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Zhang, Xiao; Hu, Bi Ying; Ren, Lixin; Huo, Shuting; Wang, Meifang – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
This chapter addresses how child-, family-, and school-level characteristics are associated with Chinese children's academic skill development during their preschool years. Academic skills are defined in terms of young children's emergent competencies in academic domains including literacy, mathematics, and science. First, we review the relations…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Skill Development, Family Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Wang, Ting; Xu, Qinmei; Hu, Jon-Fan – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
Learning constitutes a main developmental context for children everywhere. Learning-related emotions can affect cognition, motivation, and achievement and are associated with parenting. Studies on learning-related emotions and how parenting is associated with a child's emotional development in learning have been less conclusive for Chinese…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Schemata (Cognition), Parenting Styles, Learning Motivation
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Cai, Wangchun; Wu, Fuxiang – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
This paper reviews how income inequality at the micro and regional levels influenced the inequality in educational outcomes for children and adolescents in China over the past decades. First, we find that the economic condition of the family influences children's and adolescents' education through home educational resources and parental…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Family Income, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Ge, Yan; Song, Li; Clancy, Rockwell F.; Qin, Yulin – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
More than 60 million children have been left behind in rural China by parents going to work in cities. Given the effects of child-parent separation (CPS) on development, this phenomenon has drawn considerable governmental and academic attention in recent years. Outlining developments with reference to relevant studies, this review characterizes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Parents, Parent Child Relationship
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Ye, Lin; Posada, Alexandria; Liu, Yangyang – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
The objective of the present study was to review the research on the relationship between Chinese adolescents' stress and their academic achievement in the past 20 years. The reviewed studies revealed a generally negative relationship between Chinese adolescents' academic stress and academic achievement; however, other factors, notably,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Adolescents, Anxiety, Academic Achievement
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Wang, Bo; Cao, Futao; Boyland, Joyce Tang – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
English language readers rarely get glimpses of the state of autism research in China. Given the seriousness of autism, the population of China, and the potential for theoretically interesting cross-cultural insights, we provide a broad survey of research carried out in China on childhood autism. Four themes are considered: etiology, diagnosis,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cross Cultural Studies, Etiology
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Li, Nan; Hein, Sascha – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
Autonomy (or self-determination) is a crucial construct in understanding adolescents' development and well-being. This paper presents current knowledge about the features of autonomy in learning, parental autonomy support, and psychological control, and their relations with psychological well-being and academic functioning of Chinese adolescents.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy, Adolescents, Learning
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Huntsinger, Carol S.; Shaboyan, Tatevik; Karapetyan, Anna Mkrtchyan – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
Globalization is affecting the identity of adolescents worldwide. Armenia, a country beset by many challenges since 1895, remained isolated after it separated from the Soviet Union in 1991. Widespread poverty limited Armenia's access to technology until recently. This chapter reports the influence of globalization on rural and urban Armenian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Social Change, Rural Areas
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Manago, Adriana M.; Pacheco, Patricia – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
The present article examines continuity and change in views on gender in a Maya community before and after a communication tower was installed in 2010. Interview data were collected in 2009 when participants were adolescents (n = 80) and then again in 2015 when they were young adults (n = 68). Values and beliefs for gender were measured using…
Descriptors: Social Networks, American Indians, Adolescents, Young Adults
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McKenzie, Jessica – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
This article explores how globalization reshapes moral development in northern Thailand. Employing a cultural-developmental approach to examine interview data gathered over the course of one year, the article discusses variations in Divinity-based moral reasoning among adolescents residing in variously globalized Thai communities. Quantitative…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Urban Areas, Rural Areas, Buddhism
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van de Vijver, Fons J. R. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
In this commentary on the special issue, it is argued that the studies presented illustrate three pivotal characteristics of a new, evolving paradigm to study the consequences of prolonged intercultural encounters, such as globalization. The first refers to the topics studied and involves the need to delineate more distal, universal, and more…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Psychology, Cultural Influences, Intercultural Communication
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Shin, Jaran – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
This study examines how two Korean adolescents, born in transnational marriage families, construct their identities in the context of globalization. The data used comes from a yearlong ethnographic research project that includes fieldnotes, interview transcripts, and additional artifacts. The findings reveal that Tayo and Sungho navigate through…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Minority Groups, Self Concept, Biculturalism
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Ferguson, Gail M.; Dimitrova, Radosveta – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
Remote acculturation (RA) is a modern form of non-migrant acculturation toward distant cultures prompted by indirect/intermittent globalization-related cultural exposure. RA theory holds that not only are global cultures now pouring into local neighborhoods, but many youth are also internalizing these remote cultures. How well do they fare? Prior…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Global Approach
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Nguyen, Jacqueline; Ferguson, Gail M. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
Southeast Asian American (SEAA) adolescents and emerging adults navigate a multicultural, global world by utilizing cultural variability to play up and play down three cultural identities: their Asian/Asian American heritage culture, the White dominant culture in which they live, and a hip hop cultural identity. The latter is a unique cultural…
Descriptors: Music, Role, Self Concept, Asian Americans
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Flum, Hanoch; Buzukashvili, Tamara – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
This paper examines a major aspect of identity development in the context of cultural transition. Following Eriksonian psychosocial and sociocultural perspectives, it investigates self-continuity and identity integration in light of inherent discontinuity among young immigrants. More specifically, this examination draws on three distinct narrative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Acculturation
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