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Soykan, Andrea; Gardner, Dianne; Edwards, Terence – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations. This study explores how teachers' psychological capital -- a combination of hope, resilience, optimism and self-efficacy -- is related to stress, wellbeing, appraisal and coping. Teachers (n = 1502) across New Zealand and from a range of teaching levels completed surveys. Participants with more…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Preston, Kim; Spooner-Lane, Rebecca – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
As teachers seek to educate and transform lives, often with limited resources and time, they can experience varying levels of stress and emotional exhaustion, particularly if effective emotion regulation strategies are not employed. The experience of teacher stress may be heightened in alternative schools that provide educational opportunities for…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Nontraditional Education, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout
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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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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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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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Ho, Ngai Kwan Nicole; Schweitzer, Robert D.; Khawaja, Nigar G. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
Factors contributing to academic achievement among recently arrived Chinese adolescents in Australia remain relatively underexplored. Previous studies focused on Asian migrants, including Chinese, but did not distinguish Chinese from other Asian migrants. The current study specifically looks at Chinese migrants who have recently arrived, as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Attitudes, Social Support Groups, Sense of Community
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Lester, Leanne; Mander, David – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This study investigated the social, emotional and mental wellbeing predictors of bullying victimisation and perpetration for boarding students following the transition from primary school to secondary boarding school. Longitudinal data on 76 male and 74 female boarding students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 was used from a larger longitudinal study of…
Descriptors: Role, Well Being, Mental Health, Bullying
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Tyson, Orla; Roberts, Clare M.; Kane, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2009
This study investigated whether a mental health promotion program delivered by primary school teachers to prevent internalising problems in children had any impact on the teachers' job-related affective wellbeing. Teacher job related anxiety and job-related depression were measured before teaching the Aussie Optimism program, and after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health Programs, Primary Education, Resilience (Psychology)