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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