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Babarovic, Toni; Devic, Ivan; Burušic, Josip – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
This paper aims to explore middle school children's interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the context of Holland's model of vocational interests. The participants comprised 627 students aged 13 years, equally distributed by gender. The results showed that boys expressed stronger STEM interests than girls, with the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Interests, Middle School Students, Science Interests
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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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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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Lyu, Minjeong; Gill, Diane L. – Educational Psychology, 2011
Perceived competence is a key motivational determinant of physical activity behaviours in adolescents, and motivational determinants are influenced by the class environment. The purpose of this study was to investigate levels of perceived physical competence, enjoyment and effort in class, focusing on gender and class-type differences.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Single Sex Classes, Coeducation, Competence
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Weisz, Arlene N.; Black, Beverly M. – Prevention Researcher, 2009
This article is based on numerous research projects conducted by the authors on adolescent dating violence. It reviews the results of those projects as they relate to how teens seek help for dating violence and how teens provide help to their friends in violent dating relationships. It concludes with helpful strategies for adults who work with…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Help Seeking, Helping Relationship, Adolescents
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Zaff, Jonathan F.; Malanchuk, Oksana; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Applied Developmental Science, 2008
Researchers have theorized that programs to promote positive citizenship should begin with an opportunity for adolescents to participate in civic activities, such as community service or political volunteering. In this article we extend the theory by arguing that a more systemic approach is needed, in which a civic context is developed to promote…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Adolescents, Cultural Influences, Citizen Participation
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Carlson, Ginger Apling; Grant, Kathryn E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study used self-report symptom inventories administered in school classrooms to examine relations among gender, psychological symptoms, stress, and coping in 1,200 low-income African American urban early adolescents. Girls reported more symptoms than boys, accounted for by higher internalizing symptoms. Boys reported more stress than girls,…
Descriptors: Females, Psychopathology, Adolescents, Coping
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Turner, Sherri L. – Professional School Counseling, 2007
The study in this article investigated how academic preparation, career development skills, parental assistance, and social/environmental barriers predicted inner-city adolescents' psychological preparation to transition into high school. Results showed that academic preparation, parents' instrumental assistance, adolescents' career development…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Pregnancy, Gender Differences, Career Development
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Gross, Candace M.; Rinn, Anne N.; Jamieson, Kelly M. – Roeper Review, 2007
The current study examined the relationship between gifted adolescents' overexcitabilities and self-concept, while also exploring gender and grade-level differences in overexcitabilities. Participants included 248 gifted adolescents who had completed the sixth through tenth grade during the previous academic year. Overexcitabllities were measured…
Descriptors: Gifted, Adolescents, Self Concept, Gender Differences
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Rayle, Andrea Dixon; Kulis, Stephen; Okamoto, Scott K.; Tann, Sheila S.; LeCroy, Craig Winston; Dustman, Patricia; Burke, Aimee M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2006
This exploratory study examined gender differences in the patterns of drug offers among a sample of 71 American Indian middle school students. Participants responded to an inventory of drug-related problem situations specific to the cultural contexts of Southwestern American Indian youth. They were asked to consider the frequency of drug offers…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Social Networks, Gender Differences, Family Structure
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Linver, Miriam R.; Davis-Kean, Pamela E. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2005
For middle and high school girls in high-ability math classes, interest and self-concept made a difference for school grades, and for all adolescents, maternal expectations were influential in predicting math grades over time. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Gender Differences, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
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Russian Education and Society, 2004
In this chapter, the authors attempt not only to discern aspects that relate to age, place, and the amount of time devoted to playing computer games in adolescence, but also to study content characteristics of their attitudes such as: the developmental dynamic in the change of their genre preferences in computer games, changes in factors that…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Games, Computers
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Zimmerman, Marc A.; Morrel-Samuels, Susan; Wong, Naima; Tarver, Darian; Rabiah, Deana; White, Sharrice – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2004
Youth violence is an important public health problem, but few researchers have studied violence from youth's perspectives. Middle school students' essays about the causes of youth violence were analyzed using qualitative and quantitative methods. The causes of violence identified by students were categorized into individual, peer, family, and…
Descriptors: Essays, Weapons, Parenting Styles, Adolescents
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McKenzie, Thomas L.; Prochaska, Judith J.; Sallis, James F.; LaMaster, Kathryn J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2004
Efforts to design the most appropriate learning environments for adolescents frequently lead to discussions of separate-sex versus coeducational schooling. Arguments and research supporting both types of schooling have been made, particularly as they relate to academic, socioemotional, and interpersonal development. The conduct of physical…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Middle Schools, Adolescents, Sex Fairness
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