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Shen, Yishan; Kim, Su Yeong; Wang, Yijie – Child Development, 2016
This longitudinal study examined the influence of parents' educational attitudes on adolescents' educational attitudes and identified antecedents (i.e., parent education, family income, and parent acculturation), consequences (i.e., academic achievement and engagement), and a potential moderator (i.e., adolescent acculturation) of the transmission…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Attitudes, Adolescents, Educational Attitudes
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Rudolph, Karen D.; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Agoston, Anna M.; Sugimura, Niwako; Schwartz, David; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Pettit, Gregory S.; Bates, John E. – Child Development, 2014
Two prospective studies examined a theoretical model wherein exposure to victimization, resulting from early behavioral risk, heightens children's social alienation and subsequent deviant peer affiliation (DPA). Across Study 1 (298 girls, 287 boys; K-7th grade; 5-12 years) and Study 2 (338 girls, 298 boys; 2nd-6th grade; 8-12 years),…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Bullying, At Risk Persons
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Hurd, Noelle M.; Stoddard, Sarah A.; Zimmerman, Marc A. – Child Development, 2013
This study explored how neighborhood characteristics may relate to African American adolescents' internalizing symptoms via adolescents' social support and perceptions of neighborhood cohesion. Participants included 571 urban, African American adolescents (52% female; "M" age = 17.8). A multilevel path analysis testing both direct and…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Adolescent Development, Mental Health, African American Students
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Berlin, Lisa J.; Ispa, Jean M.; Fine, Mark A.; Malone, Patrick S.; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Brady-Smith, Christy; Ayoub, Catherine; Bai, Yu – Child Development, 2009
This study examined the prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of spanking and verbal punishment in 2,573 low-income White, African American, and Mexican American toddlers at ages 1, 2, and 3. Both spanking and verbal punishment varied by maternal race/ethnicity. Child fussiness at age 1 predicted spanking and verbal punishment at all 3 ages.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Low Income, Toddlers, Whites
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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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Davies, Patrick T.; Sturge-Apple, Melissa L.; Winter, Marcia A.; Cummings, E. Mark; Farrell, Deirdre – Child Development, 2006
This multi-method study sought to identify parameters of developmental change and stability of child reaction patterns to interparental conflict in the context of family relations in a sample of 223 6-year-old children and their parents followed over the course of one year. Consistent with the sensitization hypothesis, interparental withdrawal and…
Descriptors: Conflict, Behavior Development, Parent Influence, Child Development
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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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Rose, Susan A.; Feldman, Judith F. – Child Development, 1997
Studied the extent to which memory and processing speed accounted for relations between infant information processing and childhood IQ. Found that the relationship of 7-month visual recognition memory and 1-year cross-modal transfer to 11-year IQ were reduced when statistically controlled for factors derived from these measures, suggesting that…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Encoding (Psychology), Infants