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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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Thunfors, Peter; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This study investigated the peer popularity of middle school students involved in bullying. Bullying was assessed by peer report using the School Climate Bullying Survey (SCBS) and popularity was assessed through peer nominations from a student roster. In a sample of 379 middle school students, bullies were among the most popular students in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Peer Acceptance, Surveys
Esch, Laura; Zullig, Keith J. – American Journal of Health Education, 2008
Background: Previous research has posited that significant relationships exist between health status and psychological measures of health (e.g., self-esteem). Less is known about the relationship between perceived quality of life (e.g., life satisfaction), weight perceptions, and dieting behaviors, particularly among middle school adolescents.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescent Attitudes, Body Weight, Dietetics
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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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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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Frisen, Ann; Holmqvist, Kristina; Oscarsson, Daniel – Educational Studies, 2008
This study formed the second wave of a longitudinal research project examining bullying from the students' perspective. A sample of 877 Swedish 13-year-olds filled out a questionnaire regarding the definition of bullying, reasons for why some students are bullied and the experience of adults' response to bullying. In their definitions, girls were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims of Crime, Peer Relationship, Antisocial Behavior
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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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Park, John; Carter, Glenda; Butler, Susan; Slykhuis, David; Reid-Griffin, Angelia – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2008
This study examines the relationship of gender and spatial perception on student interactivity with contour maps and non-immersive virtual reality. Eighteen eighth-grade students elected to participate in a six-week activity-based course called "3-D GeoMapping." The course included nine days of activities related to topographic mapping.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Maps, Earth Science
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Ashbaughm, Lauren P.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
Sexual harassment is widely viewed as a form of bullying, but has received little attention in studies of middle school students. A survey of 109 6th grade students found that 29% of students reported at least one sexual harassment experience in the past 30 days, with 11% reporting harassment once per week or more. Although boys and girls reported…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Poteat, V. Paul; Espelage, Dorothy L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
This investigation examined the extent to which homophobic victimization predicted multiple indicators of psychological and social distress for middle school students (n = 143) during a 1-year assessment period. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that homophobic victimization significantly predicted increased anxiety and depression,…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Depression (Psychology), Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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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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Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2007
Many believe that girls lack the confidence and motivation to persist with computers when they face a challenge. In order to increase the number of girls and women in information technology careers, we need a better understanding of how they think about and solve problems while working on the computer. In this article, we describe a qualitative…
Descriptors: Computers, Programming, Females, Summer Programs
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Nicholson, Kelly; Hancock, Dawson; Dahlberg, Teresa – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2007
In the US and many other industrialized nations, far fewer females and minorities enter Information Technology (IT) fields than do males and majority populations. Research has revealed that unsupportive educational environments reinforced by obstructive societal norms and expectations have often contributed to the lack of interest and involvement…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Counselor Training, Information Technology
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Griffin, James P., Jr.; Chen, Dungtsa; Eubanks, Adriane; Brantley, Katrina M.; Willis, Leigh A. – Journal of School Violence, 2007
Using random assignment of students to two intervention groups and a comparison school sample, the researchers evaluated a three-group school-based violence prevention program. The three groups were (1) a whole-school intervention, (2) whole-school, cognitive-behavioral and cultural enrichment training, and (3) no violence prevention. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Females, Prevention, Gender Differences
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