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Espinoza, Guadalupe; Schacter, Hannah; Juvonen, Jaana – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Although research has shown that peer victimization is related to negative school outcomes, whether ethnic ingroup size alters victimization-adjustment links is unclear. This study examines whether smaller ethnic ingroup representation amplifies the negative associations between peer victimization and school adjustment. We also examine whether…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment
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Steiner, Kristina L.; Pillemer, David B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Life span developmental psychology proposes that the ability to create a coherent life narrative does not develop until early adolescence. Using a novel methodology, 10-, 12-, and 14-year-old participants were asked to tell their life stories aloud to a researcher. Later, participants separated their transcribed narratives into self-identified…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Autobiographies
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Denner, Jill; Laursen, Brett; Dickson, Daniel; Hartl, Amy C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The influence of parental beliefs and behaviors on children's math confidence and performance is well documented, but few studies examine these associations over time, or in large samples of Latino/a families. This study used longitudinal data from 247 (114 sons and 133 daughters) mother-child dyads to examine whether maternal math gender…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Esteem, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence
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Coyle, Karin K.; Guinosso, Stephanie A.; Glassman, Jill R.; Anderson, Pamela M.; Wilson, Helen W. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This article examines the relationship between exposure to violence, fear of exposure to violence, and sexual risk among a sample of urban middle school youth. The sample included 911 seventh-grade students who completed self-report surveys. Approximately 20% of the sample reported at least one direct threat or injury with a weapon in the past 3…
Descriptors: Violence, Sexuality, At Risk Persons, Fear
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Sebanc, Anne M.; Guimond, Amy B.; Lutgen, Jeff – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study investigates whether friendship quality, academic achievement, and mastery goal orientation predict each other across the transition to middle school. Participants were 146 Latino students (75 girls) followed from the end of elementary school through the first year of middle school. Measures included positive and negative friendship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Middle School Students, Friendship, Path Analysis
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Sutter, Carolyn; Nishina, Adrienne; Scherr, Rachel E.; Zidenberg-Cherr, Sheri; Ontai, Lenna L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Childhood obesity continues to be a major concern in the United States, warranting a comprehensive approach. However, the majority of research studies continue to neglect the influence of peers on dietary behaviors. The present descriptive study aimed to provide information about the ways peers directly shape dietary choices via food exchanges…
Descriptors: Food, Obesity, Peer Relationship, Intervention
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Morrell, Holly E. R.; Lapsley, Daniel K.; Halpern-Felsher, Bonnie L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Identifying factors that influence adolescents' decisions to start smoking is necessary to improve interventions for reducing tobacco use. The current longitudinal study was designed to determine the direction of influence between feelings of invulnerability to harm and cigarette smoking, and to test whether the perceived risks and benefits of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Adolescents, Smoking
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Ruzek, Erik A.; Domina, Thurston; Conley, AnneMarie M.; Duncan, Greg J.; Karabenick, Stuart A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
Value-added (VA) models measure teacher contributions to student learning and are increasingly employed in educational reform efforts. Using data from 35 seventh-grade teachers and 2,026 students across seven schools, we employ VA methods to measure teacher contributions to students' motivational orientations (mastery and performance achievement…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Academic Achievement, Grade 7, Mathematics Achievement
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McDade-Montez, Elizabeth; Wallander, Jan; Elliott, Marc; Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Tortolero, Susan; Cuccaro, Paula; Schuster, Mark A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
Research among adults has demonstrated concurrent and prospective negative associations between TV viewing and mental health, yet little research has examined these associations among African American and Latino youth or examined the role of children's involvement with TV and parental mediation of TV viewing via coviewing. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Well Being, Mental Health, African Americans
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Wormington, Stephanie V.; Anderson, Kristen G.; Tomlinson, Kristin L.; Brown, Sandra A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The current study examined the impact of supportive social relationships (i.e., teacher support, adult support, school relatedness) and peer victimization on middle school students' substance use. Over 3,000 middle school students reported on alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use, supportive social relationships, and instances in which they were…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Ricco, Robert; Pierce, Sara Schuyten; Medinilla, Connie – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
This study seeks to establish the relevance of middle school students' naive beliefs about knowledge and learning in science to their achievement motivation in this domain. A predominantly Hispanic and lower-income sample of 459 middle school students (sixth through eighth grades) completed measures of epistemic beliefs along with several measures…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Early Adolescents
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Compian, Laura J.; Gowen, L. Kris; Hayward, Chris – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
Utilizing a cross-sectional design, the authors examined associations between pubertal status, peer victimization, and their interaction in relation to weight concerns and symptoms of depression in a sample of early adolescent girls (N = 261). Multivariate analyses revealed a significant interaction between pubertal status and relational…
Descriptors: Puberty, Peer Relationship, Females, Early Adolescents
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Roeser, Robert W.; Galloway, Mollie; Casey-Cannon, Shannon; Watson, Cary; Keller, Laura; Tan, Elyn – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study examines relations between early adolescent girls' well-being, achievement, and emerging identities. Variable-centered results showed that girls' moral and student identities were the strongest predictors of their achievement, whereas their moral, student, physical, and peer identities predicted their well-being. Person-centered results…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Well Being, Early Adolescents
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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
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Jonson-Reid, Melissa – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2002
An exploratory study examined whether child welfare system responses and recurrent reports varied as a function of age among older children. Models of the decision to provide services and the likelihood of report recurrence indicated that trends in report characteristics and service provision for early adolescents differ from other age groups.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Age Groups, Child Abuse, Child Welfare