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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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Retzlaff-Fürst, Carolin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Children and adolescents spend a large part of their day at school. Physical and mental problems result from physical inactivity, sitting positions at work and "indoor lifestyle" (WHO 2004). Therefore, health education is a major topic in school. Biology classes (scholastic) can make an important contribution in this context. Health as a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Well Being, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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Gregg, David; Somers, Cheryl Leigh – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The purpose of this research study was to examine rates, recipients, and predictors of teen sexting. A sample of 314 high school students in an urban area of Southeast Michigan were surveyed. Males were more likely to engage in nearly all forms of sexting. Impulsivity, frequency of electronic communication, peer pressure, peer sexting, and peer…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Computer Mediated Communication, Urban Areas, High School Students
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Roy, Michael M.; Devroop, Karendra; Getz, Laura – Music Education Research, 2015
In the spring of 2009, we started a concert band programme at a high school in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In the fall of 2011, we returned to the school to measure the impact of participating in a concert band on the students' attitude and outlook. During our initial and return visits, we measured feelings of self-esteem, optimism, positive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Music Education, Self Esteem, Positive Attitudes
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Sun, Xiaojun; Tian, Yuan; Zhang, Yongxin; Xie, Xiaochun; Heath, Melissa A.; Zhou, Zongkui – School Psychology International, 2015
With China's rapidly developing economy and increasing urbanization, many adults from rural areas migrate to urban areas for better paid jobs. A side effect of this migration is that parents frequently leave their children behind (left-behind children). This research investigated left-behind children's and non-left-behind children's psychological,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural to Urban Migration, Migrants, Children