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Tozer, Meryan; Khawaja, Nigar G.; Schweitzer, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
The present study examined protective factors associated with the wellbeing of 93 youth from a refugee background resettled in Brisbane, Australia. Wellbeing was defined as an absence of psychological distress and the presence of subjective wellbeing. Students at Milpera State High School, a special English language school, completed a battery of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Refugees, Youth
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Kounenou, Kalliopi; Gkemisi, Sofia; Nanopoulos, Panagiotis; Tsitsas, George – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
The present study aimed at testing and exploring the psychometric properties of the Counselor Burnout Inventory (CBI) in Greek school counsellors. Two hundred school counsellors from all over Greece participated in the study. The confirmatory study revealed four dimensions of the Greek version of CBI; namely, exhaustion, deterioration in personal…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, School Counselors, School Counseling, Fatigue (Biology)
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King, Catherine; Subotic-Kerry, Mirjana; O'Dea, Bridianne – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
School counsellors play an important role in supporting student mental health but face several challenges that may increase their vulnerability to burnout. This study aimed to explore the factors associated with burnout among school counsellors in secondary schools in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. A crosssectional, online survey was conducted…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Burnout, Work Environment, Counselor Attitudes
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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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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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Locke, Judith Y.; Kavanagh, David J.; Campbell, Marilyn A. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
A high level of parental involvement is widely considered to be essential for optimal child and adolescent development and wellbeing, including academic success. However, recent consideration has been given to the idea that extremely high levels of parental involvement (often called "overparenting" or "helicopter parenting")…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Homework
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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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Askell-Williams, Helen – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Achieving broad-scale parent engagement with school initiatives has proven elusive. This article reports survey data from 287 Maltese parents about their perceptions of the quality of their child's school's initiatives for promoting students' wellbeing and mental health. Findings indicate that, on average, parents rated school initiatives highly.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Mental Health Programs, Health Promotion, Parenting Skills
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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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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
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Lester, Leanne; Mander, David – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This study investigated the social, emotional and mental wellbeing predictors of bullying victimisation and perpetration for boarding students following the transition from primary school to secondary boarding school. Longitudinal data on 76 male and 74 female boarding students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 was used from a larger longitudinal study of…
Descriptors: Role, Well Being, Mental Health, Bullying
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Tyson, Orla; Roberts, Clare M.; Kane, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2009
This study investigated whether a mental health promotion program delivered by primary school teachers to prevent internalising problems in children had any impact on the teachers' job-related affective wellbeing. Teacher job related anxiety and job-related depression were measured before teaching the Aussie Optimism program, and after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health Programs, Primary Education, Resilience (Psychology)