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Pittard, Caroline M.; Pössel, Patrick; Lau, Timothy – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Depressive symptoms affect around half of students at some point during college. According to the hopelessness theory of depression, making negative inferences about stressful events is a vulnerability for developing depression. Negative and socio-emotional teaching behavior can be stressors that are associated with depression in school students.…
Descriptors: College Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology), Inferences
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Winkeljohn Black, Stephanie; Pössel, Patrick; Dietz, Alyssa – Journal of Drug Education, 2016
This study (N = 202; mean age = 19.52 years, SD = 1.36 years; 66.5% female) analyzed three structural equation models to determine whether ruminative brooding and negative affect, moderated by shame proneness, explained college student drinking behaviors more than a model without shame proneness. Results indicated a model including shame proneness…
Descriptors: Drinking, College Students, Structural Equation Models, Student Behavior
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Pössel, Patrick; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Sawyer, Michael G.; Spence, Susan H.; Bjerg, Annie C. – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Approximately 1/5 of adolescents develop depressive symptoms. Given that youths spend a good deal of their lives at school, it seems plausible that supportive relationships with teachers could benefit their emotional well-being. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine the association between emotionally supportive teacher relationships and…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Questionnaires, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Gender Differences