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Szwedo, David E.; Hessel, Elenda T.; Loeb, Emily L.; Hafen, Christopher A.; Allen, Joseph P. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The potential importance of depending on others during adolescence to establish independence in young adulthood was examined across adolescence to emerging adulthood. Participants included 184 teens (46% male; 42% non-White), their mothers, best friends, and romantic partners, assessed at ages 13-14, 18, 21-22, and 25. Path analyses showed that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Friendship
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Cox, Anne E.; Cole, Amy N.; Laurson, Kelly – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: We tested the moderating role of physical self-perceptions in the relationship between physical maturity and physical self-worth (PSW). Method: Students in Grades 5 through 8 (N = 241; 57% females; M[subscript age] =12.30 years) completed a questionnaire assessing physical self-perceptions (i.e., perceived sport competence, conditioning,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Kennedy, Andrea K.; Winter, Virginia Ramseyer; Corbin, Megan M. – Physical Educator, 2019
In this study, we examine if school physical education (PE) policy initiatives are related to body image among adolescents. Problems with body image often peak during adolescence, and it is important that there are ways of improving body image among youth. This cross-sectional study used data from the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Human Body, Self Concept, Educational Policy
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Lubbers, Miranda; Van Der Werf, Margaretha; Kuyper, Hans; Offringa, G. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2006
This article uses an ecological approach to predict students' peer acceptance within junior high school classes. The authors investigate whether various characteristics (self-perception of physical attractiveness and athletic competence, cognitive ability, agreeableness, extraversion, age, parents education, number of siblings, siblings at same…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Peer Acceptance, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics