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Barnett, R. A.; Hunter, M. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2012
This study examined the adjustment of siblings of children with mental health problems. The participants had brothers or sisters receiving treatment at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service within the Hunter New England Health Service, New South Wales, Australia. Seventy-five siblings completed questionnaires on their self-concept, quality…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Size, Quality of Life, Mental Health
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Johnstone, Melissa; Lucke, Jayne; Lee, Christina – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2011
The study contributes to the understandings of how women negotiate work and family over the life course by investigating what factors impact young women's aspirations for full time, part-time, and other forms of work. Using data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) with its nationally representative sample of Australian…
Descriptors: Part Time Employment, Mothers, Family Size, Family Life
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Bayer, Jordana K.; Hiscock, Harriet; Ukoumunne, Obioha C.; Price, Anna; Wake, Melissa – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2008
Background: Mental health problems comprise an international public health issue affecting up to 20% of children and show considerable stability. We aimed to identify child, parenting, and family predictors from infancy in the development of externalising and internalising behaviour problems by age 3 years. Methods: "Design"…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Family Size, Parenting Styles, Mental Health
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Cloney, Dan; Cleveland, Gordon; Hattie, John; Tayler, Collette – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This article provides Australian evidence of the availability and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in low-socioeconomic status (SES) neighborhoods. There is less availability of ECEC in low-SES areas in Australia, and these programs provide a lower average quality of care than in more advantaged…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Socioeconomic Status, Neighborhoods, Foreign Countries
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Despite the increasing attendance of children with food allergy in schools in Australia and globally, little is known about how affected families manage their children's transition to school. This paper discusses the experiences and support needs of ten mothers during their child's transition to school in Sydney, Australia, drawn from the thematic…
Descriptors: Mothers, Special Needs Students, Food Standards, School Readiness
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Kendig, Hal; Dykstra, Pearl A.; van Gaalen, Ruben I.; Melkas, Tuula – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
This article reviews and presents research findings on the relationships between parenthood and health over the life span. Existing research shows lacunae. The links between reproductive behavior and longevity generally focus on family size rather than contrasting parents and nonparents. Studies of marital status differentials in survival…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Parents, Social Control
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Datta, Poulomee; Talukdar, Joy – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This study investigated the self-concept of students with vision impairment who were placed in specialist and mainstream educational settings in South Australia. Self-Concept was explored across six dimensions, namely Physical, Moral, Personal, Family, Social and Academic Self-Concepts and the Total Self-Concept. The "Tennessee Self-Concept…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Adolescents
Misko, Josie; Korbel, Patrick – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
This study investigates the relationship between VET [vocational education and training] course durations and training quality and outcomes. Feedback from discussions with training practitioners, representatives of industry and government, and relevant Skills Service Organisations reveals that for many there is a tension between a desire to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Courses, School Schedules
Kennett, Keith F. – 1973
A within cultural comparative examination of three samples of school-children residing in Saskatchewan, South Australia and Nova Scotia enabled the effects of family size and socioeconomic status on measured intelligence to be ascertained. Samples of schoolchildren in Regina (Canada), Adelaide (Australia) and Sydney (Canada), divided into…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary School Students, Family Environment, Family Influence
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Bowern, Claire – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2016
Here I present the background to, and a description of, a newly developed database of historical and contemporary lexical data for Australian languages (Chirila), concentrating on the Pama-Nyungan family (the largest family in the country). While the database was initially developed in order to facilitate research on cognate words and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Language Research, Databases
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Bohanna, India; Davis, Elise; Corr, Lara; Priest, Naomi; Tan, Huong – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Family Day Care (FDC) is a distinctive form of child care chosen by many Australian families. However, there appears to be little empirical research on FDC conducted in Australia. The aim of this study was to systematically review the recent published literature on FDC research in Australia, assess its quality, and identify pertinent topics for…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Well Being, Child Care, Foreign Countries
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Datta, Poulomee; Palmer, Carolyn – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2015
There is a general need for research in Australia on whether the support services provided in schools prove useful for students with disabilities (Datta, 2015; O'Rourke & Houghton, 2006), especially students with vision impairment. This qualitative study aimed to provide insights into the influence of the support services delivered in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Visual Impairments, Problem Solving
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Coombs, Nicole; Allen, Louise; Cooper, Simon; Cant, Robyn; Beauchamp, Alison; Laszcyk, Jacki; Giannis, Anita; Hopmans, Ruben; Bullock, Shane; Waller, Susan; McKenna, Lisa; Peck, Blake – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study explored young university students' (aged 18-24 years) health literacy, asthma experiences and help-seeking behaviours to inform the development of a web-based asthma education intervention relevant to this age group. Design: Exploratory mixed-methods design incorporateing a health literacy survey and interviews, plus the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Diseases, Literacy
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Hampden-Thompson, Gillian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the size of the literacy achievement gap between 15-year-old students from two-parent and those from single-mother households were compared across 18 industrialized nations. This study found that cross-national differences exist in the association between single motherhood…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Parent Participation, Family Structure, Comparative Analysis
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Sheppard, Loretta; Unsworth, Carolyn – Remedial and Special Education, 2011
Autonomous functioning, an essential characteristic of self-determined people, has been categorized behaviorally according to everyday activities in Self & Family Care (SFC), Life Management (LM), Recreation/Leisure (RL), and Social/Vocational (SV) skills. The effectiveness of a short-term (8-10 weeks) educational residential program to…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Adolescents
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