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Huang, Shaun L.; Mussap, Alexander J. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Despite the advantages of international study -- to the student, the university, and the local community -- studies have reported an increased risk of stress-related psychological problems in international students. We surveyed 384 Asian international students (189 female, 193 male, 2 undeclared; aged 17 to 47 years) attending Australian…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Asians
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Lam, Cici Sze-ching; Yeung, Patcy P. S.; Yuen, Mantak – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This report is part of a larger project investigating school satisfaction of early adolescents in Hong Kong. The research questions in this part of the study focused on the school experience of 21 high-ability Chinese students aged 9-14 in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with each of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Preadolescents
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Ho, Ngai Kwan Nicole; Schweitzer, Robert D.; Khawaja, Nigar G. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
Factors contributing to academic achievement among recently arrived Chinese adolescents in Australia remain relatively underexplored. Previous studies focused on Asian migrants, including Chinese, but did not distinguish Chinese from other Asian migrants. The current study specifically looks at Chinese migrants who have recently arrived, as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Attitudes, Social Support Groups, Sense of Community
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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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Liu, Sylvia; Yuen, Mantak; Rao, Nirmala – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This exploratory study involved a structured group-games intervention to develop first-grade students' social competence. The effects were evaluated by assessing possible outcomes for the children's social status. A sample of 119 first-grade, mixed-ability students from a Hong Kong primary school participated in the sessions (63 boys, 56 girls:…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence