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Carlo, Gustavo; Samper, Paula; Malonda, Elisabeth; Tur-Porcar, Ana M.; Davis, Alexandra – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
We examined the links between perceived parental use of social and material rewards and prosocial behaviors across youth from two countries. Six hundred forty adolescents (297 girls; X-bar age = 15.32 years) from Valencia, Spain, and 552 adolescents (321 girls; X-bar age = 13.38 years) from the United States completed measures of their perceptions…
Descriptors: Rewards, Parent Child Relationship, Prosocial Behavior, Generalization
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Loke, Stephen W.; Lowe, Patricia A.; Ang, Rebecca P. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Construct bias was examined among 316 Singapore and U.S. adolescents on the Narcissistic Personality Questionnaire for Children-Revised (NPQC-R). The NPQC-R consists of two (Superiority and Exploitativeness) factors. Results from multigroup confirmatory factor analyses indicated partial strong invariance on the NPQC-R across culture and strong…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Personality Measures, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Ferguson, Gail M.; Desir, Charlene; Bornstein, Marc H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Adolescents are an emerging population in Haiti, particularly after the deadly 2010 earthquake. The steady penetration of U.S. culture into this poor, disaster-prone country begs the question, Do today's adolescents possess a similar fondness for their home country, culture, and traditional family values as did Haitians of old? Or are they more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Natural Disasters, Family Relationship
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Farhat, Tilda; Simons-Morton, Bruce G.; Kokkevi, Anna; Van der Sluijs, Winfried; Fotiou, Anastasios; Kuntsche, Emmanuel – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
This study examined associations between perceived peer and adolescent alcohol use in European and North American countries. Self-reported monthly alcohol use and adolescents' report of their peers' alcohol use were assessed in nationally representative samples of students aged 11.5 and 13.5 years (n = 11,277) in Greece, Scotland, Switzerland, and…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Drinking, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences
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Schwarz, Beate; Mayer, Boris; Trommsdorff, Gisela; Ben-Arieh, Asher; Friedlmeier, Mihaela; Lubiewska, Katarzyna; Mishra, Ramesh; Peltzer, Karl – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
This study investigated whether the associations between (a) the quality of the parent-child relationship and peer acceptance and (b) early adolescents' life satisfaction differed depending on the importance of family values in the respective culture. As part of the Value of Children Study, data from a subsample of N = 1,034 adolescents (58%…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Life Satisfaction, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents
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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
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Brackis-Cott, Elizabeth; Mellins, Claude Ann; Dolezal, Curtis; Spiegel, Dina – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
Rates of mental health problems in mothers and children in families affected by maternal HIV as compared to those not affected by maternal HIV but living in similar inner-city, low-SES, primarily ethnic-minority neighborhoods were examined. In addition, correspondence between mother and child mental health was explored. Interviews were conducted…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Neighborhoods, Mothers, Mental Health
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L'Engle, Kelly Ladin; Pardun, Carol J.; Brown, Jane D. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2004
This article describes a protocol that was effective in collecting media-use pattern and sensitive health data from young adolescents. Students from three public school districts in the southeastern United States were recruited to participate in a study of the impact of the media on adolescents' sexual health. Using a 34-page mailed survey,…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 7, Early Adolescents, Sexuality
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Fasick, Frank A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 1994
Outlines some of the ways in which the application of technology to increase productivity, the affluence generated by it, and the related structural changes in society have contributed to the creation of adolescence in the North American urban-industrial society. Highlights seven important structural factors that make adolescence essentially a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Compulsory Education, Cultural Influences, Family Size