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Stricker, Johannes; Preckel, Franzis – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
Perfectionism is a multidimensional personality trait whose facets differentially relate to indicators of psychological functioning, such as global self-esteem. There has been some theoretical disagreement whether perfectionism affects global self-esteem, or vice versa. This question merits renewed attention due to increasing efforts to prevent…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Self Esteem, Early Adolescents, Predictor Variables
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Walters, Glenn D. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
The goal of this study was to test nonverbal intelligence and neighborhood social capital as protective factors against future delinquency in early adolescent youth placed at risk by virtue of their involvement in childhood conduct problems. Analyzing longitudinal data from 3,028 youth (1,565 boys, 1,463 girls) in one cohort of the Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Resilience (Psychology), At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems
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Skoog, Therése; Kapetanovic, Sabina – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
We used latent growth curve analysis to extend research on associations between early puberty and adverse peer relations by examining the role of pubertal timing in the developmental trajectories of peer victimization and offending from early- to mid-adolescence. We made use of three-wave longitudinal data collected annually from a cohort of…
Descriptors: Puberty, Bullying, Victims, Adolescent Development
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Giano, Zachary; Williams, Amanda L.; Becnel, Jennifer N. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
Students who repeat a grade are at a higher risk of dropping out of high school. Previous research has examined this in a methodologically aggregated way (e.g., repeated any grade versus never repeated) or only specific grades/grade ranges (e.g., Kindergarten or elementary) leaving questions about which grades are more detrimental to repeat with…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, At Risk Students, Instructional Program Divisions, High School Students
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Yan, Jinjin; Hou, Yang; Shen, Yishan; Kim, Su Yeong – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
The current study investigates how and under what conditions family obligation benefits Mexican American adolescents' adjustment. The study used two waves of data from 604 Mexican American adolescents (54.3% female, Mage.wave1 = 12.41 years, SD = 0.97) and their parents. Structural equation modeling revealed that both adolescents' and parents'…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Responsibility, Expectation, Child Rearing
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Marks, Peter E. L.; Babcock, Ben; van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Gommans, Rob; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
The goal of this study was to advance the conceptualization and measurement of adolescent popularity by exploring the commonly used composite score (popularity minus unpopularity). We used standardized peer nominations from 4,414 early adolescents (ages [approximately equal to] 12-14 years) from three samples collected in two countries. Popularity…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Peer Acceptance, Measurement Techniques, Middle School Students
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Kwon, Kyongboon; Willenbrink, Jessica B.; Bliske, Madeline N.; Brinckman, Bridget G. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
We examined the extent to which children's emotion-sharing relationships were unique from friendships. We also examined the association between emotional experience and emotion sharing as well as the association between emotion sharing and prosocial behavior. Participants were 456 children (M[subscript age] = 10.6 years) from the Midwestern United…
Descriptors: Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Emotional Experience, Prosocial Behavior
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Ferrar, Saskia J.; Stack, Dale M.; Baldassarre, Katrina S.; Orsini, Arielle; Serbin, Lisa A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
Early adolescents (aged 12-15) were observed during dyadic conflict discussions with their siblings (n = 23) and mothers (n = 32) in their homes. The verbal conflict behaviors and affect of family members were coded continuously. Sequential analyses identified temporal associations between individuals' affect and their own and their partners'…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Affective Behavior, Siblings, Mothers
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Mittmann, Gloria; Woodcock, Kate; Dörfler, Sylvia; Krammer, Ina; Pollak, Isabella; Schrank, Beate – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
Early adolescents are frequent users of online communication tools (OCTs). Yet, we have limited knowledge about how OCTs influence this population and their friendships. We sought opinions of 938 Austrian early adolescents on the role of OCTs for their friendships via a questionnaire and 207 focus groups. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Video Technology, Photography, Computer Mediated Communication
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Mitchell, Siobhan B.; Haase, Anne M.; Cumming, Sean P. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
This study employed semi-structured interviews and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore experiences of on-time maturation in nine adolescent ballet dancers from across three vocational ballet schools in the United Kingdom. Two themes were identified as central to their experiences: 'A right and a wrong way to grow', and fitting in…
Descriptors: Dance, Phenomenology, Adolescent Attitudes, Dance Education
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Leer, Jane; Gassman-Pines, Anna; Djé Blé, Eric; Kainessie, Josephine; Kennedy, Catherine; Press, Sarah; Schubert, Heidi – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
This study investigated attitudes toward restrictive gender norms among adolescents in Côte d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone (pooled N = 1,793, M[subscript age(baseline)] = 10.3, M[subscript age(follow-up)] = 11.6, 50% boys/girls). We examined individual and contextual predictors of gender attitudes, assessed change in gender attitudes over 2 years, and…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Bias, Social Attitudes
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Rudolph, Karen D.; Dodson, Jillian F. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
Friendships can provide a critical buffer against stress for youth, but the extent to which they serve this role depends on whether they provide resources that youth value most. These valued provisions may differ for girls and boys and across stages of development. This study examined whether gender differences in friendship values intensify…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Friendship, Elementary School Students, Junior High School Students
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Ashworth, Emma; Hunt, Anna; Chopra, Jennifer; Eames, Catrin; Putwain, David W.; Duffy, Kathryn; Kirkby, Joanna; McLoughlin, Shane; Saini, Pooja – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
The aim of this study was to explore the experiences and perceived impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns among early adolescents in the northwest of England, as well as explore the self-care and coping strategies that helped the young people continue to thrive. Fourteen adolescents, 9 boys and 5 girls, were recruited from four secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Coping, COVID-19
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Chun, Sarah K.; Benjamin, Katherine S.; Mezulis, Amy H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
The experience of positive events is associated with increased positive affect, which can beneficially impact the physical and mental health outcomes of adolescents. Despite an increase in important life events during adolescence, little research has examined the influence of positive events on affect in this population. This study used Ecological…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Response, Individual Differences, Evaluation Methods
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Koehn, Amanda J.; Kerns, Kathryn A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
The goal of this study was to expand current attachment models by validating a three-component model of the supervision partnership conceptualization of attachment (accessibility and availability of attachment figures, willingness to communicate, and mutual recognition of other's rights in decision-making). The model was tested by examining…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Models, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents
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