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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Cook, Clayton R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The present studies report on the initial development and validation of the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS), which is a 10-item self-report rating scale for assessing general internalizing problems and identifying depression and anxiety caseness within the context of school mental health screening. Results from Study 1 (N = 177)…
Descriptors: Scores, Screening Tests, Well Being, Mental Health
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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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Heck, Nicholas C.; Lindquist, Lauri M.; Machek, Greg R.; Cochran, Bryan N. – School Psychology Forum, 2014
This study investigates the mediating role of school victimization in the relationship between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young adults' feelings of high school belonging and current mental health (both depression and general psychological distress) outcomes. A total of 145 LGBT young adults were recruited from college LGBT…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Nelson, Jason M.; Gregg, Noel – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2012
Objective: To investigate depressive and anxious symptomatology among transitioning adolescents and college students with ADHD, dyslexia, or comorbid ADHD/dyslexia. Method: Transitioning adolescents and college students with these disorders along with a non-ADHD/dyslexia college sample completed self-report measures of depression and anxiety.…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorders, Adolescents, Depression (Psychology)
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Vujeva, Hana M.; Furman, Wyndol – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
Research has consistently demonstrated the negative consequences of depression on adolescents' functioning in peer and family relationships, but little work has examined how depressive symptoms affect the quality of adolescents' and emerging adults' romantic relationships. Five waves of data on depressive symptoms, romantic relationship conflict,…
Descriptors: Conflict, Late Adolescents, Family Relationship, Problem Solving
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Lipps, Garth; Lowe, Gillian A.; Halliday, Sharon; Morris-Patterson, Amrie; Clarke, Nelson; Wilson, Rosemarie N. – Journal of Black Psychology, 2010
There has been limited research on academic tracking and depressive symptoms among high school students in Jamaica. Students enrolled in Grade 10 of traditional and nontraditional high schools in Jamaica were surveyed (N = 278). Students completed the Beck Depression Inventory-II along with several other measures. Seven in every 10 students…
Descriptors: High Schools, Social Class, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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Shirk, Stephen R.; Kaplinski, Heather; Gudmundsen, Gretchen – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2009
The current study evaluated cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adolescent depression delivered in health clinics and counseling centers in four high schools. Outcomes were benchmarked to results from prior efficacy trials. Fifty adolescents diagnosed with depressive disorders were treated by eight doctoral-level psychologists who followed a…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Suicide, Adolescents, Therapy
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Unsal, Alaaddin; Ayranci, Unal – Journal of School Health, 2008
Background: To determine the factors affecting the prevalence of depression and also to present some pertinent comments concerning prevention of depression among high school students. This study was deemed important and relevant due to the increasing importance of depression among high school students. Methods: A sample of students aged 14-19…
Descriptors: Incidence, Screening Tests, Psychiatry, Foreign Countries
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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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Yildirim, Ibrahim; Ergene, Tuncay; Munir, Kerim – International Journal on School Disaffection, 2007
The purpose of the present study is to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms among senior high school students preparing national university entrance examination (OSS) in Turkey. The authors conducted a survey during the second term of students' senior year at high school, a time when they were exposed to a stressful standardized…
Descriptors: Family Income, Incidence, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)