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Olive, James L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
What enables one student to persist in the face of adversity while another chooses to quit? To answer this question, I captured the lived experiences of 3 female and 3 male postsecondary students who self-identified as either gay, lesbian, or bisexual, all of whom were successfully completing their undergraduate degrees. Utilizing a life history…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, College Students, Theories, Academic Persistence
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Weinberg, David R. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
What must never be forgotten by the Montessori teacher, or by any teacher of young children, is that his or her "primary" task, his or her "primary" obligation, his or her "primary" sacred duty is not the teaching of the "three Rs" but that of nurturing the psychological health of the child. Every element of Montessori methodology is designed for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Psychologists, Young Children, Psychology
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Cigman, Ruth – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2004
Pervasive though it is in modern life, the concept of self-esteem is often viewed with distrust. This paper departs from an idea that was recently aired by Richard Smith: that we might be better off without this concept. The meaning of self-esteem is explored within four homes: the self-help industry, social science, therapy and education. It is…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Self Esteem, Therapy, Children
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Correia, Isabel; Dalbert, Claudia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
This article investigates the meaning of the belief in a just world (BJW) for justice cognition at school and for subjective well-being. We hypothesized that BJW should serve as a resource helping to maintain positive well-being and to assimilate experienced injustice. The results of two studies with Portuguese school students (7th-12th grade) and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Life Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Adolescents
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Iwasaki, Yoshitaka – Social Indicators Research, 2007
This paper aims at advancing the conceptualization of leisure as a contributor to quality of life (QOL) in an international and multicultural context, based on an extensive and critical review of literature on leisure and QOL from a global, international perspective. Given the central role of culture in conceptualizing this notion, this paper…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Individual Development, Leisure Time
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Steger, Michael F.; Frazier, Patricia – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2005
Meaning in life has been identified as a potential mediator of the link between religiousness and psychological health. The authors tested this hypothesis in 2 studies, using multiple methods and measures of religiousness and well-being. In the studies, meaning in life mediated the relation between religiousness and life satisfaction (Study 1A),…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Adolescents, Religion, Self Esteem
Wheeler, Robert J. – 1985
The development of humanistic psychology has stimulated research that supports the importance of life esteem, or the way people view meaning and purpose in their lives. The Life Esteem survey is a self-report questionnaire designed to measure the four components of life esteem (framework, perspective, commitment, quality) and to assess the…
Descriptors: Adults, College Students, Individual Differences, Objectives
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Mackenzie, Suzanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Previous research on the rewards found that teachers gain satisfaction in a sense of vocation, "making a difference", and the emotional rewards of "care" and "love", especially in whole-class teaching. The meaning of "making a difference" often remains unexplored however, and this article is an attempt to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Rewards
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Parlakian, Rebecca – Young Children, 2010
For very young children, music has power and meaning that go beyond words. First, and most important, sharing music with young children is simply one more way to give love and receive love. Music and music experiences also support the formation of important brain connections that are being established over the first three years of life. This…
Descriptors: Music, Toddlers, Infants, Teaching Methods
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Aadlandsvik, Ragna – Educational Gerontology, 2007
Should all generations be included in our society's educational project? In PEP (Prosjekt eldrepedagogikk), in Bergen, we argue that the concept of care for old people should be redefined to include an aspect of learning. This learning can have a creative and existential purpose, not necessarily an instrumental one. "To grow old" also…
Descriptors: Poetry, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Older Adults
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Putwain, David William – British Educational Research Journal, 2009
Survey research has identified, using questionnaire approaches, that important assessments are a significant source of stress and worry for students in secondary school. In particular, failing important examinations and the consequences of failing these examinations are rated as more important than a range of other personal and social worries.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Test Anxiety, Stress Variables, Fear
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Craig, Ford M. – Community Services Catalyst, 1990
Provides a literature review on community college services to older adults, focusing on studies of this population's needs (e.g., personal business and financial information, employment needs, physical fitness training, and maintaining self-esteem and a sense of the purpose and meaning in life) and courses and services that colleges offer. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational Needs
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Cheavens, Jennifer S.; Feldman, David B.; Gum, Amber; Michael, Scott T.; Snyder, C. R. – Social Indicators Research, 2006
We report findings from an initial empirical test of a hope-based, group therapy protocol. In this context, hope is defined as a cognitive process through which individuals pursue their goals [Snyder, C. R.: 1994, Free Press, New York]. As such, the eight-session group treatment emphasized building goal-pursuit skills. Findings from a randomized,…
Descriptors: Group Therapy, Cognitive Processes, Interviews, Intervention
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Noonan, Anne E.; Tennstedt, Sharon L. – Gerontologist, 1997
Examines the relationship between meaning in caregiving (positive beliefs about the caregiving situation and the self as caregiver) and the psychological well-being of 131 informal caregivers to community-residing frail elders. Results indicate that meaning in caregiving explained a significant portion of the differences in depression and…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Role, Caregivers, Depression (Psychology)
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