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Garvik, Margit; Idsoe, Thormod; Bru, Edvin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The present study aimed to investigate changes in school functioning, including motivation, intentions to quit school and social relations in school, following an early group based CBT intervention implemented for depressed adolescents. The "Adolescent Coping with Depression Course" (ACDC) is such an early group intervention. The primary…
Descriptors: Coping, Depression (Psychology), Student Motivation, Intervention
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Havik, Trude; Bru, Edvin; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The aim of the present study is to assess reasons for school non-attendance including somatic symptoms, subjective health complaints, truancy, and school refusal and to investigate the relationship of these with gender, grade, and self-reported special educational needs. The study is based on a self-reported questionnaire distributed to students…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attribution Theory, Gender Differences, Cohort Analysis
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Øverland, Klara; Størksen, Ingunn; Bru, Edvin; Thorsen, Arlene Arstad – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This Q methodological study explores emotional experiences and coping of daycare staff when working with children of divorce and their families. Two main coping strategies among daycare staff were identified: 1) Confident copers, and 2) Non-confident copers. Interviews exemplify the two main experiences. Both groups may struggle with coping in…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Coping, Divorce, Conflict
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Garvik, Margit; Idsoe, Thormod; Bru, Edvin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
There seems to be limited work addressing how depression is linked to elements of student functioning in the school setting other than academic achievement. This study investigated possible correlates of depressive symptoms with school engagement and disengagement. We examined four specific school variables (school motivation, intentions to quit,…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Learner Engagement
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Bru, Edvin; Stornes, Tor; Munthe, Elaine; Thuen, Elin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
This study examines the degree to which students' perceptions of teacher support are related to school type (primary versus secondary). The sample included 7,205 students from years 5 to 7 in primary school and years 8 to 10 in secondary school. Previous research has concluded that perceptions of school change negatively when students move from…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Age Differences
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Cosmovici, Elena Maria; Idsoe, Thormod; Bru, Edvin; Munthe, Elaine – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The aim of this study was to explore students' perceptions of their learning environment and on-task orientation across different achievement levels. Data were gathered in two independent cross-sectional studies of Norwegian students in grades 8, 9, and 10 (n = 3453 in 2001 and n = 2987 in 2004). Students within the middle achievement levels…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Low Achievement, High Achievement, Educational Environment
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Thuen, Elin; Bru, Edvin; Ogden, Terje – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2007
The main aim of this study was to explore associations between students' perceptions of learning environment factors and their reports of emotional and behavioural problems (EBP) and to what degree students' coping styles could influence this relation. The study was conducted as a survey among a representative sample of 2006 Norwegian…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Emotional Problems, Student Attitudes, Coping
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Bru, Edvin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2006
This paper examines the relationships of pupils' on-task orientation at school and their opposition to teachers with perceived cognitive competence, perceived relevance of schoolwork, and the belief that going against school norms increases peer status. The study was conducted as a survey among a national representative sample of 3834 pupils in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Thuen, Elin; Bru, Edvin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The main purpose of this study was to explore the relations between coping styles and emotional and behavioural problems among adolescent students. The study was conducted as a survey among a representative sample of 2006 Norwegian 9th graders. The results show that emotional problems are associated with self-blaming as well as aggressive coping.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems
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Bru, Edvin; Boyesen, Marit; Munthe, Elaine; Roland, Erling – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1998
A majority of 1071 Norwegian eighth graders studied reported satisfactory support from teachers and relations with peers, although 12% reported more severe emotional complaints and 10% reported more severe musculoskeletal complaints. Exposure to harassment at school and a perceived lack of academic support show the strongest associations with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Emotional Problems, Foreign Countries, Grade 8