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Ladd, Gary W. – Child Development, 2006
Findings yielded a comprehensive portrait of the predictive relations among children's aggressive or withdrawn behaviors, peer rejection, and psychological maladjustment across the 5-12 age period. Examination of peer rejection in different variable contexts and across repeated intervals throughout childhood revealed differences in the timing,…
Descriptors: Rejection (Psychology), Children, Child Psychology, Withdrawal (Psychology)
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Mostow, Allison J.; Izard, Carroll E.; Fine, Sarah; Trentacosta, Christopher J. – Child Development, 2002
This study examined a model of emotional, cognitive, and behavior predictors of peer acceptance in 201 early elementary school students. Findings indicated that social skills mediated the effect of emotion knowledge on same- and opposite-sex social preference. However, social skills and verbal ability were more strongly related to opposite-sex…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Children, Cognitive Development, Emotional Development
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Phinney, Jean S.; Ferguson, Debra L.; Tate, Jerry D. – Child Development, 1997
Used two path models to examine the influence of ethnic identity and intergroup contact on adolescents' attitudes toward other ethnic groups: (1) ethnic identity increases with age and predicts positive in-group attitudes which contribute to positive out-group attitudes; and (2) diversity outside school leads to more out-group interaction in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Ethnic Groups
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Punamaki, Raija-Leena; Qouta, Samir; El Sarraj, Eyad – Child Development, 1997
Used path analysis to examine relations between trauma, perceived parenting, resources, political activity, and adjustment in Palestinian 11- and 12-year olds. Found that the more trauma experienced, the more negative parenting the children experienced, the more political activity they showed, and the more they suffered from adjustment problems.…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes