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Cipra, Alli; Hall, LaTreese – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
While bullying is a serious concern for students and educators alike, empirically tested interventions are needed. This study examined the impact of a bullying intervention curriculum at a public middle school in the Midwest. This intervention, CORE"Matters", was designed to reduce bullying behaviors, foster a greater sense of community…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intervention, Public Schools, Middle Schools
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Xiong, Junmei; Qin, Yi; Gao, Miaomiao; Hai, Man – School Psychology International, 2017
By incorporating psychopathology and subjective well-being (SWB), the dual-factor model of mental health (DFM) can comprehensively measure psychological health. We examined the utility of the DFM among 1,293 Chinese adolescents (Grades 7-12). Furthermore, we examined the dynamics of mental health group membership via a two-wave longitudinal study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Health, Adolescents
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UmaƱa-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Iizuka, Christina A.; Barrett, Paula M.; Gillies, Robyn; Cook, Clayton R.; Marinovic, Welber – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the FRIENDS for Life program on students' and teachers' emotional outcomes in a school serving a high-poverty population. The focus of the intervention was to train/coach teachers with strategies to develop social and emotional skills for students. A single group, pre/post-test design was used…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, At Risk Students, Anxiety, Resilience (Psychology)
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Kerr, David C. R.; Reinke, Wendy M.; Eddy, J. Mark – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2013
We examined associations between adolescent problem trajectories and suicide risk outcomes in 361 community participants. Depressive symptoms (self-report) and externalizing behaviors (parent report) were assessed six times from grades 5 to 10. Parallel process linear growth curves indicated that lifetime suicide attempt history assessed to age 25…
Descriptors: Correlation, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Suicide
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Rosen, Lisa H.; Underwood, Marion K.; Beron, Kurt J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examined the relations among facial attractiveness, peer victimization, and internalizing problems in early adolescence. We hypothesized that experiences of peer victimization would partially mediate the relationship between attractiveness and internalizing problems. Ratings of attractiveness were obtained from standardized photographs…
Descriptors: Intervention, Structural Equation Models, Early Adolescents, Grade 6
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Hale, James B.; Reddy, Linda A.; Semrud-Clikeman, Margaret; Hain, Lisa A.; Whitaker, James; Morley, Jessica; Lawrence, Kyle; Smith, Alex; Jones, Nicole – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Methylphenidate (MPH) often ameliorates attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behavioral dysfunction according to "indirect" informant reports and rating scales. The standard of care behavioral MPH titration approach seldom includes "direct" neuropsychological or academic assessment data to determine treatment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Rating Scales, Short Term Memory
Walsh, Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The primary purpose of this study is to examine the connection between parent involvement and autonomy support, as well as the combined construct of autonomy supportive parent involvement, with internalized mental health symptoms. A secondary purpose of this study is to determine how certain parent demographics relate to attitudes and behaviors…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Parent Participation, Mental Health, Child Behavior
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Laursen, Brett; DeLay, Dawn; Adams, Ryan E. – Developmental Psychology, 2010
The authors examined decreases across the early adolescent years in child reports of perceived support from mothers to determine whether the rate of decline differed as a function of the initial amount of perceived negativity in the mother-child relationship. Participants included a diverse sample of 197 girls and 116 boys who were in the 1st year…
Descriptors: Mothers, Early Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents
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German, Miguelina; Gonzales, Nancy A.; Dumka, Larry – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
This study examined interactive relations between adolescent, maternal, and paternal familism values and deviant peer affiliations in predicting adolescent externalizing problems within low-income, Mexican-origin families (N = 598). Adolescent, maternal, and paternal familism values interacted protectively with deviant peer affiliations to predict…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Early Adolescents, Social Values, Mexican Americans
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Wang, Ming-Te – School Psychology Quarterly, 2009
The present study used an ecological framework to examine the relationships among adolescents' perceptions of school climate, social competence, and behavioral and psychological adjustment in the middle school years. This study improved upon prior studies by using "structural equation modeling" to investigate the hypothesized mediating…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Structural Equation Models, Early Adolescents, Error of Measurement
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Higa, Charmaine K.; Fernandez, Shantel N.; Nakamura, Brad J.; Chorpita, Bruce F.; Daleiden, Eric L. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2006
Validity and parent-child agreement of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children-Parent Report (SPAI-C-P) were examined in a racially diverse sample of 158 students in Grades 5 through 8 (87 girls; ages 10 to 14; M = 11.53) and their caregivers. Children completed the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (SPAI-C), and…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Social Cognition, Anxiety, Test Validity