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Wargo Aikins, Julie; Collibee, Charlene; Cunningham, Jessica – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Despite its omnipresence, quantitative research examining both the nature and the function of adolescent gossip has been limited. The present study aimed to address this limitation in the literature by examining the nature and function of adolescent gossip; in particular, it aimed to explore observed differences between the gossip of those popular…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Social Status
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Moilanen, Kristin L.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to explore the degree to which short-term longitudinal change in adolescent self-regulation was attributable to maternal parenting and mother-child relationship quality. A total of 821 mother-adolescent dyads provided data in the 1992 and 1994 waves of the Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys
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Mansfield, Cade D.; Diamond, Lisa M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Adolescent stress-related growth refers to enhancement in an adolescent's cognitive-affective or social resources as a result of experiencing stressors. We tested whether adolescents reporting high levels of stress-related growth showed superior adaptation outcomes on a day-to-day basis. Participants (n = 91; females = 46, age = 14) completed a…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Adolescents, Questionnaires, Individual Differences
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Mitchell, Sara H.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy A.; Martin, Scott B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The current study replicated and extended previous research on disordered eating and dietary intent (i.e., self-reported restriction of caloric intake with the purpose of losing weight) in boys and men by examining the direct and indirect influence of sociocultural pressure, social body comparisons, internalization of societal appearance ideals,…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Early Adolescents, Males, Middle School Students
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Kugler, Kari C.; Vasilenko, Sara A.; Butera, Nicole M.; Coffman, Donna L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Although early sexual initiation has been linked to negative outcomes, it is unknown whether these effects are causal. In this study, we use propensity score methods to estimate the causal effect of early sexual initiation on young adult sexual risk behaviors and health outcomes using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Young Adults, Adolescents, Probability
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Kikas, Eve; Mägi, Katrin – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This study examined the effects of first-grade teachers' emotional support on task persistence and academic skills in the sixth grade and the mediational role of children's academic self-concept in these effects. Participants were 524 children (263 boys, X-bar age in the first grade = 7.47 years), their first-grade homeroom teachers (n = 53), and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Emotional Response, Student Behavior
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Kupzyk, Kevin A.; Beal, Sarah J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
In order to investigate causality in situations where random assignment is not possible, propensity scores can be used in regression adjustment, stratification, inverse-probability treatment weighting, or matching. The basic concepts behind propensity scores have been extensively described. When data are longitudinal or missing, the estimation and…
Descriptors: Probability, Longitudinal Studies, Data, Computation
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Sulis, Isabella; Toland, Michael D. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Item response theory (IRT) models are the main psychometric approach for the development, evaluation, and refinement of multi-item instruments and scaling of latent traits, whereas multilevel models are the primary statistical method when considering the dependence between person responses when primary units (e.g., students) are nested within…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Item Response Theory, Psychometrics, Evaluation Methods
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Peugh, James L.; Heck, Ronald H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Researchers in the field of early adolescence interested in quantifying the environmental influences on a response variable of interest over time would use cluster sampling (i.e., obtaining repeated measures from students nested within classrooms and/or schools) to obtain the needed sample size. The resulting longitudinal data would be nested at…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Early Adolescents, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Sampling
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Porcu, Mariano; Giambona, Francesca – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Latent class analysis (LCA) is a statistical method used to group individuals (cases, units) into classes (categories) of an unobserved (latent) variable on the basis of the responses made on a set of nominal, ordinal, or continuous observed variables. In this article, we introduce LCA in order to demonstrate its usefulness to early adolescence…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Classification, Early Adolescents, National Surveys
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Dawes, Molly; Xie, Hongling – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The trajectory of early adolescents' popularity goal during the transition to middle school was examined in a diverse sample of 401 students. Popularity goal was assessed at five time points from the spring semester of fifth grade through the spring semester of seventh grade with the transition to middle school occurring between the fifth and…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Goal Orientation, Gender Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Ho, Rainbow T. H.; Lai, Angel H. Y.; Lo, Phyllis H. Y.; Nan, Joshua K. M.; Pon, Alicia K. L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
A year after the earthquake in Sichuan, China, a strength-based arts and play support program was launched to promote the well-being of young survivors, and this study was designed to examine its effectiveness. It was hypothesized that participation in the program would have direct positive effects on general self-efficacy and peer support, and…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Victims, Art Education, Play
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Giardiello, Mauro – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The crisis of public spaces implies a closure to the private sphere and, as a consequence, the inanity of the education processes. Space privatization involves the supremacy of the "?????" (house) on the "a???a" (public space), so that the house assumes the role of an enclosed community. The effect of this closure is a…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Child Development, Socialization, Peer Relationship
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Hall, Gordon Emmett; DiPerna, James Clyde – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The present study used multiple regression analyses to examine the relationships between fifth-grade social skills and eighth-grade academic achievement. Data were drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K). Results indicated no relationship between positive or negative social behavior in fifth grade…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Interpersonal Competence, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Altermatt, Ellen Rydell – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Prior research demonstrates that perceived academic support from peers positively predicts school adjustment. In this cross-sectional study, we provide evidence that perceived academic support from peers declines from 3rd to 8th grade and that this decline is partially mediated by grade-level declines in perceptions that academic success…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Prediction
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