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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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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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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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Jung, Jae Yup – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Two alternative versions of a model of the cognitive decision-making processes of gifted and talented adolescents associated with occupational or career indecision were tested in this study. A psychometrically rigorous survey instrument was used to collect data from 664 adolescents attending three academically selective high schools in Sydney,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Cognitive Processes, Academically Gifted
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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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Liu, Xiaoqun; Chen, Gui; Hu, Peng; Guo, Guipin; Xiao, Shuiyuan – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
Bullying is a common problem in school. Engagement in bullying has been known to have many adverse effects, even including suicide. Examining which factor will moderate or mediate the pathway from victimisation to suicidal ideation is needed to develop effective intervention initiatives. This study aimed to examine the mediator and moderator roles…
Descriptors: Victims, Social Support Groups, Suicide, Correlation
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Chen, Ya-Ling; Rittner, Barbara; Maguin, Eugene; Dziadaszek, Shannon – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
The aim of this research was to examine effects of cigarette smoking on depression and anxiety among children and adolescents (youth) with early onset schizophrenia and/or psychosis. Data were obtained from the national evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (CMHS Program). Cubic…
Descriptors: Smoking, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Schizophrenia
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Goldner, Limor; Scharf, Miri – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
The associations between attachment orientations, temperament, resilience, and various dimensions of self-defining memories were examined in 83 female Israeli adolescents and young adults. Resiliency and positive temperament were associated with positive qualities of memories, whereas negative emotionality and reactivity were associated with poor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Young Adults, Females
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Oktan, Vesile – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This research aimed to reveal the relationship between self-harm behaviour, body image, and self-esteem, and examined whether there was a difference between the body image and self-esteem of the adolescents who exhibited self-harm behaviour and those who did not. The study was conducted with the participation of 263 high school students--143…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, High School Students
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Curcio, Angela L.; Mak, Anita S. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
A thorough understanding of adolescent drinking and delinquent behaviour is required in order to implement early prevention and intervention programs in schools. Broadly based on the common cause model of adolescent deviance, this study investigated and compared, across genders, the prevalence and inter-relationships of various indicators of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Drinking
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Houghton, Stephen; Hattie, John; Carroll, Annemaree; Wood, Lisa; Baffour, Bernard – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
This study examined associations between loneliness, a construct associated with serious adverse mental health outcomes, and positive mental wellbeing. Validated measures of loneliness (represented by friendship-related loneliness, isolation, positive attitude to solitude, and negative attitude to solitude) and positive mental wellbeing were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Social Isolation, Mental Health
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Prince-Embury, Sandra – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
Recent understanding of education and human development recognises the importance of psychosocial factors, particularly personal resiliency, in the academic success of children and youth. This article presents the examination of resiliency within school settings for the purpose of preventive screening, intervention and outcomes assessment. The…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Screening Tests, Intervention, Children
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Chen, Gui; Guo, Guiping; Gong, Jingbo; Xiao, Shuiyuan – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
The current study investigated the moderating effects of gender, age, and weight status on the relationship between body dissatisfaction and depression among adolescents. Data were collected on body dissatisfaction, depression, and demographic characteristics from a convenience sample of 1,101 adolescents (505 girls, 596 boys). The relationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents