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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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Kardas, Nurgul Tezcan – Journal of Educational Issues, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to analyze the correlation between depression levels and the attitudes towards addictive substances of the students participating and not participating in sports who live in Hendek district of Sakarya province and to determine if sports have an effect on depression and attitudes towards addictive substances. Also by…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Substance Abuse, Athletics
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Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Maïano, Christophe; Scalas, L. Francesca; Janosz, Michel; Litalien, David – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The self-equilibrium hypothesis underlines the importance of having a strong core self, which is defined as a high and developmentally stable self-concept. This study tested this hypothesis in relation to body image (BI) trajectories in a sample of 1,006 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 12.6, including 541 males and 465 females) across a 4-year…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Concept, Human Body, Body Composition
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Wright, Michelle F. – Youth & Society, 2015
The present study examined multiple sources of strain, particular cyber victimization, and perceived stress from parents, peers, and academics, in relation to late adolescents' (ages 16-18; N = 423) cyber aggression, anxiety, and depression, each assessed 1 year later (Time 2). Three-way interactions revealed that the relationship between Time 1…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Victims, Computer Mediated Communication, Aggression
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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)
Sahin, Cengiz – Online Submission, 2014
The concept of internet addiction refers to the excessive use of internet which in turn causes various problems in individual, social and professional aspects. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between depression and internet addiction in terms of grades, sex, the existence of internet connection at home and time spent on…
Descriptors: Correlation, Internet, Addictive Behavior, High School Students
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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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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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Güçray, Songül Sonay – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2003
The aim of the study is to analyze decisional self-esteem, decisional stress and perceived problem-solving skills of secondary education students and to find out whether there is a significant difference in adolescent's decision-making behaviors, and problem-solving skills from the aspect of some socio-demographic variables (gender, age, school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Self Esteem