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Dumas, Tara M.; Davis, Jordan P.; Ellis, Wendy E. – Youth & Society, 2019
We examined the impact of adolescents' popularity motivations on their involvement in relational aggression perpetration and victimization, heavy drinking, and antiauthority behavior, while also considering the role of teens' perception of their own popularity and psychosocial adjustment. High school students (N = 986; 50% female; M[subscript age]…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adolescents, Student Motivation, At Risk Students
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Treiman, Rebecca; Hulslander, Jacqueline; Olson, Richard K.; Willcutt, Erik G.; Byrne, Brian; Kessler, Brett – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
We examined the predictive value of early spelling for later reading performance by analyzing data from 970 U.S. children whose spelling was assessed in the summer following the completion of kindergarten (M age = 6 years; 3 months). The word reading performance of most of the children was then tested after the completion of Grade 1 (age 7;5),…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Spelling, Predictor Variables, Kindergarten
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Hajovsky, Daniel B.; Reynolds, Matthew R. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
To better understand the longitudinal relations between risk and relationship variables during early to middle adolescence, we employed latent variable cross-lagged panel models using data (N = 1,050) from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study. Results showed self-reported individual risk behavior ([beta] = 0.77-0.88)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Risk, Mothers
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West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.; Kim, Han Joe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The Motivation for Educational Attainment (MEA) questionnaire, developed to assess facets related to early adolescents' motivation to complete high school, has a bifactor structure with a large general factor and three smaller orthogonal specific factors (teacher expectations, peer aspirations, value of education). This prospective validity study…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Attainment, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes