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Evans, Melissa; Lester, Leanne; Midford, Richard; Cahill, Helen Walker; Foxcroft, David; Waghorne, Robyn; Venning, Lynne – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The consequences of problematic alcohol consumption fall heavily on Australian adolescents, with this population at increased risk of death, serious injury and other harm. Research regarding whether gender, socioeconomic status (SES) or locality play a role in young people's alcohol consumption and related harm is limited in Australia.…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Lester, Leanne; Mander, David – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This study investigated the social, emotional and mental wellbeing predictors of bullying victimisation and perpetration for boarding students following the transition from primary school to secondary boarding school. Longitudinal data on 76 male and 74 female boarding students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 was used from a larger longitudinal study of…
Descriptors: Role, Well Being, Mental Health, Bullying
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Cross, Donna; Lester, Leanne; Barnes, Amy; Cardoso, Patricia; Hadwen, Kate – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2015
This study reports on a three-year group randomized controlled trial, the Cyber Friendly Schools Project (CFSP), aimed to reduce cyberbullying among grade 8 students during 2010-2012. In each year, 14-15 year old student "cyber" leaders acted as catalysts to develop and implement whole-school activities to reduce cyberbullying-related…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Behavior, Grade 8
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Cahill, Helen; Coffey, Julia; Lester, Leanne; Midford, Richard; Ramsden, Robyn; Venning, Lynne – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Participatory learning strategies are integral to the effectiveness of school-based health education programmes; however, use of such methods is not the norm in teaching. The omission of participatory learning strategies is a common form of programme breakdown leading to erosion of positive learning and behavioural outcomes. Based on a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Participation, Health Education, Learning Strategies
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Lester, Leanne; Cross, Donna – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2014
Chronic victimisation in adolescence is a traumatic experience with potential negative long-term health consequences. Given that victimisation has been shown to increase over the transition from primary to secondary school, longitudinal data from 1810 students transitioning from primary to secondary school were used to identify victimisation…
Descriptors: Victims, Behavior Problems, Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances
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Waters, Stacey K.; Lester, Leanne; Wenden, Elizabeth; Cross, Donna – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2012
Adolescent development involves a complex interplay between genetics, biology, and social and emotional relationships within multiple contexts of home, school and the broader community. The transition from primary to secondary school, coupled with the onset of puberty, can therefore be a difficult period for young people to negotiate at a critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Development, Puberty, Change