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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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Jackman, Danielle M.; MacPhee, David – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This study's purpose was to examine the relations among future orientation, self-esteem, and later adolescent risk behaviors, and to compare two mediational models involving self-esteem versus future orientation as mediators. An ethnically diverse sample of 12- to 14-year-olds (N = 862, 54% female, 53% ethnic minority) was assessed longitudinally.…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Risk, Prediction, Correlation
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Ojanen, Tiina; Findley-Van Nostrand, Danielle; Bowker, Julie C.; Markovic, Andrea – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This study examined the distinctiveness of and the correlates associated with anxious-withdrawal and unsociability during early adolescence in Finland (N = 384; 12-14 years; 53% girls). As expected, confirmatory factor analyses revealed that anxious-withdrawal and unsociability were distinct and moderately positively correlated constructs. Only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Correlation, Withdrawal (Psychology)
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Fanti, Kostas A.; Henrich, Christopher C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
The current study investigates the longitudinal association, across a 1-year period, between self-esteem and narcissism with bullying and peer victimization. The sample consisted of 1,416 (50.1% girls) Greek Cypriot early adolescents ("M" age = 12.89) who completed a battery of self-report measures. The small correlation found between…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Personality Traits, Personality Problems, Bullying
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Witherspoon, Dawn P.; Hughes, Diane L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Considerable evidence shows the detriments of neighborhood social disorganization for urban youth. Researchers have focused less on potential neighborhood strengths or on the interplay of neighborhood perceptions and objective neighborhood characteristics. The authors examined the presence and perception of positive and negative neighborhood…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Neighborhoods, Environmental Influences, Urban Youth
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Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Day, Randal D.; Dyer, W. Justin; Black, Brent C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The current study examined adolescent persistence as a mediator between authoritative parenting and adolescents' school engagement, prosocial behavior, and delinquency. Participants were taken from Time 2, 3, and 4 of the Flourishing Families Project and included 325 two-parent families with a child between the ages of 11 and 14 at Time 2 (mean…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Persistence, Adolescents, Parenting Styles
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Portešová, Šárka; Urbánek, Tomáš – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
This study assessed differences in Parker's typology of perfectionism (healthy perfectionist, unhealthy perfectionist, and nonperfectionist). We compared the results from previous research with follow-up 2005 and 2010 data collected from highly gifted Czech mathematicians aged 12 to 16 years. The study examined whether the same three…
Descriptors: Classification, Personality Traits, Scores, Foreign Countries