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St Clair-Thompson, Helen; Giles, Rebecca; McGeown, Sarah P.; Putwain, David; Clough, Peter; Perry, John – Educational Psychology, 2017
Mental toughness can be conceptualised as a set of attributes that allow people to deal effectively with challenges, stressors and pressure. Recent work has suggested that it may be a valuable construct to consider within educational settings. The current studies explored the associations between mental toughness and educational transitions. Study…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Student Adjustment, High School Students, Coping
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Walsh, Kelsey J.; Robinson Kurpius, Sharon E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Based on Tinto's model of academic persistence, this study explored background and personal factors that theoretically impact the academic persistence decisions of college freshmen. The factors studied were (a) parental educational attainment, (b) parental valuing of education, (c) high school grade point average, (d) residential status (on- vs.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, Parent Influence, Beliefs
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Morsunbul, Ümit – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: Aggression seems to be an extensive and serious problem among adolescents and emerging adults, negatively affecting both the victims and the offenders. In adolescence and emerging adulthood, a lot of factors affect aggression. In this study, five factors were examined: gender, life periods, identity formation, low self-control…
Descriptors: Aggression, Adolescents, Young Adults, Self Esteem