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Csilla Ágoston; Bernadett Balázs; Ferenc Mónus; Attila Varga – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
Previous research suggests that age-related differences in pro-environmental behavior (PEB) and the emotional reactions to climate change could originate from generational as well as aging effects and can be influenced by the opportunities and constraints of life circumstances and resources. The current research aimed to better understand age…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Adults, Age Differences
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Katitza Marinkovic Chavez; Phoebe Quinn; Lisa Gibbs; Karen Block; Claire Leppold; Janet Stanley; Dianne Vella-Brodrick – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
Children and young people (henceforth referred to as young people) are one of the groups most affected by climate change and are at the forefront of climate action. Yet, there is scarce evidence on how young people navigate the challenges presented by climate change using their personal strengths and the resources accessible to them. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Youth, Citizen Participation
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Ann V. Sanson; Ann S. Masten – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
Climate change is a complex, multisystem phenomenon that disrupts human development both directly and indirectly through the interactions of interconnected systems. This article outlines the physical, social, and psychological impacts of exposure to climate disasters, which are already increasing in frequency and ferocity across the globe. Climate…
Descriptors: Climate, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Carlie D. Trott; Andrea E. Weinberg; Susan M. Frame; Peterson Jean-Pierre; Trevor L. Even – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
Haiti is among the most climate-vulnerable nations in the world, and Haitian youth face disproportionate risks to their health and well-being. Yet, to date, few studies have partnered with young people to position them as agents of change addressing climate change impacts in their communities, particularly in Global South contexts. As a step…
Descriptors: Civics, Science Education, Environmental Education, Climate
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Jenna Spitzer; Stathis Grapsas; Astrid M. G. Poorthuis; Sander Thomaes – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
Communicating with adolescents about climate change can be challenging if we want to safeguard their emotional well-being. Here, we evaluate the emotional impact of climate change communication that is informed by self-determination theory (SDT). We conducted two experiments with samples of ethnically diverse adolescents from the United States to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Climate, Environmental Education, Reading Materials
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María del Carmen García-Mendoza; Águeda Parra Jiménez; Enrique Bernardino Arranz Freijo; Jeffrey Arnett; Inmaculada Sánchez Queija – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
During emerging adulthood, family relationships remain salient. This study examined, from a gender perspective, continuity/discontinuity and stability/instability in family relationships, in a two-time repeated-measures study with Spanish emerging adult college students. It also analyzed the implications of the quality of parent--child…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Young Adults, Family Relationship
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Salla Veijonaho; Maria Ojala; Lauri Hietajärvi; Katariina Salmela-Aro – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
This study investigates adolescents' climate change distress and climate denialism profiles with two cohorts (born in 2008 and 2006) using longitudinal data from two waves collected in 2020 and 2021 (N = 3,002). In addition, the explanatory similarity of the subgroups regarding general well-being and pro-environmental behavior was studied. Four…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Climate, Stress Variables, Beliefs
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Jessica McKenzie; Lene Arnett Jensen – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
This study examines how culture and development jointly shape moral values in northern Thailand. Eighty participants (40 adolescents [M[subscript age] = 17.30] and 40 parents, evenly divided across a rural community and a globalized urban city) completed the Ethical Values Assessment (EVA), a questionnaire that examines the extent to which…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Moral Values, Cultural Education, Adolescents
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Shuyi Zhai; Ying Liang; Chenxin Lu; Jie He – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
Parenting style plays an important role in children's externalizing behaviors. Differences in physiological regulation among children may lead to variations in whether or to what extent parenting style influences them. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of parenting styles on young children's development of externalizing behaviors…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Physiology
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Barry H. Schneider; Mara Manetti; Nadia Rania; José Manuel Tomas; Amparo Oliver; Robert J. Coplan; Quinlan Taylor – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
The goal of this study was to track the progress of Italian children at risk for school failure enrolled in preschools based on the Reggio-Emilia approach. Risk factors considered included family socioeconomic status (SES), child receptive language, and child gender. Participants were 211 children (Mage = 60.8 months, 116 girls) in Reggio-inspired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Philipp Kersten; Marcus Mund; Franz J. Neyer – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
People living alone are often depicted as prone to social isolation and poor well-being. Since previous research largely focused on comparisons between the living arrangements of older adults, evidence on differences within middle-aged adults living alone remains sparse. The present study used a person-centered approach to allow for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Support Groups
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Braima Salaam – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
This study investigated the interactive effects of maternal and paternal warmth as well as behavioral control on adolescents' anxiety in Ghana and whether these linkages varied between adolescents in rural and urban contexts. Participants were 211 junior high school students (61% girls; 39% boys; M[subscript age] = 13.43; SD[subscript age] = 2.03)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Early Adolescents, Anxiety
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Keng-Hie Song; Ju-Hyun Song; Tina Malti – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
This study investigated the relationship between traumatic life stress, trust, and prosocial behavior as a positive mental health outcome in Syrian refugee children in Canada. Trust is a resilience factor shown to promote adjustment after resettlement. The specific goals of the study were to test the influence of refugee children's traumatic life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Experience, Trauma, Trust (Psychology)
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Nicolette P. Rickert; Ellen A. Skinner – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
This study explored the dynamics of motivational development across late elementary and early middle school. Using longitudinal data from a cross-section of fifth to seventh-grade students, analyses examined whether parents' and teachers' warm involvement shows unique and/or mediated effects on students' academic engagement and whether engagement…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Teacher Participation, Adolescents, Learner Engagement
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Ioannis Katsantonis; Ros McLellan – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2024
This study examined the association between internalizing and externalizing mental health and prosociality across four developmental transitions. The effects of parent-child interactions on mental health and prosociality were also explored. The data from a community sample of 10,703 children on mental health, prosociality, child maltreatment,…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Mental Health, Prosocial Behavior, Socioeconomic Status
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