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Longmire-Avital, Buffie; Robinson, Ruthie – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
This comparative study explored the rates of depression and psychosocial correlates for 369 collegiate White and Black females. Women between the ages of 18 and 25 were recruited to participate in this anonymous online survey. Black females reported significantly greater amounts of depressive symptomatology (M = 24.61) in comparison to the White…
Descriptors: African American Students, White Students, Females, College Students
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Palermo, Francisco; Ispa, Jean M.; Carlo, Gustavo; Streit, Cara – Developmental Psychology, 2018
We tested a culturally integrative model examining the associations among economic hardship during infancy and Latino children's later sociobehavioral problems and academic skills prior to kindergarten entry, whether mothers' mental health problems and positive parenting behaviors mediated those associations, and whether they varied by mothers'…
Descriptors: Infants, Economically Disadvantaged, Preschool Children, Hispanic Americans
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Pachankis, John E.; Sullivan, Timothy J.; Feinstein, Brian A.; Newcomb, Michael E. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study investigated longitudinal trajectories of stigma (i.e., enacted, anticipated, internalized, concealed); stress-sensitive mental health disorder symptoms (i.e., depression, social anxiety); and their associations across 8 annual assessments in a sample of 128 young gay and bisexual U.S. university students. All forms of stigma…
Descriptors: Males, Homosexuality, Socioeconomic Background, Social Bias
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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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Butler-Barnes, Sheretta T.; Martin, Pamela P.; Copeland-Linder, Nikeea; Seaton, Eleanor K.; Matusko, Niki; Caldwell, Cleopatra H.; Jackson, James S. – Youth & Society, 2018
For many Black adolescents, racial discrimination increases the risk of developing adverse psychological outcomes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the interrelationships among religious involvement, racial discrimination, and psychological outcomes among a nationally representative sample of African American adolescents and Caribbean…
Descriptors: African Americans, Blacks, Racial Discrimination, Correlation
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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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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Guerra, Federico; Garcia, Christian; Hinojosa, Yvette – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
A quantitative, predictive design was used to explore how positive psychology, mental health, and cultural factors influenced Latina/o adolescents' college-going beliefs. By using multiple regression analysis, findings indicated that hope and life satisfaction were significant predictors of college-going beliefs. We provide a discussion regarding…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, College Attendance, Predictor Variables
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Pruitt, Megan M.; Rhoden, Madeline; Ekas, Naomi V. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This study aimed to examine the mechanisms responsible for the association between the broad autism phenotype and depressive symptoms in mothers of a child with autism spectrum disorder. A total of 98 mothers who had a child with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 2 and 16 years completed assessments of maternal broad autism phenotype,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Mothers
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Miller, Byron – Youth & Society, 2017
Previous studies find that romantic relationships adversely affect adolescents' psychological well-being, yet none examine the differential effects of adolescent romance for same-race and interracial daters. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), I find that heterosexual adolescents in same-race…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Depression (Psychology), Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wallace, Deshira D.; Boynton, Marcella H.; Lytle, Leslie A. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: This study explored the association of stress and depression with a multidimensional sleep problems construct in a sample of 2-year college students. Participants: The sample consisted of 440 students enrolled in 2-year study from Fall 2011 to Fall 2013. Methods: Participants in an obesity prevention study completed surveys assessing…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Correlation, Two Year College Students
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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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Williams, Susan G. – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
High school students are maturing physically, psychosocially, and sexually. Some may be unsure of their sexual orientation. The purpose of the study was to determine whether students who self-identified as homosexual-lesbian/gay, bisexual (LGB), and unsure of sexual orientation had more stressful life events (SLEs), perceived stress, bullying…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Sexual Orientation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), School Nurses
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Murry, Matthew W. E.; Isaacowitz, Derek M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Older adults tend to have lower emotion-perception accuracy compared to younger adults. Previous studies have centered on individual characteristics, including cognitive decline and positive attentional preferences, as possible mechanisms underlying these age differences in emotion perception; however, thus far, no perceiver-focused factor has…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Emotional Response, Social Environment, Environmental Influences
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Vela, Javier C.; Lu, Ming-Tsan P.; Lenz, A. Stephen; Savage, Miranda C.; Guardiola, Rebekah – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2016
Positive psychology is a useful framework to understand Mexican American college students' complete mental health. In the current study, we examined how presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, hope, mindfulness, and grit influenced 130 Mexican American college students' life satisfaction and depression. Within the first regression…
Descriptors: Psychology, Life Satisfaction, Depression (Psychology), Mexican Americans
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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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