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Gniewosz, Gabriela; Gniewosz, Burkhard – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
Based on the temporal framework of transition experiences, this study tested time-graded patterns of family resource effects on children's and early adolescents' psychological adjustment during a time of multiple transitions. Using data of a longitudinal study including 2,020 German children covering the age span between 8 and 12 (n[subscript…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Emotional Adjustment, Longitudinal Studies, Behavior Problems
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Vu, Ba Tuan; Van Heel, Martijn; Petry, Katja; Bosmans, Guy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
In Vietnam, school violence is a serious problem; yet, little is known about the factors explaining this phenomenon. The current study looked at the role of normative beliefs approving aggression in the development of overt aggressive behavior. Using a short-term longitudinal design with three waves (4-month interval), this study examined the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Vietnamese People, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation
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Finet, Chloë; Vermeer, Harriet J.; Juffer, Femmie; Bijttebier, Patricia; Bosmans, Guy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
We tested whether adoptive parenting played a role in the association between pre-adoption experiences and children's adaptive (responsiveness) and maladaptive (internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems, attention and sleep problems) behavioral adjustment over time. Ten-year-old girls, adopted at 13 months from institutional care (n =…
Descriptors: Adoption, Emotional Adjustment, Correlation, Behavior Problems
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Hendriks, Anne M.; Bartels, Meike; Stevens, Gonneke W. J. M.; Walsh, Sophie D.; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Elgar, Frank J.; Finkenauer, Catrin – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
There is little evidence on the association between child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) policies and adolescent mental health. This study examined this association using data on indicators of adolescent mental health--aggressive behavior, life satisfaction, and psychosomatic symptoms--in 172,829 eleven- to fifteen-year-olds from 30 European…
Descriptors: Child Health, Mental Health, Public Policy, Aggression
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Scales, Peter C.; Pekel, Kent; Sethi, Jenna; Chamberlain, Rachel; Van Boekel, Martin – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
Student-teacher relationships that improve over time may help slow or prevent declines in student motivation. In a diverse sample of 1,274 middle and high school students from three schools, this mixed-methods study found that those who improved in developmental relationships with teachers reported greater academic motivation, and more positive…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Motivation
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LeCroix, Rebecca Hill; Chan, Wing Yi; Henrich, Chris; Palin, Frances; Shanley, Jenelle; Armistead, Lisa – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
Black South Africans are disproportionately affected by HIV compared with White counterparts. In their unique social context, South African families affected by HIV are vulnerable to adverse psychosocial effects. U.S.-based and emerging South African research suggests mothers living with HIV may experience compromised parenting. In the United…
Descriptors: Mothers, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Glatz, Terese; Lippold, Melissa; Jensen, Todd M.; Fosco, Gregory M.; Feinberg, Mark E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
In line with family systems theory, we examined patterns of hostile interactions within families and their associations with externalizing problems among early-adolescent children. Using hostility scores based on observational data of six dyadic interactions during a triadic interaction (n = 462; i.e., child-to-mother, mother-to-child,…
Descriptors: Conflict, Behavior Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Bjärehed, Marlene; Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Gini, Gianluca – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
This study examined the links between seven specific mechanisms of moral disengagement and indirect bullying, direct bullying, and pro-aggressive bystander behavior. In addition, the moderating role of gender on these associations was examined. Participants were 317 Swedish students in Grades 4 to 8 (X-bar[subscript age]=12.6, SD = 1.35; 62%…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Gender Differences, Bullying, Aggression
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Martínez, M. Loreto; Cumsille, Patricio; Loyola, Ignacio; Castillo, Juan Carlos – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
Interest in understanding how civic engagement emerges has been fueled by worries about the decline of youth participation in conventional political activities. Acknowledging the developmental nature of civic engagement, this study analyzes involvement in civic activities during early adolescence. We used latent class analysis to identify patterns…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Early Adolescents, Political Attitudes, Models
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Gómez-Pérez, M. Mar; Calero, M. Dolores; Mata, Sara – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
Growing up in a high family risk (HFR) environment is accompanied by difficulties in executive functions (EFs) and interpersonal skills (IS) that may persist into adulthood. Because preadolescence is a critical period, this study will assess a multicomponent mediational intervention program, to determine the possibility of improving these skills.…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Intervention, Preadolescents, Interpersonal Competence
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Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Moore, E. Whitney G.; Garn, Alex; Kulik, Noel; Martin, Jeffrey; Shen, Bo; McCaughtry, Nate – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between measures of students' physical well-being and self-perception and their academic achievement. Specifically, we look at students' social support for physical activity, physical activity perceptions, self-concept, self-efficacy, health behaviors, and cardiorespiratory fitness (as measured…
Descriptors: Well Being, Physical Health, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
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Benner, Aprile D.; Hou, Yang; Jackson, Kristina M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
The current study investigated early adolescents' experiences of friend-related stress across middle school and its developmental consequences following the transition to high school. Using a sample of approximately 1,000 middle school students, four unique friend-related stress trajectories were observed across middle school: consistently low…
Descriptors: Friendship, Stress Variables, Developmental Stages, Middle School Students
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Trost, Kari; Eichas, Kyle; Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Galanti, M. Rosaria – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
The present cross-sectional study aimed to examine whether characteristics of the parent-child relationship in adolescence are important for adjustment and identity development. Participants were recruited from schools in central Sweden for a larger longitudinal study when the cohort was 13- to 14-year-olds (N = 3,667). Characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Parent Child Relationship, Self Concept
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Lai, Catie C. W.; Ma, Cecilia M. S. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
Poor sleep in adolescents is a global health problem. This study examined Chinese adolescents' sleep quality types by using a person-centered approach and examined the associations of adolescent sleep quality types with psychological characteristics and health risk behaviors. Using data from 1,310 Chinese adolescents (53.7% male; mean age = 13.48…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sleep, Health Behavior, Adolescents
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Kiuru, Noona; Aunola, Kaisa; Metsäpelto, Riitta-Leena; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
The present study investigated the role of parenting stress in early adolescents' externalizing and internalizing behavior and, particularly, the moderating effect of maternal affection on these associations. The data of 992 early adolescents (x-bar[subscript age]=12.71; 454 girls) and their mothers during the transition from primary school to…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Early Adolescents, Child Rearing
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