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The Practicalities and Perils of Ambulatory Assessment's Promise: Introduction to a Special Section.

Kathryn Lynn Modecki, Rachel E Goldberg, Samuel E Ehrenreich, Michael Russell, Amy Bellmore,

Ambulatory assessment (AA) offers one of the most exciting approaches for opening the dynamic "black box" of adolescents' daily lives. In this introduction, we spotlight AA's surprisingly restricted market share within adolescent scholarship. We describe thorny challenges these intense methods can pose when conducting adolescent research "in situ" and underscore ... Read more >>

J Res Adolesc (Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence)
[2019, 29(3):542-550]

Cited: 2 times

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Connecting Online and Offline Social Skills to Adolescents' Peer Victimization and Psychological Adjustment.

Felice Resnik, Amy Bellmore,

Peer victimization is a common experience among high school students and is associated with many negative adjustment outcomes, making it necessary to investigate the individual and contextual factors that may ameliorate the consequences of peer victimization. The current study explores whether social competence offline and online mediates the relationship between ... Read more >>

J Youth Adolesc (Journal of youth and adolescence)
[2019, 48(2):386-398]

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Bullying Victimization Type and Feeling Unsafe in Middle School.

John Bowser, James D Larson, Amy Bellmore, Chelsea Olson, Felice Resnik,

Given their significance to school violence, this study quantifies the association between bullying victimization and perceptions of safety separately for victimization where the type is not specified versus victimization that is physical in nature. Generalized liner mixed modeling was employed with 5,138 sixth- to eighth-grade students in 24 schools who ... Read more >>

J Sch Nurs (The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses)
[2018, 34(4):256-262]

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Early Adolescents' Peer Experiences with Ethnic Diversity in Middle School: Implications for Academic Outcomes.

Jakeem Amir Lewis, Adrienne Nishina, Alysha Ramirez Hall, Shannon Cain, Amy Bellmore, Melissa R Witkow,

As the U.S. becomes increasingly ethnically diverse, opportunities for cross-ethnic interaction at school may be increasing, and these interactions may have implications for academic outcomes for both ethnic minority and White youth. The current study examines how cross-ethnic peer relationships, measured using peer nominations for acceptance and daily lunchtime interactions, ... Read more >>

J Youth Adolesc (Journal of youth and adolescence)
[2018, 47(1):194-206]

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Mismatches in Self-Reported and Meta-Perceived Ethnic Identification across the High School Years.

Adrienne Nishina, Amy Bellmore, Melissa R Witkow, Karen Nylund-Gibson, Sandra Graham,

Ethnic identification (i.e., one's self-reported ethnicity) is a social construction and therefore subject to misperceptions by others. When adolescents' self-views and others' perceptions are not aligned, adolescents may experience adjustment challenges. The present study examined mismatches between adolescents' ethnic identification (i.e., self-reported ethnicity) and meta-perceptions (i.e., what ethnicity they believed ... Read more >>

J Youth Adolesc (Journal of youth and adolescence)
[2018, 47(1):51-63]

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Associations Between Adolescents' Weight and Maladjustment Differ With Deviation From Weight Norms in Social Contexts.

Carolyn Sutter, Adrienne Nishina, Melissa R Witkow, Amy Bellmore,

<h4>Background</h4>In line with the reflected self-appraisal hypothesis, previous research finds associations between weight and maladjustment are strongest when there is a mismatch between individuals' weight and the weight norm of their social contexts. However, research has not considered associations in more proximal social contexts. We examined differences in associations between ... Read more >>

J Sch Health (The Journal of school health)
[2016, 86(9):638-644]

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Nice Guys and Gals Finish Last? Not in Early Adolescence When Empathic, Accepted, and Popular Peers are Desirable.

Andrew R Bower, Adrienne Nishina, Melissa R Witkow, Amy Bellmore,

Little is known about attributes that elicit romantic desirability in early adolescence. The current study, with a sample of 531 sixth-grade students (45% boys) attending ethnically diverse middle schools, used a resource control framework to explore which self-reported behaviors (e.g., empathy and aggression) and peer-reported status (e.g., acceptance and perceived ... Read more >>

J Youth Adolesc (Journal of youth and adolescence)
[2015, 44(12):2275-2288]

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College students' behavioral reactions upon witnessing relational peer aggression.

Ji-In You, Amy Bellmore,

With a sample of 228 college students (82.5% females) from the Midwestern United States, individual factors that contribute to emerging adults' behavioral responses when witnessing relational aggression among their peers were explored. The experience of witnessing relational aggression was found to be systematically associated with college students' behavioral responses to ... Read more >>

Aggress Behav (Aggressive behavior)
[2014, 40(5):397-408]

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The reasons behind early adolescents' responses to peer victimization.

Amy Bellmore, Wei-Ting Chen, Emily Rischall,

Victims of school-based peer harassment face a range of risks including psycho-social, physical, and academic harm. The aim of the present study was to examine the behavioral coping responses used by early adolescents when they face peer victimization. To meet this aim, 216 sixth grade students (55 % girls) from ... Read more >>

J Youth Adolesc (Journal of youth and adolescence)
[2013, 42(2):275-284]

Cited: 4 times

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A two-method investigation of early adolescents' responses upon witnessing peer victimization in school.

