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Golden, Rachel Lynn; Furman, Wyndol; Collibee, Charlene – Developmental Psychology, 2016
The sex-positive framework of sexual development hypothesizes that healthy sexual experiences can be developmentally appropriate and rewarding for adolescents despite the risks involved. Research has not examined whether risky behaviors and rewarding cognitions actually change with sexual debut at a normative or late age. This study measured the…
Descriptors: Risk, Sexuality, Comparative Analysis, Schemata (Cognition)
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Ranta, Klaus; Junttila, Niina; Laakkonen, Eero; Uhmavaara, Anni; La Greca, Annette M.; Niemi, Paivi M. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate symptoms of social anxiety and the psychometric properties of the "Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents" (SAS-A) among Finnish adolescents, 13-16 years of age. Study 1 (n = 867) examined the distribution of SAS-A scores according to gender and age, and the internal consistency and factor structure…
Descriptors: Evidence, Anxiety Disorders, Test Validity, Factor Structure
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Shankland, Rebecca; Franca, Lionel Riou; Genolini, Christophe M.; Guelfi, Julien-Daniel; Ionescu, Serban – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
Coping styles are generally considered to be environmentally driven. Up to now, research has mainly focused on family influences. However, some studies underline the effect of educational settings on the development of problem-focused coping strategies. Consistently with previous reports on the enhancement of autonomy and problem-solving in…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Coping, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Stice, Eric; Rohde, Paul; Seeley, John R.; Gau, Jeff M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
In this depression prevention trial, 341 high-risk adolescents (mean age = 15.6 years, SD = 1.2) with elevated depressive symptoms were randomized to a brief group cognitive-behavioral (CB) intervention, group supportive-expressive intervention, bibliotherapy, or assessment-only control condition. CB participants showed significantly greater…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Prevention
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Kutlu, Mustafa – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
A modern and healthy society can be created only by bringing up the individuals of the society in a healthy way and according to the needs of the modern era. Thus, it is important to grow healthy children and young people. The first duty, which belongs to the family, is to make the children and the young people, who are the hope of the society and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Social Services
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Apsche, Jack A.; Bass, Christopher K.; Houston, Marsha-Ann – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2006
This study examines the effectiveness of Mode Deactivation Therapy, (MDT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT) in a Residential Treatment Center for adolescent males. All clients were admitted to the same Residential Treatment Center. Clients presented with physical aggression, suicidal ideation, with mixed personality disorders/traits. One…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Personality Problems, Aggression