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International Journal of Psychological Studies
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ISSN (Print) 1918-7211 - ISSN (Online) 1918-722X
Published by CCSE Homepage  [41 journals]
  • Evaluation a Career Planning Course with Case-based Teaching Model on
           College Students’ Career Decisions and Learning Satisfaction

    • Abstract: This study aims to investigate the impact of the case-based teaching model on college students' career decision making and learning satisfaction. The study conducted both a pre-test and a post-test on a single group of subjects. Thirty-two freshmen (8 males and 24 females) taking the class “Career Planning in Finance” in the department of finance of a business university. The researcher developed case-based teaching model materials for an 18-week career planning courses in one semester. There are two-hour classes per week for a whole semester. The results are as follows: (1) There are significant differences in the pre-test and the post-test on career decisions measured with career decided scores (t=-4.05, p=0.0028). The differences in career indecision scores are also statistically significant (t=-3.85, p=0.0001); (2) The questionnaire on learning satisfaction reports high scores in general (M=4.73, SD=0.40). Meanwhile, the university’s teaching assessment also indicates high satisfaction in this elective course(M=4.89, SD=0.48). Results suggest that college students’ career decision making and learning satisfaction can be increased through their participation in the cased-based career planning courses.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 07:47:11 +000
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Psychological
           Studies, Vol. 11, No. 4

    • PubDate: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:58:57 +000
  • Attitudes toward Mental Illness among Minority Freshmen in China

    • Abstract: To explore the status and influencing factors of attitudes toward mental illness among minority freshmen and provide references for mental health education and service assistance in ethnic colleges, a questionnaire survey was conducted among 581 minority freshmen by using Mental Illness Emotional Scale, Stereotype Scale and Social Distance Scale from autumn of 2018 to next spring. The scores of minority freshmen on these scales were significantly higher than the theoretical median, which demonstrated that they did have negative attitudes. There were the significant main effect of nation on the anger and sympathy dimensions of Mental Illness Emotional Scale while the same results were found in the main effect of gender on the danger and suicidal behavior dimensions of Mental Illness Stereotype Scale and the main effect of nation on the dimension of dependence consciousness. Whether relatives or friends are mental illness patients had significant effect on the suicidal behavior dimension of Mental Illness Stereotypes Scale. Overall, attitudes toward mental illness were negative and some mental illness stigma phenomenon were found among minority freshmen; ethnic was an important factor affecting the attitudes of minority freshmen toward mental illness, and the inter-group contact with patients who suffer mental illness in life had a slight impact on the attitudes toward mental illness.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:42:19 +000
  • An Examination of Service Learning and Self-Efficacy for Masters Students
           Engaging in Substance Use Education

    • Abstract: This study explored perceptions of social work students before and after a service-learning project in which they worked with clients with substance abuse issues. Two areas were explored: (1) social work students’ perceptions of treating clients with substance use before and after the course “Addiction Treatment in Social Work” and the required service-learning project component; and (2) social work students’ self-efficacy before and after the addiction, service-learning project. Data-collection occurred through a pre-post self-efficacy survey, a questionnaire about interests in working with clients struggling with addiction and a course assignment. Students also completed a demographic questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Dedoose for the qualitative data component and SPSS for the quantitative components. Overall, findings from the quantitative and qualitative analyses were very positive. Although there were no significant increases in self-efficacy from pre-post-test the average scores did increase nearly 3.5 points. Students also indicated they were more willing to work with both individuals and groups/families dealing with addiction issues. Moreover, students reported an increase in insight, skills, community engagement and meaningful experiences even though they reported having feelings of doubt initially. Based on the findings, specialized training and service-learning opportunities in addictions for social work students is beneficial. Training should target appropriate skills, the distinct needs of people who are suffering from substance abuse disorders, and self-reflection regarding perceptions of substance use disorders.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 02:49:29 +000
  • The Influence of Length of Delay and Task Aversiveness on Procrastination

    • Abstract: Procrastination is a common form of self-regulatory failure that is not entirely understood. Since procrastination is becoming increasingly prevalent in work and academic environments, it is critical to determine procrastination’s causes in order to mitigate it. In this study, an experiment is conducted to examine whether procrastination is impacted by (1) the amount of time until the task is due or (2) the aversiveness of the task. Results demonstrate that people are more likely to delay on more aversive tasks, but we did not find any significant relationship with the length of delay. Previous findings on the influence of task aversiveness in procrastination are confirmed in the experiment. Findings and future directions for research on procrastination are discussed.
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 04:18:16 +000
  • Psychological Stress, Self-Compassion and Self-Punishment among
           Tension-Type Headache and Healthy University Students (A Comparative

    • Abstract: Headache is one of the most common complaints among university students due to the lifestyle they lead and the academic and social burdens they have. The present study aims to identify the differences between Tension-Type Headache (TTH) and healthy university students regarding psychological stress, self-compassion, and self-punishment. It covered a sample of tension-type headache and healthy students visiting the medical center and university clinic at Umm Al-Qura University and University of Jeddah numbered (235) and aged (18-40) years. To achieve the study objectives, an analytical descriptive approach was adopted. A TTH scale and a psychological stress scale, prepared by the author, in addition to a self-compassion scale and a self-punishment scale were applied. Results revealed that there were statistically significant differences in the means of TTH and healthy students at the level of (0.01) on the scales of psychological stress, self-compassion, and self-punishment in favor of students with TTH. The study recommends developing consulting programs to reduce psychological stress, self-compassion, self-punishment, and their somatic symptoms among university students.
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 02:54:37 +000
  • Effects of Metacognition on Performance in Mathematics and Language-
           Multiple Mediation of Hope and General Self-Efficacy

    • Abstract: This study examined (a) students’ reported use of metacognitive knowledge (declarative, procedural, conditional) and metacognitive regulation (planning, monitoring, information management, evaluation) when they are doing school work or homework, and the effect of metacognition on school performance in language and mathematics and (b) the role of hope (agency thinking, pathway thinking) in general self-efficacy, in the impact of general self-efficacy on metacognition, and in the effect of metacognition on school performance. One hundred and sixty-five 5th and 6th grade students (83 boys, 82 girls), randomly selected from 10 state primary schools of various regions of Greece, participated in the study. Data gathered at the second school term of the total three terms. The results revealed that: (a) the reported frequency of use of metacognitive knowledge (mainly, conditional) and metacognitive regulation (mainly, monitoring) was at a moderate extent, (b) hope (predominately, pathway thinking) was a positive formulator of general self-efficacy and of its impact on metacognition, but the influential role of the two constructs differed between and within the components of metacognition, (c) the three sets of predictors had complementary and positive effects on school performance but their relative power in influencing it varied between mathematics and language and within each school subject, with agency thinking being the most powerful predictor and (d) general self-efficacy mediated the impact of metacognition on school performance, while hope had direct impact on school performance beyond that of metacognition and general self-efficacy. The findings are discussed for their practical applications in education and future research.
      PubDate: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 03:07:20 +000
  • The Effect of Reference Price on Customers’ Decisions in Online

    • Abstract: In this research, we examined the effect that different reference prices have on online customers in their shopping process. We hypothesized that the actual price paid will be higher for participants who saw a higher reference price. We designed two different surveys targeting potential customers - the only difference between the two versions was the price for reference shown to the participants at the beginning of the survey. Designed to mimic the actual online shopping scenario, the surveys collected 136 responses in total, and the results suggest there is a difference of $22.93 in the mean values of the price customers are willing to pay. The Hedges' g value for the mean difference is 0.42, which indicated that there is a practical significance. This result indicates that customers’ willingness to pay will rise as the reference prices increase.
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 03:28:39 +000
  • The Impact of the Student Counseling Center at Sultan Qaboos University on
           the Development of the Counseling Profession in Oman

    • Abstract: Many factors play an essential role in establishing the profession of counseling psychology in Oman. These factors vary according to the country, culture, political environments, higher educational systems, university policy and regulations in which they arise. Current research and practice data prove the value of having counseling centers at universities for students, in terms of enhancing their personal development and adjustment skills, academic success, as well as improving student’s general mental health and increasing successful graduation outcomes. Student Counseling Centers do not merely assist students in adjusting to university environments, but also  play a vital role  in improving their academic performances via helping them work through their academic problems, as well as supporting them through other mental health concerns, and many other issues that may arise among the students inside the campus. This paper will discuss the student counseling center’s role in establishing counseling psychology profession in Oman.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 01:28:47 +000
  • Modeling Nonlinear Transfer Functions from Speech Envelopes to
           Encephalography with Neural Networks

    • Abstract: Diferent linear models have been proposed to establish a link between an auditory stimulus and the neurophysiological response obtained through electroencephalography (EEG). We investigate if non-linear mappings can be modeled with deep neural networks trained on continuous speech envelopes and EEG data obtained in an auditory attention two-speaker scenario. An artificial neural network was trained to predict the EEG response related to the attended and unattended speech envelopes. After training, the properties of the DNN-based model are analyzed by measuring the transfer function between input envelopes and predicted EEG signals by using click-like stimuli and frequency sweeps as input patterns. Using sweep responses allows to separate the linear and nonlinear response components also with respect to attention. The responses from the model trained on normal speech resemble event-related potentials despite the fact that the DNN was not trained to reproduce such patterns. These responses are modulated by attention, since we obtain significantly lower amplitudes at latencies of 110 ms, 170 ms and 300 ms after stimulus presentation for unattended processing in contrast to the attended. The comparison of linear and nonlinear components indicates that the largest contribution arises from linear processing (75%), while the remaining 25% are attributed to nonlinear processes in the model. Further, a spectral analysis showed a stronger 5 Hz component in modeled EEG for attended in contrast to unattended predictions. The results indicate that the artificial neural network produces responses consistent with recent findings and presents a new approach for quantifying the model properties.
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 03:15:14 +000
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