Amy Bellmore, Ting-Lan Ma, Ji-in You, Maria Hughes,

Given the passivity of many adolescents upon witnessing peer victimization, the goal of this study was to evaluate the features of school-based peer victimization events that promote helping. A sample of 470 early adolescents (52% girls; 71% White, 9% Black, 6% Latino, 2% Asian, 1% American Indian, 8% Multiethnic, and ... Read more >>

J Adolesc (Journal of adolescence)
[2012, 35(5):1265-1276]

Cited: 14 times

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Peer victimization and parental psychological control in adolescence.

Ting-Lan Ma, Amy Bellmore,

With a sample of 831 U.S. adolescents (49% girls) followed from 9th to 11th grade, the directionality of the association between school-based peer victimization and adolescents' perception of their parents' psychological control were examined. Possible mediating influences of internalizing symptoms were also explored. The results highlight the relevance of adolescent-to-parent ... Read more >>

J Abnorm Child Psychol (Journal of abnormal child psychology)
[2012, 40(3):413-424]

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School context protective factors against peer ethnic discrimination across the high school years.

Amy Bellmore, Adrienne Nishina, Ji-In You, Ting-Lan Ma,

Ethnically diverse high school contexts present unique social opportunities for youth to form interethnic relationships, but they may also subject students to certain social challenges such as peer ethnic discrimination. With a sample of 1,072 high school students (55% girls; 54% Latino, 20% African American, 14% Asian, 12% White) attending ... Read more >>

Am J Community Psychol (American journal of community psychology)
[2012, 49(1-2):98-111]

Cited: 22 times

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Longitudinal consistency of adolescent ethnic identification across varying school ethnic contexts.

Adrienne Nishina, Amy Bellmore, Melissa R Witkow, Karen Nylund-Gibson,

The present study examined consistency and inconsistency in adolescents' ethnic identification (i.e., self-reported ethnicity) across the 6 middle-school semesters. The sample (N = 1,589, of whom 46% were boys and 54% were girls) included African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Caucasian/White, Latino/Latina, Mexican/Mexican American, and multiethnic students. Latent class analyses yielded 3 ... Read more >>

Dev Psychol (Developmental psychology)
[2010, 46(6):1389-1401]

Cited: 15 times

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Staying cool across the first year of middle school.

Amy Bellmore, Vanessa M Villarreal, Alice Y Ho,

As students transition into middle school they must successfully negotiate a new, larger peer context to attain or maintain high social standing. The goal of this study was to examine the extent to which the maintenance, attainment, and loss of a cool status over the course of the sixth grade ... Read more >>

J Youth Adolesc (Journal of youth and adolescence)
[2011, 40(7):776-785]

Cited: 3 times

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"It must be me": ethnic diversity and attributions for peer victimization in middle school.

Sandra Graham, Amy Bellmore, Adrienne Nishina, Jaana Juvonen,

This study examined the mediating role of self-blaming attributions on peer victimization-maladjustment relations in middle school and the moderating role of classroom ethnic diversity. Latino and African American 6th grade participants (N = 1105, 56% female) were recruited from middle schools in which they were either members of the numerical ... Read more >>

J Youth Adolesc (Journal of youth and adolescence)
[2009, 38(4):487-499]

Cited: 34 times

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Predicting changes in adjustment using repeated measures of sociometric status.

Lara Mayeux, Amy D Bellmore, Antonius H N Cillessen,

The authors' goals in the study were to investigate the possible gains made by including multiple assessments of status in the prediction of change in psychosocial adjustment and to compare the effectiveness of continuous and categorical measures of peer status in predicting adjustment. The authors obtained continuous and categorical measures ... Read more >>

J Genet Psychol (The Journal of genetic psychology)
[2007, 168(4):401-424]

Cited: 8 times

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Subtypes, severity, and structural stability of peer victimization: what does latent class analysis say?

Karen Nylund, Amy Bellmore, Adrienne Nishina, Sandra Graham,

This study uses latent class analysis (LCA) to empirically identify victimization groups during middle school. Approximately 2,000 urban, public middle school students (mean age in sixth grade = 11.57) reported on their peer victimization during the Fall and Spring semesters of their sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Independent LCA analyses ... Read more >>

Child Dev (Child development)
[2007, 78(6):1706-1722]

Cited: 149 times

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Peer victimization, aggression, and their co-occurrence in middle school: pathways to adjustment problems.

Sandra Graham, Amy D Bellmore, Jennifer Mize,

An ethnically diverse sample of 6th-grade students completed peer nomination procedures that were used to create subgroups of students with reputations as victims, aggressors, aggressive victims, and socially adjusted (neither aggressive nor victimized). Self-report data on psychological adjustment, attributions for peer harassment, and perceived school climate were gathered. In addition, ... Read more >>

J Abnorm Child Psychol (Journal of abnormal child psychology)
[2006, 34(3):363-378]

Cited: 52 times

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Beyond the individual: the impact of ethnic context and classroom behavioral norms on victims' adjustment.

Amy D Bellmore, Melissa R Witkow, Sandra Graham, Jaana Juvonen,

With a sample of 1,630 sixth-grade students from 77 classrooms, the authors used hierarchical linear modeling to examine how ethnicity within context and classroom social disorder influenced the association between peer victimization and social-psychological adjustment (loneliness and social anxiety). Victimized students in classrooms where many classmates shared their ethnicity reported ... Read more >>

Dev Psychol (Developmental psychology)
[2004, 40(6):1159-1172]

Cited: 46 times

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