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Chuah, Julie S. C.; Singh, Manjet Kaur M. – International Education Studies, 2016
Students pursuing studies in a foreign land experience a disruption or loss of familiar support networks that function as powerful coping mechanisms in times of stress. Loss of social support has been associated with negative consequences such as depression, anxiety and loneliness. Researchers have categorized social support as emotional,…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Social Capital, Social Networks, Peer Relationship
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Madro, Marek – Acta Educationis Generalis, 2018
Introduction: Nowadays we are looking for help and answers to our questions more and more often on the Internet. People use social networks to search for communities or groups whose members experience similar difficulties. These are often online groups that focus on psychological problems, domestic violence, etc. Members receive instant feedback…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Self Help Programs, Social Media, Social Networks
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Kryzak, Lauren A.; Cengher, Mirela; Feeley, Kathleen M.; Fienup, Daniel M.; Jones, Emily A. – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Siblings are a critical part of lifelong support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But siblings face their own social-emotional adjustment needs. These needs may be addressed through programs that include support groups specifically for the siblings. This study examined the effects of a community program on typical siblings'…
Descriptors: Siblings, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Community Programs
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Barile, John P.; Grogan, Kathryn E.; Henrich, Christopher C.; Brookmeyer, Kathryn A.; Shahar, Golan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
This report investigated the potential role of gender in moderating the effects of terror attack exposure on depression symptoms in middle school students from Dimona, Israel (N = 90). Specifically, the effects of three aspects of terror attacks were investigated: physical exposure, relational exposure, and media exposure. Ninety early adolescents…
Descriptors: Females, Suicide, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Valencia-Garcia, Dellanira; Simoni, Jane M.; Alegria, Margarita; Takeuchi, David T. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: We examined whether individual-level social capital--the intangible resources in a community available through membership in social networks or other social structures and perceived trust in the community--was associated with acculturation, depression and anxiety symptoms, and perceived access to services among women of Mexican…
Descriptors: Females, Acculturation, Mental Health, Anxiety
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Falci, Christina D.; Whitbeck, Les B.; Hoyt, Dan R.; Rose, Trina – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011
This research investigates changes in social network size and composition of 351 homeless adolescents over 3 years. Findings show that network size decreases over time. Homeless youth with a conduct disorder begin street life with small networks that remain small over time. Caregiver abuse is associated with smaller emotional networks due to fewer…
Descriptors: Change, Predictor Variables, Social Networks, Homeless People
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Seeds, Pamela M.; Harkness, Kate L.; Quilty, Lena C. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2010
The support deterioration model of depression states that stress deteriorates the perceived availability and/or effectiveness of social support, which then leads to depression. The present study examined this model in adolescent depression following parent-perpetrated maltreatment and peer-perpetrated bullying, as assessed by a rigorous contextual…
Descriptors: Bullying, Adolescents, Social Networks, Depression (Psychology)
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Suvak, Michael K.; Taft, Casey T.; Goodman, Lisa A.; Dutton, Mary Ann – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2013
Objective: We examined 4 separate dimensions of functional social support (tangible, appraisal, self-esteem, and belonging) as predictors of change in depression over 4.5 years in a sample of women reporting intimate partner violence. Method: Participants were recruited as they sought help for violence perpetrated by a current or former male…
Descriptors: Females, Family Violence, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Taylor, Sophie Jane; Barker, Lynne Ann; Heavey, Lisa; McHale, Sue – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Executive functions and social cognition develop through childhood into adolescence and early adulthood and are important for adaptive goal-oriented behavior (Apperly, Samson, & Humphreys, 2009; Blakemore & Choudhury, 2006). These functions are attributed to frontal networks known to undergo protracted maturation into early adulthood…
Descriptors: Child Development, Adolescent Development, Cognitive Development, Executive Function
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Walker, Ruth; Isherwood, Linda; Burton, Cassandra; Kitwe-Magambo, Katie; Luszcz, Mary – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2013
Marital satisfaction is important for health and well-being, although determinants of satisfaction among older couples are unclear. Much of the marital literature has focused on the role of the spouse, in isolation from satisfaction with broader social relationships. We conducted separate semi-structured interviews with both members of n = 40…
Descriptors: Well Being, Depression (Psychology), Social Networks, Semi Structured Interviews
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Magson, Natasha R.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian H. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Over the last two decades, social capital has received increasing attention in the international literature. Despite the popularity of the construct, problems concerning definition, theoretical conceptualisation, and measurement continue to plague research and policy in this area. This investigation aimed to address this gap by developing a new…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Mental Health, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
Robotham, Dan – Adults Learning, 2011
People working in the field of education know well the positive effects adult and community learning can have on mental health and wellbeing. Participating in adult and community learning can help to widen social networks and improve life and employment chances; it makes for better general health; and can strengthen the learner's self-confidence,…
Descriptors: Community Education, Mental Health, Lifelong Learning, Social Networks
Bejerano, Arleen R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Adaptation, or adjustment, is a psycho-social process that occurs when an individual accepts and integrates into his or her life a transition from one situation to another situation (Schlossberg, 1981). Many individuals struggle with transitions because transitions involve changes in the environment, roles, routines, and/or ways of looking at the…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Coping, Student Adjustment, Developmental Tasks
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Knowlton, Amy R.; Latkin, Carl A. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2007
The study examined multiple dimensions of social support as predictors of depressive symptoms among a highly vulnerable population. Social network analysis was used to assess perceived and enacted dimensions of support (emotional, financial, instrumental), network conflict, closeness, and composition. Participants were 393 current and former…
Descriptors: Poverty, Network Analysis, Conflict, Social Networks
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Järkestig Berggren, Ulrika; Hanson, Elizabeth – Child Care in Practice, 2016
Young children and adolescents who have a parent with a serious physical illness require information and support to cope with their everyday lives. The purpose of this scoping review was to summarise and disseminate the research findings of interventions that support children in families with a serious physically ill parent. The review also aimed…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Intervention, Parents, Coping
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