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Kingsbury, Mila; Liu, Junsheng; Coplan, Robert J.; Chen, Xinyin; Li, Dan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
The aims of the present study were to (a) examine the factor structure of the "Self-Report Coping Scale" in a sample of Chinese early adolescents and (b) explore associations between coping and socioemotional functioning in this sample. Participants were N = 569 elementary school students (307 boys) in Grades 4 to 6. Participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coping, Stress Variables, Correlation
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Bissell-Havran, Joanna M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
We examined the link between social comparison with friends and self-perceptions of academic competence during adolescence and how personality may play a role in this link. Participants were 193 eighth-grade students who attended a rural, mid-Atlantic middle school. We used difference scores to measure the extent to which students' nominated and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Correlation, Psychological Patterns, Academic Achievement
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Lee, Eunju J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
This study examines whether the instability of self-esteem (i.e., a high intraindividual variability in self-esteem) is differentially associated with different types of aggressive behavior by using a sample of 235 preadolescent children. Self-esteem was measured four times for four consecutive days, and proactive and reactive aggressive behaviors…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Esteem, Aggression, Preadolescents
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Thomason, Jessica D.; Kuperminc, Gabriel – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Social capital was examined as a mediator of the association between youth development program participation and gains in self-concept in a sample of 86 primarily African American female adolescents in the Cool Girls, program, and 89 comparisons. Two dimensions of social capital (the diversity of girls' social networks and the number of life…
Descriptors: Females, Social Capital, Self Concept, African Americans
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Barker, Erin T.; Bornstein, Marc H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
Global self-esteem, appearance satisfaction, and self-reported dieting are interrelated. This study examines the temporal ordering of global self-esteem and appearance satisfaction across the early adolescence transition, from age 10 to age 14, as well as the independent associations of self-esteem and appearance satisfaction on self-reported…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Females, Early Adolescents, Adolescents
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Michaels, Marcia L.; Barr, Alicia; Roosa, Mark W.; Knight, George P. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
Global self-worth and five domains of self-esteem (scholastic competence, athletic competence, physical appearance, behavioral conduct, social acceptance) were tested for measurement equivalence in a sample of Anglo American, Mexican American, African American, and Native American youth aged 9 through 14 years. The results revealed that global…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Early Adolescents, Preadolescents, Mexican Americans