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Richmond, Ashley D.; Laursen, Brett; Stattin, Håkan – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
This study examined age-related changes in friend similarity on delinquency to determine whether deviant behavior homophily peaks during mid-adolescence. A community sample of 1,663 male and 1,826 female Swedish youth from Grade 5 (M = 11.21 years) to Grade 10 (M = 16.25 years) provided self-reports of delinquency. Friendships were identified from…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Adolescents, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Gren-Landell, Malin; Ekerfelt Allvin, Cornelia; Bradley, Maria; Andersson, Maria; Andersson, Gerhard – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
In the present online survey, 158 teachers in regular and special education teaching in grades six to nine were asked to rate the importance of probable reasons for problematic school absenteeism. On average, the teachers estimated that among their students, 19 students had presented with problematic school absenteeism over the last five years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Attendance Patterns, Online Surveys