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Gremmen, Mariola C.; Berger, Christian; Ryan, Allison M.; Steglich, Christian E. G.; Veenstra, René; Dijkstra, Jan K. – Child Development, 2019
This study examined to what extent adolescents' and their friends' risk behaviors (i.e., delinquency and alcohol use) hinder or promote their academic achievement (grade point average [GPA]), and vice versa. Longitudinal data were used (N = 1,219 seventh- to ninth-grade adolescents; M[subscript age] = 13.69). Results showed that risk behaviors…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior, Risk, Delinquency
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Dupéré, Véronique; Dion, Eric; Leventhal, Tama; Archambault, Isabelle; Crosnoe, Robert; Janosz, Michel – Child Development, 2018
Adolescents who drop out of high school experience enduring negative consequences across many domains. Yet, the circumstances triggering their departure are poorly understood. This study examined the precipitating role of recent psychosocial stressors by comparing three groups of Canadian high school students (52% boys; M[subscript…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Dropouts, Foreign Countries
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Yablon, Yaacov B. – Child Development, 2017
Early detection of severe violence is a significant challenge for many schools. Three studies were conducted on samples of 6th, 8th, and 10th graders (12-16 years old). The first study, based on paired reports of teachers and students (n = 130), showed that a high percentage of both victims and perpetrators of severe violence are not identified by…
Descriptors: Violence, Identification, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Diemer, Matthew A.; Rapa, Luke J. – Child Development, 2016
This research examines the complex patterns by which distinct dimensions of critical consciousness may lead marginalized adolescents toward distinct forms of political action. Structural equation modeling was applied to nationally representative data from the Civic Education Study (2,811 ninth graders; M[subscript age] = 14.6), first establishing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Disadvantaged, Social Action, Voting
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Knight, George P.; Carlo, Gustavo; Mahrer, Nicole E.; Davis, Alexandra N. – Child Development, 2016
The socialization of cultural values, ethnic identity, and prosocial behaviors is examined in a sample of 749 Mexican-American adolescents, ages 9-12; M (SD) = 10.42 years (0.55); 49% female, their mothers, and fathers at the 5th, 7th, and 10th grades. Parents' familism values positively predicted their ethnic socialization practices. Mothers'…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Adolescents, Social Values, Ethnicity
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Hughes, Diane; Del Toro, Juan; Harding, Jessica F.; Way, Niobe; Rarick, Jason R. D. – Child Development, 2016
The authors explored trajectories of perceived discrimination over a 6-year period (five assessments in 6th-11th grade) in relation to academic, behavioral, and psychological adjustment in 8th and 11th grades. They distinguished discrimination from adults versus peers in addition to overt versus covert discrimination from peers. The sample…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Ethnic Groups, Racial Discrimination, Gender Discrimination
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Wang, Ming-Te; Hill, Nancy E.; Hofkens, Tara – Child Development, 2014
This study examined longitudinal trajectories of parental involvement across middle and high school, and how these trajectories related to adolescents' academic, behavioral, and emotional adjustment. In addition, ethnic and socioeconomic status differences in longitudinal associations and the potential moderating role of parental warmth were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Affective Behavior, Correlation
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Wang, Ming-Te; Sheikh-Khalil, Salam – Child Development, 2014
Parental involvement in education remains important for facilitating positive youth development. This study conceptualized parental involvement as a multidimensional construct--including school-based involvement, home-based involvement, and academic socialization--and examined the effects of different types of parental involvement in 10th grade on…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mental Health, Academic Achievement, Parent Participation
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Herman, Keith C.; Wang, Kenneth; Trotter, Reid; Reinke, Wendy M.; Ialongo, Nicholas – Child Development, 2013
This study examined the developmental trajectories of maladaptive perfectionism over a 7-year period among African American youth living in an urban setting (N = 547). In particular, the study attempted to determine whether two maladaptive aspects of perfectionism (socially prescribed and self-critical) changed over time and could be distinguished…
Descriptors: African American Children, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Yip, Tiffany; Douglass, Sara; Shelton, J. Nicole – Child Development, 2013
This study examined the daily-level association between contact with same-ethnic others and ethnic private regard among 132 Asian adolescents (mean age = 14 years) attending four high schools ranging in ethnic composition diversity. The data suggest a positive daily-level association between contact with same-ethnic others and ethnic private…
Descriptors: Asians, Adolescents, Ethnicity, Self Concept
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Yeager, David Scott; Trzesniewski, Kali H.; Dweck, Carol S. – Child Development, 2013
Adolescents are often resistant to interventions that reduce aggression in children. At the same time, they are developing stronger beliefs in the fixed nature of personal characteristics, particularly aggression. The present intervention addressed these beliefs. A randomized field experiment with a diverse sample of Grades 9 and 10 students (ages…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Intervention, Personality Theories
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Hurd, Noelle M.; Stoddard, Sarah A.; Zimmerman, Marc A. – Child Development, 2013
This study explored how neighborhood characteristics may relate to African American adolescents' internalizing symptoms via adolescents' social support and perceptions of neighborhood cohesion. Participants included 571 urban, African American adolescents (52% female; "M" age = 17.8). A multilevel path analysis testing both direct and…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Adolescent Development, Mental Health, African American Students
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Campione-Barr, Nicole; Greer, Kelly Bassett; Kruse, Anna – Child Development, 2013
Issues of equality and fairness and invasion of the personal domain, 2 previously identified topic areas of adolescent sibling conflict (N. Campione-Barr & J. G. Smetana, 2010), were examined in 145 dyads ("M" [subscript first-born] = 14.97, "SD" = 1.69 years; "M" [subscript second-born] = 12.20,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sibling Relationship, Siblings, Emotional Adjustment
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Gillen-O'Neel, Cari; Huynh, Virginia W.; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Child Development, 2013
This longitudinal study examined how nightly variations in adolescents' study and sleep time are associated with academic problems on the following day. Participants ("N" = 535, 9th grade M[subscript age] = 14.88) completed daily diaries every day for 14 days in 9th, 10th, and 12th grades. Results suggest that regardless of how much a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Sleep, Adolescents, Diaries
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Gillen-O'Neel, Cari; Fuligni, Andrew – Child Development, 2013
This longitudinal study examined how school belonging changes over the years of high school, and how it is associated with academic achievement and motivation. Students from Latin American, Asian, and European backgrounds participated ("N" = 572; age span = 13.94-19.15 years). In ninth grade, girls' school belonging was higher than…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement, Student School Relationship, Gender Differences
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