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Pikulski, Paige J.; Pella, Jeffrey E.; Casline, Elizabeth P.; Hale, Amy E.; Drake, Kelly; Ginsburg, Golda S. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
Poor school connectedness (SC), defined as students' feelings of belonging, safety, and fairness at school, is a risk factor for negative psychosocial outcomes. Few studies have examined the specific relationship between SC and anxiety. This study examined the relation between SC and anxiety within a group of 114 clinically anxious youth (mean age…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Student School Relationship, School Safety, Risk
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Atli, Abdullah – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
Previous research shows that the first year of a school counsellor's career is one of the most critical stages. However, despite this importance, there is a limited number of studies that examine what novice school counsellors experience during their first year. The primary purpose of this qualitative study is to examine in detail the common…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Novices, Social Bias, School Counseling
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Velasco Leon, Azucena; Campbell, Marilyn – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
The increasing tendency of immigration and forced migration practices around the world has made countries' populations culturally and linguistically diverse. Australia is considered one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Consequently, the proportion of school-aged children with different culture and language is also increasing.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language)
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Gindidis, Simone; Stewart, Sandra E.; Roodenburg, John – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
Psychologists play an important role in the provision of mental health support to young people. Some psychologists are incorporating apps into therapy with young people; however, little is understood about why such incorporation is taking place. Ten semi-structured qualitative interviews exploring why psychologists augment therapy by recommending…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Computer Software, Mental Health, Therapy
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Khawaja, Nigar G.; Dhushyanthakumar, Lakshmi – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), with its three forms (youth, parent and teacher version), is widely used to assess emotional and behavioural disorders in children and adolescents. The present study examined the factor structure and psychometric properties of the teacher version of the scale (SDQ-T) with adolescents from…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Questionnaires, Screening Tests
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Leung, Grace S. M.; Zhang, Anna Y.; Yu, Eddie H. K.; Cheung, Johnson C. S. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2020
Parent-adolescent conflict seems to be common when adolescents negotiate power with their parents. Forum theatre (FT), an interactive and participatory theatre form, is recommended as a community-based intervention to assist Chinese parents in managing the challenges of parent-adolescent interaction. FT proposes that solutions to daily struggles…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Dramatic Play
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Curcio, Angela L.; Mak, Anita S.; George, Amanda M. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
While poor parental bonding has been linked with psychological distress, few studies have assessed bonding with mothers and fathers separately among adolescents and whether there are gender differences in the relationships between bonding and psychological distress. Additionally, low self-esteem has been shown to predict psychological distress,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Fathers
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Çikrikci, Özkan; Erzen, Evren; Yeniçeri, Ilknur Akistanbullu – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
The aim of this research was to assess the mediating role of self-esteem and optimism in the correlation between test anxiety and life satisfaction. The study group comprised 201 females (50.6%), 185 males (46.6%) and 11 students without stated gender (2.8%) for a total of 397 high school students. The ages of adolescents included in the study…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Correlation, Test Anxiety, Life Satisfaction
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Bowles, Terence; Scull, Janet – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Over the past decade, researchers have called for a reconceptualisation of school connectedness. A review of literature between 1990 and 2016 was completed to define school connectedness and identified four factors: attending, belonging, engaging, and flow. The review of the published literature from 1990 to 2016 that related to the four factors…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Models, Intervention, Adolescents
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Sakiz, Halis; Sariçali, Mehmet – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
We examined the paradigmatic position of school counsellors as it relates to their practice. A survey and interviews were conducted with counsellors, counsellor educators, and teachers. Findings demonstrated that counsellors lacked skills regarding theoretical orientation and applications, counselling practices remained arbitrary and less…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Correlation, Reflection, School Counselors
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Etherington, Victoria; Costello, Shane – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Schools are increasingly being identified as ideal settings for early intervention for anxiety and other mental health challenges; however, questions remain about whether individuals who require the most assistance will receive it in more universally applied intervention programs. This study compared targeted and universal delivery approaches of a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Mental Health, Early Intervention, Health Services
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Arslan, Gökmen – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
The present study explored the associations among positive psychological traits, school functioning, and psychological adjustment of elementary schoolchildren. Participants included 392 children in Grades 6-8 attending a Turkish public elementary school. There were 48.2% (189) female and 51.8% (203) male participants, and they ranged in age from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychological Characteristics, Emotional Adjustment, Public Schools
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O'Donnell, Patrick S.; Dunlap, Linda L. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Test anxiety is experienced by 10-40% of students. The physical symptoms associated with test anxiety may be more likely to be exhibited by elementary students. Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) has been demonstrated to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety and could be used in the classroom, but teacher acceptability of PMR for test anxiety has…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Physiology, School Psychologists, Vignettes
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Sagkal, Ali Serdar; Özdemir, Yalçin – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the direct and indirect effects (via mental toughness) of strength-based parenting on adolescents' psychological distress and subjective happiness. Participants included 370 adolescents (M = 15.86 years, SD = 0.50, range = 14-18 years, 51.6% girls) attending public high schools in Turkey. Participants completed…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, High School Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Cimsir, Elif – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Theoretical explanations suggest that insight might increase life satisfaction by helping individuals choose a suitable academic major, indicating that insight might facilitate life satisfaction through academic major satisfaction. The current study thus investigates the mediating role of academic major satisfaction in the potential relationship…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Education Majors, Life Satisfaction, Correlation
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