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Shumow, Lee; Smith, Thomas J.; Smith, M. Cecil – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
This study examines characteristics of young adolescents who experience self-care, associations between self-care and academic achievement, and whether associations of self-care with academic adjustment vary by child, family, or community characteristics. Using data from the nationally representative 1999 National Household Education Survey,…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Preadolescents, After School Programs, Relationship
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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Ware, Herbert W.; Martinez-Arias, Rosario – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2004
An important element of the context in which children are educated is the safety in their schools. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships among student perceptions of community safety, school environment, substance use, and school safety with a total of 3,092 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Data were used from the…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Middle School Students, Educational Environment, School Safety