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Elder, Charles; Nidich, Sanford; Colbert, Robert; Hagelin, John; Grayshield, Lisa; Oviedo-Lim, Dynah; Nidich, Randi; Rainforth, Maxwell; Jones, Chris; Gerace, Denise – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2011
There is a growing literature describing the stressful nature of students' school experience. Previous research has found that racial and ethnic minority groups are particularly subject to high levels of stress due to exposure to violence, pressures due to acculturation, and the schooling process. This is the first study to evaluate effects of the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Minority Groups, Depression (Psychology), Secondary School Students
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LaRoque, Sean Davis; Obrzut, John E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2006
This study used a techno-projective assessment method to analyze the relationship between pencil pressure applied during drawing tasks and state anxiety (S-anxiety) and trait anxiety (T-anxiety) levels. A highly accurate and precise pressure-sensitive palette was used by participants (N = 50) between the ages of 6 and 11 to reliably and…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Projective Measures, Freehand Drawing, Physics