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Demetrovics, Zsolt – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
Specific behavioral problems appear during early adolescence, and they become more pronounced. Although these problems are universal in many aspects, cultural differences are also conspicuous. The author, in addition to analyzing the five studies in the Special Issue, addresses questions concerning the cross-cultural context. The analysis reveals…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Early Adolescents, Cultural Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Juvonen, Jaana; Wang, Yueyan; Espinoza, Guadalupe – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
The goal of the study was to examine whether bullying experiences are associated with lower academic performance across middle school among urban students.The ethnically diverse sample was drawn from a longitudinal study of 2,300 sixth graders (44% Latino, 26% African American, 10% Asian, 10% White, and 10% mixed) from 11 public middle schools.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Grade Point Average, Bullying
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Hamm, Jill V.; Schmid, Lorrie; Farmer, Thomas W.; Locke, Belinda – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
This study integrates diverse literatures on peer group influence by conceptualizing and examining the relationship of peer group injunctive norms to the academic adjustment of a large and ethnically diverse sample of rural early adolescents' academic adjustment. Results of three-level hierarchical linear modeling indicated that peer groups were…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Early Adolescents, Educational Practices, Peer Groups
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Veronneau, Marie-Helene; Dishion, Thomas J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
Early adolescence is a critical transition period for the maintenance of academic achievement. One factor that school systems often fail to take into account is the influence of friends on academic achievement during middle school. This study investigated the influence of friends' characteristics on change in academic achievement from Grade 6 to…
Descriptors: Females, Prevention, Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents
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Molloy, Lauren E.; Gest, Scott D.; Rulison, Kelly L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
The present study examines the relative role of three distinct types of peer relationships (reciprocated friendships, frequent interactions, and shared group membership) in within-year changes in academic self-concept and engagement before and after the transition to middle school (fifth and seventh grade). In a series of linear regression…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Peer Relationship
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Neal, Jennifer Watling – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
Because the mechanism of harm used in social aggression generally involves the manipulation of peer relationships, it is important to consider its social correlates. The current article uses social dominance theory as a frame to review developmental research on social aggression perpetration and three indicators of social position: sociometric…
Descriptors: Aggression, Sociometric Techniques, Early Adolescents, Social Networks
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Su, Tina F.; Costigan, Catherine L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
Parents' role in children's ethnic identity development was examined among 95 immigrant Chinese families with young adolescents living in Canada. Children reported their feelings of ethnic identity and perceptions of parental family obligation expectations. Parents reported their family obligation expectations; parents and children reported on…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Levpuscek, Melita Puklek; Zupancic, Maja – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
Contributions of parental involvement in educational pursuits as well as math teachers' classroom behavior to students' motivation and performance in math were investigated. By the end of the first school term, 365 Slovene eighth graders reported on their parents' academic involvement (pressure, support, and help) and their math teachers' behavior…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
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Holmes, Khiela J.; Lochman, John E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
The current study tested models to determine the extent to which self-worth and social goals mediate the influence of ethnic identity on aggression among aggressive European and African American preadolescents. Ethnic identity emerged as important for both groups, but in different ways. Different patterns of influence of ethnic identity and of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Whites, Ethnicity, Influences
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Mrug, Sylvie; Windle, Michael – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
This study examined the extent to which antisocial behavior, parenting, and school connectedness moderated the association between peer deviancy in preadolescence and externalizing problems in early adolescence. The participants included 500 boys and girls, most of them African Americans. Peer deviancy was measured with teacher reports of…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Early Adolescents
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Lohaus, Arnold; Vierhaus, Marc; Ball, Juliane – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
This study addresses the development of health-related behavior during childhood and adolescence and the protective influence of an authoritative parenting style. The study is based on two samples followed from Grades 2 through 5 and from Grades 4 through 7. The first sample consisted of 432 second graders with a mean age of 7.9 years at the…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Parenting Styles, Health Behavior, Child Rearing
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Weir, Kirsty F.; Jose, Paul E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study compares predictions from the Hopelessness Theory of depression (Abramson, Metalsky, & Alloy, 1989) with the Response Styles Theory of depression (RST; Nolen-Hoeksema, 1987) with data obtained from a preadolescent sample (ages 9 to 13 years). Three hundred ten preadolescents completed self-report measures of stress, sense of control,…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Path Analysis, Depression (Psychology), Psychological Patterns
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Reynolds, Bridget M.; Repetti, Rena L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study explores the link between peer problems in school and contextual variations in negative mood and state self-esteem over a 5-day period. Fifth-grade children completed measures of mood and state self-esteem while they were at home in the morning and while they were at school each day, allowing for an examination of whether psychological…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Psychological Patterns, Self Esteem, Peer Influence
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Bauman, Sheri – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study examined the relationship between overt and relational peer victimization and depression in a sample of predominantly Mexican American students in Grades 3 through 5 in a Southwestern U.S. school district. Acculturation level was assessed and included as an independent variable along with gender and grade (a proxy for age). Fifty six…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Adjustment, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Shelton, Katherine H.; Harold, Gordon T. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
Using a three-wave longitudinal design, the present study examined adolescents' cognitive appraisals and coping strategies following exposure to interparental conflict and their long-term symptoms of emotional and behavioral distress. Participants were 252 adolescents (122 boys, 130 girls; ages 11 to 12 years in the 1st year of the study), their…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Conflict, Adolescents, Emotional Adjustment
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