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Kim, Sung Reul; Kim, Hye Young; Kim, Ji Young; Kim, Hyun Kyung – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to identify the association between type D personality and smoking cessation among high school students who had participated in a stop smoking program. From 27 high schools, we recruited 279 smoking students who had participated in a stop smoking program between May 29, 2015, and January 25, 2016. About 26.5% of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Smoking, Failure
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McLoughlin, Larisa T.; Spears, Barbara A.; Taddeo, Carmel M.; Hermens, Daniel F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
It is well documented that cyberbullying can lead to adverse mental health outcomes. Separate research shows that higher levels of social connectedness may result in more positive mental health outcomes, however, the relationship between social connectedness and mental health in the face of cyberbullying is not yet fully understood. An online…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Mental Health, Interpersonal Relationship
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Brajša-Žganec, Andreja; Merkaš, Marina; Šakic Velic, Marija – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the relation of parental supervision, parental involvement at school and child's social competence with school achievement in primary school. A theoretical model was postulated that predicts direct and indirect effects of parental behaviors on adolescents' school achievement. Participants were 1,024 adolescents…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Murphy, Ashley N.; Radley, Keith C.; Helbig, Kate A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The current study evaluated use of the Superheroes Social Skills program as a means of increasing social skill accuracy in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Participants included four Caucasian male students that were eligible for special education services within the autism category. Social skills training was presented twice weekly for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Golay, Philippe; McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Bayesian structural equation modeling (BSEM) was used to investigate the latent structure of the Differential Ability Scales-Second Edition core battery using the standardization sample normative data for ages 7-17. Results revealed plausibility of a three-factor model, consistent with publisher theory, expressed as either a higher-order (HO) or a…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Bayesian Statistics, Factor Analysis, Aptitude Tests
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Cross, Donna S.; Runions, Kevin C.; Resnicow, Ken A.; Britt, Eileen F.; Gray, Caitlin – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Intervention approaches to bullying are largely preventive in nature, and even these have been shown to be ineffective, if not iatrogenic, with adolescents. Responses to bullying are limited to traditional punitive approaches or "no-blame" approaches aiming to restore the relationship between the targeted students. Neither of these…
Descriptors: Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Interviews, Adolescents
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Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Demaray, Michelle K.; Malecki, Christine K.; Dorio, Nicole B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to investigate social support (from parents, classmates, teachers, and close friends) as a protective factor in the association between depression and suicidal ideation. Data on students' levels of social support, depression, and suicidal ideation were collected from 399 9th-grade students using the Child and…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Adolescents, Social Support Groups, Peer Relationship
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Canivez, Gary L.; Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Watkins, Marley W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study examined the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) with four standardization sample age groups (6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-16 years) using exploratory factor analysis (EFA), multiple factor extraction criteria, and hierarchical EFA not included in the WISC-V "Technical and Interpretation…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Children, Intelligence Tests, Age Groups
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Shaw, Leslie A.; Raley, Sheida K.; Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR) is a newly developed measure of self-determination. The purpose of this study was to explore of personal factors, namely age and gender on scores on the SDI:SR. Separate multigroup confirmatory analyses were conducted for age cohorts (13- to 15-, 16- to 18-, and 19- to 22-year-olds) and for…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Characteristics, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Piña-Watson, Brandy; Martinez, Ashley J.; Cruz, Lauren N.; Llamas, Jasmín D.; López, Belem G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Ethnic identity (EI) affirmation has been related to positive academic outcomes for Latina/o youth. However, there is a dearth of research examining mediating mechanisms to this relationship. To address this gap, we examine psychological functioning (depressive symptoms and life satisfaction) as a mediator in the relationship between EI…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Mexican Americans, Outcomes of Education, Depression (Psychology)
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Williams, Amanda J.; Banks, Courtney S.; Blake, Jamilia J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Bias-based bullying focused on sexual orientation or gender identity in schools has significant negative implications for the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, or who are perceived to behave in gender nonconforming ways. Despite empirical support for the influence of bystander…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Bullying, Sexual Orientation
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Klingbeil, David A.; Fischer, Aaron J.; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Bloomfield, Bradley S.; Polakoff, Ben; Willenbrink, Jessica B.; Copek, Rebecca A.; Chan, Kai Tai – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The popularity of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) is growing rapidly in schools. Decisions regarding the use of these interventions must be based on empirical evidence. There is robust evidence for the use of MBIs with adults, but research on MBIs with youth is nascent. The purpose of this meta-analytic review was to add to the literature…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Behavior Problems
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McGeown, Sarah; Putwain, Dave; St. Clair-Thompson, Helen; Clough, Peter – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
This study sought to explore the concept of mental toughness (comprising the attributes challenge, commitment, control, and confidence) from the perceptions of adolescents, to better understand their views on these attributes and the extent to which each were regarded as important within an educational setting. In total, 54 adolescents (31 female)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Focus Groups, Adolescent Attitudes, Interviews
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White, Henry; LaFleur, Jennifer; Houle, Katherine; Hyry-Dermith, Paul; Blake, Susan M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
In recent decades, increasing attention has been paid to the number of adolescents experiencing extended absences from school due to mental health crises. Upon returning to school, these students often face difficulties in functioning, risk of relapse, and vulnerability to academic failure and social isolation. This paper presents results of a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mental Disorders, Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students
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Luo, Yun; Xiang, Zhoulei; Zhang, Hui; Wang, Zhenhong – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The association between interpersonal relationships, perceived social support, and depressive symptoms in adolescents was investigated in the present study. The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depressive Symptoms Scale (CES-D-SF), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), and Interpersonal Relationship Scale (IRS) were…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Social Support Groups, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents
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