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Mitchell, Jennifer; Maher, JaneMaree; Brown, Kate – Issues in Educational Research, 2008
Being a student in an Australian university involves more pressure, and makes more demands on that student and his or her support networks than ever before. The variety in the configurations of pressures, demands and responsibilities faced by students means that it is impossible to characterise a "standard" student. Qualitative research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Support Groups, Qualitative Research, Self Esteem
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Korrelboom, Kees; de Jong, Martie; Huijbrechts, Irma; Daansen, Peter – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
This study evaluates a short stepwise cognitive-behavioral intervention for the treatment of low self-esteem in patients with eating disorders. Competitive memory training (COMET) for low self-esteem is based on insights and findings from experimental psychology. A total of 52 patients with eating disorders and low self-esteem were treated with…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Patients, Memory, Experimental Psychology
Mushonga, Dawnsha R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This cross-sectional, exploratory study examined positive mental health (PMH) in 156 Black college students, ages 18-25, attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). In addition, identity-related constructs such as spirituality, self-esteem, social support, life satisfaction, racial…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Racial Identification, Mental Health
Peterson, Marilyn – 1989
This study examines the value of volunteering in preschools by members of the preschooler's family. Prior research has confirmed the benefits of parental involvement in children's education, particularly before the child is 6 years of age. Close contact between parent and teacher gives each a more complete picture of the child's abilities and…
Descriptors: Achievement, Child Development, Classroom Environment, Family Involvement
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Harrison, Carmen; Loxton, Helene; Somhlaba, Nceba Z. – Child Care in Practice, 2021
In South Africa, many adolescents are affected by socio-economic adversity, which increases their susceptibility to experiencing stress that negatively affects their mental health. The synthesis of international literature has identified the psychological strengths (that include perceived social support, self-esteem and resilience) as having a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Coping, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Cavdar, Duygu; McKeown, Shelley; Rose, Jo – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2021
Identity development can be challenging for adolescents, particularly those from immigrant families who are required to make sense of their identity whilst accommodating themselves into different cultures. For second-generation ethnic minority adolescents, these identity formation processes may range from harmony/effectiveness to conflict/stress,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Immigrants, Self Esteem, Well Being
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Knowlden, Adam P.; Hackman, Christine L.; Sharma, Manoj – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: College students are at an increased risk of mental distress. The purpose of this study was to determine whether mental and lifestyle factors differed according to self-reported levels of psychological distress. Design and setting: A self-report questionnaire comprising the Kessler-6 Psychological Distress Scale, Revised Life…
Descriptors: Life Style, Emotional Disturbances, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem
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Lin, Wen-Hsu; Yi, Chin-Chun – Youth & Society, 2019
Family factors and adolescent life satisfaction have profound effects on later behavior. The present study examined the effects of family cohesion and life satisfaction on internalizing (depression and self-esteem) and externalizing (deviance) outcomes among adolescents. Moreover, this study also viewed internalizing outcomes as conduits that…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Life Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)
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Lodder, Annemarie; Papadopoulos, Chris; Randhawa, Gurch – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study presents findings from a feasibility trial, testing an 8-week psychosocial stigma protection intervention (SOLACE) designed to improve the mental health of parents of autistic children. Seventeen parents were stratified then randomly assigned to either SOLACE (n = 9) or control group (n = 8). Retention and adherence rates were excellent…
Descriptors: Parents, Mental Health, Children, Autism
Hill, Nancy; And Others – 1988
This annotated resource directory lists brochures, booklets, audiovisual materials, charts, and other educational materials, most of which are available in both English and Spanish, that address the following issues: (1) child abuse; (2) child development; (3) parenting skills; (4) mental health; (5) self-esteem; (6) stress management; (7) family…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Child Abuse, Child Development, Contraception
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Högberg, Björn; Lindgren, Joakim; Johansson, Klara; Strandh, Mattias; Petersen, Solveig – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
Education reforms that entail increased emphasis on high-stakes testing, assessment and grading have spread across education systems in recent decades. Critics have argued that these policies could have consequences for stress, identity, self-esteem and the overall health of pupils. However, these potentially negative consequences have rarely been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Variables, Grading, Adolescents
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Zhou, Jianhua; Huebner, E. Scott; Tian, Lili – School Mental Health, 2020
Based on the interplay between achievement goals theory and social comparison theory, our study focused on how achievement goals relate to subjective well-being in the school context in Chinese adolescents. Specifically, we addressed a theoretical model that specified that academic social comparisons and self-esteem would serve as mediators in the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Well Being, Goal Orientation, Self Esteem
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Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Updegraff, Kimberly A. – Journal of Adolescence, 2007
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study used cross-sectional data to examine the degree to which Latino adolescents' (N=274; M age=16.3; 47.1% female) self-esteem, ethnic identity, and cultural orientations mediated or moderated the relation between perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms. Utilizing a multiple group…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents
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Smokowski, Paul R.; Bacallao, Martica L. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2007
This investigation examined acculturation risk factors and cultural assets, internalizing behavioral problems, and self-esteem in 323 Latino adolescents living in North Carolina. Multiple regression analyses revealed two risk factors--perceived discrimination and parent-adolescent conflict--as highly significant predictors of adolescent…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Adolescents, Acculturation, Conflict
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Robinson, Melissa L.; Holmbeck, Grayson N.; Paikoff, Roberta – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
A sample of 146 African American adolescents living in impoverished neighborhoods with high HIV rates participated in the Chicago HIV Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Project (CHAMP), a longitudinal study of adolescent HIV risk exposure. The current study examined self-reported reasons why African American adolescents may participate in…
Descriptors: Poverty, Communicable Diseases, Urban Areas, Mental Health
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