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Yablon, Yaacov B. – School Psychology, 2019
The aim of the study was to investigate the mediating effect of school safety and school connectedness on the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) among boys and girls facing terror. A cross-sectional research design using a nationwide random sample of 609 (54% girls) 9th (25%), 10th (26%), 11th (24%),…
Descriptors: School Safety, Student School Relationship, Resilience (Psychology), Terrorism
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Ettekal, Andrea Vest; Simpkins, Sandra D.; Schaefer, David R. – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
Overweight youth are often socially marginalized and have fewer friends than their nonoverweight peers. Participation in organized activities may be one way to promote friendships for overweight youth. In this study, we used a large nationally representative sample to test whether two aspects of participation promoted friendships, namely the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Social Bias, Peer Relationship, Youth
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Cottrell, Cicely – Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research International, 2018
While scholars have studied racial bias in the application of out-of-school suspension and its influence on arrest and incarceration for decades, the mechanism that produces juvenile delinquency remains unclear. Guided by general strain theory, this study considers racial group differences in the evaluation of suspension as discriminatory, and how…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Psychological Patterns, Intervention, Suspension
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Rawlings, Jared R.; Stoddard, Sarah A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Previous research suggests that students participating in school-based musical ensembles are more engaged in school and more likely to connect to their peers in school; however, researchers have not specifically investigated peer connectedness among adolescents in school-based music ensembles. The purpose of this study was to explore middle school…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Middle School Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Jiang, Xin; Peguero, Anthony A. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The children of immigrants' educational progress and success have been the focus of social research for decades. Although it is known that extracurricular activities contribute to adolescent development and overall well-being, it is also clear that participation varies across immigrant generations. Yet, empirical study explaining generational…
Descriptors: Immigration, Extracurricular Activities, Family Role, Adolescent Development
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Coyle, Karin K.; Guinosso, Stephanie A.; Glassman, Jill R.; Anderson, Pamela M.; Wilson, Helen W. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This article examines the relationship between exposure to violence, fear of exposure to violence, and sexual risk among a sample of urban middle school youth. The sample included 911 seventh-grade students who completed self-report surveys. Approximately 20% of the sample reported at least one direct threat or injury with a weapon in the past 3…
Descriptors: Violence, Sexuality, At Risk Persons, Fear
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Bleck, Jennifer; DeBate, Rita – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Introduction: Based on internal and external assets, the positive youth development approach aims to increase the capacity among adolescents to overcome challenges as they transition to adulthood. Developmental assets have been found to be positively associated with academic achievement, a variety of health promoting behaviors, and improved…
Descriptors: Correlation, Health Behavior, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Loukas, Alexandra; Cance, Jessica Duncan; Batanova, Milena – Youth & Society, 2016
Students become increasingly disconnected from their schools across the middle school years, but little is known about the factors contributing to changes in school connectedness. This study examined the time-invariant and time-varying roles of depressive symptoms and externalizing problems in trajectories of student-perceived school connectedness…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Grade 6
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Dotterer, Aryn M.; Wehrspann, Elizabeth – Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined the extent to which parent involvement in education was directly and indirectly (via school engagement) related to academic outcomes in an effort to more fully understand the school experiences of urban adolescents. Participants (80% racial/ethnic minority; n = 108) were in grades 6, 7 or 8. In the Fall and subsequent…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Adolescents, Urban Youth
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Gorry, Devon – Education Economics, 2016
This paper analyzes the distribution of education and labor market benefits from sports participation. Results show that effects are similar across gender, but differ on other dimensions. In particular, participants in team sports show greater gains than those in individual sports. Quantile regressions show that educational gains are larger for…
Descriptors: Athletics, Team Sports, Regression (Statistics), Adolescents
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Beaver, Kevin M.; Barnes, J. C.; Boutwell, Brian B. – Youth & Society, 2016
The current study examined the association between playing high school football and involvement in violent behaviors in sibling pairs drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The analysis revealed that youth who played high school football self-reported more violence than those youth who did not play football.…
Descriptors: Violence, Team Sports, Athletes, Siblings
Barber, Carolyn; Wasson, Jillian Woodford – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2015
Friendships serve as a source of support and as a context for developing social competence. Although advanced coursework may provide a unique context for the development of friendships, more research is needed to explore exactly what differences exist. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and the Adolescent Health and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Advanced Placement
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Schade, Benjamin; Larwin, Karen H. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2015
The current investigation examines whether visual impairment has an impact on a student's perception of the school climate. Using a large national sample of high school students, perceptions were examined for students with vision impairment relative to students with no visual impairments. Three factors were examined: self-reported level of…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Educational Environment, High School Students
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Richmond, Tracy K.; Milliren, Carly; Walls, Courtney E.; Kawachi, Ichiro – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Social capital in neighborhoods and workplaces positively affects health. Less is known about the influence of school social capital on student health outcomes, in particular weight status. We sought to examine the association between individual- and school-level social capital and student body mass index (BMI). Methods: Analyzing data…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Child Health, Body Weight, Body Composition
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Rendón, Maria G. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2014
Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) this study compares if and how neighborhood effects on the likelihood to drop out and be "disconnected" from school and work in young adulthood change when schools are taken into account. As widely documented, I find that neighborhood socioeconomic status…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Young Adults, Neighborhoods, Context Effect
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