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Moskowitz, Amanda; Stein, Judith A.; Lightfoot, Marguerita – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Runaway and homeless youth often have a constellation of background behavioral, emotional, and familial problems that contribute to stress and maladaptive behaviors, which, in turn, can lead to self-harming and suicidal behaviors. The current study examined the roles of stress and maladaptive behaviors as mediators between demographic and…
Descriptors: Runaways, Homosexuality, Suicide, Models
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Maschi, Tina; Morgen, Keith; Zgoba, Kristen; Courtney, Deborah; Ristow, Jennifer – Gerontologist, 2011
Background: The aging prison population in the United States presents a significant public health challenge with high rates of trauma and mental health issues that the correctional system alone is ill-prepared to address. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of age, objective, and subjective measures of trauma and stressful…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Institutionalized Persons, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma
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Starr, Lisa R.; Hammen, Constance; Brennan, Patricia A.; Najman, Jake M. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2013
Previous research demonstrates that carriers of the short allele of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) show both greater susceptibility to depression in response to stressful life events and higher rates of generation of stressful events in response to depression. The current study examines relational security (i.e., self-reported beliefs…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Probability, Males
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Wilson, Damali M.; Gross, Deborah – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Parents' involvement in their children's education is integral to academic success. Several education-based organizations have identified recommendations for how parents can best support their children's learning. However, executive functioning (EF), a high-ordered cognitive skill set, contributes to the extent to which parents can…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Executive Function, Literature Reviews, Cognitive Ability
Bhat, Bilal Ahmad – Online Submission, 2018
In the present age of stress and strain, the science of well-being tries to focuses on what makes an individual flourish. It studies how human assets rather than deficits are contributing toward goodness of an individual, as a promising new area of research. Advances in understanding the behavioral, biological, and social pathways to well-being…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Well Being, Mental Health, Place of Residence
Dukmak, Samir J.; Aburezeq, Ibtehal M. – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2012
A significant number of individuals all over the world experience various types of developmental disabilities. Families of these individuals are likely to be impacted by these disabilities in different ways. This research examines the UAE parents' adaptation and stress to the developmental disabilities that their children have as well as examines…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries, Developmental Disabilities, Stress Variables
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Ablanedo-Rosas, Jose Humberto; Blevins, Randall C.; Gao, Hongman; Teng, Wen-Yuan; White, Joann – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2011
This article examines the impact of occupational stress among academic staff, administrative staff, and students in a well-established US university environment. The results show that there are different correlations associated with stress such as organisational demand, health issues, and stress management. Findings suggest that occupational…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Administrators, College Students, Anxiety
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Yeung, W. Jean; Xu, Zhenhua – Social Indicators Research, 2012
China's oldest old population is estimated to quadruple by 2050. Yet, poverty rate for the oldest old has been the highest among all age groups in China. This paper investigates the relationship between economic stress, quality of life, and mortality among the oldest-old in China. Both objective economic hardships and perceived economic strain are…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Poverty, Income, Mortality Rate
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Neece, Cameron L.; Green, Shulamite A.; Baker, Bruce L. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Parenting stress and child behavior problems have been posited to have a transactional effect on each other across development. However, few studies have tested this model empirically. The authors investigated the relationship between parenting stress and child behavior problems from ages 3 to 9 years old among 237 children, 144 of whom were…
Descriptors: Parents, Anxiety, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems
Wang, Wen-Chi – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience high parental stress compared to other parents, and social support has been identified in previous research as an effective buffer against stress. However, limited research has evaluated the associations between different types of social support and stress…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Stress Variables, Parent Child Relationship
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Hammen, Constance; Brennan, Patricia A.; Keenan-Miller, Danielle; Hazel, Nicholas A.; Najman, Jake M. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2010
Background: Many recent studies of serotonin transporter gene by environment effects predicting depression have used stress assessments with undefined or poor psychometric methods, possibly contributing to wide variation in findings. The present study attempted to distinguish between effects of acute and chronic stress to predict depressive…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Psychometrics, Depression (Psychology), Stress Variables
Tayeh, Raja – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that may influence stress levels of secondary teachers in Kuwait. This study was important for two reasons; first, no previous investigation on this topic among Kuwaiti secondary educators had taken place, and second, the findings of this study could serve to develop and implement secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Olive, Lisa S.; Byrne, Don; Cunningham, Ross B.; Telford, Rohan M.; Telford, Richard D. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Physical activity may benefit mental health, yet the potentially protective role of elementary school physical education (PE) on childhood mental health is unknown. The aim of the current study was to determine the effect of a specialist-taught PE program on indicators of childhood mental health. In this cluster-randomized controlled trial,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Suburban Schools
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Boeninger, Daria K.; Shiraishi, Ray W.; Aldwin, Carolyn M.; Spiro, Avron, III – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2009
We examined the interplay between three explanatory hypotheses for why older adults appear to rate their problems as less stressful than do younger adults: age-related differences in personality, in types of problems, and in the appraisal process--specifically, the number of primary stress appraisals. A sample of 1,054 men from the Normative Aging…
Descriptors: Personality, Age Differences, Veterans, Males
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Ramey, Heather; Lawford, Heather; Chalmers, Heather; Lakman, Yana – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Student success in post-secondary education is an ongoing concern, however, research has focused on relatively homogeneous university samples. Moreover, Canadian research on predictors of student success is limited. Following recent trends, we examined non-cognitive, personal qualities, rather than cognitive predictors (e.g., IQ), of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Technical Institutes
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