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Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Yabiku, Scott T.; Kulis, Stephen; Nieri, Tanya; Parsai, Monica; Becerra, David – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
This article examined the impact of linguistic acculturation and gender on the substance use initiation of a sample of 1,473 Mexican heritage preadolescents attending 30 public schools in Phoenix, Arizona. It was hypothesized that linguistic acculturation operates differently as a risk or protective factor for young children than for older youth.…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Acculturation, Preadolescents, Mexican Americans
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Bauman, Sheri – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
Students (N = 221) in an intermediate school (grades 5-8) in a rural area of the Southwestern United States completed a survey regarding their familiarity with technology and their experiences with cyberbullying during the school year. Initial evidence of survey reliability is presented. In the sample, 1.5% of participants were classified as…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Familiarity, Rural Areas, Computer Mediated Communication
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German, Miguelina; Gonzales, Nancy A.; Dumka, Larry – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
This study examined interactive relations between adolescent, maternal, and paternal familism values and deviant peer affiliations in predicting adolescent externalizing problems within low-income, Mexican-origin families (N = 598). Adolescent, maternal, and paternal familism values interacted protectively with deviant peer affiliations to predict…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Early Adolescents, Social Values, Mexican Americans
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Smolak, Linda; Krieg, Dana B.; Hayward, Chris; Shisslak, Catherine M.; Taylor, C. Barr – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
Self-reports of grade at first menstrual period for 1,967 fourth-grade through ninth-grade girls were used to categorize girls as early maturers. The categories of early maturer and other (on-time or late maturers) were then examined for stability over a 3-year period using McNemar tests and [kappa] coefficients. Although the results showed…
Descriptors: Females, Physiology, Measurement Techniques, Reliability