various aspects of children's development. However, time for free play has declined substantially over the last decades. To date, few studies have focused on the relationship between opportunities for free play and children's social functioning. The aims of this study are to examine whether children´s free play is…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Intelligence
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Gendron, Bénédicte; Kouremenou, Eleni-Sofia; Rusu, Carmen – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
The start of university life requires a period of adaptation, which can sometimes have an impact on the mental health of students. The latest results from the Observatoire National de la Vie Etudiante (OVE, 2013) show that more that 40% of university students report symptoms of psychological fragility (sleep problems, fatigue, depression, stress…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Human Capital, Mental Health, College Freshmen
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Harvey, Shane T.; Evans, Ian M.; Hill, Rhys V. J.; Henricksen, Annette; Bimler, David – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
Emotional skills underpin what teachers do. However, relatively few studies have investigated whether these skills can be formally learnt by teachers and the benefits enhancing teachers' social-emotional skills may have on students. The current research aimed to develop an intervention to improve teachers' social-emotional skills in the classroom…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Classroom Environment, Intervention, Social Development
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Saeki, Elina; Watanabe, Yayoi; Kido, Mayumi – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
This study explored cross-sectional gender and grade level trends in emotional literacy and interpersonal competence among 913 elementary and middle school students in Japan. Students were presented with two hypothetical scenarios involving mixed emotions and potential interpersonal dilemmas. Results indicated that older children possess greater…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Elementary School Students
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Koposov, Roman; Gundersen, Knut K.; Svartdal, Frode – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
The aim of the study was to assess whether the Aggression Replacement Training (ART) programme is effective in increasing social skills and decreasing problem behaviour. The sample consisted of 232 children (mean age 10.9 yrs, SD = 2.32), their parents and teachers. The study had a quasi-experimental design with intervention and control groups.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aggression, Training, Interpersonal Competence
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Costello, Elizabeth; Lawler, Margaret – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
Children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are at increased risk of experiencing stress and associated social-emotional difficulties and behavioural problems, which can undermine academic performance and lead to school drop-out. Previous studies investigating the effects of mindfulness have evidenced positive outcomes among children pertaining…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Stress Variables, At Risk Students, Social Isolation
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Cutuli, J. J.; Gillham, Jane E.; Chaplin, Tara M.; Reivich, Karen J.; Seligman, Martin E. P.; Gallop, Robert J.; Abenavoli, Rachel M.; Freres, Derek R. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2013
This study reports secondary outcome analyses from a past study of the Penn Resiliency Program (PRP), a cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program for middle-school aged children. Middle school students (N = 697) were randomly assigned to PRP, PEP (an alternate intervention), or control conditions. Gillham et al., (2007) reported analyses…
Descriptors: Intervention, Resilience (Psychology), Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Treatment
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Pössel, Patrick; Moritz Rudasill, Kathleen; Adelson, Jill L.; Bjerg, Annie C.; Wooldridge, Don T.; Black, Stephanie Winkeljohn – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2013
Teaching behavior has important implications for students' emotional well-being. Multiple models suggest students' perceptions of teaching behaviors are more critical than other measures for predicting well-being, yet student-report instruments that measure concrete and specific teaching behavior are limited. The purpose of the present studies is…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Well Being, Teacher Student Relationship, Factor Structure
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Creed, Torrey A.; Jager-Hyman, Shari; Pontoski, Kristin; Feinberg, Betsy; Rosenberg, Zachary; Evans, Arthur; Hurford, Matthew O.; Beck, Aaron T. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2013
A growing literature supports cognitive therapy (CT) as an efficacious treatment for youth struggling with emotional or behavioral problems. Recently, work in this area has extended the dissemination of CT to school-based settings. The current study has two aims: 1) to examine the development of therapists' knowledge and skills in CT, an…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Workers, Health Services, Feedback (Response)