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D. Drew Whittington; Hayley Mullinax – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
Unwanted pursuit behaviours (UPBs) are behaviours that are often intended to initiate a relationship or restore romantic relationships following a break-up. Research shows relatively high prevalence rates of UPBs in college students. In the current study, we tested a conceptual mediation model, where perceived parental warmth would be indirectly…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Antisocial Behavior, Affective Behavior
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Rebekka Björg Guðmundsdóttir; Freyja Birgisdóttir; Arna Hauksdóttir; Brynjólfur Gauti Guðrúnar Jónsson; Steinunn Gestsdóttir – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
Youths' development can be positively or negatively impacted by various factors in their internal and external environment. This study investigated the interactive effects of self-regulation and internalizing and externalizing problems on academic achievement (reading and maths) and positive youth development (PYD) across one year. Data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Dimitris Pnevmatikos; Triantafyllia Georgiadou – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
This study investigated whether youth essentialize religiosity considering religious informants as more trustworthy. Participants (N = 181) from three age groups (preadolescents, early adolescents and young adults) were presented with vignettes and asked which informant the protagonist should trust. One protagonist was introduced as religious.…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Early Adolescents, Young Adults, Role of Religion
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Marcella Caputi; Erika Bazzoli; Barbara Forresi; Silvia Grazioli; Ronald M. Rapee; Simona Scaini – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
This study assessed the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Preschool Anxiety Scale--Revised (PAS-R), a parent-reported measure of their preschool child's anxiety symptoms. The participants were mothers of 279 Italian preschoolers (age 2-7 years, M = 4.5 years). According to information criteria derived from a confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Anxiety, Measures (Individuals)
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Simona Raimo; Teresa Iona; Antonella Di Vita; Maddalena Boccia; Valentina Torchia; Silvia Canino; Mariachiara Gaita; Maria Cropano; Liana Palermo – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
Interoception refers to the processing of internal bodily states and plays a critical role in motivational processes and behaviours. Instruments for assessing its subjective components (i.e., interoceptive sensibility) during childhood are crucially needed. Thus, in this study, we adapted and evaluated the psychometric properties of the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Questionnaires, Child Development, Child Behavior
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Ikumi Futamura; Yoshihiro Shima – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
This study examined young children's behaviour predictions in direct reciprocal prosocial situations. Participants aged 4-6 years (N = 60) listened to four stories that addressed the actor's previous behaviour (prosocial/non-prosocial) combined with the partner's behaviour (prosocial/non-prosocial). Then, they made predictions regarding the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Behavior, Prediction, Prosocial Behavior
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Constantinos M. Kokkinos; Nafsika Antoniadou – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
Although the direct effects of victimization on internalizing and externalizing symptoms among children have been well documented, not much is known about the buffering effect of humour styles. The aim of this study was to examine the moderating role of humour styles in the relationship between victimization and internalizing/externalizing…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Humor, Victims, Victims of Crime
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Brigitta Szabó; Judit Futó; Patrick Luyten; Márton Boda; Mónika Miklósi – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
Parental reflective functioning refers to the ability of parents to understand their child as motivated by internal mental experiences such as thoughts and feelings. This study aimed to examine the factor structure of the Hungarian version of the Parental Reflective Functioning Questionnaire (PRFQ) and to assess its relationships with general…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Reflection
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Jiping Yang; Xueqi Zeng; Shiyin Wang; Xingchao Wang – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2024
Life satisfaction is considered a hallmark of mental health in adolescence. However, the relationship between parental phubbing and life satisfaction and the internal mechanism has rarely been studied. Therefore, our objective was to examine the relationship between parental phubbing and life satisfaction and investigate the mediating effect of…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Parents, Parent Child Relationship, Handheld Devices
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Shaw, Lorna; Hansen, Hannah; St. Clair-Thompson, Helen – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2023
Mental toughness describes a set of positive psychological resources that predict a range of outcomes, including wellbeing. It has been conceptualized as a state, but research has not yet examined the impact of positive or adverse childhood experiences on its development. Such experiences are known to be important for wellbeing and mental health.…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Psychological Patterns, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being
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Hoffman, Adam J.; Kurtz-Costes, Beth; Dumas, Florence; Loose, Florence; Smeding, Annique; Régner, Isabelle – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2023
In most Western countries, girls outperform boys in academic engagement, scholastic achievement, and school completion. In the current study, researchers assessed the developmental trajectories of European French and North African French boys' (N = 549; M[subscript age] = 11.9 years) perceptions of girls' and boys' ability to succeed in school.…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Academic Aptitude, Males, Student Attitudes
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Smogorzewska, Joanna; Osterhaus, Christopher – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2023
Are there categorically distinct parenting behaviours that differ between families with children with and without disabilities (mild intellectual disability [MID], deaf or hard of hearing children [DHH])? A study involving 719 children and their families assessed mothers' responses to the Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Mothers, Intellectual Disability, Deafness
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Schipper, Neele; Goagoses, Naska; Koglin, Ute – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2023
Adolescence is a time in which peers gain in importance and more time is spent engaging in social interactions with them. Within these interactions, adolescents will also be confronted with moral dilemmas, in which moral decisions need to be taken. The aim of the current study was to examine two factors that may influence moral decisions, namely…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Self Concept, Goal Orientation, Peer Relationship
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Mirtaheri, Golfam; Babaie, Amirhesam; Vahidi, Elahe; Ghanbari, Saeed – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2023
In the Iranian culture, do children prefer to trust same-gender adults for learning new information? A sample of 106 three and half- to seven-year-old preschool children participated in two tasks. The testimony task was designed to set the prior accuracy of informants against their gender. To establish prior accuracy, children watched a man and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Trust (Psychology), Gender Differences
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Quynh Ho, Thi Truc; Nguyen, Hung Thanh – European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2023
Self-disclosure on social networking sites was found to be related to cyber victimization, loneliness, and psychological distress. However, few studies have investigated the mediating role of cyber victimization in these relationships among adolescents, especially in Vietnamese adolescents. This paper aims to investigate the indirect effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Social Media, Psychological Patterns
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