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A Large-Scale Multicentre Study of Academic Resilience and Wellbeing in Pharmacy Education. (2022)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S., Mawdsley, A., Langran, C., Hughes, L., & Willis, S. (2022). A Large-Scale Multicentre Study of Academic Resilience and Wellbeing in Pharmacy Education. American journal of pharmaceutical education (Online), 8998. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe8998

Health care students are at particular risk of stress and exposure to adverse events, negatively affecting wellbeing and performance and leading to increased attrition. Academic resilience (AR) has been identified as one factor helping mitigate such... Read More about A Large-Scale Multicentre Study of Academic Resilience and Wellbeing in Pharmacy Education..

Values‐led curriculum co‐creation : a curriculum re‐innovation case study (2022)
Journal Article
Galpin, A., Beevers, D., Cassidy, S., Short, B., Panagiotidi, M., Bendall, R., …Thompson, C. (2022). Values‐led curriculum co‐creation : a curriculum re‐innovation case study. Curriculum Journal, 33(4), 553-569. https://doi.org/10.1002/curj.154

Personal values influence goals and motivate actions. The case study reported in this paper explored whether an understanding of values would provide a useful framework to guide the co-creation of the undergraduate cognitive psychology curriculum at... Read More about Values‐led curriculum co‐creation : a curriculum re‐innovation case study.

Exploring the relationship between psychological flexibility and self-report and task-based measures of cognitive flexibility (2021)
Journal Article
Grant, A., & Cassidy, S. (2022). Exploring the relationship between psychological flexibility and self-report and task-based measures of cognitive flexibility. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 23, 144-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2021.12.006

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) interventions aim to increase psychological flexibility (PF) leading to positive treatment outcomes. It has been suggested that successful development of PF may depend on cognitive flexibility (CF), however the... Read More about Exploring the relationship between psychological flexibility and self-report and task-based measures of cognitive flexibility.

A cognitive style dataset including functional near-infrared spectroscopy, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures (2019)
Journal Article
Bendall, R., Lambert, S., Galpin, A., Marrow, L., & Cassidy, S. (2019). A cognitive style dataset including functional near-infrared spectroscopy, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures. Data in Brief, 26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104544

The dataset includes data from the triangulated investigation reported in our paper: ‘Psychophysiological indices of cognitive style: A triangulated study incorporating neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures’ [1,2]. The data... Read More about A cognitive style dataset including functional near-infrared spectroscopy, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures.

Corrigendum to “Psychophysiological indices of cognitive style : a triangulated study incorporating neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures” [Personality and Individual Differences 144 (2019) 68–78] (2019)
Journal Article
Bendall, R., Lambert, S., Galpin, A., Marrow, L., & Cassidy, S. (2019). Corrigendum to “Psychophysiological indices of cognitive style : a triangulated study incorporating neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures” [Personality and Individual Differences 144 (2019) 68–78]. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, 235-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.06.010

Psychophysiological indices of cognitive style : a triangulated study incorporating neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures (2019)
Journal Article
Bendall, R., Lambert, S., Galpin, A., Marrow, L., & Cassidy, S. (2019). Psychophysiological indices of cognitive style : a triangulated study incorporating neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures. Personality and Individual Differences, 144, 68-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.02.034

Employing a triangulated design to explore psychophysiological indices of cognitive style, the study investigated the validity of the intuition-analysis dimension of cognitive style and its associated construct measure, the Cognitive Style Index (CSI... Read More about Psychophysiological indices of cognitive style : a triangulated study incorporating neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychometric and behavioral measures.

First-line therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder : a systematic review of cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic approaches (2018)
Journal Article
Paintain, E., & Cassidy, S. (2018). First-line therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder : a systematic review of cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic approaches. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 18(3), 237-250. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12174

Background: Despite evidence supporting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based interventions as the most effective approach for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in randomised control trials, alternative treatment interventions are oft... Read More about First-line therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder : a systematic review of cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic approaches.

