Volume 2, Issue 2, 2012

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Becoming the language you believe
McMahon, J. Pages 7-19

Page Range: 7-19
No. of Pages: 13
Keywords: language; culture; community; psychotherapy
Summary/Abstract: Heidegger quipped, “Language is the house of being”. He meant that we exist and function in language. This paper will argue for language games (Wittgenstein) as applied to psychotherapy and other interventions - with a sidelong glance at some definitions and semantics.
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Parental attitude and adjustment towards children with Down Syndrome: A comparative study
Ghojavand, Z. & Ghojavand, G. Pages 20-32

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Gender stereotypes in Romanian society. Implications for the measurement of masculinity and femininity
Stan, R. & Secui, M. Pages 33-53

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Influence of gender and home environment on educational aspirations of Indian adolescents
Jagpreet Kaur Pages 54-64
Issue: II - 2/2012
Page Range: 54-64
No. of Pages: 11
Keywords: adolescents; educational aspirations; gender; home environment
Summary/Abstract: Educational aspirations have been identified as a main strategy for widening educational participation in the lifelong learning process. The present study explored the effect of gender and home environment on educational aspirations in a random sample of 200 adolescents studying in +1 class in the government and private schools located in Patiala, the district of Punjab. The data were collected with the help of educational aspirations scale and home environment inventory. The results of the t-test revealed significant gender differences in educational aspirations among adolescents. Further, it was found that educational aspirations among adolescents are negatively and significantly correlated with the negative dimensions of home environment viz. deprivation of privileges, rejection and permissiveness. However, the educational aspirations among adolescents are significantly and positively correlated with positive home environment dimensions of reward and nurturance. Implications of the results are discussed.
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Preservice teachers using blogs to reflect on field experience
Szabo, Zs. Pages 65-76

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Violence risk in personality disorders
Petriş, A. O. & Podea, D. Pages 77-88

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Adaptation study of the Problem Solving Inventory on the Romanian population
Marian, M. & Roşeanu, G. Pages 89-101
Page Range: 89-101
No. of Pages: 13 Keywords: problem-solving; confirmatory factor analysis; Romanian sample; PSI
Summary/Abstract: The Problem Solving Inventory (PSI; Heppner & Petersen, 1982) is a widely used measure that assesses one’s perceived problem-solving ability, behavior and attitude; it is used in the United States, Romania and other countries. The study analyses from an experimental point of view the PSI on a Romanian sample, and also establishes its psychometric parameters. Data were collected from four samples (ns=422, 223 women; 199 men). Results of the confirmatory factor analysis on the current sample supported the model proposed by the authors of the instrument. The data provided support for the PSI and enhances the generalizability of some of the previous findings based on the U.S., Mexican, and South African samples. Also, this study provides information that promotes our knowledge about the efficacy of problem-solving constructs.
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The relationship of self-regulation and self-efficacy with academic stress in university students
Arabzadeh, M., Kadivar, P., Nildel, F., Kavousian, J., &Hashemi, K. Pages 102-113

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