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Brandišauskiene, Agne – Gifted Education International, 2019
The current article reports on the analysis of the phenomenon of the experience of a gifted learner revealing her significant school experiences. Interpretative phenomenological analysis, that is, the phenomenological strategy of Colaizzi, has been selected for a consistent analysis, which reveals the factors of a person's internal dynamics. The…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Experience, Educational Experience, Psychological Patterns
Christopher, Mary M.; Shewmaker, Jennifer – Gifted Child Today, 2010
Does the presence of perfectionist tendencies lead to more serious emotional issues or does it support enhanced achievement? Parents, educators, and gifted learners themselves often consider these issues as they deal with the ramifications of such perfectionist tendencies. Research presents conflicting views of social-emotional characteristics of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Figurative Language, Social Isolation, Depression (Psychology)
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Johnson, H. Durell; LaVoie, Joseph C.; Mahoney, Molly – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Examined relationship of family cohesion and interparental conflict with loneliness in 124 late adolescents. Found that feelings of loneliness were related to perceived levels of interparental conflict for males and females, and to decreased family cohesion for females. Feelings of social anxiety and social avoidance were related to feelings of…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Family Environment, Interpersonal Competence, Late Adolescents
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Ornelas, India J.; Perreira, Krista M.; Beeber, Linda; Maxwell, Lauren – Journal of Family Issues, 2009
Mexican immigrant mothers face many challenges that put them at increased risk for poor mental health. To understand the factors that lead to the development of depressive symptoms among Mexican immigrant mothers, we analyzed data from 20 qualitative, semistructured interviews. Participants included low-income, Mexican-born mothers of young…
Descriptors: Mothers, Mental Health, Adolescents, Social Isolation
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Jayalekshmi, N. B.; Dharma Raja, B. William – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2011
Early adolescence is the period where the transition from child to adult takes place gradually. A major physical and cognitive change during this period is accompanied by social and emotional development. The growth spurt in this period makes them stronger and plays an important role in developing self identities. The journey through this crucial…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Behavior Development, Positive Behavior Supports, Educational Environment
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Geva, Ronny; Yosipof, Rina; Eshel, Rina; Leitner, Yael; Valevski, Aviva Fattal; Harel, Shaul – Exceptional Children, 2009
This long-term, prospective study evaluated repeatedly school readiness and adjustment at kindergarten and first grade of children with extreme intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR; n = 20) in relation to controls (n = 19). Methods included individual testing of cognitive competence, self-perception, motivation, loneliness and academic…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Birth, School Readiness, Social Adjustment
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van der Houwen, Karolijne; Stroebe, Margaret; Stroebe, Wolfgang; Schut, Henk; van den Bout, Jan; Wijngaards-De Meij, Leoniek – Death Studies, 2010
Bereavement increases the risk of ill health, but only a minority of bereaved suffers lasting health impairment. Because only this group is likely to profit from bereavement intervention, early identification is important. Previous research is limited, because of cross sectional designs, small numbers of risk factors, and use of a single measure…
Descriptors: Grief, At Risk Persons, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Margolin, Sylvia – Children & Schools, 2006
Social support and positive activity involvement are considered protective factors that can help offset the risks for youths living in impoverished areas. This study investigated whether insufficient social support and activity involvement are related to internalizing difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, and low self-esteem.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Esteem, Grade 6, Disadvantaged Environment
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Larose, Simon; Boivin, Michel – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 1998
Compared adolescents attending college to adolescent nonenrollees and found that (1) college attendees experienced improved means of perceived security to parents, decreased perceptions of social support, and increased feelings of loneliness and social anxiety; and (2) perceived security to parents at end of high school predicted positive changes…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attachment Behavior, College Bound Students, Expectation
Huang, Yi-Wen – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The goal of this study is to understand ten Taiwanese graduate students' personal experiences with language anxiety and cultural adjustment while studying in an American university. This study focuses not only on language anxiety but also on cultural factors in participants' daily lives inside and outside of the classroom. The study utilized an…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, Listening Comprehension, Speech Communication
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Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Meadan, Hedda – Young Children, 2010
During the early childhood years, children learn to interact with one another in ways that are positive and successful. Researchers stress the importance of positive peer relationships in childhood and later life. The absence of positive social interactions in childhood is linked to negative consequences later in life, such as withdrawal,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Young Children, Peer Acceptance, Interpersonal Competence
Jackson, Karen N. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to show findings through the examination of African American students as isolates in gifted/programs of study: their challenges and successes. To achieve this purpose a qualitative, exploratory case study was used and data were collected through in-depth interviews of the participants (six) and heuristic inquiry of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academically Gifted, Disproportionate Representation, Qualitative Research
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Waldrop, Deborah P. – Health & Social Work, 2007
Caregivers experience multiple losses during the downhill trajectory of a loved one's terminal illness. Using mixed methods, this two-stage study explored caregiver grief during a terminal illness and after the care recipient's death. Caregiver grief was a state of heightened responsiveness during end-stage care: anxiety, hostility, depression,…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Caregivers, Terminal Illness, Sleep
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Thomason, Timothy C.; Qiong, Xiao – Journal of School Counseling, 2008
This article provides a brief overview of the development of psychological thinking in China and social influences on the practice of school counseling today. Common problems of students are described, including anxiety due to pressure to perform well on exams, loneliness and social discomfort, and video game addiction. Counseling approaches used…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Foreign Countries, School Counseling, Social Influences
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Wei, Hsi-sheng; Williams, James Herbert – Social Work Research, 2009
This study examined the relationship of instrumental and emotional aggression to bullying, victimization, and psychosocial maladjustment. It was hypothesized that both types of aggression would be associated with bullying behavior and that emotional aggression would be exclusively associated with risk of victimization and psychological…
Descriptors: Bullying, Structural Equation Models, Adjustment (to Environment), Psychological Patterns
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