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Zarbatany, Lynne; Tremblay, Paul F.; Ellis, Wendy E.; Chen, Xinyin; Kinal, Megan; Boyko, Lisa – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
This study examined aspects of peer clique participation that mitigated victimization by peers over a school year. Participants were 1,033 children age 8-14 years (M[subscript age] = 11.81; 444 boys and 589 girls), including 128 (66 boys) victimized children. Cliques (N = 162) and clique participation were assessed by using the Social Cognitive…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Victims, Children, Participation
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Zarbatany, Lynne; Marshall, Kiera G. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study assessed the effects of a best friend's facial attractiveness on first impressions of medium-attractive children and early adolescents. Younger (N = 114, 48 boys and 66 girls, M[subscript age] = 8.16 years) and older (N = 168, 83 boys and 85 girls, M[subscript age] = 12.32 years) participants rated photos of unknown medium-attractive…
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Attraction, Puberty, Children
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Ellis, Wendy E.; Zarbatany, Lynne – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2007
This study examined variation in friendship formation and friendship stability as a function of children's and their friends' victimization, overt aggression, and relational aggression. Participants were 605 pre- and early adolescents in fifth through eighth grades (M age = 12.05) assessed twice over a three-month period. Scores for stability and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Victims of Crime, Peer Relationship, Aggression