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Laninga-Wijnen, Lydia; Harakeh, Zeena; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Veenstra, RenĂ©; 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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Franken, Aart; Harakeh, Zeena; Veenstra, Rene; Vollebergh, Wilma; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This study investigated the social status (i.e., popularity, likeability, and friendships) of adolescents with an early onset of externalizing behavior (i.e., alcohol use, tobacco use, and antisocial behavior). Building on Moffitt's dual-taxonomy model, it was hypothesized that early onset adolescents were more popular, but not necessarily more…
Descriptors: Social Status, Behavior Problems, Taxonomy, Social Networks
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de Boer, Anouk; Peeters, Margot; Koning, Ina – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
In this experimental study, it was examined to what extent peers and sex were important predictors of risk taking behavior of adolescents. Participants were 140 Dutch adolescents (52.9% boys, 12-15 years) who completed the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) as a measure of risk taking behavior, either individually or in the presence of homogenous…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Gender Differences, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Pronk, Jeroen; Olthof, Tjeert; Goossens, Frits A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
While both outsiders and defenders have antibullying attitudes, only defenders have the reputation to defend victims. However, outsiders--despite their reputation of avoiding involvement in bullying--do receive some defender nominations and thus defend victims at least occasionally. This study investigated the relationship between these behavioral…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Social Behavior, Social Cognition
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van Durme, Kim; Braet, Caroline; Goossens, Lien – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
The present study investigated whether associations exist between attachment dimensions toward mother and different forms of eating pathology (EP) in a group of early adolescent boys and girls, and whether these associations were mediated by maladaptive emotion regulation (ER) strategies. Developmentally appropriate self-report questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Correlation, Security (Psychology), Self Control, Questionnaires
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Pronk, Jeroen; Olthof, Tjeert; Goossens, Frits A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study investigated personality correlates of early adolescents' tendency to either defend victims of bullying or to avoid involvement in bullying situations. Participants were 591 Dutch fifth- and sixth-grade students (X-bar[subscript age] = 11.42 years). Hierarchical regression models were run to predict these students' peer-reported…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Correlation, Bullying, Victims
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van den Berg, Yvonne H. M.; Burk, William J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
The purpose of this study was to identify and validate subtypes of peer status by integrating preference and popularity into a single framework. Person-oriented analyses were performed among 3,630 children and adolescents of different cohorts in primary and secondary education. In the young age groups (Grade 3/4 to Grade 7), three clusters were…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Preferences, Social Influences, Children
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van Roekel, Eeske; Scholte, Ron H. J.; Engels, Rutger C. M. E.; Goossens, Luc; Verhagen, Maaike – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
The main aim of the present study was to examine state levels of loneliness in adolescence. Both concurrent associations and temporal dynamics between social contexts and state levels of loneliness were examined. Data were collected from 286 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 14.19 years, 59% girls) by using the Experience Sampling Method. Results…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychological Patterns, Friendship, Peer Relationship
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Hawk, Skyler T.; Hale, William W., III; Raaijmakers, Quinten A. W.; Meeus, Wim – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
Following suggestions from prior research, this 2-wave longitudinal study examined whether parental solicitation and control influenced adolescents' later perceptions of privacy invasion. Data from 307 Dutch adolescents were tested with structural equation modeling (SEM). Differences in adolescents' invasion perceptions were examined in terms of…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Lubbers, Miranda; Van Der Werf, Margaretha; Kuyper, Hans; Offringa, G. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2006
This article uses an ecological approach to predict students' peer acceptance within junior high school classes. The authors investigate whether various characteristics (self-perception of physical attractiveness and athletic competence, cognitive ability, agreeableness, extraversion, age, parents education, number of siblings, siblings at same…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Peer Acceptance, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics