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Shin, Huiyoung; Ryan, Allison M.; North, Elizabeth – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined the friendship processes around prosocial and aggressive behaviors and the moderating role of early adolescents' perceived relatedness with teachers. Differences between fifth graders in elementary school and sixth graders in middle school were examined. The sample was from 48 classrooms (N = 879, 51% girls at Wave 1, N = 859,…
Descriptors: Friendship, Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, Teacher Student Relationship
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Etkin, Rebecca G.; Bowker, Julie C. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
For the first time, we investigate associations between overprotective behavior within the context of adolescent friendships and psychosocial outcomes. Young adolescents participating in two studies (Ns = 270 and 179; 49% boys) completed self-report measures of psychological functioning, social problems (also assessed with peer nominations), and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Antisocial Behavior, Early Adolescents, Social Problems
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Holfeld, Brett; Leadbeater, Bonnie J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although the effect of physical and relational (i.e., traditional) victimization on psychopathology is established, the interdependent contribution of cybervictimization is unclear. We test a longitudinal path model theorizing that (a) children's physical and relational victimization in Grade 4 or 5 is associated with more cybervictimization…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Victims, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Archambault, Isabelle; Kurdi, Vanessa; Oliver, Elizabeth; Goulet, Mélissa – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
The present study examined the unique and joint effects of peer victimization and conflicts with teachers on student behavioral and affective engagement across the school year among a sample of 333 fifth- and sixth-grade students. Results first showed that peer victimization was not a significant predictor of students' affective engagement,…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Conflict, Teacher Student Relationship
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Corwyn, Robert F.; Bradley, Robert H. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Relations between paternal autonomy support and four aspects of adolescent social competence and responsibility at age 16 were examined using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. With controls on maternal autonomy support, significant relations were observed between paternal autonomy support and three of the four…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, Sons, Personal Autonomy
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Visconti, Kari Jeanne; Ladd, Gary W.; Kochenderfer-Ladd, Becky – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
The construct of moral disengagement has increasingly been used by researchers to account for the asymmetry between children's moral reasoning and their moral behavior. According to this theory, moral disengagement occurs most aptly when children are motivated to violate their moral beliefs, such as when they hold antisocial goals during social…
Descriptors: Aggression, Moral Values, Goal Orientation, Social Behavior
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Roos, Sanna; Salmivalli, Christina; Hodges, Ernest V. E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
The effects of guilt, shame, and externalization of blame on aggressive behavior were investigated among a total of 307 Finnish fifth and sixth graders (M[subscript age] = 11.9 years). Self-reported proneness to feel guilt and shame was expected to reduce levels of peer-reported aggressive behavior, whereas self-reported externalization of blame…
Descriptors: Self Control, Moral Values, Elementary School Students, Aggression
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Doramajian, Caroline; Bukowski, William M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the prospective association between moral disengagement and bystander behaviors in bullying situations, including both defending and passive bystanding. A diverse sample of Canadian school children (N = 130; 68 boys and 62 girls; mean age = 11.36 years) participated in a three-wave longitudinal study over a 4-month period.…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Behavior, Bullying, Victims
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Gini, Gianluca; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Bussey, Kay – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the relationships between three psychopathic dimensions (callousness/unemotionality, grandiosity/manipulation, and impulsivity/irresponsibility) and reactive and instrumental aggression in a community sample of early adolescents (N = 243, age M = 12.29, SD = 1.18). The moderating role of moral disengagement (MD) was also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Psychopathology, Personality Traits
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Spivak, Asha Leah; White, Samantha Simmons; Juvonen, Jaana; Graham, Sandra – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study examined the association between ethnicity-related context variables and the prosocial behavior of early adolescents in ethnically/racially diverse schools. Specifically, youths' perceptions of greater representation of same-ethnic peers at school, school support for ethnic diversity, and engagement in and valuing cross-ethnic contact…
Descriptors: Correlation, Prosocial Behavior, Early Adolescents, Student Diversity
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Grolnick, Wendy S.; Raftery-Helmer, Jacquelyn N.; Marbell, Kristine N; Flamm, Elizabeth S.; Cardemil, Esteban V. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014
This study examined parents' provision of "structure," defined as the organization of the environment to facilitate competence, and the degree to which it supports versus controls children's autonomy, in the domains of homework and studying, unsupervised time, and responsibilities in a diverse sample of sixth-grade children and their…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Environment, Competence, Personal Autonomy
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Spencer, Sarah V.; Bowker, Julie C.; Rubin, Kenneth H.; Booth-LaForce, Cathryn; Laursen, Brett – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study of 166 best friend dyads (M = 10.88 years) examined (a) whether children and their best friends were similar in social information processing (SIP) that pertained to two relationship contexts (unfamiliar peer, friend); (b) the associations between children's and their best friends' SIP and friendship quality and conflict ratings; and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Intimacy, Children, Grade 5
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Echols, Leslie; Graham, Sandra – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined how "homophily" (similarity) and "propinquity" (availability) simultaneously predict both unidirectional and reciprocal cross-ethnic friendships among early adolescents in ethnically diverse classrooms. In a sample of sixth-grade students, liking nominations were used as the indicator of friendship, and both…
Descriptors: Friendship, Early Adolescents, Ethnic Diversity, Student Diversity
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Shi, Bing; Xie, Hongling – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
Using peer nominations of physical aggression and perceived popularity in the spring semester of fifth grade, we identified 54 popular aggressive and 42 nonpopular aggressive preadolescents in a diverse sample of 318 participants recruited from an urban school district. Physical aggression in the spring semester of sixth grade was included to…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Social Status, Aggression, Developmental Continuity
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Arsenault, Darin J.; Foster, Sharon L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study examined attention and memory processes assumed by the social information-processing model to be biased in aggressive children. We also explored whether similar biases were associated with overt and relational aggression. A total of 96 fourth through sixth graders saw videos of overtly and relationally aggressive child actors and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Video Technology, Stimuli, Elementary School Students
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