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Liknaitzky, Paul; Smillie, Luke D.; Allen, Nicholas B. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Depression is associated with biased interpretations and beliefs that are resistant to change. This kind of cognitive rigidity may depend on two distinct factors--a reduced ability for processing information that conflicts with these interpretations and beliefs and a reduced ability for generating alternative representations. Although depressive…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Haerens, L.; Vansteenkiste, M.; De Meester, A.; Delrue, J.; Tallir, I.; Vande Broek, G.; Goris, W.; Aelterman, N. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: According to Self-Determination Theory, teachers and sport coaches can differ in the motivating style they rely upon to motivate young people. When endorsing an autonomy-supportive motivating style, instructors try to identify, vitalize, and nurture youngsters' inner motivational resources. In contrast, instructors with a dominant…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Athletes, Physical Education, Motivation Techniques
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Keles, Serap; Friborg, Oddgeir; Idsøe, Thormod; Sirin, Selcuk; Oppedal, Brit – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
The present study was designed to understand differences between unaccompanied refugees who retained or achieved good mental health ("healthy" or "resilient") and those who maintained or developed poor mental health ("clinical" and "vulnerable"). Using person-based analyses, the role of pre-migration…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Acculturation, Refugees, Adolescents
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Orth, Ulrich; Erol, Ruth Yasemin; Ledermann, Thomas; Grob, Alexander – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Common sense suggests that romantic partners tend to be interdependent in their well-being and self-esteem. The authors tested the degree to which codevelopment in romantic partners (i.e., development in similar directions) is due to mutual influence between partners or due to the effects of shared environment, using longitudinal data from 5…
Descriptors: Well Being, Self Esteem, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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Wu, Qiaobing – Youth & Society, 2017
Drawing upon a sample of 772 migrant children and their parents in Shanghai, China, this study used an ecological framework to investigate how social capital embedded in a range of social contexts (i.e., family, school, peer, and community) influenced the psychosocial adjustment of Chinese migrant children. Using structural equation modeling with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Migrant Children, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Liu, Yujun; Xie, Yimeng; Brossoie, Nancy; Roberto, Karen A.; Redican, Kerry J. – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Background: High levels of alcohol consumption have been shown to be related to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic disease and is an important variable in the global burden of disease. Purpose: This study explored the relationship between alcohol consumption and depressive symptoms among older Chinese adults in mainland…
Descriptors: Drinking, Older Adults, Risk, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Flett, Jayde A. M.; Lie, Celia; Riordan, Benjamin C.; Thompson, Laura M.; Conner, Tamlin S.; Hayne, Harlene – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
Adult coloring books have flooded the market with titles alluding to therapeutic value, yet it is unclear whether they fulfil that promise. Here, we tested whether adult coloring was related to improvements in psychological outcomes. Female university students (n = 104) were randomly assigned to a coloring intervention or a logic-puzzle control…
Descriptors: Adults, Freehand Drawing, Art Activities, Books
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
An underinvestigated and significant source of stress for U.S. student sojourners across racial/ethnic groups is exposure to stereotypes that target their American identity. This study built on the extensive research literature on stereotype threat to investigate U.S. students' vulnerability and reactions to being the target of stereotypes.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Black, Maureen M.; Fernandez-Rao, Sylvia; Hurley, Kristen M.; Tilton, Nicholas; Balakrishna, Nagalla; Harding, Kimberly B.; Reinhart, Greg; Radhakrishna, Kankipati Vijaya; Nair, Krishnapillai Madhavan – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2016
Economic inequities are common in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), and are associated with poor growth and development among young children. The objectives are to examine whether maternal education and home environment quality: 1) protect children by attenuating the association between economic inequities and children's growth and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Correlation, Socioeconomic Influences
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Jobin, Joelle; Wrosch, Carsten – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2016
This study examined age-related associations between goal disengagement capacities, emotional distress, and disease severity across older adulthood. Given that an age-related increase in the experience of stressors might render important goals unattainable, it is expected that goal disengagement capacities would predict a decrease in the severity…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Diseases, Emotional Response, Stress Variables
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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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Tavernier, Royette; Willoughby, Teena – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Despite extensive research on sleep and psychosocial functioning, an important gap within the literature is the lack of inquiry into the direction of effects between these 2 constructs. The purpose of the present 3-year longitudinal study was to examine bidirectional associations between sleep (quality and duration) and 3 indices of psychosocial…
Descriptors: Sleep, Gender Differences, College Students, Student Surveys
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Gosselin, Julie; Romano, Elisa; Bell, Tessa; Babchishin, Lyzon; Hudon-ven der Buhs, Isabelle; Gagné, Annie; Gosselin, Natasha – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2014
Whereas US-based data have contributed to our understanding of family composition changes over the last decades, data on Canadian families are limited, and previous studies have stressed the need for in depth, longitudinal investigations. This article begins to fill this gap in the literature by providing a current and detailed portrait of family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Family Environment, Predictor Variables
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Adams, Ryan E.; Cantin, Stephane – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The objective of the study was to examine the effects of self-disclosure in best friendships on the pathway from peer victimization to depressive symptoms as mediated by self-esteem for physical appearance (SEPA) in overweight adolescents. Utilizing data from 610 French-speaking Canadian adolescents in Grades 7 and 8, the current study examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Friendship, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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