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Bengtsson, Hans; Söderström, Micael; Terjestam, Yvonne – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Compassion may be directed at a broad range of targets. The present study investigated interrelations among other-directed compassion, self-compassion, and environmental compassion in early adolescence (age = 12-14; n = 256) and examined how the different manifestations of compassion related to age and sex during this age period. Dispositional…
Descriptors: Altruism, Empathy, Personality Traits, Early Adolescents
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Skoog, Therése; Bayram Özdemir, Sevgi – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
In this study, we tested two competing explanations of the previously established link between early female puberty and sexual harassment in early adolescence. The sample included 680 seventh-grade Swedish girls (M[subscript age] = 13.40, SD = 0.53). Findings revealed that looking more sexually mature and being sexually active mediated the link…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Early Adolescents, Risk, Maturity (Individuals)
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Bayram Özdemir, Sevgi; Özdemir, Metin; Stattin, Håkan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Immigrant youth are at risk of experiencing harassment in school; however, we have only limited understanding of what makes youth harass their peers on ground of their ethnic origin. To address this major limitation, we examined (a) whether youth's negative attitudes toward immigrants impact their engagement in ethnic harassment over time and (b)…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Bullying, Violence, Negative Attitudes
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Tabak, Izabela; Mazur, Joanna; Granado Alcon, Maria del Carmen; Orkenyi, Agota; Zaborskis, Apolinaras; Aasvee, Katrin; Moreno, Carmen – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
The aim of this study was to analyze changes in communication with parents about matters of concern to 11- and 13-year olds. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) surveys conducted in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Family Structure, Multivariate Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Zettergren, Peter – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
A modern clustering technique was applied to age-10 and age-13 sociometric data with the purpose of identifying longitudinally stable peer status clusters. The study included 445 girls from a Swedish longitudinal study. The identified temporally stable clusters of rejected, popular, and average girls were essentially larger than corresponding…
Descriptors: Females, Multivariate Analysis, Classification, Preadolescents