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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Liu, Ruth X. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study assesses the effects of attachment to paternal grandparents on Chinese adolescent adjustment in the domains of school bonding, peer associations, and self-views, and whether such effects may differ for adolescent boys and girls. Drawing on survey responses of 2,117 middle school students from Fuzhou City, China, regression analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior, Grandparents, Adolescents
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Dekel, Rachel; Solomon, Dan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study examined the contribution of maternal bonding to the adjustment of Israeli adolescents following the 2006 Lebanon War. In all, 2,858 seventh and eighth graders who lived in areas that were exposed to missile attacks completed the Parental Bonding Instrument (assessing maternal care and control) and questionnaires evaluating…
Descriptors: Mothers, War, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Masden, Catherine A.; Leung, Olivia N.; Shore, Bruce M.; Schneider, Barry H.; Udvari, Stephen J. – High Ability Studies, 2015
This research examined links among academic ability, social-perspective coordination, and friendship quality, within the context of gifted adolescents' friendships. The sample consisted of 120 early adolescents (59 girls, 61 boys), 81 of whom were identified as gifted. Academic ability, sex, and grade significantly predicted social-perspective…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Friendship, Adolescents, Social Development
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Thomsen, Tamara; Fritz, Viktoria; Mößle, Regine; Greve, Werner – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
Coping research has consistently shown that accommodative coping is positively correlated with individuals' health. Until now, however, there have been little to no studies on the prognostic impact of accommodative coping on health, and only a few studies investigating its buffering effect on the relation between stress and health in childhood and…
Descriptors: Coping, Well Being, Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Sun, Xiaojun; Tian, Yuan; Zhang, Yongxin; Xie, Xiaochun; Heath, Melissa A.; Zhou, Zongkui – School Psychology International, 2015
With China's rapidly developing economy and increasing urbanization, many adults from rural areas migrate to urban areas for better paid jobs. A side effect of this migration is that parents frequently leave their children behind (left-behind children). This research investigated left-behind children's and non-left-behind children's psychological,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural to Urban Migration, Migrants, Children
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Poulin, Francois; Denault, Anne-Sophie – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2013
The goal of this study was to provide an in-depth examination of friendships within organized activities. The prevalence of friendships with co-participants, their quality and characteristics, and their associations with adjustment were investigated. A sample of 281 (60% girls) 8th grade adolescents reported their friendships, activities, and…
Descriptors: Incidence, Grade 8, Behavior Problems, Friendship
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Gfellner, Barbara M.; Armstrong, Helen D. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
This study supported associations between three theoretically driven conceptualizations of racial and ethnic identity (REI; Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure; Multidimensional Racial Identity Measure; Bicultural Identity Measure) and with adaptive functioning among Canadian indigenous adolescents in middle school to high school. Age differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Biculturalism
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Zasypkin, Z. P.; Zborovskii, G. E.; Shuklina, E. A. – Russian Education and Society, 2013
Research on the adaptation of children of migrants in Russia shows that while they adapt successfully in many ways, there is a need for teachers to be better equipped to deal with the cultural conflicts these children often experience.
Descriptors: Migrants, Foreign Countries, Adjustment (to Environment), Acculturation
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Khamis, Vivian – Educational Studies, 2013
This study investigated the contributions of child and parents' sociodemographics, daily stressors, family environment, and coping strategies, to academic achievement, cognitive functioning and aggression in a sample of 600 children at the intermediate grade levels from Gaza Strip. Each of the predictor variables exhibited a different pattern of…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Family Environment, Coping, Predictor Variables
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Pinquart, Martin; Pfeiffer, Jens P. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The present study compared psychological adjustment of 158 adolescents with vision impairment and 158 sighted adolescents with a matched-pair design using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Adolescent self-reports and teacher reports on emotional problems, peer problems, and total difficulties showed higher scores in students with…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Tseng, Wan-Ling; Kawabata, Yoshito; Gau, Susan Shur-Fen – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2011
This study examined social problems at school and relationships with peers, siblings, mothers, and fathers among children with ADHD only (n = 41), ODD only (n = 14), ADHD + ODD (n = 47), and normal controls (n = 204) from a school-based sample of 2,463 first to ninth graders in Taiwan. ADHD and ODD symptoms were determined by teacher and mother…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Sibling Relationship, Mothers, Rating Scales
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Melancon, Claudiane; Gagne, Marie-Helene – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
Maternal and paternal psychological violence were examined as potential risk factors for internalized and externalized behavior problems displayed by adolescents. Childhood family violence (physical and psychological parental violence), current extrafamily violence (bullying and dating violence), and family structure were taken into account. A…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Family Violence, Well Being, Risk
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Murray-Harvey, Rosalind; Slee, Phillip T. – School Psychology International, 2010
Previous school-related bullying research focused largely on inter-relationships among perpetrators and victims and more recently has included influences on, and by, peers. Still, less attention is given to wider school relationships that consider families and teachers. Students across grades 5-9 in 22 South Australian schools reported on how well…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Safety, Path Analysis, Peer Relationship
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Cheng, Yulan; Newman, Ian M.; Qu, Ming; Mbulo, Lazarous; Chai, Yan; Chen, Yan; Shell, Duane F. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Using the Chinese version of the Global School-based Health Survey (GSHS), this article describes the prevalence of being bullied among a nationally representative sample of Chinese students in grades 6-10 and explores the relationships between being bullied and selected indicators of psychosocial adjustment. Methods: A total of 9015…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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