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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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Yuen, Mantak; Lee, Queenie A. Y.; Kam, Jason; Lau, Patrick S. Y. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
Purpose in life has emerged as an important notion in positive psychology. It is regarded as a factor that can contribute to any individual's wellbeing. Based on a review of the literature, the authors discuss key issues that pertain to purpose in life, including how the construct is defined and conceptualised, its importance in living a…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Well Being, School Guidance, Definitions
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Datu, Jesus Alfonso D.; Yuen, Mantak; Chen, Gaowei – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This article examines the potential benefits of possessing the personality traits of determination and perseverance (often referred to as "grit") in an academic setting. Previous studies in Western individualistic societies have emphasised the advantages of possessing this attribute of grit; but, to date, very few investigations have…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Self Determination, Persistence, Theory Practice Relationship
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Furlonger, Brett; Budisa, Sonja – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Consumers are increasingly turning to both the internet and apps for mental health assistance. Mobile technologies such as smart phones and tablets offer swift and anonymous access for students to internet sites and app environments. Availability, however, does not guarantee quality or credibility. This web-based pilot study was undertaken to…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Computer Oriented Programs, Help Seeking
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Herlihy, Miriam – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Collaboration between normally separate agencies involved in cases of child mental health, and those supporting their participation and inclusion in school settings, is being increasingly promoted as the answer to intervening in a more ecologically valid and responsive manner. Yet a clear-cut evidence base supporting interagency collaboration in…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Children, Mental Health, Intervention
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Toor, Nicky; Hanley, Terry; Hebron, Judith – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Many young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) intend to go to college and/or university, yet research suggests that these individuals find aspects of college and university life challenging. To explore the views of individuals directly affected by these challenges, a systematic review of the existing qualitative literature in…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Special Needs Students, Higher Education