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Pakarinen, Eija; Silinskas, Gintautas; Hamre, Bridget K.; Metsäpelto, Riitta-Leena; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study investigated the cross-lagged associations between teacher-student relationships and problem behaviors in a sample of 440 Finnish students (half of them identified as being at risk of reading difficulties). The degree to which these associations were moderated by a child's gender, academic performance, risk for reading difficulties,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Behavior Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Early Adolescents
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Sang, Biao; Ding, Xuechen; Coplan, Robert J.; Liu, Junsheng; Pan, Tingting; Feng, Xingyi – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The goals of the present study were to (a) develop and validate a new self-report measure of social avoidance for use among early adolescents in mainland China and (b) explore the links between subtypes of social withdrawal (i.e., shyness, unsociability, and social avoidance) and indices of socio-emotional difficulties in this cultural context.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Withdrawal (Psychology), Elementary School Students
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Rasalingam, Anurajee; Clench-Aas, Jocelyne; Raanaas, Ruth Kjaersti – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Peer victimization is a widespread phenomenon especially prevalent in early adolescence. This study investigates the prevalence of peer victimization and its association with mental health problems and impact on everyday life, and the possible mediating effect of parental and peer support. Data are based on a cross-sectional health survey (N =…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Victims, Bullying, Early Adolescents
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Houltberg, Benjamin J.; Sheffield Morris, Amanda; Cui, Lixian; Henry, Carolyn S.; Criss, Michael M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
The purpose of the current investigation was to examine the role of youth anger regulation and reactivity in the link between parenting and social adjustment among a sample of 84 youth residing in disadvantaged neighborhoods in a mid-southwestern city. Using path analysis, findings indicate that parents' responsive and discipline-related behaviors…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Early Adolescents, Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Otterpohl, Nantje; Schwinger, Malte; Wild, Elke – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
In emotion regulation research, it is common to distinguish adaptive from maladaptive emotion regulation strategies. However, little is known about their interactional impact (compensational or interfering effects) on adolescents' adjustment. We collected longitudinal, multiple informant questionnaire data from N = 608 adolescents and their…
Descriptors: Self Control, Psychological Patterns, Profiles, Behavior Problems
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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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Voight, Adam M.; Geller, Joanna D.; Nation, Maury – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Encouraging student prosocial behavior (PSB) is a challenge for urban middle schools. The issue of student behavior is a racialized one, as Black students generally evince more negative behavioral outcomes than their White peers. This racial "behavior gap" may be conditional on the school environment. This study examines how one element…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Student Behavior, Racial Composition, Urban Schools
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Batanova, Milena D.; Loukas, Alexandra – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Guided by the family relational schema model, the current study examined the direct and indirect contributions of maternal psychological control to subsequent relational and overt peer victimization, via early adolescents' conduct problems, fear of negative evaluation, and depressive symptoms. Participants were 499 10- to 14-year-olds (53% female;…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Path Analysis, Depression (Psychology)
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Booker, Cara L.; Skew, Alexandra J.; Sacker, Amanda; Kelly, Yvonne J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
The objective of this study was to investigate the demographic distribution of selected health-related behaviors and their relationship with different indicators of well-being. The data come from Wave 1 of the youth panel of "Understanding Society" household panel study. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) measured…
Descriptors: Well Being, Adolescents, Health Behavior, Emotional Disturbances
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Loukas, Alexandra; Pasch, Keryn E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The current study examined the role of school connectedness as a moderator of the associations between overt and relational forms of peer victimization and early adolescents' subsequent adjustment problems. Data were collected from 490 adolescents when they were initially in the sixth and seventh grades and again 1 year later. Regression analyses…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Peer Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Ševcíková, Anna; Šerek, Jan; Machácková, Hana; Šmahel, David – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
Adolescents use media that exposes them to sexual material. This study focused on adolescents in the Czech Republic, a country with relatively high rates of exposure to sexual material (ESM). A sample of adolescents aged 11 to 15 years ("N" = 495) taken from the project EU Kids Online II was examined for predictors of the following:…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Internet, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries