Graham L Bradley

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This study assessed the extent to which being predisposed towards engaging in acts of gratitude and forgiveness is associated with enhanced quality of life (QoL), and whether these associations are mediated by positive and negative affective states. The study sample comprised 327 people with one of three chronic illnesses (arthritis, chronic obstructive(More)
Emerging adults--people aged 18-25 years--frequently behave recklessly. This study sheds light on the role of 4 psychosocial predictors of recklessness: (a) impulsivity, (b) peer pressure, (c) perceived risk, and (d) perceived benefits. The authors obtained self-report data from 208 emerging adults. All predictors were significantly correlated, in the(More)
Past research into the effects of hardiness on stress and health has yielded inconsistent findings, possibly because of a failure to acknowledge the influence of variables such as negative affectivity and gender. This study examined the main, moderating and mediating effects of hardiness in a sample of 130 (50 male, 80 female) randomly selected university(More)
Past theory and research indicate that conditions of work can have lasting effects on job incumbents. R. A. Karasek and T. Theorell (1990), for example, proposed that workers' feelings of mastery increase with levels of job demands and job control, and that these effects are mediated by the process of active learning. To test these propositions, 657 school(More)
Reckless driving is a major contributing factor to road morbidity and mortality. While further research into the nature and impact of reckless driving, particularly among young people, is urgently needed, the measurement of reckless driving behaviour also requires increased attention. Three major shortcomings apparent in established measures of driver(More)
Leisure provides the context for much of adolescent behaviour and development. While both theory and research point to the benefits of participation in leisure activities that are highly structured, the association between structured leisure and psychosocial adjustment is not uniformly high. This paper presents a model of adolescent leisure comprising three(More)
AIM This study examined factors influencing personal care workers' intentions to stay or leave Australian aged care employment - especially for older workers. BACKGROUND Retention of personal care workers is particularly important in aged care as they provide the majority of the direct care via community aged care or long-term aged care environments.(More)
Many adolescents feel they are subjected to acts of discrimination. Research shows that discrimination is associated with adverse outcomes including poor psychological adjustment, school adjustment, and academic achievement. This study investigated alternative pathways through which discrimination affects adolescents' academic achievement. A sample of 244(More)
Modified Gubbay tests, assessing various aspects of motor performance, were administered to 885 Manchester children in mainstream primary education, and centile tables were drawn up by age. Children who had performed badly on one of the four tests were retested two years later, when they were found to have 'caught up' with controls. The primary-school(More)
Motor co-ordination testing using Gubbay's tests was carried out on 885 mainstream schoolchildren, broadly representative of national social class distribution, and on 482 children attending Greater Manchester schools for children with moderate learning difficulties. In spite of limited reliability of the tests considerable differences were demonstrated,(More)
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