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Pomerantz, Eva M.; Qin, Lili; Wang, Qian; Chen, Huichang – Child Development, 2011
This research examined American and Chinese children's sense of responsibility to their parents during early adolescence, with a focus on its implications for children's academic functioning. Four times over the seventh and eighth grades, 825 children (mean age = 12.73 years) in the United States and China reported on their sense of responsibility…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Responsibility
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Qin, Lili; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Wang, Qian – Child Development, 2009
This research examined the role of children's decision-making autonomy in their emotional functioning during early adolescence in the United States and China. Four times over the 7th and 8th grades, 825 American and Chinese children (M = 12.73 years) reported on the extent to which they versus their parents make decisions about issues children…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Grade 7
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Wang, Qian; Pomerantz, Eva M. – Child Development, 2009
This research examined motivational trajectories during early adolescence in the United States and China. Upon their entry into middle school at 7th grade and every 6 months thereafter until the end of 8th grade, 825 American and Chinese children (mean age = 12.73 years) reported on their motivational beliefs (e.g., mastery orientation) and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Pomerantz, Eva M.; Qin, Lili; Wang, Qian; Chen, Huichang – Child Development, 2009
This research examined children's interdependent self-construals as manifest in their seeing their relationships with their parents as self-defining. Four times over early adolescence, 825 children (mean age = 12.73 years) in the United States and China reported on their inclusion of their relationships with their parents in their self-construals…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Self Concept
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Wang, Qian; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Chen, Huichang – Child Development, 2007
This research compared the effects over time of parents' control and autonomy support on children's functioning in the United States and China. American and Chinese (N = 806) seventh graders (mean age = 12.73 years) participated in a 6-month longitudinal study. Children reported on their parents' psychological control, psychological autonomy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Psychology, Parent Role