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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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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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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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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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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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Goossens, Lien; Soenens, Bart; Braet, Caroline – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2009
The objective of this article was to investigate the prevalence and psychological correlates of binge eating among adolescents. Self-report questionnaires were administered to a community sample of 708 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 14 years). Adolescents reporting loss of control over eating (17% of the sample) reported more eating pathology and…
Descriptors: Incidence, Eating Disorders, Pathology, Adolescents