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Lansford, Jennifer E.; Killeya-Jones, Ley A.; Miller, Shari; Costanzo, Philip R. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Sociometric nominations, social cognitive maps, and self-report questionnaires were completed in consecutive years by 327 students (56% girls) followed longitudinally from grade 7 to grade 8 to examine the stability of social standing in peer groups and correlates of changes in social standing. Social preference, perceived popularity, network…
Descriptors: Aggression, Drinking, Cognitive Mapping, Grade 8
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Dotterer, Aryn M.; McHale, Susan M.; Crouter, Ann C. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
The connection between out-of-school activities and school engagement was examined in 140, 6th through 9th grade African American adolescents. Youth's out-of-school activities were measured with a series of 7 nightly phone calls and focused on time in structured (homework, academically-oriented, extracurricular/sports) and unstructured (watching…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Television, Homework, Extracurricular Activities
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Cortes, Rebecca C.; Fleming, Charles B.; Catalano, Richard F.; Brown, Eric C. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
This study reports on relationships among gender, maternal depressed mood, and children's trajectories of depressive phenomena across middle childhood and early adolescence. It tested the hypothesis that, compared to boys, girls become increasingly vulnerable to maternal depression as they enter adolescence. The study sample consisted of 834…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing, Children