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Danneel, Sofie; Colpin, Hilde; Goossens, Luc; Engels, Maaike; Van Leeuwan, Karla; Van Den Noorgate, Wim; Verschueren, Karine – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
In this study, the effects of peer acceptance and rejection on global self-esteem and emotional school engagement in adolescents were investigated. Moreover, in line with the differential susceptibility hypothesis, we examined the potential moderating effect of a polymorphism in the serotonin receptor gene (i.e., 5-HTTLPR). The sample consisted of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Rejection (Psychology), Self Esteem, Student School Relationship
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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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Kurtz-Costes, Beth; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Skinner, Olivenne D.; Adams, Elizabeth A.; Rowley, Stephanie J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
We investigated relations among African American parents' reports of ethnic-racial socialization received during their own childhood, their racial attitudes (i.e., perceptions of U.S. racial climate and valuing of intergroup contact), and their 12th-grade children's reports of parents' use of racial pride socialization and preparation for bias.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Racial Attitudes, Socialization, African American Family
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Miller, Stephanie E.; Reavis, Rachael E.; Avila, Brittany N. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
Despite our wealth of knowledge regarding theory of mind (ToM) development in preschool, less is known about development and the processes that support ToM into middle childhood. The current study examined potential cognitive (i.e., executive function, verbal intelligence, and nonverbal intelligence) and social (i.e., socioeconomic status,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Theory of Mind, Executive Function, Friendship
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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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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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Bountress, Kaitlin; Chassin, Laurie; Presson, Clark C.; Jackson, Corrie – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Using participants from an 1-and-1/2-year longitudinal study of smoking socialization (N = 709), we examined peer smoking, and implicit and explicit attitudes on smoking initiation among initial nonsmoking adolescents. We also tested whether implicit and explicit attitudes mediated the effect of peer smoking on smoking initiation, and whether…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Smoking, Health Behavior, Longitudinal Studies
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Sticca, Fabio; Perren, Sonja – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
The present study investigated the longitudinal association between the development of bullying (traditional bullying and cyberbullying) and the development of moral deficiencies (moral disengagement, low moral responsibility, and weak feelings of remorse) during adolescence. A total of 960 Swiss adolescents completed an electronic questionnaire…
Descriptors: Correlation, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Moral Values
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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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Menesini, Ersilia; Palladino, Benedetta Emanuela; Nocentini, Annalaura – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
Using an individual-by-environment framework, this study evaluated the role of individual- and group-level moral indices and their interaction in predicting student reports of bullying. The sample included 1,009 Italian adolescents (36% girls) from 56 classrooms (mean age = 15.02 years, SD = 0.71). Individual-level predictors included gender and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Adolescents
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Liu, Junsheng; Li, Dan; Purwono, Urip; Chen, Xinyin; French, Doran C. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study explored the extent to which loneliness of Indonesian and Chinese adolescents was predicted by their intimacy and conflict with friends and parents. The total sample included 1,833 thirteen- and fifteen-year-old adolescents recruited from urban schools. Boys reported more loneliness than girls, and Chinese boys reported more loneliness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Adolescents, Predictor Variables
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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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Enlund, Emmi; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study investigated the interindividual stability and mean-level changes in parents' causal attributions for their children's academic performance across a 9-year period from the first year in primary school (Grade 1, age 7) to the end of lower secondary school (Grade 9, age 16). In all, 212 children participated in the study. The results…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Parent Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement
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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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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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