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Siennick, Sonja E.; Widdowson, Alex O.; Ragan, Daniel T. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
School moves during adolescence predict lower peer integration and higher exposure to delinquent peers. Yet mobility and peer problems have several common correlates, so differences in movers' and non-movers' social adjustment may be due to selection rather than causal effects of school moves. Drawing on survey and social network data from a…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Delinquency, Student Surveys, Early Adolescents
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Williams, Jasmine D.; Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Sung, Hannah C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Employing descriptive and interpretive analyses of classroom videos and focus group data, this study details how the provision of choice was enacted in instruction, and the subsequent messages students perceived. Participants included six teachers (fourth to eighth grade) and 114 students (age X-bar = 11.28 years, 60% African American). Survey…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Statistical Analysis
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Oh, Yoonkyung; Osgood, D. Wayne; Smith, Emilie P. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
The importance of afterschool hours for youth development is widely acknowledged, and afterschool settings have recently received increasing attention as an important venue for youth interventions, bringing a growing need for reliable and valid measures of afterschool quality. This study examined the extent to which the two observational tools,…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Observation, Rating Scales
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Hamlat, Elissa J.; Shapero, Benjamin G.; Hamilton, Jessica L.; Stange, Jonathan P.; Abramson, Lyn Y.; Alloy, Lauren B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study prospectively examined pubertal timing and peer victimization as interactive predictors of depressive symptoms in a racially diverse community sample of adolescents. We also expanded on past research by assessing body esteem as a mechanism by which pubertal timing and peer victimization confer risk for depression. In all, 218…
Descriptors: Puberty, Peer Relationship, Victims, Bullying
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Lippold, Melissa A.; Powers, Christopher J.; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Feinberg, Mark E.; Greenberg, Mark T. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
This longitudinal study investigates whether rural adolescents who transition to a new school in sixth grade have higher levels of risky behavior than adolescents who transition in seventh grade. Our findings indicate that later school transitions had little effect on problem behavior between sixth and ninth grades. Cross-sectional analyses found…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Johnson, Lesley E.; Greenberg, Mark T. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
This community-based study examined differences in parenting quality and parent symptoms for youth in four categories: anxious (elevated anxiety symptoms), depressed (elevated depressive symptoms), comorbid (elevated anxiety and depressive symptoms), and nonelevated (elevations of neither type). Respondents were 976 young adolescents (mean age =…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology)