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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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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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Ungvary, Stephen; McDonald, Kristina L.;; Gibson, Carolyn E.; Glenn, Andrea L.; Reijntjes, Albert – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
The goal of this study was to examine how individual differences in physiological arousal and reactivity moderated the relation between peer victimization and reactive and proactive aggression. Participants were 58 adolescents (61.2% boys; 54.9% African American) in the age range of 12--15. Participants self-reported peer victimization, reactive…
Descriptors: Victims, Aggression, Peer Relationship, Individual Differences
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Varga, Colleen M.; Gee, Christina B. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
The study of adolescent childbearing is a major public policy concern in the United States, and father involvement is particularly important. The current study examined 94 African American and Latino adolescent mothers and their children's fathers (47 co-parents) to determine whether co-parenting was a better predictor of father involvement than…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Chaparro, Maria Paula; Grusec, Joan E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Links among neuroticism, inconsistent discipline, and empathy were assessed in a longitudinal study of adolescents. Mothers', but not fathers', inconsistent discipline predicted decreases in empathy 2 years later, but only for adolescents who were low in neuroticism. For those who were high, there was no effect of inconsistent discipline.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Empathy, Prosocial Behavior, Correlation
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Meter, Diana J.; Card, Noel A. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Decades of research has assessed the benefits of children's and adolescents' friendships, but friendships among youth often dissolve within a matter of months or years. Studies have investigated predictors and consequences of friendship stability with the expectation that, in order for friendships to have a positive or negative influence on youth,…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Friendship, Meta Analysis
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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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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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Bussey, Kay; Quinn, Catherine; Dobson, Jane – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
A significant amount of research shows that adolescents who obfuscate their personal responsibility for aggressive behavior by employing justificatory strategies in the form of moral disengagement processes engage in more aggression. This questionnaire-based study examined the moderating roles of empathic concern and perspective taking in…
Descriptors: Role, Moral Values, Empathy, Aggression
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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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Walker, Lawrence J.; Frimer, Jeremy A. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
How does moral motivation develop across the life span? Previous research has indicated that moral exemplars have integrated the typically oppositional motives of agency and communion. The present research maps developmental trajectories in these motives that may lead to this end-point integration. Participants were 140 Canadians comprising four…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Moral Values, Moral Development, Children
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Burt, S. Alexandra – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014
The studies included in this special issue on gene-peer interplay in child and adolescent outcomes can uniformly be described as cutting edge and methodologically sophisticated. When viewed together, they all but conclusively document the presence and importance of gene-peer interplay in child and adolescent outcomes. Nevertheless, more work on…
Descriptors: Genetics, Peer Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Mothers
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