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Wright, Michelle F.; Li, Yan – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Adolescents experience various forms of strain in their lives that may contribute jointly to their engagement in cyber aggression. However, little attention has been given to this idea. To address this gap in the literature, the present longitudinal study examined the moderating influence of peer rejection on the relationship between cyber…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Rejection (Psychology), Victims, Internet
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Busby, Danielle R.; Lambert, Sharon F.; Ialongo, Nicholas S. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
African American adolescents are exposed disproportionately to community violence, increasing their risk for emotional and behavioral symptoms that can detract from learning and undermine academic outcomes. The present study examined whether aggressive behavior and depressive and anxious symptoms mediated the association between exposure to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Sticca, Fabio; Perren, Sonja – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Cyberbullying, a modern form of bullying performed using electronic forms of contact (e.g., SMS, MMS, Facebook, YouTube), has been considered as being worse than traditional bullying in its consequences for the victim. This difference was mainly attributed to some specific aspect that are believed to distinguish cyberbullying from traditional…
Descriptors: Publicity, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Effect Size
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Moller, Ingrid; Krahe, Barbara; Busching, Robert; Krause, Christina – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Several longitudinal studies and meta-analytic reviews have demonstrated that exposure to violent media is linked to aggression over time. However, evidence on effective interventions to reduce the use of violent media and promote critical viewing skills is limited. The current study examined the efficacy of an intervention designed to reduce the…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Control Groups, Intervention, Violence
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Wolff, Jennifer M.; Crockett, Lisa J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
Adolescents may engage in risk behaviors that jeopardize their futures. Although adolescent risk-taking has long been attributed to faulty decision making, surprisingly little research has directly examined this link. This study examined the role of deliberative decision making (the tendency to consider options and consequences before making a…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Child Rearing, Adolescents, Decision Making
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Bowker, Julie C.; Spencer, Sarah V. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Research on friendship and adjustment has traditionally focused on same-sex, same-grade, and same-school peers. Recent evidence, however, suggests that many adolescents have other-sex and other-school friends that significantly impact their adjustment. The purpose of this study was to examine young adolescents' experiences with "mixed-grade"…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Grade 8
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Birkett, Michelle; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Koenig, Brian – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual students (LGB) and those questioning their sexual orientation are often at great risk for negative outcomes like depression, suicidality, drug use, and school difficulties (Elliot and Kilpatrick, How to Stop Bullying, A KIDSCAPE Guide to Training, 1994; Mufoz-Plaza et al., High Sch J 85:52-63, 2002; Treadway and Yoakam,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Drug Use, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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Lansford, Jennifer E.; Killeya-Jones, Ley A.; Miller, Shari; Costanzo, Philip R. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Sociometric nominations, social cognitive maps, and self-report questionnaires were completed in consecutive years by 327 students (56% girls) followed longitudinally from grade 7 to grade 8 to examine the stability of social standing in peer groups and correlates of changes in social standing. Social preference, perceived popularity, network…
Descriptors: Aggression, Drinking, Cognitive Mapping, Grade 8