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Fitzpatrick, Kevin M.; Willis, Don; O'Connor, Gail – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Obesity continues to plague U.S. school-age populations. A number of individual/structural circumstances have been identified as increasing the risk of poor health among children. The article's aim is to examine some of these circumstances and their relationship to students being overweight/obese, while highlighting resource variables as potential…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Obesity, Regression (Statistics), Body Weight
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Adams, Ryan E.; Cantin, Stephane – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The objective of the study was to examine the effects of self-disclosure in best friendships on the pathway from peer victimization to depressive symptoms as mediated by self-esteem for physical appearance (SEPA) in overweight adolescents. Utilizing data from 610 French-speaking Canadian adolescents in Grades 7 and 8, the current study examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Friendship, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Kugler, Kari C.; Vasilenko, Sara A.; Butera, Nicole M.; Coffman, Donna L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Although early sexual initiation has been linked to negative outcomes, it is unknown whether these effects are causal. In this study, we use propensity score methods to estimate the causal effect of early sexual initiation on young adult sexual risk behaviors and health outcomes using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Young Adults, Adolescents, Probability