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The immediate psychological effects of written solution-focused questions in female secondary school students. (2023)
Thesis
ABDULLA, A. 2023. The immediate psychological effects of written solution-focused questions in female secondary school students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071520

The popular literature assumes that solution-focused (SF) questions have positive effects on variables such as expectancy and commitment, which are crucial for goal attainment. Typically contrasted with problem-focused (PF) alternatives, SF questions... Read More about The immediate psychological effects of written solution-focused questions in female secondary school students..

How else could you do that? The effects of generating multiple means of goal attainment on female students' perceived goal attainability. (2022)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. 2022. How else could you do that? The effects of generating multiple means of goal attainment on female students' perceived goal attainability. Contemporary educational psychology [online], 70, article 102086. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2022.102086

Perceived goal attainability (PGA) is a crucial variable in education, influencing students' goal commitment, goal pursuit and psychological wellbeing. Asking students to generate multiple means of goal attainment is thought to have a positive effect... Read More about How else could you do that? The effects of generating multiple means of goal attainment on female students' perceived goal attainability..

Uncertainty, reconstruction and resistance: young adults' responses to religious diversity in Spain and the UK. (2022)
Journal Article
WOODS, R. and FERNÁNDEZ, A. 2023. Uncertainty, reconstruction and resistance: young adults' responses to religious diversity in Spain and the UK. Religion [online], 53(2), pages 224-245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0048721X.2022.2089267

Young people in diverse societies routinely encounter worldviews different from their own, but we know relatively little about how these encounters affect them. This study investigated how young adults in Britain and Spain respond to encounters with... Read More about Uncertainty, reconstruction and resistance: young adults' responses to religious diversity in Spain and the UK..

The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment. (2021)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. 2023. The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment. School psychology review [online], 52(6): special topic section on data-based decision making, pages 709-720. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/2372966X.2021.1942196

Solution-focused (SF) approaches are widely used in schools. The present study examined the effects of a central SF technique—'scaling'—on female secondary students’ improvement expectancy (IE) and commitment to improvement (CTI). Popular follow-up q... Read More about The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment..

Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report. (2021)
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BUTLER-WARKE, A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., WOODS, R. and TIMMINS, S. 2021. Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This report summarises key findings from a study into student experiences of university during the COVID-19 pandemic, their own responses and coping strategies, and their understanding of what universities need to do to support them. We also highligh... Read More about Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report..

It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown. (2021)
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BUTLER-WARKE, A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., WOODS, R. and TIMMINS, S. 2021. It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Since March 2020 when the first lockdown was announced, the university student experience has changed. Students have experienced isolation, boredom, financial hardship, mental health concerns, and have missed the in-person aspects of their education.... Read More about It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown..

Educational attendance and offending outcomes. (2021)
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HENDERSON, G., ROGON, P., KURLUS, I., HENDERSON, S. and WOODS, R. 2021. Educational attendance and offending outcomes. Home compulsory supervision orders: effectiveness of decision making and outcomes, Report 7. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Report-7-Offending-and-Education-May-2021.pdf

This is the last in a series of seven research reports on the effectiveness of Compulsory Supervision Orders where the child remains at home with their parent(s) (home CSOs). In the Children’s Hearings System, the most common legal measure made for 1... Read More about Educational attendance and offending outcomes..

Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning. (2021)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. 2021. Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning. School psychology international [online], 42(4), pages 398-421. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/01430343211000399

Research suggests that mental contrasting with implementation intentions (MCII) enhances commitment and goal attainment. However, most studies have used limited comparison conditions. The present study compared MCII against two other potentially effe... Read More about Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning..

The effects of current unsatisfactory performance and evaluative approach on improvement expectancy and commitment to improvement. (2021)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. 2021. The effects of current unsatisfactory performance and evaluative approach on improvement expectancy and commitment to improvement. Motivation and emotion [online], 45(2), pages 159-170. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-021-09864-8

This study investigated the effects of current unsatisfactory performance (CUP) on improvement expectancy (IE) and commitment to improvement (CTI). 118 high school students were randomly assigned to consider either current satisfactory performance (C... Read More about The effects of current unsatisfactory performance and evaluative approach on improvement expectancy and commitment to improvement..

Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland. (2021)
Journal Article
TEODOROWSKI, P., WOODS, R., CZARNECKA, M. and KENNEDY, C. 2021. Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland. Population, space and place [online], 27(6), article number e2436. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2436

The ‘Brexit’ referendum represents a hostile shift in the United Kingdom’s acculturative context. With its remain majority and pro-migration political discourse, Scotland appears less hostile than the rest of the United Kingdom. We explored whether a... Read More about Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland..

Talk like an expert: the construction of expertise in news comments concerning climate change. (2020)
Journal Article
COEN, S., MEREDITH, J., WOODS, R. and FERNANDEZ, A. 2021. Talk like an expert: the construction of expertise in news comments concerning climate change. Public understanding of science [online], 30(4), pages 400-416. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662520981729

This article explores how readers of UK newspapers construct expertise around climate change. It draws on 300 online readers’ comments on news items in The Guardian, Daily Mail and The Telegraph, concerning the release of the International Panel on C... Read More about Talk like an expert: the construction of expertise in news comments concerning climate change..

Obstacles vs. resources: comparing the effects of a problem-focused, solution-focused and combined approach on perceived goal attainability and commitment. (2020)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. 2021. Obstacles vs. resources: comparing the effects of a problem-focused, solution-focused and combined approach on perceived goal attainability and commitment. International journal of applied positive psychology [online], 6(2), pages 175-194. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41042-020-00044-6

Previous research suggests that solution-focused (SF) questions may be superior to problem-focused (PF) alternatives for a range of practical and psychological outcomes. However, a great deal remains unknown regarding the effects of specific SF (or P... Read More about Obstacles vs. resources: comparing the effects of a problem-focused, solution-focused and combined approach on perceived goal attainability and commitment..

The mental health and wellbeing of EU citizens in the UK: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. (2020)
Journal Article
TEODDOROWSKI, P., WOODS, R. and KENNEDY, C. 2020. The mental health and wellbeing of EU citizens in the UK: a systematic review of qualitative literature. Border crossing [online], 10(1), pages 43-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.33182/bc.v10i1.976

Moving to a new country impacts on migrants’ mental health and well-being. There are over 3.6 million European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom. We conducted a systematic review of the qualitative literature to explore what is known a... Read More about The mental health and wellbeing of EU citizens in the UK: a systematic review of the qualitative literature..

How Brexit impacts EU citizens' mental health and wellbeing: research findings. (2019)
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TEODOROWSKI, P., WOODS, R., CZARNECKA, M. and KENNEDY, C. 2019. How Brexit impacts EU citizens' mental health and wellbeing: research findings. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/brexit-mental-health-research-findings

Our study shows that the Brexit campaign, referendum and subsequent political discourse have damaged EU citizens' wellbeing, primarily through undermining their integration into Scottish society. They have been left feeling unwanted, unwelcome, marke... Read More about How Brexit impacts EU citizens' mental health and wellbeing: research findings..

Relative strangers: sibling estrangements experienced by children in out-of-home care and moving towards permanence. (2019)
Journal Article
JONES, C., HENDERSON, G. and WOODS, R. 2019. Relative strangers: sibling estrangements experienced by children in out-of-home care and moving towards permanence. Children and youth services review [online], 103, pages 226-235. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.05.038

Loss of sibling relationships is a common experience across international jurisdictions for children entering public care. This is the case despite statutory guidance that emphasizes the need to place siblings together when in their best interests, a... Read More about Relative strangers: sibling estrangements experienced by children in out-of-home care and moving towards permanence..

