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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