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Poirier, Martine; Temcheff, Caroline E.; Déry, Michèle; Toupin, Jean; Verlaan, Pierrette; Lemelin, Jean-Pascal – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Youth with conduct problems present frequently depressive symptoms. Academic skills are thought to be a mediating variable by which conduct problems could lead to depressive symptoms. No studies have longitudinally compared this model among school-aged boys and girls with different levels of conduct problems. Cascade models were tested to examine…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Academic Ability, Behavior Problems, Children
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Meisel, Samuel N.; Colder, Craig R. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Peer relations researchers have suggested that dyadic and peer group relationship characteristics may interact with each other to affect behavior. Building on prior work that has pitted the relative effects of dyadic and peer group relationship characteristics on susceptibility to peer influence, the present study sought to integrate dyadic and…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Friendship, Substance Abuse, Peer Influence
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Espinoza, Guadalupe; Schacter, Hannah; Juvonen, Jaana – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
Although research has shown that peer victimization is related to negative school outcomes, whether ethnic ingroup size alters victimization-adjustment links is unclear. This study examines whether smaller ethnic ingroup representation amplifies the negative associations between peer victimization and school adjustment. We also examine whether…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment
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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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Laninga-Wijnen, Lydia; Harakeh, Zeena; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Veenstra, René; Vollebergh, Wilma – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This longitudinal study examined the extent to which the development of prosocial and aggressive peer norms was related to individual prosocial and aggressive behavior development across the first year of secondary education (three waves, n = 1,134 adolescents from 51 classes, M[subscript age] = 12.66). A distinction was made between descriptive…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Aggression, Peer Influence, Prosocial Behavior
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Bagci, Sabahat Cigdem – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study investigated whether perceived goal support from family and friends may moderate the relationship between academic self-efficacy and motivational outcomes among early adolescent students recruited from a low-middle socio-economic status (SES) background school in Turkey (N = 319, [X-bar][subscript age] = 13.13, SD = 0.80). Self-report…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Social Support Groups
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Zhang, Linlin; Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the differentiation and correlates of shyness and unsociability during early adolescence in urban and rural China. Participants were 93 urban and 229 rural Chinese sixth- to eighth-graders. Students rated their shyness, unsociability, fear of negative evaluation, self-efficacy for peer interactions, and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Shyness, Rural Areas, Cultural Context
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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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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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Piehler, Timothy F.; Ausherbauer, Kadie; Gewirtz, Abigail; Gliske, Kate – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The present study investigated the mechanisms through which a parenting intervention for military families fosters positive peer adjustment in children. A sample of 336 families with a history of parental deployment enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of the After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) preventive intervention. ADAPT is…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Peer Relationship, Locus of Control, Parent Role
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Garbacz, S. Andrew; Zerr, Argero A.; Dishion, Thomas J.; Seeley, John R.; Stormshak, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The present study examined influences of sixth-grade student-reported parent educational involvement on early adolescent peer group affiliations at seventh and eighth grade. In addition, student gender and ethnicity were explored as possible moderators. Drawn from a large effectiveness trial, participants in this study were 5,802 early adolescents…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Gender Differences
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Rousseau, Ann; Trekels, Jolien; Eggermont, Steven – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
The present three-wave panel study (N = 973, X-bar[subscript age] = 11.14) sought to advance the current literature on media internalization in preadolescence by examining triggers and consequences related to preadolescents' media internalization and use of media for appearance information. We sought to examine whether (a) media internalization…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Early Adolescents, Predictor Variables, Self Concept
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