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Beyens, Ine; Vandenbosch, Laura; Eggermont, Steven – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
Research has demonstrated that adolescents regularly use Internet pornography. This two-wave panel study aimed to test an integrative model in early adolescent boys (M[subscript age] = 14.10; N = 325) that (a) explains their exposure to Internet pornography by looking at relationships with pubertal timing and sensation seeking, and (b) explores…
Descriptors: Puberty, Pornography, Males, Internet
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Verboom, Charlotte E.; Sijtsema, Jelle J.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Penninx, Brenda W. J. H.; Ormel, Johan – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Depressive problems and academic performance, social well-being, and social problems in adolescents are strongly associated. However, longitudinal and bidirectional relations between the two remain unclear, as well as the role of gender. Consequently, this study focuses on the relation between depressive problems and three types of functioning in…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Depression (Psychology), Structural Equation Models, Path Analysis
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Ungar, Michael; Liebenberg, Linda; Dudding, Peter; Armstrong, Mary; van de Vijver, Fons J. R. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2013
Background: Very little research has examined the relationship between resilience, risk, and the service use patterns of adolescents with complex needs who use multiple formal and mandated services such as child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and special educational supports. This article reports on a study of 497 adolescents in…
Descriptors: Risk, Adolescents, Child Welfare, Prosocial Behavior
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Levpuscek, Melita Puklek; Zupancic, Maja; Socan, Gregor – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The study examined individual factors and social factors that influence adolescent students' achievement in mathematics. The predictive model suggested direct positive effects of student intelligence, self-rated openness and parental education on achievement in mathematics, whereas direct effects of extraversion on measures of achievement were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Adolescents, Social Influences, Individual Characteristics
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Choo, Hyekyung – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
This study examined a full path model of stress process for predicting illicit drug use among Asian and Latino immigrants' adolescent children. Using 2-year longitudinal data (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health) from a sample of adolescents with Asian or Latino immigrant parents (N = 2,353), the study explored structural…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Immigrants, Adolescents, Path Analysis
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Christens, Brian D.; Peterson, N. Andrew – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Empowerment has become an influential concept and theoretical framework for social policy and practice. Still, relatively little is known about the roles that empowerment plays in the ecology of human development, particularly among young people. This article reports results of a study of psychological empowerment among young people, using data…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Risk, Adolescent Development, Adolescents
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Englund, Michelle M.; Siebenbruner, Jessica – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
This study extends previous research investigating the developmental pathways predicting adolescent alcohol and marijuana use by examining the cascading effects of externalizing and internalizing symptoms and academic competence in the prediction of use and level of use of these substances in adolescence. Participants (N = 191) were drawn from a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Marijuana, Path Analysis, Behavior Problems
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Hipwell, Alison E.; Stepp, Stephanie; Feng, Xin; Burke, Jeff; Battista, Deena R.; Loeber, Rolf; Keenan, Kate – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2011
Background: Little is known about the role of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) dimensions on the temporal unfolding of conduct disorder (CD) and depression in girls between childhood and adolescence. Method: The year-to-year associations between CD and depressive symptomatology were examined using nine waves of annually collected data (ages 8…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Females, Children, Path Analysis
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Aceves, Mario J.; Hinshaw, Stephen P.; Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo; Page-Gould, Elizabeth – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Previous research has shown that teachers' actions when addressing conflict on school grounds can shape adolescent perceptions regarding how well the school manages victimization. Our objective in this study was to determine how these perceptions influenced the likelihood that adolescent students would react to victimization scenarios by either…
Descriptors: Conflict, Adolescents, Path Analysis, Aggression
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Humphries, Marisha L.; Jagers, Robert J. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2009
This study examined the ways in which cultural orientation (communalism and material well-being) and empathy influence the moral reasoning of African American middle to late adolescents. Specifically, this study utilized path analysis to investigate Ward's (1995) hypothesis that a communal orientation would promote morality among African American…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Path Analysis, Empathy, African Americans
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Bailey, Jennifer A.; Hill, Karl G.; Oesterle, Sabrina; Hawkins, J. David – Developmental Psychology, 2009
Using data from grandparents (G1), parents (G2), and children (G3), this study examined continuity in parental monitoring, harsh discipline, and child externalizing behavior across generations, and the contribution of parenting practices and parental drug use to intergenerational continuity in child externalizing behavior. Structural equation and…
Descriptors: Discipline, Parenting Styles, Drug Use, Child Rearing
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Kercher, Amy J.; Rapee, Ronald M.; Schniering, Carolyn A. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2009
Theories of depression suggest that cognitive and environmental factors may explain the relationship between personality and depression. This study tested such a model in early adolescence, incorporating neuroticism, stress-generation and negative automatic thoughts in the development of depressive symptoms. Participants (896 girls, mean age 12.3…
Descriptors: Females, Negative Attitudes, Early Adolescents, Personality
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Galliher, Renee V.; Evans, Colette M.; Weiser, Desmond – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2007
Substance abuse is a primary concern for youth worldwide and increasingly so for Native American youth. Guided by theoretical models of the socialization of substance use in children and adolescents, we conducted a preliminary examination of socialization factors specific to Native American youth. Strong, pro-social bonds with three primary…
Descriptors: Socialization, Substance Abuse, Self Efficacy, Models