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Moilanen, Kristin L.; Leary, Janie M.; Watson, S. Michelle; Ottley, Jason – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
We investigated how family characteristics and experiences during early adolescence predicted timing of sexual initiation. In addition, we investigated adolescent sex and race/ethnicity as potential moderating factors. As part of the Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-1979 (CNLSY-79), 799 adolescents aged 12 to 15 years provided…
Descriptors: Prediction, Age Differences, Sexuality, Decision Making
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Ortega-Maldonado, Alberto; Salanova, Marisa – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This study explores the predictive relationships between psychological capital (PsyCap), meaning-focused coping, satisfaction and performance among undergraduate students. Six hundred and eighty two (n = 682) college students from 29 different academic programmes completed an academic well-being survey, which included measures of PsyCap, coping…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Well Being, Coping, Intervention
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Breslin, Gavin; Shannon, Stephen; Fitzpatrick, Ben; Hanna, Donncha; Belton, Sarahjane; Brennan, Deirdre – Child Care in Practice, 2017
Need-supportive environments have been shown to predict children's physical activity levels, and in a few cases to well-being. Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), this cross-sectional study aimed to determine the influence of psychological need (competence and social relatedness) satisfaction on physical activity levels and well-being in…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Disadvantaged, Questionnaires, Elementary School Teachers
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Kim, Mihyeon – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2014
This study examined the relationship of family background on students' academic self-efficacy and the impact of students' self-efficacy on their career and life success expectations. The study used the national dataset of the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002), funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Based on a path…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Family Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Intervention
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Son, Esther; Peterson, N. Andrew; Pottick, Kathleen J.; Zippay, Allison; Parish, Susan L.; Lohrmann, Sharon – Exceptional Children, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the risk and protective factors of peer victimization among young children with disabilities. This study analyzed data from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (n =1,130) to test a path model that included child, family, and school characteristics at Year 1 and peer-relation difficulties and…
Descriptors: Risk, At Risk Students, Victims, 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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Lowe, Sarah R.; Godoy, Leandra; Rhodes, Jean E.; Carter, Alice S. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study explored pathways through which hurricane-related stressors affected the psychological functioning of elementary school aged children who survived Hurricane Katrina. Participants included 184 mothers from the New Orleans area who completed assessments one year pre-disaster (Time 1), and one and three years post-disaster (Time 2 and Time…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mental Health, Intervention, Mother Attitudes
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de Heer, Hendrik Dirk; Balcazar, Hector G.; Castro, Felipe; Schulz, Leslie – Health Education & Behavior, 2012
This study assessed effectiveness of an educational community intervention taught by "promotoras de salud" in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among Hispanics using a structural equation modeling (SEM) approach. Model development was guided by a social ecological framework proposing CVD risk reduction through improvement of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Structural Equation Models, Diseases
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Byars-Winston, Angela M.; Branchaw, Janet; Pfund, Christine; Leverett, Patrice; Newton, Joseph – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Few studies have empirically investigated the specific factors in mentoring relationships between undergraduate researchers (mentees) and their mentors in the biological and life sciences that account for mentees' positive academic and career outcomes. Using archival evaluation data from more than 400 mentees gathered over a multi-year period…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Undergraduate Students, Biology, Intervention
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Lowe, Sarah R.; Chan, Christian S.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: In this study, we examined the influence of pre-disaster perceived social support on post-disaster psychological distress among survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Method: Participants (N = 386) were low-income mothers between 18 and 34 years of age at baseline (M = 26.4, SD = 4.43). The majority (84.8%) was African American; 10.4%…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Natural Disasters, Mothers, Low Income
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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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Kaplow, Julie B.; Hall, Erin; Koenen, Karestan C.; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Amaya-Jackson, Lisa – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2008
Objective: The goals of this research are to develop and test a prospective model of attention problems in sexually abused children that includes fixed variables (e.g., gender), trauma, and disclosure-related pathways. Methods: At Time 1, fixed variables, trauma variables, and stress reactions upon disclosure were assessed in 156 children aged…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Coping, Path Analysis
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Leung, Debbie W.; Slep, Amy M. Smith – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
Relations among 'parents' psychological difficulties (i.e., depressive symptoms, overt anger), dysfunctional attributions for child misbehavior, and inept discipline were investigated in a representative community sample of 451 mothers and 449 fathers. Depressive symptoms and anger were hypothesized to relate to discipline via their link with…
Descriptors: Discipline, Depression (Psychology), Psychological Patterns, Attribution Theory