Professional trust and relationships in Children's Hearings. (2019)
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KURLUS, I., ROGON, P., HENDERSON, G. et al. 2019. Professional trust and relationships in Children's Hearings. Home compulsory supervision orders: effectiveness of decision making and outcomes, Report 4. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Report-4-Trust-and-relationships.pdf

This is one of a series of reports on research on the effectiveness of Compulsory Supervision Orders where the child remains at home with their parents (home CSOs). This report explores the impact of the dynamics in a Children’s Hearing between those... Read More about Professional trust and relationships in Children's Hearings..

Residence and contact conditions. (2019)
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HENDERSON, G., ROGON, P., KURLUS, I. et al. 2019. Residence and contact conditions. Home compulsory supervision orders: effectiveness of decision making and outcomes, Report 1. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Report-1-Residence-and-contact-conditions.pdf

This is the first in a series of research reports on the effectiveness of Compulsory Supervision Orders where the child remains at home with their parent(s) (home CSOs). Home CSOs are the most common type of CSO made by Children’s Hearings, accountin... Read More about Residence and contact conditions..

Wellbeing outcomes for children and young people. (2019)
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ROGON, P., HENDERSON, G., KURLUS, I. et al. 2019. Wellbeing outcomes for children and young people. Home compulsory supervision orders: effectiveness of decision making and outcomes, Report 2. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Report-2-Wellbeing-outcomes.pdf

This is the second in a series of research reports on the effectiveness of Compulsory Supervision Orders where the child remains at home with their parent(s) (home CSOs). Home CSOs are the most common type of CSO made by Children’s Hearings, which wa... Read More about Wellbeing outcomes for children and young people..

Care planning and interventions. (2019)
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HENDERSON, G., ROGON, P., KURLUS, I. et al. 2019. Care planning and interventions. Home compulsory supervision orders: effectiveness of decision making and outcomes, Report 3. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Report-3-Care-planning-and-interventions.pdf

This is the third in a series of reports on research on the effectiveness of Compulsory Supervision Orders where the child remains at home with their parents (home CSOs). Home CSOs are the most common type of CSO made by Children’s Hearings and accou... Read More about Care planning and interventions..

Decision making in Children's Hearings. (2019)
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KURLUS, I., HENDERSON, G., ROGON, P. et al. 2019. Decision making in Children's Hearings. Home compulsory supervision orders: effectiveness of decision making and outcomes, Report 5. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Report-5-Decision-making.pdf

This is one of a series of reports on research on the effectiveness of Compulsory Supervision Orders where the child remains at home with their parents (home CSOs); also known as being looked after at home. There has been criticism of the use of home... Read More about Decision making in Children's Hearings..

Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017. (2018)
Journal Article
WOODS, R. and HENDERSON, G. 2018. Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017. Adoption and fostering [online], 42(3), pages 282-294. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308575918790435

UK policy has increasingly promoted early intervention and permanence planning for children who experience, or are at risk of experiencing, abuse or neglect, raising the question of whether these practices have actually increased 'on the ground.' The... Read More about Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017..

Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on newspaper articles. (2018)
Journal Article
WOODS, R., COEN, S. and FERNANDEZ, A. 2018. Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on newspaper articles. Journal of community and applied social psychology [online], 28(4), pages 244-257. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2355

Anthropogenic climate change (ACC) is widely acknowledged to be morally significant, but little is known about everyday moralising around ACC. We addressed this gap via quantified thematic analysis of 300 online comments to British newspaper articles... Read More about Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on newspaper articles..

Complexity in the lives of looked after children and their families in Scotland: 2003 to 2016 (2018)
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WOOD, R., HENDERSON, G., KURLUS, I., PROUDFOOT, P., HOBBS, N. and LAMB, D. 2018. Complexity in the lives of looked after children and their families in Scotland: 2003 to 2016. Research report. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Complexity-in-the-lives-of-looked-after-children-and-their-families.pdf

This research sought to answer the question: Has child protection in Scotland become more complex over time, and if so, how? To do this we examined changes in complexity in: 1) Society. 2) The Children’s Hearings System and associated legislation and... Read More about Complexity in the lives of looked after children and their families in Scotland: 2003 to 2016.

