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Frijns, Tom; Finkenauer, Catrin; Keijsers, Loes – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
It is a household notion that secrecy is bad while sharing is good. But what about shared secrets? The present research adopts a functional analysis of sharing secrets, arguing that it should negate harmful consequences generally associated with secrecy and serves important interpersonal functions in adolescence. A survey study among 790 Dutch…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Psychological Patterns, Adolescents, Interpersonal Competence
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de Looze, Margaretha; Harakeh, Zeena; van Dorsselaer, Saskia A. F. M.; Raaijmakers, Quinten A. W.; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.; ter Bogt, Tom F. M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
Previous studies from a wide variety of European countries have demonstrated that low educated adolescents engage more frequently in health risk behaviors compared to high educated adolescents. The present study investigates the mediating roles of parental knowledge and time spent with peers in this relationship. Data were retrieved from a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Adolescents, Drinking, Foreign Countries
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Collier, Kate L.; Bos, Henny M. W.; Sandfort, Theo G. M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
This study explored how contact with gay and lesbian persons affects adolescents' attitudes toward them, and whether this association is mediated or moderated by one's acceptance of gender non-conformity. We analyzed survey responses from 456 Dutch adolescents aged 12-15 who reported having no same-sex attractions. Data were collected in 2008 at 8…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Adolescents, Homosexuality, Foreign Countries
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Bijvank, Marije Nije; Konijn, Elly A.; Bushman, Brad J. – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
This research focuses on low educational ability as a risk factor for aggression and violent game play. We propose that boys of lower educational ability are more attracted to violent video games than other boys are, and that they are also higher in trait aggressiveness and sensation seeking. Participants were Dutch boys in public schools (N =…
Descriptors: Video Games, Standardized Tests, At Risk Persons, Ability Grouping
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van Goethem, Anne A. J.; van Hoof, Anne; van Aken, Marcel A. G.; Raaijmakers, Quinten A. W.; Boom, Jan; de Castro, Bram Orobio – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
The aim of this study was to explain adolescents' volunteering in terms of their morality and identity and to examine the moderation effect of gender and age in this process. Data were collected among 698 Dutch adolescents aged 12 to 20 (M = 15.19; SD = 1.43). Adolescents' moral reasoning was positively associated with understanding moral issues…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Volunteers
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Vervoort, Miranda H. M.; Scholte, Ron H. J.; Scheepers, Peer L. H. – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
The relationships between the proportion of ethnic minority adolescents in school classes, the proportion and quality of majority-minority friendships and intergroup attitudes were examined using multi-level analysis (N = 2386 adolescents in 117 school classes in the Netherlands). In school classes with high proportions of ethnic minority…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Racial Composition
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Hoeve, Machteld; Dubas, Judith Semon; Gerris, Jan R. M.; van der Laan, Peter H.; Smeenk, Wilma – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
The present study examines the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between fathers' and mothers' parenting styles and male and female delinquency using a sample of 330 Dutch families with a mid or late adolescent son or daughter (ages 14-22), followed across two measurement waves with a 5-year interval. Parenting styles of fathers and…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Oldehinkel, Albertine J.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Ormel, Johan – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate associations between specific mental health problems and pubertal stage in (pre)adolescents participating in the Dutch prospective cohort study TRAILS (first assessment: N = 2230, age 11.09 [plus or minus] 0.56, 50.8% girls; second assessment: N = 2149, age 13.56 [plus or minus] 0.53, 51.0% girls). Mental…
Descriptors: Females, Mental Health, Adolescents, Puberty
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Oppenheimer, Louis – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
246 Dutch participants aged 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 years were presented with the Strength of Identification Scale (SoIS; Barrett, 2007) and the National Identity scale based on Cultural and Historical achievements (NICH; derived from the NATID, Keillor & Hult, 1999). The study aimed to examine the extent and nature of Dutch children and…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Identification (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Koning, Ina M.; Engels, Rutger C. M. E.; Verdurmen, Jacqueline E. E.; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2010
The present study examined the associations of alcohol-specific socialization practices and heavy parental drinking with alcohol use in early adolescents. Cross-sectional nationwide survey data from 2599 parent-adolescent (mean age = 12.16) dyads were used to conduct logistic regression analyses. Onset of alcohol use as well as infrequent and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Drinking, Predictor Variables, Early Adolescents
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Roest, Annette M. C.; Dubas, Judith Semon; Gerris, Jan R. M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2010
This study applied the gender role model of socialization theory, the developmental aging theory, and the topic salience perspective to the investigation of parent-child value transmissions. Specifically, we examined whether the bi-directionality and selectivity of value transmissions differed as a function of parents' and children's gender and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Role Models, Structural Equation Models, Sex Role
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Mulder, Juul; Ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; Raaijmakers, Quinten A. W.; Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic; Monshouwer, Karin; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M. – Journal of Adolescence, 2010
Both music preferences and the substance use behavior of peers are important elements in explaining adolescent substance use. The extent to which music preference and peer use overlap in explaining adolescent substance use remains to be determined. A nationally representative sample of 7324 Dutch school-going adolescents (aged 12-16) provided data…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Marijuana, Structural Equation Models, Foreign Countries
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Huver, Rose M. E.; Otten, Roy; de Vries, Hein; Engels, Rutger C. M. E. – Journal of Adolescence, 2010
Since parental personality traits are assumed to play a role in parenting behaviors, the current study examined the relation between parental personality and parenting style among 688 Dutch parents of adolescents in the SMILE study. The study assessed Big Five personality traits and derived parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian,…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship
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Selfhout, Maarten H. W.; Branje, Susan J. T.; ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; Meeus, Wim H. J. – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
The present study examines the role of similarity in music preferences in the formation and discontinuation of friendships over a 1-year period. Questionnaire data were gathered from 283 Dutch same-sex mutual best friends (mean age = 12.97) in two waves with a 1-year interval. Results show consistent evidence for high similarity in specific music…
Descriptors: Music, Friendship, Socioeconomic Background, Role
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Selfhout, Maarten H. W.; Branje, Susan J. T.; Delsing, M.; ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; Meeus, Wim H. J. – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
The current study examined the longitudinal associations of time spent on Internet activities for communication purposes (i.e., IM-ing) versus time spent on Internet activities for non-communication purposes (i.e., surfing) with depression and social anxiety, as well as the moderating role of perceived friendship quality in these associations.…
Descriptors: Age, Friendship, Adolescents, Prediction
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