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The Relationship Of Spirituality And Depression On The Subjective Well-Being Of Jamaican College Students: A Cross Sectional Study Of Teacher Training Institutions In Jamaica, Claudette A. Brown-Smythe Dec 2015

The Relationship Of Spirituality And Depression On The Subjective Well-Being Of Jamaican College Students: A Cross Sectional Study Of Teacher Training Institutions In Jamaica, Claudette A. Brown-Smythe

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Spiritual is an integral component of one’s well-being and can serve as a barrier to our wellness as well as a protective factor from ill health. Spirituality helps one to make meaning of life’s circumstances and can be an intrinsic motivator helping to regain balance in our world. This study examined the relationship between spirituality, depression, and subjective well-being in 214 students enrolled in teachers’ colleges in Jamaica. Researchers (Campbell, Roberti, Maynard & Emmanuel, 2009; Kameel & Kamal, 2011; Lipps, Lowe & Gibbons, 2004; Lowe, Lipps & Young, 2009) have documented depression as an issue for college students in Jamaica; however, studies have not yet included students enrolled in teachers’ colleges. Additionally, there is scant research on spirituality and well-being ...


The Signs Of Suicide (Sos) Prevention Program: A Pilot Study, Christopher Perri Oct 2015

The Signs Of Suicide (Sos) Prevention Program: A Pilot Study, Christopher Perri

Counselor Education Capstone

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adolescents in the United States. In recent years there has been increased attention given to suicide and suicidal ideation. It is no secret that depression, self-harming behavior, and suicidal ideation can have a negative impact on social, cognitive, and academic functioning. This pilot study looks at and analyzes the implementation of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program in a suburban high school in Rochester, NY. The study is designed to assess if student knowledge and attitudes towards depression and suicidal ideation changed as a result of the program. The ...


A Campus Professional's Guide To Understanding Culture Shock In International Students, Scarlette Briones, Kathleen Bush Apr 2015

A Campus Professional's Guide To Understanding Culture Shock In International Students, Scarlette Briones, Kathleen Bush

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Culture shock is a problem that can be faced by anyone, especially the growing number of international students coming to U.S. college campuses. Like domestic students, international students are not immune to the stress that accompanies attending college and they bring with them another set of unique needs. Culture shock or feelings of uneasiness felt by someone in a new atmosphere can create even more stress for international students. One way to alleviate culture shock is to help student affairs professionals and faculty be able to recognize the signs and help students find ways to overcome the anxiety of ...


A High School Counselor’S Leadership In Providing School-Wide Screenings For Depression And Enhancing Suicide Awareness, Anne Erickson, Nick R. Abel Feb 2015

A High School Counselor’S Leadership In Providing School-Wide Screenings For Depression And Enhancing Suicide Awareness, Anne Erickson, Nick R. Abel

Nick R. Abel

The prevalence of mental health issues and suicidal thoughts and actions among school-aged children and adolescents is a serious issue. This article examines the scope of the problem nationwide and provides a brief overview of the literature regarding the effectiveness of school-wide screening programs for depression and suicide risk. The authors describe a suicide prevention program that has been implemented by the first author (a high school counselor in Minnesota) that combines classroom guidance, screening, and referrals for outside mental health services. This article includes recommendations for school counselors interested in implementing a school-wide screening and prevention program.


The Moderating Effect Of Resilience Factors On Bully Victimization And Subsequent Psychological Adjustment Problems Among Adolescent Girls, Alexandra Hayley Quinn Jan 2015

The Moderating Effect Of Resilience Factors On Bully Victimization And Subsequent Psychological Adjustment Problems Among Adolescent Girls, Alexandra Hayley Quinn

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Bully victimization is linked to poor psychological adjustment, low self-esteem, and social withdrawal in children and teens. However, little research to date has examined the unique experiences of adolescent girls, the specific contributions of various subtypes of bullying, and the utilization of comprehensive instruments to examine the constructs of psychological adjustment and bully victimization. Further, researchers studying these issues have called for more studies to examine buffering factors that may protect teen girls from the psychological insults associated with peer victimization. This study advances research in the field by utilizing standardized self-report measures to examine the relationship between bully victimization ...