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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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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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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