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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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Joyce, Hilary D. – Children & Schools, 2019
Strong teacher support is associated with and predictive of fewer depressive symptoms among youths. However, school connectedness may play a role in explaining this relationship. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, this study examined the mediating role of school connectedness on the relationship between teacher…
Descriptors: Correlation, Depression (Psychology), Student School Relationship, Adolescents
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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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Patton, Jeffrey M.; Cheng, Ying; Hong, Maxwell; Diao, Qi – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
In psychological and survey research, the prevalence and serious consequences of careless responses from unmotivated participants are well known. In this study, we propose to iteratively detect careless responders and cleanse the data by removing their responses. The careless responders are detected using person-fit statistics. In two simulation…
Descriptors: Test Items, Response Style (Tests), Identification, Computation
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Assini-Meytin, Luciana C.; Garza, Mary A.; Green, Kerry M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Understanding racial differences in teenage fathers' early risk factors and later outcomes is critical to inform programs for teenage fathers as our knowledge base on this population remains limited. Objective: The goal of this study was to assess how teen fathers' characteristics, including family background, delinquency, living…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Early Parenthood, Fathers
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Eitle, David; Eitle, Tamela McNulty – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
American Indians have among the highest prevalence rates for both substance use and obesity, yet there is a dearth of studies that have examined this relationship. We examined a subsample of American Indian adolescents (n=623), using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. We examined the association between body mass index…
Descriptors: Body Weight, American Indians, Adolescents, Correlation
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Chambers, Brittany D.; Erausquin, Jennifer Toller – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Adolescence is a critical phase of development and experimentation with delinquent behaviors. There is a growing body of literature exploring individual and structural impacts of discrimination on health outcomes and delinquent behaviors. However, there is limited research assessing how school diversity and discrimination impact…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Peer Acceptance, Predictor Variables
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Cai, Tianji; Zhou, Yisu; Niño, Michael D.; Driver, Nichola – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Previous research has identified individual and school-level characteristics that are associated with sexual risk-taking, but the impact of school-level mechanisms on sexual risk-taking is not well understood. We examine the aggregated effects that early sex at the school level have on risky sexual behaviors. Methods: We use 3 waves of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Zito, Rena Cornell – Youth & Society, 2018
Teenage mothers often report immense personal benefits of children, claiming that motherhood reordered their priorities, provided a sense of purpose, and prevented a worse fate, yet the potentially beneficial impacts of early motherhood receive little empirical attention. This study employs propensity score analysis using nearest neighbor matching…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Mothers, Longitudinal Studies, Adolescents
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Elsaesser, Caitlin; Heath, Ryan D.; Kim, Jong-Bae; Bouris, Alida – Youth & Society, 2018
Latino youth are the fastest growing group of ethnic minority adolescents in the United States, but their educational needs remain underserved. Although research exploring academic engagement has expanded in recent years, the majority of research examining academic engagement among Latino youth has been cross-sectional. Using data from the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Mexican Americans
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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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Barnes, J. C.; Motz, Ryan T. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
There is a large body of evidence revealing that minorities--in particular, Black citizens--are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. But the causes of these inequalities have been difficult to pin down. One line of work suggests the inequalities in arrest may be traced to inequalities in exposure to school discipline. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Discipline, Crime, Adults
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Lee, Chung Gun; Seo, Dong-Chul; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Lohrmann, David K.; Song, Tae Min – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: We examined the longitudinal trajectory of substance use (binge drinking, marijuana use, and cocaine use) in relation to self-esteem from adolescence to young adulthood. Methods: Generalized estimating equation models were fit using SAS to investigate changes in the relation between self-esteem and each substance use (binge drinking,…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Substance Abuse, Adolescents, Young Adults
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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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