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Bistricky, Steven L.; Harper, Kristina L.; Roberts, Caroline M.; Cook, Diana M.; Schield, Staci L.; Bui, Jennifer; Short, Mary B. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: College students are susceptible to undermanaged stress and its detrimental effects, and though they could use evidence-based stress reduction techniques (SRTs) to remedy this, many do not. Unfortunately, little is known about what might encourage greater use. Purpose: This study examined to what extent a framework integrating…
Descriptors: Stress Management, College Students, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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Fang, Haolei; Gagne, Jeffrey Robert – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Employing a multi-method approach, we investigated observed and parent-rated child behavioral inhibition (BI) and maternal reports of their own negative affectivity (NA) as predictors of young children's internalizing problems. Participants were 201 children who were siblings between 2.5 and 5.5 years of age (mean = 3.86, standard deviation =…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Inhibition, Child Behavior, Mothers
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Cook, Clayton R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The present studies report on the initial development and validation of the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS), which is a 10-item self-report rating scale for assessing general internalizing problems and identifying depression and anxiety caseness within the context of school mental health screening. Results from Study 1 (N = 177)…
Descriptors: Scores, Screening Tests, Well Being, Mental Health
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Baroni, Argelinda; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Di Bartolo, Christina A.; Ciarleglio, Adam; Shatkin, Jess P. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To examine the impact of a sleep course on sleep-related behaviors, mood, and anxiety in college students. Participants: Participants were 145 students enrolled in either the sleep course (n = 70) or a psychology course (n = 75); data were collected in September 2014, November 2014, and February 2015. Methods: Sleep characteristics and…
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Behavior, Anxiety, Psychological Patterns
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Lee, Soon Min; Oh, Yunjin – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
Introduction: This study examined a mediator role of perceived stress on the prediction of the effects of academic stress on depressive symptoms among e-learning students with visual impairments. Methods: A convenience sample for this study was collected for three weeks from November to December in 2012 among students with visual impairments…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Electronic Learning, Visual Impairments
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Smiljanic, Iskra – Journal of International Students, 2017
This study examined the relationship between attachment, travel experiences, and English proficiency and international students' acculturative stress and depressive symptoms. A total of 91 graduate international students completed online surveys. Pearson correlations showed that both attachment anxiety and avoidance were positively correlated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Role, Attachment Behavior, Depression (Psychology)
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
The present study reports on the initial validation of the eight-item version of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth (AFQ-Y8) as a school mental health screener for identifying clinical-level depression and anxiety caseness within a sample of urban high school students (N = 219). Results indicated that responses to the AFQ-Y8 yielded…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Screening Tests, Questionnaires, Test Validity
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Mullins, Alexandria J.; Gamwell, Kaitlyn L.; Sharkey, Christina M.; Bakula, Dana M.; Tackett, Alayna P.; Suorsa, Kristina I.; Chaney, John M.; Mullins, Larry L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To examine predictors of psychological functioning in college students with chronic illnesses. Participants: Participants (N = 1413) included 364 students with self-reported diagnoses of asthma or allergies, 148 students with other chronic illnesses (eg, epilepsy, type 1 diabetes), and 901 healthy students. Data were collected between…
Descriptors: College Students, Chronic Illness, Predictor Variables, Depression (Psychology)
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Barton, Alison L.; Hirsch, Jameson K. – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Objective: Student mental health may suffer due to unreasonable expectations associated with academic entitlement; permissive parenting may be one source of these expectations. The authors examined the role of academic entitlement as a mediator of the relationship between permissive parenting and psychological functioning. Participants:…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Parenting Styles, Expectation, Undergraduate Students
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Brook, Christina A.; Willoughby, Teena – Developmental Psychology, 2016
University/college can be a challenging time as students face developmental tasks such as building new social networks and achieving academically. Social anxiety may be disadvantageous in this setting given that social situations often include drinking and individuals with social anxiety tend to self-medicate through alcohol use. However, findings…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Drinking, At Risk Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Jirikowic, Tracy; Chen, Maida; Nash, Jennifer; Gendler, Beth; Olson, Heather Carmichael – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Introduction: This article examines regulatory behaviors and physiological stress reactivity among 6-15 month-old infants with moderate to heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), a group at very high risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and self-regulation impairments, compared to low risk infants with no/low exposure. Participants: Eighteen…
Descriptors: Infants, At Risk Persons, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Infant Behavior
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Miller-Graff, Laura E.; Howell, Kathryn H.; Martinez-Torteya, Cecilia; Hunter, Erin C. – Journal of American College Health, 2015
Objective: This study examined typologies of childhood violence exposure (CVE) and the associations of profiles with current demographic characteristics and mental health in emerging adulthood. Participants: The study evaluated a sample of college students from 2 US geographic regions (Midwest, n = 195; Southeast, n = 200). Methods: An online…
Descriptors: Violence, Child Development, College Students, Mental Health
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Hostinar, Camelia E.; Lachman, Margie E.; Mroczek, Daniel K.; Seeman, Teresa E.; Miller, Gregory E. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
We examined the joint contributions of self-reported adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and recent life events (RLEs) to inflammation at midlife, by testing 3 competing theoretical models: stress generation, stress accumulation, and early life stress sensitization. We aimed to identify potential mediators between adversity and inflammation.…
Descriptors: Adults, Older Adults, Experience, Anxiety
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Belsky, Jay; Ruttle, Paula L.; Boyce, W. Thomas; Armstrong, Jeffrey M.; Essex, Marilyn J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Evolutionary-minded developmentalists studying predictive-adaptive-response processes linking childhood adversity with accelerated female reproductive development and health scientists investigating the developmental origins of health and disease (DOoHaD) may be tapping the same process, whereby longer-term health costs are traded off for…
Descriptors: Females, Early Experience, Anxiety, Physiology