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Curcio, Angela L.; Mak, Anita S.; George, Amanda M. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
While poor parental bonding has been linked with psychological distress, few studies have assessed bonding with mothers and fathers separately among adolescents and whether there are gender differences in the relationships between bonding and psychological distress. Additionally, low self-esteem has been shown to predict psychological distress,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Fathers
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Russell, Paul – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
In a world where the only constant is change, schools are faced with the need to adapt creatively to changing societal demands, parental expectations, and children with increasingly diverse needs. Lasting and effective change can only occur with systemic and organisational change, and this essay argues that school-based psychologists are an…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Organizational Change, Change Agents
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Çikrikci, Özkan; Erzen, Evren; Yeniçeri, Ilknur Akistanbullu – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
The aim of this research was to assess the mediating role of self-esteem and optimism in the correlation between test anxiety and life satisfaction. The study group comprised 201 females (50.6%), 185 males (46.6%) and 11 students without stated gender (2.8%) for a total of 397 high school students. The ages of adolescents included in the study…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Correlation, Test Anxiety, Life Satisfaction
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Furlonger, Brett; Ostojic, Marko; Chung, Jasmine; Philips, Katrina; Busacca, Margherita; Moore, Dennis; Anderson, Angelika – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
A framework was examined to assist school psychologists and counsellors in recommending quality apps for supporting diabetes self-management. A content analysis was undertaken to assess behaviour change strategies in Apple and Android smartphone apps for the self-management of type 2 diabetes. The Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy was used to…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Self Management, Computer Oriented Programs, School Psychologists
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Bowles, Terence; Scull, Janet – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Over the past decade, researchers have called for a reconceptualisation of school connectedness. A review of literature between 1990 and 2016 was completed to define school connectedness and identified four factors: attending, belonging, engaging, and flow. The review of the published literature from 1990 to 2016 that related to the four factors…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Models, Intervention, Adolescents
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Sakiz, Halis; Sariçali, Mehmet – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
We examined the paradigmatic position of school counsellors as it relates to their practice. A survey and interviews were conducted with counsellors, counsellor educators, and teachers. Findings demonstrated that counsellors lacked skills regarding theoretical orientation and applications, counselling practices remained arbitrary and less…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Correlation, Reflection, School Counselors
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Etherington, Victoria; Costello, Shane – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Schools are increasingly being identified as ideal settings for early intervention for anxiety and other mental health challenges; however, questions remain about whether individuals who require the most assistance will receive it in more universally applied intervention programs. This study compared targeted and universal delivery approaches of a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Mental Health, Early Intervention, Health Services
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Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Diakogiorgi, Kleopatra; Brouzos, Andreas; Moberly, Nicholas J. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
To facilitate students' transition into secondary school, a short, problem-oriented group program was designed that included interpretation retraining, problem solving, and social-skills training. Pre- and posttest data from two groups conducted over the course of 5 weeks were combined for a total of 35 6th-grade students waiting to undergo school…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Secondary School Students, Student Adjustment, Grade 6
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Tozer, Meryan; Khawaja, Nigar G.; Schweitzer, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
The present study examined protective factors associated with the wellbeing of 93 youth from a refugee background resettled in Brisbane, Australia. Wellbeing was defined as an absence of psychological distress and the presence of subjective wellbeing. Students at Milpera State High School, a special English language school, completed a battery of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Refugees, Youth
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Bhat, Christine Suniti – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Middle and high school students interact via powerful social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media platforms are sometimes misused, resulting in cyberbullying and sexting that could adversely affect many in the school community. School counsellors, school psychologists, and educators are uniquely positioned to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Lindelauf, Joanne; Reupert, Andrea; Jacobs, Kate E. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This study investigated how teachers who support children with learning difficulties utilise psychologists' reports in their teaching practice. Previous research has examined teachers' preferences for how reports should be written, rather than how they might be used. Semi-structured, qualitative interviews with 12 teachers (seven primary, four…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Psychoeducational Methods, Information Utilization, Educational Practices
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Tan, Soo Yin; Chou, Chih Chin – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This research examined the effects of structured group supervision (SGS) on counsellors' self-efficacy, counselling competency, and job involvement in Singapore. Twenty-one counsellors participated in six, 3- hour SGS sessions over 12 weeks with one qualified counselling supervisor. The counsellors had at least six months' experience working as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, School Counselors, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis
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Rickwood, Debra; Telford, Nic; Kennedy, Vanessa; Bailey, Eleanor – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Suicide-related behaviours are relatively common among school-aged young people, and schools are an appropriate setting for activities that aim to prevent and assist recovery after suicide. headspace School Support is a specialist service that assists Australian secondary schools to be prepared for and recover from suicide. Through the responses…
Descriptors: Suicide, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Prevention
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Kounenou, Kalliopi; Gkemisi, Sofia; Nanopoulos, Panagiotis; Tsitsas, George – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
The present study aimed at testing and exploring the psychometric properties of the Counselor Burnout Inventory (CBI) in Greek school counsellors. Two hundred school counsellors from all over Greece participated in the study. The confirmatory study revealed four dimensions of the Greek version of CBI; namely, exhaustion, deterioration in personal…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, School Counselors, School Counseling, Fatigue (Biology)
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Kabadayi, Fedai; Sari, Serkan V. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This study examined the role of resilience in the lives of cyberbullying perpetrators and their victims. Turkish adolescents (n = 444; 245 girls, 55.2%, and 199 boys, 44.8%) 15-19 years of age (mean age of 16.58 years, SD = 0.789) were recruited from different high schools. The participants completed the Cyberbullying Scale (Aricak, Kinay, &…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Computer Security, Victims
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