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Ubertini, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Cyberbullying, a growing phenomenon, has been defined as "willful and repeated harm" through electronic mediums (Patchin & Hinduja, 2006, p.152). Technology has spawned a new arena for children to be bullied. Research has demonstrated the psychological impact of traditional bullying (Baldry, 2004; Kumpulainen et al., 2008; Paul & Cillessen, 2003),…
Descriptors: Bullying, Life Satisfaction, Adolescents, Well Being
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Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Alessandri, Guido; Eisenberg, Nancy; Kupfer, A.; Steca, Patrizia; Caprara, Maria Giovanna; Yamaguchi, Susumu; Fukuzawa, Ai; Abela, John – Psychological Assessment, 2012
Five studies document the validity of a new 8-item scale designed to measure "positivity," defined as the tendency to view life and experiences with a positive outlook. In the first study (N = 372), the psychometric properties of Positivity Scale (P Scale) were examined in accordance with classical test theory using a large number of…
Descriptors: Validity, Measures (Individuals), Psychological Testing, Test Theory
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Yoon, Eunju; Chang, Chih-Ting; Kim, Soyeon; Clawson, Angela; Cleary, Sarah Elizabeth; Hansen, Meghan; Bruner, John P.; Chan, Theresa K.; Gomes, Alexandrina M. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2013
This meta-analytic study examined the relationship among the constructs of acculturation, enculturation, and acculturation strategies (i.e., integration, assimilation, separation, marginalization), and mental health. Data from 325 studies (163 journal articles and 162 dissertation studies) were analyzed using a random-effects model, across a broad…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Mental Health, Asian Americans, Anxiety
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Lee, Sherman A.; Yeh, Ruth; Surething, Nicole A. – Journal of College Counseling, 2013
This study tested a mediation model between depression and neuroticism on 209 college students. Previous research suggests that students who appraise their lives as having no value or worth, which is known as floccinaucinihilipilification (flocci), may be prone to depressive symptoms because of a neurotic disposition. Results found flocci domains…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Psychological Patterns, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), College Students
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Hansen, Thomas; Slagsvold, Britt; Moum, Torbjorn – Social Indicators Research, 2009
The study explores and distinguishes links between parental status (childless persons, parents with residential children, and empty nest parents) and a range of psychological well-being outcomes in midlife and old age. Data are from the first wave of the Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation (NorLAG) study (n = 5,189). We separate outcomes…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Life Satisfaction, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Boujut, Emile – College Student Journal, 2013
Students is a very specific population according to their manner to cope with stress. A coping questionnaire for students was developed and administered to 1100 French students at the beginning of the term (T1). Principal Component Analysis of responses, followed by varimax rotations, yielded three factors accounting for 50.5% of the total…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Coping, College Students
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Mak, Winnie W. S.; Ng, Ivy S. W.; Wong, Celia C. Y. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2011
The present study tested whether the relationships among resilience, life satisfaction, and depression could be explained by positive views toward the self, the world, and the future (positive cognitive triad). Structural equation modeling and mediation analyses were conducted based on 1,419 college students in Hong Kong. The model of positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Life Satisfaction, Depression (Psychology)
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Seaton, Eleanor K.; Yip, Tiffany – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
The present study examined contextual influences on the relationship between racial discrimination (individual, cultural, and collective/institutional) and psychological well-being. Two hundred and fifty two African American adolescents (46% male and 54% female, average age = 16) completed measures of racial discrimination, self-esteem, depressive…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Age, Life Satisfaction, Racial Discrimination
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Estevez, Estefania; Murgui, Sergio; Musitu, Gonzalo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
The present study examined psychosocial adjustment in the following four groups of students: victims, bullies, bully/victims and a control group of adolescents not involved in bullying or victimization problems. Psychosocial adjustment was measured considering as indicators: level of self-esteem, depressive symptomatology, perceived stress,…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Violence, Life Satisfaction, Adolescents
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Durak, Mithat; Senol-Durak, Emre; Gencoz, Tulin – Social Indicators Research, 2010
This study aims to extensively examine the psychometric properties of adapted version of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in different Turkish samples. In order to test the psychometric properties of the SWLS three separate and independent samples are utilized in this study, namely university students (n = 547), correctional officers (n =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Indicators, Life Satisfaction, Test Validity
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Yang, Yang – Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2006
This study examines the process whereby functional disability amplifies depressive symptoms through decreasing perceived social support and psychological resources. The study analyzed two waves of panel data (1986 to 1992) of a large sample of older adults from the National Institutes of Aging Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Disabilities, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Role
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Marquez, David X.; McAuley, Edward; Motl, Robert W.; Elavsky, Steriani; Konopack, James F.; Jerome, Gerald J.; Kramer, Arthur F. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
This study examined the validity of Geriatric Depression Scale--5 (GDS-5) scores among older sedentary adults based on its structural properties and relationship with external criteria. Participants from two samples (Ns = 185 and 93; M ages = 66 and 67 years) completed baseline assessments as part of randomized controlled exercise trials.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Geriatrics, Factor Analysis, Depression (Psychology)
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Seaton, Eleanor K.; Caldwell, Cleopatra H.; Sellers, Robert M.; Jackson, James S. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2010
The present study examined discrimination attributions in the psychological well-being of Black adolescents. Findings are based on a representative sample of 810 African American and 360 Caribbean Black youth, aged 13-17, who participated in the National Survey of American Life. Youth completed measures of perceived discrimination, discrimination…
Descriptors: African American Children, Life Satisfaction, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Seaton, Eleanor K.; Caldwell, Cleopatra H.; Sellers, Robert M.; Jackson, James S. – Developmental Psychology, 2008
The present study examined ethnic, gender, and age differences in perceived discrimination and the association between perceived discrimination and psychological well-being in a nationally representative sample of Black adolescents. Data are from the National Survey of African Life (NSAL), which includes 810 African American and 360 Caribbean…
Descriptors: African Americans, Blacks, Racial Discrimination, Life Satisfaction
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Beals, Kristin P.; Peplau, Letitia Anne – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2005
This research tested predictions about the association of identity support and identity devaluation with psychological well-being (self-esteem, life satisfaction, and depression). Lesbian women completed baseline surveys (N=42), then provided daily experience reports during a 2-week period (n=38), and completed a 2-month follow-up survey (n=34).…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Females, Well Being, Identification
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