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Nishina, Adrienne; Juvonen, Jaana; Witkow, Melissa R. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2005
This study examined associations among peer victimization, psychosocial problems, physical symptoms, and school functioning across the 1st year in middle school. An ethnically diverse sample of urban 6th graders (N = 1,526) reported on their perceptions of peer victimization, psychosocial adjustment, and physical symptoms during fall and spring.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Dishion, Thomas J.; Nelson, Sarah E.; Yasui, Miwa – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2005
This study examined the role of adaptation in the first year of middle school (Grade 6, age 11) to affiliation with gangs by the last year of middle school (Grade 8, age 13). The sample consisted of 714 European American (EA) and African American (AA) boys and girls. Specifically, academic grades, reports of antisocial behavior, and peer relations…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Academic Failure, Rejection (Psychology), Antisocial Behavior
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Farrell, Albert D.; Sullivan, Terri N.; Esposito, Layla E.; Meyer, Aleta L.; Valois, Robert F. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2005
Latent growth curve analysis was used to examine the structure and interrelations among aggression, drug use, and delinquent behavior during early adolescence. Five waves of data were collected from 667 students at three urban middle schools serving a predominantly African American population, and from a more ethnically diverse sample of 950…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, African American Students, Drug Use
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Blitstein, Jonathan L.; Murray, David M.; Lytle, Leslie A.; Birnbaum, Amanda S.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Health Education & Behavior, 2005
The authors assessed a cohort of 2,335 students from the Minneapolis, Minnesota, area to identify predictors of violent behavior and to determine whether the predictors varied by gender. The sample was 76% White; boys and girls were equally represented. The majority lived with two parents. A measure of violent behavior collected at the end of the…
Descriptors: Violence, Females, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences
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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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Rosenblatt, Zehava; Shirom, Arie – Journal of Educational Administration, 2005
Purpose: To examine the effects of specific personal and job characteristics on year-to-year (2000-2001) changes in teachers' frequency of absences. Design/methodology/approach: With few exceptions, the population of elementary- and middle-school teachers in the Israeli public education system (N=51,916) was studied. Hierarchical regression…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Public Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Background
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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
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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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Vale, Colleen M.; Leder, Gilah C. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2004
How the use of computers in mathematics classrooms was viewed by students in two middle years mathematics classrooms was the focus of the research described in this paper. The primary data sources consisted of questionnaires, classroom observations supported by videotaping of mathematics lessons, and interviews with two girls and two boys from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes
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Barber, Brian K.; Olsen, Joseph A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
This study assessed patterns of change in perceived school and youth functioning, and the extent to which perceived change in the school environment predicted changed youth functioning, across four consecutive grade transitions, two of which involved the transition to a new school. Youth reported decreased quality of the school environment and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Behavior
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Isernhagen, Jody; Harris, Sandra – Rural Educator, 2004
Bullying in rural school settings is clearly a problem and some of our students are suffering as a result. Bullying is defined in this study of 819 rural middle and high school students as when a student is exposed repeatedly to negative actions by one or more other students. Students responded to a questionnaire about how often and where bullying…
Descriptors: High School Students, Rural Schools, Bullying, Middle School Students
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Komro, Kelli A.; Perry, Cheryl L.; Veblen-Mortenson, Sara; Stigler, Melissa H.; Bosma, Linda M.; Munson, Karen A.; Farbakhsh, Kian – Health Education & Behavior, 2004
The objectives of this study were to examine outcomes of the Minnesota D.A.R.E. Plus Project on violence-related behaviors among middle school students and mediation analyses that test how the intervention was effective in reducing physical and verbal violence. Twenty-four schools were randomly assigned to the D.A.R.E. middle school curriculum,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Violence, Females, Males
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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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Ferrara, Peter J.; Ferrara, Margaret M. – ERS Spectrum, 2004
When a New York school district found a majority of its middle school students scoring below an acceptable level in four major academic areas, it tried many interventions, including a three-year experiment in single-gender classrooms. Although single-gender classrooms are no longer as common in the United States as in years past, recent…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Attendance Patterns, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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