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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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Coplan, Robert J.; Ooi, Laura L.; Rose-Krasnor, Linda – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
The goal of this study was to examine links between observed social participation in the schoolyard and indices of socio-emotional functioning in early adolescence. Participants were children (N = 290) aged 9 to 12 years. Social participation (e.g., solitary play, dyadic interaction, group interaction) was assessed in the schoolyard during recess…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Student Participation, Social Behavior, Peer Relationship
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Srikanth, Sudhish; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy; Martin, Scott B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
We examined the influence of physical and psychosocial variables on math and reading achievement test scores. Between 1 and 5 months prior to taking annual standardized reading and math tests, a sample of (N = 1,211) sixth through eight graders (53.7% girls; 57.2% White) self-reported levels of physical activity, academic self-beliefs, general…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Self Concept, Social Support Groups, Academic Achievement
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Arens, A. Katrin; Hasselhorn, Marcus – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
This study tested whether the gender intensification hypothesis applies to relations between multiple domain-specific self-concept facets and self-esteem. This hypothesis predicts gender-stereotypic differences in these relations and assumes they intensify with age. Furthermore, knowledge about gender-related or age-related differences in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Self Concept, Self Esteem
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Leung, Kim Chau; Marsh, Herbert W.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Yeung, Alexander S.; Abduljabbar, Adel S. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
Peer support interventions have mostly neglected the domain specificity of intervention effects. In two studies, the present investigation examined the domain specificity of peer support interventions targeting specific domains of self-concept. In Study 1, participants ("n" = 50) who had received an academically oriented peer support…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Self Concept, Control Groups, Intervention