The Academic Resilience Scale (ARS-30) : a new multidimensional construct measure (2016)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2016). The Academic Resilience Scale (ARS-30) : a new multidimensional construct measure. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1787), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01787

Resilience is a psychological construct observed in some individuals that accounts for success despite adversity. Resilience reflects the ability to bounce back, to beat the odds and is considered an asset in human characteristic terms. Academic resi... Read More about The Academic Resilience Scale (ARS-30) : a new multidimensional construct measure.

Virtual Learning Environments as mediating factors in student satisfaction with teaching and learning in Higher Education (2016)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2016). Virtual Learning Environments as mediating factors in student satisfaction with teaching and learning in Higher Education. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 5(1), 113-123. https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v5n1p113

Virtual learning environments (VLE) have become a standard feature of most courses in higher education, offering the potential to facilitate and improve teaching and learning. Whilst there is an implicit assumption that VLEs benefit student learning,... Read More about Virtual Learning Environments as mediating factors in student satisfaction with teaching and learning in Higher Education.

Development and validation of a visual grading scale for assessing image quality of AP pelvis radiographic images (2016)
Journal Article
Mraity, H., England, A., Cassidy, S., Eachus, P., & Hogg, P. (2016). Development and validation of a visual grading scale for assessing image quality of AP pelvis radiographic images. British Journal of Radiology, 89(1061), 20150430. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20150430

OBJECTIVE: Apply psychometric theory to develop and validate a visual grading scale for assessing visual perception of AP pelvis digital image quality. METHODS: Psychometric theory was used to guide scale development. Seven phantom and 7 cadaver i... Read More about Development and validation of a visual grading scale for assessing image quality of AP pelvis radiographic images.

Resilience building in students : the role of academic self-efficacy (2015)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2015). Resilience building in students : the role of academic self-efficacy. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1781), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01781

Self-efficacy relates to an individual’s perception of their capabilities. It has a clear self-evaluative dimension leading to high or low perceived self-efficacy. Individual differences in perceived self-efficacy have been shown to be better predict... Read More about Resilience building in students : the role of academic self-efficacy.

Cognitive style : a validation study using brain imaging and eye movements (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Lambert, S., Bendall, R., Galpin, A., Marrow, L., & Cassidy, S. (2015, September). Cognitive style : a validation study using brain imaging and eye movements. Poster presented at British Psychological Society Psychobiology Section Annual General Meeting, Windermere

Exploring resilience in students (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Cassidy, S. (2015, January). Exploring resilience in students. Presented at Division of Educational & Child Psychology (DECP) Annual Conference : Applying Creative Psychology to education, children and young people, Durham, UK

Returning from out of area placements : the impact on quality of life for people with learning disabilities (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Hughes, M., McGarry, J., Westbrook, J., Williams, D., Dubrow-Marshall, L., & Cassidy, S. (2014, October). Returning from out of area placements : the impact on quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Poster presented at The Challenging Behaviours National Strategy Group Annual Conference, London

The purpose of this study was to explore quality of life issues for people with learning disabilities in both out-of-area and Salford community living. The study utilised a repeated measures design, in which the triangulation of qualitative and quant... Read More about Returning from out of area placements : the impact on quality of life for people with learning disabilities.

Emotional labour in university lecturers : considerations for higher education institutions (2013)
Journal Article
Berry, K., & Cassidy, S. (2013). Emotional labour in university lecturers : considerations for higher education institutions. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2(2), https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v2n2p22

Emotional labour is a state that exists when there is a discrepancy between the emotional demeanour that an individual displays and the genuinely felt emotions that would be inappropriate to display (Mann 1999b). The study examined levels of emotiona... Read More about Emotional labour in university lecturers : considerations for higher education institutions.

Does an increase in compression force really improve visual image quality in mammography? An initial investigation (2013)
Journal Article
Mercer, C., Hogg, P., Cassidy, S., & Denton, E. (2013). Does an increase in compression force really improve visual image quality in mammography? An initial investigation. Radiography, 19(4), 363-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2013.07.002

Objective: Literature speculates that visual image quality (IQ) and compression force levels may be directly related. This small study investigates whether a relationship exists between compression force levels and visual IQ. Method: To investiga... Read More about Does an increase in compression force really improve visual image quality in mammography? An initial investigation.

