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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Arslan, Gökmen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This report presents initial psychometrics from testing a cultural adaptation of the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener (PWDS) with a sample of urban adolescents in Turkey (N = 399). Results from confirmatory factor analyses indicated that responses to the Turkish version of the measure (PWDS-T) were characterized by a two-factor…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Psychometrics, Adolescents
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Arslan, Gökmen; Renshaw, Tyler L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This study presents initial evidence supporting the language adaptation of a brief measure of youths' internalizing problems--the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS)--for use with Turkish adolescents within the context of school mental health screening. Results showed that responses to the Turkish version of the YIPS were characterized by…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Mental Health
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Felver, Joshua C.; Clawson, Adam J.; Morton, Melissa L.; Brier-Kennedy, Erica; Janack, Pamela; DiFlorio, Robert A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This research evaluated the effects of a seven-session mindfulness intervention, Learning to BREATHE, on an ethnically diverse at-risk high school student sample. Two classrooms were randomly assigned to intervention or normal health-education programming. Results indicated significant effects to self-reported psychosocial resilience, with…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Educational Environment
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Arslan, Gökmen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Universal screening is a useful way to identify emotional and behavioral problems and develop prevention or intervention strategies for adolescents at-risk in schools. The purpose of the present study is to report the preliminary development and validation of a brief and effective instrument--the Youth Externalizing Behavior Screener (YEBS)--aimed…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Behavior Problems, Hyperactivity
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Salinger, Rachel – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Mental health influences several major life outcomes. School-based treatment for mental health issues is the most effective intervention to support individuals with these problems. However, treatment availability and perceptions of mental health vary widely by country and their effects on the delivery and effectiveness of school-based mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, School Health Services, Cultural Differences
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Yoshikawa, Koichi; deLeyer-Tiarks, Johanna; Kehle, Thomas J.; Bray, Melissa A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
In the past few decades, as Japan has navigated a rapidly shifting social landscape that has altered the underpinnings of Japanese society, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) has attempted to adapt by undertaking multiple revisions and reforms to the national education law with important implications for the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Legislation
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Phosaly, Linda; Olympia, Daniel; Goldman, Sarah – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
To say that China, Malaysia, South Korea, and other East Asian countries have undergone immense change in the previous 20 years is an understatement. In fact, the phrase "The Four Asian Tigers" has been used to reference the rapidly emerging economies and changing cultures of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Currently,…
Descriptors: Risk, Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents
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Zhou, Zheng; Xin, Tao; Du, Lin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The large-scale internal migration from countryside to city over the past 30 years has transformed China's demographic, social, economic, and educational landscapes. There were approximately 35.81 million children below age 18 living with their migrant parents in urban cities without local registration of permanent residence ("Hukou").…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural to Urban Migration, Migrants, Children
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Kok, Jin Kuan; Low, Sew Kim – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The prevalence of psychological distress leading to mental health disorders among youths in Malaysia has increased over the years. This metasynthesis provides an examination of the risk factors contributing to vulnerability to mental distress among the youth as well as protective factors in Malaysia. Keyword searches were conducted using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, At Risk Persons, Resilience (Psychology)
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Wang, Cixin; Yang, Chunyan; Jiang, Xu; Furlong, Michael – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The Social Emotional Health Survey-Primary (SEHS-P) was originally developed to assess U.S. elementary students' positive psychological traits: gratitude, zest, optimism, and persistence, and the higher-order latent construct of covitality. The present study evaluated the validity of a Chinese version of SEHS-P with a sample of 653 Chinese…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Student Surveys, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Bell, Patrick B.; Larrazolo, Heather L.; Nastasi, Bonnie K. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
In the United States, children that require mental health supports most frequently receive them in school. Promoting social-emotional skills is considered both a universal prevention against future psychological disturbances as well as a core component in the treatment of psychological disorders. However, fostering social-emotional skills requires…
Descriptors: Well Being, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Culturally Relevant Education
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Telef, Bülent Baki; Furlong, Michael J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigated the psychometric properties of a Turkish-language adaptation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey-Secondary (SEHS-S), a measure of core psychological assets hypothesized to be associated with adolescents' flourishing mental health. Convenience samples of students (Grades 9-12) from six Turkish high schools were used;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Translation, Surveys
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The present article provides commentary on this pioneering special issue covering the usefulness of so-called mind-body practices with youth and in schools. I begin by addressing the way we talk about this approach to practice, describing a few undesirable consequences that can follow from using the mind-body moniker adopted from the world of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention Control, Perception, Health Promotion
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del Campo, Marisa A.; Kehle, Thomas J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
There are many important phenomena involved in human functioning that are unnoticed, misunderstood, not applied, or do not pique the interest of the scientific community. Among these, "autonomous sensory meridian response" ("ASMR") and "frisson" are two very noteworthy instances that may prove to be therapeutically…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Psychological Patterns, Metacognition, Sensory Experience
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Shankar, Nilani L.; Park, Crystal L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
Stress affects students in multiple ways. This article provides a conceptual overview of the direct (e.g., psychoneuroimmunological, endocrine) and indirect (health behavior) pathways through which stress affects physical health, the psychological effects of stress on mental health, and the cognitive effects of stress (e.g., attention,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mental Health, Stress Variables, Attention
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