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Jennine Rawana

Associate Professor Master of Calumet College

Research Interests

Dr. Rawana is the Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Clinical-Developmental Psychology Graduate Program, and the Head of Calumet College at York University. Her research interests are in three areas; risks and protective factors of mental health issues; development of emotion regulation across adolescence and emerging adulthood; promotion of mental health and school engagement in strength-based programs in schools. She is involved in developing and evaluating strength-based mentoring programs to promote mental health and educational outcome in Aboriginal youth. Research lab: Research in Emerging Adults, Adolescents and Children (REACh) Lab.


Department: Psychology
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Published Manuscripts (Select Publications)

Rawana, J.S., Diplock, B.D., & Chan, S. (2018). Mindfulness-based programs in school settings: Current state of the research. In Leschied, A., Saklofske, D., & Flett, G. (Eds.). The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality, The handbook of school-based mental health promotion: An evidence informed framework for implementation (pp. 323-356). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Tomlinson, R. M., Keyfitz, L., Rawana, J. S., Lumley, M. N. (2017). Unique contributions of positive schemas for understanding child and adolescent life satisfaction and happinessJournal of Happiness Studies, 18(5), 1255-1274. doi: 10.1007/s10902-016-9776-3

Levin, R. & Rawana, J.S. (2016). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Eating Disorders across the lifespan: A systematic review of the literatureClinical Psychology Review, 50, 22-36. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2016.09.010

Rawana, J.S., McPhie, M.L., & Hassibi, B. (2016). Eating- and weight-related factors associated with depressive symptoms in emerging adulthoodEating Behaviors, 22, 101-108. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.04.002

Rawana, J.S., Sieukaran, D.D., Nguyen, H.N.T., & Pitawanakwat, R. (2015). Development and evaluation of a peer mentorship program for Aboriginal university students. Canadian Journal of Education, 38(2), 1-34.

McPhie, M.L., & Rawana, J.S. (2015). The effect of physical activity on depression in adolescence and emerging adulthood: A growth-curve analysisJournal of Adolescence, 40(1), 83-92. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.01.008

Ames, M., Rawana, J.S., Gentile, P., & Morgan, A.S. (2015). Protective moderators of the relationship between substance use and depression among Canadian Aboriginal youthJournal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(1), 142-154. doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-0016-4

Segers, M., & Rawana, J. (2014). What do we know about suicidality in autism spectrum disorders? A systematic review. Autism Research, 7(4), 507-521.

Rawana, J. S., & Morgan, A. S. (2014). Trajectories of depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood: the role of self-esteem and body-related predictors. Journal of youth and adolescence, 43(4), 597-611.

Ames, M. E., Rawana, J. S., Gentile, P., & Morgan, A. S. (2015). The protective role of optimism and self-esteem on depressive symptom pathways among Canadian Aboriginal youth. Journal of youth and adolescence, 44(1), 142-154.

Rawana, J. S. (2013). The relative importance of body change strategies, weight perception, perceived social support, and self-esteem on adolescent depressive symptoms: Longitudinal findings from a national sample. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 75(1), 49-54.