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Suldo, Shannon M.; Storey, Elizabeth D.; O'Brennan, Lindsey M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Ferron, John M.; Dedrick, Robert F.; Parker, Janise S. – School Mental Health, 2019
High school freshmen in accelerated courses have known risk and resiliency factors that should be considered within systematic efforts to monitor and promote student academic and emotional well-being. This study created and evaluated a multi-method approach to identify students in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Identification, At Risk Students, High School Freshmen
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Parker, Janise S.; Shum, Kai Zhuang; Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Ferron, John; Dedrick, Robert F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study explored how adaptive help seeking was related to academic self-efficacy, perfectionism (maladaptive and adaptive), attitudes toward help seeking (perceived benefits and perceived threats), and teacher emotional support among 311 grade 9 students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes. Significant bivariate links…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Help Seeking, Middle School Students, Grade 9
Suldo, Shannon M.; O'Brennan, Lindsey; Storey, Elizabeth D.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth – Communique, 2018
Although Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) students may not be the most obvious group of adolescents in need of extra supports, this population has salient and unique risk factors in need of specialized services, such as elevated perceived stress levels. The heightened academic demands placed on these students is an…
Descriptors: High School Students, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Placement Programs, Student Records
Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Ferron, John; Dedrick, Robert F. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Research has shown that students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs experience higher levels of stress compared to students in general education classes. Elevated stress can serve as a risk factor for students' academic and mental health problems. Given the documented stress of these students,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Stress Variables, Correlation
Dedrick, Robert F.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Suldo, Shannon M.; Ferron, John M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2015
In two studies (ns = 312 and 1,149) with 9- to 12-grade students in pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) and IB Diploma programs, we evaluated the reliability, factor structure, measurement invariance, and criterion-related validity of the scores from the School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised (SAAS-R). Reliabilities of the five SAAS-R subscale…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Attitude Measures
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Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Suldo, Shannon M.; Roth, Rachel A.; Fefer, Sarah A. – High School Journal, 2015
In this qualitative study, we investigated 15 successful and 15 struggling high school students, perceived stressors, coping strategies, and intrapersonal and environmental factors that students perceive to influence their success in college-level courses. We found that students' primary sources of stress involved meeting numerous academic demands…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Students, Work Ethic, High Achievement
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Suldo, Shannon M.; Dedrick, Robert F.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Roth, Rachel A.; Ferron, John – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
High school students in accelerated curricula face stressors beyond typical adolescent developmental challenges. The Student Rating of Environmental Stressors Scale (StRESS) is a self-report measure of environmental stressors appropriate for students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. We developed the StRESS…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Test Construction, Test Validity, Stress Variables
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Suldo, Shannon M.; Dedrick, Robert F.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Fefer, Sarah A.; Ferron, John – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Successful coping with academic demands is important given the inverse relationship between stress and positive adjustment in adolescents. The Coping With Academic Demands Scale (CADS) is a new measure of coping appropriate for students pursuing advanced high school curricula, specifically Advanced Placement (AP) classes and the International…
Descriptors: Coping, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity
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Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This cross-sectional study determined whether students who take part in academically challenging high school curricula experience elevated levels of stress and whether this stress co-occurs with psychological and/or academic problems. Data from self-report questionnaires and school records were collected from 480 students from four high schools.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Standards, Difficulty Level, Stress Variables
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Suldo, Shannon M.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
This study determined whether participation in an accelerated curriculum (specifically, the International Baccalaureate [IB] program) upon entry to high school is associated with increases in stress and/or associated with psychological problems. Data from self-report questionnaires were collected at two time points (summer after eighth grade, fall…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Emotional Adjustment, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Freshmen