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Mathys, Cécile; Véronneau, Marie-Hélène; Lecocq, Aurélie – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study tested whether grade retention at the transition into secondary school had a significant impact on adolescent psychosocial adjustment. A quasi-experimental design was used in which propensity score matching was implemented. Univariate ANCOVAs were subsequently run on a subsample of 181 students enrolled in one typical secondary school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Secondary School Students, Grade Repetition
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Chan, Heng Choon; Wong, Dennis S. W. – Youth & Society, 2019
Traditional school bullying and cyberbullying are growing concerns worldwide. Research has been devoted to understanding the etiology of bullying behaviors. Using a large sample of secondary school adolescents in Hong Kong (N = 1,893), this study explores gender differences in mean levels of traditional school bullying (i.e., physical and verbal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Behavior
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Decker, Martha J.; Gutmann-Gonzalez, Abigail; Lara, Diana; Brindis, Claire D. – Youth & Society, 2019
This article examines neighborhood-level factors to help explain why adolescent birth rate trajectories differ in certain communities in California, with rates in some areas remaining elevated or increasing while rates in other areas with similar demographic characteristics declined. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 94 community…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Birth Rate, Social Influences, Stakeholders
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Drummond, Holli; Dizgun, John; Keeling, David – Youth & Society, 2019
The present study evaluates adolescent gang involvement using cross-sectional survey data from 1,475 adolescents living in a disadvantaged Comuna in Medellin, Colombia. Specifically, we examine the prevalence of former and current gang membership, affiliation with gang members, and lives untouched by any gang association. Once these groups are…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Disadvantaged
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Tomek, Sara; Bolland, Kathleen A.; Bolland, John M.; Hooper, Lisa M.; Church, Wesley T., II; Bolland, Anneliese C. – Youth & Society, 2019
While previous research has shown alcohol use to increase developmentally throughout adolescence, the age of alcohol initiation has rarely been incorporated into developmental trajectories. Simultaneous estimation of the effects of early alcohol initiation was made in relation to the recency and frequency of alcohol use utilizing a sample of 1,209…
Descriptors: Drinking, Adolescents, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups
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Zagel, Alicia L.; Cutler, Gretchen J.; Linabery, Amy M.; Spaulding, Alicen B.; Kharbanda, Anupam B. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of youth morbidity. However, limited nationally representative data are available to characterize the occurrence of unintentional injuries at US schools. Given this paucity, we characterized secular trends in unintentional injuries at schools that led to emergency department (ED) visits.…
Descriptors: Injuries, Children, Adolescents, Incidence
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Krtinic, Gordana; Duric, Predrag – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: The leading cause of nonfatal injuries in age group 14-19 is sports injuries. Purpose of the study was to determine the association between intense physical activity and injury and to identify the circumstances and environment in which injuries are most likely to occur. Methods: A prospective cohort study included 698 high school…
Descriptors: Injuries, Athletics, Adolescents, Correlation
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Priesmeyer, Jill; Fedewa, Alicia L.; Toland, Michael – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Insufficient physical activity is a significant concern because a growing body of research demonstrates that physical activity during adolescence has numerous benefits on physical health, mental health, and educational achievement. A less-studied area of physical activity research is how physical activity participation in adolescence…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Academic Aspiration
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Kim, Sung Reul; Kim, Hye Young; Kim, Ji Young; Kim, Hyun Kyung – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The aim of this study was to identify the association between type D personality and smoking cessation among high school students who had participated in a stop smoking program. From 27 high schools, we recruited 279 smoking students who had participated in a stop smoking program between May 29, 2015, and January 25, 2016. About 26.5% of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Smoking, Failure
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Turan, Mehmet Behzat; Disçeken, Osman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of imagination and cognitive learning exercises, which are applied to increase the success of elite handball players, on their balance skills. The research group consists of a total of 36 voluntary male athletes, 18 of which are the control group and 18 of them are the experimental group, aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Learning Processes, Imagination
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Wouters, Marieke; Evenhuis, Heleen M.; Hilgenkamp, Thessa I. M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Regular participation of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilites in physical activity is important to maintain good health and to acquire motor skills. The aim of this study was to investigate the habitual physical activity in these children. Methods: Sixty-eight children and adolescents (2-18 years) with a…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Intellectual Disability, Motor Development, Children
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Lee, Xzania White; Cunningham, Michael – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The variety of experiences of African American adolescents is still misunderstood and neglected. Empirical and lay reports consistently report that drug use is rampant within African American communities despite the fact that national statistics show that African Americans engage in substance use less than their White counterparts. Thus, the…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Urban Youth, Adolescents, African American Students
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Espinoza, Luis Enrique – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
This study sought to investigate the association between nativity status and Hispanic young women's formal sex education and parental sex education in the USA. We used data from a cross-sectional sample of 310 Hispanic young women aged 18-24 years old from the 2013-2015 US National Survey of Family Growth. We assessed 11 outcomes: four formal sex…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Hispanic Americans, Females, Parents as Teachers
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Jørgensen, Clara Rübner; Weckesser, Annalise; Turner, Jerome; Wade, Alex – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
Young people's sexting is an area of increasing concern amongst parents, educationalists and policy makers, yet little research has been conducted with young people themselves to explore their perspectives on the support they need to navigate relationships in the new digital media landscape. To address this absence, an inter-disciplinary team of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Adolescents
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Bradford, Nova J.; DeWitt, James; Decker, Jilyan; Berg, Dianne R.; Spencer, Katherine G.; Ross, Michael W. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
The sex education made available to transgender youth has rarely been studied empirically. In this study, we sought to explore the sex education experiences of transgender young people and summarise their recommendations for transgender-inclusive curricula. Qualitative data from 14 transgender youth in the upper-Midwest USA were collected by means…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexual Identity, Access to Education, Student Attitudes
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