Children's use of multiple categorisations in practice in a multicultural setting. (2017)
Journal Article
WOODS, R. 2018. Children's use of multiple categorisations in practice in a multicultural setting. Children and society, [online], 32(5), pages 357-367. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12254

Little is known about whether and how children combine categories of race, ethnicity, language and religion in multicultural settings where more than one of these dimensions is salient. Ethnographic data from a multicultural London primary school fou... Read More about Children's use of multiple categorisations in practice in a multicultural setting..

Sibling birth order, use of statutory measures and patterns of placement for children in public care: implications for international child protection systems and research. (2017)
Journal Article
HENDERSON, G., JONES, C. and WOODS, R. 2017. Sibling birth order, use of statutory measures and patterns of placement for children in public care: implications for international child protection systems and research. Children and youth services review [online], 82, pages 321-328. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.10.001

Public care of abused and neglected children is one important element of statutory intervention which aims to address the major global challenge of protecting children from abuse and neglect. Where a child is part of a sibling group, this introduces... Read More about Sibling birth order, use of statutory measures and patterns of placement for children in public care: implications for international child protection systems and research..

An exploration of ethnic minority communities' understanding and awareness of child protection and the Children's Hearings system in Scotland. (2017)
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HENDERSON, G., WOODS, R. and KURLUS, I. 2017. An exploration of ethnic minority communities' understanding and awareness of child protection and the Children's Hearings system in Scotland. Research report. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Ethnic-minority-research-report-final.pdf

Protection of children at risk of abuse and promotion of their rights continues to be at the forefront of policy and legislative developments in Scotland. Organisations such as the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) have both legal an... Read More about An exploration of ethnic minority communities' understanding and awareness of child protection and the Children's Hearings system in Scotland..

The development of non-essentialist concepts of ethnicity among children in a multicultural London community. (2017)
Journal Article
WOODS, R. 2017. The development of non-essentialist concepts of ethnicity among children in a multicultural London community. British journal of development psychology [online], 35(4), pages 546-567. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12194

Ethnic constancy, the belief that a person cannot change ethnicity, is an important component of ethnic essentialism, the conviction that members of ethnic groups share an immutable underlying essence. Most children in previous research viewed ethnic... Read More about The development of non-essentialist concepts of ethnicity among children in a multicultural London community..

A comparison of car driving, public transport and cycling experiences in three European cities. (2017)
Journal Article
WOODS, R. and MASTHOFF, J. 2017. A comparison of car driving, public transport and cycling experiences in three European cities. Transportation research, part A: policy and practice [online], 103, pages 211-222. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.06.002

Private car use in large cities causes congestion and pollution, and should be reduced. Previous research has shown that private cars are preferred over public transport, but it is not known whether that preference holds in large cities that attenuat... Read More about A comparison of car driving, public transport and cycling experiences in three European cities..

The use of religious metaphors by UK newspapers to describe and denigrate climate change. (2010)
Journal Article
WOODS, R., FERNÁNDEZ, A. and COEN, S. 2012. The use of religious metaphors by UK newspapers to describe and denigrate climate change. Public understanding of science [online], 21(3), pages 323-339. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662510385061

British newspapers have denigrated anthropogenic climate change by misrepresenting scientific consensus and/or framing climate change within unsympathetic discourses. One aspect of the latter that has not been studied is the use of metaphor to dispar... Read More about The use of religious metaphors by UK newspapers to describe and denigrate climate change..

A critique of the concept of accuracy in social information processing models of children’s peer relations. (2010)
Journal Article
WOODS, R. 2010. A critique of the concept of accuracy in social information processing models of children’s peer relations. Theory and psychology [online], 20(1), pages 5-27. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354309350243

According to Kenneth Dodge’s social information processing model, children who behave aggressively do so because they interpret others’ behaviour, and evaluate aggressive acts, inaccurately. The concept of accuracy is inappropriate here because membe... Read More about A critique of the concept of accuracy in social information processing models of children’s peer relations..