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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Nickerson, Amanda B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
The Bystander Intervention Model proposed by social psychologists Latané and Darley has been used to examine the actions of peer bystanders in bullying. The five-stage model consists of notice the event, interpret event as an emergency, accept responsibility for intervening, know how to intervene, and implement intervention decisions. The current…
Descriptors: Audiences, Intervention, Bullying, Role
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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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Laurent, Jeff; Roome, Aaron; Catanzaro, Salvatore J.; Mearns, Jack; Harbke, Colin – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Negative mood regulation expectancies (NMRE) represent people's beliefs that they can use behaviors and cognitions to alleviate unpleasant emotional states. The relationship between NMRE and measures of affect, coping, depression, and anxiety with youth in Grades 4 through 8 (N = 539) was examined. In hierarchical regressions, scores on an NMRE…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Self Control, Affective Behavior
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Gatz, Jennifer; Kelly, Angela M.; Clark, Sheri L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study explored the effects of a middle school physical activity intervention for adolescent girls on the executive functioning involved in science learning. The girls, ages 11 to 14, were at risk for low self-esteem, sedentary lifestyle, and poor health outcomes. Executive function stems from interdependent cognitive control processes that…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Middle School Students, Females, Executive Function
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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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Hill, Julie C.; Graber, Julia A.; Jean-Baptiste, Esther; Johnson, Kelly J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Adolescents' attitudes predict sexual behavior; therefore, attitudes are targeted in sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy prevention programs. However, attitudes and behaviors do not always align. Young adolescents who have had penile vaginal intercourse (PVI) and have attitudes supportive of PVI have two risk factors for future…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Rural Areas, Adolescent Attitudes, Prediction
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Bae, Hwa-ok; Choo, Hyekyung; Lim, ChaeYoung – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study compared bullying experiences between ethnic minority youth and Korean majority youth in South Korea, and examined whether the student-teacher relationship is associated with their bullying experiences. Participants comprised 148 ethnic minority students and 165 Korean majority students in Grades 4 to 11 in South Korea. Bivariate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Racial Bias, Ethnicity
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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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Stroud, Catherine B.; Sosoo, Effua E.; Wilson, Sylia – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Nolen-Hoeksema proposed that rumination increases stressful events and circumstances; however, few studies have examined this question. Thus, we explored whether (a) rumination predicted increases in the generation of chronic and acute stress, (b) excessive reassurance seeking (ERS) mediated links between rumination and stress generation, (c)…
Descriptors: Females, Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Kraft, Caroline; Mayeux, Lara – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study investigated the associations among peer status, friendship jealousy, and relational aggression in early adolescence, with a focus on peer status as a moderator of the association between relational aggression and friendship jealousy. Three hundred eighteen sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students completed a sociometric assessment…
Descriptors: Correlation, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Psychological Patterns
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Meter, Diana J.; Bauman, Sheri – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The indirect effects of moral disengagement about cyberbullying and parental monitoring on traditional victimization and bullying via cyberbullying involvement were examined in a diverse sample of 800 youth in Grades 3 to 8. After controlling for grade and gender, moral disengagement about cyberbullying and parental monitoring had an indirect…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Parenting Styles, Victims
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Closson, Leanna M.; Watanabe, Lori – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Victimization has been primarily studied within the broader peer group, leaving other potentially important contexts, such as friendship cliques, unexplored. This study examined the role of popularity in identifying protective factors that buffer against victimization within early adolescents' (N = 387) friendship cliques. Previously identified…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Friendship, Early Adolescents
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Papadakis, Jaclyn Lennon; Fuller, Anne K.; Brewer, Stephanie K.; Silton, Rebecca L.; Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study used daily diary methodology to examine the association between executive functions and daily mood, as mediated by daily coping, among low-income Latino adolescents. Fifty-eight middle school students (53% male, X-bar[subscript age] = 13.31 years, 95% Latino) completed baseline measures assessing demographic characteristics and…
Descriptors: Diaries, Low Income Groups, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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Thomann, Catharine R. B.; Suyemoto, Karen L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This qualitative study explored how White youth understand structural racism on an abstract and personalized level and the process of developing these understandings. Structural racism encompasses both institutional racism and the broader effects of racism embedded within social structures. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 16 White…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Whites
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