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Agency: Narcis | Branch: Project | Program: Completed | Phase: Social Sciences | Award Amount: | Year: 2001

Patients are often helped by their spouse in coping with the stressors of their ailment. However, social support does not always have positive effects. The project is aimed at clarifying positive and negative effects of a spouses support.


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Agency: Narcis | Branch: Project | Program: Completed | Phase: Social Sciences | Award Amount: | Year: 1998

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Bannon S.,United Road Services | McGlynn T.,Phoenix Center | McKenzie K.,Clinical and Health Psychology | Quayle E.,Clinical and Health Psychology
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2015

This article documents findings, from one of the first studies in this field of research, considering young people with Additional Support Needs' use of the internet and how this might contribute to the development of identity and social connectedness. Six focus groups, including 36 young people with Additional Support Needs (aged 13-18) were completed. Transcribed group discussions were analysed using Framework Analysis. Two themes were developed: 'Identity and Connectedness' and 'Issues related to Risk'. The theme 'Identity and Connectedness' is detailed in the current article and encompassed three sub-themes (implicit belonging, explicit belonging and competence). The use of the internet by adolescents in the current study appears to allow the young people to engage in activities which support the development of identity, competence and a sense of connectedness and belonging within a social network, essential to healthy development and psychological well-being and areas that may present a challenge for this population in offline environments. Findings also indicate a need to consider how best to support this group, in relation to understanding the role of supervision, the range of cognitive ability within this population and additional social pressures, which may impact on safe and effective internet use and this populations' ability to take full advantage of what the internet has to offer. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source


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Agency: Narcis | Branch: Project | Program: Completed | Phase: Physics, Chemistry and Medicine | Award Amount: | Year: 2007

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Bannon S.,United Road Services | McGlynn T.,Phoenix Center | McKenzie K.,Clinical and Health Psychology | Quayle E.,Clinical and Health Psychology
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2015

The aim of this study was to investigate the understanding of online risks by young people with Additional Support Needs and this group's ability to manage these risks. Six focus groups with 36 young people (13-18) were run in local schools. Discussions were recorded, transcribed and analysed using Framework Analysis. Two themes were identified 'Identity and Connectedness' and 'Issues relating to Risk'. The theme 'Issues relating to Risk' is presented in the current article. Results showed that young people with ASN are aware of a range of risks online and have developed some strategies to manage these. Issues including supervision and the diverse range of ability within the population are also shown to present barriers to ensuring online safety. The results were discussed in light of literature relating to online risk, safety and potential psychological impact indicating that the internet may also provide important opportunities for young people with ASN to improve psychological well-being. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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