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Strong, Carol; Chang, Ly-Yun – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
The experience of childhood family adversity may affect adolescent sexual behavior, yet the variation in the types of adversities is unknown. We analyzed data from the Taiwan Education Panel Survey. In 2007, 18,995 students aged 18 years retrospectively reported the age of first sexual activity and the experiences of childhood adversities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality
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Lin, Wen-Hsu; Yi, Chin-Chun – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examined changes in subjective well-being (SWB) during early adolescence (seventh grade-ninth grade). We treated SWB as a latent variable, which was measured by life satisfaction, negative emotions, and positive emotions, and employed a growth curve model-to-model change. Aspects of family structure (e.g., parental marital status and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Family Structure, Junior High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Hsieh, Yi-Ping; Yen, Lee-Lan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examines three parenting behaviors (support, involvement, and harsh control) in predicting children's loneliness and aggression across developmental transitions to adolescence in a Taiwanese sample. Two cohorts (n = 4,990) were followed for 5 years: a younger cohort (first-graders, 51.5%) and an older cohort (fourth-graders). Multilevel…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Predictor Variables, Psychological Patterns
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Shen, Yuh-Ling; Carlo, Gustavo; Knight, George P. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The current study explored how parental inductions and punitiveness were related to the prosocial moral reasoning through perspective taking and sympathy. Data were collected from three ethnic groups: 106 European American, 202 Mexican American, and 196 Taiwanese fifth and sixth graders (approximately 50% girls). Using structural equation modeling…
Descriptors: Correlation, Empathy, Moral Values, Foreign Countries
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Hsieh, Manying; Stright, Anne Dopkins – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
This study examined the relationships among adolescents' emotion regulation strategies (suppression and cognitive reappraisal), self-concept, and internalizing problems using structural equation modeling. The sample consisted of 438 early adolescents (13 to 15 years old) in Taiwan, including 215 boys and 223 girls. For both boys and girls,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Structural Equation Models
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Hsu, Hsien-Yuan; Zhang, Dalun; Kwok, Oi-Man; Li, Yan; Ju, Song – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
Using a sample drawn from Taiwan, this study evaluated the role of mother and father involvement in adolescent academic achievement. The participants were drawn from the Taiwan Education Panel Survey (TEPS) and consisted of 8,108 adolescents who studied seventh grade in 2001. Father and mother involvement related to academic achievement was…
Descriptors: School Activities, Mothers, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Bidjerano, Temi; Newman, Joan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
The study examined boys' and girls' autonomy of choice of activities in the after-school hours with samples of children from two different countries. Preadolescent children from Taiwan (n = 289) and the United States (n = 195) completed a questionnaire on their usual after-school activities indicating who determines the choice of any particular…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Females, Foreign Countries, Males
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Newman, Joan; Bidjerano, Temi; Ozdogru, Asil Ali; Kao, Chin-Cheng; Ozkose-Biyik, Cagri; Johnson, John J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
The activities and self-direction allowed after school provide children in different countries with distinct developmental opportunities that promote culturally valued orientations and outcomes. Fourth-grade children in Bulgaria, Taiwan, and the United States (countries with contrasting social values and expectations) reported their usual…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies