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Sutter, Carolyn; Nishina, Adrienne; Witkow, Melissa R.; Bellmore, Amy – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: In line with the reflected self-appraisal hypothesis, previous research finds associations between weight and maladjustment are strongest when there is a mismatch between individuals' weight and the weight norm of their social contexts. However, research has not considered associations in more proximal social contexts. We examined…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Adolescents, Body Weight, Friendship
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Ma, Ting-Lan; Bellmore, Amy – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2016
To examine cross-cultural differences in behavior upon witnessing peer victimization and the reasons behind the behavior, this study evaluated the responses of early adolescents from both the United States and Taiwan. Two questions were addressed: (1) Do adolescents in Taiwan and in the United States differ in their willingness to help peer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle School Students, Grade 6