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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
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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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Muller, Rachel D.; Skues, Jason L.; Wise, Lisa Z. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This study explored cyberbullying, coping resources and coping styles in a sample of 107 10- to 12-year-old Australian primary school students. Approximately 13% of participants reported experiencing single episodes of cyberbullying victimisation, while almost half of the participants (48.6%) reported being repeatedly cyberbullied. Technological…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Mander, David J.; Lester, Leanne – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This study examined indicators of mental health, as well as strengths and difficulties, as reported by same-age boarding and non-boarding students spanning four time points over a 2-year period as they transitioned from primary to boarding school in Western Australia (i.e., at the end of Grade 7, beginning of Grade 8, end of Grade 8, and end of…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Transitional Programs, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Colmar, Susan; Davis, Nash; Sheldon, Linda – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
An exploratory applied study, using a set of attention and working memory strategies specifically developed for students and named Memory Mates, was completed with normally developing students attending a primary school. Students in one classroom received the intervention, while the other classroom functioned as a control group. The study was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Attention, Short Term Memory, Pilot Projects
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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
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Alevriadou, Anastasia; Giaouri, Stergiani – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
Written language is a difficult endeavour as the demands of transcription require self-regulatory skills from a motor, cognitive and attention perspective. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relation between the Test of Writing Difficulties (Porpodas et al., 2007) and the Test of Detection and Investigation of Executive…
Descriptors: Written Language, Executive Function, Writing Skills, Correlation
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Gilmore, Linda; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2009
Attributions of laziness, reflected in teacher comments such as "Just try harder and you will shine", may mask specific cognitive, learning, attentional or emotional problems that could explain low motivation in some children. This paper reports findings from an investigation of 20 children, aged 7 to 10 years, who were regarded as lazy…
Descriptors: Investigations, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Questionnaires, Student Motivation