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Lee, Jeewon; Sung, Min-Je; Song, Sook-Hyung; Lee, Young-Moon; Lee, Je-Jung; Cho, Sun-Mi; Park, Mi-Kyung; Shin, Yun-Mi – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The smartphone has many attractive attributes and characteristics that could make it highly addictive, particularly in adolescents. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of young adolescents in risk of smartphone addiction and the psychological factors associated with smartphone addiction. Four hundred ninety middle school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Jenkins, Lyndsay N. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Adolescent stressors coupled with environmental demands, such as pressures to achieve, might lead to negative outcomes for some students. Students who worry about their ability to meet high standards might be more at risk of internalizing problems. The current study investigated the relations among perfectionism, social support, and internalizing…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Behavior Problems, Regression (Statistics), Stress Variables
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Vélez, Clorinda E.; Krause, Elizabeth D.; McKinnon, Allison; Brunwasser, Steven M.; Freres, Derek R.; Abenavoli, Rachel M.; Gillham, Jane E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study examined how social support seeking and rumination interacted to predict depression and anxiety symptoms 6 months later in early adolescents (N = 118; 11-14 years at baseline). We expected social support seeking would be more helpful for adolescents engaging in low rather than high levels of rumination. Adolescents self-reported on all…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Prediction, Depression (Psychology)
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Reid, Joan A.; Sullivan, Christopher J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Using latent class analysis (LCA), this study identified a dyadic taxonomy of delinquent youth categorized by varying types of maternal-youth reporting discrepancies (i.e., youth < maternal, youth > maternal) within a sample of 764 14-year-old high-risk youth. Four distinctive subgroups of youth were identified, two of which reported more…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Classification, Mothers, Behavior Problems
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Goodearl, Anna Ward; Salzinger, Suzanne; Rosario, Margaret – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
This study examined how peer relationships contribute to young adolescents' adaptation in the face of exposure to community and family violence. It tested hypotheses about peers' role in processes relating exposure to behavioral and psychological outcomes, specifically, aggression and anxiety. Data were collected from 667 middle school students,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Violence, Anxiety, Family Violence
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Duchesne, Stéphane; Ratelle, Catherine F.; Feng, Bei – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
This longitudinal study builds on research addressing changes in achievement goal orientations (AG) across the transition to middle school. We had two objectives. The first was to identify and describe different development trajectories of AG (mastery, performance-approach, and performance-avoidance) from the last year of elementary school (Grade…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Goal Orientation, Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Bidjerano, Temi; Newman, Joan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
The study examined boys' and girls' autonomy of choice of activities in the after-school hours with samples of children from two different countries. Preadolescent children from Taiwan (n = 289) and the United States (n = 195) completed a questionnaire on their usual after-school activities indicating who determines the choice of any particular…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Females, Foreign Countries, Males
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Davis, Kelly A.; Epkins, Catherine C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
We extended past research that focused on the relation between family conflict and preadolescents' depressive and anxiety symptoms. In a sample of 160 11- to 12-year-olds, we examined whether private religious practices moderated the relations between family conflict and preadolescents' depressive and anxiety symptoms. Although preadolescents'…
Descriptors: Mothers, Conflict, Religion, Preadolescents
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Chaplin, Tara M.; Gillham, Jane E.; Seligman, Martin E. P. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
Does anxiety lead to depression more for girls than for boys? This study prospectively examines gender differences in the relationship between anxiety and depressive symptoms in early adolescence. One hundred thirteen 11- to 14-year-old middle school students complete questionnaires assessing depressive symptoms and three dimensions of anxiety…
Descriptors: Females, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences, Depression (Psychology)