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Frydenberg, Erica; Lewis, Ramon – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
This paper reports the coping strategies characterising self-professed weak copers. In order to do so it examines strategies reported by a subset of a sample of 976 adolescents, as measured by the Adolescent Coping Scale. What is of interest in this investigation are the coping strategies of the most vulnerable adolescent group. Such information…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Stress Management, Measures (Individuals)
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Reeves, Andrew; Wheeler, Sue; Bowl, Ric – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
Recent mental health policy development has focused on the assessment and management of risk in vulnerable clients. Counsellors have a significant role to play in delivering mental health care in a range of settings, with clients sometimes presenting with suicidal ideation, self-injury and a risk of violence. The aim of this research was to…
Descriptors: Profiles, Suicide, Mental Health, At Risk Persons
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Arthur, Andrew R. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
Progress in understanding and developing effective responses to work-related stress has been elusive, patchy, and inconsistent. The reasons for this are reviewed, and the inadequacy of traditional stress management techniques and organisational interventions to tackle it are examined. Although necessary, clinical responses to distressed…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Stress Variables, Work Environment, Industrial Psychology
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Olafsson, Ragnar; Johannsdottir, Hanna – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
A study of bullying, victimisation and the coping strategies employed to tackle it is presented in the first study of bullying in the workplace conducted in Iceland. Participants were 398 members of a union of store and office workers and members of a national organisation of bank-employees. A factor analysis of bullying items identified two…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Multidimensional Scaling, Males, Gender Differences
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Atkins, Dianne; Loewenthal, Del – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
This paper presents the results of an heuristic study based on the research question: 'How do psychotherapists experience working with older clients?' The question came from the researchers' experience and interest in working with older clients in general practice. It started from the researchers' desire to examine more closely feelings and…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Researchers, Experimenter Characteristics, Research Methodology