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Pozzoli, Tiziana; Gini, Gianluca – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The authors employed Latane and Darley's model about bystanders' behavior to explain children's active defending and passive bystanding behavior in school bullying. The three central steps of the model were operationalized by measuring provictim attitudes, personal responsibility for intervention, and coping strategies. Moreover, the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Models, Childhood Attitudes
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Sobotková, Veronika; Blatný, Marek; Jelínek, Martin; Hrdlicka, Michal – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The study deals with the relationship between antisocial behavior in early adolescence and family environment. Sample consisted of 2,856 adolescents (53% girls, mean age 13.5 years, SD = 1.1) from urban areas in the Czech Republic. The Social and Health Assessment (SAHA), a school survey, was used to measure sociodemographic characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Family Environment, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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Gayman, Mathew D.; Turner, R. Jay; Cislo, Andrew M.; Eliassen, A. Henry – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
Although the protective role of social support is well established in the health literature, antecedents of perceived social support are not well understood. Research on family experiential factors during early adolescence, an important psychosocial developmental period in the life course, represents a promising line of inquiry. Using a sample of…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Early Adolescents, Young Adults, Family Structure
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Azmitia, Margarita; Cooper, Catherine R.; Brown, Jane R. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
This longitudinal study linked concepts of familism and social capital to investigate emotional support and educational guidance from parents, siblings, friends, and teachers in predicting Latino early adolescents' math grades during their transition from elementary school to junior high. Thirty-one Latino youth were interviewed twice and their…
Descriptors: Siblings, Adolescents, Guidance, Social Capital
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Lohaus, Arnold; Vierhaus, Marc; Ball, Juliane – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
This study addresses the development of health-related behavior during childhood and adolescence and the protective influence of an authoritative parenting style. The study is based on two samples followed from Grades 2 through 5 and from Grades 4 through 7. The first sample consisted of 432 second graders with a mean age of 7.9 years at the…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Parenting Styles, Health Behavior, Child Rearing
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Fleming, Charles B.; Catalano, Richard F.; Mazza, James J.; Brown, Eric C.; Haggerty, Kevin P.; Harachi, Tracy W. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
Annual survey data on 776 students from sixth through ninth grade were used to examine the relationships among after-school activities, misbehavior in school, and delinquency. The social development model hypothesizes that antisocial behavior in one developmental time period leads to less involvement in activities and interactions that have…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, School Activities, Behavior Patterns, Delinquency
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Carlson, Ginger Apling; Grant, Kathryn E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study used self-report symptom inventories administered in school classrooms to examine relations among gender, psychological symptoms, stress, and coping in 1,200 low-income African American urban early adolescents. Girls reported more symptoms than boys, accounted for by higher internalizing symptoms. Boys reported more stress than girls,…
Descriptors: Females, Psychopathology, Adolescents, Coping
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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