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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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Srikanth, Sudhish; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy; Martin, Scott B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
We examined the influence of physical and psychosocial variables on math and reading achievement test scores. Between 1 and 5 months prior to taking annual standardized reading and math tests, a sample of (N = 1,211) sixth through eight graders (53.7% girls; 57.2% White) self-reported levels of physical activity, academic self-beliefs, general…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Self Concept, Social Support Groups, Academic Achievement
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Batanova, Milena D.; Loukas, Alexandra – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Guided by the family relational schema model, the current study examined the direct and indirect contributions of maternal psychological control to subsequent relational and overt peer victimization, via early adolescents' conduct problems, fear of negative evaluation, and depressive symptoms. Participants were 499 10- to 14-year-olds (53% female;…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Path Analysis, Depression (Psychology)
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Loukas, Alexandra; Pasch, Keryn E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The current study examined the role of school connectedness as a moderator of the associations between overt and relational forms of peer victimization and early adolescents' subsequent adjustment problems. Data were collected from 490 adolescents when they were initially in the sixth and seventh grades and again 1 year later. Regression analyses…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Peer Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Baron, Emilia; Bell, Nancy J.; Corson, Kimberly; Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Frederick, Helyne – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
The narrative creation of identity by young adolescents has so far been addressed mainly from an identity-in-interaction perspective, focusing attention on the multiplicity and variability of identity negotiation as adolescents interact with others, typically with peers. In contrast, a sociocultural/dialogical perspective draws attention to the…
Descriptors: Single Sex Schools, Middle Schools, Sex Education, Females