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ERIC Number: EJ1140560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Grade-Level Declines in Perceived Academic Support from Peers: A Moderated Mediation Analysis
Altermatt, Ellen Rydell
Journal of Early Adolescence, v37 n6 p760-773 Jun 2017
Prior research demonstrates that perceived academic support from peers positively predicts school adjustment. In this cross-sectional study, we provide evidence that perceived academic support from peers declines from 3rd to 8th grade and that this decline is partially mediated by grade-level declines in perceptions that academic success disclosures are normative and will elicit positive responses, especially among students who hold social demonstration goals. Discussion focuses on the importance of assessing changing peer norms for positive behaviors, including a willingness to celebrate peers' academic successes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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