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Marcotte, Diane; Diallo, Thierno M. O.; Paré, Marie-Laurence – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Many studies have reported an increase in mental health problems during post-secondary transition, often originating from high school years. The present study examined how depressive symptoms during the 2 years following the post-secondary transition could be predicted by, on the one hand, school performance, externalized and learning…
Descriptors: High School Students, Depression (Psychology), Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Leeves, Sylvia; Banerjee, Robin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
Social support-seeking is recognised as an important strategy used by children to cope with negative emotions. However, there are important gaps in our knowledge about children's perceptions of different sources of social support, and the associations that these perceptions have with individual differences in socio-emotional functioning. The…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Anxiety, Preadolescents, Depression (Psychology)
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Gustems-Carnicer, Josep; Calderón, Caterina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The coping strategies used by students play a key role in their psychological well-being. This study examines the relationship between coping strategies and psychological well-being in a sample of 98 undergraduates aged between 19 and 42 years. Coping strategies were evaluated by means of the CRI-A (Moos, 1993), while psychological well-being was…
Descriptors: Coping, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Undergraduate Students
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Fortin, Laurier; Marcotte, Diane; Diallo, Thierno; Potvin, Pierre; Royer, Egide – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
This study tests an empirical multidimensional model of school dropout, using data collected in the first year of an 8-year longitudinal study, with first year high school students aged 12-13 years. Structural equation modeling analyses show that five personal, family, and school latent factors together contribute to school dropout identified at…
Descriptors: Models, Dropouts, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Carr, Sam; Colthurst, Kate; Coyle, Melissa; Elliott, Dave – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
This study sought to investigate the predictive relationship that dimensions of attachment shared with an array of indicators of psychosocial well-being and mental health in a sample of students making the transition to higher education. One hundred and thirty-one students completed the Vulnerable Attachment Styles Questionnaire (VASQ) prior to…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Well Being, Mental Health, Attachment Behavior
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Salguero, Jose M.; Palomera, Raquel; Fernandez-Berrocal, Pablo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
In recent years, emotional intelligence has appeared as a predictor of adults' mental health, but little research has examined its involvement in adolescents' psychological adjustment. In this paper, we analyzed the predictive validity of perceived emotional intelligence (attention to feelings, emotional clarity, and emotional repair) over…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Maintenance, Mental Health, Predictive Validity
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Salamon, Reda; Johnson, Elizabeth I.; Swendsen, Joel – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
Research has suggested that academic stress may "spillover" into other life domains and have negative psychological or social consequences for children and adolescents outside of school settings, but relatively few investigations have examined mediators and moderators of spillover. The current study explored the mediating role of state…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Stress Variables
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Huang, Chiungjung – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
This longitudinal study examined five indices of stability and change in Internet addiction: structural stability, mean-level stability, differential stability, individual-level stability, and ipsative stability. The study sample was 351 undergraduate students from end of freshman year to end of junior year. Convergent findings revealed stability…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Addictive Behavior, Profiles, Internet
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Metsapelto, Riitta-Leena; Pulkkinen, Lea; Tolvanen, Asko – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
The present study investigated the role of a school-based intervention program, called the Integrated School Day, in the socioemotional development of Finnish children during their first years of school. The 3-year program involved the restructuring of the school day by adding in extracurricular activities, which were organized on school premises,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Extracurricular Activities, Intervention, Depression (Psychology)
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Estevez, Estefania; Murgui, Sergio; Musitu, Gonzalo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
The present study examined psychosocial adjustment in the following four groups of students: victims, bullies, bully/victims and a control group of adolescents not involved in bullying or victimization problems. Psychosocial adjustment was measured considering as indicators: level of self-esteem, depressive symptomatology, perceived stress,…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Violence, Life Satisfaction, Adolescents
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Shankland, Rebecca; Franca, Lionel Riou; Genolini, Christophe M.; Guelfi, Julien-Daniel; Ionescu, Serban – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
Coping styles are generally considered to be environmentally driven. Up to now, research has mainly focused on family influences. However, some studies underline the effect of educational settings on the development of problem-focused coping strategies. Consistently with previous reports on the enhancement of autonomy and problem-solving in…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Coping, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Fortin, Laurier; Marcotte, Diane; Potvin, Pierre; Royer, Egide; Joly, Jacques – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to identify the different subgroups of students at risk of dropping out of school. The typology was developed based on the three main contexts associated with school dropout risk, namely, the personal, family and school contexts. On the basis of these factors, the clustering results enabled us to categorize at-risk…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Behavior Problems, Dropouts, High Risk Students
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Aluja, Anton; Blanch, Angel – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
The Children Depression Inventory (CDI) is a multidimensional instrument that includes items of social withdrawal, anhedonia, asthenia, low self-esteem (internalized) and behavioral problems (externalized). Child depression has been related with low academic achievement, neurotic and introverted personality traits and social maladjustment defined…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Personality Traits, Depression (Psychology), Antisocial Behavior
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de Matos, Margarida Gaspar; Barrett, Paula; Dadds, Mark; Shortt, Alison – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
Used data from the Portuguese HBSC (Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children) survey, which was conducted by one of the authors who is the national representative of the European Study HBSC, a World Health Organisation collaborative study (Currie, Hurrelmann, Setterbulte, Smith, & Todd, 2000; Matos, Simoes, Carvalhosa, Reis & Canha 2000),…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 8, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Marcotte, Genevieve; Marcotte, Diane; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This study evaluates the role of familial support and dysfunctional attitudes in depression, delinquency and the concomitance of these disorders in an adolescent population from a middle-class community in the Trois-Rivieres area. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Mesure d'adaptation sociale et personnelle pour adolescents quebecois-MASPAQ…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology)