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Verhaeghen, Paul; Trani, Alexandra N.; Aikman, Shelley N. – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
This study on 138 undergraduate students used path analysis to investigate the relationship between creativity (interest, measured by a creative activities survey; and ability: fluency, originality, and elaboration) and different aspects of thought patterns presumed to influence the preparation and illumination phase of the creative process:…
Descriptors: Creativity, Path Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Correlation
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Boyraz, Güler; Horne, Sharon G.; Granda, Rebecca – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
We conducted 2 studies to determine whether the relationship between depressive symptomatology and college GPA is mediated by effort regulation and to understand how depressive symptomatology upon entry to college affects students' adjustment and academic achievement later in the first year of college. In Study 1, we found that the relationship…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Grade Point Average, Prediction
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Martí, Maria; Bonillo, Albert; Jané, Maria Claustre; Fisher, Elisa M.; Duch, Helena – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Supportive mother-child interactions promote the development of social-emotional competence. Poverty and other associated psychosocial risk factors have a negative impact on mother-child interaction. In spite of Latino children being disproportionately represented among children living in poverty, research on mother-child…
Descriptors: Risk, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Economically Disadvantaged
Roberts, Amy; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Hamre, Bridget; DeCoster, Jamie – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This study explored the role Head Start teachers' (n = 355) depressive symptoms play in their interactions with children and in children's (n = 2,203) social-emotional development, specifically changes in children's problem behaviors and social skills as reported by parents and teachers during the preschool year. Results of the…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Social Development, Emotional Development, Mental Health
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Russell, Beth S.; Lee, Jungeun Olivia; Spieker, Susan; Oxford, Monica L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current longitudinal study used data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) to examine a model of development that emphasizes early caregiving environments as predictors of social emotional competence (including classroom competence). This path analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Parenting Styles
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Benner, Aprile D.; Wang, Yijie – Developmental Psychology, 2015
We investigated the links between racial/ethnic marginalization (i.e., having few same-race/ethnic peers at school) and adolescents' socioemotional distress and subsequent initiation of substance use (alcohol and marijuana) and substance use levels. Data from 7,731 adolescents (52% female; 55% White, 21% African American, 16% Latino, 8% Asian…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Adams, Ryan E.; Cantin, Stephane – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The objective of the study was to examine the effects of self-disclosure in best friendships on the pathway from peer victimization to depressive symptoms as mediated by self-esteem for physical appearance (SEPA) in overweight adolescents. Utilizing data from 610 French-speaking Canadian adolescents in Grades 7 and 8, the current study examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Friendship, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Brittian, Aerika S.; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Lee, Richard M.; Zamboanga, Byron L.; Kim, Su Yeong; Weisskirch, Robert S.; Castillo, Linda G.; Whitbourne, Susan Krauss; Hurley, Eric A.; Huynh, Que-Lam; Brown, Elissa J.; Caraway, S. Jean – Journal of American College Health, 2013
Background: Prior literature has shown that ethnic affirmation, one aspect of ethnic identity, is positively associated with mental health. However, the associations between ethnic affirmation and mental health may vary depending how much importance individuals place on their ethnic group membership (ie, centrality). Methods: Using path analysis,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, Ethnicity, Hispanic American Students
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Wang, Mei-Chuan; Nyutu, Pius N.; Tran, Kimberly K. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2012
The authors examined the roles of reasons for living and coping in protecting against suicidal behaviors among 361 Black college students. Results of a path analysis revealed that reasons for living mediated against suicidal ideation through an inverse effect on depression. Results also indicated that greater use of emotion-oriented coping may…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Coping
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Belsky, Jay; Ruttle, Paula L.; Boyce, W. Thomas; Armstrong, Jeffrey M.; Essex, Marilyn J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Evolutionary-minded developmentalists studying predictive-adaptive-response processes linking childhood adversity with accelerated female reproductive development and health scientists investigating the developmental origins of health and disease (DOoHaD) may be tapping the same process, whereby longer-term health costs are traded off for…
Descriptors: Females, Early Experience, Anxiety, Physiology
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Lucas-Thompson, Rachel; Clarke-Stewart, K. Alison – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2007
Mothers' perceptions of marital quality and depressed mood and children's attachment security and friendship quality were assessed in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. One month after their birth and again when the children were 3 and 4 years old and in first and third…
Descriptors: Child Health, Mothers, Marital Satisfaction, Friendship