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Morrow, Michael T.; Hubbard, Julie A.; Swift, Lauren E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2014
This study examined the relations between multiple types of peer victimization, affective reactivity to victimization, and academic achievement. Participants (179 fifth-grade boys and girls) completed repeated daily measures of peer victimization and negative affect; a standardized measure of achievement was collected concurrently. The daily…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Victims, Peer Relationship
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Swanson, Jodi; Valiente, Carlos; Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
Components of the home environment are associated with children's academic functioning. The accumulation of risks in the home are expected to prove more detrimental to achievement than any one risk alone, but the processes accounting for this relation are unclear. Using an index of cumulative home risk (CHR) inclusive of protective factors, as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Risk Assessment, Family Environment
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Kingery, Julie Newman; Erdley, Cynthia A.; Marshall, Katherine C. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examines several aspects of adolescents' pretransition peer relationships as predictors of their adjustment to middle school. Participants were 365 students (175 boys; 99% Caucasian) involved in the Time 1 (the spring of fifth grade) and Time 2 (the fall of sixth grade) assessments. Adolescents completed measures that assessed peer…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Involvement, Academic Achievement, Friendship
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Palmen, Hanneke; Vermande, Marjolijn M.; Dekovic, Maja; van Aken, Marcel A. G. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examined the longitudinal relations between competence (academic achievement and social preference) and problem behavior (loneliness and aggression) in 741 elementary school boys and girls in the Netherlands (Grades 1-5). Also, we examined the moderation effects of having no friends, aggressive friends, or nonaggressive friends on the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Adjustment (to Environment), Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Altermatt, Ellen Rydell; Broady, Elizabeth F. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2009
Prior research has identified ways in which parents and teachers contribute to learned helpless responses to failure, but little is known about the role that interactions with peers might play. In this study, the conversations of fourth- through sixth- grade children and their friends were observed after children experienced an achievement-related…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Coping, Peer Relationship, Grade 4
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Cheung, Cecilia S.; McBride-Chang, Catherine – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
A measure of academic parenting practices was developed through parent and teacher interviews and subsequently administered to 91 Hong Kong Chinese fifth graders, who also rated their mothers' restrictiveness and concern, school motivation, and self-perceived academic competence. Children's actual school grades were obtained from school records.…
Descriptors: Socialization, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Learning Motivation