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Chung, Sara; Zhou, Qing; Eisenberg, Nancy; Wolchik, Sharlene – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Given the increasing societal concerns about youth's mental health problems in the context of rapid sociocultural changes in urban China, studying the links of appraisals and coping to Chinese children's adjustment can inform cultural adaptations of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions for this population. In a school-based sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preadolescents, Elementary School Students, Adolescent Attitudes
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Laurent, Jeff; Roome, Aaron; Catanzaro, Salvatore J.; Mearns, Jack; Harbke, Colin – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Negative mood regulation expectancies (NMRE) represent people's beliefs that they can use behaviors and cognitions to alleviate unpleasant emotional states. The relationship between NMRE and measures of affect, coping, depression, and anxiety with youth in Grades 4 through 8 (N = 539) was examined. In hierarchical regressions, scores on an NMRE…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Self Control, Affective Behavior
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Poirier, Martine; Temcheff, Caroline E.; Déry, Michèle; Toupin, Jean; Verlaan, Pierrette; Lemelin, Jean-Pascal – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Youth with conduct problems present frequently depressive symptoms. Academic skills are thought to be a mediating variable by which conduct problems could lead to depressive symptoms. No studies have longitudinally compared this model among school-aged boys and girls with different levels of conduct problems. Cascade models were tested to examine…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Academic Ability, Behavior Problems, Children
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Hsieh, Yi-Ping; Yen, Lee-Lan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examines three parenting behaviors (support, involvement, and harsh control) in predicting children's loneliness and aggression across developmental transitions to adolescence in a Taiwanese sample. Two cohorts (n = 4,990) were followed for 5 years: a younger cohort (first-graders, 51.5%) and an older cohort (fourth-graders). Multilevel…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Predictor Variables, Psychological Patterns
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Tu, Kelly M.; Spencer, Clayton W.; El-Sheikh, Mona; Erath, Stephen A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examined the prospective association between peer victimization and subjective sleep quality among typically developing early adolescents. At Time 1 (T1), participants included 123 youth (50% boys; X-bar age = 12.03 years; 58.5% European American, 35% African American), along with one parent and teacher. Youth, parents, and teachers…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Bullying, Sleep, Correlation
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Meiser, Susanne; Esser, Günter – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
To provide further insight into stress generation patterns in boys and girls around puberty, this study investigated longitudinal reciprocal relations between depressive symptoms, dysfunctional attitudes, and stress generation, the process by which individuals contribute to the occurrence of stress in interpersonal contexts (e.g., problematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Kwon, Jin-Sook; Park, Sihyun – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Menarche is one of the most important transitions for women. Perceptions of menarche play an important role in this transition process and appear to be influenced strongly by culture. The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of menarche among female adolescents in South Korea. Fifty-three female students' essays and drawings…
Descriptors: Physiology, Females, Developmental Stages, Essays
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Bae, Hwa-ok; Choo, Hyekyung; Lim, ChaeYoung – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study compared bullying experiences between ethnic minority youth and Korean majority youth in South Korea, and examined whether the student-teacher relationship is associated with their bullying experiences. Participants comprised 148 ethnic minority students and 165 Korean majority students in Grades 4 to 11 in South Korea. Bivariate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Racial Bias, Ethnicity
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Kisfalusi, Dorottya; Janky, Béla; Takács, Károly – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study aims at disentangling the effects of status generalization and social identity processes on ability perceptions among early adolescents. Double standards theory predicts that people use different standards for making inferences about others' abilities based on social status. Social identity processes, however, imply that people evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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Brass, Nicole; McKellar, Sarah E.; North, Elizabeth A.; Ryan, Allison M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examined group differences by grade (fifth graders in elementary school and sixth graders in middle school) and gender in academic (behavioral and emotional engagement, academic self-concept, and worry) and socio-emotional adjustment (self-esteem, social satisfaction, social self-concept, and worry). Self-report data were collected from…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Wagner, Lisa – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study investigates the role of character strengths in peer relationships among early adolescents. A sample of students (N = 339; [X bar] age = 12.84 years, 53.1% female) nominated friends in the classroom and completed assessments of character strengths, the desirability and importance of character strengths in a friend, and friendship…
Descriptors: Friendship, Ethics, Personality Traits, Role