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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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Mander, David J.; Lester, Leanne – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This study examined indicators of mental health, as well as strengths and difficulties, as reported by same-age boarding and non-boarding students spanning four time points over a 2-year period as they transitioned from primary to boarding school in Western Australia (i.e., at the end of Grade 7, beginning of Grade 8, end of Grade 8, and end of…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Transitional Programs, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Datu, Jesus Alfonso D.; Yuen, Mantak; Chen, Gaowei – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This article examines the potential benefits of possessing the personality traits of determination and perseverance (often referred to as "grit") in an academic setting. Previous studies in Western individualistic societies have emphasised the advantages of possessing this attribute of grit; but, to date, very few investigations have…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Self Determination, Persistence, Theory Practice Relationship
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Chen, Kai Shen; Kok, Jin Kuan – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
School counselling services have always been unpopular among Malaysian students. Many researchers have studied what prevents students from seeking mental health services. However, there is a lack of study on the barriers to seeking help in the context of Malaysian school counselling services. Using a sample of Chinese high school students (N =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Foreign Students, School Counseling
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Odaci, Hatice; Çelik, Çigdem Berber – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
The limited number of programs of tested efficacy in the literature such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and family-based prevention of internet addiction is striking. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of reality therapy-based group counselling on college students' problematic internet use and life satisfaction. In order to…
Descriptors: College Students, Group Counseling, Internet, Addictive Behavior
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Galliott, Natal'ya – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
The provision of online career information and guidance is becoming more popular among career counselling practitioners and policy makers targeting the postschool transitions of youth. Internet-based career exploration and guidance systems provide convenience and economy to both individuals confronted with career decision making as well as those…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Exploration
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Goldner, Limor; Scharf, Miri – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
The associations between attachment orientations, temperament, resilience, and various dimensions of self-defining memories were examined in 83 female Israeli adolescents and young adults. Resiliency and positive temperament were associated with positive qualities of memories, whereas negative emotionality and reactivity were associated with poor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Young Adults, Females
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O'Connor, Matt; Coyne, Joseph – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
There is limited research detailing school-based counselling services and how they are utilised by students. This study presented counselling service data for a Preparatory to Grade 12 school. Specifcally, it examined the number of students seen and sessions provided, and differences between users and nonusers of the service. The results showed…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Services, Use Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lynch, Raymond – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
Many studies have examined the psychology of interest and interest development, with these studies spanning various fields such as educational psychology, personality development, and vocational guidance. However, the pragmatic benefit of being able to accurately measure interests has often overshadowed the broader potential benefits of research…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, School Counselors, School Counseling
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Oktan, Vesile – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This research aimed to reveal the relationship between self-harm behaviour, body image, and self-esteem, and examined whether there was a difference between the body image and self-esteem of the adolescents who exhibited self-harm behaviour and those who did not. The study was conducted with the participation of 263 high school students--143…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, High School Students
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Colmar, Susan; Double, Kit – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
The importance of working memory to classroom functioning and academic outcomes has led to the development of many interventions designed to enhance students' working memory. In this article we briefly review the evidence for the relative effectiveness of classroom and computerised working memory interventions in bringing about measurable and…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Educational Technology
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Colmar, Susan; Davis, Nash; Sheldon, Linda – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
An exploratory applied study, using a set of attention and working memory strategies specifically developed for students and named Memory Mates, was completed with normally developing students attending a primary school. Students in one classroom received the intervention, while the other classroom functioned as a control group. The study was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Attention, Short Term Memory, Pilot Projects
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Locke, Judith Y.; Kavanagh, David J.; Campbell, Marilyn A. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
A high level of parental involvement is widely considered to be essential for optimal child and adolescent development and wellbeing, including academic success. However, recent consideration has been given to the idea that extremely high levels of parental involvement (often called "overparenting" or "helicopter parenting")…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Homework
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Furlonger, Brett; Budisa, Sonja – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Consumers are increasingly turning to both the internet and apps for mental health assistance. Mobile technologies such as smart phones and tablets offer swift and anonymous access for students to internet sites and app environments. Availability, however, does not guarantee quality or credibility. This web-based pilot study was undertaken to…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Computer Oriented Programs, Help Seeking
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Herlihy, Miriam – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Collaboration between normally separate agencies involved in cases of child mental health, and those supporting their participation and inclusion in school settings, is being increasingly promoted as the answer to intervening in a more ecologically valid and responsive manner. Yet a clear-cut evidence base supporting interagency collaboration in…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Children, Mental Health, Intervention
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