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Schinka, John A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: Issues regarding the readability of self-report assessment instruments, methods for establishing the reading ability level of respondents, and guidelines for development of scales designed for marginal readers have been inconsistently addressed in the literature. A recent study by McHugh and Behar (2009) provided new findings relevant…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Test Items, Reading Skills, Measures (Individuals)
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Burstein, Marcy; Georgiades, Katholiki; Lamers, Femke; Swanson, Sonja A.; Cui, Lihong; He, Jian-Ping; Avenevoli, Shelli; Merikangas, Kathleen R. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: The current study examined the sex- and age-specific structure and comorbidity of lifetime anxiety disorders among U.S. adolescents. Method: The sample consisted of 2,539 adolescents (1,505 females and 1,034 males) from the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement who met criteria for "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Anxiety Disorders, Early Intervention, Adolescents
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Weiss, Bahr; Tram, Jane M.; Weisz, John R.; Rescorla, Leslie; Achenbach, Thomas M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
Individuals react in a variety of ways when experiencing environmental challenges exceeding their capacity to cope adaptively. Some researchers have suggested that Asian populations tend to react to excessive stress with somatic symptoms, whereas Western populations tend to respond more with affective or depressive symptoms. Other researchers,…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Referral, Researchers
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Earl, Allison; Albarracin, Dolores; Durantini, Marta R.; Gunnoe, Joann B.; Leeper, Josh; Levitt, Justin H. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
HIV-prevention intervention effectiveness depends on understanding whether clients with highest need for HIV-prevention counseling accept it. With this objective, a field study with a high-risk community sample from the southeastern United States (N = 350) investigated whether initial knowledge about HIV, motivation to use condoms,…
Descriptors: Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Motivation, Counseling Effectiveness
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Ollendick, Thomas H.; Ost, Lars-Goran; Reuterskiold, Lena; Costa, Natalie; Cederlund, Rio; Sirbu, Cristian; Davis, Thompson E., III; Jarrett, Matthew A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
One hundred and ninety-six youth, ages 7-16, who fulfilled "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th ed.) criteria for various specific phobias were randomized to a one-session exposure treatment, education support treatment, or a wait list control group. After the waiting period, the wait list participants were…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Behavior Problems, Parent Attitudes, Mental Disorders
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Liess, Anna; Simon, Wendy; Yutsis, Maya; Owen, Jason E.; Piemme, Karen Altree; Golant, Mitch; Giese-Davis, Janine – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
Accurately detecting emotional expression in women with primary breast cancer participating in support groups may be important for therapists and researchers. In 2 small studies (N = 20 and N = 16), the authors examined whether video coding, human text coding, and automated text analysis provided consistent estimates of the level of emotional…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Cancer, Affective Behavior, Nonverbal Communication
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Benight, Charles C.; Cieslak, Roman; Molton, Ivan R.; Johnson, Lesley E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
This study tested the importance of coping self-efficacy (CSE) perceptions and change in perceptions of CSE for recovery from motor vehicle accident (MVA) trauma. Data were collected 7 days following the accident (Time 1; n = 163), 1 month after the accident (Time 2; n = 91), and 3 months after the accident (Time 3; n = 70). Early changes in CSE…
Descriptors: Accidents, Early Intervention, Self Efficacy, Motor Vehicles
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Klesges, Robert C.; DeBon, Margaret; Vander Weg, Mark W.; Haddock, C. Keith; Lando, Harry A.; Relyea, George E.; Peterson, Alan L.; Talcott, G. Wayne – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
The authors evaluated the effect of a brief tailored smoking control intervention delivered during basic military training on tobacco use in a population of military personnel (N = 33,215). Participants were randomized to either a tobacco use intervention (smoking cessation, smokeless tobacco use cessation, or prevention depending on tobacco…
Descriptors: Smoking, Military Personnel, Intervention, Military Training
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Wells, Karen C.; Chi, Terry C.; Hinshaw, Stephen P.; Epstein, Jeffery N.; Pfiffner, Linda; Nebel-Schwalm, Marie; Owens, Elizabeth B.; Arnold, L. Eugene; Abikoff, Howard B.; Conners, C. Keith; Elliott, Glen R.; Greenhill, Laurence L.; Hechtman, Lily; Hoza, Betsy; Jensen, Peter S.; March, John; Newcorn, Jeffrey H.; Pelham, William E.; Severe, Joanne B.; Swanson, James; Vitiello, Benedetto; Wigal, Timothy – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
The present study examined treatment outcomes for objectively measured parenting behavior in the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Five hundred seventy-nine ethnically and socioeconomically diverse children with ADHD-combined type (ages 7.0-9.9 years) and their parent(s) were recruited …
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity, Outcomes of Treatment
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Weisz, John R.; Weiss, Bahr; Suwanlert, Somsong; Chaiyasit, Wanchai – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
Current widespread use of the same youth assessment measures and scales across different nations assumes that youth psychopathology syndromes do not differ meaningfully across nations. By contrast, the authors' syndromal sensitivity model posits 3 processes through which cultural differences can lead to cross-national differences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epidemiology, Cultural Differences, Child Behavior
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Wong, Eunice C.; Marshall, Grant N.; Schell, Terry L.; Elliott, Marc N.; Hambarsoomians, Katrin; Chun, Chi-Ah; Berthold, S. Megan – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
Asian Americans encounter barriers to mental health care, some of which are structural, whereas others may be cultural. Using data from a probability sample (N = 490) drawn from the largest Cambodian refugee community in the United States, the authors assessed the extent to which structural and cultural barriers were experienced. Surprisingly, a…
Descriptors: Probability, Refugees, Mental Health, Asian Americans
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Keyes, Corey L. M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005
A continuous assessment and a categorical diagnosis of the presence (i.e., flourishing) and the absence (i.e., languishing) of mental health were proposed and applied to the Midlife in the United States study data, a nationally representative sample of adults between the ages of 25 and 74 years (N = 3,032). Confirmatory factor analyses supported…
Descriptors: Identification, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Intimacy
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Duran, Bonnie; Oetzel, John; Lucero, Julie; Jiang, Yizhou; Novins, Douglas K.; Manson, Spero; Beals, Janette – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with 4 clusters of obstacles (self-reliance, privacy issues, quality of care, and communication and trust) to mental health and substance abuse treatment in 3 treatment sectors for residents of 3 reservations in the United States. Participants (N = 3,084) disclosed whether they had…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Emotional Disturbances, Health Services, Privacy
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Hall, Gordon C. Nagayama; Teten, Andra L.; DeGarmo, David S.; Sue, Stanley; Stephens, Kari A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005
Explanatory models of sexual aggression were examined among mainland Asian American (n = 222), Hawaiian Asian American (n = 127), and European American men (n = 399). The Malamuth et al. (N. M. Malamuth, D. Linz, C. L. Heavey, G. Barnes, & M. Acker, 1995; N. M. Malamuth, R. J. Sockloskie, M. P. Koss, & J. S. Tanaka, 1991) confluence model…
Descriptors: Models, Masculinity, Asian Americans, Cultural Differences
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Lambert, Michael Canute; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1992
Compared adult attitudes concerning child psychopathology. Jamaican and U.S. parents, teachers, and clinicians (total n=382) judged vignettes of two children, one with overcontrolled and one with undercontrolled problems. Although years of education affected some adult ratings, culture had most profound effect. Jamaican parents and teachers rated…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adults, Attitudes, Children
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