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Claire Abela; Angela Abela; Liberato Camilleri – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2024
This study investigated vocational students' mental health by identifying the prevalence of depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders and associated risk and protective factors among 16- to 18-year-old students attending a vocational college in Malta. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) was also investigated. A sample of 422 students…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Quality of Life, Late Adolescents
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Maria Pace; Claudette Portelli – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2024
Educator leaders play a vital role in fostering educators' and students' mental health and wellbeing. Through qualitative research, this paper provides insights from eight education leaders working in State Schools in Malta on their perceptions of, and experiences in, the promotion and support of mental health and wellbeing among educators and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Attitudes, Mental Health
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Cassar, Elise; Abela, Angela – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2023
This study explored how past students who attended the Learning Support Zone (LSZ) in Maltese secondary schools perceived their attendance at the LSZ and its impact on their home and work environments. In-depth interviews were conducted with eleven adults who attended the LSZ when they were in secondary school. Thematic analysis was used to elicit…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students
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Elaine Atkins; Matthew Muscat-Inglott – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2023
Existing research suggests that mindfulness cultivates positive affect while reducing negative affect, and facilitates increases in resilience. More research is needed to examine the complex mechanisms by which emotional affect likely translates mindfulness into increased states of resilience in undergraduates. We hypothesised that the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Resilience (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, Well Being
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Sammut, Enya; Fondacaro, Daniel Vella; Camilleri, Nigel – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2021
Mental health issues have been shown to be more common in LGBTQ+ youths when compared to heterosexual cisgender youths. This study aimed to understand the process of disclosure of sexuality and gender identity in Maltese LGBTQ+ university students and explored dynamics within the individual's family and social circles during this process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, LGBTQ People, At Risk Persons
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Martinelli, Victor; Raykov, Milosh – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2021
School climate is a vital aspect of school life that influences students' emotional well- being, social relations and academic achievement. Therefore, educators need to monitor school climate to nurture good interpersonal relations and students' positive experiences in school. To achieve this objective, educators and psychosocial support services…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Well Being, Mental Health
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Portelli, Pamela – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief Alcohol Expectancy Challenge, with the aim of reducing the prevalence of alcohol consumption amongst Maltese teenagers.119 students were randomly allocated to a control or a 3-hour expectancy challenge session. Alcohol consumption and alcohol expectancies were investigated via a…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Prevention, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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Camenzuli, Jonathan; Buhagiar, Michael A. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
This paper, which draws on action research methodology, explores the use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in the teaching of mathematics to students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). The year-long study was conducted in a Form 3 secondary class that grouped 13 male students with SEBD in a Maltese secondary school. After…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods