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van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Burk, William J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined associations between perceived popularity trajectories and changes in proactive and reactive aggression in middle adolescence. The sample included 1,374 adolescents from 5 cohorts who were followed from Grade 7 to Grade 9 (49% males, M[subscript age] = 12.67 years, SD = 0.67). Popularity trajectories were identified based on…
Descriptors: Aggression, Peer Acceptance, Adolescents, Change
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Estrada, Eduardo; Ferrer, Emilio; Shaywitz, Bennett A.; Holahan, John M.; Shaywitz, Sally E. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Identifying change at the individual level is an important goal for researchers, educators, and clinicians. We present a set of statistical procedures for identifying individuals who depart from a normative change. Using Latent Change Scores models (LCS), we illustrate how the Individual Likelihood computed from a statistical model for change…
Descriptors: Change, Children, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Gniewosz, Burkhard; Watt, Helen M. G. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
This study examines whether and how student-perceived parents' and teachers' overestimation of students' own perceived mathematical ability can explain trajectories for adolescents' mathematical task values (intrinsic and utility) controlling for measured achievement, following expectancy-value and self-determination theories. Longitudinal data…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parents, Teachers, Mathematics Skills
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Häfner, Isabelle; Flunger, Barbara; Dicke, Anna-Lena; Gaspard, Hanna; Brisson, Brigitte M.; Nagengast, Benjamin; Trautwein, Ulrich – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Using a cluster randomized field trial, the present study tested whether 2 relevance interventions affected students' value beliefs, self-concept, and effort in math differently depending on family background (socioeconomic status, family interest (FI), and parental utility value). Eighty-two classrooms were randomly assigned to either 1 of 2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Student Attitudes, Self Concept
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Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Maïano, Christophe; Scalas, L. Francesca; Janosz, Michel; Litalien, David – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The self-equilibrium hypothesis underlines the importance of having a strong core self, which is defined as a high and developmentally stable self-concept. This study tested this hypothesis in relation to body image (BI) trajectories in a sample of 1,006 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 12.6, including 541 males and 465 females) across a 4-year…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Concept, Human Body, Body Composition
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Laible, Deborah; Carlo, Gustavo; Davis, Alexandra N.; Karahuta, Erin – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Longitudinal links between early childhood temperament, maternal sensitivity, and adolescents' adjustment have been proposed and found in several longitudinal studies, but the mechanisms of influence have not been explored. The authors examined the paths from maternal sensitivity and temperament in early childhood to adolescents' prosocial,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency
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Brendgen, Mara; Girard, Alain; Vitaro, Frank; Dionne, Ginette; Boivin, Michel – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Using a sample of 767 children (403 girls, 364 boys), this study aimed to (a) identify groups with distinct trajectories of peer victimization over a 6-year period from primary school through the transition to secondary school, and (b) examine the associated personal (i.e., aggression or internalizing problems) and familial (family status,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Victims, Peer Relationship
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Benish-Weisman, Maya – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Values, or the guiding standards of adolescents' lives, influence which behaviors are considered more justified than others. The relationship between values and social behavior has been established across many studies including the relationship of values and aggression. But only a few studies have examined these relationships among youth.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Values, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Makara, Kara A.; Madjar, Nir – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Students' social goals--reasons for engaging in interpersonal relationships with peers-are consequential for students' interactions with their peers at school and for their well-being. Despite the salience of peer relationships during adolescence, research on social goals is generally lacking compared with academic goals, and it is unknown how…
Descriptors: High School Students, Peer Relationship, Goal Orientation, Predictor Variables
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Fischer, Natalie; Theis, Désirée – Developmental Psychology, 2014
School motivation and attachment typically decline after the transition to middle school. According to the stage-environment fit approach, extracurricular activities are supposed to promote motivation. However, research has shown that the effects depend on the quality of the activities, which usually is measured by assessing students' individual…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, School Attitudes, Goal Orientation
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Ojanen, Tiina; Findley-Van Nostrand, Danielle – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Social goals are associated with behaviors and adjustment among peers. However, it remains unclear whether goals predict adolescent social development. We examined prospective associations among goals, physical and relational aggression, social preference, and popularity during middle school (N = 384 participants, ages 12-14 years). Agentic…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Goal Orientation, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship
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Choukas-Bradley, Sophia; Giletta, Matteo; Widman, Laura; Cohen, Geoffrey L.; Prinstein, Mitchell J. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
A performance-based measure of peer influence susceptibility was examined as a moderator of the longitudinal association between peer norms and trajectories of adolescents' number of sexual intercourse partners. Seventy-one 9th grade adolescents (52% female) participated in an experimental "chat room" paradigm involving…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Sexuality
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Frenzel, Anne C.; Pekrun, Reinhard; Dicke, Anna-Lena; Goetz, Thomas – Developmental Psychology, 2012
Research has shown that the average values for academic interest decrease during adolescence. Looking beyond such quantitative decline, we explored qualitative change of interest in the domain of mathematics across adolescence. Study 1 was based on a longitudinal data set (annual assessments from Grade 5 to Grade 9; N = 3,193). Latent variable…
Descriptors: Interests, Mathematics, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Hazel, Nicholas A.; Oppenheimer, Caroline W.; Technow, Jessica R.; Young, Jami F.; Hankin, Benjamin L. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
During the transition to adolescence, several developmental trends converge to increase the importance of peer relationships, the likelihood of peer-related stressors, and the experience of depressive symptoms. Simultaneously, there are significant changes in parent-child relationships. The current study sought to evaluate whether positive…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Peer Relationship, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Molloy, Lauren E.; Gest, Scott D.; Feinberg, Mark E.; Osgood, D. Wayne – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Prospective longitudinal data from over 14,000 youth residing in 28 communities in the rural United States were analyzed to examine the emergence of mixed-sex friendship groups in early adolescence. Youth were surveyed on 5 occasions between fall of 6th grade and spring of 9th grade. At each assessment, youth reported the names of up to 7…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Rural Areas, Youth, Surveys
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