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Wroblewski, Althea P.; Dowdy, Erin; Sharkey, Jill D.; Kyung Kim, Eui – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
The present study examined whether high school students' (N = 1,658) self-reported social-emotional strengths collected at the beginning of the school year via schoolwide screening could predict student membership in one of three truancy categories (low, moderate, and high to chronic truancy) using discriminant analysis. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Emotional Response, Interpersonal Competence, Truancy
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Moore, Stephanie A.; Dowdy, Erin; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Furlong, Michael J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Using latent profile analysis (LPA), this study empirically identified dual-factor mental health subtypes, with a goal of examining structural stability of emerging latent classes over three high school years. Profiles' relations with distal indicators of well-being, psychosocial distress, and self-reported grades were examined to explore the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Classification, Adolescents, High School Students
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Kim, Eui Kyung; Furlong, Michael J.; Dowdy, Erin – Grantee Submission, 2019
Contemporary models emphasize linkages between malleable positive psychological orientations and enhanced quality of life. As such, it is important to consider if these positive orientations provide unique explanatory power beyond the long-established relations between quality of life and within-person, less malleable personality traits. This…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Personality Traits, Life Satisfaction, High School Students
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Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Moore, Stephanie; Moffa, Kathryn – Grantee Submission, 2018
Contemporary mental health assessment conceptualizations focus on both well-being and distress. This study presents initial validation information for the "Social Emotional Distress Survey--Secondary" (SEDS-S), which was designed for school-based complete mental health screening that employs brief self-report measures of well-being and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Screening Tests, Well Being, Mental Health
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Moffa, Kathryn; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Approximately one out of every three or four youths worldwide will meet the criteria for a formal mental health disorder in their lifetime (Costello, Mustillo, Keller, & Angold, 2004). Considering that approximately half of all mental disorders have onset by 14 years of age (World Health Organization, 2014), it is important to be mindful of…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Screening Tests, School Health Services, Barriers
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Moore, Stephanie A.; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
As part of universal screening efforts in schools, validated measures that identify internalizing distress are needed. One promising available measure, the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scales-21 (DASS-21), has yet to be thoroughly investigated with adolescents in the United States. This study investigated the underlying factor structure of the…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Stress Variables, Adolescents
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Kim, Eui Kyung; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; You, Sukkyung – School Psychology International, 2017
In an attempt to identify and intervene with students in need of services, the South Korean government has implemented national mental health screening. However, concerns raised about the unintended stigmatization of the screening assessment that focuses on student deficits prompts the need for additional research. This study evaluated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Quality of Life, Adolescents
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Moffa, Kathryn; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2016
Considering the many positive outcomes associated with adolescents' sense of school belonging, including psychological functioning, it is possible that including an assessment of school belonging within a complete mental health screening process could contribute to the prediction of students' future mental health status. This exploratory study…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Student School Relationship, High School Students, Mental Health
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Dowdy, Erin; Dever, Bridget V.; Raines, Tara C.; Moffa, Kathryn – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
Mental health screening in schools is a progressive practice to identify students for prevention and intervention services. Multiple gating procedures, in which students are provided more intensive assessments following initial identification of risk, are aligned with prevention science and poised to enhance multi-tiered systems of support. Yet,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Mental Health, At Risk Students, High School Students
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Dowdy, Erin; Harrell-Williams, Leigh; Dever, Bridget V.; Furlong, Michael J.; Moore, Stephanie; Raines, Tara; Kamphaus, Randy W. – School Psychology Review, 2016
Increasingly, schools are implementing school-based screening for risk of behavioral and emotional problems; hence, foundational evidence supporting the predictive validity of screening instruments is important to assess. This study examined the predictive validity of the Behavior Assessment System for Children-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening…
Descriptors: High School Students, Measurement Techniques, Screening Tests, Behavior Problems
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Dever, Bridget V.; Dowdy, Erin; Raines, Tara C.; Carnazzo, Katherine – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Universal screening for behavioral and emotional difficulties is integral to the identification of students needing early intervention and prevention efforts. However, unanswered questions regarding the stability of screening scores impede the ability to determine optimal strategies for subsequent screening. This study examined the 2-year…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, At Risk Persons
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Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael; Raines, Tara C.; Bovery, Bibliana; Kauffman, Beth; Kamphaus, Randy W.; Dever, Bridget V.; Price, Martin; Murdock, Jan – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2015
Universal screening for complete mental health is proposed as a key step in service delivery reform to move school-based psychological services from the back of the service delivery system to the front, which will increase emphasis on prevention, early intervention, and promotion. A sample of 2,240 high school students participated in a schoolwide…
Descriptors: Mental Health, School Health Services, Screening Tests, High School Students
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Kim, Eui Kyung; Furlong, Michael J.; Dowdy, Erin; Felix, Erika D. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2014
Early school-based mental health screeners were informed by a deficit paradigm that aimed to identify psychological distress symptoms. In comparison, following a whole-child perspective, a dual-factor approach has been proposed that assesses complete mental health using both positive dispositions and distress symptoms. Applying the dual-factor…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Screening Tests, Emotional Disturbances, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Dowdy, Erin; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Felix, Erika D.; Morovati, Diane; Carnazzo, Katherine W.; Dever, Bridget V. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
The practice of screening students to identify behavioral and emotional risk is gaining momentum, with limited guidance regarding the frequency with which screenings should occur. Screening frequency decisions are influenced by the stability of the constructs assessed and changes in risk status over time. This study investigated the 4-year…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Risk, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances