for Journals by Title or ISSN
for Articles by Keywords

 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

        1 2 3 4 5        [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

  Subjects -> PSYCHOLOGY (Total: 900 journals)
Showing 1 - 174 of 174 Journals sorted alphabetically
Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 433)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 208)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analitika : Jurnal Magister Psikologi Uma     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 245)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 181)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access  
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 147)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Coaching : Theorie & Praxis     Open Access  
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Creativity. Theories - Research - Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  
Drama Therapy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dreaming     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Eat, Sleep, Work     Open Access  
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
ECOS - Estudos Contemporâneos da Subjetividade     Open Access  
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Educazione sentimentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Emotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)

        1 2 3 4 5        [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

Journal Cover Australian Journal of Psychology
  [SJR: 0.384]   [H-I: 30]   [18 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 0004-9530 - ISSN (Online) 1742-9536
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1592 journals]
  • Do personality traits and self-regulatory processes affect decision-making
    • Authors: Silvana Miceli; Valeria de Palo, Lucia Monacis, Santo Di Nuovo, Maria Sinatra
      Abstract: ObjectiveThis research attempted to clarify the role played by personality traits and self-regulated motivation in affecting decision-making tendencies.MethodStudy 1 (n = 209) examined whether the Big Five personality traits predict minimising, maximising, and satisficing tendencies; Study 2 (n = 460) tested the mediating role of self-regulatory orientations in the relationship between personality traits and decision-making tendencies by performing structural equation modelling with latent variables.ResultsConscientiousness emerged as the strongest positive predictor of maximising, whereas openness to experience, conscientiousness, and agreeableness emerged as negative predictors of satisficing. As for the mediational model, both locomotion and assessment played a role in mediating the relationships between the personality traits and decision-making tendencies.ConclusionsThis research provided interesting insights into the underlying motivations and strategies that lead individuals to maximise, satisfice, or minimise.
      PubDate: 2018-02-09T07:06:22.126915-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12196
  • The effect of schizotypy on the relationship between women's red clothing
           and perceived sexual interest
    • Authors: Danielle L. Wagstaff; George Van Doorn
      Abstract: ObjectiveRed may increase perceptions of sexual intent and the sexual attractiveness of women. As such, red is purported to serve a function in sexual attraction, although findings have been mixed. Individual differences in observers can affect the perception of sexual intent. One of these individual differences (i.e., sub-clinical schizotypy) has not been investigated in relation to the perceived sexual intent of women wearing red, hence this was addressed.MethodThis study involved 72 men and 144 women, recruited to complete an online survey. Participants completed a schizotypy symptom scale, and rated women wearing red and green dresses on sexual desire, sexual receptivity, and sexual attractiveness.ResultsIn line with the hypothesis, increases in schizotypy scores were associated with increased perception of sexual interest (summed ratings of sexual desire and sexual receptivity) for the model wearing the red dress more so than the green dress. However, no main effect of colour was observed.ConclusionsIndividuals high in schizotypy showed an exaggerated perception of sexual interest for women wearing red, implying that intentionality biases in schizotypy could be extended to the perception of sexual intent. The effect of colour on sexual intent perception may be dependent on measurement of individual variation.
      PubDate: 2018-02-07T04:21:16.86719-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12197
  • Barriers and facilitating factors to help-seeking for symptoms of clinical
           anxiety in adolescent males
    • Authors: Laura H. Clark; Jennifer L. Hudson, Debra A. Dunstan, Gavin I. Clark
      Abstract: ObjectiveYoung men are very reluctant to seek help for anxiety disorders. In particular, the factors that facilitate mental health help-seeking in adolescent males are poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the barriers and facilitating factors to help-seeking behaviour for clinical anxiety in Australian adolescent males.MethodThe views of 29 adolescent males, both with and without experience of clinical anxiety symptoms, were elicited using semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Verbatim transcripts were analysed using grounded theory.ResultsPrimary barriers to help-seeking included stigma (particularly in relation to social norms of masculinity), effort, limited awareness/knowledge of symptoms of anxiety and a sense of being ‘confronted’ by private emotions through help-seeking. Facilitating factors included increasing the accessibility of school-based mental health literacy programs and providing a wider range of formal and informal help-seeking options. Other facilitators related to amendments in how mental health information is presented and investments into high speed/low effort help-seeking options. A preliminary model of mental health help-seeking in adolescent males with clinical anxiety is presented.ConclusionAdolescent males feel that they risk significant stigma by help-seeking for mental health problems but lack information as to the benefits or the experience of help seeking. A stepped approach to options for mental health support and information for this population should be evaluated.
      PubDate: 2018-01-12T01:16:25.541233-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12191
  • Parents' role constructions for facilitating physical activity-related
           behaviours in their young children
    • Authors: Jacob J. Keech; Denise Hatzis, David J. Kavanagh, Katherine M. White, Kyra Hamilton
      Abstract: BackgroundThe research explored parents' role constructions for themselves and other caregivers in promoting physical activity, limiting screen time, and ensuring their young child is not sedentary or restrained for extended periods.MethodUsing a qualitative social constructionist epistemological position, 10 mothers and 10 fathers (aged 22–49 years) from different households in South East Queensland, Australia, were interviewed. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic analysis.ResultsThirteen themes emerged in parents' descriptions of their role, aligning with three of the four key influences on parents' role constructions for involvement in their child's behaviour: beliefs about desired child outcomes, beliefs about who is responsible for the outcomes, and parental behaviours related to the beliefs and expectations.ConclusionsCurrent findings indicate that parents commonly describe active manifestations of parent role constructions that are conducive to facilitating childhood physical activity-related behaviours. Because many young Australian children are still not sufficiently active, future interventions should seek to target processes influencing parents' ability to fulfil their constructed roles and translate them into actions, including knowledge and skills, self-efficacy for helping their child, and developing the ability to manage the mix of demands on their time.
      PubDate: 2018-01-03T06:57:25.272913-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12195
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 1 - 1
      PubDate: 2018-02-05T23:44:04.756751-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12179
  • Reviewers
    • Pages: 100 - 100
      PubDate: 2018-02-05T23:44:04.106353-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12189
  • Audit of outcomes following a community-based early intensive behaviour
           intervention program for children with autism in Australia
    • Authors: Sarah Wood; Mary P. Christian, Amanda Sampson
      Abstract: ObjectiveResearch studies have shown that early intensive behaviour intervention is an effective treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However a research-to-practice gap exists, whereby the interventions effective in university-based studies are not implemented effectively in community settings. The current study is an audit of outcomes achieved by children with ASD who have completed a community-based early intensive behaviour intervention program in Australia.MethodThe educational placement of 45 participants, following an average 20 hr of intervention per week for 24 months is reported. Standardised assessment results at entry and exit from intervention are reported for a subset of 32 participants.ResultsOn average the 32 participants demonstrated statistically significant increases in receptive and expressive language, cognitive, and adaptive behaviour skills. Three outcome groups emerged; a ‘substantial gain’ group (45%), ‘moderate gain’ group (27.5%), and a ‘minimal gain’ group (27.5%).ConclusionsThe results demonstrate that by implementing ‘best practice’ early intensive behaviour intervention in a not-for-profit, community-based setting, children with ASD can achieve outcomes comparable to those reported in university-based research.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T02:20:35.282624-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12193
  • Echoes of transgenerational trauma in the lived experiences of Jewish
           Australian grandchildren of Holocaust survivors
    • Authors: Ilana G. Cohn; Natalie M.V. Morrison
      Abstract: ObjectivePrevious experimental research has yielded inconclusive findings regarding the effects of Holocaust trauma to survivors’ descendants, while qualitative studies have suggested diverse long-term impacts of this traumatic past. While the extant literature has focused mainly on Israeli and North American children of survivors, this study drew on theories of transgenerational trauma transmission to explore the lived experiences of six Jewish Australian grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.MethodData from semi-structured interviews were analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis to investigate how the impacts of historical trauma are experienced across generations in an Australian sample.ResultsThe impact of their grandparents’ Holocaust experiences was found to echo across the participants’ affective experiences, their sense of connection to family histories, their understanding of being different to others, and their political and ethical values. An analysis of these findings suggested that the participants define themselves in a collective manner as part of a group of survivors’ descendants, with their post-Holocaust positioning existing in a state of tension alongside their Australian identity.ConclusionsThis study extends the literature on transgenerational trauma by shedding light on how the identities of Australian grandchildren of Holocaust survivors continue to be profoundly informed by their identification with familial narratives of trauma, despite their generational distance from the Holocaust.
      PubDate: 2017-12-28T02:20:33.431082-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12194
  • Rasch analysis of the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale
    • Authors: Kate Mitchell-Parker; Oleg N. Medvedev, Christian U. Krägeloh, Richard J. Siegert
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (FMPS) is widely used to measure the construct of perfectionism. Previous studies evaluating the factor structure of the FMPS have reported inconsistent findings. The study objective was to examine the psychometric properties of proposed four, five, and six factor solutions of the FMPS using Rasch analysis.MethodUsing the responses from a sample of New Zealand athletes and exercisers (n = 425) from a variety of sports, we subjected the dataset to Rasch analysis. The overall and individual item fit, unidimensionality, local independence, and person separation reliability were evaluated by treating factors of each model as subtests.ResultsAfter disordered thresholds were uniformly rescored, the factor Organisation displayed significant misfit to the model across all three solutions tested. Removal of Organisation and combining two parental facets into one resulted in adequate model fit and good item discrimination ability for all three solutions. The modified six-factor model was the best in terms of reliability, with no differential item functioning and the highest person separation index.ConclusionThe present results support the psychometric properties and internal structural validity of the rescored FMPS with the parental factors combined and without the Organisation facet. Psychometric properties of the instrument can be further enhanced by using the ordinal-to-interval conversion table presented here, which does not require modification of the original response format. These findings will be of interest in different areas where accurate assessment of the overall perfectionism trait is important and open new avenues for perfectionism research.
      PubDate: 2017-12-18T06:22:35.104168-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12192
  • Developing a regression equation for predicting premorbid functioning in
           an Australian sample using the National Adult Reading Test
    • Authors: Stephanie Watt; Ben Ong, Simon F. Crowe
      Abstract: ObjectiveIn neuropsychological assessment, predicting the level of premorbid functioning is useful in ascertaining the presence or absence of cognitive decline post-injury. This study set out to develop regression equations using the National Adult Reading Test (NART) in association with demographic factors to predict the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) full-scale intelligence quotient (FSIQ) and its index scores in a cognitively healthy Australian sample, and to compare the accuracy of these regression equation with the Test of Premorbid Functioning (TOPF) in a clinical sample.MethodThe 111 cognitively healthy male and female participants aged 18–65 years completed a battery of tests, including the WAIS-IV, NART, and TOPF. The accuracy of the premorbid IQ estimates was then examined on 22 neurologically impaired participants.ResultsThe regression equation using NART errors explained 39.1% of the variance in WAIS-IV FSIQ. When age, sex, and education were added to the model, the variance increased to 46.6%. Both the regression equations using NART errors and the TOPF significantly over-estimated IQ in the clinical sample (p 
      PubDate: 2017-11-06T09:00:27.349964-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12188
  • Anger rumination, binge eating, and at-risk alcohol use in a university
    • Authors: Gillian Wakeford; Lee Kannis-Dymand, Dixie Statham
      Abstract: ObjectiveBinge eating and alcohol consumption have been associated with attempts to reduce negative affect such as anger. Anger rumination has been associated with maintaining anger. The aim of the current study was to explore the association between anger rumination and binge eating and at-risk alcohol use.MethodParticipants were 563 university students aged between 18 and 66 years who completed an online survey containing the Anger Rumination Scale (ARS), Eating Disorder Diagnosis Scale (EDDS), Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test—Consumption (AUDIT-C) and Depression, Anxiety, & Stress Scale (DASS-21).ResultsThe results showed that individuals who endorsed elevated levels of binge eating behaviour had increased levels of anger rumination, specifically angry afterthoughts and angry memories, compared to healthy controls. In contrast, individuals who engaged in at-risk alcohol use without binge eating did not report significantly increased levels of anger rumination.ConclusionsThis study highlights anger rumination as a potential factor in maintaining binge eating behaviour and suggests that screening for and addressing anger rumination may be an important component of psychological treatment.
      PubDate: 2017-10-20T02:46:12.724238-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12187
  • The values and self-efficacy beliefs of postgraduate psychology students
    • Authors: Rebecca A. Green; Shirley A. Morrissey, Elizabeth G. Conlon
      Abstract: ObjectivePostgraduate psychology students must develop three generic capabilities: theory, research, and communication. This is critical to strengthen the link between science and practice. The current study explored the impact of students’ postgraduate program on task values and self-efficacy beliefs using an expectancy-value perspective.MethodTwo hundred and thirty-seven postgraduate psychology students (195 females, Mage = 30.98, standard deviation = 8.34) completed a survey investigating student values and expectations. Students were enrolled in a Master of Psychology (n = 90), research-only PhD (n = 72), or professional doctorate/Masters with PhD (n = 75).ResultsA series of 3 (Domain) × 3 (Program) mixed factorial analysis of variances were conducted to explore postgraduates’ social influences, task values, and self-efficacy beliefs towards theory, research, and communication. Coursework students perceived peers to value communication skills significantly more than research, while research-only students perceived peers to value theory, research, and communication equally. Postgraduate students in all programs reported consistently lower task values and self-efficacy beliefs towards the research domain.ConclusionAustralian universities and professional organisations are encouraged to support the development of practice–research networks to facilitate greater collaboration and stronger links between future psychological scientists and practitioners.
      PubDate: 2017-09-28T01:11:01.036278-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12173
  • Body image mediates an association between personality and mental health
    • Authors: Mark S. Allen; Serena Celestino
      Abstract: Personality and body image have been identified as important correlates of mental and physical health. This study sought to explore whether body image mediates the association between the major dimensions of trait personality and self-reported mental and physical health. In total, 451 Australian adults (121 men, 331 women; Mage = 21.88 ± 7.65 years) completed questionnaires at a single time-point. After controlling for some demographic and anthropometric factors (e.g., body mass index), neuroticism was associated with all components of body image and mental and physical health. Extraversion, openness, and conscientiousness were associated with mental health and some components of body image. Multiple mediator models identified body image discrepancy and appearance evaluation as mediating the association between personality (neuroticism, extraversion, and conscientiousness) and mental health. No significant mediation effects were observed for physical health, and mediation effects were not moderated by participant gender. These findings provide evidence that personality relates to self-reported mental health, in part, through the variance shared with body image.
      PubDate: 2017-09-04T03:40:21.121053-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12178
  • Unconvincing and ineffective: Young adult responses to current Australian
           alcohol product warnings
    • Authors: Kerri Coomber; Alexa Hayley, Peter G. Miller
      Abstract: ObjectivePublic health literature suggests that alcohol warnings on products could be utilised to effectively communicate the risks of alcohol consumption. However, there is a lack of research regarding how consumers perceive such warnings. This qualitative study aimed to understand young adult drinkers’ perceptions of current voluntary Australian alcohol product warnings.MethodSix focus groups (n = 40) were conducted to examine impressions, reactions, and thoughts about current alcohol warnings on Australian products. Participants were alcohol-consuming male and female (55%) university students from Victoria, Australia, aged 18–25 years (M = 20.54, SD = 2.17). Focus groups were video recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analysed thematically.ResultsThree broad themes emerged from the data: (1) participants’ lack of understanding of DrinkWise as an industry-funded body; (2) a belief the warnings were too small, hard to find, vague, and conveyed weak messages; and (3) the current Australian warnings would not encourage them to change their drinking behaviour or to seek further information about the harms of alcohol.ConclusionsOur sample of current Australian young adults perceived the alcohol warning messages to be unconvincing and did not deter them from drinking to excess. These findings suggest that alcohol warnings need to be prominent on alcohol product labels, include images, and contain targeted messages.
      PubDate: 2017-09-04T02:00:20.006507-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12177
  • Event-based prospective remembering in task switching conditions:
           Exploring the effects of immediate and postponed responses in cue
    • Authors: Diana R. Pereira; Pedro B. Albuquerque, Flávia H. Santos
      Abstract: ObjectiveThis study aims to compare the influence of immediate and postponed responses in the detection of prospective memory (PM) target cues and consequent PM retrieval, while also varying the ongoing task demands. This comparison can have important implications in the design of PM tasks, especially because there has been an interchangeable use of both responses without taking into consideration that they might require different mechanisms.MethodA total of 32 participants performed a task switching paradigm with an embedded PM task, following a within-subjects 3 (type of response: no PM response, immediate, postponed) × 3 (switching load: pure, repetition, alternation) design.ResultsThe results yielded no relevant effects of type of response, immediate, or postponed, neither in the PM accuracy nor in the ongoing task performance. However, a significant PM interference effect was found with slower response times in the ongoing activity with PM requirements in comparison with the same task with no PM instructions.ConclusionsOverall, given the experimental parameters used, this study supports no behavioral differences between immediate and postponed responses even when the ongoing task is also characterised by different levels of demand.
      PubDate: 2017-08-11T01:05:38.351698-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12174
  • Negotiating the hierarchy: Social dominance orientation among women is
           associated with the endorsement of benevolent sexism
    • Authors: Helena R. M. Radke; Matthew J. Hornsey, Chris G. Sibley, Fiona Kate Barlow
      Abstract: ObjectiveWe examine how women high in social dominance orientation reconcile supporting a social system that seemingly disadvantages them. We propose that women high in social dominance orientation are more likely to adopt a benevolently sexist worldview.MethodThis paper contains data from two survey studies. Study 1 used data from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Survey (N = 10,485) which is a study of social attitudes, personality, and health outcomes among New Zealanders. Measures of Social Dominance Orientation, as well as Hostile and Benevolent Sexism were included in Study 1. Study 2 consisted of data from a smaller sample of American females (N = 269). In addition to the variables described above, we also measured the extent to which participants perceived the gender hierarchy to be legitimate and their perceived personal need for protection from men. Control variables included hostile sexism and demographic variables (participants’ age, race, and socioeconomic status).ResultsResults revealed that social dominance orientation was a stronger predictor of benevolent sexism among women compared to men. Serial mediation analysis was then conducted in Study 2. Study 2 confirmed the hypothesised mechanism: Higher social dominance orientation was associated with perceptions that women's low status is legitimate which, in turn, was associated with higher perceived personal need for protection from men. This was then associated with the endorsement of a benevolently sexist worldview.ConclusionOur findings suggest that social dominance orientation might help to explain why some women endorse benevolent sexism.
      PubDate: 2017-08-07T05:00:26.193816-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12176
  • Exploring the predictors and mediators of personal wellbeing for young
           Hazaras with refugee backgrounds in Australia
    • Authors: Carly Copolov; Ann Knowles, Denny Meyer
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe Hazara people have historically been persecuted because they are an ethnic and religious minority group in Afghanistan. While there has been research into the wellbeing of young refugees from other ethnic backgrounds, little research has focused on the wellbeing of young Hazaras. Path analysis was used to determine the predictors and mediators of personal wellbeing for young Hazaras with refugee backgrounds in Australia. These included presence of immediate family in Australia, absence of trauma symptoms, acculturation, resilience, and spirituality.MethodSeventy Hazaras, 50 males and 20 females, aged 16–30 years (M = 21.56, SD = 4.29) who had spent an average of 5 years and 2 months (SD = 3.40) in Australia completed an online survey which comprised demographic items and three questionnaires.ResultsThe hypotheses were supported in that acculturation, absence of trauma symptoms, and presence of immediate family in Australia predicted personal wellbeing. Resilience and spirituality were not direct predictors of personal wellbeing, however acculturation mediated the relationship between both resilience and personal wellbeing and between spirituality and personal wellbeing. As expected, both resilience and spirituality, and resilience and absence of trauma symptoms, were positively correlated.ConclusionsThe model identifies possible pathways to wellbeing for young Hazaras with refugee backgrounds in Australia. Findings suggest the young people sampled are positively engaged with education and work in Australia and report an absence of trauma symptoms. The online survey methodology provided access to a relatively large sample in a short period of time. Implications for refugee policy, practice, and research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-07-24T06:50:23.971679-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12171
  • Beliefs about employment of people living with psychosis
    • Authors: Margaret E. Hampson; Richard E. Hicks, Bruce D. Watt
      Abstract: ObjectiveThis qualitative study aimed to construct knowledge about myths that may exist in relation to the employability of people living with psychosis. This article presents information about work-related beliefs expressed by participants in a qualitative study which investigated the employment barriers and support needs of people living with psychosis. Identified beliefs were critically examined against objective evidence obtained from existing literature as well as the lived experience of participants.MethodFocus groups and individual interviews were conducted with 137 participants drawn from six key stakeholder groups including people with lived experience of psychosis, employers, care-givers, employment service providers, health professionals, and community members. Thematic analysis was used to identify perceived employment barriers and support needs of people living with psychosis. The data were explored and analysed with the assistance of NVivo 10.ResultsThe study found that negative beliefs about the employability of people living with psychosis constituted a significant barrier to their employment. In-depth analysis of the data identified what can be considered ten potential myths regarding the employability of people living with psychosis. The main myths are that employment is too stressful for people living with psychosis and that people living with these conditions are not interested or are incapable of working effectively in competitive employment.ConclusionsThe study suggests that public and professional beliefs may constitute significant barriers to the employment of people living with psychosis and may need to be challenged if people living with psychosis are to receive appropriate support to achieve their vocational goals.
      PubDate: 2017-07-10T03:55:22.484998-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12172
  • Psychological distress, help-seeking, and perceived barriers to
           psychological treatment among Australian parents
    • Authors: Brit Tapp; Milena Gandy, Vincent J. Fogliati, Eyal Karin, Rhiannon J. Fogliati, Carol Newall, Lauren McLellan, Nick Titov, Blake F. Dear
      Abstract: ObjectiveParental psychological distress is an influential predictor of maladaptive parenting practices, negative outcomes in children, and poorer outcomes of parenting programs. Despite these negative outcomes, treatment engagement among parents appears to be low. This study aimed to explore Australian parents’ history of help-seeking behaviour and perceived barriers to psychological treatment for their own and their children's psychological wellbeing.MethodA sample of 2,555 Australian parents completed an online survey exploring psychological distress, help-seeking, perceived barriers to treatment for parents and their children, and interest in an online parental wellbeing course.ResultsParents reported high levels of personal psychological distress (70.4% in the moderate to very high ranges) and high rates of emotional and behavioural difficulties in their children (34.2% in abnormal range). Parents were more likely to seek informal types of help-seeking, such as advice from family and friends. They were less likely to enlist formal types of help seeking, such as psychotherapy. The most commonly endorsed barriers to seeking treatment for parents and their children included lack of time and money and the belief that mental health difficulties were insufficient to warrant treatment. However, parents expressed a high level of interest in a free online parental wellbeing course.ConclusionThe findings highlight the need for effective and accessible psychological treatments to target the psychological wellbeing of parents and their dependent children. Early evidence suggests that an online parental wellbeing course may offer an acceptable alternative to face-to-face treatment that may overcome many barriers reported in this study.
      PubDate: 2017-06-29T02:35:59.375652-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12170
  • Resisting the temptation of food: Regulating overeating and associations
           with emotion regulation, mindfulness, and eating pathology
    • Authors: Jessica L. Kerin; Haley J. Webb, Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe ability to regulate overeating has been recognised as integral to healthy weight management and an alternative approach to dieting in addressing excess weight, yet it has received limited examination. Accordingly, our aim was to identify demographic and psychological correlates of overeating regulation in a sample of university students, to facilitate greater understanding of this self-regulatory capacity. Variables of interest included emotion regulation, mindfulness, eating pathology, age, and gender.MethodSelf-report measures were completed by 312 Australian university students (68% female; Mage = 22 years).ResultsExploratory factor analyses indicated three overeating regulation subscales: (1) general overeating regulation (general ability to resist overeating); (2) discomfort overeating dysregulation (inability to resist overeating when experiencing physical pain or negative emotions); and (3) leisure overeating dysregulation (inability to resist overeating in leisure contexts and/or in the presence of high calorie foods). Overeating regulation was not associated with age; though young men reported better general overeating regulation capacity than young women. Individuals reporting greater ability to regulate overeating (across all three subscales) reported better emotion regulation and mindfulness, and less eating pathology. Multiple regression analyses showed that the emotion regulation subscales of goal-directedness, emotional awareness, and impulse control, and the mindfulness subscales of acting with awareness and non-reactivity to inner experience were unique correlates of the overeating regulation subscales.ConclusionsThis study offers greater understanding about the different facets of overeating regulation, and highlights the relevance of emotion regulation and mindfulness in this adaptive eating practise.
      PubDate: 2017-06-29T02:25:28.263252-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12169
  • Testing the efficacy of a virtual reality-based simulation in enhancing
           users’ knowledge, attitudes, and empathy relating to psychosis
    • Authors: Nicholas J. Formosa; Ben W. Morrison, Geoffrey Hill, Daniel Stone
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe current study examined the efficacy of a virtual reality (VR) education system that simulates the experience of the positive symptomology associated with schizophrenic spectrum and other psychotic disorders.MethodThe sample comprised of 50 participants from the general public and various psychology undergraduate programs. Participants completed pre-test measures exploring knowledge of diagnosis, attitudes, and empathetic understanding, before being exposed to an immersive VR simulation of a psychotic episode. Participants then completed the original measures with the addition of a user-experience scale, which explored sub-factors understood to share a relationship with VR effectiveness (i.e., fidelity, immersion, presence, and user buy-in).ResultsParticipants’ scores were significantly enhanced at post-test across each outcome measure, with significant correlations found between a number of the gain and user-experience scores.ConclusionsThe findings suggest that VR-based simulations of psychopathology may offer a promising platform for delivering a constructionist approach to psychology education.
      PubDate: 2017-06-23T07:01:26.050377-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12167
  • The moderating role of trust in the relationship between work locus of
           control and psychological safety in organisational work teams
    • Authors: Suellen M. Triplett; Jennifer M. I. Loh
      Abstract: ObjectivePrevious studies have found that psychological safety is central to effective team functioning and teamwork. Research has also found that psychological safety is dependent on work locus of control (WLOC). Specifically, external WLOC (i.e., perceived lack of personal control over work life) is negatively associated with psychological safety. However, there is limited understanding of underlying mechanisms, such as trust, which may affect this relationship.MethodSurveys from 131 adult employees from Western Australia were collected from four different organisations.ResultsResults indicated a negative relationship between participants’ expression of external WLOC and psychological safety. Results also indicated that trust significantly moderated the relationship between WLOC and psychological safety.ConclusionThese findings are valuable for all organisations that wish to increase psychological safety among team members for enhanced productivity and employee wellbeing.
      PubDate: 2017-06-23T06:55:42.864704-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12168
  • Multiple mediation modelling exploring relationships between specific
           aspects of attachment, emotion regulation, and non-suicidal self-injury
    • Authors: Ruth Tatnell; Penelope Hasking, Louise Newman
      Abstract: ObjectiveNon-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is physically harmful behaviour, primarily used to regulate emotions. Emotion regulatory ability is theorised to develop in the context of primary attachment relationships and to be impacted by the quality of these relationships. We propose a developmental perspective for why some people engage in NSSI.MethodA questionnaire assessing aspects of attachment, emotion regulation, and NSSI was completed by 237 young adults.ResultsParticipants reporting NSSI were more likely to report difficulties in attachment relationships and emotion relation. Using multiple mediation modelling, anxiety related to mothers, and a fearful attachment model predicted NSSI through non-acceptance of emotional responses and lack of regulatory strategies; the fearful model also predicted NSSI through difficulties in engaging in goal-directed behaviour and impulse control.ConclusionsRisk of NSSI may increase as a result of attachment difficulties and associated emotional development; early prevention measures may be useful. Treatment of NSSI should target attachment constructs as well as understanding, expression, and regulation of emotion.
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T04:25:23.452994-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12166
  • Perceptions of carotenoid and melanin colouration in faces among young
           Australian adults
    • Authors: Kristine Pezdirc; Megan E. Rollo, Ross Whitehead, Melinda J. Hutchesson, Gozde Ozakinci, David Perrett, Clare E. Collins
      Abstract: ObjectiveHuman skin colour is influenced by three pigments: haemoglobin, carotenoids, and melanin. Carotenoids are abundant in fruits and vegetables, and when consumed accumulate in all layers of the skin, predominantly imparting yellowness (b*). This study investigated the effect of the manipulation of carotenoid-based skin colour, relative to the skin colour conferred by melanin on the perceptions of health amongst a group of Australian adults.MethodFifty-seven participants (n = 4 male; mean age 27.9 ± 7.5 years) completed three computer-based experiments on 50 trial faces. In the first two experiments, face image colour was manipulated along one or two independent single carotenoid or melanin axes on each trial to ‘make the face appear as healthy as possible’. In the third trial, face colour was manipulated on both the carotenoid and melanin axes simultaneously.ResultsFor the single axis, participants significantly increased melanin colouration and added carotenoid colouration to facial images that were initially low in skin yellowness (b*). When carotenoid and melanin axes were simultaneously manipulated, carotenoid colouration was raised (ΔE = 3.15 (SE ±0.19)) and melanin colouration was lowered (ΔE = −1.04 (SE ±0.1)).ConclusionsYoung Australian adults perceive facial skin colouration, associated with both carotenoid intake from fruit and vegetables and melanin due to sun exposure as conveying the appearance of health in young adults. However, carotenoid colouration was more important to health perception.
      PubDate: 2017-05-19T00:54:16.196939-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12163
  • Demographic and ideological correlates of negative attitudes towards
           asylum seekers: A meta-analytic review
    • Authors: Joel Anderson; Rose Ferguson
      Abstract: ObjectiveA global increase in forced displacement has led to rapid increases in the number of people seeking asylum. Negative attitudes toward these people are pervasive and the literature attempting to understand the prevalence and impact of these attitudes is growing. This article contains a meta-analysis of the Australian quantitative research in this field.MethodWe combined effect sizes from published and unpublished Australian data. The primary outcomes were effect size estimates for the correlations between reported attitudes towards asylum seekers and a range of demographic factors (age, gender, education, religious affiliation, political orientation, national identification) and ideological variables (right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, social justice principles).ResultsWe identified 34 suitable studies (Nparticipants = 5,994). Demographic factors of gender, education, religious affiliation, political orientation, and national identification were related to attitudes. More specifically, being male, having less education, being more politically conservative, and higher in national identification were associated with more negative attitudes (rs = .08, –.18, .24, .23, and .15, respectively; ps < .01). Increases in right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation, and decreases in macrojustice principles were also associated with more negative attitudes (rs = .49, .56, and –.28, respectively; ps < .05).ConclusionMost demographic factors were weakly or moderately related to attitudes. Ideological variables were stronger correlates, with right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientations correlating the most strongly. Significant amounts of heterogeneity for most variables suggest that more research is needed to explore interactions between these variables, and to identify relevant moderators of these relationships.
      PubDate: 2017-05-05T06:54:15.438025-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12162
  • A review of existing measures of attentional biases in body image and
           eating disorders research
    • Authors: Michelle Y.W. Jiang; Lenny R. Vartanian
      Abstract: Cognitive theories emphasise the important role of attentional biases in the development and maintenance of body image issues and eating pathology. A wealth of research has been conducted to examine attentional biases toward body-related information among individuals with eating pathology. However, there is considerable variability in the methods that have been used to measure attention and, importantly, these methods tap into different attentional processes. Given the multifaceted nature of attention, it is important for researchers to select the right tools to test their hypotheses. This review critically evaluates the attentional measures that have been used in previous research, primarily the modified Stroop task, dot probe task, visual search task, and eyetracking. The strengths and limitations of each measure will be discussed in order to provide a guide for researchers to further investigate the attentional mechanisms underlying body image issues and eating disorders. Overall, we recommend that researchers use a combination of eyetracking technology and specific reaction-time measures that target the specific attentional mechanism of interest.
      PubDate: 2017-03-30T01:07:52.405946-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12161
  • Exploring poor sleep, mental health, and help-seeking intention in
           university students
    • Authors: Marina L. Zochil; Einar B. Thorsteinsson
      Abstract: ObjectiveUniversity students experience common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and stress along with poor-sleep quality. This study explores the relationships between these concepts and help-seeking intention in a general Australian university student population. The primary aim was to examine the moderating effects of sleep quality on help-seeking intention for common mental health problems. The secondary aim was to examine sex differences in help-seeking behaviour.MethodUniversity students, between 18 and 55 years of age (M = 30.18, SD = 11.37, N = 117) of which 98 were female, completed an on-line survey assessing help-seeking intentions, common mental health problems, and sleep quality.ResultsHigh levels of depression, anxiety, and stress were significantly associated with decreased sleep quality or decreased help-seeking intention. A multiple regression analysis predicted that students were more likely to report intention to seek help if they had lower scores of depression, but higher scores of stress. Help-seeking intention levels were lower for males than females. Poor-sleep quality was not found to be a moderator of help-seeking intention.ConclusionAlthough the proposed moderation effect of poor-sleep quality on the relationship between common mental health problems and help-seeking intention was not supported, the study advanced our knowledge of university students’ low intention to seek help, despite high scores of poor-sleep quality. Implications for on-campus interventions and raising awareness among students about these issues are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-03-20T01:55:24.214117-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12160
  • Understanding Australian university students’ mental health
           help-seeking: An empirical and theoretical investigation
    • Authors: Wenjing Li; Linley A. Denson, Diana S. Dorstyn
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo investigate correlates of Australian university students’ help-seeking intentions and actual service usage, testing and extending new models based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Behavioural Model of Health Services Use.Method611 Australian domestic students (209 males and 402 females, mean age = 21 years; SD = 5.6) completed standardised measures and commented on facilitators, barriers, benefits, and potential improvements to student mental health services.ResultsA model based on Chinese university student data also fit the Australian data best. Bootstrapping revealed relationships between several predictors (knowledge concerning mental health and services, evaluated and perceived need, anticipated benefits, stigma concerns, and Asian values) and help-seeking intentions were significantly mediated by attitudes toward help-seeking and subjective norms. Logistic regression analysis identified predictors of service usage: help-seeking intentions, perceived behavioural control, gender, study major, knowledge of mental health, social support, income, self-rated mental health status, perceived need for help, and Asian values.ConclusionsPractitioners need to consider psycho-educational and marketing approaches to engage students, raise awareness of available services, increase understanding of mental illness and treatments, and reduce stigmatized attitudes.
      PubDate: 2017-03-17T07:55:33.87295-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12157
  • Parental alienation: Targeted parent perspective
    • Authors: Sian Balmer; Mandy Matthewson, Janet Haines
      Abstract: ObjectivesThe aims of the study were to determine targeted parent experiences of parental alienation post-separation from the alienating parent, and to investigate common targeted parent characteristics.MethodA total of 225 targeted parents completed an online survey.ResultsTargeted parents reported experiencing high severity of exposure to parental alienation tactics. Targeted parent sex and targeted child age significantly predicted variance in exposure to parental alienation. Targeted mothers experienced significantly higher severity of exposure to parental alienation than targeted fathers. Severity of exposure to parental alienation tactics significantly predicted increases in the appraisal of the parental alienation situation as threatening.ConclusionsThe findings offered new insights into targeted parent appraisals of their parental alienation experience. The results signified the seriousness of the impact of exposure to parental alienation for targeted parents, and highlighted a need for empirical research into the effectiveness of interventions and support services to assist targeted parents.
      PubDate: 2017-03-17T07:55:24.854172-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12159
  • Employee engagement and emotional exhaustion of fly-in-fly-out workers: A
           diary study
    • Authors: Simon L. Albrecht; Jeromy Anglim
      Abstract: ObjectiveAlthough fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) work practices are widely used, little is known about their impact on the motivation and wellbeing of FIFO workers across the course of their work cycles. Drawing from the job demands-resources model, we aimed to test for the within-person effects of time of work cycle, job demands, and job resources on emotional exhaustion and employee engagement at 3-day intervals.MethodA total of 52 FIFO workers filled out three or more online diary surveys after every 3 days of their on-site work roster. The survey consisted of items drawn from previously validated scales. Bayesian hierarchical modelling of the day-level data was conducted.ResultsWorkers, on average, showed a decline in engagement and supervisor support, and an increase in emotional demand over the course of the work cycle. The results of the hierarchical modelling showed that day-level autonomy predicted day-level engagement and that day-level workload and emotional demands predicted emotional exhaustion.ConclusionsThe findings highlight the importance of managing FIFO employees’ day-to-day experiences of job demands and job resources because of their influence on employee engagement and emotional exhaustion. To best protect FIFO worker day-level wellbeing, employing organisations should ensure optimal levels of job autonomy, workload, and emotional demands. Practical implications, study limitations and areas for future research are outlined.
      PubDate: 2017-02-21T23:50:40.931659-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12155
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
Fax: +00 44 (0)131 4513327
Home (Search)
Subjects A-Z
Publishers A-Z
Your IP address:
About JournalTOCs
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-