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Kim, Eui Kyung; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; You, Sukkyung – School Psychology International, 2017
In an attempt to identify and intervene with students in need of services, the South Korean government has implemented national mental health screening. However, concerns raised about the unintended stigmatization of the screening assessment that focuses on student deficits prompts the need for additional research. This study evaluated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Quality of Life, Adolescents
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Han, Yoonsun; Kim, Heejoo; Lee, DongHun – School Psychology International, 2016
Based on Hirschi's social control theory (1969), this study examined the relationship between attachment (an element of social bonds) and the onset of substance use among South Korean adolescents. Using discrete-time logistic regression, the study investigated how attachment to parents, teachers, and close friends was associated with the timing of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Attachment Behavior, Adolescents
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Moon, Minkwon; Jeon, Hyunsoo; Kwon, Sungho – School Psychology International, 2016
The present study investigates whether gender-related public self-consciousness moderates the relationship between students' gender and emotions in mixed-gender physical education classes. The Positive and Negative Affect Scales and the Gender-related Public Self-Consciousness Scale were administered to 380 middle-school students in South Korea.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Gender Differences, Self Concept
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Bae, Sung Man – School Psychology International, 2016
This study explored predictors of adolescent problem behavior utilizing panel data from the National Youth Policy Institute. Data were collected from June 2013 to August 2013 from 3195 middle school students living in 15 cities of South Korea. Data were analysed using hierarchical regression in two steps. The first step included gender and school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Emotional Disturbances, Parent Child Relationship
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You, Sukkyung; Kim, Ann Y. – School Psychology International, 2016
In recent years, increase in adolescent crime in the Republic of Korea has put adolescent aggression in the spotlight. This study examines whether the quality of attachment to parents and peers influences aggressive behaviors and whether social emotional competencies serve as significant mediators for middle school students. These relationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aggression, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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You, Sukkyung; Kim, Euikyung; No, Unkyung – School Psychology International, 2015
Recently, research studies and media have reported on the detrimental effects violent video games have on the social behaviors of adolescents. For example, previous studies have found that playing video games is positively associated with aggressive behaviors and negatively associated with prosocial behaviors. However, very few studies have…
Descriptors: Violence, Video Games, Social Behavior, Self Control
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Lee, Ji-Young; Bae, Sung-Man – School Psychology International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore significant variables predicting adolescent suicidal attempts. Socio-environmental variables such as gender, school record, school grade, school adaptation, and family intimacy together with intra-individual variables including depression, anxiety, delinquency, stress, and self-esteem were considered as…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Social Influences