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Labella, Madelyn H.; Narayan, Angela J.; McCormick, Christopher M.; Desjardins, Christopher D.; Masten, Ann S. – Child Development, 2019
A multimethod, multi-informant design was used to examine links among sociodemographic risk, family adversity, parenting quality, and child adjustment in families experiencing homelessness. Participants were 245 homeless parents (M[subscript age] = 31.0, 63.6% African American) and their 4- to 6-year-old children (48.6% male). Path analyses…
Descriptors: Child Development, Risk, Adjustment (to Environment), Parenting Skills
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Koruk, Serdar – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate the moderating effects of attachment styles and gender on the predictive strength of marital adjustment on psychological symptoms among Turkish married individuals. Correlational model was used and the sample consisted of 178 married individuals. The data was gathered through online survey. The Turkish form…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Attachment Behavior, Path Analysis, Structural Equation Models
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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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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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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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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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Weir, Kirsty F.; Jose, Paul E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study compares predictions from the Hopelessness Theory of depression (Abramson, Metalsky, & Alloy, 1989) with the Response Styles Theory of depression (RST; Nolen-Hoeksema, 1987) with data obtained from a preadolescent sample (ages 9 to 13 years). Three hundred ten preadolescents completed self-report measures of stress, sense of control,…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Path Analysis, Depression (Psychology), Psychological Patterns
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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
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Terwogt, Mark Meerum; Rieffe, Carolien; Miers, Anne C.; Jellesma, Francine C.; Tolland, Abigail – Infant and Child Development, 2006
The literature on somatic complaints in children without a clear physical medical cause often demonstrates connections with various psychological factors, such as negative emotions and problems handling them, poor self-image, and coping potential. We entered these elements into a structural model to elucidate the relationships among them and…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Coping, Depression (Psychology), Self Concept