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Three students make presentations at international conference

Three J. F. Oberlin University students made presentations at the poster session of the 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, which was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from August 21-25. Two of the students, Ayaka Yuasa and Shuhei Iimura, are undergraduates, and the third, Yuki Ueno, is enrolled in the Graduate School of Psychology. At almost any international conference, many people apply to present the results of their research; therefore, prospective presenters must survive a strict selection process. Yuasa and Iimura were the only university undergraduates whose research was selected for presentation at this conference.

Yuki Ueno, Master's Program in Health Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology

Theme: Does athletic experience increase athletes’ resilience?
・Psychological conditioning for athletes has become one of the important issues in Japanese universities. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between athletic experience and psychological resilience.

Ayaka Yuasa, Senior, Health Sciences Program, College of Health and Welfare

Theme: The relationship between body image and social physique anxiety of Japanese female college students
・The purpose of this study was to develop a body image scale for female college students and to investigate the relationship between their body image and social physique anxiety.

Shuhei Iimura, Junior, Health Sciences Program, College of Health and Welfare

Theme: The relationship between proactive coping and awareness of self-growth
・Maladjustment problems among Japanese junior high school students are especially serious, and students’ stress becomes one of the critical issues. The purpose of this study was to develop a Proactive Coping Scale for Japanese Junior High School Students (PCS-JHSS) and Awareness of Self-Growth Scale (ASGS), and to examine the relationship between PCS-JHSS and ASGS.

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