Intellectual styles : measurement and assessment (2011)
Book Chapter
Cassidy, S. (2011). Intellectual styles : measurement and assessment. In L. Zhang, R. Sternberg, & S. Rayner (Eds.), Handbook of Intellectual Styles: Preferences in Cognition, Learning, and Thinking (67-89). New York: Springer Publishing Company

The chapter presents a critical account of approaches, including historical, contemporary and potential approaches, to the measurement and assessment of intellectual styles. Its ultimate aim is to support ‘good’ research and practice in the field of... Read More about Intellectual styles : measurement and assessment.

Creating and validating self-efficacy scales for students (2011)
Journal Article
Kitching, J., Cassidy, S., Eachus, P., & Hogg, P. (2011). Creating and validating self-efficacy scales for students. Radiologic technology, 83(1), 10-19

Purpose: student radiographers must possess certain abilities to progress in their training; these can be assessed in various ways. Bandura’s social cognitive theory identifies self-efficacy as a key psychological construct with regard to how people... Read More about Creating and validating self-efficacy scales for students.

Exploring individual differences as determining factors in student academic achievement in higher education (2011)
Journal Article
student academic achievement in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 37(7), 793-810. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.545948

study investigated the association and relative influence of cognitive/motivational and demographic factors on final degree grade point average (GPA) in a single undergraduate cohort. Although academic selfefficacy, approaches to learning, prior ach... Read More about Exploring individual differences as determining factors in student academic achievement in higher education.

Self-regulated learning in higher education : identifying key component processes (2011)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2011). Self-regulated learning in higher education : identifying key component processes. Studies in Higher Education, 36(8), 989-1000. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.503269

The concept of self-regulated learning is becoming increasingly relevant in the study of learning and academic achievement, especially in higher education, where quite distinctive demands are placed on students. Though several key theoretical perspec... Read More about Self-regulated learning in higher education : identifying key component processes.

Individual differences and learning : learning style, academic control beliefs and student self-evaluation as aspects of self-regulated learning (2009)
Thesis
Cassidy, S. Individual differences and learning : learning style, academic control beliefs and student self-evaluation as aspects of self-regulated learning. (Thesis). Salford : University of Salford

The thesis comprises a collection of ten published works in the field of individual differences and student learning in a, mainly, higher education context involving undergraduate student participants. The works revolve primarily around three prin... Read More about Individual differences and learning : learning style, academic control beliefs and student self-evaluation as aspects of self-regulated learning.

Standardization of Raven's standard progressive matrices test for a Libyan sample (2009)
Thesis
Abdalgadr, A. Standardization of Raven's standard progressive matrices test for a Libyan sample. (Thesis). University of Salford

Background: Until date, no IQ test has been standardized to be used to test the intelligence of Libyan students. Lack of standardized intelligence tests creates many problems such as the misuse of some non-standardised tests. These tests are carried... Read More about Standardization of Raven's standard progressive matrices test for a Libyan sample.

Approaches to learning and competitive attitude in students in higher education (2008)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2008). Approaches to learning and competitive attitude in students in higher education. Education Section review - British Psychological Society, 32(1), 18-27

The degree to which individuals are able to nominate or change their approach to learning in order to meet the needs of the learning situation opens a lengthy and complex debate. Some evidence exists for a shift in approach depending on the experie... Read More about Approaches to learning and competitive attitude in students in higher education.

Assessing 'inexperienced' students' ability to self-assess : exploring links with learning style and academic personal control (2007)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2007). Assessing 'inexperienced' students' ability to self-assess : exploring links with learning style and academic personal control. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 32(3), 313-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602930600896704

The study sought to establish the level of students' self-assessment skill—particularly inexperienced students—and to examine the relationship between self-assessment skill and learning style, student perceptions of academic locus of control and acad... Read More about Assessing 'inexperienced' students' ability to self-assess : exploring links with learning style and academic personal control.

