self esteem

Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni
Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An ACU-led study has found that teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enrol in university than their younger peers. The study of more than 10,000 ... Read More »

Younger Australians aren’t more self-centred
Younger Australians aren’t more self-centred (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The self-esteem of Australians has remained stable for decades, calling into question the misconception that the younger generations are becoming more self-centred, new research has found. In a paper published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, the Curtin University-led research ... Read More »

Intervention That Engages Youth on Ethnic and Racial Identity Can Enhance Positive Development
Intervention That Engages Youth on Ethnic and Racial Identity Can Enhance Positive Development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study examined the Identity Project, a mental-health promotion intervention that engages youth in exploring and resolving issues around their ethnic and racial identities. It found that the program helps promote key developmental constructs that can enhance the positive ... Read More »

Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming
Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ... Read More »

More parents choose to delay child’s start to school
More parents choose to delay child’s start to school (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Parents across Australia are increasingly choosing to hold back their children’s start to school due to beliefs it benefits them in the long-term, QUT research has found. The study conducted by Dr Amanda Mergler and Professor Susan Walker, from QUT’s ... Read More »

Schoolies study will lay the truth bare
Schoolies study will lay the truth bare (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Schoolies can be a time for secrecy and fake bravado, but dozens of 2015 school leavers are documenting every raw emotion during their stay on the Gold Coast this week. The teens are taking part in a University of Queensland ... Read More »

Girls on the Go! Program improves self-esteem
Girls on the Go! Program improves self-esteem (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study has shown a group-based targeted intervention improves self-esteem in teenage girls. Published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, the collaborative Monash University and Monash Health study is the first randomised trial to demonstrate that a group-based ... Read More »

Children encouraged to be fearless, not anxious
Children encouraged to be fearless, not anxious (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers are seeking families of anxious children to participate in a ground-breaking intervention called Fear-less. Professor Matthew Sanders from the School of Psychology said an anxious child could suffer from problems with low self-esteem, social isolation, academic ... Read More »

Only men have muscles: boys’ ideas of being a man
Only men have muscles: boys’ ideas of being a man (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Schools are being urged to include both girls and boys in body image awareness, following a new Flinders University study which reveals boys believe they need to be big, strong and muscular to be a man. The research – published ... Read More »

Australian children and adolescents increasingly use psychotropic drugs
Australian children and adolescents increasingly use psychotropic drugs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More Australians, particularly children and adolescents, are using psychotropic drugs, a University of Sydney study examining prescribing patterns shows. The study examined trends across a four-year period from the start of 2009. Its results show Australia has one of the ... Read More »

 
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