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Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Lindenberg, Siegwart; Verhulst, Frank C.; Ormel, Johan; Veenstra, Rene – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2009
The aim of this study was to examine the relations between popularity and different types of aggressive, destructive, and norm-breaking behaviors in a large cross-sectional sample of adolescents (N=3,312, M age=13.60). We were interested in the extent to which the relations of these behaviors with popularity were moderated by positive features…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Interpersonal Attraction, Adolescents, Statistical Data
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Kistler, Michelle; Rodgers, Kathleen Boyce; Power, Thomas; Austin, Erica Weintraub; Hill, Laura Griner – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2010
Using social cognitive theory and structural regression modeling, we examined pathways between early adolescents' music media consumption, involvement with music media, and 3 domains of self-concept (physical appearance, romantic appeal, and global self-worth; N=124). A mediational model was supported for 2 domains of self-concept. Music media…
Descriptors: Music, Self Concept, Interpersonal Attraction, Adolescents
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Pellegrini, Anthony D.; Long, Jeffery D. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2007
In this longitudinal, observational study of heterosexual interaction at middle school dances we examined the degree to which boys' and girls' groups became more gender integrated over time. The results show groups became more integrated over time with the pattern differing by gender. Boys had a relatively low level of contact with girls over the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Interaction, Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Becker, Bronwyn E.; Luthar, Suniya S. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2007
The primary purpose of this study was to understand further the heterogeneity of popularity, by exploring contextual correlates of two dimensions of positive peer regard among seventh graders within two highly disparate sociodemographic groups: affluent suburban and low-income urban (N = 636). Three sets of attributes were examined, all…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Student Diversity, Early Adolescents, Social Status
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Eyre, Stephen L.; Millstein, Susan G. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 1999
Examined perceived antecedents of sex and preferred partner qualities in African-American and White late adolescents. Found that African Americans mentioned "nice body" as criterion for partner attractiveness; Whites did not. Males identified sexual arousal as a reason for sex; females did not. African-American males associated sexual…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Blacks, Cluster Analysis
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Erkut, Sumru; Szalacha, Laura A.; Coll, Cynthia Garcia; Alarcon, Odette – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2000
Examined self-esteem among Puerto Rican young adolescents. Found that Self-Perception Profile for Children had adequate reliability for use with 13- to 14-year-old Puerto Ricans living on the mainland. Gender differences in different domains were similar to those among Anglo youth. Psychological acculturation played a more protective role for…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Comparative Analysis