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Clem, Anna-Leena; Aunola, Kaisa; Hirvonen, Riika; Määttä, Sami; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Kiuru, Noona – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study investigated longitudinal associations between mathematics- and literacy-related causal attributions and self-concepts of ability among Finnish adolescents (N = 237). Questionnaires were administered to adolescents in Grades 7 and 9 to obtain information on their causal attributions and self-concepts of ability. The results showed that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Concept, Attribution Theory, Longitudinal Studies
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Arana, Allyson A.; Boyd, Erin Q.; Guarneri-White, Maria; Iyer-Eimerbrink, Priya; Dougall, Angela Liegey; Jensen-Campbell, Lauri – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Depressive symptoms, somatic complaints, and circulating levels of inflammatory biomarkers interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were examined as correlates of social and physical peer victimization in an ethnically diverse sample of adolescents (N = 91) using a multi-informant approach. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that…
Descriptors: Victims, Adolescents, Peer Relationship, Aggression
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French, Doran C.; Purwono, Urip; Rodkin, Philip – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014
The objectives of this longitudinal study were to predict the tobacco and alcohol use of Indonesian Muslim adolescents from their religiosity and the substance use of friends and network affiliates. At Year 1, there were 996 participants from eighth grade (n = 507, age = 13.4 years) and 10th grade (n = 489, age = 15.4); 875 were followed into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Smoking, Drinking
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Rose, Amanda J.; Carlson, Wendy; Luebbe, Aaron M.; Schwartz-Mette, Rebecca A.; Smith, Rhiannon R.; Swenson, Lance P. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Youth's friendships serve important functions in development; however, internalizing symptoms may undermine these relationships. Two studies are presented that examine the association of depressive and anxiety symptoms with friendship adjustment. Study 1 tested concurrent effects and Study 2 tested prospective effects over 6 months. Like past…
Descriptors: Friendship, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Individual Development
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Mayeux, Lara – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Perceived popularity is associated with both positive and negative characteristics, and adolescents' stereotypes associated with popularity reflect this paradox. The current study investigated adolescents' stereotypes associated with popularity and gender, as well as their liking for popular peers who engage in prosocial, antisocial, and…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Antisocial Behavior, Peer Relationship, Adolescents
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Van Zalk, Nejra; Kerr, Margaret – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Two kinds of parental behaviors--psychological control and emotional warmth--have been linked with children's shy behaviors. The questions we addressed are whether this applies to adolescent shyness, and whether shyness in itself might also affect perceptions of parental behaviors. The participants were 916 seventh to ninth graders in a…
Descriptors: Shyness, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Grade 9
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Sandstrom, Marlene J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
This project examines the adjustment sequelae of perceived popularity beyond high school, and the moderating role of relational aggression (RA) in this process. Yearly sociometric measures of popularity and RA were gathered across grades 9-12 for a sample of 264 adolescents in a lower-middle-class high school. In addition, data on post-high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Females, Psychopathology, Student Adjustment
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Bonanno, Rina A.; Hymel, Shelley – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
This study investigated why some adolescents who are victimized through peer bullying are more negatively impacted than others. Drawing from research on peer victimization and suicidology, two theoretically derived models were investigated, one examining social hopelessness as a risk factor, the other examining social support as a protective…
Descriptors: Bullying, Suicide, Risk, Grade 8
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Kiuru, Noona; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Leskinen, Esko; Salmela-Aro, Katariina – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
The present study investigated the extent to which peer group similarity in school burnout is due to peer group influence and the extent to which it is due to peer group selection. Moreover, the roles of academic achievement and gender in school burnout were examined. A total of 611 ninth graders were examined at the beginning of the final term of…
Descriptors: Burnout, Academic Achievement, Peer Groups, Grade 9