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Rotenberg, Ken J.; McDougall, Patricia; Boulton, Michael J.; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Fox, Claire; Hymel, Shelley – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2004
Trustworthiness was examined in children and early adolescents from two countries. In Study 1,505 children in the fifth and sixth school years in the United Kingdom (mean age = 9 years 7 months) were tested across an 8-month period. In Study 2,350 sixth- through eighth-grade Canadian children and early adolescents (mean age = 12 years 11 months)…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries, Peer Groups, Trust (Psychology)
Sutherland, Mary; And Others – 1981
This project was designed to specifically apply a health planning management system to a school based health education risk reduction program. Additionally, the Adolescent Smoking and Alcohol Project assisted youth in making informed decisions about the use/abuse of alcohol and cigarettes. Program components included a related knowledge base;…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Drinking, Health Education
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Pahl, Kerstin; Way, Niobe – Child Development, 2006
The current study modeled developmental trajectories of ethnic identity exploration and affirmation and belonging from middle to late adolescence (ages 15-18) and examined how these trajectories varied according to ethnicity, gender, immigrant status, and perceived level of discrimination. The sample consisted of 135 urban low-income Black and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Late Adolescents
Kosten, Paul A.; Scheier, Lawrence M. – 2000
Conceptual and methodological limitations have hampered researchers' ability to establish valid, substantively meaningful, and theoretically driven self-report assessments of peer susceptibility. As a result, many assessments of peer susceptibility have been conceptualized as unidimensional and void of any theoretical underpinnings. This study…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Conformity, Counseling, Elementary School Students
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Hollinger, Constance L.; Fleming, Elyse S. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 1984
Gifted female adolescents (N=284) completed comprehensive career assessment batteries. Examination of diagnostic criteria and associated personality dimensions revealed commonalities and differences among the six diagnostic groups. Findings suggest the need for encouraging the students with low assertiveness or low achievement motivation to…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Adolescents, Assertiveness, Females
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Kiselica, Mark S.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1994
Examined effectiveness of preventive stress inoculation program for adolescents (n=48) that consisted of progressive muscle relaxation, cognitive restructuring, and assertiveness training. Compared with control subjects, trainees showed significantly greater improvements on self-report measures of trait anxiety and stress-related symptoms at…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Anxiety, Assertiveness
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Waksman, Steven A. – Adolescence, 1984
Evaluated an assertion training program for adolescents (N=23) in a middle-school setting. Results showed the group who received the training significantly improved their scores on the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale and the Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Questionnaire. The control group showed no change in their scores. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Assertiveness, Locus of Control, Middle Schools
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Scheier, Lawrence M.; Botvin, Gilbert J.; Diaz, Tracy; Griffin, Kenneth W. – Journal of Drug Education, 1999
Examines the extent to which assertiveness and related social skills, personal competence, and refusal efficacy predict alcohol involvement in adolescents. Males were at higher risk for poor refusal skills and reported higher alcohol involvement. Youth characterized by poor social skill development reported lower refusal efficacy, lower grades,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Competence, Drinking, Interpersonal Competence
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Stake, Jayne E.; And Others – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1983
High school teachers and an experienced leader provided assertiveness training for 148 female students in high school business and homemaking classes. Significant changes in performance self-esteem scores were found between pretesting and a three-month folLow-up. Low-self-esteem subjects showed greater increases than high-self-esteem subjects.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Assertiveness, Females, High School Students
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Banks, Reginald; Hogue, Aaron; Liddle, Howard; Timberlake, Terri – Journal of Negro Education, 1996
Compared the effectiveness for inner-city African-American youth (n=64) of two social-skills training curricula focusing on problem solving, anger management, and conflict resolution. Both the Afrocentric curriculum and the one that was merely culturally relevant yielded similar decreases in anger and increases in assertiveness and self-control.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Afrocentrism, Black Students, Cultural Awareness
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Hannesdottir, Dagmar Kr.; Ollendick, Thomas H. – Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 2007
The primary purpose of this study is to examine relationships among social cognition, social anxiety, and social skills with friends and strangers in children. Ninety-two children (age 10-14 years) in Iceland completed questionnaires on social anxiety, social skills, assertiveness, self-efficacy, and outcome expectancy in social situations with…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Assertiveness, Questionnaires, Social Cognition
Anderson-Merchant, Darlene – 1985
This paper presents a theory and model for treating adolescent victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect. The theory examines issues related to abuse or neglect and the effect that an abusive history has on adolescent development. Specific issues noted are depression, anger, low self-esteem, self-shame, lack of trust, a sense of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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Harmon, Michele Alicia – Evaluation Review, 1993
DARE's effectiveness in Charleston County (South Carolina) was studied by comparing 341 DARE to 367 non-DARE fifth-grade students. DARE teaches students to recognize and resist social pressures to use drugs. DARE has positive impacts on anti-substance abuse attitudes, assertiveness, positive peer association, association with drug-using peers, and…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Comparative Testing, Drinking, Drug Abuse
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Polansky, Joan M.; Buki, Lydia P.; Horan, John J.; Ceperich, Sherry Dyche; Burows, Deborah Dyer – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1999
The effectiveness of three substance-abuse-prevention videotapes derived from contrasting theoretical frameworks was evaluated using 312 rural Mexican-American students in grades seven through eight. The assertion-training video produced higher levels of assertiveness among ninth-graders; the others had no impact. Discusses the importance of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Assertiveness, Comparative Analysis, Culturally Relevant Education
Martin, Mary-Lou; Forchuk, Cheryl – B. C. Journal of Special Education, 1987
The article describes a sex education program for small groups of developmentally handicapped adolescents and young adults which includes information on and discussion of body parts, acceptable social behavior, assertiveness, birth control, and sexually transmitted diseases. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Developmental Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship
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