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Liang, Belle; Lund, Terese; Mousseau, Angela; White, Allison E.; Spencer, Renée; Walsh, Jill – Youth & Society, 2018
Scholars have differentiated other-oriented (OO) purpose (i.e., a personally meaningful life aim intended to contribute to the world beyond the self) and self-oriented (SO) purpose (i.e., a personally meaningful life aim without intention to contribute beyond the self). OO purpose is associated with adolescent thriving, yet little is known about…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Parent Child Relationship, Correlation
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Yamada, Samantha; Pepler, Debra; Jiang, Depeng; Cappadocia, M. Catherine; Craig, Wendy; Connolly, Jennifer – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2016
Longitudinal data from 746 adolescents in Toronto, Canada (54% females), was gathered in eight waves over seven years (1995 through 2001), beginning when the youths were 10 to 12 years old (mean age = 11.8, SD = 1.2 years). Five trajectories of substance use were identified: chronic-high, childhood onset-rapid high, childhood onset-moderate,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Substance Abuse, Adolescents, Behavior Problems
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Kanchewa, Stella S.; Rhodes, Jean E.; Schwartz, Sarah E. O.; Olsho, Lauren E. W. – Applied Developmental Science, 2014
Although assigned mentoring relationships have typically involved same-gender matches, a growing number of programs, particularly those in schools, have begun pairing female mentors with male mentees. This practice stems, in large part, from the relative dearth of male mentors and programs' efforts to increase the availability of youth mentoring…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Mentors, Males
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Burton, K. Alex; Florell, Dan; Wygant, Dustin B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
This study examined the effects of normative beliefs about aggression and peer attachment on traditional bullying, cyberbullying, and both types of victimization. Cyberbullying departs from traditional forms of bullying in that it is through forms of technology, such as the Internet, which increases situational anonymity. Eight hundred fifty…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Aggression, Attachment Behavior, Bullying
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Jiang, Xu; Huebner, E. Scott; Hills, Kimberly J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Research using an attachment theory framework has provided evidence that parent attachment is one of the crucial determinants of psychological adjustment in adolescents, including global life satisfaction (LS). This study investigated the interrelationships among parent attachment, hope, and LS during early adolescence, including the mediation…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Parent Child Relationship, Middle School Students, Statistical Significance
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Walden, Laura M.; Beran, Tanya N. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between students' quality of attachment to their primary caregivers and the frequency with which they bully others and are the victims of bullying. One hundred and five students in Grades 4, 6, and 8 (46 girls, 59 boys; M = 10.5 years) completed paper and pencil surveys. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Bullying, Caregivers, Attachment Behavior, Grade 4