ELSS Lab Publications

Selected submitted articles and preprints

Symonds, J. E., Sloan, S., Kearns, M., Devine, D., Sugrue, C., Capistrano, D. & Samonova, E. Measuring child and adolescent wellbeing in rural Sierra Leone: A social evolutionary perspective. Submitted. 

Symonds, J. E.; Kaplan, A.; Upadyaya, K., Salmela-Aro, K.; Torsney, B. M.; Skinner, E. & Eccles, J. S. Momentary student engagement as a dynamic developmental system. PDF

Flanagan, R. M. & Symonds, J. E. Children’s use of self-talk in classrooms in middle childhood: A systematic literature review. Submitted. 
 

Flanagan, R. M. & Symonds, J. E. Self-talk in middle childhood: A mechanism for motivational resilience during learning. Submitted. 

Kearney, E., Torsney, B. M., Heddy, B. & Symonds, J. E. Mindset misconceptions: Changing adolescents' ability beliefs with a refutation text one-shot intervention. Submitted. 

Stack, K., Kinsella, W. & Symonds, J. E. Student and parental perspectives of the transition from primary to secondary school for students with autism spectrum disorder. Submitted. 

Stack, K., Kinsella, W. & Symonds, J. E. The perspective of students with autism spectrum disorder on the transition from primary to secondary school: A systematic literature review. Submitted. 

Jindal Snape, D., Symonds, J. E., Hannah, B. & Barlow, W. Conceptualising primary to secondary school transitions: A systematic literature review of worldviews, theories and frameworks. Submitted. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

D’Urso, G., Symonds, J., & Pace, U. (2020). The role of psychoticism in the relationship between attachment to parents and homophobic bullying: A study in adolescence. Sexologies. PDF

Symonds, J. E.; Schreiber, J. B. & Torsney, B. M. (2020). Silver linings and storm clouds: Divergent profiles of momentary engagement emerge in response to the same task. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000605  PDF 

*D'Urso, G., Symonds, J. E., & Pace, U. (2020). Positive youth development and being bullied in early adolescence: A sociocultural analysis of national cohort data. The Journal of Early Adolescence. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431620931199. PDF

Britton, U., Issartel, J., Symonds, J., & Belton, S. (2020). What keeps them physically active? Predicting physical activity, motor competence, health-related fitness, and perceived competence in Irish adolescents after the transition from primary to second-level school. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(8), 2874 - 2888. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17082874

D’Urso, G.; Symonds, J. E. & Pace, U. (2020). Emergent forms of psychopathology and their associations with homophobic bullying in adolescents: An exploratory quantitative study. Sexuality and Culture. Online view. doi: 10.1007/s12119-019-09691-7  PDF

Torsney, B. M., & Symonds, J. E. (2019). The Professional Student Program for Educational Resilience: Enhancing momentary engagement in classwork. The Journal of Educational Research. (Joint first authors.). doi: 10.1080/00220671.2019.1687414 PDF

Strasser-Burke, N., & Symonds, J. E. (2019). Who do you want to be like? Factors influencing early adolescents’ selection of accessible and inaccessible role models. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 40(7), 914-935.  doi:10.1177/0272431619880619. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E., Schoon, I., Eccles, J., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2019). The development of motivation and amotivation to study and work across age-graded transitions in adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(6), 1131-1145. doi: 10.1007/s10964-019-01003-4. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E., & O'Sullivan, C. (2017). Educating young adults to be work-ready in Ireland and the United Kingdom: A review of programmes and outcomes. Review of Education, 5(3), 229-263. doi:110.1002/rev3.3099. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E., & O'Sullivan, C. (2017). Context and Implications Document for: Educating Young Adults to be Work-Ready in Ireland and the United Kingdom: A Review of Programmes and Outcomes. Review of Education, 5(3), 264-266. doi:10.1002/rev3.3100. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E; Dietrich, J; Chow, A & Salmela-Aro, K (2016). Mental health improves after transition from comprehensive school to vocational education or employment in England: A national cohort study. Developmental Psychology, 52(4), 652-665. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E; Schoon, I, Salmela-Aro, K (2016). Developmental trajectories of emotional disengagement from schoolwork and their longitudinal associations in England. British Educational Research Journal, 42(6), 993-1022. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E & Hargreaves, L (2016). Emotional and motivational engagement at school transition: A qualitative stage-environment fit study. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 36(1), 54-85. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. (2014). The international measurement of school perceptions: school environment, school climate and student attitudes. International Psychology Bulletin, 18(2-3), 72-74. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. & Galton, M (2014). Moving to the next school at age 10-14 years: An international review of psychological development at school transition. Review of Education, 2(1), 1-27. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. & Hagell, A (2011). Adolescents and the organization of their school time: A review of changes over recent decades in England. Educational Review, 2(1), 1-27. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. & Gorard, S (2010). The death of mixed methods? Or the rebirth of research as a craft. Educational Research and Evaluation, 23 (2), 121-136. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. (2008). Educating pupils as active participants. Research in Education, 80(1), 63-74. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. (2008). Developmentally appropriate research methods for use with child and adolescent participants. Building Research Capacity, 4-7. http://www.tlrp.org/capacity/rm/journal.html. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. (2007). Year 11 pupils' education and employment possible selves: the methodological challenges of studying representational constructs. Educate, 7(1), 18-26. PDF

 

Books

 

Marshall, E. A.; Symonds, J. E. (eds). (in press). Young adult development at the school-to-work transition: international pathways and processes. Emerging Adulthood Series. Series Editor Larry J. Nelson. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

Symonds, J. E. (2015). Understanding school transition: what happens to children and how to help them. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-67663-2. PDF

 

Gray, J; Galton, M; McLaughlin, C; Clarke, B; Symonds, J. E. (2011). The supportive school: wellbeing and the young adolescent. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4438-3209-0. PDF

 

Book Chapters

 

Upadyaya, K.; Symonds, J. E. (in press). The development of study and work engagement in young adulthood. In: Marshall, A.; Symonds, J (eds). Young adult development at the school-to-work transition: international pathways and processes. Emerging Adulthood Series. Series Editor Larry J. Nelson. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

Symonds, J. E.; Hargreaves, J. J.; Long, M. (2017). Music in identity in adolescence across school transition. In: Raymond Macdonald, David J Hargreaves & Dorothy Miell (eds). Handbook of musical identities. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp.510-528. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E; Galton, M & Hargreaves, L (2014). Emerging gender differences at puberty and school transition: Consistency of findings across era and place In: I. Schoon & J. Eccles (eds). Gender differences in aspirations and attainment. London: Cambridge University Press., pp.101-122. PDF

 

Hagell, A; Aldridge, J; Meier, P; Millar, T; Symonds, J. E., & Donmall, M (2012). Trends in adolescent substance use and their implications for understanding trends in mental health. In: A. Hagell (eds). Changing adolescence: social trends and mental health. Bristol: The Policy Press., pp.27-46. Link to website

 

Hagell, A; Peck, S; Zarrett, N; Giménez-Nadal, J I; & Symonds, J. E. (2012) Trends in adolescent time use in the United Kingdom. In: A. Hagell (eds). Changing adolescence: social trends and mental health. Bristol: The Policy Press., pp.47-74. Link to website

 

Reports

 

Devine, D., Sugrue, C., Symonds, J. E., Sloan, S., Bolotta, G., & Kearns, M. (2018). Evaluation of the Safe Learning Model: Pilot Study Report. Dublin, Ireland: School of Education, University College Dublin.

 

O'Sullivan, C., Symonds, J., & Akkermans, J. E. (2018). An evaluation of Career LEAP: A work-readiness training programme for young adults not in education, employment or training. Dublin, Ireland: Temple-na-Scelig Press. PDF

 

Gray, J., Galton, M., McLaughlin, C., Clarke, B., & Symonds, J. E. (2011). School Experiences and Mental Health Outcomes Amongst 10-14 Year Olds: A Review. London: Changing Adolescence Programme, The Nuffield Foundation. Link to website

 

Symonds, J. E., Long, M., & Hargreaves, J. E. (2011). Changing Key: Adolescents’ views on their musical development across the primary to secondary school transition. London: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation. http://www.phf.org.uk/page.asp?id=1591. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. (2010). Are middle schools better for early adolescent development than transition into secondary school? A study of two school environments. National Middle Schools Forum. http://www.middleschools.org.uk/research.php. PDF

 

Deakin Crick, R., Jelfs, H., Symonds, J. E., Ren, K., Patton, A., & Grushka, K. (2010). Learning futures evaluation report. University of Bristol. Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

 

Symonds, J. E. (2009). Constructing stage-environment fit: early adolescents' psychological development and their attitudes to school in English middle and secondary school environments. Doctoral Thesis. Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. PDF

 

Symonds, J. E. (2007). The ambiguities of comparing transfer effects between two and three tier systems: Suggestions for improving declines in pupils’ attitude and achievement. The National Middle Schools Forum, www.middleschools.org.uk. PDF

 

Intervention Manuals

 

Symonds, J., Torsney, B., Akkermans, J., & O'Sullivan, C. (2017). Level Up: moving to the next level of building your career and being ready for work. Student workbook. Dublin, Ireland: School of Education, University College Dublin. PDF

 

Symonds, J., Torsney, B., Akkermans, J., & O'Sullivan, C. (2017). Level Up: moving to the next level of building your career and being ready for work. Teacher manual. Dublin, Ireland: School of Education, University College Dublin. PDF

 

Symonds, J., Torsney, B., & Duffy, E. (2017). PROSPER: the professional student programme for educational resilience. Student workbook: junior cycle English. Dublin, Ireland: School of Education, University College Dublin. PDF

Symonds, J., Torsney, B., & Duffy, E. (2017). PROSPER: the professional student programme for educational resilience. Student workbook: junior cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE). Dublin, Ireland: School of Education, University College Dublin. PDF

Symonds, J., Torsney, B., & Duffy, E. (2017). PROSPER: the professional student programme for educational resilience. Teacher manual: junior cycle English. Dublin, Ireland: School of Education, University College Dublin. PDF

 

Symonds, J., Torsney, B., & Duffy, E. (2017). PROSPER: the professional student programme for educational resilience. Teacher manual: junior cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE). Dublin, Ireland: School of Education, University College Dublin. PDF

 

O'Sullivan, C., Symonds, J., & Akkermans, J. (2017). Career LEAP: work-readiness training programme. Dublin, Ireland: Temple-na-Scelig Press. Link to website

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