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Steiner, Kristina L.; Pillemer, David B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Life span developmental psychology proposes that the ability to create a coherent life narrative does not develop until early adolescence. Using a novel methodology, 10-, 12-, and 14-year-old participants were asked to tell their life stories aloud to a researcher. Later, participants separated their transcribed narratives into self-identified…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Autobiographies
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Symonds, Jennifer; Hargreaves, Linda – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Adolescents typically like school less after making age-graded school transitions. Stage-environment fit theory (Eccles & Midgley, 1989) attributes this to a mismatch between developmental needs and new school environments. Our in vivo study provides a basis for future quantitative designs by uncovering the most prevalent stage-environment…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Friendship
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Erath, Stephen A.; Bub, Kristen L.; Tu, Kelly M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study examined physiological and coping responses to peer-evaluative challenges in early adolescence as predictors of academic outcomes. The sample included 123 young adolescents (X-bar[subscript age]) = 12.03 years) who participated in the summer before (T1) and the spring after (T2) the transition to middle school. At T1, respiratory sinus…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Coping, Physiology, Predictor Variables
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McDade-Montez, Elizabeth; Wallander, Jan; Elliott, Marc; Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Tortolero, Susan; Cuccaro, Paula; Schuster, Mark A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
Research among adults has demonstrated concurrent and prospective negative associations between TV viewing and mental health, yet little research has examined these associations among African American and Latino youth or examined the role of children's involvement with TV and parental mediation of TV viewing via coviewing. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Well Being, Mental Health, African Americans