Damanjit Sandhu

Damanjit Sandhu
Punjabi University, Patiala · Department of Psychology

Ph.D

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Introduction
Damanjit Sandhu currently works at the Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala. Damanjit does research in Developmental Psychology. Their current project is 'Peer aggression and well-being'.

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Publications (30)
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Based on in‐depth interviews with 24 middle‐class Indian child participants, this is the first exploratory qualitative study, in India, to demonstrate the ways in which children as reflexive social actors re‐negotiated everyday schedules, drew on classed resources at their disposal and made sense of the impact of the pandemic on their educational p...
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ABSTRACT Research is sparse on who targets whom in peer aggression. In this study, we investigated the harm associated with the type of relationship between aggressed and aggressor with an international sample of over 5,000 students aged 11–16, living in 12 nations. Best friends and individuals with whom the respondent had no relationship were the...
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While the poor psychosocial outcomes of young people who have experienced bullying are well known, the harm associated with experiences that do not meet the bullying criteria is not well understood. The aim of this study was to examine the level of harm associated with experiences of peer aggression, as well as bullying, by directly measuring the f...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the practice of counselling psychology and the characteristics of counselling psychologists in India in order to address the lack of empirical research on this population. Sixty-five participants, who self-identified as counselling psychologists, were recruited from various parts of India and administere...
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The links between bullying and risk-taking tendencies have received little attention in te literature, and the first aim of this chapter is therefore to characterise the interplay between bullying role behaviours and risk-taking during adolescence. Moreover, while risk-taking may occur cross-culturally due to evolutionary drives, the dynamics of th...
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Cambridge Core - Developmental Psychology - Bullying, Cyberbullying and Student Well-Being in Schools - edited by Peter K. Smith
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Students and their parents expect teachers to deal with bullying and cyberbullying. Pre-service teachers (PSTs’): those enrolled in a teacher/education training programme, are a crucial part of the teaching profession’s regeneration and renewal processes. Without adequate training and knowledge, PSTs run the risk of not being industry-ready to comm...
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Teachers are placed in a special position of power and care over schoolchildren and students in higher education contexts. Teachers therefore ought to be empowered with regard to the laws which govern these behaviours. Pre-service teachers thus also need to acquire skills which enable them to support children who may be exposed to bullying regardle...
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Only a few studies take a cross-national approach for studying online behaviour of pupils (Livingstone et al., 2011; HBSC, 2016).So far, no comparison has been made between Europe and India. The only existing cross-national scientific survey: Wright and colleagues comparing adolescents in China, India, and Japan (Wright etal.,2015). The objective of...
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Adolescent health-risk behaviours are alarmingly increasing in the developing countries. To have a broader context based understanding in the Indian scenario, the study was designed to investigate the role of the developmental context in predicting health-risk behaviours in male adolescents. Psychosocial developmental tasks of adolescence (identity...
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The present paper presents a comparative study of digital uses, risk-taking and online negative experiences among students aged 13 to 18 in France and India. It is part of a wider project led by Professor Peter K. Smith on the safety and well-being of students, including bullying and cyberbullying (Indian-European Research Networking Programme in t...
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Contemporary research adopts an evolutionary theoretical perspective in which bullying is strategic behavior that is conducive to peer-group status enhancement. Within this view, a high social status (i.e., popularity) has been associated with bullying others, while a high affiliative status (i.e., preference) has been associated with defending oth...
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Childhood abuse often leads to various kinds of problem behaviour in victims during adolescence. Present investigation aimed to study the effectiveness of technical eclecticism in reducing the problem behaviour of adolescents abused during childhood. 80 adolescents (aged 15 - 18 years) from various areas of Punjab (India) were identified for the ty...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship pattern of cyber bullying victims with their parents and peers in comparison to their non cyber bullied counterparts. The sample for the present investigation consisted of 489 adolescents, aged 13–17 yrs, drawn from five urban schools of Punjab catering to the population of middle socio-econ...
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The present study was an attempt to understand the contribution of family environment and identity formation towards adolescents' alienation. A sample of 200 adolescents (100 boys and 100 girls) in age range 18-21 years, were administered the General Alienation Scale (Ray, 1982), Indian adapted version of Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity...

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1. To screen children who have been abused sexually. 2. To understand the extent of sexual abuse, and identify the perpetrators of child sexual abuse. 3. To explore the vulnerability factors in child sexual abuse. 4. To explore the protective factors mitigating against child sexual abuse. 5. To understand the common responses of children to sexual abuse or to prevent further abuse. 6. To understand the factors leading to non-disclosure of sexual abuse. 7. To explore the difficulties (interpersonal relations/ emotional/ physical/ behavioural) experienced by children who have been abused sexually.