Further development of the web user self-efficacy scale (WUSE) (2006)
Presentation / Conference
Eachus, P., Hogg, P., & Cassidy, S. (2006, January). Further development of the web user self-efficacy scale (WUSE). Presented at Education in a Changing Environment, University of Salford, UK

The aim of this research was to develop a short version of the WUSE scale (Eachus and Cassidy, 2004) without compromising its psychometric properties. Using item analysis the original 40-item WUSE scale was reduced to 20 items, which were then incorp... Read More about Further development of the web user self-efficacy scale (WUSE).

Using social identity to explore the link between a decline in adolescent smoking and an increase in mobile phone use (2006)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2006). Using social identity to explore the link between a decline in adolescent smoking and an increase in mobile phone use. Health Education, 106(3), 238-250. https://doi.org/10.1108/09654280610658578

Purpose – The study seeks to further explore the hypothesised link between the increase in mobile phone ownership and use and the reported decline in adolescent smoking. Evidence for the link was gathered by examining perceptions of mobile phone use... Read More about Using social identity to explore the link between a decline in adolescent smoking and an increase in mobile phone use.

Learning style and student self-assessment skill (2006)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2006). Learning style and student self-assessment skill. https://doi.org/10.1108/00400910610651791

Purpose – In the light of the growing emphasis on independent learning and non-technical skills in education and employment, the study aims to examine the relevance of learning style to student self-assessment skill. Design/methodology/approach –... Read More about Learning style and student self-assessment skill.

Developing employability skills : peer assessment in higher education (2006)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2006). Developing employability skills : peer assessment in higher education. Education and Training, 48(7), 508-517. https://doi.org/10.1108/00400910610705890

Purpose – Reports examining graduate employment issues suggest that employers are concerned by the lack of employability skills exhibited by entry-level job applications. It is also suggested that employers consider it the responsibility of education... Read More about Developing employability skills : peer assessment in higher education.

Learning styles : an overview of theories, models and measures (2004)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. (2004). Learning styles : an overview of theories, models and measures. Educational Psychology, 24(4), 419-444. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144341042000228834

Although its origins have been traced back much further, research in the area of learning style has been active for--at a conservative estimate--around four decades. During that period the intensity of activity has varied, with recent years seeing a... Read More about Learning styles : an overview of theories, models and measures.

Developing the computer user self-efficacy (CUSE) scale : investigating the relationship between computer self-efficacy, gender and experience with computers (2002)
Journal Article
Eachus, P., & Cassidy, S. (2002). Developing the computer user self-efficacy (CUSE) scale : investigating the relationship between computer self-efficacy, gender and experience with computers. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 26(2), 133-153. https://doi.org/10.2190/JGJR-0KVL-HRF7-GCNV

Describes the development and validation of the 30-item Computer User Self-Efficacy (CUSE) Scale, a copy of which is appended. Topics include social cognitive theory; experience and computer self-efficacy; gender differences; and the measurement of c... Read More about Developing the computer user self-efficacy (CUSE) scale : investigating the relationship between computer self-efficacy, gender and experience with computers.

Assessing students' ability to self-assess : its relationship with measures of personal academic control and self-efficacy
Report
Cassidy, S. Assessing students' ability to self-assess : its relationship with measures of personal academic control and self-efficacy

Studies examining factors underlying academic performance have reliably established the significant involvement of psychological factors or individual differences (Cassidy & Eachus, 2000 & 2002). Psychological factors such as academic self-efficac... Read More about Assessing students' ability to self-assess : its relationship with measures of personal academic control and self-efficacy.

Development of the Web Users Self-Efficacy scale (WUSE)
Presentation / Conference
Eachus, P., & Cassidy, S. Development of the Web Users Self-Efficacy scale (WUSE). Presented at Education in a Changing Environment, University of Salford, UK

The aim of this research was to develop a scale that could evaluate an individual’s confidence in using the Internet. Web-based resources are becoming increasingly important within higher education and it is therefore vital that students and staff fe... Read More about Development of the Web Users Self-Efficacy scale (WUSE).