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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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Mendez, Julian J.; Bauman, Sheri – Review of Higher Education, 2018
This article examines factors associated with college outcomes in a migrant Latina/o college student sample enrolled in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). We also examine the relationship between CAMP services and students' academic perceptions (i.e., college academic self-efficacy, academic resilience, and school connectedness). High…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Migrant Education, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average
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Xu, Yilan; Fan, Linlin – Education Economics, 2018
This study estimates peer effects in diverse friendship networks by friend types. Evidence from friendship networks for 57,351 U.S. high school adolescents demonstrates that adolescents are more likely to make friends with someone of the same immigrant status or ethnicity ('similar friends') than those with different backgrounds ('dissimilar…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Influence, Adolescents, Behavior Problems
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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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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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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
Rochmes, Jane E. – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2016
Health and education are reciprocally related, and research indicates that unhealthy students are poorly positioned to learn. Providing services that prevent health problems or help students cope with existing health concerns is one way that schools intervene in the relationship between student background and educational outcomes. Providing health…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Physical Health, Health Promotion, Prevention
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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Pearson, Jennifer; Wilkinson, Lindsey – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Existing research suggests that sexual minority youth experience lower levels of well-being, in part because they perceive less social support than heterosexual youth. Sexual minority youth with strong family relationships may demonstrate resilience and increased well-being; however, it is also possible that the experience of sexual stigma may…
Descriptors: Well Being, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Drinking
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Chen, Pan; Vazsonyi, Alexander T. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
The association between future orientation and problem behaviors has received extensive empirical attention; however, previous work has not considered school contextual influences on this link. Using a sample of N = 9,163 9th to 12th graders (51.0% females) from N = 85 high schools of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, the…
Descriptors: School Location, Adolescents, School Size, High School Students
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