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Lee, Hedwig – Youth & Society, 2014
Parents play an important role in influencing adolescent health behaviors and parenting practices may be an important pathway through which social disadvantage influences adolescent health behaviors that can persist into adulthood. This analysis uses the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to examine how parenting practices mediate…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Role, Socioeconomic Background, Family Characteristics
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Giesen, J. Martin; Cavenaugh, Brenda S.; McDonnall, Michele Capella – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Elementary and middle school students who are blind or visually impaired (VI) lag up to three years behind non-disabled peers in mathematics achievement. We investigated the impact of academic supports in the school on mathematics achievement, controlling grade, gender, cognitive disability, and family SES. Data were from SEELS (Special Education…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Achievement Gap
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Gilliam, Brenda K.; Dykes, Frank; Gerla, Jacqueline K.; Wright, Gary L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the link between speech and reading to oneself among struggling readers in secondary schools. The researchers examined the extent to which adolescent struggling readers used various vocal and subvocal behaviors, such as lip movement, mumbling, whispering, and oral reading during individual reading…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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McKinney, Cliff; Renk, Kimberly – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2011
Given the importance of predicting outcomes for early adolescents, this study examines a multivariate model of parent-adolescent relationship variables, including parenting, family environment, and conflict. Participants, who completed measures assessing these variables, included 710 culturally diverse 11-14-year-olds who were attending a middle…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Conflict, Child Rearing, Early Adolescents
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Lai, Fang – Economics of Education Review, 2010
Using one cohort of 7235 middle school students in Beijing, China, we examined the evolution of the gender achievement gap in middle school. Our study found a more significant female dominance than in U.S. studies: even though boys gradually caught up during middle school, especially in Math and Science, and the gender achievement gap decreased…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Early Intervention, Females, Dropout Rate
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Cantrell, Pamela; Sudweeks, Richard – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
This project investigated the effects of technology task autonomy, teacher gender, and student gender on student achievement scores for students disaggregated by IEP and SES in middle school science classrooms. Participants were from the treatment group in a larger quasi-experimental design project that investigated the effects of integrated…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Motivation, Scores, Personal Autonomy
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Warren, Jared S.; Jackson, Yo; Sifers, Sarah K. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2009
Social support provisions were examined in relation to negative life events, adaptive skills, hope, and grade point average in a sample of 103 inner-city youth (ages 11-14). Analyses focused on seven support provisions: social integration, attachment, guidance and information, reliable alliance, reassurance of worth, nurturance, and instrumental…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Grade Point Average, Social Integration, Early Adolescents
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Kelley, Michelle J.; Decker, Emmeline O. – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study examined middle school students' motivation to read using an adapted version of the Motivation to Read Profile (MRP) Survey. The MRP is comprised of items assessing students' self-concepts as readers and their value of reading. In total, 1080 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students responded. Descriptive and inferential statistics…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Motivation, Surveys, Grade 6
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Isiksal, Mine; Cakiroglu, Erdine – School Science and Mathematics, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in mathematics achievement as demonstrated by performance on the mathematics subsection of a nationwide high school entrance examination in Turkey. In this study, the cities in Turkey were separated into five groups according to their level of economic development. The analysis was based…
Descriptors: Economic Status, Mathematics Achievement, Effect Size, Gender Differences
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Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2008
This study focused on parents' relationships and involvement in their children's lives and the effects on the students' school engagement and school performance. The study used the Wave I data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The data on seventh and eighth grade students' school and family experiences were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Walcott, Christy M.; Upton, Amber; Bolen, Larry M.; Brown, Michael B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Different functions within different forms of aggression were examined in relation to peer-perceived preference and popularity among middle school students. Two hundred and three 7th grade students were nominated by a subset of their grade mates based on indices of likeability, popularity, and aggressiveness. Both linear and curvilinear…
Descriptors: Aggression, Grade 7, Peer Acceptance, Early Adolescents
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Kulis, Stephen; Yabiku, Scott T.; Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Nieri, Tanya; Crossman, Ashley – Journal of Drug Education, 2007
This study examined whether the efficacy of "keepin' it REAL", a model program for substance use prevention in schools, was moderated by gender, ethnicity, and acculturation. Gender differences in program efficacy may arise through boys' higher risk of drug use, inadequate attention to girls' developmental issues, or cultural factors…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Prevention, Cultural Influences, Acculturation
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Sandstrom, Marlene J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2006
In the current study, 466 children completed a peer nomination survey assessing both perceived and sociometric popularity at the end of the 5th grade. Measures of behavior problems were assessed through a composite of peer-, teacher- and self-reports at the end of the 8th grade. Examination of the unique concurrent associations of each popularity…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Prosocial Behavior, Social Characteristics, Grade 8
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Wilcox, Pamela; Augustine, Michelle Campbell; Bryan, Jon Paul; Roberts, Staci D. – Journal of School Violence, 2005
While actual, "objective" experiences with crime in school are very important, so too are "subjective" experiences with crime including cognitive perceptions of the likelihood of experiencing school crime and the emotionally-based fear of school crime. Moreover, objective and subjective experiences with crime (and the…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Crime, Grade 8, Victims of Crime
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Jobli, Edessa C.; Dore, Heather S.; Werch, Chudley E.; Moore, Michele J. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2005
This study examined the prevalence of high potency (liquor, malt liquor, fortified wine) and other alcoholic beverage consumption (beer, wine/wine coolers) among adolescents, the impact of gender and ethnicity, and the risk and protective factors that predicted consumption. A confidential survey revealed that, among eighth grade students,…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Prevention, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences