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Vassilopoulos, Stephanos P.; Diakogiorgi, Kleopatra; Brouzos, Andreas; Moberly, Nicholas J. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
To facilitate students' transition into secondary school, a short, problem-oriented group program was designed that included interpretation retraining, problem solving, and social-skills training. Pre- and posttest data from two groups conducted over the course of 5 weeks were combined for a total of 35 6th-grade students waiting to undergo school…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Secondary School Students, Student Adjustment, Grade 6
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Tozer, Meryan; Khawaja, Nigar G.; Schweitzer, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
The present study examined protective factors associated with the wellbeing of 93 youth from a refugee background resettled in Brisbane, Australia. Wellbeing was defined as an absence of psychological distress and the presence of subjective wellbeing. Students at Milpera State High School, a special English language school, completed a battery of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Refugees, Youth
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Bhat, Christine Suniti – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Middle and high school students interact via powerful social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media platforms are sometimes misused, resulting in cyberbullying and sexting that could adversely affect many in the school community. School counsellors, school psychologists, and educators are uniquely positioned to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Lindelauf, Joanne; Reupert, Andrea; Jacobs, Kate E. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This study investigated how teachers who support children with learning difficulties utilise psychologists' reports in their teaching practice. Previous research has examined teachers' preferences for how reports should be written, rather than how they might be used. Semi-structured, qualitative interviews with 12 teachers (seven primary, four…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Psychoeducational Methods, Information Utilization, Educational Practices
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Tan, Soo Yin; Chou, Chih Chin – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This research examined the effects of structured group supervision (SGS) on counsellors' self-efficacy, counselling competency, and job involvement in Singapore. Twenty-one counsellors participated in six, 3- hour SGS sessions over 12 weeks with one qualified counselling supervisor. The counsellors had at least six months' experience working as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, School Counselors, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis
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Rickwood, Debra; Telford, Nic; Kennedy, Vanessa; Bailey, Eleanor – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Suicide-related behaviours are relatively common among school-aged young people, and schools are an appropriate setting for activities that aim to prevent and assist recovery after suicide. headspace School Support is a specialist service that assists Australian secondary schools to be prepared for and recover from suicide. Through the responses…
Descriptors: Suicide, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Prevention
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Kounenou, Kalliopi; Gkemisi, Sofia; Nanopoulos, Panagiotis; Tsitsas, George – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
The present study aimed at testing and exploring the psychometric properties of the Counselor Burnout Inventory (CBI) in Greek school counsellors. Two hundred school counsellors from all over Greece participated in the study. The confirmatory study revealed four dimensions of the Greek version of CBI; namely, exhaustion, deterioration in personal…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, School Counselors, School Counseling, Fatigue (Biology)
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Kabadayi, Fedai; Sari, Serkan V. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This study examined the role of resilience in the lives of cyberbullying perpetrators and their victims. Turkish adolescents (n = 444; 245 girls, 55.2%, and 199 boys, 44.8%) 15-19 years of age (mean age of 16.58 years, SD = 0.789) were recruited from different high schools. The participants completed the Cyberbullying Scale (Aricak, Kinay, &…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Computer Security, Victims
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King, Catherine; Subotic-Kerry, Mirjana; O'Dea, Bridianne – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
School counsellors play an important role in supporting student mental health but face several challenges that may increase their vulnerability to burnout. This study aimed to explore the factors associated with burnout among school counsellors in secondary schools in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. A crosssectional, online survey was conducted…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Burnout, Work Environment, Counselor Attitudes
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Ostojic, Marko; Chung, Jasmine; DiMattia, Michael; Furlonger, Brett – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
School students are increasingly using apps for health-related purposes, either on their own or when recommended by psychologists or counsellors, as apps offer a way to assist students to change their behaviour. However, there is a growing need for psychologists and counsellors to be able to evaluate the quality and usefulness of such apps to…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Computer Oriented Programs
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Jung, Jae Yup – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Two alternative versions of a model of the cognitive decision-making processes of gifted and talented adolescents associated with occupational or career indecision were tested in this study. A psychometrically rigorous survey instrument was used to collect data from 664 adolescents attending three academically selective high schools in Sydney,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Cognitive Processes, Academically Gifted
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Huang, Shaun L.; Mussap, Alexander J. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Despite the advantages of international study -- to the student, the university, and the local community -- studies have reported an increased risk of stress-related psychological problems in international students. We surveyed 384 Asian international students (189 female, 193 male, 2 undeclared; aged 17 to 47 years) attending Australian…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Asians
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Woods, Mary C.; Burns, John R. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Attendance at overnight school camp is an integral component of the Australian educational landscape. However, some students are reluctant to attend camp, while others refuse to attend at all. School psychologists play an important part in supporting these students and their families, and teachers. While much is published about general school…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Resident Camp Programs, Anxiety
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Lam, Cici Sze-ching; Yeung, Patcy P. S.; Yuen, Mantak – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
This report is part of a larger project investigating school satisfaction of early adolescents in Hong Kong. The research questions in this part of the study focused on the school experience of 21 high-ability Chinese students aged 9-14 in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with each of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Preadolescents
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De Deckker, Kimberley – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
For a school counsellor or classroom teacher, working with newly arrived students from refugee backgrounds can be daunting, particularly with the awareness that these students have likely experienced significant and potentially horrific trauma. There is now a wealth of evidence showing that traumatic experiences can significantly impact our…
Descriptors: Refugees, Trauma, School Counselors, Neurological Impairments
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