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Cappella, Elise; Schwartz, Kate; Hill, Jennifer; Kim, Ha Yeon; Seidman, Edward – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study evaluates the effect of attending a U.S. public middle or junior high school as compared with a K-8 school on eighth graders' academic and psychosocial outcomes. In a national sample, we conducted propensity score weighted regression analysis. Initial findings indicated that for eighth-grade students, attending a middle or junior high…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Academic Achievement, Competence
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Duchesne, Stéphane; Larose, Simon; Feng, Bei – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine seeking help from teachers as a mechanism mediating the relationship between achievement goals adopted by students early in the school year and their degree of behavioral and cognitive engagement in academic work almost 2 years later. A sample of 456 French Canadian students (215 boys; 240 girls;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learner Engagement
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Zorza, Juan P.; Marino, Julián; Acosta Mesas, Alberto – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
In this study, we explored the predictive role of behavioral measures of Executive Functions (EFs) and a self-report measure of Effortful Control (EC) on the academic performance of early adolescents. We also analyzed the mediating role of self-reported empathy and social behavior rated by peers (i.e., prosocial behavior and social preference) and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Executive Function, Measurement Techniques, Social Behavior
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Hsu, Anna S.; Chen, Chuansheng; Greenberger, Ellen – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Kindergarten cohort (ECLS-K), this study aimed to identify body mass index (BMI) trajectories from kindergarten to eighth grade using group-based trajectory modeling (GBTM), examine the relationships between BMI trajectories and adolescents' school achievement (reading and math), determine…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement, Body Composition, Affective Behavior
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Vaillancourt, Marie Claire; Oliveira Paiva, Alexandra; Véronneau, Marie-Hélène; Dishion, Thomas J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examined the mediating effect of friends' characteristics (problem behavior and academic achievement) in the association between students' background (family and individual factors) and later academic adjustment, as operationalized by problem behavior and academic achievement. We recruited 998 participants in three public middle schools…
Descriptors: Friendship, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement
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Williams, Joanna L.; Hamm, Jill V. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examines concurrent and short-term longitudinal (i.e., academic year) relations between peer network racial/ethnic diversity and indicators of social and academic competence in a sample of African American, Latino, Native American, and White sixth-grade students attending rural schools (N = 481; 50% female). Results from two-level…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Peer Relationship, Racial Composition
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North, Elizabeth A.; Ryan, Allison M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examines the nature and implications of peer academic reputations in math and science classes for early adolescents' achievement beliefs and behaviors. The sample was 840 students (51% girls; 36% African American, 47% European American, 7% Latino, 6% Asian American, and 3% Other). About half the sample (47%) was from 27 fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Lafavor, Theresa – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Widening achievement gaps between homeless and highly mobile (HHM) youth and their peers highlight the need for research to understand effects of risk and adversity on development to promote resilience and positive adaptation. Youth living under the poverty line experience more risk and adversity, leading to difficulty in multiple domains…
Descriptors: Role, Executive Function, Reading Ability, Homeless People
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Ross, Katherine M.; Tolan, Patrick – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
As Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) expands to focus on adolescent populations, the broadly accepted theoretical framework put forth by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) should be empirically tested for measurement utility. Using longitudinal data from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, we first…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Longitudinal Studies, Metacognition
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Pakarinen, Eija; Silinskas, Gintautas; Hamre, Bridget K.; Metsäpelto, Riitta-Leena; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study investigated the cross-lagged associations between teacher-student relationships and problem behaviors in a sample of 440 Finnish students (half of them identified as being at risk of reading difficulties). The degree to which these associations were moderated by a child's gender, academic performance, risk for reading difficulties,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Behavior Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Early Adolescents
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Carter, Rona; Mustafaa, Faheemah N.; Leath, Seanna – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Experiencing an early pubertal transition has been shown to increase the risk for internalizing and externalizing outcomes among girls. It is less clear how the expectations of other individuals can be critical determinants of vulnerability for early developers. This study used an experimental design to examine whether the expectations of teachers…
Descriptors: Females, Race, Academic Achievement, Puberty
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Carbonneau, Rene; Vitaro, Frank; Tremblay, Richard E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The present study examined the association of paternal alcoholism with early adolescent boys' school adjustment and substance use, and its moderation by paternal absence, controlling for parents' socioeconomic resources. A community sample of 653 urban, low socioeconomic status (SES) families from Montreal, Canada, was assessed and information…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Substance Abuse, Urban Areas, Low Income
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King, Vinetra L.; Mrug, Sylvie – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Compared with other ethnic groups, African American adolescents are exposed to higher levels of family and community violence, which contribute to poorer academic achievement. This study examines whether emotion regulation moderates the effects of exposure to family and community violence on academic achievement among low-income African American…
Descriptors: Correlation, Violence, Academic Achievement, African American Students
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Hall, Gordon Emmett; DiPerna, James Clyde – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The present study used multiple regression analyses to examine the relationships between fifth-grade social skills and eighth-grade academic achievement. Data were drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K). Results indicated no relationship between positive or negative social behavior in fifth grade…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Interpersonal Competence, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Altermatt, Ellen Rydell – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Prior research demonstrates that perceived academic support from peers positively predicts school adjustment. In this cross-sectional study, we provide evidence that perceived academic support from peers declines from 3rd to 8th grade and that this decline is partially mediated by grade-level declines in perceptions that academic success…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Prediction
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