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Carr, Imogen; Szabó, Marianna РJournal of Early Adolescence, 2015
Worry in adults has been conceptualized as a thinking process involving problem-solving attempts about anticipated negative outcomes. This process is related to, though distinct from, fear. Previous research suggested that compared to adults, children's experience of worry is less strongly associated with thinking and more closely related to fear.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Fear, Problem Solving, Correlation
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Vandevivere, Eva; Braet, Caroline; Bosmans, Guy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
Maternal support is known as a protective factor during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. However, less is known about the conditions leading to support-seeking behaviors toward mothers in early adolescence. In comparison with younger children, it is assumed that the specific nature of these conditions changes with continuing cognitive…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Mothers, Parent Role, Help Seeking
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Martin, Andrew J.; Way, Jennifer; Bobis, Janette; Anderson, Judy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study of 1,601 students in the middle years of schooling (Grades 5-8, each student measured twice, 1 year apart) from 200 classrooms in 44 schools sought to identify factors explaining gains and declines in mathematics engagement at key transition points. In multilevel regression modeling, findings showed that compared with Grade 6 students…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Education, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Achievement
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Kehoe, Christiane E.; Havighurst, Sophie S.; Harley, Ann E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study investigated the relationship between parent emotion socialization and youth somatic complaints (SC) in an early adolescent sample using a longitudinal experimental design. An emotion-focused parenting intervention, which taught parent's skills to improve their emotional competence and emotion socialization, was used to examine whether…
Descriptors: Role, Questionnaires, Intervention, Self Control
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Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Patton, George C.; Toumbourou, John W. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study examined longitudinal relationships between depressive symptoms and use of alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit substances among adolescents, addressing methodological limitations and potential confounding in the extant literature. The sample comprised adolescents who were surveyed in Grades 6 (n = 916), 9 (n = 804), and 11 (n = 791).…
Descriptors: Correlation, Substance Abuse, Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies
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Croft, Carissa D.; Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Rejection sensitivity (RS) instigates conflict and prompts maladaptive conflict responses within romantic relationships. We tested whether RS had similar effects within friendships (N = 262, X[subscript age] = 11.7) by investigating whether (a) RS was associated with more frequent conflict, (b) two RS forms prompted different conflict responses,…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Conflict, Adolescents, Correlation
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Smith, Dayna T.; Kelly, Adrian B.; Chan, Gary C. K.; Toumbourou, John W.; Patton, George C.; Williams, Joanne W. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
This study examined the extent to which young adolescent alcohol use was related to alcohol-related norms and law enforcement of underage alcohol use, after accounting for known strong parent and peer correlates. Our sample consisted of 7,674 students (X-bar age = 12 years) from 30 Australian communities. Two-level (individuals nested within…
Descriptors: Correlation, Drinking, Peer Influence, Early Adolescents
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Tiggemann, Marika; Slater, Amy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between media exposure and body image concerns in preteenage girls, with a particular focus on the Internet. A sample of 189 girls (aged 10-12 years) completed questionnaire measures of media consumption and body image concerns. Nearly all girls (97.5%) had access to the Internet in their home.…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Females, Profiles, Social Networks
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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Heerde, Jessica A.; Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Smith, Rachel; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Toumbourou, John W.; Catalano, Richard F. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
The effect of early adolescent alcohol use on antisocial behavior was examined at 1- and 2-year follow-up in Washington State, United States, and Victoria, Australia. Each state used the same methods to survey statewide representative samples of students ("N" = 1,858, 52% female) in 2002 (Grade 7 [G7]), 2003 (Grade 8 [G8]), and 2004…
Descriptors: Drinking, Risk, Law Enforcement, Crime
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Buckley, Lisa; Chapman, Rebekah L.; Sheehan, Mary C.; Reveruzzi, Bianca N. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Injury is a significant public health problem among youth. A primary cause of adolescent injury is risk-taking behavior, including alcohol use, interpersonal violence and road-related risks. A novel approach to prevention is building on friendships by encouraging adolescents to intervene into their friends' risk taking. Fifty-one early adolescents…
Descriptors: Risk, Injuries, Prevention, Friendship
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Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie J.; Skinner, Ellen A.; Morris, Helen; Thomas, Rae – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The same stressor can evoke different emotions across individuals, and emotions can prompt certain coping responses. Responding to four videotaped interpersonal stressors, adolescents ("N" = 230, the average values of "X"[subscript age] = 10 years) reported their sadness, fear "and" anger, and 12 coping strategies.…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns
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Buckley, Lisa; Sheehan, Mary; Shochet, Ian – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
This article reports on the development of a school-based intervention to reduce risk taking and associated injuries. There is limited but important evidence that intervention design should ensure participation does not lead to an increase in target risk behaviors with some studies in alcohol and drug prevention finding unexpected negative…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Focus Groups, Injuries
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Hughes, Elizabeth K.; Gullone, Eleonora; Dudley, Amanda; Tonge, Bruce – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
The current study aimed to investigate emotion regulation (ER) strategy use in a sample of 21 clinic-referred children and adolescents (10-14 years old) presenting with school refusal, all of whom were diagnosed with at least one anxiety disorder. Being the first known study to examine ER and school refusal, hypotheses were guided by previous…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adolescents, School Phobia, Anxiety
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Gazis, Nicki; Connor, Jason P.; Ho, Robert – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
This study investigated cultural identity and peer influence on tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use in a culturally diverse sample of Northern Australian adolescents. Middle school students (n = 274) completed the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM) and measures of their own and perceived friends' substance use. Higher scores on the full…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Ethnicity, Marijuana, Factor Structure