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Altermatt, Ellen Rydell; Ivers, Ivy E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examined social support processes in the context of positive events. The conversations of fourth-grade through sixth-grade focal children and their friends (N = 116) were observed after focal children outperformed their friend on an achievement-related task. Changes in focal children's performance-related positive affect from…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Friendship, Student Adjustment, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Altermatt, Ellen Rydell; Broady, Elizabeth F. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2009
Prior research has identified ways in which parents and teachers contribute to learned helpless responses to failure, but little is known about the role that interactions with peers might play. In this study, the conversations of fourth- through sixth- grade children and their friends were observed after children experienced an achievement-related…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Coping, Peer Relationship, Grade 4