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Lennarz, Hannah K.; Hollenstein, Tom; Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Anna; Kuntsche, Emmanuel; Granic, Isabela – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Successful emotion regulation (ER) is a central aspect of psychosocial functioning and mental health and is thought to improve and be refined in adolescence. Past research on ER has mainly focused on one-time measurements of habitual ER. Linking regulatory strategies to emotions in daily lives is key to understanding adolescents' emotional lives.…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Marks, Peter E. L.; Babcock, Ben; van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
In peer nomination research, individuals who do not provide nominations (nonparticipants) are often included on rosters as potential nominees. This can present ethical questions regarding informed consent, but psychometric consequences of excluding nonparticipants from rosters are unknown. In this investigation, Study 1 simulated both random and…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Pronk, Jeroen; Lee, Nikki C.; Sandhu, Damanjit; Kaur, Kirandeep; Kaur, Shubhdip; Olthof, Tjeert; Goossens, Frits A. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Contemporary research adopts an evolutionary theoretical perspective in which bullying is strategic behavior that is conducive to peer-group status enhancement. Within this view, a high social status (i.e., popularity) has been associated with bullying others, while a high affiliative status (i.e., preference) has been associated with defending…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bullying, Social Status, Peer Acceptance
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Zwaan, Michiel; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Veenstra, Rene – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2013
The moderating effects of three specific conditions (status hierarchy, attractiveness hierarchy and sex ratio) on the link between status (popularity) and physical and relational aggression were examined in a large sample of adolescent boys ("N" = 1,665) and girls ("N" = 1,637) ("M" age = 13.60). In line with the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Status, Peer Relationship
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Oppenheimer, Louis – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
In the beginning of the first decade of this century, some highly-publicized extremistic acts of terror occurred. A hostage tragedy in a school in Beslan (North Ossetia) was followed in the Netherlands by the brutal murder of the controversial Dutch filmmaker and newspaper columnist Theo van Gogh, bomb attacks in Bali and Madrid and other acts of…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages
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van der Velden, Floor; Brugman, Daniel; Boom, Jan; Koops, Willem – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
This study addresses the longitudinal relationships between three kinds of moral cognitions--self-serving cognitive distortions, moral judgment, perception of community--and antisocial behavior in young adolescents. Aims were to gain insight in direct and indirect relationships, stability, and causality. The sample included 724 students (M age =…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Structural Equation Models, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Veenstra, Rene; Lindenberg, Siegwart; Tinga, Frank; Ormel, Johan – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
Some pupils already show unexcused, illegal, surreptitious absences in elementary education or the first years of secondary education. Are weak social bonds (see also Hirschi, 1969) and a lack of self-control (Gottfredson & Hirschi, 1990) indicative of truancy at an early age? Of the children in our sample, 5% were persistent truants in late…
Descriptors: Economic Status, Truancy, Delinquency, Secondary Education