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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F.; Mailli, Rebecca – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The influence of gender, age, Psychological resilience and family interaction factors upon generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) was investigated in 75 non-autism spectrum disorder (NASD) siblings who had a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). GAD and MDD were much more prevalent than in…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Gender Differences, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
The effect of psychological resilience as a buffer against anxiety was investigated in a sample of 39 boys with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) via individual online questionnaire responses to standardised inventories for assessing anxiety and psychological resilience. Ability to handle problems, make good decisions, think before…
Descriptors: Males, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Anxiety
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The incidence, factor structure and scale item differences in anxiety-depression comorbidity were investigated in a sample of Australian university students defined according to the presence of anxiety and/or depression. The incidence of anxiety-depression comorbidity was over 32%, about four times that for anxiety or depression alone.…
Descriptors: College Students, Incidence, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals)
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Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F.; Christie, David R. H. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
Sixteen breast cancer patients were interviewed about any lifestyle changes they had experienced and their reactions to those changes. Data were collected and analysed via content analysis and then summary tabulations of patient responses until replication of responses was verified across patients. Results indicated that most patients suffered a…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Cancer, Coping, Patients
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Bitsika, Vicki – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2005
The number of students who are labeled as having some form of behavioural disorder which requires specialized assistance in the regular school setting is growing. Current approaches to working with these students are often based on the standardized application of treatments designed to modify general symptoms rather than specific behaviours. It is…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Change, Student Behavior